Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab • Midnight • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Starts as slightly soapy flowers with an incense-y edge. Then a sharp note like bathroom cleaner creeps in and ruins it all. Just too harsh and soapy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
BPAL scents, to me, have always been more about an "experience" or a concept than just the notes, Coincidentally, this focus is exactly where this line is different that all the fragrances out on the mass market. It's all about an image, a feeling, or a past memory, and Midnight is no different.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil...that was the first thought that came to me when I smelled this oil. I visited Savannah, GA a few years ago, and this scent perfectly captures that feel. Humid evenings...night blooming flowers... a sense of tranquility and languidness...quirkieness...and a non-chalant, laid-back attitude.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
(Elements: evening primrose, ruellia, flowering nicotiana, wild petunia, panani-o-kai, night phlox, night gladiolus, moonflower, Nottingham Catchfly)
Nooo! I had such high hopes for this intriguing blend of elements. Didn't like it at first, but it improved during the drydown when I smelled the phlox... but then some unpleasant, sweet, almost smoky notes came out and overpowered it. (the Nicotiana?) I ended up having to wash it off with soap because I felt sick.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I tried a sample of this and I have to say I'm not impressed. It's a fairly straightforward floral on me, not as mysterious and complex as it sounds in the description. Straight out of the bottle and wet on the skin it had a very sharp "rotten carnations-like" smell that was almost unpleasant. On the drydown it's rather mainstream-y commercial smelling, it's pretty and all, but not like something you would expect from BPAL. Guess I'm off to try Nocturne instead!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Midnight is a very pretty floral blend without any base notes; it pretty much smells the same in drydown as it does upon its first application. It's pleasant, but it doesn't wow me enough to consider buying a full bottle.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I absolutely love this fragrance - it smells like a rich, humid spring night in a Southern garden. It's multifaceted and sensual - there isn't a single prudish thing about these white flowers! I love the way I smell when I wear this - it could really be the perfect floral.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I am a newbie when it comes to "fragrance fragmenting" so please bear with me...
MIDNIGHT is UNBELIEVABLE! To me, the smell is a beautiful mixture of night blooming flowers. I am unable to pick out all the individual scents, but the sum total is marvelous. It does smell like nighttime in the deep south and the scent, to me, is very "comforting", for lack of a better word. I was amazed by reading the reviews for MIDNIGHT on the BPAL boards that some people found it very light and almost non-existant with no lasting power, while others, such as myself, found it very strong and long lasting with good throw. (For me, the former "light and short lived beautiful floral fragrance" is AMSTERDAM) Just goes to show that you have to try things out for yourself to see how your chemistry will work with each fragrance.
A winner from BPAL, IMHO!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Midnight is a beautiful scent. It's fairly "perfumey" in it's quality, and doesn't smell like any one particular flower or note, yet it's floral in it's complexity and beauty. It's a smooth, swirly, and sleepy scent and reminds me of my youth in New Orleans, and quiet warm evenings spent lounging in the swinging chair on the front porch, breathing in the warm Southern nighttime air and listening to my friend's dad practice his slow jazz saxaphone. This is one of my favorite scents to wear in the evenings.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Green
It smells overpowering at first but the dry down reveals a delicate scent which is warm and white flower at the same time. However, then the flowering nicotania emerges and eventually turned me off since I dislike the smell of tobacco in any incarnation.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have to say that I do not like florals. They don't like me either, so we are even. Midnight is unbelievably the smell of flowers when all of the daylight has passed away. I love it. It has no sharp edges. It smells warmly tired. It is the smell of flowers that have basked in the sun all day and have cooled in night breezes with a sigh. It is amazing and it is the reason that people rave about BPAL. Its remarkable.