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Jennifer Lopez vs. Sean Combs: A Fragrant Battle of the Exes

Let the showdown begin! Sean Combs and Jennifer Lopez have each released fragrances in the past year: Jennifer's Deseo ($46–$56) and Diddy's Unforgivable Woman ($55–$75). It's not the first foray into the fragrance world for either, but with Deseo expected to make millions in its first year alone, and P. Diddy's nomination for a CEW award, these ex-lovahs both have a lot at stake. But whose scent is better? For a side-by-side comparison,


Deseo by Jennifer Lopez Unforgivable Woman by Sean John Advantage?
The Ads A scantily clad Lopez lounges in a hammock in a tropical locale. It's pretty, but haven't we seen this sort of thing before? Big stud Sean is flanked by scantily clad women strewn across a bed, looking as though they've just engaged in some serious Diddy-diddlin'. Diddy's ad seems like it belongs in a men's magazine of questionable pedigree. (In fact, his commercials were banned for being too racy). Jen's ad is just yet another glamour shot — nothing groundbreaking — but I'd rather be the woman in her ad than one of the women in Diddy's. So Jen wins, but just barely.
The Inspiration "A midnight walk in Jennifer's flower garden just before a thunderstorm." "The essence of sensuality that intoxicates the senses, that expresses what it is to be the unforgivable woman." Prancing around in Jen's garden sounds a lot more enjoyable than being scolded with Diddy's unintelligible take on female sexuality. Lopez for the win!
Bottle A faceted, angular turquoise glass with a gold top. A traditional, minimalist light pink frosted bottle J.Lo takes this one. Diddy's is unforgivably blah.
How it smells Fruity and sweet with a hint of coconut. Musky and spicy, with a strong note of Jamaican rum. Diddy wins. His fragrance is slightly more complex, less sweet, and more daring — as long as you don't mind smelling a little boozy.


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