I'm anosmic to this. What little I can smell seems to be a straightforward musk so it's overpriced. I'll stick to the EDT.
Fragrances -Narciso Rodriguez - Narciso Rodriguez for her EDP
marymary 11/1/2009 6:52:00 AM
On first whiff I get a musk like alyssa ashley musk oil. Five minutes later, nothing. I am anosmic to this. I think a lot of people are
Fragrances -Christian Dior - Miss Dior Cherie L'eau
marymary 11/1/2009 6:18:00 AM
I find this grapefruity and a little unisex. It's unusual. Citrusy but not too bright, more complex than you'd expect from a citrus. Nothing like Miss Dior Cherie, I think they wanted to re use the bottle design, and it is a cute bottle. I don't get any musk but I am anosmic to a lot of musks. Shame, cos I love musk!
This is in the NR edt and Lovely family, more likely Lovely than NR. It's rosy and musky, I like the warmth in the base. The botlle is quite cute, with pink juice. I like that it has Kate's name on the bottle, cos I love her! It's quite a longlasting fragrance and available at a discount everywhere.
Fragrances -Paris Hilton - Heiress by Paris Hilton
marymary 6/10/2009 8:56:00 AM
bubblegum and salon shampoo. good fun. bottle is a boring.
This smells like the drydown of an upmarket oriental. It's warm and a little sweet & spicy with something "hot" in it- is it the "blue pepper" (one of the notes)? Love the toffee apple note. It's not exceptional but I like it and it's longlasting, always a bonus. Price is very good too now it's available online at a discount.
The pomegranate is nice for about two seconds. Then it's all clove, clove, clove. It's like the mouth rinse at the dentist.
I have this and sunset heat. They both have a similar citrussy tropical vibe. I marginally prefer this as its juicy without being as harsh but I like both. It doesn't last, once the top notes have spun off (in an hour), theres not much left but I like to spritz it about to cheer myself up. I got it discounted. I'm not sure it's worth the full price when it's so ephemeral. (The Escada LEs are always much cheaper if you can wait six months).
Fragrances -Jo Malone - Nectarine Blossom and Honey
marymary 6/3/2009 8:54:00 AM
Lovely. The peachy fruit and milk accord reminds me of Gucci's rush. A twist of green in the top is like a warm spring day. Pretty, sweet but probably not for the lactose intolerant!
At first spritz smells like a man's product, and not in a good way. Very strong, which I usually like but not here. I can't tell what the notes are. Notes of Strong probably.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Darling by Kylie Minogue
marymary 5/29/2009 5:23:00 AM
As below, this IS lovely. For about half an hour and then it rapidly fades to nothing.
I too get the Dior Addict resemblance, although this is a lot more subtle than addict. The top notes are very nice, but after 25 minutes all that's left is a slight whiff of burnt sugar. At least I got it at a discount or I'd be even more disappointed. EDIT - I've added an extra star for it's similarity to tinned pear. Cute.
Very sweet and fruity. Quite soft, not tart. I tested the EDT but got the EDP as it was on sale. I found them a little bit different. The EDT had a jarring note which I wasn's sure about. The EDP is better blended.
Vanilla and rose. Simple and pretty. It's quite foodie to me. It's in the bargain bin so really cheap. Doesn't smell cheap though - it's well-crafted.
Ripe tropical fruits (pineapple?), a hint of the Chinese medicine cabinet, underpinned by spice. Its quite heavy, which I like. The fruitiness lasts, unlike with lots of other fruity scents. Adorable bottle with the elephant. Available at discounters, fab!