Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Lick It Again
gchris 3/23/2008 7:43:00 PM
In Vial: Sugared mint with a hint of vanilla Wet: Stronger, sugar and mint with a hint of creaminess. This is wonderfully yummy. Later: I love mint and especially with vanilla and sugar. So this is a great scent for me. The mint fades at some point but the sugared creaminess that reminds me of a cream soda is still there. I really love this scent for all year round.
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Forbidden Fruit
gchris 3/23/2008 7:20:00 PM
In Vial: sweet floral Wet: smells like candy with a cooling sensation, mixed with a floral. Drydown: This was a strong floral for a few minutes but has now lightened considerably. I never did smell the amber or citrus but the floral is there all the way through. I would say this is mostly a delicate floral.
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Ultraviolet
gchris 3/23/2008 7:18:00 PM
In Vial: piercing, herbal cough drops On Skin: Strong. I can smell the eucalyptus, mint and violet. It seems an odd smelling mix, but then I'm not sure how much I like violet. Later: Well this is all violet and I have decided I don't like violet, but if you do then you will like this. The mint and eucalyptus have gone...
In Vial: light and sweet Wet: Smells like wet fruits and a hint of butterscotch. Later: Smells like sweet dried flowers and woods. It is sort of an odd smell that is difficult to describe but not unpleasant, just different.
In Vial:Incense and perfume Wet:Yep, more of the same only stronger. This is beginning to smell more and more like baby powder. Later: This is very powdery and alot like baby powder on me.
In Vial: Very floral Wet: Aged florals, not fresh, smells old. These are strong powdery smelling florals. Later: This shows no signs of fading. If you like roses, if you like sweet pea, you'll love this. That is pretty much all I am getting from this blend.
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - herr drosselmeyer
gchris 3/16/2008 12:53:00 AM
In Vial: spicy sweet, smell the cherry tobacco On Skin: Smells alot like marachino cherries. I also detect a tiny bit of cinnamon and the tobacco. The tobacco note is getting stronger as it dries. Later: This has a sickly sweet sort of smell. I for sure smell honey even though it is not listed. After it has dried I am now beginning to smell the leather and linen notes. Because it is so sweet, honey sweet, I would not say this is overly masculine even though it does lend itself more that direction. Like others have said, even though I would not wear this, there is something about it that causes me to want to smell it around me, so I will for sure keep the imp!
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - House of Mirrors
gchris 3/16/2008 12:51:00 AM
In Vial: Smells like a citrus cologne Wet: Definately aquatic notes. Has a light lemon smell and something else that is slightly masculine. Drydown: This is not as masculine now but is quite perfumey. I don't really smell the citrus. I just barely smell the salty aquatic. Something that smells like perfume has come to the surface and that is what I mostly smell. This is a light scent and I would say could be worn by both male and female.
In Vial: Gentle, sweet, kind of baby powder-ish On Skin: Reminds me of the perfume ‘white shoulders’ that my grandmother use to wear. It is soft but smells like something an older woman would wear, I’m sure I have this association because of my grandmother. Drydown: This has turned out to be a rather strong floral. I not sure which note or if it’s the blend of notes but this really gives me a headache. I have smelled all of the notes on the way and during dry down, except the aloe.
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Twenty-One
gchris 3/16/2008 12:48:00 AM
have never had a regular martini so I don’t even know what one is suppose to smell like. With that in mind… In Vial: Very nice sort of alcohol meets clean detergent Wet: Ok this is much stronger. Smells like alcohol, lime and something darker Drydown: This smells strongly of hard liquor. Has faint sweetness to it that reminds me of lime but I’m not sure it is. I would say this scent is an alcohol lover’s dream. Maybe not a good scent for work.
In Vial:thick dark oil, strong, masculine Wet: mmm, very sexy I think its the musks. The vetiver is just a hint in the background to give it a subtle darkness, but nothing overpowering. Very nice, not as masculine as first sniff. Drydown: Ok so it's more masculine again. Smells woodsy, Autumn woodsy with a bit of deepened sweetness. I really like this but would not wear it because ultimately it is too masculine. I would love to smell it on a man.
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Archangel Winter
gchris 3/9/2008 7:29:00 PM
In Vial: Soft Floral with the clean-ness of ozone. Wet: Beautiful. Not overly sweet florals balanced by the clean crispness of ozone. Drydown: Very Nice light fragrance. This blend is very similar to Sea of Glass. It seems like the difference is that this one has ozone and SoG has quatic notes. So this is not salty. This has an airy-ness to it that seems to go on forever. The stronger ozone in the wet stage did add a bit of darkness but now I cannot smell it specifically and it is a nice white scent with no darkness. Just lovely!
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - The Snow Storm
gchris 3/9/2008 7:26:00 PM
In Vial: Refreshing. Can smell the fir, the hint of mint and a hint of sweetness from the aconite. Cannot wait to put it on! On Skin: Very fresh! Smell a hint of green melon, I think it is probably a mix of the notes. The fir and cedar notes give your nasal passage a wake-up call, likening to eucalyptus. Drydown: The pungency of the tree notes disappear and all that is left is the fragrance of the aconite which has a very clean, soapy smell. I am not sure I would wear this as a perfume, but I can see it being very sexy on a man.
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Belladonna
gchris 3/9/2008 7:24:00 PM
This is crazy green eucalyptus smelling! Like nothing I have ever smelled before. Stronger than vicks vapor rub, with a little green grass thrown in. I have never smelled anything like it! Maybe it is good for a cold but I cannot imagine wearing this as a perfume, but each to his own. In Vial: Strongly astringent! I'm almost afraid to put it on. On skin: Feels warm when applied and then cooling. Smells very medicinal! I think I am smelling eucalyptus giving the vicks vapor rub scent. In the background there is a slight sweetness of flowers. There is also the hint of something dark that serves to ground the scent. Later: Still strongly medicinal. Makes the inside of my nose tingle when I sniff my wrists.
In Vial: Smell the lavender and jasmine On skin: Strongly floral. Smell mostly lavender and not much else. Later:The only note I smell is jasmine, and very strong.