Moin you dear Parfumas (and you dear Parfumos). After my wife liked my review of Scandal so well, I am compelled by her to review more women's fragrances. (Honey, if you're reading this - "coerced "may have been a bit thick)
(For all the impatient, below starts the fragrance review)
For the past 3 days now, our evening routine looks like this:
Glad to finally have closing time, I rise from my workplace which is also our dining table, on which I have placed since the beginning of the pandemic makeshift my home office PC. (In these times we are lucky to have a safe workplace at all!) I enter the living room and turn to my wife.
"Honey, what do you want for dinner tonight?"
She looks up from the sofa at me and considers.
"I don't know, I'm pretty beat from work." (I have the utmost respect for my wife's work, she gets up every day to pursue her dream job full of dedication as a geriatric nurse in a nursing home, despite lousy pay and disastrous working conditions she loves her job - honey, the world is grateful for people like you!!!)
Still she looks at me thoughtfully.
"Otherwise, do you want to just have something delivered?" i try to take the thinking out of her. But still she seems to be brooding. Only now do I notice that she is looking in my direction, but somehow through me.
"Honey, are you okay?" I ask her.
"Hmm? Oh yeah everything's fine. Do you want to just order something else?" she replies.
Somewhat amused and at the same time a little confused I grin at her and reply:
"You haven't been listening to me at all have you? So tell me, what were you thinking about just now?"
Her gaze avoids mine a little and I see that sardonic grin that I love about her, among other things.
"You wrote about Scandal a few days ago, didn't you?" she says, looking at me with a broad grin by now.
"Let me guess, now you want me to write about another scent of yours or?" i finish her thought.
Grinning even wider, she jumps up from the couch, takes a step towards me and gives me a kiss on the cheek. Immediately our lady dog rises from her seat as well, wagging her tail and signaling "hey, I'm here too, love me." My wife immediately squats down and pets Bonny behind both ears. As she does so, she looks at me and says:
"You're the best. You get to decide on what scent, too. And you get to decide what we order. Oh, by the way - I'd like a shrimp pizza."
And before I can even reply that I
get to pick the food after all, she leaves the room grinning....
What you don't do for the people you love. But my dear, don't worry. Reviewing a little about a fragrance is no great deed and I'm very happy to do it. Even though a week ago you looked at me like I was an alien when you realized I was writing about perfumes on a forum. :-)
I love doing it and it's no comparison to you making me happy and giving me purpose every day. But let's finally get down to the nitty gritty for all of you who have stuck it out this far, Viva la Juicy Gold Couture, so let's get started:
The bottle: 8/10
Kitschy, girly, pompous - in short, visually for all those who stand on kitschy just the hammer. (my wife loves the bottle) The name also fits the design. Also the sprayer is quite neat. A big drawback, however, there is. You can not see the fill level unfortunately.
Let's give ourselves to the scent:
The fragrance starts with the Viva la Juicy typical berry potpourri. I must really say, fruity berries can Viva la Juicy simply. Incredibly fruity, delicious, sweet and delicious. Also, I find that VlJ fragrances always smell a tiny bit like clear apple juice. But that's not meant in a negative way at all. True, the apple is not listed. But the association to apple juice I have every time I smell. Very discreetly joins the party after a short time a very slight floral influence. However, really very restrained. The fragrance is not at all floral, but throughout mainly fruity-sweet. The fragrance doesn't have a lot of complexity, but it doesn't have to. After 20 minutes you know how you will smell now until the end. Because now, in addition to the berry-fruity notes, the other two main actors in the form of caramel (no burnt sugar, more like toffee) and vanilla, have pushed to the front. And it's these three main players that the fragrance thrives on. In contrast to the normal VlJ, the Gold Couture is a real little gourmand due to the caramel and the vanilla, but it also remains fruity until the end. Simply delicious.
In short: initially juicy-berry-fruity, then after a short time comes vanilla and caramel to it. The fragrance simply a sweet-fruity dream.
Biggest drawback of the fragrance is the meager durability. But I think that this is so intentional, because all VlJ are very moderate. After 5 hours is completely closing time. Too bad.
Here too, after 2 hours unfortunately already very close to the skin. Without pocket atomizer unfortunately only a short experience.
The thing is incredibly popular. My wife has not yet received a single negative feedback and especially men love this fragrance. He is sexy without screaming loudly, sensual without wanting to seduce. A great, pleasing fragrance.
The fragrance is actually wearable all year round. Despite sweet gourmandnoten goes the also in the summer. The moderate durability and sillage makes him even in high temperatures not exhausting or penetrating. He also fits into any situation, date, everyday, party - even in the office goes the. Only at over 25 degrees or during sports he fits perhaps not quite so well. Otherwise a sweet all-rounder, not only for teens or girly girls :-P, but also at an older age still wearable. Maybe not necessarily to the business outfit. But hey -why not?
Price / performance: 9/10
The fragrance is to get again and again for 40.00€/100ml and for this price more than okay. Of course, this fragrance is not the great perfume art, but Viva la Juicy does a very good job in this price segment. They stay true to their line. And for 40,00€ you get here an incredibly delicious, sweet fragrance that you will love.
Gold Couture is the best from the house of Viva la Juicy. Gourmandig sweet fruity fragrance that is much more than just a girlie fragrance. Flacon you have to like (we do), H/S unfortunately not good, but at the price you can re-spray without a guilty conscience. Very clear buy recommendation and definitely a blind buy candidate. Do you like the fragrance pyramid? Then you like the fragrance in any case!
So my dear, there you have the salad. I hope that's enough. To all of you who made it this far - my condolences - but you made it.
To all the perfumas, always remember - yourselves are your greatest strength........
To all Parfumos - .....and our greatest weakness. :-) (that's what we love them for)
To my wife - We're not ordering tonight though!!! So unless you want to. Then yes we do, but I'm picking. Pizza. With shrimp...damn, I give up. :-P
As always hanseatische greetings ⚓