Fragrance Outlet - BAMBOO franck olivier


Fragrance Outlet is an e-commerce site that has the largest selection on high end perfumes.  I recently ordered Bamboo by franck olivier.  The packaging was extremely nice, it was packed extremely well in a white box with a navy blue ribbon.  I unwrapped the box and tested this perfume. During my summer days, I like to wear certain perfumes that isn't overpowering.  This perfume gives me a light subtle sweet and light floral smell, which is to my liking.

The smell consist of:
  • Top Notes: Violet Leaves, BlackCurrant, Ivy, 
  • Heart Notes: Freesia, Ylang-Ylang, Rose, Lily
  • End Notes:Vetyver, CedarWood, Musks
Bamboo by franck olivier is retail for $72.99 USD 

About the Company: 
Fragrance Outlet is one of the nation’s largest retailers of genuine designer fragrances and related accessories. We also pride ourselves on being the leading authority on fragrances. Our stores offer the widest selection of designer perfume and fragrances at the most affordable prices. We carry the most popular names in fragrance including: Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Escada, Hugo Boss, Carolina Herrera, Paco Rabanne, Michael Kors, Thierry Mugler, DKNY, Coach, Davidoff, Vera Wang, and many other in-demand designer fragrances. Fragrance Outlet is proud to be a purveyor of the finest women’s perfume and men’s perfume and fragrances that are sold at a great value. Fragrances can cost a small fortune when purchased at most department stores, but not with Fragrance Outlet. Because we substantially mark down our fragrances, you get more for your money. When you’re ready for your next purchase, visit a Fragrance Outlet or Designer Fragrances store, near you, with over 100 stores to choose from throughout the country, you will always find a Fragrance Outlet and Designer Fragrances stores to service all of your perfume and cologne need.

Be sure to check out there site:  http://www.fragranceoutlet.com/

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Disclaimer: brandbacker kindly sent this product for me to try and share my thoughts with my readers. 

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The Cecil


I had another opportunity to try out a new restaurant called - THE CECIL, which is located in Harlem.  This restaurant was recommended by my husband who wants to try this unique Afro-Asian-American brasserie over the weekend. We started our night slowly as we checked in and there wasn't many people in the restaurant yet.  The interior and decor designs was very exquisite.  While being seated, I came across a few unique paintings.  I took an opportunity to take a few pictures of the painting.  
 
BRAISED LAMB RIBs - Za'atar Spiced Goat Yogurt, Curry Crunch
Then we started with few appetizers. We ordered the BRAISED LAMB RIBs - Za'atar Spiced Goat Yogurt, Curry Crunch and AFRO/ASIAN/AMERICAN OXTAIL DUMPLINGS - Green Apple Curry, Crispy Taro Root.  The Braised Lamb Ribs was pretty good, due to the crispiness texture.  I have a tendency not to order lamb because of the gamy flavor, but with this appetizer the gaminess of the lamb wasn't over powering at all.  Second appetizer was the AFRO/ASIAN/AMERICAN OXTAIL DUMPLINGS which I really enjoy.  I really like the ingredients that was  infused with the oxtail, the dumpling wrap was nice and soft.  I personally and highly recommend The Afro/Asian/American Oxtail dumpling appetizer to start off with.
AFRO/ASIAN/AMERICAN OXTAIL DUMPLINGS - Green Apple Curry, Crispy Taro Root
As for the Entrées, I ordered the Grilled Bone-in Ribs with Crispy Okra, Black-eyed Pea Salad and Black Pepper Sauce, this Entree that I ordered was pretty disappointing.  The ribs was just over powering with salt and the texture of the ribs wasn't soft.  With combination of saltiness and the rough texture, I just couldn't finish this entree.  
Grilled Bone-in Ribs with Crispy Okra, Black-eyed Pea Salad and Black Pepper Sauce
My husband ordered the Feijoada - Spicy Black Beans, Oxtails, Merguez Lamb Sausage, he was a bit disappointed as well because it was spicy and the oxtails was extremely small.  
Feijoada - Spicy Black Beans, Oxtails, Merguez Lamb Sausage
My friend ordered the GRILLED AHI TUNA - Buckwheat Noodles, Yuzu, Bok Choy, Chinese Pork Sausage, Curry Crunch, which was pretty good.  I had a small piece of her Tuna and it was infused with citrus in the Tuna.  I should have ordered the Tuna instead of a meaty dish, at least this was in par with my palette taste.  
GRILLED AHI TUNA - Buckwheat Noodles, Yuzu, Bok Choy, Chinese Pork Sausage, Curry Crunch,
Highlight of the night was dessert and I highly recommend that you should order a dessert before leaving.  I ordered the BAOBAB - Baobab Ganache, Olive Oil Cake, Lavender Honey Ice Cream, Raspberries, Hibiscus Cream.  Each bite was heavenly sweet, I tasted what the descriptions described, it was refreshing and wasn't overpowering sweet.
BAOBAB - Baobab Ganache, Olive Oil Cake, Lavender Honey Ice Cream, Raspberries, Hibiscus Cream.
Overall it was a great experience of trying something different and ending with a sweet note.  I would recommend in trying this place out.  The atmosphere was just lovely and the staffs are pretty nice and friendly.

THE CECIL • 210 WEST 118TH STREET AT ST. NICHOLAS AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10026 •  (212) 866-1262

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Dr. Jart+ Clay Mask to Foaming Cleanser Trio Review

It's been awhile that I have shopped at Sephora.  I don't even remember when was my last Sephora haul.  My intention was to shop for some skin care products.  I realized my skin has been acting again, especially the summer heat is making my face extremely dry. Until I stumble this Korean brand called Dr. Jart+ Clay Mask to Foaming Cleanser trio.  This trio clay mask indicates that it has calming, moisturizing and refreshing effect.  I've been incorporating more Korean brand products, because I feel that it contains natural ingredients.

What it is:
A trio of triple functioning wash-off clay masks that transform into a foaming cleanser upon application of water, each providing different skin care benefits while removing excess oil, cleaning pores, and exfoliating skin.

What it is formulated to do:
These innovative, multi-action Trans-Foam Clay cleansers are applied like a clay mask but transform into a gentle foaming cleanser, removing makeup, absorbing oil, and detoxifying your skin. When splashed with water, the mineral-rich French clay lathers to a foam that brightens, tones, and removes dead skin cells for a fresh and healthy-looking complexion. Fine natural clay particles charged with hydrogen mineral water and other natural ingredients deeply cleanse pores and gently exfoliate. The clay comes in three colors: Calming White featuring calming chamomile to provide a mild and purifying effect; Moisturizing Pink featuring hydrating lotus flower extract to deliver a hydrating and purifying effect; and Refreshing Green featuring tea tree, eucalyptus, and lemongrass extract to control excess sebum and refresh. 

My Thoughts on this clay mask:
My impression when first tried this clay mask was really enjoyable and therapeutic.  I really enjoy the calming mask sensation, because it helps me restores by exfoliating my skin leaving my face hydrated at the same time.  Not only it hydrates, I feel that my face has this refreshing glow in the morning. 

This Dr. Jart+ Clay Mask Trio can be purchased at Sephora retailing $35.00 USD

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