Product Reviews by mhubbard

Fragrances - Bulgari - BLV II

3.0
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May/24/2018

I confess, I read that Meghan Markle likes this, and I found it cheaply at an auction website. Not a bad scent, I might give a 3.5. Ladylike, gentle, a pleasant violet perfume. It reminds me of the smell of "guest soaps" we used to have when I was a child. Nothing original here, but this soft scent is safe to wear to church, the office or running errands. It is a bit like a much watered …Read more

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Fragrances - CHANEL - Chance Eau Fraiche Eau de Toilette

4.0
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May/18/2018

Fresh it is! This is a light scent, suitable for warm weather and any office. An improvement over the original Chance, which I thought was just ok.
It isn't very original, so when it is gone, I will probably not replace.

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Fragrances - Vivienne Westwood - Boudoir

4.0
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Apr/14/2018

This is a unique feminine scent. I purchased a 1 oz bottle a couple of years ago after reading about it.

Although I definitely like it, it isn't super office friendly, in my opinion. Smells a little bit too much like it's reputation!

I only wear it occasionally. Today is a cold rainy day in early spring, I have the day off, and it just seemed right.It is …
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Fragrances - Yves Saint Laurent - Elle [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Mar/15/2018

I like Elle quite a bit, but beware, it is strong stuff. It is an intense, sweet, woody and peppery scent. I wear it sometimes to work as a consultant, but I don't get compliments, so I think it is somewhat polarizing.
One spray is definitely enough. I bought several samples, then a very gently used large bottle from an auction site, so I think I have a lifetime supply.
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Fragrances - Ralph Lauren - Blue for Women

4.0
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Jan/17/2018

I first smelled this on a co-worker some 5 years ago, and asked her what it was. I made a mental note. Recently, I took the plunge, bought a small bottle and used it for the first time today. I must say I am quite happy. This is a clean scent, suitable for most work places, and just makes me feel comforted, yet confident throughout the work day. It is nothing terribly original, just a nice …Read more

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Fragrances - Avon - Extraordinary ] [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Dec/25/2017

I pulled this out of my collection last night for the occasion. This truly smells like Christmas in a bottle. It is soft, with chocolate, orange and spice notes, but not an edible gourmand. More subtle than that. Relatively long lasting, but not overpowering. I used a half dozen sprays and the effect was just right. Quite nice for an Avon scent, and more for a mature woman.

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Fragrances - Nina Ricci - L'Air du Temps

3.0
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Dec/01/2017

This is how I remember my grade school teachers and aunts smelling about 50 years ago. No, not horrible, just a vague spicy/floral combination. Grown women didn't wear scents that screamed sex back in those days, well, certainly not to work or family functions. Perfume is highly subjective, very much an art, and each generation typically eschews the artistic tastes of the …Read more

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Fragrances - Yves Saint Laurent - Manifesto

3.0
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Aug/11/2017

At first this is a very unremarkable vanilla scent. I was surprised that YSL would produce such a dull perfume. I purchased a small bottle and wore it to work, only because it was inoffensive.
On more than one occasion, I forgot all about it, then 6 hours later, got a pleasant whiff that seemed to have morphed into a somewhat interesting and more complex scent.
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Fragrances - Thierry Mugler - Angel eau Sucree

3.0
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Aug/10/2017

Nice scent, but much more generic than the original. Mostly a vanilla perfume, with a tiny bit of Angel added. Not sorry I bought it, and I could probably wear a small amount of this to work, but I would not repurchase. Realistically, I would never run out, as one spray suffices. I took a lippie off for non-originality.

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Fragrances - Lagerfeld - Sun, Moon, Stars

2.0
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May/05/2017

The sun, moons and stars motif was a big fad the year this came out, the design was everywhere. I loved this stuff in 1995. Either it has changed a lot, or I have. Heavy, sweet, but not a gourmand. Not for the office nor for romance. Nothing original about it. Really just smells cheap. And it is cheap.

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