Product Reviews by emmagreen

Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Histoires de Parfumes 1826

4.0
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Nov/19/2009

Layers of pleasant laundry musks. Reminds me of Lauders Pleasures, but no aldehydes, and also a little like Calice Becker's By Kilian fragrance (Love?) the one that smells like meringue . There is an egg-whipped angel foody aspect, though not even remotely gourmand. All the Histoires are in my opinion worth trying. They are nicely done, w/ excellent lasting power. This isn't really …Read more

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Fragrances - Molinard - Habanita

5.0
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Jul/30/2009

Well, after sampling 120 some fragrances within the last year; this makes my top five in a heartbeat. I love, love habanita EDT so much, in fact i've been scared to write a review because i know explaining my fascination over this scent, will not come anywhere near replicating the fun I have oscillating around in the bathroom most mornings, spraying this on. Here's the kicker: this …Read more

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Fragrances - Frederic Malle - Noir Epices

4.0
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Jul/24/2009

I had to write a reivew, just based on how this seems so wildly different on everyone; i've rarely read such a diverse pooling of descriptions. I'm not the hugest spice fan, (although, i do like grand orientals like SL's borneo; i suspect i would like the vintage Emeraude). Like all the Malles, I find this v. lush. Studying the Malle website I assumed this would be one of the …Read more

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Sunscreen - Unlisted Brand - Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen SPF 30+ Sensitive

3.0
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Jul/20/2009

This did protect me from the sun, so i probably should give it more than a two. I was really hoping to find a daily wear sunscreen, and this actually dried my skin out a little too much: i don't even have that dry of skin in the summer it's (normal-slightly dry), it goes on feeling a thickish, and there is a white mask-effect for the first five minutes or so, and then it does …Read more

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Fragrances - Serge Lutens - Un Lys

4.0
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Jul/20/2009

I am not a huge fan of white florals, but gee this is really pretty. It reminds me of cross between lily of the valley and easter lilies, with a touch of vanilla to make it creamy all the way to the dry down. I can wear this all day and not be sick of it, which is kind of amazing. There's something v. classy or stately about this; usually w. florals, for me, seem a little too girly and …Read more

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Fragrances - GUERLAIN - Vol De Nuit Evasion [DISCONTINUED]

1.0
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Jul/17/2009

Airport trolley vomit. or maybe i'm just miffed because this is nothing like the regular vol de nuit on me. okay, i'll try to be fair. It is a powdery floriental. Similar in some ways to the newest Ubar-- though no animalic bent here. I've heard it as sharing strains of Chanel's Rue Cambon, and G's Pamplelune, both of which I really do not like. So I'm not a …Read more

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Fragrances - Ormonde Jayne - Frangipani Absolute

3.0
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Jul/17/2009

Well, I'm disappointed, I won't lie. Swapped my sample away, and so maybe this will prove in time to be like my Sarrasins mistake; swapping and then two months later desperately wanting to sniff it again, only to order another sample, and then go back and forth hem and haw, although no where near the offputting experience of the first inhale. I would say I'm vaguely enchanted by …Read more

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Lipstick - Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Pur - Opium Red 131

5.0
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Jul/17/2009

I know. A thirty-five dollar lipstick, is a little strange for someone who often digs under couch cushions for coffee money. I really thought, upon inspecting this in person (after reading all these fabulous reviews) that it looked a little orangey red in the tube, but on...I'm cool toned, dark hair, fair skin, blue eyes-- many reds turn pink, but not this beauty. it is the old fashioned …Read more

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Mascara - Max Factor - 2000 Calorie Dramatic Volume Mascara

4.0
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Jul/17/2009

I feel obligated to write a review for this little guy, as it's the one thing i don't tend to leave the house w/out. I can't say i've tried extensively w/ mascaras, and even though i'll shell out big money for lipsticks or eye shadows i've never done much purchasing of high end mascaras. But I'm pretty satisfied w/ the Max Factors-- although NOT for the …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Red Flower - Plum blossom silk cream

3.0
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Jul/17/2009

Just finished my sample from Luckyscent. This was certainly okay, but I sort of swooned over the ad copy on the Red Flower website, ( I know, I know) but I really was surprised to find this just average. Not the hugest fan of the smell of plum blossoms, which probably doesn't help, but as an emollient... i would say save your money. Still in spite of all this am v. tempted to get travel …Read more

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