This is my signature scent. I love both the EDP and EDT but the latter is my favorite. They smell slightly different, in which the EDT is like day and the EDP is like night. To me, the EDT reminds me of an elegant, proper young lady who seems very sweet but lets down her hair at the end of the day; she's secretly a wildcat in bed. The EDP has a stronger smokey note, therefore I think of a sultry femme fatale with her dark red lipstick and sky-high stilettos, or a Bond girl. I always feels glamorous and alluring whenever I wear it. I feel like it boosts your confidence and sex appeal.
I'm a person whose body chemistry enhances rather than changes most fragrances I wear. For me, most of the smokiness disappears quickly when I wear this, but not completely, and that's what I love about it. The smokiness serves to anchor what would otherwise be an overly sweet raspberry candy. A more straightforward way to describe this would be a raspberry-flavored pipe.
This is a very expensive perfume but it makes people (especially men) want to hug you so I will definitely purchase it when I run out!
This is my HG, I've been wearing it for years and men LOVE it, I've been told I smell amazing when I wear this. It stays on a long time and lasts a long time. I would cry if it was discontinued.
Hot Couture is a sweet super girly fragrance that smells like raspberry sorbet. It's not terribly sophisticated but who wants to be sophisticated all the time? Hot Couture is fun and cheerful. Something about it reminds me of the 1980's. It seems like something Molly Ringwald would have worn. Sweet and a little quirky, a spritz of Hot Couture makes me feel like I'm the female lead in a John Hughes film. Just a wonderful happy fragrance.
This one is nice on others not me:( I even tried the EDP stay away. Lol,that one is gross and cloying .
Hot Couture. Sugared raspberry and vetiver. It's okay, but you have to really like the (for me, dreaded) raspberry note -- because raspberry is front and center in this perfume -- red raspberry rolled in sugar and growled up a bit with a vetiver basenote. I own the EDT but wear it very rarely.
Red raspberry is my "make it stop" note -- it seems to be everywhere these days. It's the main topnote in many of today's pink fruity-florals, geared for teens-20's, and which seem to have taken over the perfume market. Hot Couture is like many other perfumes out there -- most of them colored pink -- and to me, they're practically interchangeable.
This does smell really good, not quite a HG though. I tried the EDT, not sure if an EDP is available. Bottle is cute.
This fragrance is so comfortable to wear, even on warm summer days. In the warmer months it smells like raspberry sour ribbons, chocolate covered cherries and floral talcum powder, in the best way possible, trust me. Dry, sweet and refreshing. Men seem to really love this one! When I wear it in colder months, the pepper and woods get abit more prominent. Great for day and night. It's sensual, feminine, romantic and just delicious, without being overwhelming or overly sweet (like Flowerbomb for eg., which would kill me if I wore it in summer). I have the EDP. It's so versatile yet distinctive enough, that I've made it my signature. I can wear it anywhere. It's the scent I can just grab and spritz on when I'm not sure what to wear...first dates, job interviews, wedding invitations, boss's birthday party, etc. Just not for very casual days, it's much too sophisticated and pretty, not the scent to wear with shorts or sweat pants, not a good fit for the 'low-maintenance' look, and not for sexy nights out, it's too tame and not dark enough. But it's a scent that would work on a 'put-together' feminine-type of any age, whether she's 20 or 70. Oh,and it LASTS AND LASTS on me. Stays on your clothes till you wash them, and sticks on your skin till your next shower.
I used to wear this back in 03' and man does it bring back some memories. I only stopped wearing this and Poeme and gucci rush at the time as all my friends decided they loved these on me (especially this one) and starting wearing them and I wanted to smell different so went on a journey of spicy orientals which I love now. This in essence is actually too sweet for my taste but the heavy smokiness, vetiver and peppery notes save it and it smells divine on me. I am in love all over again. I have just managed to find a 5ml minature of this I remember this being a man magnet so will try it on the other half and see how he reacts to it. Might have to splash out on the big bottle again for old times sake...
Smell is too sweet for me. It isn't that bad of a scent, but it just seems like they had it right then someone was bumped and dropped a bunch more sugary raspberry in. The raspberry reminds me of the raspberry body spray I got from avon years and years ago (which was awesome) so I can't justify paying $80 CDN for a bottle of this.
It does seem to last long which I think is great.
This is one of those perfumes that make people stop and ask what you are wearing. I get compliments everyday on this perfume. Hands down this is one of the best perfumes I've ever owned and I wil not never get tired of it. This is my fourth bottle. I put this on early in the morning and by the evening I can still smell it. In the bottle it doesn't smell as good but once you spray it on your skin it smell absolutely amazing.