When riding the Metro, you notice interesting things. Interesting people, interesting habits, and interesting smells. It’s amazing how a smell can make you feel a certain way about the entire ride. If it smells nice and clean your ride is more enjoyable than if you have to suffer through 40 minutes trying to alternate between holding your breath and breathing through your mouth because the person next to you don’t smell so great. I seem to have inherited a bloodhound’s sense of smell and therefore am particularly sensitive to offensive smells. I’ll admit that I sometimes get a little bit of a smelly funk, especially when it’s hot and humid. That’s one of the reasons that I wear perfume – to mask any funkiness that my pores decide to emanate. The challenge with perfumes is that it’s difficult to sort through the array of fragrances at the store to find the one fragrance that I want to add to my collection. Around the fourth or fifth sniff, my nose becomes overwhelmed and doesn’t want to smell anymore, even after trying to sniff coffee beans.
If you’re looking to add a new fragrance to your perfume collection, I suggest you make the new Jovan Satisfaction for women one of the first perfumes to sniff (before your nose gets tired.) Jovan is a brand of fragrance that I wasn’t familiar with at first (growing up, I wasn’t really allowed to buy perfume and was limited to the little sample papers we got in the mail,) but one of my friends told me that he had heard of Jovan and that they had a reputation for being a high quality fragrance provider. With that in mind, I was very interested to try their new collection of perfumes: Jovan Satisfaction, their first new fragrance in over ten years.
Here are the fragrance profiles for the him and her versions:
|Top Notes||Heart Notes||Bottom Notes|
|Sweet Mango, Pear, Peach||Exotic Frangipane, Ylang Ylang, Lotus Flower||Sultry Musk, Sandalwood, Warm Vanilla|
|Grapefruit, Basil, Quince||Rosemary, Cardamom, Cedarwood||Tonka Beans, Labdanum, Amber|
In the bottle, Jovan Satisfaction for Women had a very light and fruity fragrance with a hint of sweetness. To test the out of bottle scent, fellow tester Star and I each spritzed Jovan Satisfaction for Women on our wrists. When you first smell it on your skin, it still has the sweet smell, but that’s when you start to notice the floral scent as well. While some perfumes seemed to fade rapidly after the first hour, even as I type this review I can still smell Jovan Satisfaction on myself more than 5 hours after initial application. It’s after the perfume has been on for awhile that you begin to notice the bottom notes they mention – in particular the vanilla.
I sniffed Jovan Satisfaction for Men a lot. I’m a sucker for a good cologne and this scent reminded me of one of my favorites (which incidentally is about $50 more expensive than Jovan.) I can’t really say that I could detect all of the notes that Jovan says are in the cologne, especially since I’m not sure how half of them smell in the first place, but I know that it just smells good. It has a nice manly smell that isn’t too musky or too strong. When my male tester sprayed some on himself, I might have gotten close to sniff him one more time than was necessary (sorry!) but it smells wonderful on the skin as well. I did a couple of spritzes on a piece of paper and when I re-sniff it now, I think I can detect a little of the basil and cedarwood scents.
I have to say that my first experience with Jovan fragrances has impressed me. The longevity of the fragrance was longer than other perfumes that I own and the scents themselves are very nice and pleasant. Since testing, I’ve decided to add Jovan Satisfaction for Women to my perfume rotation. Another thing that makes Jovan Satisfaction a nice buy is that it is affordable. Jovan Satisfaction for Men and Jovan Satisfaction for Women is available in two different sizes: 15ml (0.5 fl oz.) for $12.00 or 30 ml (1.0 fl oz.) for $18.00. It’s rare to find a fragrance that smells so refined at such a reasonable price.
Jovan Satisfaction is available for sniffing and purchase at retailers nationwide, including Sears, Kmart, Target, and CVS. For more information about Jovan Satisfaction, you can visit their website at www.jovansatisfaction.com.
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Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive free Jovan Satisfaction product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.