Monday, January 31, 2011

Orange Thyme - Olive Blossom

Ok, so I have a little confusion with this one. When I ordered samples I ordered Olive Blossom, but the seller labeled the sample Orange Blossom. I think it's just a typo, since the scent doesn't really smell citrusy.

What I do smell is maple sugary, with an under tone of green. Really a unique scent, not sure if I could wear it alot, but still nice.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Removing a couple posts

Ok, I'm going to remove a couple posts. I'm doing this at the request of the Etsy seller, themefragrance.

She has sent me a couple convo's through Etsy, and instead of paraphrasing her I'll copy her convo's here so there isn't any misunderstanding. Also, as of now I haven't responded to her convo's since it's Sunday and I've been busy grocery shopping, doing laundry, you know all those things mommy's do. Well I know that non-mommy's do those too, since I did that before the monkey came along.

So anyway here are the convo's...
Your sample purchase was made in 2009.
It is now 2011.

Fragrances can change in character.
I would happy to send you another sample so that it is reviewed properly.

I feel that perhaps this should not be a review.

30 January 2011 10:57am EDT

by themefragrance profile shop contact

Seashell is made with real essential oil- all essential oils have a shelf life where they change dramatically in character.
I didn't know if you knew that. You really cannot a sample from 2009. Also citrus oils are. Of a more delicate nature than
Other essential oil added to blends. If you would like more information feel free to contact me.
Anyway, I don't think your review accurately reflects the fragrance, due to the amount of time that has passed.

Also I am unlike other sellers- unless you are a very very expeiernced nose, there is no way to test 12 samples from a store.
Sellers that do that are not doing anyone a service. I test one fragrance, and work on one fragrance at a time as the nose
Becomes fatigued rapidly.

30 January 2011 3:03pm EDT

I plan not to take her up on her offer a new sample.

So, if you have been reading my blog for any period of time, you know that I've never said I have the perfect sniffing nose, or that I'm doing this for anything but fun. Also, I'm pretty sure that I've said how I store my samples, but if I haven't here it is...I store them in a dark place, a drawer in my bedroom that never gets above 72 or below 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

It's obvious to me that Theme's owner has looked through my posts and sees that I have a few favorite sellers, that I have 'reviewed' and ummm well her comment about them is not cool with me.

When I 'review' I wear the scent for an entire day. I sniff if straight out of the tester vial, then on my pulse points at several different times. If I am in doubt I say so and I often retry on another day.

So with that I'll remove the posts, when I can get to my computer, so I don't mess up my blog page by trying to do it from my mobile.

Here is my response to Theme...
Hi, I'll be happy to remove my thoughts on your fragrances from my blog. When I can get in front of my laptop. Also, I plan to explain to my readers why some of my posts have been removed.

I have been blogging for a short period of time for fun. I've never had anyone unhappy with my thoughts on their products, but I guess there is a first time for everything.


So to anyone that I have mentioned here please know that my opinion is just that and I'm doing this for fun. I hope that I'm sending a few people your way so they can make their own judgements.


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Friday, January 28, 2011

West Avenue Jewelry Monogram Disk Necklace - Max and Chloe

West Avenue Jewelry Monogram Disk Necklace - Max and Chloe

Check out this great monogram Necklace. I just love it...I bet I can find something almost like it on Etsy for less.

I knew I could here is something similar at Gaudy Baubles.
This one is a 5/8 inch disc, but she has other sizes from 1/2 inch up to 1 full inch

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

LuckyScent - Costamor - Dulcess

Dulcess, is a nice warm musky vanilla fragrance.

If I was just starting out testing scents for my self, I'd really want this one. But since I've been trying perfumes for a while, for me anyway, this one is not doing it for me.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

LuckyScent - Parfums de Nicolai

This one is Kiss Me Tender, and oh does it smell great!!

It's sweet and creamy, and lightly floral. It reminds me of the Tiare flower oil that I have, but more complex.

The scent lasted all day and wasn't overpowering or cloying. Totally a keeper.

At $60 for a 30ml bottle, it's a little more expensive than what you might find at a department store.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

LuckyScent - Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier

The scent from Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier is called Bahiana.

At first sniff it smells really clean, almost bitter. After a little wear it mellows out and just smells clean with a little sweet to it. It reminds me of something I've smelled before.

So after most of a day wearing this I say I like it, but it faded away to almost nothing.

And at $120 for a 100ml bottle, yikes!! But the sample will last a bit.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

LuckyScent - Parfums De Nicolai

Today's sample is from LuckyScent, Parfums De Nicolai - Violette in Love.

First sniff is a lightly sweet floral, with a little berry. Right now I really like this, but I think too much of this could be overpowering.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

LuckyScent - Untitled #2 - Tristian Brando

So, the first of my Lucky Scent samples is from, what I'll call a commission line that Lucky Scent is doing with perfume designers. When I picked this sample there were maybe five of these scents. I picked #2 because the notes appealed to me.

So first sniff I got salty lime and tequila, so a margarita, with wax. I feel like a margarita candle.

After a while to dry down...I'm smelling vanilla, a little smoked wood, and maybe cake or cookie.

Not one of my favorites, but an ok fragrance.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011


So is a huge online perfume shop that has what I'd call couture fragrances that you definitely won't find in your local department store. These perfumes are not inexpensive, but you can get samples for most of them.

I recently broke down and purchased five samples, that I received the other day. Look for my thoughts on those soon.

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Pegasus Soaps - Liquid African Black Soap

So Pegasus Soaps is a new Etsy find for me. I was looking for a sugar scrub in cube form, so I can take a single cube in the shower per use.

I also found the liquid black soap and thought it looked interesting. Several years ago I used a product from Philosophy, called Power Shower, it's been discontinued, but this soap seemed similar. I purchased a 1 or 2 oz sample.

So I tested it today and I really like it. It smells earthy, you can pick a scent, I picked Caribbean therapy, which I thought was the Aveda version. So mine may or may not be scented, can't tell, but whatever it is I like the earthy scent.

Also, I need to add that this Etsy seller shipped SO fast!!

I'll review the sugar scrub when I use it.

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Wylde Ivy - Monoi de Tahiti Oil

Monoi de Tahiti oil also know as Monoi de Tiare is oil infused with Tahitian gardenias, and it smells fabulous.

To me it smells like a vanilla flower, that's the only way I can describe it. It's a light feminine floral, with a creamy undertone.

I'm not usually the person that likes florals, but this oil is just one fantastic flower.

I'm going to need a giant bottle of this stuff for the beach this summer.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Samples...

Excited!! I just ordered three samples from an Etsy shop I found called Orange Thyme.

Can't wait for them to get here.

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