Anyone try the new Harajuku Lovers Wicked Style Fragrances yet? I got ’em in the mail yesterday and proceeded to go to down misting myself silly.
My best friend Jai was with me at the time and he just gave me the silent eye raise that translated as, “You are so not doing that.” Hey, that’s part of the fun of trying new fragrances eh?
Wicked Style is a really huge revamp from the original line up. We discussed it in prior posts but it deserves a re-mention here. The girls now have velvet-y bobble-like heads and outfits that adapt various fashion styles from Japan. Baby for example is wearing Kawaii Decora which is a playful style adapted from younger Japanese girls that uses lots of layering and bright or pastel colors and accessories that include furry toys and jewelry.
At first glance of the promo images I did not like the new velvet-heads but baby is actually kinda cute. She has pale pink “hair” and sweet little pigtails. Obviously part of the appeal of the fragrances is indeed the sweet packaging but is entirely debatable depending on your outlook on fragrance. Some of us embrace our fun, juvenile sides and some of us take fragrance very seriously and seek a certain level of sophistication with it, Harajuku Lovers def leans towards our more youthful, carefree side eh?
So far the fragrances feel a bit deeper than prior releases and have a longer wearing formula with a better throw. Prior scents have been very light and cheerful but these new revamps have a certain depth that the originals lacked.
Baby contains notes of White Peach, Pink Plumeria, and Glowing Amber. She comes across full on floral to my nose even though her style is dubbed cute, vanilla, and floral, I find she is floral and very slightly spicy. You won’t like her if you’re not a floral fan however if you savor florals with a bit of a wicked twist, Baby should appeal.
I’m still debating whether or not she is me or not. She’s interesting for sure but I’m not so sure she’s “me”.
You’ll like her if you savor a good floral with a bit of spice…..plus her style is damn cute.
Anyone try Baby?
What did you think?
The Harajuku Lovers Wicked Style can be found at www.sephora.com and other fine retailers.