I love this one too! Great texture, unscented (yay!), and fabulous color. Without sounding too into my reflection in the mirror...I really like the color my lips are after I brush my teeth...kinda flushed, in a really innocent sort of way. This is the color!
I got this in Claret. Love it. It's a great gloss...not sticky, not too slimy...stays on reasonably well (as well as one would expect from a gloss). No scent to annoy me. The color is absolutely perfect to give my lips what I consider a very sexy color...kind of flushed and red, like I've been a'smoochin somebody. DH likes it.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Les Bains du Marais - Musc Blanc Eau de Soin
motherchick 12/12/2004 10:38:00 PM
I think this is really lovely. When I first put it on, I thought, "This doesn't smell like musk at all," just light, fresh, clean smell. Just bathed skin. Then as it dried, it was a really soft musk. Very quiet. Probably going to spring for the bottle (rare for me:)
Sweet rosy powder. Totally regretted spraying this on myself immediately. Not my cup of tea atall. But I was thinking if you like KM Loukhoum you may really like this.
Of the three Caron's I tried today, I like this one the best. There is a smell about it that doesn't seem to have anything to do with the notes, if that makes sense. I've heard the Caron accord spoken of by others, and I know what they mean. I detect this in other lines. Not the Caron accord, but each line seems to have its own identifying accord to my nose, particularly MPG, L'Artisan and Hermes, off the top of my head. Anyhoo, Caron has one too. The bottle with the Statue of Liberty on it is pretty kooky in my opinion, but far from being the worst packaging I've seen. It has its charm. When I sprayed this, I smelled the Caron smell plus fruitiness (stone fruits, to be precise) for about an hour, then just the Caron sweetness, and now, much later, a sweet floral smell, almost reminding me of a greenhouse, but a dry one, filled with flowers heavy with pollen. (Maybe a slight powderiness is making that picture for me) I feel like bees would want these flowers! I like it. Not love, but definitely like.
On me, extraordinarily old-fashioned. So much so that the "old-fashioned accord" overwhelmes all other notes of the fragrance, making it impossible for me to identify them. Could I have tried a bad bottle at Nordstrom? Truly not something I would wear, as I smell it, at any rate. But at least I don't feel sick. Hence the 2 lippies.
First off, this is a great scent, but just not one that I want to wear. I'd love it as an ambient fragrance (a candle, a potpourri???). I think it's really magical. When I first apply it, there is a powdery, vanilla smell (I know it's floral, but I don't smell flowers. DH does, tho'.), but it's got something more than that. It's like a magical, super-powered, yummy almost boozy smell that takes my breath away. Like a delicious liqueur (did I spell that correctly?). It's really something, and an educational experience, even if you don't want to wear it as a perfume, I think. It dries down to a very foody vanilla-extract vanilla (minus the icky alcohol smell). Plus some powder.
Mmmm, they say it's vanilla and musk, at least that's what I hear. But it's got a powdery smell that takes on tobacco notes on me. Kinda odd, kinda compelling. Also not really what I want to smell like, but not because it's a bad smell. Actually I like it. Just not for me.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Creation Mathias-Freezia EDT
motherchick 11/22/2004 7:53:00 PM
This fragrance isn't the pits, so I gave it two lippies instead of one. It could be worse. But I really don't like it. First thing, it doesn't smell like freesia. Which doesn't make it a bad fragrance. But if you're looking for a true-to-life freesia, you will probably be disappointed. It is floral, and rather soapy, to me. I generally do not want to wear perfumes that smell like soap. Also it's not a fresh soapy smell; it's kind of powdery and a little old-fashioned, too much so for my taste.
Fragrances -I Profumi di Firenze - Tuberosa d'Autunno
motherchick 11/22/2004 7:32:00 PM
This is a tuberose that smells great to me when I put it on, but that is so incredibly sweet that within 1.5 hours I am regretting ever having met it. This has happened on a couple of occasions. Then I spend the rest of the day feeling like a giant cartoon tuberose, walking around on the verge of a headache. Very intense, and it lasts!
From this one I get a blast of mint, followed by woods, followed by vanilla. Maybe sandalwood? I don't love it, but I like it, and I found myself repeatedly wearing it for a while, because it was refreshing and easy. I don't think it's a summer mint, more of a fall or winter one. Also, I noticed the other day that hours after I had applied it, the vanilla smelled a little stale or something. Bummer. But still a nice fragrance, before that happened.
Unfortunately, I am not among the women who find this scent wonderfully comforting and delicious. I wish I was. I ordered a sample twice, because I really wanted to like it. But I don't. My husband finds it horribly offensive. I get a blast of powder and rose that I find to be a bit stale. And candy-sweetness. I like the candy-sweetness aspect of it, because in this particular fragrance, the sweetness is not too overwhelming and nausea-inducing. But for some reason, this blend of aromas has what I consider the KM hallmark: very thick, humid, stale, and perfumey. Ack. I would like to say that I have very weird chemistry and a lot of perfumes smell really different on me than they do on others...so don't take this review as the final word on this fragrance, okay?
I could see someone really liking this one, but it's not for me. That said, I smell some sort of herbal scent, and woods, and a little vanilla (only the tiniest drop). It's really interesting, pretty strong, very long-lasting. A nice fall scent. But a little too overwhelming for this girl whose skin loves to take a scent and amplify to the Nth degree.
Lotions/ Creams -Tocca - Crema Da Corpo in Florence
motherchick 11/20/2004 3:12:00 PM
Since I don't like really heavy scent, I was hoping this would make a good, close-to-the-skin fragrance for me. Well, it's not quite fragranced enough to do that (almost). But it's nice. Kinda funny, because I think it's supposed to be rose and iris. I don't identify those notes in it, but it's a pretty, very original scent (*I* think). Sweet and vaguely floral, with a little sharpness. I like it. I won't buy it again, though, because it's too expensive, as far as I'm concerned, and I know other, less pricey lotions that I like just as much.*UPDATE* So, now it's winter and I'm kinda bored with this smell. And did I say it wasn't strong enough to be a perfume? I take it back.
Mmmm, light, yummy sweet milk and woody notes. This is really wearable and I find myself reaching for my sample at least once a day. It's not that it's the Holy Grail I've been looking for (even though it's great), but it's very comfortable and a nice easy scent. I know some people gripe about the lack of staying power, but I really don't have trouble with that. In general, things last a long time on my skin, so I usually do better with things that *don't* last on other people...then it doesn't smother me. Anyway, this stuff is really good. I recommend it!