Naughty Alice (2010)

Naughty Alice by Vivienne Westwood
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Naughty Alice is a popular perfume by Vivienne Westwood for women and was released in 2010. The scent is floral-powdery. It was last marketed by Coty.

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Fragrance Notes

Musk, Black rose, Violet, Ylang-ylang

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Scent

7.5 (171 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (128 Ratings)

Sillage

5.9 (106 Ratings)

Bottle

8.0 (116 Ratings)
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Lucinia

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Lucinia
Lucinia
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Do you know what she did? Alice?
She burped at midnight. In the basement!
What an outrage!
I've known and loved this perfume since I was 20. One thing I'll take away first: The name is not program. At least not in the way you might think.
But it also poses the question to me what one imagines by an "Alice".
My thoughts: sweet, nice, adapted, cheeky at best. But doesn't everyone have a dark side that's hidden? I spare here the philosophical interpretation about "live your dark side" ;), who feels then nevertheless spontaneously inspired to it, goes please into the cellar).
Because I could even imagine a pure, beautiful, heavenly scent on a psychopath... because it's not the scent that makes the character, the scent can underline the character.
So much for deterrence, I hope you keep reading.
So I stood in my early 20s in the perfume shop and had a nice woman in her mid forties introduce me to "Alice", then Cheeky and Naughty were available as a set.
She said at the time that Naughty Alice was rather for "ladies" at her age, because naughty means something like indecent, wicked or dirty.
Cheeky smelled very bright, happy and positive. In Naughty Alice I smelled something on the perfume-soaked cloth that caught me from the beginning. I closed my eyes and thought of a cloud...
That must have been the musk. The black rose (there are no black roses...) is for me in the background as a red rose, the violet comes to my feeling softly and cheerfully, beguilingly well to the validity. I have to look for Ylang Ylang, but question him... somewhere.
The end of the song was, I chose Cheeky Alice and bought Naughty Alice a few months later. Ten years later, I still like him Silage and durability I find only mediocre, I know completely different calibers.
All in all I find the fragrance very successful. He's bright, and now he's not exactly what I think of as naughty. It's elegant for me and sexy too.
But it's the interpretation and what you associate with something that makes the difference for you. Last but not least, it is always the carrier and the wearer that makes the perfume, started with the skin chemistry.
But who knows what else Alice does, in her basement. At midnight!
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Gold

468 Reviews
Gold
Gold
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The opposite of what I'd call "naughty"
Not in the least naughty. A very shy, unspectacular vanilla-scent. Powdery, light. Poor staying-power. Another generic scent. Nowadays only the various perfume bottles help to tell the scents apart. I guess the big firms like Coty and l'Oréal spend more money on the design of the vessels than on the perfumes themselves. A very sad trend.
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Piapedersen

23 Reviews
Piapedersen
Piapedersen
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Instant love with a stranger
I have to stop this: my bad habit of buying scents that I have not already tested. It is too expensive, and since the world of perfumes is infinite, or at least tremendously big I will never be able to test all the existing samples anyway. So my effort is meaningless, a bit like Sisyphus, climbing his mountain forever. So why on Earth do I keep on doing it? Purchasing new, unknown fragrances?
A good example on why I love doing it is Naughty Alice. I bought it from a Parfumo member, among other scents and out of pure curiousity. Contacting the person because of some other interesting bottles in her collection, I thought: Oh why not, I am paying the same amount for shipping so I might as well order this one. When the package arrived I left this bottle in the closet for about ten days, because I had to try the other scents first. When I finally brought Alice out in the sunlight I instantly fell in love.
She starts out flower and powder, the most pleasing combination I have experienced. And she is not leaving soon. She stays for more than 6-8 hours, slowly disappearing in a haze of the lovely notes of violets and ylang-ylang. What a lovely acquaintance!
The bottle is cute and fits in a lady’s boudoir, first row on her dressing table. I can easily see myself wearing this around the clock. But this is not a seductive scent, so when you put on your high heels and your red dress, leave Alice at home. She is wonderful company but no femme fatale.
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Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
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Fun and flirty
I adore powdery fragrances, so naturally, Naughty Alice is a fragrance I admire. It's not really baby powder to my nose, in fact it's more floral, juicy and sweet.

I swear I can smell pear in the top notes of Naughty Alice. The scent is very feminine, luscious and smooth. If I had to describe the way it smells to me, I'd say sugared pears, sweet ylang ylang and powdered roses.

Although the name Naughty Alice is somewhat misleading, do not be swayed into thinking that this fragrance isn't sensual, it's just not outright sexy or 'naughty' as such. It's a shy scent at times, but it's also very playful and captivating.

The cute Alice in Wonderland reference suits the composition well, with the scent resembling that sweet, childish curiousity. I tend to get a lot of musky vanilla towards the drydown, which is pleasing and of course, inoffensive. It's a nice, subtle fragrance that can be worn almost all year round.

The longevity is quite impressive on my skin, lasting a good full day. I haven't really had a chance to be exposed to many Vivienne Westwood perfumes, only admired the bottles from afar. But truth be told, Naughty Alice is far more than just a pretty bottle. There's a beautiful scent inside that is just waiting to be discovered.
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aoe

24 Reviews
aoe
aoe
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A slow late summer stroll ...
Alice may appear naughty when inconsiderate of traditional ownership conceptions she picks pears off the nearest tree but she can be quite sweet (which she will not be happy to hear).

After she is done with the orchard she lies down in a flowery meadow and waits for a musk deer to come along to play with. Together they suck on caramels and sniff on tree resins (benzoe, labdanum?) in a nearby wood. There is no telling if she will still be up for dinner after the vanilla ice cream ...

Longevity is good, the pyramid of this great scent has a nice progression over time. This is certainly a must-have for lovers of warm, sweet, resinous scents, in winter maybe even a scent for cuddling (see Guerlindes most original German review ...)

However, I'm pretty sure Lewis Carroll confused the march hare and the musk deer - an easy mistake.

Thanks to Anemone for the sample!
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