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Smells great but lacks sillage/longevity.
Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2018
I love perfume in general so hopefully this review will help some people whether if they are debating on buying this or not.
I fell in love with the scent of this one. I had smelled this originally in one of those little magazine ads but I wanted to wait to smell it in person just because those don't really do justice for how it really smells.
Went to Kohls, tested it. Liked it and said I would eventually buy it for myself.
The best way I can describe the scent is fruit that is sweet, soapy and powdery but doesn't scream sickly sweet. If you are into the whole fruity/gourmand perfumes such as myself, then this may be up your alley. Out of all Ariana's fragrances, this is one of her more mature scents. Not saying that's a bad thing. Not saying you'll smell like an old grandma either. However, I wouldn't recommend blind buying this if you haven't smelt it in person because everyone perceives scents differently.
In my opinion, when I personally smell this, I don't get any of the base notes which are vanilla, sandalwood, amber or the middle part of it which is Peony with the exception of the marshmallow scent. I only pick up the top notes which is the black currant and plum. To me, this is less vanilla and marshmallow like her previous perfume and more fruity and powdery because of the black currant and plum that makes it stand out and pushes the base notes and the florals to the side. Which smells delicious. It gives you a sort of clean scent because as I said before, it smells soapy. Kind of gave me of B.S.'s 'Midnight Fantasy' vibes because they both share plum notes and they are both fruity in that aspect. But completely different dry downs.
My only complaint is the very weak sillage and longevity. This only lasted maybe an hour if that on my skin and about 4 & 1/2 - 5 hours tops on my clothes. After about 5 hours, I could barely even smell it anymore. I had to literally pull on shirt to actually smell it where I initially sprayed it. Which is disappointing for how much this perfume costs. In my opinion, her first perfume Ari has a better sillage and longevity than this one. I recommend either Ari or Sweet like Candy. I find those last longer on my clothes and skin better.
As for the packaging, it's pretty and appealing. The bottle shape looks and is the same as all the others. However the bottle color itself looks kind of cloudy but under light it is an iridescent purple-ish pink. You can somewhat see through it but not completely. It has a lilac puff clipped to the bottle that is super soft. It's pretty in person. It's a great perfume. Just wish the scent lasted longer :c