That was a blind buy, this is not love at the first sniff for me and it has not live up to my expectation. It doesn't smell like a "Baby Girl" to me. I was expecting to smell cotton candy and baby powder. Lemons, cyclamen, orange, Egyptian geranium, a violet, heliotrope, lavender, ylang and cinnamon ceylon, and a white musk and cedar are supposed to be found on this. It has a very noticeable, almost sharp opening but it wears down to a softer, powdery tone rather quickly. Baby Girl reminds me of one of my old love which was the Mimosa Eau de Toilette by Calypso Christiane Celle. I guess if you enjoy Mimosa, there is a chance for you to like this too. They are both playful and shared the same soft musky base.
Brit Red strikes me as a sweet gourmandy spicy scent. I have read that there is Rhubarb, Mandarin, Jasmine, Gingerbread and Patchouli in the composition. The opening of the scent smells like a raspberry baked pudding. The second layer is a bit blurry but it dries down to the smell of a nice spicy gingerbread man. I used to own a bottle of Brit Gold but gave it away. I think Brit Red stands out a lot more within the "Brits" collection. It seems a lot more playful and I think this is an oriental scent with a western gourmandy twist.
My sample of Blue Amber arrived! I put 2 droplets on my wrist and observe the changes. I notice the prominent amber note and a bit of incense smoke coming out from this scent. I have cross checked with other websites and no one has talked about the smokey note with Blue Amber. The scent gets smoother after an hour. It smells like dried vanilla pods ready to be stirred into your dough or creme brulee. I drool over this scent as it is extremely delicious and somewhat gourmandy. I think Blue Amber could be a cross over of the L'Occitane - Amber's perfume oil and Creed's Angelique Encens. I love Blue Amber, it serves like one big warm blanket when you are down and miserable.
I thought I got lucky to receive a sample of Creed Tabarome from a perfume spree the other day. I tried it yesterday and quoting from an online retailer, Creed Tabarome is an intriguing blend of tobacco, green tea, patchouli and ginger with a touch of vanilla. Dry, very long-lasting and extremely elegant. Frankly speaking, Creed Tabarome appeared to be a robust smell fumes from acetone (a common solvent in nail polish removers) with a mix of ashes to me. I felt headaches and nausea post application. I just have to wash it off and rest. I was advised by another basenoter who felt it could be the ginger which was played a huge part in making this scent fumey. I have decided to give this away. I am sorry to say it doesn't work for me.
Burberry London is a composition of Tiare Flower, Clementine, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Peony, Musks, Indian Sandalwood and Patchouli. It opens up like a bouquet of well orchestrated white florals. It seems like a loud recipe but it was very pleasing to the nose once the alcohol from the beginning wears off. I could picture the scenery of Tahiti when I apply this. The scent of jasmine is intense but I must say that the rest of the flowers are weaved tightly and I could not make a distinction of them. It stays well on my skin for only 3 hours. I must comment on the design of the bottle. It is very nice and thoughtful. A typical Burberry inspired tartan fabric wrapped around the bottle is a very unique creation. The advertising and the branding is good about this scent but I am not sure if I would go for a full bottle of this as it is not all that intriguing and lacks a soul.
I like the scent, but I have hestation of the true smell of peach blossom in this bottle. It is very peachy, very fruity and fairly sweet. I couldn't detect the tuberose and my guess was it has been overtaken my the fruity topnotes. Chinatown boils down to a very soft fruity creamy vanilla scent. It has a superb sillage and staying power. Frankly, I bought Chinatown because of the bottle. I was completely sucked into it when I was in the department store. During Chinese New Year, families would go to the flower market to buy flowers for decoration. Each type of plant brings different good fortune. Peach blossoms enhance romance, while tangerines with leaves intact help ensure long-lasting relationships and fruitful marriages. Isn't it adorable to have a bottle of peach blossom as my guardian angel sitting at home to safeguard my relationships. Enough of the side-tracking... I will buy this again if my current 50ml bottle runs out.
CK One Scene, this was a real bargain! It has the shadow of CK Be, which was one of my college scent back then. CK One Scene is VERY different from the entire CK One range. It stood out because it is smoother and woodsy. It is not as sharp as the original and probably has been toned down by the faint smell of vanilla. This is like the child of the original CK One + CK Be. I also adore the graphics on bottle, it is so street chic.
I read a lot of comments about Pink Sugar before I approach a very nice lady for a swap. I wanted something that is toothache sweet and happy. Pink Sugar reminds me of the carnivals where families go to and the smell of caramalised apples cooking and cotton candy selling on the stalls. I 'd say go for it if you have a sweet tooth. It last for hours on my skin and I have heard a few compliments when I wore this. PS is not only for young girls, but also for the young at heart.
This is also one of my favourites from the Poison range. It is the younger baby sister of the original and it appears to be much more floral and flirty than the others. It has a prominent galbanum note and a bit citrusy (not dry) note which radiates like the sunshine. Tendre Poison reminds me of a colleague who used to wear it when we worked together. I used to tell her that how gorgeous she smelled everyday. This is great for summer and probably one that I would travel with for any vacation as it just goes with everything.
Fragrances -Creed - Angelique Encens [DISCONTINUED]
Sunday 4/9/2007 12:23:00 AM
I received a sample from a dear friend a while ago. I wore this on a special occassion and I had a truly wonderful experience with this. AngÃ©lique Encens is beautifully done and like a fine piece of jewelry by Harry Winston. It is heavenly and it is a scent made for the goddess. First sniff on my skin seemed like a strong trail of amber incense mixed with face powder. It has an excellent staying power and lasted for at least 8 hours on my skin. I love every bits and all stages of this scent. It doesn't smell sweet or cloying and very well balanced. I have tried to compare AE with NU by YSL and Black Cashmere (2 famous incense scent). I personally think AE is a lot more classy, smoother and not as spicy as the others that I have mentioned. It screams vintage! Definately worth saving for a bottle of this gem. (Got to work harder to buy this)
I have heard lots of good reviews about this fragrance. I used to live in a country where I have no access and testing of it. Being a fan of tuberose, I decided to order it online and have my friend pick up the goodie from US and sent it across in 1998. I couldn't get enough of it. It is very distinctive and very long lasting. Everytime I wear Fracas, it leaves a very strong impression to the people around me and got a lot of praises from it.
I saw this perfume a long while ago and I finally bought the Prada fragrance from the airport duty free. I must admit that this is not the type of fragrance for people who are used the fresher scent. It is quite heady and has a strong amber tone. I find this one quite long lasting on my skin and last for more than 6 hours. I wouldn't say it is my favourite but it is a good change from my usual tuberose base perfume.
I bought this a month ago. I have to admit that this perfume is a bit stong. But I like it when it settles and the scent of tuberose lingers. I think this fragrance is more suitable for Winter.
A very nice sales person from Sephora gave me a sample to try. It is not a spectular fragrance, the smell resembles Coco Mademoiselle and it just doesn't catch any attention. I'd rather wear the all time favourites Chanel No.5 or Allure.
Fragrances -L'Artisan Fragrances - La Chasse aux Papillons
Sunday 5/5/2003 11:16:00 PM
I bought this fragrance about a month ago and it is a good scent where I can wear to work everyday.