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Scent Name: Hojōjutsu
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lupercalia 2018: Shungas
Scent Description and Notes: “Red currant and rice milk with almond blossom and white tea.” -https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/lupercalia-2018/hojojutsu/
Oil Color: The color of diluted lemonchello.
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, bend over, whose vulva is roping the member of an older man, who looks a little upset.
- ITI: Strong almond blossom clashes with jammy fruit, very floral white tea, and just a touch of milkiness.
- Wet: It’s oddly fizzy and creamy, like Smarties in 7-Up, bathed in rice milk. The fruity, candied sweetness of the red currant is a bit too sweet, but the almond blossom and rice milk are really lovely together. There’s a touch of tea that I’m getting as it develops on my skin. Honestly, I wish the red currant wasn’t in there because the other three notes or divine together.
- Dry: After 5 hours, the notes lose their distinctness. I’m left with a sweet “red” fruit and a touch of cream. I’ll pass on this one, but if you like fruity scents, this might be one to try.
Other Impressions: “It smells like a strawberry creamsicle.” -Tony