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I am not really a huge fan of celebrity perfumes purely because they are endorsed by them. Also it is very clear that a lot of them don't come up with the fragrance but someone else does and it is the celebs jobs to sell them. I have previously been given Britney spears perfume as a present and I thought that it was refreshing and light. I was quite surprised as I wouldn't usually go for it. I am more likely to wear couture brands only because I cannot stand the smell of cheap perfumes. This is why I decided that maybe not all cheap perfumes smell cheap. I saw good reviews for Sarah Jessica Parker perfume range and the nyc one looked and sounded quite cosmopolitan and fresh.
I first tried the perfume at superdrug as they had the cheapest price and I had a voucher for 10% off. There is a overwhelming smell of fruitiness but it's not citrus, it is a floral type of fruitiness. It has a strong undertone of strawberries and overall it is very similar to miss dior cherie by dior. When the strawberry notes came through I could really see there was a strong resemblance. Miss dior is however stronger in both staying power and the strawberry smell. Miss dior smells sweeter whereas sjp nyc is more subtle and not as sweet. I prefer sjp nyc for this reason as if you put too much of the miss dior cherie on it can smell rather sickly. Also as it is a couture perfume it costs a lot more than sjp nyc.
This perfume is a eu du toilette whereas muss dior cherie is a eu du perfume. The perfume isn't unfortunately available as an eu du parfum which is probably one of the reasons it doesn't have a good staying power. For me it lasts about 6 hours but I wear it for work and I work 8 hours but I don't mind so much as I tend to change my perfume in the evenings if I am going out. Miss dior definitely lasts longer at 10 plus hours. It does also depend on a person's skin as to whether a perfume will last or not.
The packaging is funky but it feels very plasticy and cheap in the hand. The 60ml bottle is quite chunky to carry around in my bag and it feels rather large. The 30ml bottle is a better hand bag size and the 15ml is a bit like the body spray bottles.
The perfume is available at most high street department stores and chemists. I know that debenhams, boots and superdrugs stock it. The superdrug store near me doesn't stock the larger 60ml bottle and I can't order it which is annoying since I had the 10% off voucher. When I asked the assistant if she had the large 60ml bottle she said they didn't stock it and I couldn't order it but she said that she knew debenhams have it in stock. I thought it was a little weird that she sent me to her competitor. If you are going to use the perfume a lot then the 60ml is much better value for money at £30 as the 30ml bottle is £23.50. It does depend on how often and how much of the perfume you will use as to how cost effective it would be to get the 60ml one. I got the 60ml version because I knew that I would use it every day and as it is significantly cheaper than miss dior cherie I have replaced it with SJP NYC. At this moment in time money is tight and so I can't afford to spend money on such luxuries.
I would recommend this perfume if you are looking for a cheap perfume that smells like couture but doesn't hurt your bank balance. It is a balanced fruity perfume with a bit of sweetness. It is ideal as a light day fragrance and is a summery fragrance. It has a sort of cosmopolitan touch.
Had this for mothers day this year! What a good choice my 3 year old made ha!
Firstly the bottle...its unusual and cute it will stand out on your dressing table. Everyone comments on it when they see it. Also I have to say everythime I have worn this perfume most people ask what it is because they like it.
Now I am no fan of celebrity perfumes if I am honest....But this one is a surprise.
I like summer light smells and if you do to then this the perfume for you. Its not too light that you cant smell it and its not too strong that its over powering.
Its kind of sweet and I wear it to work and also on a night out.
I do not have anything bad to say about the product and really hope they decide to do a box set as I would love to have the body lotion.
I also think it is good value for money!
It was about 3 months ago that I bought this fragrance on a Ryanair flight to Madrid. Frankly speaking, I got somewhat carried away by Carrie's image of Sarah Jessica Parker and I thought it was going to be something chic, trendy, first class and fashionable. Unfortunately, the perfume turned out to be quite ordinary and in my opinion, it is £15 worth - not more, not less...
Therefore, my opinion on this producto based on my experiencia:
1. I wouldn't call this perfume long lasting and intense. This is the greatest deception about it: it's great, it smells like flowers, a little sweet without being too strong or too intense, but unfortunately it doesn't last at all.
2. Design and style: paper and plastic. A little cheap when you take a closer look at it. It looks like a low cost perfume from a local supermarket...
3. The best thing about this perfume is its magnificient, trendy, fashionable, very Carrie-like fragrance.
The rest is nothing special and not at all remarkable...
4. Quality-price: quite good.
Summary: another perfume created by a celebrity, and not especially of a good quality...
I have never reviewed a perfume before and I think I'm going to find it just as difficult as the companies find it to advertise it. But here goes.
I got Sarah Jessica-Parker NYC for my Christmas (well, my mum celebrates it!), and when I first saw the bottle, I thought what on earth is this? It was a 60ml bottle and when I unwrapped it, it appeared to look like some sort of deodorant bottle. Usually, bottles of perfume are glass and are in a beautiful, elegant and very expensive looking. This is why they make great presents, because of the high class that is involved. When I opened it, it looked unbelievably tacky. The bottle is large, a lot taller than it looks in the Dooyoo picture, and the bottle has stripes of different designs right around the bottle. There are designs such as tartan, granny wallpaper, zebra print, leopard print, it didn't even look stylish or unique, it just looked a mess, as if it was stuck together my some kid in nursery in a cutting a sticking exercise.
I believe the exterior of a perfume bottle is important as this is what your lover/friend/family will see the second you hand it to them as a present, this is what will trigger their first reaction. Also, this is what everyone around you sees when you whip out the bottle for a quick spray, this is what they will judge you on and will judge your wealth and style on. Considering it is a pricey perfume, I thought they could have put a bit more effort into it to make it more presentable. It says SJP NYC on the top, but really from looking at the cheap little plastic bottle cover I would never have known it was an expensive, quality perfume. I believe the style is supposed to be different types of fabrics to represent the fashion in new york or something along those lines, but it just wasn't impressive.
The lid has confused me for a long time, when I placed it on, it clipped in but when it was carrying around in my bag, the lid kept falling off. I then realised there is a special way you have to screw the very bulky lid on, you place it on until it sits in perfectly, and then continue to twist it until you feel it getting tighter. I never worked this out for a while and stopped taking it out with me because the lid annoyed me that much. You can take the little perfume bottle out of the container, I was actually shocked to see how small the bottle was compared to the rest of the container. The container is just a silly way to make it appear bigger than what it should be. I could understand a cheaper company doing this, but a £40 bottle of perfume? I don't really think so.
I am a bit dumb to all this fragrance technicalities, but according to the manufacturer, there are three types of "notes". I had to do a bit of research on these notes, but if you weren't aware like me, the 'top notes' are the scents that immediately stand out the second that you spray the perfume. For SJP, these are wild red strawberries, Italian mandarin, and white osmanthus. This is strange as I wouldn't have said there was an immediate fruity smell, although he smell on first impression is very nice. This plays a huge role in selling the perfume, and apparently they are made of small molecules that evaporate quickly so it's likely this is the smell you will lose first. Another reviewer said it is a fruity perfume and my mum thought so do, however I'm more adamant the floral scents are stronger.
Then comes the "middle noes". According to SJP, these are gardenia, honey suckle, and mimosa. I would say these are a more accurate scent as I do believe it is a very flowery perfume rather than a fruity one. I think maybe this is what brings out the vibrant and bold smell of the perfume. These notes emerge just as the top notes disappear, which makes more sense as I believe the smell of this perfume doesn't really stand out until you have had it on for about 10 minutes. These notes are also used to cover the sent of the base notes which don't become pleasant for a little while.
These "base notes" consist of Rum flavour, sandle wood, and creamy musks. This sounds absolutely rank, and to be honest I do find this a perfume that deteriorates over time. Not necessarily the smell disappears, it just deteriorates. This doesn't usually appear until 30 minutes after wearing it.
The smell lasts for roughly 4-6 hours although after 30 minutes the smell is nowhere near as good as it should be, so I would safely say 30 minutes.
There was a set of ingredients at the bottom which were so small, I couldn't read them. I never realised that it has alcohol in it, therefore, I can no longer use this perfume. I only wore it a few times, and it had a very strong and vibrant smell, but when I remove the bottle, a lot of it had gone already which I thought was shocking for a more expensive perfume.
I would reccomend this to young ladies in their 20/30's as it is definetly for the younger age group. I don't think it was intended to be this was as Sarah Jessica Parker was advertising it, but I can't see it being a perfume for older people.
It is not very durable in my opinion. I was very pleased with it as a little gift but I don't think I would buy it again. Firstly, because of alcohol content and secondly due to the fact that I don't believe you really get you money's worth for it.
I have seen this advertised for just under £30, although I'm sure my mum paid £40.
I'm usually fairly up to date with which celebrities are releasing perfumes, when they'll be in store and what they'll smell like, so you can imagine my surprise when I walked into my local Boots to see a life size cardboard cut out of Sarah Jessica Parker with a bottle of perfume sitting nicely in front of her! I've always been a big fan of SJP and Sex and the City, so like most girls, I grabbed it for a sniff to see what it was like then purchased it on the spot!
SJP NYC is packaged in a bottle that I can only assume was designed to appeal to the younger perfume market. The bottle itself comes encased in a bright pink plastic tube which is decorated with panels of patterns. These patterns include animal prints, stripes, plaid, flowers, paisley, polka dots and anything else you can pack onto the bottle! The top of the lid just simply says 'SJP NYC' in gold print and adds to the whole 'young' feel of the bottle (I myself am young, but this seems like it's geared more towards the younger teenagers than us in our last of our teenage years!). The bottle appears slightly tacky looking next to all of my other perfumes, but also adds a little bit of fun to my perfume shelf - I'd never have thought I'd ever be saying I LIKED having something tacky looking.
To get to the perfume, you simply twist the cap to the right and it pops off. Easy! This then reveals a gold spray cap that you use to spray the perfume onto yourself. You can also see the top of the actual glass bottle, which conveniently pops out of the casing if you decide you don't like it - this leaves you with a very simple, boring glass bottle.
The perfume itself is said to have top notes of italian mandarin, wild osmanthus and wild red strawberries whilst it's heart notes are gardenia, honeysuckle, mimosa and red rose damascenia. Finally, the base notes are sandalwood, vanilla absolute, rum flavour and creamy musks.
It sounds a bit more like a cocktail for a Saturday night than a perfume, doesn't it?
For those unaware of the top/heart/base note format, the top notes are initial notes that you smell as soon as you spray the perfume. The heart notes are there simply to mask the unpleasant initial scent of the base notes, which will become more pleasant over time. The base notes are the strongest, heaviest notes in the fragrance and will be the ones most obvious to you after hours of wear.
Now I've given you my little perfume lesson, I'll give my opinion! As I mentioned in the introduction, it was the first spray that made me purchase this perfume. This is something I don't usually do due to perfumes reacting differently on different skin types and the whole base note drama, so I usually leave it an hour or two before deciding to purchase it. The initial scent is a very sweet, fruity scent (again, something I find is geared towards the younger market). This is very comparable to Escada Rockin' Rio and even has similarities to the green DKNY Be Delicious. The strawberry and mandarin notes really come together well here and leave you smelling delicious!
After about an hour of wear, I start to notice the vanilla coming through. Apparently skipping the heart notes completely! The musky vanilla scent mixed with mandarin and strawberries smells divine and is good enough to eat. Since wearing this perfume, I've received a multitude of comments on it.
"You smell INCREDIBLE! Remind me to repurchase that perfume for your next birthday!"
"Wow, you smell good! What perfume are you wearing?"
"You smell good enough to eat. Or lick. All over. I won't tell your boyfriend I said that"
I've noticed that the scent does seem to wear off after 3-4 hours, and although you can still smell it very subtly, I like to reapply it throughout the day to liven it up a bit.
*Please remember that all perfumes will smell slightly different on each person. They mix with your natural scent and skin type to produce a scent that is unique to you. My experience with the notes that come through in this perfume may be different to yours.*
Like I mentioned at the start of the review, I purchased this perfume from Boots for £29 for the 60ml bottle. This came free with an umbrella too, but I don't think that offer is still going. You can purchase a 15ml bottle for £14 or a 30ml bottle for £23. The 60ml bottle is obviously much better value for money here!
- delicious scent
- cheap, great value for money
- readily available
- tacky, gaudy bottle
- wears off after a few hours
Overall I give this perfume 4 out of 5 stars. I was going to remove a star for the bottle and a star for the perfume wearing off, but then realised that this perfume deserves more than three stars simply for being such a divine scent and being so cheap!
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I must say, I am a fan of Sarah Jessica Parker and the SATC programme and films, however, I am not usually a fan of celebrity endorsed fragrances. Usually being the important word here, as SJP's NYC made me think differently.
The packaging is something that would put me off the perfume if I was shopping for a new perfume. Obviously, we shouldn't judge a fragrance by it's bottle but sometimes it helps if it is a nice looking bottle. SJP NYC comes in a pink plastic bottle (as shown in the pic) and has strips of patterns all the way around. It really isn't to my taste as I am in my mid- twenties and like a more simple looking bottle for my dressing table. However, it is probably aimed at the younger generation and teens. I know my 17 year old sister would love it as it is pink!!
Looking past the packaging and moving onto the fragrance, SJP NYC is a real winner as far as sweet smelling perfumes go. It is a very fruity floral smell which leaves you smelling like strawberries!
From Boots, this perfume is priced at £29.00 for a 60 ml bottle and £14 for a 15 ml bottle which is a very reasonable price for what you get.
It is surprising that the fragrance smells and looks like it does as you would think that SATC fans were older and more mature and this perfume seems to be aimed at the younger customer who probably weren't even around when SATC first started! Personally, I like this perfume because I like a sweet, flowery smell. If you prefer something a little more grown up then avoid this perfume.
I am quite a fan of celebrity perfumes, and so I bought myself a tester of Sarah Jessica Parker's 'SJP NYC'Eau de Toilette.
The perfume comes packaged in a vibrant and quirky fuchsia pink bottle, which I found to be very 'Carrie' off SATC. The panels on the side of the bottle feature a mix of patterns such as animal prints, butterflies, tropical flowers and paisley, alongside swirls and twirly scrolls. Although not everyone will like the bottle, I appreciated it's ecclectic nature and really liked it fo being a bit crazy.
When I first tried the perfume, I could smell lots of fruity aromas, the strongest of which was fresh strawberries, which I really liked. I could also smell oranges and a floral scent though I couldn't pick out exactly what that was if I'm honest. It was a very nice start to the perfume's smell though.
After a short while, the fruity aspects softened and I could smell more floral aromas, which rose was the strongest of to my nose. I think the floral scents worked well together and when combined with the subtle fruity notes that were still around, it made for a really nice mid-section of the fragrance.
After a few hours, I could not smell the fruity notes anymore sadly, but they were replaced by a muskier, earthy smell which I think was sandalwood. This smelt very sophisticated and there was a hint of vanilla to add a last bit of sweetness to the perfume.
I thought the staying power of this perfume was great - it lasted from early in the morning until the late afternoon, by which point I could only smell it by sniffing my wrists.
'SJP NYC' comes in a few different sizes, with the 60ml EDT sellin for around £30 (my tester of this size was just £20!). There is also a 30ml size which is around £20, and a 15ml size for £13. If you want, you can also buy a body lotion for £12 and layer the scent up to make it last even longer. For the price and staying power, I think this is a great value perfume, which I was impressed with and can recommend.
As it happens I am a massive fan of SJP and SATC is one of my favourite TV shows ever but her earlier offerings perfume wise leave me feeling quite sick and definately do not appeal to me at all. I hated both the Lovely & Covet fragrances that people have bought me in the past (sorry people!) so I had no desire to try out her latest offering "SJP NYC" that is until I heard that this one was designed in the mind set of Carrie Bradshaw and Im a sucker for anything SATC related so I popped down to Debenhams the nest day to get a tester. I liked it so much I ended up buying a bottle there and then which is something I never do so you can tell how much I love this one and Ill be wearing it for years to come I reckon as its nothing like SJP's older scents.
Now the bottle design is something that I think will divide peoples opinions as it certainly is not for everyone. Its the Marmite of the perfume bottle world so to speak. Theres nothing special about the shape as it is cylindrical and has a pull of top and push down nozzle exactly like you would expect but the colours and design are something totally different. It basically has panels running length ways down the bottle that has various patterns like leopard print, flowers & bright colour running down it basically anything that clashes it featured on this bottle theres no denying that it is very unique but I know a lot of people will hate it. I think its gorgeous but my friend thinks and I quote "that is the ugliest f*kin perfume bottle Ive ever seen" so that should give you some idea of how our opinions are divided LOL. I really like it though and it looks great on my dressing table - Ill be keeping the bottle after the scent runs out anyway.
Im usually dreading trying to describe what a perfume smells like as Im not very good at it but in this case I could actually detect seperate fragrances as soon as I smelt it - its like I was taking notes for Dooyoo in my head! But I have had a peek around the net to find the exact ingredients for you and this is what I managed to find: Strawberries, Mandarin, Honeysuckle, Mimosa, Rum, Gardenia & Musk whcih I admit doesnt sound to promising but that does it no favours as it smells so much nicer than you expect. Ive actually heard this described as a floral scent but I have to say it is nothing like that as this is one of the most fruity fragrances I have ever come across personally as strawberry is definately the most prominent scent as soon as you spray and that mixes together with the mandarin and honesysuckle leaving a gorgeous sweet scent on your skin that isnt overpowering at all its actually a very light scent which is surprising considering how sweet and fruity it is. I have to admit Im not sure I can smell any hint of the floral ingredients at all but I reckon that because the fruity notes are much stronger and therfore come out first but even once it is died down and faded quite a bit while the fruit it still noticable its a muskier scent but no hint of floral notes at all I dont think. That is by no means a bad thing though as I much prefer fruity scents to floral and this has got to be one of the nicest perfumes I have ever smelt/owned. Also this tends to stay on my skin for about 5-6 hours which Ive found to be about average so while thats not amazing its not really bad either.
I reckon this perfume is suitable for teenagers to about mid 20's as I think older women wont like it as its simply to sweet and fruity and my mom said she would personally prefer something heavier and not as sickly but I think this would make a great gift for a young woman. Its a very youthful scent which is miles away from the rubbish SJP normally produces perfume wise and I highly recommend this to 15-25 year olds as Ill definately be going back for more eventually. But I dont think this perfume is heavy/musky enough for a nightout definately more suited to summery days!
A 30ml bottle of this scent will set you back around £23 from Debenhams.
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SJP NYC stands for (As you can probably guess) = Sarah Jessica Parker New York City. It is her brand new fragrance, eau de toilette. It is definitely aimed at a younger client. In my opinion it is the perfect fragrance for a young girl as her first fragrance or to buy as a present for a teenage daughter or niece. It is a very pleasant, sweet floral yet fruity fragrance. It is not overpowering and the bottle too is aimed at a younger client as well as the price.
- Top notes - strawberries, mandarin
- Middle notes - honeysuckle, gardenia and mimosa
- Bottom notes - sandalwood, rum and musks
It is almost like a tin can which has several different patterns down the side including leopard print, floral designs and a few other designs. It is supposed to portray Sarah Jessica Parkers very unique but fantastic fashion sense from her character Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. In her shoot for this new fragrance she wore an Oscar de la Renta dress designed specifically for her which is beautiful and is pink with a floral design which matches the bottle's design very well. It also makes her look more youthful.
The bottle comes in 3 sizes:
1. 60ml = £29
2. 30ml = £23.00
3. 15ml = £14.00
So the fragrance is extremely cheap in the perfect price range for teenagers. The 15ml is really great too because it is the perfect handbag size. There is also a 200ml body lotion in the range at £12.50.
I was given a sample of the fragrance when I went into Boots two weeks ago. I have worn it three times and it didn't last particularly long but that is always the problem with eau de toilettes. However I would buy it if the bottle wasn't quite so young looking.
This is a wonderful site to explore all of Sarah Jessica Parkers fragrances: http://www.sarahjessicaparkerbeauty.com/sjpnyc
Fancy a fashionably floral scent with a naughty secret? Then read on....
The Sarah Jessica Parker, SJP NYC Eau de Toilette, is something I came across by chance last week and once I had sampled its lovely scent I felt it was worth reviewing. Sadly it wasn't even on the list here at Dooyoo, but after a successful product request its here now, so that I can tell you all how fabulous it is!
I didn't have a clue what is was like until last week. In a large department store, there was a cosmetics sales assistant handing out samples of this. She very kindly handed me 2 samples to try and also sprayed some of the fragrance on to a product card. I thanked her and moved on and and only later caught the scent of the fragrance on the sample card.
Wow, what a surprise it was too! SJP NYC, Eau de Toilette is really gorgeous!
In fact its more than just gorgeous, its divine. As is the amazingly over the top bottle it comes in. The bottle is really funky and a little kitsch too. Its a cylindrical tube shape with a chunky lid and base but the colours and designs used make it very unique.
The main accent colour on the bottle is funky fuchsia pink. Thats accentuated by vertical panels adorned with leopard skin, zebra skin, pretty butterflies, cool stripes, hot pink flowers, lemon yellow paisley and arty swirls. I know it sounds very busy, but its very in keeping with Sarah Jessica Parker's, Carrie Bradshaw character from Sex in the City. Stylish and quirky, this bottle would look great on any dressing table and would make a lovely gift.
The fragrance is a floral fruity mix based around wild stawberry and classy gardenia. I think they give the fragrance a chic, but summery floral feel. Mandarin and white osmanthus flowers are amongst the more fruity top notes that hit you first. Warm honeysuckle and exotic mimosa are blended with sandalwood, musks and even rum flavour! Mmm...rum.... I can almost feel a cocktail moment coming on!
The SJC NYC scent is rather reasonably priced, as a 60ml bottle sells for around £30, the 30ml bottle is around £23 and the smaller purse sized 15ml spray is £14 or so. You can also buy matching body products including a body lotion for £12.
Having used the samples I was given, I found I loved the fragrance. Its long lasting on the skin and people commented on how nice it was several hours afterwards. It is floral but its not too sweet at all and it has a very naughty secret too!
The SJP NYC, Eau de Toilette is very, very reminiscent of something else rather special in the fragrance world!
As soon as I caught the scent on the sample card I made my way to the very counter where SJC NYC's 'almost twin' lay glamorously on the display counter! If you are a fan of the rather pricey but very special Miss Dior Cherie then you will certainly find SJC NYC very pleasant indeed.
The two scents are so close in fragrance that its uncanny. Miss Dior Cherie, does have slightly longer staying power, but only if you buy the Eau de Parfum. If you compare the two scents in their Eau de Toilette form, then they are very similar in staying power and scent, except that the Sarah Jessica Parker fragrance is an awful lot cheaper to buy.
The Dior also has strawberry, musks, gardenia, osmanthus, mandarin and pink jasmine within its mix, which is why they have so many similarities when worn on the skin. The SJC NYC has captured the essence of the Dior fragrance, but also added its own fruity twist. This has transformed the SJP scent in to such a clever blend, which has turned out to be really yummy.
In summary Sarah Jessica Parker's, SJP NYC Eau de Toilette is a fab, fruity, sensual fragrance based around some wonderful ingredients. Its a lovely summer scent, at a reasonable price and is really worth considering as a fragrance purchase. Those of you who are fans of Miss Dior Cherie, will find that this is another wonderful scent to ad to your collection.
I feel that Sarah Jessica Parker's SJP NYC, Eau de Toilette deserves a funky and fashionably floral 5 star rating!
A total celebration of fashion and fragrance. A deliciously addictive and colourful fruity floral built around a vivacious wild strawberry accord with a cocktail of feminine floral and creamy sensual undertones.