With a name like L'Anarchiste I was expecting something quite impressive. This fragrance is just non descript, I can't really describe it. The different notes seem to blend into one boring scent.
Fragrances -Tom Ford - Private Blend Italian Cypress
YoHarajuku 11/10/2012 6:26:00 PM
Hate to be the lone bad review but this just doesn't do anything for me. Smells exactly like chinese herbal shop, a mix of anything and everything. Not that its bad but once you associate a fragrance with something its hard to shift.
A big no from me. Powder, soapy and sharp. Mothballs is all I get after dry down. Slight heachache to top it all off. I admire the quality and craftmanship of Serge fragrances and can understand what others may love about the ones I dislike but they certainly are hit and miss for most.
First tried a sample of this at a evening leisure makeup class I was taking. I applied with sponge and it made my skin look so incredibly dry and flaky that even the teacher was shocked and had to remove it and start over. I tried again the next day using my fingers, as was suggested by the SA, the results were much smoother. It easily glided over skin and blended very well. This is the first foundation I've tried that truly looks invisible on the skin. BUT and it's a big but...it covers nothing. Blemishes, acne scars and pores are still visible. Its the equivalant to only dusting face with powder to tone done shine and mattify. It more or less looks like your wearing nothing and for such an expensive product what is the point?? You'd be better of with a tinted moisturiser or BB cream, at least then your skin would have a healthy glow rather than the matt effect with you get with maestro. Its probably a foundation for those already gifted with great skin and only wanted to even out without looking like there wearing anything. I'll give Armani points for trying a new serum style foundation and I can only presume that other makeup companies will follow suit and hopefully a much better coverage product will be produced at some point.
A very nice but not overly impressive Serge scent. A fruity floral that suits both day and night wear. Personally I don't smell the cellophane note but then I don't have a trained nose :) For a Serge perfume its actualy rather tame so I can easily recommend to most people looking for a versatile scent that won't offend most noses! I probably won't be wearing again as it reminds me of a perfume or scent from my childhood that I can't quite place.
I'm a big fan of most things Ralph Lauren so I really wanted to like this. I can't make my mind up either way, it sorta sits somewhere in the middle. It's inoffensive, fresh but cozy. When I think about it, its actualy quite a diverse perfume. It suits winter wear as much as summer, day as well as night. But for me its just not memorable or a classic. I may try it again in the future if for a change.
If ever there was a fragance not worth the sticker price it was this one. Masculine, sharp and heady. Smells like a generic drugstore cologne for men. I've tried many Bond No.9 fragrances and every time they leave me dissapointed.
Pleasantly surprised by this one. Was expecting a dated old lady scent but its anything but. Holds up quite well despite its age. Its the perfect scent for work at the office, classy but inoffensive, not to strong not to light. Would not recommend for anyone under 30 to wear it though as it definelty is not a young fragrance.
First few times I tried this I loved it: Fresh, clean and envigorating. Very versatile, great at the pool, for work, anything really. The problem is after a couple of days it weirdly smelled completely different on me. And it hasn't changed since, its become a heavy musky scent. Can't understand why. Shame. Might try again in future.
Very surprised by the quality of this fragance. Don't know how it is in the other countries but in the UK this a mass market scent that every second young guy or girl buys at Christmas. This is the main reason I have always shyed away from it feeling it had "cheap" image. The sleek design of the bottle meant I was expenting a clean scent but surpised that it is actualy spicy and creamy and sophisticated. Its not a classic scent but it definelty is worth every penny and think it very good value for money.
Fragrances -Estee Lauder - Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
YoHarajuku 11/5/2012 8:00:00 AM
Can't make my mind up with this one. I'm always on the look out for unique fragrances and this certainly is different. But personally it doesn't smell like perfume as such, more like and expensive candle or room fragrance. Maybe thats a bit harsh. Besides the leather scent I can't describe it as its so different to other fragrances, maybe rich warm sweetness. I also don't think this is an easy scent for a woman to wear. I possible would try it again in the future if I get bored of my regular collection.
Really on the fence with this product. It does stay on all day, It does cover scars, it does control oil and it does cover pores. However its so incredibly matte that it sucks the life out of my PPP skin and you get that mask look no one wants. I feel like the walking dead, it flattens the face and takes any natural dimensions away. It might look good on those with medium or nicely tanned skin though. The smell really is not attractive, it reminds me of milk of magnesia, I'm assuming as this has a chalky look & feel that they use a similar ingredient that is in that. Also had issue in the application, it just felt strange in applying, it didn't feel good on the skin and slightly irritable. I possibly would buy it again if I was getting pictures taken or my oily skin became worse at some point. Its not the worlds worse foundation but it certainly isn't the best and doesn't deserve the praise it gets.
Treatments -Yves Saint Laurent - Forever Youth Liberator
YoHarajuku 11/3/2012 3:02:00 PM
I only tried a small 3 day sample of this, so I cannot comment on the long term effects. It felt amazing on, melted in my skin very quickly and instantly my face felt revitalised. Its quite expensive but I would try buying a full bottle at some point.
For Tom Ford theres nothing amazing about this fragrance. At first it smells like a typical mens cologne and dries down to a more smooth noir frgrance. But there is little pay off in strength or longevity.
Foundations -Vichy - Liftactiv Flexilift Anti-Wrinkle
YoHarajuku 10/29/2012 12:17:00 PM
Love this! Goes on so smoothly and gives a dewey healthy look to skin. Best foundation I've tried. Only negative is its probably not compatible with oily skin. I tend to get tied marks after a few hours, but I found that without primer and powder it seems to last much longer.