Perfume Reviews

Reviews by JadainGA

Total Reviews: 95

Candy Sugar Pop by Prada

Wearing a sample of Candy Sugar Pop, and I believe I like it a bit better than the original Prada Candy. If I put my nose to wrist, I can pick up the apple note, which freshens this up and lightens it....
07th January, 2019

Lemon Éclair by Ganache Parfums

One of the best gourmands I've ever only beef is that it fades away in just a couple of hours on my skin. But is smells EXACTLY like a lemon eclair...the lemon is truly fresh and foody, and doesn't do that "furniture polish" smell! Love!
15th November, 2018

White Tea by Elizabeth Arden

I'm really enjoying this one! On my skin, I get a nice opening of clary sage, and then primarily the ambrette seed for the rest of the wear. Longevity is a good 6 hours before it fades; I would love to try some of the body products to keep it going a bit longer. I've been reaching for White Tea a lot lately...great for fall/winter!
13th November, 2018
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And The World Is Yours by A Lab on Fire

WOW! This is just gorgeous, as I expected! Mr. Ropion is one of my favorite noses; I own several of his creations and love them all. The neroli and spices are perfectly blended, and the vanilla musk brings everything together beautifully. Sillage is's actually projecting a bit louder than I usually prefer....but it's not overwhelming. This is NOT daytime/office perfume, at least in my world. This is evening, date night, claim your own Oscar in a ballgown perfume. Beautiful! PS. It's time to sample more of A Lab on Fire's scents! I love "What We Do in Paris is Secret"'s time to sample 'em all!
11th May, 2018

D&G La Tempérance 14 by Dolce & Gabbana

I never realized how much I enjoy ambrette until's really nice in this scent. La Temperance 14 fades to a skin scent in just a couple of hours, but sometimes that's exactly what I want. Perfect for the office or anywhere where you need to go light. Like this one a lot!
10th May, 2018

Don't Get Me Wrong Baby Yes I Do by Etat Libre d'Orange

I really like this scent, but on my skin it's gone in about 2 hours. Sillage is very light too, but I actually prefer that.....

Etat Libre d'Orange is my fave niche house!
29th March, 2018

Sex On The Beach by Demeter Fragrance Library

Smells GREAT.....for all of 10 minutes. Then it's G-O-N-E. I guess I'll spray a lot more next try! :)
28th February, 2018

Clémentine California by Atelier Cologne

This is a real winner, but citrus is not the main note that I get with this Atelier. My skin pulls way more juniper than clementine with this scent....

Good stuff!
25th January, 2018

Coconut Passion by Victoria's Secret

If you want vanilla, this is an inexpensive vanilla that smells pretty authentic. Fades fast, so take your bottle with ya..... :)
19th January, 2018

Snow by Demeter Fragrance Library

I don't know how Demeter does it, but Snow really does smell just like the air before a snowfall. That wet, sort of floral smell, that smells of earth and moisture and...air? I like it! A couple of stars off for longevity. When I spray, I might get an hour or two before it fades.

I am fascinated by Demeter and collect them as I find them...and Snow is a goodie!
18th January, 2018

Love by Victoria's Secret


Smells pleasant, but anything but memorable.....
04th January, 2018

Green Tea Nectarine Blossom by Elizabeth Arden

This is a zero sillage skin scent that I really like. It's fresh and light, and perfect for times when perfume might not work (ie. crowded office), but I still want to smell good. Inexpensive to boot, so reapplying thoughout the day is no big deal....
20th October, 2017

Prends Garde à Toi by Ego Facto

Well, I'm not sure how I feel about the nettle note. I don't love it, but I don't dislike it either. This is an oddball smell on my skin.

It's different though...not the usual fruity floral "meh" combination, so big points for that!
13th October, 2017
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Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum by Pinaud

One of the sexiest scents that my hubby wears! Highly recommended gentlemen's scent that I wish more men would splash on in my corner of the universe....LOL!
12th October, 2017

Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte by Bath and Body Works

This is probably the one BBW fragrance that I actually crave in the fall. There is just something about the marshmallow note that I really enjoy, both in the shower gel and the mist. Good stuff! Pretty good longevity and sillage for a mist as well, and cheap to boot....
12th October, 2017

Elie Saab Le Parfum Resort Collection 2017 by Elie Saab

Gotta go with a neutral review on this one....only because it's sooooooo strong on my skin. I'm the type that wants a perfume to add to the scents of my day; I still want to smell the flowers outside, my meal cooking, etc. Resort 2017 is gorgeous, but it takes over my nose and blocks out everything else.

That being said, I'm gonna experiment with spraying ONE spray behind my knees, because I do enjoy the scent. (I love quite a bit of Kirkdijan's work!) This one just projects a bit much for my taste....
06th October, 2017

Nirvana French Grey by Elizabeth and James

I am sampling French Grey right now, and really enjoying it! I do believe lavender is a note that I underappreciated until recently. This scent has nice, arms-length sillage, good longevity, and an unisex vibe that I like. Definitely full bottle worthy for me!
25th August, 2017

Green Tea Tropical by Elizabeth Arden

Fresh and clean....perfect in heat and humidity. Doesn't last long at all, but at this price, I don't mind reapplying as needed....

Sometimes on a sweltering hot day, this type of scent is the only thing I want to wear!
17th July, 2017

Kismet (new) by Lubin

Kismet is GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful drydown that lasts for hours....

A might bit pricey for my budget, but on the wishlist it goes anyway.... :)
22nd June, 2017

Coco Noir by Chanel

Sweet fancy Moses I LOVE this stuff! Longevity on my skin is forever, sillage is cozy and minimal, and the drydown is just heavenly.

A bit pricey, but I'm willing to save up for it..... :)
19th June, 2017

Fresh Couture by Moschino

I bought Fresh Couture for the packaging only. The juice is ho-hum and very standard fruity-floral, so nothing special...but it's perfectly wearable as a grab-and-go scent. I'm wearing it today, and 2 hours in it's nearly gone.

Good thing I bought it for the packaging! :)
01st May, 2017

DKNY Sweet Delicious Creamy Meringue by Donna Karan

You certainly can't compare the gazillons of DKNY apples out there with designer and niche scents, but for the money, this is pretty good stuff!

Lemon cream pie, but light and airy. When I spray, I get a blast of alcohol and "cheap perfume" notes, but it really does drydown quite nicely on my skin.

I bought this at a pretty good discount, and I'm happy to add it to my collection when I'm in the mood for a fun gourmandy scent!
15th March, 2017

Chloé Fleur de Parfum by Chloé

Chloe Fleur is so similar to Chloe that I really can't tell much difference. I love the scent, but after 2 hours it's G-O-N-E. The original Chloe (2008) has much better projection and longevity.

Nice, but I'll stick to the original....Bummer too, because rice is my absolute FAVORITE note in perfume!
14th March, 2017

See Eau Fraîche by Chloé

I love this scent for work. It's light, crisp, and unlikely to offend. Sillage is confined to my personal zone, which is preferable in the office. Longevity is quite good!

Apple blossom goodness....
09th March, 2017

Replica Jazz Club by Martin Margiela

I can't believe how GLORIOUS this fragrance is! Jazz Club is beautiful stuff. Exactly how I would imagine a Jazz Club/Bar to smell....lot of boozy notes and that gorgeous tobacco base. It's marketed for men, but this is absolutely unisex. Sillage is very good, and it lasted a good 4 hours on my skin before it really started to mellow and fade a bit. I can still smell it on my jacket today, and it's sooooo good! I bought the travel spray (I always buy a small size to start), but this is absolutely full bottle worthy!
08th March, 2017

Divine Decadence by Marc Jacobs

This doesn't work on my skin AT ALL. Waaaaay too strong...just one spray is knocking me out. Will pass on this one....
19th February, 2017

Mon Paris by Yves Saint Laurent

Meh. Just meh.

The opening is too syrupy sweet on my skin....strawberry jam, but not in a nice way.

But....the drydown is quite lovely, if not long lasting.

I received a bottle for Christmas, so I will wear it on occasion for a change of pace. Like it enough, but don't love it. This will be a winter scent for me; I can't imagine what the summer heat would do to this one! :)
28th December, 2016

Air by Clean

There are days when I don't want to wear perfume. But there's never a day when I don't want to smell fresh and clean.

Clean Air is basic fresh, nothing more, nothing less. I layer it with Clean Skin most of the time, but it's also good on it's on.

It doesn't make a statement, and is unlikely to be noticed by anyone except...ME. It's that close to the skin. I like it! It is what it is!
13th December, 2016

Cashmere by Clean

Sometimes I don't really want to make a statement with my scent, per se. Sometimes, I just want a fresh, clean smelling fragrance that is unlikely to offend anyone in a crowded room.

Clean Cashmere is perfect for the office, PTA meetings, or wherever else I find myself in close quarters. When I know that people will be present that don't like perfume (I have that situation at work!), when this is a good perfume to have. No sillage; I'm the only one who really notices it unless I get a hug! This is a cozy perfume that I wear just for me....
06th December, 2016

Teatro Olfattivo di Parma : Crema di Latte by Hilde Soliani Profumi

This smells EXACTLY like Milkfuls Candy (a favorite candy of mine!), and I love it! Also smells like a spoonful of sweetened condensed milk, also a favorite. I will be so sad when my little sample is gone!

But...My hubby hates the smell. I wore just a dab to work, and 2 coworkers commented that they hate it too! LOL! Another coworker didn't hate it; but couldn't understand why I would want to smell like candy?

So..I can take the hint! This is a love or hate scent, so I won't wear it out anymore. I'll enjoy my little sample at home, and then look for the next great scent find! :)
28th October, 2016