Clarins calls Eau Dynamisante a “treatment fragrance”. They say it’s invigorating, that it revitalises, hydrates and tones the skin. Suure…
It’s a fragrance. First ingredient alcohol, followed by water, then parfum. It perfumes skin. That’s all it is folks, a fragrance.
But a good one at that.
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There are a lot of hits and misses with Avon products in general, but damn, they can nail down a scent. I’ve mentioned before that Avon used to make my favourite scent of all time, Sweet Honesty, and finding a dupe for that has been quite an (unsuccessful) enterprise. In the meanwhile, I’ve found something different, but very good, and very unique in the realm of modern scents.
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I’ve been in Paris this last week. It was everything everyone promised: beautiful, boogie, bountiful. I binged on baguettes. I bought a beret. And brought myself to the brink of bankruptcy.
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Forget the watches (it’s time), the bags and the clothes: Michael Kors knows how to do fragrances really well.
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Mon Guerlain is a funny coincidence in my life. I bought it at an airport, without having heard of it before, and decided to commit to it on first whiff. Came to learn, a lot of people describe it as a “wife scent”. And that time at the airport, when I decided to get it, I was getting ready to board to go to Greece for my honeymoon. This is the first perfume I purchased after getting married.
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She is sweet but dark. She’s mature, but irreverent. She is intoxicating, weird, and controversial. She was a massive hit in the eighties, and now she’s a hipster.
Meet LouLou: enticing, addictive, and headache inducing.
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Limitless by Sephora was an online event prepared by Sephora Portugal that was supposed to happen the past 20th of June. You could get access to the event by buying a beauty box filled with goodies for 30€. When the boxes sold out, you could get the ticket for the event alone for 10€. Now, this was the first time something like this was organised by Sephora. Did I mention it was online?
You know what they say, life is what happens when bandwidth allows it.
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Sisley Eau du Soir has an interesting story. Count Hubert d’Ornano created the scent as a gift for his wife, countess Isabelle d’Ornano, who after nine years of being it’s exclusive wearer, decided to release the fragrance to the public. That’s why their names are in the bottle.
Now if the “count” title didn’t tip you off, don’t go running yelling at your significant other about how they should give you better presents just yet. Hubert d’Ornano was the founder of Sisley Cosmetics, and the d’Ornanos are billionaires. That explains a lot. It’s the truest case of what to gift someone who has everything. Also might explain why the perfume actually smells expensive.
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Previously, in my post about my giant beauty haul, I mentioned I was on a hunt to find the ideal fragrance to wear on my wedding day. Avon’s Sweet Honesty and Guerlain’s L’Instant Magic were two of my favourite scents of all time, but both are no longer available, or at least they no longer sell them in Portugal.
You can tell by those two perfumes that I like powdery, clean and airy scents. So my hunt began. I ended up settling on Prada’s Infusion d’Amande, which even though it’s quite different from those previously mentioned, it still part of the light and powdery scent family, and it had as it’s star note something that’s very close to my heart: almonds.
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Do you remember this post? Yeah me neither.
In my defence, this is over 2 months’ worth of purchases. Since I’ve been
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pretending trying to cut back on my makeup and skincare purchases, I’ve really gotten into haircare and fragrance. A ridiculous transition, I know, since I was trying to save on beauty spending, but alas, it still happened, and here we are.