I have been waiting a few weeks to write this review... I needed to make sure I had my mind made up about this scent. My mom first tried it at a duty free shop and I initially hated it, believing it to be too strong, leathery, and in-your-face; later that day, we went to a restaurant, and I caught a whiff of the most wonderful smell...guess what it was? sneaky, sneaky Kelly. It leaves a delicious trail behind: it can only be described as soft, womanly and sophisticated... you can seriously smell the tuberose in this. I got my own bottle and use it mostly for special occasions, but I end up giving in and using it more often (maybe twice a week, as a treat). Lasting power is amazing: spray at 8 AM, still in your clothes by 11 PM! Be warned: It's seriously addictive. I drove past the store several times over the last month, tempting myself to get a bigger stash, even though my current bottle is mostly full. But hey, at 50% off it's a pretty sweet deal, right? I finally gave in yesterday and bought the two-pack (two 50 ml bottles, $50). Hooked you say? Yes, yes indeed.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - J. Del Pozo Halloween EDT
broadwaykoala 10/27/2012 6:19:00 PM
Yes, it's a floral, but all I get is a sickly sweet smell... Headache inducing. It's not terrible, but it's not a very pleasant scent for me; I received a bottle a couple of years ago and decided to give it a go. The odd thing is, I received compliments on the rare occasion I decided to wear it. I ended up giving it away to a friend and still cringe whenever I smell it on anyone, so it's definitely not a body chemistry issue. I like the concept and bottle though, and others seem to enjoy it, so i'll give it a lippie for that.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Midnight Pomegranate All Items
broadwaykoala 10/27/2012 6:04:00 PM
I loved this smell on my aunt so i decided to get the body lotion. On me, it turns sour and rotten... My body chemistry didn't agree with it at all :(. Do try it and see how it reacts with you before you buy it. if everything turns out fine, it's a wonderfully alluring, fruity and sexy fall scent... Simply delicious.
I found a small sample of this tucked away in my dresser and decided to give it a try; after applying I immediately got a whiff of a delicious, floral, powdery smell that I can't really compare to anything else. :) It starts out sharp (albeit oh so gooood) and dries down to a classy scent with moderate sillage. I usually prefer über clean scents like CK one, but Miracle definitely has my attention now: it's luxurious and womanly, without being loud, juice like, or exceedinly sweet. I'll grab a full size with my next paycheck!
Fragrances -Issey Miyake - a scent by issey miyake
broadwaykoala 9/7/2012 12:45:00 AM
My mom bought this for herself at a duty free shop and I borrowed it to see what it smelled like.... What I got was a pure green, flowery delicious garden in the middle of spring. I had to have it! I love fresh clean-smelling scents and this is no exception. To me, it smells free and sophisticated at the same time, an awesome thing for an everyday scent ;) though it's not made for the colder months, I'll wear it from time to time then just to remind myself of spring. Also, the price was great! I got the 100 ml bottle for $25. As a final thing, I really really like the bottle, it's modeled after a semi minimalistic slab of pure glass and looks really good on my dresser :)
I decided to try this today based on the sheer number of reviews here, along with wondering if I would be on team 'love' or 'hate'. Keep in mind I tried it with an open mind. Well, it's team HATE for me! I couldn't wait to come home and wash it off the second I sprayed it on my wrist... It even made me dizzy on the car, the smell is strong and nauseating. My boyfriend said I smelled like pee and my roomie was asking what the bad smell was! It was definitely awful. To me, it reminds me of ladies with too much makeup on, walking through the mall and leaving a trail of THIS behind. Yuck. When I got home I came to realize I've smelled (and hated this odor) before , I just didn't know what it was called. btw I honestly can't picture a young person wearing it, it's a classic 'old lady' smell.
At the mall I always went into sephora just to spritz my wrist with this :) it's certainly an unconventional scent, reminiscent of being 6 years old and jumping into a pile of freshly laundered whites. It's something nice to smell like, but it's certainly neither sexy nor girly. It's cozy, clean and fresh, best suited for daytime and weekend activities. As far as lasting power, since it's an EDP it lasts about 10-12 hours on me, but this will vary with each person due to individual chemistry.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Sea Island Cotton
broadwaykoala 8/19/2012 2:55:00 PM
One of my favorite BBW scents. When it's combined with the shower gel you can literally smell it on your skin all day long! It's definitely not an offensive smell, sort of like taking clothes out of the dryer or stepping out of the shower. It's not strong or sweet, but rather comfy and fresh, plus it's a great skin moisturizer, the consistency is just right.
I completely agree with the reviewer that said that this smells just like nail polish! To me, it's a mixture of nail polish and nail polish remover. Yuck. I just tried it on again for the sake of it and I'm not sure if it's gone sour (after one year?) or if it's just as vile as I remembered. I'm giving it two lippies though, I smelled it on my aunt and it does suit her, it just smells flowery on her skin.
I was born in 1990 so this perfume doesn't bring back any particular memories... To me it just smells crisp, fresh and summery! :) this is my signature scent and it always gets me compliments (I don't think I've gotten them on other perfumes). I guess it just works with my body chemistry. For the record I loathe overly sweet scents like pink sugar, and love BBW's sea island cotton.
Cleansers -Formula 10.0.6 - Best Face Forward Daily Foaming Cleanser
broadwaykoala 8/19/2012 2:11:00 PM
This is easily one of the best face cleansers I have ever tried; I use it every night and it does an awesome job at removing makeup, dirt and grime :) it does take a bit of time to lather up though... I'm taking one lippie off for the packaging, it's very easy to spill/and or overuse the gel!