When I think of Jovan, I think of hopeful youth, slathering on some variation of musk fragrance in the hopes that this fragrance will be the one he (or she) associated with a first love. But now Jovan has created two new fragrances to consider: Jovan Satisfaction for Women and Jovan Satisfaction for men. These are the first fragrances from Jovan in over a decade.
Jovan is not associated with high end luxury products, but that doesn’t mean that a “drugstore” brand can’t produce a decent quality item. The packaging is simple, but attractive. Square cardboard boxes in peach (women’s fragrance) and charcoal (men’s fragrance) house clear glass spray bottles that appear to be rectangular, but feature unique, plastic tops that “drape” around the bottle and come to a peak. They remind me of little cottages with chimneys, although I am guessing that wasn’t quite the intent of the shape. There’s a grey one for men, a pearly white one for women.
Jovan Satisfaction for Women has top notes of sweet mango, pear, and peach, a heart of exotic frangiapane, ylang ylang, and lotus flower, and bottom notes of sulky musk, sandalwood, and warm vanilla. Although the fragrance has some of the notes of previous Jovan scents, it isn’t going to take you back to way back when. This scent is truly modern. The first hint is fruity, but upon drydown you really smell the floral heart. It is sweet, but soft, almost powdery. It doesn’t smell complicated, but people won’t back away from you if you’re wearing it. “Oh! This smells good!” exclaimed one of my Advice Sisters reviewers, on first sniff.
Jovan Satisfaction for Men didn’t give us the proverbial goods to satisfy, qutie as well. It wasn’t unpleasant, but it wasn’t all that distinctive. Top notes include: grapefruit, basil, and quince, with a middle of rosemary, cardamom, and cedarwood. Drydown has tonka beans, labdanum, and amber. These notes are interesting as a combo (on paper) and should have created a complex, sexy scent, but all we got was a lot of alcohol and maybe a hint of cedarwood out of it. Perhaps the fragrance essence is a bit too weak to really appreciate all the nuances of these lovely notes. Our reviewers agreed that the men’s fragrance just smelled “after shave ok.”
As with previous Jovan scents, these newbies will provide a bonus for people with limited budgets, and young people who want to have signature scent, but can’t afford too much of an investment.
Will Jovan Satisfaction For Men, or for Women, help you get what you want? Can a fragrance turn you from shy and geek-y to sizzling hot? Will you create a sensory memory that lasts a lifetime? Could one of these inexpensive fragrances change your life? Maybe. At just $12.00 for a 0.5 oz Eau de Toilette spray and $18 for a 1.0 oz Eau de Toilette, you can easily find out. Get yours at retailers like Walmart, Walgreens, Target and CVS, Jovan Satisfaction is an affordable way to keep you smelling fabulous!
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