Thursday, 21 October 2010

New Love for Harajuku: The 'Wicked Styles' Collection

It's hard to miss the Harajuku Lovers collection in the shops. The cutesy doll bottles stand out from a mile off. Despite this eye catching packaging, I must admit as much as I've admired them in the past, I can honestly say I've never actually gone over to smell them all.

They have just brought out a new collection called 'Wicked Styles'. The doll bottles have not only been given a new wardrobe and new flock-finished hairstyles, but the fragrances have also changed! I was sent 'G' (The headline doll, after Gwen Stefani I believe) and 'Music' to try. The other dolls are 'Love', 'Lil Angel' and 'Baby' (get it... like Gwen Stefani's album?!)


I have to say when I smelt the fragrances I liked them both instantly. 'G' is a sweet fruity scent with apple, peach, pineapple, watermelon and raspberry (wow! a regular tropical fruit salad in there!)

When first sprayed it somehow smells like pear to me, even though that's pretty much the only fruit not in it! But hey, I'm not a fragrance expert here, just giving you my lowly blogger opinion. Once it settles, it becomes a little more floral, and certainly less interesting. I like this scent but I don't think I would rush out to buy it. It would certainly make a nice gift, since it is a pretty 'safe' choice. There's not really much not to like.


As for 'Music', this scent really caught my attention. It's not too young yet not really 'mature' so perfect if (like me) you like smelling like a sugary sweet fruit bowl, yet want to wear something a little bit more 'grown up'.

It is described as a 'woody floral' scent which I wouldn't normally go for. I think what draws me in is that it still has a hint of fruityness (juicy apple) at first spray, but settles into a warmer, more sensual fragrance with notes of jasmine, amber and cedarwood. This is definetly going to be my Autumn/Winter perfume this year. It's just one of those scents you can't stop going back to smell, and definitely one of the most intriguing fragrances in my collection. I love the pink hair too!

The fragrances only come in eau de toilette (10ml for £12.50 or 30ml for £20) but I was extremely surprised by their staying power (unlike Escada EDT's which last for about 10 mins, these will linger for a good few hours!). They are also very reasonably priced, making them ideal for a little treat for yourself or a perfect present.


I was also sent a 'blank doll' to have a play with which I must admit was a lot of fun! Armed with only red and black permanent markers and a pencil, I was pretty happy with the finished result even though it is a little 'goth'!


Not a massively creative outfit, but fun none the less! The blank dolls are (sadly) not for sale as yet, but the fragrances are available nation wide now!

Has anyone smelt the new collection of fragrances, anyone already in love with the regular collection?

Fleur x
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17 comments

  1. Too cute!
    I still really want to buy these, or the old ones. I love how they smell.

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  2. I must admit, I've never really taken a whiff of the perfumes, despite the cute packaging. Based on the description, I'd really like to try Music. Thanks!

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  3. Yay, another new design! I will definitely be getting this because I collect the different designs for the "G" fragrance - I'm sad!!
    Your design is really cool; it looks like it could be a real one!

    http://jadefungblog.blogspot.com

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  4. My favourite is 'Baby' smells sooo nice, almost like baby powder :)

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  5. These are just too cute! I love perfume and am always on the lookout for interesting bottles and I think these are about as mad as they come :) Will have to have a sniff of them soon to satisfy my curiosity!
    LovelyGirlieBits Blog

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  6. I have to admit i do collect these doll fragerences!! I'll have to have a smell of these when i next see them. I love that blank little doll though i would love one of them hehe

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  7. I have smelt the originals and the only one I liked was 'G'! Your doll looks so cute! U did a good job :)

    www.ox-Katie-xo.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  8. I love the bottles, might buy it just so it'll look nice in my room! xx

    http://orlaxo.blogspot.com/

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  9. Too cute!! I love the packaging they come in, I'll need to try music when I have have time to go look for it.

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  10. They are adorable, your doll came out very cute. I never saw those here in Brazil.

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  11. love it fleur! will you come see my blog if you can??

    georgie xx

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  12. I'm absolutely getting these, I have the whole collection of these!

    xoxo

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  13. I think I am definately have to go and try these out! x x x

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  14. Love your doll, it's so cute! I'm not the biggest fan of the bottles, but it sounds like they smell gorgeous! xx

    laurenwelsh.blogspot.com

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  15. I love them! I have bought at least one from each collection. I can't wait to get this one!

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