I recently received Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon as a sample. I was intrigued with this fragrance because in the description it mentions that it had notes of Vanilla Bourbon, Oakwood and Tuberose. I don’t recall ever trying out a fragrance with Tuberose. It does have long lasting staying power which it’s a plus. This scent in my opinion is a bit masculine. I won't be purchasing it full size
I received Clinique’s Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly from Sephora as part of a gift with purchase. I absolutely loved the hydrating jelly lightweight formula. It’s hydrating and cooling. After applying, it leaves my skin feeling fresh and smooth. The best part is that this formula works great for any type of skin. The price point is affordable in comparison to other brands. I will be purchasing a full size.
I am trying out the final summer scent, which is Pinrose Secret Genius. I’ve never heard of this brand but so happy that I got to test it out. I received this perfume from Sephora and I have to say I’m super thrilled. I do have a disclaimer though if you don’t like the sweet smelling fragrances this may not be for you. The key notes this fragrance has are Sandalwood, Vanilla and Caramel. It’s very sweet, delicate and romantic. This fragrance is long lasting.
I just love the packaging. The box itself is silver with white specks. The travel spray is the reverse white bottle with silver specks.
I came across some beauty tips about Secret Genius: if you would like a more girl-next door fragrance layer if with Wild Child. If you want more of a bombshell blend, layer it with Gilded Fox. I have to say I want to give both a try. I will definitely be purchasing this bottle full size.
When I received my sample of Clean Reserve Acqua Neroli, I went online to read about it. One thing that caught my eye was that, “Clean supports the farmers of southern Italy and aid their commitment to the natural extraction of our exquisite bergamot oil through eco-conscious education”. This fragrance includes key notes of Neroli, Bergamot, and Sandalwood. It’s a very fresh and light, floral scent. It reminds me of cologne I used when I was a child. The scent lasts all day.
Clean Reserve Acqua Neroli has Sephora’s clean seal. If you are not sure what that means, the product has Sephora’s clean seal when it’s free of lots of chemicals like parabens and
formaldehydes. Please see the product description to read what other chemicals were left out in the formulation of this product. This product is cruelty free which is a plus for me. It comes in eco conscious packaging. The box is simple and clean, no pun intended. I just love the shape of the travel spray bottle. The bottle itself is square and the cap is a nickel silver. I think this just might be my summer scent.
I received from Sephora a sample of Juliette has a gun Sunny Side up as part of the Summer Scent series. I was so excited to give this perfume a try. I love the name it’s just so out there. This fragrance almost reminds me of a man’s cologne. It has warm and spicy notes like Sandalwood and Musk. I read online that you can smell Vanilla and jasmine as base notes, but unfortunately I didn’t pick those up. My husband enjoyed the scent when I wore it. I did notice that the scent stuck around all day. I feel like even when applying the fragrance it goes on light not a heavy formula. Although the packaging of the travel spray consists of only 3 colors, Black, White and Red I just love the simplicity. Whether or not I will be purchasing this summer scent in full size, The Jury is still out.
I just love San Pellegrino . I tried this for the 1st time about 6 years ago. I've purchased it all the time since then. It's very light and refreshing. It does go on sale occasionally. I find it to be the best tasting sparkling water. I would definitely continue to purchase this product.
I received Clean Reserve Citron Fig as a sample from Sephora. This scent has an earthy & woody feel to it. I feel like this would work as a summer scent because it’s very citrus. Citron Fig includes notes of obviously Fig & Lemon Oil, Cardamom, Mandarin, Cedarwood and musk. The scent is a bit faint. I did read online that this product is cruelty free, vegan, gluten free and non-toxic. I also noticed that this product has Sephora Clean stamp. If you are not familiar what Clean at Sephora means, it’s there seal of approval. It’s been checked and the products are made without the harmful ingredients. I don’t think I would have purchased this on my own but glad I was able to try it out.
With my recent purchase I received a sample of Ellis Brooklyn Fawn. I was excited to try this one out because I wasn’t really familiar with this fragrance. This fragrance definitely resembles a floral scent. Fawn has notes of Bergamot , Coconut Milk and Musk. The Coconut Milk is a faint smell. I think Fawn would be a good summer scent because of the hint of coconut.
I have received many compliments on this scent. It does have long last staying power. Ellis Brooklyn Fawn has Sephora’s Clean seal. If you are not sure what that means, the product has Sephora’s Clean seal when it’s free of lots of chemicals like parabens and formaldehydes. Also this product is cruelty free which is a plus for me.