Product Reviews by Beauty4Ashes

Fragrances - Jo Malone - Geranium and Verbena

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Mar/07/2015

Geranium and Verbena smells like bottled aromatherapy. Although not listed, get a soothing herbal lavender smell at first spritz. It has such a calming effect that I can see myself taking a spritz or two before bed. The dry down is very green and herbaceous. I can see G &V blending well with many in the Jo Malone line as it is just easy to wear. This will be appealing to men and women and is …Read more

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Fragrances - Jo Malone - Tudor Rose and Amber

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Mar/05/2015

Tudor Rose and Amber is a very warm, sexy, full-on rose fragrance. The opening is strong and reminds me of Tom Ford's Velvet Orchid. Then is morphs into scent similar to Stella McCartney's Stella and Jo Malone's Velvet Rose and Oud. For a moment, I get a bit of Jo Malone's Pomegranate Noir, too. They dry down really mellows out and I get amber, clove and rose. There's a …Read more

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Fragrances - Viktor & Rolf - Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum

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Aug/08/2014

I am a niche fragrance girl through and through. However, I've had a thing for Flowerbomb for years now and never invested in a full bottle because it's so overused and I don't like smelling like the masses. So, while browsing through Sephora I noticed the limited-edition white crystal packaging (see picture above) and decided I had to have it. At least I'll get some …Read more

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Fragrances - Dior - Addict Eau Delice

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Aug/08/2014

Dior Addict Eau Delice is the fruity floral fragrance for those who prefer more grown-up, warm, sexy fragrances. The cranberry opening packs a punch to an otherwise musky fruity floral. I remember sampling Eau Delice in Sephora last summer (2013) and it really surprised me in a good way. I loved the contrast of the in-your-face fruity top notes and the warm musky dry down. I, however, decided not …Read more

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Fragrances - Dolce&Gabbana - Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme Intense - 2013

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Aug/08/2014

Pour Femme Intense is everything I wanted the 2012 Pour Femme to be. It still has the marshmallow, red vines licorice sweetness but it also has fresh floral notes to give it more balance. If I had to use two words to describe Intense it would unique and sexy. Dolce and Gabbana took a risk with the Pour Femme 2012 and Intense 2013 as they smell nothing like anything any other designers have on the …Read more

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Fragrances - Jo Malone - Wisteria and Violet

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Mar/12/2014

Wisteria & Violet was a successful blind buy for me. I very rarely buy fragrance without testing and do not recommend, but since I am a Jo Malone fan and love several of their light florals and florals, I went out on a limb. Wisteria & Violet is a light-to-medium strength, aquatic floral. It's most similar to Wild Bluebell in the Jo Malone line, but it's a bit warmer. It also …Read more

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Polishes - CHANEL - Accessoire (#573)

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Mar/09/2014

Accessoire is one classically beautiful one-coater from Chanel. I've heard that Chanel has a reputation of making the ever elusive one-coater polish but this is my first time experiencing it with Accessoire. It's one the red-brown version of Provocation. I know it was released with a spring collection but I think most people would gravitate to this color in fall-winter. I find it …Read more

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Fragrances - Jo Malone - Red Roses

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Mar/06/2014

Pretty, but very potpourri-ish. Red Roses is very literally, perhaps too literally, a bouquet of roses with a spritz of citrus. Although I love this as a room scent, it's not something I would like to smell like, so I had to get rid of my bottle. I even tried to layer it with other Jo Malone fragrances, like Wild Bluebell, but it pretty much overpowered anything I tried to tone it down with …Read more

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Fragrances - Jo Malone - Peony & Blush Suede Cologne

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Mar/06/2014

Peony and Blush Suede is the strongest, longest lasting Jo Malone fragrance I have. It's also probably the most complex. Unfortunately, it's also the least unique Jo Malone I've tried. Jo Malone is known for fresh, more simplistic fragrances and is probably on the opposite side of the perfume house spectrum as Chanel but if there were a Jo Malone that were close to a Chanel, it is …Read more

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Fragrances - Jo Malone - English Pear and Freesia

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Mar/06/2014

English Pear and Freesia is the fragrance equivalent of a glass of bubbly champagne. It is warm and has a sparkly quality about it. I've never encountered a fragrance like it. It's one I reach for most in the Fall and Winter, but it's fresh enough to wear year-round. Compared to other Jo Malone colognes, it's one of the longest lasting of the line. If you want a sophisticated …Read more

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