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Description
Power Ballad is a bold fragrance inspired by 1990’s-era power ballads, mix tapes and glam rock, to recall a time when people still bought CDs and raised their Bic lighters at concerts. Grapefruit, poplar buds, and fresh mint stage dive into cumin, anise, and cedar in this retro mashup of citrus and spice.
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Scent type
Woody
Personality
Mysterious
Occasion
Everyday
Season
Fall
Attributes
Strong
Complexity
Intense

Room 1015 Power Ballad rating and reviews

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Average rating (114 reviews)
2.9 out of 5
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/21/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Love it!
Love this scent!! It is strong, but in a grown and sexy way.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/22/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Sexy
This has a very grown and sexy vibe. I like it alot!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/03/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Oily
Nooooooo
Not the best scent very aggressive and strong scent. I am not a fan. I try it on her and there thinking iyer may grow on me, but I seem to dislike it more...nn
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/31/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
Room1015
Was kind of a mixture of scents flower an sweet
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/22/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Normal
This is my fav scent so far.
And I almost skipped this fragrance based on some reviews. I'm glad I did not. It's a bold/strong scent that, for me, strikes the perfect balance between something spicy/warm and something fresh. I've read some people describe it as masculine but I think it's quite feminine - sexy, powerful but also somehow sweet. I'd give it a B-/C+ for lasting power.
Reviews: 1
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 1
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/03/2019
Great
Realll good
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/27/2019
Amazing!!
This is one of my new favorties.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/18/2019
Weak
The scent was definitely not strong enough and didn't last all day.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/03/2019
Class of 1997
Love the fresh warmth and nostalgia power ballad brings!! Fresh energy for daytime wear but cozy enough for the first crisp fall nights with him!! Gotta reccomend for late fall evenings! Totally reminds me of high school but totally trendy with the woman i am 20years after!!!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/27/2019
Like 90’s fashion, no staying power.
This is nice. Citrusy ans spicy, a great everyday scent. BUT you have to reapply often as it leaves pretty quick quickly.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/30/2018
Strong
When looking at the key notes in this fragrance, I thought it would be subtle sweet like smell, but it has a strong distinct taste. It almost smells like cloves. Not my favorite scent so far, but I definitely like sweeter smells.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/27/2018
Love it!
Beautiful fragrance.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/03/2018
Spicy
Very interesting smell...if spicy is what you are going for, then this one is perfect for you!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/07/2018
Too manly
Smells like Men’s bodywash
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/07/2018
Meh
Too strong, and very masculine. Is it a perfume or a cologne?
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/05/2018
really unique
It's spicy and citrusy and at first it smells like two seperate perfumes to me which I really didn't like. After I wear it for a few minutes it smells more like a single complex perfume. It has really grown on me and I'm glad I gave it a chance after that initial sniff.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/05/2018
Fresh, bright, and lasts all day....
I am pleasantly surprised by Power Ballad! The top notes of bergamot, lime and grapefruit have lasted over 7 hours on my skin so far today. I'm surprised that the heavier, spicy and wood notes are NOT as prominent as I thought they'd be...but I'm happy with the bright and crisp citrus lasting this long. Sillage is very minimal with the one spray on each wrist, but that's really how I prefer to wear scent at work: light and unobstrusive. This is a scent that needs to refreshed in the middle of the day. I am happy to discover this perfume and will definitely check out others from Room 1015!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/04/2018
There's something unique aobut it.
I really like this fragrance. it's got a outdoor, woodsy tone to it, but not in a bad way. I don't like the sweet scents, and this one does not seem sweet at all. Has a spiciness to it as well.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/04/2018
Herbaceous
The bergamot was a lot stronger than I expected, for a very herbaceous smell. It is not masculine, but not feminine. Not unpleasant, as others have said, but it doesn't exactly make me feel awesome and "power"-ful as well. I would definitely suggest shaking the scent, as one wrist was strongly bergamot and the other softly citrus-y. The second scent was pleasant enough, but it is not strong. All-in-all I like it. But I think it needs to be shaken, and used SPARINGLY. I feel that if one tried to make this very power-less scent more strong, you would regret it. Let it be a soft ballad.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/18/2018
Powerful
It initially hits with all notes sounding off....then, just like an amazing ballad...it blends perfectly together, takes you to an amazing high and lingers there. It's just an awesome trip thru your senses. Definitely suggest this for anyone who adores power house scents that take you into a really great place...
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/18/2018
Hangin' with Hippies
It honestly reminds me of incense and weed. Like listening to rock & roll with flowers in my hair, blunt in one hand and a peace sign in the other.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/20/2018
lasting goodness
I'm not into heavy floral and was looking for a more "androgynous" smell that wasn't too heavily musky. This is it for me. Spicy, woody, lasting and not overpowering. it s really pleasant and warm worth a shot as the fall and winter near.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/13/2018
Love It!
This was one of my favorite scents. It lasted long on me and I got a lot of compliments on it, very woodsy, spicy, zesty and very slight musk/powder tone. At first, I didn't think I would like it and once I put it on it grew on me and I love it.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/08/2018
Disappointing!
I had high hopes for this as I have several of their other fragrances and I love them. This is all ballad and no power. It's really weak and doesn't last very long. The scent is OK. Meh!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/31/2018
A little too Woodsy
I think this scent would be great on someone else, but it didn't really work on me. I typically love spicy/woodsy scents, but this one fell flat for me.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/30/2018
Is this cologne?
Smells very manly. Not a fan at all.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/30/2018
It's good
I wasn't overly impressed with this scent. However it is very masculine and not unpleasant to smell just not what I would buy in a store.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/17/2018
Nothing like I expected
Everyone is giving me a wide berth today. This did not react well to my body chemistry. It was okay right after I put it on, but now a couple hours later, the scent has changed and is very heavy. It is chemical, powdery and floral. I get none of the more woodsy and spicy notes it is supposed to have.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/09/2018
Good one
I like it. Smell nice!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/08/2018
It’s ok
Really strong when you first put it on but the scent calms down a few minutes later
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/05/2018
Love it
I love this fragrance, it is exactly what I expected it to be. I do not like floral or sweet fragrances, I am more of a woodsy and spicy person. For me woodsy does not read "men only". The cedar comes out the most for me, but I can also find the cumin and grapefruit notes. I love the clean earthy feel of Power Ballad.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/02/2018
EW
Does not smell remotely like anything good.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/01/2018
It says Unisex, but it is def a masculine scent
I usually shy away from Unisex Colognes as they almost always land on the sweet or"Fresh" side of colognes. I have been trying to find something to replace Must De Cartier Homme, while this is not THAT cologne, it hits close to home. It def a fall/night time fragrance, the mint, citrus and wood notes combine to give this an almost Ginger fragrance. Warm, citrusy and woodsy with a hint of sweet and spice. Def not for everyone, but I like it.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/03/2018
Not happy
My full queque was not available so I have no way of verifying as to whether or not this was an item I selected it. Although I am drawn to its components I sm not a fan of the overall scent very disappointed
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/28/2018
A bit funky from the bottle, but adjusts to your skin
This scent seemed too musty out of the bottle, but on the skin it's more woodsy with a hint of sweetness. Not my favorite, but not quite as bad as other reviews have let on.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/22/2018
Not for me
Did not like this smell at all! VERY VERY strong scent to it. Didn’t really smell any of the citrus in it
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/20/2018
Good, not GREAT
This perfume is definitely unisex, which I like. It's quite a bit masculine, but not overly so. It is very strong, and the initial scent of it is just a little to sharp to be put directly on my skin (I have a really hard time finding perfumes that mix with my body chemistry), but smells lovely sprayed on my clothes. One spray will do it, as the scent is pretty potent.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/20/2018
High school in the 90's
I wasnt too fond of this scent on me, it was way more reminiscent of a teenage boys cologne I would have smelled in high school, but it was better on the boyfriend. I wouldn't say it is unisex.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/14/2018
Was not impressed
I did not care for this scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/03/2018
It’s great
I enjoys the way it smelled in my body
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/30/2018
Not for everyone
The description caught my attention but it was a bit too musky for my taste. The only way I can describe the smell was "funky". If you're into that, this is perfect for you.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/28/2018
Husband
Did not like at all
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/17/2018
Yuck..
I’m sorry but this was the first fragrance that was sent to me when I subscribed to Scentbird. I had no idea how it smelled I simply took a chance on it because the bottle caught my eye, needless to say once I received it I was highly disappointed 😞. I emediatly unscrewed the cap and poured it down the drain, I would not recommend this fragrance to anyone. Please do not buy!!!! If you do your going to be pissed once it arrives😠~. I now know to only pick scents that have 4 stars or better!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/03/2018
not a match for me
was not what i expected did not like scent at all
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/03/2018
Definitely a cologne
Not gender neutral at all but smells great on men. Very strong though
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/02/2018
Too Masculine
It is too manly for me. It's very earthy, woody and masculine.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/01/2018
Just Not My Favorite
This perfume is very unique, but I find that it's just a too woody for me. It starts out bright and fresh on the first spray but then it quickly turns to a sharp woody fragrance. It could definitely be a unisex fragrance but I find it works better as a men's cologne.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/16/2018
More ballad than power
A nice scent, although a soft one. To me, it's a typical soft pencil shaving fragrance with some vetiver - kinda like the smell of clean new paper. I get no citrus notes whatsoever, even though I was hoping for some grapefruit (one of my favorite notes). A slight floral quality shows up after dry down. At least it has a decent longevity - even after several hours (8-10), it is still perceptible as a skin scent and on my shirt.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/15/2018
Not bad
They really need to quit making these unisex scents they are hit and miss this one i like its more a men's scent rather then a woman's
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/14/2018
Not bad.....
Not bad but not that good. Dont get too much mint in this which i think would have given this fragrance more life.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/06/2018
LOVE
OMG Love tequila so I love this perfume
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/30/2018
Not A Fan
I didn't like this scent. It smelled like something an old lady would wear. Worst scent I've received so far.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/27/2018
To minty
Smells ok. Not a big fan of the mint. I would wear once in a while
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/27/2018
I'm torn
It smells good, sometimes a little manly which i like. Then occasionally i'll get a whiff and i hate it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/27/2018
Karen
It has a very unique scent. When you first put it on, the first thing you notice is the smell of cedar. As it dries you don't notice it as much. It calms down and has a smell that just settles into a pleasent aroma.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/21/2018
Horrible.
Not a good scent. Too strong and masculine.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/14/2018
Very masculine smell
Did not like this scent at all.. it was very masculine and woody. Not a fan!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/07/2018
Smells like cheap men’s cologne
This is the second order I’ve received from Scentbird and I think I’m done. This doesn’t smell at all like the description. It gives me a headache.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/01/2018
Terrible smell.yuck!!
Worst scent ever!! Should be removed from any que.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/01/2018
Yuck
Not a fan AT ALL. Terrible scent.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/28/2018
Hate it
The worst.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/17/2018
Love it
I love this scent. I love fruity and sweet smelling scents,so I was quite surprised I would like this scent.My mother and sister smelled it and did not like the smell. It is unisex men or women can enjoy this scent.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/08/2018
This was AWFUL!!!! I
This was AWFUL!!!! I did not like it at all. Its musty but not a good musty like a moldly musty. PLEASE AVOID!!!!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/06/2018
didn't like it at all
It smells a little bit like old wood and gives me a constant headache all day while i wear it
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April
02/08/2018
Agreed! This was one of the most unflattering fragurances I have smelled.
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/05/2018
Loved this!!!
For me, this perfume was spot on. Light, no floral scent. Had a touch of masculinity but still feminine. I think the citrus with mint was the homerun
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/04/2018
Beautiful floral scent
I appreciated the fresh & strong floral notes but found it a little overly feminine for my personal taste. I would consider this more of a springy day to night perfume; however, it does lack some in staying power & needs to be reapplied often. Overall, I would say this one is worth a try!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/04/2018
LOVE this line Room 1015!!!
I prefer Electric Wood over Power Ballard but both fabulous fragrances and wish you had the full size bottles available for purchase.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/22/2018
Not for me
I wasn’t at all happy with this fragrance. It is unisex but smelled more for a male. I gave it to my husband.
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April
02/08/2018
Agreed! This was one of the most unflattering fragrances I have smelled.
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Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/18/2018
Gice it time to air out
At first spritz, i wasn't so sure. Now that it has sat a little... it's not bad at all:) kinda earthy with a hint of flower in my opinion. Still clean too.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/17/2018
favorite so far
This has been my favorite so far. Such a different sent. Noticeable but never overbearing.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/16/2018
Bold with 80's vibe
Definite 80's vibe to this bold, strong scent. Powerful indeed.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/06/2018
Not my taste
Quite strong and not appealing to me.
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April
02/08/2018
Agreed! This was one of the most unflattering fragrances I have smelled. You are being generous with 2 stars!
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/04/2018
Not good at all
This just stinks. Plain and simple. My husband told me to throw it away before I even put it on.
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Jarlisha
03/30/2018
😂😂😂😂
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April
02/08/2018
Not funny! But I agree with your husband 1000 times over.
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/02/2018
I love. Love. Love.
I really loved this scent. It’s bold and woody and a refreshing break from all the sweet stuff currently out there. I’ll gladly wear this again and again.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/29/2017
Masculine but sweet
I really enjoy this scent. The woody aspect lends it more towards a masculine scent but it has a sweetness that I thoroughly enjoy wearing as a woman.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/23/2017
Nice
I loved it the way they smelled on me but it only lasts for like 30 minutes.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/08/2017
I was not impressed at all. This scent was way to strong and nauseating. Not a scent I want to ever wear or even be next to.
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April
02/08/2018
Agreed! This was one of the most unflattering fragrances I have smelled.
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/07/2017
I cant imagine any woman wanting to smell like this. The main notes in the pictures are really far off from the actual scent. The written description is much closer. This a strong cedar scent and there is not much more to it.
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April
02/08/2018
Agreed! This was one of the most unflattering fragrances I have smelled.
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/30/2017
This was just WAY to STRONG for me. I think it would work best for a male.
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 1
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 2
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/30/2017
A little stronger than I like.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/30/2017
I love strong scents. I am a woman who never want to smell light or like flowers. This was too strong for me which shocked me. It is unisex but I feel like no woman would enjoy how smoky it is. I gave it to my son who's 22. He said he would spray it in his car :(
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/30/2017
I loved this. Cumin is my jam, and this delivered. It is very sexy, projects well, and has great longevity.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/29/2017
loved it
Reviews: 6
Upvotes: 3
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 28
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/29/2017
I absolutely did not enjoy this fragrance. I thought I'd selected a man's fragrance by mistake. It reminds me of a man, and OLD man and I am definitely not happy with this scent.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/14/2017
Howdy folks, from The DFW Metroplex, TX. First impressions are a bit in your face, strong on the black pepper side but, (First a Warning) if you have an empty stomach while you’re rushing to get ready for work and just finished brushing your teeth and then sprayed this in particular fragrance on yourself yourself, you might get a little nauseous just because it’s a bit overwhelming so I highly implore you to treat yourself to a really tall steaming stack of pancakes first! LOL!!!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/08/2017
The scent kind of changes every time I put it on. Overall, I like it a lot. I just wish it lasted longer. I find myself having to reapply it throughout the day.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/31/2017
As a fan of a good power ballad, I wanted to love this one, but it just wasn’t a hit for me. I hadn’t read reviews prior, it was the name that sang out. I see where members have mentioned it smelled musky in them - I didn’t detect that on me. I envisioned some musky/rosemary/citrus/boozy concoction, but got a leathery/cedar scent that reminded me more of opening a chest of old clothes in my grandmothers attic. It didn’t stay with me long - about an hour later I could barely detect it. I gave it a second try a few days later, but still can’t get into it. I guess with it’s name, it could have smelled like stale beer, sweat & weed - which might have even helped. My least favorite in over of two years of Scentbird sampling.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/30/2017
Was a very musky fragrance! Smell good but is not for me!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/28/2017
I absolutely hate it! Too musky and smells like a man. Gave it to my son.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/25/2017
This is my new favorite scent. It’s definitely more toward the masculine side of unisex but I think Iit smells amazing on my skin. I may have to buy a full size of this for the season. For me I think it’s a wonderful fall fragrance. I prefer lighter more floral for the hotter months.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/10/2017
I did not like this scent in the bottle but it transforms on my skin! It's got this peppery/spicy note that just works on me. I love this and would definitely buy a whole bottle for myself. I think it works in all seasons and all circumstances. It's sexy for going out but light enough for the office. Love it but I love another one more so it doesn't get the full 5 hearts
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/10/2017
I love this! It's super unique and smells wonderful. I caught myself smelling my wrists all day when I wore this for the first time. Yes, it is sort of unisex, but still very pretty and nice. I love it and can see this being my "signature scent."
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/08/2017
Do not like at all. Definitely my least favorite so far. Way too musky and strong. No thanks.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/07/2017
Musky, complex, more unisex than I usually like, but I am enjoying this one. Great name!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/29/2017
Really strong and musky. Not a fan.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/15/2017
This one is not for me -- it reminded me of an overly musky fragrance my grandmother wore in the 80s.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/31/2017
I'm a fan of unisex fragrances but this one is not for me. Straight out of the bottle it smells nice, not great but still nice. First applied to the skin it smells decent but on dry down and as it fades on my skin it develops this rank scent. Not for me.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/28/2017
It's not my favorite, it's a little too spicy, I love more musky scents but this is a little overkill.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/27/2017
Lovely fragrance and perfect for the office. I like wearing a fragrance that I get to introduce to others and this fit the bill. Definitely recommend and will purchase again.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/27/2017
I don't really smell any of the notes listed on the bottle - mostly it just smells generically musky to me. It goes on pretty strong, so that may be why; the power of those lower notes may be overwhelming anything more complex.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/10/2017
Good scent, I didn't know what to expect. I don't love it but its a good mature smell that I can wear to the office. I only wear it for professional purposes, I would not and do not wear it for any social outings.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/10/2017
too strong.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/02/2017
I could not love this scent more than I do!! It hits all my favorite notes, slightly masculine, spicy, and strong but also fresh and unique, with a softness. It's complex and interesting and definitely memorable. For sure unisex -- my husband and I have been sharing it, and it works well on both of us. I can't wait to try more from this brand. The comparison to Spicebomb was spot-on; it's my other favorite fragrance, and Power Ballad is a close second now!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/02/2017
A nice citris/woodsy scent that fits in as equally on date night as it does at the office. If you like the male version of Spicebomb, this scent is very much in line with it.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/05/2017
The citrus notes really stand out. I don't really notice any woody notes. It is good daytime fragrance.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/15/2017
I'm okay with trying new things but I did not like this one. Personally I think this scent smells terrible. It reminds me of bug spray.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/09/2017
This is a delightful woodsy citrus with gin&tonic made slightly furry by the addition of cumin. It also has quite a bit of longevity to it without being overpowering. It is definitely unisex. This is worksafe and great for summer.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/08/2017
When I smelled this in the bottle I thought it smelled great, but I put it on and immediately wanted to take a shower. It is strong and annoying smelling. Yuck.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/31/2017
Smells like pencil shavings
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/31/2017
I've now had two scents from this brand, and I absolutely love them! I love unisex scents and this brand doesn't disappoint. Even though it can lean to the masculine side it stills smells amazing and works with my chemistry! I will definitely be purchasing this scent.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/13/2017
Too woodsy..a hint of like freshly sharpened pencils. Ha
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/07/2017
If you really love citrus then this is good for you.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/06/2017
I did not order Room1015 nor do I like it. Please cancel my subscription.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/02/2017
Very strange scent and yet has a hint of nostalgia. Each time I take a whiff, I smell something different.
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