Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab • Darkness • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||37%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I spent a yer carefully selecting what I thought would be the perfect imps based on my chemistry and preferences... Darkness, like every other (18+ frimps) I tried stinks like cheap incense. No thanks.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Ha! I love the poor reviews of this. I carefully selected my imps, and of them all, this one scared me the most when I first opened it and took a whiff. Holy crap it smells awful. I mean, I seriously got a dead cat's pee smell from this. I was concerned, to say the least. But I've been wearing perfume oils for a long time, so I knew better than to leave it at that. I bravely applied it to my wrists and tentatively smelled it. The heck? It smelled...pretty good. Certainly nothing like a dead cat's juices. I also knew to wait until the end of the day to reserve judgment. And guess what? It smells damn good by the end of the day. I actually find this to be one of my favorite BPAL scents, now, and I might just get a full bottle.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
smell like incense and old flowers. my grand-mother's parfum.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
from the ars moriendi series.
notes: "Bottled gloom; the essence of oblivion. Blackest opium and narcissus deepened by myrrh."
in the vial: whoa. stinksville. its like...baby powder and seriously stank florals.
wet on skin: dark and smoky musky something with more baby powder. how the hell did they sneak that one into the mix?
dry down: im not riding this one into the drydown. i usually try things a few times before i review them, but this is NOT working for me.
verdict: i dont know if this is generally appealing, whether it just struck me the wrong way because of my chemistry/sniffer, or what. every time i inhale it, my throat literally starts to rise into a gag. im washing it off.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Darkness was my first experience in freaky body chemistry & its effects on perfume. And a damn good example of why it may be best to try something more than once before either dismissing or ordering half a dozen bottles of a scent.
The First Wear---
Every sniff of the wrist was an 'experience'. Hard for me to explain, but I'll give it a try. The scent was heady & sexy. To me it is also a heavy scent, not insomuch as it is overpowering, but kind of like humidity is heavy, if that makes any sense. If this scent is the darkness of night, it's not the night with the star-filled sky and a light breeze, but a heavy still night deep into summer with not so much as a cricket stirring. The kind of night that feels like it has a life of its own & is drawn back & waiting for something, almost like the night itself is holding its breath. The calm before the storm, I guess. But somehow, riding the coattails of each inhaled breath is the 'snuffed-out candle' scent I have seen others mention. I also saw somebody describe it as 'acrid' & I think that is the perfect description for it. As I am prone to headaches triggered by certain scents, it wasn't for me...but something about the beginning of each sniff, that heady sexiness, as I can only describe it, would not allow me to discount this scent just yet.
Complete & total hairspray, just like a few others said. This had to be my chemistry acting whacky or something, because it smelled nothing like it did the first time I tried it. As a matter of fact, it resulted in a bit of foot-in-mouth syndrome, as a smoking-sexy guy I was working with that night commented that something stuck. Immediately I was like, "does it smell like hairspray, by chance?" He said no, it didn't smell like anything in particular, just BAD. So it wasn't me, but then he wanted to know why I asked if it smelled like hairspray and, well, it was just awkward.
If you DO happen to have the right chemistry though...this just might be a must-have in your arsenal of 'weapons-with-which-to-subdue-and-conquer-the-opposite-sex.' Use with caution
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
There is some serious myrrh going on in Darkness. I'm also getting smokey bacon and leather. I'm reminded of a BBQ. This scent is actually making me hungry for ribs or something blackened by charcoal right off the grill.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This blend smells like darkness, in a way that I can't really identify. It just smells kinda dark and sultry. It is very incensey, but with a dark floral smell (the narcissus, I imagine) underlying it, which I just love. I think I might be falling in love with this - it's very different to what I usually wear, in that I usually avoid incensey, candle-type smells, but this is so sexy that it just might have to go on my 'must buy bottles' list.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Hmmm... I like this one. I felt confident and sexy under the influence of this. It's a strong oriental perfume. I thought it opened up with a lot of ylang ylang, but now I think that was the narcissus. It starts out very sharp and floral, but gets softer and darker with time. There is no sweetness in this at all. Drydown is all Opium and Myrrh. A beautiful scent, very powerful, with amazing lasting power.