Name: Miss Charming
Brand: Juliette Has A Gun
What I liked:
– if you like fruity floral scents, this is for you
– it’s lightweight but doesn’t stay too close to the skin
– pretty bottle
What I didn’t like:
– unoriginal, very mainstream and commercial
Miss Charming was the first fragrance launched by edgy niche brand Juliette Has A Gun. It was an unexpected, and somewhat risky, choice in my opinion. Niche brands are supposed to offer something unique and special that you can’t find anywhere else on the market, so imagine how perfumistas who had been eagerly awaiting the launch of the line felt when they took a whiff of its first offering and found it to be very mainstream.
But although not original, this dainty little fragrance is every bit as charming as the name suggests. Miss Charming is a sweet, fruity floral scent that opens with a huge dollop of strawberries intertwined with a generous dose of lychee over a Moroccan rose background. It’s fresh, sparkling and sweet. Soon, the scent dries down to a powdery rose that doesn’t smell old-fashioned at all. Instead, it’s very pretty and extremely easy to wear for everyone. In the drydown, musk appears to add both an earthy edginess and elegance to the composition.
Miss Charming is a bubbling, joyful and innocent scent. She’s a happy, sweet, young girl without a care in the world, who, wrapped in a pretty sundress and with a smile on her face, is walking through a beautiful park in full bloom on a beautiful spring day when the sun is shining brightly in the clear blue sky. It’s not glamorous but is whimsical and delightful, the perfect first scent for a young girl who’s just beginning to get into perfume. It’s also quite light, but not so much that those around you won’t be able to smell it, and lingers on the skin for the entire day.
Miss Charming is a flirty and youthful floral fruity scent that’s easy to wear and will appeal mostly to young girls. The composition never gets too sweet, but it is also very mainstream, simple and unoriginal. It does lingers on the skin for the entire day, though.