Sometimes its a great thing that you didn’t buy it. That is the case with this product. I’m not a huge Donna Karan Cashmere Mist fan but I do respect it as a warm, perfect for cooler weather scent. It is a nice cuddly dry wood scent. There aren’t too many like this in the mainstream market. It is warm and inviting. Anyways, I received a sample of this body creme. I expected it to be luxurious, über moisturizing, rich and very fragrant. It was none of the above. The scent wasn’t horrible. I liked it. It wasn’t the same as the EDP but it did smell of warm dry cedarwood coated in amber and musk. It was warm and very woody. However, the scent did not linger for more than 30 minutes, maybe an hour. I expect for a $55 cream to stay around for dinner. The cream layered nicely with other woodsy scents and I found that it wears nicely with a few Serge Lutens and even that inexpensive Crazylilbellue and the Poppies Encens Mystic. It isn’t very moisturizing either. It melted quickly into my skin and my skin felt very “thirsty”. Granted I am having a wicked case of the ashiness and it is like 19 degrees outside, but hey isn’t that the best time to test a body cream? My skin lapped this stuff up. I like it but I wouldn’t pay this price for it, maybe like $10. That is my limit for a cream that doesn’t moisturize and really doesn’t add a lot of fragrance.


Cashmere Mist Perfume for Women Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Oz by Donna Karan

From: BigDiscountFragrances.com

Donna Karan has released a fragranced body powder in the Cashmere Mist fragrance. The powder comes in a large pressed powder compact with a kabuki brush. The powder is fragrant and contains bits of warm shimmer. I’m very excited about this product. I am not a Cashmere Mist fan. It isn’t that I dislike the fragrance, I just don’t feel it is very “me”. It is pretty good for such a popular fragrance. It wears closely to the skin and smells so warm. I love to smell it in the winter and fall. It is warm and cozy just like a cashmere sweater. I think I can wear it in the powder form. Plus, I love body powder and I am a sucker for shimmer.

It retails for $48 and can be purchased on nordstrom.com.

This is my favorite Donna Karan cashmere sweater ever.

This is my favorite Donna Karan cashmere sweater ever.

I can’t explain it and I sure don’t understand it, but I have this weird obsession with Philosophy Amazing Grace Fragrance. It isn’t the most sophisticated fragrance on the market and is sure not the most interesting. I find something very comforting about this scent. The only thing I can think of is that it reminds me of someone positive in my childhood, my second grade teacher. She always had a Victoria magazine and I wished that she was my mom.

This fragrance is a soft floral musk and the notes are pretty unidentifiable. It is a white floral with a mix of an Egyptian musk. I can’t even find the notes listed on-line, which is a great sign for fragrance. Sike. This fragrance is very soft and polite and feminine. It is very “maternal” if I should use that as a description. It smells like it would make you a pot of chicken noodle soup if you were sick and tell you that it is ok that Cindy Lou wore the same dress as you to prom. It wears close to the skin like a nice cashmere sweater. When I wear it all my scarves, etc. smell like it days afterward. It comes in an EDT and an EDP. And this is one popular fragrance. Does it remind us all of something else or do we genuinely love it?

It is so strange that I like this. It is so unlike my other fragrance obsessions. It is soft, I typically like loud florals or spicy fragrances. It has a motivational message written on the label, which is so lame. A friend of mine works at a cosmetics store and says that she only sells it to teachers and mothers because children love it. When I wear this my sister says I smell like her ACT/SAT tutor. I guess that is a compliment. My husband says I like it because I am getting older and this means some kind of estrogen surge or something. Whatever, all I know is that for years I have tried to deny I like this fragrance and wear Piguet Bandit, Chanel Coco, Opium, Patou Joy, or pure patchouli oil. But, I gave in last week and bought the small EDT of this Amazing Grace. I love it and I can’t deny it. It makes me happy and comfortable. It is not my signature, nothing is, and I don’t know if I’ll but another bottle. I just know that I like it and I am obsessed with it and that is ok.