I’ve professed my love for the Juicy Couture fragrances many times on blog in the last three and half years, and they’re definitely one of my favourite fragrance brands. I own nearly all of the Viva La Juicy editions apart from Viva La Juicy Rosé and Viva La Juicy Fleur and I love adding the new additions to my collection. There’s something about the Juicy Couture bottles; they’re so blingtastic and they really stand out within my fragrance collection with their decadent crystal-esque lids. I’m not really a fan of Juicy Couture as a fashion brand but I love their fragrances and I realised I’d never done a post on the Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Noir Eau de Parfum so I decided it was time I rectified that.
The Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Noir Eau de Parfum 30ml £32.40 was a limited edition version released in 2013 but it’s still available today so I’m not sure they’ve made it permanent due to popular demand as it’s one of my favourite Juicy Couture fragrances. The bottle is beautiful with a bright, almost neon pink glass bottle and pink metal Juicy Couture logo on the front, with a black satin bow around the neck and the trademark crystalised lid. I think the colour scheme compliments the name well and I much prefer it to the Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Gold Couture bottle design which is a little gaudy in my opinion but I love the fragrance, it’s just the bottle I’m not a fan of. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Noir is said to explore the seductive face of the original Viva La Juicy editions, and the notes are as follows;
Top notes of the composition await us with a juicy union of berries and mandarin, announcing the floral blend of honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine in the heart of the fragrance. The base closes with amber, caramel, vanilla and sandalwood.
I would describe Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Noir Eau de Parfum as being a more intense version of the original Viva La Juicy which is very sweet and berry based, but Noir is sweeter and a little less berry due to the amber, caramel and vanilla. I’m not sure why this scent is called Noir as it’s not what I’d describe as being a night time fragrance as it’s not overly strong but I do love it nonetheless. For an evening fragrance, I’d be more inclined to use Viva La Juicy Gold Couture as I find that it lasts longer on the skin but I really like using Noir during the daytime. I don’t find any of the Viva La Juicy incarnations to be impressively long lasting but that doesn’t bother me too much as I love the fragrances so much and enjoy reapplying them if needed. If you found the original Viva La Juicy to be a little too ‘young’, I think Noir would be the perfect alternative as it’s a slightly more grown up version of the original, but it still embodies the girliness of the original.
I’d love to know if you love the Juicy Couture fragrances as much as I do?