Oooh, this is pretty! It opens with an old fashioned (or "classic") mellow aldehyde that reminds you of Joy, Nahema, Chanel No. 5, etc. But then minutes later, you'd get a sweet bouquet of woods, resin, and something sweet that rounds the whole blend out. There's even a hint of smoke, but it's not a smoky scent! It's more like a note that reminds one of smoke. It smells so...classic Italian. The perfume makes me think of classic ultra-glam Gianni Versace fashion from back in the day (ok, the 80s and 90s. Lol). Ooooh. Wearing Tuscany Per Donna makes me want to watch "Dallas" and "Dynasty," or get into a catfight with another woman and proceed to slap with my mink stole. Hahaha. Definitely FBW.
Conditioner -Scentual Pleasures - Reconstructive Conditioner
Tammy166 3/28/2006 2:07:00 AM
This makes my hair soft and managable, yet looks and feels squeaky clean. I have "combination hair," which means that I have oily roots and dry ends (imagine how frustrating that is to find a conditioner! Lol), and this conditioner handles it perfectly.
Fragrances -Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Coeur de Vahine
Tammy166 3/8/2006 4:35:00 PM
Wow! I don't understand the poor reviews. I mean, I understand the skin chemistry thing, but this scent is pretty much *hated* by almost everyone in P'Ville. I think that it smells like a floral and fruit arrangement consisting of gardenia, banana, grape, and citrus, sitting right on top of a white vanilla cake with berry jam filling, covered with white vanilla frosting. Yum! I took one lipstick off because the scent fades so fast.
This is delicious! Imagine a fresh white coconut-vanilla cake covered with vanilla frosting, with fresh gardenia flower arrangement on top. It's completely beautiful. I took one lipstick off because like all the metal CSP bottles, this one doesn't spray straight out. Instead, when it sprays, the perfume curves down intsead, thus getting all over the nozzle. The lasting power is strong, though.
Powder -Everyday Minerals - foundation semi-matte formula
Tammy166 3/7/2006 2:41:00 AM
This is amazing! I am a MAC NC20, so I ordered this in Fairly Light, and it was a perfect match. The foundation stayed on all day, and although sometimes I need to touch up with a mattifying powder (for this, I use Sorme's Mineral Powder), there was no makeup meltdown. I like the semi-matte finish, too, as I think that it is the most natural.
Wow, I love this mascara!
I wear it over MAC's lash primer, and I get such long and thick lashes that curl up. Fibre Rich mascara does not clump at all, and gives me such dramatic lashes. I have spent the last nine years looking for the perfect mascara, so you can guess just how much I have spent on mascara already, and finally found Fibre Rich.
For only $10 a tube, I would say that it costs only as much as, or even lower than, most drugstore mascaras.
This is beautiful! It is a very "cold" shimmery pink shade with a hint of lavender. On my light NC20 skin, it gives me an ice princess look. I love it.
This is a must have! I never, in my life, thought that I would like a gourmand-oriental scent, but I do love this one! On me, I get no powder at all. I get a gentle sugar-covered cherries scent with rose petal jam. Delicious. The sillage is incredible yet soft and pleasant, too.
Keiko Mecheri's Loukhoum really does make me think of those Arabian fairy tales, and exotic fantasy paintings.
UPDATE: After weeks of consideration, I had to put KM Loukhoum up for swap, because even though it's beautiful, my throat would swell up and I'd have trouble breathing whenever I smell it. It's strange... not only would my throat feel as though there's a big lump in it blocking out the air, but I'd also get the sensation of being strangled by two strong hands at the same time. It's a horrible feeling.
Fragrances -L'Aromarine - L'Aromarine Fleurs Blanches
Tammy166 2/3/2006 4:14:00 PM
I love this! I don't know how else to explain it besides saying that it smells exactly like real, fresh cut flowers.
I can't get enough of this. L'Aromarine Violette is not heavy, dark, overly sweet or cloying. Yet at the same time, it is not a generic, bathroom-spray "fresh violet" type of scent either. It smells like you're standing outside in a field, on a quiet and warm Summer day, with a bouquet of violets in your hands, and your nose buried in it.
L'aromarine smells like...violets and warm sunshine. Like all the other perfumes from this brand, the lasting power and sillage are very good.
Love this! Oceane is a beautiful, ethereal scent. Even though it's an EDT, the lasting power and sillage are very remarkable. This scent makes me think of Dana Point, California. It also smells a lot like Acqua di Gio, but without the weird note that gives me a pounding headache. Thus, this makes it much better :o)
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Perversion
Tammy166 12/10/2005 10:58:00 PM
"The perfect scent to wear to your next bondage ball, dungeon adventure or sojourn to your favorite pleasure dome. Smoky rum and black tobacco with a whisper of steamy leather with a splash of crystalline chardonnay, layered over a sensual, sweet, and deceptively magnetic base of tonka."
Wow, this scent is VERY sexy! There is nothing scary, smoky or leathery about this, thank goodness! It smells like deep red, almost black, rose, very dark purple and red berries, a little sweet rum, and a smidge of cinnamon.
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Blood Pearl
Tammy166 12/10/2005 10:57:00 PM
Blood Pearl - "Lustrous, sanguine, soft and lavish: soft orris, blood musk, and coconut."
Call me crazy, but I believe that if red pearls exist and have a scent, this is how they would smell. Very sexy. There is something very feminine and sexy about this, yet also cold at the same time. Don't get me wrong, it's not aquatic or ozone, but more like...pearl-y, if that makes any sense. The perfume smells very "crimson," too. There is something sweet and red about this. It makes me think of a strand of red pearls and red satin ribbon floating in the ocean. All the notes mentioned above blend so well together that I can't tell them apart at all. The coconut in here is not prominent, but it's there, and is quite agreeable with the other notes, and the blood musk and the orris notes make the whole blend very beautiful. I need to get another bottle of this, since this one was bought to be given as a Christmas gift.
Gosh, this is a luscious and plush pinky-plum lipstick with gold shimmer that just blends in. Very beautiful. I'm an NC20, like the previous reviewer, too. Other MAC lipsticks that I like are Cockatease, Dubonnet, Lady Bug and Pompadorable.
This is a very sexy jasmine! Jasmal is not a green jasmine to me at all, but more like fresh-picked jasmine with a hint of sweetness instead. Although I have the EDP, the lasting power is not that great, but I guess this can be say for a lot of jasmine perfumes. For example, Joy is another jasmine perfume, but it doesn't last very long either. I am giving this a 4 because I wish that the lasting power is a little bit stronger, but I will definitely buy another bottle when mine runs out (which won't happen for a long, long time, as I have the 2.5 oz bottle. Lol).