I'm surprised by all the low ratings. On me, this is a warm honeyed floral that lasts all day. I would compare it to Organza. Very feminine and easy to wear. I am a fan.
total favorite! it's everything i wanted from a neutral brown polish.
Fragrances -Lolita Lempicka - Forbidden Flower/Fleur Defendue
HolliVomit 4/21/2010 6:13:00 PM
creamy, sweet and easy to wear but Forbidden Flower isn't going to blow anyone away. i don't notice the cherry or any other note standing alone. it feels more like the base of a fragrance than a finished scent, and the name does not fit at all. i do not think that i will try anymore of the Lolita Lempicka line of flankers.
Fragrances -Dolce & Gabbana - Dolce & Gabbana for Women
HolliVomit 4/21/2010 6:07:00 PM
D&G is one of my most favorites, and it really helped me open up and branch out into Floral Aldehyde scents. it just has a little bit of everything... spice, freshness, sweets. in addition, it lasts. my pillow always smells of it. the 90s definitely had some intense and interesting scents, and this belongs on that list. i'm a little afraid to mention this, but D&G has a feel to it that reminds me of Giorgio too.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - John Varvatos for Women
HolliVomit 4/20/2010 7:29:00 PM
i bought this one unsniffed due to reviews comparing it to coco mad. the cute fuzzy pink packaging didn't hurt either. all i get from this is subdued flowers on a fresh cold base. the base feels like an attempt at the clean feel of most Ralph Lauren fumes. i don't even detect patchouli. boring....
For me, Initial is a lovely smelling lesson in patience. It is a lion dressed as a turtle. Initially, pun intended, I sprayed it, sniffed and sighed unimpressed. Some fruits, that may have been overripe, and a little vanilla/amber hit me without much charm. BUT, I left it on. As the day carried along, I kept noticing the perfume getting sweeter and warmer as though it was melding into my skin and turning into a keeper. By the end of the night, I was completely into it. The best words for it are warm, rich, thick and lush. It would go well with fine fabrics. I am a fan for sure.
this one is gorgeous, and so inexpensive. i bought it on a whim for less than 10 dollars because i had heard so many good things about it. the strange shaped bottle appealed to me as well. it definitely stands out in a collection. initially, Tocade reminded me so much of Anglomania that i almost couldn't believe it. of course, even in the opening, it doesn't have the sanitized chemical feeling of Anglomania and it is softer. though i wouldn't call it gourmand, my husband told me that i smelled like candy bars while pretending to eat my arm. he's thoughtful like that. for me the dry down of Tocade is very sweet, powdery and thick. this is one that could be universally appealing, and at the price there is no excuse not to try it.
hypnose is like a clean blanket warm out of the dryer. it's so warm and inviting that it actually feels plush. usually, i don't like fragrances that could be described as clean because it makes me think of words like fresh or light. those are never descriptive of my favorite scents, and, despite my use of the word clean, do not fit hypnose either. my favorite part of hypnose is that i smell anise with the vetiver, and it is the perfect amount and sort. i would say that it less sweet and candied than in lolita lempicka, but not as straightforward as in anisia bella. the whole scent feels very balanced and natural like it is pretty without trying too hard. to me, that makes it much easier to wear and appreciate.
Tumulte has a special place in my collection. My husband has said that it is his favorite of my perfumes (so far). Well, i added that "so far" part myself. I'm sure i'll blow him away with some other find someday, right? Anyway, Tumulte is very nice even with its wicked name. It reminds me of a naughty librarian. I can smell the waxed wood of her desk with roses and a bowl of candy nearby. It even has a little mustiness to it that could be old books. I guess the best way to describe Tumulte is ladylike and a little stuffy with some sweetness lurking just beneath the surface. Works for me.
anglomania is lovely. lush red roses, soft leather and lots of sweet powder. it makes me think of a beautiful woman all made up laying on an antique leather chaise lounge with vases full of roses around her. gorgeous and long lasting. also love the packaging. the beginning is a little sharp and unnatural smelling, but the dry down is nicer. it would be a good first leather for someone who feels a little interested but nervous. (now that i have tried Tocade, the 2 are similar, but Anglomania is less complex and more expensive.)
powdery and light. feels very youthful and very commercial.
i tried the vintage narcisse noir without expectation since i had never seen the notes. even without expectation, i was a little shocked because it smelled like grape faygo on my wrist. it definitely doesnt feel classic or dated. victorias secret could sell it in all seriousness.
really fruity, sweet and warm, but it feels nearly oily to me which i do not like.
smells like wet hair that has been over relaxed.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Perfumer's Workshop Tea Rose
HolliVomit 5/30/2009 4:27:00 PM
this smells exactly like roses at a flower shop with the greens and puddling. i plan to layer it with a few things i have that i wish were a bit more rose infused