Fancy Nights 2010

Fancy Nights by Jessica Simpson
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Fancy Nights is a perfume by Jessica Simpson for women and was released in 2010. The scent is oriental-earthy. It was last marketed by Parlux Ltd..
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Perfumer

Steve DeMercado

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot Egyptian papyrusEgyptian papyrus
Heart Notes Heart NotesBulgarian roseBulgarian rose Indonesian patchouliIndonesian patchouli Night-blooming jasmineNight-blooming jasmine
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber OakmossOakmoss SandalwoodSandalwood VanillaVanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.4109 Ratings

Longevity

7.580 Ratings

Sillage

7.180 Ratings

Bottle

7.591 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 28.11.2020.
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Exciter76

35 Reviews
Exciter76
Exciter76
Top Review    6  
Old Books and Green Vanillas
Jessica Simpson defied expectation with her celebuscent, Fancy Nights. Not that I see her donning a lab coat and protective goggles while comparing methods of oakmoss extraction. Maybe this did, in fact, take place. I highly doubt it but one never knows. Oh, but to take a whiff of this beauty, one has to wonder if maybe she could hold a discussion about such things.

A reviewer below mentioned the smell of books. I love this because it smells like an old opened book. There’s a little dust, an underlying mustiness, and an unusual inky element. Above all, there is the smell of paper. I am no expert but I’ll venture to guess it is due to the papyrus note. The patchouli is a bit dirty but like those found in head shops. It is very verdant here, like reading books in a forest. Longevity is superb, and though I find it is linear it is surprisingly complex, too.

I must confess: I hated this the first few times I tried it. I was reminded of a pine-scented household cleanser. I think this initial reaction was due to the fact I’d grown accustomed to celebrity scents smelling of candy floss and sugar cubes. This defies any and all expectation of what a celebuscent is and could be. Yes, this is sweet but it isn’t gourmand. FN is a very green vanilla—my favorite genre of fragrance—and it is totally inedible. For what it is, FN is very daring and worthy of commendation. Perfume aficionados should try this once, then two more times before either completely dismissing it or falling hopelessly in love.
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Awesomeness

247 Reviews
Awesomeness
Awesomeness
Very helpful Review    5  
Better than it needs to be
I tried Fancy Nights on the recommendation of some fellow fumies, and they were right. I am both surprised & impressed by this fragrance.

It is much better than it needs to be.

Fancy Nights is wonderfully dark patchouli-vanilla that's relatively simple, a bit sweet, and just on the femme side of unisex. Would make a great fragrance for a rocker-chick or anyone who likes fragrances slightly gothic. In fact, Fancy Nights is much more rocker-chick than Vivienne Westwood's Let It Rock and much more gothic than Loree Rodkin's Gothic I, both of which I own.

Those who are expecting this scent to be like Fancy, or any other sugar-laden confection in the mass market, are sure to be disappointed by Fancy Nights. Good thing too, because now this fragrance can be yours for a song. I might just get me a bottle ...
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Omni

70 Reviews
Omni
Omni
Helpful Review    8  
It all started with the big Bang
Bang for your buck, yes, this is so cheap you fear the contents. But that's not all, this is the 'Big Bang' fragrance. According to the theme song 'fourteen billion years ago expansion started' And now I know why, clearly Jessica Simpson employed Steve DeMarcado to create Fancy Nights. It's huge, like Giorgio Beverley Hills it starts expanding and enveloping, comets start flying, the air is dense and it's hard to breathe. With a hundred dollars between them the only Patchouli that equals its intensity, in my experience, is in Mon Parfum Cheri EDP. Well, that dries down to uber elegance, this continues to split the atom and burn your nostril hair. I thought the Patchouli was strong in Purplelips Sensual (Dali) It's like Alien on steroids. Riding instructions: Spray the small of your back. If you still like it fifteen minutes later try it somewhere away from your collarbone. Wait five hundred million years for its half-life before you leave the house! The shrivelled old lady who follows your sillage down the street will be me, it's gorgeous from a distance.
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Belgwen

94 Reviews
Belgwen
Belgwen
Helpful Review    5  
Unique celebrity fragrance
Just had a chance to try this out. What an incredible contradiction in styles! I cannot wear Ms. Simpson's few creations because they are too cloyingly sweet; though I wish I could simply because they smell awesome out of the bottle but bomb on my skin.

But this perfume... Whew! I almost dropped down on my knees when they made me smell the tester strip at the mall.

Very masculine, spicy, and avant garde. It has TREMENDOUS presence. Like a strong liquid poison in an exciting gothic story... I don't necessarily WANT to drink it. But I can't stop myself from picking up the toxic green bottle... Curious to see what's inside, I sniff this mysterious potion even if it could possibly kill me to do it.

Unconventional, peculiar, but SO enticing... Needs to be tested first or a direct full dose on your skin could kill you. Don't say you haven't been warned...
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7.5
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7.5
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7
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Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
Very helpful Review    5  
A risky choice from Miss Simpson
Fancy Nights by Jessica Simpson is a real, big surprise. I'm a fan of patchouli and I adore its scent, however I hadn't managed to find a well-done patchouli fragrance that wasn't niche or from an upscale, commercialised brand, until now.

This particular fragrance has everything I love; a rich oriental feel, green earthiness and great intensity. Le Labo's Patchouli 24 is my favourite patchouli fragrance so far, and believe it or not, Fancy Nights reminds me of it. In truth, Fancy Nights is obviously softer and more feminine, however the distinguishable similarities are there.

The opening top notes are quite rich and bold. Definitely a night fragrance or one you would wear in Winter. First off, I noticed that it smelt a little bit like Prada, yet it was a touch sweeter and minus the amber.

Towards the heart, Fancy Nights takes a strange turn and becomes increasingly powdery. It created that softness that I often desire when my hard-hitting patchouli fragrances become too much. I like this powdery aspect and it think it works well. It's also likely to attract buyers that aren't usually ones to like heavy orientals or patchouli-based scents.

The longevity is rather rewarding and the sillage is moderately strong. I'm rather grateful that Jessica Simpson has released this fragrance seeming that it is a rather risky choice. I'm seriously considering buying this fragrance for the up-coming Winter months.
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HellenczHellencz 2 years ago
7
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7
Sillage
8
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9
Scent
It feels exactly like it's bottle looks like: deep dark foresty green with gold amber. A little bit spicy, not sweet. Reminds of Coromandel.
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KimJongKimJong 3 years ago
7
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7
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8
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7
Scent
Pretty good at the almost free price. The scent of an old bookstore, with chocolate-like patchouli, dense and dark vanilla.
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GwdbeGwdbe 7 years ago
If you are in love with patchouli lodge in here. This speaks more about patchouli and amber.
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