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Dolce is a smooth, creamy floral (Dolce & Gabbana 2014).  With a combination of amaryllis, papaya flower and water lily it’s also a slightly sweet aquatic scent with a modern sensibility.  During the drydown it becomes powdery and a bit soft.

As a noteworthy aside, when my husband first smelled Dolce on me he liked it.  He said it was pleasant and since he usually can’t smell my perfumes that easily he thought Dolce might be promising.  However, he then smelled Dolce up close and didn’t like it…  So, perhaps Dolce has fairly strong sillage and may actually smell better from a distance then in full force.  I liked it both ways actually, but I know some perfumes actually are better when smelled from a bit of distance… Anyway, this is a pretty scent.

Top notes: papaya flower and neroli.  Middle notes: narcissus, water lily and amaryllis.  Base notes: musk and cashmeran.

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La Bella Donna Liquid Eyeliner Pen can be purchased (as you see above) at The Detox Market, a somewhat chic online store that carries popular natural brands like RMS Beauty.  I had high hopes for La Bella Donna Liquid Eyeliner Pen.  I really did…   There are two colors, brown and black.   I bought black.

First of all, it’s not black.  At least, it doesn’t really look black.  It looks more charcoal or dark gray.  Secondly, it came already almost dried out, or if it isn’t basically dried out you have to press really hard to make much of anything appear. And because of those two issues it just doesn’t look like liquid eyeliner.  It looks like a pencil and doesn’t have much definition (the photo below is as dark and bold as it gets)…   I won’t be buying it again.

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La Bella Donna Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black

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After loving Yves Saint Laurent, Volupte Tint-In Oil, in Cherry My Cherie but not being able to find it anywhere I bought it in Pink About Me instead.  I’m not unhappy.  I like Cherry My Cherie more, honestly, but Pink About Me is charming.  It leaves behind a pretty stain after the gloss has departed and it smells fruity and a little sweet while it’s on.  I may find myself buying more than a couple of these.  I have a suspicion that they’re all fantastic…

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Volupte Tint-In Oil in Pink About Me

How has your Monday gone so far?  Well, I hope.

We’re having lovely weather here and it’s been wonderful…  Hopefully there will be time to be outside and enjoy it.

Hmmm.  I guess I don’t have much to share today.  🙂

But thank you for reading.  🙂 I appreciate it.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Argh, I had a similar unfortunate experience with La Bella Donna eyeliner. I’m glad I found your post – I wasn’t sure if it was just me or not!

    1. karrielinn says:

      It’s not all it’s cracked up to be… Thank you for commenting!

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