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.).