September 2, 2010

Stila Mandarin Mist Eau de Parfum Review

Question, what do you guys smell like right now? Just don’t say cheese or sweat, I’ll gag…! Ha!

No seriously what’s your scent of the moment? Right now I’m kinda sorta obsessed with Viva La Juicy Perfume. I stopped wearing it for a while but suddenly it became my fav go to in August.

I’m also obsessing over trying the new S by Shakira Perfume, AWOOOOOOOOOOO! I read a review and it was all about the rave, so yeah, I need to try some, stat.

Speaking of fragrances and such, remember Stila Creme Bouquet Perfume that stuff proves impossible to track down. I have a tiny spritz left and I’m savoring it. Stila needs to get on board with creating more fragrances. Hell am I old if I admit to remembering when it came out!?

Speaking of, I recently got my hands on Stila Mandarin Mist which never tempted me until it got marked down….

I likey!


Talk about Beauty Blast from the Past….Stila Mandarin Mist was released quite a few years ago but I recently located a bottle for $12.99 and decided now is a good a time as any to check it out and totally proves easy enough to track down if I want more, wish I could say the same for Creme Bouquet.

It’s basically a sweet citrus fragrance with notes of mimosa and yuzu fruit. It has a touch of floral something in the mix but not sure exactly what however it does lean towards being light and airy regardless of that that little pinch of floral. It comes across with a strong dominant burst of citrus but doesn’t have a tart edge as it has a lightly sweetened, sugary note that rounds out the citrus to a full bodied sweetness. Kinda reminds me of Japanese Cherry Blossom but with a kick of orange and sugar.

It’s a perfect scent for day time wear and works beautifully on a warm day since it comes across so incredibly light and feminine sans cloying, heavier notes. However, I was saddened that my skin pretty much sucked it in and the scent fails to linger or last for more than an hour. Kinda disappointing since the bottle is so small I can easily just sit and spritz myself through one a day at this rate…..

Aw well.

Anyone who enjoys lighter, fruitier blends will surely love it plus the price tag doesn’t hurt.

I got it from ACW for $12.99.

Worth a haul if you’re a Stila fan as the bottle is simply darling and the scent is special enough to warrant this price, however, I wouldn’t shell out anymore than $15 bucks for it due to the lenght of wear.

Anyone try it?


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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • peri

    i love citrusy scents, but lean more towards the lemony ones. everytime i try something with orange in it i feel like i smell like orange clean. i have a rollerball of theirs called jade blossom and i love that. they have creme boquet rollerballs on beautyticket.

    • the Muse

      peri omg I adore lemon as well particularly a sweet tart blend 😀 I like lime too! Rollerballs simply doesn’t cut it, I want the spray bottle 😀 I MISS it hard!

      • peri

        lol…a rollerball is better then nothing missy :p lemon is one of my favorite scents. this summer seemed to be the ultimate time with the lemon, it was everywhere! and i bought it all lol

        • the Muse

          lol true peri beggers can’t be choosy right?! 😀 god I love it too and it truly was everywhere, spring in particular this year!


    muse i smell like balenciaga paris 😀 its such a good fragrence but so expensive D:<

    muse if you ever get your hands on s by shakira PLEASE PLEASE do a review!! i read about it and i just want it so bad

    p.s since you like this perfume but not its strength a good fragrence for you could be guerlain aqua allegoria manderian basilic its really strong and very pretty!! <3

    • the Muse

      ahhh balenciaga is very nice Linda 😀 I def will. I have one upcoming shortly actually 😀 guerlain aqua allegoria manderian basilic is very nice but not quite me tbh 😛

  • Lenna

    The packaging is darling! Too bad I’m not much of an orange-citrus type of person. ;p

  • Connie

    Ooh, sounds like it smells divine! I love citrus scents.

    Could the quick fading have anything to do with being an older bottle? I recently found in my stash an unopened YSL perfume that had gone bad 🙁 Reminds me never to buy extras of perfume because I never finish the originals.

  • ValentinaSugar

    Hi Muse,

    I was thinking of purchasing from the ACW. Do you think their products are authentic? Why are they so cheap?

    • the Muse

      valentina I haven’t a clue how they sell items so cheap. I’m not affiliated with the company and can’t tell you if products are or aren’t authentic. sorry I can’t help 🙁 perhaps e-mail them to verify information about their company?

  • Comrade_Garlic

    Stila tweeted awhile back about Creme Bouquet maybe making a comeback. Sometime in winter or maybe next fall.

  • JaneChemi

    i know exactly how you feel about savoring the last spritz. i have my almost empty bottle of stila Jade Blossom. it only have one spray left and i cant bring myself to use it. I was able to get a rollerball of this from makeup alley but i still cant bring myself to use it! it was all i smelled like as a tween