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I first came across this fragrance when i came i was helping a lady find a everyday floral fragrance and was recommended to try it by another college (I work on fragrance) and was pleasant surprised.
Boss Femme is a Eau De Parfum and i do not believe is available as an Eau De Toilette. It is an elegant oriental floral fragrance with top notes of Blackcurrant, Freesia and Tangerine, heart notes of Bulgarian Rose, Lilly and Jasmine and base notes of Apricot, Amber and Lemon. As you can see from the different notes its a very floral fragrance with a blackcurrant giving a very subtle sweet fruity edge in the background. The fragrance is nice and delicate, not overpower nor old fashioned, which some floral fragrances are. The fragrance comes in a cylindrical bottle with a slanted lid. I admittedly never considered it as its on the bottom shelve in my local fragrance retailers, but is certainly not one to be overlooked if you like delicate floral fragrance. If you like to compare it to other fragrances it is a mix of Gucci Guilty and Ghost Enchanted Bloom.
The fragrance is available in 3 sizes, 30ml at about 29 pounds, 50ml about 37 pounds and 100ml, which i am not sure of the price.
This is a beautiful delicate fragrance, which is distinguishable but not overpowering. It is ideal for a daytime fragrance and last about 4/5hours on the skin, but can vary depending on the persons skin type. The fragrance brings a nice modern twist to a classic floral fragrance. I would say it suits a very large age range, 25+.
I would certainly recommend this fragrance to those looking for a nice everyday fragrance as its reasonably priced and not too powerful.
4 star rating!
Jean Paul is one of the most most popular brands on the market for men. Its most well known for its original fragrance 'Le Man' for being masculine, sweet and distinctive. However, since that original fragrance i am afraid to say i think the brand has lost all sense of smell and really has gone down hill.
The brand has some of the most unusual bottles on the market, particularly for male fragrance. The bottles for the Le Man range are all shaped in a male torso, from the thigh to the neck. You really cant miss them. This particular bottle is blue with misted grey/blue stripes across the chest and a razor blade on a chain around its neck. The fragrance name is displayed on the right shoulder of the torso. Admittedly the bottle itself would look great on a shelf, just wish i could change whats in it. The fragrance itself has notes of vanilla, grapefruit, pink pepper, vetiver, lavender and amber. This would suggest a fruit fragrance with a peppery backnote, however i would say the pepper is slightly stronger than you would expect from this list of ingredient, probably followed by the grapefruit. The best thing about this fragrance is the fact its not overpowering, while being slightly stronger than subtle.
This product is sold for about 28 pounds for a 40ml, and 38 pounds for a 75ml. You may be able to get a 125ml, but i am not sure on the price.
This fragrance is a big let down after the original Le Man fragrance. While the fragrance is not horrible i certainly would not recommend it. The notes in the fragrance just do not seem to go together well and does not really product a nice masculine smell. It was designed as a Autumn fragrance and i can certainly see what they were going for, but with some many gorgeous fragrances on the market i would not recommend it. Admittedly it lasts a reasonable time on the skin, about 4/5 hours.
I would not recommend this fragrance. Despite the unique bottle the fragrance itself is not that nice and from my experience does not really sell very well.
Personally 2 Stars, but for someone who might prefer its scent, maybe 3 Stars.
Having worked on fragrance for about 3 years and with my boyfriends ever growing fragrance collection I have come to be a slight know it all when it comes to fragrance, mens fragrance in particular. I have always liked Diesel fragrances, they a subtle and notably different to others on the market, so when i saw a 50ml of this on offer i thought it was time to add it to my boyfriends collection.
The top notes of this fragrance are Rasberry and Heliotrope, with middle/heart/body notes (however you like to phase it) of Dry Wood and Grapefruit. This would suggest a very fruit fragrance, especially for a male fragrance, however i would say the wood note it more noticeable with a very subtle sweeter, fruit edge. It certainly does not smell how you think it would when someone tell you these ingredients. If you like to compare it to other fragrance its got the woodiness of D&G The One, but the sweetness of Lacoste Pure (the white one). It is quite subtle, similar to D&G The One again, but distinctive. The packaging is simple with a modern/rustic look. The bottle itself is clear, thin and rounded with just the name raised in the glass, but is sold with a brown zip pouch which is quite different to anything else on the market.
The fragrance normally retails about 28 pounds for a 30ml, 38 pounds for a 50ml and about 48 pounds for a 75ml. However, you can often find the 50ml reduced to 26.66 so keep an eye out for the offers.
The fragrance is a beautiful subtle but noticeable fragrance with a nice masculine woodiness. My main complaint with this fragrance is how long it lasts on the skin. Admittedly this changes from person to person due to different skin types, but generally it does not last as long as main other fragrances on the market. It seems to last about 3/4 hours before needing to be topped up, which admittedly is not too bad, but as most men do not carry fragrance in their handbags it might not be ideal for everyone.
A nice distinct day fragrance, that is not too overpowering at a good price. Just wish it lasted a couple of hours longer.
3 Star Rating at full price
4 Star Rating at discounted price
This is the dictaphone that I brought half way through my first year of uni after i decided to invest in a more modern dictaphone after i realised how useful they are. It initially attracted me due to its good make, with Olympus probably being the market leader in this area, followed by Sony, compact size and 'easy to use' appearance.
The product is the typical grey colour with plastic casing and small LCD screen. All the buttons needed to control, organise and playback your recordings are features on the front of the device, with a headphone jack and computer connector on the base and side of the device. Compared to my first cheap dictaphone it is very compact and light, and is powered by 2 AAA batteries. The device also has noise reduction features that enables human voices to be picked up clearly, ideal for a lecture theatre. The memory in this device is not as good as other devices i have had since, the basic memory being of 512MB, but as you can download your recordings onto a computer, it is plenty larger enough for most needs.
I brought mine a few years ago now at John Lewis for about 45 pounds. I believe it may have been on a price match, but you might be able to get it a bit cheaper if not the same now.
I was really impressed this device and only replaced it when i lost it while moving out of student halls. It was very simple to use, i did not even have to read the manual to figure out how to play, record and organise my files. The recording quality is excellent, the filters seem to enhance the lectures voice making it clearer and louder even from a distance. Although background noise was not completely removed, it was very faint in comparison to the lecturer talking. The size of the memory the not a problem as i could record a months worth of lectures with room to spare, and would regularly download them onto a computer so i could organise them and have a backup.
This device is a very good and i would recommend it. Admittedly, for the price you are paying i think it should come with a larger memory, but it is plenty large enough for most uses.
4 Star Rating!
University can be a very chaotic environment and as I am always busy and on the go a Dictaphone is extremely useful to ensure that while your enjoying the social side you don't miss anything important in the lectures. This was the first Dictaphone I brought due to its cheap price as before I went to uni I wasn't use how useful they would be.
The Olympus DS 500iD is one of the oldest modern Dictaphones still available on the market. It has a back metal casing, 5cm in height, 12cm width and 2cm deep, making it slightly heavier and bulkier than most modern Dictaphones on the market. It has the standard 2GB memory, which records approximately 500 hours. Like most Dictaphones it's a flash based device with a LCD screen, but only has mono sound output with no additional filters to improve the sound quality. It does feature microphone sensitive selection, which helps, but is not as good as the modern low cut and noise filter now available on other Dictaphones, such as Sony. The device has a USB connection and is supported by microSD as well as other flash memory cards. It also has a headphone port. The battery is rechargeable and lasts up to 28hours.
This is one of the cheapest Dictaphones on the market at about £15.
I brought this Dictaphone due to its cheap price and good brand name and considering what I paid it produced good results. The records were god a close proximity, but did decrease as I moved the Dictaphone further back. The Dictaphone is quite bulky, but the metal casing did make it indestructible. It has a very old school look about it and is very simple to use.
For the price it is an excellent Dictaphone, especially as it has a computer connection with some don't than cost double the price of this one. I decided to upgrade as I started to use the Dictaphone more and more, but this is a great starter Dictaphone, epically if you are a casual user or not use how much you will use it.
4 Star Rating!
Having completed 3 years of uni (just the Masters and PGCE to go) I always have a Dictaphone with me for every lecture or ensure one of my flat mates record the lecture if I am not well so I don't miss anything important. The Dictaphone may seem old school to many, it did to me when I first got one, but is incredibly useful when it comes to revision or not forgetting or missing a thing.
The Sony ICD UX512 is a grey/silver, flash based recorder with 2 GB of memory, approximately 500 hours of recording. As with most Dictaphones it has a stereo output, an equaliser and filters to ensure good quality recordings. However, the most useful feature is the noise cutter, which enhances human voices and reduced the background sound. The screen is LCD and is a large enough to find and organise your recordings using the buttons on the front of the device. The most useful feature is the USB connector that allows you to download all your records onto a computer as a backup and organise them as you wish. It also has a headphone jack so you can listen to you playbacks privately. AAA batteries power it.
The Sony ICD UX512 is available for about £60.
This device, like all Sony Dictaphones I have tried produces beautiful high quality MP3 recordings, even from a distance in a lecture theatre. The noise filter feature really is noticeable compared to other devices. The reason I prefer this device is the USB connection and the fact it is also supported by microSD.
This is a great device with long recording time, easy to use controls and easy computer connection. The price isn't the most expensive, or the cheapest, but I would recommend this product and would buy it again.
5 star rating!
Being a university student I have got through quite a few of these so thought it was time to share my findings. I brought this one in my second year of uni so I could have a copy of my lectures so if I missed one, don't understand something when it comes to revision, missed something important or lost concentration I could listen back later on.
The item is produced by the reputable company 'Sony' and is the typical grey colour with buttons on the front to control recordings and organize your files and has a headphone connection point on the bottom. It has a decent size LCD screen to allow you to find and playback any recordings. The ICD BX800 contains an integrated flash memory of 2GB, approximately 500 hours of recording. As most Dictaphones it records the files in MP3 format. One of the best features, making this device slightly more unique is the noise cut technology, which enhances people voices in the recordings, which is ideal for lecture theatres.
This Dictaphone can purchased for £40-£50 depending on where you buy it and if you shop online.
The device does indeed product nice clear recordings, which are very easy to playback and understand, even when recorded at a distance in a large lecture theatre. The main issue, which I didn't realize at the time as I probably wouldn't have purchased it for my use, is it has no way of connecting it to a computer and saving the documents as where. This is a real pain for me as having a copy on the computer and being able to organize the different lectures into folders is key to being able to find the appropriate lecture I need to listen to again.
I wouldn't buy it again as i didn't suit my needs as it didn't connect to a computer, if you spend £10 you can get this option. If you looking to use it as a reminder or for writing books then maybe it will suit you better. Its just a shame as the quality is very good.
I brought this lipstick a couple of months ago after deciding to invest more money into a new lipstick in the hope it will last longer on. I was attracted by the nice range of shades, 25 in total, and the stylish packaging.
The lipsticks comes in a very nice gold tube, which is quite a fancy gadget, as it has no lid. You access the lipstick by sliding the button on the slide which opens the top and brings the lipstick up. It solves the problem of losing your lipsticks lid in your handbag and getting fluff on your lipstick. I was slightly concerned that it would brake after time, but 2 months down the line in my handbag and it is still going strong.
The lipstick producing quite a sheer finish, more so than you would think just looking at it, which was a slight dissapointment as i wanted more of a matt finish as they usually last longer. The lipstick feels a little bit like a gloss when you first apply it which quickly goes away. The lipstick lasted about 1.5/2 hours which is slightly better than most sheer lipsticks, but personally i would of liked it to last longer.
The lipstick retails about 25 pounds
Personally i would spend this amount of money again. While it applies nicely onto the lips, giving a moisturing sheer finish it didnt last as long as i hoped a 25 pound lipstick would.
Overall 3 star rating
One of my mates at university has this memory stick and it caught my eye because of its enclosed designed, as I have had the problems with memory sticks getting broken as the metal connector has got bent while carrying it around in my bag or pocket.
The product has a black plastic cover with a white slide buttons that pushes the connector in and out, keeping it all contained within one case, rather than having a separate lid. Its very light weight and compact, making it nice and convenient to carry around. It has a hook on the end of the case to allow you to attach it to a key ring, but bare in mind your keys may scratch the case.
The software on the memory stick runs fairly quickly, maybe not as quick as other but nothing that will really frustrate you.
The packaging was very good at protecting the memory stick, but can make the USB stick hard to remove without damaging it, just be warned open it when you have plenty of packaging to remove it without damaging it.
The design is this flash drives biggest advantage, by keeping the connector inside the main container it gives it extra protection from damage caused by carrying the USB stick around. Its light weight and has a nice slick black, modern design. However, by being black it has no distinguishing design features if you happen to misplace it.
As for other reviews saying it falls apart quickly I have found absolutely no evidence of this. The slider does being loser and easier to slide, but my mate has had his for over a year and has no problems with the quality of the product.
The price is pretty good for the amount of storage it provides, making it good value for money. Mine cost about £20, not sure where I got it from, but just have a look around as quite a lot of shops sells this particular USB stick now.
Overall, a very good memory stick I would definitely recommend as its design is good, just could have a little faster software.
Being a student memory sticks/flash drives are essential and i use them regularly everyday, whether it is just to create a backup, or to transfer files from one place to another i don't know what i would do without them. Recently my old memory stick was getting damaged and i was getting worried i might not be able to use it for much longer. I was a bit short of cash so when i saw this 8Gb one in Agros for £15 i brought it straight away.
The product is a black scandisk memory stick that has a USB connector that slides in and out of the main plastic body of the flash drive by a red slider on the side of the flash drive. Its approximately 1cm wide and 5cm long, making it very compact and easy to carry around.
This is a great flash drive, good memory and very compact. My last USB stock broke because the metal connector got bend when carrying it around in my pocket all the time, so the fact this slides away into a very safe solid compartment gives the impression it is going to last a long time.
As i have already mentioned i brought it from Argos for £15 (£14.99 to be precise), which i consider to be a good price for 8GB, more than enough for loads of word documents, excel, power points, even some photos and music (just maybe not you whole library of photos and music).
Good value memory stick worth getting for work, home or university.
I recently brought a new HP laptop to replace my very slow and broken old laptop and with it I got a free HP V13db Flash Drive. Being a student my USB stick is stuck with me and has to endure vigorous use, therefore a reliable and durable memory stick is essential.
As with all modern memory sticks, all the installation software is contained in the memory, allowing you to use them on any computer you plug them into. This HP memory stick completely installed in about 5 seconds, making very quick to use when in a rush. It is capable of doing all the usual functions you expect; backing up, transferring files etc and can also deal with pass worded files.
The casing is pretty solid and therefore should last me quite a few years. The major plus point with this memory stick is there is no lid, it slides back into the main section of the memory stick. This mean there is no chance of losing the lid or the USB connector bending in your pocket.
Even though I got mine in a deal, I believe the 16GB one costs about £20, and is fantastic with huge memory capacity. You will struggle to fill this during your whole time at university. There are other sizes available at different prices.
Overall this is a great memory stick I highly recommend.
USB sticks have been around for quite some time now, and have become increasingly popular, more powerful and cheaper. They are a particular favourite with students, so I have tried an awful lot of them on the market. What I look for most is price and durability and this one rate pretty highly.
I decided to try and buy a large USB stick to back up my music on as I had a bit of a disaster when my old laptop broke. As such I decided to get the 16GB one to ensure I had pretty of room, which I definitely had. I even managed to back my photos on it as well. I have had this memory stick for quite some time, and so I presume it has gone down in price since a brought it a couple of years ago. Admittedly, I haven't carried it around with me, but I have dropped it and stood on it a few times and it is still going strong so I believe it will very reliable. It also comes with a standard 1 year warranty, but I doubt you will ever need to send it back.
The USB stick is a standard, admittedly boring, black colour, which on the positive makes it look professional, but on the down side is not as recognisable if you lose it, and can easily be left in a computer due to the subtle colour, therefore I generally prefer having a bright coloured memory stick as I am a bit of an air head.
The USB stick is rather quick, transferring about 10GB in about 3 minutes, perfect if your in a rush. It also has a plug in a play function, meaning it will install itself onto any computer you plug it in too making it easy to use on any computer as the user does not need to do anything.
Since I purchased the memory stick I believe it has gone down in price, making it good value, and a good investment for anyone needing a mobile backup.
Being a university student Flash Drives/USB Sticks are essential for my studies. I use them regularly to transfer documents between university computers and my own laptops, to back up all my coursework to prevent me losing all my work the night before the due date (which has unfortunately happened in the past). As such, most university student have them, so when you lose them they can be rather hard to identify, which is what first attracted me to this particular USB stick. The bight pink colour makes it unique and easy to spot, making it easy to identify and hard to forget. This particular USB stick is also available in other colours, including blue and red, making them more suitable for guys too. This USB stick also comes in a variety of sizes from 2 to 32 GB (which is HUGE) and of course vary in price accordingly. I have the 4GB, which cost me £5.99, which is a really good price as most shops only offer 2GB at this price.
The USB is set up to work with pretty much all computers, as it is made to the standard USB 2.0 specifications, and will still work with older specifications, such as 1.1 drives. As with all modern USB sticks all the installation software is built in to the stick to allow it to be used on any computer without having to carry a CD around with you. Once you have plugged it in it will install in about 10seconds, but depending on you computer this time may vary. I have also found that on some computers if it is the first time your using it, it can take a tad longer to load, but is still really quick. The USB comes with a name set by the manufactures, which I believe was either ByteStor or Dataferry, but you can easily rename it by right clicking on the drive in my computer and selecting rename. It then works like any other USB stick, you can copy, deleted, drag, paste, move, add etc any sort of file.
I used this memory stick for a while now and is still going strong. The lid is pretty secure to help prevent you bending the connection on the stick(which is easier than you might think) as this will break your memory stick rather quickly. One real plus point is that the lid fits onto the other end of the memory stick, preventing you losing the lid while it is in use. It also has a loop on either side of the USB so it can be attached to a key ring, but I would recommend not attaching it to too many keys for the reason above. I have no faults with this product it works as it should, is easy to use for beginners at computing and is reliable. I will probably only change when I fill it up (which will take about 3 years, 4 GB hold a huge amount of documents and pictures, but will get filled up quickly with videos).
Whenever I get ill or run down from working/doing too much I tend to get headaches, and so have tried a fair few pain killers to try and ease them as I like to stay active and not stuck in bed. When shopping in London I started to develop a headache so popped in to the nearest shop, which happen to be Asda, to buy some pain killers. I had very little change in my purse so when I spotted the box of Asda Dispersable Aspirin Tablets for 19p I thought I would give them ago.
The tablets come in a oblong shaped boxed which is yellow and silver in colour, with a picture of a tablet on the front with the name of the tablets on the box. The packet contents 300g of tablets, which are in two white plastic trays, which contain 8 in each tray. The tablets are foil wrapped so they are easy to push. The tablets, as with all medication, contain a pamphlet so it includes all the information you need.
The tablets are small and white; they are round and have a line indented in the centre of it. You take one or two tablets up to every four hour with water, however do not take more than 8 tablets a day. When you pop them into water they fizz up and disperse quickly with very little stirring needed, then simply drink the mixture. I hated the taste of the mixture I found it to be fairly salty, so I struggled to down a whole glass, however if it gets rid of the headache I would cope. However, I found these tablets did nothing, my headache remained, I ended up having to take some Nurofen a few hours later to get rid of it. So even though they were cheap, they taste awful and did nothing, so were a total waste of money.
Overall I would not recommend them and would advice people to spend a bit more money and get something that works.
When I was younger I was prone to Tonsillitis, and as such I had an awful lot of sore throats and so I have tried many different things to help sooth them. As I child I loved being able to have some sort of 'sweet' that would help me sooth my throat, so one of the things I used to use when I had Tonsillitis, or cold was Tunes.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PRODUCT
Tunes are small, about 1cm across, hard boiled sweets that are sugar free, which is a great feature for all those worries about their teeth. Tunes come in several different flavours, such as blackcurrant or strawberry, so most people will be able to find one that they like. Tunes are also designed not just to sooth your throat, they are also designed to help clear a blocked noise as they contain menthol.
So I have said, these Tune's consist f two parts, the first that sooths the throat and the second id the menthol that clears a blocked nose. While you are sucking on the sweet you can really feel its affects; the menthol is really helpful when you have a blocked nose as it really helps to clear I so you can breathe through your nose again. You can also feel the liquid of the sweet when you swallow sooth your throat, easing its pain. The Tunes taste slightly unusual to begin with, but still nice, I have grown to like them the more I have used them. The soothing and relief you receive when sucking on the sweet is short lived once the sweet is gone, within half an hour you most likely need another.
A packet can cost you around 70p and is available in Pharmacies, Supermarkets, local shops etc. Even though the soothing is short lived for the price you pay it is excellent quality. Plus they are also safe for children.
I highly recommend them, they have been a great relief for me when I have suffered through illness.