I loved this more than the original after the first sniff :o) Then it occurred to me that i was getting wafts of something familiar.... after a whole day it hit me. Paris Hilton Can Can!!!
Fragrances -Jo Malone - iris and white musk intense
Shwets 5/8/2013 2:30:00 PM
Similar to Clair de Musc but without animallic notes. Long lasting with close to skin sillage.
This is better in mist as kinder and lighter to the nose compared to the edp. Its just that this pleasant scent reminds me of scented hygiene products (sanitary towels, nappies, bathroom essentials etc) which is why i would find it difficult to wear.
Fragrances -Thierry Mugler - Alien Essence Absolue
Shwets 12/14/2012 5:14:00 PM
Gorgeous Alien (rounded jasmine) with Hypnotic Poison but smells divine on the skin unlike either. Massive sillage and longevity!! If you love Poeme then you need to try this - Alien Essence Absolue is what i wanted Poeme to be both as a scent and on my skin. By the way i am unable to tolerate and cannot stand the original Alien and am not a fan of jasmine but Alien Essence Absolue an exception!
Better version of NR edt on my skin
I should have given this a five. Incredibly rich patch and lasts forever on clothes!! I actually prefer this to Coromandel in terms of the richness. As it is far too rich for me i've given this a four. Very well made and more than what i expected!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Al Rehab Perfume oils
Shwets 9/20/2012 6:53:00 AM
Al Rehab Fragrances comes as a perfume spray and matching perfume oils. The spray version is lighter like an edt and oils are quite long lasting and exceptionally cheap! These perfume oils are what i have mainly tested and come as 3ml and 6ml roll ons. I bought a special offer of 3 for £5 or £2 each / 6ml!!! Here are some basic descriptions of what I've tried. Al Fares (mens): chypre floral reminiscent of Ysatis. Very strong. Roses (woman): Sweet Bulgarian Rose non sour lasts at least 4 hours on me. Red Roses (woman): Similar to Kenzo Flower - very long lasting powdery vanilla Aroosah (woman): similar to Lush Lust (mix of rose and jasmine), very strong scent. Bilkis (unisex): in similar vein to JPG Classique, lasts at least 8 hours. Dalal (unisex): sweet vanilla oriental with caramel note, a softer fragrance very close to the skin. Soft (woman): similar to top notes of pink sugar, very long lasting over 4 hours on me. These oils are also longer lasting when applied onto clothes. I normally rub a slick from the roll on onto dark clothing so that the stain is not visible. Otherwise onto pulse points or glide it through my hair. Definate re-purchases with my top favs being Roses and Soft. There are so much more to try and are available for Men. Some of these are unisex scents. Long lasting in such a small amount that one roll on could potentially last up to a year!
Perfume Solid (10% perfume): The solid lasts all day on me wearing close to the skin and quite strong. Its a lovely earthy rose yet very sweet and lush (excuse the pun!) with a green musky feel. The scent reminds me of the Lush scent as you walk into the shop. It has that baby powder vibe as the scent settles. Really love this one the most out of the solid range. Then my other favs are Karma and Tuca Tuca. Hmmmm just put some on now after writing the review... Spritzer (15% perfume): I bought the spray version after being besotted by the scent of the solid. The spray is more complex and fresh than the solid. A SA at Lush told me yest that the rose used for this is the same that Chanel use!? Would love to re-purchase but sillage is low after a while (two hrs on me) and lasts longer on clothes. Worth purchasing because the quality is high and Lush do not test on animals. For these reasons i would pay the extra. The Atomizer (20% perfume): This is heavier than the spritzer which smells fresher, however once the atomizer's perfume dries down then its a lush honey rose but a note in this is heavier and heady. This lasts pretty much all day with close to the skin sillage. Wish Lush would make the concentration labelling of the 10ml spritzer and 30ml Atomizer clearer - i only found out when i emailed Lush to enquire about this product. In summary the solid is comforting for personal scent satisfaction, it is so pretty and innocent smelling.
I wish i tried this on my skin but had a quick sniff and reminded me of a gorgeous and intense and sweeter version of 4711. Did anyone else find that? I need to re-test properly but my first impression was wow! Gorgeous for summer.
Ok this is a scent i'm not sure how to describe but will try to give you some idea. I was at Westfields Shepherds Bush (London) yesterday and saw this at Beauty Base which sells high end fragrances including a limited range of Serge Leutens. Alyssa Ashley Ambre Gris smells very high end. I only tried on paper and skin but briefly. It seemed to last well and had an animallic musk scent but not overly so. The scent though not heavy had a heady note which i wasnt keen on (lippy off for that). Definately worth trying esp for those who like the animalic musk scents.
This was just wow at first spray. I was convinced that coco Noir wouldnt be much of interest but curiousity pulled me to sniff this during my work lunch break. To my nose this is sophisticated and a cross between coco and coco mlle with all harsh and sharpness taken out leaving a smooth velvet soft fragrance of great quality. It didnt seem to leave much sillage and remained close to the skin. However i need to re try as the weather is so hot here. I seriously would grab a bottle if i could but have made a pledge not to buy anymore perfumes involved with animal testing. Sigh. As this is one of the best in the Chanel range since im unable to tolerate strong smelling scents. Noir appears to have fine ingredients. Does anyone else get the bois de iles vibe going on with Noir?
This is flowerbombs twin. On my cardi flowerbomb on one arm and la vie on the other, neither me or my friend could tell the difference. On my skin la vie is slightly sweeter and refined. I prefer this to flowerbomb which is slightly masculine on me. Both last just as long. But just not my kind of scent too synthetic smelling and sharp. But flowerbomb lovers need to try as a potential replacement. No need to purchase this if you already own flowerbomb unless you wished flowerbomb was sweeter. Update 22.08.12 - SA sprayed on me and lasts on my skin like a leech!! It just is too sharp for my liking and irritates me so downgraded from 3 to 2. That same effect that flowerbomb has.
Wow this is a gorgeous sparkling jasmine tea like scent and i dont even like fragrances that are predominantly jasmine based with the indoles - yuk! This review is for the solid stick and i adore this scent which lasts all night on me. Incredible for a solid perfume that cost me only £5 and more sillage than my expensive fragrances!! The red colour has been toned down so i have no problem with staining.
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Taylor Swift Wonderstruck
Shwets 8/5/2012 3:40:00 PM
A cross between Meow and Fantasy - also reminds me of Viva la Juicy. Too generic smelling so down graded. Love my Fantasy (long lasting with sillage) and then Meow which is pretty.
Very sweet when sprayed and reminded me of amor amor....then i sniffed it after a while and all gone very shortlived.