on 11/2/2014 4:59:00 PM
More reviews by makeupenthusiast1994
Im in love w/Prada candy. Seriously, Candy is amazing. The only downfall is the lasting power....3 hours tops..MAYBE. Which is a bummer because I don't want to have to carry this around all day and constantly spray myself, especially considering the price$$$! So while it smells AMAZING, unfortunately once I run out, I won't be purchasing another :(
on 10/17/2014 9:32:00 AM
More reviews by joy2uandme
I would have to disagree with the previous poster. I think this is very similar to the EDP only it lasts not at all. It is lighter and a little fresher and lasts very shortly on me so not worth the price. Okay there may be mint in it but the mint lasts but a second. If you love Infusion d'iris buy the EDP. This is going to become my purse spray and hair fragrance.
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on 10/13/2014 10:30:00 PM
More reviews by chillzone
I bought this today, and honestly, I'm not exactly sure why I like it so much. I just do. I adore the bottle and the way it looks with my other perfumes. I wear La Vie Este Belle most of the time, and yet I like Prada Candy, too. This is a dark, buttery, caramel treat with a lipstick vibe. The powdery scent makes it tasteful in a non-edible way. La Vie Este Belle is an excellent fit for my personality and yet, so is Prada Candy. Perhaps one is very much my public self, while the other, the Prada, is much more private. If the house was burning down, I would grab them both. Shame, shame on me, but it is the truth.
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on 10/13/2014 8:54:00 PM
More reviews by njr86
Migraine in a bottle... For real. I tried it in sephora and went to bed early that night nauseated, pounding headache that wouldn't go away. One spray. If aquolina pink sugar makes you sick this one will too. I can't do these sickly sweet powdery scents anymore. Princess does the same thing to me now and it used to be my favorite. The bottle is pretty I guess?
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on 10/11/2014 1:24:00 PM
More reviews by SLeal13
This perfume is amazing! I really love this perfume and this lasts all day!
on 10/11/2014 11:32:00 AM
More reviews by gmstrack
Prada Candy opens with the expected toffee and candy floss and then settles with a dull thud. I understand that candy is supposed to smell like, um, something that Barbie would wear to casual events and perhaps I shouldn't be disappointed; but I am. After about 15 minutes, the candy note still dominates, and a strange musk starts to emerge--a gross synthetic musk that seems to fight with the cloying c-c-c-c-candy. In 20 years, someone is going to write a review and point out that Candy smells so 2011.
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 10/6/2014 2:45:00 PM
More reviews by cainca
I was in Sephora today and wanted to try out a new fragrance and thought, "How can one go wrong with Prada?". Well, here's how. This smells like it belongs on hookers in Vegas in the basement of the Rio. Sweet, cloying, overkill, just totally and completely cheap (a word I try to never use). I dont even think my 5 year old niece would like this garbage. The single worst fragrance I've ever tried; I cant imagine the type of man who'd find this attractive on a woman. I used Josie Moran face cleansing oil to try to strip the scent off my skin before leaving the store (a tip from one of their MAs who helped me after I made my fragrance error) and heading back out into the real world. Just absolutely disgusting (stunning bottle though).
on 8/31/2014 11:23:00 AM
More reviews by stls
I have already written a favorable review about the original Infusion d'Iris EDP (I like that better than the EDT which is more floral/less incensey and L'Eau d'Iris which is a floral/minty version). Despite my admiration of the EDP it was a bit too uptight and austere to feel comfortable wearing it and got swapped. Infusion d'Iris Absolue is a flanker well made; neither so different that it would seem unreasonable to share the same name nor too similar so there would be no point of being around like others. They share some basic traits but there are different perfumes altogether. It reminds me of the first EDP in the opening because of the bright orange blossom and neroli they have in common but there is no citrus here. It's apparent from the first moment that Absolue will be a warmer scent.Both are powdery but the original turns woody/incensey while Absolue has none of these traits. Instead I get sweet/warm powdered resins. I would describe it as a softer, less spicy and more contemporary version of L'Heure Bleue. Stays close to the skin and seems to last less than the original or I get this impression because it could be mistaken for a skin scent after a certain point and that's not the case with the first EDP. I don't get the same clarity in the transition of notes here, the lines are blurred and the whole composition seems more compact.I can see how the wearers of Infusion d'Iris EDP could be disappointed, but if the original is a serious, aloof, intelligent woman at work, Absolue could be the same woman after letting her hair down in the safety of her home. Worth a try I'd say.
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on 8/23/2014 5:16:00 PM
More reviews by AlohaPandaXOXO
The Candy line has been really successful for Prada, so when I saw this new iteration available I thought what the heck and tried it out. I'm not one for sweet gourmand scents, but I've loved Prada's other fragrances so I was hoping this would be more my speed.Unfortunately, I couldn't be more disappointed in this fragrance - it's definitely something they came out with to continue to cash in on the popularity of Candy. They didn't bother AT ALL to make it a worthwhile new product but instead mixed a bit of good fragrance with notes from another popular perfume - Marc Jacobs' Daisy - to create this 12 car pile up of citrus and floral. I've never cared for Daisy since the citrus aspects read as rotten grass clippings and this perfume takes that aspect of it and adds in unremarkable, hairspray-reminiscent florals that wilt into a distant echo of the original Candy's caramel. Not at all sophisticated and very overpowering. The only redeeming factor is the new version of the flanker is really pretty in pale pink, gold, and white and Lea Seydoux is pretty cute in the ads.
on 8/5/2014 1:21:00 PM
More reviews by kekecat
Soft, just showered, white floral (but in a hint of expensive soap way). These are all the things I think of when wearing it. I love it. However it does not last longer than about two hours on me. The longevity is terrible :( I tried Chanel 19 as it was supposed to be similar (its not really) and that stayed way longer unfortunately. wonder if the absolute is better?Update - I love this fragrance now and bough 100ml size EDP. My husband always compliments me on it
on 7/9/2014 10:22:00 PM
More reviews by valmont32677
I was attending a weight loss clinic & had used the rollerball Candy EDP b4 my appt. I know that is just cruel reflecting back on it now; but we were getting our shakes in the supply room & a small group of folks had congregated commenting to each other how something "smelled good." I am probably going to H-E-double-hockey-sticks for that but it was completely ironic & unintentional, I knew it was the Prada Candy thou! It's a wonderful boozy sweet gourmand scent. Very heady. I like it with VS Vanilla Lace to layer it. I agree that this is nothing like Pink Sugar (my other favorite perfume) in so many ways different, Candy is less sweet, more grown up, more caramel, husky, sexy, sensual, it begs for flirtiness & some serious sexual innuendo. This is boy bait for sure, esp for cougars like myself! Prada speaks of classic sophistication, leather, extravagance, ennui, late nights drinking expensive wine at places where the cheapest item on the menu is $50 & it's all ala carte, your date picks you up in a Lexus & is wearing a (non-clip on) tie. It speaks of unspoken promises, naughty, teasing....this is something for the ladies whom are over 29. If you celebrate the "anniversary of your 29th birthday" then you are the target demographic. I personally adore this perfume!! :)
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on 7/4/2014 10:34:00 PM
More reviews by sillage
Airy, delicate, lemony, light, fresh & sweet at first -- then comes an earthy, woody-grassy, peppery, incense-y drydown. Not a warm fragrance -- it's cool, fresh, chilly, icy, and silver-grey. Gives you a cool fresh blast of lemony air-conditioning -- then a tickle of peppery incense. Fresh & lemony, with earthy notes added. Like Annick Goutal Eau du Sud maybe? (lemon & dirt)Here are its notes, per parfumo.net:Top Notes: Galbanum, Mandarin, Orange blossom, Pistachio leafHeart Notes: Iris, Vetiver, CedarwoodBase Notes: Benzoin, FrankincenseThe topnotes are as clean, airy, fresh, sweet & citrusy as Amazing Grace or Gendarme -- but the base has pepper, incense, & dry woody-grassy notes (like a birch or driftwood -- or like vetiver). I can see where the outdoorsy basenotes could possibly be off-putting for some -- enjoying the fresh lemony topnotes but not particularly liking the earthiness that lingers in the drydown. At times, I feel that way myself and prefer a scent that stays clean & fresh throughout.Cool, light, clean, fresh, dry, and intriguing. I picture this on women who are professional, educated, reserved, perfectly put together.ADDENDUM 11/13/14: I'm wearing Infusion d'Iris right now, and I would almost lump this in with the vetiver group -- almost the same overall type as Tom Ford Grey Vetiver, Tori Burch, Guerlain Vetiver, and a bit like Clinique Wrappings too. That is: cool, clean & citrusy topnotes -- followed by light grassy/green/earthy basenotes.
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on 7/2/2014 3:49:00 PM
More reviews by kmichael
HG forever. Fresh and powdery at the same time, perfect year-round, comforting but clean. This is the one bottle of perfume I have ever finished and repurchased more than once -- guess I should just splurge on the big bottle but the little ones last over a year. I have a vanity countertop full of half-used perfumes and when I can't decide, I go for this one and I'm never disappointed. I'll never be able to wear the same perfume every day without getting bored, but if I had to, it would be this one.Update 2017: I lied. Got rid of all my other perfume and only wear this now.
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on 6/28/2014 5:04:00 PM
More reviews by shadedmaryy
What comes to mind about this is baby powder and Exclamation by Coty, which is not a horrid combination. Dreamy, calming, comfortable, casual or smart whatever, totally inoffensive. Any age group can wear it. I'm not interested in buying it, I had a tester of this.
on 6/26/2014 9:26:00 AM
More reviews by deuxbisous
This is a nice surprise. I didn't like the original Candy - found it too sweet, heavy and powdery. It's much drier than the original and has a distinct woody backbone that's almost a little masculine. I tried looking up the notes and fear this is just lumped into 'musks', so some kind of woody/musky aromachemical then. Whatever it is, it prevents the whole thing from becoming too sweet. I find it to be long lasting with good sillage, but it's airy, like an Ellena work, so you forget you're wearing it then notice the sillage from time to time. I don't notice the floral note at all. The opening is a little reminiscent of Shalimar with the citrus and vanilla-y sweetness. I'm enjoying wearing it now but think it will be great for the cooler weather too. One lippie off for being a flanker. I'm so tired of the lack of originality in the fragrance world.
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