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A women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future says Coco Chanel. We at Citizenkay completely agree to her and review Two Dior Perfumes.

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Whether you like fruity or floral, one spritz of this fragrance will invoke the sweet smell of summer. This scent is perfect for a summer’s day. It speaks grace and romance. Close your eyes and take a whiff. Thanks to the rose and white musk that balance out a strong jasmine note, this heady scent makes you feel like you’re in a garden.

Packaging:

J’Adore is a classic but recently they have reinvented this scent by doing J’Adore L’Or and L’Absolu. The L’Absolu bottle is exactly the same as the original J’Adore. It is in a curvy bottle to represent the curvy body of a woman.

Ingredients:

When I Google’d to find its ingredients I was not surprised when I came across the results. When you open the bottle you can distinguish between the scents provided by this Dior. Its top note comprises of ylang-ylang; middle notes are tuberose, jasmine and rose; base notes are fruity notes, musk and woodsy notes.

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I am a huge fan of perfumes, especially the ones that infuse a strange mix of scents. I am not a girl who likes only fruity, citrus scents or even overtly sweet scents. When purchasing a perfume, I keep two basic things in mind: One being the smell and the other, the lasting power. Both, well, are clearly fulfilled by my recent buy. Strike one; good first impression.

So coming to the scent, I wanted this perfume since last year. Finally, two weeks ago, my father bought it from Singapore. Overjoyed, I took a whiff. I didn’t quite understand what exactly the scent was. It was a mixture between rust, vanilla and a strong pungent odour that cannot be described. Then I gave it another one, it was strange. Finally, I logged on to my best friend ‘Google’ to lend me some information on this weird smelling fragrance.

The perfume was originally launched in 1998 and was founded by Annick Menardo. The top notes include apricot, plum and coconut; middle notes are tuberose, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, rose, brazilian rosewood and caraway; base notes are sandalwood, almond, vanilla and musk.

To me, it was a mismatch of all these scents. Given its ingredients, it is gives it an oriental flavour to it. Though I am a fan of such scents, I didn’t quite like this one. It gives a strange rusty and almost an ointment-like odour (not scent) that lingers all day. Still, madly guilty about this pricey purchase, I gave it a second chance and wore it in the evening. No, it didn’t help, so much so that I don’t even think I will wear this one in the winters (It is a winter scent).

So finally, the red bottle is resting on my vanity block, totally untouched. Some may like it as it may smell differently on different people. For me, I would go for any Indian attar than breaking my bank for this!

Disclaimer: All the products mentioned in this review are bought by the owners of this blog until mentioned otherwise.

Text:  Sarika Nagdeo

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The older the jeans, the better they are and Denim jeans will always be a classic.  But often, they tear up since they have not been worn frequently. My jeans were in the corner of my closet alienated from all the colorful shorts and skirts. When I cleaned my closet, I saw a huge tear on the jeans. So I decided to recycle them in a fashionable way.

At Citizenkay, we show you 3 ways to recycle your denims 🙂

1. As the weather heats up, short shorts are back in season. Cut your jeans as per your preference to make shorts.

Make a heart shaped stencil from a piece of cardboard and paint hearts with white fabric glue on your jeans.IMG-20130413-03215

After all the hearts are painted, let your shorts dry up for a minimum 3 hours. After it is completely dry, Iron it.IMG-20130413-03219

TADA!!!

2. Just like your favorite pair of jeans, denim footwear goes with just about everything. From the left over pieces of my jeans, I used denim fabric to cover my old chappals to give them a denim look 🙂

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3. Citizenkay loves her accessories. She tries to make every possible necklace herself. I painted gems with nail polish and stuck it on a V-Shape denim fabric to create a statement necklace perfect for the summer months.

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DIY by: Sarika Nagdeo.

I love Accessories from Aldo but I prefer not to spend thousands of rupees on a necklace. Upon seeing this geometric necklace, It led me to take inspiration and recreate this piece of jewelry.  It’s simple, easy and quick. Citizenkay teaches you to make it in 4 simple steps. You wouldn’t regret trying this DIY.

Things that you need:

1. Straw turned into Triangles by folding them.

2. Silver Acrylic  Paint

3. A Gold Chain.

4. Any Color Art Paper.

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Step 1:

2editPaint the straws Silver.  I used Silver Glitter Nail Paint to make it shine.

 

Step 2:

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Cut the art paper into your triangle shapes and paste the paper onto the straws with fabric glue.

 

Step 3:

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Arrange your triangles according to your preference and chain it.

 

Step 4:

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The Final Beauty. Wear it over a black dress or on a blazer. It’s perfect for a summer day or night.


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