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Another Kylie fragrance release, another let down...
on 2 June 2012
I love the top note of blood orange. It's pleasantly sweet, but thanks to the pepper there's a sharp bite to it. A lovely sweet/sour contrast.
It's the overpowering floral notes that let SEXY DARLING down. The Belle De Nuit flower is sweet and heavy, and combined with the intense jasmine I nearly always suffer from a headache when I wear SEXY DARLING. Also, when the florals mix with the pear note, the sweetness crosses the line into sickly on me.
I also love the contrast in the base notes; the sharp, more masculine sandalwood combined with the more feminine heliotrope is a lovely mix. Thank God Kylie & Coty have had a break from the predictable vanilla notes, the results are wonderful.
Scent notes: Pink pepper, pear, blood orange, red rose, belle de nuit, jasmine, heliotrope, sandalwood and musk.
While I wouldn't re-buy this, I admit that it's great that Coty have moved away from the sweet shop themes in Darling, Sweet Darling and Showtime, by finally releasing a more adult fragrance that could be seen as a representation of Kylie Minogue. However, Coty still hasn't released an original fragrance under the Kylie label; SEXY DARLING is similar to Dior Addict on me.