|The Viva la Juicy girl never turns down a glass of champagne or the chance to get into the tiniest bit of trouble.|
Viva la Juicy is a warm fruity floral that features notes of delicious wild berries and juicy mandarn gently tempered with honeysuckle, gardenia, and jasmine all wrapped up in woody base notes of amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood, and praline. The style is described as "tantalizing, teasing, tempting." I have to admit I was a bit of a snob with this perfume. The two bottles that I have in the photo above are samplers/GWPs that I got a while back but hadn't bother to try for a really long time until one day when a tiny spritzer sample vial of Viva La Juicy was all I had in my purse. Turns out, gasp, I was wrong about the perfume!
Viva La Juicy starts starts off as a burst of sweetness which very quickly merges with warm floral notes. I generally seem to hate gardenia, but despite what I have read in the fragrance note descriptions, it seems to be blended in well enough for me to quite like this perfume. The woody base notes of amber and sandalwood add a warmth to the perfume and give it depth and sophistication. Viva La Juicy might be a perfume made for a younger person, but this definitely doesn't conjure up images of princesses and fluffy pink clouds, or worse, boyband singers. It's young and fresh yet grownup enough to make for a lovely fall/winter or evening perfume for anyone.
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