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Covet Pure Bloom by Sarah Jessica Parker

Cover Pure Bloom

Covet Pure Bloom

NOTES (as listed on fragrantica.com): pikoke Indian flower, mandarin orange, plum, coconut water, tuberose, jasmine, musk, amber, sandalwood, orris

CLASSIFICATION: floral, fruity, slightly feminine

AGE GROUP: college, mature

SIMILAR SCENT(s): n/a

FORM: eau de parfum

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Benghal

Benghal by Lancome

Benghal by Lancome

I want to apologize for the lack of updates. We have tons of perfumes to update and we’re ready! So let’s kick it off by introducing something new to Scent Addicts – Review On The Run. We’ll be posting these when doing a review on a perfume in which there is not a whole lot to say – namely because it may smell extremely similar to another perfume that we have recently tested/reviewed, or because it’s very easy to describe, and not a complex enough of a smell to write an in-depth review of. In today’s example, it’s because Benghal is very similar to Incanto Charms. Let the fun begin!

NOTES (as listed on fragrantica.com): ginger, mandarin orange, apricot, osmanthus, jasmine, sandalwood, musk

 

 

CLASSIFICATION: spicy, slightly fruity

AGE GROUP: mature

SIMILAR SCENT(s): Incanto Charms

FORM: eau de toilette

Benghal smells almost identical (to my nose, anyways) to Incanto Charms. This is a more spicy than fruity fragrance, but the fruitiness is apparent enough to mention in the classification. While I wore it, the smell was very consistent from the first application to the end of the day (no surprises or sudden twists). It lasted a very long time on my skin; reapplication would not have been necessary at all. No other reason worth-mentioning factors – this smells identical enough to Incanto Charms that you can get an accurate review of Benghal by reading my other review [of Incanto Charms].

Click here to read my review of Incanto Charms!



Anna Sui Dolly Girl On The Beach
Dolly Girl On The Beach

Dolly Girl On The Beach

NOTES (as listed on fragrantica.com): mandarin orange, cassia, peach, apple, marigold, bergamot, lemon, freesia, lotus, rose, amber, musk, white woods

Couldn’t wait to try this! doesn’t even BEGIN to sum up how badly I wanted to smell Dolly Girl On The Beach, to cradle it in my arms and love it as if it had come directly from my womb (and, yeah, I’M JOKING to anyone who is laughing AT me and not WITH me). I F*&#ING KNEW IT! pretty much covers my reaction once I had inhaled my first whiff of this nose-tease fragrance.

CLASSIFICATION: unique, semi-spicy, very slightly citrusy

AGE GROUP: mature

SIMILAR SCENT(s): Dolly Girl (original)

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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