Bcars10 Jessica Simpson ten
- 16 months ago
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5 perfumes added
7 months ago
Roses Musk by Montale
„Sharp, manly rose”
I'm with Sherapop, the musk in this must be ambroxan. There are roses for sure, but it also has that weird, sharp metallic tang that I get from Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume. I don't like it. It reads as masculine to my nose, and makes my brain respond with "Not...
7 months ago
Nectar Love by DKNY / Donna Karan
„Banal and cloying”
I tested this tonight in Ulta. The adorable bottle with the little bees on it really caught my eye! I should have known…bees=honey. Honey is one of my kryptonite notes, and it is majorly present in this perfume. It’s basically fruity and honey-sweet.
I can detect...
Powdery, sophisticated jasmine. Mysterious! Delicious! I need it stronger because it is so good!+2
Pretty average; smells like many other perfumes out there currently. Just a basic, sweet floral. Decent sillage and longevity.+2
Mostly a citrus scent, with some florals floating in and out. Very fresh and inviting. Gonna be awesome in spring and summer!+2
Has a bit of a hairspray vibe, wafting around my face, and it’s just the wrong side of too much. I feel a headache coming on.+4
I concur 100% with Sherapop's review: It's a very masculine rose with some Ambroxan mixed in. It's sharp & metallic and tickles my nose.+3
There's frankincense in this?! Maybe I smell a bit of that resin, but it's mostly creamy, lush vanilla. VERY warm, cozy, and comforting!+3
A lovely non-indolic jasmine scent as an aromatherapy oil. I use it on my hands for dryness, and for a mid-day scent pick-me-up. Love it!+2
It's odd, but strangely appealing. Like a cross between Irish Spring soap and Close Up (cinnamon) toothpaste. I'd enjoy it more on a man.+1
This is the Chanel No. 5 for people who can't/won't wear the original. I prefer this because it is lighter and fresher but still nostalgic.+3
Rosewood is what would be born if Agent Provocateur & Ombre Rose had a baby. A bit of fusty rosiness; lots of powder. Nice bottle though.+1
16 months ago
„Learning new words”
I was reading a review here yesterday, and I learned a new word: meretricious. I love words, and I'd never come across this one before, so I had to look it up. It means "alluring by a show of flashy or vulgar attractions; tawdy; or based on pretense, deception, or insincerity." As it turns out, that very day I came across the same word in Chandler Burr's book The Perfect Scent! I have no idea whether this is some sort of sign, but I generally do not believe in coincidences. I'm drawing a blank!Super-cool...
MiaTrost 177 days ago
I wish! :) It's a shot of Elena Kountoura, taken by Serge Lutens for Shiseido. Mine are buried in my album. ;)
MiaTrost 179 days ago
Your new pic is lovely! :)
Exciter76 7 months ago
I just had to tell you I'm adoring your new picture! **HUGS!!**
DonVanVliet 12 months ago
Great to have you here, welcome again and enjoy Parfumo!
Anessa 12 months ago
Regarding JLo "Still" - thank you for your kind comment! Words indeed are very powerful, intendedly or not.
Anessa 13 months ago
Hi, Thanks for your reply to my comment for the Jeanne en Provence Roseraie EDP - actually, I think that those heady, big florals do better bloom in the open heat and are more "fitting" than in the closed coldness ;-) Sometimes fragrances that are called by other people "soft, light, faint, fresh, for summer use" are rather "heavy on patchouli, benzoe and pepper/NOT fresh/too sweet for summer" for me, so I often write my own conditions in order to add another perspective for anyone blind-buying like me, basing their decision on reviews. But otherwise, I love Eau de Giorgio in summer, and it's not a shy one! :-)
Anessa 13 months ago
Hi, I've got an idea - I understand what you mean, and when I don't find the "keywords" in the classification category, I just add them as tags. Since tagged fragrances in similar categories will be grouped together, there will be "#musky" or "#musk"-tagged perfumes showing up when searched after the tag; tried now with advanced search in the tag box, found just a few, but there can be more! :-)
Bcars10 16 months ago
This site needs to add "Musky" to its perfume classification system because "Animalic" just doesn't cut it. Animalic is too sharp and "barnyard-y" to me, but musky can be softer and less intense. I wear musks a lot, so it would be helpful to add this classification. Thank you!