Filed under: Perfume reviews | Tags: amber, apple, Britney Spears Fantasy, Candie's Heartbreaker, Candies, cassia, chocolate, dark chocolate, Fantasy, fruity, gourmand, Heartbreaker, jasmine, lily, magnolia, musk, Passion Fruit, passionfruit, peach, raspberry, rose, sandalwood, Wild Strawberry, XOXO
NOTES (as listed on fragrantica.com): passionfruit, cassia, raspberry, peach, apple, wild strawberry, magnolia, lily, jasmine, rose, sandalwood, amber, musk, dark chocolate
CLASSIFICATION: fruity, gourmand
AGE GROUP: perfect for any age / college
SIMILAR SCENT(s): Fantasy, XOXO
FORM: eau de toilette
Filed under: Perfume reviews | Tags: amber, Black, Black For Her, Blush, feminine, floral, hyacinth, iris, jasmine, Kenneth Cole, Kenneth Cole Black, Kenneth Cole Black For Her, lily, lily of the valley, lotus, magnolia, Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs Blush, musk, sandalwood, tuberose, Ylang Ylang
NOTES (as listed on fragrantica.com): jasmine, ylang ylang, lily of the valley, magnolia, tuberose, hyacinth, lotus, iris, sandalwood, musk, amber
I was intrigued when I first saw Black at my local TJ Maxx. I had never gave it a second thought, but for some reason when I see bargains there, I simply cannot turn away.
CLASSIFICATION: feminine, floral
AGE GROUP: college / mature
SIMILAR SCENT(s): Marc Jacobs Blush
FORM: eau de parfum
Filed under: Perfume reviews | Tags: clean, delicate flowers, escada, Escada Island Kiss, Escada Moon Sparkle, feminine, flowers, fresh, fruity, heavenly mango, hibiscus, Island Kiss, magnolia, mango, Moon Sparkle, musk, orange, passion flower, Passion Fruit, raspberry, sandalwood, sweet raspberry, white flowers, white peach, white wood, wood
NOTES (as listed on fragrantica.com): white flowers, magnolia, heavenly mango, passion flower, orange, passion fruit, sweet raspberry, white peach, hibiscus, delicate flowers, musk, sandalwood, white wood
I’m generally a fan of the limited edition Escada fragrances, so I plan on trying all of them. Island Kiss was next on my list!
CLASSIFICATION: Fresh, clean, feminine, slightly fruity
AGE GROUP: college / perfect for all ages
SIMILAR SCENT(s): n/a
FORM: eau de toilette
Filed under: Perfume reviews | Tags: amber, Citrus, estelle getty, Frangipani, hip, lily of the valley, magnolia, musk, Red Fruits, Roxy, Roxy perfume, sporty, violet, Ylang Ylang, young
NOTES: (as listed on sephora.com): Citrus, Red Fruits, Magnolia, Violet, Lily of the Valley, Frangipani, Ylang Ylang, Amber, Musk
I was a little apprehensive about buying Roxy, despite the fact that it was dirt cheap at my local TJ Maxx. Although I do not own any other Roxy brand products, I am familiar with their line, and I didn’t really think that their perfume would be a good match for me. However, I had read the notes, and felt them to be non-offensive, so I figured I would purchase it. Worst case scenario, I was out $15 – best case scenario, I found the perfume that I had been missing out on my entire life.
CLASSIFICATION: Hip, young, sporty
AGE GROUP: Teen/college
SIMILAR SCENT(s): N/A
FORM: Eau de Toilette
Filed under: In the press | Tags: amber, apple, Baby, bamboo leaf mist, bergamot, blackberry, blond wood, candied violet, celebrity perfumes, clementine, cocounut, cottonwoods, cranberry, creamy paperwhites, creamy vanilla orchid, crystal amber, Egyptian jasmine, floral, freesia, fruity, G, Gwen Stefani, Harajuku Lovers, Harajuku Lovers perfume, heliotrope, hinoki wood, honeysuckle, jasmine, jasmine petals, Jasmine Sambac, Lil' Angel, living hydroponic lace rose, lollipop accord, Love, magnolia, magnolia vapor, mandarin, Music, musk, nectarine blossom, New, orange flower, peach, pear, pear blossom, petally ylang, pineapple, pink pomelo, pomelo, raspberry, Sensual Musk, skin musk, soft wood, sparkling bergamot, sparkling pear, sugared rose, sweet pea, tiare flower, vanilla, violet, watery peony, white musk, white rose, white sandalwood, woods
Coming in September 2008, Harajuku Lovers perfume by Gwen Stefani! Five scents will be released in this line, all available in two sizes (10 mL and 30 mL) and in solid perfume form (as a set of all five). Each fragrance is molded after Gwen’s four real-life Harajuku girls (Love, [Lil’] Angel, Music, and Baby). The fifth scent shall represent their leader, “G.”
The bottles are two-piece “dolls” that are molded according to their real life Harajuku counterpart, making displaying these on your vanity counter that much more fun.
Below is what you can expect out of each of these scents:
Love — a floral with notes of bergamot, pomelo (citrus, a little like grapefruit), peach, rose, jasmine, orchid and musk
Lil’ Angel — a fruity floral with with notes of different berries (raspberry, cranberry, blackberry), pineapple, rose and amber
Music — a floral with notes of clementine, pear, jasmine, sweet pea, honeysuckle, vanilla and musk
Baby — a powder musk with freesia, bergamot, rose, jasmine, musk, heliotrope, vanilla and violet
G — a food lover’s fragrance with mandarin, coconut, apple, freesia and sandalwood
Continue reading for more specific details on what notes to expect! Continue reading
Filed under: Perfume reviews | Tags: bergamot, Cashmere Musk, Cassis Berries, celebrity perfumes, English Rose Petals, Estee Lauder Pleasures, feminine, floral, gardenia, jasmine, Lemongrass, magnolia, mandarin, Maria Sharapova, Pomegranite Leaf, romantic, vanilla, White Amber Crystals, Wimbledon Grass
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
Filed under: Perfume reviews | Tags: acajou, Bright Crystal, clean, feminine, floral, Flower Princess, Guess New, iced accord, lotus flower, magnolia, musk, peony, pomegranate, vegetal amber, Vera Wang Flower Princess, Versace, Versace Bright Crystal, yuzu
NOTES (as listed on sephora.com): iced accord, yuzu, pomegranate, peony, magnolia, lotus flower, acajou, vegetal amber, musk
I had heard of Versace Bright Crystal (and even had smelled it) before, but I must not have gotten a very good whiff, combined with that I didn’t get to smell it on my own skin (a co-worker brought it in, but I was already wearing perfume; I only got to smell it on other girls), because it didn’t leave a lasting impression. Upon receiving a sample of it a few days ago, I was eager to test it on myself. I was very pleasantly surprised!
CLASSIFICATION: feminine, clean, floral
AGE GROUP: college
SIMILAR SCENT(s): Vera Wang Flower Princess, Guess New
FORM: eau de toilette