Thursday, January 10, 2013

Amsterdam - Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab


Tulips, peony, fresh flowing water and crisp green grasses.

In the imp I smell a watery floral. I have to admit, I don’t know what tulips smell like, so maybe that’s what the floral is – I really don’t know. Once applied it’s a bit less watery, and the grass note is detectable. I like how those sorts of notes define ‘green’. When someone is describing a perfume and they say it smells green, I know exactly what they mean.This is definitely a green note - fresh and a little astringent.

The dry down goes a bit soapy on me. In the end, Amsterdam is a light, summery floral. Nice enough, but not my cup of tea.

2/5 Pretty, but not very interesting.

Day 10!


  1. I like green! But I hate most florals... so I don´t think this is one for me...

  2. I have never smelt tulips either but in my mind I imagine they smell like lilies. Clearly not correct! I need to sniff a tulip :)

    1. In my experience with smelling tulips, they don´t smell much of anything... ;)

    2. That's what I thought, Nadja. I used to have cut tulips in vases all over the house because there was a time years ago when they were really cheap (not anymore) and I don't ever remember them having much of a fragrance, if any. Weird.