Sunday, April 3, 2011

Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum Review

I was watching a video on Youtube and this guy was excitedly talking about Balenciaga Paris. HE described the notes, and explained how it smelled. From watching that video I was very intrigued by what he said. Shortly after watching that video I sampled the scent at my local Neiman Marcus. My parents  than bought this for me, for a Christmas gift.

The bottle is beautiful and very unique. If you only look at the bottle head on, the bottle looks very simple, almost plain. But when you look at the bottle from a birds-eye view it is not a symmetrical shape. The cap is supposed to look like its cracked. The Perfume comes in a black velvet drawstring bag with the words BALENCIAGA  PARIS inscribed in gold lettering. 

The fragrance is very long lasting. I spray this wherever and I can smell it throughout a full day of work and play. 

Since this is a parfume 

it lasts almost 7-8 hours. I smell this 
continuously and it never fades on my. 

The scent is heavenly! Hands down one of my favourite fragrances EVER! I am forever enchanted by the scents wonderful violet and vetiver combination.  This is an exquisite and original scent, its green and powdery smelling all at the same time. I have read reviews were people compare it to what "your grandma would wear" but I beg to differ. I think this fragrance can be warm and 

inviting and young and fresh smelling as long 

as the person wearing it, knows how to wear it. I truly recommend this fragrance to anyone who likes a fresh, demure, powdery smell who appreciates violet. This scent will most likely not interest the very young, but It did for me! 

The perfumes notes are :
Violet, Airy Blossom, Peppery notes, Violet leaves, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Veviter. 

It retails for : 

1.7 oz
2.5 oz
PRICE: $130 

Rate 5 out of 5

Friday, April 1, 2011

Lolita Lempicka Fleur de Corall

I received a sample of this perfume during a trip to France, After buying everything Guerlain the nice women gave me sample of many different perfumes. One of the samples was the Fleur de Corall. I immediately fell in love with the scent and hurried my way to my local Perfumania store and bought it. 

The bottle is cute, I really think it is beautiful. It is a wonderfully crafted piece of artwork. The bottle itself is made out of sandglass which is very smooth, and frosted. The golden cap is adorned with 3 charms; one of a 5-pointed white flower with gold center, the other of a cursive "L" embellished with white "pearls", the third charm is a white piece of beach coral.  On the bottle there is starfish embossed onto the bottle. The bottle is the epitome of femininity.

The fragrance is a PERFUME  and lasts for about 7 hours. The fragrance can not be obnoxious because the fragrance is so soft and delicate. I normally spray this in my hair, and on my neck. While working out or being very active I can smell wonderful whiffs of this perfume.

The scent is beach-like, it is reminiscent of warm summer nights. As well the seductive salty smell with the addition of cinnamon and something sea-like.  Something is heavier it could very well be the driftwood. Whenever I spray this fragrance I forgot what I am wearing, but I have to retrace all my actions, until I figure out I am wearing Fleur de Corall. I always over think that such a beautiful bottle could be so complex yet simple. I Highly recommend this perfume, not only is this inexpensive, it is just a stupendous scent. (Did I happen to say..... The box is beautiful too!)

The perfumes notes are :
Top notes : Bergamont, Cinnamon Bark, Grapefruit
Mid notes : Frangipani, Coconut, Forse Flower, Immortelle
Base notes : Musk, Solar Woods Accord, Tonka Bean, Amber, Vanilla Orchid 

It retails for : 

1 oz 
PRICE: $47 

Rate 5 out of 5

Givenchy Play intense (male)

I first smelled this fragrance in the advertisement strip. The advertisement  had encouraged me to check it out  at Sephora, where I sampled it and I just had to buy! Since I had just acquired some money for work, I was happily able to spend a few extra dollars and buy the "Intense" version of the perfume. 
The bottle is large even though it is a 3.3 oz Eau de Toilette spray, it is the same height as my hand! The main body of the perfume is a flat matte black, with the words "PLAY" in a firey red colour, to the left it says "RWD" and to the left it says "FFWD". The bottle is supposed to be an interpretation of an Apple iPod. The bottle is truly magnificent and not to mention incredibly imaginative and unique! 
The fragrance is an EDT which is terrible news since this is such an incredible scent! Even with it being the "intense" version I still only smell this for about 3-4 hours, but when I can smell this I am in LOVE! I normally can not smell this on myself but others always can, not to mention if I spray too much ;) I am absorbed in the scent and in its following cloud.

This scent is not that special, it is actually a very typical scent for a male fragrance, nonetheless I still adore it. It is almost commercial/mainstream if you understand what I am saying. An analogy would be this fragrance's scent is like the males version of Light Blue, all too common but a pleasant smell. When I have worn this fragrance I have almost always received at least one to two comments about how "incredible I smell." This fragrance is captivating, and genuinely enjoyable to smell! 

The perfumes notes are :
Bergamot, Mandarin Orange, Amyris Wood, Pink Petter, Coffee Wood Accord, Labdanum, Tonka bean, Vetyver Patchouli

It Retails for : 

1.7 oz
PRICE: $57
3.3 oz
PRICE: $76

Rate - 4 out of 5 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Versace Versence For Women


Strangely I had never heard of this fragrance yet this is the one fragrance I have always had a passion for. I first smelled this fragrance at my local MACYS when I described the fragrances I like, and the women Phyllis picked it out for me. 

I bought this fragrance in the 1.7 fl oz. Eau De toilette. The bottle is a typical square/rectangular shape with a fascinating circle in the middle which is silver in colour and is the symbol of Versace. The cap is somewhat heavy and has the name "V E R S A C E" engraved into it.  The bottle is very handsome.

The fragrance I bought is an EDT, but surprisingly leaves me after around 5 hours of wear! I normally layer the fragrance on top of the perfumed body milk and the fragrance always stays fresh smelling.  This is not an obnoxious fragrance at all, and always pleasant smelling. 

The scent of this is my weakness, I worship it. I have always yearned for a scent like this. The scent is CRAZY AMAZING SMELLING. Every time after I smell the fragrance I need to smell  it more, I am compelled to inhale it, I have to repeatedly inhale it it over and over again. I don't know any other way to describe it,  it is what air should smell like! :)
This is completely 100% Recommended to anyone! 

The perfumes notes are :
Top notes : Green Mandarin, Bergamot, Fig, Prickly Pear
Mid notes : Sea lily, "Rare flowers", Jasmine Petals, Cardamom
Base notes : Sandalwood, Cedar, Olive Wood, Sensual Musk

It retails for : 

1 oz
PRICE: $51.00 AND
1.7 oz
PRICE: $68.00 AND
3.4 oz
PRICE: $89.00

Rate - 6 out of 5

Paris Hilton Passport Paris Eau de toilette

I first smelled this fragrance in an advertisement I believe, I was enchanted by the light sugary smell, which was not at all pre-teen. I was shopping at MACYS and received a small purse spray free after my sister purchased a fragrance. I Used that purse spray and that next monday I had to buy the fragrance!! 

The bottle is long and slender, I bought the 3.4 fl oz size and I have not even made a dent in it!
The cap is cheap looking but I don't mind. The bottle has a cute doll on the front with the Eiffel Tower in the background. 

The fragrance is an eau de toilette spray,  and lasts all of 3-4 hours on myself I only wish this fragrance came in an eau de parfume. I spray this on my wrists, my neck, and once around my hair and I reapply late in the afternoon. This fragrance surrounds you in a wonderful smelling cloud. This can be a fragrance that is too overpowering if sprayed too much.

The scent is a delicious, sugar coated flirty mixture that is very fruity. I can always distinguish the  mandarin, jasmine, and peach, however I can not detect the musk or amber to be honest. This is a very fun and happy, uplifting fragrance, that I really do enjoy! PLUS It'S CHEAP!!!!!!
This is a stupendous fragrance that everyone should try!

The perfume notes are : 
Top notes - Sparkling Mandarin, Juicy Red Berries, Golden Peach
Mid notes - Sambac Jasmine, Honeysuckle, Purple Peony
Base notes - Vanilla, Amber, Patchouli, Creamy White Musk 

It retails for : 

1.00 oz
PRICE: $25.00 AND
3.4 oz 
PRICE: $45.00

Rate - 4.9 out of 5

Daisy MARC JACBOS Eau so fresh review

I absolutely fell in love with this fragrance the moment I discovered it in my "Instyle" magazine. I smelled the sample paper over and over, and the scent remained. I rushed to my local MACYS and purchased the largest bottle they sold.

The bottle is large at 4.25 fl oz, and stands tall at almost 7 inches!
The cap is made out of light material, and the cap is adorned with plastic/rubbery colored flowers! The bottle is easy to hold onto, and is a very pleasant shape to look at!

The fragrance itself is an Eau de toilette spray, but surprisingly lasts a fair amount of time. I spray once on my hair, once on my neck and once on my wrists. The scent lasts nearly 5 hours, throughout those 5 hours the fragrance wafts a wonderful fresh smell that is truly delightful! This projects very well, and I can smell this as well as someone who is close near me.

I love the scent it is very sweet smelling, not a sugar/candy aroma but a natural sweetness. I can indubitably smell the crisp raspberry, the tart grapefruit, and the violet. This fragrance is a symphony to my nose!
I can not recommend this product enough! This will be my go to fragrance for the summer!!!

The perfumes notes are :
Top notes – Natural Raspberry, Grapefruit, Pear
Mid notes – Violet, Wild Rose, Apple Blossom
Base notes – Musks, Cedar wood, Plum

It retails for :

2.5 oz
PRICE: $70.00 AND
4.2 oz
PRICE: $85.00

Rate - 5 out of 5