Diptyque L’Eau- Cinnamon, geranium, sandalwood, roses, clove. “Based on a 16th century potpourri recipe”. A great one for those of you that like a warm fragrance that is not overpowering, this one is fabulous! Softly spicy, warm, lots of depth. After the dry down, the predominate note I smelled was the cloves. I mixed this with Jo Malone red roses, just to see what its spiciness did to a single note floral. It was nice. It made the roses a little more complex. I also mixed it with Jo Malone Lime Blossom and this was very interesting too. It really spiced it up and took some of the sweetness away. I would buy this one to add spiciness to some of my stronger florals, it is fabulous for layering, yet equally wonderful alone.
One of Diptyque's best sellers and supposedly Nicole Kidman's favorite fragrance. Wisteria and Narcissus, a deep mysterious blend of white flowers is how Aedes describes this one. I used the entire sample and loved it, so I bought it. This one is very clean, fresh, and feminine without being overly sweet. My husband loves this one on me. At first it is quite heady, but give it 30 minutes and it becomes a very wearable, beautiful white floral. Not as soft as Papillon but still wearable. A good fragrance for summer or year round. Use a light hand with this, it doesn't take much. A winner for me!
Creed's new one. This is actually very nice. I do not know what all of the notes it contains, although I am almost certain rose is in there, as well as jasmin. It is much greener smelling to me than Spring flowers and not nearly as heavy and cloying. Softer. Fresher. This one is very nice, easy to wear,not extremely unique like so many of L'Artisan's, but a very beautiful floral. It is pretty and feminine, nice for spring/summer. The fragrance is lovely, but the price is not, $180.00 a bottle!!
I have tried many samples of this, many times. At first it smells a little like Petite Cherie for the first 15 minutes, and it is all down hill after that for me with this one. This has to be right there with the top 5 fragrances that make me sick. Guaranteed headache within 30 minutes, nausea to follow within next 15. I tried and tried to like this one, it is never going to happen!!!
The only Creed I have ever liked. This one is so nice, I have to wonder if Creed had some help fron L'Artisan or others on this one? :) It is a lovely tuberose with amber and roses. The tuberose is tamed dowm by the roses and amber. The final result is a lovely soft tuberose with warm amber mixed in. The rose remains fairly well hidden, but definitely cuts down the heavy tuberose which so many find overpowering. Thumbs up for Creed on this one.
Rose, narcissus and amber.This one is too strong, too perfumey for me.Not a chance of me ever wearing this one. A surprising mish mash of ingredients with a not so pleasant end result.
Fragrances -Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Perfumes - Jasmin
DianeL 6/5/2001 11:35:00 AM
This smelled just like smelled like celery to me. A very, very green jasmin fragrance, single note I believe. At 180.00 a bottle, this one should rock your world! Not smell like celery. :)
Love it, fades discolorations like crazy. Gives a glow to the skin, but sooo $$$$$.
Treatments -Frederic Fekkai - Apple Cider Clearing Rinse
DianeL 6/5/2001 11:27:00 AM
Shine, shine, shine! This is what Christie Brinkley uses and you know how shiny her hair is. Caution though, if your hair is color treated, it can fade the color. If not, try it and shine.
Bronzers -BeneFit Cosmetics - Flamingo Fancy [DISCONTINUED]
DianeL 6/5/2001 11:21:00 AM
I love this for that little extra color and sheen. This is the one Britney Spears supposedly always wears on stage. It is not sparkly, but it gives a nice sheen and glow to the skin. The smell is to die for. It smells like Frangipani with a hint of rose. It really smells good! I would buy it for the smell alone. :)
Skincare - Body -Caswell-Massey - Sandalwood Shower Gel
DianeL 6/5/2001 11:08:00 AM
Very nice shower gel if you love sandalwood. It is very gentle, lathers well, and the smell lingers. I love this one, it is hard to find a good sandalwood, this one is very fragrant and true to the scent.
I love this. It comes in a gorgeous antique looking cobalt blue bottle with a gold cap. This is more of a splash than a full bodied fragrance, but the scent lingers for hours and smells like orange blossoms(my favorite). Very refreshing for summer when you don't want something heavy. 6oz. bottle for $14.00, a real deal, plus you will never be able to bring yourself to throw the pretty bottle away. :)
My favorite candle. Very fragrant, smells EXACTLY like a real orange grove in full bloom.
Scrubs -Natural Esscents - Sugar Limone Body Scrub
DianeL 6/3/2001 11:43:00 PM
This is the best sugar scrub out there anywhere hands down. It smells heavenly, it works, the price is great. My husband is crazy about it too.