Product Reviews by FLBeachGrl

Fragrances - TOM FORD - Black Orchid Eau de Parfum

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Aug/02/2018

Now that BBW Black Amethyst has been discontinued and DKNY Black Cashmere has long been discontinued, Black Orchid is my go to spicy, incense fragrance. Of course, it's outrageously expensive to buy in department stores, but between online perfume outlets with extra discount coupons and eBay, I'm able to get my dark incense fragrance fix.

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Fragrances - Calvin Klein - Eternity for Women Eau de Parfum

3.0
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Dec/13/2011

Back in the 90s Eternity was a powerhouse fragrance - you either loved it or you hated it, there was no in between. I was one who loved it. Unfortunately, an ex-sister-law also wore it and her divorce from my dh's brother wasn't a pleasant one. Everytime I smelled it thereafter I thought of her, so I stopped wearing it. I tried it on again yesterday, after not wearing it for more …Read more

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Fragrances - Tommy Hilfiger - Tommy Girl

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Dec/13/2011

Back in the 90s I tried TG and hated it because the opening of it was so sharp that it actually felt like it was burning my nose to smell it. Feeling nostalgic for older perfumes, I tried TG again. For once, I'm happy a fragrance has been tweeked a bit. Whatever that sharp note in the 90s offering of TG was has either been eliminated or it's been softened to the point I'm no …Read more

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Bath Treatments - Avon - Bubble Bath Soft Pink

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Nov/24/2011

Avon Soft Pink is the only bubble bath I've used since 1975 when I was 14. Sadly, Avon has discontinued Soft Pink bubble bath. Frankly, I'm finished with buying anything from Avon because everything from bubble bath to fragrances to makeup that I found were tried-and-true have been discontinued and replaced with mediocre products geared toward those under the age of 25. Avon, like …Read more

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Fragrances - Tova - Tova Signature Eau De Parfum

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Jul/31/2011

I read on the QVC community board that due to poor sales, QVC has discontinued this fragrance. Well, they have no one to blame but themselves. At least we won't be duped into buying yet another Tova "version" that fails miserably to live up to the original and we'll save our money. Sad that this beauty is now gone forever. RIP Tova Signature. :(

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Le Jardin edt

4.0
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Jul/04/2011

Health & Beauty Focus evidently bought Le Jardin from Max Factor and are now producing it. The first bottle I tried from them a few years ago smelled nothing like the original by Max Factor. However, a couple of weeks ago I saw it online and the top to the bottle had changed from the completely red-pink colored flowers to looking closer to the original cap so I ordered a bottle. I was …Read more

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Fragrances - Bond No.9 - Fire Island

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Mar/11/2011

Thankfully, I got a $4 sample of this and didn't invest the $$$$ that a full bottle costs. Yes, it does smell like Coppertone. But my question is, why not just buy a bottle of Coppertone for around $7 and use it as a body lotion and save yourself around $213? Plus FI had poor lasting power on me, about 30 mins., and the Coppertone will last for hours. IMO the Bonds are outrageously …Read more

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Fragrances - Bond No.9 - Chinatown

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Oct/26/2010

While I like this fragrance a lot and the bottle is really cute, the dry down on me smells exactly like Royal Secret II - exactly. Had I paid full price for Chinatown, I'd be very upset right now. But, I got it from an e-tailer with an extra 10% off so I got a great deal. Even though it's definitely a keeper, there's no way I'll ever buy another bottle of it unless it …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Royal Secret II by Five Star Fragrance Co. Eau de Toilette

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Oct/06/2010

Royal Secret II is the perfect replacement for Anne Klein II. I love this as much as I used to love AKII before it was discontinued and the prices soared into the stratosphere on the secondary market. Best of all, it can be purchased for under $20 a bottle at some of the perfume outlet e-tailers. It smells much more expensive that it costs. So, if you're looking for something to replace …Read more

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Pressed Powders - Besame Cosmetics - Cashmere Powder Compact

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Feb/19/2010

I ordered this and some other Besame products because of the vintage look. I was going to display them on an antique art deco vanity I have with some other vintage things. That said, I was very disappointed when I actually received the products because they don't look as vintage as they did in the website's photos. The blush is almost impossible to open, I can already tell the …Read more

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