It appears that just in time for the holidays, Express store has few new fragrance offerings. So without further ado, let’s get to it.
Love Express Midnight-this is a flanker to their popular Love Express which is a fruity floral with musky undertones. The newest addition is somewhat similar but layers deeper fruit and musk notes, perhaps with a hint of vanilla(even though vanilla is listed in original scent, I could never smell it). I am basically going by my nose because I couldn’t find the notes listed anywhere on the web(sorry, my dears). All in all, pleasant if not unusual scent. It comes in the same shape bottle, except scent inside is darker looking and bottle has a black bow, priced at $44.90 (which in my opinion is a bit pricey for what it is).
I have noticed that several companies are doing fragrances by numbers-personally, I prefer an actual creative scent name rather than it’s being called “1” or “2” or whatever. I guess, Express decided to jump on that bandwagon because we have 3 new fragrances, named Express 1 for women, Express 2 for women and Express 3 for women.
Fortunately, notes are listed on each bottle(thanks, Express) so you can at least have an idea what are you smelling.
Express 1-praline and lily. My nose smelled fairly average fruity floral. Eh, nothing to get excited about.
Express 2-white amber and jasmine. Now, we are talking. This was a bit more interesting and more my speed. Musky, little sweet, and even though it didn’t list fruit in the notes, I felt like there was some fruit happening in the top note(but what do I know), and nice lush jasmine note. I felt it was rather unusual so that was all to the good.
Express 3-midnight violet and vanilla. Eh, I smelled mostly vanilla and not much else. Don’t get me wrong, I love vanilla but I can’t say that this was anything out of ordinary. This one smelled very one dimensional. If I had to pick one scent out of the three, I would choose number 2. All three are priced at $39.90 and there are also body sprays for each scent which were I think, $15 for bottle.
Speaking of bottles, as far as body sprays go, I really didn’t care for their bottles as they appeared to be very plain and cheap looking.
And then we have Express Rose for women-this was out already little while ago but it is still a fairly new offering. This is a nice girly rose fragrance that doesn’t smell medicinal(my biggest pet peeve with rose fragrances). If you like rose, this is a good choice. This one is also priced at $39.90.
Lasting power was poor to average. I always harp on how fragrances went from long lasting to lasting an hour and sadly, Express is no different. I feel like for this price, they needed to make a bit more effort.