Points for Gaga

Props going out to Lady Gaga for requesting her perfume signed to¬† Coty smell like blood and semen. We know Secretions Magnifiques (the answer to everything) already beat her to the punch but good on her for trying anyway. I would be surprised if Coty took back its old house roots and Monster (the rumored fragrance’s name) actually smelled anything at all like blood and semen. Or hell, surprise me, Coty, make it smell like one of those timeless classics you used to do and I will overlook every single celebuscent tragedy you’ve made in the recent years. I am looking forward to smelling this thing more and more.

Bless your mess, Gaga.

Thanking Now Smell This for the head’s up.


Fruits and Passion Mango Evasion

Mango Evasion is one of three (Fruits and Passion seems to enjoy doling out things in threes) scents from their apple/peach/mango line.

Fruits & Passion Mango Evasion

In Bottle: Fresh, slightly sweet mango and green leaves.

Applied: Mango Evasion isn’t high on the complex radar but it is a lovely smelling fragrance if you are looking to get your mango fix on. It’s a crisp, clean mango scent to start that evolves into a slightly floral mango in the mid-stage where it slowly loses the fruitiness from the opening and starts to smell like really good shampoo. There is a sweetness to this fragrance that starts off noticeable but slowly disappears as the scent ages. This reminds me of Lola by Marc Jacobs in the mid-stage, in that it’s clean, floral, light and very wearable. The fragrance heads into the dry down with a very nice smooth vanilla and clean white musk.

Extra: In addition to Mango Evasion, Fruits and Passion also has Apple Illusion and Peach Obsession for those of you who would prefer other fruits. I quite like the Peach Obsession scent.

Design: Mango Evasion comes in a flat square bottle with rounded corners and a metal sprayer. It’s one of those “no frills” metal sprayer mechanisms that are pressed onto the glass bottle. There’s nothing really fancy about this packaging but it is nicely done and subtle.

Fragrance Family: Fruity

Notes: Mango, green notes, jasmine, rose, vanilla, musk.

I quite like this and the scent is just right for the price of admission. At $28.00 for 1.6oz. this is actually a fairly reasonably priced perfume for how pleasant and easygoing it is.

Reviewed in This Post: Mango Evasion, 2010, Eau de Toilette.