Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Vero Profumo Onda parfum
glrsims 1/19/2008 10:02:00 PM
This is my holy grail of vetivers. It's an incredibly deep, smooth and rich vetiver that feels a dark olive green. I'm afraid I don't pick up on the listed notes of ginger and mace, but it is blended seamlessly with rich leather. I breathe this in deeply and can literally feel calmness seeping throughout my body and mind. Wear it for those stressful days when you need all the help you can get. Well, if you can afford it, that is. The ONLY negative aspect of this perfume for me is the price.
Oh my good Lord no! If I wanted to masquerade as a pot-full of extremely sweet and potent simmering Christmas spices on the stovetop, I would just....umm...well I'm not sure what I'd do. But I can tell you what I'm NOT gonna do. Not gonna ever wear this again!
Revelation was just that to me, a revelation. This is the first fig scent that I have ever liked (and I've tried a bunch!). The description from the website is as follows: " Revelation captures the scent of a Wild Fig Tree. The prime note is that of Fig Leaves & Twigs blended with Honey and a touch of Spice. The perfume is based on a rich warm blend of Cedarwood, Cypress Wood, Amber & Labdanum. Revelation begins with a crisp green scent that gently warms on the skin to be sensual and glowing" The fig is not all bitter like I find most fig scents to be. Just barely sweet and green and woody. The drydown is so smooth and comforting that I am in love with my wrist. This review is of the absolute.I ordered a 2ml vial and foresee the larger bottle plus maybe the water perfume in my future!
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - chocolate amber edt [DISCONTINUED]
glrsims 12/20/2007 12:13:00 AM
This new scent by B&BW really surprised me! I had no expectations of liking it until my daughter brought it home one day last week. The notes following are taken from the company site: (Fragrance top notes: Pineapple, Red Berries, Lemon; mid notes: Honey Blossom, Rose, Jasmine; base notes: Dark Chocolate, Honey Wood, Patchouli, Vanilla Orchid, Musk.) I do not smell the fruity top notes but it's quite a dense perfume so I suppose they all just blended in to my nose. I don't love it for the first thirty minutes or so, but it's nice. Then once the drydown comes, I'm in heaven! The chocolate is somewhat bitter (i.e. not sweet) and dry, and it combines with the woods and musk to create an absolutely lovely smell. Luckily, no patchouli on me :)
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Bois 1920 - Sushi Imperiale
glrsims 10/28/2007 1:37:00 PM
This beauty has done what I thought was impossible. It has clambered atop Ambre Narguile and Chergui to stake a claim as my absolute favorite perfume. I forget how perfect it is when I'm not wearing it, then that first spritz is pure heaven. It literally satisfies something deep within me and immediately improves my day. It mixes my beloved citrus with pepper and other spices in an almost sparkling way and then dries down into deep, yummy comfort. Wonderful lasting power and gorgeous packaging. Absolute love!!!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Carthusia Via Camerelle, EDT
glrsims 10/25/2007 3:37:00 AM
Here are the notes - taken from Aedes: top notes of bergamot, lemon and bitter orange are set against the warm herbaceous backdrop of marjoram. The transparent floral heart overlaid with cyclamen and jasmine segues into the weightless base of sheer woods and crisp amber. I really enjoy the top notes as I am a huge citrus lover. Unfortunately, after the fleeting citrus fades, what's left is not so enjoyable. The drydown of this perfume seriously annoys me. I'm not sure what it is - not familiar with the actual smell of marjoram or cyclamen. I don't really smell jasmine or amber at all. You know what it really reminds me of? The new SJP Covet. Wet greens. Damp, bitter, slightly moldy green stuff. :::Sigh::: Yet another unsniffed purchase bites the dust.
Aww, I'm gonna have to be the dissenter here. There is just too much going on in this perfume. Have any of you ever walked into a Perfumania store (perfume discounter that has B&M stores)? Noticed that smell in the air that smells like waaaaay too many perfumes tested in way too small a space? For me, that's what Asja smells like.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - Principessa Cattiva Diva silky hand cream
glrsims 7/18/2007 10:03:00 AM
I am in love with this hand cream! I have been unable to find a list of ingredients, even on the company's website, but it feels like there is some glycerin in there, which always helps my hands feel moisturized and smooth without being greasy. The scent is lovely - they list peach, vanilla, jasmine, ylang, sandalwood and amber. Mostly I smell the vanilla and amber. I actually purchased the big gift tin which contains the hand cream, shower gel and body lotion. Haven't tried the other two yet, but I'm really looking forward to them!
Lotions/ Creams -Mario Badescu - Summer Shine Body Lotion
glrsims 7/17/2007 10:42:00 AM
This is a medium texture pale gold lotion with very subtle gold shimmers. Thick enough to not be runny when applying but not so thick that it's difficult to squeeze out. The shimmer really is subtle, you just catch glimpses when the light hits just right, none of that big glittery stuff that falls off on clothes. It has a very light cucumbery, coconutty scent that is discernible if you put your nose right up to your lotioned body part, but it isn't so strong that it will interfere with perfume. Not deeply moisturizing for you really dry ladies out there, but certainly adequate for other skin types. I will definitely repurchase when this bottle is used up!
Whooooooa Nelly! This is some big white floral we got here! I sniffed this in the container at Scentbar and thought it smelled fresh and light, so I got a sample. I know, I know, the intense blue color should have given me a clue that this was no light, clean sort of smell, but whatever. So last night, I dabbed it on both wrists and went off to work. First of all, my wrists are still blue. Second, NOT a work-friendly scent. Third, I used to like tuberose! My head is pounding and I'm a bit nauseous and if I scrub my wrists any more, they're gonna start to bleed! I now feel safe saying this is not a light fresh floral and I should have known better.
I really like this! The opening is very herbal. And while I usually suck at picking out notes, I can actually identify the sage, lavender and coriander. Another reviewer mentioned "kitchen spices" and that's it! I love kitchen cooking spices. Slightly sweet, but only slightly. As time goes on, it becomes a bit sweeter and the cinnamon comes out. The drydown reminds me a bit of Creed's Ambre Cannelle, probably because of the particular aspect of cinnamon - warm and soft rather than spicy and fizzy.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Carthusia I Profumi - Ligea
glrsims 7/14/2007 9:40:00 AM
I absolutely love the first 30 minutes of this perfume and based on that, bought a full bottle. Lovely soft citrus. By the time I got home, it was pure powder. And powder it stayed for several more hours. Up for swap it went!
At first sniff, I thought Whoa!!!!!, no way. Very masculine after-shavey. It took about 5 minutes to morph into something I kept holding my arm up to sniff closer. Very soft and aromatic. It makes me think of my summers on the farm as a child and the way my grandparents' bathroom smelled. And yes, that's a good thing!!!
Fragrances -Hermes - Ambre Narguile (Hermesessence series)
glrsims 7/8/2007 4:04:00 AM
Ah, my precious! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways....okay I'm not really going to start counting. But I flew 1200 miles and then drove 50 miles on scary (for someone from a small city!) L.A. freeways to get a full bottle of this! That, my friends, is true love. Okay, okay, I actually flew the 1200 miles to visit my daughter. But still....you know, the freeways and stuff. The top notes of this perfume seem almost fizzy to me. How they made cinnamon fizzy, I don't know. And I know it's a sweetish gourmand, but I swear it smells dry too! So for me, it's never candyish or over the top. I just get whiffs throughout the day (or night) and I smell so perfect that I can hardly stand myself. I never want to be without this. Ever.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Voluspa Mimosa Martini EDP
glrsims 7/7/2007 1:39:00 AM
Wow, I really hate this! I should have known better, just from the notes but I foolishly tried it anyway. This is fruity sweetness all the way. And not in a good way :) It really reminds me of service station bathroom air fresheners. My daughter likes it though. She is 20 years old which is maybe the proper age group for this perfume. Said it smelled really good laying out at the pool mixed with suntan lotion.