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So...this is a gorgeous Raspberry scent. I hate comparing one company's scent with another's but in this case, I have to. If you like Raspberry Kobalt from another very prominent perfume oil company, you will most likely like this. Just my opinion but it is a very similar scent and I absolutely adore it. Love love love.

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Thissss is fantastic! It smells like a fancy raspberry and cherry jam—perfectly tart and sweet and juicy! The raspberry is a bit more prominent than the cherry to my nose.

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Sweet and tart black raspberry and cherry (or raspberry and black cherry -- something smells like a darker fruit) jam. 

 

This is a fun fruity jam scent. I didn't anticipate the darker fruit scent I'm getting from something here, and I love it. I want to find the food version and smear it on a scone.

 

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This is a hard no for me. The notes are intense--I could swear there is some perfume-y amber in there--and the end result comes off like an overly scented home candle.

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This is all about the raspberry note on me. I get zero cherry from this. It smells like a squished raspberry with a bit of sugar, and it's more realistic at first, but then it becomes more candy-like over time (but also kind of makes me think of that raspberry Crystal Light drink mix that was popular in the 90s).

 

I was really hoping to get some cherry from this. Alas. If you want to smell like raspberry, though, give this a whirl.

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Wet: Sugary raspberry jam! The cherry is hiding.

 

Dry: Still sugary raspberry jam, but with an added plastic scent. (Not uncommon for my skin to turn raspberries into plastic, so YMMV.) The cherry is still hiding. 😐

 

 

 

 

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This one is so fun! Like others have noted, this is very raspberry-forward, like all other scents with cherry (which I adore), I do have to hunt for the cherry. Sweet, tart, and candy-like.

 

Great for a mood pick-me-up when you need it.

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Tart, delightful raspberry. It's sweet and candy-like. A definite mood booster. ❤️ 

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Ugh, this one hurts: All I get is plastic sweet, like if a Strawberry Shortcake doll was actually raspberry.

 

Disappointing, so it’s a 2020 aesthetic indeed.

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Sampled my sister's decant. Unfortunately, raspberry notes from any house I've tried always turn artificial on my skin, and this is no exception. I don't really get any of the other notes, just this sugar-free raspberry kind of smell. At least my sister's skin chemistry treats raspberry better than mine! 

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I can't wear sugar most of the time and fruit almost always is terrible after a minute on my skin. A glorious minute which makes what they do all the more disappointing. But this called to me so I grabbed a decant and on first sniff this was red Kool-Aid when you would rip open the little paper packet complete with a little bit of sour dust right up the nostril. Which is utterly delightful. 

 

After a couple minutes this is lovely sweet raspberry but very faint. I get a hint of that slightly plasticky note that others mention but it disappears after just a couple of minutes. It never does that awful rotting fruit to generic perfume or the weird screaming sugar tends to do but it just doesn't last for me which is a bit sad since otherwise it's lovely. 

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This goes on strongly raspberry, and the review that noted that this was the same kind of raspberry as Raspberry Kobalt is dead on; I actually tested them side-by-side after I was also struck by that similarity.

 

As it dries it stays tart raspberry candy. I love this raspberry note, but I think I prefer it with the vanilla from Raspberry Kobalt. This is a very pure raspberry hard candy scent, which is nice but lacks a little bit of depth. I wish more of the cherry showed up but it was never more than a bit of a whisper while the scent was wet.

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