Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
There’s so much stupidity in the name “Beyonce Midnight Heat” that I’m not even going to go there. We’ll all have our associations and we’ll all go, “well, that’s a stupid name for a perfume”.
Midnight Heat opens as this oddly dusty fragrance that is a mix of patchouli and peaches. And then it gets fruitier and fruitier. Dusty fruits. And this was the best part of the fragrance. Midnight Heat becomes this sickly sweet amber with vanilla candle wax coated florals. And then it dries down to a powdery patchouli amber. In my opinion, Midnight Heat would have been a good fragrance for a Scentsy fragrance wax but as a personal fragrance I find it too cloying. I’m oddly overly sensitive to most fruitichoulis. That is my disclaimer.
I hate to say it, because it’s a low blow – like complaining that the gravy at Cracker Barrel doesn’t taste like the gravy your grandma cooked at home, but Beyonce Midnight isn’t good. I know you’re thinking, “duh” because this is a celeb fragrance and a celeb fragrance flanker at that, but I I try everything. I want a celeb-o scent flanker to wow me. And this one did not. I’m going to stop being a hopeless romantic now. Oh, Beyonce Midnight Heat, you jaded me!
Notes listed include Armenian plum (apricot), star fruit, orchid, black tulips, peony, amber, sandalwood and patchouli. Launch date 2012. PERFUMER – Olivier Gillotin
Give Midnight Heat a try if you like fruitichoulis. Or if you like perfumes like Calvin Klein Forbidden Euphoria, Escada Magnetism, Vera Wang Princess, Lady Gaga Fame, Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Touch and/or Rihanna Rebel Fleur. I think if one likes such celeb-o-scent offering then maybe they’d like this one. I do think it does work for “evening” versus a daily fragrance.
I really, really doubt that Beyonce had ever sniffed this.See how much this fragrance has jaded me? And I know she would never wear this. I can’t imagine getting close enough to Beyonce that I could smell her. I definitely can’t imagine getting close enough to Beyonce that I could smell her AND she smelled like dusty fruits and sickly sweet amber. Beyonce would smell like Amouage. I’m certain of that.
Projection and longevity are above average.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Celebrity fruitichouli. That is somehow even worse than most. But, hey, I’m fruitichouli’d out at this stage. If you like ‘em, try it. For some reason, I’m overly sensitive to them, especially when they’re sweet.
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