Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Tory Burch Eye Palettes for Spring 2015
Tory Burch Eye Palettes for Spring 2015

Catch Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00)

Catch Eye Shadow Palette is feminine, with muted floral-inspired shades. Delicate peachy pinks and soft mauves, with a vibrant pop of blue, look pretty and polished. The ultra-fine powder feels exceptionally smooth and applies seamlessly to the eye. Long-wearing; easily blendable, with moderate to full coverage.

  • Wild Card Golden aubergine
  • Folly Matte rust brown
  • Blushing Luminous pale nude pink
  • Little Bit Shimmering pale peachy pink
  • Morning Glory Iridescent lavender
  • Evil Eye Matte vibrant blue

Cat’s Meow Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00)

Cat’s Meow Eye Shadow Palette channels easy glamour. Radiant taupes, deep grays and inky blue-violets create the perfect soft, smoky eye for day or evening. The ultra-fine powder feels exceptionally smooth and applies seamlessly to the eye. Long-wearing; easily blendable, with moderate to full coverage.

  • Hint Luminous tan camel
  • Smoking Slipper Golden espresso brown
  • Midnight Deep navy
  • Tawny Radiant taupe
  • Stone Cold Shimmering gray carbon
  • Magpie Iridescent blue-violet

Pas du Tout Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00)

Pas du Tout Eye Shadow Palette is a universally flattering compact of warm neutrals, bronzes and pinks for a classic, tomboy-chic look. Undone and natural — less is more. The ultra-fine powder feels exceptionally smooth and applies seamlessly to the eye. Long-wearing; easily blendable, with moderate to full coverage.

  • Gamine Matte neutral ivory
  • Menagerie Copper pink
  • Beau Golden violet
  • Pailette Metalic bronze
  • Jolie Laide Shimmering dark chocolate brown
  • Au Contraire Matte black

Availability: Now at Macy’s and Nordstrom

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Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Tory Burch Eau de Parfum
Tory Burch Eau de Parfum

 

Tory Burch Eau de Parfum ($62.00 for 1 oz./30ml, for the bottle pictured, but it is available in various sizes) is supposed to contain the following notes: neroli, grapefruit, cassis, bergamot, peony, tuberose, jasmine sambac, vetiver, and sandalwood. The bottle totally caught my attention–the cap is gorgeous (to me) with its gold metal design and over-sized, square shape.  The opening was a loud, burst of grapefruit that then became a mix of sweetened grapefruit with florals playing in the background. Of the florals in this, tuberose seemed most prominent on my skin, as it was sweet, strong, and a little heady, and then I noticed jasmine tinkling around. I’m missing the creaminess I’d expect from the notes in this. The grapefruit and florals overwhelm the vetiver and neroli; there’s a hint of vetiver lurking about–a little earthy, green vibe I get only if I take a slow inhale with my nose to my wrist and close my eyes.  Two hours in, the vetiver is stronger, more noticeable, but it’s mostly a skin scent at this point.

My overall impression was of an incredibly sweet floral but it seem like something I’ve smelled many times before. For me, it was kind of like some of the more heavily scented moisturizers on the market with something floral-rather that lingers and can be smelled all day long–the scent ran together with all those memories.  I don’t typically reach for floral-heavy scents, though I usually find I can appreciate scents for what they are even if they are not to my personal taste, but I couldn’t get there with this one. Perhaps I was expecting something more complex, given the variety of notes, but if you like something sweet and flowery, it might be right up your alley.

Surprisingly, this fragrance started with a loud bang in its intensity; one spray and I felt like I was still tasting the scent fifteen minutes later.  A half hour into wearing this, my husband walked into my office and walked right back out not being able to take the fragrance (and I had initially applied this in a completely different room). It’s not a good sign when your husband comes in for a hello and instead asks, “What’s the smell? Oh… it’s you,” and immediately leaves.   In my notes, I wrote, “Use less,” after that, but as I continued to wear the scent, it faded very quickly.  After wearing it for an hour, I noticed just how much softer the scent had become.  It also became somewhat soapy after two hours of wear.  By the third hour, it was completely a barely-there skin scent that I was only able to smell if I held my nose against my wrist.  The scent was completely undetectable after four and a half hours.  Perfume usually wears well on me–anywhere from eight hours or greater (usually longer than eight)–and given this is an eau de parfum concentration, I was surprised at how quickly this disappeared. I wish it had started out more moderately and had greater wear.

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Tory Burch Eau de Parfum

I don't typically reach for floral-heavy scents, though I usually find I can appreciate scents for what they are even if they are not to my personal taste, but I couldn't get there with this one. Perhaps I was expecting something more complex, given the variety of notes, but if you like something sweet and flowery, it might be right up your alley.
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