Fragrances -mark - Self sanctuary Honey Jasmine scent mist
kdm1 2/25/2011 11:45:00 AM
I agree with most of what the reviewers say here. This is nice. Sweet, yes.....a little musk edge, yes......but my... it is lovely. An easy to wear fragrance for warm weather. Great for casual wear.
This is not an HG fragrance. But, for a casual day, it has a light, fruity (very pleasant) fragrance. It does not smell artificial or synthetic. Sweet, but in a gentle way, it that makes sense. Nice for warm weather. I like it. The only thing that I really don't care for is the bottle. I wish companies would realize that a tall, thin bottle does not make a great perfume bottle. Not for me. To easy to fall and break. Just my two cents worth.
Well. this is a little sharp and does not last very long. Maybe an hour. It's a strange fragrance. I really would not want to smell like this. It's almost like house cleaner. The bottle is a pretty frosted thin glass....pretty nice. Good price, too. But I could not improve the rating on this, even if it lasted longer, which thankfully it does not.
A reviewer commented that this some similarities to Avon Soft Musk. I agree. It is a very soft fragrance. It only lasts about 30 minutes to an hour, though. If it lasted longer, it would be a really good fragrance choice for any time of year. But POOF!......it's gone. No lasting scent whatsoever.
I'm surprised that I like this. I'm not one for sweet fragrances but this is a warm sweet fragrance that does not seem "teen". Nothing wrong with teen fragrances, mind you, just an observation. It is not a favorite, but it's pretty good. I got a 1 oz. for about $5.00 on sale. I think it smells more expensive than a "drug store" fragrance. I would buy it again. The packaging is simple but classic.
Summer White by Avon is basically a citrus/clean scent. I normally like those types but this one just does not cut it. I think it would be good for someone who likes lighter fragrances. It did have a little bit of a typical Avon generic scent. I would not buy it again but it is not offensive, just not me. The frosted bottle is tall and thin, so it could fall easy.
The gardenia is very present in this fragrance. It is sweet. It makes a good Summer fragrance. It is just not my favorite. I'd wear it to a Summer wedding or outing, but other than that, I could not find an appropriate use for it.
This is a pretty Spring fragrance. I think it is like a lot of other fragrances. It starts out with a light fruity scent that I wish would last. But, it evolves into a heavier floral that has been done so many times before. It's not an unpleasant fragrance....just common. The bottle is heavy and pretty.
This is a winner. I don't get the "grandma" fragrance thing with this. To my nose, I smell a rich creamy scent that morphs into a clean but sophisticated fragrance. I can see a real high powered businesswoman wearing this. One of my favorites. I love how the bottle looks but just not how it sprays, it's a little clumsy. I bought a 1.3 oz. bottle for $15.00 clearance.
I had some hopes for this but this is one fragrance that I cannot stand. It seems to be a popular ingredient in fragrances, this pink cotton candy stuff. Well, I do not know too many people that want to smell like candy. Too sweet and it morphs into a burnt mess. The bottle is ok, a little skinny so I could see it falling easily. That goodness I did not spend much on this, I got rid of it.
A short review here. This fragrance puts me at the beach on a hot day. It is warm and very pleasant. I really like this one.
This is ok. I love the other reviewers story about knowing someone who wore this and she "associates" the girl with the fragrance. I truly think that can come into play. (See my review on Ralph Lauren Blue). Sometimes a fragrance makes a person and sometimes a person makes a fragrance. I am very "indifferent" to this perfume. I won't wear it...it is not me. But I could see another person carry it off beautifully. That is one thing I love about these reviews. Before I ever purchase another fragrance, I read these reviews because they will make a difference in you "experience" with a fragrance. I love fragrances I did not like before. Anyway, this fragrance is pleasant, just not me.
Magnetic Beat is like Escada Sentiment, but maybe for the 18 - 24 crowd. Not as sweet and girly as Sentiment, but still sweet with a floral edge. Again, I associate this fragrance with VS fragrances. It is almost like it was created for "mass appeal" by taking the notes from popular fragrances and just tossing them together. The fragrance lasts about 4 - 5 hours on me. So it lasts. This is just not my type of fragrance, but it could be exactly what someone else is looking for.
This fragrance falls into the "sweet teen" category. I would have liked this fragrance at about 15 - 17 years old. It reminds me of some of the Victoria's Secret fragrances. I'm not sure it is still available. It does seem to last at least 4 hours so I give it credit for longevity. A little too sweet for my taste.
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - La Belle Dame sans Merci
kdm1 11/17/2010 4:32:00 PM
I get nothing really green here. Ivory soap with an old fashioned twist. If you are going for the soapy smell, this is it. I would have only given it a 1 but the dry down is better than the initial wear. Clean but not a favorite.