Filed under: Perfume reviews | Tags: amber, Believe, Believe by Britney Spears, Britney, Britney Spears, Britney Spears Believe, celebrity perfumes, honeysuckle, linden blossom, patchouli, praline, Spears, spicy, tangerine
NOTES (as listed on fragrancenet.com): linden blossom, tangerine, honeysuckle, amber, praline, patchouli
AGE GROUP: college, slightly mature
SIMILAR SCENT(s): n/a
FORM: eau de parfum
Filed under: Perfume reviews | Tags: Bush Peach, Coco Juice, Dama de Noite, Driftwood, escada, Escada Pacific Paradise, escada rockin' rio, feminine, fruity, Papaya, Piña Colada, pineapple, Powder of Musk, rockin' rio, sandalwood, Sea Breeze, Sugar Cane, tangerine, tropical
NOTES: Tangerine, Pineapple, Papaya, Piña Colada, Sugar Cane, Bush Peach, Dama de Noite, Sea Breeze, Coco Juice, Driftwood, Sandalwood, Powder of Musk
I recently added a sample vial of Rockin’ Rio to my latest FragranceX.com order, solely for reviewing purposes. I have something against Escada, even though I like a lot of their scents. To me, most of their limited edition summer fragrances are extremely similar, and frankly, that doesn’t impress me much. I am a proud owner of Pacific Paradise, though, and a part of me just can’t give Escada up.
CLASSIFICATION: Fruity, feminine, tropical
AGE GROUP: College
SIMILAR SCENT(s): Vaguely reminiscent of other Escada fragrances
FORM: Eau de Toilette
Filed under: Perfume reviews | Tags: Anna Sui, Anna Sui Secret Wish, bahia orchid, cedarwood, CK One, floated wood accord, freesia, green tea, green tea leaves, grenade, lime, musk, peony, petitgrain lime, Roxy, Roxy Love, Secret Wish, tangerine, unisex, watery, yuzu
NOTES (as listed on sephora.com): green tea leaves, lime, yuzu, tangerine, petitgrain lime, grenade, peony, freesia, bahia orchid, floated wood accord, musk, cedarwood
The summery colors of the bottle, along with the Roxy name, caused this impulse buy of mine. I had never read any reviews, and there was no tester, so I was in for a surprise (whether it was a good one or a bad one)!
CLASSIFICATION: unisex, watery
AGE GROUP: perfect for anyone
SIMILAR SCENT(s): Anna Sui Secret Wish, CK One
FORM: eau de toilette
Filed under: Perfume reviews | Tags: amber, Apricot Skin, Bright Crystal, feminine, floral, Green Ivy, J.Lo Glow, Jasmine Sambac, Moroccan Rose, musk, Orange Flower Petals, Riviera Mimosa, sweet, tangerine, Vera Wang, Vera Wang Flower Princess, Versace, Versace Bright Crystal, Water Lily, woods
NOTES (as listed on sephora.com): Green Ivy, Tangerine, Water Lily, Orange Flower Petals, Moroccan Rose, Jasmine Sambac, Riviera Mimosa, Apricot Skin, Amber, Woods, Musk.
I had tested the original Vera Wang Princess, but was not impressed; for one thing, I was not expecting a floriental fragrance from something that was marketed for an extremely young age group. I read about Vera Wang Flower Princess, and was intrigued. Supposedly, Vera Wang created this fragrance for the Japanese market, which likes lighter, sweeter fragrances according to the review I read. As a result, Vera Wang Flower Princess became available for a limited time in the United States, and I took the plunge before it was too late.
CLASSIFICATION: Soft, feminine, and flowery.
AGE GROUP: college
SIMILAR SCENT(s): Flower Princess vaguely reminds me of J.Lo Glow, just with a much more floral twist
FORM: Eau de Toilette
Filed under: Perfume reviews | Tags: amber, Bright Crystal, clean, feminine, floral, freesia, fresh, green apple, Guess, Guess New, muguet, musk, New, peach, peony, romantic, tangerine, Versace, Versace Bright Crystal
NOTES (as listed on fragrancenet.com): amber, freesia, tangerine, muguet, green apple, peach, peony, musk
I bought this on a whim, with a gift card that was going to expire. I wanted to smell it prior to purchase, as I hadn’t even so much as READ about it at that point, but there was no tester. Since I had to spend the gift card or lose it, I went ahead and got it. Quite the opposite of my Wrapped With Love purchase, Guess New went down in history as one of my best “uneducated” perfume purchases.
CLASSIFICATION: clean, fresh, feminine
AGE GROUP: college
SIMILAR SCENT(s): Versace Bright Crystal
FORM: eau de parfume