Burberry Brit Sheer, Joie Folle De Joie, Versace Bright Crystal (samples)
Burberry Brit Sheer
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Bright Yuzu, Pineapple Leaves, Litchi, Mandarin, Grapes, Pink Peony, Peach Blossom, Nashi, White Musk and Creamy Amyris Woods.
Burberry Brit Sheer is the least favorite of the bunch.
It is basically a watered-down cocktail of fruits and flowers with a bit of musk thrown in.
With very little presence or impression, I did not even understand what I spritzed when I first tried it. Out of my effort to "understand" the scent, I easily used up my sample by spraying it all over my body. Still, nobody complained nor did I feel that I needed to apologize even in the hot weather. Burberry Brit Sheer is a very light and safe scent and impossible to overdo since it fleets instantaneously, which I think is the only merit of it. I learned that it actually smells nice if I liberally spritzed it on my hair, though.
Joie Folle De Joie
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sweet citrus, woodsy florals, cognac, jasmine, rose, spicy wood, leather.
I did not know what to expect from Folle De Joie (roughly translated as "ecstatic"). I think I was even afraid because of the leather note. To my surprise, it is ultimately a spicy rose scent on me. It is initially heady and even boozy thanks to the cognac and jasmine, but it quickly settles down to a sensible rose with a little bit of sass. I quite like it!
I might have considered a full bottle if it had come in a smaller size. With a cabinet full of perfume, buying a 3.4 oz bottle is unthinkable for me. It is a beautiful and interesting rose perfume (well, at least on me), but there is other rose scent that suits my personality better.
Versace Bright Crystal
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Iced Accord, Yuzu, Pomegranate, Peony, Magnolia, Lotus Flower, Acajou, Vegetal Amber, Musk.
Versace Bright Crystal seems widely popular as I can often catch a whiff of this on the street from a stranger.
It is a sweet floral but not an overly cloying kind. There is a touch of cool flavor despite of its sweet nature. I'd say it is very typical but well-balanced. Bright Crystal is a seductive summer juice that blooms on skin even prettier in the warm weather.
On me, peony is pronounced the most with quite a long tail of amber and musk. Not bad, but the pomegranate note kind of ruins it for me to completely like the scent. It is just that fruits don't usually play nice on my skin. The citrus and the aquatic floral just disappear, as usual.
Bottle is absolutely gorgeous and I wouldn't mind having a small bottle sitting on my vanity, you know, for the vanity purposes.
Hope you enjoyed this entry.
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