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Reviewed: Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy

By Lauren Carbran
 

unspecified-1I’m not usually one for sweet scents, but Sweet Like Candy makes me sing Hallelujah. Why? The notes of sugar-frosted blackberry, vanilla and marshmallow, along with the pink pompom bottle, channel my inner Elle Woods and Mary Berry. And I love it.

Sweet Like Candy is Ariana Grande’s third fragrance launch, and it’s created a huge buzz. It may be because it smells of everything you’re probably addicted to. At first, you’ll get a whiff of the blackberry and pear notes, but give it a few minutes and the honeysuckle, marshmallow and vanilla take centre stage. These mouth-watering notes make it a delicate, feminine and instantly comforting perfume. If you want to be reminded of pink cupcakes, choose this.

Yes, it’s sweet and, yes, it smells like candy, but I bet you didn’t think it would be perfect for winter. Well, it is – and you’ll need to trust me on this one. When I close my eyes, Sweet Like Candy reminds me of Christmas Day, with its lavish food, priceless family time and winter warmth. Forget the hot choccies – this winter you’ll want to snuggle on the couch with this gem.

When I hold the bottle, it makes me want to attach it to my key ring. It’s a fashion statement, not just a perfume. The Sweet Like Candy bottle is ballet pink, and the pompom symbolises the candyfloss accord. Now, if that doesn’t make you fall in love with it, nothing will.

It’s no wonder that Ariana is on cloud nine. ‘Launching my debut fragrance, ARI, last year was an absolute dream,’ she says. ‘So I’m thrilled to announce my new fragrance, Sweet Like Candy, to the world!’ she says. ‘Just like ARI, I wanted the new fragrance to be something my fans would love, so the vibe is sweet, fun and sexy. I’m also obsessed with the bottle, which is the perfect shade of matt pink.’

Girly girls – this is your dream. Anyone who doesn’t like happiness, unicorns and gourmand smells, I urge you to try it. You may be surprised…

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