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Halloween Kiss by J Del Pozo

Halloween Kiss

Halloween Kiss

NOTES (as listed on fragrantica.com): orange, watermelon, red berries, pear, violet, bergamot, orchid, freesia, gardenia, peony, teakwood, vanilla, tonka bean, patchouli

CLASSIFICATION: floriental, slightly fruity

AGE GROUP: mature

SIMILAR SCENT(s): n/a

FORM: eau de toilette

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Inspire by Christina Aguilera

Inspire by Christina Aguilera

Inspire by Christina Aguilera

NOTES (as listed on fragrantica.com): freesia, mango, citruses, tuberose, gardenia, rose, sandalwood, musk, valencia orange flower

CLASSIFICATION: floral, feminine, very slightly fruity

AGE GROUP: high school/college and up

SIMILAR SCENT(s): n/a

FORM: eau de parfum

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Rock ‘n Rose Pret A Porter by Valentino
Rock n Rose Prêt à Porter

Rock 'n Rose Prêt à Porter

NOTES (as listed on fragrantica.com): bergamot, black currant, crispy green, cassis, rose, gardenia, lily of the valley, orange blossom, sandalwood, orris root, musk, vanilla, heliotrope

CLASSIFICATION: floral, slightly powdery, feminine

AGE GROUP:  College

SIMILAR SCENT(s): N/A

FORM: Eau De Toilette

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Oscar Tropical Flower
Oscar Tropical Flower

Oscar Tropical Flower

NOTES (as listed on the box itself): passionfruit, melon, gardenia, jasmine, tiare, fragipani flowers, musks, raspberry, amber

CLASSIFICATION: fruity, ever so slightly spicy

AGE GROUP: perfect for any age, college

SIMILAR SCENT(s): Incanto Heaven

FORM: eau de toilette
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Halloween
Halloween by J. Del Pozo

Halloween by J. Del Pozo

NOTES (as listed on aromaboutique.com): bergamot, jasmine, tuberose, freesia, lime blossom, gardenia, imosa, rose, musk, sandalwood

The name of this perfume alone made me want to try it – Halloween is my favorite holiday and favorite time of year. How awesome would that be if I totally love the perfume?

CLASSIFICATION: floriental

AGE GROUP: mature / slightly college

SIMILAR SCENT(s): can’t quite put my finger on it..

FORM: eau de toilette

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M by Mariah Carey
M by Mariah Carey

M by Mariah Carey

NOTES (as listed on fragrancenet.com): tahitian tiare, gardenia, amber, marshmallow, sea breeze accord, patchouli, moroccan incense

I know full well that M by Mariah Carey is not my fragrance style by any means, but I wanted to try it open-mindedly, just to see what I’m missing. At the fragrance counter, I sprayed it once, not even generously, on just one of my wrists, then went home. As soon as my fiance came upstairs to greet me, he exclaimed “What did you just spray? YOU SPRAYED WAY TOO MUCH PERFUME!”

CLASSIFICATION: floriental (floral oriental)

AGE GROUP: college / mature

SIMILAR SCENT(s): n/a

FORM: eau de parfum

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Fancy by Jessica Simpson – Coming Soon

As reported from Fragrantica.com, wwd.com

Coming in August 2008 is the debut perfume release of singer/actress Jessica Simpson. The blonde beauty currently has a clothing line (including everything from jeans to purses to jewelry), and has even dabbled in the bath and body/fragrance category previously (anybody remember her Dessert line of edible body products?).

Jessica Simpson Fancy

Jessica Simpson Fancy

Created with perfumer Alexis Dadier, Jessica is providing us with a floral-oriental scent in Fancy, which includes some of the following notes: apricot nectar, pear, red berries, jasmine, gardenia, baked almonds, carmel, amber crystal, sandalwood and vanilla cream. It is targeted towards perfume wearers from 15-35 years old.

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Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova

NOTES (as listed on perfumania.com): Mandarin, Bergamot, Cassis Berries, Lemongrass, Gardenia, Jasmine, Magnolia, Pomegranite Leaf, English Rose Petals, Wimbledon Grass, Cashmere Musk, White Amber Crystals, Vanilla.

I purchased a mini bottle of Maria Sharapova based on reviews I read, which namely claimed that it was a light, floral, sporty fragrance. I am ashamed to admit that I had no idea who Maria Sharapova was, aside from being an attractive blonde as displayed on the packing for her perfume, and that didn’t much matter to me. The notes seemed non-offensive, if not a little mysterious (hello, wimbledon grass?), and, although I know not to judge a book by its cover, the bottle appear to house some light and feminine juice.

CLASSIFICATION: Feminine, floral

AGE GROUP: Perfect for anyone

SIMILAR SCENT(s): Reminds me of Estee Lauder Pleasures

FORM: Eau de Parfum

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Ralph Lauren Blue
Ralph Lauren Blue

Ralph Lauren Blue

NOTES (as listed on beautyencounter.com): lotus flower, muguet, gardenia, sparkling jasmine accord, pink peony, rose de mai, tuberose, jasmine petals, orange flower, musk, ambrette, sandalwood, mousse de chine, vetiver

At work, a new girl that we had just hired always smelled wonderful to me. I finally asked her one day what she was wearing, and it was Ralph Lauren Blue. It was always in the back of my mind to go out and get it for myself, but I had put it off for years, until about a month ago. Some things just aren’t the same as you remember them…

CLASSIFICATION: floral

AGE GROUP: college, mature

SIMILAR SCENT(s): Britney Spears Curious

FORM: eau de toilette

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Kimora Lee Simmons Baby Phat Goddess
Baby Phat Goddess

Baby Phat Goddess

NOTES (as listed on fragrancenet.com): soft musk, white rosebuds, flower, blue lily, black Pepper, hyacinth, seringa, pure gardenia, exotic woods

To be quite honest, I don’t remember how I came across Goddess. I remember I had already heard of it and sampled it very briefly (a quick sniff of the nozzle), and thought it smelled fine.. then one day it had just been sprayed in the fragrance department and I was hooked. I asked what the scent was and when I was told it was Goddess, I knew it was time to go out and purchase it.

CLASSIFICATION: floral, feminine, slightly powdery

AGE GROUP: college, slightly mature

SIMILAR SCENT(s): Adidas Adrenaline

FORM: eau de parfume

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