Review of Aquolina Gold Sugar by ShellyMum
I bought this one unsniffed (I know, I know..... LOL), When I first sprayed this I thought "oh no yuck". After reading the notes I was hoping for a creamy coconut/creme brulee scent but the initial blast is a very unpleasant citrus scented bug spray (at least to my nose). I like citrus but something doesn't sit right with these top notes for me. I was initially very disappointed!! Thankfully it does become something a lot nicer as it wears on; with a little more of the creamy coconut/creme brulee I'd hoped for, coming through. It is not the sillage/projection monster that Pink Sugar is and wears closer to the skin. However, as for lasting power, I can still smell it on my skin and clothes 5.5 hours later. As others seem to like this a lot, I do wonder if perhaps my bottle has gone off or something? I will try a tester in a shop (if it ever comes to Australia). For a comparision scent, I'd say it's along the same lines as to The One by Dolce & Gabbana (not identical just slightly similiar).
Top Notes: Mandarin Orange, Orange, Neroli
Middle Notes: Orange Blossom, Coconut, Creme Brulee
Base Notes: Amber, Musk, Cream