Product Reviews by benzippo

Foundations - CHANEL - Sublimage Le Teint Foundation

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Feb/05/2017

A high quality foundation product that happened to suit my skin type, matches my skin tone (Beige 20) while providing sufficient coverage and radiance (sheer to medium without looking masked-up nor being overly luminous), provides satisfactory hydration (from a foundation) and has pretty long lasting wear time (if face is dabbed and not wiped) even though it happened to be one of priciest …Read more

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Fragrances - GUERLAIN - Eau de Shalimar

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Jul/26/2014

A Shalimar but yet not exactly a Shalimar.
This is what Eau De Shalimar Fleur Edition is all about to me.
It has two different facets, on my skin, it dries down very close to the original Shalimar but
on fabric, after a couple of hours, it dries down to a vague resemblence of Thierry Mugler's Angel, those so called dirty but nice nuance.
For an EDT, this one really last …
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Fragrances - CHANEL - Cristalle Eau Verte

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Mar/26/2013

Aha...another take on Cristalle, the legendary Cristalle after the EDP interpretation....

It is fresh, green and suprising, for a fragrance of this genre, I find this a very long lasting fragrance even more so if compared to the original Cristalle EDT (new re-formulated version) which is to me, hardly much left after half and hour or so.

I love the original Cristalle for it …
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Fragrances - CHANEL - Chanel No 5 - Velvet Body Cream

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Mar/26/2013

After reading all the great reviews of Chanel No 5 Velvet Body Cream, I head down to my regular Chanel counter and requested for a sample sachet and since they do not have any, they so kindly gave me small jar instead (scooped from a original sized tester jar - Made in France version) and thus, tried it at home and found it revaishing especially layering it with NO. 5 Eau Premiere or the No. 5 …Read more

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Fragrances - GIVENCHY - Amarige de Givenchy

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Nov/01/2011

Perfumes by esteem popular Fashion Houses of yesteryears such as Givenchy always yields high standards fragrances where each and every launched was a work of art.

To me, a great fragrance creation should possesed at least the basic qualities:

1) Has its very own character and not a copy cat of some other fragrances.

2) Unique and not like the rest similar …
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Moisturizers - CHANEL - SUBLIMAGE Essential Regenerating Cream Texture Universelle

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Oct/10/2011

Aha? Another super cream by a reputable brand renowned for their fragrances, make-up line, bags, accessories, clothings, etc...

Actually, I was very impressed with these super expensive creams that claimed to address all aspects of the aging signs where one creams fits all and will do the job where all the best are in one single cream when it was initally launched.

But alas …
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Liquid - SHISEIDO - Perfect Refining Foundation

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Aug/22/2011

Finally, I found the perfect liquid foundation that looks so natural and yet feels like having nothing on and best of all, do not oxidized as with most liquid foundation that I've tried after countless trial and errors from drugstore brands to prestige brands.

No setting powder is necessary as it looked natural and radiant on its own but if you do not like the dewy look, a little …
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Fragrances - Versace - Crystal Noir Eau de Toilette

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Jan/21/2011

What is a great perfume?

Well, most importantly, I have to loved it and this is definitely one of them.

Secondly, it has to be unique and has its own character and identity and this is one of it!

Thirdly, it has to have immense sillage and lasting power on the wearer which actually depends alot on the individual body chemistry and this one lasts and lasts on …
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Fragrances - Yves Saint Laurent - Opium Eau de Toilette

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Nov/23/2010

Yes, yes, yes...I'll definitely buy Opium over and over again if asked!

This is in fact my first real fine fragrance that I'd purchased, which I think was somewhere in the early 80's and gosh! how I simply adored then!

Even though the fragrance is very strong, sharp and sort of pungent when first sprayed on but after the drydown it will linger all day …
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Fragrances - Lancôme - Poeme

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Jul/10/2010

Ah! Great perfumery during the heydays where each creation has a unique identity where just a whiff could single out what fragrance it is and Poeme is definitely one of them.

Opulent, strong, unique and most of all, has a character of its own on top of its superb lasting power and sillage.

On the right person with the right chemistry...this will be a fanstastic fragrance to …
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