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.

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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

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Scent

6.4 (60 Ratings)

Longevity

6.9 (37 Ratings)

Sillage

5.5 (31 Ratings)

Bottle

6.2 (45 Ratings)
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Asphaltblume

45 Reviews
Asphaltblume
Asphaltblume
Very helpful Review    5
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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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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Trucklady 131 days ago
Watery, nondescript semi fruity-floral. The bottle is pretty cool though.
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