Curve Kicks by Liz Claiborne 2006


Post by Azar


Hi APJ Pals,

Perfume junkies know that fragrance has a profound and powerful effect on emotions and memories. A perfume can literally make us happy, chemically force us into a state of bliss, put a spring in our step, a smile on our face and infuse our entire being with energetic optimism. Today I’m going to talk about a fragrance that does all of the above for me, my favorite cheap thrill in a perfume bottle – Curve Kicks for Women by Liz Claiborne.

Curve Kicks by Liz Claiborne 2006

Curve Kicks Liz Claiborne FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Melon, mandarin orange, cassia, pear
Heart: Peony, passionfruit, freesia, lily-of-the-valley
Base: Sandalwood, vanilla, peach, vetiver, cedar

Kicks for Women is one of the 18 or so scents in the Liz Claiborne Curve Collection. That being said, parsing the notes in Kicks is really a meaningless exercise for me. Here is my experience of the fragrance.

Of all the cheapies in my collection Curve Kicks is my favorite. It has to be the least expensive fragrance I own and easily worth its weight in denatured alcohol. The price alone makes me smile, as does the bottle and the shiny metal can it comes in.

Curve Kicks Liz Claiborne Electric Orange mikegi PixabayPhoto Stolen Pixabay

Kicks opens with a totally synthetic fruit cocktail featuring warm peach and orange fruit cooling rapidly to pear, melon and wet spring florals. It would be easy to dismiss this stuff as your average teenybopper body spray – but wait! At about thirty minutes Kicks jump starts my olfactory memories and returns me to mid 20th century Central Florida and the smell of the citrus processing plants. If you have ever experienced that overpowering fragrance (some call it a stench) you will, for good or ill, never be able to forget it.

Curve Kicks Liz Claiborne Orange Cometh PexelsPhoto Stolen Pexels

After about an hour or so in the processing plant, Kicks begins a long, lovely eight-hour dry down toward a final, quiet, almost elegant combination of powdery sandalwood, vanilla, cedar and a breath of peach all wrapped in a subtle wisp of processed citrus steam. The conspicuous absence of even the slightest reference to patchouli sets Curve Kicks apart from its contemporary fruit-chouli sisters. To summarize: Curve Kicks for Woman is fruity, chemical sunshine mixed with powdery, sweet woods, diluted in perfumer’s alcohol and packaged in metal, glass and glitter.

FragranceNet has $17/100ml before Coupon

Today’s draw: I will be giving away two Curve Kicks for Women 5.4 ml minis, shipping and handling everywhere. To be eligible for the draw please let us know how you follow APJ and tell us a little about a fragrance that really MAKES you happy – a perfume that FORCES you into a state of happiness!

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Curve Kicks GIVEAWAY


Today’s giveaway: There are two prizes, one each.
Curve Kicks for Women 5.4 ml minis
P&H Worldwide


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me (portia underscore turbo @ yahoo dot com dot au) so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

To be eligible please tell us how you follow APJ


Tell us a little about a fragrance that really MAKES you happy – a perfume that FORCES you into a state of happiness!


Entries Close Thursday 29th October 2015 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winner will be chosen by
The winner will have till Sunday 1st November 2015 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.

22 thoughts on “Curve Kicks by Liz Claiborne 2006

  1. Email subscriber
    Estee Lauder Pleasures makes me happy! It’s just a great strong scent that works well with my body chemistry. I always feel so happy and beautiful while wearing it.


    • Hi Amy Orvin,
      Pleasures is the favorite fragrance of one of my dearest friends. I can never go wrong when I give her a gift of this one. She has a great sense of humor and always manages to have a positive outlook on life. I wonder if it is due to Pleasures! Thank you for commenting and joining today’s draw.
      Azar xx


  2. hi portia! i follow by email, and i think the fragrance that makes me happy is Creed Aventus. it’s my boyfriends signature and he is a ray of sunshine.i always smile when i catch a whiff of it out and about. definitely my happy-frag.x


    • Hi margaritatee!
      I recently bought a large sample of Aventus to check out the sunshine. It’s raining like crazy here today and definitely time for bit of Aventus! You are IN the draw!
      Azar xx


    • Greeting Jaybee and thank you for joining today’s draw! My dating days are long gone but I still remember the feeling whenever Brad walks in the door 😉
      Azar xx


    • You have nailed it, Rene! Chanel no5 IS that old hollywood glamour. I could certainly use some of that right now. I think I know where all of my old no5s are in the storage nightmare! It’s time to dig through the mess and find something glam for this dull October day. Thanks for the much needed reminder and you are so IN!
      Azar xx


    • Hello Annet,
      I don’t know Perfume Sevigne No. 2 but will add it to my list of happy smells. I think we all need a little more happiness in the fall and winter months. Thank you for joining today’s draw.
      Azar xx


  3. OOo – this sounds totally lovely – i like the notes and the fact it comes in a glittery container!!
    A perfume that makes me happy, cosy, warm, loved and totally at peace with myself and the world is Ginestet ‘Botrytis’.
    ,, and finally, i follow via email and blog. cheers!


    • Hi Pats!
      Ginestet “Botrytis” MAKES me happy too – and warm and cozy and relaxed. One of these days I should write out a “go to” list for myself of happy scents for every mood and season. I think that the happy effect of many of my favorites is specific to certain atmospheric conditions and states of mind. For example, Curve Kicks blasts me (it is not about subtle) right out of the blues, especially in the fall. Thank you for joining today’s draw!
      Azar xx


  4. Contendedly following the whole APJ gang by email.

    I don’t have any perfume that forces me into happiness. However, one that did bring a delighted grin immediately upon sniffing was Neela Vermeire’s Bombay Bling. I guess you’re right about fruit without the chouli — or at least obvious patchouli. Or perhaps it’s the exclamation mark 😉
    One that I acquired recently that at least makes me smile all day is Dior’s Escale a Portofino.

    Thanks for the draw opportunity.


    • Hi Lindaloo,
      Thank you for commenting and sharing your smiles. I have not tried Escale a Portofino, but now I want to. It would be wonderful to smile all day! You are so in!
      Azar xx


  5. Curve is a huge hit among high school students. Just as you think of Curve as the least expensive favorite in your collection, i think of Grey Flannel in the same way.


    • Hello fazal cheema,
      Curve Kicks does have that teenage vibe, but that’s OK. I would not pay big bucks for Kicks but as a cheap fountain of youthful energy and happiness it remains a favorite. How does Grey Flannel work for you?
      Azar xx


  6. I follow APJ by email! A scent that forces me into happiness but is also a low price tag is Cucumber Melon from Bath and Body Works. It just makes me smile every time I use it.


    • Hi Rebecca,
      Don’t you just love finding these cheap thrills!!! I think that the bargain price is a big part of happiness factor 🙂 I’ll have to give your favorite a try. Thank you for commenting and joining the draw.
      Azar xx


  7. Everything about the Curve Kicks makes it look like it’s something I’d enjoy – the melon, the orange, lily of the valley, vetiver and other sweet floral notes, as well as the sparkly orange packaging. The perfume that makes me feel happy is POTL Luctor et Emergo. Can’t be in a bad mood when I have that on! I follow via Feedly.


    • Hi Mary K,
      Thanks for joining the draw. I have not tried either People of the Labyrinths fragrances, even though Luctor et Emergo has been around for almost ten years now. I can’t believe how the years fly by! So many perfumes, so little time.
      Azar xx


  8. Hi Mom –

    I follow on email/twitter. I think the perfume that makes me the happiest is Love & Toast Gin Blossom. But for whatever reason I don’t really wear it that much. Seems strange… I’ll make a point to wear it more:)


    • Hi Lauren,

      How’s your cold? It seems that Love and Toast Gin Blossom would be a good fragrance to sniff right about now – if you can smell anything at all, that is 😉 Don’t forget to eat some soup and thanks for joining today’s draw! Feel better soon. Love and lots of hugs.

      Mommy Azar xx and X


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