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Happy Perfume

Updated on August 21, 2009

Clinique is best known for their skin care line of products launched in 1968. However, they are probably equally famous now for the very popular fragrance Happy. Of all the ladies perfume brands, Happy perfume is one of the most famous. Perhaps it is because of the catchy commercial that you can see below. It comes in a glass bottle with a silver cap and is described in Happy perfume reviews as a fragrance appropriate for daytime wear. Happy perfume by Clinique which was launched 1998 is especially popular with the younger demographic. I got a gift set at a Happy perfume sale along with a Vera Wang perfume gift set last Christmas for my nieces because they both prefer floral and fruity fragrances. Happy perfumes are relatively inexpensive at around $ 30 - $40 an ounce no matter what variety you are looking for, unlike House of Creed perfume that can be more than $100 an ounce.

Clinique Happy

Clinique Happy perfume has a top layer with hints of orange, lemon, mandarin, plum, blood grapefruit, apple and bergamot.  The middle layer consists of orchid, freesia, lily of the valley, and rose.  Finally, the bottom layer finishes with mimose, lily, magnolia, amber and musk.  This blend of fragrances is reminiscent of the Moschino I Love Love perfume, which has citrus top notes, a heart of lily, and a base of musk.  If you like Happy then another fruity fragrance that you might enjoy is the DKNY perfume Fresh Blossom.  Happy was so popular that there have been a few spin-off fragrances since its release including a Clinique Happy Holiday that can only be found on lists of rare discontinued perfumes.

Clinique Happy Heart

The first spin-off of Happy was Happy Heart perfume.  This scent was billed as a fragrance with the “heart” of Happy but with a twist.  The notes in this fragrance include water hyacinth, mandarin, cucumber, yellow primrose, and blond woods.  The main difference is that Happy Heart emphasizes the floral scents more than the fruity ones.  The packaging for this fragrance is very similar to Happy.  The only difference is that the cap is a metallic rose color rather than silver.  Both this and the original Happy make great everyday scents.

Clinique Happy To Be

Clinique Happy To Be perfume is another twist on Happy that came out in 2005.  Clinique no longer advertises it on their website so it is possible that this fragrance has been discontinued.  Nevertheless, It is easy to find in most stores and online.  Happy To Be is a floral and fruity fragrance with hints of syringe flower, lilac, hibiscus, Bulgarian rose, sandalwood, cacao, and crisp pear.  The packaging on this bottle is similar to the other Happy fragrances except that the cap is gold and there is gold writing all over the glass bottle.

Clinique Happy For Men

Shortly after the release of Happy in 1998, Clinique released Happy for Men in 1999.  Happy perfume for men is a refreshing, fruity scent for everyday wear by men.  The fragrance has hints of citrusy lemon, mandarin, orange, and grapefruit.  When I first heard that it was fruity, I thought how could this be masculine.  In fact, there are many men’s fragrances that have citrus smells.  Eau de Cartier perfume for men is one and Versace perfume for men is another.  Citrus top notes are very common for masculine fragrances.  The packaging for the men’s Happy is different from the ladies version because the bottle is shorter, wider, thinner, and orange.  The color of this perfume matches the scent you find inside.


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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 4 years ago from USA

      I like the Clinique brand very much, including the facial moisturizers and cleansers and yes, the Happy perfume. I am familiar with the original Happy fragrance for women but not the variations or the fragrance for men. Thanks for sharing this hub.

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      Hi, Would you know if one of them has got some Primrose scent in?

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      PerfumeFan 8 years ago from New Jersey

      Happy is one of favorites. This is my summer/spring scent.