Fantome Namba is part of the Japan Collection and has notes of the electric scent of salt water canals, melted vanilla ice cream, the buzzing neon that gives the city its unique energy, and a grounding hint of motor oil from the boats that pass under the crowded foot bridges.. From the brand - "Namba is the cultural heart of Osaka, abuzz with the energy of quirky neon signs including the unofficial flashing symbol of Osaka—the 40 foot tall ice cream man—towering over the Dotonbori canal and the narrow alleyways crowded with paper lanterns and wares spilling out into the crowded walkways."
Fantome perfumes are indie, small batch handmade and vegan. This is a perfume oil.
Reddit - "love! initial spray sniff is motor oil, and something musty/mildewy, and wet stone - i know that sounds unpleasant, but it is not unpleasant to me. it actually reminds me very strongly of the backroom of the pawn shop i worked in through college - where we stored the lawn mowers, golf clubs, guitars, etc. the melted vanilla ice cream is DEAD. ON. i would say this is primarily a vanilla scent...but, a dirty vanilla scent. extremely appealing to me."
Yuzu's Vanity - "The petrol mellows out, resting in between the waves of salt water and the oddly accurate representation of 'neon', like a sharp demanding crackle of fumes and glass. My memory of Namba persists in bullet trains, salt ice cream, endless rows of shops, stretching walls of greenery and fountains, whereas this rendition of Namba feels much more like a bustling industrial region, or even Wakkanai with its frequent ferries, bordered by different oceans. On my skin, this is a small melted cone of ice cream in saltwater, bobbing around a few too many ships docked at the wharf."
Reddit - "Im not really good with aquatic scents so I dont really know how to describe this one, but I can smell the motor oil and vanilla on the dry down, the vanilla comes out more over time but this is definitely a unique scent and not like anything else ive tried. Definitely atmospheric. 8.5/10, I didn't like it at first because it was so unfamiliar but it grew on me and is so unique!"