Product Reviews by Soie

Fragrances - CLEAN - Skin Eau de Parfum

3.0
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Feb/23/2015

From what I can achieve with a rollerball application of this, it actually attempts to capture the scent of skin just recently washed with a floral scented soap.

Initially there is a generic smell of flowers and something vaguely flesh-like in aroma; sniffing more closely, I also detect a slight smell of the liquid hand soap frequently found in public restrooms.

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Ellen Tracy Bronze

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Nov/14/2014

An opening notes of bergamot, sweet "lemonade" (smelling of lemon juice with lots of sugar) and mandarin are quickly followed by a blending of apple with a vivid, high-pitched note of candied violet (being reminiscent of Choward's Violet candies).

In the heart phase -- is the lingering accord of apple + sweet violet, plus the introduction of honeysuckle, rich muguet, and …
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Fragrances - Aquolina - Gold Sugar

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Oct/04/2014

Predominantly neroli blossom with lactonic / milky notes (vanillic creme brulee, coconut, and a cream accord in the basenotes), soft florals; musk & sandalwood. There also are citrus notes (orange & mandarin) in the opening, which add brightness and lift; they are, however, quickly dispersed, leaving only neroli, the blossom of the bitter orange tree, to carry a citrus-like aroma through …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Queen by Queen Latifah

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Aug/28/2014

Vanilla; cognac; patchouli & incense: I appreciate all four of these notes as they present themselves in Queen Latifah Queen. The sweet, foody vanilla; boozy cognac; and incense spices lend to it a cozy, gourmand, holiday aroma -- sort of like a rich, winter season dessert or eggnog.

Even with liberal spritzing, however, Queen doesn't lasting very long on me -- either that …
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Fragrances - Oscar de la Renta - Sheer Freesia

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Aug/02/2014

This is a very light fragrance, more dry than sweet, and opens with thin but high pitched blending of white grape, apple, white pepper, musk, and a bit of fruity rhubarb.

A breezy floral accord then kicks in just briefly before the fragrance reaches its drydown phase of light skin musks with hints of white grape, mild apple, and lotus flower.

For me, Sheer Freesia makes a …
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Fragrances - Coty - L by L.A.M.B--Gwen Stefani

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Jul/09/2014

Words cannot describe how disappointed I am with this fragrance, and I am nowhere near being surprised that has been discontinued.

Basically, it consists of a few weak and non-descript florals, peach, musk, and an enormous hit of calone -- a chemical that is sometimes used to create a marine / ozonic or watermelon note in fragrances. Calone has been used to great effect in fragrances …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Jesus Del Pozo - Halloween Fever

5.0
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Jun/01/2014

Both Halloween & Halloween Fever, though they have few fragrance notes in common, are very similar scents. Whereas Halloween is more of an breezy floriental with notes of tuberose, violet, green banana, lime, black pepper, incense and, among other notes, a fresh ozonic accord called "Seas of Alaska"; Fever is a vivid and opulent fruity-floral with the more traditional fragrance …Read more

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Fragrances - BCBG Fragrance - Max Azria

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Jun/01/2014

I've tested this several times since receiving it and, TMN, it simply does not smell of sweet strawberries. If I sniff very close to my skin, I think there just might be some smell akin to cherry, but mostly what I get is sharp citrus, and what turns out to be a pungent black currant and tart white wine blending for a supposed "Kir Royale" cocktail accord. LOL. This last note …Read more

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Fragrances - Victoria's Secret - So in Love EDP

5.0
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May/21/2014

"If you ran out or lost this product would you buy it again?" Yes, most definitely and, as a matter of fact, I almost did re-order this last night after having misplaced it a few weeks back, and while frantically looking for it, sadly surmised that it might have accidentally fell into a waste paper basket and had been thrown out with the trash some time ago.

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Fragrances - Chloé - Love, Chloé

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Feb/18/2014

While I actually do like Love, Chloe, it still isn't the fragrance I expected or was looking for. It features many of my favorite notes: lilac, violet /iris (it smells much more like violet than iris TMN), the fresh rose quality of pink pepper; slight greenness from hyacinth; the spice & lilacs quality of wisteria; and the almond-like quality of heliotrope. The combination of rice and …Read more

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