I tried Diesel Loverdose Red Kiss today in my local Perfume Shop and was soon wishing I hadn’t. I took a thorough squirting on arm and sleeve just in case it was in danger of fading before I got home. It wasn’t. It’s still there seven hours later, refusing to leave.
The funny thing is, my interpretation of this is completely different from its description. Described as a Gourmand Floriental (which I think is kind of a cop out covering three crowd pleasing categories) I found Diesel Loverdose Red Kiss to be a sickly, cloying, sticky, overly sweet candy cane mess that me feel hot and sticky and bothered as the day went on.
According to trusty Fragrantica however, Loverdose Red Kiss is replete with nuts, apples, blackcurrant , bergamot and sugar, with an ambery finish.
Unfortunately I got sugar, sweets, chews, lollies, candy floss and sticky strawberry ice cream sauce. Diesel Loverdose Red Kiss made me want to brush my teeth and wash it off my arm.
You may like it. You may get the tantalising promise of bergamot and blackcurrant, but I didn’t. Oh wait! A whiff of toffee apple lollies there. And a synthetic vanilla finish.
To get a good idea of my view on this, eat 24 strawberry lollies and wash them down with cherryade and custard.
If you’ve tried it, do share your view with me. Perfume is like poetry- there’s no right or wrong interpretation.