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Recently I had the opportunity to try out the new Sinful for Her Eau De Parfum by Tru Fragrance for Buckle.  It was initially described to me as opening with mandarin, grapefruit and black raspberries, a heart of red rose, creamy gardenia and sparkling mimosa, finished off with sandalwood, tonkabean and patchouli. It’s supposed to be fierce, edgy and sexy.

$49.95 for 2 oz from

I absolutely love this packaging! The top of the bottle is a pair of feathery wings (makes me think of Voltaire’s song Feathery Wings), outstretched for flight. The glass of the bottle itself is a violet-pink color that fades to black.

Buckle Website Description:
Top notes: Juicy Red Raspberries, Bright Mandarin, Red Apple
Middle notes: Fresh Jasmine, Creamy Gardenia, Black Currant
Base notes: Patchouli, Creamy Vanilla, White Musk, Rich Amber

Tru Fragrance Website Description:
Top Notes: Mandarin, Grapefruit, Raspberry
Mid Notes: Rose, Gardenia, Sparkling Mimosa
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Tonkabean

I’m not sure why there is the discrepancy in notes between the two sites.

Categorized as:
Fruity Floral

As fragrances are subjective to personal taste as well as personal body chemistry I feel I should point out that I tend to love scents with raspberries and vanilla. These notes always smell good to me and on me. My favorite notes are raspberry, cherry, blueberry, pineapple, plum, currant, clementine, hyacinth, frangipani, black violet, vanilla orchid, water lily, creamy coconut, vanilla, amber, caramel, and sandalwood.

What I smell:
Top Notes: Raspberry
Mid Notes: Gardenia, Jasmine, Black Currant
Base notes: Sandalwood, Vanilla, maybe a hint of amber and musk.

My thoughts:
As I mentioned, I always love raspberry and vanilla in scents. Almost immediately upon application I can smell raspberries, black currant and gardenia. It felt like the gardenia and raspberries were warring with each other, but thankfully the raspberries won. Then I could pick out jasmine, vanilla and a bit of warmth with the sandalwood.

I’m glad that the patchouli note isn’t overwhelming. I can’t even identify it so I’m guessing it adds depth and warmth. I dislike overpowering patchouli scents.

Dave loves it and said “It smells like something the Disney Princess Jasmine would wear.

After it’s been on a few hours I mostly smell vanilla and woods with a hint of raspberries and black currant lingering on my skin… basically fruity warmth. I really love it.

If you like sweet scents, which I tend to, I think you will like this.

Product sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.