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LUSH The Smell of Weather Turning EDP Perfume Review

LUSH The Smell of Weather Turning

I’ve never really experienced a perfume like LUSH The Smell of Weather Turning. Like many LUSH perfumes, it’s odd. Many of the Gorilla perfumes are “odd” but The Smell of Weather Turning is especially odd. It’s more of an experience than a perfume. It goes through so many changes during the wear making it one of the moodiest and most saturnine perfumes to touch my skin.

The Smell of Weather Turning opens with this cooling peppermint hay that reminds me of wormwood… Continue reading

fragrance, video reviews

Guerlain Homme Intense EDP Perfume Video Review

 Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

After the success of Guerlain Homme, the world was given Guerlain Homme Intense. It’s the same idea but it’s supposed to have more depth and last longer, blah, blah. It’s not a bad fragrance but it isn’t a good Guerlain. Maybe I’m just being harsh like the top notes of this fragrance.

Guerlain Homme Intense EDP

Homme Intense opens with a minty freshness and garden greens. It’s very sharp and harsh in my opinion. It… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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Annick Goutal Mandragore EDT Fragrance Review

Mandragore (French for mandrake) is one of my favorite summer scents. This perfume is fresh, spicy, and woodsy. This scent is based on the mystical/mythical mandrake, a howling killer, some serious symbolism and folklore here. The “idea” alone of this fragrance could hook me, luckily the fragrance did too.

At first the fragrance is very citrusy thanks to a heavy hand of bergamot. Bergamot is a note used in most fragrances and is “generic” at times. It isn’t in this blend.  It’s zesty, bubbly, green, and fresh. In the beginning… Continue reading | 12 Comments

skincare

LUSH Mint Julips Lip Scrub Review

Gals that wear bright, pale, or bold lipsticks should really invest in a lip scrub. There is nothing worse than a “statement” lip or an “understatement” lip with flakes.  I waited too long before trying lip scrub products. Remember my Sara Happ review? Totally love the stuff. While at LUSH, I noticed these little lip scrubs and their little price tags. I had to give the LUSH Lip Scrub a try since I now love lip scrubs. Especially love them during the winter!

I chose LUSH Mint Julip… Continue reading | 7 Comments

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Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet Man EDT Men’s Fragrance Review

The Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

All I know of Paco Rabanne is that he is the designer that designed all those bizzare-o Barbarella costumes. Well, the guy has many perfumes and colognes as well, the most recent one to have 15 minutes of fame has been Lady Million (ick). Paco Rabanne fragrances aren’t very popular in the U.S. In fact, until recently, I thought they were only sold in the U.K.! Anyways, Ultraviolet Man is a bit sci-fi. Imagine… Continue reading | 9 Comments