Sometimes it is still there after showering and scrubbing the wrists!The scent is wonderful, at first sniff it's very familiar, as if I have known it forever.Now each time I test it, that expired perfume note is the first thing I notice.Third drop that pulled it from me away is accidentally bought Air Wick Pure White Vanilla. I was very curious about this perfume, because I've heard it's one of the most popular woman fragrances in the world, although in my country (Hungary) just a very few people know it!The perfume Viva la Juicy was presented as a gourmet floral fragrance, which opens with notes of wild berries and juicy mandarin.The heart encompasses a floral blend of honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine, while the base notes await us with a gourmet rhapsody of amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and pralines.Unfortunatly I can't be sure cause I've never had a perfume with such a terrible longevity. Before I can discover what this scent is all about, it's gone. I was hit with berries and gardenia as soon as I spray this.I'll try it again on very hydrated skin and see if I can enjoy it for more than 15 min. I usually steer clear of gardenia....a little goes a long way with gardenia. I could describe it as white sweet floral, crisp like champagne and sexy.
Sadly because of these repulsive factors I am not Viva La Juicy fan anymore. kinda reminds me on Cavalli's Paradiso, but much better. :( I expected a heavy, sweet gourmand scent with lot of caramel, but all I got was a weak floral scent with lots of white flowers, citruses, sour berries and just a little bit of sweetness... :( It also has a little "watery" effect on my skin, so - as the name says - it smells like a very simple and a bit childish fruit juice on me.I wore a sample one Sunday and my husband told me I smelled cheap. I personally find this better suited to night-time, and colder, less hot weather. It's also sweeter and darker than the original Viva La Juicy: it smells like lots of dark chocolate, caramel and just a bit amount of berries... I thought this perfume was the best thing in the world when I was younger.Bonus: The bottle is positively darling on a vanity table. I made a decision to go with the original (blind buy) instead of Noir and think it's ok to experience it first. Viva La Juicy Gould Couture is a heavier but not cloying gourmand scent which is perfect for the cold weather. This fragrance is a sugary sweet perfume with a hit of floral. As I have gotten older I still like it but it is not a scent I would wear.I prefer jasmine but the gardenia here is a nice change of pace. This year I have checked it again and I wasn't sure how I feel about it.The top notes are still same orange and honeysuckle mix but very soon it becomes literally Britney Spears Fantasy. I have nothing against Fantasy, this is pretty sweet scent, but not my type. Another reason that made me doubtful was my colleague. On that lady it smells really bad, like perfume that was kept in sunlight for months.There is nothing fake about it, just delicious sweet vanilla and caramel.