Sophia is my second favorite Tocca candle (Grace being #1). Tocca describes it as the scent of a Mediterranean garden. It is fresh without being too herbal. I definately detect notes of tomato leaf and basil. But the candle still manages to be sweet, not smelling like tomato sauce! A bit citrusy. A love-it-or-hate-it scent, so make sure you smell before you buy.
Kyoto is described by Tocca as the scent of the flower of the Kinmokusei plant, surrounding Japan's Buddhist temples. It smells exactly like a perfectly ripe apricot to me. If you like very sweet and fruity scents, this is for you. I just like to keep the small votive in a drawer and pull it out every once in a while to smell when I need a quick pick-me-up. I wouldn't light it though, as Tocca candles are very powerful and I consider this a rather one-dimensional scent that is almost nauseatingly sweet.
This candle is one powerful fig fragrance! Fig lovers will rejoice! I find it to be a bit too sweet for my taste. However, everyone I work with, where the candle sits in my office unlit, always walks by my door and says, "What is that scent? I absolutely love it!" It's sweet, but fresh.
Now this is very nice! This is the perfect Tocca candle for those of you completely turned off by the powerful scents of the others. It is mainly rose and orris root. However, the rose just adds a subtle richness to the powdery iris instead of being a heady bouquet. Light, uplifting, and feminine!
This scent reminds me of being outdoors on the first very cold evening of winter and the comforting scent of chimney smoke wafts through the air! Very smokey, but I would not describe it as incense. It contains agarwood, one of the most, if not the most, expensive precious oils known! Love this! Edit 12/5/2003: I knocked of 1 point because the throw is not as good as other Tocca scents.
This is my absolute favorite candle, and believe me, I've tried many! It smells exactly like an oriental lily, a hard scent to get right. However, it's not for everyone since the scent is so distinct. Great throw- I don't even need to light it for my entire large living room to smell like the fragrance. And once I do, I know the fragrance will continue to permeate until every bit of wax is gone. I just can't get enough of this! The best!
Shampoo -Philip B. - White Truffle Moisturizing Shampoo
midnightc 1/30/2003 4:46:00 PM
I use this shampoo when I have a special occasion that I have to look particularly good for. It gives my hair terrific body and moisture but is too heavy to use every day. However, when I use it once a week I can truly say that this has done more for my hair than ANY other hair product I've used! That's saying a lot! I've used just about everything! And I love the scent! Would I buy it again even if I didn't think it was so spectacular? I think I would just because the scent is so amazing and it makes me feel good. Isn't that why we all purchase this stuff?
Treatments (Eye) -La Mer - Eye Balm [DISCONTINUED]
midnightc 11/10/2002 3:09:00 PM
I love this! I've been using Retin-A on my Acne-prone, 27 year-old skin for over a year and it did not do much to inhibit the sun damage I was beginning to get around my eyes from all those years in the sun. I purchased the Eye Balm and, at first, I did not think it would do much. The texture is very nice but I didn't know if it was worth the extra step of putting it on every morning and night. But because of the price, I felt guilty if I didn't use it! (This was before I knew about MUA :) Then miraculously, about 3 weeks later, the area around my eyes and upper cheekbones developed the most gorgeous glow! People I work with keep asking me what I have done because I look so well-rested. Now I want to use this on the rest of my face! I've used CDLM but found it far too heavy. The texture of the Eye Balm would be perfect for me!