a very interesting scent.. i love it a lot on my dh! it smells very manly, yet at the same time has a sweetness to it.
I can't wait to buy the full size for him!
I got this from Italy with a help of another MUA'er friend (she cp'd me). It was for my son as one of his presents for his birthday. My son like it! it smell nice on him, I can smell sugar, vanilla, and a hint of musk and tobacco. Simple, lightly gourmand yet very interesting fragrance. The staying power is also good. I also like the cute blue bottle and the blue round box packaging. I would definitely repurchase!
Compared to Pink Sugar, this does smell manly. Compared to pretty much any other fragrance, though, it does not. Incredibly sweet (but not as sweet as Pink Sugar) there is a cedar note in Blue Sugar that gives it a slight bit of masculinity (if you can call it that). The initial spray is sweet, sugary-caramel, licorice-woodsy on me and dries down to a mapley-cedar (but if I think about it, I can smell the anise and patchouli). I love how this smells on me, but not as much as I love Pink Sugar, which is sweeter, fresher; more candy and less wood. I would love to smell this on a man but I doubt I ever will (although I can see this appealing to the fashion-conscious male who enjoys a good fitting argyle sweater over a crisp, collared, button-down shirt, and well-groomed hair and nails. The bottle would look good on his dresser.)
notes: Bergamot, Tangerine Leaves, Star Anise, Ginger, Licorice, Patchouli Leaves, Lavender, Heliotrope, Coriander, Caramel, Vanilla, Cedarwood, Tonka Bean.
I think this would be good on a man, but I definitely don't consider it unisex.
I was very suprised by blue sugar. I liked it at first sniff, and I decided to try a little on to see how it reacted to my skin. It smelled great at first, just like blue cotton candy, but after about 30 minutes it started giving me a horrible headache just like pink sugar. I would love it if I could convince my husband to wear blue sugar, but there is no way he would ever wear something so sweet. I really think aquolina should market this as a unisex fragrance, because it seems just as appealing to women as men. In fact, if you are women who has grown tired of pink sugar, I suggest you give it a try. Maybe it will work for you.
Get yourself a box of Good 'n' Plenty. Now, set it on fire. Tah-dah!. . .Blue Sugar! Burnt sugar and licorice. This stuff is beyond foul on me.
I bought this for my dh, but he thought it smelled great but was too sweet. I spritzed it on and voila! We both loved it -- on me! :) Complex and unisex, sweet but not cloying, nice lasting power and very reasonable price point. I'll enjoy this a lot in cooler weather.
It took me a little while to figure out Blue Sugar. The first time I smelled it, it smelled like fall, like burning leaves, cinnamon, and acorns (yes, I'm aware none of these are actual notes). About a week later, when I wore it again, I definaty could detect greens, anise, woods, and tonka bean, which I had missed the first time around. It's sweet without smelling like syrup-coated-dead-flowers as many "womens" fragrances do. It has great lasting power as well, about 12 hours on my skin.
Imagine sticking your nose into blue cotton candy. The smell of that is what I smell on my skin. I can't really pick out the individual notes on my skin, all I get is blue cotton candy. On my significant other, it's even sweeter. We both adore it, though he says it's too sweet on him and he'd prefer I wear it. I will buy this again (in a dupe).
I sampled this at Sephora on my own wrist because I felt it smelled just a little too sweet for my man (He likes his fragrances a little more citrusy). I walked around the mall for an hour and came back to smell it again. What an amazing fragrance! I had to buy some for myself because it smells sweet, and spicy, without being migraine inducing or so sweet that it makes me sick. I frequently wear men's fragrances if they smell this good (Chanel Egoiste original, Armani Acqua di Gio)....
The notes are (as per Sephora):
Bergamot, Tangerine Leaves, Star Anise, Ginger, Licorice, Patchouli Leaves, Lavender, Heliotrope, Coriander, Caramel, Vanilla, Cedarwood, Tonka Bean.
At first spray you really get a whiff of the ginger, licorice, star anise, and some coriander. It's a very spicy warm fragrance right off the bat, but not too sharp. You also can really smell the cedarwood. When it dries down you're left with the vanilla, caramel, and the tonka bean, which makes it very soft without being baby-powderish.
This is my new HG fragrance, and at $35 for a good sized bottle you cannot go wrong! Ladies, I dare you to try this on yourself--my man says I smell like a yummy baked good!