Product Reviews by cclayten

Fragrances - I Coloniali - Mirra and Mirra

5.0
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Jul/10/2008

I received I Coloniali Mirra & Mirra in a swap as a very generous extra. This is a wear-anywhere, comforting, indulgent, vanillic myhrr fragrance with a hint of candied walnuts--and since I'm hopelessly drawn to comfort scents (some of my favorites include Hermessence Ambre Narguile, Guerlain SDV, and POTL Luctor et Emergo), this one fits the bill. It stays close to the skin and has …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Escentric Molecules Escentric 02

5.0
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Jun/17/2008

Escentric 02 is the quintessential gin & tonic fragrance. It's built around ambroxyn (synthetic ambergris), and enhanced by vetiver, muscone, orris, and elderflower. It's a bright, effervescent, and refreshing fragrance--perfect in the summer months. Two people have complimented me today and one of them is ordering a sample. Quite simply, it works for me and I hope it works for …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Costes by Hotel Costes

5.0
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May/13/2008

I've been wearing Costes by Hôtel Costes for about week now--I can't seem to get enough of it. It reminds me of 10CC (which I also love), but the bay and lavender rounds it out. I spritz this stuff pretty heavily and it lasts all day without ever becoming overbearing.

It's unique, comforting, and very wearable.

Edit: I am in love with everything Costes.

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Fragrances - L'Artisan Parfumeur - Voleur de Roses

3.0
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Jan/08/2008

A sassy patchy rose in fish net thigh-highs. I sniffed several L'Artisan fragrances at a botique today and this one blew me away. I couldn't leave the store without a bottle, and am decanting some to take with me when I travel. She layers really well with Chergui, but is a knock out all by herself. Va va voom!

Edit - the heavy patch in this is overbearing, and I never …
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Lotions/ Creams - L'Occitane - Honey & Lemon Hand Cream

5.0
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Dec/27/2007

This hand cream has the 25% shea butter like their original hand cream BUT is also laced with the most wonderful fragrance in their store. I want a whole vat of this stuff. It doesn't clash with the fragrances I wear and I keep smelling my hands after I put this on.

It isn't greasy, keeps my dry hands soft and smooth, and will replace my staple aveda hand relief.

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Fragrances - CHANEL - No.19 Eau de Parfum

5.0
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Dec/26/2007

I tested 8 fragrances during my lunch hour the day this beauty knocked my socks off. Around 3:00 P.M., I reviewed all my test spots on my arms--when it came to the No. 19 on my right wrist, I knew it was true love. I bought the big bottle that night after work and have been wearing it for over a week now. That's dedication, since I'm usually a something-different-every-day girl. I …Read more

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Fragrances - Serge Lutens - Iris Silver Mist

2.0
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Dec/26/2007

This is an interesting, cold, authoritative, and unapproacable iris fragrance. It would be great to wear around a significant other when you'd like to end the relationship, or if you're in an entirely aloof mood.

It isn't for me.

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo

5.0
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Nov/30/2007

This is a very nostalgic and comforting doughy scent laced with hay, incense, vanilla, and cherries. My decant is almost gone (record depletion time), and I'm trying to resist getting a full bottle of this. It will only be a matter of time though, I fear. This is a love it or hate it scent, I recommend getting a sample or decant if you can before you purchase it. I love it (obviously). …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Ramon Molvizar - Sol/Sun

5.0
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Nov/29/2007

Top Notes - Lemon, Ginger, Bergamot
Middle Notes - Rose Orchid, Lotus, Rose, Jasmine
Base Notes - Sugar Cane, Musk
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This is a very complex and long lasting fruity floral that transcends its genre with a playful and balanced opening of bergamot, ginger, and citrus. It continues to evolve throughout the day with hints of gorgeous orchids and other white flowers. The …
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Fragrances - Marc Jacobs - Daisy

2.0
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Nov/07/2007

2 lippies for the awesome bottle with squishy rubber flowers, 0 lippies for the juice. It's a very boring fragrance, I almost bought it for the bottle but couldn't finish off my samples and ended up giving them away.

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