Crazylibellule & The Poppies Shanghaïjava Ananas Imperial Crazystick is a fruity pineapple solid perfume in very cute packaging. It’s a simple scent, even in comparison to other Crazysticks in the Shanghaïjava Collection.
The Shanghaïjava Collection has so many solid perfumes that I like. The collection is diverse but I really fell hard for the earthy and mystical resinous fragrances. I gave Ananas Imperial a try because I have nothing like it in my collection. I am not a huge fan of fruit fragrances but I do like to wear them occasionally. This being said, I don’t want to spend too much to satisfy my rare fancies. Ananas Imperial is perfect for this.
Many notes are listed for this solid perfume but all you really need to know is what is in the name ananas or pineapple in French. This is all that I pick up on. It wears like that pineapple accord that you see in many French fragrances. I had an Yves Rocher Ananas spray (now discontinued) that smelled just like this. I do see the similarities between this Crazystick and L’Artisan Parfumeur Ananas Fizz. Of course, L’Artisan’s EDT spray is more complicated. Some bloggers say they pick up on the other fruits, mainly the citrus. I wish my skin would! Ananas Imperial isn’t that juicy, sweet piña cocktail that many pineapple fragrances are. Ananas Imperial is a slightly bitter, sharp but sweet pineapple. I do get a faint hint of sweet lime juice in the very initial stages. And like I said, it’s faint on me. It’s really difficult to explain because it is a synthetic note that I’ve sniffed before in French perfume (and flavoring). It’s ananas 🙂 I think it is sweet, green, and tart.
This really isn’t my favorite in the Shanghaïjava Collection. That’s Crazylibellule & The Poppies fault for having such awesome scents in the collection! Maybe I would of liked Ananas Imperial more if I didn’t have the others in the collection to compare it to! 🙂 Ananas Fizz is a tropical fruit solid perfume. I haven’t decided what I like to layer it with. It of course does well with citrus florals such as L’Artisan Parfumeur La Chasse aux Papillons and Lancome Ô de Lancome. I have worn it with Michael Kors Island and I thought that it “dressed” up Island. I’d imagine this would work with a honeysuckle or linden perfume, but I haven’t tried. I did accidentally wear this under Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio and it worked. The creamy fig made the pineapple solid perfume smell like an unexpected creamy, tropical cocktail. This accidental mix made the Crazystick worth purchasing.
Notes listed include grapefruit, peach, pineapple, lime, lemon, cedar, orange, blackcurrant, musk, and jasmine.
Give Crazylibellule & The Poppies Ananas Imperial a try if you are looking for fruity light-wearing fragrance or if you like fruity pineapple scents such as Harajuku Lovers Lil’ Angel, Pacifica Brazilian Mango Grapefruit Solid Perfume, L’Artisan Parfumeur Ananas Fizz and/or Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Bahiana. The price and the fruity aroma make this a great fragrance for teens (or anyone that wants a tart pineapple fragrance, I’m not age discriminating!).
This Crazystick retails for about $16. UPDATE: Brand has been discontinued.
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