SKINSKOOL Skincare Compare™ Cosmetics #FragranceFriday: Scents From urban Decay, Malin + Goetz and Kiss by Rihanna

#FragranceFriday: Scents From urban Decay, Malin + Goetz and Kiss by Rihanna

It’s #FragranceFriday!
Let’s not even go there about how hard it is to *not* look like your hands are actually T. rex claws in pics.

(On vaikea.)


Tried a few different fragrances this week, two of which are new, and all of which are new to me. two of them really took me back. Like, waaay back…

Urban Decay Go naked Perfume Oil ($24 for 0.16 oz)

Go Naked! That’s an order!
I had this on my wrists for about two hours before I was able to place where I’d smelled something similar before, but first, a UD fragrance?! Tiedän! They’ve been chock full of surprises these days.

Go naked is their new perfume oil, and it’s limited-edition and $24. It arrives June 3rd at Sephora and (for VIB Rouge members only), then June 7th to the urban Decay website, June 30th at urban Decay free-standing stores and July 13th at Sephora and


Kissat ja meikkipaita?

42 dollaria

Osta nyt

It’s definitely a long-lasting fragrance. I put it on early Wednesday morning and caught a whiff while I was blotting away a waterfall of sweat in HIIT class that night. So that’s like 12 hours.

Man, the scent takes me back too! It smells exactly like Johnson & Johnson’s baby Cologne, and if you were a Filipino child growing up in the ’80s, you probably know what I’m talking about. It was a light citrus, musky scent in a little blue plastic bottle, and you could find it in almost every Filipino house back in the day.

It wasn’t really a perfume that got widespread use among infants, though, because the only people I knew who wore it were adults. Ha! The first time I remember smelling it was on my Lola Em-Em (“Lola” is Tagalog for “grandma,” and Em-Em was my nickname for my grandma’s sister) when she came to visit us from the Philippines. We always had a bottle in our bathroom, usually a gift from a visiting relative.

Official fragrance notes
Italian Bergamot, Petitgrain, Mandarin, Lemon, Orange Blossom, Neroli, Lavender, Jasmine and Musk.

Unofficial fragrance notes
Hugs from my Lola Em-Em, balikbayan boxes and the summer of third grade.

Malin + Goetz Dark Rum Eau de Parfum ($165 for 3.4 oz)

I got a small sample vial of Malin + Goetz Dark Rum Eau de Parfum at the SpaceNK meetup last Saturday, and the first thing I thought before I tried it was, “I don’t want to smell like a tropical booze cruise.”

But there’s no danger of that! With this you will not smell like you’ve had one too many piña coladas, because it smells like freshly washed laundry instead.

Oikein! – PESULA. It’s gloriously clean and fresh.

Official fragrance notes
Bergamot, Plum, Rum, Leather, Amber, Patchouli and Milk.

Unofficial fragrance notes
The most comfortable bed ever with the world’s softest sheets!

Rihanna RiRi Kiss Eau de Parfum Spray ($60 for 3.4 oz)

This was the first time I’d ever wanted to try a perfume solely because of the makeup in an ad.


But look at Ri-Ri’s purple eyes, though, and how they look so perfect with that pink lip! I wish I could do that.

Anyway, the gardenia notes in this perfume are a little heavy on me and make my head throb ever, so slightly. It would probably sit better in the middle of winter.


Also, I get major déjà vu when I wear it because it smells like another pop star perfume I remember from back in the day.

Official fragrance notes
Neroli, Plum, Fressia, Orange Blossom, Gardenia, Asian Peony, Cashmere Wood, Cedarwood and Ambergris.

Unofficial fragrance notes
Pop star ambition… and Avril Lavigne’s Black star perfume.

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