MMU Cosmetics • Scents • Skincare - Body
|Would buy this product again.||82%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
* Castle In The Sky: This scent had the slightest citrus topnote, Orange Blossom and Mimosa layered over a delicate spice note of Sandalwood and Vanilla. The combination is both warm and comforting.
* Push-Up Bra: This scent is more of a smooth clean scent. The top notes of Buttercream and Vanilla Pear standout and overpower the middle chocolate cream notes. The spice base of Amber and Sandalwood provides a good foundation for this scent combo. The Pear scent make this scent unique.
* Velvet Dreams – A true gourmand. Three incredible Vanillas with layered with Cardamon and Muscovado sugar. This combination is rich and creamy. The best vanilla scent I have encountered todate. Creamy vanilla, subtle spice with the tiniest hint of sweetness.
* Ivory Tower – This is the most decadently rich scent it makes me feel like I am cheating on my diet when I wear it. A genius scent combintation of Crème Brulée, vanilla frosting, vanilla cake and marshmallow fluff. This is sinfully sweet and inviting.
* A Kiss Goodnight – A sensual scent of Amber, vanilla, white musk and ginger. Intoxicating. The ginger scent cuts through and is very prominent.
* Pink Geisha - Sexy Amber, flirty Strawberry, seductive Sandalwood, and well rounded Vanilla with just a touch of Buttercream-inspired. This fragrance is prodominently a strawberry scent, this is the heart and soul of the fragrance. The buttercream note was undetectable and the amber and sandalwood play small supporting roles. The strawberry is a strong true ripe scent, not at all fake or plastic smelling. If you like strawberry, this will win your heart.
* Puppy Paws - A warm Vanilla/honey scent, the barest hit of the spiced chocoloate and and the banana was missing. Scent was pleasant but not a standout for me.
* Sweet Milk: Perfect sweetened condensed milk scent. Truly rich and delicious.
* By the Light of the Blue Moon: This scent is mainly green tea with ginger and orange peel. The vanilla, cream & milk accord and vetyver are drowned out by the dominant scents. Still a nice scent and would make a ginger fan very happy.
* Sweet Cyanide: Blech! can only smell the black pepper and its nasty. Not sure why I even tried this one, but the description sounded intriguing: "A blending of sweet, warmed up Brown Sugar heavily spiked with Black Pepper essential oil. Sprinkles of Vanilla Pods"
* Fluffy White Sweater: The combination of Vaniella, White Cake and Brown Sugar comes off as a caramel, with the clove and cinnamon combining for a strong spice. Spice overpowers the sugar in this one, which is not a bad thing. It does smell warm and cozy.
* Blue Moon Rising: Blueberries & Pink Sugar with Vanilla. Def not super sweet. The Blueberry cuts the Pink Sugar nicely. However, there is a spice accent to this that I cannot place. Mixes nice with Bathed & Infused Sucre Bleu which is much sweeter, but same overall blend, blueberries, pink sugar and pastry instead of vanilla.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
SWEET MILK: At first, I found this scent sort of odd, but I think I found it odd because I have never found a cream that smells like this one. After wearing it a few times, however, I have fallen in love with it. Sweet milk has a sweet, warm, frothy smell (can something smell frothy?).
BAKED VANILLA CAKE: I really like this scent. It's rather foody smelling but not artificial. I am still in search of my favorite vanilla scent, but this will definitely be a repurchase scent.
KISS OF A VAMPIRE: I received this scent as a sample and I'm so glad I did. It has a vanilla undertone but a definite floral scent on top. I usually hate floral scents but the combination in Kiss of a Vampire is feminine and food-sweet.
PUMPKIN PIE ICE CREAM: I had such high hopes for this scent because I love warm, creamy, and spicy scents, but I did not like this scent very much. It was much too spicy and not warm/creamy enough. The spice was too overwhelming for me.
ICED CARROT CAKE GATEAU: I also had high hopes for this scent but I am not a fan of this scent either. I find that the spice is (again) too overwhelming for me. This scent, however, also has a pretty strong minty smell to me. It did not smell like carrot cake to me.
VANILLA BEAN: I quite like this scent, but I think it needs to be combined with another scent to make it more complex. It has a simple dry vanilla scent. Next time, I will layer another scent with vanilla bean.
CAPPACINO: I did not like this scent as it smelled burnt rather then coffee-ish. Perhaps I need to layer this with another scent as well. However, after trying this as well as Cappacino Ice Cream Sandwich, I have come to the conclusion that I do not like MMU Cosmetics' coffee scents. They need to be a bit creamier and less bitter/burnt.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Coconut Peach Custard: Smells very summer-y and fresh and makes my mouth water. :) Juicy, ripe peaches mixed with yummy coconut...how much better could it get??
Green Tea & White Peach: Very fresh and clean. It smells very unique & interesting, but in a good way.
In Provence: This isn't one of my favorites. It smells a little more masculine than I would have liked and I find it a bit too strong and sharp (I have it scented in Medium.)
Italian Panettone: I got a sample of this in my last order. It smells true to the real thing, but I don't think I would actually want to go the whole day smelling like it.
Mojito: I love this one! I have it in Have a Bath or Shower and it's exactly what I wanted it to be -- fresh, invigorating, and a very "wake me up" scent.
Silver Clouds: This smells exactly like white cake mix. I like it, but I wish the almond notes came out more, because all I really smell is vanilla.
Sweet Milk: I wasn't sure about this at first, but when I actually used it in the shower, I realized that it really does smell exactly how it supposed to -- like a can of sweetened condensed milk. Love it.
Toasted Marshmallow: Mmmm! I received a sample of this, and I LOVE IT! It has the perfect degree of sweetness without being too much, yet it's also light and airy. Definitely one of my favorites...I need to order full sized items in this scent.
Under Falling Stars: Not one of my favorites. It smells more like a fake orange citrus-y smell to me.
Dulce de Leche + Tres Leches Sponge Cake + Whipped Cream: While I've never smelled these scents on their own, I can tell you that together they make a fabulous, ultra sweet sniff!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
French Honey Cake- Lightly buttery, vanilla caramel cream-doused honey cakes straight out of the oven! Beautiful in any body creme, I could do a medium scent intensity on this one.
Cappucino Chip Ice Cream- Delicious rich vanilla bean ice cream with dark chocolate-coffee liquer chips. I have the body oil version, scent intensity strong and I smooth this in after a shower. The fragrance hangs on me for about 4 hours.
Slice O White Cream Cake- Immediate top note of amaretto and cinnamon, mid notes of baked cake goodness and vanilla, lingering bottom of rich creamy goodness. One of my faves. I go for a strong on this one!
Vanilla Flower- Soft sweet white musky flowers dusted with a delicate crisp vanilla. I sampled this and immeditely placed an order for the French Connection Parfum. It's that good.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Italian Pannettone- beautiful lightly sweet bread with a hit of citrus peel-quite lovely. Limone con Zucchero-Amazing fresh lemon scent with sweet sugary undertones. Smells tart and realistic and the sugar notes mitigate the "freshly-mopped-floor" aspects of plain lemon EO. Limone con Latte Zuccherato-- As above but with vanilla/condensed-milk accord. Mouthwatering and appealing to both sexes. Nilla-Moo Cake--Wow. I repeat: Wow. Sweet milky cake that you'd totally eat if it were in front of you. No plastic. Friendship Cake- Another excellent cake scent with nutty overtones, IMO not as good as Nilla-Moo Cake but still yummy. Lychee Good Bubble Tea-At first I smell mostly mango and tea--quite strong but it dries down into a milky and slightly astringent tea. Beautiful and refreshing scent. Smells like some other Etailers' Mango Tea scent. Orange Cream Danish Cookie-A bit of a letdown, this is mostly TANG on my skin. No cookie, cake or vanilla, but still a nice orange scent. Coco Chacha Chai--PHENOMENAL!!! What a luscious creamy coconut scent with a teeny hint of spice. Coconut scents are hit/miss with me but this one is just addictive. Truly mouthwatering and comfy. In the same family as Bathed & Infused's Cremase which I also adore. Push-Up Bra--A hit! Although I must respectfully disagree with MMU's description of this as a va-va-voom sexy scent, I find this more of a clean scent. Starts with fresh florals backed by a hint of chocolate, dries down ambery but remains clean. Imagine, if you will, chocolate laundry detergent (and yes, I really mean that as the highest compliment). That's Push-Up Bra. Velvet Dreams-- Top note is cardamom which put me in mind of a curry the first time I smelled it. But slowly a sweet sugar/vanilla heart is revealed that is sooooo luscious and melds wonderfully with the spice. Lava Cake- Bloody heck this is awesome. Kind of like Nilla-Moo Cake with sweet cinnamon. I think this might be the best and most wearable cinnamon-roll-y scent EVER. I need a perfume or lotion in this. Cappucino Chip Ice Cream-a true and sweet coffee scent with no bitterness. White Panforte- a fresh fruity almond scent with orange and almond as the main notes. I'm iffy on almond scents, just in the last few years getting over a lifelong violent hatred of them, but this is good stuff. Lemon Cheesecake--The site says this scent will be discontinued. For the love of Pete, WHY? I realize MMU already has lots of great foody lemons but this one is special and mouthwatering. Just like the description says it has maple and cheesecake notes, and if you think lemon and maple sounds weird, think again because this is just right. Sweet Dreams Buttercream- I was leery of ordering this because Jaqua's buttercream turns plasticky on me, but I needn't have worriesd... this is the ne plus ultra of buttercreams. I can't put my finger on the "secret ingredient"--coffee perhaps?--but whatever it is it really works. Sweetheart Latte-This is one elusive scent. Mostly milky tea with a subliminal hint of spice (really really tiny, sensitive skins could probably wear this). No chocolate or candy like the description, in fact this isn't very sweet at all. The description has you thinking of frothy Starbucks drinks but truthfully this strikes me more as a clean scent than a foody one. It's unusual and irresistible. Perfume-worthy for sure! Gin Daisy-Tini--Bought this for DBF but I think I"ll be stealing it! Truly does smell like a sweet fizzy cocktail with notes of gin, lemon and grenadine, but not so sweet that DBF will turn up his nose at it. Noel a la Vanilla Bean-Sadly I don't think this is the *good* VBN like CYS or BB. Minou Minou-- This is supposed to smell like LUSH Honey I Washed The Kids.. It does remind me of it... a non cloying honey-caramel fragrance. More complex than it sounds, and definitely wearable. Luscious Nilla-- I think this is Nilla-Moo Cake without the cake, LOL. Very realistic condensed milk scent with nice sweetness. I'd buy this in a scrub before I got a perfume in it, though. Midnight Starcatcher. This is a lot more floral than you'd expect from the description. It's actually an OK floral musk scent with a touch of amber. I cannot detect any fruits. Maybe I'm spoiled by MMU but this seems rather "conventional", like a commercial perfume. I don't know if that's a good thing. But it's not bad by any means. Silk Slip--Wow, a caramel that doesn't turn on me! This is very rich and sugary. This smells like an actual creme brulee--not LM or the dupe that the etailers use. I can't pick out the lemon or chocolate but who cares, this is dreamy. Pink Baby Doll-Starts out with a fresh orange note, then you start smelling the beautiful light florals. This is definitely fruitier than Midnight Starcatcher, and IMO more wearable too, at least as a perfume. I think this is a lovely Spring fragrance. That Night In your Arms--WHOOOEEE! A beautiful floral scent that manages to be spicy and airy at the same time. I definitely smell the pikake and cassis.... maybe hints of foodiness, but this is definitely not an overall foody scent like Silk Slip. This is gorgeous and wearable. I would probably not get it in a perfume, only because my lotion sample is so strong it wouldn't be necessary. DBF smelled me after I put this on and smiled.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
* BLIZZARD CAKE - I mostly smell cake batter, but with a little vanilla ice cream and a tiny touch of chocolate
* COTTON CANDY & VANILLA BEAN - sweet, fluffy cotton candy (not overly fruity) with warm vanilla, oh so good!
* RED VELVET CAKE - this is so rich! yummy, moist vanilla and chocolate cake with sweet, delicious, mouthwatering icing
* PATTI-CAKE- lick-the-beaters good yellow cake batter with a hint of almond and nuts
* PINK LACE - smells like pink sugar but with more sweet caramel and a dash of extra vanilla, will definitely reorder more of this scent
* BLACKBERRY & CREAM CHEESE FROSTING combo - this is knock-your-socks-off good! Sweet, juicy, ripe blackberries topped with sweet rich frosting! What more do you want?
* LEMON BATTER & BLUEBERRY MUFFIN combo - I was going for a Tim Horton's lemon blueberry muffin scent here. Didn't quite capture that, but it's still good. The lemon is the strongest note (not pledgey at all), followed by muffin batter, and then the sweet blueberries.
* GEORGIA'S A PEACH & STRAWBERRY CAKE combo - devine! Smells like there's real peaches and strawberries in the bottle along with a little soft, vanilla cake
* BUTTERSCOTCH SUNDAE - I smell a whole lot of butterscotch with just a touch of soft vanilla, no sign of the chocolate though
* NILLA-MOO CAKE - Out of this world good! Smells like a sinfully rich cake topped with vanilla glaze and a little caramel drizzle, all soaked in sweet milk. Scrumptious! I've already ordered a perfume to go with the body custard.
* MACAROON - not liking this one at all. I don't smell cookie, vanilla, or caramel. I smell dry musty coconut, very similar to Lush Trichomania dupes
* CALKWALK - I mostly just smell vanilla sweetness and a little caramel, not very cakey but still a nice scent
* OREO COOKIE - this is a light scent but it is dead on oreo cookie! I smell lots of sugary white icing with yummy chocolate cookie wafers - love it!
* GANACHE - more complex than I can really describe, but I smell smooth gourmet dark chocolate with a little milk chocolate, cream and a touch of coffee and nuts that add depth to the scent. Best of all, it doesn't turn on me :-)
* LIMONE CON CHOCOLAT (ordered without spice notes) - Lemon is the strongest note followed by pink sugar, but the chocolate is still there too. Exceptionally good!
* CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE - cookie dough with a little chocolate. unfortunately this smells kind of fake to me
* JOLLY RANCHER - if you want to smell like a package of jolly ranchers, buy this! Very strong super fruity candies.
* CHOCOLATE ROSE – almost a winner, I smell lots of rose and a little amber but only the lightest hint of chocolate, good but I want more chocolate
* COCO CHA CHA CHAI – Nancy and I came up with this one, lots of fresh shredded coconut, coconut milk, vanilla milk, a sprinkle of sugar and just the slightly hint of chai spices, I’m pretty fussy about coconut scents but this one is very good
* FOREPLAY – a good balanced mix of rich chocolate fudge and juicy strawberries with a dollop of whipped cream
* AMOUR CACAO – a bit too orangey in the jar, but the chocolate comes out when I apply it and it turns into a near exact dupe
* NUT-ELLA COCONUT SEMIFREDDO – Mmmm, hazelnut & chocolate spread, vanilla cookie crumbs, and shredded coconut
* SERENDIPITY – I smell a lot of lemonade, cotton candy, and a little caramel and chocolate, very unique and definitely something I’d reorder
* PUSSYCAT – this is *the* vanilla! It’s the richest, creamiest, most sophisticated, most wonderful vanilla in the whole world! Very light floral and citrus notes. I love this so much, I might just consider taking another gamble on their perfumes again
* STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE ICE CREAM – I smell a whole heck of a lot of strawberry sundae topping and maybe a hint of cheesecake, but that’s about it
* MARSHMALLOW FLUFF - absolutely devine! Lots of gooey sweet marshmallow, smooth vanilla, and whipped cream – positively drool worthy!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have smelled all of the following and I pretty much like all of them:
Rock Star Candy
Cherry Coconut Fudge
Cotton Candy & Vanilla Bean
Poudre de Bebe
Mai Tai Martini
I've pretty much like everything I sell. I really like MMU, but I just find them more expensive than other etailers - I've mentioned this in another review. Great unique scents, but a little pricey.
If you like superscents, they make their stuff with superscents. It is really strong.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Oooh, this is fun.
Rock Star Candy-- coconutty, yummy saltwater taffy. I really like this scent, but probably more in a body wash than in a cream.
Lea's Sister-- SO sad this is discontinued, but a really complex, sandalwood-incense-vanilla-chocolate concoction. Adore it.
French Vanilla Pear-- I smell mostly vanilla, with just a hint of pear.
S'mores-- just like the name, though slightly more graham crackery.
Limone con Zucchero-- I swear, I used to have something else that smelled just like this. It's kind of an artificial lemon, but not in a Pledge way--it's still very wearable. Sweet more than tart.
Cleanse-- smells like Clean, dead on, maybe a bit sweeter.
Pink Clouds-- smells like Pink Sugar, dead on.
Funnel Cake-- Maraschino cherries, not funnel cake. Just very almondy and sweet and very yummy.
Supreme Creme Brulee-- it smells similar to the LM, but not quite. It's a wearable Creme Brulee, sophisticated, not "oh, you smell like dessert".
Tarte au Citron-- pretty much the same as above, and the lemon is much more natural than the Limone con Zucchero.
Cherries and Almonds-- it smells like a very nicely balanced cherry-almond scent in the jar, and like NOTHING on my skin. I wear it before bed.
Abricot a la Vanille-- the apricot is fake, and the vanilla is non existent. I thought it would smell more like CSP's Vanille Abricot, but it doensn't. Very soapy in the body wash bases.
Fresh Sugar Cane-- same soapy problem as above, but a very close dupe, maybe a bit sharper than the "real thing".
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have reviewed some scents under my other name of jg3011. here are some of the new scents that I have tried. they are in various different types of bases, but all lotions/butters..
Casual-cashmere mist, tahitian vanilla and something else mixed..a very perfumey type scent but smells pretty good. this is more of an upscale type scent.
cinnamon vanilla-very faint. not worth trying imo
cool as a cucumber-true cucumber scent. very refreshing
ginger ale-you can smell the bubbles in this! but not for me!
island kisses-some think that this is a dupe of escada island kiss. It is not! it is a florally, fruity scent with a musk undertone. OK
jamaican breeze-really fruity tropical drink scent. hard to describe
sweet pea--smells really similar to sea glass. sweet not cloying floral
sinnamon streudel--yummy! smells just like cinnamon streudel! everyone said that I smelled like a doughnut!
bakery fantasy--just ok, imo. sinnamon streudel is a much better bakery type scent. not real strong.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Personally, I like foody scents, and fruit scents, not florals. Lemon Creme smelled like tart lemons actually, not too great. NOW LEMON CHEESECAKE IS DELISH! Great for a body wash, yum. I thought I would die for CREMe brulee..with a carmely, mapley, sugary scent, but YUK, YUK YUK AND DOUBLE YUCK. I mean come on! for the price, it's horrible when you have a miss, it's like throwing 15 dollars in the garbage, their samples are a ridiculous price, I think this company is OVERRRATED w/so so products and so/so scents, whipping out the scents too fast to check them for quality, and high prices for small, horribly packaged items, I think I could do better selling from my garage. Anyway, Angel Cake gets a thumbs UP. Angel milk , so so. Choc chip cookie dough (thumbs down), BAKERY FANTASY AND WHITE MUD CAKE (ewww) turned brown right away and was not a great smell at all, and way too expensive for a gross scent in a tiny jar. Cafe Vienna gets (3 stars out of 5). Coconut cream pie smells just like coconut only it's okay only not worth the price. PB cookies scent smells like light pb fluff, it' s good, but doesnn't smell like fresh baked pb cookies. Managemint (okay), Armaretto/anise (yummy)..so about 1 out of 5 scents smell good that's not good enough!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have just gotten introduced to this company and I am well onto my way to an addiction. I have only tried a few scents so here they go:
Creme Brulee-Silk body lustre-very yummy smelling, I've never had this dessert, so I can't compare it to that. It smells like caramel and a little bit of coffee.
Creamy Coconut and Vanilla-Shavettes-I smell the coconut more than the vanilla in this. This is probably my least fav but it could be the shavettes base.
Sea Glass-my fav of all of them-this is a fresh almost marine smell. It does have a lot of floral to it but I can't tell what it is.
Secluded Beach-this almost smells like a unisex fragrance to me. It has a strong musk undertone but has the right other things to balance it out. I think this is perfect for a day to day scent.
Hot Roxie-I think that this is cinnamon and vanilla mixed. My hubby said that I smell like a candle, so it is a true cinnamon. It makes me think of the holidays, so I think that I will save it for then.
Tahitian Vanilla-Yummy!!! It smells like a pina colada to me. I can just see myself now at the beach in the summer wearing this scent!!!
Frosty Goes to Hawaii-very sweet smelling pineapple..I smell more pineapple than anything. It is a fairly strong scent too. Definitely a summer scent.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
These are all the scents I've tried from MMU so far.
CHOCOLATE MOUSSE / CHEESECAKE - buttery chocolate with rich cheesecake and the wonderful smell of a graham cracker crust
CHOCOLATE MILK - a sweet chocolate smell, but quite plain
BUTTERCREAM CRUNCH - buttery caramel with maple syrup, very sweet, one of my favorites
CARAMEL TOFFEE LATTE - smells like caramel apple in the whipped body butter even on the drydown, but smells like caramel and toffee in the massage oil, so I'm undecided about this scent
OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES WITH BUTTERCREAM FROSTING - they have since shortened the name of this one, smells very buttery with the crispness of oatmeal cookies and the sweetness of raisin, could be my absolute favorite
IRISH MOCHA - rich chocolate with coffee, cream, and sweetness, love this one
ROCKY ROAD - faint chocolate smell with a bit of marshmallow maybe, not a strong smell even at the strong intensity
DELCE DE LECHE - smells like gooey caramel with whipped cream, a nice like scent
Can you tell I'm a foodie person? IMO, MMU offers the best selection and truest foodie scents. I'll be back for more.
I got another order, so I'll add those scents as well.
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING/FUGDE MOO MOO CHOCOLATE - this really smells like brownie, not cake or plain chocolate, but real brownie with just a hint of sweet frosting
SUGAR COOKIE - I'm not happy with this scent, MMU's description is "A very rich cookie sniff! A full bodied cookie blending of vanilla, butter, white sugar, and brown sugar!" I only smell almond which I really don't like and a little bit of sugar
DECADENCE - I don't love this one either, but I guess I don't hate. MMU's description is "This is a wonderful combination of our top sellers: Brown Sugar, Coconut Cream Pie, and Tahitian Vanilla, with just a hint of Vanilla and Frosting! It is a wonderful, wonderful sniff!" It just smells like plain old coconut to me, reminds me of TBS coconut body butter
WET WALNUT/BROWN SUGAR/CHOCOLATE KISSES - a brillant combination, I must say. smells exactly like chocolate covered nuts and brown sugar
CARAMEL COOKIE - definitely smells like caramel, but there's something else in there that clashes with it, I think it's the base smell of the butter
CHOCOLATE KISSES/DELCE DE LECHE/PIE CRUST - smells like chocolate cream pie with a drizzle of caramel
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Hi. Before me right now I have my 11 little pots of various MMU scents. Most of them are in tiny little sample sizes, because I'm hesitant to commit to a full-size cream in a scent I've never smelled. Anyway, here are the reviews. I ordered all of them in scent intensity "light."
********WHITE MUD CAKE****** Ew. This doesn't smell anything like cake. It smells very artificial and plastic-y or something. It's not even sweet-smelling! I don't know, maybe I got a bad batch or something, but I really hate this one. Extra annoying b/c I bought this one in the full size. Grumble.
*****ISLAND GETAWAY******* I also bought this one in the full size. I kind of like it. It smells a little bit like chocolate, vanilla, almonds, and something coconutty and tropical. I found it to be very true to the description on the website. A decent scent, but a bit heavy. I don't think it would be a good choice for someone who prefers delicate scents.
*****CUPCAKE******: Pretty nice...smells sweet and buttery and cake-y. Not very vanilla-y to my nose.
******VANILLA LACE*****: Maybe a little too much vanilla in this one? I like vanilla scents, but when I put this on, it smells like I bathed in actual vanilla extract. Don't really like it.
******BLACKBERRY & VANILLA MUSK*****: This one is ok--mostly berry, not too much vanilla or musk, in my opinion. Gives me a bit of a headache.
*****STRAWBERRY WHITE CAKE******: A cute scent because it reminds me of the Strawberry Shortcake dolls I played with when I was little. I think this scent is more subtle than a lot of the others, and a little more delicate.
*****CHILDISH*****: I just can't put my finger on what this smells like! Sunscreen? Baby wipes? I don't know. This is the most non-foody of all the scents I've tried...it's definitely on the more floral side. I think it comes on too strong. Don't really like this one.
*****DECADENCE*****: Verrrrry foody, this one. Sweet and caramelly, also a little buttery. Not too strong, which is good...it's sort of intriguing and really builds as you sniff it. A nice one if you want to smell like a bakery.
*****COCO BEACH BABY PEACH****: This really smells like peaches and coconuts! But I guess it's all a matter of personal opinion, since my husband thinks it smells like a banana split. Whatever. Might be a nice scent for summer, but not one of my favorites because it has a weird edge to it.
****SMORES****: Smells like graham crackers and marshmallow creme, but it's kind of artificial. Probably would not wear this one.
****VANILLA ROMANCE****: More perfumey than foody. I like this one--it's innocent and sweet but a little sexy too. Not overpowering, which is nice.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I haven't had too much luck with MMU, I think maybe it was my scent choices. I like foody. Here goes: Rocky Road - powdery plastic drydown on me. Chocolate Pear - very nice one, sweet. White Cake - Nice but soo subtle even on strong scented. Angel Food Cake - nice cherry accord but fades. Boston Cream Pie - nice but very nutty. Cococnut chocolate cherry - okay scent. S'mores - nice and sweet as a pefume. chocolate orange - loved this as an angel mist. Wouldn't reorder because too many of their scents turned plastic on me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
So far I've only tried a few, but here goes:
APRICOT A LA VANILLE - eh. Can't smell the vanilla, the apricot's kind of fakey, and it gives me a headache.
LEMON LIME DAIQUIRI - very simple and clean, smells like blended lemon and lime juices and nothing else.
ASIAN PLUM - this I love. It reminds me of the Body Shop's Fuzzy Peach and Dewberry, only slightly more tart. Definitely smells like something you'd get in an Asian fruit market.
CARAMEL TOFFEE LATTE - lots of caramel and toffee, not too much latte. Oddly enough, the first sniff is apple-ish. It dries down to a toffee finish.
IRISH MOCHA - veeeeeery chocolatey, creamy, not too sweet. I have this in the shaving cream and love it, but I wouldn't wear it as a regular scent.
BAVARIAN CREAM - sprays on lemony-creamy, dries to a soft vanilla. Yummy. I couldn't stop smelling myself.
SWEET DREAM - a fresh floral. It's pretty and appealing, but it didn't bowl me over. Don't spray too much of it on at once or you'll get Fake Melon Scent Headache.
VANILLA BEAN - smells like vanilla extract to me. I'm not crazy about the smell of vanilla extract by itself, but if you are, you might like this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Bergamot and Mandarin - I expected this scent to be very fresh and tangy, having tried and loved the straight Bergamot scent before, but it was actually more of a sweet orange, pomander-type scent, with a definite hint of clove. If you like sweet and slightly warm/spicy citrus scents, you might like this one. But I'm a fresh citrus fan (Tocca Stella, Body Shop Bergamot, etc) and this just didn't cut it for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I am not really a "foody" gal (except for some vanillas and Lea which I will get to later). I have been wanting some lotions to compliment my "earthier" fragrances so I ordered some sample sizes from MMU Cosmetics. Here are my reviews, prefaced by the descriptions from MMU. They are all in varous lotion forms with the strongest fragrance intensity (which surprised me, because some of these had poor lasting power). By the way, my favorite cream is the Whipped Body Butter-thick, rich and emollient.
*****SANTA'S PIPE--"A warm, aromatic blend of top notes of damask rose and geranium, leading to a heart of sweet orange honey and finishing with a bottom of vanilla, patchouli, and sweet tobacco."
I've really got to rave about this one. If you like tobacco, and if you like SL Arabie, this is a perfect lotion with which to layer. If Arabie knocks you over and blows your socks off with its power, this might be a good alternative! I was really impressed with this one and the lasting power is good.
*****EGYPTIAN MUSK--"A true, sultry and rich Musk sniff. A Musk with no heavy perfume notes, but a surprisingly fresh, and heady aroma."
This is a terrific compliment for you Egyptian musk lovers, or those who would like to experiment with musk but are afraid it would be too strong. I got this in the strongest intensity but it's very light (seems to be common with Egyptian musk, actually). I find it pretty, clean and soapy. Contrary to the description, I don't find it sultry, rich or heady, and I've smelled a lotta musks! :) It's just lovely; I highly recommend it.
******BLUE JEAN--"A fabulous Musk scent, yet not your typical one, either. It’s slightly heady, intoxicating, and unexpectedly fresh and light."
Again, I don't find this heady or intoxitating, but rather, very light and easy to wear. A mere suggestion of a white musk. I almost think I am smelling the actual lotion more than the fragrance!
*****NAG CHAMPA--"An oriental bouquet of Musk and Patchouli with the sweetness of Sandalwood and Rose on an Orange Blossom background."
I am very picky about my Nag Champas; most are too rich and sweet for me. This one is really really nice. Light, perfumey, but not overpowering. I got this in the foot cream which is a really rich emollient lotion.
*****WARM VANILLA SUGAR--"A spot on dupe of the B&BW version! Sensational Vanilla sniff!"
Being one of the more foody fragrances I like, I decided to try this one. I liked this version, and it's a pretty accurate dupe,but it doesn't last as long as the BBW original.
*****RICE FLOWER AND SHEA--"A beautiful blending of Lily, Hyacinth, and Sandalwood. If you like Bath & Body Works version, you will love this one!"
Again, it's a good one, but the fragrance doesn't have the lasting power.
******HAWAIIAN SANDALWOOD--"The most fragrant and sweetest of all Sandalwoods! A musky, soft, and sensual Sandalwood fragrance and not as piercing and pungent as most Sandalwoods out there. Made with real Sandalwood essential oil!"
Hmm, I don't know that I'd call it sweet, but I really liked it, and it had decent lasting power. It's not any kind of "tropical" scent IMO, so for those of you who like your sandalwoods dry, no worries here that this will smell like suntan lotion or coconut! It's a good option to for layering those sandalwood scents.
******HONEY DROP--"A strong, sweet, and comforting honey scent. A lovely, sweet blending of true Honey, and Sugared Vanilla." I have ordered this before, being a honey lover. It is a dead ringer for the Kama Sutra Honey Dust scent. It is sweet but there is that warm organic honey smell underlying, that lasts allll day.
*****PATCHOULI--"As true as a Patchouli scent can be! This is sensual, woodsy and fabulous!"
I have been searching for an earthy, oily, patchouli scent for a while, and, while this is great upon application, it really fades quickly.
******PATCHOULI MUSK--"A warm, slightly woody, and earthy sniff with light background notes of Citrus, Pine & Musk."
I love both of these separately and hoped they'd make a fabulous combination, but, alas, it was just a bit too sweet for me. Musta been that citrus. Not bad, mind you, but not what I was looking for.
*******ALMOND MILK--"The distinctive and fantastic aroma of sweet almond milk! A best seller!"
Ah, so on to my search for complimenting my Lea fragrance. This is a great non-sugary sweet almond scent upon application, but, like some of the others, it fades quickly. :(
******MAYAN GOLD--"Fabulously striking! A very mystical aroma, blending Patchouli, Plumeria, Sandalwood, Myrrh, and Sweet Orange."
A bit sweet for me at first, but had a great musky dry down.
Moroccan Rain--"A rich and warm oriental type scent with a sweet honey note, and a touch of spice. A very nice unisex scent!" Unusual and pretty, but it just wasn't for me...a little too rich.
SAND OF MORROCO--"A sensual blend of carnation, sandalwood, and hints of vanilla, and musk." Same as above description.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Knowing that I'm super picky about scents, I ordered only samples of their body care products in various scents. I don't recall them all, but I do remember I wasn't thrilled. The Linden Blossom scent was OK, a little fake. The Pink Grapefruit & Almond scent, which sounded like a good idea, was downright disgusting. Not a repeat customer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I just received my order today. It took quite a while to get here. And I was SO excited about it as I love foody scents. I got the Angel Mist in CINNAMON VANILLA CRUMBLE-the scent is ok,real cinnamon smell and a small touch of vanilla. I didn't smell the crumble no trace of a "bready" smell at all. Body Custard in CHERRY CREAM VANILLA. Nice consistancy. The scent is very fake cherry smell with a barely detectable vanilla scent. Whipped Body Butter in CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE. Very thick,nice cream. My fave of all the scents I got and unfortunately I only got this one in a miniscule 0.5 ounce trial size. Smells good -you can smell a hint of chocolate and vanilla and a distinct dough scent. Purity Parfum in STRAWBERRY WHITE CAKE. Strong fake strawberry smell and no detectable cake scent. All in all I was disappointed with the entire order. Maybe I ordered the wrong scents. I am willing to try it again and order different scents. It is expensive though.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Citrus Anise- my favorite so far, though it's probably not for everyone. A blend of tart citrus and anise. Scent is potent even at light intensity.
Anise- black licorice, straight up. I love it. Again, not for everyone.
Lavender Breeze- a fresh floral scent with green notes. Reminds me of fancy guest soaps. It's nice, but I'm not crazy about it.
Secluded Beach- smelled almost fruity to me at first, but after some use, I could detect the "beachiness". Sort of salty and fresh at the same time. Very nice.
Wild Lime- I love it... just like fresh-squeezed limeade. This one is subtle, so I recommend it in medium to strong intensity.
Pink Grapefruit- another one that is probably best at stronger intensities. Subtle, but very juicy and true. I bought this for my mom and I think she's going to love it.
Neroli- I was hoping for something that reminded me of orange blossoms blooming in spring. This is almost there, but not quite. It's pleasant and clean though, and would probably blend well with a lot of scents.
Alias- although the pine does hint of cleaning products, I really liked this. Would probably be great in the shampoos, conditioners, or hand wash.
Pumpkin Pie and Brown Spice- wow... smells delicious. It took me a few sniffs to pick out the brown sugar note, but once you find it, it's unmistakeable.
Ambre a la Vanille- I didn't think I'd like this one (I didn't buy it for myself, but for a gift), but I really do. Very warm and rich, but not overwhelming.
Bartlett Pear & Sweet Chocolate- I can't really detect the pear in this. It smelled artificial in the bottle, but I tried just a drop on my arm (again, this was a gift so I couldn't go overboard), and it smells much better when you're wearing it.
Cranberry Passion- I was hoping for something similar to The Body Shop's seasonal cranberry line, but this isn't it. Sort of artificial. I don't hate it, but I wouldn't buy it again.
Kudzu Blossom- I'm still making up my mind about this one. In the container, it smells like grape juice with a floral note. It smells nice when you first put it on, but the drydown smells somewhat artificial. I think I need to use it more before I can really make up my mind.