Product Reviews by dreamwalkblue

Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Cinq Mondes Eau Egyptienne

2.0
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Oct/27/2005

This was a nice enough perfume - reminiscent of Costes and Preparation Parfumee. Unfortunately, the dry down began to smell a bit like tiger balm on me. And while I really like the menthol smell of tiger balm, I don't think that all my coworkers would enjoy that scent wafting around the office. ;)

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Fragrances - Sage Machado - Onyx

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Oct/18/2005

I didn’t exactly have high hopes for this one, but I can’t believe how badly this smelled on my skin! When I press my nose to my wrist, I get a faint hint of a plastic vanilla/coconut mixture…but when I sit back and let it waft up it smells like I melted crayons onto my arm. Thanks goodness I only received this as an extra in a swap.

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Fragrances - Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vanille

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Oct/14/2005

I get a fairly fruity, sweet vanilla-caramel smell from this – very straightforward and does not change as it dries down. While it is nice enough, it is rather boring and plain - I could get the same kind of vanilla from The Body Shop, for far less.

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Carthusia I Profumi - IO 'Capri'

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Oct/14/2005

This was one of the most disastrous fragrances I’ve tried on my skin in a long time. I think that what was most jarring was that I wasn’t expecting there to be any mint at all – when I had sniffed it on paper, it smelled like delicious figs and tea. Once I tried it on however, it became a very strong peppermint tea – and the mint never leaves in the drydown. In fact, I didn’t smell any fig in …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Janca by Acqua di Biella

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Oct/14/2005

After reading Thisbe and Genny’s raves for this, I ordered a sample – and fell in love. Janca is just so crystalline and beautiful in a soft, gentle, and refreshing way. The floral notes just sparkle in this – and while the patchouli and other spices warm this up a tiny bit (and in my opinion, make it wearable all year-round), they never overpower the fragrance as I find they often do in the …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Costes by Hotel Costes

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Oct/14/2005

My skin does not usually get along with pepper (particularly pepper combined with rose) so I always passed by this perfume when selecting samples. Based upon the positive comments by reviewers who seem to have similar skin chemistry/taste as me however, I decided to go for it. And I am *so* glad that I did – because his smells almost EXACTLY like Vinci-Rakos Earth / Tipton Charles Sandalwood on …Read more

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Fragrances - Parfums De Nicolai - Juste Un Reve

4.0
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Oct/09/2005

I, like several other reviewers here, ordered this fragrance unsniffed and based purely upon the rave reviews here. And to be honest, I was a little disappointed at first – I was expecting lush, tropical flowers, not a lush cloud of floral powder. Once it starts to dry down however, I begin to see what everyone else has described – a rich, creamy, soft floral that manages to be light and …Read more

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Fragrances - Parfums De Nicolai - Balle de Match

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Oct/09/2005

I had been meaning to sample this fragrance for over a year now, but after getting singed by Eau d’Ete, I was a little hesitant to try another PdN perfume. Shame on me! This is the perfect zingy scent for those who think that citruses are all boring variations of sweet lemon candies. Grapefruit, basil, and lime give this a sporty feel, while the incense and pine deepens and warms it so that it …Read more

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Fragrances - diptyque - Jardin Clos

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Oct/09/2005

I could have sworn that I had written a review for this, back in the day…but for some reason I can’t find it in my reviews. So pardon if you see two reviews from me on this one! <br><br>
As mommyofcutie writes below, this immediately reminded me of Issey Miyake’s signature perfume. Although I must admit that I am not the biggest fan of aquatic florals, this one is particularly …
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Fragrances - Borsari - Violetta Di Parma

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Oct/09/2005

I like violets, and I like this fragrance. It is simple and uncomplicated in it’s sweet, clean and delicate way. Although it is nice enough, I think I don’t really know if it’s the ultimate violet perfume for me – I’d like to try Penhaligon’s Violetta first to see how develops on my skin.

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