Perfume - April 30th, 2009
I wrote about Vera Wang Rock Princess a while ago and finally gave it a spray on my wrist. I still like it a lot but it reminds me very strongly of Unforgivable Woman, a perfume I already own. I think it’s the coconut note. Despite the cute bottle factor (cuter than Unforgivable Woman) I probably won’t buy it.
I also visited Kohls and checked out Dianoche Ocean, another one of Daisy Fuentes’ perfumes. (See my review of Dianoche Love here.) I liked it enough that I caved and bought it. It was in a gift set with a free body lotion, on sale, so that’s my excuse! Dia (the day part) has notes of mojito, bitter orange, watery splashes, beach flowers, orange flower, jasmine, and sandalwood. I get the mojito and bitter orange burst right away and then it settles into a nice tropical flower scent. Lasting power is excellent. Noche (the night part) has notes of bitter orange, dewy greens, vanilla orchid, jasmine, gardenia, patchouli, and golden amber. Noche is a warmer version of Dia with the hints of vanilla, patchouli, and amber. It also has good staying power. I totally dig both of these scents for warm spring and summer days.
I popped in to Victoria’s Secret to check out the new Parfums Intimes and was pleasantly surprised. Generally, I don’t care for Victoria’s Secret scents, they are usually too sweet or fruity for my taste. These four new scents are more sophisticated, in my opinion, then the usual offerings, and I quite like them! Lace Orange Flower is my favorite so far, because it really does have a strong orange flower (or neroli) note. The bottles are also really pretty. The store was quickly overwhelming my senses with that generic VS smell (headache-inducing), so I only sprayed the Lace Orange Flower and the Cashmere Vanilla Jasmine on scent strips and then fled. Cashmere Vanilla Jasmine is nice too, although not as good as Lace Orange Flower. I’ll have to make another incursion to try the other two fragrances and give Lace a try on skin.