Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Parlux - Jessica Simpson Fancy
magicalmoongoddess 2/23/2012 11:57:00 PM
I don't really have a very high opinin of Jessica Simpson, but I do really like her fragrance. It starts off a little fruity with some warmth to it. I get mostly apricot to start with, and then it dries down to a warm caramel vanilla. It's definitely gourmand, but it's not sugary sweet - it has a nice warmness to it. It has great lasting power on me but it's not loud or overpowering.
This is a lovely elegant and classy smelling fragrance. Whilst I'm not saying it's for "old" ladies, it definitely will appeal to those whose tastes lean more to the mature fragrances than the fruity florals. The listed notes are - top notes of bergamot, blackcurrent and lotus, heart notes of rose, jasmine and cedar and base notes of amber, vanilla and musk..The fragrance has a lovely warmth to it, although it's not heavy by any means.
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Mediterranean Breeze
magicalmoongoddess 8/24/2011 11:24:00 PM
This is a pretty fragrance with a soft fruity opening that dries down to a creamy floral. It's very light and unobtrusive so it's perfect for the office or weekend wear. It's just nothing remarkable in my opinion and is a little mainstream.
OK, well contrary to almost everyone else, I quite like this fragrance. It ever so slightly reminds me of SJP's Covet in the citrus (mandarin) notes. Overall I find it to be a powdery citrus with a hint of vanilla and musk. The only thing that seems particularly 'Vintage' about the scent is the powdery smell, however I really like it. The only reason I haven't given it 5 lippies is that as I already mentioned, it reminds me a little of Covet and I would purchase that again instead as I like it better!
Cyclades is 3rd in the Lancome Voyage collection and is named after a group of Greek Islands. Fragrance notes are neroli, bergamot, oleander, jasmine, white musk and vanilla. This is a really lovely floral fragrance with a uniqueness about it. The flowers smell sweet and slightly powdery......but not sugary sweet, rather more like sun-drenched sweetness. The lasting power is quite good also. This is quite difficult to come by and I purchased this unsniffed mainly because I liked Benghal the first offering in this collection and thought a fragrance dedicated to the Greek Islands had to smell good!
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Hidden Fantasy by Britney Spears
magicalmoongoddess 2/15/2011 5:21:00 AM
This was a must buy for me as I love fragrances with orange notes in them, however this one is a little disappointing. It starts off beautifully, with a spicy orange vanilla scent......and then nothing! This has absolutely no lasting power whatsoever. It could have been lovely, but it hardly seems worth paying money for something you can no longer smell after about 10 minutes, particularly when there are other far superior orange scented fragrances out there such as L by Lolita Lempicka and Liberte by Cacheral.
This actually starts off really well, with a slightly spicy blast of plummy scented chocolate, but it just doesn't last on me! I don't get anything remotely flowery with it, but that being said, I don't really get much of anything at all after the initial notes. I do agree that it could easily be a unisex fragrance. I usually LOVE Ralph Lauren fragrances and although this isn't unpleasant, it's just not up to standard in my opinion.
Fragrances -J. Lo - live platinum limited edition perfume
magicalmoongoddess 2/10/2011 9:58:00 PM
I have never bothered with J Lo's fragrances after smelling the hideousness that was her first offering, however I've been gifted 3 of them in the last year! This is the nicest of the 3 I have. It's a fruity floral, which sounds very typical of celeb scents, however with the initial blast of fruitiness, I get a slight woodiness creep in (I have seen the fragrance notes in the past, but can't remember them!), which takes away a lot of the sweetness and makes them a lot more interesting. The floral notes come in quite quickly afterwards. They're pleasant and inoffensive and I can pick out some white flower/blossom in there. It's quite a fresh fragrance and maybe nice for spring. Cute bottle too!
I really like Ralph Lauren fragrances, but for me Romance just lacks the wow factor. It's very pleasant, very inoffensive but teeters on being a little on the boring side to me. Actually, I find it a little like the subdued version of Glamourous, which I think is vastly superior to Romance. I guess it has wide appeal judging by the ratings, but it lacks personality for my liking and I wouldn't hand over that much money again for this fragrance.
Fragrances -Christian Dior - Miss Dior Cherie Printemps
magicalmoongoddess 2/10/2011 1:38:00 AM
I don't actually think this is quite worthy of a 4....more a 3.5 really, but it gets extra points for the gorgeous bottle! I don't find this to be very much like the original Miss Dior Cherie at all. It seems to be more closely related to Angel Le Lys and the like. I find the patchouli is a little too strong to me....like a lot of the Angel lines. It's certainly not as strong or overpowering as Angel, but still a little too overdone for my liking. Having said all that, I don't mind wearing it, although not too often, but wouldn't want to purchase it again....which is probably just as well, as it's pretty hard to find! I'm more than happy to stick with the original Miss Dior Cherie :-)
Fragrances -Christian Dior - Miss Dior Cherie Blooming Bouquet
magicalmoongoddess 2/10/2011 1:32:00 AM
This fragrance was an Asian release only, as apparently Asian women loved the Miss Dior Cherie bottle, but found the perfume "too Western." Hence the variation and Asian release. This seems to be quite difficult to come by and even information about it is scarce. Listed notes are mandarin, peony and musk. As for the fragrance, it's very light and pretty. Perfect for warm weather, but not very long lasting or overly unique. Considering it's supposed to be a "lighter" version of Miss Dior Cherie, I can't pick any similarity at all! As you would expect, the bottle is gorgeous and pretty much the same as MDC.
I love Ralph Lauren fragrances and this one is no exception. It's kind of an aquatic with personality! I love it as it's fresh smelling and definitely has some of the aquatic notes, but it's got a bit of oomph in the base notes and rather than fading away to very little like a lot of the aquatic fragrances do, Pure Turquoise dries down to a fresh, lightly woody base with a tiny hint of patchouli. Definitely one to try if you are looking for something fresh, but standards aquatics leave you feeling a bit "meh" :-)
Here is yet another fragrance I would give a 3.5 if I could, however this one leans towards a 4 as it's unique and doesn't smell like every other perfume out there. I really don't get too much of the spicy notes on me at all - I get white flower (obviously the pistachio flower) and quite woody notes. Although I quite like this, what doesn't make it a complete winner to me is that initially this smells like a herbal concoction that I was given a few years from a naturopath.....not that it's bad or particularly awful, just not overly "pretty"! Once that note fades though, it's very pleasant and has a nice, ever so slightly sweet woody scent.
I've never been a fan of J Lo's fragrances....well, to be precise, I only ever smelled the first one she released and thought it was absolutely vile and never bothered trying else that she put her name to. However, in the past 12 months I have been gifted 3 of her perfumes and Still is one of them. Still, I think is worthy of a 3.5, however it's ended up with a 3 rather than a 4 as I just don't find it very unique. It's pleasant and inoffensive and I do quite like the earl grey tea note. However, when I initially spray this on, for the shortest time, I get a note that obviously doesn't sit properly with my body chemistry and brings to mind a rather medicinal smell.....kind of like sterilised surgical implements! It's not hideous or overly offensive, just a little weird. Pleasant enough over all, but not one I'd purchase again.
I smell sparkly peach whenever I wear this fragrance! I can see why people compare this to LAMB by Gwen Stefani, although I would say LAMB smells more of pear and this is definitely more peachy. Actually this reminds me of a hair "lacquer" (yes, don't laugh!) that I used to have in the 80's when it was perfectly acceptable to have rock solid hair that wouldn't have moved in a cyclone :-) I adored the smell of that then and I still love this today, although I'll be the first to admit that there are more sophisticated fragrances out there for women of my age group! But there's a time and place for everything and I still think this is perfect for a warm, sunny weekend whatever your age group :-)