In an effort to capture the freedom and glamour of California, Juicy Couture has released two new fragrances for women. Malibu and La La Malibu reflect the free-spirited attitude of California, along with its confident and glamorous side. When people think of California, they think of beaches, movie stars, wealth, and sunny days that never end. Juicy Couture’s new fragrances bottle that perception, giving wearers Los Angeles in a bottle.

The Malibu fragrance collection, named after the iconic Malibu Beach located in the heart of California, will bring a taste of summer to every corner of the world, regardless of the actual temperature. One whiff of these fragrances can transform a winter day into a relaxing getaway on the sands of a gorgeous California beach. Packaged in bright orange (Malibu) and pink (La La Malibu), happiness begins before the bottles are even opened.

Juicy Couture Malibu

juicy couture malibuIn the orange bottle, Juicy Couture Malibu tantalizes the senses with playful pink passion fruit mingled with fresh jasmine and musk. It begins with a clean, crisp citrus scent that mellows into a full-bodied floral heart that is long-lasting and powerful. Most women will find they only need to apply this fragrance once a day to get the full effect of this summery perfume. It is feminine and confident, which is exactly how the California woman is portrayed.

However, the scent is hardly a cloyingly sweet concoction that is typically reserved for teenagers and rock band groupies. This is a scent that is surprisingly elegant and even a little mature. It screams opulence and elegance, two characteristics associated with the movie stars and cultural elite that live in exclusive Los Angeles communities. Wearers are taken behind the gates and into the homes of women who live on the edge of California excitement every day.

The bottle, which is the exact duplicate of the La La Malibu bottle except for the color, is clear, showing off the colorless liquid inside. It is imprinted with orange palm trees that are symbols of beach flora, particularly in California. The bottle is topped with a crystal-shaped stopper adorned with an orange heart that displays the Juicy Couture name on a silver banner. It is elegant without being pretentious and would look glamorous on a dressing table in any room in the house.

Reviewers tend to favor Juicy Couture Malibu to its sister fragrance, Juicy Couture La La Malibu. They say it is the ideal summer fragrance, as it is not too heavy or strong. It has mild silage, but excellent longevity. One reviewer said, “it feels like a summer night on the boardwalk,” which is exactly the feeling one is supposed to get when wearing this scent. However, this same reviewer said she would also wear this perfume in the dead of winter because it projects a warm California attitude that instantly provides heat even in the coldest temperatures.

Several reviewers felt that this fragrance is targeted at the younger crowd, but the price tag of $92 says it is actually aimed at an older audience. The bottle garnered a lot of attention, with most women saying it is worthy of any perfume collection. The pink and orange bottles look striking together, but even if a woman only buys one or the other, the bottle will definitely stand out among more traditional bottles.

Juicy Couture La La Malibu

juicy couture la la malibuWhile Juicy Couture Malibu encompasses all of California, Juicy Couture La La Malibu is strictly Los Angeles. It is a masterful blend of mandarin and pink sugar, which playfully dance on a base of warm and sultry musk. The heart, though, is full of lily of the valley, white peony, and orange blossom, a fragrant garden in the middle of the city. Its energetic scent captures the vibrancy of one of the most famous cities in the world. Los Angeles, the City of Angels, is uninhibited and free, opulent and classy. One cannot think of Los Angeles without also thinking of Hollywood, which is over the top, but in a magical way. Juicy Couture La La Malibu expresses this dichotomy perfectly.

Not many people will ever experience the exuberance of Los Angeles, but the images they see in the media fuel their imagination. They dream of the casual freedom associated with the endless beaches and red carpet ceremonies that form the two sides of this famous city. La La Malibu is both elegant and casual, a feeling one can only achieve in California.

The bottle is a carbon copy of the container for Juicy Couture Malibu, except that its palm trees are bright pink instead of orange. The same crystal-shaped lid tops the bottle and the same heart encircles the neck. The Juicy Couture name is imprinted on a silver banner that crosses the heart and La La Malibu is imprinted lightly on the face of the bottle. It is a gorgeous bottle that is the embodiment of spring and summer in the California sun.

Reviewers generally think that Juicy Couture La La Malibu is younger and more playful than Juicy Couture Malibu. It is sweeter and less sophisticated, making a choice for summer beach parties and afternoon bridal showers. It might be a little too cloying for the office, but if the wearer is looking for a casual scent to wear during the summer, this fragrance will fit the bill nicely. It is often described by reviewers as fresh and clean, which is why it is ideal for spring and summer wear.

The scent lingers on the skin for hours as it progresses from the opening to the heart and on to the dry down period. It is imminently “wearable,” said one reviewer, which is a characteristic that has been prominent in all of Juicy Couture’s fragrances. Of the two flanker fragrances, La La Malibu is fruitier and sweeter, while Juicy Couture is more flowery and feminine. Still, both perfumes are girly and flirtatious, just as California scents should be.

A California Attitude

Perfume collectors who are looking for scents that can be worn in casual situations but have a hint of elegance as well, will love the Malibu collection by Juicy Couture. California is about two different attitudes. The first is a carefree attitude that takes each day as it comes. It doesn’t worry about the future or worst case scenarios. Instead, it concerns itself with living in the moment, catching waves and riding them as far as they will go. This is the freshness that people find enticing about the west coast.

However, the second attitude is one of elegance and wealth. It is the endless cast parties and red-carpet affairs. It is champagne and crystal chandeliers. It is about billion-dollar movies and diamond-encrusted jewelry. This is the part of California that people envy. They dream about being rich and famous and having the ability to do whatever they want, whenever they want because they don’t have to worry about money.

These are the two attitudes reflected in the Malibu perfume collection. They are free-spirited, but there is an underlying elegance that winds its way through the scents and makes itself known at every stage. No other perfume blends these very different attitudes as expertly as the Malibu collection by Juicy Couture. They are California in a bottle.