Product Reviews by snakeskin

Fragrances - Donna Karan - Cashmere Mist Eau de Parfum

2.0
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Jan/23/2005

I've never smelled Chanel #5 (can you believe it? I figure, why waste my nose at the Chanel counter when I could be sniffing #19 or Cristalle again!), but this is what I've imagined it must smell like. Cashmere Mist smells "wealthy," and actually manages to be powdery without being at all sweet. Unfortunately, I just don't care for it.

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Fragrances - Lancôme - Miracle

2.0
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Jan/23/2005

I like magnolia, but adding spice to it gives it the sweet-but-sharp quality I hate most in fragrances. Naturally, making it Intense only makes it worse.

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Fragrances - Caswell-Massey - Freesia Signature Scent

4.0
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Jan/23/2005

Innocent sweetness, but with an almost-fruity, buttery richness. I've never smelled a real freesia flower, so I don't know how accurate a rendition this is, but I can say it smells authentically floral, not chemical or synthetic.

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Fragrances - GIVENCHY - Hot Couture

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Jan/18/2005

I like the individual notes in this, but the combination is just too, well, forward--it's like a loud person at a party who gets in your face and won't go away. Makes me want to withdraw to my incense-filled chamber.

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Fragrances - Estée Lauder - Knowing Eau de Parfum

3.0
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Dec/19/2004

I got a sad laugh from all the "old lady" comments here. My mother didn't have a signature scent when I was growing up--I remember Norell, Replique, Ciara, Ultima (anyone else remember that one?), etc. But then she picked Knowing for herself, and I kept her supplied at Christmas for years. But a couple years ago, she told me, "Don't buy me that sexy perfume anymore …Read more

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Fragrances - CHANEL - No.19 Eau de Parfum

5.0
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Dec/16/2004

My favorite Chanel. (I like Cristalle as well in the bottle, but #19 works better on me.)Refreshing, complex, gets even better as it dries down. Green, misty dusk combined with big-city sophistication.

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Fragrances - Annick Goutal - Ce Soir Ou Jamais

2.0
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Dec/16/2004

Annick Goutal and I do not get along. My best attempt was Heure Exquise, which smelled like cocoa with a sprinkle of Chanel #19. Ce Soir ou Jamais was a lovely, light, fresh rose until it realized it was on my skin, then it turned to cheap, sour rose soap.

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