Hi Sugar Plums!
I know I’ve been MIA for the last few days and I apologize for that. I’ve been so so busy with uni, assignments, work, trying to stay fit and trying fitting in all my other daily chores in my schedule! To make up for my absence I’ll hopefully have a couple more posts up by tonight!
Since I own a lot of perfumes and I’m always buying more, I figured I will start a series called Fragrance Favorites and review perfumes that I love and recommend! Anyway, without further ado let’s get going with the highlight of this post, which is one of my favorite perfumes of the moment: Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy!
I’ve seen this perfume around but I never really wanted to purchase it until I heard mouldyfruit talk about it in one of her favorites videos. I loved the packaging and she mentioned it was a ‘sweet’ smell. I’m a sucker for anything sweet! The only problem was the pricetag! It costs $145 (AUD) for the 100ml bottle !!! I’m a poor uni student on a budget and since my love for makeup and perfumes knows no bounds, I always have to keep myself in check and look for specials sales and deals. So I opted for a 30 ml bottle at first. As I started wearing this perfume, I got so many compliments from complete strangers. People were asking me what perfume I was wearing. I didn’t realize this perfume would have such an impact, so when I saw that the 100ml bottle was reduced to $69 in Priceline, I was ecstatic!!! The sale should still be on till the 11th of September so if you’re in Australia, you can still get this perfume for a steal!
I really like the packaging. Its quite heavy and feels expensive. I love the fuchsia colored ribbon and just love all the gold bling!!! (You can see some close up shots in the collage above.)
This perfume is often characterized as a floral fragrance but when you break down the notes, you will see that there is a blend of various different elements.
According to fragantica.com , the notes are as follows:
Top Notes: wild berries and mandarin
Middle Notes: honeysuckle, gardenia, and jasmine
Base Notes: amber, caramel, vanila, sandalwood, and pralines
* (top notes comes first, then middle notes, and finally settles into base notes)
Personally, when I first spray this perfume, I right away pick up a citrus scent which I’m assuming comes from the mandarin.
It quickly moves onto the floral scent and I could primarily smell the jasmine.
Finally it settle downs to predominantly the caramel scent.
I can’t stress how beautiful this perfume smells. I will say it’s more of a daytime perfume. It’s youthful and very chic. Not overly girly though, yet still feminine. I just completely love it!
My only complain is the longevity of the perfume. For the price, you would expect it to stay on longer especially since its an eau de parfum. It’s however has a medium longevity. It doesn’t go away instantly but it’s not long lasting either. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to test the sillage (scented trailed left behind) of the perfume, but according to other users, it’s also moderate.
Hope you guys enjoyed this post and are convinced enough to try this perfume! Till then XO!