Perfume Review: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle.

Posted in beauty products by bluewellesleyblue on October 23, 2008

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle review now posted at my Blogspot location.

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Perfume Review: Satu Plum Nectar from Anthropologie.

Posted in beauty products by bluewellesleyblue on August 22, 2008

I have been absolutely, dizzyingly in love with this scent for months. Though I’ve yet to buy it or the more affordable rollerball, I’ve tried it on no less than six times using the testers at the Anthropologie store. The Satu brand is an Anthropologie exclusive available there. The Satu fragrances are fairly affordable relative to other upper-end eau de parfums at roughly fifty dollars for a full 3.4 fl oz. Outside of the rollerball, that’s the only size option.

In general, the Satu fragrances are fruity or floral and very, very light. The “Plum Nectar” is a bit sweet, and though one of the notes is allegedly something called “blackberry patchouli” – a gimmick, really – I don’t get any of patchouli’s spice from it at any point. I do get a light sort of vanilla musk from this fragrance throughout it’s opening, which makes it a bit more complex than other simple, fruity perfumes. Not that it is a particularly complex perfume, but it is not very in your face fruity at all, despite the name.

Though this is a very light scent, it has fairly good lasting power. I can still smell it on my wrist up to three hours after a spritz. It’s very pleasant throughout, if a bit predictable, just the same light and fruity sweetness getting progressively lighter the whole way through.

The bottle is absolutely lovely. I imagine this being a perfect scent for summer as well as fall and winter because of the warmth of the vanilla-y musk in the opening. I have the Body Butter (most likely on sale right now at your local Anthropologie if they still have it at all), which layered beautifully with Dior J’adore. I personally think this particular perfume fits my girly-going-on-mature style pretty well.

Perfume Review: Masaki/Masaki

Posted in perfume review by bluewellesleyblue on July 27, 2008

No week in review post for this week. There isn’t too much I have to say on the fashion front for the moment, I went shopping yesterday and found that I had no energy or patience for trying anything on or really taking the time to look for things I liked – very rare for me – hopefully next week I’ll be more in the mood. I’ve been picking up some perfume samples at Sephora since I’m kind of in the market for a new scent, and so I thought now would be a good time to start redoing the perfume reviews I used to post on my personal blog. The first scent I’m reviewing is a pretty new one for me. I tried it for the first time yesterday.

The opening of Masaki/Masaki reminded me of some of the candy and other little sweets I used to get from the Chinese grocery store back home: something fruity and jelly-like. Especially in its riot of fruity and rather pink opening notes, it establishes itself as a definite “fruity floral,” which seems to be the most common and generic category for new perfume releases as of late. It is fairly sweet, though less so than say, Vera Wang Princess. I know a lot of perfume connoisseurs are not fond of perfumes like Princess and probably would find this one boring, at best, but I do have a soft spot for such scents even if I’m not going to go off and buy them. The nostalgia alone that Masaki/Masaki brings back for me with its opening notes made me want to get a sample.

Looking up the notes later on Sephora’s website quickly explained why it reminded me of childhood – the litchi note in Masaki/Masaki is quite obvious. That note fades fairly quickly, however. Within ten minutes, Masaki/Masaki has faded into something light and a bit green. As usual, I’m not too good at picking out most notes, but I smell some apple and something floral as it fades. This is definitely not a very strong scent, and would be suitable for the summer. There’s nothing musky or heavy about it. From yesterday, its life on the skin is probably not longer than three or four hours.

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