Harajuku Lovers Love 2008 Eau de Toilette

Harajuku Lovers Love (Eau de Toilette) by Harajuku Lovers / Gwen Stefani
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Harajuku Lovers Love (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Harajuku Lovers / Gwen Stefani for women and was released in 2008. The scent is floral-citrusy. It was last marketed by Coty.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBambooBamboo BergamotBergamot Nectarine blossomNectarine blossom PeachPeach Honey pomeloHoney pomelo
Heart Notes Heart NotesEgyptian jasmineEgyptian jasmine Jasmine sambacJasmine sambac Bunch-flowered narcissusBunch-flowered narcissus PeonyPeony RoseRose
Base Notes Base NotesBlond woodsBlond woods MuskMusk VanillaVanilla Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang

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6.810 Ratings

Longevity

4.97 Ratings

Sillage

5.26 Ratings

Bottle

4.916 Ratings
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Lovely cuteness?
Hello sniffers. Welcome to my new commentary, I describe today the fragrance "Love" from the "Harajuku Lovers" series of Gwen Stefanie fragrances. Harajuku is a district in Tokyo and belongs to the district Shibuya. The place is especially popular with teenagers and young adults, so that the place has therefore also developed into an important fashion center. The place has thus also quickly become a popular cosplay hangout, where you'll mainly encounter Harajuku style, which is now a sort of mix of many popular styles in Japan, including of course cosplay look, kimono style or Lolita clothing (although when it comes to Lolita, it's important to know that the term doesn't have the same meaning as in the Western world. So Lolita in Japan does not mean child-woman and has nothing to do with sex, it is much more a style where the wearers dress in a form of Victorian style and want to look more elegant but also cute instead of sexy, which also makes the Lolita style hardly revealing due to the elaborate skirts and dresses,... well, you know what the Victorian look was like,... corset, hundreds of layers of fabric, oversized hat, five hours to get everything on, and at the end you (or rather woman!) no more air... :)

Anyway, there is also a park nearby, where regular concerts take place, among others Gwen Stefanie just sang there. I suppose she liked the place and the style so much that she brought out this collection. I have now received a sample of the fragrance "Love", and well, let's see how the fragrance smells so!

The fragrance:
I smell sweet jasmine at the beginning with fruity notes, especially peaches, all with a very light, citrus background. Only a little later you can smell rose and musk, which makes the fragrance a little darker. With the addition of ylang-ylang, it even becomes a bit more opulent (and I hope, as always, that ylang-ylang doesn't become even stronger, because this fragrance note often ends up coming across as very sultry to me).
Then the fragrance gets a little warmer, the freshness of the fragrance drifts more and more into the background. Still later, the musk becomes even stronger and thus radiates a dark sweetness, which fits well with the woods.
Towards the end, however, I like the fragrance rather less, as it becomes much drier. The sweet notes move more and more into the background, so that you can smell most floral scents in the base, which, however, no longer smells like jasmine or rose, but just smells like general, tart plants, that one also feels slightly stuffy. And dry-sticky, not sultry-sticky (which means the ylang didn't get stronger after all).

The sillage and the durability:
The sillage has turned out rather weak, so that you can smell the fragrance only very briefly after spraying up close, after which it will be barely noticeable for most. The shelf life is over ten hours, but half of this time it is only very weak on the skin.

The flacon:
The bottle is of course a real eye-catcher. You see a diminutive girl figure wearing a striped dress with high boots. In addition, she has the typical hairstyle of Japanese teens / cosplayers, decorated with hearts. Everything looks great, I just don't know how the quality of the bottle is, since the fragrances are actually quite cheap to buy. The look is but from here as I said pretty great and especially times something completely different!

Conclusion:
Soo... the fragrance here is only mediocre for me and also doesn't necessarily smell like a fragrance for children, if you should have thought that based on the bottle. It is not an exceptional fragrance and strictly speaking not a fragrance that you must have tested times, because it now just smells "okay" (and towards the end but even seems boring), but for its low price it is just still okay. Olfactory I would classify the fragrance in the spring, as an everyday or leisure fragrance.

The special feature of the fragrance for me is still in the bottle, because it is simply something different and certainly looks great on the shelf, if you can get excited about such figures. I think it's nice, even if I would rather put figures like the hot Super Girl (aaaah....), Power Girl (waaah...) or Hot Parfumo Girl (he he, nee they don't even exist,... OR??? :DDD) on the shelf.

Well, as I said, you don't necessarily have to test it, but if you're curious, you can still "sacrifice" an arm for it. And with that I come to the end and wish you all a nice evening! Until next time then :)
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Pink musk lollies
I'll admit that prior to testing the Harajuku Lovers series, I had little respect for Gwen Stefani fragrances. I was actually surprised when I first tested Love, I didn't expect it to be so unique and addictive.

The scent is soft and sweet. It smells somewhat like musk sticks, but a hell of a lot nicer and smoother on the skin.

The sillage is fantastic. I sprayed a tiny squirt on my left wrist and everywhere I went I felt like I was shrouded in a cloud of this fragrance. Perhaps the sillage is a little too strong because after a few hours I began to feel a little dizzy.

Overall, this is a nice balance between musky and sweet. It doesn't smell childish yet somehow I can't imagine a mature woman wearing Love.

Harajuku Lovers Love, is for the spriteful, energetic and pretty young women that aren't afraid to wear something bold and sugary sweet.

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