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MARINA DE BOURBON Rouge Royal by Marina De Bourbon
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on 8/3/2013 10:19:00 PM
More reviews by mizsockmonkey
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I purchased this product on a nostalgic whim. I remembered the name from a Hawaiian shop in my hometown mall, which carried this perfume. I was about twelve and doused myself in this perfume liberally from the tester, feeling very grown up. When I found out it still existed (and how cheap it was) I couldn't resist - I tacked it on to my Amazon order. The previous reviewer is correct - this perfume is really not your typical "tropical" scent (tiare, plumeria, orchid, what have you) and it's really a straight ahead carnation. Very surprising! However, I happen to LOVE carnation scents (CdG's Red:Carnation has been on my to-buy list for a couple of years now and this is a pretty great substitute for a much more expensive scent, if you ask me). So - I am happy I bought this. The spicy carnation scent lingers, though after a few hours it does die down to a soapy clean-ness. (I often spritz my clothing with it to make the scent last longer). Overall, happy my childhood memory didn't disappoint!
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on 8/13/2012 3:44:00 AM
More reviews by Metraria
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine
Elsewhere on the internet, I've seen rave reviews calling this a hidden treasure, a unique fragrance concealed by a kitschy name. I'm sad to say that I disagree. However, my impression is so different from everyone else's, it's possible that my sample is stale.The listed notes are orange flower, rose, night-blooming jasmine, white musk, and sandalwood. However, all I get is a carnation soliflore that starts off sharp but turns watery within in hour. I still rated it a 3, though, because it's certainly not a perfunctory, Bath and Body Works type of fragrance, nor is it bad. It just doesn't suit my tastes.If you're not familiar with carnation, it's actually a pretty weird smell, more like a spice than a floral. It's like someone took a "skin tone" band-aid and put a couple of black peppercorns and cloves on it. Personally, I don't like it as the main note in a fragrance, although it can be an interesting supporting player. (I hate calling those band-aids "skin tone," since that's basically saying that only light skin is okay. But I don't know what else to call them.)Nevertheless, other people seem to get the listed notes from this. So, it's probably best to try it and make up your own mind.So, if I think that you need to try this one out instead of relying on reviews, why did I bother reviewing it? I.... I DON'T...KNOW. continued >>
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