Nice, slightly soapy
by lls on May 19, 2017
The lavender is noticeable but doesn't read particularly masculine to me, and the scent overall is slightly soapy, and clean-smelling without any hint of fabric softener or anything aquatic. Not my kind of thing, but nice.
by Hope on May 17, 2017
Almost a 4, this perfume is very lovely. It's a floral musk, but smells light and clean if applied sparingly.
by Denette on Feb 17, 2017
This was the first fragrance that my husband ever bought me, and it was unlike any fragrance that I had ever worn. I tend to gravitate towards sweet and fruity fragrances, but this one is completely different. Lovely is a soft fluffy musk that is blended with lavender. It is warm and clean, but also comforting. I get excellent longevity and projection, and I find it suitable to wear any time of the year. It smells almost exactly like Narciso Rodriguez for Her Eau de Parfum, but that one has a strong rose note and the musk is dryer and dirtier. I much prefer Lovely over the NR.
by Nazia on Feb 13, 2017
This goes on quite masculine, surprisingly. I think it's because there is no sweetness in the top notes - usually citrus in feminine fragrances is quite sweet, but here it is just fresh citrus, not juicy in any way. It has a dry, powdered feel. As it warms on your skin, it becomes really beautiful. The most lovely musk appears - it's salty, woody, and not thin or sharp. I think this is a completely unisex fragrance and would smell lovely on anybody. Great budget friendly musk :)
by Tatyana on Feb 13, 2017
It's a perfect everyday fragrance, very long lasting, nice and peaceful. Lovely, indeed!
by Jaclyn on Dec 7, 2016
Floral, sweet, girly, nice :)
Clean And Fresh!
by Gail on Aug 8, 2016
The lavender element really makes this scent... gives the other elements a freshness. Smells like clean, freshly showered skin. Love it! Thanks, Sarah Jessica Parker!
by Amber on Jun 10, 2016
I have a bottle of this perfume for nights. The musk in this is brilliant.
by michelle on Jun 8, 2016
There's something simple and sweet about this perfume. I think it would be suitable for a young girl's first perfume. It's clean but not soapy and I can smell the lavender and patchouli. It's one of my favorites.
by Cindy on May 20, 2016
This scent is heavy one. It is almost grapey from the lavender and musk combo. This is not the white musk you're used to. It's egyptian musk...very potent stuff. You can smell its thickness. The patchouli is actually okay in this, and I hate patchouli. It's slightly sage-like, but the fragrance already has an herbal quality, so it doesn't bother me that much. It really does smell like Narciso Rodriguez for Her EDT, I have both, so I know. I prefer Narciso Rodriguez, but for the price, this is great. Lovely is a bit mature for my taste though. I've smelled it on others, and it just seems out of place on women in their 20s. It's also a bit unisex. I don't smell the "dirtiness," but I don't smell soapiness either. Good quality for the price
Musk and Lavender
by Laura on Apr 18, 2016
This fragrance is heavy on the musk and lavender - I didn't notice any patchouli and definitely did not get any fruity or floral notes. This scent is not for me, but I gave it a good rating because it never promised to be floral heavy-hitter.
Smells good on everyone but me
by Alishia on Apr 3, 2016
I bought this after smelling it on someone else. Rookie mistake. Bought a full size bottle and had to gibve it away because it doesn't smell good on me. I love the idea of this site.
Just what I was looking for
by erin on Feb 7, 2016
I love the scent of a shampoo I own by Redken, so when I tried SJP Lovely and realized it smells very similar, I was ecstatic. This perfume is clean and musky, but not too much either way. I like clean scents but some can be migraine inducing-not this one. Im looking now for a full bottle of this. Love..
Fresh and airy
by Li on Jan 14, 2016
I love the rich woodsy scent. It's a little heavy on the pepper or I would have given it 5 stars.
Not light or delicate at all! :)
by Betsy on Jan 13, 2016
This is the first "real" perfume I ever actually purchased. It is heavy and sultry and "light pink" and "brown" all at the same time (meaning I feel I can wear it with either pink or brown clothes).
After hearing an interview with SJP on NPR around the time of Lovely's release, I knew I had to buy it. She described it as a dirty, gritty, "BO" smell which she found sexy, and it fascinated the heck out of me. I wasn't disappointed.
I don't smell much floral or fruity notes or patchouli, but I'm sure I can smell the apple-tini, and salty bergamot. I can smell the lavender on occasion, too.
Normally lavender is a no-go for me, but even at the young age of 19 or 20 when I purchased it, I knew the lavender was important to the composition as a whole. It's best, though, as long the lavender stays obscured behind the other dynamic notes (which it usually, but not always, does).
My experience of this is far removed from that of others, but that’s OK. I love this perfume and it will always hold a special place in my heart.
by ASHLEY on Jan 1, 2016
Too strong for me. I am headache prone. Too much musk and sandalwood.
Feminine Floral Woodsy Musk
by BelleAim on Jan 16, 2015
I really enjoyed this perfume. On my skin it really did make me feel "lovely". I LOVE cedar and lavender so when I found out this perfume had both I tried it out right away. I wasn't disappointed. For me it started out like a cool spring with lavender and orchids and then warmed into a more powdery light lavender with hints of cedar and a touch of salt. It was a very nice "skin scent" on me and seems like it could work well as a layering perfume. I think it will be "lovely" in the springtime! Sillage was good, within arm length and I was able to smell it throughout the day and longevity for me was great with about 6 hours.
This is lovely
by Stephanie on Nov 14, 2014
A great option when you just want a subtle, pretty, feminine scent. Not too strong, not too faint, not too sweet, not too anything. Just right. I reserve 5 stars for my absolute favorites that I am willing to buy full sized bottles of, but this one I did buy a few more testers to travel with - it's very versatile, can work for any time/occasion.
The Best! Love it!
by Tina on Aug 20, 2014
This is by far the best smelling perfume I have
ever worn and i have worn a lot in my time. It smells
natural on you, not like you poured a whole bottle of
perfume on you. It stays with me and I get SO MANY
compliments on it. I highly recommend it!!!
Thanks Sarah Jessica Parker!!!
by Courtney on Aug 14, 2014
It is lovely. I like musk so I like this. I am not a huge fan of lavender but it is the top note so it kinda fades away and I like it in this more than lavender by itself. Would probably buy it.
by Laura on Apr 25, 2014
I like a light floral scent, found this one too musky and too strong. Had to wash it off after half an hour.
Give this one time!
by gyl on Mar 5, 2014
When I first put this one on I was tempted to go wash it off as it smelled cheap to me but decided to wait and see. Glad I did as about 90 minutes later I started to like it. It's not one I would personally go out and buy a full bottle but will use my sample and enjoy it. If you like soft musky, lavender type scents this is a good one.