Product Reviews by reikigoddess

Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Mona di Orio Lux

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May/24/2014

I sampled this so long ago-at the beginning of my perfume obsession. Got samples from Aedes when this came out- 2006 or 2007? Anyway, I remember loving the lemon notes (love lemon) but it was so animalic. I absolutely could not wrap my brain around it. Now after many years & tons of money on samples I so want to give this another go. Plus, I've really come to like many of Mona's …Read more

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Fragrances - LUSH - Gorilla Perfume - Sikkim Girls

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Feb/12/2013

I am liking these new LUSH offerings. I too purchased the smallest bottle (everything looks just like the pics here) but will probably be buying a larger size when I run out. There are 9 new scents and each come in 6 different bottle sizes (I'm told this will be streamlined). One of the bottles offered has a dropper (about an 1 oz. size) and the rest are dabbers. All are nice but my favs …Read more

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Fragrances - Serge Lutens - L'Eau Froide

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Jun/14/2012

I'm not sure what happened w/the previous reviewer. I've sampled this on several occasions from different retailers and it's anything but a light scent imo. My only complaint is that it seems to lean too far masculine but I really do love the smell (fresh but grounded, a little difficult to describe). That being said I've yet to try it on my skin but it's still going …Read more

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Fragrances - Frederic Malle - TEST KIT

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Jun/14/2012

Fall 2012 FM came out w/new coffrets...one for women, one for men and one w/all his fragrances. This is how I got started on the line but they have not offered these sets in a very long time (about 10 yrs.). I bought the set for women, $285 for 15 scents in 5 ml sprays. You get all the fragrances except the 3 geared strictly to men-French Lover, Geranium, Vetiver. Also you get Cologne …Read more

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Fragrances - Pilar & Lucy - to twirl all girly

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Nov/22/2011

To my surprise I am liking this. Bought a sample of this & Exact Friction of the Stars at Blush Beauty Bar here in Portland even though I had sampled this line years ago through Luckyscent & didn't really care for any of them. This is fun & girly and it smells good-an interesting (some fruity notes) & not cheap smelling white floral/gardenia. The pkg. has (recently I …Read more

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Fragrances - CREED - Royal Oud

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Oct/31/2011

AD COPY: Wood, leather marble and gold, elements of a royal Persian palace, inspire Olivier CREED, sixth-generation master perfumer of France, an architect of fragrance, to create new Royal-Oud for men and women. Rare, hypnotic, sumptuous oud, an ingredient coaxed from Agarwood trees of India —and more costly per ounce than palladium —lends its power to this blend. CREED Royal-Oud gives the …Read more

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Fragrances - CHANEL - No.19 Poudre

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Oct/20/2011

Very pretty, easy to wear and feminine. I am really loving this. I normally detest powdery scents (the powder & aldehydes kill No. 22 and No. 5 for me, even Eau Premiere. BTW I still find No. 22 particularly beautiful). The powder in 19 Poudre is so soft and pretty and not suffocating or matronly at all. I agree w/the scented make-up correlation. This fragrance makes me feel innocently …Read more

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Candles - Frederic Malle - Coffee Society

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Sep/28/2011

I bought Coffee Society because I liked the scent AND it was much less $$$ than the other 2 I wanted (details to come). I wanted to see how they burned, diffused scent, etc. before even considering the pricier scents. Now I slap myself that I even spent what I did but I think I'm always going to splurge (just once in a great while now) on beautiful candles (my faves still being Cire Trudon …Read more

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Fragrances - GUERLAIN - Shalimar Parfum Initial [DISCONTINUED]

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Sep/21/2011

I for one am loving this but it seems to elicit strong responses from the reviewers here. I do wish people wouldn't make, let's just say, "bathroom" comparisons and comments when writing reviews. We really don't need that visual and it's uncalled for. I may be writing my review too soon on this and I will try to update my review as I wear it more but I think this …Read more

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Fragrances - Frederic Malle - Portrait of a Lady

4.0
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Sep/12/2011

Very different comments and associations w/this scent. My experience has been different from most of what I'm reading here. This stuff is very strong (arguably too strong), not overly dry, and definitely not simple or straightforward-at least w/my chemistry. I didn't like it when I first tried it (in fact some kid at the library said "somebody smells!" when I first sampled …Read more

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