Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Viva La Juicy Gold Couture description
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Couture Gold is a super luxurious spin on the original with its playful fruits and yummy vanilla caramel, upgrading the caramel in particular to a golden spun-sugar amber that is buttery and expensive-smelling. If you loved the original, then everything in this limited edition flanker is tweaked to be deeper, richer, and more intense.
The juicy, noir-ish berries of the original are preserved intact here, but are even warmer and sweeter, as if spread out on a tray and dusted with a thick layer of vanilla sugar and set out to sparkle in the sunshine. The citrus has been toned down in this version, allowing the dusky, purple fruitiness of the berries to come forward a little more.
In the heart, the sugar-encrusted berries meet with a big, creamy swirl of organic French vanilla bean ice cream, and the result is luscious – both intensely feminine and mischievous. It feels bolder and more brightly glittery than the original, as if everything has been dipped in gold leaf and floodlit from all sides. If you loved the original but wanted even more star power, then look no further.
The floral notes in Viva La Juicy Gold Couture feel bigger and more natural than the original, especially the voluptuous sambac jasmine with its full-throated spicy edge. They call sambac jasmine “Arabian” jasmine, because it has a fierce and exotic sensuality not seen in other jasmine types. Here the sexiness of the sambac jasmine is given a touch of fresh innocence by greenish, sweet honeysuckle, and the balance works beautifully.
The opulent florals are stunning, but what really holds our attention in Viva La Juicy Gold Couture is the thick, golden warmth of that caramel. Just when you think it can’t get any better, a creamy vanilla bean accord moves in on the caramel, and our eyes roll in ecstasy. A powdery sandalwood gives a haunting white chocolate nuance to the drydown. Imagine a handful of purple blackberries and redcurrants bobbing around in a cup of eggnog, and that’s how delicious it smells.
Who wears this? A golden girl. A sensualist. A woman who wants to project womanly curves in scent form, and who’s not afraid of male attention. But above all, a woman who understands that attractiveness is a mixture of the innocent and the knowing. Viva La Juicy Gold Couture is womanly confidence embodied.