Sunday, 14 November 2010

Majolica Majorca Majoromantica review

Phew what a mouthful. Majolica majorca's latest range 'Fall in girl' only comes with 3 products. A perfume, a mascara and a nail polish all themed red. Not so interested in the other two but if you wanna see what it looks like hop on over to the official Japanese website here.

I went for the perfume, even though i'm someone who does not really use perfume much. It's not that i don't like perfume. It's just that for the past 5 years, that boyfriend (now husband) of mine sneezes with utmost fervor should he chance upon even a whiff of perfume.Not someone who gives up, i decided to but this perfume even though there was no tester available in Watson's. No tester and you expecet me to buy perfume based on what? The box??

Luckily i had done my research and after mainly good reviews and comment that it was not as strong and allergy inducing as normal perfumes.

So i bought it without testing.

First though i have to show you stills from the official website. The dream-like sequences and visuals never cease to intrigue me.

Blood red.. more Halloween than Christmas me thinks.

Packaging is cute as usual.

Thankfully some English translation.

Yup ..super sweet seductive elixir. Ben couldn't help making fun of this.

Ingredients just say - fragrance. But what fragrance? Banana?

Judging from the  packaging, i think berries and roses.

Thankfully there are some people in this world who are well versed in both Japanese and English to help mere mortals like me to understand the product better.

This is the scent description from one of the blogs I'm currently addicted to, A dream of Tokyo.

Top notes トップノートが
Berry,citrusy fruity aroma

Middle notes ミドルノートが
Rose fragrance and Floral scents

Last notes ラストノートが
Sweet and mysterious smell of sandalwood and vanilla

Update: A more detailed list of the majoromantica scents from Andy Lee's blog.

Top Notes: Fruity (Juneberry, strawberry, raspberry, pomegranate, apple, fig, mangosteen, bergamot, lemon, mandarin)

Middle notes: Floral Sweet (Rose, sweet pea, jasmine, muguet, gardenia)

Base notes: Sweet and Mysterious (Vanilla, maple, brown sugar, sandal wood, amber, musk)

I could not make a head or tail out of this when i first read it. Why so many scents? I still do not have any idea how this scent would turn out. Sounds like a  really strong and heavy scent to me.

So i had to turn to trusty Wikipedia.

"Perfume is described in a musical metaphor as having three sets of notes, making the harmonious scent accord. The notes unfold over time, with the immediate impression of the top note leading to the deeper middle notes, and the base notes gradually appearing as the final stage. These notes are created carefully with knowledge of the evaporation process of the perfume.
  • Top notes: The scents that are perceived immediately on application of a perfume. Top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person's initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of a perfume. Also called the head notes.
  • Middle notes: The scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to when the top notes dissipate. The middle note compounds form the "heart" or main body of a perfume and act to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time. They are also called the heart notes.
  • Base notes: The scent of a perfume that appears close to the departure of the middle notes. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and "deep" and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after application.
The scents in the top and middle notes are influenced by the base notes, as well the scents of the base notes will be altered by the type of fragrance materials used as middle notes. Manufacturers of perfumes usually publish perfume notes and typically they present it as fragrance pyramid, with the components listed in imaginative and abstract terms."

It then made a lot more sense. However by then, i had already bought the parfum.

Packaging: Like a vial of blood. Come with an applicator stick. Don't worry the perfume is not red and it won't stain your skin. It's just the bottle that's red.

Cute emblem on top similar to the one on it's mascaras.

Price: RM 59.90

How to use: Dab on perfume with applicator stick on pressure points : wrist, behind ears, behind knees etc..there are so many places where you can feel your arterial pulse. Don't limit yourself. Of course i would NOT suggest that you dab it on to ALL your pressure points.

The scent: As the description suggests. Initially all i felt was that the scent was really sweet and quite strong too. But that was probably because i was sniffing with my nose practically to my wrist.After a more through sniff test, i found that initial fresh berry scents were detected. After a few minutes i detect floral scents which finally settle down to a vanilla muffin sort of fragrance.

Though i didn't know what to expect initially, i did have high hopes for this fragrance.

It's not breathtakingly spectacular but it's a pleasant scent that you can use daily. It's not overpowering as you can easily control the amount you dab on with the applicator.It does not last really long and i found myself reapplying it after 3-4 hours.Yet it is very convenient should you need to top up the scent.

Should you buy this: Why not? It's fun, flirty and sweet.

Disclaimer: I am someone who thinks Clinique Happy and Estee Lauder's Pleasures was the best fragrance ever and have yet to find something else that compares.


Pammy said...

I love Clinique Happy! I've been using it for 10 years now and though I have strayed and tried other scents, I always go back to Clinique. :P

saltvinegar said...

haha tht means ur a real loyal person


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