Fragrances -Prada -Candy EDP

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Musk, Caramel & Benzoin at a ridiculous price. Absolutely no benzoin or musk came out, but some sweetness did for a brief moment before it dissipated into thin air. Prada Candy seemed more like a body spray than a perfume for me. Packaging is cute and appealing for a certain demographic, and many enjoy this fragrance. It just doesn't work with my chemistry for it's longevity or mix. I feel there are many other gourmands on the market that are far better mixes to choose from whether on the low-end or high-end that will give you more bang for your buck.
There are only three notes to this fragrance: Top Note: Musk. Middle Note: Benzoin. Base Note: Caramel.

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Fragrances -Prada -Candy EDP

on 8/14/2013 1:09:00 AM

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THIS PERFUME IS AMAZING, IT SMELLS SWEET AND ITS PERFECT FOR ME, I ALREADY FINISHED ONE BOTTLE AND NOW THE SECOND BOTTLE IS ABOUT TO RUN OUT, FOR ME THIS PERFUME IS THE BEST AND I GET COMPLEMENTS FROM EVERYONE ABOUT HOW GREAT IT SMELLS AND THAT IT FITS MY PERSIONALITY REALLY WELL.

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Fragrances -Prada -Candy EDP

on 8/12/2013 10:47:00 AM

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I wore my Prada Candy EDP yesterday and wondered why I don't wear it more. It's a caramelly resiny vanilla -- sweet but not too sweet. It's really very good and exactly the type I favor -- oriental woody vanillas -- so I thought, "why don't I wear this more often?".

And then I realized -- it's the name! I wish they hadn't named it Candy. Yes, it's sweet, but it's not like you're actually wearing candy. It's a bit like Jessica Simpson's Fancy, which is also caramelly -- only Candy is deeper, more woody. The benzoin note counterbalances the caramel and adds some oomph, depth, and interest. It's more mature to me than other vanillas -- more of a woody vanilla. IMHO, it would have been more apt to call it "Un Bois Vanille", but that name was taken by Serge Lutens. The perfumes are similar.

Here are Candy's notes, per sephora.com:
- Caramel, Musk, Vanilla, Benzoin.

The first day I wore Prada Candy to work, one of my coworkers came up to me (immediately) and said, "I never do this, but can you tell me what you're wearing?". I've worked with her for over 20 years, I rotate my perfume almost daily, and the first day I wore Candy to work has been the *only* time this particular coworker (a 50-yr-old woman) has liked my perfume enough to ask its name.

Others in this category (to my nose): Jessica Simpson Fancy, Guess by Marciano, Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille, Escada Collection (now d/c'd), Bath & Body Works Sensual Amber, and the Bath & Body Works Limited Edition "Aspen Caramel Woods" that came out at Christmas 2013.

ADDENDUM 4/12/16: For me, this is truly signature-worthy, and I like it better than either Flowerbomb or La Vie Est Belle, other hits in the (recently exploding) sweet gourmand category.

I've upped my lippies to 5, but I still think the name "Candy" is a disservice. It's not just flatly one-dimensionally sweet, like a nickel kiddie candy. The closest to its scent I can think of is Werther's, but a deep rich Werther's -- like a European toffee -- classy & mature -- the expensive caramel layered and nuanced with benzoin and white musk. The notes play and float around my head, like a gourmand symphony, and I think, "Mmm, this perfume is sublime!"

I'm wearing it now and realizing that if it had launched when I was in my 20's, I would have been ALLLLL over it and would have nailed it down as my daily signature. Back then, I went through a lot of Shalimar and a few bottles of The Body Shop's Vanilla perfume oil -- those being the main vanilla fragrances available back then.

I've always favored vanilla-woody orientals -- sweet gourmands -- and esp musks. Prada Candy is the epitome of all those -- definitely one of the best launches of its type IMHO.

It has great balance, and yes - maturity! It's not too sweet, not too strong, not too young, nothing scratchy, peppery, burnt, or heavy on the bottom, and it's a perfect strength & longevity for my tastes. It could be worn by anyone at any time (even men). For me, it's a Just Right gourmand.

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Fragrances -Prada -Candy EDP

on 8/2/2013 3:14:00 AM

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Tried to like it, just do not care for it. I don't love, like or hate it. The scent or the bottle. Bit too sweet for my taste, which is expected given the name! The name says it all, smells like syrupy, sweet candy in a bottle, a more grown-up version of kiddie sprays. There's not really a whole lot of Prada scents I do love, but I actually do love Luna Rossa.

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Fragrances -Prada -Infusion d'Iris EDP

on 7/28/2013 9:15:00 AM

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Infusion d'Iris is not the type of perfume I would fall for, but well... it got me.
While building a perfume collection one realizes that although a particular olfactory group will be the favorite, there are others that have their time and place too.

Opens with the refreshing kick of orange and neroli. Then gradually gets more soapy and powdery, smells airy, cool and clean. But Infusion d'iris is more than citrus, soap and powder. As it reaches the drydown there is an almost transparent woody lightly incensey base. Seamlessly blended, geniously structured and totally unisex.

Sillage is low but it's surprising long lasting.
I consider it a serene scent, very suitable for job interviews. A little austere, aloof at time, clean and modern but not intimidating, professional, self possessed, not flirty at all. Totally lacking emotion but still manages to have personality at the same time.
A great choice for taking a break from louder/sweeter scents, helps me concentrate and accomplish tasks.

Brings to mind a cool spring rain in the woods and it's also soothing. As a friend, wouldn't be the one to bake you comforting cookies but would give you the wisest advice for sure.

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Fragrances -Prada -Candy EDP

on 7/26/2013 10:18:00 AM

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Got this as a gift and wasn't sure if I would like it and it would be too young. However it is gorgeous and although fruity it has a sexy musky undertone. I have loads of compliements when i wear this, especially from the Men.

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Fragrances -Prada -Candy L'eau

on 7/25/2013 4:58:00 PM

I don't love the original Prada Candy, but I like it more than this flanker.
Candy L'eau reminds me of a cheaper, sharper, less complex Miss Dior Cherie (and Miss Dior Cherie is one of my favorites, so I mean that this is like a bad, evil twin version of it).
It's heavy on the sharp white musk and perfumey floral with an undertone of the powdery caramel of the original Candy.
I was hoping that this would be a variation of Candy with citrus, but I can't pick out any of the citrus notes.
Sharp, cheap smelling white musk, floral, and a hint of powdery caramel. It doesn't smell good on me at all.


Fragrances -Prada -Candy EDP

on 7/25/2013 4:48:00 PM

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I really like several of Prada's fragrances and am a fan of sweet and gourmand scents, but Prada Candy falls into 'just okay' for me.
It smells like caramel squares that have been spritzed with a bit of a musky perfume and then dusted with baby powder. It doesn't have a ton of throw, but it is noticeable and it does last around 8 hours on my skin.
I don't find it offensive, but I don't really like the powdery edge to it and I find it to be too simple & somewhat bland overall (though it is better layered with other fragrances).
I got a deluxe sample bottle of this for free and wear it sometimes layered with other scents, but I wouldn't pay for a bottle and don't plan on repurchasing if I ever do manage to use up my little 15ml size.

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Fragrances -Prada -Infusion d'Iris EDP

on 7/25/2013 11:27:00 AM

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I bought the rollerball of this as I wanted a smaller version of the fragrance to carry around with me in my bag. The packaging for this is fantastic - inside the outer box is an embossed pale green case with a snap closure where the rollerball is stored.

The fragrance itself is fresh, clean, slightly floral without being sharp or having an overwhelming alcohol odor. I was using a sample size of this for so long, I tried to make it last as long as possible because I adored it so much. Only time will tell if I start to get headaches from this (I really hope not). Right now I would definitely buy this again!


Fragrances -Prada -Infusion d'Iris EDT

on 7/12/2013 8:54:00 AM

Prada Infusion D Iris EDT is new and is NOT the same scent as the EDP. It is a beautiful floral scent with a hint on mint in it. The box for the EDT does look a little different than the EDP and does say menthe on it so be sure you are testing and buying the right one as I almost bought the EDP by mistake when I had been sampling the EDT for a couple of weeks. I'm not good at describing what notes are in a fragrance but Prada's description says it contains Lily of the Valley, Powdery Violet with Sensual Cedar and Neroli and the hint of mint. I tried both the EDP and the EDT and the EDT blew me away with the beauty of the fragrance. I also sampled it against at least a dozen other scents such as the other Prada scents, Desire the One, Lanvin's new Me, Marni, Hanae Mori Butterfly, Jimmy Choo, Chloe, Valentino, Cartier, etc, etc and none were as beautiful as this fragrance. It also is long lasting on my skin. I highly recommend sampling it as you may fall in love with it too.

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Fragrances -Prada -Candy EDP

on 7/11/2013 9:18:00 PM

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Smells wonderful, but the scent just does not last. I rarely splurge for expensive perfumes, so it's a disappointment. I bought my bottle about a month ago and it's already 50% gone. (I do wear it daily, but end up spraying about 4 good sprays before I actually get a good whiff!)

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Fragrances -Prada -Infusion d'Iris EDP

on 7/7/2013 7:57:00 PM

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I remember when this fragrance came out several years ago and i remember trying it several times. Either i didnt like it or i just ignored it completely. I got a sample of this fragrance sent to me a few days ago so am now trying it again. This time i love it. Infusion D'Iris is much more floral than i originally remember it being. I have the EDP. Maybe i was trying to EDT when it first came out but i dont remember it being as floral as it is now. I love florals so maybe the reason i like it so much now is because i am wearing the EDP. Infusion D'Iris is deep and smokey....brooding. It is not a happy type floral. It lasts a long time and projects well. Infusion D'Iris follows you around and leaves a lovely floral trail in its wake.

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Fragrances -Prada -Infusion d'Iris EDP

on 6/27/2013 8:27:00 PM

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Another love of mine.

The scent: clean, soapy, transparent, elegant, floral, signature.

I find this scent immensely sexy, and it is by no means a sexy scent. It does smell a bit soapy, and maybe that fresh cleanliness is what reminds me of stepping out of the shower into a clean towel, and putting on lingerie. I've had lots of compliments from men, so I guess men like clean scents on women haha.

Anyway, it's a very elegant effortless feminine scent. It's not overpowering, and it can get lost in the crowd of gourmands. It is however, the loveliest "daytime" scent. It is quite sophisticated, and I just love Irises! For all its seeming simplicity, it is a quite complex mix and it changes through the dry-down. I feel most "perfumes" nowadays are very linear and even if they smell nice, a bit boring. Infusion d'Iris is a true perfume with a changing scent.

This is what any signature scent should aspire to be: unique, fresh, and full of personality and depth.

And how can you ignore that bottle? It looks crisp and, frankly, expensive. I love it.

(self-indulgent bit) What it makes me think of: shabby chic mason jar as a flower vase, set on top of coffee table books; a white bedroom with a soft breeze flowing through it, laying on a fluffy couch under the open window, there's grass outside and it's slightly cloudy. Kissing on the couch, listening to soft jazz music.

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Fragrances -Prada -Infusion d'Homme

on 6/23/2013 9:56:00 AM

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Oh dear. Where do I start? Infusion d`Homme by Prada opens with a blast of seltzer water and citrus fruit and settles down to become dry, soapy iris covered in laundry detergent musk and sodium bicarbonate. A little benzoin and vanilla hum in the background and a very light floral note floats on top, but I just can’t get past the soapy carbonated laundry effect. In fact, it is so overbearing that I need to scrub it off. This fragrance might work for me if I smelled it on someone else standing on the other side of the room.

I was really hoping to like Infusion d`Homme, but alas, I am quite disappointed. I read several great reviews, noted the adorable bottle, and found the price point very reasonable. Too bad the juice didn’t complete the fantasy.


Fragrances -Prada -Infusion d'Iris EDP

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I have the EDT and I love it. It's very light and feminine and non offensive to my nose. To me, it appears to have a slight likeness to Chanel #5 minus the "old lady" stigma. When I smell #5 I think of rich old woman but with Prada just a hint of #5 makes it really nice for me. Very gentle scent that has some staying power. If your a #5 fan you might enjoy this one too.


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