Anna Sui Sui Dreams & Sui Dreams in Pink ~ fragrance review

Anna Sui, Sui Dreams in Pink

Sui Dreams, the second fragrance in the Anna Sui collection, was released in 2000. It’s a floral gourmand with top notes of bergamot, tangerine, nectarine and bitter orange; heart notes of peony, freesia, peach and rose; and base notes of vanilla, sandalwood, cedarwood and skin musks. It was developed for the brand by perfumer Philippe Romano.

According to the Anna Sui website, Sui Dreams “plays on a harmonious multiplicity that is warm and fresh, rich and transparent, sweet-scented and sparkling.” I’ll agree that it’s “warm,” “rich” and “sweet-scented”; some people may find it too sweet, but looking back, I admire Sui Dreams for arriving on the market long before the taste for caramel-musk-vanilla perfumes…

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Jennifer Lopez Live & Live Luxe ~ fragrance review

Jennifer Lopez Live advertJennifer Lopez Live Luxe fragrance

Jennifer Lopez launched Live, her fourth fragrance, last year. Live was developed by perfumer Dominique Ropion, and the notes include lemon, orange, pineapple, redcurrant, peony, violet, caramel, tonka beans, vanilla and sandalwood.

Not surprisingly, Live is a fruity floral — hey, almost all celebrity fragrance releases these days are fruity florals, and despite what I keep reading about how the trends are changing, it sometimes seems like at least 90% of all fragrance releases are fruity florals, and sweet ones at that. It isn’t my favorite category so it doesn’t exactly strike joy in my heart, but if it is yours, I don’t think you have anything to worry about for the near future…

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