I loved the lavender in this scent, but whatever it was blended with, made it smell like a men's cologne to me. It was just so so.
I must prefix this reveiw, by saying I'm allready in love with another vetiver scent. Maybe one should not compare. Although Vetiver Oriental, is warm, soft, and comforting, it did not send me to heaven. The vetiver and sandelwood mingle nicely, I can imagine wearing it on a cool autumn day. Instead I would reach for Gueralin's Vetiver instead.
Just the thought of all those beautifull flowers in this bottle....made me purchase one. I do love the intial top and middle notes, they worked on my skin. I loved the rich scent of the Frangipane, which was easily discernable from the other flowers. Those base notes, that vanilla, amber, musk....It just turned the whole composition into an old stale powder on my skin...so I've swapped it..Thank God for MUA always to the rescue with my perfume foibles
Although I can appreciate the genius in a well composed scent, it doesn't always mean I will love it. Rahat Loukoum, started out with beautifull cherries and almond. Lovely and strong for the first few minutes. Then upon dry down, it just ended up smelling like cherry cough medicine on me...too bad
Fragrances -L'Artisan Fragrances - La Chasse aux Papillons
laurenaj 8/21/2004 11:50:00 AM
Butterfly's Hunting....Just as the name suggests...This perfume haunts me. It opens up with a beautifull lemon, bergamont cloud. Jasmine and tuberose, rush to meet up with them, and sparkling lime waits in the periphery to dance and complete the scent. They say it's the white floral that all others are compared to. With one sniff you'll see why.I know others complain that Chasse doesn't have lasting power. With me that's not the case for some reason. After only applying twice yesterday, I could still smell tuberose and lime in the crux of my arm at bed time. AHHH...sweet dreams
Fragrances -Les Parfums de Rosine - Rose de Rosine
laurenaj 8/20/2004 12:59:00 PM
This morning I revisited La Rose as I was making a sample for another member. Although I could not make my mind up in the past about La Rose... I've been sitting on the fence, I've finally come over to the winning side. La Rose is a beautifull scent. It's not your soft,sweet, innocent, dewey, delicate rose. It's vibrant, passionate and deep. It's not the rosed based scents that sour and smell old on my skin. It's sophistacated, blended with many different roses from around the world, accented with violet to give it it's kick.For me this is not a summer or spring scent. I can't wait to revisit La Rose again when the weather begins to cool.
I really thought I would fall in love with A La Nuit, since I fell in love with UN Lys and Fleurs d' Oranger. After I first applied the Jasmine scent, I was so dissapointed. To me it did not smell like jasmine at all. My house is surrounded by jasmine bushes that all bloom in the spring. That's the scent I wanted.It brought me back to my Jean Nate days, why I don't know. My better half wanted to know what that smell was...is it Rhinocort? ( a nasal spray medication). The only two words that come to me to describe this is Glade Airfreshner.EDIT:I just went from 1 lippie to three- it's been one month later, and I've been secretly revisiting A La Nuit. I think my problem in the beginning is I applied way too much on. If applied lightly, this is a lovely jasmine scent. I've been enjoying layering it w/ others: Darura Noir, and Boise de Vanille. Remember apply very lightly to get the true effect!Edit: I've just gone from 3 lippies to five-A la Nuit has grown on me. Used sparingly it is remanicent of true Jasmine.From the initial strong wild heady whiff, to the subtle lingering flowery dry down this is true delight.This morning I've layered it with Boise de Vanille, and I couldn't dream of anything more beautifull. It's so interesting to me, how this perfume went from 1 lippie to 5. Sometimes it just takes time to get to know a scent.Oh, I forgot to mention it has incredible lasting power.
I think I'm almost ready to accept the fact that maybe, I don't like rose based scents. Although there are a few more I need to try. Sa Majeste La Rose, is a very soft true rose. It smells as if if you clothed yourself in rose petals, and then, 30 minutes later it happens, a slight souring on my skin...Oh! No! please don't let this happen yet again...and then it starts to smell like old pot pourie, stale like "old lady"I'm still on my search for the perfect rose...I'll let you know when I find it
I loved this perfume at least it's concept. Why oh Why, does Rose base perfumes not work on me.I bought a small bottle after testing. After just applying I get the most beautifull whiff of perfect yellow roses on a spring day, lucious melons, soft and feminine, just perfect! After 10 minutes there isn't even a trace of any scent on me. Gone! Kaput! I used the whole bottle in one week, bought the lotion to layer. It didn't make one difference. If anybody knows why this happens...Please drop me a line. I'm still trying to find a Rose fragrence that can work for me.
Being a 60's baby, I grew up on musk. I'd like to think I'm a connesiour of musk. Serge Luten's, Claire de Musk is just lacking in anything special. I can purchase a similar musk oil on the venice beach board walk for $3.00. It smells like a lot of other musks out there: Jovan, Bonnie Bell etc.It's sweetly cloying, antiseptic...like the air freshners in bathrooms and busses.I think I'll stick with my Keihl's Origanal musk oil, that I've been wearing every day since I was 13.
I just received my sample today, and I'm basking in it's sublime aura. I can not for the life of me compare fleurs de oranger, with la chasse aux papillons which is also a favorite of mine.La Chasse is a innocent floral with no spices and an intense tuberose dry down. Fleurs D' Oranger is a spicey sensual floral. After I first applied I got the most INTENSE orange burst, but as it dried down, i smelled oranges, nectar, white flowers blended so no specific note was detectable to me, honey, and cumin....I felt like I was walking thru a moroccon open market, where the venders were selling open bins of honey, spices, oranges and white flowers. It's mysterous and addicting. Note: A few days later...I got a strong tuberose dry down, now I understand everyones association with La Chasse accept for me, with th D' Oranger, there was an equal remnannt of orange and cumin. I can't wait to put it on again!
I never thought that anything could reproduce the smell of lilacs wafting thru the window on a warm spring day. Serge Lutens did it with Un Lys. It's tempered with lily ( not lily of the valley) and warmed with vanilla which is hardly discernable. The vanilla which usually turns me off to a scent, works here in Un Lys, giving it it's depth, and allowing the lily and lilac to linger a long long time. I love it and will add it to my favorites!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo
laurenaj 8/12/2004 7:58:00 AM
I received my sample from lucky scents, yesterday. I tore the package open, excited to try my sample of POTL. Now I can understand the mystery and intrigue of this scent. At first it smells like sandelwood, but something more, cederwood...but more, after another sniff, it's shalimar...no play doh, no it's cherrywood...but more. It's warm, musky, like toasted marshmellows on a open fire...but more. After all was sniffed and dried down, I was left with a scent I didn't want to smell like. I'm so gratefull I didn't HAVE TO HAVE it.
This is the top of the line body moisturizer. My skin is silky smooth and soft. Everybody always comments how soft and smooth my skin is. It takes a little effort to rub it in, but it is oh so worth to be so silky soft. Kiehls is really cool with their samples, so try some out and see if it works for you.
This is such a beautifull fragrance. Sweet lily of the valley, sweet peas and tuberose. Oh and don't forget the lucious fruits.... the edp is so long lasting, people will be complimenting you asking you what your wearing. My summer spring scent......It makes me so happy when I wear it...