Ugh. Suntan oil with tuberose. Couldn't wait to wash it off.
I was very intrigued by this at first, sweet tobacco and leather. When I put it on my skin, it smelled just like Johnson's Baby Lotion. The dry down was just a smokier version of said baby lotion.
Fragrances -L'Artisan Fragrances - Premier Figuier
Eliz26 8/24/2003 10:42:00 AM
Just okay. Reminded me of Marc Jacobs for men, but not as good. For a more feminine and fresher fig scent, I recommend Diptyque's Philosykos.
Fragrances -L'Artisan Fragrances - Fleur de Carotte
Eliz26 8/24/2003 10:40:00 AM
Very fresh, light and green. Just enough sweetness to take the salad edge away. Perfect for summer and gives a clean scent for several hours. Definitely subtle, an porbably has to be reapplied after a few hours. The bottle is huge, and since it comes with a screw off cap, its easy to put it into an small atomizer for portability. My husband absolutely loves it too!
Initially, I liked this. Just like smoky chai tea with honey and milk. Unfortunately, it faded very quickly to mild, fruity chai tea with way too much milk. The smell was still nice, but not how I want to smell. Basically the spice and smoky aspect had vanished.
The opening notes are of crisp grapefruit that last for about 30 minutes. Thean a very fresh scent that I could put my finger on. By the time I got home, I realized it-Bounce fabric softener. Too bad the grapefruit note didn't last.
Lovely scent! On initial application, it is fresh, clean, and simply mouth-watering. Balanced fig and coconut. Not heavy at all, perfect for summer. Unfortunately, it only lasts a couple of hours on me, so I've deducted a lippie.
I love this scent. Dark and spicy without being too sweet. Not floral at all, and very long lasting. My husband thinks it smells just like the incense I used to burn in my old apartment when we first started dating, and for obvious reasons, he likes it because of the memories it brings back. I think this is more of a nightime or special occaision fragrance, and I am afraid it might be too much if I wear it to work (it's *very* conservative). I have a sample of both the EDT and the body lotion. On my skin the EDT is much softer. The lotion smells like sharp cedar, cinnamon, and cloves.
I don't think this smells like rubber at all. Actually, the tea note lasts a very short time on me, and dries down to a smokey, honey-vanilla scent on me. Very soft and not at all floral, and I have a feeling it won't last more than a few hours. I was hoping for something a touch edgier, but this isn't bad. My husband really seems to like it. The bottle is great too (I love hockey)!
I can see the appeal in this, but it's not for me. The ashtray smell comes through really strong on me, no leather at all. As an ex-smoker, that is not something I want to revisit. I would have probably worn in college had I known about it (I was a bad, bad girl....)
Vile! I liked it when I smelled the test strip, but the drydown was strong and nasty. Sweet and musty, like rotting fruit in a pile of dust. I'm disappointed beacuse the notes intrigued me, and generally, I like them as individual scents. Don't know what happened, but it did not mix well with my skin. I was nauseous the whole way driving home. The stuff won't wash off either. Very unhappy.
I bought this for my husband and when he wears it, I can't keep my hands off him! The wood, fig, and spice notes work fabulous with his body chemistry and it intensifies his natural scent (which I love!). I liked it so much that I tried it on myself, but its a bit too strong and masculine on my skin.
Concealers -L'Oreal - visible lift line minimizing concealer
Eliz26 7/26/2003 4:38:00 PM
I have this in the yellow neutralizer. I have horrible dark circles and this stuff lightens them up enough so that my Px concealer can totally hide them. You have to apply it thinly (I use a brush) or else it will pill up. It does not make my undereye area dry nor does it accentuate fine lines. It took a little practice to apply it right, but now I love it. I've had my tube for about 6 months now and still have about half left. A little goes a long way!
I tried this in the yellow corrector, and while the color was perfect and neutralized my dark circle enough for my Px concealer to completly hide them, the texture was just awful. My undereye looked all dry and crepey, even with eye cream. No good at all. I much prefer the visible lift neutralizer.
I really like this long-wearing lipstick. I have this in Naked Ambition and it appears like a muted plum on me. Great for a neutral cool-toned look. Applies smoothly and doesn't make my lips pill up and peel like so many other lipsticks do. Doesn't last 8 hours, but does stay on well for about 5-6 hours through constant snacking at work. I will eventually buy more colors. ***Update*** I also bought this in Fawn Fatale and Violet Attitude buring Ulta's buy one get on free sale. Both are great colors for fall and are more neutral colored (on me anyway). I like to put it on after Lip Boost for a little softer and creamier look.