Cleansers -Chantecaille - Rice and Geranium Foaming Cleanser
janebkrn 12/29/2007 5:17:00 PM
I love Chantecaille products. This cleanser is very nice, but as I am SO picky about my cleansers, it is not really for me. I would use it if given to me, or if miraculously the price was halved. It is more gentle and less drying than my favorite Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser. I like the sudsy, really clean feeling.Also the pachaging is not favorable to use in the shower. It would be better if there was an easy flip top instead of having to unscrew caps and use 2 hands,etc.
Well, this was not what I expected. My other "tinted moisturizers" were just that. This is actually like a light foundation. It does not feel greasy and does not melt away into my dry skin. It actually gives coverage! I would still need to use a moisturizer, but this is something which covers my imperfect skin, but looks like ME when I was a kid. I appreciate the 15 SPF too, as I am now enjoying some "age spots" which come from the sun. I use a very light shade called Bliss which is perfect.
This is my favorite Chantecaile palette. The 2 blush shades- a pinky one and another which is more peach- are perfect for me. In fact I often mix the 2 together. Unfortunately the little brush that comes in the set is too small and limp. The eyeshadows were not immediately my wish, but surprise, they are neutrals which are different than most. I can see that I could get the most use of this palette. I think all the products in general are geared towards fair or very natural complexions.
Palettes -Chantecaille - La Palette de Gloss - Les Sorbet
janebkrn 12/29/2007 4:58:00 PM
I love palattes. That being said, I have purchased a few different Chantecaille ones. I love their lipgloss which has good color and shine, yet subtle and lasting. For some reason I have found that the individual colors appear better than the palettes which don't seem as glossy or long-lasting. I'd go with my favorites individual colors instead-praline, nectar, bellini....
I have tried about 4 different shades of Chantecaille blush. They are sheer, can easily be applied a few times to increase color,can be mixed to get a unique shade, and appear very natural.I am fair, so many blushes look fake on me, especially bronzers, but this brand looks like what I wished I looked like without makeup.
I love all the Chantecaille products, although they are pricey. Look for bargains on that other website. I am VERY fussy about my foundation, wanting complete cover, yet very light and clean. This fits the bill!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie - Scandal
janebkrn 11/19/2007 5:25:00 PM
This is a lovely multifloral. I get orange blossom and jasmine mostly. It is very pretty and feminine - not scandalous. I would wear it, but I wouldn't buy it at this price. More lady-like and less loud, and far less rose, than Bond's West Side which could be related. Also in the family of Jardins de Bagatelle and Quelque Fleurs.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie - Unspoken
janebkrn 11/17/2007 3:01:00 PM
This is a chypre, so I must like it. I do.I liked the opening notes 1st, then got a blast of bergemot which overpowered the chypre, which was not unpleasant, but unexpected. Then the drydown......oh,la,la...so very French,classy and reminds me of 1 of the Caron urn fragrances.Good title-this is a perfume that is sexy in a way that does not scream, bur entices.
This is one of the most revolting scents I've tested. Ford should be run out of town for this one. It smells like a $10 dupe for sale on a street corner. Too sweet and noxious.
A softer version of the straight up #5. Like being wrapped in a cashmere shawl scented with #5.
At first whiff, I thought Doblis was nice, but not worth the price. Read the reviews below for the notes, although I would say this is a chypre, not knowing if that is correct. However, I get more greenish notes than any distinctive floral, leather or wood. Initially I could not discern what wood wa in it, but after awhile I got the sweetness of sandlewood. As the scent grows on me I fell like I am wearing an expensive fragrance and am an expensive lady. It is awesome! This perfume should be required wearing for anyone who calls themself a perfumista or a frag hag. I am going to search for it, and I would pay the price!
This is as complex as a scent by Serge lutens, but much nicer. Yes, all kinds of spices are there, but they don't scream at you. Yes, it is sweet, but not noxious. I usually don't like orientals, but there is that element. I agree somewhat with a previous comment about smelling like Indian food, but it definitely is French. I think it's misnamed, because it does not smell cheap or overwhelming-just very sexy lady!
Well, I've never been to Coney Island and I don't think the local Chamber of Commerce needs to push this scent. I do get beach, booze and musk - available near any water source, I'm afraid. This is not a bad fragrance-fun for some-but just ho-hum and far too expensive for the quality.
This is a Lutens that I could easily wear. While I respect the complexity and originality of his fragrances, most do not work on me. Which means that I don't find this one all so complex. It is the sister of Rahat.I do not get any cherry. It is very almond/musk as stated before me, but I get a faint whiff of cinnamon. It's not quite so sweet as RL. I would not go out of my way to purchase this as I would some other perfumes available only in Europe, but since RL is not exported to the USA, but this one is, it would be a good substitute.
This is an exceptionally beautiful fragrance. The name implies "after the rain" and the bottle (which I find weird) is supposed to evoke a modern picture of a dew drop on a leaf. This is a green multifloral which is softened by heliotrope and has medium sillage. Unfortunately, it costs much and is hard to find. I was able to capture a small bit from TPC, and must save it for VERY special occasions.