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MCMC founder Anne McClain was inspired by a free-spirited friend to create this ethereal perfume. Part of The Stories Collections—a group of scents inspired by McClain’s personal experiences—it’s the embodiment of feminine flair. The top note of vanilla quickly translates to a honeysuckle when it touches skin. The lasting note is peach, and its lightweight essence personifies the story of Phoenix.
If you love honeysuckle, this is for you! I adore honeysuckle and this is true to scent. Magnificent!5
this is such a light, fresh smelling perfume!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE5
I typically NEVER gravitate towards this kind of vanilla-y scent, but it is so unique and unfamiliar that I had to keep smelling it...and then I couldn't stop! It's so weirdly awesome (kind of like how Uma Thurman is strangely beautiful), but I can totally see how some people may hate the scent too. Kind of like how I hate Tocca's Cleoptra, but how some people swear by it. I love it on me and my boyfriend loves it on me, but I'd warn my friends that they'll probably either love it or hate it.5
I loved the smell. It wasn't too parfumy like some other store brands can be. I think it smelt more natural like you weren't trying too hard. Great for a date with the boyfriend!5
I tried this one time and immediately put it at the top of my Christmas list! It's definitely my new favorite scent.5
Very unique and pleasing. The sample is a great size.5
I absolutely adore this amazing modern take on vanilla and peach - floral and sweet without being overly so. Highly recommend it, beautiful scent and packaging. LOVE!!5
Perfume is hard to describe but I really liked this one. The vanilla is really nice but not overpowering, and I get more peach than honeysuckle. It seems like the perfect summer scent! I've gotten tons of compliments on it from strangers. Always a plus :)5
I'm not much of a perfume gal and at first I thought this was too sweet for my tastes, but after a little while it mellowed into a fantastically addictive scent. I literally couldn't stop smelling my wrist. A bit too much comes out of the sample at once—large drops instead of a mist—so you have to be careful when applying. I'm thinking maybe some of those who reviewed this negatively had this problem? It can be a bit strong in larger quantities—but so can most perfumes. I've never been particularly fond of any of the perfume samples I've received in my 1+ year with Birchbox, but Phoenix is fantastic. Most perfumes smell pretty generic to me, but this unique and intriguing.5
I really love this perfume. I personally didn't feel like it smelled like a grandma perfume in the least. It's light, it's like that smell that is in almost all popular perfumes right now with out the overly sweet candy, powerful smell.
I put it on with out my husband knowing I made a change and when he hugged me his nose went right to my neck sniffing away. "You smell really good". He had no idea I had put on something knew, it wasn't over powering he just thought it was my normal stuff toned down. I told him it was a totally different one and he wanted to know what it was.
My mother smelled it and since I'm into the more younger smells like Viva La Juicy and Fire and Ice, she said that this was a "ME" perfume. It goes along with the kinds of things I would like but she too felt it was lighter.
I really like this stuff. The cost is the only thing keeping me away from buying a whole one.