Now I realize that I am a complete makeup geek and not a perfume geek, but I thought I’d share my collection of fruity perfumes which are great for summer! Now if I could just share the smell of these through the computer, we’d be all set! ;)
I’ve listed these in order from my favorites to my least favorites, so….. let the fruity goodness begin!
Escada Taj Sunset
I LOVE the Escada perfumes! Taj Sunset is one of my current favorites as it has that tropical scent with an undertone of mango and blood orange. To me it smells like the orange drink “tang” (if you’re an 80’s kid, you’ll remember this yummy sweet drink ;) ) If I could drink this perfume, I would- it really smells that good. I wear this every weekend as it is fresh yet lasts a long time- I think it’s the ultimate summer scent. The packaging on this is nice also- very sleek yet fun.
Smells like: blood orange, mango, and raspberry
Price: $43 – $72
True Religion Hippie Chic
Next to my beloved Escada Taj Sunset, this is my favorite perfume! When I tried this one at Ulta, I snatched it up immediately as I fell in love with the light and fresh fruit scent! This is a great everyday scent as it’s not overpowering, smells clean, and has a slight citrus scent for a lil’ kick. The packaging is very sophisticated and clean (minus the dumb looking charms hanging off the bottle- needless to say, I took those off right away). Thelasting power on this is pretty good- not an all day scent, but pretty dang close.
Price: $59 – $79
Mariah Carey Lollipop Bling Ribbon
Although this one is more sweet than fruity, it has that berry undertone to it. I love this one as the scent is strong enough to last all day, but not overpowering. I wear this one a lot on weekends when I’m going out for a nice date :) ooh la la! I think Mariah had 3 different lollipop perfumes in her collection, but the “ribbon” one smelt the most fruity to me.
I think the bottle is cute- a little teenage girly feel to it, but unique with the butterfly on top (very Mariah Carey-esk)
Price: $17 – $28
DKNY Be Delicious
This was my first fruity perfume to get as I loved the apple like smell and the unique bottle! It smells super fresh, isn’t too overpowering, and doesn’t have that overly sweet smell that so many fruity scents have. This is my everyday scent as it is subtle yet clean smelling- my only complaint is it’s hard to smell unless you spray quite a bit.
Price: $40- $72
Bath and Body Pearberry
I realize this is a body spray vs a perfume, but it still smells amazing and has that light fruity scent. It smells like a yummy fruit basket! I wear this one during the day when I want something quick and light- it even works great on the sheets or towels if you want a hint of scent throughout the house :) I absolutely love Bath and Body’s scents as they are light and fresh, plus they don’t break my wallet.
Escada Ocean Lounge
I found this one at Sephora one day while shopping for makeup (of course) and fell in love with this fruity yet floral scent. Escada is probably my favorite brand for perfumes- I’m hoping to get all of them at some point! “Ocean Lounge” has a slight citrus undertone and is slightly tart which gives this a kick- it’s not overly sweet or spicy. The staying power on this one is amazing too! I also love the clean and simple bottle- very sophisticated and easy to spot on my overcrowded dresser ;)
Price: $29- $48
Rue 21 Revert Eco
Not all perfumes need to cost you an arm, leg, and kidney so… this one is amazing and super cheap! I found this 2 years ago while shopping at Rue 21- the bottle is still 60% full and I’ve worn it almost every week. This one is super fresh and slightly citrusy- I can smell a ting of cucumber and orange. The lasting power on this is pretty good and it’s not overpowering at all. This is another perfect everyday scent as it is refreshing, light, and clean.
Where to Buy: eBay
Viva La Juicy
Because this has been raved as one of the best fruity perfumes, me being the nosey person that I am had to go try it and find out for myself what the hype was. I’ll admit it’s not my favorite but still one that I will wear from time to time. I love the hint of berries mixed with subtle floral notes- the only thing is it’s fairly sweet. The major strong point on this one: it lasts a long time!
Price: $47- $89
Britney Spears Radiance
This one to me reminds me of the Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy- fruity yet sweet. With a mixture of berries, orange blossom, and jasmine, it has a great mixture of fruity and floral. It also has a touch of musk which balances out the sweet. This one isn’t my favorite perfume, but definitely worth keeping as I still love the berry and orange scent. I would wear this one on weekends or at night as it’s not as fresh as some of the others…
Ed Hardy Women
Let’s face it, the Ed Hardy fad has come and gone so I was a bit hesitant to try this perfume… BUT, I was pleasantly surprised at how fresh and fruity this was. It has a combination of mango, strawberry, and grapefruit so it is a bit sweet but with a hint of tang. I bought the rollerball version so I can’t say much about the packaging, but I know the full size is a bit tacky looking. Not sure if I would buy this one again, but it has a unique scent so it’s a nice change from my other perfumes.