This is genuinely exciting. I can't say that it smells *good*, or even appealing, but damn is it interesting. It opens with a crazy tar note that can only be described as an odor... it's kind of like an out door barbecue, or burning leaves, with a touch of rubber. But soon it mellows out and something creamy and smoky vanillic comes through, making it extremely wearable, if a little heady. (Apply with a light hand, or it's headache city.) I am disappointed by the end, I wanted the weird tarry scent to stay on for the duration, because it's just so unique and compelling.
Strange, I get virtually no jasmine from this. Smells generically "clean," "fresh," and is gone in about 20 minutes. Snore.
I'm typically not a fan of Creed, and this one is no exception. This is a weird one. At first application it smells virtually identical to Liz Claiborne's Curve for Men. Which is to say it set me up for major disappointment. Soapy, "masculine," generic, and boring, with a bit of citrus. But after a while it softens and becomes spicier and more interesting. I get a bit of cinnamon and some smoky cedar. It's pleasant, but I'm not terribly impressed. Oddly, I don't get a lot of sandalwood. Similarly, I didn't get a lot of vetiver from Original Vetiver.
This smells pretty much like the bath bomb to me, except it has something greener to it. And I don't mean green apples. It reminds me of the leaves of roses. It's got a very acrid bite to it, and it kind of stings my nose. The apple note is kinda meh, to me. Smells more like a florist shop.
This is my very favorite Lush shower gel. I love it so much I even use it as a shampoo occasionally, because the lovely jasmine scent stays in your hair all day. It smells strange in the bottle, I think it's the honey note. But when used I don't get any honey, just really really nice jasmine.
This has a strange, fetid floral odor that my nose does not agree with at all. It's kind of heady, like cherry blossoms in INTENSE humidity... next to a river. It's evocative I guess, but at the same time it's fundamentally unpleasant.
This is my favorite bath bomb. It doesn't have much of a smell, but boy is it moisturizing! I even shave my legs in the tub when using it, and don't even have to use shaving cream, because it puts so much moisturizing oil into the water. It's great in the winter if your skin gets really dry and flaky like mine does.
BEAUTIFUL jasmine scent. Lathers decently, and moisturizes dry hair. The scent lingers all day. My only complaint is my bar fell apart very quickly, due to the large chunks of cocoa butter. It didn't last very long. :(
This was disappointing to me. I think I may have gotten a dud. The scent was nice on the bomb, but once it hit the water there was virtually no scent. It doesn't color the water, and the foam from the bubble bar particles or whatever was negligible. It basically did nothing... It fizzed very slowly. Wasn't moisturizing either. I did order a bottle of the So White liquid perfume, and it's allright. It has a nice green apple scent, with something "green" to it as well, kind of like the leaves of a rose? Smells somehow cold. It's not bad, but I kind of wish I hadn't bought the whole bottle because I probably won't use it much.
Fragrances -LUSH - Olive Branch Solid Perfume [DISCONTINUED]
tinye 1/17/2010 11:14:00 AM
Not bad, though I prefer this as a shower gel to the perfume. It's a nice bergamot scent. I will say smelling it in the pot put me off a bit, as it has a strange... pee note. But when applied that's not present, thankfully. Haha. This works well on a boy. My boyfriend enjoys it.
I'm sorry to be so blunt but this is awful. Jelly beans with cheap, synthetic musk. Instant migraine. I am not a fan of the shower gel and bath melt with this scent either, but someone gave me the solid perfume as a Christmas gift so I gave it a shot. I could not STAND it. I know Snow Fairy has a cult following, and that is something my mind will never comprehend. That said, it's not nearly as offensive as a shower gel, but as a perfume it's just... no.
VERY sweet and cloying. Somewhat childish. Not a very "mature" scent. I get no jasmine, and no tonka. To me it's all vanilla and it's very much the "baked goods" variety. To my nose this also had a strange play doh note... something slighty salty and off about it. My coworkers told me I smelled like coconut rum. This was enough to make me relegate my bottle to the swap pile. Coconut rum is a pleasant enough smell, but nothing I care to sport as perfume.
This is my favorite of the Lush fragrances. It's more complex than Lush usually gets credit for. On me, this starts out all citrus. A creamy, lush (no pun intended) orange fruit with orange blossom, but without that "bite" a lot of citrus based fragrances give off. After a few minutes the patchouli comes through, and it is strong, but it's not an overly "dirty" patchouli note. After a few hours the creaminess of the citrus note blends with something strangely vanillic, though I can't exactly put my finger on what. It's very warm, and mixes well with the patchouli, which is present for the duration of wear. This is surprisingly well blended and unique. I get lots of compliments on it. Don't let the "hippy" stigma scare you away. ;)
Fragrances -BeneFit Cosmetics - My Place or Yours Gina
tinye 1/17/2010 10:45:00 AM
Bah, this one suckered me in with it's adorable packaging. I love the little cocktail shaker. The SA at the Benefit boutique described it as patchouli and pink pepper, which is a combination I adore. I sprayed it on paper, found it pleasant and promptly bought the fragrance and lotion set. Got it home, sprayed it on and waited a while... and it completely bored me. :( I don't detect any patchouli in it whatsoever. It's very sweet, somewhat fruity, and generically "oriental." Not bad by any means, and the price is right, but it's not very complex or interesting. I'd describe it as a distant cousin, thrice removed, to Angel, with none of the complexities that make Angel such a masterpiece. A decent perfume for girls who just want to smell good and don't really care if the scent is unique. I'll be returning my bottle to exchange for other Benefit goodies, because while I do adore several of their products, fragrance isn't the strongest in their product line. This one is all about the packaging.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Parlux - Jessica Simpson Fancy
tinye 8/21/2008 9:46:00 PM
in this product's defense, i have only smelled it on a magazine strip,so i am not sure my review will be entirely fair. however, the initial sniff caused me to literally recoil. as in physically jump away from the noxious odor. judging from that little strip, i will venture to say this might have been one of the worst perfumes i've ever smelled in my life. that is all.