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i Profumi di Firenze Ambra del Nepal EDP Perfume Review

i profumi di Firenze Ambra di Nepal

 

When most people hear “creamy amber”, they think of a “heavy” perfume. Ambra del Nepal isn’t heavy. It’s a “skim” creamy amber with 99% less fat than other creamy ambers but it’s just as flavorful. It’s rare to find an amber (or even a vanilla) that one could wear in all four seasons but here it is.

Like I’ve already said, Ambra del Nepal is a creamy amber. The perfume opens with slight “cardamom aldehydes” that add a brightness or… Continue reading | 12 Comments

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DSH Perfumes DAWN Pretty & Pink EDP Perfume Review

DSH Perfumes Pretty in Pink EDP

DSH Perfumes Pretty & Pink is a relaunched perfume. And I’m delighted that it has been relaunched since I missed it the first go around.

Pretty & Pink opens as a floral marshmallow. It’s soft and sweet. It has a dewy freshness from freshly sliced apples and stone fruits. The florals are vanilla-almond heliotrope, sheer rose and a thick mimosa. When I smell Pretty & Pink, I’m reminded of hookah tobacco -apple, rose, strawberry, molasses, vanilla. I imagine if all of these… Continue reading | 7 Comments

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1940’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Maria Montez

Maria Montez on Movie Life magazine

I love Maria Montez! Especially Maria Montez with the blunt bangs, but hey, can’t find a color pic of that. Anyways…I love this adventure film (read that as camp) actress. Here’s what I did to get this 1940’s inspired makeup look of actress Maria Montez:

FACE: Under the eyes with a concealer brush, I applied MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC30 and blended. I applied Lancôme Teint Idole Foundation in Buff 3 and blended with a Beautyblender. With a… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Aroma M Geisha Noire Perfume Roll-On Review

I’m not intimidated by many fragrances. I can wear orientals and I love “heavy” scents. I usually wear too much perfume and I spritz on juice like I’m using the free tester at the store. But, I have to admit that I’m a bit intimidated by Geisha Noire. This is a black amber fragrance. It isn’t shy. I can see how this scent is like a mysterious character in a film noir. But, I also get a bit of mysticism from Geisha Noire. It’s like… Continue reading | 14 Comments