Please don't be put off by celebrity label or expect this to be sweet/foody like Fancy, it is very good. Patchouli, vanilla, amber et al with great sillage and staying power. A real warm sexy fragrance that needs warm skin to bloom. Gorgeous, and to think I nearly missed this one through prejudice! I live and learn.
I tried Fancy Nights on the recommendation of some fellow fumies, and they were right. I am both surprised & impressed by this fragrance.
It is much better than it needs to be.
Fancy Nights is wonderfully dark patchouli-vanilla that's relatively simple, a bit sweet, and just on the femme side of unisex. Would make a great fragrance for a rocker-chick or anyone who likes fragrances slightly gothic. In fact, Fancy Nights is much more rocker-chick than Vivienne Westwood's Let It Rock and much more gothic than Loree Rodkin's Gothic I, both of which I own.
Those who are expecting this scent to be like Fancy, or any other sugar-laden confection in the mass market, are sure to be disappointed by Fancy Nights. Good thing too, because now this fragrance can be yours for a song. I might just get me another bottle ...
Patchouli, Spice, Woods, Vanilla and more Patchouli. That's what I smell and even though I'm not the biggest fan of patchouli, this is a nice evening scent. It's very deep, warm, sensual and elegant. I don't wear it too often, but its something that would wear well to a formal event or huddled in front of the fireplace on a cold Winter's night. Even though Jessica Simpson's perfumes are targeted towards a younger age group, this smells a little "mature" and can easily be worn by someone much older in my opinion. It's a rather strong/heavy scent and has average sillage.
Packaging very cute green bottle! very vintage look to it.
Starts off very smoky/woodsy like I just came back from a campfire. Then becomes a slightly sweet powdery scent....then powder/vanilla dry-down. If this sounds amazing to you! then go for it!
I personally, was not a huge fan but that is because i am not fond of vanilla/powder dry downs.
I agree with the previous reviewer. Fancy Nights smells very similar to Shalimar or Emeraulde. If not similar, definatley in the same family. This is a more mature kind of scent and a huge difference between the other perfumes in the Fancy line. Not a big fan of this one, as I didn't have the right chemistry to pull this off.
to me, it has a similar character to shalimar or emeraude (sp?). anyway, it is not sweet like the other ones.
I love the green bottle-not typical in perfume bottles today- looks beautiful
This is one of my favorite scents for fall and winter, and I urge anyone who like a woody oriental to try it.
I'm usually not big on celebrity scents, and when I tried this on I expected a sweet and spicy oriental - the way most celebrity scents are when the are trying to be a bit grown up. (or goth, talking to you, Avril) Much like Beyonce Heat.
Instead, I got a warm, spicy and sexy scent. More of a woody cyphre then warm vanilla. It also has a slightest bit of well behaved skank in it, and I love that.
If you like Tom ford Black orchid, then this is a scent for you.
I smelled this on a magazine sample and actually loved it!but of course,there was tht magazine-y undertone (I love how magazines smell for some reason,btw!;D)I sprayed this on one arm in ulta.i gave the packaging a four,because I think the bottle perfectly describes it,but it was really hard to spray some.on me,u could tell it was the same perfume I smelled in the magazine,but this one note(I don't know perfume notes too well)just took over and dominated everything.it was very strong,too,and when I was in the parking lot,the wind wafted it all around us,and in the car,it practically attacked our noses.it's too strong for it's own good.even if I liked this scent,I'm not sure I would be able to pull it off,because it smells really mature and adult.if u like this,then ur in luck,because it has excellent staying power.(I tried scrubbing it off,to no avail.)oh yeah,and a few hours later,it somehow became a little sweeter?and all that overwhelmingness was from one spray on one arm.so,uh,don't overdo it with this perfume.:)
Tested this a couple of times and while I think it's really well done, it's too close on my skin to Midnight Poison which I already own to warrant buying. It has a similar dark, powdery patchouli/evergreen cloud and for that reason it's admirably adult, and definitely worth the $20 if you like those notes. Lovely vintage-styled bottle, too!
ETA: Ended up buying it anyway...there is more vanilla in FN which makes it different enough to add to my arsenal of spicy warm patches!
Fancy Nights bears a remarkable similarity to the original Prada, only at a fraction of the price. Nothing wrong with that, in my opinion! Rich, deep amber and patchouli.