Product Reviews by chrystelica

Fragrances - Malin+Goetz - Synthesized Lotus Root Eau de Toilette

4.0
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Nov/10/2012

Although there is nothing spectacular or striking about this scent, it is a very nice rendition of Egyptian musk, which I usually dislike. The lingering after-scent of most Egyptian musks is oily and more hippie than fresh. This is like a breath of cool fresh air mixed with the egyptian musk scent, which is here more floral, as if you are smelling a lotus or some other pond flower. It has the …Read more

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Fragrances - Ava Luxe - Pearl Musk

5.0
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Mar/31/2012

This is a really pretty musk, one I was searching for that is a "my skin but better" scent. It is interesting just how much like my skin it smells once it is dried down. For the first 15 minutes it was nauseating, as musk can be when it smells very animalic but once it settled down, it does strangely give the slippery, fleshy impression of the skin inside an oyster, just the slightest …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Hilde Soliani Untitled no. 7

3.0
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Mar/04/2012

This is a very natural, high-quality, all out gorgeous fragrance. HOWEVER, it is not intended for me at all. It is so cheery, happy, light, bright and pretty it becomes insubstantial, like a breeze over a typical female's skin. I guess I need more of a 'bite' or a slap or a deep fruitiness or --something-- than this because it's just not doing it for me.

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Fragrances - Hermès - 24 Faubourg Eau de Toilette

1.0
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Feb/27/2012

For as expensive as this smells, I don't think the price is outrageous at all. However, the associations of memories with this scent is ruining it for me. A very close friend of my mother's used to wear this exclusively; it is so common in the circles of wives of doctors in Florida, I can't begin to tell you how many times growing up I've smelled this on various middle aged …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - diptyque - Emulsion Velours- Velvet Hand Lotion

1.0
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Feb/03/2012

First of all, the scent is way too strong, sickeningly so. It is almond OD, with no added depth, not so different from Jergens minus the fake cherry scent, which actually makes the super artificial almond semi-palatable, in retrospect. This artificial almond is overloaded with angelica, which just takes it to a whole new level of sweet-fake-artificial in your face "ALMOND HAND CREAM" …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - LUSH - Vanilla Dee-lite [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Feb/03/2012

This is a very pretty jasmine-vanilla combo, a scent I love so much, I love it more than most of my perfumes. Although it is a bit sweet, it isn't too foody, the jasmine keeps it heady and delightful. As far as the quality of the lotion, it isn't the best in the world, but it feels natural and smells so good, I don't really care....

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Neela Vermiere Creations- Trayee

5.0
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Feb/01/2012

On me, this is a true unisex, mysterious, yet light and not too heavy, dark mysterious fragrance with a wonderful lift. It does smell somewhat "medicinal" in the sense that it is almost aromatherapeutic, like really good, high-quality japanese incense. Now I say Japanese because it is refined, essential oil-like, and very natural smelling. This doesn't project in your face, but …Read more

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Fragrances - Parfumerie Generale - Tonkamande

2.0
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Jan/28/2012

The opening of this said "aldehydic tonka baby cereal." Like a baby was creatively playing with his mom's vanilla cream soda, or maybe even the bitter ones with a raw egg mixed in some Perrier, and he dumped it all into the Earth's Best organics whole grain rice cereal. It's fizzy, tonka, and baby cereal. *cries*

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Profumum - Vanitas

5.0
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Jan/20/2012

This is a high-end version of a very familiar scent, a more full-bodied version of Victoria's Secret Vanilla Lace. It's slightly less sweet than the aforementioned, and the myrrh adds a truly delectable facet of saltiness to what does feel very much like sun-warmed, semi-sweaty voluptuous female skin after some mild exertion. It is a bit naughty, but mostly nice, and if it smelled …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - SoOud- Burqa Eau Fine

3.0
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Jan/08/2012

This is dark and brooding. I suppose they were going for 'mysterious,' and maybe I'm generally unimpressed by oud in general (so it seems) as darker notes tend to just go all muddled on my skin. The scent of this is black ink, the darkest night when no moon is out and the stars look distant and far away; if their shine is even visible it is dim, buried underneath thick grey …Read more

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