I've never smelled Chanel #5 (can you believe it? I figure, why waste my nose at the Chanel counter when I could be sniffing #19 or Cristalle again!), but this is what I've imagined it must smell like. Cashmere Mist smells "wealthy," and actually manages to be powdery without being at all sweet. Unfortunately, I just don't care for it.
I like magnolia, but adding spice to it gives it the sweet-but-sharp quality I hate most in fragrances. Naturally, making it Intense only makes it worse.
Fragrances -Caswell-Massey - Freesia Signature Scent
snakeskin 1/23/2005 4:23:00 PM
Innocent sweetness, but with an almost-fruity, buttery richness. I've never smelled a real freesia flower, so I don't know how accurate a rendition this is, but I can say it smells authentically floral, not chemical or synthetic.
Sorry, fruit and patchouli don't mix.
The greenest scent I've ever smelled. If you like the smell of new-mown grass, you'll like this.
I like the individual notes in this, but the combination is just too, well, forward--it's like a loud person at a party who gets in your face and won't go away. Makes me want to withdraw to my incense-filled chamber.
I got a sad laugh from all the "old lady" comments here. My mother didn't have a signature scent when I was growing up--I remember Norell, Replique, Ciara, Ultima (anyone else remember that one?), etc. But then she picked Knowing for herself, and I kept her supplied at Christmas for years. But a couple years ago, she told me, "Don't buy me that sexy perfume anymore. I'm an old lady now." However, she loves the 2000 Fleurs I gave her instead. Maybe she was a closet floral-lover all those years she was trying to be sexy! But she also said she's losing her sense of smell, so who knows?
My favorite Chanel. (I like Cristalle as well in the bottle, but #19 works better on me.)Refreshing, complex, gets even better as it dries down. Green, misty dusk combined with big-city sophistication.
Annick Goutal and I do not get along. My best attempt was Heure Exquise, which smelled like cocoa with a sprinkle of Chanel #19. Ce Soir ou Jamais was a lovely, light, fresh rose until it realized it was on my skin, then it turned to cheap, sour rose soap.
Too wheatey. Made me feel like I'd eaten too much cereal.
Pear and lime topped with almonds--like an unfortunate dessert.
At first it smelled like classic Lemon Pledge furniture polish. On second sniff, it had more of an herbal complexity. But it's still too relentlessly lemony to suit me.
I had a really weird reaction to this one. It grabbed me going by the counter--smelled great! Fresh and cool. Hours later, back home, it was still with me, and it sickened me. No idea why, but I couldn't wait to get it off me and out of my clothes. Update (5 minutes later!)--I was scrolling down the reviews of this to see if anyone else had my reaction, and someone mentioned that it smelled like carrot to her--and I realized the gaggy note in Cool Water is the same as the one I loathed in Hiris, which also has carrot. Even weirder, since I like carrots. Guess I just don't want to smell like one.
Eye Shadow -Paula's Choice - Soft Matte Eyeshadow in Pale Suede [DISCONTINUED]
snakeskin 11/30/2004 11:46:00 PM
Very good shade, considering my idea of sultry eye makeup is light brown instead of beige! I considered giving it a 4 because there is some creasing, but I don't think the shadow has been created that won't crease on me.
Years ago, I had some Musk Rose soaps, I believe by Crabtree & Evelyn. I loved the sweet musky scent and was sorry it was discontinued. Well, this soap smells exactly the same! Like all C-M soaps, it's great quality--lathers well, lasts long. It's expensive compared to soap you find in the grocery store, but it's cheap as luxuries go!