Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Sucre Review

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Viva La Juicy Sucre is my FIRST Juicy Couture perfume and Sucre is the newest fragrance in the Juicy Couture perfume family library. The perfumes for Juicy Couture have always been outfitted in the cutest packaging and Sucre is no exception. The perfume bottle sits in a sturdy gold cupcake/candy wrapper holder (permanently attached). White icing drips from atop the perfume bottle. The bottle is then graced with a beautiful pink & white polka dot bow. Everything about it is super cute and I absolutely adore its sweet theme. Some words to describe Sucre are gentle, soft, sugary and sweet. That is the essence of this perfume. It's also light & airy. I can't picture this perfume being offensive to anybody. I sprayed it three times on my arm as I sit here typing this and I keep sniffing my arm. The fragrance notes are as follows: Top - Brazilian gardenia, mandarin, red currant; Mid - Orange flower, jasmine flower, peach nectar, almond cream; Dry Down - Cocoa bean, sandalwood, whipped cream, vanilla extract. This fragrance is perfect for Spring & Summer. Plus it will look cute on any vanity. The only reason, I don't give it a Supersweet rating is because of its lightness. Don't expect it to last all day. You are however left with a light sugary and marshmallow scent. As always, try this on in the store. Walk around and see how it changes. Everyone's chemistry is different. This perfume comes in 3 sizes (rollerball and two different perfume sizes). Brace yourself for the price! It is not cheap. I purchased mine from ULTA. I can't tell you about any of the other Juicy Couture perfumes. I must've not liked their very first one, because I remember trying it and stayed away. LOL I need to revisit them. My blog buddy Desle of Diva Desle blog reviewed Viva La Juicy Gold Couture and loved it. I'm not a big perfume person. When I was growing up, many perfumes were loud and I swore off of them. So many are so much better now. I'm slowly putting together a collection of favorites. Have a sweet day :)

Sweet-Bittersweet-NotSweet
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
  Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Sucre is Sweet


I always love looking at packaging details & how companies market their products (parties, events)
If I knew marketing would be this much fun, I would've said forget Science LOL! 
You can't help but love the cute theme of all these events & stores. It's a dessert paradise.

Harbour City Chocolate Trail 2017: All You Eat Is Love

Sunday, February 19, 2017

My long time readers know, I showcase Harbour City's Chocolate Trail every year on my blog! Click on these links to view 2016, 2015, 2014 (somehow I skipped it LOL), 2013. I would love to go to Hong Kong one year to see this in person, but for right now thank GOD for Instagram. This years theme was "All You Eat Is Love" (Beatles song: All You Need Is Love). For those unfamiliar, there's usually a LARGE DISPLAY (centerpiece) that greets visitors at this shopping center. This year the display was a large stream of chocolate (as if pouring), that featured a bakers hat, mixing bowl, spatula, rolling pin and bowl overflowing with chocolate & sprinkles. On each side of the display are marshmallows & a cube of chocolate with a spoon that says "All You Can Eat Is Love". People can actually sit on it and take pictures. Behind all of this is a baking kitchen that featured a table dripped with faux pink icing and pastel cups, saucers & dishes. If you look at the ceiling, wisks grace the top of this instillation (the wisks were used as lights). I'm always amazed, with what they come up with. As you go through the mall (shopping center), there are various scrolls with wisks/spatulas that displayed CHOCOLATE RECIPES. There are also faux chocolate art, in the shape of chocolate treats & chairs throughout the mall. I always find Chocolate Trail to be a great learning experience: there are cooking demonstrations, art, and world famous chocolatiers that show off their craft. Plus, it's FUN! I love that they are now tying it in with Chinese New Year & Valentine's Day. I love those heart shaped pink macarons from Dalloyau <3 and Sayvour HK Artisan Chocolates (pink chocolate roses & chocolate hearts with a message). Today is the last day to see this chocolate wonderland (Jan 19-Feb19), but this is an annual tradition. So I'm looking forward to what they come up with next year (2018).
Picture credits are marked on the pictures themselves (instagram)