Thursday, October 18, 2018

Narciso Rouge



The first thing you notice about new Narciso Rouge is that lacquer red bottle. It's striking and beautiful.

The fragrance continues in the same vein as the previous versions , focusing on musks but adds  bulgarian rose.  Rouge is a cozy woods/musk scent that also has iris, amber, tonka , vetiver and cedar. The rose is there but not strong,  and it fades quite a bit by the drydown but it does add a  floral and powdery touch to the woods along with the iris. 


Overall this is very soft  and wears close to skin but has presence and is one of those perfumes that really comes alive when the temperatures drop and it mingles into your favorite sweater.



Narciso Rouge is $ 97 for 1.6 oz and $ 115 for 3.0 oz at Bloomingdales





Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Jergens Flawless Effects & Skin Illuminating Body Lotion




All year is lotion time but lets face it, when the weather turns cooler we need/wamt more .

Jergen's newest not only moisturize but highlight and brighten skin.  With Fall here and Winter  not far off, we need that. Plus they come in a new bottle that has a bit of a retro/vintage look & graphics.


Flawless Effects is said to even skin tone in 5 days of use. To put it to the test I used it on one arm to see what difference there might be.  And there was one. That side did look just a bit more even and perfected.  Subtle be definitely there. It's a great one to help get Summer tanned/parched skin back into shape. It's also nicely moisturizing ( glycerin , mango & cocoa butters are in there) , not heavy but not light either. My skin felt moisturized for hours after applying.  The scent is light and references the cocoa butter.  It blends into skin  after awhile, so it will pair with fragrance.

Skin Illuminating - Has just a slight hint of iridescence thanks to  to give skin some shimmer thanks to mica and pearl  powder , It's barely noticeable , you won't end up a glitter bomb, just highlighted. This is great for day when skin starts to have a pallor after Summer bronzing has worn off but we still want a little "look"  and to accent decolletage and legs for evenings out. This has shea butter  and adds light/medium moisture with a light, clean scent.   Holiday season is coming,  grab this and get the look makeup artists use on celeb clients for red carpets etc.

Both of these are currently exclusive to Amazon and sell for $ 11.99 each.






Sunday, October 14, 2018

Commodity Best Of Book Gift Set


Commodity fragrance have launched this year's  Holiday gift set. Last year they featured a trio of their scents , this year it's all about Book.

Best of Book has all you need to get wrapped up in this cozy, and yes, book-ish fragrance.  You get a 1.4 oz scented votive, .33 oz EDP spray and in something new from the brand, a 2.5 oz body lotion.

The set comes in a gift box with a slipcase outer sleeve, making it giving ready.

Book, if you're not familiar is dry, dusky and green/ herbal with notes of  bergamot, cypress , eucalyptus , cedar and sandalwood . It really does remind of walking into a used bookstore loaded with old volumes  and as a fanatic reader, I love that smell.  This wears lightly, stronger in the candle. 

The  Best Of Book set is well priced too , at $ 35 and is LE at Commodity ,  and Sephora .





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Monday, October 8, 2018

Shiseido Modern Matte, Visionary Gel & Lacquer Ink Lipcolors


Shiseido has always had some of the best lippies , in my opinion. I have several that have been go- tos for  a long time ,  ones that work every day .



Now the brand has upped the ante with a relaunch new formulas and repackaging.

There are three new lipcolor types - matte , satin,  shine and all are that good.

Semi nude, Peep Show, Flame, Velvet Rope, J Pop, Cyber Beige , Mirror Mauve

Modern Matte  Powder Lipstick is a creamy, non dry matte that is comfy and flexible on lips. It has full pigment with long wear that leaves a light stain after  after a few hours on me with drinking, light nibbling . The case is a heavy and solid with a strong magnetic cap . ( $26)


Visionary Gel Lipstick -   This has a truly weightless feel with a cooling sensation on application.  This gel based formula feels great on lips and has  a satin finish with a little sheen.  It's very creamy/moisturzing with medium pigment. The formula means it's not  very long wear but I still get a couple hours from it. The bullet here is very soft, so you need to not press to hard with it, or turn it out far from the slim case.  Also each stick is packaged inside a silver foil wrapper in the box. Superfluous ? Yes. Cool ? Also yes. ( $ 26)


Lacquer  Ink Lipshine - This is the updated version of the older Lacquer Rouge, which I loved. This gives big, bold pigment in one swipe, feels light and hydrating on lips with a decent shine  that's just below a gloss . This is a lippie that  has presence and makes for a fab look.($26)


All are available now at Shiseido and currently  they are having Friends & Family sale,  grab the code at their site . Shipping at $ 25.





Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tiffany & Co Eau de Parfum Intense




Tiffany and Co recently launched an Intense version of last year's Eau de Parfum

Meant to be a deeper version of the original ,  With this version they say they have added more iris for a deeper scent. I don't still have the original for comparison but I wrote then that it was a soft floral. Intense fits that description as well. There is a nice dry , powdery iris but it's light and mingles with pink pepper, benzoin for a touch of vanilla-ness and amber.





It's a fairly straightforward floral that's easy to wear and stays close to the skin  making it a  nice daytime  office fragrance. 


The bottle remains the same  pretty faceted one with the Tiffany and Co silver band tucked into the cap bottom , the juice is a blue tint. 


Tiffany & Co Eau de Parfum Intense is $ 113 for  1.7 oz