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Chabaud Innocente Fragilite EDP Perfume Review

Chabaud Innocente Fragilite

Chabaud Innocente Fragilité is a floral perfume that is a “tribute to purity”. When it comes to purity, I could care less unless we’re talking about potable water or the tubes of lipstick I’m buying at Sephora (for real, what makes people play in the items when there are testers out?!). When I think of flowers, I don’t think of purity either. In fact, I’ve always viewed flowers as if they were predators – attracting insects to do their pollination. Many parts of flowers are poisonous to animals… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Marc Jacobs EDP Perfume Review

Marc Jacobs perfume

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I love gardenia, even the overbearing old-fashioned kinds. In fact, I love a gardenia that is sour and on the verge of rotting. But, I also love a pretty, polished gardenia. The original Marc Jacobs perfume is one of those clean gardenias that I like to wear.

Marc Jacobs is a gardenia soliflore. It opens with a heady gardenia and dazzling bergamot. The heart is a huge, creamy white floral bouquet. It reminds me of manoï and coconut… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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Avon Tahitian Holiday Perfume Review

Avon Tahitian HolidayThe note list of Avon Tahitian Holiday sounded good. And it was dirt cheap, so I blind-bought it. It was actually a pretty good buy.

Tahitian Holiday is a light, beachy fragrance that isn’t overly aquatic and doesn’t OD on coconut. If you like perfumes like Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess, I could see you liking this.  It opens with a synthetic gardenia that dries down to a smooth Tahitian gardenia/manoï. It’s like sun-kissed gardenias and a coconut tanning oil. There’s a bit of fuzzy fruits like apricot and passion… Continue reading | 2 Comments