December 11, 2014

Comme Des Garcons Play Red Review

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Comme Des Garcons Play Red

I was excited to see that Sephora started carrying the new Comme Des Garcons Play Red Eau de Toilette (not to be mistaken with the original Comme Des Garcons Red fragrance)! I really enjoy unique and obscure brands of perfume especially French ones like Annick Goutal and Commes Des Garcons is steeped in in whimsical Japanese tradition making a unique fragrance that totally pulls me in.

Let’s take a look at Comme Des Garcons Play Red!

Comme Des Garcons Play Red is one of three “color” fragrances that recently launched on Sephora. I admit I ordered this blindfolded online. Without sniffing it in person I felt sure I’d love it and it is lovely but not what I expected at all.

This comes housed in a fat larger square bottle with Comme Des Garcons’ adorable heart peeking from the bottle. For an EDT formula and for such a light fragrance it has excellent linger and very good throw on my skin.

Unfortunately I was disappointed because I read so many different reviews that described it as a cinnamon heart candy fragrance where as others proclaimed it a sweet, sweet cherry. Honestly, both aspects sounded appealing to me. Even Sephora markets it as a warm fragrance with sweeter, floral notes.

It contains very interests notes like Mint Nanah, Lime, Juniper Berry, Basil, and Jasmine. I actually really wanted it to smell like cinnamon heart candy….but it doesn’t. This actually smells very lemony lime-ish and that’s about the only notes I get from it. It’s a rather fresh tart lime fragrance with a hint of light floral as it dries down the basil and mint really shine through as well and I feel like I stepped into an herb garden after the rain! It’s not unpleasant in the least and it smells quite different and unique. However, a little disappointing when you’re expected cherries or cinnamon. I can’t understand some of the reviews I read that described it as such.

Comme Des Garcons Play Red isn’t as unique as I expected and therefore too expensive. I wish it was a different fragrance, something that might have people asking, “What are you wearing?” but unfortunately, it isn’t. So if you were considering a purchase I’d suggest heading in store to smell it before purchasing online the way I did.

I expected something more from Comme Des Garcons and although Play Red isn’t a generic fragrance by any means it’s still not special enough to have be raving in delight!

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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