Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Calypso St. Barth Lea

I've been so excited to try Calypso St. Barth Lea.  For those of you who are not familiar, this is a perfume from a small spa in France.  I got mine from a company called LuckyScent in California.  LuckyScent is neat because they have an awesome perfume recommendation service (seriously! this one is detailed and a person makes recommendations for you based on the very detailed and fun questionnaire) and then you can buy sample vials of the perfumes (or any of their perfumes) for $4.

Dior Hypnotic Poison is my signature scent, and I've been looking for a lighter scent that's similar to wear to work or other times when wearing strong perfume isn't appropriate.  I've seen Lea recommended over and over again for anyone who loves Hypnotic Poison, so I've been dying to try it.

I have to say I'm a tiny bit disappointed.  This is a very simple fragrance.  Almond is one of my favorite scents.  I will buy anything with almond scents.  But this one is SO simple.  It's almond without the sweetness or cream, no floral at all to balance.  Just simple almond, musk, and vanilla.  Don't get me wrong.  It's not a bad scent.  It actually does meet my requirement of something lighter and simpler to wear to work.  But it's just ... missing something.  It's definitely not Hypnotic Poison.  I like it, but it just makes me wish I was wearing Hypnotic Poison.  I do not think I'll be buying the full size ... but I wouldn't mind having a bottle to wear to work.  It's just okay.  It is soft and fades relatively quickly.

Calypso St. Barth Lea Available at Luckyscent for $4 for a sample vial or $100 for 100 mL.

SirenPrincessBeauty Rating: B+

Disclaimer:  I purchased a sample size of this product.

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