An Affable, Generic Sweet Floriental Frag
Jessica Simpson FANCY LOVE is much better to my nose than FANCY. First, it's not just another synthetic sandalwood vanilla scent, so that's already a plus. But I also find the ingredients to be more stable and nose friendly. FANCY LOVE, like FANCY, does eventually begin to take a turn toward the stale side, but it takes quite a bit longer, which means that it is at least possible to wear this perfume, in contrast to FANCY, which just seems gross to me from start to finish.
All of this could be a matter of skin chemistry, I recognize, but what really matters is not what everyone else says but how we feel when we wear a perfume. FANCY LOVE feels like an affable somewhat sweet and generic floriental fragrance, but it does not make me dash to the bath. I cannot say that I would want a large bottle of this creation, but it is at least comprehensible to me why someone might.
The quality of components seems to matter to some reviewers but not others. So, for example, in The Holey [sic] Book, certain By Kilian perfumes, which are made of top-notch ingredients, receive two stars, while Jessica Simpson FANCY, a seriously low-brow juice factory (Parlux) product which is not original in any way, garners three stars. Again, Hermès HIRIS and Lalique LE PARFUM are trashed as one-star disasters, despite the fact that they are real and unique perfumes made of quality ingredients.
In the end, I don't see a lot of logic behind such star allocations. But I happen to care about the quality of components, and I do not think that a perfumer who creates a composition which I happen not to like has committed some sort of crime. When all is said and sniffed, we have different tastes! I give perfumers credit for using high-quality ingredients, even if their particular creation is not my idea of the perfect assemblage of notes.
On the other hand, even the best idea can be ruined through the use of shoddy materials. That is what I find in the Jessica Simpson perfume line, although, FANCY LOVE is much better than FANCY and neither seems very original to me. FANCY NIGHTS is by far the best of the three since at least it involves a new idea.