Product Reviews by rlikestosmell

Mascara - Maybelline New York - Full 'N Soft Mascara

2.0
Created with Sketch.

Jan/27/2013

I bought this mascara based on reviews here. My experience: decidedly meh. Doesn't put a lot of product on the lashes... doesn't build well. My lashes look pretty skimpy at the end.

Hard to remove. Makes raccoon eyes the next morning and I still have residue of it that doesn't wash off for a few days.

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?


Fragrances - Jil Sander - Style

3.0
Created with Sketch.

Jan/15/2012

Notes:
Mango , Freesia, Pink pepper, Amber, Oakmoss, Cardamom, Iris, Jasmine, Vanilla, Violets, Magnolia

General caveat--
I'm a light tester... small dabs on wrists. I can get 20-30 applications from a ml of scent because I approach with caution. Sometimes, this is an asset (instant scrubbers); sometimes this is a hindrance (I think some scents only "bloom") …
Read more

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?


Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Lostmarch Lann-Ael Eau de Toilette

3.0
Created with Sketch.

Mar/26/2011

I've been wanting to try this scent for a while based off the notes listed on Luckyscent: Buckwheat, other cereals, whiffs of milk, apple and vanilla. Now, when it said buckwheat and cereals, I thought it would be something grainy... maybe like oatmeal... maybe not unlike Bois Farine. I didn't realize that it really meant Fruit Loops in milk.
The initial blast for me is a …
Read more

4 of 4 people found this helpful. Did you?


Fragrances - L'Artisan Parfumeur - Mimosa pour Moi

4.0
Created with Sketch.

Mar/20/2011

Let's start with the general premise: I'm bad at flowers. I know very little about them; I can't identify more than 10 by sight and far less than that by sniff. So when I think of a mimosa flower, it crosses in my brain with a Sunday brunch beverage... and somehow I expected this perfume to smell like a cross between freesia and a tangerine.

But this is actually …
Read more

4 of 5 people found this helpful. Did you?


Fragrances - L'Artisan Parfumeur - Bois Farine

3.0
Created with Sketch.

Mar/10/2011

I want to like this one more than I do. Bois Farine is one where I think reading the description in advance has altered how I smell it, or how I think I smell it. In the beginning, I think that I'm getting what other reviewers have gotten: bready, doughy, yeasty. Others have mentioned almonds or peanut butter or sugar, but I never found those layers to the scent. It took till my 3rd …Read more

2 of 3 people found this helpful. Did you?


Fragrances - CHANEL - 31 Rue Cambon

4.0
Created with Sketch.

Feb/26/2011

Funny. It's not me… I know it's not. But I want to be the woman who this is for. She's thin and has immaculate handwriting, frequently displayed on monogrammed thank you notes to friends. Her wardrobe is not endless, but made of a decent number of perfectly tailored staples... silks that skim in exactly the right way and tweeds that nip in just so. 31 isn't a vintage …Read more

13 of 16 people found this helpful. Did you?


Fragrances - Frederic Malle - Outrageous!

2.0
Created with Sketch.

Sep/19/2010

So odd. I know I have Frankenchemistry that eats notes and twists them around. I have accepted this.

The official notes for FM Outrageous: orange blossom, Caipirinha (lime, green notes, mint), clean laundry, green apple, amber and cedarwood.
While clean laundry isn't a necessarily wowing ingredient, if it smelled like the notes, it would be mild, inoffensive... and …
Read more

4 of 5 people found this helpful. Did you?


Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Honore Des Pres - Trip

3.0
Created with Sketch.

Aug/17/2010

It's a fast, fast rollercoaster.

First moments are blissfully rich, grapefruit brightness (and not the cat pee kind). Honoré's Trip is a trip through a grove of citrus: grapefruit, then on to the lemon trees. Two minutes in, the grapefruit is gone and in it's place a light orange blossom. From there, it peters out into nothing within 8-10 minutes. Yes, it's …
Read more

1 of 2 people found this helpful. Did you?


Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo

1.0
Created with Sketch.

Jul/31/2010

I have to say, I'm another underwhelmed customer. I'm hoping this is a skin chemistry thing, and on half of you out there, this is a truly amazing scent.

On me, I got the same notes repeated blow: opens with a strong hit of cherry brandy. Within 3 minutes--the fabled playdoh scent rose heavily off my wrist. And to clarify, it's not the kind you might have made in …
Read more

5 of 7 people found this helpful. Did you?


Mascara - dejavu - Fiberwig Lash Knockout

5.0
Created with Sketch.

Jul/29/2010

It took me years to find the perfect mascara, but here it is. It may not be perfect for everyone, and I know for people who are looking for volume only, this isn't the solution. But my big mascara issue was raccoon eyes. I have dark circles anyway (we'll talk about undereye concealer another time, oy!) and every mascara I tried ended up subtly adding to the dark under my eyes. Yes …Read more

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?