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    December 22, 2011
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    December 1, 2012
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Ensure you remain beautifully scented with the Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile Purse Spray Refill, a set of three flacons that fit inside your existing Magnolia Nobile travel case. The voluptuous yet lightweight floral scent of Magnolia Nobile makes for a sophisticated Eau de Parfum. The signature accord captures the ethereal beauty of the magnolia and the lingering aroma of the beautiful gardens surrounding Lake Como in Italy. This is brightened by enlivening citrus top notes, and made more sensual with a seductive dry down of patchouli, vetiver and creamy Madagascan Vanilla.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Zesty and elegant
Date:December 1, 2012
Location: Bulgaria
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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Last year after having tested a very small sample of Iris Nobile I had, I decided I really liked the fragrance, but was not sure if I needed another full bottle in my collection of many. I made an order for a sample pack from Acqua di Parma here first before making up my mind.
Of course I loved Iris Nobile, and bought a full size bottle EDT. But I had in the set of samples one of Magnolia Nobile also, and being the curious person I am, decided to give it a go without any expectations. After all I was in love the Iris bit already.
I was proven so wrong! The fragrance was gently and unobtrusive, but with full body and young zesty feel. I don't really know how magnolias smell in real life, I can only imagine based on the scents I wear, but had an idea from one L'instant Guerlain summer edition that I was kin to them.
I did not try the scent again until one late-spring early-summer day this year. When it hit me and I needed a full bottle of it, too. But Instead of a full bottle, here I found a travel version! And it was pure luck at the time.
The travel version has 3 vials 20 ml each and these are perfect for me since I have several other perfumes I tend to exchange. The 20 ml quantity will just be enough without the danger of become spoiled from the sun and the temperatures. The other 2 vials are still new and fresh, and in case I feel I don't like to use this frag anymore, I can give them away in their pristine condition.
Also the vial is travel friendly as it has been intended to be. I don't have the case it goes in (the beautiful leather case!), but I can live with this minor detail. What matters is I have the scent at hand when I feel like it. And I tend to use it much more these fall days than I have anticipated I would. I pare it with my irises (Iris Nobile and Prada Infusion d'Iris) and my days are light and inspired.
Sometimes I find my love without actually searching for it.
+2points
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 Vichy Aera Teint Pure Fluid Foundation 30ml
Vichy Aera Teint Pure Fluid Foundation 30ml
Get natural looking coverage and a fresh finish with the Vichy Aera Teint Pure Fluid Foundation, a caring base for normal to combination complexions. The foundation uses micro-aerated, non-occlusive Aéra Tex(TM) technology which mimics the structure of the skin and doesn't block pores. This creates a micro-mesh on the skin that is natural-looking, flexible and lasts for up to 12 hours. The fluid formulation is ideal for those with oilier skin, as it balances sebum production and has a semi-sheer matte finish. Fine pigment powders coated with amino acids make for a flawless finish, while micro bubbles provide a light and soft texture. Added mineral-rich Vichy Thermal Spring Water ensures perfect tolerance for even the most sensitive skins. With anti-pollution protection and an SPF of 20, the Aera Teint Pure Fluid Foundation protects the complexion from ageing free radicals and UV rays. You're left with a fresh, non-mask like and non-oily finish, and a perfectly uniform complexion. Smooth on from the centre of the face outwards, taking care to blend the foundation well around the neck, hairline and ears. Packaged in a glass bottle with a pump. Allergy tested, non comedogenic, paraben-free, SPF20
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Very good foundation for sensitive skin
Date:March 31, 2012
Location: Bulgaria
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Skin tone: Fair
Eye colour: Hazel
Colour appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I remember the time when the first VICHY foundation was launched, I received a sample from the pharmacy and fell in love with it. Since than I have used it on and off for a while, together with more expensive ones form brands like Este Lauder, Clinique, Helena Rubinstein, and now some loose mineral foundation. But all this time I realized my best choice was and will be Aera Teint.
I have used the cream version, the fluid and the Normaderm version. The cream is good for the winter, but this is perfect for the rest of the year.
I really like the pump dispenser, compared to the original bottle.
The fluid is very light-weight, blends well, has no perfume that I can detect, and i do have a sharp sense of smell. My only gripe is probably the fact that it needs to be reapplied by the middle of the day depending on the way my skin feels and the weather. Also, it can transfer on your clothes after becoming a little loose on the skin from the hours of wear. Other than that is perfect.
My skin is sensitive, combination, acne-prone, dehydrated. It blends better when applied over a moisturizer. On a bare skin can stay a little mask-like. Sometimes I set it with powder, but because it has a lovely glow, I love it in a natural way more than with a pure mat finish.
I am very pale and opal fits me perfectly. Escentual is one of the few places that stock opal as a shade.
+4points
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Protect sensitive skin with the Vichy 48hr Soothing Anti-Perspirant for Sensitive or Depilated Skin, a breakthrough formula that keeps skin fresh and dry. Sensitive and depilated skin needs extra special care. This lightweight antiperspirant continuously regulates perspiration for 48 hours, offering effective protection without blocking the pores or irritating the skin. Its long-lasting effectiveness means that the antiperspirant need only be applied twice a week, even after bathing. Proline Cutei, a soothing, anti-irritating, organic amino complex quickly relieves irritation. The skin is left looking soft and smooth, with a supple and healthy feel. Apply a thin layer to clean, dry skin. Hypoallergenic, alcohol-free, perfume-free, fragrance-free, dermo-tolerance.
 
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Very Good Anti-Perspirant Deodorant
Date:February 3, 2012
Location: Bulgaria
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: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I have been using this particular deodorant for an year now, and I can highly recommend it for everyone with moderate to strong perspiration, especially in hot humid weather. It has no fragrance, effectively eliminates unwanted odour and is somewhat gently on the skin. It works better after the first day you have applied it. It needs to be applied every day or every other day depending on your needs. I have one complaint though. After continuous use my skin under the arms starts to itch a little, but I give this to the concept of all products of this type, not this particular deodorant.
Works well for what it is intended to be. This is my go-to product for the warmer months.
+1point
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 Fragrance Sample Set 13 x 1.2ml
Fragrance Sample Set 13 x 1.2ml
Try Acqua di Parma's range of fragrances with Escentual's sample pack. Plus when you buy the sample pack, we'll send you back a voucher for £18 off any full-priced Acqua di Parma product - so you can try before you buy! The sample pack consists of a luxury gift bag, with the following 1.2ml fragrance samples: Colonia Eau de Cologne Colonia Assoluta Eau de Cologne Colonia Intensa Eau de Cologne Essenza di Colonia Eau de Cologne Iris Nobile Eau de Parfum Iris Nobile Eau de Toilette Magnolia Nobile Eau de Parfum Gelsomino Nobile Eau de Parfum Blu Mediterraneo Bergamotto di Calabria Eau de Toilette Spray Blu Mediterraneo Fico di Amalfi Eau de Toilette Spray Blu Mediterraneo Mandorlo di Sicilia Eau de Toilette Spray Blu Mediterraneo Arancia di Capri Eau de Toilette Spray Blu Mediterraneo Mirto di Panarea Eau de Toilette Spray   We will send you an email with the discount voucher code once your Acqua di Parma sample set has been dispatched from our warehouse. *The discount voucher will be emailed to the customer once the sample pack has been purchased and dispatched. The voucher will entitle the customer to £18 off any full priced Acqua di Parma product. The voucher is not valid against another sample pack. Each voucher can only be redeemed once. The voucher is valid for 60 days after the purchase of the discovery pack. Due to the nature of these sample sets, this product is non-refundable. Please note that due to the nature of the sample set they are limited to one per customer.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Acqua Di Parma Fragrance Sample Set
Date:January 28, 2012
Location: Bulgaria
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I am very happy to be able to sample almost all fragrances from the house, especially "the Nobili" collection. My only disappointment is that Profumo is not included in the set. But despite that minor drawback, the rest is outstanding. The set comes in a gift bag accompanied by a little brochure. All samples are 1.5ml spray vials, and they are perfect for several applications. Another great point is, if you purchase a full size product in the next 30 days after this sample set, the cost of the set is deducted from the cost of that product.
As mentioned before me, there are "female" and "male" fragrances/colognes samples, if you will label them by gender. My favorites are Iris and Magnolia Nobile and Essenza di Colonia. And I am having hard time choosing which I want to by between them...
Since the company claims to be using mostly natural ingredients, the longevity is not like some of the synthetic ones that have swamped the market today. The fragrances are of excellent quality, and a real treat.
Thank you ADP and Escentuals!
0points
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La Roche-Posay Kerium Gel Shampoo is the perfect treatment for those with moderate dandruff and oily hair. This caring hair wash is infused with LHA(LipoHydroxy Acid), a patented micro-exfoliating agent that works to rapidly eliminate dandruff and regular scale cell turnover. Added anti-fungal ingredients purify the scalp and stop the production of dandruff at the source, while regulatory zinc reduces sebum levels and restores physiological balance. This hardworking shampoo is formulated at a physiological pH for optimum comfort, making it suitable for even the most irritated and sensitive scalps. The scent is fresh and clean, and the soft lather leaves the scalp feeling soothed. Hair looks and feels soft and supple, with a healthy shine and no more dandruff. Apply twice weekly for four weeks for the best result, with anti-dandruff efficacy lasting for six weeks after the treatment.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Very good shampoo for oily scalp
Date:December 22, 2011
Location: Bulgaria
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Hair type: Damaged
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
The shampoo is effective if your scalp is prone to oiliness, which in most cases is connected with some sort of dandruff. It lathers well, has a pleasant light fragrance.
I am using it every other day and I will need probably a month or two to decide if it will work well on the dandruff part, but overall I really think this is a good product for what it claims to do. At the moment I have not experienced any bad side effects, like it happens sometimes with specific therapy products.
+2points
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