When everybody praises a fragrance it is impossible to get distracted by it. And since I did not get any chance to sample the new fragrance from Prada last year, I asked my wife to help me again with this one. Candy is an oriental vanilla fragrance for women, launched in August 2011 and developed by the perfumer Daniela Andrier, from Givaudan (the wife of Givaudan’s CEO, Gilles Andrier).
The perfume might smell fantastic for the people that appreciate the candies and I do not disagree on that, except that for me it seemed a little bit too much. The construction is based on solely 3 notes: stylish musk in the beginning, accords of benzoin in the heart and sweet caramel notes for the dry down. The opening musk seemed a little too much for me, and combined with the caramel from the base, give birth to an essence that is, in my opinion, too gourmand for being a pleasant perfume. The progression on the skin is overbearing and in the end you felt like you have eaten crème brulée, but with a yearning sensation.
The bottle has a playful look, with nice curves, accentuated by the pink colored circle in the upper part and the transparent glass that looks like caramel. An interesting aspect is the fact that the bottle has no outer stopper (you have to push the cap for spraying!) and this could be damaging for the testers, since the impatient persons will try to pull the cap off.
The video ad features a girl who is daring and passionate about life and as a consequence she pushes her life to the limits. Candy might be interesting if you don’t mind the excessive gourmand accords.
Prada Candy Perfume Details
- Candy is available as 30, 50 and 80 ml Eau de Parfum Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 150 ml Candy Lotion, 150 m Candy Shower and 200 ml Candy Scrub; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Vanilla
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2011
- Perfumer: Daniela Andrier
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
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