While Pulse is supposed to be the epitome of Beyonce's Sasha Fierce persona, this particular installment in the Beyoncé's perfume portfolio has left my pulse in slow motion.
I've never been a huge Beyoncé fragrance fan. How could she be the sophisticated face and voice of Giorgio Armani's Emporio Armani Diamonds and fail to convey that elegance to Heat and Heat Rush? The ads for both Heat and Heat Rush seem contrived instead of effortless. Maybe she's too hot—remember she was dripping sweat in the commercials!
So, while I wasn't in love with the Pulse ads, the fragrance itself actually surprised me…somewhat. The opening notes are very strong—reminiscent of Heat.
Pulse applies strong but doesn't last long—for me it barely lasted an hour. Since Pulse is an Eau de Parfum, I had hoped that it would be long-wearing. Unfortunately, that was not the case. My "Pulse" died a fast death. You'll definitely need to layer this over the matching body lotion or your favorite unscented lotion. However, I actually preferred the drydown of Pulse over Heat because I could clearly smell the Madagascar vanilla whispering on my skin.
Pro: Pleasant smelling– from the opening to the base notes.
Con: Does not last long for an eau de parfum.