Monday, 20 February 2012

Fancy by Jessica Simpson perfume review

Fancy by Jessica Simpson. Launched in 2008, this oriental/vanilla fragrance is a sexy, luscious gourmand that is as alluring as it is feminine. Perfumer alexis dadier whips up a delectable scent, with top notes of pear, apricot and red berries; middle notes of gardenia, jasmine, almond and caramel; with sensuous base notes of sandalwood, vanilla and amber. 
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To be honest, when I first tested this perfume a few years back, I wasn't too excited. Sniffed it at a store, rolled my eyes, and thought to myself, another toothache in a bottle. Didn't even spray it on my skin. It took a second sniffing for me to change my mind. A few months after, I was at a friends's place and we decided to go out for dinner. I borrowed her scarf as it had gotten quite chilly. The entire night I couldn't help nuzzling my nose in that scarf. It just smelled heavenly. I was so surprised when my friend told me it was fancy. It wasn't a bit like how I remembered it. Another reason to always test perfume on the skin so it can bloom.
The very next day, I got me a full sized bottle. It's just gorgeous for cold winter days. Fancy opens fruity with strong hints of berries and apricot. I must admit, I don't particularly enjoy the opening hence the hate at first sniff at the store earlier. The fruits are too syrupy sweet for my liking. But be patient. Give it time and the scent develops into a warm sensual blend of toasted almonds and creamy buttery caramel with hints of soft vanilla. The Jasmine and Gardenia never appear on my skin. I wish they did.
 The bottle just reminds me of a wedding cake waiting to be cut. It's foody, sweet and fun. Not to be taken seriously. I find it a tad heavy to wear in summers, but it's deliciously thick and warm  for colder months. The price is just right. I just wish it had a better name."Fancy" just doesn't sound right. The dry-down is quite similar to Burberry Brit.

Category: Oriental/ Vanilla/Gourmand
Top Notes: Pear, Apricot, Red berries
Middle Notes: Gardenia, Jasmine, Caramel, toasted almonds
Base Notes: Amber, sandalwood and Vanilla.
Good For: Daytime/casual/ Fall/Winter
Available at most departmental stores for: $26-$28 for 3.4
Flankers L to R: Fancy Love, Fancy, Fancy Nights, I Fancy You. Google image

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shahtaj said...

I like the bottle too.(you'd think," i went through the trouble of writing this review and she is commenting about the bottle"!)But i am a freak when comes to cute perfume bottles;) Nice review:)

nayabloves said...

I'm not the biggest fan of celebrity perfumes ( except Britney Spears Curious). Don't really like the bottle too much, seems a bit dated lol.

Great review as always (:

Anonymous said...

never tried it before, packaging is very cute

Sharon said...

Great review,love e packaging. Never tried it tho :D

Sara.H said...

would you just look at the bottle? it's so CUTE! must be really good :) xx

Pandora`s Box said...

@Shahtaj: Not at all shahtaj, I'm that way too when it comes to cute packaging.

@Nayabloves: Would soon do a review of curious for you. I's really nice.

@CottoncandyInk: You should try it. Very cozy scent to it.

@Sharon: I was quite surprised by how much I like the drydown of this one.

@Sara.H:You would like it if you're into sweet gourmands :)

Hunter87 said...

Great review!
I like the bottle I need to look into it next time im at the store.
Thank you for sharing =)

sahar awan said...

your reviews always fascinates me...grt


Seems so cool :) very is also great! thanks girl :)

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Miranda said...

This is one of my most favorite perfumes! I only have a tiny bit left and so sad!

Su said...

I adore this perfume! It is such a beautiful vanilla fragrance :) You know what, whenever I wear it I get heaps of compliments, mostly from girls. I don't get compliments for any other niche/expensive ones but for this! Crowd pleaser :)

Pandora`s Box said...

@Hunter 87: Let me know how you like it.

@sahar Awan:Thanks a lot

@creative mind: Thank u. Will surely drop by.

@Miranda:I really like it too. The good thing is, it's not too pricey to replace :)

@Su: Really? :) to think a celebrity perfume could do that! Funny how males and females tend to appreciate different scents.

Fakhra's said...

:) most of the time it happened with me that when i rejected something on store or shopping mall, after few days when my friends wear it i feel, Oh God how badly i rejected it at that time :O, lolzzzzzz

Miss Starshiny said...

Yes we have to spray it on us!
It has a nice bottle!
Thanks for your nice comment!
Miss Starshiny

Venus Loves Virgo said...

I do love the bottle design. It looks very vintage. XOXO

Namita said...

Nice design and good review :) Next time I go to buy some new perfume,,I will browse your blog then n there :)

Also, I have tagged you in a fun post, please check it out :)

Mikimoto Angel said...

The packaging or should I say the perfume bottle looks so chic. I think I want to try this perfume. Nice review! :-)

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Much love from Mystic Nymph.

Mikimoto Angel said...

The perfume bottle looks so chic. I think I want to try this. Nice review by the way. :-)

I hope you get to visit my blog soon.

Much love from Mystic Nymph.

Mimi said...

this is the kind of perfume my sister likes, so i am going to tell her to check this out. :)

<3, Mimi
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ZatZ said...

actually i like berry scents.. and the bottle is so pretty! girly :)

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