Rated 3 out of 5 by justMNK A Fragrance... what?
So I bumped into these the other day while strolling around in Anthropologie.
I was intrigued and fascinated... Maybe I missed something, but I had no idea what a scented pencil was used for. It was also more confusing because they were located next to diaries and other travel stuff... So I thought they might be used to scent books?!?!
But no, I googled the term and actually you can use them like a normal perfume, the incentive being that they are easy to transport and save a lot of headache e.g. for air travel. Just rub the pencil on your skin! Now that's kind of cool isn't it?
Sadly there were no testers out, so I can't tell you how long they last when used but, the ones I touched, were strong enough that I could smell them although they were sealed.
And I have to say the "fresh-scented and the floral-scented ones were really nice in my opinion. This is of course subjective depending on your taste in perfume... I didn't get a chance to smell the other ones... I kind of got bored/frustrated I couldn't figure out what they were for, so I moved on...
October 28, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by ilovethisstore Awesome and Affordable!
I came across the eau de parfum versions of this line and just couldn't decide which one I wanted. Then I found these solid versions and thought how perfect! at $10 I didn't have to choose. My favorite is 5 O'Clock At Belvoir Castle. . .I've been wanting a slightly masculine scent and this one has a very manly start but becomes softer and prettier as it fades.
Hamarikyu Gardens is my second favorite. I think with this one, the spray was more flattering on me because the solid came across more citrusy. .but again it fades nicely.
As for the packaging, I used to love drawing with these pencils as a kid. You don't need a sharpener, just pull the thread to reveal more perfume. I recommend being careful with the application. The product is very soft and smushy so don't press too hard. I find I'm writing things on my wrist as I'm applying - fun!
October 29, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by DanaTheD Perfume on a stick? NICE.
I picked up a couple of these bad boys after becoming overwhelmed by the number of amazing scents on the perfume table at Anthro (seriously, you guys are off the hook). Settled on Taverns and the Hague (fresh without being overly fruity or herbacious) and 5' O Clock at... whatever it's called (who cares, it smells amazing; it's spicy and musky without smelling too overtly sexy or incense-y). And the fact that I can throw them in my purse or (better yet) travel with em without having them take up space in my quart-sized baggie (stupid TSA liquid rules) is CLUTCH. Get one, maybe two
November 1, 2010