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I have quite a few perfume samples that I have got from various beauty boxes over the past few months.
=== The Scent ===
This scent was launched in November 2012. It is described as a tribute and a more up to date version of the original Juicy Couture perfume. It apparently embodies free spirited and effortlessly glamorous women.
This perfume is made up of the following notes:
Top: Mandarin, green apple, red currant
Heart: White flower of lily of the valley, orange blossom, violet leaves
Base: Sensual musk accords
When I first spray this, the apple is the first scent that I can detect. I don’t really detect the mandarin at all and the redcurrant seems to be more of a slight tang to the apple scent rather than a scent of its own accord. Within a few minutes, the scent does fade and the floral heart notes are more apparent, lily of the valley being the primary scent.
These notes do fade quite quickly and you are left with the deeper muskier base notes which if I’m honest I don’t really like. I find it hard to describe exactly how this smells but to me there is just something that seems slightly ‘off’ with the musk base.
=== My thoughts ===
When I first sprayed this one, I really liked the combination of the first fresh fruity burst and the heart notes. However, this fades quite quickly and within half an hour or so, it was replaced with a more musk scent which just had a slight off smell to me. It might be a combination of the heart and base notes which clash slightly but while I really like the fresh fruity initial burst, the lasting scent puts me off buying the full sized version of this scent. Had it a nicer base, I would definitely be tempted to buy this as it’s so fresh and fruity.
Another disappointment for me was that this only seemed to last around an hour on my skin. I sprayed it on my wrists so I could check and it started to fade after half an hour and it was almost totally gone within an hour.
=== Price and Availability ===
I found a 100ml bottle available for 34.45GBP on Amazon and a gift set of 30ml of this scent and a 250ml shower gel available for 21.30GBP. I feel that this is a good price for what is a brand named scent.
=== Summing up ===
Personally, this was a very disappointing scent, both in terms of the scent itself and also it's longevity. This is a fresh fruity burst with an underlying musk scent. I would describe this as a ‘younger’ scent and probably won’t appeal to more mature females.
I love this fragrance,I had smelt this perfume before and loved it ! I decided to buy it as it was on a deal at the time and it's one of my best perfume buys. I has a light fruity smell and I always get compliments when I wear it. I do not like perfumes that is too strong for work and this is just perfect.I have a little bit left and will be topping up with another bottle this is definitely a keeper for my collection. It is perfect if you like fruity smells and is worth the money . I am not one to spend a lot on perfume but this has lasted well.Will have another shop online for the best deal.The bottle is pretty and does not take up too much space, fits in nicely with my display . I have already recommended to family and friends.
I really like this Juicy couture La La perfume because I like the bottle. Its simple but the bow is cute and I like the emblem on the bottle, it fits nicely next to my other toiletries and it doesn't stand out too much like some of the other perfumes with weird bottles.
The perfume is a floral and fruity sort of smell and I find it quite fresh, but if you spray too much it is a tad sickly which I don't like. Its very girly and cute though and I definitely like the design, probably more than the scent. I'm not sure which occasions it would be suitable for but I think its definitely one to buy and have on your shelf. I have to say its a little expensive but it is designed so It is a definite girly must have!
So for design yes its fab, smell maybe a bit overpowering.
I'd wanted Couture La La by Juicy Couture for ages, ever since I tried a free sample in Boots and loved it. I finally got round to buying it a few months ago. It was first launched in 2012 with the fashion model Karlie Kloss as the face of the perfume. It brings a more punk-rock feel to the Juicy Couture brand and is described as "a little punk rock, a lot of free spirit, unexpected, daring and as always couture."
--- Price & Availability ---
The perfume can be bought in three sizes. I have the largest one which is 100ml and costs £63. You can also get a smaller 50ml size for £47 or a 30ml bottle for around £35. I personally think these prices are overly expensive for the brand. It is available in Boots, Debenhams, John Lewis, Amazon and a range of other online sites.
--- The Look ---
It comes in a very cute, solid square bottle with a light pink colour and pink neon ribbon tied in a bow around the neck. To stop it being a bit too pink and girly the punk rock image is reinforced by a charm inspired by an authentic Juicy Couture necklace and silver-grey logo. There is a crystal lid over the spray button which is easy to handle. The bow and trinkets are located securely underneath the button so don't get in the way when spraying, although they can be removed if need be.
--- The Fragrance ---
Couture La La has a sweet, fruity, citrus-like smell that is absolutely gorgeous with a slight floral scent as well. It contains sparkling mandarin, green apple, red currant and water hyacinth on top of lily of the valley, peony, violet leaves and orange flowers all on a base of smooth woods and frosted liquid musk. The fruits, particularly the orange and apple are by far the strongest scents, but there is also a lovely floral element to it which I assume is the peony. The woody, musky base also makes the scent a bit less light and airy. The scent is very pretty and girly and definitely "captures the essence of femininity" although I don't think it fits with the punk rock image so much. The citrus definitely makes it refreshing and summery.
--- Longevity ---
This is where the perfume lets itself down a bit. Although it is very strong when first sprayed the scent only remains about 3 hours after being spray so it does have to reapplied throughout the day. But the smell is still lovely though.
Couture La La by Juicy Couture was released at the beginning of this year.
I absolutely loved Juicy Couture's Viva La Juicy La Fleur and Viva La Juicy was a close runner up so I fancied adding this one to my collection as well.
~ Price and availability ~
I'd had my eye on it for a while on cheapsmells.com, where it was just over £52.00 for the 100ml bottle, which is a good price compared with what you'd pay in Boots or Debenhams, where it costs £63.00.
At the beginning of May cheapsmells.com had reduced some of their perfumes and Couture La La was one of them. I managed to get the 100ml bottle for £46.99, which I was really pleased with.
Looking at the website now the 100ml bottle costs £48.99.
There is also a 50ml bottle on cheapsmells.com for £34.99 (RRP £47.00).
At Boots the 100ml is £63.00, the 50ml is £47.00 and the 30ml bottle is £35.00.
It is also available at Debenhams and most other department stores.
~ Bottle ~
The bottle is similar to others from Juicy Couture. It is large and rectangular shaped with chunky glass.
The front has the Juicy Couture logo stuck to the front made from metal.
The lid is big and bold. It is a silver plastic cylinder that fits over the spray release button. A neon pink satin ribbon is wrapped around the cylinder with a silver brushed metal chain sewed onto the ribbon with lots of clear jewelled charms attached going right around the circumference of the cylinder. I think this chain with charms is a nice touch, but it is not noticeable from the front of the bottle and the big pink bow hides it.
The top of the lid is a chunky clear jewel, which alone is more than an inch tall.
The perfume itself is tinged pink.
I really like the bottle. I have had 100ml bottles of perfume before that looked too big and made the perfume look cheap. This bottle is huge, but does not look ridiculous or too big. I'd say it looks cute because of the deliberately giant size!
~ Scent ~
The top notes are mandarin, green apple and red currant.
The heart notes are white flowers of lily of the valley and orange blossom mixed with powdery violet leaves.
The base notes are sensual musk accords.
I find that to begin with the fragrance is sparkling and I can detect the fruity element to the fragrance, but cannot pick out any of the individual notes. There is a slightly floral element, which becomes stronger.
After about half an hour the white floral notes dominate the fragrance. I find the lily of the valley quite sharp in this fragrance.
It takes over the whole fragrance and I can no longer detect the fruity notes or any of the other notes in the fragrance.
I like this fragrance at first, but it becomes a bit sharp once it has dried down. It is still a pleasant scent.
I find the perfume quite subtle and I haven't been impressed with its sillage or longevity. I never notice the scent on myself when I am wearing it and when I have worn it to work it is no longer evident by lunch time. It lasts around 5 hours on my skin, which is poor for an eau de parfum.
It is supposed to be a tribute to the original eponymous Juicy Couture fragrance, which was released in 2006 and I do think it is more similar to Juicy Couture than Viva La Juicy or Viva La Juicy La Fleur, which are much more juicy, fun, youthful scents.
I think this scent would appeal to more mature women as well as the younger women that the bottle appears to be targeting. I think many younger women will dislike it due to the sharp florals.
I think it smells quite expensive and sophisticated, while it does last.
~ Conclusion ~
I like the scent, but it is certainly not one of my favourites. It is a little bit on the harsh side, but I'd say it is the longevity that is the main let down.
I am glad I didn't pay £63.00 for this perfume. To me, it is nothing special and while I am glad to have it in my collection, I can't imagine that I would buy it again.
This is a review of Juicy Couture Couture La La Eau De Parfum which I received in a recent beauty box. I don't own any other Juicy Couture perfumes but find the bottles are very ornate and interesting to look at so was willing to give it a go!
I sprayed the perfume just on my wrists and wafted as I know not to rub them together as it brings the alcohol to the surface and distorts the smell. I waited a while before I could even smell anything thinking it was a ghost perfume before a light citrus fruity fragrance emerged. I like to try first before reading the ingredients to see if I can detect the notes of the perfume when I get a new one.
What's in it?
Described as a woman's layered personality which is confident and fearless whilst being fun and feminine, the perfume contains bright florals with bold florals and sensual woods and musk. Bright sparkling mandarin is also the citrus note I detected that is in there!
100ml is priced £53.55 at Feelunique.
I like this but have to say for an edp it is really subtle and I can't detect the promised 'punk rock' ingredient in there (perhaps that is a blessing!). I don't dislike it and would happily wear this as a day time perfume but it just doesn't smell special enough to me for a special occasion therefore a repurchase is not on the cards as I wouldn't pay that for a perfume I wasn't all that bothered about. It's probably a pretty safe buy as a gift for a late teen to twenty something as the Juicy brand will probably tick their boxes as well but I'm just a bit under awed by it to be honest.
Juicy Couture Couture La La Eau De Parfum is a fruity floral that captures the essence of femininity and the daring allure of the unexpected. Bright sparkling fruits blend with water hyacinth and bold white florals revealing a luminous bouquet of waterlilly and muguet