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Halle Berry Reveal…Not Impressed.

Posted in cashmere wood, floral fruity, frangipani, Halle Berry Reveal, iris flower, melon, mimosa, musk, neroli, peach, red berries, vetiver with tags , , , , on December 8, 2014 by sorceressofthedark
Halle Berry Reveal.

Halle Berry Reveal.

Others have described this as a safe perfume and I’d agree.Reveal is about safely generic you can get in a blase world of perfumes. It’s generally pretty, non-offensive, won’t be remembered and is a safe bet to wear in close situations.

There’s a sugary note airiness to Reveal but it’s not sweet, it’s more of a spun sugar overlaying the flowers. There’s a mustiness too, that’s not unpleasant. It’s the mustiness that brings memories of times past. The vetiver mixes with the woods to create a more unusual drydown than expected from a typical floral-fruity.

A bit tropical that’s grounded, Halle Berry’s Reveal is definitely worth sampling to see if this perfume is your type. It’s a perfume that can be worn year-round, anywhere, really, and is very quiet. As well as it’s blended tho, it does seem rather watery to me and needs spritzing often as a reminder.

Honestly, even the bottle isn’t impressive. Squat and fat with ribbed sides, it’s not very pretty. This one just doesn’t do it for me. I received it in a lot of perfumes that I had purchased so it wasn’t a waste of money for me.

Top Notes: Red Berries, Peach, Mimosa, Melon.

Middle Notes: Frangipani, Iris Flower, Neroli.

Base Notes: Vetiver, Cashmere Wood, Musk.

Peace.

Sorceress.

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Velvet Tuberose…Creamy Tuberose Straight Up…Why Do People Buy and Wear Those Things?

Posted in amber, cashmere wood, fig leaf, freesia, gardenia, indian jasmine, lemon, magnolia, musk, orchid, perfume notes, Perfumes, sandalwood, spices, tuberose, Velvet Tuberose, ylang-ylang with tags , , , , on January 25, 2014 by sorceressofthedark
Velvet Tuberose.

Velvet Tuberose.

Velvet Tuberose is full tuberose all through its many hours of its run. It’s toned down a bit but not as much as I’d hoped. The base is supposed to have woods, spices, amber and musk, but for me, none appear. Nor do any florals. Just straight-up tuberose. Which is great for tuberose lovers. I’m just not one. But, if you are, the mix in this perfume is good. It’s a creamier tuberose that gives way to a bit of buttered popcorn but comes back out to its original flavor.

Bath and Body Works always seems to use these superlative adjectives, hence, the word “Velvet” in “Velvet Tuberose”. No velvet here. It’s not smoother. It doesn’t bring images of gothic tuberose, or castles of yesteryear and long-drawn draperies. Quite simply, if you’re a lover of what tuberose smells like, pick this one up on Ebay on in thrift shops. It’s no longer available at the store.

If there is a mutual love affair between tuberose and you, then Velvet Tuberose is your scent. It works well alone or for layering. If you’re expecting something else to mingle in, look elsewhere. It stands alone as a sensual, mature scent.

Spray sparingly. It lasts for hours. It’s well worth the price. It radiates in a cloud about you.

This is one of Bath and Body Works better floral presentations from 2007.

Top Notes: Magnolia, Lemon, Ylang-Ylang, Juicy Apricot.

Middle Notes: Freesia, Cyclamen, Tuberose, Fig Leaf, Gardenia, Indian Jasmine, Orchid.

Base Notes: Sandalwood, Amber, Spices, Musk, Cashmere Wood.

Peace.

Sorceress

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Nicole by Nicole Ritchie…Absolutely Delicious…Why Do People Buy and Wear Those Things?

Posted in amber, blackberry, cashmere wood, lily-of-the-valley, Nicole, orange, oriental floral, papyrus, patchouli, Perfumes, rose, sandalwood, vanilla absolute with tags , , , , , , , on December 9, 2013 by sorceressofthedark
Nicole.

Nicole.

Opening notes of Nicole bring to mind the snapping open of a ripe peach, fresh from a market stand. You break it in half, the pit still in place, and inhale the juicy fruit in all its’ delicious ripeness. Nothing synthetic, pure freshness, you can almost feel the juice dripping. Add fresh-churned vanilla ice cream, the kind you get from dairy farms in the country. Vanilla ice cream that has a fresh flavor and aroma to it unlike no other because it was just churned today with fresh milk from dairy cows. Now add the sweet patchouli. And this is a sweet, mellow you can eat patchouli.
Nicole wears very lightly unless you layer it or use a moisturizing trick to get the fragrance to last longer. I use a very sheer veil of vaseline first on my skin, then spray the perfume. Any perfume I have that doesn’t have good longevity suddenly lasts for hours on me.
I really love this scent. It’s full-bodied, creamy, rich with its ambery, spicy feel. Not too fruity at all, the peach is more of a rum type or a boozy impression. Nicole is considered an oriental floral in nature and is wonderful for the cooler months.
The bottle is what drew me in, tho. It reminds me of the Eiffel Tower. It sits neatly in my hand, easy to spray and is art deco and just pretty to display. For bottle collectors, this one’s a winner.
I love wearing this now during the winter-watching the snow fall and hearing the winds blow. Its notes are warm, sensual and comforting. I do wish it lasted longer, but today’s perfumes unfortunately do not, it seems. But, taking into consideration how wonderful the opening is, and how to make it last, Nicole really is nice.
Top Notes: Blackberry, Orange.
Middle Notes: Rose, Papyrus, Amber, Lily-Of-The-Valley.
Base Notes: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla Absolute, Cashmere Wood.

Peace.

Sorceress.

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