Product Reviews by shelju

Fragrances - Escada - Cherry In the Air

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fromshelju

Feb/17/2013

I went sniffing today and tried this out. It is very nice on the test strip. VERY cherry but not in an overly sweet but still youthful way, I thought it might make my short list. Then I tested it on my skin, it turned into this plastic, waxy, crayola smelling mess. Even the SA was surprised turned up her nose . . . we got a good laugh though. My skin usually does well with berries, not so well …Read more

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Fragrances - GIVENCHY - Ange ou Demon Le Secret Elixir

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fromshelju

Feb/17/2013

Went sniffing today and the SA suggested I try this. I'm not a big Givenchy fan. I haven't had much luck with that house since the 80's early 90's. Anyway, I have not tried any of the previous versions of Ange ou Demons so I can't compare it to those. I was expecting by the name a dark mysterious scent. On the test strip it was fresh and inviting. The white flowers …Read more

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Fragrances - Prada - Prada EDT

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fromshelju

Feb/12/2013

Received this from a lovely swapper and it is quite nice. On my skin it smells unisex but also soft and surprisingly sweet (not sugary or vanillic) and even a smidge citrus. Prada amber is not as balmy or spicy as I was expecting which is a nice alternative to the usual spice-bomb amber recipes and a welcome addition to my amber frag collection.The patchouli (probably equal in relevance as the …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Laurence Dumont--Vanille Noir

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fromshelju

Feb/12/2013

This has a "boozy" vibe. It is a deeper and darker less sweet version of the deliciously yummy Vanilla Bourbon. It is sweet but not overly and spicy but not overly. It is warm and sensual, very nice but not really "me", I prefer the Vanilla Bourbon. This is my 5th Laurence Dumont LSG fragrance and they do vanilla very well but this one is probably my least favorite so far. If …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Ineke - Poet's Jasmine

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fromshelju

Feb/12/2013

I received this recently from a lovely swapper. I have been fortunate enough to have tried everything the Ineke Alphabetical Collection but had not tried anything from the Floral Curiosities line. This opened very painful for me . . . I was honestly shocked at the "bathroom stench" if you get what I mean. I went to scrub it off but dinner was starting to burn and . . . …Read more

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Fragrances - Montale - Intense Tiare

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fromshelju

Feb/12/2013

I love everything Montale (even those that don't work for me) They just do what they do very well. This is a lovely tropical scent. As expected of this house, a high quality well blended coconut, tiare flower and vanilla. Ideal for year round use. However, this is an exact but much more expensive COPY of the 1975 Comptoir Sud Pacifique Aloha Tiare! I have the CSP and I'm very happy!! …Read more

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Blush - Tarte Cosmetics - Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush - Natural Beauty

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fromshelju

Jan/25/2013

I was perusing Sephora looking for the perfect red blush for my milk chocolate skin (w/ gold undertones) NARS is my HG blush brand so I already had Nars Exhibit A (while lovely) but it is way more orange than red on my skin. I wanted a true red. The SA suggested this . . . well, in the pan it looks pink and obviously not as red as I "thought" i was seeking. After trying it out, it …Read more

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Fragrances - Giorgio Armani - Emporio Armani Diamonds

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fromshelju

Jan/21/2013

I recieved a sample of this from a lovely MUAer and I immediately knew this was fb worthy. I love berries in a fragrance and the litchi and raspberries open the sweet, fresh and crisp, but not too much so. The vanilla, patch, and amber add a warming balance to keep the fruity top notes from being "childish". EAD is sparkely and fun, sophisticated and sexy (just like diamonds). Love …Read more

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Fragrances - Cartier - Le Baiser du Dragon

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fromshelju

Jan/21/2013

I really wanting this based on all the glowing reviews and the fact that I really like sweet, gently spicy, incense, and balmy frags. . . oh yea and its a discontinued Cartier so it must be good and I must have it. Right? This is opens very promising with the sweet Amaretto and almond and all that other good stuff . . . but on my skin it QUICKLY dissolves into nothing more than a whimper. I …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Laurence Dumont > Vanille Bourbon

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fromshelju

Jan/18/2013

As many before me have already said, this a very boozy vanilla as the name implies. On my skin it is not a "deliciously edible" holiday cookie vanilla but the imagine a vanilla flavored rum from St Marteen. I prefer this to Vanilla Noir from the same house which is a bit deeper and darker.

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