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Bookwyrms 7 years ago 1
5
Scent
5
Longevity
4
Sillage
3
Bottle
Smells functional. But sorta nice .
On me this is a semi tolerable scent . It actually smells a lot like some sort of lotion that is just put on for moisturization and not chosen at all for scent. One I'd choose so I could layer a chosen scent over it. Slight plastic note is present to my nose. Cotton candy, toffee, sweet notes? No. Rose ,iris,and woodsy notes? Slightly. Like I said -this smells like a lightly scented lotion.
Bought in a group lot. Tried a few times, and it's okay but not love /craveable. Honestly,I tend to forget about it.I'm passing it on to someone who could use it.

Jan
28
2016
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Bookwyrms 7 years ago 2
1
Scent
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Overpriced bathroom spray/artificial candy.
Only a few days ago I was thinking that Bvlgari was one of the fairly" safe to blind buy from" . And that I always at least liked or tolerated their scents even if I wasn't head over heels in love with all of them. I must have jinxed myself.
On my skin Paraiba opens with mashed bananas ( baby food) with a side order of artificially flavored and colored banana candy ( recall those hard candies shaped like the flavors they were supposed to be? Those.)
A few minutes drydown reveals a " tropical floral " heart --unfortunately it strongly reminds me of some bathroom deodorizer spray ( green can Glade? Febreeze?) which my dad uses whenever he's let off a big stink bomb in there. Honestly I dislike this " tropical " stuff so much, I'd rather smell the stink bomb.
Base is beginning to appear--a clean musk and freshness of vetiver . This part is rather pleasant, if it didn't have the ( repulsive to me ) top and heart notes overshadowing it.

I'm reviewing from a sample I acquired free from Sephora, thankfully NOT from a blind bought bottle. Enough of this,I'm off to scrub....
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Bookwyrms 8 years ago 3 1
Plain scent /pretty bottle
This scent Flight of Fancy , is a plain , most likely inoffensive neutral scent. It strongly reminds me of United Colors of Benetton Essence of Woman . That is to say it smells like defanged ,watered down , light stonewashed patchouli, with some soft fruit and clean floral. Bottle is gorgeous! I'll be getting one for myself and probably one for my young niece ,as she'll probably spray herself silly with it.
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Bookwyrms 8 years ago 2
3
Scent
Top loaded notes
Top notes on this were sort of interesting the effect being in the family of EA Green Tea , and D&G Lt Blue . However the longevity of the intro leaves a lot to be desired. Dry down is reached within 5 minutes on a cold winter day. And unfortunately it isn't a very nice arrival . It does ,as others have mentioned ,smell like a soap . Sort of like one that is in public restrooms ? Not the super hideous kind but the kind that you hope the scent fades off fast and doesn't interfere with your SOTD too much. I have a purse size bottle . I will not be trying to get anymore of this.
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Bookwyrms 8 years ago 1
7
Scent
Soft gummi bear floral
My impression of Fairy Dance ( not sure if it is a different one ) is that it is a soft fruity sweet scent that on me reads as gummi Bears - the nice ones made with fruit juice like the Haribo brand. I have a purse size that is labeled Anna Sui Fairy Dance . This is a light scent ( I think I may consider getting a full bottle for myself and one for my niece ), but quite pleasant . It should be very nice in spring / summer time on its own and may work layered with other scents too. Anna Sui 's bottles are often adorable or absolutely lovely so it's almost worth it just for the cute bottle. A nice scent too? Sold .
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