I received a small sample of this with a purchase right before Mother's Day and fell in love with it. While I am not a huge floral fragrance girl, I absolutely had to have this for my spring/summer fragrance. I bought the sheer body spray figuring it would be more appropriate for the warmer months. It is a sweet floral without being cloying, it is ultra feminine. Heavenly Flowers reminds me of when you catch the faint scent of Lily of the Valley and Lilac blowing in the breeze on a warm spring day...it's just lovely. The peachy, fruity notes are so well blended with the floral notes that it creates a perfectly balanced scent. The sheer body spray stays close to the body, so that only those very near can smell it, making it a romantic fragrance, but appropriate for work environments too. The bottle is adorable, so pretty and girly...and the price $22 for the sheer body spray??? A steal!
Fragrances -Lolita Lempicka - L de Lolita Lempicka
viklc 12/4/2009 6:53:00 PM
Oh my...this fragrance is exactly what I was looking for in a fall/winter scent. I have just finished a bottle of Pink Sugar and while I still adore it for laying around the house in my jammies kind of days, I wanted another gourmand that was a wee bit more sophisticated and complex, okay a LOT more sophisticated and complex. Not to mention, I smelled it on an acquaintance who moonlights as an adult toy sales rep and it kind of turned me off. Anywho, back to the lovely "L" ...it opens with a spicy burst of citrus, drying into a salty, slightly powdery vanilla (what is that salty note??) with the end note being pure vanilla that on me, lasts and lasts and lasts. The vanilla is not "candy-ish" vanilla (like Pink Sugar) but a "straight from the vanilla bean vanilla". It's a warm, sexy, spicy, creamy, somewhat earthy concoction. Some have said that it is a strong fragrance, but on me it seems to stay close. I must say however, most perfumes don't last on me but this one from start to finish works in perfect harmony with my body chemistry. Yay!! And the packaging?? Simply the most unique and gorgeous bottle I have ever seen.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - jessica simpson FANCY LOVE 2009
viklc 8/17/2009 5:01:00 PM
I was pleasantly surprised with Jessica Simpson's newest fragrance, Fancy Love. I first smelled it in a magazine perfume strip, and knew the next time I was in Macy's I would have to give it a try. It smells very different from the original Fancy, which (on me) smelled like burned almonds. This is a creamy, soft, sweet, peachy concoction with great staying power. It lasted all day on me and I kept catching whiffs of it throughout the day. It's a youthful, non-offensive, mellow, perfect every day fragrance. The bottle and the name, however leave a lot to be desired. The bottle looks cheap and is really boring, it could have been so much more!! As far as the name goes, I think I would be a bit hesitant to tell anyone I was wearing something called "Fancy Love"; it's corny and uncreative. In my opinion, the bottle and the name really do a disservice to the very pretty, totally wearable fragrance inside.
Beautiful! I first smelled Coco Mademoiselle about a month ago while shopping at Lord&Taylor. I spritzed some on myself and liked it immediately. It is sophisticated, romantic, and elegant. I've always liked the way Coco the original smelled, but it is way too much fragrance for me personally. Coco Mademosielle is spicy,powdery, ultra feminine and lingers on my skin for hours. It reminds me of Ralph Lauren Safari, a fragrance I loved, long since discontinued. After months of a love affair with Aquolina Pink Sugar, I was craving a more reserved, sexy, grown up perfume and Coco Mademoiselle hit the spot. My husband loves it, too! He described it as a "date night" perfume, rather than "day at the carnival" perfume (Pink Sugar). The EDP is quite strong, however and is best suited for fall/winter months, the EDT is perfect for spring/summer.
Boring!!! Daisy is a pleasant enough smell, not offensive in the least bit, but totally and utterly forgettable. It's a simple, clean light floral, but I don't get the strawberry at all. The bottle, however is another story: unique, feminine, & playful. Oh, how I expected and wanted to love Daisy so I could put that sweet little bottle on my dresser. I couldn't justify buying the perfume because I was in love with the bottle. It could have been so much more!!!
Fragrances -Bulgari - Rose Essentielle EDP - limted edition
viklc 4/9/2009 5:13:00 PM
Makeup Alley has turned me into a complete perfume addict! Every time I go into Macy's, Sephora, etc., I am constantly squirting on new fragrances. This past Monday, I left Macy's with 4 different scents on my arm: Daisy (pleasant but booooring!), True Religion (forgettable), Lilly Pulitzer Squirt (bright, sunny, young) and Bulgari Rose Essentielle. My first whiff of Rose Essentielle was "oh god stinky and strong." However, within a matter of minutes the scent calmed down and melted into my skin. With my body chemistry it became a powdery, soft, elegant, sophisticated, vintage rose scent. I have always loved rose scents, particularly Jo Malone Red Roses. Unfortunately, my body chemistry no longer cooperates with Red Roses and I have been hesitant to try a new rose fragrance. It's strange, during the years that I wore Red Roses, a friend of mine wore Bulgari Femme and it smelled so fantastic on her, I tried it. On me, not so great!!! Imagine my complete and utter happiness as I fell in love with Rose Essentielle. As I said before it is a powdery vintage rose, but not one bit "old lady".. I find it to be a very interesting variation of rose, never cloying, never in your face, but just exquisite and subtle. I don't get the blackberry in it at all. It is very light on the floral side (I'm not a true floral lover), slightly spicy, faintly sweet, definitely powdery, a delicate but complex rose fragrance.
I bought this perfume a year ago and wore it daily for a month, until Tocca's Florence caught my nose. I really loved it then, but I pretty much forgot about it, and it has just been sitting on my dresser looking quite adorable, but collecting dust. That is, until today when I was thinking about which fragrance I was going to wear out tonight. I have been on a super sweet fragrance kick lately, wearing Pink Sugar all day, every day, occasionally mixing it up with Philosophy's Falling in Love. Both of those are great, casual, day time perfumes, but I wanted something a little more sophisticated and "perfumier" for going out. So a few minutes ago, I squirted on some Nina and thought, "ahhh, perfect!" Pleasantly sweet, but spicy, fresh and bright but also creamy, especially when your skin warms up. I get the caramel apple and vanilla. My husband says he smells flowers, but it is not overpowering, as he is supersensitive to most floral scents. I cannot decipher a particular flower, perhaps gardenia? My 4 year old daughter said it smells like candy. I do have to disagree somewhat with a previous reviewer who said it smells like a cross between Angel and Princess, two fragrances I cannot tolerate to wear or smell. Neither of those scents work with my body chemistry, other than to give me a headache. I suppose the spicy notes are vaguely similar to Angel and the creamy notes similar to Princess. However, in Nina the combination of the creamy and spicy with fresh and sweet make it very unique, wearable fragrance. Perfume is so personal, and Nina just happens to work for me. Bottom line: I love it, the bottle is adorable and I will be wearing this throughout the spring!
I was puttering around Sephora today, looking for something to buy when I remembered that I wanted to try Aquolina's Pink Sugar. I had read a lot of the reviews and was quite curious about it. Actually, I was skeptical...I imagined it to be a somewhat ridiculous, cheap, silly smell. I was fully prepared not to like it. Wow, was I wrong! The first blast was a bit strong (black licorice) and wet, but as I walked around I kept sniffing my arm, delicious!!! Really yummy. I love sweet, vanilla, foody scents, but most just do not work with my body chemistry. For example, Angel smells absolutely horrific on me. Jessica Simpson is equally nasty with my body chemistry, just bad, bad, bad. Philosophy's Falling in Love is nice, but the scent is gone before dry down. Pink Sugar on the other hand is just plain dreamy. I cannot stop sniffing myself. It is all things warm, creamy, marshmallowy. Past reviewers have said that it is not a "serious" fragrance, and I agree completely. Lighthearted and luscious, I am finding it to be quite complex, changing with my body temperature. Staying power is great on me, I sprayed it about 6 hours ago and can still smell it. Right now I smell soft, buttery strawberry frosting, warm (but very faint) nutmeg spice, and gooey caramel. One word to sum it all up: Divine. EDIT/UPDATE: So here it is about 2 weeks since I purchased Pink Sugar...and the love affair continues. I simply cannot get enough of this fragrance. I have never had so many compliments on a perfume before. Just last night my husband walked in the house and demanded to know what smelled so delicious, like baked goods...LOL...I informed him it was me, I had just spritzed on some Pink Sugar !! My girlfriends love it (saying it smells like sugar cookies and cotton candy), my kids love it, (mummy smells yummy) even my mother liked it (on me) and she is a strictly floral kind of lady. I also like to spray it on before going to the gym, because the warmer my skin is, the better it smells. I have also found that no one I know has ever heard of it before, which is a huge plus for me!!!
I asked for this perfume for Christmas even though I had never actually smelled it, and I was more than pleasantly surprised. It is a lovely sweet, but not cloying gourmand. The initial scent is a bit "alcoholy" but it quickly dries to a soft blackberry/cotton candy/vanilla delight. I took 1 lippie off because the staying power is not great and the bottle is a little boring. I will definitely purchase this again because I know I will be going through this large bottle quite quickly. EDIT: I am actually quite annoyed with this "spray fragrance". It really does smell lovely, for 30 seconds and then it's gone. For $50 I want more than lightly scented water. I have the lotion and shower gel, and those have no fragrance whatsoever, complete and major disappointment,
I absolutely love the smell of this perfume...on anyone BUT me. I first smelled this on a woman who used to work in the same building as me. You knew when she had just been in the elevator, ladies room, or hallway. She would leave this lovely trail of peaches and sunshine behind her. A few years later, I finally bought myself a bottle and all I can say is YUCK. This delicate perfume totally clashes with my body chemistry and becomes this sour, musty, headache inducing mess. I was horrified that my body would reject such a gorgeous fragrance...I still have the nearly full bottle tucked away in my nightstand. I can't bear to toss it! I have since accepted the fact that I simply cannot wear most fruity fragrances.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Parlux - Jessica Simpson Fancy
viklc 11/8/2008 3:52:00 PM
Okay, so I was somewhat reluctant to try this fragrance, but because of all the positive reviews on MUA I decided to to give it a squirt the last time I was at Macy's. I should have known this perfume wasn't for me when I sprayed it and was blasted with so much liquid, it ran down my arm contaminating my sweater. It smelled like burned almonds and turned very musky on me. I think I would probably love it on someone else, but it just did not work with my body chemistry. It has great staying power, I could still smell it even after scrubbed my arm, and I changed my sweater! I think the bottle shape is cute, but the swirls cheapen it a bit.
Hands down the best lip balm on the market. It's moisturizing without being goopy, soothing with great staying power, simply the best value in beauty products. I cannot live without it in the winter...I think I have a tube of it in every bag I own!
I love to spritz this on during those first warm weeks of spring, when when the winter is finally gone, the Uggs are put away, and all you need is a light weight cotton sweater in a lovely pastel color. I have put some on in mid-January when the winter seems eternal, but it really is a warm weather fragrance. It just makes me smile. I love the sheer violet and ultra soft woody scent, packaged in an equally gorgeous bottle. It's lovely, a bit decadent, but purely feminine.
Whenever I wear this fragrance, my 4 year old daughter (who is a fragrance junkie in training!) tells me I smell like a marshmallow! It's a sweet, but not too sweet, spicy, but not too spicy casual scent. I really have to be in the mood to wear it because it tends to be on the strong side. The first blast is VERY strong, very "Estee Lauder Old Lady", but I really enjoy the dry down, which in fact, does smell like marshmallow.
I'm so glad that I read the reviews for Chanel No. 5. I always thought there was something wrong with me because I just do not smell the beauty in this. It's nice to know that there are others out there that agree with me. I find it raunchy and headache inducing and I have tried, really tried to like it. One reviewer said it gags her and frankly, I have to agree. It is absolutely distinct; there is nothing that smells quite like it. Allure and No. 19 are far better fragrances.