Sunday, March 6, 2011

HYPNOTIC POISON from Christian Dior

Top Notes : Caraway, Bitter Almond
Heart Notes : Jasmine Sambac, Moss Base Notes : Jarcarander Wood, Vanilla Musk
Fragrance : Oriental Woody
Launched in 1998 by house of Christian Dior, this perfume found its way to my shelf quite late. Being an ardent lover of Vanilla Base, this perfume was a definite pick up. It was once a priced possession for me that I even didn't use it for quite a while for fear of emptying it ;)
This perfume is perfect for Evening Wear.

WOOD (for Woman) from Bogner

Top Notes : Almond, Cinnamon Heart Notes : Orris, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley
Base Notes : Sandalwood, Vanilla, Cedar, White Musk
Fragrance : Woody
Bogner Wood for Woman tops my list any day. Lauched in 2003 by Bogner has today become a "Rarity" sadly!
First woody perfume that I used and fell in love with it completely - a love that continues till date.
Perfume fits both for day & evening wear.
PS: Image is from Bogner Wood

VANILLA from The Body Shop

Top Notes:    Bergamot, Coconut, Apricot, Strawberry
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Lily of Valley, Rose
Base Notes:  Vanilla, Sandalwood, Amber, Musk

A strong Vanilla based EDT from the Body Shop.  It appears too sweet and sticky if you are in a very hot place.
Though an ardent Vanilla lover, I don't buy this anymore, as the sweetness and sticky feeling doesn't appeal ! 

CASSIS ROSE from The Body Shop

A perfect rose based EDT from The Body Shop.  This smells good on you and also lasts long.  Fragrance as the name suggests is rose and there is nothing but rose.  Smells feminine

Best thing I liked about this is the bottle size - which is compact and can be tucked in a purse for carrying without adding weight.  Right travel companion too and ok for the pocket.

Sadly, the more I liked and wanted to have more of it, Body shop has discontinued production of this and moved on to Moroccon Rose...which is pathetic for a rose fragrance!

FIRE & ICE from Revlon

Top Notes:  Orange Flower, Tangerine, Osmanthus
Mid Notes:  Orchid, Magnolia, Tuberose, Narcissus
Base Notes: Exotic Woods, Incense, amber, musk

Fragrance  :Oriental with shades of wood
One of my initial perfumes and my first introduction to something woody with vanilla.  Perfect find for daily wear and for hot summers.  It is also pocket friendly and stays long on you.

I used this perfume quite generously as it fitted me in all aspects and very soon went to the perfumerie to get the next bottle :)
A perfume that can be repeated!  It also has Cologne spray & Deo versions.