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As I mentioned in my review yesterday even though I buy and use a lot of different perfumes the celeb endorsed one are never my first port of call. Dont get me wrong some of the celeb perfumes are gorgeous and some have even become scents that I use everyday but they are just never my first choice. However my mom is the total opposite and she loves celeb scents especially ones that have J-Lo's name added to them so I get to try out all the ones she brings home - which is a lot believe me! This 'J-Lo Live Luxe' is one of the newest bottles she bought home so Ive been trying it out over the last few weeks and I thought Id review it today - its one of the better J-Lo scents from her collection in my opinion. Useful Information: Price: 50ml bottle - Around £26 Stockists: Superdrug, Boots, The Perfume Shop, BodyCare etc ... Other Info: This scent was released a while ago as a limited edition scent (there is an original Live fragrance) but even so it is still very widely available - more so online than in stores Ive found. This scent is also available in 30 & 100ml bottles for different prices. - - - - - - - - The Bottle: Is similar in design to the original Live bottle - the shape is the same but the colours are slightly different so you can easily tell the difference between the two fragrances. The bottom of the bottle is a small but quite thick bulb shape with a kind of squiggle pattern groved into it very randomly. The bottle has many different colours on it - red, yellow, green & blue just to name a few but as with most the bottle is totally transparent so you can always see exactly how much perfume you have left after each use. The bottle gets smaller towards the top and then there is a small plastic, red lid at the top which is pulled off to reveal the push down nozzle that is used to apply this - a very standard bottle design but it is very eye-catching due to te bright colours. I have never had any problem with the bottle leaking or had any problems displaying it so it is very colourful and cute and effective - a really cute bottle I reckon. - - - - - - - - The Scent: Im really rubbish at picking out the individual notes in a perfume so I did some digging around the net to find these - Top Notes: Melon, Peach & Pear. Middle Notes: Honeysuckle, Pink Freesia & Lily. Base Notes: Amber Musk & Vanilla. Now I tend to expect a certain thing from J-Lo perfumes - a fruity/floral offering that is pretty normal but this one is slightly different. Although there is a VERY slight floral backing to the scent its nowere near as noticable as the top fruity notes as this is very much a sweet and fruity perfume which makes it a bit different to the normal J-Lo offerings that Ive tried anyway. The top notes are definitely the strongest scents straight away and throughout - the Peach & Pear I would guess are the strongest - I despise the scent of melon so if my nose could detect that at all I wouldnt like this scent at all. Maybe the other 2 fruity notes overpower it which for me is a brilliant thing as personally I think the melon would ruin the scent overall for me. When the scent starts to die down a little bit it starts to get ever so slightly heavier and warmer so the floral notes do come out a tiny bit which gives the fruit a nice edge but this still remains a more fruity perfume than anything else - the floral parts just add a nice bit of depth. Now nothing special with the base notes as they seem pretty regular to me but the Musk note I would say is one of the strongest as there is a very strong musky smell throughout. Now normally I wouldnt like that as when Musk notes are qute strong I find them a bit dusty smelling but in this case it helps take the edge of the sweetness a little bit - without that note being so strong the perfume would be too sweet and sickly for my taste. This is a very summery scent that is perfect for sunny and hot weather - Ive been wearing it loads lately! - - - - - - - - Other Comments: Staying Power: This one probably has the best staying power of any J-Lo perfume Ive used - it lasts around 6-7 hours on my skin which is better than average in my experience. I dont need to apply this a lot throughout the day which means the bottle will last me ages - even though both me & my mom are using it. Age: Id say this one is more aimed to younger people maybe teens up to late 20's BUT having said that my mom wears this a lot and shes 40 (she'll kill me for writing her age aha) so I guess if you like a scent there is no age limit. Day Or Night? Summer Or Winter? I would say this scent is more suited to daytime wear in warmer weather - probably best for summer. I need something heavier for the night and I think this would be far too sweet for winter wear - for me anyway. - - - - - - - - Highly recommended and Ill definitely be buying another bottle - for just me to use. Although obviously try before you buy as perfume is a very personal choice! A lovely J-Lo scent. Thanks For Reading. x0 Salz 0x
This perfume is absolutley gorgeous! I am not a fan of these celebrity perfumes however I smelt this at the airport and thought it was gorgeous, the bottle is also lovely and I have ran out of the perfume but have decided to keep this on my dressing table as it is so pretty. I have had lots of compliments when I wear this perfume. It is also a lovely box, it is nothing like the first perfume she brought out it is more fruity people have said it is similar to Ralph Lauren. I would definetly purchase this perfume again and would consider trying Jennifer Lopezs other perfumes as I was shocked with how nice this was. You get your moneys worth for this perfume, and you do not have to use a lot so it lasts for quite a long time. I would buy agian and have bought for presents.
- - - - - - - - - - - The fragrance - - - - - - - - - - - LIVE LUXE is similar to the original Live as it opens with a zesty citrus mix, but the citrus notes have been played down as it's mixed with sweet pear. I love how the sweet and sour notes have been blended together so the fragrance doesn't learn either way too far. It's as the floral heart develops that the difference between the two fragrances becomes more obvious. While the original went for a sharp, spicy vibe to give the fragrance a jolt of energy, LIVE LUXE concentrates on conveying the gentle sense of indulgence and luxury with soft freesia and honeysuckle. I don't like strong florals, so I adore the subtleness here. The gentle base is composed of soft musk and creamy vanilla; It adds a sense of warmth and comfort. - - - - - - - - - - Scent notes - - - - - - - - - - Pear, melon, citrus, apple twist, mugeut petals, amethyst freesia, honeysuckle, diamond musk, creamy vanilla & sandalwood. - - - - - - - - - - The bottle - - - - - - - - - - The shape, embedded lattice pattern and stained glass effect colouring are all the same as the original. The colours used on the design are different, as is the colour of the cap-top. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Other buying considerations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - I'd say it's nice for daywear - Casual and/or work. It's too gentle for evening wear. It's good all year round. I've worn it for a few years, in both warm and cold weather. The staying power is really good for a J.Lo fragrance: I can still detect creamy vanilla 5 hours after first applying it. - - - - - - - - - - My opinion - - - - - - - - - - I think LIVE LUXE has the edge over the original Live as it is easier to wear. I still really like the energy and spiciness of the original, but the softness and gentleness of this appeals to me more. I've used up a couple of bottles and have not become bored with it - and I'm usually pretty fickle. - - - - - - Price - - - - - - LIVE LUXE is tricky to find in-store, but is widely available on line. It comes in 15ml, 30ml, 50ml and 100ml bottles, as well as glitter body lotion and showergel. Prices vary from site to site, but the 15ml is usually under £10, the 30ml and 50ml bottles are around £15 - £20, and the 100ml bottle is usually under £30.