Product Reviews by kerriki

Fragrances - Serge Lutens - Un Lys

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Jan/23/2013

I love this sweet airy fragrance! I had the strange experience of spraying it one morning in spring before going off to pick up some cattle fodder. When I got out of my truck at the farm, I was swarmed by a cloud of insects obviously mistaking me for a flower, which I took as a huge compliment! It is a very floaty lily, without the massive vanilla hit I have seen in many modern lilies even though …Read more

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Fragrances - L'Artisan Parfumeur - Seville a l'Aube

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Jan/23/2013

Yes yes yes! Delirious experience for us perfume geeks, to see this beautiful thing created! It is a woodsy oriental, with some of the same DNA to my nose as the stunning Nuit de Tubereuse. It is rich, luscious, modern, extremely skin friendly and enveloping with good persistence and sillage. To me this is a desert island scent, really sensual and rich, a pleasure.

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Tinted Moisturizer - NARS Cosmetics - Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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Jan/23/2013

I've probably been hiding under a rock with facial sunscreens whilst slathering on my occlusive blocks down here in Australia, but wow this product is simply superb! It gives a flattering smoothing tint, to my eye completely invisible, does not feel clingy and sweaty, and blocks brilliantly. I got 'Alaska' which is perfect for my light yellow easy tanning skin. I totally recommend …Read more

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Polishes - Deborah Lippmann - Lara's Theme

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Jan/23/2013

Wow this is a stunning colour! It is one of those hues which tread a thin line; it's so richly orange as to read almost red, yet still 'orange'. Not flouro, but strong! Pure luscious orange, and great quality in application and stick, with the fine flexible Lippmann brush...no doubt there are inexpensive dupes but I enjoy the cheap luxury of dear high quality polish!

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Fragrances - Serge Lutens - Sarrasins

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Oct/25/2012

A powerful earthy apricot jasmine, yet paradoxically has a sweet airy quality that makes it quite an easy and optimistic wear for me (A La Nuit requires a little more commitment in my opinion). Absolutely unique, yet another master stroke from the Lutens - Sheldrake union...

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Fragrances - Serge Lutens - Bas de Soie Eau de Parfum Spray

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Oct/25/2012

The iris is sweet yet woody, somehow they have put a rich powdery oriental tonality to this that modernises the astringent effect of classics like Cristalle and stident iterations like hyacinth Bluebell. I often think nowadays that one should study consumer perfumery and then just buy all of Lutens. Gosh, I could have saved up for many trips to Paris!

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Fragrances - Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan

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Oct/25/2012

This is very close to real wild musk pod which is unforgettably haunting and sweet, but from a passionate amateur perfumista's viewpoint it is pushed over from the musky animalic to the all too human homeless/unwashed/ dirty old MAN...I find it is intensely masculine, yes ball sweaty ; I end up in a sort of schizo-conflicted zone where I don't know what gender I am supposed to identify …Read more

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Fragrances - Serge Lutens - A La Nuit

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Oct/25/2012

Gorgeous quintessential jasmine floral, completely intoxicating and divine...when too much humid floral is never enough...aah yeah...

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Fragrances - Serge Lutens - Vitriol d'oeillet

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Oct/25/2012

I find this strangely haunting and beautiful. It has a peppery lift that is more than reminiscent of the carnation,apparently the theme here. Here I consider that IFRA apparently banned all the aroma chemicals that make up the carnation note, and I can only surmise that the artist perfumers decided to have a go and stick s few carnation scents up the beaurocracy because this smells so like a …Read more

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Top/Base Coats - Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

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Oct/25/2012

I had to sing the praises of this! Only today I ended up with many layers doing the 'glitter sandwich' (I blame Orly Androgenie for that, so innocently purchased off eBay thinking it was just black....and now well and truly down the rabbit hole chasing the gorgeous indies)..anyway...where was I? Aha yes, too many layers, and probably
an incompatible nail repair base coat , then an …
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