Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Monna Vanna

Perfume: Monna Vanna
House: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
Source: Swap – ComDiva
Size: 1mL

BPAL Notes: Russian rose, mimosa, gardenia, bois du rose, parma violet, calla lily, red currant, ambergris, and bourbon vanilla.

Date: 1/21/09 Weather: 19 degrees, sunny

Comments: Starts with a rose laced with vanilla. Then turns into tea rose with an oily consistency. Potentially suffocating. After an hour – develops a slight punk note. Possibly the result of the gardenia, the currant or the ambergris (I’m thinking the currant). Yuck. Thankfully, at this stage it also gets close-wearing. The yucky note burns off after an hour and it becomes a rosy amber scent – dominantly floral. Hint of vanilla. Hovers here for awhile. When I resniff at the end of the day – faintly punky again. Overall – not a fan.

~ by Wendy Wickham on January 21, 2009.

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