I smelled this on a sample card at the perfume counter this afternoon and thought it was soft and pretty, so I sprayed a bit on my wrist to see how it blends with my skin. Oy. There's something strong and almost sour that's giving me a headache and making my nose and TEETH hurt. I'm giving it 2 lippies because it's been over four hours and it's still going strong. Nothing will wash this off. For those of you who can wear this, I can see how it would be a pretty scent. I, unfortunately, am not one of them.
I couldn't quite nail what I didn't like about this fragrance, but my sister did. It smells like sweet, fruity perfume and cigarettes. So if you love the scent of perfume on a smoker (and a lot of people out there do), this one's for you. But not me. I eventually had to scrub it off. It literally made me nauseous.
In the imp: coffee Wet on my skin: HELLO! My name is Rose! I'm wearing a rose-colored sweater and I live in a rose-colored house on Rose Street and I love picking bunches of roses from my yard and taking them to rosey-cheeked people in my rose-colored car! The world is just so rosey! Drydown: The rose has faded. Now I smell like a candle my grandmother left me when she died. It's in a pretty crystal container and it's listed as Vanilla Spice, and it smells so good that we never burn it but I had to take off the lid and smell it every time I went to her house growing up. The vanilla has come out along with some spices and this is just so pretty. I may have to get a bottle of this just for sentimental reasons.
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Embalming Fluid
sexyredhead 7/8/2004 4:00:00 PM
Sharp, cool, crisp, refreshing. Perfect for summer with notes of citrus and green tea.
This is my favorite BPAL scent by far. I can't stand patchouli, but when combined with the other notes in this blend, I can't smell anything but incensy, sexy spices. THIS is the incense I want everything I own to smell like. It's blended so well that I can't pick out any of the notes in particular, except for a bit of heat from the cinnamon. Just plain lovely.
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Old Venice
sexyredhead 7/8/2004 3:45:00 PM
I really like this scent, and I'm not a fan of rose scents. It's roses and citrus fruits and a bit of spice all simmering in a pot. Lovely and decandent and rich.
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Old Morocco
sexyredhead 7/8/2004 3:39:00 PM
This smells very similar to Amber Romance from Victoria's Secret, but doesn't bind with your skin and smell up the surrounding area like AR does. Very warm, spicy vanilla fragrance.