I am so distracted by that astonishingly beautiful bottle, as if hypnotized I keep wanting to try it again and again, that is until I know that I can really love it. Sadly, the first few times I've sampled it this did not happen, so like a woman possessed I keep trying and trying. As if I'm not head-over-heels with so many other fragrances, now I am trying to love this one too (I don't dislike it, but I can like without it for now ;)). I know it's the bottle and a few of the reviews and helpful hits that have me so focused on Delices but I am really going to give it a few more shots until I'm good and ready to give up on it. All in all I do think that the scent itself is pretty, it's harmonious and fun, but it just lacks a little in originality and that something 'special' that would make me hold on to the bottle and run to the cash register with cash in my hand. I've made a promise to myself to only buy 5* fragrances this year, and thus put a stop to the out-of-control, excessive growth of my fragrance wardrobe. I want to wear and enjoy only those that I truly love and cannot be without: like Chergui and Prada for example.
L'Heure Bleu to me fits right in between Mitsouko and Insolence. For some reason if strongly reminds me of both but neither by themselves. I really like it.
One of my favorite Lutens! Darkly, mysterious, sweet and delicious! I'm in love! Lasting power is phenomental too.
This is a dreamy, cozy, yummy, delicious vanilla-rose-amber scent. Comforting and soothing.
Wonderful product. Does the job without any difficulty... My HG eye make-up remover.
I have to agree with the previous reviewer on the fact that Bijou in fact does smell a lot like Cacharel Amor Amor. I like both of these fragrances so my rating reflects that, but also takes into consideration that Bijou is a pretty good copy of a scent that I already own. The funny thing with this one was that while at the store today I grabbed a box of Amor Amor for my sister and gave it to my DH to hold while we both wondered around the store sniffing various fragrances, intending to buy it for her once we were done with all our sniffing and testing; (he tested Polo Black-not too crazy about it and Polo Double Black-which I liked a lot). No sooner did I give that unopened box to my hubby, I found a tester bottle of Bijou. The ever-accomodating SA quickly handed me a card to spray it on and out of nowhere I got a whiff that was so familiar and --- Oh not way! I swifftly turned around thinking that my DH had opened that box of Amor Amor I intended to buy for my sister - might I add I was not too happy as that was the last bottle on the shelf. But, the scent I caught a whiff of was not Amor Amor, it was Bijou - an exact replica of Amor Amor. LE or not, I will not be buying... [An aside: I know that this is not reflective on the actual scent of the fragrance itself, but I really found that GREEN liquid very unappealing!]
I love the way Arabie opens and settles on my skin, initially with cedar and sandalwood resins whafting its smoky incesy glory; at which point Arabie is dark and magical; smoky and dripping with candied mandarin peel, dried figs and dates. It becomes slightly sweetened by dry fruits but never overwhelmed by spice. Notes of nutmeg, cumin and clove start to dance an exotic, colorful dance and make themselves ravishingly irresisitible but not foody necessarily. While bayleaf and baslmic resons keep the whole composition in check from becoming over-sweet, too smoky or overwhelmed by incense I keep wishing for something chocolaty to emerge, maybe even some buttery leather notes to make it more creamy. Unfortunately, I do not detect much of the claimed Siamese benzoin note and yet how I long for it to wake up and take charge. Sadly, somewhere along the lines this gorgeous scent as it evolves and linges on my skin loses its charm and unique sophistication I fell in love with initially. I found that I will not be needing a full bottle of this, and thank goodness for that, (after all ;)).
Orientals, are my all-time favorite scent group. This is where I find all those sultry, steamy and sexy scents that make me truly feel like myself . Today both hubby and I are delighting in Black Cashmere. An ultra sexy, oriental-spicy, naughty, little diva that's making me fall in love with everything today! Black Cashmere smells stunning on both of us, even though it's slightly different on our skin. I can't stop sniffing him, he can't stop sniffing me... we're truly in an olcaftory heaven today! Black Cashmere is warm and richly comforting and yet, voluptuous and seductive in way that refuses to go unnoticed. She is bold and vibrant but dark and opulet with notes that include saffron, clove, rose, white pepper, Ethiopian incense, vanilla, amber, patchouli, African wenge wood, and cinnamon.
This is a wonderful "Play-Doh" type scent that creamy and long-lasting. It slightly reminds me of Dior Addict but with less floral notes and more of that almondy something that caresses your skin and makes my hubby chase after me ;).
Yria is a fresh floriental fragrance, and is really not as bad as previous reviewers would have you believe. I don't think of it as a scent only to be worn to the office; why not wear it, well: anywhere? I don't find it stuffy nor spiffy, and I don't think of it as a scent that's all that 'grown-up' that a young woman could or would not wear it. There is something apple-ly fresh in Yria sprikled over with a layer of florals and a touch of spice. All in all, an attractive sensual scent that would be fitting for any occastion and a woman of any age. Oh yeah, and before I forget, lasting power of Yria is pretty impressive too.
Fragrances -The Body Shop - Cozy Cashmere Perfume Oil
Goddess_Dreams 12/25/2006 1:32:00 AM
Alright, I'm a little relieved to not be the only who not only likes this one, but also gets some chocolate/cocoa notes from the drydown :). Very comfotring, almost soothing, and quite longlasting. This is yet another wonderful TBS creation, of course too bad it is only a limited edition. Eh, why do all good things....?
Neroli Jasmine is a very nice scent that dries down to a soft cozy fragrance that lasts a good while. It slightly reminds me of Avon's Rare Gold moisturizing lotion, not the edt/edp itself which I never really liked; but that lotion has stayed in my memory and I'm so glad that I've found a scent that's close to it again now that the lotion is no longer available.
This Orange Blossom scent is just extraordinary: sunny and happy. If you like scents like La chasse aux Papillons then this one will not disappoint you; Spun Orange Blossom is entierly in line with that niche offering by L'Artisan Parfumeur - however, sadly this one too is now discontinued.
Gardenia is one of my favorite floral notes... I love it in Midnight Bloom, Organza First Light, Crystal Noir, and I love Crepe Gardenia! The scent of gardenias always reminds me of the most gorgeous white gardenia blossoms I found in Paris. I really wish that this line was not discontinued already, I love all of the oils and EDT's that come in it. Their lasting power is fantastic and the fragrances are so true to thier names: Sueded Muck, Spun Orange Blossom... I love them all...
I'm so sad that this has already been discontinued. Why? Why? Why? I bought this in the roll-on oil bottle and LOVE IT; I'd have gladly purchased this in all the forms available moisturizing lotion and EDT, but it's hard to come by. Sueded Musk really is my all time favorite musk scent. It's just deliciously perfect; sueded, soft and long-lasting. I'd repurchase this for sure if it were still available.