Review: Ooh La La for Victoria’s Secret’s Ooh La La

Victoria’s Secret’s Ooh La La perfume was launched some time before Valentine’s Day of this year. I fell in love with the bottle because it’s simply adorable. I finally stopped by the store a week before V-day and sampled the perfume. I actually commented on my previous entry, but just never got around to actually write about it.

Victoria's Secret Ooh La La PerfumeOoh La La is a sweet vanilla scent with the slightest hint of cherry blossom. The fragrance is not very strong, which definitely agrees with me personally because I don’t like to overwhelm people with my perfume. One of the interesting things I noted is that the scent of Ooh La La resembles the smell of the store itself. If you ever walk into the beauty section of Victoria’s Secret, you’ll notice this sweet smelling scent that lingers in the air as a result of all the lotions and fragrances. Ooh La La reminded me of that smell, but lighter.

The main notes in Ooh La La are vanilla, cherry blossom and mandarin, but the latter is not as noticeable as the former two notes. However, Ooh La La still manages to smell light and refreshing, even with the vanilla factor. The blend of ingredients in Ooh La La is perfect. I can imagine that if a bit more vanilla is added, it’ll end up smelling too sweet.

I would definitely recommend this perfume if you are looking for something fun, sexy and light-hearted!

Review: Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche by Chanel

Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche was launched during March of 2007, which is a lighter version of 2002’s Chance fragrance. The new version of Chance was developed by Jacques Polge, Chanel’s own in-house perfumer.

Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche Eau De Toilette SprayThe new Chance is indeed very light and fresh. The scent is a creamy floral that smells fun and youthful, but elegant and sophisticated at the same time. Its base notes are composed of citrus and jasmine, which emphasizes the refreshing yet feminine impression. Notes included are: Citron, Water Hyacinth, Jasmine Absolute, White Musk, Vetiver, Amber Patchouli, and Teak Wood.

Many people who have tried Chance actually prefer it more than Chanel No. 5, which is probably one of the most well known fragrances of the world and an icon in the perfume industry. It appears as though people are going for a more sparkling fresh type of scent as opposed to the heavier parfum in the older days. Although No. 5 is the more famous of the two, the new Chancel Chance is perhaps more appropriate for modern perfume users. I, myself, prefer the light and refreshing scent, so I personally recommend Chanel Chance.

Chanel Chance by Chanel retails for $82 USD for a 3.4-oz. You can click on the image to purchase it from Delicious Scent’s sponsor for less.

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.).

Review: My Voyage with Nautica

Nautica My Voyage Perfume Featuring Katherine HeiglKatherine Heigl, known to most as “Izzie” from Grey’s Anatomy or Alison Scott from Knocked Up, is the spokeswoman for Nautica’s newest fragrance, My Voyage. Developed by perfumer Ellen Molner, My Voyage was launched during October of 2007.

“Inspired by the serenity and strength of the ocean, My Voyage For Her exudes confidence, independence and elegance. This aquatic floral fragrance contains notes of bergamot, key lime, dewy peony and golden amber.”

Like the description, the first impression of this fragrance is refreshing. I actually pictured the ocean in my mind when I smelled it. After about 30 seconds, the scent became a bit sweet and I can also detect the citrus notes. The fragrance lingered lightly throughout the day, and I was constantly reminded of the ocean. Although My Voyage isn’t the most exceptional perfume I’ve used, it is undoubtedly one that I would add to my collection.

Notes included are: Grapefruit, Bergamot, Key Lime, Bitter Orange, Aquatic Notes, Peony, Nantucket Lotus, Muguet, Musk, Orris, Golden Amber, and Pink Peppercorn.

You can get a sample of Nautica’s My Voyage here. All you need to do is enter your mailing information and answer three survey questions. (Courtesy of Coty)

My Voyage retails for $47.50 (1.7 oz.) or $59.50 (3.4 oz.). You can click here to purchase it for less from our sponsor, strawberrynet.com.

Review: I Wanna Take A Bite of DKNY Be Delicious

DKNY Be DeliciousLaunched in 2004, Donna Karan’s Be Delicious is the first of its ‘Delicious’ series. Inspired by NYC’s nickname, “The Big Apple,” this perfume comes in an apple-shaped glass bottle with a metallic cover.

Be Delicious is a combination of apple scent with an incredible blend of exotic flowers and sensual woods. This succulent fragrance is refreshing, modern, and unique among apple scented products. Although there is a hint of sweetness, it’s not sugary. It reminds me of a lightly sweetened, crispy green apple. It’s so delicious I just wanna take a bite!

Notes included are: American Apple, Cucumber, Grapefruit, Candid Magnolia, Tuberose, White Muguet, Rose, Violet, Sandalwood, Tender Skin Accord, Blonde Woods, and White Amber.

This perfume is great for everyday use because it’s not very strong or over-powering. The scent just lingers gently on the skin, but enough to entice the senses with its yummy fragrance. Many people who’ve used Be Delicious described it as an apple-y version of Liz Claiborne’s Curve.

DKNY Be Delicious Eau de Parfum retails for $52 – $68 USD. You can click on the perfume image to go to our sponsor’s site for a discounted price.