Filed under: Perfume reviews | Tags: Candie's Heartbreaker, creamy vanilla, Fantasy, Flirt!, Flirtacious!, fruity, gourmand, honeysuckle, vanilla, wild berry, Wrapped With Love
NOTES (as listed on the box of this perfume): wild berry, honeysuckle, creamy vanilla
CLASSIFICATION: gourmand, slightly fruity
AGE GROUP: college and younger
SIMILAR SCENT(s): Fantasy, Wrapped With Love, Candie’s Heartbreaker
FORM: perfume spray
Flirtacious! by Flirt! is carried exclusively at Kohl’s department stores. If the bottle isn’t enough to make you want to sample a spritz, then I don’t know what is.
I envisioned Flirtacious! as being fruity, light, and fun. Flirtacious, even! At first spray, it most certainly is! It’s light hearted, fruity, sweet, and fun. Definitely something that I would wear, but that most people would say is best suited for a bit of a younger audience, perhaps. I suppose I am young at heart, or am really only as old as I feel, because I still enjoy “younger” perfumes, and I’m 27 (don’t remind me). No need to worry, though, if you were interested in this one and aren’t going for the “I took a bath in candy” smell.
This stuff quickly gets gourmand-y, thanks to the “creamy vanilla” as listed in this notes. This is what the fragrance dries down to, and becomes completely. While there is still a scent of fruitiness, the vanilla is what owns the fragrance after the dry down, and that is what you’ll smell throughout the duration of your experience with Flirtacious! Personally, I am not a gourmand fan, but I didn’t mind that aspect of this perfume. It surprised me that it did not stay fruity, but I wasn’t so bummed out that I determined it unworthy to add to my collection… yet.
I’m not sure if my skin just isn’t that compatible with gourmands, or what, but the vanilla-cupcakey smell that I had just gotten used to somehow packed it’s bags and left, and what now remains on my skin is a chemical scent that reminds me of old plastic or tires or something. Don’t get me wrong – I can still smell traces of the vanilla and fruitiness that once was, but it’s overpowered by the chemical scent. This is the same type of chemical smell that occurred when I sampled another gourmand fragrance, Candie’s Heartbreaker (you can read that review here).
Unfortunately, because of this “chemical reaction” on my skin, I will not be adding Flirtacious! to my collection. Although, as previously mentioned, I am not a gourmand fan, Flirtacious! had potential in my eyes. Perhaps could have been a life changing fragrance for me. Quote the raven, “Nevermore.”
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First sniff (bottle): A+
First sniff (skin): A
Worn scent: C
Staying power: B-
Scent as compared to note(s): B-
Bottle: A+ (totally cute, no?)
I would recommend this scent to any fruity-gourmand lover, however, sample it first to be sure that the weird chemical smell does or does not occur on your skin.
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