this is not at all similar in my opinion, to the straight habanita. the top notes are mandarin, blackcurrant bud and grapefruit. middle notes are flower of osmanthus, jasmin, rose and iris. the base notes are vanilla, vetiver, musk and amber. what at first smells rather pungent, becomes a spicy musky scent with little floral. it's a dark spicy scent with a touch of sweetness. it's not particularly memorable. i'd say that if you have tried the original habanita and love it, you will be sorely disappointed by this.
this is a very interesting fragrance to me as when i initially purchased it, i never thought i'd wear it but when my boyfriend and a few male collegues began complimenting it, i had to rethink my initial decision. i'm not sure of the exact notes but it is called "caramel-gingerbread". to me, it smells like mulled cider and there seems to be a heavy apple cinnimon spice scent. it is a very comforting autumn scent and suprisingly, it has wonderful staying power (suprising because many foody molinard scents do not). it is warm and sweet and while it's not a typical "dinah" scent, i am sure i will use it. also for $19.20 for 40 mil...it's certainly reasonable.
this is my least favorite among the autour de la vanille line. it reminds me of grape soda with a hint of vanilla. the notes are from top to bottom: bourbon vanilla, caramel, tuberose, clove, heliotrope, hibiscus, tolu and orange blossom. this is an uninteresting light candyish scent and there are so many others i adore from this line, this would not be among the ones i would purchase.
i love this delicious scent. it reminds me of a lighter, slightly less cloying version of trish #9 and is also very similar to c.s.p. fruit savages but without the musky undertones. the top notes are bourbon vanilla and caramel. the middle notes are tangerine essence and spearmint. the bottom notes are blackcurrant, raspberry and light notes of jasmin. i adore this scent. it is very wearable and is the perfect marriage of delicious molinard vanilla and berries. also, for $35 a bottle, i find it a very inexpensive alternative to the more costly c.s.p. and trish.
noted are mandarin, grapefruit, passion fruit and mango coupled with jasmine and island flowers, all on a base of vanilla, tonka, sandalwood and sensual long-lasting blue cedarwood for its musky notes. i agree with dianel's assessment of this edp. it smells very similar to ANGEL. there is something a bit "off" about this though and it has an almost dirty underlying scent at first...like a perfume that is trying to cover body odor. the drydown is a bit sweeter and more tolerable. for the $$, i think "angel" is a bit more interesting.
this is a nice "young" fragrance that reminds me of baby powder. the top notes are lemon and orange Blossom. middle notes are vetiver, cedar, jasmin, rose, ylang ylang, heliotrope and nutmeg. bottom notes are amber, vanilla and musk. it's very sweet yet clean and is the type of scent that usually makes me sneeze. i would recommend this for a young woman or teen who is just becoming infatuated with fragrance. there is nothing sophisticated about this scent.
with notes of of cyste from esterel, blackcurrant bud, fruits, jasmin of grasse, rose centifolia, narcissus, incense, ylang ylang, vetiver and amber...i'm not a fan of this scent. to me, it's an old lady-ish floral and is almost cheap smelling before the drydown. upon drydown however, is much more tolerable. it becomes a light nondescript floral with not a heck of a lot of staying power. the scent seems to fade rather quickly.
yuck!!! the worst in the molinard line by far. this is cheap smelling. i have no idea what the notes in this stinkfest are because to me...it's just too disgusting to wear for long enough to get to the drydown. it smells like patchouli, body odor and dirty little boys who've spent all day digging for worms in the neighbors yard. ugh!!! this should be renamed "death by patchouli".
this is a nice scent but not unusual enough from patchouli based scents i already own. this has almost a green, minty smell at first. the green aspect of it is what's left after a 20 minute drydown period. it reminds me of the way items smell when purchased from your local head shop (the delicious light, sweet scent that the batiks, purses and backpacks you've purchased there smell like for weeks after you've brought them into your own home). it's nice enough but only for someone who truly loves this type of smell. i can live without it.
although the drydown is tremendously better than the initial shock of this stenchy edt, it's too hard for me to get past to even be able to enjoy the noticably lighter dry down. this one packs a wollop and is reminiscent of dank, dark headshops (the dirty scarey kind). normally, the nag champa head shop smell entices me but this is not like that sweet patchouli scent. this is dark and tangy and not at all pleasant. after 20 minutes, the scent fades into a much softer ambery muscy type pathouli but not one i am fond of and i certainly would not repurchase.
i am not a huge fan of amber scents but this one is nice and light. again, like with most of the vanille based scents from the autour de la vanille line, the vanille vastly overshadows the amber. in fact, after 20 minutes, i could barely detect the amber (unlike the amber from the les scenteurs line which is like being beat over the head with heavy amber fumes!!). i probably would not purchase this as it is too similar to the pure vanille and had less staying power. if you love amber & vanille, i say try the c.s.p. vanille ambre. it's got much better staying power for the price.
while i love certain patchouli scents (lush karma and l'artisan patchouli patch are my favorites) i am not a typical head shop patchouli scent lover. many patchouli scents are way too heavy or just plain stinky for my taste. this is wonderful though!! i had been mixing the l'artisan patchouli patch with the l'artisan vanilia to cut the patchouli scent...with this edt, no mixing is required. it's lovely although the vanille tends to overshadow the patchouli in a matter of half an hour. this scent had less staying power than any of the vanille mixes from the autour de la vanille line but is just fabulous if you want a hint of patchouli with a luscious light vanille.
this is how i wish the c.s.p. vanille fruit blends would smell!! thank goodness i found this one as it is making the rest of my vanille fruit collection obsolete. the top notes are bourbon vanilla, caramel and white peach. the middle notes are orchid, ylang ylang and jasmin. thank goodness for me the ylang and jasmin are barely detectible but lend a certain debth to the scent. the bottom notes are osmanthus, muscat grape and lemon. it is a perfect melange of cool and tart fruits with warm and buttery vanille. a wonderful everyday fragrance for vanille lovers looking for something a touch different from the usual.
ahhh, i love this scent. it has a wonderful vanille base (i think molinard has one of the prettiest vanille bases around). it also has a touch of reglisse and although i don't speak french, i believe this translates to licorice. it is a deep dark vanilla scent (i don't mean heavy though). it definitely sems to have a caramel tone to it and perhaps the tinyest hint of musc. my only gripe is that it fades more quickly then i would like. the entire autour de la vanille line from molinard has some wonderful vanille mixes. this is one of my two favorites. also, this is very similar to the l'occitane vanille oil or the carrament belles perfumes vanilla.
oh, at long last, a stila product i can truly love!! although i am not a fan of the pen type applicator, the lip cream itself is perfect for my thinner lips. i love the look of mattes but hate the feel. also, creamier lipsticks and thinner lipglosses tend to slip off. this is the creamy textured, long wearing lip cream i have been dreaming of. it's quite pigmented, lasts for hours and it's so light feeling, i forget i have it on. what a wonderful product!!