Synergist Posted April 30, 2012 Share Posted April 30, 2012 Transferring my reviews over from PT forums. Hope this is the right place for them! Please leave comments! Review on Love Potion sample fragrances: I should mention first that I am a complete fragrance newbie - I hardly ever even wore perfume until about a month ago when I got interested in pheromones. I figure developing appreciation of fragrances is probably going to be a lot like developing appreciation of fine wine (something I have much more experience at ) I imagine anyone new to fragrances is probably not able to appreciate the complexity and subtle notes of some of the finer perfumes, and will likely go for the cheap, sweet stuff. After years of drinking wine I now prefer a good, complex red, but when I first started all I could stand were sweet whites, everything else was just yuck. Now I think of those same drinks as lolly water since my taste has matured. My point of mentioning all this is to cover myself if I don't give the fragrances the reviews they are probably due First thing I can say about them is they SMELL expensive. They smell like good quality, high concentration fragrances. Nothing cheap about them. I put a few drops on different parts of my skin this morning and I can still smell them in those places, so clearly they have great lasting potential. I can smell that they are complex - even if I can't pick out the individual notes, I can tell that they are there. Jungle Colada: This is just a little bit on the sweet side and actually smells like real fruit. Not like what you expect when something claims to smell like "fruit", but like you are ACTUALLY smelling a bowl of ripe fruit. This, ironically, makes it a little less pleasant to me than the imitation fruit smells, probably because I am more used to them! But still nice nonetheless. It is probably my favourite of the scents. Emperor: Apparently this is more on the manly side, but when I smelled this, without reading the description on the web, it reminded me of my mum's perfume?! Not sure what that says about my parents! Anyway I got a kind of musky, almost menthol smell from it, something complex in there as well - it had depth, but I couldn't say in what way. It was ok, it grew on me more once I had put it on than when I smelled it in the bottle. Breakfast in Bed: This is supposed to smell like food - french toast, maple syrup, and bacon. But for some reason all I get is a kind of rich coffee smell, with some nice spices in there? A nice fragrance if you like coffee, but not really for me as I have an aversion to coffee due to my caffeine sensitivity. Cherub's Kiss: This was quite subtle and pleasant to me, a nice sweet, flowery smell. The description on the web for this one was accurate for me. Summoner's Spell: I got a citrusy, incensey smell from this one that was quite pleasant. It was a really interesting smell that I can see changing throughout the wear or on different people. It is supposed to contain over 50 ingredients so I guess everyone will get someone different out of it. Dr Suki's Break-Up Balm: I can't find this on the web at all, so I am not sure what it is exactly? But to me it has kind of a clean, sugary smell - kind of like cough syrup, but in a good way, if that makes sense! Maybe like a nice cordial. I get orange and maybe something herbal from it as well. Thanks again Mara for letting me try these fragrances out, and sorry I probably haven't given them the reviews they deserve Hopefully this will at least be helpful to other fragrance newbies like me! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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