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Nicole Richie No Rules.

Posted in almond blossom, coconut, floral fruity, frangipani, jasmine, kumquat, musk, Nicole Richie No Rules, orange blossom, sandalwood, vanilla, wild berries with tags , , , , on February 5, 2015 by sorceressofthedark
Nicole Richie No Rules.

Nicole Richie No Rules.

I enjoyed Nicole Richie’s first offering into the perfume world simply called “Nicole” so much that I didn’t hesitate purchasing her second. The price I paid was very low so frankly, I wasn’t out that much. (Thanks to TJMaxx, a local discounter in the USA).

No Rules smells delicious too, the flacon is pretty, altho not as pretty as the first, it’s actually quite a simple bottle and strikingly similar to the first with the identical bottle cap. The box, I dare say, is prettier than the bottle. However, the juice inside just doesn’t last long at all. Maybe two hours and that’s a stretch using body lotion to make sure your skin is well nourished. It’s a great perfume to take to sleep and scent your linens.

This is a sweet, candied, sunny perfume. Orange blossom and kumquat top it off with a sparkling, effervescent beginning. Frangipani brings in a flowery essence and its’ drydown is a skin musk with a mild vanilla.

No Rules is a fantasy-like perfume, likened to fairies and their playfulness in the woods, campfires and forests, dark colder nights when the wind stings your face and turns your cheeks red. It’s earthy and whimsical really, not a perfume to be taken seriously. It’s great for bed-time when you want to relax and scent your linens to de-stress.

This floral fruity arrived in 2014 and is available in discount stores and online.

Top Notes: Orange Blossom, Kumquat, Wild Berries, Almond Blossom.

Middle Notes: Frangipani, Jasmine, Coconut.

Base Notes: Sandalwood, Vanilla, Musk.

Peace.

Sorceress.

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Reb’l Fleur by Rihanna … Sweet, Tart Muskiness That Lasts…And Surprises The Wearer.

Posted in amber, Caroline Sabas, coconut, hibiscus, musk, patchouli, peach, Perfumer's Noses, plum, Reb'l Fleur, red berries, tuberose, vanille, violet with tags , , , , , , on March 17, 2014 by sorceressofthedark
Reb'l Fleur.

Reb’l Fleur.

Reb’l Fleur by Rihanna, the first of her forays into perfumery, launched in 2010. Considered a chypre floral, it is made in collaboration with perfumers Caroline Sabas and Marypierre Julien.

Caroline Sabas is the nose to work on such perfumes as A Rather Novel Collection Taverns & The Hague  by Caroline Sabas, Britney Spears Midnight Fantasy, Badgley Mischka Couture, Calvin Klein Downtown, Rihanna Rebelle,  Charles Jourdan The Parfum, Christian Audigier for Him, Faith Hill, Oud Orange Intense, Jennifer Lopez Glowing, Sunkissed Glow and Miami Glow, Fresh Cannabis Santal, Natori, Nicole Miller Frenzy, Shania Twain Shania Starlight, Sean John Unforgivable for Men, Kim Kardashian True Reflection and Ed Hardy for Women.

Marypierre Julien is the nose to work on such perfumes as A Rather Novel Collection Hamarikyu Gardens by Marypierre, Brooks Brothers Black Fleece Red Cologne, Brooks Brothers Black Fleece White Cologne, Christian Audigier For Women, Ed Hardy Skulls and Roses For Her, Ed Hardy Skulls and Roses For Him, Villain For Him, Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue Nights, Gap Close, Happ and Stahns Rosa Alba 1842, Ivanka Trump For Women, Kate Walsh Boyfriend, Rihanna Rogue and Rebelle, Mariah Carey Vision of Love, Kate Walsh Billionaire Boyfriend, Six Scents Parfums Series 4. – 5-Second Skin-VPL & Marypierre Julien, and Banana Republic Wildbloom Rouge.

There is a tartness to this flanker of Rihannas I really enjoy. It’s both sweet and tart at the same time. The longevity is amazing. A few sprays are worth eight hours which is amazing for perfume, let alone those made today. Reb’ l Fleur by Rihanna has passed my strict tests and shown itself to be a winner in the fragrance category.

There seems to be a tropical flair with a fruity twist, like the infamous candy Wonka SweeTarts, but it’s wrapped in a musky haze. This doesn’t give Reb’l Fleur a childish or teen-set flair at all, rather, more of a unique twist for a perfume. Eventually, the musk thickens and a bit of buttered popcorn tuberose peeks through intermittently. The coconut and vanille mix in but don’t overwhelm to make this a purely linear vanilla cookie fragrance, either. Patchouli wraps it together nicely to make this scent an easy, comfortable perfume to wear anytime. All of the notes mix together well to create a perfume that dances and dips to give its wearer slight changes for interest.

Perfect for lounging on the week-ends, doing errands, relaxing, Reb’l Fleur is a feel-good fragrance that I’d say  can be worn through the four seasons. It radiates well with a few spritzes.

Speaking of the bottle-although looking at the flanker, one might think it’s nice and pretty and if you own all three of the series, (Rebelle, Reb’l Fleur and Nude), they are all identical except for the color of the banding around the bottle. They’d make a nice presentation on one’s vanity. However, when you try and spray them, it’s virtually impossible to do so with one hand. The base is so wide and the neckline is so slim, a human hand cannot physically hold it and spray it at the same time. I have to balance these bottles on something and then use another hand to spray them. The bottle design is the only detraction from Reb’l Fleur.  It’s absolutely horrible for use.

I bought my bottle of Reb’l Fleur, along with a body lotion and body wash on clearance for $12.50. It was a steal as far as I’m concerned since I absolutely adore this fragrance for the price. It’s one I’ll be reaching for often enough. Although reaching with two hands and it’s certainly not packable as a go-to in a travel bag.

The longevity is hours on end. For me, this perfume lasts at least eight hours before it starts to fade to a skin scent. That’s an incredibly long time. I love it as a day scent for a pick-me-up vibe.

Top Notes:  Peach, Plum, Red Berries.

Middle Notes: Tuberose, Violet, Coconut, Hibiscus.

Base Notes: Musk, Patchouli, Amber, Vanille.

You can find Reb’l Fleur in local department stores and online.

Peace.

Sorceress.

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Passion by Elizabeth Taylor…A Brew Of Decadence…Why Do People Buy and Wear Those Things?

Posted in aldehydes, bergamot, cedar, civet, coconut, gardenia, heliotrope, Honey, jasmine, leather, lily-of-the-valley, musk, oakmoss, orris root, Passion, patchouli, perfume notes, Perfumes, rose, sandalwood, tuberose, vanilla, ylang-ylang with tags , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2014 by sorceressofthedark
Passion.

Passion.

Pow! First spray…what an animal Liz Taylor created with this juice. Passions, animals on the prey, musk and incense all attack the senses. It must be the civet that I adore and smile about, but smile inside it makes me do. I keep sniffing my wrists and saying, “So beautiful.” I love this fragrance.
Passion settles down into a woman’s sensual scent, promising what’s yet to be. A high-heeled, black-stockings, bat your lashes, use your fingernails, arch your eyebrow, Baby I know who I am and what I’ve got fragrance. It’s not a user beware, it’s the opposite. Your date, SO, whatever is in trouble.
Drydown to a sweet, musky, powdery incense, making Passion a wonderful Oriental that’s ignored because of it’s price. Don’t be fooled by the name and the politics. Don’t let yourself be swayed by commercialism and hype and pay exorbitant prices to cover the costs of commercials and tv. Close your eyes and let your nose tell you what’s wonderful.
One spritz lasts for hours and hours and sillage is about an arms length. This is sexy, yes, but also cozy and warm in it’s own way.
The African Amethyst color of the art deco glass bottle is elegant. The gold cap could be replaced, I’ll agree, but if that was the decision, I’ll live with it.
There are so many different flavors to this delicious scent, one try isn’t enough to benefit from it’s full potentials. At times, spices mix into the brew of decadence, while leather, smoke and incense dance around the flames of desire that the creator of this frag intended to concoct a potion so intense she was willing to chance it all as her very first fragrance on the market. Passion is just so delicious!
Why has this ET fragrance been ignored or shunted? By far, it is the richest of them all. It is an eye-opener, a knock-your-socks-off with the aldehydes at the top. But the sandalwood, patchouli, coconut and vanilla all bring it down in the base to a scent of incredible strength. Think 1940′s Hollywood and strong women such as Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Betty Davis.
Some call this a drugstore perfume, because Elizabeth Taylor wanted all women to be able to appreciate her scents. Ironically, her perfumes are also sold in department stores such as Macys. So they must appeal to women of various backgrounds.
I also love Diamonds and Rubies by ET. I’m searching for Black Pearls, another I believe will fit my fragrance nose.  The popularity of her perfumes should tell consumers that her fragrances will become classics just as the inimitable Elizabeth Taylor has become in history. I am delighted to own, wear and display them.
I remember Joan Crawford making her exit at the end of an episode, sashaying her skirts with her hands in an episode of Route 66, her back ramrod straight, her heels clicking the pavement, never looking back at the cast of characters. But their eyes were all pinned on her as she walked down the street. I imagine her wearing a perfume such as Passion, leaving the beautiful fragrance in the wake of her stunning exit, and that’s why she always left such a memorable impression of confidence. A perfume such as this one does that to you.

Passion is for the strong. Passion is a perfume that is worn by a woman, it does not wear you.

Top Notes: Aldehydes, Artemesia, Coriander, Gardenia, Bergamot, Ylang-Ylang, Lily-Of-The-Valley.

Middle Notes: Honey, Tuberose, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Orris Root, Jasmine, Heliotrope, Rose, Spicy Notes, Cedar.

Base Notes: Leather, Musk, Civet, Coconut, Vanilla, Oakmoss, Incense, Sandalwood, Cedar.

Launched in 1988 and still going strong, oPassion is available in regular department stores, discount stores, drugstores and online, and also through auction sites.

Peace.

Sorceress.

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Sensuous Nude Brings The Beach Home…Why Do People Buy and Wear Those Things?

Posted in amber, bergamot, coconut, Estee Lauder, heliotrope, Honey, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, mandarin orange, musk, pepper, pink pepper, sandalwood, Sensuous Nude, vanille, woodsy notes with tags , , , , , , on December 22, 2013 by sorceressofthedark
Sensuous Nude.

Sensuous Nude.

Yes, yes and more yes. Ahhhh….absolutely delicious. Heaven, pure heaven. The next morning a hint of this perfume still remains. How fabulous is that?

The initial blast of honeyed milk served in a coconut shell with spices on top is extreme and brings its’ wearer to heights of delicious anticipation. Images of sitting in a tropical palm-covered hut-I can hear seagulls screeching overhead and the sun is delectably warm. The sea is crashing behind me, the sky is blue overhead with minimal clouds on the horizon. And the barkeep? Let’s just say that’s my fantasy…and Sensuous Nude takes you there.

This perfume delivers a sweet musk brilliantly tempered by amber sitting in a coconut shell. If golden bronze had a color, this would be it. Lauder chose the color for the bottle correctly. Close your eyes when you spray, because that’s what you see.

It can be minus 6 degrees outside with gusty winds, snow blowing around the corners of the house when I spray this perfume and my mind will still create images of that beautiful beach. It still takes me there to blue skies, warm sands under my toes and the ocean waves not far away. It’s that delicious.

A nuance of top peppery notes add just the right amount of spiciness to this brew without overloading it. Bergamot adds the freshness, zing and pop in the initial blast that gives Sensuous Nude its exciting wow factor in the beginning that calms down with the honeyed milk. The sandalwood comes across more as a dried hay or dried palms, similar to the tops of little beach huts.

This perfume radiates very well and lasts for hours upon hours. Sensuous Nude is considered an oriental floral and was introduced in 2011 by Estee Lauder. Sensuous Nude follows Estee Lauder’s Sensuous and Sensuous Noir.

Sensuous Nude can be purchased in department stores and online.

Top Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin Orange, Pepper, Pink Pepper.

Middle Notes: Musk, Jasmine, Lily-Of-The-Valley, Coconut, Honey.

Base Notes: Amber, Vanille, Woodsy Notes, Heliotrope, Sandalwood, Musk.

Peace.

Sorceress.

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Far Away Perfume by Avon…Why Do People Buy and Wear Those Things?

Posted in amber, Avon.com, coconut, Far Away, freesia, gardenia, jasmine, karo karounde, musk, online shopping, orange, oriental floral, osmanthus, peach, perfume notes, rose, sandalwood, vanilla, violet, ylang-ylang with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2013 by sorceressofthedark
Far Away.

Far Away.

Ethereal, mysterious, what I imagine the long ago Far Eastern World women must have worn as their perfume oils. Yes, the name fits this perfume. Seven hours ago I sprayed my wrist from two feet away gently and the scent of this oriental fragrance is still heavily with me.
I owned it years back and last summer acquired an older bottle. I’ve waited for a colder day of winter to wear it again. This is a glorious fragrance.
It’s rich and thick in its entire run and certainly not for someone shy or one who likes a lighter, cleaner fragrance. Gardenia and coconut stand the strongest for me with sandalwood wrapped around these notes in a thick musky way. The musk that I inhale from Far away is not the musk that I get from perfumes I’ve been sampling lately. This musk is thick, almost syrupy, so embracing, that when coupled with the wood it could be stifling if over-sprayed. This is such an exotic smelling perfume that goes on and on and on. Spray a scarf or doily in your home and the scent will there for days.
Close your eyes and it evokes images of rawness, of sexual energy, of days in spring gardens bursting with fresh blooming flowers, of oiled wooden barrels with leather straps filled with intoxicating hot spices, even of antique liquor cabinets that house fine wines and assorted liquors and liqueurs. It takes you to many places.
It’s a perfume that entices you to return to your wrist again and again to remind you of those images. It’s really that wondrous in its composition.
If I wore it out, I’d spray it prudently, so as not to offend anyone. It’s very strong and in today’s fruity-gourmand times, Far Away may not be to everyone’s liking. A delicate spritz from a few feet away or a walk-through spray is more than enough.
This is a picturesque perfume, one that will bring images to your mind when wearing it. That’s when a perfume is worth it’s weight. Housed in an opaque round bottle with an art deco fuschia and black round cap, cordoned with a black tassel, Far Away should be on anyone’s sample list.

Far Away is known as an oriental floral and is currently available through Avon’s catalog,  through Avon’s representatives or through Avon’s online site. It is also available on the secondary market through auction. Visit Avon here for Far Away: http://shop.avon.com/product.aspx?pf_id=176.
Top Notes: Karo Karounde, Ylang-Ylang, Orange, Coconut, Peach.
Middle Notes: Jasmine, Osmanthus, Rose, Violet, Gardenia, Freesia.
Base Notes: Vanilla, Sandalwood, Musk, Amber.

Peace.

Sorceress.

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Why Do People Buy And Wear Those Things? Wish Perfume By Chopard.

Posted in black locust, Brazilian Rosewood, Chopard, coconut, Gooseberry, Honey, honeysuckle, Lily-of-the-Valley, orange blossom, perfume notes, wild strawberry, Wish with tags , , , , , , on October 11, 2013 by sorceressofthedark
Chopard Wish Perfume.

Chopard Wish Perfume.

Wish Perfume By Chopard.

Wish Perfume By Chopard.

Chopard, best known for their impeccable  Swiss watches, and jewelry. Did you know they also began a line of fragrances in 1992? They partnered with L’Oreal to create their first fragrance called Casmir and went on to create 28 perfumes. Currently, they have 8 on their website.  Casmir, Wish, Happy Spirit, Cascade, Elixir D’Amour, Brilliant Wish, Enchanted and Noble Vetiver.

Louis-Ulysse Chopard began his watch making company in 1860 with the idea that no watches should be mass-produced. The company has been known to participate in patronage activities and is proud to advance responsible business practices throughout the supply chain.  For more information about Chopard and the company’s business activities, please see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chopard.

Wish for a soft perfume with hints of spice powder and musk, encased in an absolutely beautifully romantic bottle and Chopard delivers. This blue juice is gentle at the top yet becomes more persuasive and stronger as it melds with your chemistry.
The warmer vanilla is the pervasive note but sadly, Wish lingers only for about two hours or so. For me, this perfume rolls to a quick boil, then simmers down quickly.
Fruits of wild strawberry and gooseberry begin this fragrance, while honey adds some sweetness to this mix. Violets, orchids, and amber heavily powder the patchouli to make it a sweet and earthy fragrance.
Chopard Wish becomes cozy and intimate as it blends with you, creamier with a milky vanilla, almost a nutty finish. Brazilian Rosewood brings it all together with woods and mosses.
This is a quiet, genteel fragrance that is classic, sheer and elegant. Perfect for dinner parties, black tie affairs and where refinement is warranted. Wish sits close to the skin, projecting an effortless beauty. Wish Perfume by Chopard is an oriental vanilla.
Top Notes: Honeysuckle, Wild Strawberry, Black Locust, Orange Blossom, Coconut, Gooseberry, Brazilian Rosewood.
Middle Notes: Honey, Violet, Orchid, Milk, Heliotrope, Lily-Of-The-Valley.
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Amber, Patchouli, Vanilla, Caramel, Incense.

You can find Chopard’s current fragrance line here: http://us.chopard.com/accessories/fragrances.

Peace.

Sorceress.

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