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Halloween Kiss by J Del Pozo

Halloween Kiss

Halloween Kiss

NOTES (as listed on fragrantica.com): orange, watermelon, red berries, pear, violet, bergamot, orchid, freesia, gardenia, peony, teakwood, vanilla, tonka bean, patchouli

CLASSIFICATION: floriental, slightly fruity

AGE GROUP: mature

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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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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Britney Spears Curious
Britney Spears Curious

Britney Spears Curious

NOTES (as listed on fragrancenet.com): tuberose, magnolia, sandalwood, vanilla infused musk, pear, and jasmine.

I was curious to smell Curious by Britney Spears again (excuse the terrible pun); I had sampled her debut perfume when it first came out, and ruled it out right away. However, I saw a roll-on scent stick when shopping for perfumes today that was ultra-cheap, and couldn’t resist.

CLASSIFICATION: floral, feminine

AGE GROUP: perfect for anyone / mature

SIMILAR SCENT(s): n/a

FORM: Perfumed Shimmer Stick

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Anna Sui Dolly Girl Lil’ Starlet
Anna Sui Dolly Girl Lil Starlet

Anna Sui Dolly Girl Lil' Starlet

NOTES (as listed on debenhams.com): marine accord, pink grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, Madonna lily, pear, peony, sandalwood, amber, musk

A limited edition fragrance, although not that old, Dolly Girl Lil’ Starlet was pretty hard to get a hold of, considering I wanted to sample it prior to splurging on a heftily-priced “regular” sized bottle. I’m definitely glad I sampled it first – while after reading about it I was definitely in love at first site, my opinion changed a slight bit after experiencing it on my skin.

CLASSIFICATION: fresh, floral, slightly feminine, slightly citrus

AGE GROUP: college, mature

SIMILAR SCENT(s): n/a

FORM: eau de toilette

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