This is sweet, creamy, and very feminine. I bought it because it reminds me of By Dolce and Gabbana which has been discontinued. The vanilla and amber notes make it very cozy and warm without being too dark. Pros: I can go anywhere in this, day, night, summer, winter...Cons: I smell this on everyone all the time. Very popular. It makes it hard for it to be a "signature scent" when everyone else wearing it.
This one had me stymied for a few wears. It is very dry, no juice at all. It is green and the pepper is front and center. It's a little asexual and definitely sophisticated. This is a powerful scent- a status scent. This is for swinging with the big boys, not turning them on.
This scent is crisp, clean, and modern. It smells summery, though a bit conventional. I love the mint top-note but wish for more depth in the dry-down. This smells so good on other people in hot weather. Unfortunately, on me it smells like teenager drug store cologne.
I agree with the poster below: this is a slutty perfume. On me it dries down to a sweet, crushed petal muskiness that I find sexy/dirty and intrusive. For a hot date- sure. For the office? Heck no. Like many patchoulli based scents, there is something..."unwashed" about this. I'm sort of embarrassed to wear it in public.
I am surprised at how unremarkable this turned out to be. It starts of sharp and clean and gradually dries down to a very dry, blonde wood scent. Smells cheaper than it should. There's something bright and synthetic in here that doesn't jibe with me. May be great for the office, though.
This is a strong, patchoulli based scent. I definitely get a hit of berry. Reminds me of a cheaper version of Coco Mademoiselle. Its what very young people wear when they think they want to smell rich. Meh.
My goodness! I've been reading about this mask for so long and haven't tried it till tonight. I dissolved ten aspirin in hot water (it doesn't take much) and mixed in some honey. I slathered my face and left it to dry (about 10 minutes). I swear to god, my face looks airbrushed. This is now a permanent fixture in my facial repetoire.
I don't get it. I adore spicy, "darker" fragrances, so I expected to like this. Maybe I bought a bad bottle or my chemistry is seriously off, but this smelled exactly like fresh cracked pepper on my wrist. I couldn't stop sneezing. At least the smell faded quickly as cheap fragrances are wont to do. Not my cup of tea.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti Wrinkle Anti Blemish Cream
smhoffman 5/8/2006 3:31:00 PM
I was excited to try this after I had used the Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle cream with just the retinol. At first I wasn't too impressed because I broke out within the first week of use (purging, maybe?). However, I stuck with it and now (1 month later) I am very pleased. My skin has become more refined and even. I have had no breakouts after the intial week and the fine lines beneath my eyes have been eradicated. That said, be sure to remember that a little of this goes a long way and don't be dumb like me and put it on your neck. I gave my poor neck a chemical burn. (What was I thinking?) Overall a great product at a great price.
Moisturizers -Ponds - Mend and Defend Intensive Protection SPF 15 Moisturizer
smhoffman 11/30/2005 11:24:00 AM
I am really pleased with this product. My face is very dry (especially in winter) and my skin just drank this in. I wouldn't recommend this for oily types, but for dry skin it's perfect: rich moisture, SPF, and quite inexpensive. I don't usually like Pond's products, but this one's a keeper.