Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I'm not sure why I have not gotten to this perfume that has been sitting on my dresser for a year. I had gotten a 3.4 ounce bottle as a gift. For the past couple days, Bvlgari Pour Femme has been begging me to wear it and review it. On my skin, it's powdery, very powdery. Almost to the point of getting into the dreaded "old lady" category. I do get jasmine in this but I am not wild about a powdery jasmine. I do like my jasmine to be a little on the skanky side. I am not detecting any kind of rose or anything else. Pour Femme is nice enough but a little standoffish on my skin. I've noticed a certian heaviness with wearing Pour Femme. I wouldn't exactly call this a summer scent but more of a mid to later spring. Sillage is minimal and the staying power is very good (lasts 7-8 hours on my skin). I don't find it to be a perfume that I am going to wear very often. I think it will be something I have to be in a mood for.
Monday, April 18, 2011
I tried out my sample of Amouage's Reflection yesterday. Initially, I liked it but now, I am unimpressed with it. I do like freesia in perfume and this was the dominant note that did seem to drown every other note in the perfume out. Reflection kind of does wear close to the skin, but doesn't seem to last on skin. Within two hours, I couldn't detect the perfume on my skin. That annoyed me a little bit. The reason why I was annoyed is because I wanted to know how Reflection would develop beyond a watery freesia. Would I buy Reflection? No, there are many other really good watery freesia perfumes that are not $235. Would I get a decant? Maybe.
Friday, April 8, 2011
I have finally found a vanilla perfume that I love. Not barely tolerate, not like, but actually love. Most vanilla perfumes have this cupcake smell to them that I cannot stand. Havana Vanille is an earthy, sweet vanilla. I get a huge rum note from Havana Vanille that gives it the sweetness factor and I usually dislike sweet perfumes (I'm picky). What makes me really love the sweetness the tobacco. I think that the tobacco keeps it from becoming too sweet and unwearable. I have not tried this in warmer weather or when it is hot outside but it seems to be something that can be worn year round. Longitivity is pretty decent and wears close to the skin.