Harajuku Lovers is singer Gwen Stefani’s brand of apparel, fashion accessories, and stationery launched in 2005. The concept for Harajuku Lovers revolves around the Shibuya, Tokyo area of Harajuku and the four “Harajuku Girls,” Gwen Stefani’s Japanese back-up dancers and entourage (Love, Angel, Music, and Baby).
Left-Right: Love, Lil’ Angel, G (Center), Music, Baby
Sweet, caring, and free-spirited, Love is always off in her own little world. Stepping out in a cute, striped mini-dress and fashionable red kicks, Love wears her heart on her sleeve, or rather, in her hair! Her scent is reminiscent of a floral bouquet, with notes of pink pomelo, rose, and creamy vanilla orchid.
Bergamot, Pink Pomelo, Peach, Bamboo Leaf, Watery Peony, Living Hydroponic Lace Rose, Jasmine Sambac, Nectarine Blossom, Creamy Paperwhites, Egyptian Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Vanilla, Musk, and Blond Wood.
Tender. Romantic. Sensual.
Lil’ Angel is a woman who is compassionate and caring towards others, but is no saint. She sports a classy, yet sexy, schoolgirl outfit complete with a plaid pleated miniskirt, white knee-highs, and shiny black Mary Janes. Her scent is a citrus floral with notes of pineapple, candied violet, and lollipop accord.
Raspberry, Cranberry, Blackberry, Pineapple, Pear Blossom, Violet, Rose, Lollipop Accord, Hinoki Wood, and Crystal Amber.
Colorful. Sassy. Sweet.
I am obsessed with sweet and fruity scents so obviously Lil’ Angel is my favorite out of all five.
Never one to get lost in the crowd, G leads her crew in a white, corseted top and a blue miniskirt á la Alice in Wonderland. Quirky, unique, and undeniably cool, G is the leader of the pack. Her scent is an oriental, fruity, gourmand fragrance with notes of fresh coconut, jasmine, and cotton woods.
Mandarin, Coconut, Apple Skin, Jasmine Sambac, Freesia, Magnolia, Coconut Cream, White Sandalwood, and Cottonwoods
Tropical. Sunny. Distinctive.
I’ve always been a fan of Gwen Stefani, ever since No Doubt first came out but sadly I can’t say the same for her scent. The coconut was just too strong for my taste.
Always looking to make someone laugh, charismatic Music has no qualms telling it like it is! Stylin’ in a smocked sailor outfit and black lace-up boxing boots, Music marches to the beat of her own drum. Her scent is a fruity floral with notes of pear, sweat pea, and sleek wood.
Clementine, Pear, Jasmine Sambac, Sweet Pea, Honeysuckle, Vanilla, Skin Musk, and Sleek Woods.
Sparkling. Juicy. Magnetic.
One bat of her lashes and Baby has all the boys in the palm of her hand! Pretty in pink, Baby steps out in a short baby doll dress and sweet Mary Janes. Her scent is a powdery floral with notes of white rose, orange flower, and white musk.
Freesia, Bergamot, White Rose, Orange Flower, Tiare, Jasmine, White Musk, Soft Woods, Heliotrope, Vanilla, and Violet.
Fresh. Clean. Soft.
I liked Lil’ Angel so much that I actually bought two in different sizes, 30ml (KD16/000) and 10ml (KD9/500). I got them at the Beauty Expo so obviously I got a little discount, but the prices listed are exactly what they are going to retail for, once they start selling them in stores in Kuwait.
I think I am going to collect all five of the smaller ones because they are so kawaii (finally, a legit chance to use that word)! I am very grateful that Harajuku Lovers has finally arrived in Kuwait, I really am (and thankful to whomever brought it). So would it be asking for too much from said person (whomever you are, did I mention how very very grateful I am) to bring the new Sunshine Cuties Collection, as well? Those are Limited Edition (Oh be still, my heart) and will only be available during the summer. Click the link below if you want to know what I’m talking about.