Another haul from Fragrance.net but this time its eBay Store. I got Black Lace by Dana, Coty’s Healing Garden Gingerlily Therapy and Mambo by Liz Claiborne. Check out my first haul in this series where I buy ‘non-mainstream’ or ‘vintage’ or ‘classic’ scents to try and hopefully discover new loves. These three cost me around $21 with free shipping.
Black Lace is described as containing dark, sensual and exotic notes and was launched in 2002 by Dana. Top notes – red berries, bergamot and black tea petals. Middle – water lily, cyclamen, violet, black rose and orange blossom. Base- blonde woods, sandalwood, ebony and black lilac.
It is an EDT and the scent does not last very long as it faded within the hour but left a nice light scent. I think it would be perfect not for a night out but for a night in, running quick errands etc.
Verdict– I think I’ll hang on to this one and give it a chance.
Healing Garden’s Gingerliliy is an exotic blend of fruity florals that was launched by Coty in 1990. It boasts notes of peppermint, ginger, a blend lilies, rosemary, cypress, st. john’s wort and eucalyptus. It is described on it’s box its joyful essence awakens feeling of pure delight, and uplifting positivity. I think this would make a great scent to wear on gloomy, rainy perhaps chilly days. It will certainly uplift one’s spirit. I want to wear this on one of those days curled up under a thick cozy blanket watching something British. If you like ginger tea on a cold day or when you are cold you’ll like this.
Verdict– I use this mostly at night when I want to fall asleep. I spray it only on my wrist and then follow up with my Origins Ginger hand lotion.
Mambo for Woman by Liz Claiborne is a Floral Fruity fragrance launched in 2001. Top notes are mandarin orange, mango and ylang-ylang; middle are orange blossom, hibiscus and ginger and base are sandalwood, musk and vanilla.
I am so happy that I finally got my hands on this fragrance. I have had it on my list for quite awhile now. It can be worn day or night and is perfect for late Summer and Fall. I am so happy!!! This fragrance makes me happy. It dries down after an hour but lingers the rest of the day.
Verdict– Definitely keeping this one.