Too Too Pretty (2012)

Too Too Pretty by Betsey Johnson
Bottle Design: Betsey Johnson, Laura Foote
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Too Too Pretty is a perfume by Betsey Johnson for women and was released in 2012. The scent is floral-fresh. It is being marketed by Inter Parfums.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGrapefruit, Blackcurrant, Lemon blossom
Heart Notes Heart NotesGardenia, Lily, Osmanthus
Base Notes Base NotesBlond woods, Musk, Vanilla



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Not so pretty
This will sound bitchy, but I donned my sample of Betsey Johnson TOO TOO PRETTY in anticipation of my imminent bath. So, no, I was not really very optimistic about this perfume, but it's here in my possession, so why not give it a sniff? Provided, that is, that I'm not going to be locked into a compromising olfactory situation for an indeterminate amount of time. That was my reasoning. Now, having donned the perfume, should I call off my bath?

Definitely not. This is a sweet, abstract fruity abstract floral frag like a thousand others. Of the perfumes which I've worn in recent memory, TOO TOO PRETTY smells closest compositionally to Kiehl's ORANGE FLOWER & LYCHEE, but that's only because the latter is very, very sweet and much more about lychees than it is about than orange flower. However, the Kiehl's smells natural, which the Betsey Johnson does not.

TOO TOO PRETTY smells both very sweet and and highly abstract. It's not horrible, but it's nothing that I will be wearing again, and I certainly would not acquire a bottle--at any price. I probably would not wear it even if it were given to me.

This was my first foray into the house of Betsey Johnson, though I must say that I have often been tempted to purchase a bottle of her first perfume scent unsniffed. What really turned me off was seeing the chintzy-beyond-belief packaging. I figured that if they would create such a flimsy, ridiculous cap, then they'd have no qualms about filling the bottle with chemical soup.

On an unrelated note, TOO TOO PRETTY is an absurd name for a perfume--or anything for that matter. I recall when Elizabeth Arden launched PRETTY HOT, apparently because the people working in their marketing department are such dullards that they do not even know that the implied double entendre is a flagrant piece of self-deprecation. I'm not really hot. No, I'm pretty hot, which means of course that I'm not. Think of a guy talking about a woman: "she's pretty hot" usually means that she is "sort of hot".

In the case of TOO TOO PRETTY, the double entendre is supposed to relate to the ballerina garb. Is this a clever play on words? No, but it matches the juice inside, I'll give it that.
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If you couldn't tell by the bottle, it's a girly perfume.
I'm a sucker for packaging, and sometimes I don't make the best choices for myself when it comes to the juice inside. I was going to buy this blindly online since I had a coupon, but I decided NO--let's take a trip to the store first and see if this perfume is worth a purchase.

90% of the time, going to the store is a buzzkill for me. I think I get my hopes up, and the fragrances I test end up being a disappointment. Too Too Pretty was no exception. I don't know why I expected it to be more complex with woodsy notes and vanilla; but look at the bottle. The fragrance is not meant to be a complicated, serious, or demure perfume. It's flouncy, it's hyper, a little bit ostentatious. I smelled mostly lemon and gardenia, notes I associate with spring or summer. Although I did enjoy this fragrance, I sniffed it in the wrong season. Too Too Pretty, you're cute and I like you, but it's time to throw on a sweater and some pants. I'll see you in Spring 2013.
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