Zara Emotions N°01 - Vetiver Pamplemousse 2019 Eau de Parfum

Zara Emotions N°01 - Vetiver Pamplemousse (Eau de Parfum) by Zara
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Zara Emotions N°01 - Vetiver Pamplemousse (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Zara for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is still available to purchase.
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GrapefruitGrapefruit Mandarin orangeMandarin orange VetiverVetiver
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8.3422 Ratings
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5.7392 Ratings
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5.7386 Ratings
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7.2370 Ratings
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9.1247 Ratings
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PedroCabral

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PedroCabral
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Jo Malone, the Queen
Emotions Collection by Jo Malone, very much follows the line of this fabulous perfumer, with simple, natural and well-executed notes.

Grapefruit and tangerine is a combo that stars and impresses a lot for its naturalness. Super realistic aroma that smells like sweet and fresh fruit! At the top you will close your eyes, like when you cut the fruit in natura, so the juice doesn't burn your eyes.

On my skin, the scent is linear, with grapefruit and tangerine being the lingering notes that are delicious, moist and citrusy. On drydown, the impression of grassy vetiver emerges, which is smooth, but tangerine is the absolute queen.

Citrus fragrances always bring me an invigorating feeling! It makes me happy and radiant (perfect for hot days). It is a very unpretentious fragrance, perfect to use as an accessory, with a clean and basic outfit in the summer.
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MrHonest

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MrHonest
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Soft, gentle, natural...weak.
This will be my shortest review yet. Although it says grapefruit, the fragrance is basically a whisper of natural clementine peel and uber clean, musky woods. The end. Told you it would be short. lol Nah, what starts OFF as a blast of rather smooth and pithy clementine actually evolves into a quiet blend of grapefruit and unsour orangesicle within a few minutes. The evolution takes if from smelling very natural in the opening to more of a flavouring in the mid. And...that's about where it ends. No sharp edges, no harsh synthetics. Just one and done, and fade to white.

Honestly, besides the lackluster longevity (2 hours tops) and mild projection, there really isn't anything to dislike about it. Unfortunately, if you're looking for something with a strong Atelier Cologne-esque citrus, look elsewhere. If you're looking for something with a strong grapefruit (synthetic or otherwise) like in Pomelo Paradis, Guerlain's L'homme Ideal Cologne or D&G's Light Blue Forever, look elsewhere. If you're looking for vetiver...yeah, look elsewhere. No vet cleaver or pampered moose to be found.

BUT, if you're looking for the gentle caress of a clementine pillow that you can spray upwards of a million times and still not offend the most sensitive of perfume complainers, RIGHT HERE. I think I paid less than half the retail price and it probably still isn't worth even that. Layering? You betcha. That's where it excels.

Fortunately, if you want citrus from the same brand, just go for Vibrant Leather Cologne/Summer from Jerome Epinette that features a radiant and sparkling bergamot-ginger-and-ambroxan combo that lasts for ages. Comparitively speaking of course. In fact, if you combine the two in a 2:1 ratio (more VP cowbell!!), the added clementine really rounds out the bergamot nicely and you get a more interesting version of Dior Homme Cologne 2013. For.....an hour or so. Then it's all VLC after that.

So don't say that you haven't been warned! IMO, and from the same line, Jo's Rhubarb is better. It lasts longer and you get more of what it says on the tin. I dunno, maybe it's my batch - 02461, white label - but this is weak and quiet juice. On the plus side, although the bottle is essentially identical to Bergamot & Leather Spritz (which is a superb fragrance imo), the atomizer on this one is miles better for some reason. Then again, I suppose it needs to be for the amount you need to spray. 2 weeks and I'm already down 25%.

So there you have it, a fragrance for fragrance-free zones. If anybody says anything, just tell them you've been peeling clementines and you get to keep your job. Yay. Otherwise, I wouldn't recommend it. Now where's that pampered MooSE?!
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Meriem

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Meriem
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SUMMER
This is a very uplifting scent. It smells very natural, and familiar, so you won't be shocking anyone including yourself. It smells mostly like pamplemousse, but then it smells a bit more complexe as you keep smelling. It's not that boring citrus, citron, seven up type of vibe. This is a more expensive type of citruis. Complex yet very natural and simple. I love this one. This is GORGEOUS for summer on its own, and also amazing to mix with other scents if you like to experiment a little with your parfume collection. I can easily imagine this bringing the perfect balance to your most gourmand scents. Or complement perfectly your woody scents. I love it.
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Amazona
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Amazona
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Must have
Man is a pack animal, so I followed the recommendations and tastes of more than 250 owners. This fragrance should not be missing in any collection. He is simply fresh and beautiful and in addition more than affordable.
The full-juiced grapefruit with the splashed tangerine peel come across so fresh and cheerful, that you immediately cheer up. Vetiver, otherwise an unloved green stuff, makes it round and soft. Holds in addition still very well.
Maybe someone still knows the Palmolive shower gel Morning Tonic Mandarin + lemongrass, which was unfortunately probably discontinued. Understand that, who wants. Anyway, the Zara reminds me of this shower gel, which I liked very much. Good associations like that connect me to a fragrance right off the bat. Finally summer, Zara will accompany me.
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Elysium

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Elysium
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An Incongruous Duo
How many scents do you know that rely on or revolve around the herbaceous notes of vetiver? Nobody, someone, or a myriad? I know many of them. Vetiver is a note that I have always appreciated. I love it in all its expressions, green, citrusy, herbaceous, earthy, creamy, dry, woody, leathery, and smoky. It is a special note of its kind, has no equal, unmistakable. It is instantly recognizable when used in a fragrance—everything except vetiver.
Vetiver Pamplemousse is the first of eight pieces belonging to Zara's Emotions collection, signed by Jo Loves (Jo Malone). It's a potent citrus blend, which takes ripe summer grapefruits and reduces them to bitter, spicy nectar paired with apathetic vetiver that's sure to do the trick. They should have called the fragrance "Pamplemousse Vetiver," the grapefruit note is more pronounced than vetiver, or better still, "Velvet Pamplemousse" as the vetiver softens and smoothes a domineering and bitter grapefruit. The scent is deceptive but fatally attractive. It offers us a surprising blend of bitter citrus and grassy, ​​but not too earthy, accords.

On me, it opens with an explosion of a citrus mix. I get the sweet citrus zest with a touch of pure mandarin and lots of bitter grapefruit. And I wouldn't rule out a bit of lemon or even lime. What I perceive is a grapefruit, perhaps pink, ripe, juicy, and very fragrant. The overall scent makes me think of the white sponge just below the rind. Together with the grapefruit, the mandarin peeps out; both fruits seem authentic and not very synthetic. The bitterness fades a little after a few minutes. However, it doesn't disappear entirely but stays in the background until the very end. Wow, the bittersweet citrus fruits are real, I can smell both the outside yellow, smooth peel, and the inside white, spongy portion. Bitter grapefruit has a protagonist role in the opening compared to harsh sweet mandarin orange. Although I smell the two of them clearly, the former is more prominent.

A sweet peppery note exudes in the heart, blends with rosy, green, and metallic hues as if there were undeclared geranium leaves. I do not catch too many changes between the initial and final stages. This citrus scent sticks on its own for a while before its partner in crime, vetiver, joins. It's a gradual process, almost as if the citrus note stays wet, and the vetiver only enters when it dries and fades away a bit. The vetiver appears to be tasked with taming the sharp grapefruit flavor, but it's not very good at it, which is welcome news for grapefruit lovers.

Drying has a crisp, transparent, yet fragile vetiver, perceptible but not dominant as in other vetiver-based fragrances, Uomo Vetyver Eau de Toilette to name one. Paradoxically, citrus fruit leftovers from the opening are more penetrating than the herbaceous root; there is green but without earthiness. Sometimes bursts of smoke come to me. Instead, I get a clean moss if I bring my nose close to the skin. Hence, the last stage is more musky than earthy. To some extent, it smells like watered-down Terre d'Hermès Eau Très Fraîche, with grapefruit replacing the bitter orange, and simple vetiver feels and a touch of soapy.

Vetiver Pamplemousse is fleeting, but grapefruit at first is the most accurate and realistic grapefruit I've ever experienced in a perfume. Many other scents that claim to have that note never seem to make it so real or confuse it with too many additional citrus notes to appreciate it. The sour and sweet aspects are pleasant and balanced. The fragrance evolves little during the day. However, it's an agreeable smell, so I didn't tire of it. The projection is relatively minimal and is a skin scent after half an hour. I would say it is suitable for spring and summer days and evenings, not a nocturnal scent, undoubtedly. If you prefer your fragrance to last all day, it requires maintenance and reapplication.

I based the review on a 100ml bottle that I have owned since June 2020.

-Elysium
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 2 years ago
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Vetiver Pamplemousse has a realistic grapefruit smell. Simply. The smell is easy to describe but it is still very pleasant and refreshing.
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LemonadiLemonadi 3 years ago
Photorealistic grapefruit. Incredible. Smells super natural, super zesty.
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 1 year ago
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So minimal, so dry, so fresh, so bitter, so....chic. A perfectly balanced summer scent to enjoy mainly by day. Timeless and elegant
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StolzmanStolzman 6 months ago
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Smells very natural, like citrus essential oils mixed together. Great fragrance, poor longevity.
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ElysiumElysium 2 years ago
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A potent citrus blend, which takes ripe summer grapefruits, reduces them to bitter, spicy nectar, and pairs with apathetic sheer vetiver.
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