My hair is very dry and damaged, and this is great for it. Initially, I was hesitant because of the lack of lather ,as it didn't feel like I had used enough (and I have really long hair, so I have to use a little bit more than what has been suggested), but once I washed it off my hair felt so clean and manageable. And not dry, which is nothing short of a miracle! Nice fresh, citrusy smell, too.
My hair is dry and damaged from years of colouring, and this product is absolutely awesome for it. It smells great, leaves my hair completely untangled and makes it soft, silky and manageable. I was initially worried that it was going to weigh my hair down, but it doesn't at all. A little pricey, but it's so good it's worth it.
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Nyarlathotep
Scarlettfish 11/19/2005 7:59:00 PM
I didn't think I'd like this at all, because I'm not an incense kinda girl, but this is surprisingly nice. It is very ozoney on me - almost a tangy salt air smell. Definitely a masculine aquatic, with a hint of darkness and smokiness from the incense. Very complex and surprisingly nice. Would be lovely on a man.
Cathedral smells exactly like a cathedral. In that it smells like the incense burned at church. I am not a huge fan of incense - I can handle it when it is mixed with other scents (like in All Saints) - but this is much too much for me. Almost overwhelmingly incense-y and it's way too harsh for me.
I put off trying this for a while (it was a frimp) because it sounded like it would be a disaster on me. I don't do well with orange or sweet scents. However, I am finding that I really like this. In the imp, it was all blood orange. However, upon dry down I am getting much more neroli and raspberry. It smells like raspberry candy, but a bit softer and darker and with more of a floral undertone to it. I'm pleasantly surprised by this one...I keep on sniffing my wrist, which is always a good sign!
God, this is beautiful. I love the Poe collection. On me, this is a spicy floral and musky blend. In the bottle and on the skin, the musk jumps out at me, but upon drydown it becomes the most gorgeous carnation floral scent, with a hint of skin musk. It doesn't smell like I'm wearing perfume, if that makes any sense - it feels like I'm naturally emitting a gorgeous floral smell. It really suits the name, too - it's kind of dreamy, fitfu land refreshing all at once. Absolutely adore this - I can't rave about it enough.
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Sudha Segara
Scarlettfish 11/5/2005 11:41:00 PM
To me, this smelt just like tea. A nice, fragrant cup of black tea with a touch of milk. It disappeared rather quickly, but it was lovely whilst it lasted. This is a very soothing scent that would be lovely in winter.
Bath Treatments -LUSH - Glitterbug Iridescent Massage Bar
Scarlettfish 11/3/2005 9:14:00 PM
I was given a sample of this with a Lush purchase, and I love it sooo much! It is easy to apply, makes you feel soft and is so shimmery. However, be warned that it will come off on everything. And even after you have washed it off, you may find stray pieces of glitter. But for a big night out, there is nothing that makes me feel prettier. Unfortunately, my sample actually melted in my bag, but I'm just going to have to get a bigger one!
This is a really pleasant smelling, non-greasy, thick cream that makes my skin feel so soft. I have extremely dry skin, and it keeps my skin moist and silky all day, which is more than I can say for 99% of the body lotions I have tried. Really, really love this product.
I don't know if I love this or hate this. I love narcissus, but I'm not loving the myrrh. It smells dark and regal and mysterious, which I like, but it has a stale earthiness about it that I don't like. I have never been so confused by a BPAL scent! I think some notes in this work really well on me, some notes don't work at all. It's like there is a war happening on my wrist, which is pretty trippy. Anyway, it's very evocative of Hades - the place, not the person - and a really interesting scent.
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - The Unicorn
Scarlettfish 10/30/2005 5:11:00 PM
This is a light, airy, ethereal green floral on me. It doesn't really smell fruity on me, but it does have a hint of herbs that give it a certain pale greenness. It is very wispy and fresh, and it is lasting a surprisingy long time on me. I really like this, it's perfect for spring days when you just want to wear something light and pretty.
Fae smelt very, very strongly of white musk in the imp and upon direct application. Like, it could have been single note white musk on me. However, upon dry down the peach is the dominant note. This is a ripe peach scent - very sweet and very ripe. It is a little too sweet for me, though - I like peach, but this is super peach, almost candy-like, and I'd prefer it if the white musk scent stuck around a little more. Heliotrope never seems to work for me, and I think it is turning this blend a little funky on me. The name suits the blend, though - it is definitely ethereal and airy. But not one I would repurchase.
This smelt like cough medicine in the vial, which wasn't exactly pleasant. The cough medicine scent stuck around until it dried down, at which point it became a light cherry blossom scent. Really sweet. However, that only lasted about half an hour on me and now it is almost completely gone. Not horrible and pleasant at points, but not something I'd get again.
This is a discontinued blend. Got this as a lovely frimp in one of my recent orders, and didn't try it for ages because with that description, the chances of me not loving it were very thin. And I was right, of course. This is an absolutely beautiful fruity, floral, aquatic, feminine blend. Going on, the topnote is the melon, but as it dries down the violet, water lilies and rose come out. The wood notes lie underneath the flowers, and complement them beautifully. This is very dreamy, innocent and utterly gorgeous. I am going to horde my imp something fierce, and if Beth wants to bring it back, I'll buy two bottles straight off the bat, promise!
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - The Hesperides
Scarlettfish 10/25/2005 7:24:00 PM
This is very, very appley. Almost single note apple on me. However, it is less 'real' apple and more apple-flavoured candies, if that makes sense. It's very young and fresh, but it goes a bit sickly on my skin. I much prefer Eve for an apple note - this is a bit 'fake apple' for me. Still pleasant, though, and I will probably keep the imp.