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Review: Jordin Sparks Because Of You Fragrance....

Monday, February 28, 2011

Did you know that American Idol Jordin Sparks released a fragrance?

I didn't.

Well, it seems that late last year, Jordin released Because of You. I found this "travel/mini" set in Cato for $5.99 and I smelled the tester and I liked it, so I picked it up.

The fragrance is described as:

"Distinct, innovative, elegant, and subtle, this fragrance offers a long lasting sensuality. It celebrates the renaissance of extreme femininity and power of spontaneous emotion. This fragrance is a unique combination of luxury, art, and modernity for timeless elegance".

The notes are:

"The fruity floriental Because of You, concocted by Belmay Fragrances, has top notes of clementine, white imperial currant and orange blossom; a heart of nectarine, sharry baby orchid and coral charm peony, and a drydown of sheer musks, vanilla bean, Baltic amber and blond woods".


- I love the scent!! Its a spicy oriental floral or a "floriental" in fragrance speak. I've been wearing for a week, and every time I wear it, I'm instantly reminded on old fragrance that my mom used to wear and I couldn't put my finger on it! It had the same punchy floriental scent but couldn't remember it.

So I did some research online and into Grandma my mom's brain and figured it out....

Are you ready??


Because of You reminds me of Ex'cla'ma'tion, an late 80s classic for the drugstore set. lol!! My mom had the perfume, powder, and lotion and I was always intrigued by the shape of the bottle and the never forgotten scent it left behind.

Exclamation Perfume by Coty, Launched by the design house of coty in 1988, exclamation is classified as a sharp, oriental, floral fragrance. This feminine scent possesses a blend of peach, apricot, amber and sandalwood

 The price point is very good for Because of You. Listed on her website, 2.5 oz is $14.95 and the set I got for $5.99 is $9.95.


Like alot inexpensive "perfumes" and colognes, the lasting power is non existent and you will have to reapply for you want this scent all day.


A must buy for a tight budget or for a perfume lover searching for something unique, fresh and new. Bravo Jordin!!