Product Reviews by Olfactoria

Lipstick - COVERGIRL - Outlast Longwear Lipstick - Canyon

5.0
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10 days ago

I’ve been using this shade since it came out 15 years ago! Such a pretty warm nude with brown/peach undertones. I actually don’t like the topcoat (it’s kind of slick and slimy) so I just use the color. Without the topcoat, this looks like a matte lipstick. It’s easy to apply (wipe the wand off on the bottle before applying for an even coat) and you can outline your lips with it too, so no need …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Hurraw! - Lip Balm

4.0
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1 month ago

i keep a bunch of these in my coat pocket because I love the scents and the flat/oval tube shape that doesn’t roll away if you drop it. The labels are cute too. Hurraw! balms have all-natural scents that are just delightful (note: they’re not sweetened, so you smell them more than you taste them). I have fun reaching into my pocket and surprising myself 😊 my faves are coffee bean, earl grey …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Evyan White Shoulders Eau de Cologne

5.0
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2 months ago

Current Elizabeth Arden version is okay, and will give you a rough sketch of the White Shoulders fragrance pyramid, but it’s made cheaply and it shows. It can be sweet and cloying, and has a bit of a clove oil/dentist-office quality in the dry down that I don’t like.

In its vintage Evyan version, which is of amazing quality and readily available on eBay, White Shoulders is a …
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Fragrances - Bath & Body Works - Dark Kiss

1.0
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3 months ago

This is a “retired” fragrance that’s still sold on the website. I got a bottle of the shower gel just to try out the scent. It is SO CLOYING! I wear Angel, Pink Sugar, & La Vie Est Belle,... so I’m no enemy of sweet scents. But Dark Kiss smells very clumsy and poorly orchestrated to my nose. It’s nauseating. It smells like cheap plum candy smothered in McCafe caramel syrup. Even the shower …Read more

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Lip Gloss - REVLON - Super Lustrous The Gloss - Glazing Lilac

5.0
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3 months ago

THIS IS GORGEOUS!! I couldn't wait for this shade to go on sale at Walgreens. It stands out from the crowd. Glazing Lilac is a futuristic metallic lavender with silver, pink, and gold shimmer. It looks and performs WAY more high-end than most $8 lipglosses. Don't be scared off by this shade, even if you think it wouldn't look good on you. I have light yellow-toned skin, brown eyes …Read more

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Fragrances - CLINIQUE - Aromatics Elixir Perfume Spray

5.0
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3 months ago

Ahhh, Aromatics. I can’t think of a fragrance that better represents the joy, the intellectual challenge, the beauty, the funk, and the continued relevance of Old Skool Perfumery. This is a five-star fragrance all the way... even if you don’t find it wearable :^) It’s a dry floral chypre loaded with patchouli and oak moss. It’s not for “old ladies,” it’s for old souls. On the right person, it …Read more

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Fragrances - Lucky Brand - Lucky You

5.0
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3 months ago

I never paid much attention to this scent in the early ‘00s. But I visited someone recently and she had a small tube of Lucky You lotion in her bathroom. I sniffed it and was amazed by how “pink,” fresh, and pretty it smelled! She told me it came from a $10 fragrance set at CVS. I found the set and bought one for myself (body spray, lotion, shower gel & bath fizzy).

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Fragrances - Carolina Herrera - Carolina Herrera Eau de Parfum

5.0
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3 months ago

Ahh... this is tuberose heaven! Ironically, when this first came out in the ‘80s... I HATED it. Reminded me of my grandma, who would get trigger-happy with perfumes like Fracas, Joy, & Jungle Gardenia until my sinuses screamed for mercy. That woman just about ruined white floral perfumes for me!!

Giving this another try in 2019 at a duty-free shop, I fell in love (and ordered it …
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Fragrances - Thierry Mugler - Angel Eau de Parfum

5.0
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4 months ago

Are you ready for the QUEEN MOTHER of fruitchouli fragrances? The trailblazer that started it all, back in ‘92? Well fasten your seatbelts, because Angel ain’t for the meek.

When this perfume launched; it was considered so incredibly weird and unusual that many in the beauty biz predicted its imminent failure. Fermented fruit, chocolate, pralines, cotton candy, and an obscene overload …
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Fragrances - CHANEL - Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense

5.0
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4 months ago

Popular for excellent reasons, Coco Mad is as structurally perfect as fragrance gets. It just smells undeniably GREAT— in fact, I tend to compare new fragrance releases to Coco Mad and always find them deficient in some way when compared to the Pink Queen. .

This is a signature fragrances for so many women because it’s just so many good things in one: a sparkling citrus, a tender …
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