Product Reviews by phaseviii

Brows - Kat Von D - Brow Struck Dimension Powder

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May/12/2018

My ABH pomade was finally running out, and it was time to try something new. I picked this powder up in 'dark brown' because I read positive reviews, and had noticed people mentioning very subtle unnoticeable shimmer that was meant to give the illusion of brow dimension.

To the people who say you can't notice the shimmer ... have you gone out in the sun to see what your …
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Skincare - Body - Weleda - Wild Rose Body Oil

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Feb/04/2018

The bottle I got has a new pump dispenser, which is very convenient, but the contents of the bottle left me puzzled. How does this, in any way, smell like rose? Or a flower at all? The oil itself is okay quality, and absorbs quickly ... however, it doesn't seem to be deeply nourishing, and it smells absolutely rancid. That is the most glaring issue. It is nothing like a rose fragrance -- not …Read more

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Fragrances - Outremer - Vanille

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Aug/28/2017

I'm on my fourth bottle of this delightful olfactory treat. Sometimes I stray from it, but in the end I always come back. Outremer's Vanille is such a wonderful and straightforward vanilla.

This starts out screechingly sweet and I admit I have oversprayed a few times and nearly suffocated myself in vanilla fumes, but after about 5 minutes it softens into a wonderful aura that …
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Fragrances - Kuumba Made - Persian Garden

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Aug/22/2017

I love this stuff. It's not really what I would imagine something called "Persian Garden" to smell like, but it's enjoyable nonetheless. It's a slightly floral white amber fragrance that smells warm and soft on the skin. It's very similar to Nemat's Amber oil, but I find that I prefer Persian Garden as it doesn't have that strange slightly plasticky note …Read more

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Fragrances - Nemat International - Amber

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May/29/2017

My go-to amber has always been Kuumba Made's 'Amber Paste' -- it's a sticky, resinous, earthy, vanillic spicy paste that makes your skin fragrant for hours. It's intense. When I bought Nemat's Amber Oil I expected a similar spicy scent, perhaps less intense than Kuumba's offering, but when I opened the bottle I thought I had been sent plain unscented oil. I was …Read more

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Fragrances - Nemat International - Vanilla Musk

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May/27/2017

This little minaret-topped bottle has been the most wonderful surprise -- I'm on my third bottle now!

I've tried many, many vanilla perfume oils. Most either smell sickly sweet, or they fade within 10 minutes of application. Vanilla Musk by Nemat is my new staple because it doesn't have either of those problems! It's a buttery musky vanilla. The musk is warm and …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Attar Bazaar French Vanilla

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May/21/2017

Holy crap, this is SWEET. Sickly sweet, unfortunately. I get that strawberry cream note that other reviewers have mentioned, but it smells more appropriate for a waxy candle than a skin scent.

I am on a constant hunt for the most natural smelling, longest lasting, and affordable vanilla perfume oil. I've tried C.O. Bigelow, Kuumba Made, Outremer, Aveda, Nemat, and now Attar …
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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Mancera Roses Vanille

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Feb/10/2017

Oh god. I spritzed this on expecting a warm and creamy vanillic rose scent. So many reviews lead me to believe that's what I would get. What I got instead was a sharp, rubbery, nauseating mess. When I say 'rubbery' I don't mean that the roses and vanilla smelled synthetic or plasticky, but rather, the only discernible note was that of pure rubber and tar on a hot summer day …Read more

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Fragrances - Kuumba Made - Amber Paste

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Dec/03/2016

I can't get enough of this amber paste!

I put the tiniest dab of the paste on my fingertip, rub it on another finger, and then apply it to my pulse points. This stuff is sticky and STRONG. I've put a bit too much on before and someone said I smelled like a walking incense stick (not the worst thing, but some people aren't into it).

Applied lightly this paste …
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Fragrances - C.O. Bigelow - Vanilla oil

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May/20/2015

With just one drop I smell like one of those yellow tree-shaped vanilla air fresheners you buy at the car wash for $1 that has been dipped into Bath and Body Work's 'Warm Vanilla Sugar' lotion. Yeesh. Once it dries down it becomes a much warmer and simpler vanilla, but initially it's synthetic and STRONG. It's pleasant once it sits on the skin and warms up.

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