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When you use this perfume this will open your eyes to what a real perfume is!
So, the packaging?
The box is neat and I think the best thing about it is that there is no wastage. The bottle fits perfectly in the box. As well as not wasting cardboard this box is very colourful and nice again the box reflects the femininity of the perfume.
How attractive is the bottle?
The bottle is the most attractive perfume bottle that I have ever seen. With a swirly broken pattern it's very pretty. Within the spaces of the pattern, there is a hint of transparent colour including purples, yellows and greens. The lid of the bottle is not a typical lid, it's a transparent green ball. This bottle is definitely unique.
Most importantly, the smell!
Oh wow, the smell of this perfume is almost edible. As well as being a beautiful fragrance, it has a very long lifespan within the bottle. You can spray this on in the morning and you will still be able to smell it before you go to bed, it really does have staying power.
Peony and violet
So you can expect this perfume to be beautiful. This is well and truly one of my favourite perfumes. I have nothing bad to say about it.
Live by Jennifer Lopez is a perfume that I received a free sample sized version of. I have to say the brand puts me off completely - I often think celebrity endorsed products are all name and no substance and I had the same preconceptions with this product.
The bottle is actually rather beautiful. It looks like a 1930s inspired perfume decanter - with a stained glass effect on the curved, glass bottle. It is very pretty, elegant and sophisticated with a vintage feel to it. It has a pump which works very effectively and a spherical lid which adds to the feel of vintage perfume bottle. I love the use of colour on the bottle - it gives it the look of a very upbeat, joyous and exciting perfume. Although I generally go for more demure looking bottles with a classic design there is something very appealing about this bottle. I think the fact that it is different is a real selling point - it will stand out on your dressing table amongst other bottle because it is an absolute riot of colour.
The fragrance is very fresh and fun. It is sort of weirdly energising - it has a very upbeat smell with fruity tones which remind me of summer. The top notes are Sicilian lemon, Italian orange and pineapple. These are followed by redcurrant, peony and violet and rounded off with caramel, Tonka beans and sandalwood. So essentially a posh fruit salad. I think the overall effect is a whole lot more refined than the notes suggest. It does smell fruity and citrusy but there are floral undertones which add an elegance to it and earthy sandalwood which refines the scent. My only criticism would be that the addition of caramel creates a slightly sickly sweet smell when combined with all the fruity notes. I would probably wear it in the daytime, it is perfect for summer and even better for a holiday. I would avoid wearing this to more formal events or in the evening as it doesn't have the elegant, timeless quality I like in an evening scent. That said, it is very fun and flirty so it would definitely depend on the occasion.
The price is relatively competitive in the celebrity perfume market - £18.00 for 50ml currently (at boots). I'm not sure I would buy it for the smell, I do love the look of the bottle and it is a beautiful and colourful addition to your dressing table. But - the smell just isn't quite my taste and I can't justify buying a perfume for the 3 days of sun we get in England each year. I think the problem I have with it is that it isn't something I would choose for myself because it is slightly outside my fragrance comfort zone. I would happily receive it as a gift and might think about adding it to my gift wish list.
A holiday fragrance that should probably stay on holiday.
Jennifer Lopez's scent 'Live' first became available to purchase back in 2005, and is her fourth offering when it comes to perfume.
*****What does it look like?*****
The bottle itself is truly stunning, and receives top marks from me. It has a thin neck which curves out at the bottom into more a rounded shape. The glass they've used is transparent, yet various colours have been stained onto it - not opaque either, meaning that when you pick up the bottle and turn it around it beautifully transforms from a sunny yellow, to a gorgeous green, to a rich purple and then back to the yellow again.
The nozzle is a pale, metallic pink situated on top of the bottle, and below this you'll find a deep pink back of colour around the neck, with the product's title 'Jennifer Lopez Live'.
*****What does it smell like?*****
The notes for this fragrance are as follows...
Top notes: Italian Orange, Sicilian Lemon and Pineapple.
Heart notes: Spicy Violet, Redcurrant and Peony.
Base notes: Caramel Tonka Beans and Sandalwood.
The scent is truly lovely - it's a rich aroma with what I could describe as having a slight fruity twang to it. I would be happy to wear this scent both as an everyday aroma as well as a perfume for evenings out, it is a really unique and versatile fragrance and I believe ideal for plenty of different occasions.
Regarding how long the scent lasts once applied, I must say this this perfume has a fantastic staying power. The scent lingers on you for ages after that initial spritz and I haven't found myself re-applying like I have with other perfumes!
All in all, it's a really lovely perfume and one that I would very much so recommend.
I'm really not a fan of celebrity endorsed fragrances at all but it does depend somewhat on who the celebrity is. You wouldn't see me anywhere near a Beckham fragrance but as I don't really mind Jennifer Lopez and the fact that this was on offer and always seems to be at Boots, I decided to give it a whirl. I'm now on my 2nd bottle and I'll definitely be buying it again when it runs out.
The bottle is housed in a deep pink box with an attractive swirl down the right hand side. The name of the perfume "Live" and "Jennifer Lopez" is written in a script font in lime green which I think compliments the other colours used very well.
One of my favourite things about this fragrance is the bottle. The design consists of transparent glass that is decorate with subtle embossed swirls, and if you hold the bottle up to the light, there are various colours within the glass which makes it look very feminine and pretty. The bottle is quite bulbous and has quite a long neck making it look quite elegant. There is a band around the neck of the bottle just under the lid in metallic pink with the name "Jennifer Lopez" in yellow in the same script font that is used on the box.
The fragrance is described as an oriental fragrance but like me, if you don't like this typ of scent, don't let that put you off. It has top notes of Italian Orange, Sicilian Lemon and Pineapple, base notes of Caramel Tonka Beans and Sandalwood and heart notes of Spicy Violet, Redcurrant and Peony. Taking all of that into cosideration, this is quite a fruity, floral fragrance.
For me, this is an absolutely delightful scent and very distinctive. When first sprayed onto skin it has quite a sharp edge, but when settled, the scent becomes softer and very feminine. Unlike some other floral, fruity fragrances, this isn't sickly at all and is a joy to wear and could quite possibly be one of my favourites. I can definitely detect the various elements used in the production of this.
Another great thing about this scent is that it has excellent staying power and is probably due to the fact that it is an eau de parfum. This also means that a little goes a long way, you don't need to bathe in this to be able to smell it.
This is available in 30ml, 50mland 100ml sizes. After having a quick look about online for the bst price Boots still comes out on top. I purchased the 50ml size for £17.99 which is an absolutel bargain for such a lovely scent. The 30ml size at Boots is just £14.99 so get down there an get yourself a bottle!!!
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I smelt Jennifer Lopez Live on a friend and asked what it was she was wearing, then went ahead and bought a bottle of the Eau de Parfum Spray. They say that a fragrance smells different on everybody, but it was also nice on me!
I am not a fan of strong smelling parfums. Jennifer Lopes Live has a light, but distinctive fragrance. It doesn't smell too strong and is quite 'floral'. I think it's a 'young' fragrance, but my mother, who is a senior, has now bought a bottle and enjoys wearing it. So, I guess it appeals to all ages! It smells fresh and clean.
The Parfum comes in quite a plain purple box with the name written in bright green on the front, the interior of the box is bright yellow. The actual parfum comes in tulip shaped glass bottle. The bottle looks attractive, the glass is a little frosted in yellow , green and purple and it has a green cap. You can cearly see how much of the fragrance is left. It has a spray top underneath the greed cap.
I believe 'Live' is reasonably priced for a parfum , 50ml at £15.26 and 100ml at £23.15 from FragranceNet. Available to buy from most good fragrance shops including some supermarkets and Boots. You need to shop around as some online stores are much more expensive.
Jennifer Lopes does have other parfums on the market, but I havn't tried any of them yet, so I couldn't comment on them.
I picked up this perfume after I saw in Superdrug offer, only 18 pounds for 100 ml. That's another bargain I have found! What I liked about this perfume, apart from the fact it was designed by Jennifer Lopez - as she has some very nice perfumes.
I thought that the box of the perfume seemed very nice especially with a nice range of pink and purple clashing in together (in a good way!) and it doesn't look plain boring either (which you can get on a few perfumes) but personally it the smell which is more important not how the box is presented.
The bottle of the perfume was very pretty and I like how the purple, green, yellow clash together and make it look like stained glass. The presentation of the bottle is very nice too, and it is a good handbag size (mostly the 30 ml or the 50 ml) I also like how it is touched nicely with a green cap.
The smell is gorgeous! and it smells very fruity, floral, fresh and sweet - it is also a nice combination! And it is long lasting too - very excellent! This makes a perfume more popular and sell quickly off the selves!
This is sold in all superdrug and Boots stores, although it may be expensive, around twenty to twenty five pounds,but Boots and Superdrug usually do goo offers on this product - around eighteen to twenty one pounds. They also vary on the ml bottles, as you sometimes can get a 100 ml bottle for 18 pounds, same price for a 30 ml!
Overall, I would buy the perfume as many times as I want as it is suitable for day wear and night wear too - if you wish. Also there is nothing bad about this product! five out of five for me!
I never buy myself perfume, as I usually always get some as Christmas or brithday presents. One of the new fragrances that I got last year for Christmas was this Jennifer Lopez Live Eau de Parfum. I was given the 30ml bottle, however a 100ml bottle sells for just under £30 on amazon, which in around the average price.
Jennifer Lopez live is apparently the fourth perfume launched in her collection, and was introduced in 2005. I am only familiar with her other fragrance glow, but I am not so sure of her other perfume offerings on the market.
When I was given this fragrance, I was very impressed with the bottle itself. It is very pretty, with the shimmering greens, yellows and purples in the outer glass. There is a little greeny coloured lid, with the 'jennifer lopez live' name just underneath the lid. The bottle is very simple, but very elegant, and it is not that I am a fan of Jennifer Lopez, but I do think this looks nice sitting on my dressing table.
When you first spray this fragrance it is quite strong, but in a good way. It is very very sweet, but also very feminine. I wouldn't describe it as flowery, like a lot of ladies fragrances, and instead it is more fruity, hardly surprising when you look at what makes this fragrance.
This live eau de parfum is made up of a blend of pineapple, peony, redcurrant, caramel and vanilla. According to the advertising information, this is a fragrance of 'fluid energy' with the promotors wanting you to think of jennifer lopez dancing, and full of life and energy. It doesn't make me feel like getting up and dancing, but I do like it.
One of the things that I do like, and which is often hard to know in advance, is that the fragrance does have endurance. It will linger on your skin for a good part of the day which is more than can be said for other perfumes. It does get a lot fainter on the skin as the day goes on, but you can still smell it.
All in all, even though I am not a fan of Jennifer Lopez, I have to give her credit on this eau de parfum. The bottle is very pretty, which is what you want from a perfume bottle sitting on your dressing table, the fragrance is sweet and girly, which is what I like, and it has some staying power, which is quite an important aspect when you want to smell nice. So all in all, a pretty good fragrance from J Lo.
'Live' was Jennifer Lopez's fourth fragrance. She has brought out quite a few since too!
Now I must admit I am always weary when celebrities bring out fragrances and prefer to stick to the well know classic established ones. I also admit that the fact this fragrance was a Jennifer Lopez one put me off a little... but then I saw it and more importantly smelt it.
The fragrance comes in many different sized bottles, but my current bottle is the 50 ml one. I was bought it from Boots for £26 though I know they currently have it on offer so it is a lot cheaper. I am sure you can also buy it a lot cheaper now elsewhere (for example, superdrug, bodycare).
The box is a dark red/maroon colour with contrasting bright lime and pink writing. I must say that the box is not the most inspiring or appealing I have seen. It's really quite plain considering just how pretty the actual bottle is! I have got rid of the box and just keep the bottle on display as it's so lovely! The bottle is a very feminine shape and the colours are gorgeous. It changes colour and shines in the light! It is a mixture of greens, pinks and gold.
These are the fragrances that the perfume is meant to contain:
Top Notes of Italian Orange, Sicilian Lemon and Pineapple. Heart Notes of Spicy Violet, Redcurrant and Peony. Drydown Base of Caramel Tonka Beans and Sandalwood.
Now having read that I wouldn't say it would normally be my kind of fragrance. If this is the case for you too, don't let it put you off! You really must try this perfume because it totally wins you over!
For me, I loved it as soon as I smelt it. It is a fragrance you can wear for both day and evening. I prefer to use it when I'm all dressed up. It's not a really sweet - catch at the back of your throat - type smell. It's a deep, heavier, summery evening, wearing a sexy outfit, kind of smell! It lasts a long time - I usually don't have to reapply. It is a very seductive smell but is not too overpowering - I usually get compliments about it! I can smell the fruit and flowers in it and I think the sandalwood just makes the smell deeper if that makes sense.
This perfume is very elegant. In my opinion it would best suit those in their 20's and 30's. It is a little too 'grown up' for teenagers who would probably prefer the much lighter, more sickly sweet scents.
A little of this perfume goes a long way and it has definitely been my overall favourite fragrance of the past few years.
Live is a fragnance endorsed by Jennifer lopez. It is a 30ml bottle inside a smll burgundy coloured box.
I simply love the design, so feminine and sweet. The bottle is gorgeous, it is a lovely womenly shape, tapering at the top. The bottle is glass and has swirls on it. The glass has a lovely coloured hues of green, yellow and pink.It comes inside a burgundy box which has the name in italics on the front and pink swirls.
The fragnance is just divine, it is so elegant and fruity but not at all overpowering. I have often got compliments on the smell and asked what make it was. The smell is very sutble but lasts all day.
However the bottle is rather too small. The delicate nature of the bottle means it cant really be taken in a handbag without fear of breaking. Therefore I have mine at home and would really like it to be a bit bigger!
The little round ball lid which fits on top of the stopper is not really that practical, it easily falls off and I lost mine some time ago.
Would recommend getting a bigg bottle if they sell them, but other than that absolutely lovely fragrance. A must have!
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Notes of lemon and orange give LIVE a refreshing and energetic burst that lives' up to the scent's name. Pineapple and redcurrant are combined with the citrus notes to prevent LIVE from being tart.
The middle notes of spicy violet and peony do little to distract from the fruit notes. The violet is indeed spicy, giving the senses a kick. The fragrance is prevented from being to sickly by these subtle notes.
The base of musk and sandalwood is hard for me to separate from the faint floral notes. A very good job on the selection on the base.
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Once again the designers have given a classic shape a modern edge.
The bottle has a raised lattice pattern and is stained purple, green and yellow.
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I think LIVE is perfect for spring/summer. Thanks to the spicy, floral notes you can carry this fragrance through autumn/winter if you are fond of citrus centred fragrances.
* I personally think that LIVE's flanker fragrances Live Luxe and Live Platinum are both better fragrances and are both easier to wear.
If you like this then you'll love them.
Live by J-Lo.
This is the only fragrance by Jennifer Lopez I have ever brought, but over all I think it is a nice scent.
The bottle is pretty in an unusal kind of way and looks lovely on your dressing table or in the bathroom. The actual scent is pleasent, it is mostly vanilla musk with a hint of citrus and is suitable for day or evening wear. The perfume is very strong, so you only need one squirt and it lasts nearly all day, making the one bottle of perfume go a long way. Also, if you are testing this perfume in a shop you should wait a good ten minutes before deciding if you like it as like I mentioned, it is a very strong perfume. It is reasonably priced and available is most shops that sell perfume or online.
It is one of those perfumes which is 'nice' but there is nothing about the perfume that stands out or gives it that wow factor so it is not something that I would probably buy again unless it was in a sale.
I suppose the best thing about this perfume is that it is suitable for any age girl or lady so could make an ideal gift if you already know that they like this type of scent.
I had the first Jlo perfume and loved it...so I had high expectations for this one......
With top notes of 'sicilian lemon, orange, pineapple', heat notes of 'redcurrant, violet and peony' , and base notes of' white musk, vanilla and sandalwood' you'd be forgiven for thinking that this would be a citrusy fragrance....and when you first apply this, you can easily smell the fruits however the only problem I have with this fragrance is that the base notes of musk and vanilla do come through quite quick, had I not checked the notes I would have thought the heart notes consisted of vanilla nd musk due to how quickly you can smell these...so was surprised to see that these are BASE notes...mmmm...and as soon as these come through this is all you can smell with a slight hint of peony every now and again......I cant remember the redcurrent or violet scents....which is a great shame as this could have been just as good as the first JLo perfume if not better.
It does have a long staying power (approx 4-5 hours), and prices range from £20 - £38 so my advice is that if you like vanilla and musk...go for it. I only sprayed this once and it was enough for me considering how quickly the base notes come through as any more than one spray the fragrance could become sickly sweet.
I would describe this fragrance as Oriental due to to its warm sensual feel - not 'energetic, sexy and delicious' as it is decribed.
The colours on this perfume bottle was what drew me to it at first, very closley followed by the price. After i smelt it i decided that was something that would be perfect as a christmas present for my mum. When she recevied it she was estatic - she loved the smell. After smelling it whilst around her for a while it really really grew on me. Its not usually the type of fragrance i'd buy. Especially as it was brought out/picked out by a celebrity, and even then a celebrity that i know absolutley nothing about. I decided that i would go back to that same shop and purchase myself some - when it was even cheaper! Since i have purchased it i have had at least one compliment every single time i've worn it. Its sweet and flowery another one of those summer cosy fragrances. Its a perfect day time perfume.
My previous frangrance reminded me too much of the past - boring boyfriend, boring job, boring life!! I needed a new me so with a new hairstyle and wardrobe I spotted this (at the time) new frangrance from J.Lo and thought I would give it a go. I loved it instantly it was fresh, summery and energetic just what I needed for my new life. It is now an instantly recognised fragrance by all my family and friends and I have recieved many compliments from it. The packaging is eye-catching and different and the bottle is feminine and pretty. It is the kind of fragrance that you spray on and it puts you in a good mood which is always a nice start to the day! But it isnt just the start of the day because I have found it last well for the whole day! It certainly suits my skin and my new life, the only problem - trying to stop my friends from stealing it!!
I bought Live by Jlo to replace a perfume I've worn for years which the manufacturers have recently stopped making. It was on sale and sounded good on the back of the box so I thought I'd give it a try.
I sprayed on the perfume and was aware that it didn't seem to completely dry on my skin and left a slightly greasy feel. I know perfume smells different on your body than it does just sprayed in the air but I felt like the perfume smelt completely different when it was actually on me.
After having the perfume on for more than a few hours it seems to take on this musky, sickly smell which is completely different from its smell when first sprayed.
I can't wear the perfume when I'm with my boyfriend because he absolutely hates the way it smells!
It just seems like a celeb trying to make a bit of extra money by putting their name on something without actually caring whether it smells nice or not. I was deeply disappointed and would not buy it again!