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Salvatore Ferragamo Incanto Shine
Salvatore Ferragamo Incanto Shine

Salvatore Ferragamo Incanto Shine

NOTES (as listed on sephora.com): Pineapple, Passion Fruit, Freesia, Peach, Cedarwood, Amber.

Another perfume purchased on a whim. A friend of mine had purchased another Incanto, and despite being apprehensive, I decided to give it a go. The list of notes is short and sweet, with nothing shocking or unidentifiable. Plus, the bottle is SO cute.

CLASSIFICATION: Feminine, floral, fresh, fruity

AGE GROUP: Perfect for anyone

SIMILAR SCENT(s): N/A

FORM: Eau de Toilette

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Love de Toi
Love de Toi

Love de Toi

NOTES (as listed on fragrantica.com): mandarin orange, raspberry, pink grapefruit, pear, pomegranate, jasmine, lily of the valley, rose, sandalwood, musk, cherry

I ordered a sample of this on a whim while purchasing some other fragrances. I pretty much knew nothing about it, other than that it was a fruity/floral scent, which is what I usually go for. I hadn’t read any reviews about it prior to adding it to my order, but would have probably still added it even if I knew what a terrible reception it had with most online perfume reviewers.

CLASSIFICATION: floral, fruity

AGE GROUP: young

SIMILAR SCENT(s): n/a

FORM: eau de toilette

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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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Gucci Envy Me
Gucci Envy Me

Gucci Envy Me

NOTES (as listed on sephora.com): Peony, Jasmine, Pink Pepper, Litchi, Pomegranate, Pineapple, Pink Musk, Seringa, White Tea, Sandalwood, Teakwood, Sensual Musk.

I purchased Gucci Envy Me after reading a few online reviews. I, like always, was on the quest to find a new perfume favorite, and everything I read about this fragrance seemed like it would be right up my alley. When I received it in the mail, however, I smelled it in the bottle, and disregarded it for several months. What was I thinking?

CLASSIFICATION: Feminine, floral, fresh, sophisticated, very slightly powdery

AGE GROUP: Perfect for anyone

SIMILAR SCENT(s): N/A

FORM: Eau de Toilette

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Classification information
July 21, 2008, 1:43 am
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The following is a list of perfume classifications, as borrowed from Wikipedia.

Traditional

The traditional classification which emerged around 1900 comprised the following categories:

  • Single Floral: Fragrances that are dominated by a scent from one particular flower; in French called a soliflore. (e.g. Serge Lutens Sa Majeste La Rose, which is dominated by rose.)
  • Floral Bouquet: Containing the combination of several flowers in a scent.
  • Ambery: A large fragrance class featuring the sweet slightly animalic scents of ambergris or labdanum, often combined with vanilla, flowers and woods. Can be enhanced by camphorous oils and incense resins, which bring to mind Victorian era imagery of the Middle East and Far East.
  • Woody: Fragrances that are dominated by woody scents, typically of agarwood, sandalwood and cedar. Patchouli, with its camphoraceous smell, is commonly found in these perfumes.
  • Leather: A family of fragrances which features the scents of honey, tobacco, wood and wood tars in its middle or base notes and a scent that alludes to leather.
  • Chypre: Meaning Cyprus in French, this includes fragrances built on a similar accord consisting of bergamot, oakmoss, patchouli, and labdanum. This family of fragrances is named after a perfume by Francois Coty. A notable example is Mitsouko (meaning mystery in Japanese) by Guerlain.
  • Fougere: Meaning Fern in French, built on a base of lavender, coumarin and oakmoss. Houbigant’s Fougère Royale pioneered the use of this base. Many men’s fragrances belong to this family of fragrances, which is characterized by its sharp herbaceous and woody scent.

Modern

Since 1945, due to great advances in the technology of perfume creation (i.e., compound design and synthesis) as well as the natural development of styles and tastes; new categories have emerged to describe modern scents:

  • Bright Floral: combining the traditional Single Floral & Floral Bouquet categories.
  • Green: a lighter and more modern interpretation of the Chypre type.
  • Oceanic/Ozone: the newest category in perfume history, appearing in 1991 with Christian Dior’s Dune. A very clean, modern smell leading to many of the modern androgynous perfumes.
  • Citrus or Fruity: An old fragrance family that until recently consisted mainly of “freshening” eau de colognes due to the low tenacity of citrus scents. Development of newer fragrance compounds has allowed for the creation of primarily citrus fragrances.
  • Gourmand: scents with “edible” or “dessert”-like qualities. These often contain notes like vanilla and tonka bean, as well as synthetic components designed to resemble food flavors.


Ed Hardy for Women

NOTES (as listed on fragrancenet.com): apple, mango, strawberry, red grapefruit, freesia, watery muguet, linden blossom, warm amber, musk, tonka bean, and vanilla pudding

Ed Hardy for Women

Ed Hardy for Women

When I heard about Ed Hardy for Women, I felt as if my prayers had been answered. First, I LOVE Ed Hardy designs (I may not own any, but hey, I can admire from afar). Next, besides two or three notes that were listed, I pretty much loved all of them. I figured this was a sure thing.

CLASSIFICATION: woodsy, earthy

AGE GROUP: college / mature

SIMILAR SCENT(s): n/a

FORM: eau de parfum

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