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    26 May 2011
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 Scarlett Eau de Toilette Spray
Scarlett Eau de Toilette Spray
A sparkling scent full of love, life and laughter for a modern day heroine. The sensuality of a bouquet of white flowers, refined and sophisticated. A new floral signature that is bright and vivacious with powdery undertones. Top: Tea Leaves, Honeysuckle. Heart: Jasmine Pearl, Honey of Provence. Bottom: Orange Tree Flower, Sandalwood, Musk.
 
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
A young and innocent Scarlett
Date:21 December 2012
Location: Belgium
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Fragrance appeal: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Longevity: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
This scent feels very young to me, very young and very innocent. It feels like an ideal first fragrance for a young girl. Sweet, but not too sweet. Flowery, romantic, soft and very gentle… Nothing sexy, seductive, or overpowering.
I can detect flowery notes, especially honeysuckle and jasmine, but in a very gentle and modest way. Jasmine can be very heady and overpowering, but not so in Scarlett! Another very present note is the honey, sweet and warm, covering the flowers with a comfortable blanket.
I tend to like this scent, but I have the feeling that it is too young for me and I don’t feel comfortable wearing it.
This scent has very little sillage, it stays very close to the skin, emphasizing the romantic feel. The longevity is weak to moderate on my skin.
The bottle is very beautiful and delicate.
+3points
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 Fendi Fan di Eau de Parfum Spray
Fendi Fan di Eau de Parfum Spray
Fan di FENDI is a pure object of desire. A glamorous piece of sensual gold. The Eau de Parfum is an exciting fragrance, a sexy scent for the skin: radiant, sensual and addictive. Fragrance Family: A radiant floral on a leather base. Top Notes: A fresh, vibrant opening. - Pear-blackcurrant accord - Tangerine from Calabria - Pink peppercorn from Reunion Island Heart Notes: A generous floral heart. - Damascena rose - Yellow jasmine accord Base Notes: A sensual addictive base. - Patchouli from Indonesia - Soft leather accord
 
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Mixed feelings, but I can see the beauty...
Date:16 November 2012
Location: Belgium
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Fragrance appeal: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
A fragrance I have mixed feelings about… I don’t like the first part of its evolution on my skin, for the first hour(s) it smells really sharp and even somewhat unpleasant. The dry down however is very beautiful. Very feminine and sensual, warm, luxurious. Floral notes are very present, but in a sort of sweet and vanilla-ish way. The longevity is more than average, sillage is moderate. I tried several samples but I’m not tempted to buy a full size.
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A handy pocket detangler for thick, coarse and unruly hair. With 5 rings of nylon tufts to stimulate blood flow to the hair roots, the density of the bristles allow conditioning sebum to be more evenly distributed from the roots to the ends of the hair. Regular brushing plays an important part in the condition of your hair. Brushing spreads essential oils along the length of the hair giving it strength, suppleness and producing a healthy sheen. To maintain the quality of the Mason Pearson hairbrush it is not mass produced. Most of the work is carried out by hand, using techniques pioneered and patented by the founder -Mason Pearson- over one hundred years ago and improved over succeeding generations.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
My daily companion on the go
Date:17 August 2012
Location: Belgium
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Hair type: Normal
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I carry this brush with me in my handbag, and use it on a daily basis. It is ideal for on the go! It is small but detangles my hair as well as its bigger sister which I keep in my bathroom. My hair is soft and shiny, feels silky smooth, and I find that my hair is in better condition than before. It detangles the knots in the softest way, so less hairs pulled out and less broken hairs as well.
I think the price is very reasonable, considering that you use your brush on a daily basis and that it will last for many many years when you take good care of it.
+3points
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Get ultra-concentrated moisture for your skin with the Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum, an intensely hydrating and soothing formulation made up of 97% natural ingredients. The Vinosource serum is ideal for all skin types, even the most dehydrated, and provides a surge of lasting moisture. The high potency of the serum captures and continually diffuses water deep within the skin to restore its balance. The Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thrist Quenching Serum treatment is made up of soothing Organic Grape Water extract which is rich in calcium, potassium, vitamin C and polysaccharides to the keep skin supple and soft. Hyaluronic acid plumps the skin and locks moisture in, while grape polyphenols provide antioxidant protection. This versatile Caudalie serum can be used as an emergency treatment for dehydrated skin, as a daily hydrator for skin that is regularly dry, or underneath your usual treatment to ensure that your skin never lacks moisture. It can also be mixed with a touch of foundation to give a dewy and natural look to the skin.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
The best relief for thirsty skin
Date:18 April 2012
Location: Belgium
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Skin type: Sensitive
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
A great product! I have sensitive skin, prone to redness, fine lines and dry patches. This serum really makes a difference. My skin is softer and well hydrated, I notice less redness and blemishes, fine lines are less visible, dry patches totally disappear after just a few applications!
One pump is enough for the whole face and neck, but I like to use 2 or even 3 pumps every now and then to give my skin an extra moisture boost. My skin absorbs the product very fast, feels soft and soothed and looks healthy and well taken care off.
The product leaves no residu on the skin, and gives a slightly dewy finish.
This is the best hydrating serum I tried so far, and it is hard to imagine a day without this lovely product!
+4points
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Say hello to your new beauty must-have, the Caudalie Beauty Elixir is a multi-purpose facial spray that instantly wakes up the complexion and immediately provides a healthy boost of hydration and effortless glow. Inspired by the Youth Elixir of the Queen of Hungary in the 16th century, this multi-award winning facial mist can be used to set makeup, tone, tighten pores and impart a refreshing boost of radiance to the face while smoothing fine lines and makeup creases. It acts as a vitamin shot, infusing the complexion with extracts of grape, rosemary, orange blossom, rose, myrrh and organic balm mint and will help to replenish and awaken tired, fatigued and dull skin. Beauty Elixir is the perfect complexion pick-me-up that can be used any time of day whether it be first thing to prep your skin for makeup or that 4pm slump at your desk at work to awaken the senses and revive and brighten when you need perking up! Why We Love It It's no surprise that this multi-tasking mist has been dubbed 'The secret of makeup artists' by Caudalie, with celebrity fans all over the globe including Victoria Beckham, Cara Delevingne, Sarah Jessica Parker and Rosie Huntington-Whitely. It's reached cult-status because of its unique and invigorating formula that can be used for so many different things. We especially love packing it in our hand luggage when we go away; it's the perfect way to revitalise tired aeroplane skin! How To Use It Shake before using then close your eyes and mist over the face and décolleté, taking a short moment to inhale the luxurious and invigorating scent before opening your eyes. Top tip: This is an excellent product for men to use after shaving to provide a healthy boost to the complexion. Works Well With Caudalie produce products using the finest ingredients, ensuring that they are not only natural and effective but also a real luxury to use. Why not create a skincare regime for yourself and combine the Beauty Elixir with a few other products from the Caudalie Face collection, with ranges to suit all skin types and concerns you can create something that is truly tailored to you. Values 100% ingredients of natural origin, dermatologically tested. Paraben-free, phenoxyethanol-free, phthalate-free, SLS-free, mineral oil-free.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
A true magic potion
Date:18 April 2012
Location: Belgium
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This product is one of my favorites. I use it whenever I like and I find it to be very beneficial for my skin. My skin looks glowy, refreshed and hydrated. I find my skin tone to be more even and I have noticeably less blemishes and redness.
Some ways I use this product:
- I spray it on my face to dampen the skin before I use my daily skincare
- I spray it on my hands and gently press the product on my face as a finishing layer on top of my moisturizer
- I use it as a refreshing spray during the day
- I sometimes use it as a make up setting spray
- As an instant refresher for mind and spirit: I spray in my hands and inhale the essential oils. It feels calming and refreshing at the same time.
I love the scent and the feel of luxury whenever I use it.
Some may find this rather expensive, but the spray gives a very fine and light mist so a little goes a long way. I think it is really worth the price.
+7points
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 Eau de Toilette Spray
Eau de Toilette Spray
A lighter version of the warmly personal fragrance with head notes of Indian clove, osmanthus and freesia harmoniously blended with a faint tang of mandarin and a sumptuous flowery bouquet. The perfume evolves into a wam, spicy body of coriander, pepper and cardamom, combining with the flowery, sensual notes of Grasse jasmine and Bulgarian rose. The final impression - warm and delicately chypre - comes from the precious, sophisticated blend of Mousse de Chene, Singapore Patchouly and Indian Sandalwood mixed with a judicious dose of exquisite animal notes. The result is a richly sensual chype perfume with a unique formula and contemorary, individual style.
 
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
A very classy, grown up fragrance
Date:23 February 2012
Location: Belgium
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
This is a very classy and sophisticated fragrance that starts off very flowery. In the heart of the scent a warm spiciness accompanies the elegant blend of flowers.
The first hour and a half of wearing, the fragrance feels outdated and best suited for elder ladies. The dry down however is very lovely: soft, woody, a tiny sweet note, some smokiness. Really beautiful! It gives the scent an intimate and comforting character and in my opinion the lovely dry down makes the fragrance suitable for most ages (maybe not for young girls) and almost every occasion.
I don’t like the design of the bottle and the box, the black plastic cap gives the bottle a cheap look.
Moderate sillage, good lasting power.
I would like to give this fragrance 3,5 stars.
+2points
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 GUERLAIN Meteorites Cruel Gardenia 9g
GUERLAIN Meteorites Cruel Gardenia 9g
Celebrate the coming of spring with the delicate Guerlain Meteorites Cruel Gardenia, an iridescent illuminating powder that lights up the complexion. Inspired by the softness of a flower, Meteorites Cruel Gardenia is a subtly shimmering limited edition powder leaves a luminescent veil of light rosy pink on the skin. Swirl the finely milled powder anywhere on the body or face for a radiant, fresh and polished look that is so Guerlain. Alternatively, apply to targeted areas for a high impact highlighter that goes the distance.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Get it while you can!!!
Date:23 February 2012
Location: Belgium
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Skin tone: Fair
Eye colour: Green
Colour appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I usually like to describe as precise as possible what I think about a product, why I love it or why I don’t. Not in this case, since words just can’t describe how extraordinary this highlighting powder is.
My advice for every make up addict, and for every Guerlain lover: get it while you can! This is limited edition!
OK, it is pricey, but it is so stunning and it feels so lovely and soft, that it is worth every penny!
 
My Product Recommendations
GUERLAIN Parure de Nuit - Pressed Powder and Blush 10g
5 out of 5(1)
 
 
 
DiorSkin Poudre Shimmer - Ultra-Shimmering All Over Face Powder
5 out of 5(7)
 
 
 
 
 
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 Swarovski Aura Eau de Parfum Refillable Spray
Swarovski Aura Eau de Parfum Refillable Spray
Swarovski present their debut fragrance Aura in a sleek and sophisticated refillable bottle that captures the essence of energy and light . The incandescent scent sparkles as brightly as a crystal, radiating with femininity and warmth. A prism of energy is created when three voluptuous raw materials of Amber, Benzoin and White Musk meet with three key olfactory rays: fruity, floral and spicy. The result is a magnificent interpretation of the clarity and complexity of Swarovski crystal, timeless and breathtaking. Notes: Lychee, White Tuberose, Pink Pepper, Amber, Benzoin, White Musk.
 
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Sweet and peppery
Date:22 February 2012
Location: Belgium
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Fragrance appeal: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Longevity: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Very sweet, seasoned with lots of pink pepper. It made me even sneeze!
This fragrance starts in a rather sharp way, very strong and in your face. Roses and litchi are found in the opening. Although the pink pepper is said to be a basenote, I can detect it immediately. Tuberose is clearly present, but only for a short period of time, giving the scent a more elegant and feminin feel.
On my skin the fragrance develops in a rather bland and boring way. The drydown leaves me nothing more than a soft sweet smell. Not bad, but rather common and boring.
Lovely bottle! Sillage and lastingpower are moderate.
+3points
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Radiant, voluptuous, addictive The top note opens on a sun-kissed, radiant orange blossom, as an ode to light. The middle note develops into a jasmine absolute, a legendary flower in perfumery, imparting voluptuousness and elegance to the fragrance. It combines with a pure, modern patchouli heart. The base note unfolds into a cedar woody accord adding character and a lingering trail, while the honey rose envelops the composition in a beautifully addictive note... Olfactory family: A floral, solar, woody Eau de Parfum Top Notes: Orange Blossom Heart Notes: Jasmine absolute, Patchouli heart Base Notes: Cedar accord, Honey Rose
 
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Sharp cocktail with honey and jasmine
Date:22 February 2012
Location: Belgium
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Fragrance appeal: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Longevity: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
A sophisticated, ultra-feminine fragrance, which sadly gives me a headache.
The scent opens with a very quick splash of orange blossom, which disappears very quick on my skin and is taken over by an overpowering jasmine.
I find the heartnotes too overpowering and even disturbing. Too much jasmine gives me a headache, which happened testing this fragrance. The honey note is also too sharp and chemical at this stage in the fragrance’s development.
The drydown on the other hand is lovely! Much nicer, warmer, more elegant, well balanced. The harsh jasmine and honey are toned down and are well blended with patchouli and cedar, which give the fragrance a more woody character.
The bottle is chique and elegant. Great sillage, good lastingpower.
+2points
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 Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne Eau de Toilette Spray 90ml
Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne Eau de Toilette Spray 90ml
A sensuous bouquet for the woman whose heart belongs to Paris, the Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne Eau de Toilette is a romantic interpretation of the city of lights in a lighter concentration. Inspired by the mysterious beauty of women who reside in Paris but are not born of the city, this is the scent of ultra-femininity, a luminous secret of a perfume. A floral bouquet with touches of greens and unexpected mineral notes.A floral fragrance with a woody structure, luminous with a hint of mystery. Parisienne is the perfume of ultra femininity, warmed with the touch of a man who embraced her. The scent of high heels on a wet pavement, a bouquet of fresh flowers, and the sensuality of skin. This scent is anything but fragile. Top Notes: Cranberry, Peony. Blackberry. Heart notes: Damask Rose, Violet, Sharp Vinyl. Base Notes: Amber, Cedar, Musk, Vanilla.
 
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Not my cup of tea
Date:13 February 2012
Location: Belgium
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Fragrance appeal: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Longevity: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
I had a sample of the eau de parfum version of Parsienne and I loved it, I wanted to order a full size, and bought the eau de toilette version by mistake. And to be honest: I regret that mistake, I prefer the Edp.
The fragrance starts very sweet and fresh, and the scent is packed with the juicy sweetness of berries. The heart is build on several flowers, rose and lily of the valley among them but it
contains a very synthetic note as well (I guess that should be the vinyl accord). I dislike the synthetic character; it is harsh and too present, it disturbs the harmony of the fragrance.
The drydown contains musk, suede and iris, which give the fragrance a more sensual and powdery feel.
I think this fragrance is glamorous, very modern, romantic but with an edgy twist at the same time. I imagine this fragrance to be worn by a young, very confident en selfconscious woman. It is fresh and in my opinion very suitable for summer.
I like the opening, I like the drydown, but I can’t look beyond the harsh synthetic heart. This is just not my cup of tea. I like it better on fabric than on my skin though; it develops in a nicer, more gentle way and it lasts much longer.
I like the elegant design of the bottle. Lasting power is average.
 
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