3.5 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

Compelling, complex, and utterly enigmatic: a luxuriant, exotic blend of cherry, red musk, and star anise.

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$17.50 per 5ml bottle.
Presented in an amber apothecary vial.

6 reviews for Kabuki

  1. 5 out of 5


    Among my favorite scents from BPAL, I had to buy the full size after my imp ran out. I was attracted by its blood red color when I got it as a frimp years ago and didn’t really start using it until recently and my partner adores it.

    It’s complex, soft and sensual and makes me feel beautiful.

  2. 4 out of 5


    I did not care for this at first, but the cherry and anise really grew on me, in fact I like this better than Hideous Heart! It is sophisticated, sexy, and spicy-sweet.

  3. 3 out of 5


    Smells like cherry coke in the imp. Dries down to an incense-y licorice with a touch of cherry. If you like anise or licorice, give this one a shot.

  4. 3 out of 5


    Wet (on tester strip): musk, cherry, anise
    Dry (on tester strip): musk, vanilla? …and rice?!

    Wet (on skin): cherry, musk, anise
    Dry (on skin): musk, rice, vanilla, cherry

    What a strange, intoxicating scent! I am definitely smelling something almost…treacle-y, or like steamed rice with sugar on top. The cherry mellows out pretty quickly on my skin and the vanilla and musk become very prominent in the mix.

    This is really nice and I wish I could enjoy the evolution of it because it smells like something very special, but it is giving me a terrible headache. So sad, but I’m very sensitive to certain smells, like vanilla.

    On the plus side, it lingered even after a scrubbing so probably has great longevity!

  5. 3 out of 5


    Kabuki is a deep cherry scent with something kinda sickly-sweet in the background.
    On dry down the cherry scent seems to fade and the musk/star anise step forward.

    It isn’t a bad scent, just not right for me. I could see this smelling amazing on someone else.

  6. 3 out of 5


    Cherries and anise, an unusual combination. Spicy, yet cool. Strong and long-lasting – the anise’s licorice scent lingers for hours.

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