Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
If there is one thing we should remember about the early 2000s and fragrance, it should be: it was all about the pink. Miracle is a pink perfume, but in comparison to all of the cupcake fodder that followed, Miracle isn’t sweet. Why did I remember it as so? Oh, because the juice is literally pink and I’ve been brainwashed to believe that all “pink” perfumes are sickly sweet. So, here I am. Trying Miracle over a decade after its initial release and here’s what I think:
Miracle opens up as a gingery magnolia. And then, BAM, I get black pepper. It’s spicy and well, pink. Way more spicy than I ever remember. Miracle is a spicy pink floral. I get the lychee candy after the pepper settles. Miracle smells like Japanese lychee candy with generic “pink” florals, a mix of magnolia, freesia, and a musky rose. This is some girly stuff. But, the base of Miracle keeps it “mature” with a warm musky amber. If this was truly “girly” stuff, then the base would be “cupcake musk” or something like that, wouldn’t it? Miracle lacks sweetness. It’s a more mature pink floral. It’s like a grown woman that is comfortable carrying around a Hello Kitty compact. I like those ladies.
Notes listed include lychee, freesia, magnolia, ginger, pepper, musk, amber, and jasmine. PERFUMER – Alberto Morillas
Give Miracle a try if you want a longer lasting pink floral or if you like girly florals like Clarins Par Amour Toujours, The Body Shop Lychee Blossom, Dior Addict II, Coach Poppy Flower, Burberry Brit Sheer, Ralph Lauren Romance, and/or YSL Young Sexy Lovely.
Miracle is really long wearing. One spray and I can smell it all day because of the long-lasting, synthetic amber-musk base (that isn’t masculine at all). When I think about it, Miracle shouldn’t be “pink” but more of a “rouge” because it’s so warm.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – There are so many “pink” juices out there. It’s been a decade of “pink”, I feel many people are sick of them, me included. My favorite pink fruity-floral is Clarins Amour Toujours. That being said, I never wear it. Miracle isn’t bad, but it isn’t very memorable. But, I must admit that I’m happy that the base isn’t “cupcake” accord.
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