Fragrance Friday | Couture Couture by Juicy Couture

NAME OF FRAGRANCE | Couture Couture by Juicy Couture

NOTES | Mandarin Orange, African Orange Flower, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Honeysuckle, Plum, Amber, Vanilla, Sandalwood

VIBE | Playful, Exuberant, Flirty, Youthful, Stylish, Uninhibited 

I am pretty late to hop on the Juicy Couture perfume train, but after smelling Couture Couture and Peace, Love, and Juicy Couture, I completely understand why the line is as popular as it is. The bottles are fabulous (they’re always decked out to the maximum and completely over the top) and the juice is divine and unique. After trying a few, Couture, Couture is my favourite of the bunch by far. If you’re looking for a fun, sultry, day-to-night perfume, this is one you are going to want to try. 

Couture, Couture is a glittering white floral with juicy citrus and plum notes, which add a lively, fruity feel to the scent. The amber, vanilla and woods in the base don’t stand out too much but they do add a lovely creaminess to the white bouquet. Although this scent is fairly multifaceted, the notes that really take centre stage are the orange blossom, jasmine, and plum. It is very much a white floral perfume but the plum has a very grape-like smell that pairs beautifully with the orange blossom, a flower that has always smelled a bit fruity to me.  There’s something about this scent that reminds me of something I have smelled before as a child but I can’t put my finger on. The dark plum accord also reminds me of the juicy Concord grapes my grandpa used to grow which makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside when I wear it.

Although it’s a very girly perfume, don’t mistake it for being prim and proper. It’s got a sexy edge because of the amber, vanilla and plum. The grapefruit and orange in the top give it a bit of a kick from the get go as well. This is a sparkling, head turning scent that lasts all day, from the moment you put it on in the morning to well into the evening. Like a true couture gown, Couture, Couture is a perfume you wear when you want to grab people’s attention and make a stunning entrance.




Fashion Flashback – Early 2000s


When it comes to fashion decades that people look back on and try to emulate, the early 2000s doesn’t really come to mind. The glittering 1920s, the free-love 60s, and the ultra-glamorous 40s? Absolutely. The hey-day of Paris Hilton, logo-mania, and reality T.V? Not so much. There must have been something in the water at the beginning of the millennium because fashion was absolutely bizarre with a capital B (B for Britney, B for baby-tees, and B for just plain bad). Fashion was loud, obnoxious and delightfully trashy. It was expensive to look cheap and accessories like trucker hats and plastic jewelry were all the rage. That being said, there was something about that cheesy decade that I kind of love. Perhaps it’s because I grew up in that period, but the styles back then were so outlandish and tacky that they were kind of charming. There were no rules back then, no social media standards to live up to and, as a result, the fashion icons of that time (party girls like Britney, Lindsey Lohan, Nicole Richie and the Olsen twins) gave zero fucks and frequently looked as if they had just rolled out of bed and plopped on a pair of oversized sunglasses. Back then it was in good taste to have bad taste and in today’s overly curated world, I have to say that I miss it. Here’s to the beginning of the millennium, the fashion era that was so bad, it was good.

1 // Escada – Jelly Two-Hand Quartz Ellen Watch in Pink

2 // Hard Candy – Plumping Gel Sticks Lipstick in Popular

3 // SnapMade – Like. Literally. So Cute. Cosmetic Bag

4 // Volcom – ‘Carefree’ Trucker Hat

5 // Sandys Shop – Vampire Mouth Crop Top

6 // Rag & Bone – Cut-off Denim Shorts

7 // OFF-WHITE – Cropped Cotton Hoody

8 // Juicy Couture – Viva La Juicy Perfume

9 // Anya Hindmarch – Skater All Over Wink Chalk Leather Slip-Ons