Beauty Review: Jennifer Lopez’s Deseo perfume

Day 4 of Week ‘O Review! I hope that you’ve enjoyed the week so far. Pumping out reviews is a little exciting so I may make this a trend at least once a month. What say you, people?

Let’s get to the get-down…

Remember my first (uhh…and last) perfume post? The convo was hot and heavy which made me realize that some of you fellow make-up/nail polish junkies also go nuts for fragrances. *looks around* OMG, meee too!!

My latest purchase came a good month and a half ago and it has taken everything in me to not spritz it on my neck every morning. I am that in love with it.

I didn’t want to post Jennifer Lopez’s half nekkie boom boom on my blog but whatev. Her perfume ad does the fragrance some justice.

Dig the fragrance description:
Deseo Perfume by Jennifer Lopez, Developed in collaboration with givaudan perfumers, this fragrance is inspired by a night time walk in a garden, it contains a blend of bamboo leaves, garden yuzu, sicilian bergamot and fresia. Middle notes are star jasmine, pink geranium flower, orange blossom and french mimosa. The finishing base notes include warm amber, oak moss, sandalwood, patchouli and atlas cedarwood. (source)

Finishing base note? Wow…who knew fragrances had their own terminology?

Obviously I can’t do any swatches or this baby here so you will just have to trust me when I say that it is the most amazing fragrance EVER! No, it really is wonderful. If you like that “grown woman” smell. That “boardroom, conference call, meeting in 10 minutes” smell then you will LOVE this. It’s crazy what a fragrance can do to your attitude. I actually FEEL like a grown woman wearing this stuff.

Oh no, I just read a review on this perfume and apparently this fragrance is “intended to appeal to a more sophisticated and mature demographic” (source). That means OLD! Oh well, I’ll take it. It certainly isn’t a fragrance your teenage sister would grab for and as a 23 year old, that means a lot to me. I don’t like smelling likes sugar plums and gum drops.

Eating them, however, is another story…

Yums! J. Lopez’s Deseo is definitely my fragrance of the year. This makes my 2nd fragrance purchase this year and I’m thinking about snagging one more before we see buh-bye to 2008.

What do you have your eye (or nose) on? Luxe Tips says Lancome’s Magnifique is amazing!! I will definitely be checking that one out. I’ll be traveling home to see the family this weekend and instead of toting this enormous bottle with me I have made it into an oil. Any oil fans out there? A few drops (or sprays) of your favorite fragrance mixed with the oil base of your choice (almond, olive…even vegetable!) creates a great “on the go” travel fragrance.

Gotta love it! Stay beautiful, fam!

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  • Askmewhats

    If you looked around, you can definitely see me! I’m one of those dead on fragrance / nail polish and cosmetics ADDICT :) Oooohh she looks sexy in this photo though, *sniffs around* can’t wait!

  • yummy411

    i love the ad and wish that mariah carey would take notes. my review was so much blabber because i was undecided…. too old or simply sophisticated? i’m glad it works for you though, esp. with the crazy beautiful bottle. i wanted to love it so…

  • SuzieC

    The ad is hot! I actually like JLo’s perfumes, so I will be giving this one a sniff!

  • Avartsy

    You’ve been tagged! For rules, please see my blog!

  • Brown Girl Gumbo

    I love the pic of those yummy candies!!! I haven’t smelled J.Lo’s new scent yet.

  • GS

    I´ve only had a J.Lo perfume (Glow)not a good experience didn´t like it… glad to hear this one smells good. Oh and, I think I´m wrong then, I´m 24 and I love to smell like a giant cotton (kidding) but my favorite fragance IS vanilla splash and there´s nothing sweeter smelling than that.


    These go great with my blog!

  • Product Junkie Diva

    I haven’t smelled the scent either but in general I go for the sugar plum and gum drops scent..LOL If a perfume does not smell like alcohol then I am cool so I will have to check this one out.
    Have a great weekend.

  • floral decor

    @a few goody gumdrops i also think these will go great with my blog too 😉

  • Ahhh thank you for this review. I was curious about this perfume, I’ve tried several of J.Lo’s perfumes such as Miami Glow. Glow After Dark, Love at First Glow, and they are all wonderful! I’m so excited there is another perfume by Jennifer Lopez to try out! I loved the way you reviewed described it. It sounds delicious! Plus the bottle is so elegant and gorgeous!