I shun away from some celebrity fragrances. I don't even look at them directly and avoid them like an eclipse! Having said that, I'm not a designer/niche snob. I love some and have previously owned a few celebrity fragrances like SJP Lovely and NYC, J Lo Still, Queen by Queen Latifah. I also keep smelling Sean John Unforgivable Balck at the stores contemplating to buy it. Although Jessica Simpson is not a celebrity who I want to smell like, what's a girl to do when she is gifted a perfume that she would not wear by some one she loves (and gasp, by the same person who surprised her with a big bottle of Chanel Nº5!) Well, I wore it and have come to like it!
Jessica Simpson's Fancy is a vanilla based fruity floral that borders towards being a gourmand fragrance. At first I get sweetened and fermented fruits, which is quite nice and I wish that it lasted longer. It then develops (yes, this one develops unlike some celebrity fruity florals) into a burnt caramel, creamy foody vanilla that is mouth watering. The almond note is lost on me or maybe it is blended into the foody-ness. Overall, it is a well made frangrace that really suits my taste.
I love the colour of the bottle, it is pinkish gold with a delicate filigree design. Cap of the bottle not only looks like but also is as heavy as a door knob is quite tacky and ridiculous. On the upside, I like the fragrance and since I am not worried about running out of it, I can spritz away to my heart's content!