Okay, I admit it. I'm not a huge Jennifer Lopez fan. She's always just annoyed me, for some reason. So I was fully prepared not to like her new perfume, Love and Light, when I got a sample of it. (Or at least prepared to be very skeptical). But apparently, I'm not as hard to please as I thought because I actually kinda like it. It's different from the usual scents I wear - it's kind of sweet and fruity, but with a touch of floral as well. Here are the notes in it:
- Top Notes: Mandarin, pomegranate and red currant
- Mid Notes: Rose crystal absolute, velvety apricot and jasmine petals
- Base Notes: Patchouli, sensual musk and praline
Once I saw the word praline, I was totally in, but the patchouli kinda threw me because as much as I try not to let it, it always reminds me of the few Grateful Dead shows I went to back when I was 15 or so and how much the parking lot always reeked of patchouli (and BO, but that's a whole other story...) Love and Light is definitely more of a fun, playful fragrance - I could totally see wearing it during the day or to work, but I don't know if I'd wear it out at night. (It just doesn't strike me as a nighttime scent on me, but your mileage may totally vary). The bottle's eye-catching too, with its sculptured design. (I know it has no bearing on the scent inside, but any time I like the bottle, I'm just a teeny bit more likely to like the scent inside. It's weird, I know...) I guess I have to grudgingly admit J. Lo impressed me on this one. But I still refuse to watch "American Idol" and you can't make me!
Note: A sample of this product was sent to me by a PR representative working with Jennifer Lopez fragrances