Review: Deseo, Experience J. Lo’s Backyard

Deseo by Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez’s new perfume, Deseo, was inspired by her garden. True to her words, Deseo does smell like a garden. In fact, the scent is a mixture of leaves, flowers, and woods. This doesn’t surprise me since Deseo contains notes such as Bamboo Leaves, Freesia, Orange Blossom, Amber, and Oak Moss. It was just surprising that the fragrance literally smelled like a garden – J. Lo’s garden, in this case. It even comes in a bottle that looks like rock, to boot.

I think garden based scents are great for room sprays if one fancies it, but not as a perfume. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe most women like Floral, Citrus or Fruit scented perfumes that are refreshing, not overly sweet smelling, and make one feel more confident and feminine. Unfortunately, Deseo achieves none of that – not that it doesn’t smell good, but it isn’t exactly the greatest formula for women’s perfume. However, it would probably make a good room spray in which I’d label as ‘Midnight Garden’ or whatnot. But I personally wouldn’t use it as a perfume simply because I don’t want to walk around smelling like granny’s backyard. No offense, grandma.

Deseo Eau de Parfum retails for $46 (1.7 oz.) and $56 (3.4 oz.).

4 Responses to “Review: Deseo, Experience J. Lo’s Backyard”

  1. Tink Says:

    Can’t say I’d be thrilled to smell like a garden but lately my scent taste has not been what I would usually go for. I’d be interested in getting a sniff. The bottle is cute but a little ugly at the same time. I didn’t think I’d like any of JLo’s other scents but I adore Miami so who knows.

  2. Hani Says:

    Well I think it’s unique.

  3. Linda Says:

    Tink – I like the way you said it, the bottle is cute and ugly at the same time.

    Hani – I agree with you. A garden scented fragrance is definitely unique among other perfumes. I was actually looking forward to Deseo when news of its release was out a while ago. I suppose I’m just a bit disappointed that it’s not as good as I was hoping it’d be. Forgive my somewhat harsh review.

  4. SpaTherapyWorks Says:

    the bottle looks nice!

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