Review: Robert Piguet Fracas Eau de Parfum

This is a review of the Robert Piguet Fracas Eau de Parfum. This is a sample that I received from a friend!

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What it does: (from Nordstrom’s website)

Create a little chaos with this lush white floral. Distinctly feminine, this intoxicating, classic fragrance combines tuberose, jasmine and gardenia with a hint of orange blossom before giving way to a base of sandalwood, vetiver and musk. Fracas is the signature fragrance for women who want to make an unforgettable impression.

Top notes: bergamot, mandarin. Middle: jasmine, tuberose, gardenia. Base: musk, sandalwood.

 

Price: $150 for 3.4 oz. Pricey!

 

Availability: I was able to find this product online at Nordstrom’s and Neiman Marcus.

 

Scent: I felt this scent smelled strongly of bergamot, musk and sandalwood. After I used it a few times, I smelled more of the tuberose.

 

What I thought:  This scent was overpowering to me. I had to apply it extremely sparingly to ensure I did not apply too much.

 

Would I repurchase? No. I also didn’t like that this was a dark yellow color.

 

Hope you enjoyed my review!

xoxo, K

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Review: Elie Saab L’Eau Couture Eau de Toilette

This is a review of the Elie Saab L’Eau Couture Eau de Toilette.IMG_7440

What it does: (from the Nordstrom website)

Elie Saab L’Eau Couture Eau de Toilette contrasts the sophistication of a couture look with the springtime freshness of a fragrant eau de toilette. It is a natural, luminous and feminine scent, opening with fresh citrus accents, calabrian bergamot and magnolia.

Notes:

Top: citrus, calabrian bergamot, magnolia. Middle: orange blossom. Base: green almond accord, vanilla.

 

Scent: I was quite surprised to know that this is a citrusy floral scent.  Somehow, I felt it was more of a neutral scent, similar to freshly cracked pepper.

 

Price: $74 for 1.6 oz

 

Availability: Although I probably got this sample at Sephora, I could no longer find it on their website. I did find it at Nordstrom and other department stores.
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What I thought: This was a very light perfume, and I had trouble figuring out what it smelled like. Perhaps it was because I was using this at the same time as some other very fruity, sweet scents, but this felt more neutral and less feminine.

Separately, I found the spray mechanism on this sample bottle to be very difficult to use!

 

Would I repurchase?  No, it was not a memorable scent for me.

 

Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

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Review: Escada Turquoise Summer Eau de Toilette

This is a review of the Escada Turquoise Summer Eau de Toilette.
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What it does: (from Sephora’s website)

A bright and fruity floral, this summer fragrance is an invitation to break free. Escape like a butterfly to enjoy the brightness of sunshine, the fragrance of ripe fruit, the dewy essence of fresh flowers, and the warm, heady freedom of the perfect summer.

Notes: Raspberries, Blackcurrant, Violet.

 

Price: $46 for 1 oz

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Availability: This perfume is widely available, at speciality stores such as Sephora and Ulta, as well as department stores such as Macy’s.

 

Scent: This perfume smells mostly of berries. I thought at first that I just couldn’t pick up on the other notes, but after reading Sephora’s description of the scent, I realized that this perfume is composed mostly of berry notes.

 

What I thought:  This is a very different scent from what I usually pick up. I don’t wear many fruity scents, and I’ve never worn a berry scent before.  I think this perfume works better in the hot months, from late summer to early fall.

 

Would I repurchase?  Probably not.  It is not a bad scent, but it is very different from what I normally wear.

 

Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

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Review: Cartier La Panthere Eau de Parfum

This is a review of the Cartier La Panthere Eau de Parfum.  It is one of the samples I received from a friend.

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What it does: (from the Sephora website)

The luminous La Panthère Eau de Parfum Légère unveils a new facet of the original chypre-gardenia-musk accord. The floral felinity is newly illuminated by tiaré flower notes for a wake of sensuality warmed by amber rays of sunshine. The captivating fragrance for the free and passionate woman, it combines a radiant, floral heart with velvety notes of musk. 

 

Price: $70 for 0.8 oz.  This is a pricy product!

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Scent: According to the Sephora website, this product has notes of musk, gardenia, and tiare flower.

 

Availability: This perfume is available at Sephora, Nordstrom, and other department stores.

 

What I thought: I found that this was a pretty generic scent.  A lot of the expensive floral perfumes smell the same to me, of gardenia and musk.  This is also very pricy for a perfume – maybe because of the Cartier brand name? I thought I could find other perfumes which smell the same on me, at a slightly lower price point.

 

Would I repurchase?  No, unfortunately this was not a memorable scent for me.

 

Hope you enjoyed this review!

 

xoxo, K

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Review: Chanel Chance Eau de Toilette

This is a review of the Chanel Chance Eau de Toilette.  I don’t think I would have ever tried out a Chanel perfume if it weren’t for samples.  Aren’t samples wonderful?

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What it does: (from the Sephora website)

It’s your chance . . . TAKE IT! A decidedly young scent for those who dare to dream. A light, subtly sensual fragrance, filled with vitality and energy, evolves from one moment to the next, each wholly unique.

Top notes: Pink pepper, lemon, pineapple.  Middle notes: Hyacinth, jasmine, iris.  Base: amber, patchouli, white musk

 

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Price: $60 for 1.2 oz

Availability: This is one of Chanel’s popular perfumes, and is widely available at Macy’s, Sephora, and other department stores where Chanel perfumes are sold.

 

What I thought: This is a good scent to wear to the office. It is feminine and strong, without being too sweet. Although the product description says that it is a young scent, I thought it would be a good perfume for young professional women.

 

Would I repurchase?  Yes.  I liked the scent, and I would wear it when I want to boost my self confidence in the workplace.

 

Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

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