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Asian pear, King mandarin, incense smoke, red benzoin, poppy tar, and calligraphy ink. 

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The Luper 2022 pear note seems to be a fizzy one, because both this and The Terrible Door have a fizzy champagne/pear soda quality. This is not a bad thing, just something to know if you go to look up either of those blends and are drawn to the pear. It's a fizzy, sweet, carbonated pear, make no mistake!

 

The mandarin comes out in a smoky, peppery, incensey haze an hour or so later. It is kind of sexy. A surprising appearance after the opening pear soda. The mandarin citrus doesn't dominate, just spikes the deeper notes of smoke and opium and an ink dye that is berry-based. I do enjoy this stage a whole lot. A sophisticated, opium-smoking, definitely red-light kind of scent. It's light and skin-hugging, but it's there. I do hope it grows more with aging.

 

I will keep an eye on this decant for future developments. The latter stage is the one I'm really interested in. If champagne notes are not your jam, I think the deeper mid and base notes will prevail, for what it's worth.

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It took all my will not to scrub off Masked Vulvas as soon as I applied it. Mandarin and pear combined to form that awful industrial faux-citrus deodorizer. Urinal cake, in other words. I know pear can go fake on me, but this was ridiculous. I went for a walk, still not good. Then I went to my desk to prep for and give a lecture, and when I was done, roughly four and a half hours after application, it has devolved into a barely-there light fruity incense. I’ll be passing this one on. 

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