WHAT I SMELL: Fruitchouli Flash does open with a flash…a flash of warm, peach, apricot and ripe fruit, topped with a nutty, rather carameled syrup. It is rich, thick, heavy and interestingly burnt. The perfume smells like a fruit and nut topping that you would put on an ice cream sundae. After around five minutes, the syrupy thickness gives way, but the fruity sweetness begins to really grow and project. At this point it’s hard to tell where the fruity ends and the patchouli begins as this is just, sweet upon sweet. After some more time, the fruity turns to floral. Though still sweet, it now feels like a bit of caramel has covered a bouquet of flowers vs. a fruit compote. As the perfume continues to develop, the sweets adds an undercurrent of creaminess and the perfume becomes smoother. After quite some time, the perfume begins to pull considerably back with the sweetness and the woody patchouli seems to air the perfume out. In the end, the fruity floral sweetness is still there, but it thankfully recedes to softer level.
Apricot, Peach, Rose, White Flowers, Musk, Patchouli
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: A deluge of sweet caramelized fruity cream.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE FRUITCHOULI FLASH: over-the-top
BOTTOM LINE: I just dabbed on the smallest amount on my wrist and I think the sweetness travelled up to my mouth and I’m about to lose a couple of teeth. You really have to love sweet perfumes to like Fruitchouli Flash. It makes me feel like I just left the ice cream parlor and that sticky sweet bright atmosphere is still stuck to my skin.
- Bone Rating: 2 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Floral Fruity
- Nose: Andy Tauer
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: The price is very right at $63 for 30 ml eau de parfum.