I sprayed this on my wrist at Sephora and regretted it for the rest of the evening. Synthetic, stinky, and nausea-inducing. I am glad I am not the only one who smells wet cardboard in this. I guess I like my coconut scents to smell more like suntan oil.
I've been using this for two days and my skin feels smooth and silky. I have a few faint, but annoying, remnants of blemishes, and I think they're already starting to disappear. Also, I know I am a complete freak, but I kinda like the smell. It reminds me of Wet Ones handi-wipes. Yikes.
My HG. This is the most wonderful scent in the world. I never get tired of this or find myself getting a "perfume headache," which is saying a lot for me. Butterfly is stunning--a delicious yet sophisticated gourmand fragrance. Supposedly there's no *actual* vanilla in it (read the sephora.com product description), but to me it smells like vanilla cake and strawberries *without* being an overpowering mess of girly sweetness.
Sweet, sexy, and unique; I love the spray, the dry-down, the bottle, everything! I hope Hanae Mori never discontinues this.
I made the mistake of using Clinique City Block SPF 15 on my face before reading the reviews on this site. Like many others, I found that it made me break out. I ditched the tube a few days before a big performance I was giving and used this mask to help clean up my face. It worked like a charm! I've continued to use this product, and it is incredibly effective; it gets rid of the zits you have quickly *and* prevents new ones. I have extremely sensitive, dry, pale skin, and I do not find this mask to be drying or irritating at all. In fact, my skin looks pretty fantastic right now, because I use this in the shower on a daily basis.
I should have read the reviews on this site before using this (which I received as a GWP.) I'm in my twenties, but my skin hasn't changed that much since my teeenage years ... and this stuff made it break out like crazy. :( It's too bad, because it looks really nice on my skin. If you don't have acne-prone skin, you'll probably like this.
Treatments (Eye) -Clinique - Advanced Stop Signs Eye SPF 15
snugglebunnyjm 5/7/2006 1:37:00 AM
This really does not work for me. The skin around my eyes doesn't look any better after using the cream, and it really stings. It was expensive; I might use the rest on my arms or something.
I liked this for awhile, but it is quite strong and powdery. I may try it again in the future, but I prefer a more gourmand vanilla.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Eau de Toilette - Cherry Blossom
snugglebunnyjm 2/19/2006 5:18:00 PM
I love this. A fresh, floral, fruity smell. Will let you know if it becomes a HG scent. :-)
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Cherry Blossom Body Splash
snugglebunnyjm 2/19/2006 5:16:00 PM
I just got this and it smells great: light, fruity, floral, and feminine. I hopr I never get tired of this.
Fragrances -Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Vanille Pineapple
snugglebunnyjm 1/31/2006 3:34:00 PM
I used to think the other reviews of CSP (e.g. "I am never purchasing this again!") were too harsh, but why is every one of their new releases so fake-smelling? Vanille Pineapple is no exception. It smells like yummy pineapple when I first spray it on, but it dries down to a very fake vanilla scent (not at all like the Vanille Abricot I know and love.) Furthermore, I think I detect a sour milk note in there somewhere. Not for me.
One of the truest, sweetest vanillas out there -- almost like dabbing real vanilla extract on your pulse points. It doesn't have an overly sweet "cotton candy" quality to it at all. The lasting power is decent, and the price is amazing! I'm on bottle #4!
I absolutely love this scent. It's sweet, fresh, and makes me feel like I'm sitting in an apple orchard. If Yankee Candle ever developed a body spray line, I think this would be my signature scent. Drool-worthy!
Fragrances -Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Vanille Passion
snugglebunnyjm 12/21/2005 2:05:00 PM
I like this better than CSP's other pure vanilla fragrance, Vanille Extreme, but it also turns synthetic after awhile. So disappointing. For about $75 less, you can get a bottle of Vicky's Secret Vanilla Lace--similar fragrance, better lasting power, much better price.
I will never forget wearing this pretty rose scent as a sophomore in high school, right after the movie Titanic came out. I imagined that Kate Winslet's character would have worn a fragrance like this: timeless, elegant, simple, classic.
And then the guy I was crushing on for YEARS told me I smelled like his grandmother.
I don't think I'll ever be able to wear this one again. :-(
Lip Gloss -Bath and Body Works - Tutti Dolci - Apple Torta
snugglebunnyjm 12/12/2005 1:29:00 PM
Why did they do away with this? It was so pretty (sheer, shimmery red) and smelled so yummy (like an apple pie!) Boo hoo!