The cheat review before you get my low down:
Fragrance: 4 (wasn't love at first whiff)
Bottle design: 5 (was love at first site)
Celebrity fragrance lemming: 5 (if you love J.Lo's stuff, you're sure to love this)
Price point: 5 (decent price for a dept. store fragrance, but in about 6 mos or so you'll see it at Target,etc.)
Overall: 5 (I like it. I should have waited for the holidays for the set!)
Now on to the heart of the matter, the scent, which I've been discussing with Talysha is great! I'll leave the analytical, more eloquent description to The Scented Salamander that explains my scentiments of this fragrance to a T! Although, I'll trust her comparisons to the other perfumes because I don't have those to compare it to.
"Notes of watery bamboo leaves, garden yuzu, Sicilian bergamot, freesia, star jasmine, pink geranium flower, orange blossom, french mimosa, warm amber, oak moss, sensual musks, creamy sandalwood, cedarwood, patchouli, and mineral accord."
The scent was inspired by a midnight walk in Lopez's flower garden just before a thunderstorm. I can definitely imagine that after the drydown. I like it as a mature twist to her line of tropical, fruity scents. Not too daring, pushy or 'fiesta' like , but calm and pleasantly flirty with the sweet notes staying ahead of the other notes. The creamy, woodsy scent always mellows a fragrance giving it a more mature feel. I was on the fence about it, but decided that I like it.
I took a cue from Plain Voice. Plain Voice is my 12 year old sister who usually gets stuck making cosmetic runs with me, because she likes 'to get out of the house and go to the mall' but of course those are on my terms... milling around the MAC counter, spending way too much time in the fragrance dept trying to score samples without actually buying something. LOL I'll be honest. I'm just indecisive as hell and want a stunning perfume that moves me instantly. Not something that I have to revisit and let it grow on me. Any how, I listen to Plain Voice because while I'm spending too much time being over analytical, she gives it to me straight, no chaser. Either she likes it or she doesn't without the experienced biases (it's too flowery, powdery, musky, etc.) Most people that may get a whiff of your fragrance don't sit and analyze it, they either think you smell great or... fragranted I guess LOL. Plain voice told me "eh it's okay, but it smelled 'churchy.' " WTH Plain Voice? So, is that a yes or no? She said she likes it, I just smelled like someone at church. (So much for the experienced bias LOL) So I took it to mean that, the fragrance smelled nice, mature, and comforting. You know as a child at church when you were finally reprimanded for talking to your friends through service and had to be quiet, you ended up falling asleep on grandma or auntie? Just a comforting, mature scent. Now, it doesn't smell like a grandma (though the older I get, the more I realize I'm seeing outside of the boxes that defines us.) My grandmother actually had my favorite Vera Wang on her dresser, so smelling like my grandmother isn't too bad.
I'm unsure why this debuted as a Spring fragrance as it's a bit warmer for me (creamy, wood) for that particular season, but the fruity notes that continue to mingle with my nose says it's acceptable, especially with the promotions showing JLo in a hammock with the beach bunny look. I'm thinking that this will be a year round scent for me.
Shop for Deseo at Macy's. EDP 1.7 fl. oz $46, 3.4 fl. oz $56
Have you tried it? What do you think? Will you purchase it?