Oriflame Mirage Eau De Parfum

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Oriflame Mirage Eau De Parfum. Mirage contains the following notes: elemi, orange and mandarin (top notes), vetiver, rose and jasmine (heart notes), and amber, sandalwood and vanilla (base notes).

Mirage is one of those fragrances that cannot be described quickly or easily. It is spectacular. It is unique. I’d say this is the fragrance that Thierry Mugler (RIP, TM!) would have created for Moira Rose! The overall feel of Mirage is spicy, green, balsamic and mysterious. While vetiver and rose play important roles in this fragrant drama, the green, resinous and almost medicinal shades of the elemi note are the stars of the show. I can smell the elemi note on me for hours – and I’m loving it!

I think that Oriflame Mirage Eau De Parfum is one of the best fragrances I’ve ever had the pleasure of smelling. I will treasure my 50ml bottle (this means that I’ll use the fragrance, but I won’t waste it on random trips to the grocery store or the dentist, etc) because – unfortunately – Mirage has been discontinued. 😢

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Reducing My Samples Stash – Oriflame Giordani Gold Mineral Therapy Foundation Natural Beige

Hi there! Today’s post is about Oriflame’s Giordani Gold Mineral Therapy Foundation in Natural Beige. I’ve had this sample for quite some time. And I haven’t been keen on giving this foundation a try. That’s because, based on my experience, those ‘natural beige’ shades are usually way too dark for me (I’m a pale redhead). However, I’m making an effort to use the products I already have – and that includes all those samples too!

Now onto the review! The first thing I noticed was that 3ml is a lot of product for a foundation sample. Wow! The second thing I noticed was that the shade of this liquid foundation wasn’t really a natural beige – it was more of an orangey shade. But that was OK. It was a Sunday, I didn’t have to go anywhere, and so I just applied the foundation…

Then I took a really close look in the mirror, and I was ready to wash my face again! My face looked orange – but that wasn’t even the main issue. The main issue was that this foundation didn’t provide any coverage at all. I didn’t even look like I was wearing make-up. I looked like I had slathered my face in carrot oil. Ridiculous!

But since I wanted to give this foundation a chance, I left it on for the entire day. I must say that I expected the foundation to settle into the fine lines, and I was sure it would highlight dry patches – but it didn’t. And it actually felt nice on my skin. Now, I make room for the possibility that I helped by not applying powder, but who knows? And who cares? I certainly don’t because this foundation doesn’t cover anything at all, so I wouldn’t buy it anyway!

Oriflame’s Giordani Gold Mineral Therapy Foundation has been renamed. It’s current name is Oriflame Giordani Gold Long Wear Mineral Foundation. It’s available as 30ml for £18.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Oriflame M by Marcel Marongiu

Hi there! Today’s post is about another Oriflame fragrance. Its name is M by Marcel Marongiu. But I just call it Marcel. 🙂 This fragrance contains the following notes: wormwood, rose and incense (top notes), rose, date and iris (heart notes), and patchouli, amber and suede (base notes). If you think Marcel sounds like a powerful fragrance, you’re absolutely right!
Oriflame Marcel
Marcel is headstrong and individual. It’s smokey and sweet, leathery and resinous, and it’s hot and cool at the same time. Marcel is powerful and empowering, it’s captivating and irritating. Marcel isn’t mainstream. And it’s not a fragrance you can buy without testing it first.

I think Marcel is the perfect fragrance for an independent and confident woman who follows no one but herself. That’s because Marcel oozes power – it’s intense and I can see that some might even find it intimidating! Let me say that there are days when I can’t enjoy Marcel. However, I always admire it. And I love Marcel because of what it is!

Oriflame M by Marcel Marongiu is a limited edition fragrance. So you might have trouble finding it. But if someone offers you a sample, you should take it! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Oriflame Believe

Hi there! I haven’t done a ‘real’ fragrance post in a while, so I thought it’s about time for one! Today I’m telling you about one of the most beautiful fragrances I’ve ever had – Oriflame Believe.

First of all, this fragrance has been discontinued a while ago. And I only have it because it was part of a small fragrance collection I blind-bought a while ago. I think it was about 10 or so Oriflame fragrances in total – but they were really cheap.
Oriflame Believe
OK, now back to the fragrance! Believe contains the following notes: jasmin and rose, peach, cedar and amber. And Believe is an overall floriental fragrance. It’s warm, sensual, intense and really beautiful. I’d describe it as a warm peach and rose mix with an amber background.

You may think it smells like Trésor – but it doesn’t. Believe actually reminds me of the original Organza – before Givenchy ruined changed the formula. But Believe is actually better! It has so many layers and it lingers for hours. It’s a real gem and I think Oriflame made a huuuge mistake when they discontinued Believe.

I think Oriflame Believe deserves 11 stars! If you’d like to try it, you might be lucky and find it online. But I don’t know how much you’d have to fork out. If you find it for cheap, I’d totally recommend you just buy it. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde