After using this for five different purposes last night, I decided to write a review. First, I applied it to dd's nose which was raw from a cold, and then to her skinned knees. Then, I dabbed some on my raggedy,sore cuticle, dry lips and finally the ends of my hair. This morning 4 out of 5 problems are solved! The skinned knees need more time to heal, but I do think EHC will speed the process. As for the smell, it reminds me of my grandmother's dressing table, so I have positive connotations with the scent, but I can see how others would find it odd.
Lip Gloss -Guerlain - Divinora - KissKiss gloss #66 Figue plaisir
phoebe 9/1/2010 6:32:00 PM
I sampled this on my hand at Sephora and immediately loved it...plums are supposed to be versatile but yet for me they often aren't....too brown, too rosy, too strawberry-bright.....until I found this. Lots of pink but not so much as to be labled "pink". Shiny but not that sticky, mirror -like stuff. Perfection. But yikes, the price. So I thought, Sephora is an enormous store, surely full of similar glosses...I've got time on my hands, I'll just wander around until I find a cheaper substitute. After a thorough search on my own, a kind SA led me to a similar tube from another line, but it was watery and weak and paled in comparison. So I purchased this happily, knowing I had done my research! After years of being loyal to the Chanel Glossimers, I do notice that this packaging is somewhat more substantial....there is something heavier about the casing as compared to the Glossimers. Love the gold cap with the Guerlain script on the side. However, I just cringe thinking about the day I run out of this and have to repurchase,
I have only burned this candle once, but since then it has been sitting on my nightstand. Every night as I get into bed I wonder, "what is that wonderful scent?" I sniff my arm...okay, it's not me....I check the sheets...no, it's not fresh laundry...then I remember, "oh, it's this candle!" It is so warm, lush and cozy; so perfect to leave by the bedside, even unburned.
This was very greasy and just sat on top of my skin, never sinking in. It was still there after I washed my face. But worse than that, it burns for hours and hours, just like some other reviewers said. I am going to use it as hand lotion, because it doesn't burn my hands. I'd love to know which ingredient causes the burning, so I'd know to stay away from that in other products.
Eye Makeup Remover -Almay - Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads
phoebe 4/23/2008 6:44:00 PM
I would give this a zero if I could. I bought them because Target was out of the nonoily kind, and I figured my eyes could use a little moisture anyway. They are literally dripping in greasy mineral oil. They are the same shape as the nonoily ones but are made out of some odd cheesecloth-type material. I used three tissues to remove the oil and then a handtowel-when I used the handtowel later on, my hands got all greasy too. Then my eyes were all filmy with oil for a few hours. All this trouble from just one of these little circles. I'd never buy these again.
All the notes work together so beautifully in PS. Every single time I spray this (I've worn it for about a year) the pepper takes me by surprise, in a good way. Just as I think "okay, it was nice and unique, but I've had enough", the last of pepper fades away and lets the other, quieter notes take its place. The previous reviewer mentioned that she could not detect the pepper. Well, I can't find the rose anywhere. I get that cold, marble-ish impression that a previous reviewer mentioned, but its a pleasant cold, not too chilly like Anne Pliska. So many fragrances you can pick out the notes and compare to other fragrances and say, well, they could be fragrance relatives. But you can't really do this with PS; to me there's nothing else like it. Love its sweet, unobtrusive French-looking bottle too, so a decant just won't do. Why did they stop making this an urn fragrance? I never even got to try it. It makes me concerned that maybe they'll take away the edp too....
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - C.O. Bigelow - Vanilla perfume oil
phoebe 8/25/2005 8:47:00 AM
This is the only oil I've ever worn that didn't morph into something plasticy or synthetic. I've never found anything better to use for layering; this is your answer if you're trying to add a little vanilla to another fragrance. I sometimes wear it alone, but mostly use it with L'Heure Bleue or Chanel #5. It doesn't try to get confusing or cute by adding some random floral, it is vanilla, plain and simple. It comes with a bulb shaped stick which drips just the right amount, without having to wipe the stick on your skin. The bottle is cute in an old-fashioned drugstore kind of way.
Miss Dior Cherie is Pink Sugar's slightly more sophisticated cousin and Coco Mademoiselle's vetiver-free sister. Flowerbomb and Prada may be more distant relatives. The bottle is so lovely, feminine and classic that purchasing a decant would be cheating yourself out of half the experience. Another reviewer mentioned being able to detect Miss Dior Cherie in the morning still going strong from the evening before. This is the only fragrance I've ever worn that I can say that about, so if you're looking for something long- lasting this is it. However, it stays close to you; no Angel-type sillage. Now, you can't be scared of patchouli if you try this; it is very prominent and won't let any other note get too much attention for too long. I think the reviews would be higher if this wasn't Dior; I don't think we expect such a "youthful" fragrance from Dior and therefore some some may think it is too trendy. However, I'm taking it for what is it and enjoying it, especially the bottle.