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Reply: @ChristalM Thanks for the review! I love cedar but am not a Santal 33. Lots of people love it though, would you say it's close eno ...read more
@ChristalM Thanks for the review! I love cedar but am not a Santal 33. Lots of people love it though, would you say it's close enough to be a dupe?
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Reply: Thanks @eshoe , very good to hear your review on these items. I’m so sad as my poor highlighter broke after I used it yesterday! ...read more
Thanks @eshoe , very good to hear your review on these items. I’m so sad as my poor highlighter broke after I used it yesterday! 😢 It’ll still work but a little tricky. I will probably have to try the perfume and Boum-Boum Milk at some point. The perfume intrigues me. I don’t think I’ve ever bought one that I haven’t been able to try in person first!
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Reply: I'm testing Dita von Teese's Erotique today. This scent is now discontinued so it's pretty pricey to purchase relative to what it ...read more
I'm testing Dita von Teese's Erotique today. This scent is now discontinued so it's pretty pricey to purchase relative to what it used to retail for, US$75 for 75ml. If you can't tell from my photo, that's Dita, she is totally my glam muse ✨ I don't have a vintage style like her, I just appreciate how she embraces the rituals, artifice, and daily commitment to beauty. And her attention to diversity. Her lingerie line for example has a pretty wide size range for an indie brand. Anyway. I'd read good things about her perfumes and how they are a cut about most celebrity lines. She's very into perfume and has stated in multiple interviews that she dislikes clean scents, fruity florals and gourmands. If I recall correctly, her favourites include Serge Lutens, Quelques Fleurs, and other vintage scents. Regarding her celebrity releases, Ms. VT reported in a Forbes interview that '“I struggled constantly with my old company. They wanted to do stuff like put feathers on the bottle, when I wanted to talk about elegance, beauty and the simplicity of the fragrance." She has repeatedly stated that she wanted to produce perfumes that reflected her own tastes and to be mature, devoid of sugar and vanilla and she clearly got her way there but it seems she also experienced a lot of pressure to compromise. Erotique is described as "an aphrodisiac accomplishment; a carnal blend of floral sensuality with an exquisite note of leather that evokes erotic mysticism." Does it live up to its hype? I have to admit, Erotique is not at all carnal to my nose. A lot of reviews mention eroticism and risk and darkness but I'm just not smelling it here. Don't get me wrong, it's definitely not clean or youthful, but it is pretty tame compared to the ad copy or at least, other perfumes based on a rose-leather concept like Malle's Rose & Cuir or Hermes' Gallop. It may well be Ms. VT wanted something more challenging but the bean counters wouldn't permit it. There's a little growl of a rougher leather in the opening but it fades out quickly and to be honest, it's too scratchy and synthetic to be enjoyable. I wouldn't even call this a leather. Mainly there is a floral opening with that brief synthetic leather that dries down to something very soft and woody with the suggestion of smoke. It's also not bristlingly spicy compared to other, spicier scents available. In terms of vibe, I'm reminded of CdG's Kyoto, a kind of wispy, easy incense, except Erotique is softer and less urban. And like Kyoto, this is an easy to wear scent that departs from the mainstream. Not very elicit but certainly not your typical celebrity offering.
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Reply: Thank you! @ather
Thank you! @ather
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"You're the Apple of my Cheeks." 🍎 Cheeky Swatch Thread
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Reply: Such a pretty shade on you @Buootiful!! ...read more
Such a pretty shade on you @Buootiful!!
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Reply: @Samtian Thanks so much!  ...read more
@Samtian Thanks so much! 💜
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The Sephora Sweepstakes Winner Announcement Thread
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Reply: Yikes, this is what I was afraid of. I'm a March winner, and helloworld has been awful at communication, and we're on week 9 of o ...read more
Yikes, this is what I was afraid of. I'm a March winner, and helloworld has been awful at communication, and we're on week 9 of our "distribution." Did it matter for any of you whether it was direct deposit vs a paper check?
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Wear the Rainbow 🌈 part Deux
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Thank you! 🤗😙🤗😙
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Has anyone receive a secret fragrance 20% off code I received this morning and now I can no longer find it any idea please let m ...read more
Has anyone receive a secret fragrance 20% off code I received this morning and now I can no longer find it any idea please let me know thank you
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