Product Reviews by sarakat

Fragrances - Comme des Garcons - Series 5- Cinnamon Sherbet

5.0
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May/07/2008

This stuff is awesome. It has the exact same "hot/cold" quality that I love about some lavender scents. It is a touch sweet in the top notes, but dries down less so. Not so spicy that it singes your nose hairs, but definitely packing some heat. There is vetiver in it, along with white musk, and I'm pretty sure that's where it gets its "cool" character, which …Read more

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Styling Products - Nexxus - Comb Thru

5.0
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Apr/30/2008

This has become my HG hair spray. I have naturally curly hair and it does an excellent job of taming frizz and holding my style without any sticky residue, lacquer effect, or stiffness. The smell is not great, but it's gone within 10 seconds, so who cares?

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Fragrances - Comme des Garcons - Series 5 Peppermint

4.0
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Apr/29/2008

This is the perfect summer fragrance--crisp, herbal, minty goodness. This is not a synthetic, sweet mint. It smells like you crushed some mint from the garden onto your skin--there is also a definite fresh cut grass accord goin' on. The drydown loses much of the mint and becomes quite herbal and grassy in nature. I really like this scent in hot weather, and at $40 for a 30 ml bottle, it …Read more

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Fragrances - Crown Perfumery - Eau de Russe

4.0
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Apr/28/2008

OOh YES, there's that delightfully perplexing play-doh heliotrope note! The heliotrope is present throughout this fragrance, but especially apparent after the citrus top notes dry down. If you like Etro Heliotrope and citrus, you will probably like this one.

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Fragrances - Serge Lutens - Miel de Bois

2.0
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Apr/18/2008

Well, that is odd. Everyone else either loves or hates this fragrance, it seems, and gets either lovely creamy honey or some sort of dirty headshop nightmare. I get neither. The very, very top notes smell of gorgeous natural honey to me, but that disappears within 10 seconds and the fragrance becomes pure, unadulterated powder on me. It's not dirty--powder smells quite clean to me--but …Read more

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Fragrances - Dior - Dior Star

4.0
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Feb/22/2008

Pretty! Sad that this one is LE--I smell peonies, honeysuckle, and light musk. Lovely for spring. The bottle is kind of garish, but that doesn't at all reflect the character of the scent.

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Fragrances - Fragonard - Baroque

2.0
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Feb/21/2008

This scent says carnation and vanilla to my nose. I suppose that's not surprising, because even though I don't think carnation is listed as a note, rose amber and ginger are, and people often describe carnation as a spicy, warm rose. I could see how this would work on some people, but on my skin it takes on a plasticky tinge and the rose is too sickly sweet.

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Fragrances - Fragonard - Ile d Amour

3.0
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Feb/21/2008

This smells like honeydew to me, though no fruit is listed in the notes. It's a sweet aquatic scent. Not my cup of tea, but not objectionable either.

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Fragrances - Fragonard - Eau Fantasque

3.0
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Feb/21/2008

If I am ever in the market for a grapefruity scent, I will buy this one. It is a ruby red grapefruit opening--juicy and sweet/sour. The jasmine comes through in the drydown and mixes surprisingly well with the citrus.

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Fragrances - Fragonard - Capucine

3.0
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Feb/20/2008

Fragonard's fragrances are really very wearable and pleasantly affordable--I've been impressed sampling their line.
This one was additionally a surprise, because they managed to make something with a noticeable rose note that I can wear without gagging!
I get earl grey tea in the top notes of this, followed by an interesting jasmine-tempered rose. In the drydown it morphs …
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