Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Viva La Juicy Noir description
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Noir is a berries-and-cream version of the original that is just perfect for when you want to smell extra edible. It is sweet, but also playful and feminine.
Despite the noir in the title, Viva La Juicy Noir’s opening is all sunlight and sparkle. One spritz and we are skipping along a sunny forest trail flanked by bushes bursting with juicy blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries. The air around us is zesty with fresh oranges and lemons peeking out from behind green leaves. Trails of honeysuckle line our way, spreading their tender yellow floral scent in the warm air.
Despite the lack of darkness, Viva La Juicy Noir doesn’t fail to enchant with its zesty, berried vibe. When the berries meet the lush white flowers and creamy vanilla bubbling up from beneath, it creates an accord that is both fruity and milky, a combination full of girlish charm.
Past the fruity berry swirl at the start, Viva La Juicy Noir deepens into a creamy caramel that darkens the tone of the scent. This caramel glazes the berries and oranges, making them sinfully delicious. A sultry vanilla mingles with bunches of fresh white jasmine and gardenia for a tropical crème brulée effect.
Amber and woods in the base deepen the smoky caramel, giving it a noir-ish shading. But these notes never take over the fragrance: the berries and caramel continue to sing out bright and clear. The sandalwood is clean and musky, creating an invigorating aromatic feel in the base.
Viva La Juicy Noir feels innocent even while the strawberries, creamy vanilla, and sparkling caramel are putting forth a mischievous message. This perfume is good, clean fun for a girl with a flirtatious personality and a gleam in her eye.