Product Reviews by CecileCecile

Fragrances - Fruits & Passion - Bébé - delicate baby bouquet

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Dec/29/2011

I'd read several reviews on baby scents and decided to go with Bébé by Fruits & Passion, as it was the easiest to find as well as the only one that I could test before buying. It seems that most baby scents and products on the market are based around the same set of notes, and this one is no different. At the beginning it is more of a gentle citrus with a hint of pale spring blossom but …Read more

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Fragrances - Agent Provocateur - Agent Provocateur

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Aug/22/2011

This scent, I have wanted to sample for years. I have a feeling that the tester that I sampled with might have been spoiled. I came across Agent Provocateur on clearance for $20 so I gave it a try. On my skin it was a thick oldschool chypre, and dustily unappealing. I got no musk or floral, but I suppose you could say it was somewhat powdery. The powderiness was not pleasant to me. Just a thick …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Jennifer Aniston

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Jan/19/2011

I tested this at a duty-free shop. I don't get jasmine from this one. What I do get is a flash of tuberose with a honeysuckle heart that fades very quickly to a nondescript floral drydown. Very simple and pretty but definitely not what I expected, especially as far as quality goes. Sorry Ms Aniston, No Sale for me.

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Fragrances - Nicole Miller - Nicole Miller

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Dec/26/2010

I tried a spritz of this recently and to me it smells exactly like Nokomis by Coty, a spicy floriental which happens to smell like a lesser version of Coco de Chanel. It carries a definite mature or vintage vibe. No sale planned, but I can't totally rule out buying this at some point in the future, perhaps if Nokomis were discontinued and I was badly in need of that dark and spicy vibe.

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Fragrances - Caron Paris - Nuit de Noel

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Dec/26/2010

(EDT) On xmas eve, I tried on Nuit de Noel and experienced a polite but quirky vintage floral. It seemed to me that there was a hint of strange violet in the notes, though there may or may not actually be. It faded all too quickly and I am left with a vague impression and a deep desire to sample the parfum. No sale for the EDT though.

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Fragrances - Yves Saint Laurent - Belle d'Opium

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Nov/25/2010

Belle d'Opium did not really disappoint me, but that's only because the ad campaign provided all the clues I needed to figure out what the scent would be all about. The most I was hoping for was to be pleasantly surprised, and that feeble glimmer of hope was utterly extinguished on first whiff. It is predictably sweet, but surprisingly cheap smelling as well. There was a very …Read more

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Fragrances - Estée Lauder - Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent

3.0
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Oct/16/2010

It's hard to disagree with the general consensus that Bronze Goddess is a lovely fruity coconutty type summery scent. I was surprised at how nice it smelled on me, but did note that the lasting power wasn't very good, and that it just isn't unique among the fruity-coconut-tropical fragrances. So, it is very pretty, but it just doesn't stand out, it just isn't a knockout …Read more

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Fragrances - Parlux - Animale

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Oct/16/2010

I agree with the previous reviewers opinion that this scent has a 'dated' feel to it, it definitely does smell like the early '80s, the pre-Giorgio and Poison era. It's a dated nondescript floral on a dated dustily powdery base. I tried it thinking it would be musky and animalic and it isn't, not to me. The scent it really reminded me of was Bill Blass. I'd say …Read more

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Fragrances - Calvin Klein - Calvin Klein Beauty

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Oct/16/2010

Was disappointed to test this newest offering in the Calvin Klein fragrance line. The first thing I thought was, nondescript dry floral. And the second thing and the third. But at least it wasn't sugary vanilla. Are these design houses not even trying anymore? Where is the future of so-called designer fragrance headed? Memories of Ralph Lauren Notorious. I've smelled better scents at …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Jesus Del Pozo - Halloween

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Oct/16/2010

Saw Halloween on a 1/2 price table at a duty free shop. I sampled it out of curiosity. On my skin it was shrilly sweet aquatic topping some sweet floral that was actually harsh. I did not care for this scent on myself but I can see how some might like it. There are some bright florals that I can wear well and sometimes even an aquatic but together it just doesn't work on me. I don't …Read more

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