Guess this means you take back/All you said before

So the Black Phoenix Lab perfume samples showed up, and I have to admit, at first I was very disappointed. I didn't like the way most of them smelled in the bottles, the exception being Two, Five, Seven. Everything else smelled--unappealing, at best. But I sucked it up and have been trying them one by one, so I've tried seven as of today: Two, Five, Seven; Cheshire Cat; Epitaph; Queen of Hearts; Engine No. 93; Tiger Lily; and Dirty.

Once on me, they all smell pretty good. So far I like Cheshire Cat the best; but is that really surprising? It doesn't hurt that it smells like a berry-chocolate tart of some kind. Two... smells like roses, but not just tea roses and let's face it--not all roses smell lovely. But it's also very nice. Dirty smells, somehow, like spring. Epitaph does, in fact, smell like a grave. Well, okay, to be more precise it smells like funerals. Which is cool and all, but not something I particularly want to go around evoking in the minds of everyone around me via my scent. Queen of Hearts starts out REALLY sweet, and it took about two hours for it to stop smelling like middle-aged-lady perfume. After that two-hour window, the sweetness faded to tolerable levels, but I'm still not a huge fan. Tiger Lily did smell like lilies; unfortunately some lilies are prevalent in funerals and so there is a VERY slight funereal effect, but it's mostly unnoticeable. Engine No. 93 smells good, but it's rather masculine so I'll probably pass it off to Andrew.
As for the eight, and as-yet-untested, bit, Envy, it might be awhile--simply because the vial fell out of the box and I can't find it.

Cheshire Cat is definitely my favourite of all of them, and I think I'll also order a bottle of Dirty and maybe even 2, 5, and 7 as well... we'll see how it goes.

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