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Five Easy Pieces: Reviews, Comparisons & Scentilating Surprises

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Part Three

After reading several impressive reviews for Lucretia’s Body Oils and Sprays, I decided to go ahead with my first order.

I've had this bottle for two years, which is why the label is barely hanging on. I used every last drop.

I’ve had this bottle for two years, which is why the label is barely hanging on. I used every last drop. And yet the bottle still smells wonderful so I keep it in my drawer for aromatherapy purposes.

First, I purchased my beloved Glow in a 1 oz roll on body oil. As you can see from the pic, it’s now empty. I was pleased to find It’s an exact match to my favorite scent sans sneezing or skin irritation! I can’t apply regular fragrance to my neck, as my skin is much too sensitive there, it immediately starts to sting and burn. Lucretia’s body oil is not only an exact match, but lasts forever, as in all day!

You have no idea how hard I’ve tried to get perfume to linger on my skin for more than an hour or two, if that. Based on tips I received, I’ve applied translucent powder beforehand. I’ve also tried applying lavender oil first, which not only failed to work but also altered the original scent altogether. But now, finally, my fragrance lasts all day!

I was so impressed, I decided to try a rare hard-to-find favorite, which most department stores do not carry. I’ve even inquired at several speciality stores and found oddly, that even those in the business have never heard of it, but Lucretia has heard of it and carries it, to my delight.

My now dusty Fracas parfum bottle.

My now dusty Fracas parfum bottle.

Fracas by Robert Piguet was originally launched in 1948, and despite its popularity, was removed from the shelves for some time and didn’t return until 1996. The notes are bergamot, mandarin, hyacinth, tuberose, gardenia, jasmine, lily of the valley, jonquil, violet, neroli, rose, orange blossom, iris, musk, vetiver, cedar and sandalwood. Such a heady blend indeed.

Fracas, has been hailed as the indisputable queen of all tuberose fragrances. It is sophisticated, feminine, sultry, exotic, and certainly not for everyday. As hard as it is to find, I was surprised to see that Lucretia’s not only carries a body oil version, but an exact match, down to the last drop. In case you’re wondering, that bottle is also empty now as well. 🙂

Fracas is undoubtedly, the most expensive perfume I’ve ever worn, a mere .25 fl oz runs anywhere from $80 – $100. And yet I was able to buy a 1 oz version of body oil spray from Lucretia’s for $12! TWELVE DOLLARS! I would’ve spent $235 at Neiman’s for the same size, and let’s not get into the 17 ingredients listed on the box.

As you can probably guess, I was quite pleased with both fragrance selections from Lucretia’s. So last month, I decided to take advantage of her holiday sale by placing a large order for all my favorite scents. Since I’m going green, why not check ✔ off one beauty category overhaul as completed, right? However, the deal was so sweet, I decided to add a few newbies I’d been anxious to try as well. I’ll be sharing reviews from that order and a sneak peek at what tomorrow will bring…. stay tuned!

One comment on “Five Easy Pieces: Reviews, Comparisons & Scentilating Surprises

  1. Pingback: Five Easy Pieces: Amazing Grace, Amazing Prices & one Amazing Offer (for my readers) | SUITE7beautyTALK

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