Lovely by Laurent Le Guernec and Clement Gavarry for Sarah Jessica Parker 2005


Post by Katrina


Lovely from Sarah Jessica Parker is the perfume I reach for when I have a stressful day ahead. When I’m feeling a little worried about something I need to face in my day like a meeting or doctors appointment I will normally choose to wear Lovely. I spray on Lovely, inhale deeply and feel myself relax a little. I feel a bit more confident to face the day. Lovely is elegant and understated and I wouldn’t hesitate to wear this perfume for these types of meetings.

Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker 2005

Laurent Le Guernec and Clement Gavarry

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Fragrantica gives the following notes.
Top: Nectarine, bergamot, rosewood and lavender.
Heart: Apple martini, white daffodil and orchid.
Base: White amber, cedar, woody notes and white musk

I mostly smell lavender and rosewood when I first spray on Lovely with a hint of zest and sweetness from the light citrus and fruit notes.

I find lavender so relaxing and use a few drops of essential oil if I’m having trouble sleeping. I also have lavender growing in my garden and can’t help but pick some to smell as I walk past. It’s not that I love the smell of lavender; it can be strong and sharp. It’s the feeling of well-being I get from lavender’s scent that draws me in. It has a soothing effect.

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The heart of the perfume leads to beautiful, feminine florals and the calming lavender lingers. The rosewood leads to a solid base with wood and musk. The lasting power of Lovely is excellent and at the end of the day I’m left with a gentle amber scent on my skin.

SJP Lovely is often compared to the more expensive Narciso Rodriguez for Her and has received favourable reviews from many perfume bloggers.

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Katrina x

13 comments on “Lovely by Laurent Le Guernec and Clement Gavarry for Sarah Jessica Parker 2005

  1. Azar says:

    Thank you for this post, Katrina. I have wondered about Lovely for some time now.

    Azar xx

  2. Hi Katrina

    I agree- this is a wonderful scent and I rate is as probably the best celebrity scent out there. It is excellent value too. I got my bottle for around 17GBP for 100ml and it smells more expensive than that. The diffusion range The Lovely Collection is also very good. However, I draw the line at Covet which I didn’t get on with. I tell everyone to buy Lovely. It’s fabulous!

    best wishes

    PS It’s your fault I won and love Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights. I call it New cab smell after your review!
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    • Katrina says:

      Hi Samantha
      Ha ha, that was a fun post. Fancy Nights is great.

      I can see why Covet would not appeal to everyone but I really like it. When I wear Lovely regularly I normally move on to Covet which has similarities to Lovely but is a bit edgier.

      Katrina xx

  3. annemariec says:

    I’m very glad to see Lovely getting some love! I wore Lovely constantly for a few years and while I’ve moved on from it now, I still keep a bottle. I love it on summer evenings. Like you, I find it very relaxing. That and Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds are the only celeb. scents I’ve ever bought. I think Lovely has established itself as a bit of a modern classic, notwithstanding its celebrity origins!

  4. maggiecat says:

    I have loved this perfume for years – and the body lotion is ideal when I just want a long-lasting hint of scent. So glad to see another positive review!

  5. Portia says:

    Lovely. Love it sick Katrina. So glad you wrote about it. I wish I’d brought it with me.
    Portia xx

  6. annina says:

    Oh I adore Lovely! It’s often a bed time scent for me – cozy, warm, safe, cuddly.

  7. Annamaria says:

    Fragrantica lists patchouli as a mid note too. I am surprised you didn’t include it, because it smells quite prominent!

  8. Esther ankoh says:

    Is it true lovely as killed numerous people

  9. Violette Rose-Jones says:

    I get wisteria over musk with this perfume though that’s not a listed note.

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