Wednesday, February 15, 2006

WISHLIST: L'Aromarine Fragrances

With bottles labeled in art-deco images, and scents reviewed with surprising praise, L'Aromarine is calling out to me!

At pricepoints below $20 (!), and a huge variety of products, this line has quickly shot to the top of my lemming list.

Fragrances range from Violette to Cola, from Japanese Rose to Vetiver. With matching bath gels, body lotions and even parfum oils, there's a huge variety of scents and products to choose from.

Sold at such shops as Beautyhabit.com and Amazon.com, you'll find an amazing array of deco-themed bottles. Don't forget to read the reviews at MakeupAlley.com when trying to decide where to start. As for me, I'll be happy to start with any of them! I know I've tried many of them before and even gave out the oils as a Xmas gift one year! I think it's time to bring one of these babies into La Collection...

...Now where do I start?

16 comments:

marchlion said...

Oh. My. God. STOP IT! AAARRGGHHH! Those are so fricking gorgeous, I don't care if they're filled with rubbing alcohol, I'm buying something.

katiedid said...

I'm dying to try the cola one, though let's face facts: 90% of that is the cool art nouveau bottle, which is nearly too awesome for words. The peach and berry ones aren't too bad, honestly, though not masterpieces. I know I have a sample of the vanilla somewhere, too, but I can't remember where I put the durn thing. But it's been loved before on the various boards, so it must not be too bad. And the price sure isn't too obnoxious either.

marlen said...

March - RIGHT!?!?!?!

marlen said...

Katie - yes, absolutely...the packaging is da bomb...actually, I've just decided that the phrase "da bomb" is simply, not me. I'll stick with what I know....it's FABULOUS! The White Flowers, Vetiver, and COla all intrigue me, and now thanks to Tammy, so does the Violette!

Cara-bellum said...

Oh, yes, please start with the Cola and Fleurs Blanches!

Y'know how Grandma used to have those fussy decorative plates hanging all over the walls? I finally know how she feels! I want to 3D-frame these babies and hang them everywhere!

marlen said...

cb - I know! I'd buy'em just to make my bathroom look cooler!

Heather said...

What I'd give to have bottles like that!

Heather

Rob said...

I don't care what you say Marlen, you da bomb.

I may have to try the Oceane. I don't have a single oceanic scent in my collection. All those bottles! There are even different graphic for different sizes of the same scent!

Rue said...

Oh dear... I'm a total freak for minimalist and retro packaging. The extracts are like the little Bertolini extract bottles I use to make my own liqueurs! Too cute. I need the Coco Perfume Extract. I have a bit of a coconut habit y'see. *twitch*

marlen said...

Heather! For those prices, you CAN have a bottle like that!

marlen said...

Thanks Rob! And yeah - the graphics are different for the 50 and 100ml bottles! I remember trying and liking the Oceanic...lots of grapefruit in that one I think...

marlen said...

Rue - get that coco extrait and report back immediately! That's an order! LOL!

Rue said...

Chop-chop! LOL!

iMav said...

Oh! I had a 100 ml bottle of one of these, not sure if they still have it in production, but it was called 'Fleurs et Fruits'...a cousin of mine ran a home and bath store and he carried four to choose from, I think. This was somewhere back in 1996. I'm the worst at telling one flower from the other in this scent, there might be gardenia or jasmine, but I catch a whiff of orange and berries, and there might be a brief appearance of vetiver. Still have it after all these years, it's gone off a bit at the top, and sadly this was a screw top so air has been evil to it as well. It quickly fades but the true art of this scent remains.

Sorry for the long comment, marls. I can't resist when stuff like this from my past emerges. Makes me reflect on my longtime fascination of perfumes and the trail of scent I've left behind. (LOL, couldn't help but leave a cheesy lastliner!)

marlen said...

iMav - thanks so much for reading and posting! No worries about a long post...you just say whatever you damned feel like saying! LOL! That's what this blog is here for! And I love the "lastliner"! Glad you're here!

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