Beyonce Midnight Heat EDP Perfume Review

Beyonce Midnight Heat perfume

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!

Beyonce Midnight Heat

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.

You can find this for under $20 at discounters like Fragrancenet and Lily Direct. And that’s even cheaper than a candle so maybe I should stop whining 😉

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONCelebrity 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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*Disclaimer – Product provided by PR. I am not financially compensated for this review. My opinions are my own. Product pic from Fragrantica. Ad pic from Fragrantica. Doesn’t that dress look incredibly cheap? Like something from Forever 21 or something. Post contains an affiliate link. Thanks!

3 thoughts on “Beyonce Midnight Heat EDP Perfume Review

  1. Word to Beyonce and whatever stupid company put out this perfume (it’s Coty, right?):

    Knock it the hell off with making perfumes with awful names and even worse combos of fruit and patchouli, because you’re making Victoria jaded!!

    (There, I told them, didn’t I? I can’t have you stop being a hopeless romantic, as I don’t want to be alone in that department.) 😀

    1. haha, OK, my hopeless romantic days are over.

      Seriously, this name is awful. I once lived in an apartment complex and there was a stray cat there that we should have called “Midnight Heat”…every night a cat fight at midnight…

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