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Anna Sui Perfumes.

Posted in almalfi lemon, bamboo, black currant, floral fruity, mandarin orange, musk, peony, pink pepper, pomegranate, raspberry, rose, sandalwood, vanilla, violet, virginia cedar with tags , , , on March 4, 2015 by sorceressofthedark
Anna Sui Fairy Dance.

Anna Sui Fairy Dance.

A common complaint about Anna Sui perfumes is their longevity, it seems. Yes, there are other Anna Sui fragrances that disappear within a few hours on me, but Fairy Dance lasts longer.
The mandarin orange is crisp, bright and juicy, supported by the mango. The bamboo adds an interesting touch which I love, tempering it down with a scent of paper that holds your attention. If you’re not familiar with bamboo, it’s a clean-smelling note. Fairy Dance is also supported by the mustiness of vetiver nicely to create a fragrance that’s not all sickly sweet fruit. It moves on to a creamier scent as the vanilla kicks in, almost reminiscent of the old-fashioned Good Humor orange and vanilla ice cream bars, but not quite as sweet.
The bottle is chunky and the topper is a cute fairy sitting aloft and if you’re a collector, it’s a nice one to have. All in all, Fairy Dance surprised me as a tropical yet earthy fragrance with a fresh feel to it. I think it’s seasonless because of the bamboo/vetiver/vanilla notes. Daytime, sleeptime, it’s a comfortable floral fruity scent to wear. I truly enjoy this one.

Top Notes: Mandarin Orange, Pink Pepper, Mango.

Middle Notes: Bamboo, Rose, Peony.

Base Notes: Vetiver, Sandalwood, Vanilla.

Anna Sui Forbidden Affair.

Anna Sui Forbidden Affair.

If Only Anna Sui’s Forbidden Affair lived up to its’ name. This floral fruity perfume could have such promises. Black currant dominates, in other words, the infamous cat pee note, along with red currant (another cat pee note tempered with fruit), and lemon. Think about this. Not exactly pleasant. Along comes cedar and violets to give it an earthy dirt smell and there you have it. A Forbidden Affair with zombies. Enough said. Luckily it doesn’t last long.

Top Notes: Amalfi Lemon, Black Currant, Red Currant.

Middle Notes: Rose, Raspberry, Pomegranate.

Base Notes: Musk, Virginia Cedar, Violets, Vanilla.

Peace.

Sorceress.

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Chanel Chance…Sneeze Away.

Posted in Chanel Chance, chypre floral, hiacynth, iris, jasmine, lemon, musk, patchouli, pineapple, pink pepper, vanilla, vetiver with tags , , , , , on June 25, 2014 by sorceressofthedark

 

Chanel Chance.

Chanel Chance.

I like my Chanel’s. I do. As the years have progressed, each have held their place on my vanity, and at times, I’ve changed in my opinion of them. But this one has surprised me. Very much surprised me.
I’m surprised I didn’t sneeze. Pepper. And more pepper. Throughout it’s entire run. I know I’m not the only one that experienced this reaction.

The first time, I thought, perhaps it’s me, or the weather, or my chemicals, or whatever can change a scent on a person. But no, that’s all I would ever smell. Each time I experienced Chance. Heavy pepper.
I like pepper in a perfume. As long as there are other notes that blend surreptitiously into the blend. But for me, apparently there is no chance of adding additional variety to this brew. It’s a one spice dish that didn’t work for me. On the up side, it did last for a good four hours or so.

With Patchouli listed twice in the notes, I was truly hoping for a good dose of one of my favorite notes. But sadly, it did not happen for me.

Top Notes: Pineapple, Iris, Patchouli, Pink Pepper, Hiacynth.

Middle Notes: Jasmine, Lemon.

Base Notes: Musk, Patchouli, Vanilla, Vetiver.

Chanel Chance can be purchased through department stores at the Chanel counter or online.

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.

All works past, present and future are protected under a CCC. Creative Common License, Kaarie Blake Musings by Kaarie Blake is licensed under a Creative Common Attribution-Noncommercial-Noderivs-3.0-Unported License.

 

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