This is going to sound horrible, but I had a little vial of Barbie perfume when I was a child that smelled exactly like Hearts & Daggers for Women.
I loved it, even going so far as to crack open the lid and add some water and alcohol in an attempt to make it last longer. I think I was about 6 years old when I ran out, and ever since the loss has haunted the perfume lover in me! Lol, silly, isn't it?
When I first sampled this fragrance at the department store, I was repelled by the immediate, sickeningly sweet scent it left on my skin and hurried on to others. The first impression was a bad one, and I was equally repulsed with the bright magenta "punk" bottle. I had no doubt I didn't want it.
However, about twenty minutes after leaving the store, I noticed the soft smell of freshly cut apples coming off of my skin. When I finally realized it was coming from the wrist with the Ed Hardy fragrance on it, I was floored. That disgusting perfume? Really?!?!?!
Even now, I'm still a little bit in denial. H&D almost perfectly captures the crisp smell of that first perfume which I had loved so dearly as a child. Unlike many perfumes with apple scents in them, this one doesn't smell fake or highly concentrated to me. The apple blossom is a light companion to the sweet jasmine, spicy musk, and deep amber, saving it from being too pretentious for day wear and making it interesting. I can already tell--this will grace my wardrobe for many years to come. :)
I don't see the notes listed for this yet, so here they are in order of appearance:
1. Top Notes:
Blood Orange, Violet Leaf, and Apple
2. Middle Notes:
Mango, Apple Blossom, and Pink Jasmine
3. Base Notes:
Cashmere Musk, Amber, Benzoin, and Blond Wood