This has a christmas tree smell to it, also. Yuck. Smells more like something a guy would wear, rather than a girl. Very green smelling, in a bad way. I cant wait to scrub my arm.
This is such a gorgeous, sweet, syrupy scent. Starts drying down a little nutty, and it has a familiar note in it, that I cant pinpoint - but whatever it is, i LOVE IT. OMG. The more it starts drying, the better it gets. I could eat my arm, it smells so good.
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Old Sybaris
kandiceplain 8/27/2006 7:03:00 PM
I cant pick apart the scents in this, all I can say is its a pleasant, light - semi powdery scent, that goes very well with my body chemistry. I dont think I would wear it a lot, because I usually like very strong scents though, but this is very, very pleasant.
I agree with the review below, this reminds me of a Christmas tree - and I HATE, HATE, HATE the smell of christmas trees.
Once it started drying more, it wasn't near as strong, but that smell was still very noticable, almost gag worthy - but again, let me stress, if I didnt hate the smell of christmas trees so much, i might be able to find this enjoyable, but I dont - so I cant.
After a few minutes, it dried and turned a little powdery, and a little spicy, but still smelled like that damn tree, so nope - will never buy this again.
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Machu Picchu
kandiceplain 8/27/2006 6:57:00 PM
OMG! At first, by smelling it in the vial I thought to myself, 'Oh lord, this isn't going to be good!' - But I tried it on, and kept sniffing. It was immediately pleasant - and so floral and gorgeous. Maybe even a touch of lemon in it, but nothing overpowering.
My favorite BPAL is Leanan Sidhe, and this might actually be better than it!!!
Its very floral, and sweet - it reminds me of something I would wear out on a classy dinner date with my SO, and something he would even find pleasant - which isn't very often. I will definitely buy more of this.
It took a while for the lemony scent to come out, but I had to sniff hard to realize it. This reminds me of something my mother would love - she loves anything with amber, if that says anything.
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Aizen-Myoo
kandiceplain 8/27/2006 6:49:00 PM
Tart is a correct word for this scent. It was very citrusy, very "pink" and "green" smelling, and it was a little too over-powering for me, but Im not keen on grapefruit or passionfruit, so that could be why. :(
Upon first applying, it smells sweet and spicy, and as it starts drying more, it starts to bring out the powdery smell to it. Its not bad at all, just not something I would reach for a lot. :(
I love D&G light blue, but I do not find any similiarities between those two. This perfume honestly smelled horrible. Like I sniffed it, and really was so close to gagging. I understand we all have different tastes, but I just do not understand how someone could like this scent. Yuck.
This is the only smashbox lipgloss I have ever tried. I was completely dissapointed. the color looked pretty in the tube, but once applied, it was gooey and gross, and waaaay too frosty for my NC20-25 skin. I couldnt handle the texture, and immediately wiped it off. I don't think I will ever try another one of their lipglosses again, and just stick to my MAC and Chanel ones.
"WOW" is the first thought that came to mind when I tried this for the first time.
It was sort of like jelly, and a weird texture, but when I put it on my face, wow. It went on so smooth, and definitely filled in all my HUGE pores, and made my foundation look amazing over it.
I dont think I even want to try any other brands of primer [this was my first one ever!] Because I truly love this so much! Will definitely repurchase for an eternity! :)
This has got to be the worst Escada scent, ever. It smelled so gross that I washed it off right after applying it, and immediately got rid of it. I wouldn't even give it to my little cousin who loves my "left over" perfumes. Gross, Gross, Gross.
I sadly did not like this scent one bit. Even though they are all similiar, this just didn't cut it for me. :(
Rockin Rio is my other favorite, along with Island Kiss and Ibiza Hippie. Its just so sweet, and girlie - totally perfect for me.
Island Kiss is a gorgeous scent. Like all Escada fragrances I've tried, this has the same fruity-ness to it as the others, but has something else in it, that just makes it awesome.
There are so many different scents in it, that I can't really distinguish between all of them. All I know, is this scent is great on a sunny summer day, or a cold winter day. I will always love this scent, and continue to re purchase it.