Product Reviews by potionsandlotions

Fragrances - GUERLAIN - Shalimar Ode a la Vanille Sur La Route De Madagascar [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Jan/15/2013

Launched in 2012 with top notes of citruses, mandarin orange, cedar, bergamot and lemon; middle notes of iris, patchouli, jasmine, vetiver and rose; base notes of leather, sandalwood, opoponax, musk, civet, vanilla, incense and tonka bean.

I have tried both the previous Ode a la Vanille and the newer one. I wasn't very impressed by the previous release. However, I ended up with …
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Fragrances - GUERLAIN - Shalimar Ode a la Vanille

3.0
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Nov/17/2010

I have never really been able to wear Shalimar. I find the new EDT a little bit more wearable than the new EDP (too powdery for me), and I recently even found myself sniffing and re-sniffing my wrist after sampling the EDT at a department store. That said, Shalimar is too powdery for my liking. I can appreciate it, I know it's beautiful in all its formulations, but I am just not a Shalimar …Read more

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Fragrances - Dior - Hypnotic Poison Eau Sensuelle

5.0
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Nov/17/2010

I really enjoyed it wearing this fragrance. This turned out a beautiful surprise rather than a boring flanker. I think people are being harsh in comparing it to her older more voluptuous sister. I thought about giving this perfume four stars, but I enjoyed it too much. I actually haven't enjoyed a perfume this much in a while and here is why- While I was almost certain that spritzing this …Read more

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Fragrances - Montale - Patchouli Leaves

4.0
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Dec/28/2007

This is an earthy and dirty patchouli with a boozy opening and a rich resinous dry down with a hint of amber. Montale's Patchouli Leaves is very unisex, but not after-shave-y on my skin. I think the white musk and the vanilla save this from being too masculine for my taste. Note that this smells totally different when spritzed, imo, and that I prefer this one spritzed and not dabbed on …Read more

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Fragrances - GIVENCHY - Organza

3.0
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Dec/25/2007

I have one very important thing to point out and that is that you must try to get an older bottle of this if you really want it. The new stuff is not good. Try to get the older Organza with the red-ish/orange-y juice. This should smell lush, floral, and well rounded. This is mostly Ylang Ylang on a vanilla base on my skin. Remember to spritz this one on very lightly and responsibly. Organza is …Read more

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Fragrances - Fendi - Fendi [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Dec/14/2007

Be very afraid of a woman who wears this well and pulls this one off because she isn't afraid of you or anyone around her. She'd probably do just about anything to get what she wants. This is the scent of a leader, of a woman in charge. This is how a woman who is in control and is not afraid to speak her mind smells. She is a little greedy, very sexy, a sharp dresser, and a lover of …Read more

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Fragrances - Santa Maria Novella - Hay

2.0
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Nov/19/2007

This is a soft, slightly sweet and powdery fragrance. I like it a little, but I don't love it. It has a sweet herbal note to it that I like. I have no idea how much this costs, so I can't comment on that or on the packaging quality. I agree with the reviews below though- this isn't hay. I am giving this 2 lippies because it doesn't smell like hay, it's very powdery, and …Read more

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Fragrances - Montale - oud Cuir d'Arabie

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Nov/13/2007

You have to love raw animalic leather notes to love this one. This is very smoky and very strong and potent. The Aoud is not as strong as it is in most other Aouds. This is a nice leather scent. It's very unisex, verging on being masculine- more so than Piguet's Bandit (I'd take Bandit over this Montale any day). This scent is not something I necessarily want to smell like. There …Read more

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Fragrances - Dior - Poison Eau de Toilette

5.0
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Nov/12/2007

Sorry, but one spritz of the EDT is not enough for me. I love this too much so I wear it when I am home alone or when I know I won't be in enclosed spaces with anyone. I wouldn't want to choke anyone to death. The EdP is glorious too, but it has less sillage, and it doesn't have the Opoponax note that I love so much in the EDT. The Espirit de Parfum is spicier and plumier-- and …Read more

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Fragrances - Serge Lutens - La Myrrhe

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Nov/11/2007

This opens up smelling like that pink dish soap. After that a couple of even more chemical and artificial notes surface on my skin. MKK is dirty and musky and La Myrrhe is MKK's nemesis. This perfume is soapy (in a bad way), astringent, and sweet. I don't want to smell like I just drenched myself in all my household cleaning chemicals. This smells so much like bleach and almonds in the …Read more

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