Fancy by Jessica Simpson ($59.00) is a sweet, dessert-ish scent. This is Simpson’s first fragrance, though she did have a beauty line called “Dessert Beauty,” which featured sweet, food-related scents. Fancy is not as cloying or as over-the-top, but there is still a distinct sweetness from the caramel and vanilla creme notes. I find in the beginning, it is too sweet for me, but after a half hour or so, it calms down and gets a healthy reduction in sweetness. It’s still noticeably sweet, don’t get me wrong, it just doesn’t make me feel like I’m in a bakery.
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I think fall is a great time to release this scent, because even though I’m not a huge fan of food-scented perfumes (gimme a dessert-scented body wash, though!), I definitely appreciate the scents a lot more when it gets colder. Perhaps its the warmth behind most scents in the same vein as Fancy that make them best in the fall. The top notes of the fragrance is written to be apricot nectar pear, and red fruits, with the heart being florals gardenia and jasmine, toasted almonds, and caramel in it as well. The base notes are creamys andalwood, vanilla creme, and amber crystals. I wouldn’t have picked up on the floral notes really, they don’t stand out as much as the base notes do.
Bottom line, if you aren’t in the market for a sweet scent, then skip Fancy. It’s a lovely, soft scent of vanilla and caramel, with a touch of amber — and trying to make it anything else doesn’t make sense. It won’t be my regular scent this fall, but perhaps on a night on or when I want to soothe my sweet tooth!
P.S. – As soon as Mellan sniffed my wrists, he kept trying to lap it up 😉 LOL.