Modern Muslim Mommy (To Be)

Cloth Diapering, Parenting, & Randomness From an Eclectic Individual

My Personal Perfume Wardrobe

My “Retail” category will include posts on pretty much anything that can be bought, that is non-cloth diaper related; however, as I am a woman, will primarily be about my two main retail loves: fashion and perfume :)!!!

I would like to share my fragrance wardrobe with you, which I am quite content with, but may make some occasional substitutions/additions to.

They are listed in no particular order, except the way they are tucked into my medicine cabinet :).

Cool Water Wave by Davidoff

Notes I Smell: Fruits + SANDALWOOD

Overall Impression: Perfect for Summer or anytime, good lasting power, my ideal sandalwood (though may actually be a different wood smell, but it’s what I think of when I think of sandalwood)

Amour Indian Holi by Kenzo

Notes I Smell: Pink berries, rice steam, faint incense

Overall Impression: Perfect for Spring or anytime, good lasting power, my ideal “pink” fragrance

Kelly Caleche by Hermes

Notes I Smell: Citrus, iris, leather, honey (sometimes)

Overall Impression: Perfect for Spring or anytime, good lasting power, my ideal leather fragrance

Versace Versense

Notes I Smell: Citrus, ginger, cedar

Overall Impression: Perfect for Summer, poor lasting power, my ideal citrus fragrance

Omnia by Bvlgari

Notes I Smell: Spices, creamy warmness

Overall Impression: Perfect for Winter or cool Fall days, good lasting power, my ideal comfort scent

Jasmin Noir by Bvlgari

Notes I Smell: Jasmine (a true, slightly dirty, “green” jasmine, not sweet, just brilliant)

Overall Impression: Perfect for Spring or anytime, poor lasting power, my ideal jasmine

(As I’m lounging on my sofa, a gentle night breeze is wafting jasmine through the room.  The breeze is gentle, but the jasmine is so thick that it weighs on your lungs.  I drink it in heavily with each inhalation, savoring it, almost tasting it, and can only imagine that this can be second to nothing and this is what heaven must smell like.  But Jasmin Noir is a not so distant second.)

Euphoria by Calvin Klein

Notes I Smell: Rich pomegranate + romance (maybe some kind of musk?)

Overall Impression: Perfect for Winter or anytime, long lasting power, my ideal “sexy” fragrance

Wish by Chopard

Notes I Smell: White chocolate

Overall Impression: Perfect for Winter, long lasting power, will soon be replaced by Vera Wang’s Princess?

I do have various samples, and mini/travel sized fragrances, but there are only three worth mentioning:

Obsession by Calvin Klein

Notes I Smell: 80’s power fragrance, rich & warm

Overall Impression: Perfect for Winter, long lasting power, spray delicately (can be over sprayed)

Infusion d’Iris by Prada

Notes I Smell: Clean iris & soap

Overall Impression: Perfect for Spring or anytime, decent lasting power, my ideal iris fragrance

Jardin series by Hermes

This is a series of three:

Mediterranean is figgy and more grown up I think, with ok lasting power

Sur le Nil is citrus and green and lotus (?), and has very poor lasting power, but I love it so much!!!

Mousson is like fresh, juicy cantaloupe melon, and has ok lasting power too

Elle by Yves St. Laurent

Notes I Smell: Woods

Overall Impression: Perfect for Spring or anytime, long lasting power, lovely for the office but I only have a travel size right now 😦

I’ll post others soon – that I love but don’t have, that I want to sniff test (ooh, that’s a radiography term too, I can discuss both in one post!), or that I absolutely can’t stand… Be sure to stay tuned!!!

What fragrances do you like?  Any suggestions for me?  Do you hate my choices?  Let me know!!! 🙂

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Swagbucks update!

After about a month of regular Swagbucks site use, I just used my Amazon gift cards to buy a wet/dry bag, for FREE!!!  (Be sure your eligible items total at least $25 to get Amazon’s free shipping too!!!)

It’s the “Circuit” print of the Planet Wise wet/dry bag.  It has two zippered pockets (one for wet stuff, one for dry stuff) and a handle!!!

I’m planning to buy all my wet bags, some cloth wipes, and my Country Save detergent using this method!

You can’t beat FREE cloth diapering accessories, with FREE shipping can you?

If your items don’t quite total $25, someone else noted somewhere (on a blog probably, sorry, I can’t remember who to give the credit to!) that you can search for poetry book compilations (there’s one called something like the 100 best poems I think) and they’re a little over a dollar, so they can help you reach that magic $25!!!

Want to get your free stuff?  PLEASE copy/paste this link:

http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/Tahira49

to register for Swagbucks today!!!  (You can start earning swagbucks, and you’ll help me get more swagbucks too!!!)

I mostly do the web search, daily poll, and lots of surveys to rack up my points!!!

Please share your comments/questions below!!!  Thanks for reading!!!

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Random post for the day

This post totally does not pertain to any of my topics, but I wanted to share my randomness with you all.

Does anyone else think of Carlton dancing (from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) when they hear the B.o.B. “Magic in me” song?

Try watching this video on mute:

(Props to “cybercobra” for making and/or posting this compilation!)

at the same time as this video’s song is playing in the background:

I don’t own or have rights to any of this, just searched them on you tube.

Enjoy and feel free to comment!!! 🙂

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