I don't like the original J'Adore but L'Or is pure class. Put simply, there isn't another out there that compares to it....enough said!!
I have many expensive fine fragrances but it seems that Laura Mercier Vanille is all I want to wear. It's such a beautiful, long lasting, and comforting scent.
I just feel right wearing it! Love the name and the bottle and am addicted to the light but sexy scent!
My mother and I were at Bloomingdales two weeks ago with my daughter while she was at the Chanel counter. To kill time, mom and I were nosing around the fragrance counter (which I've been staying away from for the past year) and became very intrigued with Hanae Mori toilette. I never cared much for Hanae Mori but revisiting it has left me to realize how pretty it is. The weather here in San Diego could not be anymore wonder and the toilette version of Hanae Mori is so appropriate as it is light, beautiful, and just sweet enough. My mother is 72 years old and just had to have it too....in fact, I thought that she would prefer Magical Moon since she is a die hard CoCo wearer and Hanae Mori is nothing I could ever imagine her wearing.
I finally found what I have been looking for!!!! I purchased the Intense Elixir.....it's beautiful, fun and freespirited. This fragrance can hold it's own against many classics but has a modern vibe to it. Finally...something that I feel completely comfortable wearing!
Good job Dior....I'm impressed. What can I say...the finish is lovely and the price IMHO is reasonable. I agree with the other posters who say that it isn't dewy or mat and I suppose if I had to pick one, I would say it leans toward a satin finish. It seems to have light defussers that do amazing things for my imperfections. I have alot of sun damage on my chest and if wear a foundation that covers those imperfections up...it doesn't look right. I think this is what Chanel tried to accomplish with Teint Innocence but didn't. I was using a generous sample from Neiman Marcus but will purchase a bottle soon for the upcoming warmer weather.
Fragrances -Trish McEvoy - Blackberry and Vanilla Musk #9 EDP
krissybug 2/1/2009 10:54:00 PM
I purchased this about two years ago and my daughter wanted it....I didn't miss it. Now after owning many fine fragrances, my taste changed to desiring something simple and fresh. #9 is perfect for just that.....uncomplicated, fresh, and so yummy. It's fun and lighthearted and won't offend anyone with being "too much". Pretty soon spring will be here so I may layer it with #6. I would much rather wear this than a light floral.
I am completely sold on this Trish product and think she produced one of the nicest foundations on the market. I am 45 years old and have come to the conclusion that heavy makeups just don't help after a certain age. What makes Treatment Foundation so unique is that it looks completely natural and even if it is applied heavily (which isn't necessary) it never makes you look made up or cakey.....just like you were blessed with gorgeous, glowing skin. After years in the Southern California sun, I have alot of hyperpigmentation (yuck) on my chest and face. I always have a delimna over wheather to use a natural foundation, which often often isn't enough coverage or a heavier one to cover the uneven skin. With the heavier ones, I can look like I have on a mask because of all the hyperpigmentation on my chest. It just isn't attractive when your face and chest don't match! I have remain faithful to Treatment Foundation because it suits my needs so well.
Though I think it is a nice fragrance.....it's not for me. Since I am a woman, I will stick with more feminine fragrances and will leave this for the guys. I can see a sporty young man wearing this though.
I thought I better step in to break up all the negative reviews. Love In Black was a birthday gift from my children and I have been wearing it nonstop since then (the begining of October). It's elegant but fresh and lovely. Some say that Creed fragrances aren't complex enough and though I agree, it's the quality that is so addictive. Once you wearing them, everything else seems so synthetic. I love this fragrance much more than Love In White and think it is much more elegant. At first I was a little indifferent to the violet but acquired a love for it quickly. Love In Black is the prettiest violet fragrance I have ever smelled. I can see myself wearing this fragrance for a long time.
Fragrances -L'Artisan Fragrances - Safran Troublant
krissybug 6/26/2008 7:51:00 PM
Oh...I so love this!! I think this is the sexiest fragrance I have ever encountered and I see myself purchasing it many times. I appreciate that it is light which makes it so appropriate for bedtime affairs...... I did withold one lippy due to how quickly it goes away. I wish that the creators would consider an extreme version.
How on earth did I miss this and shame on me for never letting it develope when I did sample it! That was about 2 years ago when I was in Las Vegas in about 100 degree temps. I remember that cab ride back to the hotel...the cabby kept commenting on how beautiful my perfume was and I just dodged the compliments because I was embarrased by how I smelled! When I first tried Alien, there was a note that seemed medicinal to me. I didn't want to try too hard to convince mysef in liking it and quickly dismissed it...never to return until recently. My curiousity stirred this past week when I spotted the limited edition of Alien in the gorgeous amber bottle. What a tease..as Nordies was previewing the fragrance but had not received their shipment, so my attention turned to the original EDP. I agree, it is gorgeous and very very sensual. I am happy to have found a soft woody oriental frangrance that isn't too sweet (Flowerbomb) or lacking sensual notes (Kenzo Amour). Alien is what I wanted Allure Sensuelle to be. Though I appreciate Allure Sensuelle, it is just a bit too serious for me. The softness of Alien reminds me of one of my favorites from about 6 years ago, Versace Women. Have any of you seen the .33 oz refillable purse spray? It's a pretty little bottle. EDIT: I've been wearing this for about a week. What I find interesting is that if you look at the boards it seems to have a love/hate reaction...I've experienced both. Maybe since it has new ingredients that we aren't use to, our first impressions are that it just screams. The drydown is very very soft...almost like vanilla but not overly sweet. I find Angel to be much louder.
I want to tell my Chance Eau Fraiche story. I use to be a die hard Chance EDT fan. It always morphed into the sexiest scent. By the end of the day there was absolutely nothing like it. Well, times have changed and I will tell you that I had moved on to more "exclusive" fragrances like Creed, Hermes, Bond, and many other exclusive offerings. Eventually Chance lost its appeal with me. I have a friend that I play league tennis with who is a fragrance vendor and works not for but at Nordstroms. She really doesn't like to change fragrances and is usually happy to wear only one exclusively. Because of her job she has to know her products and wears different ones often while playing tennis. Though she wears many different fragrances, there have only been three that I can say are noteworthy. They are Narcisco Rodriguez, Carla Fracci, and Chance Eau Fraiche. A few days ago I was playing on one court and she was playing on the court next to me. I kept getting whiffs of something really beautiful. I couldn't believe when she came to my court that she revealed that it was Chance Eau Fraiche. I ran out that afternoon and bought my own bottle. I believe that this version is much like the original that it morphs often during the day. It does start off with a blast of citrus but because the base notes are amber, patchoulli, and vetiver it softens and has depth. I have tried many light scents that would suit my active lifestyle and with the exception of Jo Malone Gardenia I haven't been happy with anything else. I'm happy to have found my spring summer scent.
To be honest, I have not purchased Fracas but I have sampled it many many times. I love tuberrose and I do appreciate Fracas for being a classic but, I would have to go with Tuberrose Gardenia Private Collection by Erin Lauder, Tuberrose Indiana by Creed, or for something a little different but somewhat similiar, Marc Jacobs (in pure parfum of course). It's pretty but we can do better!
I have never been satisfied with any foundation I have ever purchased until I switched to YSL. The first YSL foundation that I purchased was the one that has a brush attached to the bottle. It stayed true throughout the day and though I was satisfied with it, I was still curious about Teint Majeur. For some reason the YSL make-up artist who I usually make my purchases from would discourage me from trying it. After being disappointed by Bobbi Brown's luminious foundation, I decided to return that purchase and finally try T.M. It is wonderful. From the marketing description and the fact that it is a cream foundation, I assumed that it would be heavy and too moisturing. It isn't, but is probably the best that I have owned. I have alot of pigment in my skin and even though I tan, I also slightly freckle. I try my best not to attract color from the sun and continuously apply sunscreen but I still tan easily. I love the softness of matte foundations but I always look odd because of the freckles on my arms and chest. My freckles still come through when I wear T.M., which looks more natural, but my skin looks evened out and rested and I don't look glossy or too moisturized. I also own La Prairie caviar foundation. I thought there could be a possiblity that the two products would be similiar but they aren't. La Prairie seems to have alot of silicone and after a couple of hours it makes me look oily and shiney. I'm happy that I discovered Teint Majeur and personally I love treat myself with such a nice product. I suggest using a q-tip to apply it and if you need more simply use the other end of the same q-tip. It could be helpful to keep the product clean.