Actress and singer Jessica Simpson has grown up in the past few years, and her newest scent, called Fancy $59.00 3.4 oz. Eau de Parfum spray, $49.00 1.7 oz. (also a body lotion) reflects her wisdom about what girly-girls, want. Her latest, feminine scent was created by perfumer Alexis Dadier of Mane Paris and developed with Parlux Fragrances and the Camuto Group. I would bet that Ms. Simpson had a real hand in creating this since the scent is classified in the press information as a “floriental,” but my personal opinion it’s a true gourmand scent that is reminiscent of her “Desert” line of “edible” scented products. The fragrance is sensual, playful and feminine, but with enough seriousness to make it appropriate for adults and not just Jessica Simpson’s younger fans (target audience being 15-35 year-olds).
The overall feeling is delicious–good enough to eat. What hooked me on first sniff was the smell of almonds and caramel, nestled in the heart of this blushing pink fragrance. The scents starts with notes of sparkling pear and juicy apricot nectar, plus red fruits, but you don’t really notice them. It’s the romantic heart that wins mine: dewy gardenia mixed with night blooming jasmine, toasted almonds and caramel. At the base is creamy sandalwood infused with amber crystals and warm vanilla. No matter how long this fragrance stays on your skin, it smells good, even as it softens.
If the scent is a sensual delight, so is the bottle. The outside packaging has a muted soft pink cardboard sleeve festooned with a vintage floral design worthy of Maxims in Paris, in gold. One side features a photo of a smiling Ms. Simpson in soft-focus . The sleeve reveals a pink, gold and white box with a similar design (minus Jessica Simpson’s photo). The chunky, round bottle features accents of pink gold (unusual!) And the vintage-y floral design delicately reproduced in pink gold foil. There is an embossed, tiny floral collar in pink gold around the neck of the bottle, topped by a voluptuous, smooth, shiny, round pink gold cap. Even if someone doesn’t like the scent, the bottle is just stunning for a dressing table!
TIP: tie-ins with Sony re: Jessica’s new album (out September 9th) along with her best-selling styles of her shoes at Macy’s.