Thursday, June 16, 2011

Perfume Haul

First up is Vanilla Passion Nourishing Body Cream from Calgon's Take Me Away! collection.  This is THE BEST drugstore vanilla scent.  Well it's better than any other brand's gourmand type scent, expensive or not.  I was so surprised by the quality of this product.  The scent is not a cheap smell.  It's caramel-vanilla like Pink Sugar which I just reviewed.  It also moisturizes really well and goes on smooth and creamy.  I can't wait to get the spray which also smells just good.  I tested Vanilla Passion out and purchased the cream at Walmart where it's only 5 bucks for huge amount of product.

Next up is Philosophy's Falling In Love EDP and I honestly don't like it.  It smells pretty with the tester in store, but it seemed much more tart when brand new.  Who knows, maybe my nose was clouded with other scents.  And I know that certain perfumes need a bit of time to mature and this is probably one of them.  Don't get me wrong, it is a nice scent, just not for me.  So if anyone already loves this perfume, contact me ( and we can trade or I'll give it to you for less than it's $50 worth since I already sprayed it.

Lastly for this post is Playboy's Play It Lovely EDT.  This comes in a cheap, but very cute round bottle with a black bunny head for the cap.  And it smells wonderfully fresh and kinda spicy, I don't know how to describe it exactly.  They also have Play It Spicy and Play It Sexy.  They are all kinda spicy, but this one has the least amount so when I say spicy, it's more of a light spice accent.  Although it smells so lovely, it doesn't last at all.  The only way I get it to last is if I spray it 6-7 times and kinda get it toward my hair.  Then it lasts for a few hours.  That just doesn't seem worth it.  I wouldn't buy this again unless it was on clearance.


Amalia J said...

ohh I like the design on the Calgon bottle but vanillas unfortunately not my thing.. do you know if they have other scents?

She Likes To Pretend said...

@Amalia J: It really doesn't smell like that typical vanilla that we've all smelled a thousand times over. But yes they do! There's Morning Glory, Hawaiian Ginger, Tahitian Orchid (I think I sprayed this one and I liked it), Moon Petal Musk (I personally don't like this one, it's just in new packaging), Tropical Dream (I've had this too, it's such a weird scent), and Perfect Bliss. I'm on their site and they don't even have Vanilla Passion, WEIRD. But I also noticed there is a dollar off coupon on their site too which I am going to use soon.

Huda Kaake said...

I've been wanting to try that Playboy perfume for quite a while! I'm loving this haul, girl :) Thanks for sharing.