I received this little solid fragrance to test out last year, but never got around to reviewing it. I felt like it was definitely a fall/winter fragrance and just recently remembered that I still had it! It's a little harder to find nowadays, but you can still get it from Amazon.com and a few other etailers.
Crazylibellule and the Poppies CrazyStick in "Hommage a Gabrielle":
Top note: Ozonic flower. Heart Notes: Wooded Incense, Indian Jasmine. Base Notes: Vanilla, Cedar, Russian Leather. This product is alcohol- and paraben-free.
Honestly, I didn't think that I would like about this fragrance at first, but the more I wore it, the more it grew on me! It's a slightly sweet, faintly Christmas tree-ish scent with bit of floral. It's natural and earthy while still being a bit feminine. The staying power is fabulous, and the packaging is super cute, and fairly durable for cardboard. It does leave a bit of a sticky spot on your skin, but nothing too bothersome. It's definitely one of the more interesting scents that I own.
D & G L'Imperatrice Eau de Toilette
Price: $65 for 3.3 fl. oz.
Description: L'Imperatrice (The Empress) is part of The D & G Anthology of five Tarot-inspired fragrances. "L'Imperatrice is a confident, charismatic, boundary-shattering blend with a top of rhubarb, kiwi accord, and red currant; a heart of pink cyclamen, watermelon, and jasmine; and a base of musk, sandalwood, and grapefruit wood. The impression channels a successful, compelling character that is neither male, nor female, nor unisex, moving with dynamism to the free, edgy style that marks the D&G fashion empire. "
Review: I personally feel that this is a very feminine fragrance, as it is almost entirely a fruity/floral mix of scents. It is sweet, without any musky undertones, nor are there hints of sandalwood (I'm not a fan of either). I would probably describe it as flirty and sensual.
PROS: The scent is amazing! I've had people comment on how much they like it, including the boyfriend :) The bottle design is simple yet elegant. Decent price, although I waited to get mine until the 20% off sale at Sephora inside JC Penney's!
CONS: The scent doesn't seem to last that long on my skin. The lid isn't very cute--it doesn't seem to go with the rest of the packaging, because it looks a bit cheap.
Overall, I think this is a great fragrance. I don't mind reapplying throughout the day, and would definitely repurchase it.
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