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Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday Favorites! September 28, 2012

Cool fashion and beauty stuff I found this week:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Review: Yves Rocher So Elixir Purple Eau de Parfum

So Elixir Purple
Yves Rocher's perfumes are very hit or miss for me — usually more miss than hit. The original So Elixir with its spicy boldness forced me to love it, though, so when I discovered So Elixir Purple, I felt compelled to try it.

The description on Yves Rocher's web site calls it intoxicating and magnetic, with notes of tuberose, vetiver and patchouli in a floral-woody elixir.

Fragrantica's description of the scent is even more appealing:

"...very seductive and attractive, ideal for self-confident women full of power and energy. It is built around the central note of tuberose, which is milky and sweet like honey in the same time, creating this fresh, herbal and fruity composition.

So Elixir Purple opens with bergamot essential oil and continues with opulent tuberose complemented by a strong vetiver note. A base closes with benzoin, vanilla, tonka beans, frankincense, patchouli and woody notes, providing a warm, soft and woody trail."

Unfortunately, my experience with it was a little more like schoolyard memories than seduction. And not even in a "vanilla ice cream and Oreo cookies" way — more in a way that reminds me of the leftover candy flavors that nobody ever wants.