All I get from this scent is basil. Maybe I'm just hungry.
Lip Treatments -The Body Shop - Morello Cherry Lip Balm Pot
mllebovary 2/13/2008 11:30:00 AM
Guess what! I still have a pot of this from the 90s! I say we start a petition. Let's storm TBS headquarters and demand they bring it back!!!! I still use a little bit every now and then to take me down memory lane. It still smells so strong for being almost 15 years old!!! I too was one of those girls in high school in the early 90's who collected the myriad of TBS flavors. Similar to another reviewer, I went on a high school trip to London and stocked up there as well. I love this lipbalm! I agree with everyone else--TBS really created and cornered the market back then. I blame them solely for my lipbalm purchase addiction, as well as for my lipbalm "lick it right off my lips because it smells and tastes so good" addiction. But this, to me, is the holy grail of lipbalms (well, next to Naturalistic's honey; also discontinued I believe). The packaging down to the smell and the sheer color. Summary: Best lipbalm ever. BRING IT BACK BODY SHOP!!
My new favorite LUSH bath bomb! I used this when my knee joints were hurting, with the delusional thought that because there were sea salts in it, it would act like an epsom salt bath and take some of the pain away. OK, that was (as I mentioned) delusional thinking. HOWEVER... You can feel the sea salts when you hold the bomb--it makes the water & your skin get soft. Bonus: the water turns this funky army green. I like army green. And it is probably one of the strongest smelling bath bombs I've tested--it smells like pine, cypress and sandalwood, but nicely so (think CdG Series 3 scents minus the incense). I always hate that the smell of the BB ends when I get out of the tub--it never stays on my skin. This one did! Summary: If you dig smelling like trees, feeling real smooth, and have a fondness for all things green, then this BB may be for you. If not, it may just remind you of elves running around a forest. Or something like that.
OK, so I'm torn on this one. Smells of: frankenscence, cedar Lasting power: Fades on me after about 2 hours, but that's because I'm like a perfume sponge. Nothing lasts long on this bod. Packaging: I'm a minimalist, so the super slim, rectangular bottle appealed to me. The writing is simple, not prominent. The top of the EDP is a silver ball w/ cork (I reccommend purchasing the atomizer if you're going to use this frequently). And it is rather tall. I like looking at this on my dresser. Summary: I like, but it is better layered with other scents to increase its complexity & improve its staying power.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo
mllebovary 2/11/2008 8:51:00 PM
I will review this scent in a haiku: I wanted to love Was willing to pay a lot Play-Doh plus Cherries Summary: Not for me.
Fragrances -Comme des Garcons - Incense Series Kyoto
mllebovary 2/11/2008 8:45:00 PM
Gingerbreadgirl nailed it: citronella, Deep Woods Off, bad camping trip. Plus, it had zip staying power on me (thank god; saved me a trip to the sink to wash it off). Not horrible, but not great either. Summary: I wanted to like it, but I'm sticking with CdG Avignon.
The evolution of this scent on me: 1) baby vomit 2) baby vomit + incense 3) incense + powder 4) powder + chai 5) chai + flowers Summary: I liked the end notes on me--the question is can I get past the baby vomit? Yes, I think I can.
Fragrances -Comme des Garcons - Incense Series 'Zagorsk'
mllebovary 2/11/2008 8:27:00 PM
I hated this on me; LOVED IT on my husband. Very masculine scent. It made me want to jump his bones. That's why I'm giving it 4 lippies. First something musty, but not a bad musty; like a mausoleum or an old abbey. It reminded me of my Ukrainian grandmother's Byzantine-Orthodox church--candles, incense and sweet smell of paska bread. Then the "forest" notes come through along with something sweet, but I don't know if I'd say floral. Finally, after a while there was some smoke mixed in. Summary: I'm sticking with CdG Avignon, husband now wearing Zagorsk.
I really like this scent. But be warned: it's not for everyone. Even my husband said I smelled like a campfire the first time I wore it. That being said... It's really straightforward: smoky (but not like tobacco), resin-like, maybe a little cedar. This is NOT like church-type incense (e.g. the Commes des Garcon Series 3 scents). Norma Kamali "Ceremony" fills that role. Summary: I personally think that NK should've named that fragarance "Incense" and this one "Campfire." Then my husband could get the royalties :)
LOVE THIS! Nice deep color; not like the Wet-N-Wild black nail color I wore as a teenager. :) I always get compliments when I wear it. The only bad part is the cost--$19 is a lot for nailpolish, but if you're going to get a lot of use out of it, isn't it worth it in the end?
I was so anxious to try this out after all the hype I'd heard. So finally I made it to the store to check it out. My husband and I couldn't decide if it smelled worse than diptyque's "L'Autre" (indian food + BO) or not. It was strong and dark smelling--maybe a little like black truffle (and I love truffles) but whatever the notes, I was just overwhelmed with some odor I didn't like--I kept getting the smell of something rotting. Needless to say, I didn't keep it on long enough to figure out its staying power--I headed straight to the restroom and washed it off. The Viole de Fleure, however, smelled divine. Personally, I'd pass on this one and go with that. Much better! Summary: Oh. My. God.
This shampoo bar was a disappointment. My husband and I bought it to take on our honeymoon. Since we were doing "backpacks only" for a two-week international trip, the more space we could save in our ziploc baggies, the better. A 2-in1 bar seemed optimal. Boy were we disappointed! My favorite Lush shampoo bar is "New!" so I was excited to try this. Let me preface this by saying that I have fine, blonde, poker-straight hair and my husband's is thick, curly, and chesnut colored. We both concurred: Not only did it not it feel like we had residue left on our hair after using it (and we did try it again when we got home, so it wasn't just the water quality or pressure), but the smell of licorice was too strong for both of our tastes (and my husband LOVES licorice). All in all, I'm passing on this Lush product and won't be purchasing again.
I didn't like it compared to other LUSH shampoo bars. The smell is great, but where my New! bar stays together till it's near the end, this one fell apart after maybe 10 uses. I also felt like it left residue on my hair. I found a better use for it as a solid body wash bar.
Lotions/ Creams -Henri Bendel - body lotion in Rose Petals
mllebovary 2/11/2008 1:15:00 PM
Smells like pure roses! It is rich and thick and is the ONLY lotion with staying power that lasts on me all day. I bought this and the sugar scrub for my wedding day. I didn't even wear perfume, and everyone still told me how good I smelled!!
Lotions/ Creams -Palmers - Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula
mllebovary 2/11/2008 12:42:00 PM
Love this stuff--have been using it for years. a) It smells so nice (I love cocoa butter) b) truly does make stretch marks fade, with extended usage (months, at the least) c) it is ridiculously cheap and d) you can find it just about anywhere. I buy and use plenty of other lotions/creams..including other Palmer's products, but this is the one I always go back to. Can't get any better than that, can you?