Showing posts with label Fragantica. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fragantica. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

You probably thought I was going to lose interest in reviewing fragrances, but I haven't

First of all, I don't read other people's reviews when I write mine. I usually use  some sort of personal story to interest (hopefully) the readers of the review and get them engaged , or I "free associate" while writing.
I think I really got a good hook  with this one--check it out and you will hopefully agree.

The Aquolina Pink Sugar
Scarlett O'Hara Hook, by jean

Ok, so she's holding a rag and not a fan. So sue me.

Your Review
I have owned Aquolina's Pink Sugar since it first launched. I have worn it on a regular basis, and here is why: because I enjoy the smell on myself!
This is one I don't wear for "other people".
However, no one has ever said "Ugh! You smell really awful!"
On the contrary, I have gotten compliments on this scent frequently.
Oddly, though, I do not fit the demographic for this fragrance in any way.

I am what would be considered "wayyyyy too old" to be wearing this.

As I do not wear it to please other people, as I have stated,I do not put a lot of thought into why they like it on 61 year old ME, unless they are perceptive enough to see the 16 year old me underneath!

I do not smell like a burnt cookie wearing this. I think I smell fresh, sweet, clean and not at all cloying.

I can picture Scarlett O'Hara wearing this at her "house party" in the opening scene of that great film, Gone with The Wind. It is a bit flirty in a "who me?" sort of way. As a fragrance, it is a bit assertive. It isn't in the least bit needy.
Question: Who among you knows how to properly open a fan with one flick, and look up at your partner, all doe eyed and with fluttering lashes as you fan yourself?
You don't know how?
Get a pretty fan, and go to Youtube to the tutorials, and LEARN, Pink Sugar girl! ;)

Stay tuned for reappearances of Scarlett O'Hara as she makes her way through the ups and downs of that epic tale. I have figured out every single scent which would suit her for each iconic scene in that movie. Including the final scene with Rhett Butler. But I am not giving it away just yet. It is way too much fun!
Thanks for reading!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Wow--I am a perfume reviewer, just like that

Sometimes I cannot believe my good fortune! As I sit here, typing this, I  acknowledge and affirm to you that I have metamorphosed into a perfume reviewer just today, and boy do I smell GOOD!
As a member of, the awesomest perfume reviewing website in the world

... take a look at this site's stats as I type this!
Perfumes: 17001
Fragrance Reviews: 248670
Perfume lovers: 307984
Members online: 267
Guests online: 819,

so yes, the awesomest perfume reviewing website in the world, in my opinion, I managed to get my hands on my first sample of THIS!(see below) The Enchanted Forest by The Vagabond Prince. I reviewed it ( that is quite daunting to do, because most of the people who review there are far more experienced than I am) right away, seeing as it came out JUST today and is available only at one fragrance boutique in Paris, as you will see below, until after the holidays and through January.
Let me tell you the sillage on this perfume is great.
Haha! You have to look that up! Well I figure most of you do! I would have had to, a week or so ago.I night still need to look it up. hmmm. I had better look it up.
Anyway, quite seriously, there are top notes, middle notes, and base notes to perfumes. Perfumes tell a story, the way they first smell when you put them on, later when they have dried yet remain  holding their most distinct scent as they fragrance your particular body, and even later as they are but a dream of a dream you had.
In case you don't read French, this scent is in the "fruit" category. This is because there is a distinct aroma of cassis, or black currant, in this perfume. However, wildly sensuously, there are also the smells of pine and balsam, coriander, vanilla, and patchouli, as well as musk in this perfume. It is supposed to be unisex but I found it incredibly feminine.
If I could put this in my "pannier"(French for basket) right this second, and get to have this, to wear every day, I WOULD.
I haven't loved anything this much since II used to wear Fleurs de Rocaille by Caron when I was 13, and Coco by Chanel when I was 30.
It makes me delirious with delight! I truly do feel as if I am in an Enchanted Forest when I am wearing this.
And...I love being a perfume reviewer!--jean

PS: there is a website from which I received my sample:

Enchanted Forest(The Vagabond Prince)

catégorie : Fruités

note :

description :

Enchanted Forest s’inspire de l’immensité des forêts russe, des contes de fées, ainsi que de la plus ancienne célébration Slave nommée Kupala, enracinée dans des moments d’obscurité lorsque la Terre connu son âme et son nom.

Le parfumeur français, Bertrand Duchaufour, a construit la fragrance autour du cassis, odeur et goût particulièrement appréciés en Russie et dans de nombreux pays où il pousse.
Notes de Tête : poivre rose, aldhydes, orange, fleur de cassis, feuille de cassis, aubépine, romarin, davana
Notes de cœur : absolu de bourgeon de cassis ( LMR – Grasse), CO2 cassis ( Floral concept – Grasse), graines de coriandre de russie, chèvrefeuille, rose, œillet, vétiver.
Notes de fond : Opoponax, benjoin du Siam, Ambre, mousse de chêne, absolu de sapin, Patchouli Purecoeur®, absolu de castoréum, notes de cèdre, vanille, musc.



Prix : 140,00 € TTC / Volume : 100 ml

OOOO La la!  J'adore The Enchanted Forest by The Vagabond Prince as much as Proust adored the smell of Madeleines.
It gets me rght in my heart and my soul!