Gwen Stefani will follow up on last year's L.A.M.B. L fragrance with a collection of five fragrances, Harajuku Lovers. The scents are topped with dolls representing Stefani plus her four backup dancers, the "Harajuku Girls", and reflecting the youth oriented street style of the Harajuku district in Tokyo.
The fragrances are:
Love is a "sensuous floral" developed by perfumers Yves Cassar and Pascal Gaurin (notes: bergamot, pink pomelo, peach, bamboo leaf, watery peony, living hydroponic lace rose, jasmine sambac, nectarine blossom, creamy paperwhites, Egyptian jasmine, ylang ylang, vanilla, musk and blond wood).
Lil' Angel is a fruity floral developed by perfumer Christophe Raynaud (notes: raspberry, cranberry, blackberry, pineapple, pear blossom, violet, rose, lollipop accord, hinoki wood and crystal amber).
Music is a floral developed by Honorine Blanc (notes: clementine, pear, jasmine sambac, sweet pea, honeysuckle, vanilla, skin musk and sleek woods).
Baby is a "powdery musk" developed by perfumer Harry Fremont (notes: freesia, bergamot, white rose, orange flower, tiare, jasmine, white musk, soft woods, heliotrope, vanilla and violet).
G is a gourmand by perfumer Steve DeMercado (notes: mandarin, coconut, apple skin, jasmine sambac, freesia, magnolia, coconut cream, white sandalwood and cottonwoods).
The Gwen Stefani Harajuku Lovers fragrances will be available in 10 and 30 ml and in a coffret of solid perfumes. Look for them in September. (via Women's Wear Daily) Update: see a review of the Gwen Stefani Harajuku Lovers perfumes.
This is awsome…Its the per-su-asian….lol…I love notes of coconut cream/milk/water does anyone know of anything else w/ this note?
The ad is really cute. Music sounds nice. that is to say the notes of Music sound like they would smell nice. Wow, it's confusing to write about a perfume named Music.
Comptoir Sud Pacifique makes several. Lavanila also makes a Vanilla Coconut, and there are tons of others…too many to list!
LOL — so it is!
Baby sounds like it might be okay. Really though I mostly (totally) want the bottles. I hope they come to the UK in the same bottles.
See, here is where I must be too old to “get it” — those bottles look ridiculous to me. The whole kawaii thing is over my head, I guess — but obviously, loads of people love it, and guessing these will sell by the truckload. I'm sure you'll see them in the UK!
2nd that. Don't know about the scents, but the bottles are……not to my taste *LOL* let's leave it at that.
Cute and fun ideas for perfumes… I like the creativity.
I think that her music is popular mainly among very young girls (eleven, twelve years old). In one videoclip she wants to be sexy, in another one she wants to be a teenager and it is ridiculous. I don't get it and it is not interesting for me.
We shall have to just classify these as “love 'em or hate 'em”
See, I've no idea who she is popular with — I'm too out of it
So now it looks like they're marketing to the Bratz dolls age group. Lollipop accord? Oh, I'm starting to feel so old…..
“living hydroponic lace rose,”
That note just cracks me up! I mean, Prix Eau Faux anyone?
notes: RASPBERRY, CRANBERRY, BLACKBERRY, PINEAPPLE, pear blossom, violet, rose, LOLLIPOP ACCORD, hinoki wood and crystal amber
things in capslock: things i want in my food, not in my perfumes please! cranberry is good for two things – curing UTI and with vodka. same goes for blackberries and raspberries… good as jam or in a pie but not on my skin! LOLLIPOP ACCORD… the one that SCARES THE BEJESUS OUT OF ME… at least it's not the cupcake accord thing in one of those horrid britney perfumes.
i was hoping gwens stefani would stick to her edgier style and actually make a dry wood or weirdly androgynous perfume… but lollipops… SHUDDER
i must admit. i'm intrigued. and on the bright side, only one is a fruity-floral.
Interesting. Looking forward to smelling the fragrances.
Love the ad.
The bottles are a total turn-off for me.
As for the perfumes, floral – bleugh, fruity-floral – double bleugh.
Baby could be good, depending on prominent the violet note is. Or rather, how discreet.
As for G, I like an infusion of apple skins with cinnamon on a cold rainy evening but detest apple in fragrances.
These could be fun to own if older sister won't let you use her Berry Fizz …
Sorry should have said Hippy Fizz.
Berry Fizz is a pretty nail polish shade from Estee Lauder. Sorry Aerin
Feeling all fizzy now LOL
Oddly enough, its the Cupcake Accord that makes me love Britney Spears Fantasy. It may not be a sophisticated fragrance alone, but i love using it as a top layer to my deeper floral perfumes. I mean, Fantasy is a nice top note, as it dissapears within minutes.
I don't know that that's true…the kawaii “movement” seems to appeal to adults too, at least in Asia (and I'm assuming Asia is a prime target for these).
I loved that too!!! Excellent.
Hey, at least “lollipop accord” is honest, LOL…half of today's new releases smell like lollipop accord.
But agree on “edgier style”. Looks like it ain't gonna happen.
True! And maybe they're all wonderful.
I like the ad too, and like that they worked all the dolls into her head piece.
Gwen has been on a major Asian kick lately, so I'm not really surprised.
The bottles are cute, but they do have a creepy quality to them. They might be good, but I'm going to say that they might end up being the same things that are being released all the time — fruity florals, aquatics (that's what I call them, can't exactly remember the term), or gourmands.
Although there's always the possibility that I could wrong. There could be a winner in this bunch, but time will tell.
Yeah, creepy — but then, I find most kawaii stuff vaguely creepy. Sometimes creepy in a fun way, but not in this case.
This sounds Horrible!
We shall see! It probably is
The samples are now on EBAY and the bid is up to 30 bucks!
I saw those!
I was tempted to buy some samples but am just gonna be patient. I think L was really original. I wonder if five new fragrances is a bit much though…difficult to imagine that they will all be decent. There are so many perfumes coming out in September but if last year was anything to go by I think it's better value to wait until giftsets at Christmas.
Unless the price of the sample sets goes WAY down, I'm going to be patient too
The 10ml bottles will be $25 and the 30ml bottles will be $45. I saw the prices on a different beauty blog, sorry I cant remember which one though.
We got the promotional materials in at Nordies and they also sent foil blister samples. The Baby is nicely done, and Music as well. The one with the coconute accord is interesting; totally not me, but I think it will do really well. There are solid compacts available as well… when it arrives. It should be soon, I hope. The displays are adorable!
YAY! They got them at Nordstrom today! I can't WAIT til they come to Macy's!
I saw that! Wonder if Macys already has them, just not online…
Bartamy, thanks, can't wait to try them! Hate foil blister samples though.
My Macy's doesn't have them yet. I just called the one is San Francisco, but they are taking Pre-Orders because they're only getting about 12 each. I'm so excited for these! I can't wait to smell them! I'm pretty sure I'll have a Breakdown if these get here before Luscious Pink!
I'm so excited for these now! I can't stop thinking about them!
Hmmmm, solid compacts but no lotion???
AHHHHH! The website has launched! http://www.HLfragrance.com
Just wanna add to your Online Updates Robin, Harajuku Lovers are now available on Sephora's website
Thanks for the updates!
The foil samples were sent in 2 promo pamphlets – just enough for the SA's to check them out. They didn't send us anything for customers. The tester bottles are 3 ounces; so you should be able to get drammed vial samples.
Good, I'll have to see if I can get to the mall next week.
I'm so obsessed with these! I can't wait to smell them! I'm thinking of going to Nordstrom tomorrow!
I smelt all 5 of these at Nordstroms the other day, Baby smells like baby powder and Angel smells way too sweet to me. Music and G were done the best. But the sweet coconut in G in a way reminded me of Ralph Lauren Hot. I was tempted to buy a bottle of Music, but I'm going to wait for the tester sizes to pop up on ebay in a couple of months.
If I can wait that is….
Thanks for the descriptions!
Smelled these at Macy's yesterday. The rep for COTY was there and my friend from Macy's called me personally and told me to come down there to pre-order 2 of them to get a limited edition bracelet. I pre-ordered the Lil' Angel and Love. Music smells exactly like L but kinda different. G is..very interesting. Baby smells disgusting! I think I'll just get Love, Lil' Angel, Music and G. Do you know if these are limited edition, Robin?
I haven't read that they were LE, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. Have to get myself over to Macy's & smell them!
I wish I had a Macys here! ha
They'll be everywhere, eventually
For now in the US, I think it's Macys & Nordstrom.
I bought all of them yesterday!….I'll start with my top favorite down (I love them all though)…Lil' Angel was a winner its very fruity candy sweet and its drydown is very similer to that of Bath and Body Works Brown Sugar and Fig….Baby was so pretty (sorry Jlove) I loved it it does have this kinda new born baby smell to it and when I asked the sales rep which was doing the best he said Bay! I got the latst box….Love is very sensual its the most floral out of the three and it is very smooth……G is a blast of humid coconuts (atleast on my skin) from begining to end its very tropical……Music does very much smell like L only with a more citrus punch with a pinch of something metallic I like it very much….so here it is hope u enjoy…
YUUUUCK, LOL! You liked BABY? You could've just bought some Baby Powder and saved 43 Bucks, lol!
I'm really starting to like G the best. (I still have the cards the woman sprayed). I can't wait to re-smell them. Did you get them from Macy's?
Lol! maybe….but I really liked Baby and alot of other people around my area can agree…. I mean I got the last box but its strange they told me Lil' Angel wasn't doing so well….but to everyone there own….I thought baby had powdery lacing threw out the fragrance but it smells very innocent and clean to me so I was attracted to it lol….. Yup I did get it at Macy's….. The solid perfume box with alll of them is around 65$ I believe….
YAY! Our Macy's has them. They told me they had them for about three days! I could've BEEN gotten it, lol!
The thing is, I can't get the two I pre-ordered until September 7th, but I can go and get the other two I want. Sucks! I'll go see the compacts also!
SuperK, I tried Baby again JUST for you, and I still didn't like it. I got G and Music today. The ones I pre-ordered will be here on the 5th I think they said
These have GOT to be the WORST perfumes ever!
Problem #1, the Lasting Power SUUUUUUCKS! They probably last a good 30 minutes on me IF THAT!
Problem #2, I sprayed my G TWICE and it looks like it made a huge impact! 3 more sprays and I'll be half done! The bottle is small enough! These damn dolls take up a lot of the room!
I can't believe this! Well, I guess you get what you pay for
Awww! well atleast u can say u didn't try…. I agree that they are not heavy fragrances and wear very close to the skin… I only wear them on my pulse points…I'd classify them as day fragrances since there so light….Oh! Jlove I'm so with u on how much is wasted on 3 sprays I had the huges urge to steal the 3.4 sample bottles from Macy's lol… U just watch I feel shes gonna pull a fast one and come out with the limited edition EDP versions lol!
If she does that and I bought 4 of them already I'm Gonna be FREAKIN PISSED! Do y'all think the solid perfume compacts last longer? Jennifer Lopez's Glow by J.LO is an EDT also but that perfume lasts ALL day AND all day the next day!
Interesting. Meant to go to the mall this weekend to try them, but didn't make it.
Jlove I tried Secret Obsession and its way to mature for me to wear yet….sadly I must wait…..I am wearing the Daisy by M. Jacobs in the Edp version (black bottle)…its still very close to the skin but it last a tad longer….Omg! Omg! have u heard of Nina by Nina Ricci Gold version it is also another going from edt to EDP! Hope it last longer!
“Jlove I tried Secret Obsession and its way to mature for me to wear yet….sadly I must wait…..”
You know what, I tried it on the card at Macy's and I didn't like it as much. When I smelled it in a magazine I really liked it.
Nina is that red apple one, right??? When does the gold version come out???
I just can't believe these damn Harajuku Lovers! They're a damn rip-off! I'm freakin scared to use them!!!
Love smells like dill pickles to me.
Who is buying these fragrances from me?
Parents of preteens as gifts for their daughters.
HA — they're just saying they will be presents