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Numerikawa No Bobo-Dako Bath Oil

Lupercalia 2017

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#1 Casablanca


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:38 PM

Mimosa, blue musk, cucumber, blackcurrant bud, and sweet almond blossom.

I had thought: This one is weird, and I don't know how these notes will work together, but there aren't many non-chocolate bath oils for the Lupers, so let's try it. Maybe it will make sense when I smell it.


In the bottle, it just smells bad. Disjointed, nothing going together. It took a while for me to try it on.


On my skin, it's a wet-green cucumber with lightly warm-toned flowers and some black currant. Yup, it's weird. The notes feel pretty random to me.


Once it dries it settles down into... I guess sort of a watery-green spa skin scent. There's a little floral left but the currants don't hang, which is for the best because it reduces the noise. It's OK at this phase. I'll keep this since I like the bath oils, but it's not what I'd hoped for.

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 04:19 PM

I love the cucumber and blue musk notes for when I want something springlike or feminine, and the bitter blackcurrant-and-tobacco tar Dead Leaves weenie was a surprise hit, so I took a chance with it.


This one wants the heat of your bathwater to bloom, I think. It smells like I'm floating in the inky blue-black waters of a Roman bath in an underground hall. The almond blossom lends a touch of warmth, but it's primarily blue musk balancing the sweet mimosa and the astringent, bitter-juice blackcurrant. Think "sullen, deadly sea siren taking her beauty bath."


I may sell a decant out of my bottle because I don't see myself reaching for it often enough to use it all up before the shelf life expires, but it's actually really gorgeous and unlike all of my other bath oils, which lean toward resins and warm notes.

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 01:15 AM

Cucumber, blue musk, and a touch of tar and almond. This one is a dark grey blue, fresh but the tar keeps it from being too fresh, the almond lends a bit of sweetness and the blue musk makes it oddly watery and dreamy.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 02:46 PM

When I saw the description mentioned cucumber and blue musk, and reviews made references to spas and Roman baths, I jumped at the chance to get a decant of this because I love aquatic fragrances.


When this arrived, I'd forgotten it was a bath oil, and because it was mislabelled as a hair gloss, I slathered it in my hair, wondering why it felt heavier than the previous glosses. Oops. :blush2: So when the scent disappeared quickly, I just figured it was because I was using it wrong.


Then I tried using it as a body moisturiser on dry skin, and again, it faded very quickly.


After that, I tried using it in the bath, and it definitely needs the heat to intensify the release of the scent. Sadly, i got mostly sweet almond and blackcurrant and a hint of something else. I tried pouring more in the bath, but no joy. Finally, I slathered it on post-bath to see how it went, but it was still primarily sweet almond with a hint of blackcurrant. Again, it faded quickly, though using it during and after the bath meant the longevity was a little better, but not by much.


I really tried with this one (and each time shook the decant really well) as I really wanted to experience the spring-like, watery scent the other reviewers got, but no such luck.  :cry2:

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