Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Fragrance Survey: February 2012

Fragrance Now 2012

Most recent fragrance purchase: Halle Berry Reveal the Passion
I haven't tried the original Reveal. but Reveal the Passion tickled my fancy.  It's a familiar fruity floral scent.  If you like Coach Poppy, Britney Spears Fantasy and the like, you will like this.  I had sworn off anymore cavity- inducing, overly sugary  (not to be confused with sweet) fragrances, but what I like about RtP is that there is a note that brightens it up.  Not sure what it is, but it keeps it from being too heavy, warm and overbearing as the others can be.
Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift is another recent purchase (not pictured).

Fragrance on classic status: Insolence by Guerlain
This has reached classic status for me. It's sweet and elegant.  Its character is demurely defined, so you don't have to worry about your fragrance defining you before you open your mouth.  It melds with you. This is my fragrance when I can't decide on anything else. Perfect for formals and daytime wear... or anytime for sophistication ;)
Gucci Envy Me has also reached classic status for me (not pictured).

Fragrance that surprised me most: Betsey Johnson Too Too
The bottle is 'too too' cute!  LOL.  The bottle just needs a leather biker jacket to complete the look; at least that's what came to my mind.  Does this smell like a rebel rocking ballerina? Nope. Mila Kunis in Black Swan? Maybe.  It is fun and flirty, but warm, hearty and more sensuous.  Almost what I expect from the sage designer that dons heavy liner and grungy hair, but is full of life in her small packaged frame. Can I share that while I love this fragrance, there's some note in it that gives me have a hunger sensation. No bueno... but I said I love this, right?  This smells good on the young, mature and men too.
Reveal the Passion and Wonderstruck were fragrances that surprised me also.

Fragrance to be restocked: Dolce & Gabbana Rose The One
My signature. The end.
I could use a roller ball of Envy Me 2.

Fragrances that are on my 'to-investigate' list:
Jimmy Choo (not pictured)- I wasn't sure how to feel about this one, which made me even more intrigued!  Must sample again!
Mary J. Blidge My Life (not pictured)- CVS had this promoted in a circular about 3 weeks ago.  It has not surfaced at any CVS I've visited. I even asked a manager to order it for the next shipment. No luck yet. Why????? I'm still on the hunt. I could purchase from HSN, but I'd rather at CVS.

How would you answer the fragrance survey?  Share already! I'm dying to know! ;)


Boho Vanity said...

i've heard really good things about the halle berry perfume- so want to try it! xx

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EbonyYoungin said...

If those are your types, swing by and smell Gucci FLORA, or Paco Raboone LADY MILLION, Or the new Nine West may fall in love.

The Cosmetic Diet Blog said...

ooo, i think i'm gonna make post on this too! i love reading what kind of scents ppl like to wear, lol. D&G the one is sooooooo lovely, i smelled it at sephora during the holidays and i fell in love!

yummy411 said...

@ boho vanity: i'm more in love with it each time i wear it! i want to smell the original as well!

@ ebony youngin: you are right! i have gucci flora and flora eu fraiche and love them!. i smelled poco rabonne and it didn't stand out to me. i'll have to try it again. i also smelled the new nine west and i had the same reaction as poco rabonne. i'll try it on my skin next time since you are recommending it.

@ joanne: yes please do! i can't wait to read it! this is vday so the stores should have a great set with my d&g rose the one, but i need some $$ first =p

Shizznizzle said...

Fun post! :)
I love Rose The One as well...such a pretty, girly scent. I think you might like Especially by Escada too, I found them sharing the similar vibrant, light, and romantic character :D

janel said...

cute post! personally, love the D&G rose the one and i also liked D&G light blue (surprisingly). i also liked the paco rabonne lady million, another surprise; not nearly as heavily spiced as i would have assumed. perhaps you should try estee lauder's linen breeze--really light and airy-fresh smell!

Gabriel Ugoala said...

cool pick,am a perfume lover...very informative...D&G should be a sexy smell

yummy411 said...

@ shizz: shizz! how are you? i need to smell especially by escada again.

@ janet: ok! taking notes. estee lauder, huh?

@ gabriel: thanks!

Atiyah said...

I picked up MJB rollerball from Carol's Daughter at Wheaton. I think it's strong. I can actually smell it on me ALL day.

pheromone cologne said...

Oooh lovely to see so many lovely perfumes on your list - I love that Wonderstruck and have had a two bottles of it over the months. :)