Jennifer Lopez J Lo Sunkissed Glow ~ fragrance review

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Sunkissed Glow is the latest flanker to J Lo's popular Glow fragrance, which launched in 2002 and was followed by Miami Glow, Love at First Glow and Glow After Dark. The summer-day-at-the-beach inspiration — "enjoy the feeling of warm sand on skin, bask in the glow of the hot summer sun" — recalls that of Miami Glow, and the juice itself is close enough that fans of Miami Glow are likely to enjoy the new version.

Perfumer Caroline Sabas developed Sunkissed Glow (she also did Miami Glow); and the notes are red grapefruit, pineapple juice, cassis sorbet, beach flower, orange blossom, water lily, passion flower, amber, hot sand, cashmere wood and skin musk. If Miami Glow smelled like a tropical suntan lotion laced with coconut oil, Sunkissed Glow, in the early stages, is perhaps closer to a cocktail garnished with lots of tropical fruit; as was the case with Miami Glow, it's a beachy fruity floral, sweet-ish, but considerably less so than much of the celebrity fragrance competition. No particular notes stand out other than the grapefruit and pineapple in the opening (and perhaps a bit of the cassis, for a time), and the florals in the heart notes are sheer and mostly nondescript. The dry down is warm and mild and musky, and recalls Miami Glow's "warm sand accord" — the longer the two are on skin, the more they smell alike.

Sunkissed Glow is nicely done, and gets a plus in my book for not smelling like candy (actually, just about all of the J Lo line gets a plus on that score — as a whole, the line is more "grown up" than most mainstream celebrity perfume brands). Still, despite the fact that I'm not usually a huge fan of coconut in perfume, I prefer the original Miami Glow. It was just more fun*. I understand it can still be found at some of the discount chains, so you might want to try both scents before you make up your mind.

Jennifer Lopez Sunkissed Glow by J Lo launches this month, and will be available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette.

*I tried hard to think of a more precise way to put it, but "more fun" is all I came up with. Miami Glow was just kind of fun.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    mmm thsat's just too many glow for me. *lol*

  2. Anonymous says:

    And there may well be more to come…

  3. Anonymous says:

    wow robin im so jealous of you! where did you get to sample it? i really loved miami glow so im hoping not to be dissapointed with this one. i loved the warmness of the drydown of miami glow so this one is sure to be a winner for me. im the same way, while not completely adoring coconut in perfum , miami glow just did something for me. it was as you said, very fun!! heres to more fun with sunkissed glow! i enjoy alittle fruitiness sometimes and jlos are often more muture. i really really loved deseo, another beachy scent.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Okay, based on this moderately “glowing” review, I will have to go give these two a good sniff 'n' spritz…..I generally avoid most of the “celebri-scents” because they are too sweet/candy-piled-on-top-of-flowers for me. Don't get me wrong; I like floral scents just fine. But the vast majority of celebrity frags. on my skin turn either into bug-spray or gag-me-sweet candy. And goodness knows I avoid Paris Hilton frags. just on principle. (sorry, a brief meanie moment there).

    So I will supress the memory of my grandmother using the word “glow” as a euphemism “sweating like a pig” and give the Sunkissed and Miami Glow a try.

  5. Anonymous says:

    “Horses sweat, men perspire, women glow”– right?!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hey! you know my gramma!!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Ahhh, now you have started me thinking about what kind of perfume I will want to wear to the beach. What a lovely daydream!

  8. Anonymous says:

    AHHHHHHHH! Robin, where did you find it?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Did you hear? The mystery scent in NYC was found… It comes from across the Hudson in NJ. A plant that processes seeds…? I think that was what the news said.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Coty sent me a sample, which is unusual.

  11. Anonymous says:

    This one has a very similar warm drydown, but I really liked the coconut in MG. Don't think this one is as nice as MG or Deseo, but it's nice for a celebrity fruity floral (not my favorite category in any case).

  12. Anonymous says:

    You're allowed a brief meanie moment. In general the J Lo line is much better done than the PH line…but these still aren't genius perfumes.

  13. Anonymous says:

    They just sent it because they know of your blog or you requested one? You are soooo lucky! I don't even know if this will be here in the U.S!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Cute bottle. I liked Miami Glow too – it had a happy feel.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I always heard it as “ladies feel the heat” but “glow” is better and even less accurate! Unless the glow can be positively radioactive.

  16. Anonymous says:

    They just sent one — which I would guess means it will be in the US. And it's on her website now as “coming in February”.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Oh, I'll have to give this a try. I liked Miami Glow – it was a really nice pick-me-up in the dead of winter when we're buried under 4 feet of snow!

  18. Anonymous says:

    I'm surprised there's no solar accord a la Dolce&Gabbana The One.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I actually quite like Miami Glow so I will give this a smell once it rocks up on our shores.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Agree…although still prefer my EL Azuree Soleil — might be the only coconut-y thing I've ever bought.

  21. Anonymous says:

    I don't know how much difference there is between “warm sand accord” and “warm skin accord” and “solar accord” — might not be much.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Will be curious to see if most people like it better than MG!

  23. Anonymous says:

    This one smells pretty synthetic also, I think. Just doesn't have the suntan oil vibe which gave MG its charm.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Perfume at the beach… OUCH!

    Once got a major burn as a result or a reaction between the sun and the alcohols in an edt.

    Be forewarned

  25. Anonymous says:

    You know, I'm really surprised that has never happened to me…(knock on wood)

  26. Anonymous says:

    I emailed COTY about this and they said this will only be available at travel retailers and Duty-free shops. Wtf? Why would they do that? Do they not have faith in Jennifer Lopez's fragrances anymore? How and why would they do this to her?? Also, what on earth is a Duty-free shop??

  27. Anonymous says:

    Fragrancenet & Zappos both have it, but I suppose that doesn't help if you want to smell it before you buy.

    Live Platinum did not get distributed widely either. Too bad. But would guess her next pillar scent (in other words, something that isn't a flanker) will still be in Macy's.

  28. Anonymous says:

    i just got this today and i am loving it!!! it smells like pineapple gummie bears! i love the bottle. its my favorite of the glows so far. but it still doesnt beat my favorite of her line, deseo. i hope she does another flanker to it. i liked deseo forever but it was just a sweeter version of deseo. i want a flanker to be more intense and earthy with more amber, moss and mineral accord. that would be wonderful! one can dream.

  29. Anonymous says:

    JonR, where did you get it? was it a blind buy?

  30. Anonymous says:

    Pineapple gummie bears, LOL!

  31. Anonymous says:

    JloveLamar, i got the 3.4oz bottle on ebay for $40! awesome right! it was brand new in its retail box. i just love it!

  32. APassionateJourney says:

    UGH! This IS MIAMI GLOW WITH ONE EXTRA NOTE! Why would COTY do this? Why wouldn’t they just bring back Miami Glow???

    • Robin says:

      I would have said minus a note — I missed the creamy coconut part.

  33. fifi3482 says:

    never thought of jlo’s fragrances either as good or bad…..most of them are just ok with me..something i can endure smelling from close without feeling dizzy…(its a real crash test putting up with perfumes in public transport during greek summer…)i just loved “Still” and its just too sad i cant find it anymore…any suggestions of something similar….?
    notes supposed to be “,,…..Blends with sake, white pepper, mandarin, earl grey, pink freesia, honeysuckle, orange flower, rose, wild jasmine, sandalwood, musks, ambers, and orris…” but i trust real sniffing noses more…. :-)

    • Robin says:

      I’m sorry to say that Still is the one I know least well, only smelled it once and that was some time ago — sorry to be no help!

  34. fifi3482 says:

    its ok…thanks for replying anyway…just wonder why its disconntinued…seemed to do well…plus it has been one of my favorites ..oh well..i guess ill live without..

  35. jonr951 says:

    So i just found a site online w an article and pic of jlos 2 new fragrances called…drum row please….My Glow and Petite Glow! im curious to see if they are really happening. I guess theyre meant for moms and their babies. cant wait! o heres where 2 find the article…. http://want2meetjenniferlopez.blogspot.com/2008/11/jennifer-lopez-with-2-new-upcoming.html

    • Robin says:

      Looks like they’ve been reported in several places…so likely it’s real & not a spoof. Wonder when they’ll launch…

  36. Amanda says:

    She’s going to release ‘My Glow’ in October.
    Are we on 5 or 6 now?

    • Robin says:

      Don’t know, I’ve lost count!

  37. APassionateJourney says:

    YAY! I won a sealed 3.4 oz bottle on Ebay for 37 bucks and it comes with a 6.7 oz lotion! I’ve changed my mind about this fragrance! I want it :)

  38. fifi3482 says:

    Seems “Still” is back!! ….nice..!!
    http://www.jenniferlopezbeauty.com/templates/home.asp#/still

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