Product Reviews by rosymel

Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Imaginary Authors Slow Explosion Eau de Parfum

3.0
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24 days ago

The beginning of this is indeed an explosion of sharp apple, with a background of leather and rubbing alcohol. This pushed it squarely into medicinal territory for me, which made it a lot less appealing than if it had just the leather and apple. The medicinal scent faded slightly but not nearly enough.

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Fragrances - Maison Margiela - REPLICA Sailing Day Eau de Toilette

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3 months ago

This was another in the sample box (“Memory Box”). Very linear and boring. Smells like any one of a number of generic “blue” fragrances from the 1990s or early 2000s. If you like aquatic fragrances you might like this, but the full size is vastly overpriced for such a simple, linear scent. It does linger and has very good projection. To further damn with faint praise, it’s one of the only aquatic …Read more

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Fragrances - Maison Margiela - Replica Music Festival

5.0
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3 months ago

When I first tried this, it was a little underwhelming—fine, but not particularly impressive. However, I quickly changed my mind as it developed into a really great scent on me. The apple was present but very fleeting, and I didn’t get the cannabis that others seem to get. At first it was a little bit too incense-y for my taste, but that changed and the patchouli started to emerge along with some …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - MAISON MARGIELA REPLICA Jazz Club

2.0
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3 months ago

I can see why it would work well for others, and it has a certain amount of complexity I can admire. However, I’m disappointed at this one. I get none of the top notes—from the get go, it’s all rum and tobacco and something else I can’t put my finger on, but I don’t like it. It really doesn’t work well with my body chemistry, I think, and it ends up smelling quite generic, like a drugstore men’s …Read more

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Fragrances - Maison Margiela - 'Replica' By the Fireplace

3.0
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3 months ago

I have a sampler set (“Memory Box”) of Replica scents, and this is one of them. When I first got the box I didn’t even try this one on my skin after sniffing it—too smokey, I thought. However, after reading a few reviews that said the smoke really takes a backseat to the vanilla, I thought I’d give it a try. I’m glad I did, because I like it a lot better on my skin. Unlike sniffing it from the …Read more

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Styling Products - Bumble and bumble - Bb. Curl (Style) Anti-Humidity Gel-Oil

5.0
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3 months ago

I love this stuff! Normally gel makes my hair feel crunchy and dry, but this stuff actually has oil in it, so it keeps my hair from being dried out. I don't use a lot, and I layer it with Davines' Oi Beautifying Potion. Then I diffuse or let it air dry, and the result is really nicely defined waves in my 2b hair. It works perfectly when I have my hair really texturized. As for the …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Briogeo - Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

2.0
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4 months ago

I have a travel size of this (about 50 mL) in a tube. It’s...fine? I guess? It’s a perfectly inoffensive regular conditioner. Nothing deep about it. It works slightly less well as a daily conditioner than my regular daily conditioner Inecto Naturals Argan Oil Conditioner. The scent is light and inoffensive. I would not purchase this at the full price, because it’s just okay and it’s pretty …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Living Proof - No-Frizz® Instant De-Frizzer

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5 months ago

I received a large travel size of this, and the packaging was very clever—you can turn the cap so the nozzle is closed and won’t go off in your bag. Now for the negative: this did not work at all for my hair, but I think it could possibly work for someone with very dry hair if they used a light hand. It made my dry hair very greasy and I immediately regretted having used it. However, the main …Read more

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