Harajuku lovers, by Gwen Stefani, has five different perfumes and all come in bottles to which the cap is a cute little doll (did I mention I love pretty packagings?). This month, our perfume of the month is: Harajuku Lovers Baby Perfume by Gwen Stefani, 1 oz Eau De Toilette Spray for Women.
I read tons of reviews and did my research on this perfume and I came to the conclusion that this is one of those perfumes you either love or hate and there is no middle ground.
It smells like baby powder and there is absolutely no other way of describing it. This is a white floral perfume, and the notes are Freesia, Bergamot, White Rose, Orange Flower, Tiare, Jasmine, White Musk, Soft Woods, Heliotrope, Vanilla, and Violet. I can smell Freesia, Bergamot and White rose as being top notes and I can feel the gentle and velvety White Musk lingering on the skin forever but the other notes are indistinguishable to me.
Some people say that the smell does not stay on your skin but I have a theory about that. If you are accustomed to the smell of baby powder (if you have a baby, for instance), then you are so used to this smell that after a couple of minutes you won’t even notice it. On the other hand, I’ve read reviews of people complaing about the smell being too strong. Despite being a medium to warm scent, this is a summer fragrance and you are supposed to be light handed when applying it. If you take a summer fragrance and apply it like you would your winter fragrance, 9 times out of 10 (if we’re talking good quality perfumes), you will end up with a very strong smell that will annoy anyone that comes within five feet of you. If you've read my reviews on perfumes before you probably know I absolutely love musk in my perfumes but there are times when too much is just too much and that is what will happen if you apply too much of this perfume.
Speaking of musk, musk its said to attract the opposite sex so musky perfumes are often referred to as sexier than most others. Prepare to be introduced to a new approach to musk, since this perfume is either girly and sweet but stops just short of sexy or is a decent and decorous form of sexy. It’s up to you, and whoever smells you, to decide how sexy is actually sexy.
If you are in High School or in your early years of college and need a perfume, this could be your choice for a back to school scent and you could even wear it all through fall and the very beginning of winter. I know I said this is a summer fragrance but I also said it is medium to warm one. That is why if you are young and don’t want a warm perfume that ages you, you can bet on this one.
My personal verdict on this perfume is that I love it so much that I bought it and yes, I do plan to smell like baby powder for a while.
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