I know that there are a few other notes, but this basically settles down to a nice warm vanilla with a touch of caramel.
I like Fancy, but my favorite version of vanilla is a sugar-milk concoction with perhaps a touch of toffee or caramel as in CSP's Matin Calin. I only wish Matin Calin were stronger scented, but I have purchased milk-sugar scented fragrance oils on Ebay that smell almost like Matin Calin, that are stronger and longer lasting (and cheaper). I also love the soft milky vanilla in Philosophy's Fresh Cream Body Butter, and in Lush's Sympathy for the Skin (they make this in a perfume for forum visitors sometimes). Lush's Honey I Washed the Children soap is a nice toffee-caramel-vanilla scent, but it's too perfumey in the balm formula. I haven't tried it in the limited edition spray, but I'm hesitant to shell out the money without testing first since the balm was a letdown for me.
I'll try anything once, I'm totally game to try any perfume out there be it Chanel or Britney Spears so when I spotted Jessica Simpson's Fancy I took a sniff right away...the bottle smelled pretty good so I sprayed it right on my wrist and let it marinate while I wandered the aisles of Kohl's. I kept getting a nice warm vanilla smell but also a great bit of dill!! I kinda smell like a dill cookie if such a thing exists! I wondered if the sample had gone bad as I read the other reviews and they all sounded yummy not dilly! Sooooo My 8 year old and I went into Walgreens and did a squirt of Fancy in there, still vanilla and DILL!!! I guess Fancy is not for my chemistry...alas. :o(
I usually only like high-end scents but this is definitely one of my favorites right now. It is more floral than I was expecting from reading the reviews (yes, I bought this unsniffed...) which sounded like my dream scent! I love that it reminded me a lot of Aquolina Pink Sugar at first, in the sense that they are both very sweet, candy-like, vanilla-based scents. However, this has a smoothness that PS lacks and I agree with the reviews comparing this to Jean Paul Gaultier Classique. I would say it's like PS on the initial blast (sharper, sweeter) while the dry-down reminds me more of JPG (smoother, creamier). It starts with an initial fruity impression that reminds me of red-currants and fruity-floral scented shampoo but then it immediately begins to transform on contact with my skin into the most gorgeous, creamy dry-down - the strongest notes I get are vanilla and caramel. Men seem to like this too, in my experience they tend to love anything that smells quite prominently of vanilla and this was true with my SO. The lasting power is impressive as well, which is unbelievable for such a cheap fragrance. I love putting my top on the next day and smelling this yummy scent still lingering on my clothes. It's definitely one of those scents that you will catch yourself thinking "Mmm.. what is that yummy smell?" and discover that it's you! It's very "cute" and "pretty" and it doesn't take itself too seriously. It reminds me also of Flowerbomb but without the mustiness. The notes are listed as: sparkling pear, juicy apricot nectar, red fruits, dewy gardenia, night blooming jasmine, toasted almonds, caramel, creamy sandalwood, amber crystals, vanilla crème. I would say that I get no pear at all, but red fruits definitely yes for about 30 seconds, then almonds/caramel/creamy sandalwood/amber crystals and vanilla creme for the rest of the time! I just love it, it's so girly, flirtatious, cute and sweet - perfect for a date or for the day time. And it's so cheap, really if this had been packaged as Houbigant Quelques Fleurs Royales for 5 times the price I would have paid that... sometimes scents can be too pretentious and overly thought out and this just smells gorgeous!
I got a tiny bottle of this around the Holiday season. It's a very warm sweet vanilla scent with what I think is a little hint of lemon and spice. Good scent for the winter if you like sweet scents. My SO really loves this one as do I.
This was so cute and at first i thought it smelled amazing. i went out and bought a bottle..sprayed it on the next day before work and UGHHHHH. it smelled so gross and old hag-ish on me. gave me a headache all day! i returned it the next day. im thinking about trying the white one though
This is such a gorgeous perfume- everything from the packaging and the scent is amazing. I remember trying this at my Shoppers counter almost 1 year ago and just falling in love with the scent, to me, this is the perfect perfume for Autumn and Winter, or all year round for that matter- I would describe the scent as warm vanilla sugar, but not to the point where it smells so sweet that it is overpowering and just to much. I never purchased a full size of this till recently, I purchased a set containing the full size bottle, lotion and body wash for only $24.00! which was such a steal, the bottle is so gorgeous sitting on my vanity along with my other perfumes- the design is so classic and timeless, very girly :) when I wear this, its something people always compliment. This lasts a very long time on me, and the smell lingers on my clothes for a long time afterwards- I cannot wait to try the other perfumes in the Jessica Simpson 'Fancy' line.
So undecided on the perfume. On first spray, it's so strong & fruity...migraine-inducing almost. Straight off I smell mainly pears, apricots and alcohol, for a good 10 to 15 mins. It's very synthetic and overly sweet, not nice at all. As it dries down it gets more subtle and less strong. It starts to smell more like "cupcake" I guess. Sweet creme brulee with a hint of floral. I do happen to be rather fond of the dry down, which is why I continue using this fragrance. However, the initial spray is what will put me off repurchasing.
Overall Rating: 3 Lippies
I'm thankful to be able to say that I didn't purchase this unsniffed. Instead I sampled it, & in turn didn't purchase a full size. Its nothing amazing, nor good enough to stand next to my HG fragrances. I absolutely LOVE Aquolina Pink Sugar & had to try Fancy after reading all of the comparisons. However the expectations fell short. To me, Fancy mainly consists of an Apricot fruity scent with a TINY bit of vanilla somewhere in the background. I love sweet foody scents, & this was too "perfumey" for my tastes. Not in an elegant manner either. I might like it better in the fall. Fancy isn't a bad perfume by any means though. Its just... not my style.
Price: 5 Lippies
For $60 @ Ulta you don't get much product, although I'm seeing a lot of people bought theirs via bargain shops (Marshalls, TJMaxx, ect) for half the price.
Packaging Quality: 5 Lippies.
It's definitely high up on my favorites, among Vera Wang's Rock Princess packaging. I think the bottle is gorgeous! I actually prefer it over Aquolina Pink Sugar's dull bottle. Super elegant & fit to display on my vanity table.
Would you buy this product again? I put "Yes", but meant "Maybe".
WOW this stuff smells AMAZING! I got this and Midnight Fantacy by Britney Spears for $19.99 a piece for 100ml! I was like damn, that's a DEAL! At first I didn't know if I wanted this perfume because my sister had gotten this for Christmas 2 years ago and I didn't like it at all! Well here I am thinking I should give this sent a spray on the wrist, let me tell you, this sent matches my body chemistry quite well. It smelt like heaven-in-a-bottle! Yummm. To me it smells like a cupcake with a bit of warmth. A great summer scent. I wore this on the weekend and my boyfriend loved it! He said this scent is the best smell ever, haha I agree. My friend also bought this perfume as well and she loves it! This perfume is a nice add on to your collection if you love summery/sweet scents and scents with a hint of Vanilla! Trust me you will go crazy for this!
Teehee...I smell like a cupcake! I just got a 100 mL bottle of this stuff for $19.99 so I'm not complainin'. The bottle is pretty in a tacky sort of way.