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, read more.
|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.|