Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Honore des Pres Sexy Angelic
rljp 1/21/2012 11:27:00 AM
Ladies, I have to disagree with you, this perfume is absolutely lovely. So delicate, feminine, truly a fragrance to savor in through your nostrils. True, it requires an extra squirt or two, but really, who wants their perfume to enter a room first? Not I. This is 100% natural, so naturally, the notes are highly sensitive, volatile and will evaporate quicker then the artificial additives and notes in high-end retail brands. I personally want to smell natural and effortless and this is what Sexy Angelic offers. If you ever ate a Calisson candy from France, this is as close as you can get to the confection. I detect, a soft licorice, a powdery melon and marzipan. It's very pretty and so fresh. I enjoy wearing this to brighten my mood. The irony here is I discovered on the Honores webpage, one of the notes listed in the perfume is a "snip" of hemlock, which is poisonous and can be fatal. I doubt there's enough in here or if any of this is actually in the perfume, but it sure raises some eyebrows. The perfume has an element of danger in it, slightly naughty, sweet, innocent and malice all rolled up into one, but never overbearing.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Michele Bergman - Black Tuberose perfume oil
rljp 7/4/2011 9:43:00 AM
Black tuberose is a green and light tuberose, it starts off slightly buttery and rubbery, but then fades into a lush green white floral. The lasting power I was not impressed with. It was a pretty scent, it just is missing some sort of fireworks or spark. I can't quite put my finger on what's it's missing, but if it had some sort of warm note in it, this could quite possibly add some depth to this perfume. I would recommend sampling this first before purchasing the oil, it's over $100. I wish I could elaborate further on this review, but there's really not much to say regarding this perfume, it just doesn't excite or inspire me. I found Michele Bergman's other perfume, Black Gardenia much more nicer and feminine than this perfume, even though Black Gardenia smells like a Glade air freshener.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Honore des Pres Vamp a NY
rljp 4/7/2011 8:04:00 PM
This fragrance was surprisingly lovely. The tuberose, bezoin and resin notes blended well together giving this perfume a candylike note to it. On my skin, it reminded me of sweet tarts candies I ate when I was 10 years old. It was a great flashback to the carefree days. It wasn't too strong and I must say the staying power was quite weak and that's the reason I'm giving this four stars, instead of five. 100% natural fragrance, which was an added bonus. Fun, feminine, happy, and truly a lovely perfume.
Candles -Unlisted Brand - Carriere Freres Industrie - Tuberose
rljp 3/26/2011 5:21:00 PM
I absolutely am in love with this candle. Words simply cannot describe how much I'm impressed. The candles are imported from France, which if you're a girly, girly, romantic and a whimsical lady and love all things Parisian, you'll understand what I mean when you first open your candle. The box is lovely, minimalistic. If you're thinking about giving this as a gift, there's no need to wrap it. The ceramic holder is just divine, it has a medicinal illustration on it that you might have found in a herb or garden book in the late 1890's or early 1900's. When the candle wax (which is a vegetal wax, all natural & clean burning) burns out completely, you can even use this ceramic cup as a mini gardening pot which you can place on your window sill. It has a bit of a vintagy feel to it and the quality of the wax is superb, no burning, just trim the top of the wick before you light it with your finger tips ever so slightly. The wax burns slowly and the fragrance permeates your room with a faint scent of tuberose flowers. Can I confess, I despise tuberose, but I love this flowery scented candle. When I burn the candle, I feel like twirling in my room and I have an instant smile on my face, I feel the Spring approaching.
Other -EO - EO - Peppermint with thyme hand sanitizer
rljp 2/19/2011 5:51:00 PM
I love this natural and organic hand sanitizer spray. It's uplifting, fresh, moisturizes while it kills germs and it's convenient size is perfect for your bag.
Conditioner -Finesse - Clean + Simple Hypoallergenic Conditioner for Normal Hair
rljp 2/19/2011 5:13:00 PM
I wrote a review for the shampoo version (please read my review) and I'd like to say this is a great companion to the shampoo. It conditions your hair, it makes it very light weight feeling and tangible, but my only complaint is you have to use more then your usual amount of conditioner to feel it's doing it's job and that is the reason behind my 4 star review.
Shampoo -Finesse - Clean + Simple Hypoallergenic For Normal Hair
rljp 2/19/2011 12:02:00 PM
I suffer from atopic dermatitis and almost every kind of soap or sudsy kind of product cause irritation and redness. As you can imagine, it's extremely uncomfortable and I have to be meticulous and careful with all products I purchase for showering, etc.. That being said, I have always been a fan of Finesse for a couple of decades now. I love how soft it makes my hair, the light scent and how shiny it leaves my hair. Recently though, the ingredients in the older one has been exasperating my recent eczema outbreak. I came across Finesse Clean + Simple shampoo and I was literally jumping for joy! I used it this morning and I can tell you, no skin irritation whatsoever and it left my hair, soft, clean and the faint scent was so very olfactory pleasing. I recommend this to anyone with severe allergies.
Fragrances -Dawn Spencer Hurwitz - Parfum Des Beaux Arts - Formula X perfume oil
rljp 1/15/2011 3:35:00 PM
Formula X is amazing! I was rendered speechless upon first sniff. It's a skin scent with a hint of fruitiness. Truly feminine and lovely. This will be a staple in your perfume collection. I purchased the perfume oil and it lasts a long time. If you wear this on a first date, he will remember how you smell, that's for sure. Non headache inducing and super airy. I woul elaborate further, but what more could I write when this perfume speaks for itself. Try a sample on Indiescents.com, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Justice Bodan Perfume Oil
rljp 1/15/2011 3:20:00 PM
I purchased a sample of this unisex perfume oil on indiescents.com and I was pleasantly surprised by how wonderful it was. For starters, the oil was of high quality and viscosity. It lasts a long time, especially if you have an oiler skin texture. The top notes are incredibly masculine, which really satisfied me because most colognes on the market which are considered "male", come across as faux aquatic or too strong for my senses to bear. The note I noticed the most was the leather along with the oakmoss. It was really warm and inviting, I felt like nuzzling near the nape of my guys neck when I smelled this from the sample vile. I highly recommend this perfume oil for men and for women who love warm, amberesque perfumes and this fragrance will sure turn heads and people will ask, what are you wearing because it's truly sublime.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - Astier De Villatte - Creme Suisse
rljp 12/3/2010 4:36:00 PM
Wonderful discovery off the Anthropologie website. It's an imported hand cream from Switzerland, from a French ceramics and home goods company. The moisturizer lasts a long time, there's no need to reapply. The texture is creamy and slightly liquidy, but once it absorbs into your skin, it dries rapidly, leaving no oily residue. The scent is slightly medicinal and a touch of clean, this cream is definitely unisex, in fact, I can see more men use this then women, fragrance wise. The ingredients are about over 90% natural with some organic ingredients, if you're into more natural products. I highly recommend this hand moisturizer for yourself or that special man in your life. The only drawback is the price, it's over $70 dollars and my reason for giving this four stars.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Frazer Parfum solide - Chapter 3 Coffee and orange blossom
rljp 10/23/2010 1:49:00 PM
One word, gorgeous! High quality ingredients, all organic and cultivated locally on a farm in Africa and hand made. In this parfum solide, the notes are orange blossom, coffee, orris butter and sandalwood. It's incredibly warm, but not overpowering and it blends lovely with your natural skin oils and body chemistry. It's packaged in this small white box and when you open it there's a blackwood pin cushion compact that is hand carved and holds the perfume in it. It's so inventive and makes this a very unique perfume and wonderful stocking stuffer gift for Christmas or for your friends birthday. Don't allow the cute packaging to distract you from the fact that this perfume is amazing and the creator of this frgarance is the Granddaughter of the man who invented Oil of Olay ad other skin care products. She has chemistry and scent knowledge in her blood. When the temperatures creep up outdoors and the humidity rises, the scent from the parfum compact begins to rise and fills up my room with the lovely smell of a soft orange blossom. I am always in awe how potent the oils are in here. I love this perfume, there are not enough words in the English vocabulary to describe my adoration for this perfume.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - LURK - RSW 005 Perfume oil
rljp 10/23/2010 1:34:00 PM
The fragrance notes here in this perfume oil are sandalwood and rose maroc. It has a woodsy note that dominates the entire scent, which is very reminiscent of cedarwood or cedar blocks you might have in your closet to deter moths from eating holes in your wool sweaters. I smelled a hint of the rose, but it quickly dissipated, which was very disappointing. I feel this perfume had tremendous potential. The sandalwood should have complimented the rose, but instead unfairly overwhelmed it, which was sad. Sample this first before you purchase.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - LURK - PRJ V1 Perfume oil
rljp 10/23/2010 1:24:00 PM
I'm testing this right now on my wrist and it's gorgeous! This is a warm perfume oil and one of the destinctively feminine fragrances from their line of 5 to choose from. It's 100% natural, has petitgrain as the top note and jasmine and rose maroc to round out and balance the entire scent. It warms up and first you notice the jasmine, which is bold and determined to make a statement and then the rose maroc comes out and you can detect the green, lush scent of rose stems, absolutely amazing and then surprise, the petitgrain comes back and you have a hint of citrus lingering around. The quality is top notch and the carrier oil is jojoba. I highly recommend this to only jasmine and rose fans who are not timid to wear a strong, but not headache inducing perfume oil.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Ko Denmark - organic jasmine + neroli roll on perfume
rljp 10/16/2010 9:28:00 AM
Pure jasmine and strong neroli oil mixed together, creates a warm noticable fragrance. It's 100% natural, organic and it rolls on easily. It also contains a natural alcohol in here, but I feel if the perfumer removed the alcohol, the perfume oil would last longer on the skin. It fades rather quickly, in a couple of hours and you'll need to reapply. I think this perfume would have been a regular on my wrist if there was more depth to it, additional notes to round out the perfume. It's a singular note of jasmine and neroli, that's it, which they are lovely scents on their own, but they are also overpowering, so you have to be careful here because the indole fragrance really comes at your nostrils. I'd say try a sample, beautyhabit online has samples you can purchase.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - 1000 Flowers - Reglisse Noire eau de toilette spray
rljp 10/16/2010 9:19:00 AM
Do you remember the smell of black licorice as a child? You might not have wanted to eat the licorice in your hand, but the smell was a bit captivating and well I have no idea how this perfumer was able to capture the true essense of that smell and bottle it! This is absolutely fabulous. I love the licorice smell, but this perfume is a bit dark, incredibly warm and not for my liking, I love more softer feminine fragrances. This is a gourmand scent, but then again it's not, it's difficult to explain, but it's a sophisticated scent for an adult, especially if you don't want to smell like a piece of candy or a brownie. If you love warm scents, this is a winner and you will not be disappointed. It has patchouli in here somewhere and it's 100% natural, which is wonderful and gives you peace of mind when applying it to your skin. Who needs nasty chemicals. Overall, I highly recommend to women who want a darker perfume with personality. You can purchase a sample at Indiescents, great perfume.