Product Reviews by singerpoet

Fragrances - Henri Bendel - Mandarin Verbena EDT

4.0
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Mar/12/2007

This fragrance is perfect for greeting a warm spring/summer morning. First thing out of the shower, the lemon verbena mist is refreshing, enlivening, enveloping and...sadly, evaporating all too soon (within about an hour). It's a luscious, sweet tang---like real fruit and blossoms--and really stimulates the mind, waking one right up out of complacency or the last vestiges or slumber. When …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Claus Porto - Lysia - Mimosa Shea butter lotion

4.0
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Jul/19/2006

This lotion has a terrific milky-mimosa scent which has great sillage. It's gentle, but lasting. That orange flower note is addictive, and I find it restful and comforting. I agree with the previous poster, that it's probably best worn on its own, as it carries its own delicate fragrance drama which shouldn't be tampered with. I had tried layering Voluspa's Mimosa Martini …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Voluspa Mimosa Martini EDP

3.0
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Jul/19/2006

I once got a sample of this, and felt intrigued enough to buy a whole bottle (it's not expensive at all). However, I have to say, after having it in my life for but a short while, I have grown tired of it pretty quickly---as have my family members. No matter how little I use, everyone around me complains that it feels heavy-handed---and, as the wearer, I would agree. It's very incensy …Read more

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Fragrances - Yves Rocher - Ode a l'amour [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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May/04/2005

I was intrigued by the descriptions of this scent and decided to give it a try since I found it on sale. Layering the body lotion and the perfume, I didn't fall immediately in love, nor was I even certain I was "in like." At first, and I'm not sure why, it even made me feel a little melancholy (but maybe that's because I was missing the bottle of Fruits & Passion …Read more

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Fragrances - Fruits & Passion - Crabapple EDT

5.0
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Mar/07/2005

If the need to keep sniffing my own wrist is any indication, I guess it's safe to say that I really like this fragrance. Very apple-y indeed, but this is not just about the fruit; there's also a strong twig or wood note in there too which makes it a more mature scent---not gushy and sweet. It's not what I think of as a breezy teen fragrance---this has more gravitas, like the …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Crabtree & Evelyn - Vanilla Body Lotion

4.0
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Feb/26/2005

That vanilla orchid scent is a wonderful under-fragrance for many perfumes. I wear Fruits & Passion Crabapple over it, currently, and the combination makes people want to come over and take a bite out of me! The vanilla is not particularly foody---really, it's lightly floral---and the lotion itself has a nice consistency: not too thick, nor too thin. It's a wonderful basic lotion …Read more

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Fragrances - Bath & Body Works - Sugared Shortbread Body Spray

4.0
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Nov/22/2004

At first spritz, I detected kind of a salty spray in the midst of the sweet aroma of buttery sugar cookie; however, that soon faded and what remained was a delicate sweet scent which, for me, lasted hours and caused my co-workers to take deep whiffs every time I walked by. Definitely good in crowds, as it seems like everyone, fairly universally, has a positive reaction to it. High nuzzle …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Bath & Body Works - Black Raspberry Vanilla Lotion

5.0
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Nov/05/2004

Beautiful autumn scent. I have to say that this smells very much like The Body Shop's Dewberry; and, since I happen to have some of that particular perfume oil, I am layering the Dewberry on top of this Raspberry Vanilla Lotion: a winning duo! People keep asking me what I'm wearing---it smells particularly crisp and nice on a cold day, all that fruity and slightly-peppery smell. I …Read more

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Fragrances - Annick Goutal - Petite Cherie

3.0
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May/09/2004

Le peche du mode! A burst of peach is promising, as is a sudden puff of soft powder. Almost immediately after this pleasing aromatic blast, Petite Cherie evokes the image of an aroused young woman relishing a romance novel, stretched out on a cotton blanket in a freshly-mown field of grass on a sunny day, while eating a luscious, rosy peach. The fragrance of nearby flowers wafts gently over …Read more

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Fragrances - Garden Botanika - Heart perfume spray

3.0
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Apr/03/2004

I feel guilty giving this a less than stellar review, having read glowing reports about Heart; however, I found that, while it has a pleasantly floral and somewhat soapy scent, it was nothing I could get very excited over. The dry down did indeed reveal a small aspect of cedar (as promised), but I didn't detect citrus (not on me, anyway). It faded fairly significantly within a short time …Read more

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