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Hey Dolls!

As promised, here’s a review on Queen Onika (Nicki Minaj)’s frangrances! Since I am a Barb, I decided to take that out of my opioion of saying that these are litleralty the best frgrances ever created and give my honest opioin. So, starting out with the first little baby, Pink Friday!

Pink Friday Review:

Described as :
Sassy. Fearless. Feminine. Step into a bright new world, one that is larger than life. Jump on this ride and get your world spinning with Pink Friday Nicki Minaj. Sparkling with mouth-watering fruits, the fragrance imparts a playful cloud of pink floral petals that whisper the sultry warmth of vanilla, skin musks and woods. Striking from all angles, the stunning statuesque bottle, just like Nicki, shines in the spotlight. Make life fearlessly fun with the intoxicating new fragrance, Pink Friday Nicki Minaj. Experience Pink Friday Nicki Minaj with this 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum Spray.
Notes:

  • Top Notes: Starfruit, Italian Mandarin, Boysenberry
  • Heart Notes: Fresh Gardenia, Lotus Flower, Jasmine Petals
  • Drydown: Creamy Vanilla, Carmelized Pear, Skin Musk, Sheer Woods

Of the Top, I get the Starfruit and Boysenberry. That Mandarin is pushed towards the back, to the point that you cant really tell it exists, but you know that it’s in the depth of the fragrance. The top is over in about 10 minutes on my skin and it takes us into the heart. Since the first spray, you can really get that Gardenia. In the Heart, I only get Gardenia. This comes together to give me a Starfruit, Boysenberry, Gardenia fantasy that’s a fruity and juicy, mouthwatering experience. When it gets to this stage, I catch myself biting down, like I’m biting into some exotic very lucious fruit. Of the drydown, I get the vanilla and the caramelized pear along with the skin musk. It really drys down, staying to it’s fruity flavored roots and not letting down. Sillage wise, I get a soft but not quiet scent. People will still be able to smell you. I am an oversprayer, so from the initial overspray, people can defiantly notice me. As far as lasting time, I can get a solid 5+ hrs. this is really good on a fragrance where people claim to only get “30 minutes”. Pshhh.

Next is…
Pink Friday Special Edition!:
Described as:
The Pink Friday SPECIAL EDITION is a softer floral fruity gourmand with luscious fruits and berries wrapped with light hearted florals in a sultry blend of caramelized pear and sheer musk.

Notes:

      Top notes: Grapefruit, Apple and Raspberry

 

      Heart Notes: Water Lily, Honeysuckle and Jasmine

 

    Base Notes: Pear, Caramel and Musk

So, of the top I get the Grapefruit with a punch to the nose and that Raspberry as the backup in the fight. In the Middle, I get the Honeysuckle but the Grapefruit and Raspberry are still fighting through. In the base I get the Pear and Caramel that create a much sweeter caramelized Pear than Pink Friday. Being described as a floral fruity gourmand, it really packs through on her promise, delivering something delicious that I can’t really hint at in the note section. Maybe the Caramel Pear? Sillage with an overspray is soft but noticeable. And with it being a eau de toilette, it only lasts about 2+ hours on me.

Now on to one of the newest addition, my favorite:

MINAJESTY!

Described as:
Rule your queendom with Minajesty. This sultry floral gourmand scent reigns with luscious fruits and luxurious fresh florals, draped in creamy vanilla and pure musks.

With its outrageous and sexy presence, the striking bottle is a glamorous statement, enticing fans to collect the next, must-have “doll” in the Nicki Minaj collection.

Notes:

      Top notes: Red Berries, Lemon and Peach

 

      Middle Notes: Magnolia, Frangipani and Orchid

 

    Base Botes: Tonka Bean, Vanila and Musk

To me, in the top, I get the Lemon and the Peach, but not a candied version, something that smells like it was fresh off the cuttting board and smell DELICIOUS! The nose for this perfume defiantly got an amazing accord to create this likeness. In the Middle, I get the Frangipani and a little of the Orchid to create a very sweet but mature fragrance. In the base, I get the Tonka Bean (since the beginning) and the fluffy Vanilla. So as the fragrance drys, I have this every fluffy almost angelic presence on my skin. Sillage for me with an overspray is very far. I walked into a room and didn’t notice that everyone with about a 2 arm radius from me was staring. HARD. One girl even said, “I’m sorry but you smell AMAZING!” And put her nose literally on my wrist and then apologized. I guess Minajesty is a win!

Okay, since you stayed to the end, I’ll give you something sweet. I am having a contest, but only want it to be for my loyal fans that actually read what I write, so if you comment your favorite Nicki Minaj fragrance and are following me, you can get that bottle in a 3.4 oz! You can comment a maximum of 5 times and you can spread it out. It WILL be picked at random. Thanks babes, and a special surprise for tomorrow.

Love You Babes,
Seanie

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Rise By Beyonce Review!

I’d like to start of by saying I’m the first detailed review of this fragrance ever!

I went to Kohls today to smell the queen’s new fragrance and though it’s not my cup of tea it is a very nice! I didn’t really get that apricot in the top but the dominate player is the basil not at all the orchid. She really stands out and is the Sasha Fierce of the fragrance in the way that she takes control and you can sell her at the first spray until the very end. Freesia is there but in the way that she was in Midnight Fantasy. She adds a little pop to it, but don’t think of it as soda pop like with MF. It’s kick that she gives the Basil to make them the best of friends. The orchid that’s said to be the star is more like Basil’s backup dancer that gets a little afraid of Basil’s control and backs up hiding until later on. As it dries and you wear it more the veviter and cashmere musk get stronger and they get along very nicely with the Basil/Freesia tag team that scared orchid away. The jasmine isn’t really there on me, but it’s somewhere in this very green fresh scent. Something else that I think is there that isn’t listed is tea, but that could be the basil and cashmere musk going at it. As the day is over this turns to something very comfortable the Sasha Fierce of the show (Basil) has softened though she stays through the whole fragrance, the orchid comes out of her shell a little and Freesia is still giving basil that boost of confidence and I think she’s the only reason that Basil has lasted this long. All of the base notes stand out in the end to create something soft beautiful and comforting woods of green tea but still with a fierce kick from the freesia.

As far as sillage, with a spray on the wrist it’s soft, because the wrist isn’t my strong point since I was only testing it and wanted to get frequent sniffs but a good amount of sprays on the neck for me could get me noticed.

With lasting time, I did the one spray OVER 17 hours ago and she’s still going strong, though she does soften. As I’m typing this I continue to smell my wrist since she’s still there! But with Beyonce fragrance I get a lot of wear (Pulse I get about 12 hours even). That’s why I don’t understand people getting like 15 minutes of wear! Beyonce also said her fragrances last really long on her, so I guess we have the same chemistry (YES, SCORE FOR SEAN!)

To wrap things up, Beyonce Rise is a green, woodsy tea like fragrance with a kick of a Basil/Freesia tag team that has some florals that get masked by the team. I actually do feel confident, yet sexy while wearing this and it lasts ridiculously long. With soft sillage from one spray and something that can be a lot stronger with a few more on the new and chest, Rise is something more original and least expected from a celebrity fragrance. I give it an easy 10/10! LOOOOOVE IT! You know… I’m gonna go back and get it! Add something different to my collection!

Love You!

Seanie B.