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Candie’s Heartbreaker
Candies Heartbreaker

Candie's Heartbreaker

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

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Kenneth Cole Black For Her
Kenneth Cole Black For Her

Kenneth Cole Black For Her

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

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Escada Island Kiss
Escada Island Kiss

Escada Island Kiss

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

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Roxy for Women

NOTES: (as listed on sephora.com): Citrus, Red Fruits, Magnolia, Violet, Lily of the Valley, Frangipani, Ylang Ylang, Amber, Musk

Roxy for women

Roxy for women

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

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Harajuku Lovers Perfume by Gwen Stefani – Coming Soon

As reported from makeupandbeautyblog.com, styledash.com

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.”

Gwen & her Harajuku Girls

Gwen & her Harajuku Girls

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.

Harajuku Lovers Perfume

Harajuku Lovers Perfume

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

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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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Versace Bright Crsytal
Versace Bright Crystal

Versace Bright Crystal

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

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