Skin chemistry is an amazing thing. On my skin, Verveine et Fleurs has no Lemon Pledge note at all. On the contrary, it ends up smelling like a candied lemon - think lemon drops or lemon ice cream. Not a complex scent, but a great pick me up in hit weather. The small square bottle is sturdy and compact, making it a good bottle to throw into your purse, a plus since the lasting power is moderate and you will probably need to touch up throughout the day
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Pink Grapefruit Body Butter
riverwoodridge 8/15/2007 7:05:00 PM
Wow, is this a yummy scent. Very reminiscent of the Pink Grapefruit Mentos that are sold in Asia. The texture is perfect - a thick whipped consistency that sinks in instantly, leaving no greasiness behind. Unlike other body butters that I've tried, TBS doesn't leave an oily film and the fragrance has excellent lasting power. Makes your skin super smooth
As other reviewers have mentioned, Artemisia is probably one of Penhaligon's most inoffensive scents. This is a positive in that the fragrance is extremely wearable, as pretty as its etched glass bottle, and unlikely to annoy any co-workers. However, its very wearability means that it lacks the distinction of some of Penhaligon's more unusual scents, such as Bluebell. On me, the predominant notes are white tea, vanilla and amber, somewhat reminiscent of almond tea cookies. The throw is fairly good, and the nectarine - while undetectable - helps to keep the perfume from becoming cloyingly sweet. Overall, Artemisia is sophisticated, comforting and lovely, if not stunning
I prefer Guerlain's lighter florals to the stronger orientals and Cherry Blossom is a definite keeper. It does smell of cherries, but a light floral air, with chypre notes and a green tea base. The overall effect is lemony, but too light to be really citrus. The Sakura top notes make it very unlike your trypical rose/lily/muguet combination, smelling a little less sweet and more dry. CB is soft, lovely and definitely feminine The packaging is also very feminine. The original limited edition came in a pale pink box with a 'suede' feeling and a Lous XVI flacon similar to the Apres L'Ondee bottle. The new bottle is very pale pink frosted glass and an elongated, slimmer version of the Louis XVI bottle. Very pretty, just like the perfume
Wow - I bought this unsniffed, based on reviews, and I'm so impressed by the real thing that I'm considering placing another order just to stock up. This is a very sweet perfume, in th best possible sense of the word. Wild rose, quince and lily blend together seamlessly to create an overall floral freshness and sweetness. Sandalwood and a cedar base give it an interesting spiciness that accompanies the drydown. Other people have compared it to a Spring day, but to me, this perfume is one of those occasional perfect days in Autumn, when the sky is bright blue and the sunshine is warm, yet the air has a coolness that gives a crisp feeling. That's 'With Love', the cedat gives the cool element The packaging is very cute, with a simple square bottle with 'Love' written in different languages in pink script and Guerlain's signature inverted heart stopper. Truly lovely and not overpowering at all
This is probably the Penhaligon's I reach for the most. Cool, sweet and very floral, Bluebell reminds me more of hyacinths than any other perfume I've tried. The initial blast can come of something of a shock - initially sharp and overwhelming, but at second sniff, the hyacinth comes through, with a base of cloves. You either love it or hate it.
This and Petite Cherie are the only AG scents I'd call 'young and/or cute'. This is definite peony with red currant middle notes and probably a peach and rose base. Fruity, fun and playful
Eau de Hadrien may be one of those very rare scents that manages to be the best of it's kind - and more. I have tried many citrus scents from Baby Doll to Jo Malone Grapefruit, but have yet to find one that matches Eau de Hadrien. Although Eau de Hadrien may seem just like a very well done citrus at first, the notes of cypress keep it from becoming the generous tart sour citrus or sweet candy citrus. The cypress remains through the lemon and grapefruit drydown, giving the 'cool' notes. It's definitely citrus, yet remains absolutely unique
The packaging on this bottle is adorable, with a long pink frosted bottle that is a take-off of the original Louis XVI bottle. Wide at the top, with a narrow base, it has a plastic cap that has tiny indentations. That said, Lovely Cherry Blossom is not my thing at all. It reminds me of Hello Kitty gone beserk - a fragrance that screams: "PINK"! Very fruity, with a deinite cherry note, it's sharper than Cherry Blossom and sweeter. Imagine cherry 7-up as a champagne instead of a soda. But I love Cherry Blossom, so people who find CB not sweet or fruity enough may want to give this a try
Sniffing Malabah reminds me of a cup of orange ginger tea. The ginger note is definitely present, although less sweet and more spicy. A spicy sweet confection with a dry note from the tea. Cinnamon, cloves (?) and sandalwood dominate, along with a floral background I can't quite pick out
This probably the most sophisticated of all of Penhaligon's scents. Although it is described as a floriental, it's a straight oriental with some floral notes on me. The simple gold and purple package design fits the perfume perfectly: it's classy, worldly and perfectly in conrol. The musky, sandalwood base hits me first, along with top notes of neroli that keep the fragrance from being a straight woody scent. Wear it with your hair in a chignon and a classic suit
Elisabethan Rose is not your typical sweet scent. That is, rather than smelling like 'fake rose' (in the same way fake grape never smells like the real thing) or like real tea roses, Elisabethan Rose reminds me of roses and honey in one sweet confection. The honeyed notes that I detect balance the rose and make it heady rather than sickly sweet. If I had to use one word for it, it would be 'heady'. It's a warm day in summer, surrounded by lots and lots of roses, something you wear with a wide brimmed straw hat and a fluttery chiffon dress
The quintessential Eglish scent, Victorian Posy has top notes of Lemon, Orange, Hyacinth, Galbanum, Camomile, middle notes of violet and rose and a base of amber and oakmoss. The result of this unlikely mix is something that is sharp, sweet and woody all at the same time. As you dab the perfume on, the Camomile hits me first, along with a certain piquancy from the citrus notes. Then the oakmoss and wood notes of the base assert themselves, tempered by the softness of the rose and iris., resulting in a dry, sweet blend Above all, Victorian Posy is a 'warm' scent, something that brings up images of walking in a garden drenched with sunlight and breathing in the floral scented air. Probably one of my favorite Penhaligon's but unfortunately to be discontinued.