Can you say cat piss? OMG this stuff stinks soooo bad. Someone said "dollar store old lady perfume", I wish!!! It is unbearable. I read great things about it so I decided to give it a try. Well I couldn't get pass the stench. I only used it once, so I don't know about hair growing powers, but it didn't do anything special for my hair. I just couldn't bear smelling like a cat pissed on my head. So I stopped. Luckily, I found Virgin coconut oil wich is a gift from heaven! Makes my hair so soft, shiny, bouncy, strong, and thick! from the first application. And it smells divine. It transfromed my damaged hair immediatly.So why put myself through this torture if I don't have to. If you're trying it for hair growth and can live with the smell, I say go for it. It might work. I wouldn't know because I just couldn't use it for that long. But if it is for healing, moisturizing, conditioning hair, go for the coconut oil. It works wonders, and you won't smell like a litter box.
So my sister introduced me to these. She's always had pretty clear skin, with an ocacional break out, maybe around that time of the month, but she was never really acne prone (like me). All of a suden, she was covered in cystic acne. Huge pimples wich even left marks on her once beautiful clear skin. Needless to say, she was histerical about this. Tried every over the counter cream, lotion, you name it. Nothing worked. She had to go to the doctor and ended up using Retin-A. Wich is the only thing that worked, but at a $125 dollars a tube it was hefty. Not to mention it worked, but didn't clear it 100%. Well, I don't know what possesed her one day and she decided to give these a try, eventhough nothing over the counter seemed to work. Well! what do you know. Not only did these work, but it worked better than the Retin-A. Even the marks went away. Having paid $125 bucks for the Retin-A, this was a steal. She got me on them and they worked great for me as well. Although I didn't use them every night, every other night. I no longer used, because ever since I started to use organic jojoba oil as part of my cleansing routine, and under my moisturizer and mineral make up, I no longer break out. So I don't need them. But if I needed them for any reason, I would definitly get them again. They may not be for people with regualar, or dry skin. But if you have oily skin and/or problems with cystic acne, give these a try. You might be in for a nicce surprice.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - EXTRA VIRGIN Coconut Oil (All brands)
Sharyg1 1/10/2012 10:59:00 PM
I kept looking at reviews about the benefits of Virgin Organic coconut oil for skin and hair. It sounded pretty good and had it in the back of my mind to give it a try, but never really did. After all, how great could it be? I tried olive oil and it just left me with heavy hair. OMG!!! I didn't know what I was missing!!! Thank you Zerp, it was actually your review that made me get it. When you said it makes you hair thicker, I said "I have to get that stuff". I got mine from Puritan Pride and got 2 16oz tubs for $25. I had a 15% off coupon plus free shipping. So it was a steal. But since I want to start taking it internally as well, I want to try a brand that comes in the glass jars next time. So when I run out of these, I'm getting tropical traditions. It is supposed to be the best and most natural. I told my sister about them when telling her about how great this oil was. She ordered from them, and she loves it!!! She's now hoocked on Virgin coconut oil as well. Oh and tropical traditions has a page explaining why there is no such thing as Extra virgin coconut oil. So take a look. Ok, so I have 3b hair wich I seriously damaged. Not only did I overprocesed it, but I finished killing it by using a flat iron everyday. I moved to the caribean, and hair products down here are twice, sometimes 3 times as much as in the states, and not as easy to get. No online ordering etc. So I stopped doing my protein treatments and deep conditioners. Oh boy did I pay the price. My hair turned into this stiff, dry, weak, brittle, dull, thin mess. It lost all elasticity. It got so thin, I could see my scalp when standing under a light and looking in the mirror. It looked as if I had lost half my hair. Needless to say, I WAS FREAKING OUT! So I stopped using any chemicals in my hair, and stoped flat ironing for 2 years. My hair thickened up a bit. But it was still stiff, and straight (not in a good way, like straw). It was still dry, dull, weak and brittle. I couldn't understand. This was virgin hair now. I only blow dried once a week, and no flat iron. And still my hair had no elasticity. It would break easly. And if left to air dry, it would be this stiff mess with hardly any curl to it. So I knew there was major damage and protein loss. So I decided to do some major damage control. Among the products I got I got Salerm Energy hair regenerator vials. I reviewed those separately, so I won't go into detail here. But get them, they are nothing short of amazing. They saved my hair. But it was still not what I wanted. Then comes in the coconut oil. OMG!!! To think the thousands of dollars spent throught the years on repair masks and other hair products, to ge the results this gave me, makes me wanna screeeeeam! This turned my hair into this beautiful, soft, bouncy, frizzless, shiny THICK mane. I keep looking in the mirror, and can't stop touching it. I just can't believe it. And it stays straight, even in high humidity. And this is my virgin hair!!! I'm I dreaming? I'm gonna post some pictures when I get a chance, because a picture is worth a thousand words. So you can see what I'm talking about. I'm also using it on my skin (body, not face. I use jojoba oil for my oily sensitive skin and it works great) and my skin is so soft and beautiful. It is supposed to reduce the apearance of cellulite which I have some. But haven't been using it long enough to coment on that. But will keep using and will update. Now this is what I do for my hair. I apply the oil to dry hair. Because hair is like a sponge. If you wet your hair first, it will become full of water and less oil will be absorbed. Coconut oil is the only oil that is actualy absorbed by the hair, and naturaly repairs it!!!. So I saturate my dry hair with it and put a plastic shower cap or a plastic bag on for at least an hour. If I'm doing other stuff I'll leave it in longer, but don't think is necessary. 30 minutes to an hour should do it. I then wash my hair really good with my Peter Lamas sulfate Free shampoo, wich I love. When I get it all out, I apply my conditioner as usual. Rinse it out, and have my stylist put in a vial of Salerm Energy hair regenerator and a little Salerm 21 techniques B5 leave in and blow dry hair straight. It leaves me with hair comercial locks! Super soft. Like silk. Shiny, bouncy, volumized, healthy, thick hair. And my ends!!! It's like I have new ones. Oh, and I tried it for shaving as one reviewer below recomended. OMG, I will never shave with anything else again. The blade just glides through. No burn, no nicks and your skin feels like butter afterwards. How did I live without this all this time!!! Glad I didn't spend all that money on the Macadamia Nut stuff. If I'm doing my hair at home, I just put a few drops of jojoba oil in my hair after rinsing out the conditioner, tie it into a pony tail and let it air dry. I'll even sleep on it over night sometimes. I then take out the pony tail, apply some Redken Heat Glide, divide my hair into sections, and straighten out with my In-styler. Its takes me about 15 minutes to do my whole head. And OMG, my hair looks amazing. Not as amazing as when I have my stylist do it, but still amazing shiny and beautiful. And Thick!!! I can no longer see my scalp, and I'm only on my 5th vial of Salerm and second use of the coconut oil. I will have this stuff forever!!! If you're thinking about it, don't. Just get it!!!
THIS IS THE BEST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO ME!!! I HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN USING THIS PRODUCT FOR YEARS. I WAS GOING CRAZY LOOKING FOR AN ANTI-PERSPIRANT THAT WOULD KEEP MY UNDERARMS DRY, BUT NOTHING WORKED. I HAD HUGE UNDER ARM SWEAT STAINS THAT WERE SO EMBARRASING. I STAINED ALL MY SHIRTS, AND IT WAS HORRIBLE. ONE DAY I SAW CERTAIN DRI ON THE SHELF AND SAID "WHAT THE HECK I'LL GIVE IT A TRY". WELL I WAS SURPRISED WHEN I WENT TO WORK THE NEXT DAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SUMMER HEAT AND I WAS COMPLETELY DRY. I ALMOST CRIED. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. NO MORE RUINED SHIRTS!!! I'VE NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH IRRITATION. AND THE ONLY TIME I EXPERIENCED ITCHING, WAS WHEN I FORGOT I WASN'T SUPPOSED TO SHAVE BEFORE PUTTING IT ON. DO NOT DO THAT!!! IT STINGS LIKE CRAZY. SO I STARTED SHAVING IN THE MORNING INSTEAD OF AT NIGHT AND WON'T USE IT ON THE DAY I SHAVE AND PROBLEM SOLVED. I CAN'T LIVE WITHIOUT MY CERTAIN DRI!!! I'LL BE A CUSTOMER FOR LIFE. Update: I've been using this for 17 years now (LOL I just realized that OMG) and I wouldn't change it for the world. I have however become a little more sentive to it. Some nights I won't feel anything at all, and some nights I will feel itching, sometimes, a little burning. When this happens, I use a hair drier, on cold setting and let it dry completely, I then apply regular stick deodorant(usually Dove) and that works like a charm. For some people the sweat may not stop completely the first couple of days. Just keep using it, it will stop. And after you've been using it a while you won't need to used it everyday. I use it every 3 days, sometimes longer. So it lasts a really long time. They also have it in solid form now, for people with sensitive skin. So give it a try. It changed my life!!!!
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Salerm Energy Hair Regenerator
Sharyg1 1/9/2012 9:40:00 AM
Wowwww!!! This stuff is magic in a vial!!! I can not say enough good things about it. I decided to give these a try because my hair was seriously damaged. I went for it eventhough I couldn't find more than two reviews for it, and they weren't very detailed. Well I know Salerm products are amazing, and the product description sounded promising and I said "what the heck", I'll give it a try. THANK GOD I DID. So this is the description at Bluebeez.com: ENERGY HAIR REGENERATOR It's a hard hitting treatment which provides the active substances necessary for the correct working of the pilous follicle. It accelerates the normalization of the scalp and capillary bulb. Suitable as a fast acting treatment in the case of hair lacking in vitality or malnourished. Its formula has now been improved by the incorporation of not only the active stimulating Serenoa Serulata extract, but also natural liquid hair which effectively reconstructs the capillary keratin. Ceramides have also been added to maintain the cohesion between the hair's various keratin layers, resulting in shinier, healthier, full bodied locks. DIRECTIONS : Apply to recently washed hair massaging gently. Do not rinse. Style as usual. It can be used daily in cases where hair loss is severe. Ok, so I have type 3b hair, which I managed to seriously damage. I used to always blow dry, then flat iron my hair, and it always held up pretty well. I also used to chemicaly texturize my hair with Rusk Radical Anti-curl wich I love. Problem is, when you chemicaly alter your hair in anyway, a flat iron is just not your best friend. Hair is already sensitized and weaken as it is by the chemical treatment. So the flat iron, wich is damaging in itself, will now cause hell to your hair. However, I took good care of it. I used a good flat iron. Sedu, which has tourmaline ceramic plates. Used protein treatments and good deep condtioners, and always Redken Heat Glide when flat ironing to protect from heat. My hair managed to look beautiful regardless of the hell I put it through. But I would still have to trim my hair every 8 weeks or so. Well I moved to the caribean, and hair products here are twice, sometimes three times as much as in the states. Not to mention, not as easy to find. So I stoped doing the protein treatments, and the deep conditioning, and continued to used my flat iron all the time. To top it all off, it was time to re-do my Rusk anti-curl, and I overporcessed my hair. It didn't look that bad at first, but oh boy did I see it later. Not only did my hair look like straw, but it got so thin, I could see my scalp when standing under a light and looking in the mirror. It also looked stringy, lifeless, dull, flat, stiff, brittle. It looked like I had lost 50% of my hair. I WAS FREAKING OUT!!! I stopped using the flat iron and any chemicals in my hair for two years. I would only blow dry once a week. My hair thickened up a bit, It wasn'st as brittle, and it was shining again. However, my natural curl was never the same. I could not explain this. How can this be? I haven't straighten or flat iron in two years. This is all virgin hair. If left to air dry, it would dry stiff, and stringy and a mess. Hardly any curl to it. And it sill didn't look healthy. My hair had lost its elasticity, which means major protein loss. So I decided to do major damaged control. So this is what I did: 1.Got myself a bottle of Peter Lamas sulfate free shampoo. Since I have a part in my frontal hairline that the hair keeps falling out, I got the chinisse herb shampoo, wich I alternate with the Rice protein shampoo. The herb shampoo itself does not leave your hair feeling moisturized or feeling soft. But that's not what I got it for, is it? I leave that to my conditioner. I wanted to strengten my hair and scalp and help with re-growth, wich I find it does. 2. I got a Tub of Salerm Wheat Germ hair mask. 3. I got a 32 vial pack of Salerm Energy hair regenerator. OMG, what a difference. The first time I used the regenerator, it was nothing to write home about. So I had soft shiny hair, but I had other products that could do that. But by my third vial, it was hair heaven! I have my stylist put the vial in my hair, with a little Salerm 21 B5 leave in treatment before blow drying. My hair was bouncy, shiny, it had volume and no frizz. It was super soft, and when I looked at it closely, it didn't have those tiny bends I would see on the individual hair strands. And the best part: I could no longer see my scalp when standing under a light!!! The hair thickened up (in diameter). OMG I will use this stuff forever. The more I use it the better it gets. I use one vial a week. And I get it from Bluebeez.com, they have the best prices for Salerm. I have since then added a protein treatment (highly recomend Joico K-pak deep penetrating reconstructor) and Organinc Virgin coconut oil(which I will be reviewing separately. The oil is amazing) to my hair routine and OMG!!! I can't stop running to the mirror to look at my hair. I can't believe that hair is mine. It looks thick, full, shiny, healtly, straight, bouncy, smooth!!! My hair has elasticity again. I have hair comercial locks!!!!! My curls are back. Oh, and my frontal bald spot is filling in!!! And I'm only on my fifth vial! Sorry about the long post, but since I myself could not find the detail I needed, I wanted to let you know as much detail as possible. I know how distresing this situation can be to a girl. So I hope this helps someone in need out there. Good luck, and if you're thinking about it, DON'T!!! Just get ti!!!
Styling Products -TRESemme - Fresh Start Dry Shampoo for Oily/Straight to Normal Hair
Sharyg1 12/23/2011 12:22:00 AM
OMG! nothing makes me madder than buying something that is a TOTAL wastt of money. I rather spend alot of money on something that actually works, than totaly wasting a smaller amount. This stuff is the worst product I've ever bought. And I've bought ALOT of products. Like another reviewer said, If I could give it negative lippies I would. The white cast doesn't bother me. I was actually able to brush that out fairly easy. But this just doesn't work. Not only it doesn't control oil, it makes my hair oilier. I sprayed this on and my hair turned into an oil sleek. Yes I shook the bottle, and held it about 10 inches from my head. I waited for it to dry before brushing it out. Still, I ended up with super oily, heavy, sticky and just plain gross hair. I want my $5.49 back!!! I should've tried Suave, but totally forgot they had come up with a dry shampoo. I do not buy cheap hair products, my hair doesn't like them. However I figured "it's dry shampoo. I'm only gonna use it, maybe once or twice a week". So I didn't wanna spend alot on it. Big mistake!!! Do not waste your money!!! This doesn't work! It will just make your hair gross! And if you're like me, mad that you threw away $5.49. I could've it bought a chicken and cooked it for dinner LOL!
I love Lamas shampoos. I went back to them last year. Don't know why I even stopped using them in the first place. But after going back, I know I will never use regular shampoos again. I started having problems with my hair getting extremly oily at the roots. My hair has never been oily. And all of the sudden I was an oil slik. I would wash my hair in the morning and by night time it was greasy. I even bought one of those waterless spray shampoos to help with the problem, but hated how stiff it made my hair. So doing some research I learned that shampoos with SLS, are harsh and overdry your scalp, making your oil glands go into over production, thus leaving you with oily hair. So I immediatly started looking for a sulfate free shampoo. Tried a few of them. Just didn't work. They were so hard to use. They wouldn't lather at all. It took like 6 washes to get your hair clean. And they left me with hair that felt like straw. So I finally sucked it up and got Lamas again. OMG, why did I ever switch. Lots of lather, the scent is great and it leaves my hair feeling great. The first couple of washes was nothing to write home about. But after about a month it was hair paradise. No more oily scalp, and the hair was looking amazing. Shiny, healthy, and virtually no frizz (I have type 3b hair by the way). My curls are so soft and smooth. And alot less shedding. Plus no SLS means no premature wrinkles on my face!!! Now, I don't care much for the soy protein shampoo. It is not bad, but nothing to write home about either. At least for me. The rice protein shampoo however, I loveeeeeee! I love the scent. I think Alicia Silverstone described it the best "clean and delicious". It leaves my hair so soft and shiny. They came out with a new shampoo now, with Avocado oil. I'm gonna try that one, between washes with the Chinese Herbs shampoo. The best part about these products is how concentrated they are. I only wash my hair every 2 to 3 days (unless I'm working out, then I have to wash it every time I work out because I sweat alot) and 1 bottle of these shampoos lasts me about 5 months. So taking that into consideration, the price is not that bad. A nickel size amount is all you need, and usually you're hair is clean in two washes. So give them a try if you are trying to find a Sulfate and paraben free shampoo, that actually works. They have a 100% money back guarantee on all their products so there is nothing to loose. I just wish they hadn't discontinued the kits! They were a great value. One last thing and I've been writing this in all my Lamas reviews. DO NOT BUY Lamas products at discount websites such as vitacost. Their products are not authentic. Their list of ingredients is different from the list of ingridients on the lamas website. At the bigining they seem to be the same, but as you go down, you realize they change. But only from the Lamas website or from an authorize distributor like Wholefoods supermarket. Remember, you get what you pay for.
Shampoo -Unlisted Brand - Lamas Beauty Chinese Herb Stimulating Shampoo
Sharyg1 1/11/2011 12:56:00 AM
I tried this shampoo years ago. I remember it smelling very fresh. I loved the tingling feeling you get from it. I remember it did cut back shedding. I didn't buy it again because of the price, but I'm going back to it. It is a really good product. As I've been saying in all my Lamas reviews, DO NOT BUY this product from discount sites such as vitacost and the like. The products they sell are not authentic and won't perform. The ingridients list on the products they sell are different from the ingridients list on the Lamas website. I think one the creams even has parabens listed, which you know is a big no no for Lamas products. So get them from either the Lamas site or from Wholefoods supermarkets. Yes, you'll pay more, but you'll get the actual product, not a cheap imitation.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Lamas Cosmeceuticals Pro-Vita C Moisturizer SPF 15
Sharyg1 1/11/2011 12:49:00 AM
This is the Best moisturizer I've ever tried. It is absolutly amazing. Makes my skin soft, bright and just beautiful. It is super light and it absorbs super quick. It leaves your skin just radiant. Great under make up too. After trying this no other moisturizer measures up. Whick sucks because it doesn't come cheap and I can't afford it all the time. But if you can affort it, go for it. One thing though, DO NOT BUY these products at those discount sites on the net, like vitacost and places like that. The products are not authentic. The ingredients are different. Check it out for yourself. Buy either directly from the Lamas site or from wholefoods.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Peter Lamas Citrus C Cleanser
Sharyg1 1/11/2011 12:36:00 AM
I loveee this cleanser. Granted it is expensive, but it is also very concentrated so it lasts a long time. If you use it as a body wash make sure to use it with one of those shower puff things. For your face a pea size amount is all you need. It is gentle and takes off all your make up. I have sensitive skin and it works great for me. If it is not working for you, you may want to try his pumpkin spice facial scrub. OMG the stuff is amazin and even though it is a scrub is much milder than the facewash. It is addictive though. Warning! do not buy this anywhere on the internet that is not the actual Peter Lamas site. Their products are not authentic. If you want to verify that, go to one of those sites, like vitacost etc, and read the entire list of ingredients on the product and compare it to the ingridient list on the Lamas site. They are different. They only places safe to buy are the Lamas website itself and their approved vendors, such as wholefoods supermarkets. If you get them anywhere else, you will pay less, but won't be getting the real product. Lamas products have a 100% money back guarantee. So if it doesn't work for you, you can always get your money back.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Salerm 21 Essential Conditioning Oil
Sharyg1 1/11/2011 12:21:00 AM
I love, love, love this stuff. I'm addicted to it. It leaves your hair soooo beautifull, soft and shiny. I also love the smell. This stuff helped me through my months of seriously overprocessed hair. I can't live without it. I don't know which I like more, these, or the Alfaparf ones, which are also amazing. But these are cheaper so I stick with these. I buy the 32 vial pack. It brings 8 packages of 4 vials each. I use it once a week, and what I do is, I mix a third of the vial with some Salerm wheat germ conditioner and leave it in about ten minutes. I only need a third of the vial. They are pretty big and my hair is only shoulder lenght. So they last me forever. In 8 months I only used 4 of the 8 boxes. So it lasts me well over a year, so the $45 dollars was worth it. Also try the Salerm hair regenerator vials. You put those on before blowdrying. They are the bomb!
Conditioner -Unlisted Brand - Salerm Technique-Salerm21 leave-in
Sharyg1 1/11/2011 12:09:00 AM
This is for the Salerm 21 B5 (the one in the tube, not the bottle). I love this leave in. Is even better than Sebastian Potion 9, at least for my hair. Leaves my hair super soft and shiny. It is super concentrated so you only need a tiny bit. Be careful, is easy to over do it. I love the tube dispenser. And it lasts forever, I've had mine for a year and is not even half way gone. Price is great too, considering it lasts so long. I love Salerm products, they have done wonders for my hair. The wheat germ conditioner is awesomeeeeee! and don't get me started on the 21 essential oil vials. It is addictive. I used to swear by Redken. Not anymore. Ever since I found this, it is bye bye Redken!. You get much better hair, without any of the build up!
What a waste of time and money!!! thank goodness I bought this at Ulta and was able to take it back and get a full refund. I didn't have problems with it not being espreadable. But It didn't work. I was trying to wax my eyebrows and practicaly no hair came off. I don't own a microwave after finding out how awefull it is to your health and what it does to your body on the inside. So It was kind of a pain to melt my Avon wax (wich works awesome) in a bag, on the stove. Not to mentioned messy if I left it on the stove ( in a pot of hot water) too long. So when I saw "no heat" I thought EUREKA!!! But noooooo. I think I'll have to suck it up and invest on an epilator. Oh well, at least I got a refund.
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
Sharyg1 3/19/2008 8:42:00 PM
OMG!!!! Where has this been all my life? Thanks so much Makeupalley, I would have never tried this if I hadn't found these reviews. First of all I've never tried Dessert Essence brand.I bought mine on Ebay, I got a 16 oz bottle of organic Jojoba oil for about $16 including shipping. It has lasted me forever. I'm in my early 30's now and my skin was going crazy on me. I have sensitive combination skin that is acne prone. Not crazy acne but it does break out kind of ez. I had developed this dry, rough, flaky patches of skin on the apple of my cheeks, which was crazy since my skin was always oily in that area. Well no matter what I put on it, it would not go away. I did manage to make it better by using Neutrogena's facial peel. But the dryness would be back in a few days. Well, not only are the patches 100% gone, but my skin is beautiful and super soft. I decided to try puting it on my hair on days when I wear my hair curly instead of blow drying and flat ironing. I have very curly freezie hair (Which no one would ever know). In order for me to wear it curly I have to put tons of differenct products on it, just to keep it from turning into a fro. Well I decided to just put Jojoba oil on it and let it air dry. OMG!! my hair turned out beautifull, soft, and totally frizz free. I can't believe it. All this years spending all that money and all I needed it was this. At $16 a bottle it might seem expensive, but considering the amount I got, how long it lasts and the results I get, is a steal!!! I do not get break outs from this, and I break out easly.I have discovered that the problem is not the Jojoba. Jojoba is not an oil, is actually a wax, and is the closest thing to you natural skin oils. If this breaks you out, chances are you are not cleansing your skin properly. You must use a good toner. Or use a great cleanser. Lamas Beauty Radiant C face and body wash is the best. It is a cleanser, toner, and body wash all in one. It is sulfate free and Vegan. Cleanses deeply without drying and it lasts forever. All you need to clean your face is a pea size amount. NO KIDING!!! If I use it just on my face, it lasts me about 5 months. It is exellent for sensitive, acne prone, and rosacea skin. It is expensive at $14 plus shipping, but since it lasts for ever it is totally worth it. I buy more than one to save on shipping. You can get it at Lamasbeauty.com, and if you enter the coupon code EARTHSAVE, at the check out page you get a 20% discount. Or if you have a Wild Oats in your area you can buy it there. If you are looking for the best cleanser in the world!! Give this a try, you won't regret it. Oh, and you have 30 days to return it, but believe me, you won't. Nothing cleanses better.
I don't know what it is about JLO and her fragrances, but I have yet to find one that I like. I hate Glo, and Still, makes me gag. I will say, that on 1 of my sisters, this actually smells really good. I couldn't belive it when I asked what she was wearing, and she gave me a sarcastic smile and said "Live by JLO"(she knows what I think about her scents). I said no way! I ran to her bathroon cabinet since I remember seeing the bottle there; sprayed some on myself, and yuck!, on me, it smelled disgusting. Maybe is just my chemistry that doesn't go with her scents. On my sister those strong but sweet scents smell great (She used to wear Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor back in her high school days, and it smelled great one her). But on me they just don't work. I would never buy this for myself but would get it for her.