Monday, February 2, 2015

Perfume Review: MOR Marshmellow

MOR Marshmallow evokes a sense of intimacy, comfort and sensuality. Although it is not a complex fragrance, its boudoir-style packaging and powdery, ultra-feminine scent makes me feel like an old-world belle in a whimsical world.
As for the scent itself, MOR describes the Marshmallow scent as “Vanilla Musk with Jasmine Flower gloriously rapture in this pretty feminine fragrance. Sugar dipped Rose Petals with White Carnation and Cotton Candy blend beautifully to create a deliciously sweet perfume.”
Clean musk adds a slightly boudoir, old-world feel that I love. Roses contribute a balance to the sweetness of the musk, creating a floral aroma that marries a note of vanilla. 

There is a definite powderiness that also adds to the boudoir appeal and I think this represents the ‘idea’ of a marshmallow very well, like the fine dusting of powder that you get on an actual marshmallow.

Marshmallow is housed in a simple, yet beautiful crystal bottle that represents the fragrance perfectly. It’s also an affordable product too, with the roll-on being priced at a reasonable $19.95 and the 100mL EDP priced at $69.95.

Overall, Marshmallow is a very simple, light but unique fragrance that would suit those who enjoy a sweet yet soft floral fragrance.

The MOR Marshmallow range can be purchased online ( Myer and David Jones.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Review: Lush Lip Scrub

All the pretty lip glosses and lipsticks in the world can't hid flaky, dry lips! Buff away some of that winter nastiness with Lush Lip Scrub in 'Sweet Lips'.

Combine sugar, vanilla and a touch of cocoa and you have not only an effective scrub but something that tastes better than most desserts I've had in my time. The texture on this is gritty and it provides a deep exfoliation even with the tiniest application.

However; as any water or moisture hits the product it dissolves on the lips making it easy to wash away after you're done scrubbing. These jars are small but I can't see myself using one up in a very long time.

At only $9.95 these pots of scrubby goodness are perfectly affordable and is available in three other flavours - Bubblegum and Mint Julips.


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Perfume Review: Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette by L'occitane

To my nose, L'Occitane's Cherry Blossom ($70 AUD, 100mL) smells utterly of spring mornings. Upon first spray the cherry note hits you with a juicy and slightly sweet burst.

As the top note begins to settle I sense subtle white flowers, like a transparent layer, gently muting the sweetness of the opening. It’s not deep enough to be heady, but gives that lovely floral touch that I experience in the first weeks of spring where the air is still heavy with rain but the flowers are beginning to bloom. It’s delicate and feminine.

As the fragrance moves forward the amber and musk come into play, providing a deep golden glow lighting up the rest of the notes. It stops the fragrance from being too airy and ‘clean’ smelling and certainly grounds the perfume. 

L'Occitane Cherry Blossom is certainly not a complex scent, so lovers of deep, mysterious scents might find that it reveals it’s cards all too early. However; in those warmer months I find Cherry Blossom almost joyous on my skin. It’s so heart-achingly pretty without there being anything showy about it. It won’t generally be noticed by anyone around you, but in the dewy morning of a spring day it’s both uplifting and hopeful.
Top Notes: Sweet & juicy with Cherry and Freesia
Middle Notes: Floral and Feminine with Cherry Blossom and Lily of the valley
Base Notes: Warm and Woody with Amber and Musk.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Perfume Review: Dreams Unlimited by The Body Shop

The Body Shop’s Dreams Unlimited EDP ($53.95, 50mL) is pretty and fresh, just perfect for hot summer days. It opens with a refreshing greenness and a subtle spice note that comes from green chili. There is a hint of lemon which adds sparkle to Dreams Unlimited’s composition and a touch of pale, sheer florals which stop this perfume from smelling too green.
Dreams Unlimited has that ‘just showered’ feel: fresh and clean! I spray this with abandon on hot days and revel in its cooling quality. As the green fades there is a subtle powdery quality to the background florals but Dreams Unlimited still retains its tranquillity. Whilst the Body Shop describes this scent as ‘exhilarating’ I find it the exact opposite, utterly relaxing.
Unfortunetly silage and staying power are both low on this fragrance, this is one that you will likely enjoy on your own as someone would have to be quite close to catch a whiff. You will need to spray a few times throughout the day, but due to how I feel when reapplying Dreams Unlimited I certainly don’t mind.
Do you have any favourite perfumes from The Body Shop?
- Katie xx