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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.


Join The Conversation
ShelleyRubiani ShelleyRubiani 9 years
I have Diddy's and have tried Jenny's and will definately go and cop it. What can I say I love em both!
crazyana crazyana 9 years
DUH! USweekly already reported that DESEO outsold Unforgivable woman! GO JENNY! :WOOHOO:
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 9 years
i haven't smell both but !!! i really like the face to face thing Bella Thanks !!
oh-cecilia-baby oh-cecilia-baby 9 years
lol, you'll smell boozy :) but OLD LADY BOOZY? ehh, i'll have to smell it i wanna try both!
sweetdanger sweetdanger 9 years
No doubt>>>Deseo! Diddy definitely lost this one.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I love Jen's perfumes, all of them are fab - sweet but subtle :)
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I love the way Unforgivable Woman smell.
crazyana crazyana 9 years
i'd prefer DESEO all the way! i've smelled both and DESEO is so mcuh fresher and nice!
nikecold nikecold 9 years
I like Diddy's perfume bottle better, sure its blah but i've never liked overly busy perfume bottles for some reason they always remind me of really strong heavy and sweet scents.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
This is funny!
demeter demeter 9 years
I like both of their scents.
emalove emalove 9 years
Deseo smells really nice. I tried it at Macy's last week.
thasugardude thasugardude 9 years
Nice breakdown! I'll save my judgment until I smell them both ... but I think I'm leaning toward my boy Diddy. What's wrong with smellin' boozy?, Mmmmm, that's kind of a turn on! Also, J.Lo's bottle looks a little over the top; I can't tell if it's a UFO or a crumpled piece of colored plastic wrap.
Indigowaters Indigowaters 9 years
I was wondering when someone was going to bring this up!
shernic82 shernic82 9 years
I have tried Unforgivable Woman, and I liked it...but my best guy friend told me I smelled like an old lady, so I stopped wearing
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
LOL love it. I'm with Jen's fragrance all the way, the Sean John stuff is just... ugh.
lady_jade lady_jade 9 years
This made me crack up... love the prancing around comment!
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