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Fragrance Reviews June 13, 2012

Today I bring you Philosophy’s “love sweet love”, Aquolina’s “Pink Sugar”, and Bond No.9’s “Signature” scents that I received in my May MyGlam Bag, Beauty Army Kit, and Beauty Bar kit.  Since I never find that there is a whole lot to say about fragrances other than what it smells like and if I like it and I received 3 samples last month, I’d just get them all reviewed in one go. Lets Get Started.

Philosophy – love sweet love – this is a light gentle scent. It is apparently one of the newest in the Philosophy lineup.  To me it reminds me off berries and baby powder. It is light enough to wear on a warm day.  It smells nice on me and I don’t mind it at all. I will be keeping the sample and using it occasionally, but I will not be buying it again – I just don’t like it enough to buy a full size.

Bond No.9 – Signature – This is one of the most expensive scents I’ve tried. I will digress and tell you that the containers that each of the Bond No.9 fragrances come in are cute and unique – I love them and would want to collect them all!  This perfume is actually classified as a perfume rather than an “eau de…” which simply means the oils are less diluted. Here is an article on the different categories: What is the meaning and difference…. At first it is quite strong and makes me think of spices. It is not very floral despite the rose inclusion.  I feel like this is a unisex scent and could go just as well on a man as on a woman. I like it but don’t love it. As it wears on my skin it starts to smell more gentle but it never quite hits “sweet”.  I’ll wear it on occasion I suppose.

Aquolina – Pink Sugar – Sugar is right; think Cotton Candy. This is sweet, super sweet.  It reminds me of cotton candy and maybe strawberry funnel cake. While I like those things I don’t really want them on my skin. I’m going to say this is a toss out.  It might be fun for a tween, but it is not mature enough for a 30 year old.

Here’s the Breakdown:

Philosophy Love Sweet Love Spray
Sample Size:  0.05 oz
Full Size:  2.0 oz
Full Size Price: $42.00
Sample Value: $1.05

Bond No. 9 New York Bon Bon – Signature
Sample Size:  0.05 oz
Full Size:   3.3 oz
Full Size Price: $330.00
Sample Value: $5.00

Aquolina Pink Sugar Eau De Toillette
Sample Size: 0.06 oz
Full Size: 1.7 oz
Full Size Price: $45.00
Sample Value: $1.58

 

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by MyGlam, Beauty Army, or Beauty Bar Sample Society or any of the brands included in the bag. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.

 

Oscar de la Renta Esprit d’Oscar Eau de Parfum Deluxe Rollar Ball March 24, 2012

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Today I bring you the Oscar de la Renta Esprit d’Oscar Eau de Parfum Deluxe Rollar Ball from March’s Sample Society Box. Normal perfume samples seem to be about 0.05 oz in either a tiny atomizer or one of the ones with the cap you pull off and wipe against your skin.  Not Sample Society – they provide a wonderfully sized roller ball.  I really appreciate having a nice sized sample, especially of perfume since I tend to make the bottles explode when I have to pull the caps off.

So, what about the scent? It is a citrus and floral scent – to me it reminds me of Pure Poison, but a bit stronger in the acidic citrus part.  For me it is not a scent I like.

I had a friend over the day I had tested this and asked her – and she LOVED it.  The fragrance has happily found a new  home.

Sample Size: 0.1 oz
Full Size:  1.6 oz
Full Size Price: $76.00
Sample Value: $4.75

Would I buy it again? No
Will I finish the sample? No, buy my friend will!

Again, I really have to say “hats off” to beauty bar and their sample society – I hate perfume samples, but at least this one would have been useful had I liked the scent.

  

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Fragrances Part 5 (the last) February 15, 2012

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Today is part five of my fragrance reviews. This is the last day of reviews – and I have saved what are considered by many women, “the best” for last. You can view my entire order here. What am I reviewing today?

  

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Fragrances Part 4 February 14, 2012

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Today is part four of my fragrance reviews. You can view my entire order here. What am I reviewing today?

  

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Fragrances Part 3 February 13, 2012

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Today is part three of my fragrance reviews. You can view my entire order here. What am I reviewing today?

  

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Fragrances Part 2 February 12, 2012

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Today is part two of my fragrance reviews. You can view my entire order here. What am I reviewing today?

  

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Fragrances Part 1 February 11, 2012

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Remember a few days ago when I ordered a bunch of fragrance samples? They came in today! They were packaged in a super cute little box and they were very secure to prevent them from breaking. They each also have a very easy to read label so I know exactly which sample I’m trying. I’ll review three samples a day – much more than that and I won’t be able to tell the scents apart (yes I know the coffee bean trick) but why rush it? Right?

  

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