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  1. Mystery of Oils...

    I purchased the 'Lisa's Hair Elixer' from the Carol's Daughter line and it's taken me for quite the ride. Initially, I found the peppermint scent so overwhelming that a dime sized amount brushed through my hair cancelled out the scent of ANY perfume I'd sprayed on my wrist. Woah! If not for it's hefty price tag and the fact that my hair feels silky and wonderful I'd have tossed the bottle.

    Then later than night I was brushing my hair before bed and the most wonderful scent was coming ...
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  2. Kingdom Replacement 2... DUNE

    Classic Dior - and I was surprised that Dior was a recommendation from anyone who loved Kingdom. None the less I was thrilled when a bottle was gifted to me on behalf of a grandmother who found a bottle of the stuff in the back of her closet and never wears it. Scary that friends are now thinking while grandma is cleaning out her 'too stinky' perfumes, "Hey, I know who might love this!" Anyhoo...

    So, again like Rose 31, it's not that Dune smells anything like Kingdom but ...
  3. Le Labo - Les testers...

    Ok, like much of my perfume interest this goes back to McQueen's Kingdom and my search for a non-discontinued alternative scent to love. Moving on... One of the most popular recommendations on a forum of this topic was Le Labo's Rose 31. So I decided to order myself a tester and while there I got carried away and ordered a few more. Here are my first impressions on the first three I've tried...

    Baie Rose 26 - So so pretty, very clear very fresh rose. As in barely opened rose bud. ...
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  4. Great use for perfume

    In a short time of perfume obsession, I've amassed a scarrily large amount of samples and scents. Many of which I like perfectly well, but just don't really wear so I went searching for alternative uses for the stuff. My absolute favourite, using a couple drops to scent your bath water, came from Katie Puckrik's Blog - http://www.katiepuckriksmells.com/

    Great idea and works really well. I first tried Songes by Annick Goutal. I had a tester in splash bottle and found the scent on the ...
  5. Miss Dior Cherie - Strawberry Oh Wow!

    So I've finally gotten around to testing out the sample I got months ago of Miss Dior Cherie. I was testing mostly because I rolled my eyes when strawberry was a listed note in the new Valentino Valentina scent and wanted to test the note in other frags before I committed to such haughty dislike. So here goes...

    A notes list for MDC on Basenotes includes mandarin, strawberry leaf, violet, jasmine, caramel popcorn, wild strawberry sorbet, musk, and patchouli.

    On the ...
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