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When it comes to Birthdays and Christmas I always tell my friends and family that they are on to a winner if they buy me a bottle of perfume. Perfume is one of those necessities in my opinion and something that you can never have too many options of as, depending on the day, I choose different scents to suit my mood. One such gift on my Birthday last year was a bottle of this Glow by Jennifer Lopez, a perfume that I had seen around but never actually tried myself.
I assume I am like most women with perfume bottles as I do tend to lean towards bottles which are tastefully presented in a classic looking bottle. This perfume does not disappoint in my opinion with its curved and shapely bottle design which is reminiscent of the ample curves of Jennifer Lopez in my opinion. The bottle is constructed in a frosted glass which looks tasteful in my opinion and yet still transparent enough to see how much of the slightly amber fluid is remaining inside. Around the ‘neck’ of the bottle is draped a double stranded silver chain and this is attached to a rather bling looking “JLo” pendant which is encrusted in small diamantes. Everything about this perfume bottle is feminine and pretty looking in my opinion and the touch of bling definitely lends this perfume to the glamorous and ever so slightly over the top character that is Jennifer Lopez.
The bottle can be opened via the removable lid at the top of the bottle which is also frosted to match that of the glass bottle. The press down spritzer is easy to use in my opinion and presses down with minimal effort giving a good spurt of perfume with every press.
The smell of this perfume is very light and feminine in my opinion and particularly suits daytime wear. Immediately noticeable within this perfume scent are the notes of orange flower, grapefruit and citrus and these give a zingy and fresh scent to this perfume which is what lends it to a lovely summer smell. Amongst the citrus this perfume also has notes of vanilla, rose and jasmine and these give this fragrance a lovely sweet scent which is not overpoweringly so but still noticeable. When first sprayed onto my wrist and neck I find that the citrus scents are most noticeable giving this perfume a very fresh smell and making me feel clean and lightly fragranced as oppose to drowning in scent. It takes a couple of hours for the sweeter smells to become more noticeable and I actually prefer this perfume when it has been left on my skin for a bit of time as I find the smell soft and feminine which I love.
One of the most important features of any perfume for me is how long the scent lasts on my skin. This perfume does not disappoint in my opinion as when sprayed on my skin first thing in the morning I can still smell notes of the perfume well into the afternoon. This perfume also lasts particularly well in my clothing and leaves it smelling sweet well into a second days wear.
This perfume is available in most cosmetics and beauty stores and online from such retailers as All Beauty where a 100ml bottle is currently retailing for just £17.99. This is excellent value in my opinion and would certainly be a price I would pay again either for myself or as a gift.
I have really enjoyed using this perfume and as a result it does come recommended. The soft and feminine accents within this scent do make me think that it would be perfect as a gift as it is a fresh scent and therefore would suit a number of wearers in my opinion. As a result this perfume scores a very good four stars from me.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
~ Why I Bought It ~
I love finding a bargain so when I saw that this perfume was reduced to half its normal price in Boots last year I decided to have a sniff of it and I loved the fragrance so decided to buy it! I am not really a fan of J Lo to be honest, so the fact that this fragrance is endorsed by her didn't have any effect on my decision to purchase the perfume.
~ Price ~
The 100ml bottle that I have retails at around £40 at the full price but I managed to get mine for £20. I wouldn't have paid the full price as I think that it is very expensive for such an average perfume but I think £20 for quite a large bottle was a good deal!
~ Fragrance Notes ~
The top notes of this perfume are made up of pink grapefruit, orange blossom and neroli while the middle notes consist of sandalwood, rose & amber. The base notes are jasmine, vanilla, soft musk and orris. The perfume is marketed as being 'fresh, sexy, radiant and simply irresistible'.
~ My Opinion ~
The first thing I will say about this perfume is that I am not too keen on the design of the bottle, but it isn't ugly or anything. It would be nicer without the chavvy chain and detailing around the neck of it as it makes it look quite tacky, but never mind!
The perfume itself though smells really nice, it is a lot nicer than I expected it to be and I wear it quite often. It is not a fragrance that really stands out much from any of my others and like my other celebrity endorsed perfumes it has that generic sweet, floral scent to it and it doesn't really stand out but like I said it is still a pretty nice fragrance and it is definitely not as young as some of my other celebrity perfumes as it has a strong muskiness.
The perfume is very, very strong so I always make sure that I am careful when I spray it as if I spray a little too much I can get a slight headache and I don't like wearing really strong perfume as I don't want my little one to be overpowered by the smell when he's nursing. I tend to wear this when I'm going out for a meal or to the cinemas or meeting a friend for a coffee, as it is a fresh and quite a fun fragrance while not being too young. I feel very feminine and girly when wearing this. It is a casual fragrance and it is never my choice if I am wanting to smell sexy or sophisticated.
I think the floral notes help to keep it smelling a little more grown up though the fruity, sweet fragrances tend to overpower the floral notes for a while after I spray it on and the floral notes become more noticeable after around half an hour. The floral notes are still quite young smelling and this is definitely not a very mature fragrance, though as I said before it is not too young either. I am nearly 20 and when wearing it I feel it is the perfect scent for my age - fresh, fun, sweet, girly, but not so sweet it is candy-like.
The base notes include musk (which is actually quite strong) and jasmine, which I have to say really make this fragrance and give it a little depth, warmth and a slight maturity. The lasting power isn't as good as I expected it would be giving how strong it is, and I'd say on average it has faded within a few hours, though it does linger on my clothes for a couple of days afterwards.
~ All in All ~
This is a rather average perfume and its not anything special. I do like it but it is not one of my favourites, and the lasting power isn't great! I give it four out of five stars and recommend it to anyone who likes fresh, feminine floral fragrances.
Every year at the end of November, start of December, I meet up with a good friend of mine and we exchange our Christmas gifts. Usually I wait until Christmas day to open it, but this year, the gift bag that she had given me the gift in, had come apart at the top and she told me just to open it. One of the gifts that she had put in was this Jennifer Lope Glow Eau de Toilette, which I have seen retail anywhere between a tenner and twenty pounds for the likes of the 30ml bottle that I received.
Although I had never been given a bottle of this spray before, I certainly had seen it on the shelves of the fragrance areas. THis eau de toilette is marketed as being 'fresh, sexy and clean'. To be honest, I'm not sure that description would have made me purchase a bottle myself. Top notes are orange flower, grapefruit and citrus, with middle notes of rose, sandalwood and amber with base notes of jasmine, vanilla, musk and iris.
In terms of styling of the product, I wouldn't be enticed by either the packaging or the actual bottle, both of which are rather bland in my opinion. THere are definitely much nicer looking fragrances out there.
The perfume itself was originally put on the market in 2002 and is one of many when it comes to fragrances by JLo This particular fragrance is meant to be worn predominately as a day fragrance and I can see how that would be the case. It certainly wouldn't be a choice for me for an evening out, as I simply don't think it is strong enough to make a statement when out for the night.
On applying this fragrance I would say there is a lightness about it. It is a fresh scent so it is very pleasant and not something that takes time for you to tolerate. It is a subtle fragrance in my opinion, which is why, again, I think it is better suited to daytime than evening. This is also a femininity about this fragrance which makes it a nice choice and I do like it, however, I would say that of all the fragrances that I have owned and currently have in my small collection, this is just middle of the road. Before I finished work for the holidays, I would have used this fragrance, but I didn't feel that it lasted a long time. Yes, it smelt fresh and feminine in the morning but I have nicer fragrances and this wouldn't be the one that I would reach for first if I'm honest. THat said, there is nothing terribly wrong with this product given the price, especially if it is at the cheaper end of the price scale, I just am not overwhelmed by it.
I purchased this Glow by J.Lo eau de toilette a few years ago now. I don't generally purchase 'celebrity' scents as I find that these are usually over priced and often not that nice either. However, I had a sample of this and it seemed quite nice and, despite not really being a fan of Jennifer Lopez, I decided to make the purchase. This was the first scent by J.Lo (who has since added a few more to the collection) and, at the time, was around £20. A 100ml of the Eau de Toilette can now be purchased for £11-£15, which is pretty good value. It was first out in 2002 and marketed at women in their late teens and early twenties.
The fragrance comes is a thick glass bottle, which is cloudy to look at. It is round at the bottom (although has a flat base so stand independently) and draws up into a very thin neck with a spray nozzle on top (with a plastic cap over). Through the bottle you can see the perfume which is a light peach colour. There is a bizarre necklace-typr-thing draped around the bottle with a blingy JLo at the end. For me, this is unecessary and cheapens the look of the whole thing.
The notes in this fragrance are neroli, pink grapefruit, rose, sandalwood, amber, musk, jasmine, iris and vanilla. For me, it is quite a 'clean', floral scent. It is light and subtle and quite refreshing - I find it a lovely holiday scent as it is soft and light in the heat rather than being overpowering or sickly. It is slightly 'soapy' and I do understand why people may not like this because of that but it certainly doesn't bother or offend me. I am actually quite surprised at the list of notes here as I would have thought there would definitely be more floral notes - e.g. lily - as it smells so strongly floral. I am impressed with the longevity of the scent too. I usually spray this a couple of times in the morning and it is still detectable, albeit not as strong, by the evening. I actually prefer the scent when it starts to wear off a little - it becomes even more subtle and softer.
Overall, this is a nice floral scent for a good price. It is certainly one of the better 'celebrity' endorsed fragrances that I have come across and I would definitely recommend this scent as quite versatile. I prefer this as an everyday perfume but it wouldn't be out of place for an evening either - it is just personal preference.
This is another one of my bottles of perfume I received in my younger days that I still have! I was a bit more into the Celebrity name endorsed range of scents (being so young and naiive!) so I'm sure I nagged my mum to the death to get me this one Christmas.
- The Bottle -
It comes in a nicely, almost tear shaped bottle made of frosted glass so you can see through at the perfume inside but it's a bit more cloudy and limited. The bottle is quite thick and sturdy so I have dropped it on carpet numerous times and it has been fine, but I may worry if I drop it on wooden/concrete floor! There is a chain design around the neck with a J.Lo tag in diamantes which is glued onto the bottle so it cannot be removed. I used to think that this made the bottle look really expensive and glam, but now I actually think it looks a bit more tacky and chavvy having this "diamante" feature on the bottle!
- The Perfume -
Glow by J Lo is not really a unique scent, but I think fans of J Lo will just like it regardless. It contains top notes of Neroli, Orange Blossom and Pink Grapefruit which is lightly fruity but floral at the same time. It is not sweet smelling as I'd suspect but has quite a harsh effect on the nose, as if it's trying too hard and so comes off very unflatteringly. Heart notes consist of Rose, Sandalwood and Amber, again a more typical floral combination which actually appears rather quickly as this perfume wears thin awfully quick. Base notes of Soft Musk, Jasmine, Orris and Vanilla, but really these don't combine for a nice, warm lingering perfume, if anything all I can smell is a watered down musky scent with a tiny hint of jasmine.
- Overall -
I am no longer a big fan of this perfume and I don't even remember why I was so keen on getting it! The bottle stays hidden at the back of my cupboard next to my sink in the bathroom and I never really get this out to give it a squirt. The scent is not a mature smell, but more comes across as a cheap, tacky teen perfume that should cost no more than a fiver. It wears down rather quickly, and is quite a harsh, floral perfume that does not appeal to me. It can probably still be bought for around a tenner or so I'd imagine but my advice would be not to bother.
J-Lo Glow is the first perfume released by Jennifer Lopez.
I received J-Lo Glow 50ml eau de toilette as a half used reject from my sister a few years ago.
I don't like celebrity perfumes as I see them as pretty uncool and it feels like, by wearing celebrity perfumes I am offering them some sort of respect that I don't necessarily feel for them or I am trying to be like them. I worry that if I walk around wearing a celebrity perfume and then a Jimmy-Savile-style scandal occurs about that celebrity then I am left looking rather stupid for buying into that celebrity brand!
My sister gave me this perfume for free anyway, as although she had used half of it, she didn't like it.
I can remember when J-Lo Glow first came out in 2002. The full-page magazine adverts regularly featured in Sugar and many other teenage magazines. It is aimed at women in their late teens and early 20's. It broke several records in sales, which is likely to have a lot to do with the fact that various versions of J-Lo Glow were subsequently released including Blue Glow, Eau de Glow, Glow Afterdark, L.A. Glow, Love at first Glow, Miami Glow, My Glow and Sunkissed Glow, which is an impressive collection!
~ The bottle ~
The bottle is made from frosted glass and it wears a double necklace around the neck of the bottle, with a diamante encrusted 'J-Lo' logo sparkling towards the bottom of the bottle. This is stuck onto the bottle so is held in place, unlike the actual necklace itself which is made from a sparkly thread which moves freely.
The bottle is tall and thin, very thin at the top, with a much fatter bottom - just like the woman herself.
A silver top around the top of the bottle reads 'Glow by JLO' and a small frosted plastic top neatly covers the spray button.
It is quite a nice bottle, but unfortunately mine lost one of the diamantes from the 'J-Lo' logo, which has spoiled my bottle.
~ Scent ~
The first time I ever sniffed this scent I thought it smelled like toilet cleaner so that is what my memory of this scent always returns to. This usually means I am pleasantly surprised by this fragrance as most scents are better to wear than toilet cleaner and it is never as bad as I remember it being.
The perfume offers notes of neroli, pink grapefruit, rose, sandalwood, amber, musk, jasmine, iris and vanilla.
I think the scent is rather floral and quite strong at first, but mellows a little bit to a powdery scent. It is a clean, almost soapy scent, but something about it gives it quite a harsh, sharp edge which I am not keen on.
It is quite a summery fragrance and reminds me of sun lotions I have used in the past. I would say it is a day time, casual scent. I wouldn't choose it for a special occasion.
It is fairly long lasting, not needing to be topped up for a good few hours.
~ Price and availability ~
J-Lo Glow is available in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml bottles.
The 30ml eau de toilette is available on Cheapsmells.com for £11.98 (recommended retail price £23.00).
The 100ml eau de toilette is available on Cheapsmells.com for £21.40 (RRP £40.00).
The 50ml eau de toilette (not available on Cheapsmells.com) is available at Boots currently on offer at just £18.66 reduced from its usual RRP of £28.00.
J-Lo Glow is also available on Amazon.co.uk and most department stores.
~ Overall ~
Overall, I think this perfume is ok, but it is strong and has a sharpness to the scent that I don't really like. Otherwise it smells fresh, clean and soapy and is fairly long lasting. It is not too expensive and the bling-draped bottle is quite a nice design. It is a shame that my bottle lost a diamante. I wouldn't buy this fragrance again, but would be intrigued to smell all of the other offshoots of J-Lo Glow, although as I said at the beginning of my review I don't like the idea of celebrity perfumes.
I would not recommend this scent as it is too harsh and I don't understand why this is so popular.
~*~*~ JLo Glow ~*~*~
~ What is it? ~
JLo Glow is a celebrity endorsed scent, this particular scent is endorsed by Jennifer Lopez and was released in 2002, since then there have been others in the Glow range but I must admit that this remains my favourite.
~ The Bottle ~
The bottle to this fragrance is quite nice and simple, the lightly frosted glass bottle has quite a curvatious bottom not unlike JLo herself! Around the bottle you will find a sparkly J-Lo pendant on a chain.
I quite like the look of the bottle but I have seen quirkier celeb perfume bottles on the market, this is quite plain in comparison to some!
It comes in a mainly white cardboard box with the name of the scent - GLOW printed in orange font.
~ The Price ~
By looking online I can see that the price of this fragrance varies quite a lot.
www.fragrancedirect.co.uk have a 50ml bottle retailing at £12.99
www.cheapsmells.com have a 100ml bottle for £23.99
www.amazon.co.uk - prices vary between £17.05 (50ml) to £40.00 (100ml)
Boots have 30ml - £17.25 and 50ml - £18.66
I would recommend looking around for the cheapest price before you buy.
~ The Scent ~
I have to say that this is a scent I am quite fond of, it has a nice summery feel to it with it's zesty citrus scents that mellow into a nice smooth lasting scent.
According to sources available online the notes of this perfume are -
Top Notes - Grapefruit, Neroli & Orange Blossom.
Middle Notes - Tuberose, Jasmine & Rose.
Base Notes - Orris Root, Vanilla, Musk, Amber & Sandalwood.
Initially I really loved the citrusy freshness of this perfume when first sprayed, whilst this lingered for a while it soon mellowed into a sweet powdery scent that I really liked. It stayed fresh smelling, and really clean.
I think I first thought it would be a heavier scent than what it is just because I imagined that JLo would have wanted a more sexier scent, but this is a really zesty, playful scent.
I found it to be quite long lasting, I don't feel the need to keep topping it up throughout the day, I can still detect a hint of the soft scent in the evening. It's not a heavy scent and is very easy to wear.
~ Overall ~
My overall impressions of this are quite high, I wouldn't really choose it as a scent to wear on a night out as it is light and refreshing, I do prefer a different sort of scent for the night. This is perfect for everyday wear.
Thanks for reading :o) x
I've not been into perfumes for long. In fact, J-Lo's Glow is only the third 'proper' perfume I have ever owned. The first two were Christina Aguilera's and when I went shopping in Birmingham in late December with my new boyfriend, it was Aguilera's perfumes I was looking for. However, the Perfume Shop in the shopping centre had J-Lo Glow cheaper than the Aguilera, so I thought I'd like that instead, so my boyfriend bought me the 30ml bottle, which was around £12.
I first remember seeing a bottle of J-Lo Glow years ago, when my friend Allie had a bottle. I tried a squirt and was impressed with it, as well as thinking what a lovely shaped bottle it was in. Later on, I discovered it was one of my mother's favourite perfumes too. Glow seems to appeal to women of all ages from teenagers upwards.
So, who is J-Lo and what is the background to the Glow perfume?
Jennifer Lopez was born in 1969 and is a dancer, singer and actress. Her first film role was back in 1986, while her first album was released in 1999. The first half of the 2000s saw her gain roles in several big movies, including The Wedding Planner, Monster-in-Law, Maid in Manhattan and Shall We Dance? Meanwhile, her hit singles included Love Don't Cost A Thing in 2000 and Jenny From The Block in 2002.
But alongside her successful careers in entertainment, she has become well-known for her business interests, including a range of clothing and accessories, and particularly her range of perfumes using her nickname J-Lo. Her first fragrance, Glow, was launched in 2002 and has released eighteen different fragrances to date.
Glow is Jennifer Lopez's signature scent and the statement on her website explains she wanted a fragrance which was "fresh and clean, but still sexy and sensual" - and this has been achieved. Glow has a good clean smell to it, if slightly powdery, and once the fragrance settles into your skin, it is subtle but sexy and feminine. This is light enough to wear during the day, but the muskiness works well to make it an evening fragrance too. As an asthmatic though, I do find the perfume makes me cough initially, but it is fine after that and I don't need to use my inhaler or anything.
J-Lo's website explains the perfume contains Orange Flower, Pink Grapefruit and Neroli (under the 'Fresh' banner), Rose, Sandalwood and Soft Amber ('Sexy') and Jasmine, Vanilla and Musk Orris ('Clean'). There is a subtle fruity tinge to the scent, which probably comes from the pink grapefruit then. The sandalwood and vanilla seem to be the other dominant smells coming through. It is quite a long-lasting fragrance too and does not need to be reapplied for a few hours. I usually put it on when I go out for the evening and the smell lingers until bedtime.
As this is J-Lo's first fragrance, it can be found for a good price if you shop around and Glow is cheaper than her newest releases. The bottle looks beautiful too, very elegant. It is opaque, in a curved solid bottle that feels sturdy. There is a silver-coloured necklace hanging down on the bottle with the distinctive J-LO logo on it in rhinestones. The whole effect of the bottle and packaging is one of class and glamour, elegance and femininity. This would be ideal for a man to buy for his girlfriend or wife on Valentine's Day or for her birthday.
The J.Lo Glow is available in an Eau de Toilette spray in three sizes (30ml, 50ml and 100ml) and as a Shower Gel (200ml) and a Body Lotion (200ml). I have only tried the perfume so far, but would definitely consider buying the others in the range. I have also discovered that a combination of my Dove Cucumber and Green Tea deodorant, my Charlie Perfumed Body spray (Secret) and J-Lo Glow provides a lovely smell, which my boyfriend always comments on favourably. I would definitely recommend J-Lo Glow and will certainly consider buying it again or trying her newer perfumes in the brand.
The 30ml bottle comes in a cardboard box, roughly 18 x 7 x 6 cm. When you open the lid, there is extra packaging surrounding the bottle to protect it from excess movement and damage. To be honest, extra protection via a plastic mould would have been a better idea. Although it may not be entirely eco-friendly, the bottle (in its current condition) could still break if force was applied.
The texture of the box feels quite waxy, and the letters are embossed in two different styles, which makes the product seem almost luxurious. However, the choice of colours is limited: black text on a white box with orange and silver lettering. The actual design of the bottle could be improved. As it stands, the box definitely does not jump out at you on the shelf!
The bottle is very feminine in design... the curvature almost replicates the natural woman's body. The texture of the bottle is very smooth, and the frosted glass look makes it different from all the clear bottles on the market. The J-Lo charm is a nice touch, because it has established a brand (you will be able to see the subtle changes in charm based on the name/scent of J-Lo's other perfumes). It distinguishes each perfume from her range. The long neck makes it easy to squirt the scent in the given direction. Overall, a simple but effective design.
I would call this a winter scent. It is not floral, therefore it is more appropriate to wear in the colder months. However, it smells quite sweet, which would establish a mixture of citreous-fruits in its combination. My friends have described it as a musky smell, and the makers describe it as vanilla too.
The scent is suitable for every-day wear because it is quite light, and from experience I know that a couple of squirts can last all day.
I have quite sensitive skin, and find that it is best worn on clothing to avoid irritation. So far, I have had no problems with the scent (including rashes, itching etc).
-PRICE AND WHERE TO BUY-
The perfume is available to buy from all good retailers (although it is quite an old perfume, it is an established brand, and you would have no problem finding it). If you live in the UK, I highly recommend The Perfume Shop, Boots and Superdrug.
Prices range from about £14.00 for 30ml, £20 for 50ml and £30 for 100ml. Therefore, this would make a great gift for a friend or family member, because the price isn't as extortionate as others on the market!
I would recommend the perfume for the younger generation. Maybe its just me, but Jennifer Lopez's perfumes would not be suitable to give to your mum or nan! Younger siblings or friends under 25 would be most suitable, in my opinion. However, try the other Glow perfumes, for the more sophisticated, 'grown-up' perfumes!
I give this perfume 4 out of 5.
I am not a fan of celebrity scents with Sarah Jessica Parkers lovely and Glow by Jennifer Lopez being the exception.
I was still a teenager when Glow was released and I remember it setting off the craze for celebrity perfumes because it was so successful. What these other celebrities failed to realise is that the perfume wasn't just successful because Jennifer Lopez had lent her name to it but rather because it was acually really nice smelling.
The bottle is made of frosted glass and is reall curvy just like miss Lopez herself. On the neck of the bottle there is a chain with JLO on it which is supposed to transform into a necklace for you. Needless to say this is something I haven't used and can't imagine anyone will be rushing to add it to their jewellery collection.
The whole bottle is kind of cheap and tacky really but I tend to look past that as I like the scent.
It contains top notes of Neroli, Orange Blossom and Pink Grapefruit. Middle notes of Rose, Sandalwood and Amber and base notes of Soft Musk, Jasmine, Orris and Vanilla.
To me personally I would consider this to be a floral perfume and it is incredibly fresh and light. When the sun comes out to play I always have a craving to wear it as it reminds me of summer.
It is not the sort of perfume that will become an instant favourite but it is pleasant enough and as a daytime fragrance it is lovely. It is really long lasting and a couple of squirts is enough to last me through the day at work until I get home.
It always makes me feel fresh as though I have just come out of the shower which on hot days when I am sweaty is exactly what I want from a perfume.
Do not buy this perfume from the major departement stores such as boots and Debenhams as nearly all the discount stores now stock it and I picked up my last bottle for only £12.99 for a 50ml bottle which is a lot cheaper than these other shops stock it for.
If you are looking for a nice light daytime scent that is relatively inexpensive and won't overpower you then you should give Glow a try. just try to ignore the horrible bottle and concentrate on the actual scent.
I wanted to try one of Jennifer Lopez's perfumes for a good while but it was just one of their perfumes that I never got around to asking for. I ended up being given a bottle by a friend who was having a perfume clearout. It was about three quarters full so I would get a good few uses out of it. The perfume I was given was the JLO: Glow perfume which was Jennifer Lopez's first perfume.
I have had a search about and can only see this perfume available in one size which is 30ml and is priced at £12.99. Seeing as it was given to me, the perfume didn't cost me anything and also it wasn't in the box so I don't really know what the box looks like or should have looked like so I cannot comment on the box.
The bottle of the perfume is very nice. It has a womanly figure shape, like an hour glass. It is wide at the bottom and then turns really thin at the neck which is very long. The bottle is made of frosted glass and has a peach tinge to it. Wrapped around the body of the bottle is what I can only describe as a chain. It covers the entire body of the bottle at hanging of the chain is a a little charm covered in clear diamontes. Arond the top of the neck is a silver band which states it is "Glow by JLO" in black text. There is a silver spray nozzle covered by a clear cap. It is a nice bottle. Pretty and girly though I am a little unsure of the JLO charm. A heart or something like that would have been better in my opinion.
The perfume is made up of fruity scent notes which are orange flower and grapefruit, jasmine and orris root. It is very fruity and the scent which hits almost immediately is the grapefruit. It is very strong and does come across as a little fake. It doesn't smell natural like grapefruit does in most perfumes. The scent never settles down and gradually I can smell it change and infuse to become a mixture of grapefruit and jasmine. It remains very strong scent wise when on the skin and is very heady.
You only need one squirt of this perfume as it is so strong. I find if I use anymore than that I get a headache from it. The scent never seems to fade and lasts all day long. Sadly I don't wear this perfume much as it just as a fake smell to it and I don't overly like it.
I first got this when I was...okay I was young and didn't know any better. My dad loves his perfumes so he asked me which one I wanted from the duty free on holiday and remembering this on an advert I asked if there was love at first glow by JLo but they only had this. At about £10 ( or some ridiculously cheap price) I came home with this not quite sure if I actually liked it or not.
The bottle actually looks really cheap as the lid went flying off ( I have now rescued it from behind my dressing table) but the glass is frosty and has weird marks on it-probably because I used it after I moisturised and my hands had lotion on them, and it has lots of scratch marks. The silver chain necklace whatever the hell it's meant to be looks hideous. What were they thinking?
So I reluctantly spray this (on my wrists because if its on my neck I might just go mad) and it's....really flowery
Glow by JLo is a fresh, sexy, clean fragrance; the first from Jennifer Lopez. The fragrance captures the excitement of being young and happy, in a state of mind where anything is possible.
Glow by JLo is a fascinatingly fresh scent that redefines what it means to be sexy, radiant and simply irresistible. Three harmonies meet and merge in the notes. First comes the freshness of Neroli, Orange Blossom and Pink Grapefruit, this is followed by the sexiness of Rose, Sandalwood and Amber. Finally clean notes of Soft Musk, Jasmine, Orris and Vanilla in the base round out the scent. The result is a skin-scent - real, intimate, exciting. A scent as immaculate and creamy as a lush white rose.
Oh dear God who wrote this piece of rubbish on the website? all I smell is flowers vaguely smelling like a bit of grapefruit, sandalwood and musk. On paper it sounds lovely. I reality I could have got the same out of a can of Glade air freshener. And the can looks nicer.
This stayed on my skin about a whole 15 minutes. I'm sure if I used the air freshener as abody spray it would have lasted longer. I'm used to my perfumes lasting a good couple of hours before they start to fade (or I just don't notice them). This was extremely disappointing. And you know the weird thing? I don't even like JLo.
I am actually ashamed to say my dad thought I liked this and got me Love at first glow. Needless to say these both live under my bed. Out of prized place on my dressing table. YOU BELONG UNDER THE BED JLO PERFUMES!
so for this lovely perfume it will set you back something like £18 for a 50ml bottle and right now you can save £8 at Boots! YAY
The most worrying thing is everyone I know seems to have this.
I was bought a bottle of Jlo Glow perfume a few years ago as a present. I absolutely hate the perfume-infact I'd say it's the worst one I have ever smelt. Needless to say the bottle remains in its box.
Currently priced at about £19 for a 30ml bottle, and £25 for a 50ml bottle I think the perfume is an absolute rip-off.
Jennifer Lopez is an amazing artist, but this brand of perfume does nothing for me. I personally think it smells cheap, and even the bottle looks cheap and tacky. The perfume has a warm bronze type colour to it, but the bottle is a cheap frosty bottle with a silver chain with the letters 'J.LO' on it. It comes in a simple white box with cream, black and bronze lettering on it.
The actual perfume itself has top notes of Grapefruit, Orange and bright citrus. It also has notes of Sandalwood, Amber, Vanilla and Musk. The smell of these together just seems to clash and leaves a horrendous aroma. When I tried using this fragrance the name gave me the impression of it being a warm, sensual fragrance-but I just didn't get this at all. The fragrance was overpowering and even though it's aimed at the younger generation I would recommend it more for the elder generation.
Amongst some of the every day fragrances that I have, is the JLo Glow Eau de toilette. I can see from other reviewers here, that JLo Glow has had a rather mixed reception, some love it, some think its passable, some say its as tacky as JLo's acting and singing.
I think its interesting to see how much of a differing reaction it has created. So with that in mind I shall write this review and then away to my bunker for protection to await the fall out. Only kidding! :p
The thing with JLo and the fragrances named by and for her, seems to be that many people either like or dislike the scents within the range, in line with their feelings about the actress herself. I think that this can be said of many celebrity branded scents.
I wouldn't say I was a huge SJP fan, yet I came across the SJP NYC scent the other week and was blown away by it. On the other hand, I wouldn't touch any of the scents on sale that are branded for the ex Mrs Peter Andre. It quite funny how we choose things promoted by celebs really, isn't it!
I had a bottle of JLo Glow as a gift a few years ago and since then I usually have a bottle of it on the go, on and off. I think its a very easy to wear fresh scent, that is cheap to buy and doesn't over power, which in a way is a bit of a problem with it.
It does lack any real staying power and I do find it gets used up much quicker than many other scents. This is due to the fact that it does need to be topped up through out the day when you wear it.
This to me is its greatest failing. After all you wouldn't date a bloke with no staying power would you, so why produce a scent that lacks it. JLo Glow is nice when you spritz it on and you can smell it for a little while, but I find myself re applying it at least 2 to 3 times in the course of the day, if I am wearing it. To me thats not good, yet as I find the scent pleasant for day time use I do tend to keep it as a stand by.
I always wait till I find the reduced priced gift sets after sale time in the new year to buy JLo Glow. There is no way I would want to shell out £30 or so for such a short lived scent. To me, if I find a set for £14 with the shower gel, body milk and 30ml/ 50ml EDT in it then thats about its right value.
The body products are rather nice. The shower gel is a little on the mediocre side, but its pleasant. The body milk is great! I can use that and it gives a good layered effect with the JLo Glow EDT.
The JLo bottle is tall sinuous and trys to play at being elegant, in other words its a bit lanky but sits well on your dressing table due to its rather large and curvaceous bottom half. Its a frosted glass bottle with a teeny tiny rhinestone JLo logo on a thin silver string. I gave one or two of these away to a friends daughter to use as a telephone dangly charm, which she liked and still uses.
At least they have some small use!
Glow has been around since 2002 and shows no sign of falling out of favour as yet. I recall saying to a sales assistant on the fragrance counter how much JLo Glow reminded me of that soapy, fresh, just got out of the shower smell. She said that was just what it was aimed at being as the brand was marketed as being 'Fresh, Sexy & Clean', or how the big star herself likes to smell (mm wonder if she wears it?).
The ingredients within the scent are as follows:
The Fresh scents: Orange Flower Pink Grapefruit and Neroli.
The Sexy scents: Rose, Sandalwood and Soft Amber.
The Clean scents: Jasmine, Vanilla, Musk and Orris what ever that is?
I always think of Jasmine as being a heady sensual scent, just shows how wrong I must be as JLo's people are telling me that its Clean. I can agree with the mix of fresh scents as they do bring a bit of zing to fragrances.
Over all I do like this scent, but as it lacks any longevity during wear I can't really give it a huge rate. I would have awarded it 3.5 stars if I could, but its going to have to be a 3 star rate within this system. It could have been so much better if it lasted longer and you didn't need to keep spritzing on more!
Jennifer Lopez - J-Lo - Glow - Eau De Parfume.....
Making use of my Boots Advantage Card Points recently and the 10% discount that I am entitled to I found myself recently stoking up on my perfume supplies even though they were not particularly running low! The main reason I decided on this bottle of perfume over the hoards of others that were available to buy was the fact that there was a small saving on the price of a 30 ml bottle.
The usual price for this bottle would be £22 but it was on sale at £14.68 pence making it a great price and meaning that with the mountain of points I had accumulated over the last few months I would be able to get a few different bottles.
I hadn't tried this particular fragrance before and as it has been around now for some time I felt it only right that I should give it a go.
The bottle of perfume comes housed within a lot of excess packaging. There is an outer cardboard box and inside a plastic tray in which the bottle squeezes in tightly. The outer packaging gives really a limited amount of information such as the ingredients and what the product is along with contact information and the like. The design is not overly inspiring and has a sort of orange, silver and cream theme going on.
The bottle inside this box again has a rather basic feel to it and not anything particularly special. The pear shaped bottle is made from cloudy glass and allows you to slightly see the orange tinged liquid which is the perfume allowing you to keep track of exactly how much of the fragrance you have left to use. There is a small but easy to remove lid which has the pump spray action nozzle underneath. Around the neck of the bottle is a silver type of necklace which has a small metal JLO symbol with diamond type studs inside. This may sound glamorous but on the whole I don't find the bottle that imaginative or appealing.
The smell of the perfume itself is something quite different from any other perfume I have had before and I do rather like it for a change. I wouldn't say that it is a particular favourite of mine but it does have a rather nice fresh and clean smell to it that one can't help but enjoy. The spray action nozzle does indeed give a good amount of perfume on just one spray and instantly you are hit with a fresh scent of orange blossom and a grapefruit type aroma. This is very appealing with an instant zest and freshness which then simmers off to reveal undertones of vanilla and soft musk giving it a deeper and warmer feel.
The smell is very nice and the perfume does actually last a good amount of time once it has been applied. I wouldn't say that it would last all day but it does have a considerable amount of staying power that a lot of other perfume just don't have. I would think the scent would last from morning till about early afternoon and even then I can still mildly smell the muskiness of part of the fragrance.
Overall I feel that this perfume was certainly worth the money that I paid for it and I would definitely consider buying it again should the price be right. It smells fresh and womanly and gives an overall clean and appealing fragrance that lasts the majority of the day.
I think a rating of 4 out of 5 stars is in order for this particular perfume and really the only minus mark has got to be personal preference in the fact that it is not really one of my top scents. It can however be worn for pretty much any occasion and although it does seem more like a daytime perfume would not seem out of place on an evening out.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.