Fragrance File: Viva La Juicy Glacé by Juicy Couture

What better time of the year than to spoil yourself (or someone special) with a beautiful new scent.

A new perfume is surely top of many Christmas lists around the world! Today sees Rayne write a review on the brand new one from Juicy Couture for my Fragrance File


A few years ago, when I started my beauty journey, all I wanted to decorate my vanity with was a few Juicy Couture fragrances.

Each and every single perfume from JC is just beyond gorgeous and the packaging is consistently top notch!

Juicy Couture just recently released their latest innovation, the Viva La Juicy Glacé. The one up-up to it’s predecessor, the original Viva La Juicy. It is a limited edition fragrance (sadly, I cannot confirm when it will be discontinued) with the unique ability to be both an “everyday” and a “night out” scent in one go.

The scent

Immediately upon spraying it, you get the very sparky notes of pear, mandarin, frozen cassis and orange blossom. It then softens down to where you can detect the sandalwood and vanilla.

It does not sit on the skin for too long, you need to spritz it again after a couple hours, but I do find the scent to build nicely and not change with multiple applications.

The bottle

This insanely kitsch bottle borders on the side of over the top. I absolutely LOVE IT!!! It has an almost opal-esque effect, moving from one shimmering iridescent shade to the next as you move the bottle. The shades are made up of pinks and purples and silvers and blues. The most stunning rainbow of hues.

The bottle itself is textured and quite weighty. The darling little bow and fluff ball can be removed if it is too much for your vanity – but I would call you a crazy person if you did that. It all ends off with the gorgeous structured gemstone cap.

The box

I never, ever, pull images from the internet to use in my blog posts but this box was just too exquisite to not include. So in this case I had to use a Google image as I could just not capture a gorgeous enough picture. The box has a similar effect to the bottle, just being more sheeny.

Who wears Viva La Juicy Glacé?

A Viva girl. The girl who wants to add a touch of iridescence to every day life. The girl who wants to add a touch of sparkle and excitement to her day. She oozes enchantment and warmth as every moment becomes extraordinary with a spray of Viva La Juicy Glacé.


My thoughts

I absolutely love the scent. It is fun, flirty and fresh. My one qualm is that it just does not last on the skin the way I would expect it to last. I need to spray it again after about three hours of wear.

While the scent is not the most long lasting, I am still a huge fan of this latest Juicy Couture addition!

Truth be told, Viva La Juicy Glacé does not beat out the original Viva La Juicy, but then again, when does the sequel ever beat the original?!


Rayne XX


Name of Scent: Viva La Juicy Glacé

Fragrance House: Elizabeth Arden

Type of Scent: Eau De Parfum

Scent Family: Floral

Top Notes: Frozen mandarin and pear sorbet

Heart Notes: Orange blossom and jasmine

Bottom Notes: Sandalwood and musk

Retail Price: R895 for 100ml and R1,195 for 100ml

Stockists: Edgars, Red Square, Foschini as of 18 September 2017





Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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