Monday, April 05, 2010

New Fragrance: Baby Phat Dare Me by Kimora Lee Simmons

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Intro and Notes: Kimora has added a fifth fragrance to her Baby Phat fragrance line called Dare Me as her Spring 2010 release. Yay to that as I'm a big fan of KLS and JLo's celeb creations. Golden Goddess is a Fall staple for me, but this fragrance shows another side of KLS. The juice features top notes of magnolia, coconut milk and neroli; middle notes of red vanilla orchid, honeysuckle nectar, and blackberry creme; and bottom notes of creme de musk and sandalwood. Sounds sweet!

First Impression: When I spritzed myself, I was unimpressed by the tanning lotion coconut smell, but it lingered and began to appeal to me. As my warm spring day turned to night, I could only think of tanned gams falling beneath a cute cover up, sipping coladas on a beach and swaying to rhythms of steel drums. For a Spring day, this floral woody musk screams Summer. It's not too musky, but all exotic, sweet tropical, minus any spice.

Is this one like the others?: In comparison to some other fragrances, Ralph Rocks (orange bottle, turquoise writing?) comes to mind. I didn't read any notes of coconut in RR's description, but I'm not the only one that thinks it's coconutty.. Robin of NST thinks so too.

I've also been reading comparisons of Dare Me to Beyonce's Heat. While there might be some similar notes, Heat's city sexy notes of amber and peach turns Dare Me's coconut headiness south to the tropics. These two are definitely different.

Get yours!: I snagged my bottle from Target for $16. The 15ml bottle is perfect for the fragrance collector in me. It can be found at most mass retailers (Target, Wal-Mart and the like) in 30 and 15ml portions; $16-28.
Sniffed Dare Me yet? Love it? Leave it?


PoorCollegeStudent said...

I love NST!!!

Phyllis Bourne said...

The name is enough to make me want to try it.

yummy411 said...

@ poor college student: i love NST also. the comments are as entertaining as the reviews!

@ phyllis bourne: i know! the name and hot pink box stopped me in my tracks in the beauty aisle! lol

Recessionista! said...

Ooooh, this is at Tarjay for $16? I think I need it. Thanks for the heads-up. :)

yummy411 said...

@ recessionista: yup!! np!

Caramel Diva said...

Great review yummy! I've got to smell it!

pheromones attract women said...

I really wanted to try this sound great!