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Tom Ford Violet Blonde Review

Tom Ford Violet Blonde Fragrance Review

I don’t know a girl who’d say she has too many perfumes. I’m a sucker for the oriental, floral, woodsy variety – the ones people call “exotic”, “intoxicating”, or “heady”. Even gourmand fragrances can get me going; so long as it’s not too fruity, I’m in.

I got to try the Scentbird fragrance service which has a personalized scent recommender, and it spit out Tom Ford Violet Blonde for me. I wasn’t familiar with the scent, but I figured I’d give it a go. ¬†(Besides, where else can you get the highest-end fragrances for $14.95 a month?) Continue reading “Tom Ford Violet Blonde Fragrance Review” Ľ

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Fragrance Friday: Kenzo Winter Flowers Review

Kenzo winter flowers reviewI fell in love with the hugely popular original FlowerByKENZO – and now I’m falling all over again for Kenzo’s limited edition holiday version, Winter Flowers. It’s the perfect fragrance to warm up with this season.

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Fragrance Friday: Kenzo Amour Le Parfum Review

Kenzo Amour Perfume ReviewEver wondered what fragrance a Bond Girl would wear? Apparently, it’s Kenzo Amour Le Parfum. Bond bombshell Olga Kurylenko is the face of the new fragrance, a woody oriental scent.

Here’s the fragrance by note breakdown:

Top notes: rice, frangipani
Heart notes: amber, patchouli
Base notes: vanilla, benzoin

The bottle is a gorgeous magenta¬†inspired by the geisha girls¬†of southeast Asia, and the scent is much more spicy and less innocent than Kenzo’s other fragrances like FlowerbyKENZO and Kenzo Ryoko. Check out the commercial below!

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Fragrance Friday: Sonia Rykiel’s Belle en Rykiel

sonia-rykiel-belle-en-rykiel-perfumeAh, Paris. Since I can‚Äôt go back yet, I’ll have to celebrate fashion designer Sonya Rykiel‚Äôs 40th anniversary with a piece of her collection that won‚Äôt break the bank‚Ķ her beautifully exotic fragrance, Belle en Rykiel.

  • Top notes: mandarin, red currant, lavender flowers
  • Heart notes: heliotrope, coffee blossom, frankincense
  • Base notes: patchouli, amber, vanilla, mahogany wood

This oriental fragrance was created to seduce the senses with a frankincense-lavender accord, mouth-watering red currant, and a sweetness of vanilla. Feel tres Parisienne with this fairy tale fragrance from the famed French designer, even if you can’t afford her iconic knit sweaters.

Belle en Rykiel sells for $85 in the 100ml size at Bloomingdale’s and Amazon.com.

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Fragrance Friday: Harajuku Lovers by Gwen Stefani

harajuku-lovers-perfumeIf you relish the idea of mixing glam rock style with Japanese quirkiness, you’ll love Gwen Stefani’s¬†Harajuku Lovers fragrance line. There are five fragrances to select from, each bottled inside an adorable teeny replica of one of Gwen’s backup dancers.

The Harajuku Lovers:
  • Love: a floral scent with notes of bergamot, pomelo, peach, rose, jasmine and orchid
  • Lil‚Äô Angel: a fruity floral with raspberry, blackberry, pineapple, rose and amber
  • Music: a nostalgic number with clementine, pear, jasmine, sweet pea, honeysuckle, vanilla and musk
  • Baby: a powder musk with freesia, bergamot, rose, jasmine, heliotrope, vanilla and violet
  • G (yes, the letter G): a gourmand fragrance with mandarin, coconut, apple, freesia and sandalwood

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