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Haul: Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling 

I first learnt about Penhaligon’s from Carrie’s post on The Cambelles and she was writing about Juniper Sling. I was intrigued by the brand and the way she described the scent so I went to sniff out the scent and really liked it. However, as a fragrance hogger whom doesn’t really use my scents everyday, I cannot validate spending so much on a perfume which I might not use at all.

Fast forward to two years later, I sort of cultivated a habit of using my scents daily which means my fragrances are finally put to good use. I realized that the sweet fruity scents that I used to love a lot doesn’t really appeal to me so much now.


I would say it’s by chance, that I decided to walk into Penhaligon’s a few days ago. And by luck, Juniper Sling is actually on a 50% sale and comes with its matching shower gel in a gorgeous vintage tin.

I didn’t exactly jumped into the purchase but instead took a tour in the shop and gave other scents a sniff. There was a couple floral scents which I like but doesn’t smells like something that will suit me as a person. Maybe it is just me but I feel that the fragrance that one wears represents the character of the person. And at the end of the day, I find that the Gin&Tonic inspired scent really sits well with me. I like how refreshing and unique the scent. Its a little spicy with just a tinge of sweetness.

I’ve been wearing it for 4 days straight now and I really love how the fragrance smells like on me. It is just nice and not too overwhelming.

Perharps the only bad thing about this is the longevity as it is after all, an EDT. I am quite ok with it and I find spraying the scent on the hair and clothes kind of help prolong the longevity.

I think I might have found my signature scent for now.

Do you have any signature scent that you feel best represent you? Share with me!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Jan 2015 Beauty Haul

I realized that it have been quite awhile since I blogged about my beauty hauls. I used to do that a lot and I kind of really miss doing it. So for 2015, I’m going to be blogging about my beauty haul every month. Stay tune to find out what are the beauty products that I picked up from the counters! This is by no means no good to my pocket but I’m really excited!

VS bombshell pink dia

First up is Fragrance! I’ve not purchased any new fragrance for the longest time as I have not been using my fragrances. Now, I try to use a different fragrance weekly to give some love to all my fragrances. Which gave me an excuse to shop for a new fragrance. Haha. I actually wanted to buy the Scandalous scent from Victoria Secrets as it is my kind of scent. Sweet, with a little muskiness to it. But on the day when I actually went down to the store to purchase, the sales assistant let me try their limited edition scent and I got hooked. So I ended up buying the VS Bombshell Pink Diamond. I’m a sucker for all things limited edition and I really like the scent too. It’s quite different from my usual scent but I think it’s a refreshing change. The top notes are of Pink Grapefruit and Passion Flower which makes it a very fruity and refreshing scent. I love how the bottle is so bling and pink and cute! I got this at $109 for the 50ml bottle and it is only available in the 50ml bottle as it is after all, limited edition.

hakuhodo

I saw on MakeupStash’s instagram that Hakuhodo have a permanent counter at Takashimaya so I went over to take a look as I am thinking to get a lip brush. I ended up getting three brushes from them, a lip brush, brow brush and a gel liner brush. These brushes are from their more affordable range. If I’m not wrong the brushes I got are of horse hair and synthetic mixture. I could not recall and can’t find the exact match on the site. I spent a total of $95 for these three brushes. I don’t have the individual prices as they do not have tags on them. But I’m pretty sure the lip brush is $39.

chanel spring la roma

I also went to check out Chanel’s Spring Collection as I was attracted by the Camelia prints blush. Sadly the blush was out of stock but I was told by the BA that it was nothing special and the prints will go off after a few uses. I ended up getting the La Romanesque lipstick which is a lovely bright fuchsia pink. And this is my first Chanel LipStick! Chanel lipsticks are going at $46 a piece by the way. Can’t wait to do a look with this lip color and just nice my skin is finally healing from the purging process from the skincare I’m currently on.

And that’s it for my beauty haul for January! Can’t wait to shop for the next beauty haul. I’m currently eyeing some liners and waiting for the new lip products from Shu Uemura. Not sure if I’ll get anything but it all have to wait till I’m at the counter to do some swatching! But one thing for sure is that I’ll definitely be buying a lot more makeup this year, so stay tune!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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DKNY Be Delicious City Blossom

DKNY Be Delicious launched a new fragrance collection inspired by the trends of urban rooftop gardens in the hearts of New York City.

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The City Blossom Collection consists of 3 different fragrances. Rooftop Peony, Urban Violet and Empire Apple. I received the Empire Apple which is the Classic Be Delicious fragrance repackaged in the botanical inspired packaging.

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Top Notes: American Apple, Cucumber, Grapefruit, Magnolia
Middle Notes: Tuberose, White Muget, Rose, Violet
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Blonde Wood, White Amber

I personally like the refreshing fruity scent when its being first applied. It is not of the sweet fruity sort of scent but more towards the citrus fruity with the mild notes of the floral essence. Overtime, the musky elements from the base notes blends in to create a subtle light refreshing floral musky scent.

As the inspiration of the collection, I would say the Empire Apple would be suitable for the urban chic masculine ladies who prefers a not so overwhelming yet refreshing scent.

If you prefer more floral or sweeter scents, the Rooftop Peony or the Urban Violet will be a better choice.

The Be Delicious City Blossom is retailing at SGD 82 for the 50ml bottle. This collection is limited edition and is already available exclusively at SASA. It will be made available at all major departmental stores from 1st July 2014.

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Haul: More Perfumes

A bottle of perfume a month. Sinful. Especially when I have around 8 bottles of fragrances at home not including colognes or miniatures. Also the fact that I’m not a person who uses perfume everyday. LOL. I only use when I felt like it or when going to events or such. However, most of the time I will tend to forget. 😛 Oh wells~

I bought this bottle of Black XS at JP Fragrance at FEP last month. I remember smelling it at the airport once when I was out with my friends and I love the scent. Ok, and the bottle too. I’m a sucker for packaging. 😛 This scent is more to the sweet side and I love my scent sweet. 😛 Most of my perfumes are more fruity, if not musky.

 

I just bought this from Sephora. It’s a limited edition scent according to the BA and there’s a GWP if I purchased above $80. So I got the 50 ml bottle which cost $84 and got the free pink pouch. The BA also gave me this sparking body gel thingy.

In fact, I had no intention of buying anything when I head to Sephora. Guess I kind of get “con” into buying it. Haha~ But that’s what happens when you go shopping. LOL. But I must say it’s a really nice fruity scent. Very refreshing too! Of course la, if I don’t like the scent I won’t buy regardless of the GWP.

Oh well, it means that I now have around 10 bottles of fragrances in my stash? 😛 That’s quite a number and I’m very sure that it will increase again. 😛

<3,Forensia.

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