I have always been a fan of Kenzo scents, and own L'eau Par Kenzo, Kenzo Flower, Flower Essentielle, and Kenzo Amour. I purchased L'eau Par Kenzo Eau Indigo about a month ago. It's become my most used fragrance. This is so unique! It starts off overpowering and heady, almost masculine. But within ten minutes, it develops into a milky, sensual skin scent. It comes across as discreet, warm, gentle and pure. This is nothing like the original (which I also enjoy). It is a very soft (not cloyingly sweet, which is a plus for me) oriental, that lasts at last six hours, and can be easily worn day and night all year round, although the Kenzo website recommends it for evening wear. I haven't tried the men's version, which reviews on other websites have said is more complex and spicy than this version. I will though once I've run out of this one... p.s. I also adore the bottle, it is the same shape and size as the original L'eau Par, but the translucent violet shifts down the side of the bottle into solid purple at the base. The notes, as per the website are: Bergamot and Mandarin, heart of Jasmine Sambac and Ylang-ylang, Base of Plum Accord, Ambergris and Tonka The official description: As night falls, L’eau par Kenzo becomes Eau Indigo, a pair of sensual fragrances for him and her inspired by the seductive dance of color and scent as dusk sets on water. Fresh, zesty notes unfold into a sensual base built around an amber note. L’eau par Kenzo eau Indigo captures the moment when twilight skims over water’s surface and the heat of the day tangos with chilly whispers of the night, releasing a unique scent suggestive of the possibility and adventure yet to come.
this is the most wearable elegant scent. it is very subtle but never forgettable. for me, i wait until after the pungent almost tart opening to the glorious creamy vanilla drydown of the EDP. i've tried the EDT, but i just don't think it's me. one of my top 5 and definitely my most used chanel besides eau premiere. highly recommended, if it works with your chemistry you will love it!
words cannot express how much i adore this perfume! it makes me feel beautiful and feminine. i LOVE it, and it has to be one of my HGs forever...
I get an aggressive burst of clementine citrus mixed in with white florals at the outset, but once the fragrance has a few min to settle into my skin it evolves into an elegant musky floral. one of the only florals that i wear on a regular basis- love!
Fragrances -Bulgari - Rose Essentielle EDP - limted edition
tiramisu101 12/19/2009 4:23:00 PM
this is one of my top 5. I smell primarily roses, although there is a jammy blackberry overtone. The musk and patchouli is perfect (which for me means completely unobtrusive). It lasts about 4-5 hours on my skin, but I don't mind reapplying.
I sampled this and just found it didn't work for me. The tuberose was obvious within a few minutes of a saccharine sweet opener, and seemed out of place. It just doesn't work with my chemistry, although I preferred it to the original Secret Wish.
Hypnose is one of my alltime favorites, so I thought I'd give this a try. Hypnose Drama worked well but only with my being extra careful not to get clumps since the wand really loads up with the mascara. I use an eyelash curler and primer, and only one or two coats. I'm undecided whether I'll just go back to my regular Hypnose. Although there is a difference in volume and intense blackness with Hypnose Drama, I don't know if it's worth the extra effort to avoid huge goopy clumps.
Fragrances -Stella McCartney - Stella Rose Absolute
tiramisu101 12/14/2009 4:40:00 PM
am IN LOVE with this product!! i have the regular EDP, then couldn't decide and got the Absolute as well. they are honestly quite similar, but this is so much more potent. this is a bit too strong for work though.
Fragrances -Stella McCartney - Stella- Eau de Parfum
tiramisu101 12/14/2009 4:37:00 PM
When I wore Stella EDT a few years ago, it wasn't that special for me. But I recently returned to this line, and I now LOVE LOVE all scents Stella (or most anyway). I presently have the EDP, Rose Absolute, and also Stella Nude. I enjoy roses, and Stella is a rich intoxicating scent. The only down side is that I need to reapply at least once in the day. I actually use the EDP the most.
This was definitely an unusual fragrance purchase since it doesn't mimic my usual preference of oriental/gourmand/floral-oriental scents. However it is a bright airy and hypnotic floral to my nose. I veer away from intense and luxurious florals (with the exception of Michaal Kors), & Omnia Amethyste is definitely not heady or sumptuous. The opening is rather grassy botanic, with the green sap and pink grapefruit (I like grapefruit, though this isn't as loud as the notes in say, Dior Addict 2 or YSL Baby Doll). But as soon as the iris emerges, the fragrance warms into a floral soft skin-scent. The iris is the most distinctive note for me, and I enjoy it. I like that it is slightly different from some other florals out there. Some have mentioned a sense of lavendar or air freshener. I think this must be the iris, and I don't really think of it as overly laundry/air freshener-like on my skin. Chemistry can make a difference, I guess. The rose, solar accords and heliotrope aren't obvious to me. Rather I detect a very mild vanilla that lasts on me with hints of the iris for at least 5-6 hours at which time I reapply.
Wow! This is such a wonderful find! I've always been a fan of J'Adore and thought I'd try something a little different. Well, this hooked me right from the first sniff:) Yes, it opens very sweetly, with lots of strawberry but not a candy-teenage-bonbon version. I think it's exuberant and attention-seeking, but so uplifting and refreshing too. Then if you're patient, and it works with your chemistry, you're rewarded with this lingering mix of spices that to me resemble woody cinnamony goodness. Essentially though, I mean it becomes a very appealing and sexy musky base scent. I didn't find it to be an overwhelmingly gourmand scent, although I certainly adore those also MDC is at most a very toned-down demure gourmand. I'm very pleased with this. Although I don't know if it's one that I can use every day, I keep coming back to MDC and I'm suspecting it will become my signature soon enough! Notes: mandarin, strawberry leaf, violet, jasmine, caramel popcorn, strawberry sorbet, musk and patchouli
Fragrances -Narciso Rodriguez - Narciso Rodriguez for her
tiramisu101 11/30/2009 4:11:00 PM
I guess my experience with NR is very different from most others. Unfortunately, both the EDP and EDT smell disgusting to me. The EDP is just too heavy and stifling, and the EDT starts off attractively and then a strange animalic note like cat urine emerges on my skin. Very sad really. but for those of you out there looking for a similar scent (or at least the closest one out there), try SJP Lovely, you may be pleasantly surprised. I found that one fizzy and sparkly on me, and with very wearable musk.
On my skin, Ricci Ricci is warm, intoxicating and sweet without being cloying. I enjoy the rhubarb opening, and I seem to skip all the floral elements including the belle de nuit flower (which i was curious about), and jump straight to the base which smells like very pleasant patchouli & burnt sugar/black currants/cherries. I'm not yet decided on whether I'd repurchase.
SJP Lovely makes me feel very happy! It wraps you in a cocoon of musky beauty that still manages to be extremely feminine. Definitely recommend this for a subtle wearable day/night/anytime scent. If you'd like to experiment with similar scents, then also try Guerlain Idylle and Narciso Rodriguez EDT. Musk formulations seem to be very idiosyncratic in my experience, since the musk in NR smelt absolutely disgusting on me (that one brought out the nauseating "cat wee" note that another reviewer experienced with SJP on her skin), and I found the woodiness in Idylle overpowering as well. Lovely was the most wearable for me.
This is a lovely unobtrusive scent that can easily be worn to work. It's distinctive, and very "fresh" on me. It's a soapy vanilla-like floral that has a light watery element to it, if that makes sense. It isn't my favorite Chanel, but very likeable anyway:) I find that I do need an extra spray later in the day but generally very long-lasting. This is one of my top 3 day fragrances:)