Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Juicy Couture Hollywood Royal description
Viva La Juicy Couture’s Hollywood Royal is the Dream of Tinsel town and Los Angeles “La La Land” allure translated into a powerful, hedonistic, gourmand floral scent. This perfume starts out big, gets bigger, and keeps pumping high-voltage, tropical sugar all the way to the end. It’s the bare skin on Venice Beach, the heat of the Sunset Strip, and a fragrance with the fairy-tale force of sudden fame all rolled into one.
The top notes are a warm, plump, and sweet candied apple, backed by tropical flourishes of pomelo and pear. The opening alone in Hollywood Royal transports you into the driver’s seat of a sleek, red convertible soaring through the twists and turns of the Pacific Coast Highway. The mellow warmth of this fragrance is not shy in the least; it’s the sunlight glistening on your forehead as you drive along the seaside cliffs of California. The beginning of this perfume is nothing but golden SoCal sensuality and makes it a must-try for anyone who loves tropical notes in their fragrances.
The heart notes are an accord of creamy white petals, so fans of Big White Florals will not be disappointed. The creamy, full, silky, vanillic sweetness of notes like gardenia, jasmine, and magnolia are on full display in the middle phase of this perfume. No lighter notes appear for balance or contrast – Hollywood Royal’s heart is an ultra-confident, regally wealthy white floral diva stepping out of the back of a black limousine.
But this is still a Southern Cali fragrance through and through, so even with a hundred floral flashbulbs going off, the feel is still completely chilled out, sensuous, and completely in control. Hollywood Royal is as loose and relaxed as a floral perfume can get.
The dry down is a seal-skin smooth blend of soft musk, cashmere woods, vanilla, and heliotrope. The musk and wood notes are ultra-stylized background notes. The musk floats offshore in a faint warm metallic tang, while the bleached wood accord clearly was used to build a sun-facing deck in the Hollywood Hills. The dry down in this fragrance is nothing but hedonistic vanilla and heliotrope – a “who-cares?” helping of buttery, fat vanilla ice cream and ground almonds.
Viva La Juicy Couture’s Hollywood Royal is the glittering, sun-kissed dream of Tinsel town and the L.A. way of life sprayed as proudly as a graffiti mural on a beach boardwalk. So just jump in the car and drive.