Deseo by Jennifer Lopez
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Deseo is a perfume by Jennifer Lopez for women and was released in 2008. The scent is fresh-floral. It was last marketed by Coty. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBamboo leaf, Bergamot, Freesia, Yuzu
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium, Jasmine, Orange blossom, Mimosa, Nutmeg
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Oakmoss, Musk, Sandalwood, Patchouli

Ratings

Scent

6.5 | 63 Ratings

Longevity

7.0 | 39 Ratings

Sillage

5.6 | 34 Ratings

Bottle

6.6 | 50 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 10.03.2021.
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Very helpful Review    11  
In the nursery with the baby sharks.
Today, while cleaning up and re-sorting the perfume cabinet, I came across this beautiful Deseo flacon
Yes... where are you from, my little darling... I haven't sniffed you for ages... come here... you are such a pretty bottle....

Short spray, oh, still very good. I remembered that I hadn't worn the fragrance for over 10 years - and it was such a great holiday romance

...........I remembered that in 2009 we actually managed to plan our holidays by treating ourselves to a few saltwater envelopes. Salt water envelopes are for my husband and me the synonym for diving holidays. We have been diving for over thirty years
Since we prefer to travel rather than spend our holidays, there are only a few locations that come into question for a diving holiday. Red Sea, always. Caribbean is not so interesting for us. Andaman Sea Thailand, yes. But if you want to hang out in addition, which is what I understand by hanging out, only the Maldives came into question.

I don't want to leave unmentioned that we have been avoiding the luxury resorts there for a long time. Who needs Swarovski stones covered toilet seats, or an underwater restaurant?
I am satisfied with the barefoot island with beach bungalos, with pleasure with an interesting house reef. In the evening the sundowners, good food and excellent room service. Also a well equipped diving center with Nitrox tanks, nice people on the Doni and a private guide for the first dives.
In 2009 it was Vakarufalhi, the island was not yet luxuriously pimped. A typical fried egg island, with a lagoon, the nursery of small reef sharks. They are a bit longer than a forearm - so they are really still babies and very curious. If you stop, they come to you and examine your calves with a gentle snip.

Most of the time you fly to the Maldives via the Emirates or Oman, where there is still a stay and you have enough time for the perfumery. I think in 2008 we had a stopover in Sharjah.
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Which finally brings me to the fragrance. An unusual test bottle caught my eye as I was roaming around. A bizarrely shaped gemstone, lid and flacon merge into each other. A first sprayer and... ...my holiday began....
Only when the bottle is emptied does it become apparent that it is made of light blue coloured glass.

The bitterness of the Yuzu fruit and a particular aquatic accord that I couldn't place captivated me immediately... I misted myself up a little with the perfume and hurried to the checkout. Our plane was already called and the husband waved impatiently from afar...
Relatively quickly, a sandalwood base appeared and to my great delight the fragrance turns more into a floral one, without giving up the aquatic note, and thus remains for many hours. Much later, all the other base notes appear, with the aquatic note and a hint of flowers hovering quietly above it until the passing of time.
For me, Deseo will remain unforgettably connected with diving 2009 in the Maldives. It is a summery, sensual and erotic island feeling scent for me... When my husband helped me to peel me out of my suit after the dive and a scent melange of exotic flower accords, sandalwood, neoprene and my saltwater skin tickled his nose....

Apart from Deseo, I don't know any other popstar fragrances. (Could I change...)
and after so many years, I still find it adorably wearable.
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Asphaltblume

45 Reviews
Asphaltblume
Asphaltblume
Very helpful Review    4  
Clean thunderstorm in a tropical garden
Deseo starts with strong citric notes, softening quickly and bringing out sweet flowers. I believe I smell coconut because there seems to be a hint of sunscreen lotion. Plus a light aquatic freshness that's not obtrusive. I also smel fruits, sweet oranges probably, and ananas and something juicy and sweet and round - apricot? mango perhaps? - that blends beautifully with exotic-smelling flowers. Freesia, jasmin, orangeblossom? seems fitting. There could be a hint of rose as well, but I'm happy I can't sniff out the geranium. And there's really not supposed to be any coconut in this concoction? I also smell the rich floridness of gardenia. Not in there either?
I don't know the scent of bamboo leaf. Well, in fact I do, but the bamboo leaves I happen to know smell generically vegetable, like grass. And I don't smell that here. The base notes stay in the background for quite some time. I detect no more than a tiny hint of earthiness and woodiness now and again. That could be a bit more pronounced to my mind!
This fragrance is fresh due to the aquatic note, the citrus and ananas, and warm at the same time due to the soft, woody and creamy base. I still smell the suncream scent of coconuts. Coconut mixed with sweet orange blossoms, freesia and gardenia, I think that's a beautiful combination.
Deseo is quite sweet, but not sticky. And no fruitsalad either! I can't single out amber and musk but I'm sure they add to the creamy warmth in the background.

According to the official story behind the fragrance it was inspired by the scents in JLos garden at midnight shortly before a thunderstorm. This garden is clearly of tropical lushness and can't be far from water (Los Angeles? I don't think so!). There is a faint damp mossiness that grounds the fragrance but doesn't stand out.
After some time has passed, the aquatic notes show up again. It's either the rain coming closer or a wind coming from the water is freshing up. The fragrance is still fruity, but it's no overripe, sticky fruitiness, but light, citric, sweet, fresh, just ready for harvest. Later on I get a distinct whiff of ananas, even later a whiff of dry cedarwood.

This dry cedarwood becomes stronger and somewhat subdues the fruits and flowers linking them beautifully to the soft, warm and creamy base notes and to the smell of water that's still there. I'm waiting in vain for the smell of damp earth, though. But the scent becomes greener, fresher and cooler which matches the program but is an unusual sequence in a perfume. How can something with those base notes become cooler instead of warmer?
Unfortunately it's not an earthy-humid but an almost clinically clean, transparent coolness. The sandalwood entering the stage hours later can't change that either. This fragrance seems to turn an "Infiniment" on me, it's the same cold note, even though it's not as icy or as strong as in "Infiniment". But Deseo seems to be a fragrance meant for hot summery weather, and JLos fragrances are mostly clean anyway.

I was wrong after all: The sandalwood did change it, it only needed a few more minutes to chase away the clinical coolness and to spread a spicy and soft warmth. And now amber dares to leave its cover followed by musk. And the coconut is back as well, albeit delicately in the background. Now this I like again!

The longevity of this base is good, too, it really lasts all day. The sultry thunderstorm in the garden doesn't last more than three or four hours, though. Longer if I sprayed it into my hair.

Deseo really is a pretty summery scent and better than the average celebrity scent. Maybe that's due to Jennifer Lopez having worked in a perfumery after school. Deseo is surprisingly complex and runs through various stades. It can easily stand up to other fragrances in the same price range, Escada for example, but not to real high-class fragrances.
I miss a bit of tartness, a couple of earthy and woody notes in the beginning. To me it's a bit tame as it is.

Deseo yo un poco màs de olor de tierra húmeda y màs de olor de madera en esta fragancia.
The bottle sits comfortably in your hand and is easy to use - if you push the nozzle with your thumb cradling the bottle in your fingers. The colors are a lot paler in my flask that in the photo. Well, not quite: Seen from the narrow side and lit more artfully the colors come out even stronger with the lid having a stronger amber colour than in the photo above. And the bevels produce a pretty play of reflexes and different colour depths. Only it's not a garden they bring to mind but the beach, golden sand and blue sea and that's in line with the drydown of this scent after all.
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5
Sillage
7.5
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Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
Very helpful Review    2  
Perfectly beachy
I really liked this perfume. It's floral and sweet without being too young and sickening. I can imagine this fragrance appealing to women and not just little girls. I actually find this fragrance quite sophisticated and versatile. It could blend well into any situation, whether it be a casual outing or a special occasion. I also find it quite beachy. Unfortunately Deseo is not long-lasting, so I find that to be this scent's only downfall.

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5
Longevity
5
Sillage
8
Bottle
Watery, nondescript semi fruity-floral. The bottle is pretty cool though.

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