Sunday, November 17, 2019

Goutal Paris Eau D'Hadrien Alcohol Free Water


Recently I had the chance to try the alcohol free version of Goutal's Eau  D'Hadrien.  The fragrance is a longtime favorite of mine , I have both the EDP and EDT in smaller bottles. 

My bottles are close to 10 years old so comparison may not be equal as I honestly don't know if there has been any formula tweaking plus mine, while they smell pretty good, may have degraded some.   

This version comes in a hefty opaque bottle and feels more clean and softer than the EDP. It's also a bit more floral and while still citrus heavy not as zesty and full on citrus . To me it works almost as a body spray and the "water" in the name makes it seem that's where this was meant to head.  The website says it can be used for body, hair and clothing.  

A Eau de Hadrien scented body spray is fine by me. I like that  I can use it with abandon. It wears close to the skin and doesn't have tons of staying power so I just spritz more .  

 Goutal Paris Eau D' Hadrien  Alcohol Free Water is $ 100 for 3.4 oz at Goutal and wherever the brand is sold. 





Sunday, November 10, 2019

NARS Audacious Fragrance


Audacious is the first fragrance from NARS. The inspiration behind it is Francois Nar's stunningly beautiful Polynesian island Motu Tane. I read that the island is for sale. You know how people win triple digit millions in the lottery and then say they really don't know what they'll do with it? Maybe a new car ? Me, I'll have Mr. Nars on speed dial .


But what about the fragrance? The nose is Olivia Giacobetti which is a win right there. She's the perfumer behind Malle's En Passant and Diptyque's  
Philosykos among others. 

Audacious opens with sweet smoke, then it's green ,then frangipani and tiare come in.  You can actually smell the transition from one note to the next in that early stage and that's neat and unusual.  As it dries down , cedar and a lot of white musk are there.

This is a very soft fragrance. Quietly sexy. As someone who isn't a big incense/oud fan it's just right to my nose but if you like your smoke bold this isn't that . It is , however , beautiful and well crafted. 



$ 180 for 1.7 oz at NARS Cosmetics






Sunday, November 3, 2019

Lime Crime Venus XS Holly Daze Palette & Sugar Daze Lip Set


I've taken a shine to Lime Crime lately. I loved the Summer Sunkissed face palette and nude liquid lipcolors. Now they've released their holiday sets and there's plenty to choose from.

First up is the Venus XS eye palette in Holly Daze.  You get 4 pretty shades, 3 are super sparkly with visible shimmer particles and one , the peach shade is a satin. ( There are 2 other palettes in different colorways )

The 2 green shades are fab along with the very everyday wearable peach. The lightest pearl highlighter shade flashes iridescent green.



Also new is the Sugar Daze set that comes in a cute, cute ready to hang ornament gift box . There are three mini Velvetine lipcolors in Dolly, Sasha and Marshmallow. ( There are 5 other sets also in different finishes and colors)


Lime Crime Venus XS Holly Daze Palette is $ 20
Lime Crime Sugar Daze Lip Set is $21

Both are available now at Lime Crime , Sephora and Ulta and Nordstrom.




Sunday, October 20, 2019

It Cosmetics Love Is The Foundation Brush


It Cosmetic's  Love Beauty Fully / Love Is The Foundation brush is back. 

This time the brush handle is metallic pink and has see thru heart accents. It's really pretty. The brush head is still heart shaped and soft. 

Each year the company releases this special edition with one brush given to Look Good Feel Better  for each one purchased. If you're left wondering where your money goes when you donate $$ to a charity this way gives a beautiful brush that might just make someone who really needs it, smile.




It Cosmetic's  Love Beauty Fully / Love Is The Foundation brush is $ 30 at Ulta