Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Voluspa Linden Blond Tabac
rowansmommy 4/29/2005 5:51:00 PM
Starts out all turberose for me. Sweet, floral and feminine. Dries down to a clean, powdery floral... comparable to Fleecy dryer sheets which I love. Yum! Comes in the cutest green bag with a little green heart charm. Lots of bang for your buck!
Am I crazy? This smelt exactly like no name brand lemon dishsoap on me... clean, but not the clean I was looking for. The search continues.
I like to wear this after I have gone swimming. It doesn't last long on me but it is a very light, fresh scent. Almost identical to Coconut Lime Verbena from Bath and Body Works.
I love this fragrance and so does my husband. It is our #1 scent for me. Yes, I make him test my perfumes with me (on me of course) and yes, I make him rate them *LOL*. A very strong, regal, controlling scent. Deep and richly feminine without being floral. Not a scent for the shy or faint.
After trying Serge Leutens Rahat Loukhoum I thought it might be good to give this a try since many have mentioned it doesn't have the extreme cherry note that Rahat does. Very true indeed! The cherry in Rahat is what made it a no for me and I wished it was not so pronounced. Keiko Mecheri's rendition is infact, exactly what wanted! Beautiful, rich, sweet goodness. Can be a bit overwhelming, it will be a fragrance that I reach for occassionally more then frequently but I do love it enough to have a full bottle.
I adore this rose fragrance. I have found myself liking florals alot more then I thought I did. This is a masterpiece! I described it as having a Maiden/Mother/Crone quality about it to a dear friend of mine... The initial spray is delicate, fresh and dewy... a newly budding rose touched with fresh, sparkling droplets of rain. After a few hours the rose becomes warmed by the sun and truly shows her magnificent aroma. The drydown is humble and serene. Wise, if you will, having experienced all stages of life the rose dries to a fragile end. I love this fragrance for spring and LOVE KM's bottle design. So classy and simple.
Fragrances -E. Coudray - Ambre et Vanille Eau de Toilette
rowansmommy 4/29/2005 1:47:00 PM
Swapped for this one with a beautiful swapper. It is a very nice powdery warm vanilla scent. I can sense the vanilla and amber in this scent together but can't pull them apart to detect the notes seperately. Smells slightly old lady in a gentle, sweet sort of way. I really do enjoy it but I don't think I would ever buy it myself.
Sniffed out of the bottle it smells similar to Burberry Brit after mellowing on my skin for a couple hours... First spritz on skin is somewhat floral with lemon and vanilla in the background...after a couple of hours the chill of the lemon and flowers disappears leaving behind sweetness and a warm midly woodsy amber/vanilla... :)
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Curious by Britney Spears
rowansmommy 12/23/2004 6:46:00 PM
The bottle is absolutely gorgeous but this stuff S T I N K S. Reminds me of dishsoap. I was so excited to try this one out but was so bummed when I did. It was offensive in the bottle, in the air and on my skin. Yeck. I hope Britney herself doesn't smell like this. Gross.
This is a beautiful shade of gold. I am NC35 and it doesn't really show up on me when I use it dry, although dry it does make a nice bronzer with a tiny amount of sparkle. Wetting it makes it more intense and shiny. It is not a really bold shade on my coloring though and is comparable to Amber Lights. I would say if you have Amber Lights then you don't need this.
This smells so good! I love the smell of MAC lipstuff... vanilla yumminess! Golden white frost. Good to use alone as l/g but I find my lips get dry really fast with just it so I put a little lip balm underneath and away we go. Also nice over darker lipcolors to change the color. Warms up cool shades.
This is my HG blush... so far... and I didn't buy a backup! I can't believe this is LE!!! Not fair :( After testing this one out of a friends palette I knew I had to have it so off I went to get it! It is similar to Ambering Rose but a little more pink then brown. The shimmer is very wearable. I think the site describes this as a "right for everyone coral red" and it is definitely right for my NC35 complexion. I just love the healthy flush this color gives my cheeks. I find MAC blushes very blendable and lovely to apply. The sheertones are easily built up from a very subtle hint of color to a more dramatic bold flush of color.
I just can't get enough of MAC blushes. Since I got my first I am hooked! This was the 3rd blush I got, after Gingerly and Variety (LE). Peaches is the perfect peach glow for my NC35 complexion. I find MAC blushes very blendable and lovely to apply. The sheertones are easily built up from a very subtle hint of color to a more dramatic bold flush of color.
Blush -MAC - Sheertone Shimmer Blush - Ambering Rose
rowansmommy 12/23/2004 5:30:00 PM
LOVE this one. I would buy it over and over again. It is a beautiful warm golden rose/brown. So far I have yet to find a color combo that it doesn't work with. I am NC35. There is a shimmer to this powder but it isn't overpowering. I find MAC blushes very blendable and lovely to apply. The sheertones are easily built up from a very subtle hint of color to a more dramatic bold flush of color.
This was my first MAC blush! The color is a peachy brown shade that works perfectly on my NC35 skin. It gives me a nice sun-kissed flush. I find the MAC sheertones are easily buildable from subtle to a strong flush of color. They also apply very smoothly and are easy to blend.