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The Review: Decadence - Marc Jacobs

Monday, May 02, 2016


So! This perfume I'm going to tell you about, quote me when I say discovery of the century.

Ok, let me not get ahead of myself. Instead, I'll stick with my regular script. 

THE BOTTLE: Ok, let the gushing begin. What?! Do you see the prettiness of this bottle too, or am I just in love all on my own? Like, who thought this bottle into reality? The purse shape? That person deserves an award. It is PERFECTION! Like, so cute. Can I just hang it on my shoulder though. I actually held it by the chain strap (with so much fear and trembling) to see if it would hold up and weirdly it did. I figure it does this by od'ing on magnets to keep the cover stuck to the bottom half.  Ok, let's pretend the handbag idea wasn't already cute on its own, what of the faux python skin top cover??? So lush. Prettiest bottle ever, I'm sorry but I can't stop gushing. I can stop this review here and say make sure you buy this just for the bottle alone. Hands up if you would. 

THE SMELL: Guys, how can I explain the smell of perfection to you? I'm lost for words. Ok, enough drama, but this is honestly my fave fragrance of the year. Considering we're in the 5th month already, I wouldn't say it's too early to come to that conclusion. What are the odds of finding another smell this heavenly? Let me tell you what Marc Jacobs says. 

"Decadence is a sensual, luxurious, woody fragrance, embodying the spirit of irreverent glamour. The fragrance opens with sultry top notes of Italian plum, iris flower, and saffron. The heart opens with luxurious notes of Bulgarian rose, jasmine sambac, and orris. The indulgent dry down reveals the base notes of vetiver, papyrus woods, and liquid amber".

THE VERDICT: I love this smell, it appeals to me on every note. It's husky, musky and sweet at the same time...it smells like sweet musky wood mixed with fruits and roses, there's no other way to describe its luxurious scent. It's truly decadent. 100% in my books.

If you're in Nigeria, the good people of Essenza sell this for about N22/N27,000? Can't remember exactly, but be ready to spend about that much.


Bronze Goddess

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Hi Guys!

Have you shopped The 5k Shop ever? Well, if you have, then you're ok. If you haven't, whyever not? They sell a variety of stuff, beauty, accessories, clothes, for just 5k...well, I haven't seen anything above N5,000 and from the name of the store, I'm guessing that's what they were trying to achieve. 

I bought the waterfall jacket I'm wearing from them for N5,000 and it's so pretty, don't you agree? It also comes in Houndstooth, Rust/Orange and Cobalt Blue. You should know that it's pretty thick wool, so if you plan to wear this out in the sun and all that, nah. Don't consider it. Consider it as a sleeveless "coat" because it's almost that thick and should be worn in cool temperatures e.g., in my church where I believe their plan is to freeze us all to ice cubes. 

Top: ASOS // Jacket: The 5k Shop // Purse: Maju // Skirt: Indigo // Shoes: Bedazzle via @thebigbangsales on Instagram 

Who's going for the Asa Concert?

Who will be at the GTBank Food and Drink Fair? Stop by and say hi :)


The Review: Valentino Donna

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


How's everyone been?

Took some time off, got bugged down with Malaria and stressed out from being constantly in motion 24/7. Fully recovered now, but the Fuel and Light situations here in Lagos are beyond words.

Not going to start my week complaining...let's spice our week up with pretty things.

It's been a while since I shared any new fragrances with you guys that I now have quite a collection to share with you. Today's pretty lady is Valentino Donna.

THE BOTTLE: The bottle of this perfume is really pretty and fits well in the hand...studded glass with gold detailing. The liquid inside though is pink, just like the packaging it came in...so girly :)

THE SMELL: Valentino describes this fragrance as luminous and sensual: its floral oriental fragrance revolves around a contrast of noble ingredients. Rose essence, generously blended with notes of bergamot and iris pallida, illuminates the fragrance with refined radiance. Warm, intense notes of leather, blended with patchouli and vanilla, express an exquisite sensuality.

THE VERDICT: I didn't know what exactly to expect with this because I'd never tried any perfume by Valentino before now, but this was surprisingly nice. Not enough to buy another bottle, but nice enough to wear and not give away if given as a gift.  It's a little too sweet for my taste, kinda smells like candies, flower and also has a powdery smell...lol. My descriptive skills are obviously sh*t. Plus, it's pretty long-lasting...an added bonus in anybody's books I'm sure. If you like sweet, girly and long-lasting fragrances, you should try this.

PURCHASE: You can buy this from Montaigne Place @ The Palms (Lekki) or Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping mall (Surulere).