While I was in Ulta picking up the prizes for my OPI Silver Shatter giveaway, I decided to give the Justin Bieber fragrance debut “Someday” a whirl. Upon first sniff (just sniffing the tester bottle) it didn’t send me recoiling in horror, but actually seemed pleasant. I decided to spritz some on my wrist and give it a go. I do like that what I got from sniffing the bottle is basically the same as it smells on me – it doesn’t change. The fragrance stays very true on me for hours. And hours. It has now lasted about 12 hours on my wrist. It’s quite faint now compared to when I applied it, but I think that’s impressive.
It’s very. Sweet. Just as you would expect. It was described as a fruity gourmand, and to me it smells like someone took a bouquet of flowers, rolled it in powdered sugar, drizzled fruit compote on it, and then sprayed it with something by Escada. Repeatedly. This perfume is like the clamoring groupie of the fragrance shelf. It comes on very strong. And this is coming from someone who likes Juicy.
I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, the fragrance itself isn’t too bad. Especially after a few hours. It just doesn’t smell like anything magical. Nothing remarkable. I was hoping that like the Britney Spears and Paris Hilton perfumes, this would be one that I could enjoy even though I’m not a fan of Justin’s. If you love Aquolina Pink Sugar and scents like it, and like really really strong perfumes, this might be your new favorite, but I’m going to pass for now.