Thursday, August 23, 2012

Scent Review: Sephora Addictive Bag

So I got a bag from Sephora of six mini scents, as one of their online special offers. There were four different bags to choose from: Playful, Chic, Addictive, and Causal. I chose the Addictive bag, because it had the most scents I was interested in.
Sephora's promo picture for the addictive bag, you can see the actual little drawstring bag it comes in at the bottom.
Betsey Johnson's Too Too: Sephora describes this as "youthful and effervescent..." I'd agree with that statement. It is pretty and somewhat interesting, but its not the most unique perfume in this bunch. Its supposed to be a mixture of patchouli and fruits with some gingery and floral notes. It is a nice perfume, and perfect for young women who want to smell girly, but more polished. It reminds me a lot of Miss Dior Cherie, which I suppose makes sense because they have some similar notes and are sort of marketed toward the same crowd.
Too Too is $42.00 for 1.0 oz

Calvin Klein Euphoria: I love love love euphoria. Its my favorite scent for fall and winter. Sephora describes it as "captivating" and "sensual". Its a woody floral with lots of amber, and pomegranate undertones. Its a warm scent and sexy with out being overly provocative. I feel like it can be either a day or night scent. Wearing it always makes me feel more confident and I've gotten lots of compliments. 
Euphoria is $47.00 for 1.0 oz

Hanae Mori Butterfly: This perfume has something of a cult following, and I was probably the most excited to try this one. I've heard from many women and reviewers that they like it because its a sweet scent, but it doesn't make you feel like a teenager. At my age, thats not really too big of a problem, but I can see where they're coming from. The most prominent note of this to me in vanilla, lots of vanilla. It is a very nice vanilla though! And back by light florals and interesting fruit. It lasts forever, with out losing much power or giving me a headache, a very rare combination on me. All in all I do like this, but I don't think I like it enough for the price.
Butterfly is $65.00 for 1 oz

Michael Korres Michael Korres: Such creative naming! But that aside I have to admit, I didn't try this on my skin so I can't attest to how it smells on me... but I hate the fragrance. Michael Korres and I are not friends when it comes to perfume. He's a big fan of tuberose, which I can't stand. It smells mostly like tuberose, and freesia to me. If you like those, this might be good for you.
Michael Korres is $50.00 for 1.0 oz

Prada Infusion d'Iris: This is a very soft, classic sort of scent. Its a powdery woody floral, and smells very ladylike. Its similar to Chanel no. 5, and reminds me quite a bit of bath and body works moonlight path, but a little more complex. Both are powdery and have strong iris notes, but the undertone of Infusion d'Iris keeps it interesting. Its a very nice, classy scent, but not my cup of tea. I'm giving the sample to my mother because she really likes moonlight path a lot, so everybody wins I guess.
Infusion d'Iris is $60.00 for 1.0 oz

Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb: I like this scent a lot, just not on me. It mixes weird with my body chemistry so I'll be describing it wet. Described as "a floral explosion... making everything more postive" it is happy fragrance. Its sort of sexy with out being moody or dark. A floral explosion seems accurate, its hard to pick out specific florals. Its sweet patchouli undertone makes it interesting, and yes addictive.
Flowerbomb is $75.00 for 1 oz
This was really fun to review. You can get this set, or one of the others free with any $25.00 Sephora purchase of any kind by entering 6scents in the promo code box.

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