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Coach for Women
Coach for Women (featuring the sold-out limited edition collectors bottle)

Coach for Women (featuring the sold-out limited edition collector's bottle)

NOTES: mandarin, guava, lily, violet leaves, Genet flower, mimosa, jasmine, honey, amber, sandalwood, vanilla, iris

As a fan of Coach purses, I couldn’t wait to try the perfume by Coach.  Actually, I must have been living in a bubble, because I wasn’t even aware that such a delicacy existed until a few days ago.  I immediately found my way to eBay.com to purchase a sample vial, and the rest is history.

CLASSIFICATION:  Feminine, floral

AGE GROUP:  Perfect for anyone

SIMILAR SCENT(s):  Perhaps can be associated with a classier, way more appealing version of Estee Lauders Pleasures.

FORM: Eau de Parfum

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Nina Ricci Pretty Nina
Nina Ricci Pretty Nina

Nina Ricci Pretty Nina

NOTES: grapefruit, green apple, raspberry, jasmine, Sambac blossom, caramel, apple tree accords, powdery vanilla, sensual musk.

Nina Ricci launched a new, special edition version of the ever-so-popular Nina (from 2006) earlier this year. The fragrance is supposed to be a younger, lighter, and sweeter version of the original version, and those that have smelled it have likened it to a candy store reminiscent of the olden days. I attempted to locate this perfume at my local mall, but without success. Desperate to sample what I figured would be a delectable scent straight from Heaven, I took the plunge and purchased a full size bottle on eBay.

CLASSIFICATION: unique, slightly fruity, slightly floral, slightly gourmand

AGE GROUP: college/mature

SIMILAR SCENT(s): Nina by Nina Ricci

FORM: Eau de Toilette

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Escada Into The Blue
Escada Into The Blue

Escada Into The Blue

NOTES (as listed on sephora.com): crumpled green leaves, fresh herbs, tagette, star fruit, peony, aquatic floral notes, water fruits, white cedar wood, musky cocktail, amber notes, wet woods

Escada and I usually get along pretty well, for the most part, so I wasn’t worried when I began to investigate the sample of Into The Blue that I had received. The scariest part of my experience was how powerful the spray was on the sample-sized vial.

CLASSIFICATION: slightly clean, slightly feminine

AGE GROUP: college / mature

SIMILAR SCENT(s): slightly reminiscent of Flower Princess (minus the flowery scent)

FORM: eau de parfum

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Gala de Dia
July 25, 2008, 12:18 am
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Gala de Dia

Gala de Dia

NOTES (as listed on 99perfume.com): water peach, bamboo, cedar, amber, yellow rose

I added this to my “cart” right before check-out on my favorite online perfume retailer. ‘Twas quite a waste of $0.89, if I do say so myself.

CLASSIFICATION: unique, earthy

AGE GROUP: mature

SIMILAR SCENT(s): Sun Water

FORM: eau de toilette

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