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Scent Name: The Silk Strings of the Shamisen
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2018: Shungas
Scent Description and Notes: “Wisteria and white clove, green tea leaf, and frankincense.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/lupercalia-2018/the-silk-strings-of-the-shamisen/
Oil Color: The color of wheat.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted by Mystery213. The back of the label has the scent notes and the decanting information. The label features the label art that would have appeared on the bottle on front, which is a Japanese woodblock print of a woman playing the shamisen while astride a man.
- ITI: Mmm, that’s a lovely tea garden scent. The wisteria is cool, crisp, and sophisticated up against the delicious iced green tea scent. Imagine sun tea but with wisteria and just a touch of clove.
- Wet: The wisteria is a little stronger on my skin, but oh my gosh, the frankincense and clove are just delicious next to that floral. I’m still getting the green tea, but it’s much subtler underneath the herb and resin notes. It strikes me as a cool springtime scent that’s sophisticated and romantic.
- Dry: Soft wisteria and powdered frankincense settle gently against the dusty clove. There’s just a phantom of tea left, but not enough to be immediately recognizable.
Other Impressions: The scent has some fantastic throw while wet and during dry-down, but it ultimately dries close to the skin.