A scent that neither offends me nor thrills me. It's soapy, fresh, and light, but not unique enough to stand out. I would recommend this to teenagers or young girls who HAVE to have perfume--this would be appropriate for them (I am 36 years old, BTW). Staying power is okay, especially with the lotion, whose scent is similar, but I prefer it to the cologne.
Love this for taming brows and creating more emphasis. Easy to apply with the proper brow brush, and available in colors that are useable to everyone. I use Taupe--tried the blonde, but it was too yellow/golden for my coloring. The powder fills in the color and then the wax holds your wild brows in place, while making them glossy--sometimes I just like using the wax alone, since it defines in a nice way on its own.
Lip Treatments -Clinique - Superbalm Raspberry Tint
Oleander 6/23/2004 1:16:00 AM
Very glossy and comfortable to wear. Looks great on bare lips since it gives just a HINT of color. I like to use to over lip colors to enhance the red tones a bit. Don't expect a lot of color with the Superbalms--it's truly just a hint. Little squeeze tube is easy to use, but I haven't gotten down to the end yet--might be hard then. No scent or flavor present.
This product is a godsend in the winter. Nothing else works for severely cracked and dry hands--truly heals them when you have washed them way too many times in the cold winter months. Smells terrible, feels gross, but it does what it claims to do!
Fragrances -Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Coeur de Vahine
Oleander 6/21/2004 5:00:00 PM
Smells like some kind of fruit candy, or a fruit-flavored lip gloss I used in grade school. There's an interesting creaminess to this scent, but it's just not screaming "adult" to me.
Fragrances -Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Vanille Abricot
Oleander 6/21/2004 4:54:00 PM
Pleasant smelling enough (hence the two lipsicks) but too sickly sweet for my tastes. The apricot smells fake to me, and really the scent is rather one-dimensional to me--sweet--and I would rather have a more complex vanilla scent to smell.
Great warm, spicy scent that remains full throughout the day. Has a slight sweetness to it that makes it wearable for me (maybe some vanilla??). I layered this with Palmer's Cocoa Butter lotion (horrors! drugstore with high end ), and the outcome was rather nice. Probably I will store this for use in the fall and winter since it's a cozy scent to me. Good staying power, not too strong and definitely not weak. Love it!
Sampled this from an aedes.com order, and I am not a fan. Smells good, like cinnamon and apples, but like everyone else says, it screams pot pourri to me. If Brandy made a candle, I would buy it. It also smells too "perfumey" to me, like cheaper scents tend to.
This is a very light fragrance, and so I go through the bottle quickly compared to other scents. But it's pleasant and light, refreshing citrus and warm ginger, and smells great layered with the body souffle (I like this better than the balm, or lotion in the bottle). Love this in the summer time, and have repurchased twice. Not a breakthrough in fragrances, but a very nice one indeed.
Very nice fragrance, but it's not one I reach for often. I prefer it in the winter since it's a bit powdery and warm. I do get compliments on it--but just am never in the mood to smell like this. Other reviews talk about the notes, so I won't waste space doing so. Overall a great scent, just not that exciting to me. Great bottle, though!
Fragrances -L'Artisan Fragrances - Patchouli Patch
Oleander 6/19/2004 12:49:00 AM
Average patchouli scent. I don't like the extra notes in this fragrance--they weaken the patchouli scent, and don't add anything, IMO. This scent just didn't do it for me, and I am a patchouli lover...
Great smelling lotion--fresh, soft, and green gardenias just like the perfume oil. The lotion moisturizes well, but is not heavy and greasy--very easy to massage into the skin. Layered with the perfume oil, the scent lasts a long time for me, but it isn't overpowering, which IMO is a good thing. Got mine through www.luckyscent.com .
Beautiful soft, green, floral/gardenia scent in a roll-on oil form. As far as gardenia scents go, I think this one is subtle and will not overwhelm the office, the train car, or restaurants when you wear it (like Marc Jacobs does--I love that scent but you have to be light-handed with it). I did find that the Kai oil gave me a rash when I used it on the inside of my elbows, so I only use it on areas that will stay dry and cool, like the wrists, my neck, etc. Overall a lovely fragrance, even better layered with the lotion.
Lip Treatments -Clinique - Superbalm Tinted Lip Treatment in Grape Tint
Oleander 6/16/2004 2:12:00 PM
Very glossy and comfortable to wear. Looks great on bare lips since it gives just a HINT of color. I like to use to over lip colors to cool the tone down a bit. Don't expect a lot of color with the Superbalms--it's truly just a hint. Little squeeze tube is easy to use, but I haven't gotten down to the end yet--might be hard then. No scent or flavor present.
Horrible mascara. I can't believe that makeup artists and beauty magazines gush over this stuff. Messy application, gets all over your eyelid and skin, and doesn't enhance the lashes. There is no definition, softness--just clumps. Not worth the drugstore price it is. Yuck.