Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I was running very low on my Viktor & Rolf perfume, so I kept sniffing around the counters at Nordstrom to see what my next scent would be. I had heard wonderful things about the new Prada perfume, so I decided to see, or smell rather, what all the fuss was about. I'm not usually one to go for a widely popular perfume. I think fragrance is very personal, as it smells differently on everyone according to body chemistry, hormones, etc. But Prada's Candy needed to be tried. And the bottom line is that it is love.

I must say that the cute box drew me in. There was a giant display at the Nordstrom I went to. Just boxes upon boxes with little pink bows everywhere.




It's very difficult for me to truly describe the way it smells, but I will say that it is a grown up, sweet scent. Here are the notes, as described by Prada:
 Top: regressive notes of joyful carefreeness, explosion of caramel.

                                 Mid: powdery notes of sophistication, cocktail of musks.

                                Base: vanilla notes of sensuality, benzoin overdose

It is warm, but not overly so. I could see myself enjoying this year round, and not just in the colder months. It just dries down so well on my skin! The initial spritz is gorgeous, but I love the way it fades even more. It's so soft. I think that's why I love it. It isn't sickly sweet. It's just a very feminine and pretty scent, if that makes sense. Beauty in a bottle!

What fragrance are you wearing lately?
♥ Noelle

25 comments:

  1. I want this perfume too!!! I love the way it smells, and the shape of the bottle :)

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  2. I haven't smelt this yet, but I bet it smells amazing.

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  3. I LOVE sweet scents, I still need to try this one out. Viktor and Rolf is one of my favorites too, but I usually only wear it around the holidays since that is what it reminds me of :)

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    1. I have the Viktor & Rolf Sephora version - La Vie En Rose. It's a little more fruity! The originial Flowerbomb is definitely a winter scent!

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  4. I love the Escada scents- they are quite sweet too!

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    1. I think I've only tried one, but I haven't tested the others. Thanks for letting me know!

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  5. I've been eyeing this! Might have to be next purchase ;)

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  6. If it smells as pretty as it looks, I'll have to check it out! I'm so sensitive to perfume...I usually just spray rose water on my skin! www.casualglamorous.com

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    1. A lot of people seem to be sensitive! Rose water reminds me of my great grandmother, she always smelled of roses :) I love that scent.

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  7. We're seriously beauty twins...I had just added Prada Candy on my list of perfumes to try, since I've been reading so much about it - and then you wrote about it. Knowing that you love it makes me want to try it even more LOL!

    I'm really loving Jo Malone perfumes - I own 2 and really want Nectar Blossom & Honey next - they're pricey and don't last that long ...but there's something so irresistible and natural about them!

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    1. Jo Malone has alwayys intrigued me! They have a boutique at one of the malls I frequent. I find myself feeling intimidated by all of the different bottles in there, silly right? Someday, I will try it :) Let me know how you like Prada's candy once you get a chance. We are definitely beauty twins!

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  8. Oh I definitely want to check this out! Yum!

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  9. i must smell this! i've been obsessed with miss dior cherie, but would love to check this out too

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    1. I love that scent too - it reminds me of my friend Katie :)

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  10. This sounds PERFECT for me! And it's so cute.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  11. yay, it's so awesome to find a new scent that you just love isn't it? I really like Prada Candy too-it's sweet but sophisticated.

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    1. Yes, that's what I meant to say! It's sweet, but sophisticated! A lot of sweet perfumes tend to be juvenile. But this one is perfect for adults who still love that lightly sweet twinge in perfumes. Thanks Andi!

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  12. Thank you girls, I highly recommend trying it out for yourselves!

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  13. Oh, I love it!! The packaging is so cute! I'm wearing Miss Dior Cherie right now, which I love - but I'm always wanting to try new perfumes! I need to go try this out.

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  14. I'm wearing Love Struck by Vera Wang. I was skeptical to try it, but I ended up purchasing it about 5 months ago. I wore it for my wedding and converted several of my friends. I'm still obsessed! Try it!

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    1. I've heard great things about that one! Do you watch Michele1218 on youtube? I think she is planning on wearing Lovestruck on her wedding day too ;) Thanks for the rec!

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  15. I've been meaning to smell this but I always forget to! That bottle is really beautiful! I need to remember to check it out! :)

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  16. this is SOOO cute.. omgosh the packaging is just adorable!! i wear DKNY apple haha i love how it smells like apple candy!

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  17. When I get back to the states, I'm going to check this out! I'm such a fan of perfumes, but never tested this. I always wear Peace, Love and Juicy Couture1 xo, tasha

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