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TokyoMilk Dark Femme Fatale Collection Lip Elixirs

What it is:A sweet treat for the lips that hydrates and nourishes. What it does:Elicit a kiss with lips tamed by a lush, silky blend of sweet jasmine and bee balm. The moisture-rich formula is laced with crushed extracts of aloe leaf and vitamin E for extra-smooth skin. Tempt the senses with the entire collection of tantalizing flavors: delectable caramel and sea salt, sweet and sultry clove, and romantic rosewater. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Synthetic Dyes What else you need to know:As part of the TokyoMilk Dark Femme Fatal Collection, this unexpected mixture of fragrance and flavor comes housed in a compact, on-the-go lip tin.
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Questions & Answers for TokyoMilk Dark Femme Fatale Collection Lip Elixirs

Question
Cigarette
Dose tokyomilk lip elixir clove cigarette smell like a cigarette? Some people are reviewing it was a nice spice, but other comment it reminds them of actual clove cigarettes and I don't want my lips to smell like that.
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
Kathy32
on Femme Fatale Collection Lip Elixirs
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
I had a similar concern, but purchased the Clove Cigarettes one out of curiosity. It's an amazingly unique scent: spicy cloves with a hint of musk (at least that's what I smell). These remind me of the smell of DRIED clove cigarettes but definitely not smoked ones, nor the smoke itself.
It's heavy on clove, which I personally love, but if you don't care for the scent/flavor of spicy cloves, I would opt for one of the others - maybe Coco Noir or Salted Caramel.
answered 11 months ago
keensense
(Frederick, MD)
answer 2
Clove cigarettes don't smell like regular tobacco cigarettes. If you've ever smelled a pack of unlit cloves, that's exactly what it smells like. I smoke Djarum Blacks and the smell is spot-on. It's a very deep, rich spicy scent with a smokey-sweet incense base but no discernible tobacco smell.
answered 11 months ago
MurdhuachaMagic
answer 3
It smells nothing like a cigarette, don't worry! If you like the smell and taste of cloves you will like this.
answered 1 year ago
TallGirl74
(Winnipeg, MB)
answer 4
No, it smells more like clove scent to me. Don't know why they added cigarette which would definitely turn me off. I like the jasmine the best of this series.
answered 1 year ago
Cherylanney
(Bridgeport WV)
answer 5
no just clovey
answered 1 year ago
mcmack60
(buffalo,ny)
answer 6
It has a spicy and warm clove cigarette-like smell.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Maoface
(Casselberry, FL)
answer 7
It's a VERY STRONG scent, like a freshly opened bottle of spice. Not perfumy, and does not smell like a cigarette, it's just a blast of SUPER-CLOVE!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
PDXFlyer
(Portland, OR)
answer 8
Hm -

To me, it smells sweetly spicy. Like cinnamon - and there's a bite of clove in the actual taste (which is super faint). Personally, I don't think it smells like the cigarette at all.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
SailorK
(Austin, TX)
answer 9
No, I don't think so. I will say that it reminded me of bacon lol only because it's smoky. Not like cigarette smoky, but smoked ham smoky. Definitely different... Not for me, but my bestie loves it.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
AmericanGothiK
(pittsburgh, pa)
answer 10
To me it really is more of a spicy, light incense kind of scent. Nothing too smoky.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
kenzetera
(NYNY)
answer 11
It smells like clove cigarettes' sweetness, but not like the second hadn smokey/cigaretty aspect of them. Just the clovey sweet smell!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
sugarlemon
(San Luis Obispo, CA)
answer 12
It reminds me of the clove cigarette smell, but without any burnt smell to it. Similar to what a clove cigarette unlit would smell like, except the scent is lighter and more palatable. If you like the smell of cloves you will like it.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
kmichele
(Syracuse, NY)
Question
How do you...
Get this tin open??? I always ruin my manicure trying to open this.
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
susabell12
(Chicago, IL)
on Femme Fatale Collection Lip Elixirs
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I am just twisting it to the left and it opens perfectly.
answered 4 weeks ago
FrekenSnork
answer 2
Return it! I had to get one of the guys at work to open it for me.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
Jeaner
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 3
Twist the lid - don't get your nails involved at all, except maybe to remove the sticker
answered 10 months ago
ataritastic
answer 4
I must have one of the impossible to open tins. Twisting, popping, pulling... nothing worked. Then I got out a cutting board and somewhat aggressively banged one edge a few times and it started to loosen. Now it's a little easier to open (still not easy by any stretch of the imagination). I'm tempted to find another container, and transfer it over.
answered 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 5
Give it a small twist when you open the lid and apply a little bit of pressure to the bottom pot when you hold it.
answered 11 months ago
booooberry
(Duluth, MN)
answer 6
Twisting these will likely just cut your hands. I learned that the hard way haha. Squeeze the lid and they should pop right open!
answered 11 months ago
eldylabor
answer 7
You just twist it, but lift as twisting. I see lots of reviewers having issues with their tins. I have three of these and no issues opening them...plus I have short nails anyway. I hope there wasn't a manufacturing mistake!
answered 11 months ago
keensense
(Frederick, MD)
answer 8
Twist it like you're opening a screw-top container. Pull up while you twist, you won't have to pull hard at all.
answered 11 months ago
MurdhuachaMagic
answer 9
Try using a thin coin like a dime to nudge the top off. Work it in a circular motion too and it will pop off. I had a problem too until I did that. Good luck, this stuff is worth it, but don't mess up a good manicure! :)
answered 1 year ago
Cherylanney
(Bridgeport WV)
answer 10
I took tweezers to slit the tape and then it slips open super easily! (: No need to ruin that manicure!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
stardusttt
(Tempe, AZ)
answer 11
Try twisting. I have short nails so I can't use them at all, but I twist the top and bottom in different directions and it's a bit difficult but it eventually opens up.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
LillyMari
(New Orleans, LA)
Question
Did you try Absinthe No. 84?
If so, could you please describe it and let me know if you liked it?

I didn't like La Vie En Rose, but I LOVE the Clove Cigarette. Someone described the Clove Cigarette as similar to the smell of chai tea. I would agree with that. It's great!
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
on Femme Fatale Collection Lip Elixirs
9 answers
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answer 1
Yes! It has a sweet, light-licorice flavor.
answered 6 months ago
jennifer77
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
It smells spicy, herbal, black-licorice, and medicinal (in a good herbal-tea way, not a bad disinfectant way).
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
MintChocChip
(Toronto, ON)
answer 3
in my opinion Absinthe smells like sweet black licorice.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
nclwhitt
(Novi, Michigan)
answer 4
I have the absinthe smell and its my fav so far. sort of citrusy and fresh smelling, not an over the top sweet smell like vanilla or anything.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
NikkiGood
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
Absinthe is weird and pungent, hard to really explain except very herbal, but like nothing I have ever smelled before...I don't mind it, but my husband won't come near me when I have it on.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
susanwoosan
(Cape Canaveral FL)
answer 6
I did, and I really like it. Softly musky, not overpowering, and unique
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
goddessinc
(SLC, UT)
answer 7
I tried Absinthe, and it's just like absinthe. If you like that sort of smell (really licorice-y, absinthe smell) then you'll like this. If you don't, you won't!
answered 2 years ago
sbucha004
(NY, NY)
answer 8
Absinthe smells crisp and sweetly fruity, but has a strange spicy undertone. I really like it!
answered 2 years ago
vaynejane
(Richmond, IN)
answer 9
I did purchase the absinthe balm and I like it; it smells most like spiced pear.
answered 2 years ago
Shnoog
(New Mexico)
Question
Scent descriptions?
Can someone give me a more complete description of the fragrances/flavors? Thanks!
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
lisa3011
(Naperville, IL)
on Femme Fatale Collection Lip Elixirs
9 answers
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answer 1
I tried the cherry bourbon scent. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it but it smells absolutely delicious. The bourbon and cherry combined give it a woodsy smell almost. I recommend cherry bourbon if you want something more elevated than your classic cherry chap-stick, I recommend taking cherry bourbon for a sultry stroll.
answered 6 days ago
Anonymous
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 2
I have three of these (so far):
Absinthe - a lime, orange and citrus-y flavor, with a spicy nod to the actual drink. The flavor has a hint of a licorice or anise in it, so if you're not a fan of either you may want to pass. (I love both licorice and anise so I have no qualms about this.)
Clove Cigarettes - a spicy and slightly musky flavor, reminds me of Christmas scents. This definitely smells like clove, and reminds me of the scent of dry clove cigarettes.
Coco Noir - dark chocolate mixed with vanilla and a nutty taste. This is my fave of the three I purchased. I use the balm multiple times a day, often to just enjoy that dessert taste without the calories.
I'm going to purchase Salted Caramel and the Rosewater one to try next!
answered 11 months ago
keensense
(Frederick, MD)
answer 3
I can only describe the rose seeing as it ps the only one I have (I like it so much I'm buying all). I think it smells like a very mild rose and orange. To me the orange smell like if you picked an orange not in season yet, it's very faint and doesn't have the characteristic sweet juicy orange scent yet. I also can smell something almost like the vaguest hints of some sandal/or orange wood. However, it's not a bad thing, I like it very much and will purchase more, I just wish it smelled a little sweeter (I adore sweet smell yet hate sweet food). It's casual enough for day to day, and professional enough to go anywhere, from business to you boss to date night even. Hope this helped.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Kathy32
(Colorado)
answer 4
Cherry Bourbon - Smells warm and delicious. It kind of reminds me of Christmas. Tastes good too.

Clove Cigarette - Smells very strongly of cloves. I love the scent, but I think this one tastes a little bit perfume-y.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
sarahtine
(Indiana)
answer 5
I tried the La Vie En Rose and Salted Caramel. The La Vie is kind of like what I imagine a dressing room in vintage Hollywood would smell like. It's got a powdery note with vanilla undertones and some sort of flowery rose note in there as well. I also get a hint of orange sometimes.
The salted caramel reminds me of a Werther's candy - heavy notes of burnt sugar and syrupy toffee-sweetness (but not too cloying). It smells overpoweringly strong in the tin, but once it's on your lips it's more subtle (and less salty, I think). It actually kind of tastes a little bit caramelly, maybe it's just the strong scent fooling my taste buds. I like it a lot, but then again, I love Werther's.
answered 2 years ago
Sierra731
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
i got this in the cocoa noir and will be trying the others. the scent of this product is far more sophisticated than any other lip balm i have used. there is no artificial quality at all but these seem like fragrance for the lips instead of flavored product. the cocoa noir is definitely delicious smelling but not overtly foody. i can get bored by fragrance quickly but this is complex enough to be exciting every time i put it on. it gives me an immediate feeling of luxurious well being and calm.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
Anastasia12
(las vegas nv)
answer 7
There is a bit of an acidic undertone to all the perfume products. Each scent, while a long list, has one dominant scent. The line doesn't have as much blend as others, but if you like the strong notes listed and want to smell like those, you're in luck.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
mitch0928
(Columbia, SC)
answer 8
Scrangie (the beauty blogger) did a comprehensive review of these balms, including very detailed descriptions of the scents. You can google her name (scrangie) and the product and you should come up with her review. I got the clove cigarette and to me it smelled spicy, just like cloves, with something a touch sweet and something a touch medicinal that reminded me of the smell of the original chapstick in the black wrapper.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
kittytokaren
(Boston, MA)
answer 9
I listed the scent descriptions in my review but I'll give them to you as thorough as I can. La Vie En Rose is a light, girly scent, very nice for a lip balm. It's not your typical fruit flavor that you find in everything else. It smells like roses with a hint of cherry if you look for it. Salted caramel is a very strong artificial caramel fragrance. It's more overpowering than pleasant. I really don't recommend this one unless you don't mind the heavy fragrance right under your nose. It's not a dessert-type caramel, if that's the kind of candy scent you're looking for. I haven't tried Clove Cigarette yet.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
sexylady
(New Jersey)
Question
For sensitive skin?
More often than not, my lip area tends to get red and dry after using a new lip product. Has anyone had any allergic reactions? I really want to try salted caramel.
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
stephaniekate
(San Diego/Temecula, CA)
on Femme Fatale Collection Lip Elixirs
9 answers
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answer 1
Everyone is different, but I can only wear softlips, carmex (due the the SA in it) and this regularly without issue.
answered 3 days ago
Alchemyst
(Metropotamia)
answer 2
It is a very natural product, I would be surprised if you had a bad reaction to it. Salted Caramel is divine!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Weesie13
(Athens, ME)
answer 3
Hi! My lips are really sensitive as well, and extremely dry (they are constantly splitting open which is horrible). I have not had any adverse reactions to this whatsoever, in fact I find that it's soothing on my lips. I have the Salted Caramel and the scent is absolutely amazing...there is a slight taste to it but it's no overpowering at all. I would definitely try it if I were you. Maybe to a small test patch on a weekend when you don't have anything going on in case you do have a reaction, but as I said, I'm sensitive to products too and I haven't had any issues. Hope this helps!! :)
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Crushie
(Catasauqua, PA)
answer 4
Very gentle on lips but effective, smell is overwhelming.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
chrissykitty
(ohio)
answer 5
I dont think I would recommend the salted caramel for sensitive skin because it is very harsh, and i personally didnt liek the scent at all, but an the other ones are fine for sensetive skin
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
aknewlon
(boston, MA)
answer 6
I have sensitive skin and was fine, but check the components. Bee balm is usually pretty safe, but the jasemine (and other scent components) could be a problem.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
mitch0928
(Columbia, SC)
answer 7
I think you will be fine. I have very sensitive skin and lips and was not bothered at all! I usually have the same problem, but Rosebud and TokyoMilk Dark don't seem to bother me. Good Luck! : )
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
lberry
(Canton, Il)
answer 8
This is a great product. I have sensitive skin, and I suffer my dry lips many times due to being a diabetic, but this lip balm is wonderful. I actually bought the #36 Salted Caramel. It is a yummy scent, sweet cream, vanilla, caramel. The scent is stronger in the tin than it will be on your lips. The balm itself is soft, not hard. The tin is a good size and it lasts for me, so the price is reasonable especially since it is a good quality. It is gentle and has really healed my lips.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
aquaeyedgirl
(Arkansas)
answer 9
i have the salted caramel lip balm and i have to say it's amazing! i have really sensitive skin and lips and so far i haven't had any adverse reactions from this product.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
nursiewursie
(Rapid City, SD)
Question
Bee balm?
I was wondering, if this contains bee balm, is this similar if not the same as bees wax? Because I cannot use products with bees wax in it...
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
avril22
(Kalamazoo, MI)
on Femme Fatale Collection Lip Elixirs
8 answers
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answer 1
Since this is bee balm, I would definitely saw it's made with bee wax. The consistency is very similar to bee wax as well, so I'd avoid it for any allergies related to that.
answered 10 months ago
khsee
(Phoenix, Az)
answer 2
It contains bee balm as one of the last ingredients.
answered 11 months ago
booooberry
(Duluth, MN)
answer 3
I just bought this and I am absolutely in love with it. The ingredients listed as follows: petrolatum, microcrystal line wax, flavor, canola oil, aloe vera, leaf extract, vitamin E, vitamin E acetate, stevia rebaudiana, Green tea leaf extract, safflower seed oil, jasminum flower extract, bee balm extract

The bee balm extract is from the Monarda flower. Common names for the Monarda plant are bee balm, bergamot, and horsemint. So, to answer your question the ingredients are from plants/flowers, not bees. Hope this helps.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Corpus Christi, TX)
answer 4
Bee balm: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarda A flower, not related at all to bee products.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
MindyV
(Oulu, Finland)
answer 5
Bee balm is a plant. It has nothing to do with bees, except that it attracts bees to itself. That's not to say that you can't be allergic to bee balm independently, as well as being allergic to bees (or beeswax), but bee balm does not have any bee product in it.

http://www.garden.org/plantguide/?q=show&id=2037
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
slickitty
(Washington, DC)
answer 6
Bee Balm is actually a plant, and is not made by bees at all. :) Beeswax is made by bees. I *think* you should be okay. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_balm
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
cynthiaelmore
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 7
Bee Balm is a name for an herb, no relation to bees (except that they might feed on the pollen). Beeswax is the actual wax from a beehive, which exists in several commercial forms, depending on how "clean" it is of bee pollen and the other components of a beehive. (Other waxes include soy wax, carnuba wax (another plant), and petroleum-based wax.)
answered 2 years ago
ndelirium
(Washington DC)
answer 8
Bee Balm is an herb/plant/flower. It is not the same as beeswax, so you should be able to use this. I would double-check to make sure there's no beeswax, though. Just to be sure.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
martygee
(Crow Mountain, Alabama)
Question
Available in Canadian stores?
Are these available in Canadian stores?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
on Femme Fatale Collection Lip Elixirs
6 answers
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answer 1
Yup - I'm in Canada and picked this up at my local Sephora, by the Beauty on the Go stuff.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
DropCoverHoldOn
answer 2
Yes I bought mine in Calgary AB
answered 6 months ago
Qtheepie
(Calgary, AB)
answer 3
I've seen a few of them in Canadian stores, just not the whole line up (which is unfortunate, because they never seem to carry the one I love). Usually in the small bins up by the cash register.
answered 9 months ago
estivaate
(Moosonee, Ontario)
answer 4
I have never seen them in-store unfortunately. I live in Vancouver, and I have been to two different locations, neither of which have them. :(
answered 1 year ago
LexaD
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 5
I've not seen them there...and they are not carried in the stores in my US state's area either. But you can always find them online here and other sites.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
aquaeyedgirl
answer 6
I got this in the Salted Caramel. It is addicting and very moisturizing. I use it at night or on top of my lipstick before going out into the cold weather. Love it! A bit sticky on the fingers but then again so is Salted Caramel!
answered 2 years ago
mhag12
(Burlington, VT)
Question
La Vie En Rose No. 42
Is it coming back in stock at some point or is it permanently out? I bought one and would like to buy another. I don't see it in stock online or in any of my local stores.
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
on Femme Fatale Collection Lip Elixirs
3 answers
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answer 1
I just purchased one so and it's appearing on my page. Anyhow it's back, so buy one quick.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Kathy32
(Colorado)
answer 2
It looks like it's back in now!
answered 2 years ago
Sierra731
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
Hi :)
This product is not really available in most Sephora stores. I am not sure why but I think it is because this is a fairly new product being carried at Sephora. I don't know what stores carry this, but I THINK they may be carried at the flagship stores and really big Sephora stores. As for availability online, this is currently available and since it is not being discontinued it will be in stock and available for purchase.

Thank you :)
-Yours truly, PrincessZifi
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
PrincessZifi
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