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Scent Bird Fragrance Subscription
Posted on June 8, 2015

Sample Designer Fragrances with Scentbird

Beauty/ Fragrance/ Subscriptions
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Every time I want to upgrade my perfume stash I get overwhelmed with so many choices. I’m definitely that girl that pulls the sample cards out of my magazines and rubs the scented paper on my skin to sample. One use of a perfume that came from rubbing waxy paper on my skin isn’t enough for me to make a decisions. I love getting my beauty subscription boxes in the mail each month, it feels like a little surprise gift each time one arrives. A gift I’m paying for, but a treat none the less.  
Scent Bird  Fragrance Subscription
When I heard about Scentbird, a monthly fragrance subscription box I was intrigued. I often order fragrance samples with my beauty order from places like Sephora and Ulta but they don’t always have a selection of scents I know I want to try. Scentbird solves that problem by allowing you to choose from over 300 designer fragrances, try before you commit to a full size.  The design of the sample vial in the case makes these samples perfect for traveling; I don”t worry about the sample vial coming open in my bag. 
How it works;
  • Take the quiz to get personalized recommendations;
  • Make your fragrance selection, pick from 350+ designer fragrances;
  • Get your 30 day supply .27oz/8ml spray (The first months selection comes with a luxury case, the next month you will get a refill).  
I have a list of scents I have been wanting to try and after taking the quiz I chose Bvlgari mon jasmin Noir L’Eau Exquise.  I have been using the sample on and off and really like this fragrance. 
Price: $14.95 month 
Are you ready to give this subscription a try? Use code SCENT25 to save 25% off your first perfume. 

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EAU DE GAGA - unisex fragrance-Lady Gaga
Posted on June 2, 2015

Raw•Sexy•Captivating: EAU DE GAGA

Beauty/ Fragrance
Press Sample

Lady Gaga in true to form fashion has undergone a bit of a transformation in the past year or so.  Gaga is always true to Gaga, she is atypical but I feel like she is less gimmicky and more refined. I was not in the least surprised to hear that her second fragrance launch would unisex.

unisex fragrance - Eau De Gaga

Gaga is not exactly androgynous but something about her makes me thinks of celebrities like Annie Lennox and Grace Jones there is a feminine yet masculine fierceness. True to this feeling Gaga nails her latest release simply named EAU DE GAGA. There hasn’t been much buzz or promotion around the release of the fragrance which launched late in 2014 and I cannot understand why. Gaga nails the unisex aspect which is something not many have successfully done. In my opinion this is one of the most underrated fragrances released in the last year.

EAU DE GAGA - unisex fragrance-Lady Gaga

I’m always a little reluctant of fragrances labeled as unisex, I don”t want to smell strong and masculine and I know my guy doesn’t want to smell sweet and floral. There are female fragrances that have woods and musk notes that I like but I’m always worried about that right balance with anything labeled unisex. EAU DE GAGA is built around with the scent of white violet, the top note of lime gives off a true citrus scent that is not overly sweet and the base note of leather pulls everything together.

The design of the bottle is basic, sleek and sophisticated making it appealing to sit on a females vanity or a mans dresser. There is a mature sexiness in the simplicity. 

EAU DE GAGA - unisex fragrance-Lady Gaga

I was pleasantly surprised the first day I wore this , the scent starts of strong with the sweet citrus of the lime but then definitely settles into a sexiness. Of course I had to test it out on a man and knowing my guy if I told him who made this fragrance he would never have tried it. I spritzed a little on him and just asked his opinion, he loved it. A few hours later when I asked him again how he liked it I revealed that it was by Lady Gaga and he couldn’t believe it. The Mr. likes this scent so much he has worn it more than I have, the bottles seems to have made its way over to his cologne tray, I guess I need to get my own bottle. 

I’m still surprised that I don’t hear a lot of buzz about EAU DE GAGA, without a doubt this is a sexy scent and hits the ball out of the park as far as an appealing unisex offering.  

Price: $34.00
Availability: Mass Retailers

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Posted on April 17, 2014

Masik Collegiate Fragrances

Fragrance/ Giveaway/ Masik/ Product Reviews
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Scent, Memory, Emotion, these were some of the links that first led Katie Masik to create a line of individual fragrances. Masik came about from one of Katie’s most memorable experiences, College. Working with top-notch perfumers and drawing inspiration from each schools unique elements such as school colors, campus style, trees, traditions and locations;  this line of men’s and women’s fragrances was born. Masik now offers original scents for nineteen major universities including Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Mississippi, Florida State, Penn State and Texas A&M. 
Masik Collegiate Fragrances

We are big Alabama fans at my house so I was very happy to see a fragrance for them, ROLL TIDE! The women’s version is a nice feminine floral scent with a nice balance of the sweet fruit scents. I wore this fragrance everyday last week. The scents was delicate, but lasted throughout the day. 

Masik Collegiate Fragrances University of Alabama

Women’s University of Alabama Fragrance Notes:

Top Notes: Sparkling Mandarin, Pineapple Sorbet, Candied Pink Grapefruit

Middle Notes: Textural Osmanthus, Tahitian Tiare Flower, White Tuberose, Japanese Honeysuckle

Base Notes: Exotic Bamboo Wood, Creamy Sandalwood, Benzoin, Soft Musk

Men’s University of Alabama Fragrance Notes: 

Top Notes: Cool Water Accord, Fresh Apple Peel
Middle Notes: Crisp Fennel, Crushed Juniper Berry, Frozen Cilantro, Elemi Leaf
Base Notes: Fresh Green Moss, Siberian Fir, Cedarwood, Musk

Beyond these both being nice fragrances they make great gifts for team fans, students and alumni. The Masik fragrance 1.7oz bottle retails for $39.50. 
Masik Collegiate Fragrances

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