Product Reviews by FyrePhoenix

Fragrances - GIVENCHY - Very Irresistible

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Apr/01/2014

I used to think I liked rose fragrances, but not anymore...
At least, synthetic rose doesn't seem to do it for me. Smells like OFF bugspray. This particular scent is also rather powdery

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Fragrances - CHANEL - Coco Eau de Toilette

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Apr/01/2014

This is another one I had to wear a couple of times in order to appreciate.
My goodness, it is strong. I had a little tester leakage get on me, and now I can smell it without bringing my hand to my nose. Beautiful! Very warm and inviting. If I put my nose to it, I smell the amber, cloves, and sandalwood. If I wait for a waft to come over me, I really smell the rose in it.
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Fragrances - CHANEL - Coco Noir Eau de Parfum

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Mar/24/2014

I remember when this arrived at the store where I work. I ran over with the tester to the Chanel counter and grabbed a blotter. Sprayed the blotter, waved it about to let the alcohol evaporate, and fanned it under my nose. EEEUUUWW! Not impressed, and pretty disappointed.
Before Christmas '13, they sent us a bunch of Chanel samples - Mademoiselle, Coco, Coco Noir, Chance, and Number 5 …
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Fragrances - Giorgio Armani - Acqua di Gioia EDP

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Mar/17/2014

I really like this one, but there are others I LOVE, so I would not purchase this one. It simply wouldn't get much attention from me.
It is very unique. The lemon and mint temper each other beautifully, so neither note is a punch in the nose. Sillage is good, lasting power is incredible. I try to depress the pump only half-way, because this fragrance is very strong. The first time I …
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Fragrances - CHANEL - Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense

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Mar/17/2014

This is the one I always come back to. It is very sultry, assertive, and intelligent - a power fragrance. High sillage and crazy staying power, so one spritz is plenty. Actually, I don't even fully depress the pump on this one - just half a spritz is good for me.
The citrus components dominate at the outset, but are then mostly lost to the opoponax, vetiver, and tonka bean. Vetiver is …
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Fragrances - CHANEL - Chance Eau Tendre Eau de Toilette

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Mar/17/2014

Would you all believe that I didn't care for this when I first smelled it? I thought it was very "meh." I work at a perfume counter, and would show this to anybody who came up to me for help. I wasn't fond of it, but I knew it was the top seller. And sure enough, most of the people to whom I showed it bought a bottle. So I was smelling it pretty regularly, and finally one day …Read more

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Fragrances - Juicy Couture - Viva La Juicy

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Mar/17/2014

I LOVE this scent. I don't agree with others who say it smells like every other sweet/fruity perfume out there. There's something different about it. It reminds me of a very specific dessert that one of my coworkers made for me... Cream cheese, brown sugar, and grapes. There's something caramel-y, too. It's rich and decadent, and a bit heavy (which I like). This scent has more …Read more

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

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Mar/17/2014

I have a couple of sample vials of this one. I do think it smells lovely, but it doesn't give me the same (positive) visceral reaction that, say, Coco Mademoiselle does. The staying power is good, sillage is moderate. It seems to say pretty true to its original impression as it dries down, which I like.
I agree with others who say it is fruity rather than floral. Maybe I haven't …
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Moisturizers - CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

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Jan/19/2014

I've almost run through the bottle. For me, this is far from being an effective moisturizer. My skin is oily, so this was recommended to me with fervor. I do like that it absorbs quickly, but after five minutes, it's like I haven't put anything on. My face feels tight, slightly itchy (the itch that comes with being too DRY), and flaky. My skin, though oily, is dry - dehydrated (I …Read more

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Cleansers - Clarisonic - Deep Pore Daily Cleanser

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Jan/19/2014

For me, this was a pretty disappointing product.
So it is intended to clear your pores of oil and debris. Instead, for me, it effectively dehydrated my skin without knocking any crap out of my pores. My skin still produces too much oil. Yes, a given patch of skin can be both oily and dry - this product demonstrates that.
It is not worth the $27 suggested retail. I will not be buying …
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