it was really heavy and gave me a headache. I gave it to my friend because I can not smell it. She also told me it was a little bit heavy. Honestly i did not like it.
I admit that it took me until my mid-30's before I developed an appreciation for this fragrance. I guess it was just too mature for my nose during my twenties, but now I love it and the simple yet beautiful bottle that it comes in. I guess I detect the musk and paper white notes the most, but its the overall combination that I find so pleasant, clean, and sophisticated. Well done, SJP!!
A beautiful, long-lasting scent on my skin. I'm on my second bottle, which says a lot for me. A little musky, yet very feminine. I adore anything pink, and love the bottle.
I have worn this in the past and really loved the scent, but did not repurchase it because the scent didn't last too long. However, I have decided to try it again, and I still love it. Also, I find the lasting power is better now on me for some reason. The smell is similar to NR EDT (which I recently purchased and absolutely love), especially in the drydown, but this is a more muted version, appropriate for days when you just want to smell nice in a toned down way. After wearing it again, I am really starting to appreciate the beauty of this perfume. It's light, fresh, floral and musky all rolled into one. Even though the NR has more staying power and is amazing, they are both worth owning and wearing! I love them both.
I received Lovely EDP as a gift from my Mother, she absolutely LOVES this fragrance and thought I would as well. She thought wrong. Don't get me wrong, it's bearable - and it's nice enough to wear during the day to work, or weekends, or supermarket shopping - but that is as far as it goes!! I find the scent quite unusual, and not in a good way. It seems to start off rather sweet, then it turns somewat spicy/musky! I have never been a musky/oriental perfume person - so it just puts me off ever so slightly!
The bottle deign is really sleek and sophisticated, I like it - but that is all I like. Once this bottle has run out, I will not replace it! Sorry SJP - I really like you, just not Lovely!!
The thing is, and that has been said many times already, that Lovely is the little sister of Narcisio Rodriguez Her on budget. They differ in the head pretty much as Lovely is very sharp when just sprayed, but after a while, when the heart develops, they are almost mistakable, so that when I get a whiff from someone next to me I always wonder which of the two is she actually wearing.
But this is only its little sister because, as soon as you try both on your skin and compare them, you will notice that Lovely lacks the sensuality, the creaminess and that “vintage” allure of NR Her. Lovely is more innocent and somehow melancholic, so much that I can actually wear it only on Summer/Fall rainy days. For that it is perfect.
I love, love this scent. iT's so beautiful, the only problem is it doens't last. I would pay twice the amount if it would, but I'll keep getting it anyway.
I was surprised to learn that "NYC", not "Lovely" is Sarah Jessica Parker's best-selling fragrance. "NYC" is what I expected from a celebrity scent - fruity, sweet - geared toward the 20 -something crowd. Don't get me wrong - I like "NYC." It's not bad. But "Lovely" to me is truly exceptional - starting with the beautfiul egg-shaped bottle. I mean the light pink fluid in such a delicate shape..Why how Lovely! The scent is unusual and hard to describe. Lavender, bergamot, paper whites, mandarin, patchouli, amber, woods? I would have never guessed these are the elements of this scent..especially the patchouli, which makes me think of "Angel." "Lovely" is a soft, unique creation, that is often compared to NR "For Her" and rightly so. They are nearly identical, with the exception of price and availability. I have 2 bottles of "Lovely" in my vast array of scents which says a lot. A keeper..in my top five.
This has been a favorite fall/winter fragrance of mine for 4-5 years now. I LOVE SJP Lovely.. it's spicy and perfect for cooler months. Not a light fragrance, sits well on me.. and tones down when settled. I lovelovelove this fragrance and I buy it over and over again. I think I am on my 3rd or 4th bottle. Def. worth trying and trust me, you will adore it. The bottle is really elegant as well, and come on, who doesn't love Sarah Jessica Parker?!
Guys compliment me on this EVERYTIME I wear it! Light enough to wear everyday at work, and sexy enough to wear out on the town. LOVE IT!