Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wylde Ivy - Pale Vanilla

Pale Vanilla is a very nice light vanilla. This would be a good vanilla perfume for someone that wants to try out a vanilla scent, but nothing too heavy.

Faded out by the end of the day, so you might need to reapply.

I have several vanilla type perfumes, so for me this was a nice scent, but I like a stronger vanilla. I actually prefer Ashlee's Bella Vanille, it's a little more creamy.

Rating today

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wylde Ivy - 50's Diner

50's Diner is a commissioned scent that Ashlee came up with for a customer. Here is the description from the Wylde Ivy site..."Fifties Diner" ~Wylde Blend~ Customer Commission A Scent Creation
A play on a 50's Diner treat, ice cold sweet tea with a touch of peach and a nice slice of strawberry rhubarb pie. This fun scent is delicious and fresh all at the same time!

Wasn't expecting to like this one, but I do, I really like the apple, top note and the crust note I'm getting now. There is supposed to be some peach in here too, which is subtle, which is good b/c when I smell peach all I can think of is schnapps.

So maybe it's not apple, probably the rhubarb, which is also a crisp note.

Going to add this to my really like list.

Rating today

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Wylde Ivy - She's So Flirty

So I've worn She's So Flirty on two different days on May 19 and May 23. On May 19 I thought it was...way too much floral for me. Today, on May 23, I'm having a similar reaction, but I'm getting more of the other notes. First sniff was fruity, like berries, then it was gone. Then I got, the I'm onto the florals.

This, for me, is a complex scent, that in the end I don't really like.

This is the description...Outgoing and fun, a flirty blend of jasmine and orange peels, warm sandalwood, emerald ferns, shimmering white florals, bluebells, and sheer musk

I'm going to rate it , for me.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wylde Ivy - Just a Kiss

WOW!! This one is a surprise for me, I love it!!

It's crisp and green, with a creamy undertone, and some floral. The blend is so nice that I can't pull out specific notes, it just smells good, really good.

It's light, fresh and...I'll just stop...I really like it, and going on and on won't do it justice, so here is the description from Ashlee.

Sweet, playful, warm, and sexy.
Chilled green apple, smooth vanilla musk, white amber, sandalwood, a hint of jasmine petals, and citrus peel.

Rating today

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wylde Ivy - Island High Tea

Island High Tea description from the Wylde Ivy shop....Sun brewed red tea infused with fresh coconut and vanilla beans and a touch of sugar cubes and lemon.

So, I'm currently getting just the coconut and vanilla. I was expecting more tea. I'm not complaining I like the coconut vanilla, but I also really love the tea scents from Ashlee, so I was looking forward to another astringent tea with the addition of the coconut and vanilla.

Right now it's early in the day and in wearing this scent, we will see how it wears

After wearing all day Island High Tea has dried down to a nice vanilla.

Rating today
I'm giving Island High Tea this rating because I like the vanilla coconut, but I wish I could have smelled the tea stronger.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Wylde Ivy - Of A Citron Sea

I really thought Of a Citron Sea would be one of my favorites, but right now I'm finding it just ok.

It's really light, so light I think I'd have to reapply at some point. It does remind me of a lemony drink, not so much of the beach or sea, more like a lemonade.

After wearing for most of the day now, I really need to reapply, really light scent, so it would be great for a hot and steamy summer day. At one point earlier today it had dried down to a light floral. Not a tropical floral, more like a country house floral, like daisies or similar. I liked it best at that point.

Today's rating

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Wylde Ivy - Black Sands Coconut

So I already have two summer coconut perfumes from Wylde Ivy, Wylde Summer and She Sells Seashells, and it looks like I'm going to be adding a third....Black Sands Coconut is great!

First sniff out of the tester vial, I smell a little lemon sugar, then it's gone. Straight on to the coconut, with a smoky twist, this does not smell like a beach drink. It smells dark and a little woody, like the beach after dark.

After wearing for most of the day, this has dried down to a warm vanilla coconut, so nice!

Rating today

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wylde Ivy - Muse

So for those of you that loved Lemon Lollipop's Pink Vanilla, and are sad that Michelle closed up shop... Muse is your answer!

Muse smells SO yummy!!!

Vanilla, sugar, candy sweet, a little caramel, and sugared flowers, maybe. All I know is it smells great!

Can't say it enough great, great, great!!!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wylde Ivy - She Walks Delicately

So, She Walks Delicately is a light floral, with green notes.

I smelled lily of the valley, violets, and other sheer florals that I can't determine. The lily and violets were the predominant notes. The green note, was fresh, maybe grassy.

Right now it has faded away, so I'd need to reapply.

The notes I smelled blended very well together and balanced out, for me. Since I'm not a huge fan of all out florals, I liked it, but I'm not in love with it.

If you're familiar with Ashlee's fragrances, I'd categorize this one with Simple Love and Simple Wish, since these are also fairly light scents.

I was at Whole Foods today and the cashier asked me what I was wearing for perfume though, so it did carry some punch when first on, since I only applied it to my wrist and elbow pulse points.

Rating for today

Here is the description from Wylde Ivy - Delicate and demure, hauntingly feminine. Sweet and fresh without being cloying or heavy.
Notes of lotus blossom, bergamot, bamboo leaves, summer apples, jasmine, white amber, green musk, and sparkling narcissus

So, I converted the jasmine and narcissus to lily and violet. And the green musk or bamboo to grass.

Ah well, I never said my nose was perfect.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wylde Ivy - Green Tea Sorbet

Green Tea Sorbet is zippy, green, and clean smelling. I thought I was going to have all this stuff to write about it, because I really do like it. I can see myself spritzing it on at the beach in a body mist, having chilled it in the cooler.

I think I definitely like Sun Tea better, but this scent is fantastic a great addition, going to add it to my list.


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Monday, May 9, 2011

Sweet Anthem - Rebecca - update

So I found the description for Rebecca, here, hoping the link works...this is the description too,

Rebecca - A concoction of the deepest black oud and smoke, mulled with a perfect autumn blend of honey and amber, and livened with pepper, ginger, and coriander. Candied pears, Texas flowers, and late summer blooms are strewn throughout.
Notes include: agarwood, amber, black pepper, blue bonnets, ginger, honey, pear, and tobacco

So I confused the tobacco with leather, and I got the spices wrong, too, but I got the sweet from the honey.

The scent is growing on me, I'd wear it again.

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Sweet Anthem - Rebecca

I'm flying blind with this one. I haven't read a description of this scent recently so I'm totally going by my nose. We'll see how I do. Also, this scent is going to be slightly reformulated, read the Sweet Anthem blog for updates.

So...I'm smelling leather, cinnamon, cloves, a pretty masculine scent for me. But maybe a little sweetness, too.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Forgot to Mention...

Good Charma is having a Mothers Day discount MOM2011...if you're shopping there

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New Obsessions...Back for More Good Charma

I have, maybe, two new obsessions...first is this awesome tassel bracelet from Good Charma

And second, doves, swallows, or other small birds in jewelry.
This is coming from purchasing a niece a confirmation gift that, I think, is a beautiful dove pendant
Like this one

So I went to Etsy and made a treasury

Then I found these, the first one is from Tiffany and Co. and the second I found at

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My Custom Scent

So excited and happy!! I received my custom scent yesterday. I'm wearing it today, and I love it!!!
The notes I picked were
Top - Orange Peel - I think this one is self explanatory
Middle - Pink Pepper - can't find a good description for this, but I find it spicy, but milder smelling than black pepper
Base - Tonka Bean - definition from Wiki -

So right now a smell a little like an orange blossom, I think. I smell the orange, but it's light and lingering. It mixes well with the tonka bean, which smells slightly vanilla. The pink pepper blends in well, too, all in all, I love my scent and plan to wear it often. Also, not sure if Meredith blended anything else in, I would say no, but sometimes I don't trust my nose.

In addition Meredith sent me two samples, Emily and Rebecca. I will test Rebecca, when I'm ready to switch from my custom. I tested Emily a while back.

And my other favorite perfumer, Ashlee from Wylde Ivy has some new scents coming out, so look for those.

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