{Beautirati} Illuminated Perfumes: Lyra

Beautirati logo by Sasha H. Muradali. 2009 All Rights Reserved.

It’s been awhile since I did my last set of perfume reviews, so I have a couple in the works for this week πŸ™‚

The first up is one called Lyra by Roxana Villa’s Illuminated Perfume brands. As a part of the Literaium Series,  Lyra, named from the main character in Phillip Pullman’s The Golden Compass, is an amber, floral fragrance.

Make no mistake, Illuminated Perfumes are highly concentrated and a little bit lasts for hours and goes a long way.

Roxana describes her product as “Art in a Bottle.” This particular scent was actually custom made for her daughter, Evangeline. But since she never makes a custom blend for anyone other than the intended, Roxana altered her formula a tad to make  Lyra.

Lyra is like a full-bodied dark roast. It’s sweet and floral, but evokes thoughts of a glowing Autumn night and perhaps some crisp November air. If you are someone who enjoys richer perfumes this is for you. If you are someone who prefers light scents, probably along the lines of Vera Wang Princess, or D&G’s The One, for example, this may be a bit too strong for your tastes.

Lyra contains a brew of jasmine, ylang ylang, citrus and amber to name a few. Roxana describes the scent as a mix of femininity and sensuality. The essences contained in this scent are considered relaxing, euphoric and strong aphrodisiacs. Also, because  Lyra is a botanical blend, it is compatible to those who are allergic to traditional perfumes.

You can find Illuminated Perfumes here and if you are interested in getting to know the woman behind the scents, you can find Roxana on her blog here.

Happy gifting this holiday season πŸ™‚

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Sasha Muradali runs the Γ’β‚¬ΛœLittle Pink BookÒ€ℒ and has been a makeup artist with MAC Cosmetics since 2004 in Florida. She has over 10-years experience in professional makeup. If you live in South Florida and are looking to hire a makeup artist, or if you just want some makeup advice, send her your inquires here.

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Comments

  1. Hey. I stumbled upon your blog through someone else's blog, can't even remember who it was now. I love love love perfume, so this will be a nice place to read reviews… Also, I'm a Gator as well and I graduated with a PR degree this past May. It's very nice to meet you and Go Gators πŸ™‚

  2. Hey! How are you?

    Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚ It's great to meet another Gator! Email me sometime, are you still in Florida?
    LittlePinkBookPR@gmail.com

    I have more reviews coming soon!

  3. Sounds great. Nope, I live in Poughkeepsie, NY. But, still have lots of friends and family in FL. I work at Ashworth Creative in Rhinebeck, NY. How's FL weather? I'm sure it's pretty hot, especially down south! It's actually suppose to snow up here on Thur/Fri πŸ™‚

  4. That's great! What do you do for Ashworth? I volunteer with our Gator Miami alumni association.

    Florida is hot and humid, lol. Nothing much has changed!

    Snow sounds great. I'd welcome some snow about now!!! πŸ™‚

  5. I'm their PR girl: social media, blogging, etc. Yes, the weather up here is wonderful! Here's our blog if your interested πŸ™‚ http://www.ashworthcreative.com/blog/ Very nice meeting you and let me know if you ever need my help!

  6. That's great! What do you do for Ashworth? I volunteer with our Gator Miami alumni association.

    Florida is hot and humid, lol. Nothing much has changed!

    Snow sounds great. I'd welcome some snow about now!!! πŸ™‚

  7. I'm their PR girl: social media, blogging, etc. Yes, the weather up here is wonderful! Here's our blog if you're interested πŸ™‚ http://www.ashworthcreative.com/blog/ Very nice meeting you and let me know if you ever need my help!

  8. Hey. I stumbled upon your blog through someone else's blog, can't even remember who it was now. I love love love perfume, so this will be a nice place to read reviews… Also, I'm a Gator as well and I graduated with a PR degree this past May. It's very nice to meet you and Go Gators πŸ™‚

  9. Hey! How are you?

    Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚ It's great to meet another Gator! Email me sometime, are you still in Florida?

    LittlePinkBookPR@gmail.com

    I have more reviews coming soon!

  10. Sounds great. Nope, I live in Poughkeepsie, NY. But, still have lots of friends and family in FL. I work at Ashworth Creative in Rhinebeck, NY. How's FL weather? I'm sure it's pretty hot, especially down south! It's actually suppose to snow up here on Thur/Fri πŸ™‚

  11. That's great! What do you do for Ashworth? I volunteer with our Gator Miami alumni association.

    Florida is hot and humid, lol. Nothing much has changed!

    Snow sounds great. I'd welcome some snow about now!!! πŸ™‚

  12. I'm their PR girl: social media, blogging, etc. Yes, the weather up here is wonderful! Here's our blog if you're interested πŸ™‚ http://www.ashworthcreative.co…/ Very nice meeting you and let me know if you ever need my help!