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Providence Perfume Mousseline Peche Fragrance Review

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* Imagine a strong peach cocktail with a grapefruit garnish, and you’ve got the first whiff.

* The aperitif vibe fades, and a really juicy and lucious peach is the forefront.

* The peach sweetness introduces the flower – rose- and another with a hint of vanilla sweetening it.

* At this point, maybe two hours in, the scent becomes sheer and very much a skin scent.

* The base is woody with a bit of vetiver and a slight touch of sweetness.

Summary:  Wearing Moisseline Peche made me realize something about my skin.  Vetiver scents do not work well on me, almost as a rule, but with this scent, I realize that it’s not all vetivers, but rather the stronger ones, that go caustic when they hit my skin. Softer, sheerer vetivers like the base of Mosseline Peche agree with me.  That’s not to say this is a vetiver scent- it’s part of the base.  The scent strikes me as a mature, fruity floral that is not overbearing. As a natural, it lasts about 4 hours on my skin, though others report much shorter wear times.   Basically, expect to reapply after lunch if you wear it to the office (and yes, it is office-friendly).   The scent is a collaboration with fashion designer Jonathan Joseph Peters (from Season 7 of Project Runway) and is inspired by silk muslin – which makes sense as it feels soft, luxurious, and sheer throughout its weartime.. 

Other opinions:

The Non Blonde
Ca Fleuere Bon
EauMG
Now Smell This
Tinsel Creation

Providence Perfumes are available from the Providence> Perfume Company website and Twisted Lily.

Disclaimer: Sample provided by Providence Perfume. Image courtesy of Providence Perfume website.

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Les Senteurs Gourmandes Vanille Chocolat Fragrance Review

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* Honey is the main top note.

* It doesn’t feel sticky or heavy – rather cooling and refreshing, which is odd for honey,

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Tom Ford Azure Private Blend Lime Fragrance Review

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* Kicks off with a bright, refreshing, and bold lime with a bit of other citrus in the mix.  

* It’s fruity, tangy, and sweet.  Almost like pouring the juice on your arm but without the stickiness.

* Lime stays in the forefront for about 20 minutes before it begins to recede, with a sweet vanilla and light florals coming into the mix.

* The florals just kind of sit there – they are nice and pretty but feel kind of, I don’t know, blah.

* After the florals wane, the base of generic wood and bland musk lasts for a few hours.

Summary:  
Yes, citrus notes don’t usually last long as top notes in fragrance, but twenty minutes? Come on… If you are looking for niche fragrance version of premature ejaculation, you’ve found it.  The lime note, while it lasts, is really good, but for the price of a Tom Ford Private Blend it should last a lot longer (as should the whole scent, 3-4 hours longevity for an edp is bad.)  After the proverbial wad is shot, it becomes a bit generic, floating between that realm of Bath and Body Works and low-end Department Store scents.  Not that there is anything wrong with those kind of scents, but at $200 for 50ML, my expectations are a lot higher.  As a devoted Fordie, I have probably 10 of the Private Blends in my collection and this is one that I rarely reach for – and if I do, it’s to layer with Creed Virgin Island water or as just a quick pick me up.  If Azure Lime was a scent at Bath and Body Works for $20 a bottle, I would STRONGLY recommend it.  At Private Blend pricing, I recommend testing but would think very carefully before investing in a full bottle.

Tom Ford Private Blends are available from Tom Ford boutiques, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Other opinions:

EauMG

Now Smell This

The Scentcritic

Image courtesy of Yahoo.com. No disclaimer needed as I own a bottle.

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United Scents of America Hawaii Fragrance Review

* Hawaii beings with sugary flowers and fruit – sweet peaches and light jasmine.

* The florals recede and the sweet fruits become the focus – pineapple, coconut, papaya, and mango.