Product Reviews by 52pigtails
Ensoleille Moi is jeweller's André Gas only and beloved child, which is a good thing because I'm quite skeptical of jewellers bearing one or two fragrances a year and they're almost all mediocre, see Reminiscence. Ensoleille moi is a lovely sunny fragrance that lacks that "beachy" note of suntan lotion, namely coconut oil, in favour of some sparkling bergamot that makes …Read more
This is a nice vin brulé fragrance that doesn't really smell of a cologne, as it claims to be, but rather a comforting spicy scent I would wear at Christmas, or whenever I come home from a cold nicìght and need nothing but a warm cup of milk and some relax in front of a fireplace. I smell so many sweet spices here, especially cinnamon and clove on a creamy, soft-toned base of sheer woods …Read more
I bought this in a heartbeat after smelling a bunch of feminine Bonds (namely Broadway Nite, Madison Soirée, Nuits de Noho) and feeling almost nauseated. Gramercy Park kind of relieved me like some fresh air coming from a window on a may morning, transporting smells from a nearby wood: leaves, blossoms, woods. Leaves from the ever-classic ivy, elegant and relaxing; blossoms from the underlying …Read more
The review below explain it perfectly: Intoxicating exotic white floral. This composition is so amazing it results in an intoxicating, balmy fragrance good for all year long and all day long. I postd on the Fragrance Board once asking for a perfect fragrance for a restaurant dinner and one kind lady suggested I tried this, so I headed to the counter immediately to try it and was left mesmerized …Read more
I didn't like this because I found it quite plasticky. My problem may be that I compared it to L'Occitane Cherry Blossom, which is far different and I love much (L'Occitane contains real cherries, too, which makes the fragrance fruitier). Also, I tried it along with Moroccan Rose, sultry and rich, which conquered me.
This fragrance may be pleasant, but compared to others it …Read more
I agree that many Bonds have more than something in common, this may be true for all fragrances coming from the same perfume house, but Bonds are more so than others. The Andy Warhol series, for example, includes some fragrances that are way different one from the other, with Lexington Avenue bearing a straight similarity with Chinatown and Union Square being (to my nose at least) a nicely done …Read more
Great staying power, great blend of notes, but it just doesn't work on me. What puzzles me most is that it claims to have flowers in its composition (roses and Tuberose), but to my nose this smells exactly like Angel (and I don't like Angel much), only lighter. And, as far as I remember, Angel claimed NOT to have flowers in its composition. This is rather quirky. I smell lots of …Read more
I marveled at trying this foundation, because I always go for expensive ones, thinking they must be better. Well, I was almost finished with my expensive Kanebo fluid and tried a sample of this and I just couldn't believe how much I loved it. Of course this isn't perfect, its color particles are bigger and this shows a bit, but the coverage is excellent for me and the texture is just …Read more
I must confess I'm drawn to La Maison de la Vanille fragrances by the exotic French names evoking faraway warm places, and by the lovely aluminium bottles. About the scents, well, they all have those festive, brilliant opening notes but sadly they all end smelling the same to my nose.
About this one, in particular: well, this is a "different" vanilla, in …Read more