I am in love!! As a fan of coffee scents (C.S.P. Vanille-Cafe, Starboutique's Cafe-Caramel Startini) I was hoping to love this too. I do!!! It's a bit "darker" than the c.s.p. and lacks the caramel but has the richness of the Starboutique's scent). What it does have that is totally unique, is a rich creamy chocolate note that sweetens up the true coffee scent.
This is a lovely ripe sweet apricot scent. It's very true and has a touch of tartness. It's similar to the Fresh Index scent with apricot in it...but much more pure. If you took the cloying quality out of Creative Scentualizations Perfect Nectar, you'd have this delicious blend. I imagine this would make a really fresh sweet refreshing soap scent too.
Love these!! Especially in my favorite scents (mystic gold, golden oak, sappo). They soften the water and your skin while scenting not only my bathroom but that entire section of the house. Also, even in strong scents that i would never use as a perfume like nag champa or frangipani, these salts are terrific. My boyfriend is anamoured with the nag champ salts and after he bathes with them, my house smells great for a day and his skin picks up the faintest scent of the nag champa until his next shower or bath. For the price, these are worth every cent!!
I love these shea butters (especially in my favorite DFB scents like sappo, jade and goldern oak). They are creamy, not gritty like some shea's. While you can order them in regular plastic screw top jars, they also come in beautifully carved soap stone jars. This is a wonderful layering product or can even be used alone as a solid perfume.
This is an interesting, woody, light vanilla scent. The wood notes are fairly pronounced giving this an earthy tone. I love this as it is a very off-beat vanilla. It's lightly warm and lightly sweet but unusual enough to set it apart from other vanilla's. This is not to be confused with a foody vanilla though.
My new holy grail foody scent!! Love this potion. With warm caramel, vanilla and nut notes, this is the ultimate comfort fragrance. Staying power is tremendous. For foody scent lovers, this is worth it's weight in gold...no, change that to platinum!!!
Pearl is the 12th addition to Sage Machado's line of scents. With notes of sandalwood, musc and vanilla, this is a lovely, warm, sexy scent. It starts out as a clean musc than morphs into a light floral (even though there are no floral notes...it reminds me of the richness that the KAI oil has) and then morphs yet again into a clean sexy/sweet musc. It is a great everyday scent with terrific staying power.
Fragrances -Star Boutique - star-tini martini spray parfume
dinahad 3/24/2003 6:14:00 PM
Oh this scent is incredible. It is a rich coffee caramel with just the right mix to make is lucious!! I imagine that C.S.P. Vanille-Cafe lovers would flip for this as the coffee note is so true. Also, it does have vanilla notes in it but the coffee and caramel are most predominant. Like all the martini sprays i've tried from Star Boutique, the staying power is wonderful!! I can still smell this on me hours after applying it.
Fragrances -Star Boutique - cosmopolitan martini spray parfume
dinahad 3/24/2003 6:11:00 PM
This is a delicious tart juicy grapefruit scent infused with imported vanilla. Although it is scrumptious, it's almost too much for me in that the scent stays tart and strong for hours. It would appeal to me more if it faded a bit. Perhaps it's because I am not a citrus lover. If I were, I imagine I would love this scent. I 'like' it but since it is so powerful, and since I imagine I will use it sporadically, I doubt I'd have to replenish it any time soon.
Fragrances -Star Boutique - dirty martini spray parfume
dinahad 3/24/2003 6:06:00 PM
Dirty Martini is a sensual blend of exotic woods, fruits and spices infused with imported vanilla. This is a dead ringer for the Mayan Gold scent. It is warm, earthy, sexy and just a tad sweet. I have gotten complimented on this fragrance from both men and women every time I've worn it. The staying power is tremendous and when I want to wear a sexy scent, this is my first choice. Also, at $40 a bottle, it is less expensive than most of my favorite parfumes.
Lotions/ Creams -Star Boutique - orange cake whipped cream body butter
dinahad 3/24/2003 6:01:00 PM
This is the most incredible scent!! It smells exactly like it's name....a cakey orange scent with warmth and the slightest touch of spice (well actually, it dries down to a caramely orange scent more than a spicy orange scent). It is absolutly delicious and unlike any other foody/orange scent I've ever used.
Lotions/ Creams -Star Boutique - spun sugar whipped cream body butter
dinahad 3/24/2003 5:59:00 PM
This is the most perfect light strawberry sugar scent I've ever tried. The scent has tremendous staying power while not being overly powerful. This is the perfect rich thick cream to layer with my beloved C.S.P. Vaniile-Fraise. I imagine it would layer well with any vanille based or strawberry based fragrance.
Lotions/ Creams -Star Boutique - chocolate ganash whipped cream body butter
dinahad 3/24/2003 5:56:00 PM
This is a wonderful true chocolate scented cream. The cream itself is wonderful....thick, rich and a little goes a long long way. Even better though, is the scent. It is a rich sweet chocolate that lasts and lasts...with none of the usual synthetic smell i normally associate with chocolate scented body products. This is a winnder all the way.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab-Malediction
dinahad 3/2/2003 9:26:00 AM
This starts out as a very mossy, wet, earthy smell...like the ground after a heavy rain. With notes of red patchouli and vetivert, it soon drys down to a soft woodsy, natural scent. Overall, if you like earthy dark scents, this is nice but not remarkable. It is reminiscent of the wood notes in Dragon Fly Blue's Sappo oil but without the sweet vanilla.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab-Eclipse
dinahad 3/2/2003 9:22:00 AM
Starts out smelling like cherry cough syrup. Drys down to big red chewing gum. Sounds like it would not be pleasing but if you like almond and cinnamon, it's not bad. It also contains notes of frankincense and heliotrope, but they are near non-existant.