Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Sucre is the latest perfume to join the Juicy Couture family and of course, it’s a gourmand fragrance! It’s a funny thing about Juicy Couture Fragrances, I used to hate them! I was really not a fan but after finally purchasing my first Juicy Couture perfume I ended up becoming incredibly hooked on their fragrances.
They truly take sugary sweet florals to the ultimate height. So, if that’s not your thing no need to read further.
But for my sweet gourmand fans, this one is for you! I mean, really, sucre literally translates to sugar so, what do you expect? 🙂
I think the first thing that should be discussed with Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Sucre is the bottle yes? I mean how cute is this bottle? Juicy has always favored decorating their fragrances ou with big old bows and cute little charms but they went above and beyond with Sucre. This reminds me of a big old cupcake or even a bon bon. The entire bottle is housed in a faux foil paper lining that you’d find on a cupcake or a truffle. It of course, features Juicy’s emblem in gold in the middle and the bottle has white chocolate or fluffy white frosting dripping down it. And of course, the crystal top nas a big old pink polka dot bow. Childish, whimsical, cute, and totally Juicy Couture right?
I’ve read a few thoughts on Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Sucre across fragrance and most users are saying it reminds them a lot of Ari by Ariana Grande. I’m also hearing that they feel it smells a lot like the original Juicy. I don’t really agree with either. This is a lot sweeter compared to the original Viva La Juicy fragrances and Ari which has a lot more of a cotton candy element.
At first spray, there’s a sugary hit of red currant and mandarin which are drenched in a cream notes. If you close your eyes and take a moment you can pick apart some of the notes here like hints of peach nectar that mingles with almond cream and orange flower. But I find it challenging to pick the notes apart because the first mist is a syrupy, sugary treat that never lets up even during the dry down. As it sets and dries down the sweetness remains full frontal and hints of vanilla come out to play at this point. If sugary, sweet florals are something you adore, this won’t disappoint you as it’s like walking into the garden and sprinkling sugar and juice from a jar of maraschino cherries all over the flowers.
The wear is quite good at around 5 hours with a nice linger and a little bit of a mellowing of the fragrance as at around hour four it loses some of it’s initial sweetness and gives way to more vanilla.
If Viva la Juicy isn’t sweet enough for you I doubt Sucre will disappoint. This takes sugar and sweetness to a way higher level. The scent is girlish, youthful, with plenty of cuteness thrown in.
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