Pure Orchid By Halle Berry is bathed in purple brushed metal with deep purple lettering. The Advice Sisters review of Pure Orchid is also on this blog. The fragrance is officially categorized: “sensual floral woody.” I smelled Vanilla immediately, although it isn’t listed in the notes. Masdevallia Orchid is the real star. As the scent dries down, as the alcohol dissipates, you start to sense all sorts of interesting and sensual aspects. This is a complex, feminine scent, but an empowering one. Spice and woods and creamy notes mix with the usual, ladylike ones. Although this celebrity fragrance is modestly priced, it not unsophisticated. Like an abstract painting, you see more and more in it as you spend time with it.
Nautica My Voyage, is new to me, but a favorite with fans. It is an aquatic floral, that arrives in a stunning, ice-blue bottle with a shiny, sea-blue top, and a thin line of raspberry accent around the spray diffuser. Summery accents of sparkling grapefruit and bergamot make the fragrance bright and cheerful, but there are romantic floral notes, too.
Faith Hill is a singer with a big fan base. Her fragrance, Faith Hill Parfums, is a very feminine floral with crisp pear, refreshing neroli, and lush pink peony. The mix also includes southern magnolia, exotic jasmine, and gardenia. The vibe is an intoxicating bouquet that feels like something Scarlett O’Hara would have loved. You can almost feel yourself relaxing, sipping sweet tea on a verandah at a beautiful plantation.
There is something for every fragrance “taste” in this quartet of portables, whether you like your fragrance crisp and clean, wild and exotic, or feminine or fruity. Another plus: you can actually pull out the glass spray flacon inside the metal container, unscrew it, and refill it. Here’s the kicker: these scents are just $9.99! WOW–that’s a true bargain!!!!
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