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Harajuku Lovers Perfume by Gwen Stefani – Coming Soon

As reported from makeupandbeautyblog.com, styledash.com

Coming in September 2008, Harajuku Lovers perfume by Gwen Stefani! Five scents will be released in this line, all available in two sizes (10 mL and 30 mL) and in solid perfume form (as a set of all five). Each fragrance is molded after Gwen’s four real-life Harajuku girls (Love, [Lil’] Angel, Music, and Baby). The fifth scent shall represent their leader, “G.”

Gwen & her Harajuku Girls

Gwen & her Harajuku Girls

The bottles are two-piece “dolls” that are molded according to their real life Harajuku counterpart, making displaying these on your vanity counter that much more fun.

Harajuku Lovers Perfume

Harajuku Lovers Perfume

Below is what you can expect out of each of these scents:

Love — a floral with notes of bergamot, pomelo (citrus, a little like grapefruit), peach, rose, jasmine, orchid and musk

Lil’ Angel — a fruity floral with with notes of different berries (raspberry, cranberry, blackberry), pineapple, rose and amber

Music — a floral with notes of clementine, pear, jasmine, sweet pea, honeysuckle, vanilla and musk

Baby — a powder musk with freesia, bergamot, rose, jasmine, musk, heliotrope, vanilla and violet

G — a food lover’s fragrance with mandarin, coconut, apple, freesia and sandalwood

Continue reading for more specific details on what notes to expect!

Harjuku Lovers advertisement

Harjuku Lovers advertisement

  • LOVE is a floral with top notes of sparkling bergamot, pink pomelo, peach and bamboo leaf mist; a heart of watery peony, living hydroponic lace rose, jasmine sambac, nectarine blossom, creamy paperwhites and Egyptian jasmine, and a drydown of petally ylang, creamy vanilla orchid, sensual musk and blond wood.
  • LIL’ ANGEL is a fruity floral with notes of raspberry, cranberry, blackberry and pineapple; a heart of pear blossom, candied violet and sugared rose, and a drydown of lollipop accord, hinoki wood and crystal amber.
  • MUSIC has top notes of clementine and sparkling pear; a heart of jasmine sambac, sweet pea and honeysuckle, and a drydown of vanilla, skin musk and sleek woods.
  • BABY has top notes of freesia, bergamot and white rose; a heart of orange flower, tiare flower and jasmine petals, and a drydown of white musk, soft woods, heliotrope, vanilla and violet.
  • G has top notes of crisp mandarin, fresh coconut and apple skin; a heart of jasmine sambac, soft freesia and magnolia vapor, and a drydown of coconut cream, white sandalwood and cottonwoods.

Editor’s note: While some have chosen to prematurely criticize these upcoming fragrances, I can’t wait to sample each of them! Only a true perfume snob would pass judgment on a perfume [line] simply because of it’s designer, what the bottle looks like, the name of the scent, etc. I give Gwen credit in keeping things fresh and fun – her fan base may have a large demographic but a good part of it consists of the younger audience.. to simply ignore that aspect of your market would be pretty imbecilic, wouldn’t you say?

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This perfume looks adorable! I saw it the other day in a magazine, however while on the internet I haven’t been able to find it. Any help?

Comment by norah caroline

Unfortunately we have to wait for the launch, which is in September 2008. Only a couple of months away! I believe one of the retailers of these is Macy’s. I can’t wait to check them out and post my reviews here! Please come back and let us know what you think of them once you are able to get your hands on some! 🙂

Comment by scentaddicts

Yes, I agree with the editor! I’ll buy it forFOR the bottle and the designer…plus I LOVE Gwen’s L perfume. It’s beautiful, so I have full confidence that these will be really sweet. hey, and I’m 40!
Go Gwen!!

Comment by Angela

That is a wonderful attitude, Angela – spoken like a true scent addict, it’s good to have you here! ❤ (from Rebecca)

Comment by scentaddicts

I can beat you, Angela! I’m 41, and I have a feeling these little “dolls” will end up on my dresser instead of my 14-year-old daughter’s!! They’re so adorable…I can’t wait until they’re released! I’m on a “list” on the Sephora website. Whatever happened to rock concert tickets?? Now it’s pop princess perfume we’re in line for?! You’re onto something, Gwen!!

Comment by Tracey

Wow, Tracey – I didn’t know there was a list! I’m heading to Sephora’s website now! Thanks for the info to help feed our addictions… 🙂 (from Rebecca)

Comment by scentaddicts

I Love them! I actually purchased the G scent and it it fabulous! All of them smell really good, it just depends on what you like. I have to admit though, the dolls were the first thing to catch my eye, I was looking for a completely different perfume, but when I smelled them & found out the cost, I just couldn’t pass it up!

Comment by Brenda

Where did you sample/buy the scents, Brenda? I can’t wait to try them myself! (from Jackie)

Comment by scentaddicts

I saw untouchable samples at Macy’s. I asked how much they were going to be, and they said 45$.

Comment by Jocelyn

I smelled them last night! My Favorite is Lil Angel and Love 🙂 They are pre selling them at Macy’s the girl told me they are not getting alot so they might be hard to find! The Gwen Perfume is $45 and the Harajuku girls are $25 🙂 I already pre sold mine 🙂 So excited!!!

Comment by Martha

YOu CAN NOW GET THEM AT NORDSTrOMS or get a sample set on email!!!! I WANT THEM ALL!!! VIVA GWEN STEFANI AND SHE IS HAVING HER BABY TODAY!!

Comment by Juliana

Nordstrom is already selling this product. If you have one in your city you can pick it up there or check out their website

Comment by lki

Where do you get the sample set from?

Comment by lki

Tomorrow is September 1st!! YAY! i have been waiting for this purfume for so long! the purfume smells like hairy butts, but i still love it !!i got a sneak peak and i think it smells like nose hair i smell it all day!!!!!!!so i would no haha

Comment by Olga

just got the G and it was only 20 dollars–it smells great and it the greatest perfume i own!!

Comment by anna

I admit, when I first saw the perfumes I thought the bottles were super cute, BUT I thought I wouldn’t like them simply because they were so cutesy looking. When I actually tried the Gwen perfume, I was instantly in love and shocked at how good it smelled. Don’t judge a perfume by it’s bottle, name, or maker. This is my new scent!!!

Comment by Isabel

I smelled Music in a Macy’s last week, oh, it smelled so good~

Comment by Ichigo

Jax and I are going to be smelling them (and purchasing, I’m sure) on Saturday/Sunday (9/20 and 9/21)… I CAN’T WAIT! 😀

Comment by scentaddicts

I just went to Macy’s today and got to smell all five. I liked Music, Lil’ Angel, and Love. G was to coconutty for me and I didn’t really care for the powdery scent of baby. All the bottles are super adorable. I was very dissapointed to learn that they sold out within hours of receiving it. I am on the waiting list for the three that I liked. I hope there here before Christmas. Living on a island these little things are hard to come by.

Comment by kauai girl

My mom handed me the Macy’s magazine sample earlier, I CAN’T STOP SMELLING IT!! My favourite is G so far, and reading the incredients I see “coconut” in it. I’m allergic to it, but so far don’t feel sick or anything (I’ve been smelling it and rubbed it on my arm a couple hours ago!) so I think all is good! Delicious!

Comment by Dakota

love harajuku!!!

Comment by Hollie

I recently got the ulta catalouge which had a sample of love and g. i wasnt to crazy about g but went right to ulta and bought love. It is my new favorite perfume!the price isnt to bad either. My birthday is coming up and my friend hinted to me that she was going to get the sample kit for me CANT WAIT to smell them all!!

Comment by Abby

I BOUGHT ALL FIVE OF THEM SO I COULD GET THE CHARM BRACELET. I PREFER G AND LIL ANGEL, AND MY BEST FRIEND LOVED MUSIC SO SHE PAID ME FOR THAT ONE, BUT NOW I HAVE A COUPLE OF PEOPLE COVERED FOR THE HOLIDAYS. THEY ARE SO ADORABLE, AND I THINK THEY SMELL GREAT.
CHELSEA

Comment by CHELSEA

I just got one and I LOVE THEM, they are so cute, one down and four more to go!!!

Comment by Krista

I smelled G in a magazine and loved it! I went and bought it the next day. They all smell pretty good, but they are a little pricey,(like 45 an oz) and it really doesn’t last as long as I would like it to, but I can’t resist the smell.

Comment by Ana

omg…..i smelt g in a magazine i smell it everyday in fact its righ beside me and im smelling.but i need some help……see i cant find it anywhere…. we dont have a Macys and its not at gormans,jcpennys….anywhere!!!! i want it so bad…please help…pretty please the smell is wearing out on the magazine.

Comment by steph

omfg the g one smells soo amazing.

Comment by Ashlee

I am getting one of these perfumes for christmas, and i cant wait! i hope i get music! i would were this perfume every day. i haven’t smelled one yet. i cant wait till christmas.

Comment by Melanie

oh and i am only 12 years old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Melanie

oh and where i am it is only 7:24!

Comment by Melanie

I got G from my friend for my birthday not knowing what they were, and now that I do know, I am in love with them!! Today I went to the mall and bought Baby. I personally do not like Lil Angel at all- when I smelled it from the bottle I liked it, but then when my mom put it on, I thought it smelled like beer. So, even though I don’t like Lil Angel I still want to buy her because I want to collect all of them!

Comment by Danielle

greetings..i have been told a free sample is on its way..but it never comes…do you have any free samples…please reply…thank you…colleen hodge

Comment by colleen hodge

Hi Colleen,

Nope – we don’t have any samples, unfortunately. 😦 I also signed up for a free sample from the Harajuku Lovers website, quite some time ago, and still have yet to receive it. Let’s just cross our fingers, I guess!

– Rebecca

Comment by scentaddicts

i purchused mine on the ferry home returning from hoilday .. the guy there said they will not be sold in shope till feb ??? .. i love mine i want them all they smell lush x

Comment by lorraine lead

i love love love love all the hara. smelles (soooo sweet)

Comment by jessica

i love the smell of ‘love’ but the bottles are not large enough . is there any chance they will be selling a 100ml bottle soon

Comment by amanda

love the bottles and love the LOVE and BABY fragrances in particular ibaught one for myself and a small one for my nieces birthday and i am 59 years of age i hold on to mine with pride and joy

Comment by gaye

i have love music lil angel and i just got my fav baby all i need is guin n ill have them all 😉

Comment by coutuejuciy

i love all the smells! especially baby. she ssoo cute! she smells better then the rest!

Comment by desiree

I love all the smellS! But i LOVE baby. she so cute and smells great!

Comment by desiree

The G fragrance is to die for!! Every time i go in a perfume shop i always spray loads of it one! and your right the bottles are gorgeous but i cant get enough of the G one!! Its definatley the best and reminds me of holiday!! I LOVE IT !! 🙂

Comment by alice




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