In 2005 Gwen Stefani launched her clothing, stationary and perfume collection 'Harajuku Lovers' based on the style of cuteness (kawaii) common in Japan. The collection features 4 girls with distinctive personalities: Love, Angel, Music and Baby, in addition to Gwen herself.
Harajuku (hara joo koo) n.1. style and attitude of Japanese girls from Harajuku, Tokyo.
n. 2. anything goes, outrageous, layered, and eye-catching.
Harajuku Lovers Fragrance N.1. A Fatal Attraction to Cuteness.
snow bunny (snoh) (buh neh) N.1. An uber fashionable girly-girl who uses the snowy streets of Harajuku as her own personal catwalk.
For Christmas I received the Winter limited edition Snow Bunny 'Baby' perfume. I can see why my mum bought it for me: it is so kawaii! I love things in miniature and a miniature Japanese girl that is also a perfume appealed to me so much. And for anyone who is an aesthete with their fragrances, both the perfume itself and the box it comes in are very aesthetically pleasing. Baby is dressed in a snow bunny outfit for the Snow Bunnies winter edition collection. She is a great addition to my perfume collection and watches over my other perfumes for me. :P
To get to the perfume you pull Baby off the stand by her feet. The base is the actual perfume, so the bottle itself is very small (10ml). The box itself that it comes in features cute slogans like: "A fatal attraction to cuteness" and a definition of cuteness. Gwen Stefani's website details the ingredients of the fragrance as: "Vanilla floral- with white peach, red apple, pink freesia, pink plumeria, lush orchid, jasmine petals, glowing amber, sensual musk and creamy sandalwood." The scent itself is very musky- not dissimilar to The Body Shop's White Musk- but with more woody overtones (I guess the sandalwood). When I smell it I think of Japanese flower gardens with cherry blossom and women in white coats doing manicures.
For teens or Japanese-lovers I'd say this is a perfect product, as it's fun, funky and a little bit different.
I hope you liked my review and it helped you with your product choices. Do you have any of the Harajuku Lovers perfumes? Do you like the fragrances of the other characters (Love, Angel, Music, Gwen)?