I LOVE the way this smells but it lasts (no joke) less than 30 minutes on my skin. No other fragrance has disappeared as quickly as this one does. None of the other Kors fragrances have this Houdini quality, only the Hollywoods. Weird.
While it's there is smells a lot like 'Michael' just a bit more bubbly and fresh. More citrus maybe? In commiserating with others about the disappearing job I have heard similar laments. So try before you buy!
I'm not actually certain as to why so many people dislike this fragrance. To my nose, Very Hollywood is a glamourous, feminine and delicate white floral.
There is a slight tropical element to this fragrance, possibly due to the jammy raspberry note. This fragrance is a little similar to Marc Jacobs for women, especially in regards to the strong gardenia note.
I like the creaminess that this fragrance conveys. To me this scent is smooth and divine. Its milky-creamy aspect makes this a perfect choice for white floral lovers.
I do think that this fragrance is indeed very Hollywood. Both the scent and the bottle feels very chic and extravagant.
The lasting power is amazing, lasting well into the next day. I'm impressed with this latest creation from Michael Kors.
I absolutely love how this smells. I am not an expert on fragrance by any means, so I will not attempt to describe it. What I do not love is how soon the scent fades. I'm not sure if this is due to the product or my body chemistry. I have a giant bottle of this and will likely never use it up as it just does not have enough staying power for me.
So I am finally ready to pick a stance on this perfume. Took me a couple of wearings since I bought it to decide. Being a native Los Angelino and Hollywood resident my whole life I think I am in a unique place to say....
THE NAME FITS!
It is truly VERY Hollywood. Some love it, some hate it. When I first smelled it I didn't like it. This often happens to small towners who come to LA for the first time. They love it and find it glamorous and fun, as do many with the 'fume, or hate it and find it an overcrowded trashy mess. But either way, time tolls and you see the other side as well. There is old Hollywood Blvd glamor in the middle and base notes of this scent, but on top it really is trashy Santa Monica Blvd that kind of makes you scrunch your nose. Sometimes it smells sickeningly sweet. Other times you wonder why it is do damn dry and musty. Seriously, just like LA... Sometimes you are thrilled to have all night diners, museums, any shop you could want, other times you just yearn to wash it all off and go out of town for some traditional country clean.
Now normally I'm a city girl! But in the case of this perfume I just think there are far more scents I would rather wear uptown, downtown, or out of town. I will still probably wear it occasionally, like the yearly family trip to Disneyland, you have to go, and you eat too many churros and almost vomit yet still enjoy the trip and do it again the next year. So Very Hollywood, see you in quite a while, until then I need to go buy some Gucci...
09th June, 2011 (last edited: 13th June, 2011)
Bought this on impulse after trying a sample at a drugstore... not my usual perfume purchase.... and I'm oddly fascinated by it, love the way it dries down to amber. Perhaps a tad old-ladyish in its death throws.... but still, it's brightening my day.