Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Elie Saab Le Parfum EDT
jrm1862 5/8/2013 2:24:00 AM
I love the EDT. I found the EDP to be heavier and more serious. This one is crisp, fresh and beautiful. It does smell rich and elegant but it is light. It's a beautiful flower scent. Lasting power and sillage is just average. This is one of my better perfumes. I find that this one could be used for all seasons and occasions and day and night. One of my favorites.
This smells very yummy, sweet and playful. Here are the notes: Lychee Tonic, Passion Fruit Nectar, Satsuma Mandarin, Arabian Jasmine Blossom, Tahitian White Orchid, Pink Apple Blossom, White Amber, Sun Bleached Driftwood, and Skin Musk. It reminds me of the Escada line and the quality is just as good; reminds me of Sexy Graffiti or Midnight Fantasy. Does not smell cheap or synthetic. Such a good value for the price. It is fun and casual. Non offensive and long lasting with good sillage. You can get this for a very good price. It smells more expensive than what you get it for.
For one thing, I am not a picky person so it surprised me that I did not like this one so much. I can honestly say it smells like bug spray or OFF on the dry down. Initially it smells musky and sophisticated, about an hour later it is nauseating and off putting. I was really set on buying either this or Chance but I think I like Eau Tendre better. Wow, I'm so glad I tested this first. It is strong but now it is giving me a headache. This is not for me and I'm glad I did not spend the money on this. I say test this one out first before you blind buy it. I tried the EDP.
Fragrances -Banana Republic Beauty - W Eau de Parfum
jrm1862 2/11/2013 10:34:00 PM
I would always overlook this at Marshall's and TJ Maxx. Would see it all the time, but one day I got curious and started looking up the reviews. Reviews are mixed. I took the chance and decided to blind buy it. I am so glad that I did. It smells so fresh and clean. Like I just got out of the shower. It really does smell like an expensive soap. This is an every day, non offensive smell. I am very impressed with it's longevity and sillage, it really lasts. Got it at a fantastic price too, it had a double pack for 1.7 oz each for only $20, that's a steal. Now I think I will get the Classic also. Now the only downside is it has a strange annoying smell when you first spray, but it goes away fairly quickly, so wait for the drydown before you judge. I wish I would have bought this sooner, Love!
Fragrances -Elizabeth Taylor - Diamonds and Emeralds
jrm1862 12/29/2012 1:59:00 PM
Beautiful scent. If you like florals, you will like this, it is sweet and florally. This proves that you don't have to spend a fortune to smell terrific. I like the bottle shape and the diamonds at the top, looks classy. I got this as a blind buy from TJMaxx for only $10, I did research the reviews first however before buying. Got the 100ml bottle and this will last me for a long time.
A nice unoffensive scent. It smells of soft roses. Makes me feel fresh and clean. It's rather light. Sillage is close to skin and lasting power is light. This relaxes me when I have it on. I plan to use this during yoga, doing errands and to bed. It's a casual scent, nothing fancy.
Got this at TJMax as a blind buy. It is a nice, safe, pleasant scent. Non offensive and office worthy. It smells mainly of citrus, like a classier, modern version of Sunflowers. Sillage and staying power is weak to moderate; could be better. I got a big bottle at a good price so I don't mind reapplying throughout the day. I have the original Diane which is my signature scent, so I had to have this too. I like it, but don't love it.
I was not expecting this to smell as good based on some of the reviews here. I bought it blindly since I saw it on clearance at Marshall's for a steal, so I thought, why not, if I don't like it, it was cheap. But wow, it is a burst of bright and cheery freshness. It is citrusy and vanilla. It wakes me up and makes me feel peppy. It reminds me of Light Blue since they share the same citrus and both have a cedar note. The bottle is strange, much different, but it is actually pretty neat and retro. It has moderate sillage and moderate staying power. More for daily wear. I like it a lot and glad I have the bigger bottle.
I love this a lot. I have the 5 oz bottle. I prefer the EDT. It's fresher, lighter and more citrusy and I feel I could wear it year round. The EDP seemed too stuffy and heavy to me. Sillage and longevity is very good also. I will always have this around.
Smells good. Fresh, powdery and light. A good office scent as it is non offensive and not too strong Has moderate staying power. I like it very much.
Got this at Marahallls for a real good price. It smells very similar to Eternity but a bit more refined. Smells fresh and clean. So if you like Eternity, like me, you'll like this. Lasting power is average, but not many perfumes stick on me so I have to reapply every two hours.
I really like this a lot. Like the reviewer below me, I can't understand why others don't like this. It is so fresh, clean, citrusy and flowery at the same time. It's pretty strong on me and a little goes a long way. I'm older but I do love young scents so this fits the bill.
I have this in Light Blue and it smells amazing! And the value is awesome. I can't believe how inexpensive this is and it smells so similar to the real thing. I had a sample of the real thing and was going to buy it but then I bought this in the meantime. I will not buy the original after all because this is a super good dupe. This lasts a long time on me whereas the real thing faded much faster. Can't wait to try the others. Edit: 2/17 I bought a big bottle of the real thing and it lasts much longer and smells stronger. I'm downgrading this to a 3; however I still like it, but not as good as the original.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Queen by Queen Latifah
jrm1862 7/4/2012 1:44:00 AM
This smells elegant and expensive even though I got it for a good price. It smells sweet with vanilla but the more sophisticated kind of sweet. Lasting power is pretty good. Lasts several hours on me. I love the bottle, it is heavy and durable.
I did a comparison of this and Pink Sugar. This is not an exact dup of Pink Sugar. I have them both and I tested one on each arm. DCC is much better in my opinion. PS has an annoying burnt smell at the beginning. It becomes more bearable as time goes by and softens up. DCC smells more divine, delicious and not annoying. It smells of vanilla, sugar, caramel and cupcake with a hint of sophistication. The staying power is the same; lasted a few hours on me. Wish I could return PS but I'll just keep it till it runs out. But I will definitely buy another bottle of DCC for backup. It's much better and cheaper too.