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Harajuku Lovers Eau de Toilette Perfume Spray: Review

August 27, 2008
Harajuku Lovers Eau de Toilette Spray in Lil’ Angel (0.3 oz size)-$25

Remember when I mentioned wanting each and every one of the Harajuku Lovers fragrances here? Don’t feel bad if you don’t–I want so many things even I can’t keep track!

I stopped by Nordstrom to check these out, and unfortunately was sorely disappointed by the fragrances. Yes the bottles are irresistibly cute (which is the only reason that one managed to follow me home), but the fragrances themselves are definitely not of the caliber I’d expect from a department store eau de toilette.

Lil’ Angel standing on her fragrance base


All of the fragrances possess the same fatal flaw, which is an overwhelmingly strong alcoholic scent. Spray this on your wrist, and you’ll smell like a walking bottle of rubbing alcohol for the next few minutes–I literally hurt my nose when I sprayed this on a fragrance card and attempted to sniff a few seconds later!

Even after the dry down, the scents are rather juvenile and nothing special-essentially an afterthought to the cute bottle design. Lil’ Angel ended up being the only scent that I found remotely pleasant (FYI it smells like a fruity Jolly Rancher, but I happen to like fruity candy scents), and because the girl atop the bottle reminded me of my Catholic school days, she came home with me (thanks to SO! I don’t know if I would’ve purchased this for myself).

If the scents had been even a little better, I probably would’ve purchase at least 2-3 of these based on their sheer cuteness, but sadly the Harajuku Lovers fragrances were really disappointing and definitely not worth purchasing unless you can’t resist the bottles!

Harajuku Lovers Eau de Toilette: The Cutest Perfumes I Ever Did See

August 18, 2008

From Nordstrom: ” Five new fragrances, each with their own scent and style. Choose the girl that best fits your personality. After you get one, you’ll have to get them all!

Inspired by the electric street scene of the Harajuku shopping district in Tokyo, the Harajuku Lovers collection captures the lyrics and iconography from Gwen Stefani’s albums. A fatal attraction to cuteness.”

Price: 0.3 oz $25; 1 oz $45

I need these all they’re SOOOOO cute!!!!

G: Modern gourmand. Fresh coconut, jasmine + magnolia and sexy woods.

BABY: Powdery musk. Sparkling bergamot, tiare flower + jasmine petals and soft white musk.

MUSIC: Delicate floral. Sparkling clementine, sweet pea + honeysuckle and creamy vanilla.

LIL’ ANGEL: Fruity floral. Juicy raspberry, lush pear blossom and warm hinoki woods.

LOVE: Sensuous floral. Pink peonies, delicate paperwhites, rose and sensuous musk.

Which Harajuku girl are you? I’m leaning towards Lil’ Angel and Music, but of course I want them all just for the bottles!

Will you be indulging in these?