Star rating: 5 stars–outstanding/potential classic, 4 stars–very good, 3 stars–adequate, 2 stars–disappointing, 1 star–poor.
It is almost ironic that a fragrance described by its creators as “something Barbie might wear” turns out to be the most sophisticated release among the recent array of sweet and cute perfumes. The white floral bouquet of Juicy Couture fragrance is more along the lines of Christian Dior J’Adore and Marc Jacobs Blush, rather than Britney Spears Fantasy and Vera Wang Princess. While it does not attempt to break new ground in perfumery, Juicy Couture is an enjoyable scent. It is pretty without resorting to many clichés and girly without being puerile. …
The fruity top notes are much more subtle than one might expect, being transparent and crisp. The white floral accord tinged with a cool green nuance unfolds fully in the heart of the composition. The similarity to J’Adôre becomes pronounced relatively quickly, though the base notes of Juicy Couture are undoubtedly sweeter and more inclined towards the oriental theme. Vanilla and patchouli frame the composition; however, they remain fairly subdued and permit the floral motifs to dominate.
In light of the onslaught of unimaginative fruity-florals, Juicy Couture comes as a nice surprise, and fans of radiant florals like J’Adôre and Bond no 9 Chelsea Flowers should be pleased by it. Although I admire J’Adôre from a distance, one cannot disagree that the fresh floral is one of the most popular feminine perfume families. Therefore, it is not surprising to see fragrance companies offering more variations of commercial successes. Nevertheless, Juicy Couture is quite nicely crafted, and it has richness that, while being unexpected in this sheer floral mélange, comes across as very appealing.
Juicy Couture includes notes of watermelon, mandarin, pink passionfruit, marigold, green apple, water hyacinth, crushed leaves, tuberose absolute, wild rose, princess lily, caramel crème brulée, vanilla, precious woods and patchouli. It is exclusive to Bloomingdale’s this season.