Lovely golden amber, with a soft incense dry-down. I wouldn't wear this in summer, because it is a very warm scent, but Prophecy is a great perfume for fall and winter.
This is the stinkiest, strongest, most plastic smelling stuff I've ever smelled. The real Tiare oil from Tahiti is luscious, but CSP Tiare is awful. Way too much fake coconut!
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Old Venice
sarabeegee 3/9/2004 11:42:00 AM
I bought this without sampling it first, just on the basis of other reviewers, and I was not disappointed. Old Venice has become my favorite BPAL oil. Floral, not girly, but voluptuous. It is complex, with jasmine, fruit, green notes. Yummy!
Snake Oil just does not smell good on me, even though the description sounded so good, and so many other reviewers love Snake Oil. It is simply too, too sweet. Too bad.
Turquoise is a really mellow perfume. The top notes are very ocean-y with a little kick of grapefruit, and the dry down is to a very clean skin smell. This is one of my favorite everyday perfumes.
Luckily I only paid for a sample of this rather than a whole bottle. It reminds me of a 70's headshop: extra strong fruit over too sweet vanilla and patchouli; I used to buy incense like this from Spencer Gifts at the mall when I was in grade school--yuck!
The blood orange note is a nice contrast to the suave mellowness of the amber. Expensive but long lasting and gorgeous.
I love, love, love this perfume. It is so juicy! It was the first Sage oil I bought, and it is still my favorite. The mango and all the citrus in this scent are sweet, but tangy. Great summer perfume.
Nice smell, but nothing to write home about. A pleasant citrusy floral, but not unusual or exceptional.
Alas, another wonderful perfume that has been discontinued! Liu is the only Guerlain "heavy hitter" that smelled good on me, and it smelled wonderful! Like Chanel #5 but softer and a bit fruitier. Hopefully it is still available in Europe.
I recently got a couple bottles of this on Ebay, and I really like it, even more than some expensive gardenia and/or tuberose perfumes, such as Fracas or Goutal's Gardenia Passion. As other reviewers have described it, Sand and Sable has an almost buttery quality that is very nice--it smells like a high-end perfume rather than a discount store one.
I love tuberose, and I wanted soooo much to like this, but it is hysterically sweet! I'll stick with DSH Tubereuse or even Coty Sand and Sable when I need to feed by tuberose jones.
A really nice, watery fragrance, but it lasts about 2 minutes on me. For that reason I would not buy it again. However, the shower gel is really nice to use.
I discovered this in a small perfumerie last year, and was blown away by it. If you like leathery chypre perfumes, such as Chanel's Cuir de Russie, you would probably like Cabochard, too. It definitely has a lot of patchouli in the bass notes, but it is 1950's haute couture patchouli, definitely not the hippie variety. Like other chypres, it smells earthy with highlights of green plants and some citrus.
This oil on me smells ocean-y and clean. It was an impulse purchase, bought without having smelled it, but has become one of my favorites from BPAL.