I received a sample of this in a swap. It's a delightfully cozy masculine scent. I would love to curl up with the guy wearing this, maybe on a rainy day in front of a warm fire. Coze starts out with warm chocolate and green wet hay. This I’m sure is the cannabis note. It then morphed into a sort of boozy pipe tobacco smell. My father smoked a pipe so I quite enjoy this scent. Some have called this stage “ashtray”. It then morphed again into a fiery warm and cozy incense smell. If I can’t get my man to wear this I may resort to walking around wrist to nose.
No doubt about it, this is a summer scent. Bittersweet, it opens with the scent of fresh citrus then moves to a soft floral with just a little bit of powder brought on by the combination of wood and citrus. At some point I remember thinking “this is yummy” which may have been the bitter almond kicking in. What I did not get from this was the leather chord. I'm looking forward to wearing this more often when the weather begins to warm. Notes: Sicilian petit grain, Calabrian bergamot, Italian citron, bitter almond, aromatic accord, floral notes, leather accord
My experience with this fragrance just reminded me again that body chemistry and our individual olfactory senses play a big part in our perception of a fragrance. I had heard nothing but good things about this fragrance so I was not expecting the smell of 1960’s Aqua-Net aerosol hair spray from a can and my allergic reaction. I could not smell the cacao at all. I did get a whiff of Ocean Salt and Lime but nothing else. I thought perhaps the bottle had gone bad so I went into Neiman Marcus and tried it there. That time I got cocoa but mostly it was the same experience as before. My DH didn’t get the cacao or hairspray that I got but found it inoffensive. Next!
The Good: I recently took this palette on a trip with me. Normally I travel with a quart size baggie full of makeup. It was nice to be able to travel lite. The colors look good with my complexion. I especially like the blush. The Bad: The lip gloss is sticky. The eye colors flake off the palette when in use and do not have a lot of pigment. To achieve the level of color I prefer I must apply several layers. For some people this might be a plus. I wish more companies would make complete palettes like this one. It's a great idea, although I probably wouldn't purchase this one again due to lack of pigment and flaky texture.
Lightbox comes with 3 shades; the first is an ecru pearl /champagne color, the second more of a red-brown and the third I would call berry. They are shiny and sleek looking on. Whenever I wear these Lip Brilliance colors I receive complements. Women always want to know where to purchase. I bought Lightbox a few years ago at Sephora and lost it sometime last year. When I tried to purchase it again I found it was discontinued. I finally located one at allcosmeticswholesale.com in their clearance section for $5.49 (originally $28). Needless to say, I was ecstatic!
When I first put this on it hit me with what I thought was a maple syrupy smell and later a kind of dirty smell. I wondered whether I received a bad sample. Then I read Tania Sanchez's description in Perfumes the A-Z Guide where she describes it as having an "aspect that smells harshly of wet dog to many people". It seems that I am one of those people.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - be becker eshaya - be EDP
millercat 4/28/2010 5:03:00 PM
My former officemate wears Becker Eshaya and I LOVED the beautiful floral smell of this scent on her. I tried it on myself and I just couldn't carry it off. My body chemistry just didn't jive with this scent. I am still giving it a rating of 5 just because it smelled so darn good on my friend.