Filed under: Perfume reviews | Tags: amber crystals, Aquolina Pink Sugar, Caramel, celebrity perfumes, creamy sandalwood, dewy gardenia, Fancy perfume, floriental, gourmand, Jessica Simpson Fancy, juicy apricot Nectar, night blooming jasmine, Red Fruits, sparkling pear, toasted almonds, vanilla crème
NOTES: sparkling pear, juicy apricot Nectar, red fruits, dewy gardenia, night blooming jasmine, toasted almonds, caramel, creamy sandalwood, amber crystals, vanilla crème
Fancy by Jessica Simpson debuts later this month, but if you are like me – the girl who just can’t wait – you can sample it in the September issue of Glamour magazine.
CLASSIFICATION: Slightly floriental, gourmand
AGE GROUP: College
SIMILAR SCENT(s): Vaguely reminiscent of Aquolina’s Pink Sugar
FORM: Eau de Toilette
I am not a fan of florientals, as most of you know, but I can say that Fancy isn’t that bad.
At first application, the fruity notes can be detected (although I can’t really pick out anything specifically – it’s more like a fruit medley), with a layer of “sweets”, such as caramel and vanilla. The dry down comes swiftly, and with it, the majority of the fruit medley from the opening fades.
T he result is a pleasant, sweet, and ultra-feminine floriental, with some strong underlying gourmand notes. The perfume reminds me vaguely of Pink Sugar, but unlike Pink Sugar, it is smells like a perfume, not just a piece of sweet candy that I rubbed on my wrist.
I was expecting something, well… “fancy”. Where it is not ultra-young, it is definitely not something that I would consider classy, such as Flowerbomb. It isn’t bad, however – I would probably wear this perfume before I would wear any other sweet Floriental.
The perfume is very long-lasting, especially for a magazine ad. Hours after application, I can still smell it, and it remains very consistent to the scent I first experienced after the initial dry down.
Despite the fact that this fragrance is relatively young, and not really that “fancy”, it is a world apart from Jessica Simpson’s Dessert Beauty line. If you like one, you will not necessarily like the other, as Fancy is a bit more suitable for the older, more sophisticated young woman.
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First sniff (bottle): B
First sniff (skin): B
Worn scent: B-
Scent as compared to note(s): A
A modern, young Floriental. Sweet, but not too sweet, Fancy is marketed for women ages 18-24, and can be worn as a casual, daytime fragrance year round.
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