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Harajuku Lovers is the perfume collection from singer, Gwen Stefani. There are 5 different scents..Love, Angel, Music, Baby and G. The first 4 are names of her dancers and of course the G is a reflection on her own name. There are various collections of these scents available with most being released as Limited Editions. The scent is almost the same across the different collections but the bottle designs differ. Collections include those such as Sunshine Cuties and Snow Buddies!
Harajuku Lovers Baby is a reflection of the youngest of Gwens dancers. Her scent is described as being flirty just like her personality. It is available across the collections in the form of an Eau de toilette with no matching body products.
My bottle is the original collection. It comes in a black box adorned with baby pink writing. The main focus is on the figure that sits on top of a small, round glass base. Baby is in cute mode as a Japanese style doll. Big, black hair is perched on top of her peachy body. A baby pink dress caresses her curves and black shoes peep out from her tiny little legs. Baby is embezzled onto the back of her dress and she sits on top of the sprayer, Her name is also printed on the glass at the base.
Each Harajuku scent is individual and has its own personality just like the dancers. Baby is claimed to be a powdery, musk and fresh scent. So what fragrance notes is this claim based on?
*Top notes - a bouquet of white rose, bergamot and freesia.
*Middle notes - a blend of orange flower, tiare flower and jasmine petals.
*Base notes - a base of soft woods, violet, vanilla and white musk.
*~*Availability and Price*~*
The current collection in Boots is the Wicked collection. However if you want this specific, original bottle, it can be purchased on amazon for £17.95 for 30ml. A 10ml appears to be available for the same price. Cheaper options are available through ebay.
Last year, I received a large tester bottle of Harajuku Lovers G and fell in love with its coconut aroma. Recently, I had the opportunity to purchase a 10ml bottle of the Harajuku Lovers Baby. I was buying some toys for my sons birthday from my local Lloyds pharmacy and there was a buy 1 get 2 free offer on. I managed to purchase 2 toys priced at £10.00 plus this bottle of perfume all for £10.00..bargain! The bottle was beautifully presented in a sealed box.
My sister started collecting the different collections but it became an expensive habit as she never actually used the perfume..they were simply for decoration. She ended up selling them all eventually! I thought the scent was the same across the different collections but there appear to be differences if only slight differences in terms of fragrance notes used within each. I can see why these bottles are highly collectable..they are unlike any I have ever seen before and very pretty but confident at the same time. The tiny base doesn't look like it holds much so this isn't one you can be spraying all the time as it would be finished far too quickly!
*~*Oh Baby...Go Away!*~*
I had high hopes for this perfume and usually opt to try a scent before buying it. This was a spur of the moment buy so I was buying blind really..I wish I had picked something else or stuck this straight on ebay. First impressions were not good. Upon spraying this one my wrist and neck, it does not appear to be a high quality. Its initial blast appears overly cheap and to me, resembles furnish polish! The only other perfume I can compare this to is the Diesel for women which comes in the white bottle..its rank!
Thankfully the furniture polish scent settles down quite quickly but still doesn't do anything to impress me. I don't really know what I expected but after researching the fragrance notes, if I had done this before buying, I wouldn't have bothered. This is a mainly floral based scent. With a name like Baby, I would expect something sweet and soft but the top notes offered me a harsh, musk concoction. The florals are very much apparent but lack any freshness or stability. Its a weird blend of notes..nothing stands out like I would expect but its just not a right combination. I don't even think a dose of something sweet or fruity could save this part of the scent.
The scent develops on my skin over the course of an hour or so. It gradually lightens up with the musky element taking a back seat and allowing an overall, more bareable arrangement to push through. Fresher and more appealing that its initial offering, it still lacks anything that makes me feel happy about wearing it! Here I can detect a hint of jasmine adding a sensual touch to what I consider to be a clean and slightly earthy heart. That furniture polish undertone is present all the way through the scents time on my skin.
The base of Baby makes itself known to me around 3hours after application. It is more favourable. It attracts attention with an earthy but creamy blend. The vanilla enhances as time goes on but lacks that natural sweetness I desire and instead, presents itself in an artificial way. Not entirely pleasant but not effective enough to make me gag! The scent is completely gone from my skin after 5hours from initial application.
*~*Conclusion and Recommendation*~*
I cannot recommend Harajuku Lovers Baby..its almost bordering horrible and just doesn't smell nice at all. It lasts ok but this isn't ideal if its not a lovely scent. After spraying this, my normally non observant fiance, asked if I had been doing the cleaning! I confirmed it was my perfume and he looked disgusted. I like to smell good and if my own fiance thinks my perfume is minging then I am less likely to appreciate it. He also said it wouldn't smell out of place on an old lady and told me to give it my wee Granny (she is 91!).
As a result of me not liking this perfume, it has been added to my "Sell on ebay" or "offload to someone" box. It was cheap and tacky smelling and the only good thing about it is the bottle. For 10ml it isn't all that cheap either and I certainly feel like you are paying for the bottle design here as with most of the range. I do however recommend the G scent as it is much more appealing. If you want to wear this one though, probably better for wearing when you aren't planning or being around human beings!
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I really like Gwen Stefani's Perfumes. I have tried most of them, and although some of them are quite expensive for what they are size wise, they are just nice. There should be a Perfume out there for everyone in my view.
The Harajuku Lovers range has quite a few in them, and the ones i've smelt are nice smelling and such cute little bottles. All the bottles are little doll shaped ones with a circular flat bit on the bottom where the doll stands. Haven't seen bottles like this before, so a nice different looking bottle. The box is black with Japanese writing on it, and it's a light pink colour which looks nice enough against the black box. The box and bottle looks the same as the Dooyoo picture.
I got the 30ml bottle of this. Think that is the only size you can get which cost me £18, so it's quite an expensive Perfume. All of them is this price and size. Actually after looking online I found a 100ml tester bottle of this for £20 but not sure if it will be in the same shape of bottle or a more plain bottle. Alright if you want the scent that bit cheaper.
So how does this smell? it's really nice. According to the website "Baby has notes of freesia, bergamot, white rose, orange flower, tiare, jasmine, white musk, soft woods, heliotrope, vanilla, and violet." Sounds a nice mix of Fruity, Floral, Heavy and the odd light splash. A great mixture. I would say the main scents in here are Jasmine, Vanilla and Heliotrope. I suppose Freesia is quite noticible in here as well. This settles after the usual 20 minutes and even just a couple of squirts will linger on your skin all day. I do freshen up my scent later in the day as I like to smell the scent again, but didn't really have to do this with this one since it lasted that long.
This is a nice scent if you like the heavy Oriental scent of Jasmine mixed with sweet Vanilla and Orange mixed it. A nice mixture of notes and I may get the tester for myself at that great price.
My fourteen year old daughter was given a set of Harajuku perfumes for her birthday, but although she's a Gwen Stefani fan they've never been used as Charlotte's just not a make-up and perfume kinda girl. Her mum is though, so I claimed the perfumes (well, swapped for a pair of boots actually) thinking they'd look nice with my collection of bottles.
There are a few different versions in the Harajuku Lovers range, I've got the three which came in the set and they all have that nice-but-nothing-special thing about them. This Baby perfume is probably my favourite, it's really clean and fresh with a definite girly scent.
It's very subtle, when you first spray it you might think it's going to be a heavy fragrance as the initial burst is quite a strong floral jasmine blend. This settles down quickly though and a lighter flowery scent comes through, to be fair this will linger for a good eight hours but it's extremely subtle and one you will probably lose track of very quickly. Mark doesn't like it, he prefers me to wear a stronger perfume as he says it's usually better to have a decent fragrance wafting around than an air freshener! I could tell you about the time he used my bottle of Vera Wang to refill a plug in air freshener, but it would only cause a row if I start thinking about it!
To me this perfume always reminds me of babies, it's got a sweet powdery fragrance which has a faint vanilla scent but also reminds me of baby powder. The fragrance isn't complicated at all, but it's not basic either and it's one I can feel confident wearing as it's not likely to offend anyone. I can go a bit over the top when I apply perfume, I like to be able to smell it myself and know I put too much on throughout the day as my nose gets used to the fragrance. This one can be topped up regularly enough that I can always smell the gorgeous scent, but it would take half the bottle to get a really overpowering perfume.
It's completely floral, nearly every note in it is flowery but this is balanced with a delicate woody fragrance and is also sweetened by the vanilla. I love jasmine so am glad this note lingers throughout the life of the perfume, it does get pushed back a bit by other floral scents in Baby but the jasmine definitely fights its way through and this gives it a gorgeous sexy frangrance. I usually like my perfumes to allow the individual scents to come through, but with this one I'm glad it's so well blended as (apart from the jasmine) you get an unusual mixture of florals which can't be sorted out but they all compliment each other perfectly. Sometimes this can give you a floral disinfectant smell, but Baby is just not like that at all which is down to the clean fragrance in my opinion.
I've only used Baby during the day, it wouldn't stand up to a night out as the perfume would be completely overwhelmed by all the other women (and men) in the room! Even a strong body lotion will overpower the delicate fragrance of Baby, but this is the same with the entire Lovers range. My other daughter loves the perfume, at eleven she's more excited about the cute Japanese bottle but I think the scent does suit her and definitely isn't too sexy for a girl of her age who loves perfume.
It's a shame this is an Eau de Toilette, a parfum version would be great as the fragrance would have more body and that's what all of Gwen Stefani's Harajuku perfumes need as although they all smell fab they haven't got the Wow Factor.
The bottle looks brilliant, but if you're buying the shaped version (you can buy a large bottle without the doll) you're spending money on a large bottle but very small amount of perfume. The one I have contains just 30ml of perfume but is designed to stand taller than many 50ml bottles, I feel like a moaner now because the Harajuku bottles are funky, eye catching and look great. But they feel like a bit of a rip off.
£20.95 (30ml bottle (that looks much bigger!)) from Fragrance Net.
The fragrance I am reviewing today is contained within one of the cutest and loveable bottles that I have ever seen. I am also extremely impressed that the fragrance mirrors that of the bottle and in my opinion, it is adorable, clean and totally fun loving. I am today reviewing Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers Baby Perfume, which simply shrieks cute, cute, cute!
For those of you who are not familiar with this fragrance, it is one of a range of five absolutely delightful girly perfumes, namely Lil Angel, Music, G, Baby and Love; all of which display a cute little girl stood on top of the bottle. I don't normally favour celebrity-endorsed products as I find they are somewhat over-rated, but Gwen Stefani has most definitely come up trumps with this one.
I wasn't aware until I carried out some research on this range, that they were inspired by the Harajuku shopping district in Tokyo, which apparently is well-known for its' electric street scene.
The perfume is available in a few sizes with the 30ml flat glass bottle displaying a cute little sturdy plastic Harajuku lover who proudly wears her pretty red and white spotted dress and little blue bows in her bubbly black hair. She exhibits stunning eyes and delicately painted red fingernails. The box in which the fragrance is contained is also very eye-catching as it is in black with gorgeous bold writing.
I would say to you to be aware that you are only receiving 30ml of this fragrance, as whilst the box looks rather large, the majority of its' contents is that of the Harajuku figurine, so I would suggest you check out one of the samples before purchasing.
If you tend to prefer a more subtle and gentle perfume, this is most definitely for you with it's top notes of freesia, bergamot and white rose. When I initially sprayed this fragrance, I was considerably overwhelmed with the rather strong aroma of freesia and didn't think I was going to like it.
However, as top notes last for only a few minutes, it quickly settled when I was then greeted with the gorgeous heart notes of orange flower, tiare flower and jasmine. The base notes that remain with us the longest are white musk, soft woods, helitrope, vanilla and violet.
The only way I can describe this fragrance is that of Johnson's Baby Powder. It is soft, light and extremely clean smelling, yet simply gorgeous. It is very pleasing and ideal for those women who do not favour heavy fragrances.
I love wearing this fragrance, particularly in the summer months as it is so uplifting and just a couple of squirts via the push down spray located underneath the figurine will last a good few hours. I find that if I spray this at around 7 o'clock in the morning, I'm needing to reapply around lunchtime.
This fragrance will really give you the "feel good factor" as it's simply adorable. However, I wouldn't say this is suitable for evening use as it is extremely light, but there again, on a hot summer's evening, this would probably be just perfect.
I was surprised to learn that the fragrance contained musk, as I have not been able to identify its' scent. Nevertheless, the subtle aroma of freesia simply makes this fragrance absolutely adorable. I would also state that the scent of vanilla isn't evident, which is a positive for me, as I simply hate its' fragrance, other than that of an ice cream!
As you are no doubt aware, we should not store our fragrances on our dressing tables as exposure to heat or direct sunlight can damage the perfume. Consequently, I keep my bottle in a drawer and display them once empty, as they're too cute to just throw away.
Prices for this fragrance tend to vary dependent on the retailer with Boots currently charging £20 for a 30ml bottle where you will also receive a free gift.
I cannot recommend Gwen Stefani Harajuku Lovers Baby highly enough and therefore, it receives 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars from me.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
I chose this perfume after trying another one in the range, which wasn't to my taste. I decided that I wanted a more subtle perfume, and this looked and smelt perfect!
Appearance, wow. The packaging is lovely! A dainty little perfume pottle with a Japanese doll on top as the lid. Each perfume in this range has a different character on top, which I think is a lovely idea. Also, on the back of the box, there is a poem/song written by Gwen Stefani to describe the perfume, another lovely idea.
Obviously very easy, no need to go into detail here. The doll comes off easily when you want it to, and simple push down the top to spray out the perfume as usual.
The smell of this perfume is lovely and subtle, not too strong like the 'Gwen' perfume in this range. Again, it lasted all day, but did require a little more to be noticeable, as it is not as strong a smell as 'Gwen'. Overall, I would highly recommend this perfume; a lovely smell and a good quality perfume, especially considering the £20 price tag!
I recieved this item for my birthday and fell in love with it, if it isn't for the cute character then it is for the delicious sweet, baby scent!
There are 5 Harajuku dolls avaliable and in winter and summer there are limited edition ones with limited editions scents, however this one is just the normal one that is avaliable througout the year.
You can buy from BOOTS AND NEXT and for 30ml cost around £12.95, however they are sometime on offer with 1/3 off or even half price!
This one is called Baby so as you may have guessed it does smell a bit like babies. It is a sweetish and very girly smell, however does smell of talcum powder and some other baby products which makes it 'babyish'.
It is a much more liquidy perfume, by this I mean when it is sprayed on it is very runny and is not a fine mist like others.
The scent of this is quite strong, though not overpowering, so you do only need to wear one or two squirts to get the scent.
I think this would also be appealing to younger girls because of the cute character and the fact that it is not an old fashioned or too overpowering scent.
The scent does stay with you all day, you can spray on more if you wish, however I found that there is no need to!
Overall this is my favourite out of all the Harajuku dolls and I would definitley recommend it!
Baby is the lil' girl of the bunch and you can tell this by the smell!
Baby is Verrrrrrryyyy powdery scented...it almost smells like a powdered babys bottom. Thats all I could think of when I put it on. Unfortunately because of that reason, I couldn't get on with the scent, it gave me headaches, and quite a few people commented on it not being the best smell I had worn either!
Gladly I didn't have a full bottle to get rid, I had get a free sample kit when I brought a 30ml bottle of 'love' from a shop, which im glad I got, because I found what ones were really nice before buying a full sized bottle.
The scent includes violet, vanilla, heliotrope, white rose, white musk and bergamot to name a few and somehow this concotion leaves us with this powdery, child-like scent, which is perfect for the younger teen, finding out what scents and smells she likes.
I would definately recommend it for a teen in that respect, yet that's all I can envisage it being for. Personally I did not get on with the scent, yet can say its young, really sweet and really musky, its for a flirty person, who loves everything cute and pretty!
I recieved this as a gift for my birthday, hearing of them but never actually having th chance to smell them before. However since recieving this one I have gone onto having 3 more!
What is it?
It is a perfume based upon a doll. There are different scents of this perfume and all the different scents have a unique doll to go with their flavour such as the Love on has hearts, etc.
What is the packaging like?
It comes in a rectangular box with a black background with pink on it. It reads 'HARAJUKU LOVERS' and BABY on it in a lovely baby pink colour. It also has some chinese letters on it. Upon opening it the doll just sits inside.
How much does it cost?
The bottle normally costs around £12.50 / £13.50, however at the momen in Boots you can purchase them at just £6.50 which is a complete and utter bargain!
What it the scent like?
As it is called baby the scent kind of relates to this and is a lovely baby powder / oil smell, yet is very fresh and easily wearable. Upon removing the lid you can immediatley smell this smell, when you spray it is not like most perfumes where it is a fine mist but is much more liquidy and you have to rub your hand on your neck or your two rists together just so you can absorb the perfume.
How long doe it last?
One spray normally lasts a couple of hours on me, but it does all depend on your skin type. I recieved my bottle in September and use it every day and just once in the morning, yet I still have basically the whole bottle left so I can see it lasting me at least until this coming September.
I love this and as I have mentioned I have gone on to buy 3 other flavours! The fact that the lid is a doll makes it cute and quirky and easy to give as a gift for a friend.
The downside is that you don't get much of the actual perfume and the doll takes up the vast amount of space in the box.
It can get tedious having to reapply yet I think it is worth it and I always get compliments on how nice I smell. Despite the fact that it is a babyish smell most people don't see it as smelling as that, yet just as sweet smelling perfume.
Although they do it in a bigger size bottle for £20, you are still again paying for the doll and although the doll is what makes the perfume I just wished they did one without the doll to recieve more of the perfume!
This really isn't your usual celebrity perfume at all, infact, it wasn't until coming to write this review that I even realised it was by Gwen Stefani.
The reason why the range is called Harajuku lovers is because the fragrances were inspired by the electric street scene of the Harajuku shopping district in Tokyo, where anything goes. - This is definitely reflected in the scent as its so original as well as the packaging, this too is very unique.
The lid of the bottle is a statue of the particular Harajuku character that represents the fragrance- in this case 'Baby'- there is a whole range of them, if you want to collect them all - 'baby' 'love' 'lil angel' 'G' and 'music'.
This idea is really fun but it does make the bottle appear much bigger, so make sure you check the ml size before buying to avaoid disappointment!
I have seen it in 10ml for £13.00 or 30ml for £20- I haven't seen it in any larger sizes. These prices could probably be beaten online too as this was in Boots.
The brand describes the scent in the following way....
Harajuku Lovers Baby fragrance has a powdery musk scent. The fragrance is fresh, clean and soft with top notes of freesia, bergamot, white rose, heart notes of orange flower, tiare flower and jasmine petals and base notes of white musk, soft woods, heliotrope, vanilla and violet.
In everyday terms I would describe it as a woody, floral musk.
Ironically to its name 'baby' I would describe the smell as more of an older ladies perfume- it has a certain talc powder smell to it and it is quite a heavy fragrance.
I was really impressed how long the fragrance lasted, Im so used to topping up mid day or using the matching moisturiser to try and prolong and enhance the smell but this perfume didnt need this!
I got this as a gift and I am very pleased I did as I never would have experienced it otherwise- Im generally set in my ways when it comes to perfume!
Although I probably wouldnt get this particular 'Baby' scent again, I really love its quirkiness and I will definitely be smelling the other ones in the range and hope that theres one to suit me!
A unique perfume and a great gift!
I absolutely loved this perfume the first time i smelled it on one of my friends. It was something completely new and exciting; it has an incredibly fresh and uplifting scent. I enquired as to which perfume it was and was slightly shocked to find I actually liked a celebrity perfume. I have always quite liked Gwen Stefani, so decided when my old bottle of perfume had run out I'd go and purchase a bottle. One week later I could no longer wait to start using this wonderful product and found myself extremely uninterested in my current perfume so I popped down to town and bought a bottle. I was cheerfully surprised at the relatively low cost of this bottle of perfume. I decided to go for the larger bottle of 30ml. The only shock I had was when I got home and unpacked my new purchase I discovered that the majority of the large sized packet was actually to accommodate the enormous wooden figure on the top used as the lid so there was a lot less perfume than I had actually expected. With this in mind I can only imagine how little perfume would have been in the smaller sized bottle. On the whole the perfume is quite long lasting and so you don't need to use a lot so this will mean it lasts longer. The bottle design is quite novel and the wooden figure lid can be used as a decoration or collectable afterwards.
Baby is my absolute favourite of the five Harajuku Lovers fragrances brought out by Gwen Stefani this year. Each perfume bottle cost about £20, though you can now buy smaller versions.
The doll that tops the perfume bottle is wearing a polka dot red and white dress, her nails are red, and her hair is a mass of black bubbles with green bows in it.
Some of my friends have been disappointed that on removing the bottle from the box the actual amount of fragrance you get seems quite stingy, but mine has lasted well, and I think the cute quirky design of the bottle makes up for the loss in volume.
The perfume has a powdery musk scent. It is fresh, clean and soft with top notes of freesia, bergamot, white rose, heart notes of orange flower, tiare flower and jasmine petals and base notes of white musk, soft woods, heliotrope, vanilla and violet.
When I first spray it on my skin Baby smells exactly like Fairy washing up liquid to me, which I found a bit disconcerting the first time, now I love it! Then when it settles down and reacts with your skin, which takes 20 minutes or so, it smells more like baby powder, and later still as it starts to fade it reminds me of sophisticated musky vintage scents. I actually like all three of those scents (yes, even Fairy liquid!) so its fab for me, though even if you like the powdery, vintagey smells you may not appreciate that it doesn't last long, and to be fair it doesn't have much staying power, it needs reapplying often.
I adore it though, it is my favourite scent purchase so far this year. I would recommend to it to girly girls everywhere!
I love everything L.A.M.B and Harajuku Lover so was really please when my Mum bought me this perfume. It's a really different design of bottle to your usual perfume which is just what you would expect from Gwen.
The baby fragrance is really fresh and sweet, but still has a grown up/sophisticated scent to it. There are a range of scents including orange flower, vanilla, and jasmie flower (sourced from Amazon.co.uk)
The only problem I have with it is that it's just a bit too strong when you first put it on, but half way through the day you can barely smell it any more so mine is getting used up pretty quick. And there just isn't enough of it in the bottle!
Harajuku Lovers perfume is really reasonabley priced so can't complain about the minor problems with it and it smells great. Really good birthay/Christmas gift for anyone girly.
Baby is another addition to the Harajuka lovers range. The bottle features the Harajuka's famous girl motif model sporting black hair and a pink dress-cute. The fragrance is quite soft and baby like but in a good way johnsons baby lotion instantly came to my mind when i first sprayed it because it has a really subtle floral yet clean smell. Scents include rose,orange flower, jasmine and violet. For me this is perfectly named baby because its so subtle and soft. Its perfect for everyday use because it blends in nicely with your day. The fragrance comes in two sizes 10ml for £12 and 30ml for around £18. What i did find hard at first though is achieving a balance with this scent 2 sprays wasnt enough for me the perfume was almost non existent but 4 made it far too strong and gave me a headache, so from then on i stuck to 3 moderate spritz and that seems to be just right. Again Baby can be used as an ideal gift becuase of its great ornamental after use. Looking for a soft and subtle scent give baby a go.
I've chosen to review Gwen Stefani: Harajuku Lovers Baby as it is my newest perfume and was given to me as a gift on my birthday this year.
Upon unwrapping the paper and seeing the box, I was rather excited as I had seen the Gwen Stefani Harajuku Lovers before, and thought they were super cute, but never actually tested them, so now was my chance.
I was given the 30ml bottle (which I was pleased about because it meant if I didn't like it, I wouldn't have to use it for long), it came In a tall, quite fat, rectangular box which was black in colour with very pale pink text and border on it. The back of the box has a picture of 'Baby' on it - she's really adorable if I'm honest. When you open the box, you're met with a pale pink interior with black text on it displaying the Harajuku Lovers website and a printed message from Gwen Stefani, it reads "You got the wicked style I like the way you are I am your biggest fan, Gwen Stefani,", although I'm not sure if this varies from box to box or if it's a generic print in each box.
When i took the bottle out of the box, I kind of squealed with excitement, it really is one of the cutest perfume bottles ever. The lid is a plastic figurine of Baby and the actual bottle, is like a glass platform that she stands on - a really great thing to have on your dressing table.
I sprayed some of the perfume onto myself and was hit with a very strong scent which is ALOT like Johnsons baby lotion, which I adore, so my friend really did pick out the best GS: HL for me.
You do not need much of this perfume at all as it is very strong and pretty overpowering, I love the smell but it does give me a bit of a headache.
prices from Boots
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