Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Review: Vivienne Westwood - Naughty Alice

When it comes to fragrance, I tend to lean towards florals and fresh scents.
My favourites to date are Marc Jacob's Daisy, Lancome’s Tresor In Love, Estee Lauder's Beyond Paradise, Balenciaga Paris and Lancome's Miracle. Now I can add another to the list.

Vivienne Westwood - Naughty Alice 
I must admit, when I first saw the marketing photos for it, it was the bottle design and the pretty blue heart charm gold bracelet caressing the neck of the bottle that caught my eyes. 

And pretty it is too – detachable, the charm bracelet can be worn as a jewellery around your wrist or hung on your bag. I prefer to keep it on the bottle neck as without it , that sensual yet elegant glass bottle loses its magical charm and Naughty Alice just becomes Plain Alice. 

This latest celebrity fragrance is developed by Bruno Jovanovic to celebrate the sophisticated feminine yet sexy and cheeky that is so Vivienne Westwood style. 

It is described as a floriental fragrance, which to my surprise hit a sweet spot with my senses when I’m not normally an oriental fan. I guess the florals of the violet, black rose and ylang ylang really does balance out the warmth and spice of hot pink pepper in the opening notes.  
Moreover, the sensual spiciness only lingers briefly before a bouquet of roses and warm ylang ylang comes through. It then settles onto skin with a soft warm violet musk that is more Nice Alice than naughty Alice. 

Naughty Alice is a fragrance that epitomises the sensual modern women with a bit of playfulness. If you're like me who need a gentle introduction to Orientals, you can’t go past this one.

I’m grinning like a Cheshire cat as I have am wearing this right now. And why not when it smells so good? It almost transports me to a wonderland of my own.

What fragrances are you currently wearing?

RRP A$65 for 30ml to $125 for 75ml at fragrance counters now. This is £37 for 30ml at Selfridges online.
This product was sent for review.


  1. Had a sniff of this at DJ's and I really liked it, too. Love Daisy and Tresor in Love also, you have a great nose for perfume!


  2. Thanks Emma. We must really like the same type of scents :)


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