Recently I did a triple review of Ormonde Jayne Tiare, Stella McCartney Stella Nude and Strange Invisible Perfumes Fire and Cream, and I started out by saying there was no common theme to tie the three fragrances together, to which Mals86 responded in the comments that the theme was clearly “Recent Releases: Very Nice, But Didn’t Grab Me” — true enough in the case of the Ormonde Jayne and the Strange Invisible Perfume, although I don’t think I’d grace the Stella Nude with even a “very nice”. In any case, in the interest of saving you the trouble of reading, I’ll tell you today’s theme up front — “Recent Releases: Don’t Try Them On My Account”.
Couture Couture by Juicy Couture
Juicy Couture has done very nicely for themselves with their fragrance line, and the first two entries for women were both well-executed examples of their respective genres — the original Juicy Couture being a nearly perfect representation of a bright perky mainstream fruity floral, and Viva La Juicy of a young-ish mainstream candied floral gourmand. Neither of those are things I care for terribly, mind you, but I can see the attraction.
Couture Couture is another matter. I originally tried it next to the two earlier Juicy fragrances, and my initial reaction was that I didn’t love any of the three, but that Juicy Couture and Viva La Juicy at least smelled like perfume, whereas Couture Couture, whilst most definitely possessing a smell, did not…