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I am a girl who likes variety when it comes to perfume, having ones to suit particular occasions and I will rarely purchase the same one twice. While in America last year, this perfume was constantly in my periphery and it is a remarkably distinguishable smell. I simply had to have it. It is a perfume i will wear for occasions, such as a night out, it can be over powering for a day time scent but it is durable and long lasting which could be a bonus to some!
I am aware of brands, and Juicy Couture is not a brand i would say I am an avid fan of- their tracksuits are certainly not to my tastes. The bottle is slightly ostentatious, but it does its job and makes it stand out. Even in comparison to other bottles in it's brand. Perhaps it's higher price tag means it needs to be more eye catching to drive profits. It does not fit into my demure collection of perfume bottles, that is for sure. The same can be said for the scent. You can distinguish it easily as it is unusual. What are described as the base notes on 'The Perfume Shop' (the amber and sandlewood) definitely stand out more than the softer notes of mandarin and honeysuckle.
I would not advise anybody to buy this perfume without trying it on your skin. This is a perfume that people have commented about how nice it smells on me, and once Ive told them what it is they are usually shocked because they did not like it on them at all. The price of the perfume means it's not one that you want to be unsure of!
Juicy Couture is not a brand I would have personally gravitated towards when buying a fragrance, as the bottles don't appeal to me at all. Couture Couture comes in quite an over the top, flamboyant gold and pink bottle with a big pink bow and large, ornate golden lid. I generally go for something simpler (and in my opinion classier looking) but those who want something bold on their dressing table might like this perfume bottle.
I was given a sample bottle of Juicy Couture's perfume "Couture Couture" in a Sears department store in America a couple of months ago and I am always glad to try out new scents so I have been using this one when going away for weekends as my bottle is very small and portable.
According to BaseNotes.com the notes are as follows: Pink grape, Orange flower, Mandarin, Plum, Honeysuckle, Sandalwood.
On first spray, the main top note which I could individually pick out was the grape but the most noticeable thing which strikes me about this fragrance is that it is really strong! The top notes are very "perfumey" - a bit artificial and slightly powdery. I did not like this at all and was quite alarmed by it the first time! However, it soon calms down into a fairly pleasant fruity floral. Throughout the day as it starts to dry down it becomes a bit subtler and the honeysuckle and sandalwood start to come through. After I have been wearing it for an hour or so I do quite enjoy this scent. The sillage is good and I catch hints of it regularly throughout the day. The lasting power really is remarkable. It doesn't fade away at all and I can still smell it right at the end of the day when I am getting ready for bed.
Overall if you want a bold and quite unusual perfume with good sillage and exceptional lasting power then Couture Couture could be just what you are looking for, but just be warned that the strength of this perfume and the slightly artificial scent could make it a little bit headache inducing for some of the more sensitive people around, and maybe give this perfume some time to settle and calm down before you leave the house in the morning!
I would say that, despite the bad first impression, I do like Couture Couture but I don't love it.
Today I am reviewing the juicy couture perfume - Couture, Couture
This is probably the most ornately designed fragrance bottle from juicy couture. A 50ml bottle of this is 50 pounds. The box is really nice too, it has embossed designs which looks really nice. This is an eau de parfum, so it is a stronger, more long lasting version of the scent.
It has a little pink zip thing around the neck of the bottle which has a little J on it and a crown which is super cute. But the main thing about this perfume bottle is the bottle topper itself. It reminds me of kind of oriental, middle eastern style. The bottle really stands out on my vanity.
Apparently this smells of pink grape, orange flower, amber, mandarin, blushed plum, honeysuckle and lazy, creamy sandalwood. When I smelt this, I thought it has patchouli in it, but it doesn't so it might just be me. The srtongest notes is the amber, honeysuckle and amber. The other notes are sort of hidden underneath the heavier notes. It is kind of soft, sweet and floral scent. The scent is really unique and fits in with the image of the juicy couture perfumes. Although it is a lot more subtle than the others.
It is classed as an oriental, spicy scent, which is odd, as for me it is a lot more floral. It is a strong scent, but it isn't so strong that it gives me a head ache. I think the florals are sort of dampened by the vanilla. I really like this scent, I don't know what it is, but I love this smell !
I first discovered this perfume when I bought a sample box of three rollerball juicy couture perfumes in the Christmas sale. I have to confess before that the brand hadn't really been on my radar!
This particular scent stood out to me as it is the perfect middle ground of a perfume which is a strong noticable scent without being too overpowering. I really like my perfumes to be apparant when wearing them, but at the same time I don't want it to overwhelm me! The Juicy Couture Couture perfume is perfect for this and has become a firm favourite of mine! I find that one or two sprays generally last me the majority of the day, with its staying power rivalling my Marc Jacobs perfumes.
In order to describe the scent, I will use the description given on the Juicy Couture website, as I myself am not brilliant at describing it. The website states that it is contains 'luscious mandarin and natural orange flower scent blossoms with succulent pink grape accords, star jasmine, honeysuckle and blushed plum, drying down to a warm amber, vanilla and creamy sandalwood'.
Given the description you would almost expect the perfume to smell slightly fruity, however I find the strongest scents which I can pick out are the jasmine, warm amber and sandalwood scents. These are slightly heavier smells although as I mentioned previously they are very light and fresh whilst remaining noticable.
The packaging for this perfume is very extravagant as well, the bottle has a pink ribbon around the top of it and has a charm on it. The lid is very embellished and to me looks like a crown on the bottle! Check out the picture on Boots.com to see as the one on this site is not how the bottle currently looks.
I would seriously recommend that the next time you are in Boots or a similar store you give this perfume try, you may end up falling in love with it as much as I have!
The only thing I haven't fallen in love with is the accompanying price tag. This perfume retails at £35 for a 30ml bottle! Luckily I managed to get a 30ml size bottle in a gift set from the fragrance shop, however when it comes to repurchasing I think I will have to save up to do so if I can't find a discounted version of it somewhere again!
Introducing Juicy Couture's 'it girl' fragrance. Where she goes, the party follows. Her rule? Do the don'ts-show off, be loud, spoil yourself, talk to strangers-and love life! This scent opens with a top of succulent pink grape accord frolicking in a field of natural orange flower and mandarin. a heart of blushed plum and honeysuckle flirts with bold star jasmine. At back, creamy sandalwood lazes with moist amber in a haze of rich vanilla. Mix it with love and make the world smell good.