Post by Poodle
Yes, I’m back with another celebrity scent this time by Adam Levine. I found it at a discounter so took a chance on a blind buy. I couldn’t name a Maroon 5 song if my life depended on it but I now know Adam Levine is the lead singer. I respect him for putting his name on a pretty good fragrance.
Adam Levine for Women by Yann Vasnier 2013
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Saffron, citruses, marigold, spices
Heart: Indian jasmine, Australian sandalwood, rose petals
Base: Benzoin, vanilla
Before we even talk scent, how fabulous is the bottle? It’s inspired by a microphone. It’s young and fun and I wish I had it when I was 14. I am completely honest when I say if I had this back then I’d be dancing around my room singing into the darn thing. (I might even do that after I finish writing this.)
Photo Stolen Wikipedia
At first spritz I smell sandalwood and for a moment I think 10 Corso Como. It’s a fast burst and then other notes come into play. The note list makes me think warmer, spicy, heavy perfume, but on my skin this is not heavy at all but bear in mind not much is. I don’t smell marigolds (which smell a bit skunky to me) but rather a touch of saffron and I’m not sure what. I keep thinking coconut. I’m not a huge fan of coconut in perfume but I do like this suggestion of it. It could just be my nose distorting things. There is a brightness to the perfume but I never think “citrus” at any point during the development. Whatever the spices are in here they’re not dominant at all.
Sandalwood is always humming in the background and the jasmine, roses, and base notes are blended beautifully. No sour roses here. It’s not a beachy perfume yet somehow it makes me think of the beach on a cool summer evening. The jasmine is a little dirty. Maybe it’s the saffron and spice but there’s the smell of warm skin which is surprising to me. It’s not sweaty or skanky just a little sexy. I have to admit this is much better than I thought it would be. It’s not overpowering or long lasting on my skin but where it does get mileage is on clothing. Whatever I’ve been wearing while wearing Adam Levine for Her smells fabulous the next time I pull it out of the closet. The sandalwood and vanilla are really nice in this perfume. They’re probably completely synthetic but no matter, they smell great.
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Adam Levine for Her is easy to wear and I could also see this as a cuddle up scent. I’m pleasantly surprised by this perfume and find myself reaching for it when I want something that just smells good. Or when I want to sing into the microphone bottle.
Are you an Adam Levine fan?
11 thoughts on “Adam Levine for Women by Yann Vasnier 2013”
Wow, Poodle, this sounds amazing! And the bottle is fantastic, too. Blind buy alert!!! It seems that the juice is either champagne colored or pink, and it’s listed as either Adam Levine for Her or Adam Levine for Women. Now I’m confused as they seem to be the same thing. I want the pink, damnit! Is yours actually pinkish? Can you believe how freakin’ superficial I am? 🙂
Anyhoo, thanks for the review!
Mine is not pink and the box/bottle says For Women. I wonder if the pink is just the way it was photographed? Lighting perhaps? Photoshop it a bit to enhance the For Women idea? I honestly don’t know. I’d want the pink too if given a choice. 😉
Thanks for letting me know, Poodle. I’m buying it anyway, and I like Adam Levine and will belt out “Moves Like Jagger” along with Christina Aguilera when I receive my bottle. 🙂
WANT! WANT! WANT! Almost bought it when looking up where to get it, so freaking close. You have spawned a lemming.
I think it’s pretty good for a mainstream release and if a niche house put out something like this it would do well.
I am a classical music recluse and have NO IDEA who Adam Levine is (nor do I care)…BUT I enjoyed your review SO much that I just bought a bottle. Just now. Oh dear. If I don’t like it I will send it to you. The price was right at 16.99 USD and free shipping too. I’m such a sucker for a sale. Thank you for leading me astray yet again.
Oh! I forgot to mention that while I don’t know the music of Adam Levine I DO know the work of Yann Vasnier! Have you seen him on INK talks? Here is a link. from 2011:
“Oh dear” is right. Oh dear, I hope you don’t want to strangle me when you smell it. If you like 10 Corso Como and perhaps even Bronze Goddess then I think it will be okay. It’s not a dead ringer for either but those are what popped into mind when I first tried it. If you don’t like it I’ll buy it off you.
Hugs to you and a kiss on the beak for Gomez.
Don’t buy it. If I don’t like it I will just send it! Also, I am always very careful when I kiss Gomez. I remember a friend who had her lipped pierced by her amazon : [
I’m not really a fan of Adam Levine, but I do like his perfume. I found a 1.7 oz bottle at TJMaxx for $7.99 American, and it is just really nice. (Also reasonably long-lasting on me; all day, but gone by the next morning.) I’ve also tried using it as a base under a short-lived fume, and while it didn’t make it last any longer, the combination was nice while it lasted. I think unless you have strong feelings about natural sandalwood, or hate linear scents, this is probably a safe blind buy, and I say that as someone who usually regrets blind buys.
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