I have no idea what has happened to me this winter. But, something has happened. Last week, I confessed that I’ve enjoyed wearing a sheer, wispy black currant perfume, Viktoria Minay Hedonist Cassis. And today I’m confessing my love for another fruity-floral perfume, 4160 Tuesdays Goddess of Love & Perfume. Now, this one is very different than the Viktoria Minya one. Goddess of Love is a dense, jammy fruity-floral. There’s nothing sheer about it. The surprise for me, is what are the chances that I randomly sample two fruity-florals in the same month that I actually like? What has happened to me?
Goddess of Love is a fruity fragrance that opens with tangy, fizzy citrus-like champagne over blackcurrant jam. It’s like berry jams, rose jam and a sharp patchouli with a dry, champagne opening. Goddess of Love is a sweet fragrance but the musk, moss and patchouli keeps it from smelling juvenile. The florals are sweet and jammy. It eventually dries down to a long-wearing musk. This musk is cozy, warm and like velvet. It’s one of those that I wear and hours and hours later I’m like “Who smells so good?”. The answer – me.
Goddess of Love is a fun fragrance. It’s a fruity-floral that I feel comfortable wearing. Now, it’s not something that I would wear that frequently. I mean, I’m just now realizing that I may like fruity-florals. But, I like it. It’s like vintage YSL Yvresse/Champagne meets a really fun limited edition LUSH bath bomb.
Notes listed include plum, peach, wild strawberry, blackcurrant, raspberry, grapefruit, yuzu, oakmoss, opoponax, bergamot, patchouli, rose, jasmine, lily of the valley, vanilla and vintage musk. Launched in 2015. PERFUMER – Sarah McCartney
Give Goddess of Love a try if you like fruity-florals. Or if you like perfumes like YSL Yvresse, M. Micallef Note Poudree, Sula Champagne Sugar, LUSH Snow Fairy and/or Escada Moon Sparkle. This is definitely one of those fruity-florals that has enough “umph” to be worn in cooler weather.
Projection and longevity are above average (it’s a parfum extrait concentration).
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Champagne, berry jam and musk. It’s fun but not a guilty pleasure (like Kylie Minogue remixes). It’s a grown-up fruity-floral.
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