More mainstream from Marie; today’s selection, Jennifer Lopez’s Deseo. Another Celeb-U-Scent, and one that I approached with optimism. Generally, the impression I get from the blogs and forums, is that of the over-flowing stable of Celeb-scents, those from JLo and Halle Berry are among the best.
Jennifer Lopez has quite a few fragrances out there, and I’m not sure where Deseo falls along the continuum of her fragrant evolution (does she really participate in the creation of the fragrance anyway??), but, who cares? What’s it smell like?
The fact is, Deseo is just too sweet for me. When I tested the Hilary Duff fragrance (With Love…), I applied it at least three times, to get a good feel for it, and, because I enjoyed it. It was sweet, but the balance was somehow just right. Deseo, however, does not work for me. There is a weird, almost aquatic-vibe, that is screechingly “fresh,” and the sweetness grows to monstrous levels within the first half-hour. Fortunately, by the four-hour mark, it had faded to the point that I was able to wear a second, more pleasing perfume for the afternoon.
Under $30, everywhere.