fragrance

David Jourquin Cuir Altesse Perfume Review

David Jourquin Cuir Altesse

David Jourquin is a niche, French line of perfumes that specializes in leather fragrances. Cuir Altesee is a self-described “evening fragrance”. It’s actually the only perfume (so far) that I’ve tried from the line.

Cuir Altesee has an opening that is dense but luminescent. It’s like peaches, orange, spices and tons of patchouli. It’s like cinnamon and bourbon. It’s bitter, bold and somehow bright. To my surprise, there is a rich “cigar accord” in Cuir Altesee. I say I’m surprised because it’s not listed in the… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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April Aromatics Nectar of Love Natural Perfume Review

April Aromatics Nectar of Love

April Aromatics Nectar of Love is a romantic fragrance. It definitely reminds me of some sort of nectar of the goddesses. It’s sweet, syrupy florals that are almost too good to be true. This is where I like to think of it as romantic love. Love is complicated and Nectar of Love spares us of any pain or conflict. It’s a pretty, uplifting perfume that’s like wearing “warm and fuzzy feelings”.

Nectar of Love is a sweet white floral. It opens with citrus, but not… Continue reading

body products

Thesis Natural Body Products Review (Rose Vanilla)

Thesis Beauty is an indie line of natural skincare and body products based in Massachusetts. They sent this rose lover three products to try:

Thesis Rose Body Scrub

Body Scrub in Rose Vanilla Sorbet

This is a salt scrub in a thick oil and butter base. It claims to be so moisturizing that most people don’t need to follow-up with creams/oils.

Appearance: It’s currently solid and some of the oils have “risen” to the top (it’s creamy). The base is a light pink with rose petals. The packaging… Continue reading | 11 Comments

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Donna Karan DKNY Be Tempted Perfume Review

DKNY Be Tempted

When I recieved a sample of Be Tempted with a purchase, I  was going to throw it out. This is a flanker to DKNY’s Be Delicious, one of the few perfumes that gives me headaches. I thought I’d save myself from the need of sitting in a dark room for hours. For some reason, I kept it. And then for an even stranger reason, I sprayed it on my skin.

Be Tempted does smell like waxy, red Twizzlers. Like OMG, it’s so much Twizzlers.

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Lili Bermuda SunKiss Perfume Review

Lili Bermuda Sunkiss

The newest perfume by Lili Bermuda is a perfume inspired by “The subtle and delicately sweet perfume evokes the wholesome summer days on a beautiful Bermuda beach“. It’s one of those scents to wear in the summer or to wear when you want be reminded of warm, sunny days.

SunSiss opens with juicy mango. As promised from the note list, SunKiss starts to resemble a fancy orange cream pop. It’s a bitter orange blossom and orange juice with vanilla cream. It dries down to the sort of… Continue reading | 5 Comments