I figured it'd be good to review this quintessential scent now that is going away forever.
In the Bottle
It is definitely a pink smell, but it is light and lovely.
On Skin: Wet
Off the bat, I'd have to say it reminds me of a bubblegum from my youth. Sweet, powdery, and lightly flavored pink bubblegum – but it has an effervescent feeling to it thanks to the champagne.
Right now it is bright and fizzy, but it also has a smoothness to it in the background.
On Skin: Dry
I still do not smell any vanilla, but I know it's there. I can feel it lingering somewhere, which gives the Whore a classy and refined aire despite the wanton, yet playful, come-hither nature of the pink notes and champagne.
It's starting to smell less and less like bubblegum and more like... I am not sure. I want to say something with strawberries in it. Yeah – a plump red strawberry that being coyly rounded about the Whore's champagne-wet lips. Whether or not this note is actually in there, but it is the image it evokes.
There's also a tinge of alcohol lingering from the champagne, but not at all in a bad sense. But it's more and more pink and creamy vanilla along with it.
I really like the turn of the notes, going from playful and "innocent", but steadily becoming sultry and more womanly without having to rely on things like myrrh or sandalwood to convey this. Color me impressed.
On an American scholastic grading scale, I'd give this a B on myself, but an A for execution. I can tell that this is a very good scent, and I can see why it was as popular as it was, but it just does not resonate with me. I have a difficult time pulling off pink colored scents, but this is by far the best one I've tried. Ultimately this would be something I would give to my sister, my polar opposite but complimentary half, since she is more of the glitz and glam than I am. Plus many of her perfumes remind me of things in this vein.
Nonetheless, thank you for letting me try this imp before it went away for good. It was fantastic, but it was not me. But I am eagerly keeping track of her exploits on Tour, though! Perhaps the Whore and I will cross paths again someday soon.