Sweet Like Candy by Ariana Grande Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml
fab fab fab
bought this for my daughter age 21. I wasn't sure she would like it
as its quite sweet
she absolutely loves it she said its light enough to wear in the day
and perfect for the night to.
its last all day what more can I say its a lovely fragrance
and the free gift was a bonus.
September 17, 2016
Starts strong, but loses it way...
To my nose this new fragrance isn't as sugared vanilla sweet as Ari, despite show of the key scent notes being the same and just what the name of the new perfume made me think; Sweet Like Candy is more fruity sweet, and it has generally more of a livelier energy to it. On me the strongest note smells like apple, even though that's not listed amongst the official key notes. The bergamot is fairly developed too and adds a bit of a zest to the fragrance, and the blackberry doesn't seem overly sweet either even though it's described as being 'sugar frosted'.
The first half-hour was pretty good, but from there on out Sweet Like Candy takes a turn for the "meh"; I do find that I can't separate any floral notes at all from the fruity and 'marshmallow' [sugared vanilla] mix - there's just the same kind of powdery background to the fruits and vanilla that was in Ari, maybe I'd place a safe bet and suggest that there's some rose here? The strong fruit notes give the fragrance a fresh vibe, and prevent the lingering marshmallow, cream and vanilla base from becoming overpowering - it is sweet, but not cloyingly so.
Official scent notes: sugar frosted blackberries, pear, Italian bergamot, jasmine, cassis cream, fluffy marshmallow accord, vanilla and precious woods.
Sweet Like Candy certainly isn't anything I think of as being 'bad' and I do think it is better than Ari as it is livelier, but it still isn't even slightly original, and I do find it rather linear - all the scent notes run into each other after 20 minutes or so. Also; the longevity & sillage aren't anything to shout about [quiet and lasts around 5 hours], so I don't think it's anything to get excited over.
October 8, 2016