I bought this as I was in need of a little pampering. I actually ordered it without trying it first, though I generally like the brand (MFK). Pamper, it does. This is a gorgeous fragranced body lotion - bright, almost lemony sharp in the beginning, drying to a fresh citrussy floral. The lotion texture is fairly runny, but moisturizing. I think the amount of fragrance is just right. Some lotions are so highly fragranced I can only wear a dab, while some disappear right away. This one is just right! The tube is attractive, and stands on its cap which swivels a bit to open or close. Easy to travel with if you wanted to. Great stuff!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Huitieme Art - Myrrhiad
spring_pansy 9/1/2012 4:49:00 PM
I love this perfume. Love, love, love it. It's my number one at the moment. Licorice, myrrh, vanilla, dash of tea - a gorgeous oriental that blends right into my skin. Everything said below by jardines1 is exactly how I find it - except that I like the packaging. I love the feel of the smooth, cool ceramic in my hand. The only issue I have is that I can't wear it when it's really hot. Otherwise, it's perfect.
I love Chanel 18. It's on my list of top 10 all time favorite scents. I find it simple yet unique, ethereal yet lasting, spare yet deep. The first sniff is a clean and bare iris. This is followed by a soft unsweet rose that mixes beautifully with the iris, and finally by the ambrette. I believe it's the ambrette that gives the fragrance some depth and a hint of sweetness. I always feel comfortable in this - it can be discreet and professional, but it's also simple enough for a beautiful casual fragrance for everyday wear. And, best of all, I don't know anything else quite like it.
Redchinamarker is right, this fades too quickly. But other than that, I love this fragrance: I love the bitter orange (no creamsicle here), and I love how this fragrance is just quietly pretty. The bitter orange topnotes color the whole fragrance for me, though they are strongest at the beginning, of course. As time goes on, I get a tinge of pale rose in the middle. The drydown is a soft orange musk that stays close to the skin (when I compare it to other musks that I have, I definitely get the orange). However, it *is* light and it *is* expensive.
My summary: Cadjmere opening, Praline de Santal drydown w/a hint of honey. Not a bad fragrance, just not one that caught my interest.
Wow - great stuff. I almost didn't try it as I absolutely hated the original, which I tried several times over the years. It always ended up completely smeared and flaked under my eyes. This one, however, goes on easily, defines my lashes, has true black color, holds the curl and stays on! That's huge for me as most mascaras seem to flake at least somewhat by the end of the day. I love the wand and the price. My other favorite is Bare Escentuals Flawless Definition, but I just can't afford it on a regular basis. Yay for Maybelline! I have to edit after all - not nearly as great as my Flawless Def. Does flake by end of day and doesn't go on as neatly as I'd like. Better than the original, but down to 3 lippies.
I'm more of a fragrance-addict than a polish person, but I do love pedicures and keep polish on my toes all summer. This is a fantastic red, it's definitely my red and a gorgeous summer shade. It also lasted for a month on my toes (with a top coat, etc) and looked great with everything. Besides that, the rubber top on Orly bottles is wonderful and I got it on sale at Sally's. Love, love, love!
I bought this recently to split with a friend - it's a big bottle (150 mls) for quite a reasonable price. Yes, I've sprayed it into the room. But even more often, I spray it on myself. It's so wonderful. The perfect resinous vanilla-y scent. It's a little woodsy, a little dark, a little powdery. Never too much. I'm not a Shalimar fan, though I like bits of it. To me, this is a more ethereal rendition of all the best bits. Ok, you have to not mind using a room spray on yourself, but I've had no problems and I've heard many others use this as well. It's Diptyque, after all!
Yes, yes, yes! This is in my top 25 right next to much more "prestigious" names. This is the perfect light, clean, lemony vanilla musk. Just perfect.
Would I buy this product again? Not just "yes." But "YES!!!!!" I love this fragrance - it quickly moved into my top 5 (and that's saying quite a bit). Starts out tangy and fresh (and rhubarby), slowly turns creamier and dries down to vanilla/woods at the very end. I can see why it might seem a bit masculine though I generally don't divide fragrances between masculine and feminine. It's a really great warm-weather, casual, outdoorsy, comfortable fragrance. Love! Oh - and one last note - I love the little white bottle. It's clean and simple (fits the fragrance) and easy to decant from as the top screws off.
This is my new favorite mascara. It's not for everyone, for sure. If you're looking for fat false eyelash-looking lashes, don't look here. But if you want a reasonably priced, easy to find product that goes on clean and gives definition yet with a natural look to your lashes, while it does NOT flake and is easy to remove, take a chance on this mascara. I think this stuff is great. Update Oct 11 - I have to edit a bit as this is almost a bit too natural-looking. Seems like it wears off toward the end of the day and there isn't much left. Changing to 3 lippies.
Fragrances -Dawn Spencer Hurwitz - Ma Folie de Noel
spring_pansy 11/27/2010 7:07:00 PM
This is a beautiful creamy licorice scent. It's gone to the top of my list for winter scents as I'm in a big licorice/anise phase at this time. While you could probably wear it year round, this one will be cold weather for me - it has a rich oriental-type drydown that reminds me of By Kilian Taste of Heaven except w/out the lavender. I'm thinking my warm weather licorice will be a lighter, more herbal anise.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Essential Faith - perfume oil
spring_pansy 7/27/2010 6:07:00 PM
This is a very pleasant musk scent. I find it similar to, but a bit lighter than, Kuumba-made Persian Garden. Although I found it light, it did last throughout the day very close to the skin - a clean but not soapy, lightly floral musk.
The opening is okay - fresh citrus - a bit much, but it softens as the fig enters. I love fig and this one is nice - woody, leafy, milky, a little fruity. However, almost immediately the rest of the fragrance is entirely ruined for me by what I am assuming was meant to be the caviar note. It's just a marine note for me. And it went on and on, until it was nauseating. I wish I could get all the nuances that other online reviewers mention. I was hoping for a salty note, but it was definitely strongly marine-y on me. I love the smell of the sea, but can't wear it. In addition, nothing in it remotely resembled a fragrance that according to the Mugler marketing: "...With Womanity, the idea was to encompass energy, tenderness, and sophistication at the same time." Nope, didn't get that.
I wasn't impressed with this the first time I sampled it. Another vanilla, I thought. But I've tried it several times since and I've changed my mind. It was a mistake to name it Angelique Noire. Maybe Angelique Verte instead? It starts out with greeny, tangy angelica layered over a beautiful Guerlain vanilla. The creamy vanilla grows, but the greenish tang never quite leaves. If I had to choose, I'd choose the opening over the far drydown as it's the most interesting, but it is a really pleasant, wearable scent throughout its development.