Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Despite the controversial ad campaign that was banned in UK, this new scent is a debut run of sylkolide. I don't know what it smells like isolated, but overall, this fragrance is a very pleasant Fruity Floral with emphasis on raspberry and sweet pea-like florals. It reminds me of Bath & Body Works Sweet Pea for its aqueous floralcy as well as Ed Hardy for its strawberry candy drop-like passion fruit note, and Clarins Par Amour Toujours, especially the combination of raspberry musk and a light transparent rose. I liked the opening the best, when you get the full strawberry drop effect, before the aqueous florals take over. The dry down is surprisingly simple, for me almost not a perfume but in fact a body spray scent, similar to Victoria's Secret Riviera Sun, a clean and crisp sunny white floral with green and fruity elements, over a musky base of Helmut Lang (2000)-reminiscent skin musk as quoted in the original 2001 Marc Jacobs Perfume by Coty.