Great autumnal fragrance! Warning -- don't come near this if you like only florals or sweet fragrances. This is for lovers of smoky fragrances like Cabochard or Tabac Blond. This contains brown oakmoss, crushed autumn leaves, patchouli and smoked applewood. I apply the oil, close my eyes and to me it's October (my favorite month). I also love the fall and winter scent of fireplaces and woodsmoke and really dislike floral and sweet fragrances just so you know where I'm coming from. I wear this one a lot from Sept.-Feb.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - DSH -Dawn Spencer Hurwitz- Emma type oil
auntgooey 2/4/2003 7:57:00 PM
Emma is a discontinued Laura Ashley fragrance. I've never tried the original so I can make no comparison, only review this oil on its own merits. I ordered a sample on a whim because I love the name Emma. This is a very nic light floral for the spring and summer. The main notes are freesia, lily, cyclamen, hyacinth, honey, vetiver, samdalwood, amber and musk. Not sweet or cloying at all, just a beautiful bouquet.
I love Nuit de Noel and couldn't wait to try this other "dark" Caron fragrance. I was disappointed. On me it justs smells sweet and smoky which is an odd combo. The earlier reviewer who said "wisteria incense" pretty much sums it up for me.
I've finally found a Caron I can't wear and don't want to wear. I love exotic spicy fragrances, but this one is way too heavy-handed on me. I agree with the "one big clove" assessment of an earlier reviewer. Caron calls it " an oriental spicy, a dramatic explosive perfume to spice up your life." It's too dramatic for me.
Launched in 1997 as the sister fragrance to Tocade. Top notes of cucumber, lilac, hyacinth, pear, jasmine, tiare, wisteria, mallow, mimosa and mandarin. Heart notes of glycine, coconut and heliotrope. Base notes of sandalwood, musk and amber. Pretty and light. Not too sweet, thank goodness. You can even wear this one on the hottest of days. Plus you can find it supercheap at TJ Maxx and Marshall's!
This is a chypre leather fragrance created in 1917. According the osmoz.com website, this fragrance doesn't have an ounce of tobacco in it. Don't know whether that's true or not. Top notes of leather, carnation and linden. Heart notes of iris vetiver, ylang ylang and lime-tree leaf. Base notes of cedar patchouli, vanilla amber and musk. I find the initial spraying to be mysterious and spicy, but the drydown is where it really shines. I sprayed it on one night about 9:00 and the next day at work (despite several washings), my wrist still smelled intoxicatingly mysterious. This is the scent that won't die on me. It lingers for hours and hours and hours. Which is a good thing when the fragrance is as wonderful (and expensive) as this one.
Top notes of may rose, bulgarian rose, centifolia rose and neroli. Heart notes of roses, mint, geranium and vetiver. Base notes of roses iris, vanilla, sandalwood and musk. The Caron website says, "To attain the pure, almost ethereal note of this rose required no less than 30 different natural essences." I find the initial spraying to be average, just another rose fragrance, albeit a little more dense and deep than most. However, when it comes to the drydown it leaps up to the Caron standards. The vanilla in the base really blends with the rose beautifully and kept me sniffing my wrist a full 12 hours after the drydown began. I tested the EDP version which the Caron website says, "has more sparkle at the top and, by the addition of bee's wax, more softness at the base," so I'm sure the parfum would smell differently.
It took me a few days to fully appreciate the complexity and depth of this classic fragrance. It was not love at first sniff. But that is typical for me. The fragrances I love and consider my classics all grew on me. The fragrances I loved at first sniff are either traded away or in a drawer. It took me time to appreciate all the subtle nuances and elegance of Nuit de Noel and now it's my favorite fragrance. I've never had a perfume with such depth and richness that the instant you spray it on it already smells mellow and settled. (Most fragrances need time to "air out" before you can put your nose right to them and take a deep breath, but not Nuit de Noel.) And even with the deepness and richness, the scent stills stays close to you. It doesn't announce your arrival in a room before you even walk in the door. It's not overwhelming in the least. It is enveloping and comforting and takes me right to the furs and incense atmosphere that Daltroff was looking for. And the drydown is just as comfortable and warm and cozy. This is my holy grail of scent.
Here's the info from the web site : "Elegant rose overtones combined with jasmine, lily of the valley and violet, enhanced by a velvety peach top note. It captures the unique scent of the living rose, so different from that of the cut flower." The best rose fragrance out there. Only comes in eau de parfum so it lasts quite a long time. The aroma is an instant pick-me-up. It smells EXACTLY like a bouquet of fresh roses.
Top notes of lavender, bergamot, lemon, mandarin and rosewood. Heart notes of rosemary, orris, jasmin, patchouli, rose and vetiver. Base notes of vanilla, amber, tonka bean, leather, civet, benzoin, coumarin, incense and oilbanum. This is one of the oldest perfumes still in production (from 1889). On me it starts out fresh and aromatic with the lavender and rosemary and a little citrus coming through. Then some spiciness and vanilla come through. I love this fragrance. It stays close to the body, so don't expect to telegraph your arrival before you've even entered the room. I've always wanted to like Shalimar, but just can't wear it. Some people call this a fresh light Shalimar. If Shalimar is too overwhelming and heavy for you, try Jicky. It didn't stay in production for over 100 years without many many people loving it and keeping the sales going. Supposedly this was a favorite fragrance of both Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis AND Sean Connery.
I bought this in Frosted Kiss, which the SA said is the most popular shade for weddings. I like this one a lot. Adds just a bit of color and sparkle while keeping the natural look and has a nice mint flavor. Plus it lasts a long time.
Works great at preventing blemishes on me. I use it 2 to 3 times a week.
Whenever I feel a blemish coming on, I use this mask and it work great at either getting rid of the blemish completely or at least making it bearable.
Top notes of fig, green leaves and passionflower. Heart notes of orchid, lily and plumeria. Base notes of precious woods, sandalwood, amber and vanilla. Very warm and autumnal fragrance that I wear year round since it's not heavy or strong. It makes me feel feminine without being overly floral or sweet. The fig smells warm and rich, but fresh too. Dazzling Silver is the better selling fragrance, but I'd pick the Gold over the Silver in a second.
The notes are : Sungoddess Rose, Marigold, Ginger, Lychee, Chamomile Oil, Yellow Freesia, White Violet, Lotus Flower, Day Lily, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Exotic Woods and Skin Musk. I don't care for many florals at all, but this smells incredible. It smells wonderfully spicy floral, lots of ginger and roses. The ginger cuts the sweetness for me (sweetness is the kiss of death in a perfume as far as I'm concerned). It also contains a new synthetic compound called Paradisone which is supposed to "light up formulas and highlight the most subtle harmonies." The one problem I have with it is the drydown. Turns chemically on me. Added bonus : the bottle is beautiful.