Product Reviews by prettykitty1

Fragrances - Jil Sander - No. 4

5.0
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Jul/22/2012

This is a rich, riotous medley of florals and honeyed purple fruits like grape or plum. Within seconds of applying this to skin, I was reminded of vintage Poison esprit de parfum. Then I checked the reviews on Fragrantica, and I saw that I wasn't alone. Several people noticed the similarity too.

When the alcohol dried on my skin, the resemblance to Poison faded a bit. Still …
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Fragrances - Comme des Garcons - 2 Man

5.0
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May/08/2012

There are two things I notice about this fragrance. First, it's nearly identical to Halston Catalyst for men, a vastly underrated drugstore fragrance. I'm wearing them side by side right now, and I can barely tell them apart.


2 Man starts out a tiny bit drier and woodier, while Catalyst starts out a tiny bit sweeter and spicier, but within twenty minutes, they become …
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Fragrances - Oscar de la Renta - Oscar Fresh Vanilla

4.0
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May/04/2012

This is essentially a boozy vanilla and rose scent but with the surprise of a cremesicle orange opening, courtesy of a very strong bergamot top note.


I don't find this very similar to Trouble by Boucheron, except for a brief phase when the vanilla is most prominent. I also detect a resemblance to Trouble when I take off the cap and sniff the sprayer. But on my skin, it …
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Fragrances - PENHALIGON'S - Bluebell

5.0
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May/03/2012

Like Estee Lauder's Private Collection, Bluebell is a powerful but ethereal fragrance that uncannily evokes the smell of freshly cut leaves and stems from a garden dripping with dew. But there's a twist-- once you get past the first thirty seconds of intense greenness, a floral note begins to emerge, sweetening the overall composition while the green notes slowly step back. That floral …Read more

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Fragrances - Henri Bendel - Rare Mimosa

5.0
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Apr/24/2012

This showcases the best aspect of mimosa: the tendency to be both powdery and sparkly at the same time. Other fragrances have combined mimosa with dirty notes of patchouli or cumin to make things more interesting, but in my opinion mimosa doesn't need backup singers to hold my attention when there's already such a lovely harmony of powder and sweet, sparkly, almost aldehydic freshness …Read more

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Fragrances - Valentino - Valentina Eau de Parfum

3.0
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Apr/16/2012

Did the world really need another fragrance like this one? It isn't half-bad, but the look of the bottle and the composition of the fragrance are both so derivative. To start, the bottle is adorned with fake flowers, a trend that was made too ubiquitous by Marc Jacobs and then Justin Bieber. As for the scent, it's awfully similar to Radiance by Britney Spears--a light, tangy fruit. …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Mary Chess - White Lilac

5.0
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Mar/09/2012

Recently, I had the good fortune of finding a brand-new bottle of Mary Chess White Lilac toilet water, still in the original box. Neither the bottle nor the box bear a five-digit ZIP code, so it must date to an earlier time.


The fragrance bears an uncannily realistic resemblance to fresh lilac blossoms still on the tree. There is even a strong suggestion of dampness, cold, and …
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Fragrances - Parfums d'Orsay - Le Dandy

4.0
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Mar/06/2012

First off, I wonder which of the previous reviewers were sniffing the original version and which ones were sniffing the reformulation.


As for me, the bottle I acquired appears to be an older one, if only because it looks nothing like pictures of the new ones on the Internet. I just wish I knew what decade my bottle is from, as I'm unable to find an exact match to the ones …
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Fragrances - Caron Paris - Eau de Reglisse

4.0
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Mar/02/2012

This beautiful, almost effervescent-smelling citrus has no discernible licorice to my nose, but it does smell like a hybrid between lemonade and Coca-Cola. If you love L'Aromarine Cola, you'll love Eau de Reglisse too, as they are incredibly similar.


Eau de Reglisse has, in my opinion, a nicer drydown than L'Aromarine Cola because it stays truer to the freshness of …
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