First time sniffing this last week, fell in love. On me, gorgeous, warm, sexy, feminine, classl, not cloying... hands down, one of my all-time favorites.
Way too sickly sweet and lush for me. Makes my eyes water (and that's with only a little sprayed on). Time to pass my bottles along :)!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Laura Biagiotti Sotto Voce
AnneElise 11/7/2009 6:53:00 PM
I'm confused...either it's my nose or body chemistry, or the little sampler bottle of "Sotto Voce" that I just received from an Ebay seller is old. But to me, Sotto Voce smells sweet, watery, a little earthy, but nothing special. Sorry! I was hoping for more but maybe it'd be different with a fresher bottle?
Is it just me, or does this smell like household cleaner to anyone else? I can't take it!!
What a great concept! I love the little drawers and the variety and the...possibilities! But the reality is that the 2 blushes seem garish on my skin, the lipsticks are unflattering and too pink (or too pale!), the mascara doesn't add all that much, and while the eye shadows are fun to play with, they seem so light on my eyes that I can't even tell they're there! Oh, and the brushes are a total wash. Throw them out and replace them immediately. This is the makeup kit you take with you when you have absolutely NOTHING else around. It will add some color to your face but don't consider a go-to makeup kit and by all means don't substitute it for your usual makeup if you're traveling, or you'll end up a pastel-colored hold-out from the 1980s :)! LOL :) It would be a fun gift for a junior-high girl who is just discovering makeup. There! I found a place for it :)!
Fungirl, your review still has me laughing !!!
Whoa--way too much patchouli for me! I was up in the air between this and Coco and am glad I stuck with Coco, which to me is much more sophisticated, lush, feminine. Mademoiselle seems too sweet and that patch...it just lingers on my skin.
Am I the only one who thinks Diorella smells like Anthousa's Citrus Sorbet? Only difference is that Anthousa doesn't have the pretty topnote, just a heavy, dull basil essence. Like another reviewer, I love Diorella's lemony topnotes, but man! What happens when it unfolds isn't pleasant--not on my skin, anyway. I'm bummed--it cost a fortune. That'll teach me to buy unsniffed (yeah, right :)...
Ok, NOW I understand what the hype is about! :) I got some of this lovely scent today and am in love with it. It is the most beautiful, unfolding, mellow, sweet, spicy, ladylike, sexy, mature, playful stuff I've found. The reviewer below me is so right-on: save your money and get the real thing. Wow, to think of all the bottles of so-so fragrance I've bought, when Coco has been waiting for me :). I'm really happy to have found this treasure and will definitely repurchase. Oh, and this review is for the EDT, which lasts all day on me :)!
Fragrances -Guerlain - Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia
AnneElise 1/24/2009 4:41:00 PM
I got this and Marc Jacobs Blush in the same week, looking forward to the Jasmine in each. I spent a heap more on the Flora Nerolia and think that the less-expensive Blush is oh-so much more beautiful! I find Flora Nerolia kind of tobacco-smelling, and dark somehow--not at all as I thought neroli might be in a fragrance (and yes, I know that nerolia is the blossom and not the fruit). It also smells overly sweet to me and rather synthetic----very much like Valentino!
Fragrances -Giorgio Armani - Armani Code for women
AnneElise 12/5/2008 12:57:00 AM
Whoa---this stuff is a scent bomb! Too sweet and too gingery for my nose. Got it on ebay and wondered if it was real, but I couldn't scrub it off (a good sign for authenticity, I guess :). I'm goin' back to the subtler Coco or Lovely.
I LOVE the beautiful fragrance in this. Just the right combo of soft/pretty/fresh. It really is lovely, but mamma mia, it stinks going on and then it's so doggone faint once the pretty smell emerges (which it does). I got my bottle on the major online auction site (don't think I can mention it by name but you get the idea) and am thinking that maybe I got gypped...anyone else have good sillage experience with this??
I found an orphaned bottle of this at the check-out stand at Marshalls, with no price tag. When I read the brand, I scouted it out on Ebay, bought it for a really low price, and I'm really pleased. It is a pretty scent--a feminine scent without being too-sweet. Tuberose I usually don't dig, but in this one, balanced with the other notes, it is subtle, nice. I can't tell you how many bottles of scent I've bought just to find a simple, elegant fragrance and been disappointed; but this one is a keeper.
Fragrances -Guerlain - Aqua Allegoria Mandarine-Basilic
AnneElise 6/29/2008 10:59:00 PM
An incredibly generous someone treated me to several bottles of the Aqua Allegorias: Herba Fresca, Lillia Bella (think that's right), and this one with the mandarines and basil. I opened my package at work and all my colleagues tested the fragrances, and everyone agreed: they were all lovely, but this one had an extra zip and beauty to it. It makes me feel fresh and lively. As I walked down the hall of work, several other colleages said, "Wow! Someone smells wonderful!" So, thanks to my very generous someone :)!
What a heavenly--yet earthy--fragrance! If this is old-time chypre, then I've just discovered that I'm an old-time chypre lover! Only problem is that the EDP doesn't seem to last very long on me. I got it on a popular perfume website ... has anyone else had this expericence with K de Krizia, or is perhaps just that my bottle is watered-down or old?