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Pink Sugar Aquolina for women

Pink Sugar Aquolina for women
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The first fragrance of Italian cosmetic brand Aquolina is Pink Sugar, a fragrance for young girls who like sweets. It is a very sweet fragrance that smells like fruity candy floss. The top notes are bergamot, Sicilian orange and green nuance of fig leaves. In the heart, a thin lily of the valley note enjoys the company of liquorice blossom and red fruits. The gourmand drydown is composed of vanilla, caramel, woodsy and musky notes. The perfume was launched in 2004.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Orange Fig Leaf Raspberry Bergamot

Middle Notes
Red Berries Lily-of-the-Valley Licorice Cotton Candy

Base Notes
Musk Vanilla Caramel

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Pink Sugar Fragrance Reviews

YunitaArien
YunitaArien

The only perfume i went through until finish. The only perfume everyone complimented on me the most. The only perfume which drives men crazy on me.

Dec
20
2014
AriaW
AriaW

I love it so much that I bought the Pink Sugar Sensual to see if I love that one also. I just got that today and it is nothing like the Pink Sugar, it's more of a fresh and citrus scent for summer while Pink Sugar is warm and cozy. I know some people prefer Pink Sugar Sensual, so I would like to exchange my 3.4oz Pink Sugar Sensual for ANY SIZE of the original Pink Sugar if anyone is interested. Please leave me a message.

Dec
18
2014
abbba_
abbba_

This was a blind buy for me because I had had so many people say to me 'if you love Midnight Fantasy by Britney Spears, you'll love this one!' So when I saw that it had popped up pretty cheap on OzSale, I snapped it up and couldn't wait for it to arrive. As soon as I smelt it, I hated it... It was waaaaay to sweet, smelt like raw sugar and gave me a headache :(

Dec
17
2014
vanillary29
vanillary29

I think Pink Sugar is wonderful in its unpretentious, unapologetic sweetness. You get what's written on the tin - a sweet, sugary perfume. It is extremely potent for an Eau de Toilette, even more so than some of the EDPs that I own. One spray is all you need. It envelopes you in a dreamy, delicious, warming aura but if you spray more, it is bound to get cloying. Less is definitely more in this case.

Dec
17
2014
ReneesAnatomy
ReneesAnatomy

This is really too sweet for my tastes now, but even when I was younger, it was a like--not a love--for me. It smells like pure candyfloss on my skin, very young and sweet. It can be quite strong if you spritz more than once, so I always used the tiniest amount at the back of my neck and on my wrists. Despite its reputation for being "childish" or "too sweet," Pink Sugar is one that always gets me compliments, especially from men; I think it's because it smells just like candy.

Dec
15
2014
dianacreole
dianacreole

For me, this is the smell of Disneyland!

Dec
13
2014
AriaW
AriaW

Any Pretty Little Liars fans here? I saw TWO bottles of Pink Sugar on Alison Dilaurentis' vanity, she's got that sweet look. I got this at Sephora for $10 on BlackFriday. It is much better than I thought! It is strong but innocent and of course sweet! I agree with another reviewer it does remind me of Warm&Cozy from Victoria's Secret Pink. And Pink Sugar is definitely warm and cozy for me. If I smell it on anyone I'll assume she is a girl with sweet smile and good personality. If you don't like sweet scent please don't waste ur money on it. But I personally think a sweet scent can make me happier.

Edit: I am soooo glad that I gave it a try! This is the cheapest perfume I have and I find it doesn't smell cheap at all!!!!! Last time I was so crazy about a perfume it was Chanel CoCo M and Chloe. I love that those two but I feel like I have to wear a dress or heels for them. Pink Sugar is more casual and innocent I can wear it everyday! With its lovely price, this is the best deal on perfume I can ever have! I wish all the perfume can have packaging like Pink Sugar so that I can just throw them in my purse.

Dec
13
2014
redhead_rachel89
redhead_rachel89

I revisited Pink Sugar after dismissing it as another cloyingly sweet concoction with a sharp opening. What a difference on the skin! This started as a burnt sugar/fairy floss combination, (which strangely reminds me of creme brulee) that slowly morphs into a luscious vanilla caramel. I did not find the burnt notes to be off putting, and there's nothing really fruity or floral for me to report (although my chemistry just turns those notes 'clean' at times).

Interestingly, I found this to be a more adult gourmand because for me it radiates a comforting warmth and femininity, and I would associate a more bubblegum or cupcake scent with teenagers. I would love to experiment with layering this one, it's delicious!

Dec
08
2014
littlest_lemon
littlest_lemon

It just smells SO GOOD. I don't understand what kind of witchcraft is encased in this little striped bottle; it smells exactly like caramel cotton candy. I've never been much of a gourmand girl, but I think I'm starting to warm up to them, because I find this so unexpextedly pleasant.

Dec
06
2014
Snicole82
Snicole82

Trying to use up a rollarball I have of this.

At first, I really liked the caramel sweetness. Then after a few days of wearing this, I'm feeling this is way too sweet in a tart kind of way. There is sweet and mature. Sweet and floral. Sweet and creamy. This is sweet and sweet. So much sweet that it seems tart. It's an immature, non-serious scent, that I would never buy again.

Dec
04
2014
Katieg
Katieg

Pink Sugar. Everyone loves this. I'm on my third bottle but as I've passed my 60th birthday I feel nostalgia for the old classics mostly cheap and cheerful but classics in their own way. One cannot wear this in Summer, it attracts stinging insects and despite having notes of Brgamot (I cannot detect any licquorice) it settles to a day long miasma of vanilla. I'll try it again but I think I've finally outgrown Pink Sugar. Incidentally my son was devastated Blue Sugar was discontinued. It seems more complex and sophisticated too!

Nov
29
2014
kaejuntun
kaejuntun

To me Pink Sugar smells exactly like Victoria's Secret's Pink Warm and Cozy fragrance with more lasting power. It's very sweet and cuddly, warm and wonderful for cooler temps. It's very youthful - there's something innocent about it to me. I wore Warm and Cozy often in college for a relaxing night in and Pink Sugar brought those memories right back to me. I like it much more than I expexted to! Lovely :)

Nov
28
2014
HeavyBeatsUK
HeavyBeatsUK

I believe the 'burnt' smell that people talk about is actually the licorice in this. Apart from that, I can't smell anything that could be described as a 'burnt' smell. I smell licorice and, what we call in the UK, candyfloss.

I smelled Al-Rehab's Soft before smelling this and they do smell similar, except Al-Rehab Soft doesn't have the licorice smell and Pink Sugar doesn't have the lemon smell that Al-Rehab's Soft has.

Overall, I prefer Al-Rehab's Soft but I will be wearing this on my clothes to boost the sillage of Soft.

Nov
26
2014
collectyourdead
collectyourdead

I will 100% wear this whenever I go to an amusement park of any kind or the 4th of July mini-carnival thing they have before the fireworks. When I want to wear the something sweet and child-like, this it the bomb! This is about as sweet as sweet can get.
It also is familiar somehow from when I was little and all the fun times.
Normally, I hate floral-fruity gourmand ANYTHING, but of course, the nostalgia factor makes me like it so much. It's heavenly sweet.

9/10

Nov
25
2014
Jillybean17
Jillybean17

So okay if you want to walk around literally smelling like a cake mix with too much sugar added to it topped with extra cake icing & sprinkled with a candy drizzle, this is the perfume for you! This smells good but for me it's just TOO sweet for me to think its great. It's so sweet that the only type of person I picture wearing this is freshmen in high school & any age younger. I do get that burned sugar vibe to it that everyone talks about. It just lacks too much sophistication for me to wear this, even Britney Spears fantasy seems alittle more sophisticated than this. I don't mean to sound like I don't like this perfume because I actually do like it, I just don't love it & I'd never wear this. But hey if your really into EXTRA sugary sweet smells & can actually handle it then I recommend this perfume for you!

Nov
20
2014
punkinfaye
punkinfaye

Pink Sugar is wildly popular and I doubt another review is necessary,but here's my take.

I love Vanilla Gourmands,cheap drugstore ones and expensive luxury brands.In my trifecta of sweet pink scents (Fantasy,Pink Sugar and Fancy)..I rate Pink Sugar 2nd behind Fancy at 1st.

The initial blast of PS makes me a bit sick,because I hate black licorice and that's all I can smell (those basset's coloured licorice).Fancy smells gorgeous from the start.

When I tough it out with PS,about 2 hours later all I can smell is toothache inducing fluffy pink clouds of creamy cotton candy drizzled with dulce de leche.I feel like a walking fudgery when I wear this,and think that people must wonder if I ate a whole box of vachon cakes for breakfast.

I very rarely wear this,as it can be too much,even for me (and I love strong scents like Angel) and the sweetness gets a bit nauseating.I could see using this with some spicy frags to sweeten them up and dilute the candy notes.

I also have had people complain about this in the office,it can kind of turn people's stomachs.

When I am on a diet and am desperate for sweets,this satisfies my cravings to the point of not wanting them for weeks,HAHA.

If sweet is what you're after,I've yet to find anything sweeter.

Nov
14
2014
shell_bell
shell_bell

As far as I'm concerned, it ALL started with Pink Sugar!

As part of my midlife crisis (lol), I decided to seek out my signature scent. My first perfume purchase was Britney's Fantasy and I was underwhelmed. It was nice but way too floral and not quite what I was looking for.
Enter this wonderful site and the oodles of fantastic reviews when I stumbled upon every gourmand's go-to fave: Pink Sugar. I rushed to place my order and I tell you, I *still* remember sitting in my recliner, ripping open the package, removing the bottle cap and inhaling that first HEAVENLY smell of bergamot, licorice, sweet candy, tropical fruits and VANILLA OUT THE WAZOO!
I closed my eyes and sat back in bliss - I'd found "the one". Well, the one for the moment anyway. Is our search ever *really* over?

Anyway since then I find that, at the end (and sometimes beginning) of every day I go back to my Pink Sugar. I've tried different scents, different combinations, different layering - but my PS always calls to me.
I spray it on my sheets at night and smile as I inhale a whiff overnight as I sleep. I am in LOVE with this stuff!

Some people think the initial bergamot and licorice are just a bit too much and they're likely right - they just seem a wonderful combination to my nose. In fact, I wish more perfumes had them. Also, quite honestly, after the first spritz and a few minutes go by they really just disappear to lull you into the sugar coma of your vanilla-covered world.
The drydown is amazing. The vibrant fruits fade into a strawberry/passionfruit/woody/musky paradise that I adore almost as much as the initial spritz. Marshmallow, cotton candy and caramel also hang out for good measure. If they bottled the drydown of this fragrance, I'd buy it by the case!

Yep, I'm a PS enthusiast. You won't read anything negative about it from me so I'm prolly too biased to write an objective review.
But I will add what my 6 year old son said upon first taking a whiff: "Mmm! Smells like magic!" That should tell you all you need to know. ;)

Nov
12
2014
AnaRamona
AnaRamona

This was a blind buy for me, I just got it today, and I sprayed it on, hoping I wouldn't smell the burnt stuff everyone's talking about, but of course, I smell it. That does town down a little bit, but it's still present after 30 min of spraying it. I ordered a 100 ml bottle, I was so ready to love it and wear it, but I just think I won't be able to. I will try again, but I might end up giving it to my friend, unfortunately.

Nov
10
2014
Voidoid
Voidoid

A must for gourmand scent lovers! Being one myself I had to try this, glad I did as it does not disappoint. Not sure on the burnt caramel/sugary scent I'm picking up but once it settles the vanilla drydown is quite intoxicating. Bottle and tube it comes in are very attractive too.

Nov
08
2014
lepalm
lepalm

The first time I tested Pink Sugar (about 2½ years ago) all I remember is the sugary sweet caramel/vanilla/cotton candy aspects of it. It wasn't bad but I really didn't care for sweet perfumes at the time.

Lately I have been craving the sweeter scents so I repurchased a bottle. I was so surprised when I caught a very strong, undeniably licorice note. I didn't remember that from my first bottle so I checked this site and sure enough, it's in there. The caramel sweetness is still there of course, but it's the licorice that takes center stage today. I'm ecstatic. It's even more pronounced than the licorice in Lolita Lempicka, believe it or not.

Nov
08
2014
Mohd93
Mohd93

I already reviewed this, but I have to update it and express my love for it. This is one of the best sweet/gourmand scents I've ever had. You know how I went on about how much I hate the Bergamot opening? The more I used it, the less Bergamot I got.

This is pure sugar, cotton candy and caramel scent on my skin. I LOVE IT. I always get showered with compliments when I wear it, even my mom complimented me, and I rarely get compliments from her, she said "I smelled cake". btw she was standing about 4-5 meters away. Really really good silage. It last for hours, probably 10+ hours on my skin.

Whenever I crave sweets I just spray this, because I get that delicious caramel smell I really love, and most of all, SUGAR! This might beat Alien as my most complimented fragrance.

PS- I don't get the burnt sugar smell or licorice. Thank god!

Nov
05
2014
meg2910
meg2910

This is just very beautiful, I smell it on my wrist and feel happy and calm. It's not classy, its not grown up but i'm not always classy and grown up either.

Initially it is very fruity; I smell berries but no tinge of sourness. Very quickly it dries down and smells a lot like Lush Vanillary to me but a little more complex. Lots of people have mentioned a 'burnt' smell, but i would call it caramelized.

To me it doesn't smell like any sweet food I've ever experienced but more the idea of sweet food in general.

Its simple, comfortable and I love it.

Nov
05
2014
lcommisso
lcommisso

It is sweet, but there is a huge synthetic burnt plastic note that I can't ignore that ruins everything.

Nov
01
2014
lcommisso
lcommisso

It is sweet, but there is a huge synthetic burnt plastic note that I can't ignore that ruins everything.

Nov
01
2014
PurestJade
PurestJade

Definitely a "love/hate" fragrance for most. I happen to find it "okay." I own a couple of bottles, and it never fails to get compliments. Because of the impressive sillage, I spray this with a VERY light hand!

This incredibly sweet fragrance could be overwhelmingly, toothache-y sweet, so caution!

On me, the fragrance has no berries, no citrus, no florals... It is purely vanilla, caramel, and a little cotton candy. Maybe the slightest bit of musks and a pinch of licorice (in the very beginning, but that's it. I wore this fragrance simply because others liked it, though I do appreciate the caramel.

Conversely, I truly dislike Pink Sugar Sensual.

Anyone know of a good caramel perfume (don't say Prada Candy)?

Nov
01
2014
naturasi
naturasi

someone interested in a bottle?...i would swap my 80/100 ml bottle...

Nov
01
2014
Scotti
Scotti

PINK SUGAR has gotten some pretty hard hits in the community as being generic, and too youthful. Maybe, but I think the smell is pretty unique considering.

I'm a huge fan of the mens BLUE SUGAR, and personally liking cotton candy notes w/ vanilla it's hard for me to resist this one.

The opening I get zesty red berries/raspberries with that undeniable cotton candy accord. The mid the berries town down, and the licorice comes out a little. This is the licorice of the red varitey, not black by the way. The drydown is a satisfying vanilla note.

I've heard others describe the vanilla in this to be candle like or waxy like, and I can see what they mean. To me.. it has an almost plasticy vibe to the vanilla, but for some reason I like this aspec of the vanilla - it makes it different, and more unique in my opinion.

Cotton Candy+
Plasticy Vanilla=
Weird, yet Yummy, and interesting scent in my opinion.

Oct
29
2014
bgirllui
bgirllui

Pink sugar has been the king of my fragrances for 7 years although I've tried many other perfumes so far.
First of all, I'm fond of gourmand fragrances and PS is one where the combination of vanilla and caramel is genuinely like a live dessert, unspoilt by any jasmine (whose pettiest drop spoils any fragrance, I think) or musk, typical of today's perfumes. I mean it doesn't smell "breezy" after drying. And despite the opulence of sweetness, the power of longevity and sillage, the fragrance is still light and classy, which doesn't happen so often in supersweet perfumes. I wouldn't say it's sexy, though. It's rather youthful and goes well with energetic and cheerful women.
Definitely good for summertime though I use it all year long.
Recommended for good quality fans (both male and female!) ;-)

Oct
24
2014
Arielrose
Arielrose

Ahhh...Pink Sugar! As soon as the weather starts getting cool, I find myself reaching for this. Most people seem to either love or hate this - I personally love it, but my chemistry works really well with it. On me I get 'Raspberry cotton candy' right away - then it mellows and turns into a delicious crème brulee, vanilla with a touch of berry in the background. I get compliments on this one, while my other more sophisticated scents get few comments! No doubt, men LOVE this perfume. My guy friends, my fiancé, even my dad who NEVER says anything about perfume - all say something good about this one.
For me, it's 'happy in a bottle' and always gives my mood a lift if I'm feeling down or blah at all.
If it doesn't sit well with your chemistry, you will probably hate it - because it IS relentlessly sweet! But if it works for you, you'll never want to be without it!

Oct
23
2014
Mohd93
Mohd93

Finally got Pink Sugar for the first time. So here's what I think of it:

I got a strong metallic Bergamot and a little sugary opening, I hated it. I was praying that it wouldn't smell like this in the dry down. I've had it on for about 2 hours now. The Bergamot is starting to fade, the metallic vibe is slowly fading, I'm getting a lot of Caramel now, and some Cotton Candy, the Vanilla is there as well.

I'm not getting a lot of licorice, and I'm certainly not getting any burnt sugar smell, but this Bergamot seems to love my skin! GO AWAY!

It does have a very good sillage, I will update this review for more info about my experience with the smell and the longevity. So far, I really like it, I just hate the opening.

PS- I'm wearing this now while watching American Horror Story: Freaksow :) This season is circus themed with killer clowns, carnivals and other circus stuff lol, this is great!


UPDATE: as I expected, the dry down is to die for! <3
I love how this develops on me, even though I can't stand the opening, what I get later is delicious Caramel, Cotton Candy, Sugar and Vanilla. The plastic/metallic thing keeps fading with time. Successful blind buy for me. But I still wouldn't recommend it for everyone as a safe blind buy. It really depends on your skin chemistry and how the scent develops on you, as you can see from the reviews, different people get different smells on their skin.

Oct
16
2014
jureureuk
jureureuk

Very sweet and I smell nothing but cotton candy even from the first time I opened the box. a lil bit caramel.. and no vanilla. I always spritz the perfume just a little on my palms and blend it with water just to make it less sweet, then splash it all over my body, and the perfume become more wonderful on me! the sillage, awesome.. I live in a really warm country and Pink Sugar lasts 2-3 days on my clothes without reapplying it!. I love Pink Sugar ^^

Oct
12
2014
francie79
francie79

I bought this since I found it on ebay for about $15 and figured it would be fun to wear sometimes. This is very, very sweet with amazing sillage and longevity. A few squirts goes a long way and, while I enjoy it, I will probably not repurchase for it's just sooooo sweet. When it dries on my skin it smells a bit like those valentine conversation hearts mixed with a touch of caramel...fun but I really have to be in the mood to wear it.

Oct
12
2014
Dafja
Dafja

this is sugar and marshmallow and nothing else.

Oct
09
2014
energia
energia

If you like La vie est belle, you will like this one too. IMO La vie est belle is a love child of Angel(father) and Pink Sugar(mother). They are all from the same gourmand family, and I love them all:)

Oct
07
2014
amna723
amna723

It smells very sweet, very synthetic. The strongest smell in this is the burnt buttery cotton candy musk for sure, with everything else being much milder. I tried so hard to like it but it just has this artificial synthetic element that turns me off. I want to emphasize that I am obsessed with sugary sweet perfumes (Prada Candy, BS Fantasy, Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Enchanted, JS Fancy, etc) but this is just so awful. If you want the beauty of this sugary perfume without the synthetic undertones try Paris Hilton Can Can. It's so similar but it doesn't have that weird artificial sweetness in it. Also, this scent reminds me so much of that cheap body spray they used to sell in K-Mart, Body Fantasies or something. They have a cotton candy body spray which smells exactly like this.

Oct
07
2014
HanamiTsukimi
HanamiTsukimi

I get the same burnt caramel accord that others mention, which starts off tasty enough... It smells great until I smell it too much or sniff it too closely, then there's something "off" that I can't put my mental finger on.

This is the type of fragrance I want to smell on other people and from a distance.

Sep
25
2014
stacey_nay
stacey_nay

I grew up in a small country town and this reminds me so much of going to our annual show (what Americans would call a county fair, perhaps) - the whole population congregating on a sodden grassy campground, scented with dagwood dogs and fairy floss, to go on rides, buy show bags, and look at cakes and baby animals.

Aquolina Pink Sugar is pure fairy floss (cotton candy to Americans) on my skin - spun sugar with the fresh slightly burnt or warm smell it has when it's freshly made. It does not suit my personal style in the slightest but I like it anyway. It has moderate-heavy sillage and lasts forever on my skin.

Sep
24
2014
lala-jaenner
lala-jaenner

This one is so 00s!!! Vanilla and musk. Yeah ok maybe for a fraction of second there's also raspberry or caramel or any other of the notes listed, but it must be really a very very short time because all I can smell is: vanilla and musk. That's it.

I also have to admit this one is an obnoxious scent, one of a kind.
When I wear it (and yes, I still do) I must cruelly smile thinking about the poor people who have to work with me (yes, I wear it to work as well!), or sit next to me on the bus.
It's both ridiculously silly and ridiculously strong, such an irritating combination like a drunk 1,90m 17 years old boy playing loud techno music on is phone on the bus: you'd really like to grab him by the arm and tell him to behave, but you can't, so you just sit there and hope he gets off as soon as possible.
And this is exactly the reason why I bought it again and still wear it!

Sep
23
2014
Afo2208
Afo2208

Omg this is so terrible! I still don't know why girl say that this smells like cotton candy. It really doesn't. Why do girl even wanna smell like this? its like something chemical with suggar added in there. URGGG very sickening.

Not a scent for the modern woman!

Sep
23
2014
kitsunemagic
kitsunemagic

this by far IMO has the best projection and lasting power of all my perfumes in my collection, I get tons of compliments and I can savor my craving for sweet freshly made Fairy Floss without the cavities!

its like heading to the carnival wondering around, then your suddenly greeted to the aroma of cotton candy being freshly made at the vendors where all the funfair food is at, warm, sweet, fluffy and yummy! after the cotton candy vanishes, your left with vanilla flavored pink heart shaped marshmallows! >w<

super adorable scent thats great for all ages for those with a sweet tooth! this reminds me of my childhood and reminds me off all the times I went to amusement parks and carnivals with friends and family! and I highly suggeest this for gourmand lovers

Sep
22
2014
JFrags
JFrags

so excessively sweet it gives me cavities.

i like more dimension in scents; i was hoping this would be a mixture with florals and sweets but i'm just getting sweet.

as it sits it gets sweeter

Sep
21
2014
xNanaOsaki
xNanaOsaki

I've used this a lot while I was in middle school and my first year of high school. I started using it again after 5 years and it brings back a lot of memories.
It smells like licorice, pure licorice when I first spray it, after 20 minutes or so I can also smell the caramel. For me to be able to smell the vanilla and cotton candy I have to wait at least 1h or a little more. I'm in love with this scent, it's perfect for people who like sweet scents.

Sep
15
2014
Grodanmimmi
Grodanmimmi

Just got this and WOW, it open up with a burst of sugar, then on me the strawberry and liqorice really stand out, sweet but not cloying, i just wanna smell my wrist all the time! Bought it at an internet store for like 7 dollars, totally a find for that price. Defenatly recommend this, and not just for the teens out there ( i am 27) and i just LOVE it!

Sep
08
2014
saintleegray
saintleegray

I think whether you love this or hate it depends on how you wear it. Even a drop too much and I HATE it, it just becomes sharp and overpowering and gagging. However with a very light hand and spray it really is beautiful. It's slightly sleazy in a good way, while at the same time being sweet and fluffy and pink.

Edited to add that recently started layering this with the warm vanilla sugar bbw scent, absolutely decadent. It takes a lot of the edge off and really smooths it out for those who may dislike the slight bitterness that this can have.

Sep
07
2014
MeganD
MeganD

Anyone who has ever worked as a chef/cook of some kind will know that you go home after your shift smelling like whatever your kitchen specialises in. Fish and chip shop? Eau de Vinegar and Cooking Oil. Greasy cafe? Mmmm, the aroma of bacon grease is going to follow you around until you shower. Indian restaurant? You'll leave a heady trail of turmeric and onion behind you. Pink Sugar also makes you smell like you've been working in a kitchen all day, but in Willy Wonka's kitchen, mixing up all kinds of delicious concoctions that give you cavities and a big bottom if you have too much of them.

I totally dismissed this perfume as being cheap and common until I tried it and realised how complex and interesting it is. It feels wrong to call this a gourmand somehow. To my mind, a gourmand is a perfume that has foody notes but is still easily distinguishable for what it is - perfume. Pink Sugar, on the other hand, literally smells like food. It blows my mind that the creators were able to synthesise that so perfectly and realistically.

People who don't know about this perfume (most people in my country, as it isn't sold here) never ask me what perfume I'm wearing when I wear Pink Sugar. Instead, when they get close to me, they suddenly start sniffing around excitedly and ask who is eating candy floss! This is an absolute winner for me.

Sep
06
2014
Celexa
Celexa

This is not for me - i don't want to smell like a cake.

Sep
04
2014
velvetrose23
velvetrose23

This perfume is sweet! In the summer months this perfume comes alive on my skin. I smell the cotton candy along with the liquorice,carmel,orange and vanilla. The perfume seems to last a long time on my skin in the summer. I also have to watch how much I apply in the summer because the sillage seems to project quite well from my skin. In the winter only the liquorice note stands out on my skin and is very spicy smelling. Which I love,but the perfume does not last long on my skin in the winter. Such a shame as liquorice is one of my favorite notes in this perfume. Overall, this is a great perfume. I like how simple it is, sometimes a person just needs simplicity.

Aug
28
2014
Kerielle
Kerielle

Hi, my name is----. And I have been wearing pink sugar for 3654 days, no seriously, I am a business woman in my early 40's and this had been my goto, happiest, most comforting and yes, business casual wear for years. It so delicious. For those of you who (hate) it... Try it in October, or March or ......... Don't give up. I did not like this at first... I thought I was rancid, lol ( the darn liccorice) and it sat.. For a year in a dark closet. Until that day, you know... When you go on that fragrance frenzy... At wits End! I pulled this out sprayed it and went ahhhhhhh, and bought another 4 or 5 thinking I was gonna find the perfect scent, while all along, right here, patiently waiting, Pink Sugar sat going Duh! It me. The end... Go get it, love it, embrace it. Everyone really does love the smell. You will... On the right day :)

Aug
28
2014
dolphin thang
dolphin thang

Its to spicy for me

Aug
24
2014
YdeGirl
YdeGirl

I love this scent. I haven't found it anywhere in/around my town. I'll have to order some. I smelled it several months ago and fell in love. It lasted forever on me. Silage was quite nice too, not overpowering for me. A little of this goes a long way so be careful. It's yummy though. Not for people who don't like sweet gourmand scents.

Aug
23
2014
86irmaiqbal
86irmaiqbal

I just received pink sugar perfume today . And it is very,very sweet indeed. It's so yummy. I love it. It's was my first blind buy,according to this fragrance scents and reviews. I am so glad that I buy 100ml,it was worth it. I noticed in some reviewers said that they smell liquorice and burnt sugar. I have NOT experienced these things all. this pink sugar by aquolina it's for any kind of age. I disagree with those who says it's only for young girls.

Aug
23
2014
Loveberrios
Loveberrios

I definitely have to be in a sweet, cozy kind of mood to wear this. Its like cavities in a bottle. I wish I could get more of the fruity and licorice notes. Maybe I'll try the sugar sensual.

Aug
18
2014
perfumecrazy_x
perfumecrazy_x

I was soooo excited when this came through the post after reading all the reviews about it thinking it was a juicy nice sweet smelling perfume but then I smelt it I was so disappointed yuckkkk yuck yuck it stinks it's way too sickly sweet and sharp it cuts my nose and all I can smell is liquorice I hate liquorice the only good thing about it is that it lasts way too long I got a shower to get if off and I could still smell it. Terrible

Aug
17
2014
llburris
llburris

I guess the vanilla is the stand out note in Pink Sugar for me. I was just completmented on how wonderful I smelled after having not put it on but at least 2 hours earlier. My skin usually eats up scents within 30 minutes unless they are monsters like Alien which I LOVE. This one looks like it's going on my go to list for a bit too :o)

Aug
13
2014
natashad11
natashad11

Cotton candy, caramel and vanilla overpower every other note for me. Not horrible in the sense it's sickly-sweet and induces a migraine but a very sweet gourmand.

Aug
12
2014
VanillaTabbyCat1963
VanillaTabbyCat1963

I love this fragrance.

On me, it is much more sophisticated than it's image (to some) lets on. I get mostly musk; bottom-heavy and grounding. Could others be interpreting that as burnt sugar? I wonder; because I detect no burnt sugar myself. Then there's the deeply sweet accord. Not a cheap sweetie, though. Much more like going into a high class pastisserie or upscale candy shop.Two of my weaknesses are caramel and French pasteries!!

Reading the reviews here, I am intrigued at how differently interpreted this fragrance becomes on various skin chemistries. Some get a wallop of cotton candy, others licorice, others sense the spice and fruit.

I feel that when any given perfume elicits wildly different interpretations; we are dealing with a true great that in time will become a future classic in the same leauge as Chanel #5 (for example).And the fact that there are many copycat fragrances out there. Can't wait to try the Blue version. That sounds outstanding. And so do the flankers.

I would love to experiment layering this .It just might be the thing for adding some dimension to lighter florals or oriental scents. Worst that could happen is gaining a sharper understanding of what works for me, when purchasing scents in the future.

Aug
08
2014
kittybobmeowpants
kittybobmeowpants

actually found out about this because my GUY friend had it and wore it DAILY, it was his signature!

got a bottle myself and it was nice but obviously super sweet. my boyfriend didn't like it so i got rid of it.

it's nice but pink sugar = toothache

Aug
06
2014
Alysha
Alysha

My first bottle was a blind buy, recommended to me by a lady in the cosmetics dept at Shoppers. I got 50 mls for 19.99. I really love this perfume.

I used to smell orange in it, but now on my second bottle I'm getting more cotton candy. I think my perception has changed, perhaps. I recently saw this at nordstrom off the rack for $30 and 100mls.

When I run out of my small bottle, ill stock up on the larger one. This perfume never disappoints me and introduced me to the aquolina line.

All time favourite status :)

Aug
06
2014
DeLinda
DeLinda

A bottle of gorgeously sweet cotton candy joy! I absolutely adore this perfume.

Aug
01
2014
AmandaGuerra
AmandaGuerra

Ohhhhh.... what can I say, just got it delivered by a week now... and already ordered a 2nd bottle, I love sooooo much, have so many perfumes, very high priced and great house ones, but this one is definitely one of my must have ones, and in my top 3 ..... worth give a try since isn't expensive! Just looove it.

Jul
31
2014
Fabulous Kevin
Fabulous Kevin

One of the sweetest scents in the perfume world. The top note is quite interesting then after 10 minutes it dries down to the very sweet,creamy caramel, omg such a yummy candy. I have to say that this one smells similar to La Vie Est Belle by Lancom and Flowerbomb but has its own good. Longevity and sillage is excellent!

-Scent: 9.5/10
-Longevity, sillage: 10/10
-Bottle:9/10

Jul
23
2014
KDJ
KDJ

Very sweet and gourmand. I would most likely wear this on cold days, as it is very intense on the sweet scale.

Jul
20
2014
mooglebuns
mooglebuns

I will admit this smells kind of like plastic covered with burnt brown sugar, but I absolutely love it. It makes me feel like I'm wrapped up nice and cozy. I like to wear this to bed and sniff it's strange warmth. Yum!

Jul
08
2014
relle
relle

Not my cup of tea, Kraft's caramel or carnival cotton candy. Far too synthetic and sugary to be appealing. I don't think it would even be appropriate for a tween/teen. Maybe it's just my body chemistry, but on me it's a scrubber.

Jul
07
2014
dsty
dsty

Another very sweet one that I won't wear in public any time soon (maybe in winter, under 3 layers of clothes), but I do like it. I especially like to sniff my (big) sample from time to time, for a comforting dose of sweetness. On my skin I only like it after it's had some time to dry down, though; I agree with previous reviewers who say it smells synthetic and plasticky at first. I'm beginning to suspect the combination of citrus and sweet dessert smells just doesn't work for me/on my skin, which is a pity, because it sounds so nice in theory.
After a while the synthetic vibe calms down, and then it's sugary sweet heaven, very comforting. I get mostly slightly burned caramel and cotton candy, not much vanilla except at the very end (and then it's really quite generic, the same drydown as almost every other sweet vanilla scent I've tried).
Very nice, and it's certainly cheap enough to forgive it for that rather unpleasant opening. In fact I prefer it this way, much better than the other way around when you love the opening but the rest of the scent evolution is disappointing...

Jul
07
2014
june7rose
june7rose

I love gourmands, but nothing could induce me to wear this carmelized, melted-plastic scented sugary mess. I run from people with this on, and run from the bottle in the store in case someone sprays it. If you set a barbie doll on fire and then sprinkled her with sugar, this is what she'd smell like. Please, no, there are so many lovely sweet fragrances to try, try a CSP vanilla, almost the same price and fantastic.

Jul
06
2014
Shimmersmom
Shimmersmom

I love this! I did a blind buy with this based on the notes. I was a little put off at first, it smelled very synthtic at first spray. After drydown, it is exactly what I had hoped for.

Jun
26
2014
TattooGypsy
TattooGypsy

It took me a while to get to love this perfume. I blind bought and was taken aback by the smell at first, I wasn't sure what to make of it. There was something in it that I wasn't liking. Now I love it. I use this mostly for layering with other scents I feel need a bit of a sweet kick to them. It's inexpensive and has good staying power. It's worth having if only to layer.

Jun
25
2014
Hellita
Hellita

Oh nooo! This did not agree with me :( I got burnt sugar in the beginning. Fresh raspberry and sweetness introduced itself 15 minutes into it, but shortly after synthetic licorice came out to play and just stole the whole show. The caramel (which was one of the main reasons I blind bought this is hiding somewhere else, or must be scared of me, because I haven't smelled it here). Longevity and sillage is pretty good, I must say, but this is not my kind of juice. If you don't like Pink Sugar, please have a go with Gold Sugar because I LOOOOVE that one! <3

Jun
25
2014
bridgette
bridgette

Warm, deep, almost bakery type edible. Long-lasting. One of the nicest of the sweetest sweets.

Jun
16
2014
Museumgal
Museumgal

Yum, what is there to say about this? A bit strong when you first spray on the licorice but then it is a sweet, candy vanilla scent with some berry -- just like cotton candy. The scent does an excellent job capturing what it is going for. The dry down is sweet caramel and vanilla. Delicious fun for all ages -- emphasis on fun! Not a serious scent at all but great for casual wear or a day with friends.

Jun
14
2014
torkwan
torkwan

I won't lie, I avoided this perfume for the longest time. I always liked vanilla scents, but for some reason, when I first tried this-I wasn't impressed. Then, I went into this sugar-craving-frenzy and I was in search for the perfect sweet perfume. I stumbled upon this once more in sephora and I was love at first (second?) sniff.

This smells like pure sex in a bottle. EVERYTIME i wear this-someone is always complimenting me, or sniffing me. I love the way the cotton candy, vanilla, caramel, and burnt sugar just flows together so well. And everytime I have the sweet scent sugar craving, this always satisfies me. Definitely a gourmand scent, and I always enjoy it most in the wintertime because it just makes me feel so cozy and sexy. Plus, on me, 2 sprays will last me alllll day and spraying this on clothes will last you days! <3<3

Jun
10
2014
Adureeuh
Adureeuh

I really wish I hadn't bought the 100ml bottle of this. A couple years before I bought this I had the hair mist which overall gave a nice sweet scent that wasn't overpowering or too sweet. However that's a very different story when it comes to the actual perfume.

To me this smells like burnt caramel mixed with light, airy cotton candy, and strung together with a strong note of licorice. The scent envelops you in a cloud and stays with you all day. And yes, it stays as sweet during the drydown as it was in the top notes.

Teenagers will adore this, as will gourmand lovers. But I would say you really have to like candy smelling perfumes to enjoy this. I believe it is now too much for me, so I will pass on that bottle and hopefully give it to someone who will love it.

Jun
09
2014
RubyRedRose
RubyRedRose

I love this perfume! It's very sweet and long lasting. I love the smell of liquorice in perfumes so I don't mind this. It's very strong at first but after a while it's more of a soft sweetness that's more fresh too. I couldn't wear this perfume everyday but I have never found it cloying unlike some sweet perfumes and this has to be the sweetest perfume I have owned.

Jun
07
2014
nshorna
nshorna

I love sweet scents. Any fragrance that smells like sugar, I am all about it. I was so excited to try this after hearing so many great things about it. This is the only sweet fragrance I can't stand. It has a burnt quality to it. The burnt scent ruins this fragrance for me. However, if you like sweet fragrances and don't mind a burnt scent, you may like this one!

Jun
07
2014
usualla
usualla

Blind buy.This fragrance is all about liquorice liquorice and liquorice. OMG I hate aquolina pink sugar because of that liquorice.I hate everything about that fragrance including its lasting power.it lasts so long on me.I dont know how people can love this perfume.and I dont think that it is similar to britney spears fantasy.i dont really like sugary and sweet scents but i think fantasy is better than this one.

Jun
04
2014
dpepe6990
dpepe6990

Purchased as a blind buy according to reviews. Personally, I love vanilla scents. Sometimes I love this perfume and sometimes I can't stand it. It's really strange. The top note is confusing to me. I don't like it-but--the middle and bottom notes I love and keep smelling my wrist throughout the day. People always compliment me on this scent. I think those people like it better than me, but I love compliments so I keep wearing it for them. Lol.. I apologize if my review is confusing but that's how I feel about this scent. It's definitely a love/hate relationship but I need it in my wardrobe.

Jun
01
2014
Sharipie
Sharipie

No one can understand my love affair with Pink Sugar. I found this fragrance 4 years back and I've been obsessed since. I realize there is a love/hate reaction to this perfume but I love it. I have a pretty large collection of perfumes and I always seem to look for perfumes with similar notes as PS. I loooove sweet vanilla bakery scents so this is perfect. To me I get no licorice note nor do I get that burnt smell everyone talks about. Just sweet, citrus-y cotton candy mixed with vanilla and a tad bit of caramel. Its amazing how many compliments I get wearing this. Even in line at the grocery store someone always says "something smells like cookies!!" Someone even once told me I smell like warm apple pie. Lol! The only problem is that I wear it so much I can barely smell it on me anymore. And I BATHE in it! I probably choke everyone else but I wanna smell it too!! Ha ha! Seriously, if anyone is on the fence about this one and loves sweet, vanilla scents, do yourself a favor and try it. You may become a Pink Sugar addict too. And guess what? I'm 36 years old and I'm a PS addict. No shame here. :-)

Jun
01
2014
teadrinker
teadrinker

When I first heard about Pink Sugar a few years ago, I never expected that I would jump on the bandwagon. I don't like foody scents, generally, and I couldn't imagine wanting to smell like caramel and cotton candy. But here I am, having just invested in the perfume. It's not really worth describing the scent- so many people are familiar with it, and so many others have done so. In short, it is the cotton-candy/caramel that everyone describes, and it has a slightly burnt-sugar scent to it. Why do I like it? It's more sweet and sugary than foody. There's a difference between smelling like sugar and smelling like baked goods, and this is definitely a sugar scent. It's also a happy, calming, girly scent. It's very much a "pink" scent. After a bit of wear I can almost smell strawberry in it. It's also extremely reasonably priced for perfume.

May
27
2014
AgentMakeup007
AgentMakeup007

Ugh, just a splatter of synthetic sweet smells. Cotton candy mixed with corn syrup and sugar cane. I usually love the smell of sweetness and goodness but this is so fake, it leaves a bitter after smell when it dries down. Just terribly sickening. I remember this was a blind buy and I was so displeased I threww it in the trash the same day I got it. I could find this perfect for a child that is starting to experiment with fragrances, but even so I would recommend getting a sweet smell that resembles that of sweet almond. Don't buy this unless you're completely sure.

May
19
2014
lirael00
lirael00

This was a blind buy just based on the divided opinions about this fragrance. I just wanted to see what Pink Sugar is all about. And my verdict: It's fun! People who are looking for something sophisticated, elegant...I mean the perfume is called Pink Sugar and the name can tell you all you need to know about it. It opens up like licorice mixed with candy floss. It's quite sharp in the beginning but then after half an hour it settles into more soft sugary caramel toffee. It's been made for sugar addicts and girls who just want to have fun. And I just love the longevity and sillage here, if only all other perfumes would last that long.

May
19
2014
CPelly82
CPelly82

This was very surprising and one of my best blind buys. It starts out with a burst of caramel and then it changes to pure sugar. After about an hour the cotton candy makes it appearance which sits close to the skin. I think this is a good scent no matter how old you are and is great on hot days.

May
17
2014
FionaNewZealand
FionaNewZealand

I bought this today after trying a tester that I suspected was bad, however the perfume is no better on me. I am so disappointed and wonder if the perfume is off also? I can only smell rotten berries and maybe a bit of licorice other reviewers write of. I'm not sure whether I should take it back or persevere?

One day in: I don't think the bottle is off, as I've allowed myself to get used to this fragrance and can definitely smell licorice to start. Licorice is not my favourite note and I usually avoid it, but I think I can live with it in Pink Sugar. I layered with BBW Vanilla Bean Noel body lotion to bring out the caramel. I don't think it smells too strong and I am loving the caramel/slightly burnt sugar aroma. It's not sugary sweet but rather creamy. Yum.

A few weeks later: The licorice top note has gone and now I smell softly caramelised from the start. I don't get the candyfloss still, just squares of delicious caramel fudge.

May
15
2014
ChesleyMusic
ChesleyMusic

the cotton candy opens this fragrance.

May
12
2014
janechemi
janechemi

pink sugar opens up with a strong citrus alcohol smell and quickly dries down to sugary cotton candy. its VERY sweet but its so fun. i get so many complements on this at work

May
12
2014
Sharkington
Sharkington

I really don't know what to think of this fragrance. On one hand, it is sickeningly sweet, with the main notes being caramel and cotton candy. I don't imagine any grown woman wearing this, including myself, but on the other hand, it just smells so....edible and yummy. It really is a guilty pleasure and I ended up getting it for the novelty of having it. I don't see myself ever wearing this out in public. I don't want my friends or family to meet Pink Sugar, but I know in private Pink Sugar will be there for me on nights where I just want to smell like sweet caramel/cotton candy/Willy Wonka deliciousness.

May
10
2014
fenomena94
fenomena94

when i first purchased pink sugar, it takes some time for me to like it because at the first sniff, all i can smell is a mixture between caramel and vanila, quite strong for me but after a few hours, it started becoming more cotton candy-like and soft to me.

i actually dont like it that much but my friends keeps saying that i smelled good and "tasty" !
now i already adapted to it and started to like this scent more and more :)

small tip: use this fragrance as light as you can, 2 spray is enough, i think

May
09
2014
5354alice
5354alice

This one is a joyfull scent, if you like sweet ones. I can feel sugar, cotton candy, caramel...the smells that you love when you're walking in a Luna Park!

I think that it's a funny scent, perfect for free time, shopping and day! The stayng power is good, the price is ok.

May
09
2014
ChristopherK21
ChristopherK21

So after doing a lot of research and reading and watching a TON of reviews I finally decided to purchase Pink Sugar. Here are my thoughts on this fragrance:


I am a lover of Sweet gourmand fragrances. I LOVE Britney Spears's fantasy, and I love Katy Perry's Meow. and I like Snooki's first perfume as well. All of those are pretty sweet smelling perfumes. I pretty much love everything that smells like cotton candy and stuff like that. The ironic thing is that I am studying to be a dental hygienist with the dreams of being a dentist someday. All of these scents can give you a tooth ache lol.

THIS PERFUME TAKES SWEETNESS to another level. I like this stuff is honestly the most intense sweet smelling fragrance I have ever smelt in my entire life. It definitely lives up to it's name. I do NOT hate this fragrance. I just think it is going to take me some time to get used to.

Smelling from the bottle, I can honestly say that I do not like the smell I get. It's way to strong and I get that burnt smell, which almost makes me sick. Smelling it on my skin is a whole different story. When I smell it on my skin I love it. Especially after the dry down. It's a beautiful sweet smell. I couldn't stop smelling my arm.

This perfume is definitely going to be one that I only wear when I am in the mood for it. It's not an everyday scent for me. I wouldn't wear this to a professional event. I would wear this to class, but seldom. This is a good scent for going out with friends, or just hanging in the house. I don't suggest wearing it on the first date, because it's so strong, and who knows how your date will be able to take the strong smelling scent of Pink Sugar.

The REALLY GREAT PART of Pink Sugar is that it is an Eau De Toilette, that I honestly can say lasts a lot longer than some of my Eau De Parfums. I put this stuff on early in the morning, and I could smell it in bed that night.

CAUTION: Light doses of this fragrance are the best application. If you put too much on, you could cause yourself to become sick.

ALSO, DO NOT MIX THIS SMELL WITH ANYTHING ELSE.

Bad experience: My boyfriend decided to wear Love and Light by Jennifer Lopez on the same day as me wearing Pink Sugar and we had a long car ride together. Love and Light is a heavily Patchouli scent. The mixture of these two was enough to make me gag!


I definitely do recommend this fragrance to people whom love sweet smelling scents! I give fair warning, this one is extremely nice, but EXTREMELY strong. Make sure you can handle it before you spray it!

May
07
2014
Lybarra118
Lybarra118

Sweet baby yummy dessert in a bottle! There are so many reviews here that mine won't make a difference, but I couldn't resist talking about Pink Sugar - and this will only be my 2nd review on this site.

I'll start off by saying: I should hate this perfume. There are so many things wrong with it; too sweet, too young, too vanilla, too caramel, too cotton candy, too cloying...but I don't know, I think that's why I'm in love with it. It's a gourmand's dream with a cherry on top. I'm not even a gourmand scent kind of person.

I bought this to try for spring/summer, but it doesn't work with my body chemistry for those seasons. However, I cannot WAIT until winter comes rolling back around so I can pull out my sweaters and wrap myself up in all this warm, sweet, delicious goodness.

Now, I'm not sure if I'd wear this to work at the office, it feels more like a weekend relaxing at home, or a going out with the family for breakfast kind of scent. I might try it and see how it goes, but again, it won't be until winter.

May
05
2014
Piippe
Piippe

I bought this when I had really bad "fragrance-fever". And now I don't actually know what appealed me so much. I have used it couple times but it just doesn't feel ME. I tend to love overly sweet fragrances but this one lacks the freshness I demand too.

May
04
2014
annieyentran
annieyentran

I really want to like this perfume as I read so many great comment, but sadly it didn't work on my skin chemistry. I was hoping for caramel cotton candy but I only can smell a weak sweet smell which I don't mind, but the dry down turn pretty nasty on me and the silage is poor.

May
02
2014
ameliunim
ameliunim

OH MY GOD. I didn't expect that. Really. Knew it would be sweet but.. oh my, oh my. What can I say? I need to wear it a bit longer..

EDIT: Ok.. it's really longlasting and thank God it evolves into something so warm, sweet, sexy and cosy that I would wear it. Maybe not in Summer, but Autumn/Winter, sure thing!

Apr
28
2014
MissPattite
MissPattite

Ahhhh, how I love Aquolina Pink Sugar.

I don't understand why people think it is too 'young' for anyone over 35, or so.

No, I'm not terribly young, in my 40's. Though my darling Grammy would say I'm still a youngster! :)

Truly, I feel Pink Sugar is too complex to be considered a teeny bopper scent. It has several notes in it that 'dignify' it, so to speak.

First blast, and you will smell prominent notes of fig leaf, which is anything but a teen fragrance note. The fig leaf is not weak and sticks around as the scent blends down to the base. Licorice absolutely gives the scent more of a classy grown up feel. I know--lots of people would snicker to hear Pink Sugar described as 'classy,' but the licorice cleans the scent up very nicely.

After a while what I sense is a creamy blend of vanilla, fig leaf and licorice. It really is beautiful to my senses and not at all girlish. My thought is that teens wouldn't like the complexity of this scent. I could be quite wrong about that?

I really enjoy Pink Sugar. On a dark, cold rainy day as this, Pink Sugar feels oh-so-right.

Pink Sugar feels to me like a fall/winter scent. Would be a delight for the Christmas holidays. I can't see this one in the hotter months. I think it would be a bit too heavy.

Apr
27
2014
burgundyaltima
burgundyaltima

whenever I wear this people around me will say, "I smell cotton candy" ..i will forever own a bottle..i love laying this with other stuff (like coconut YUMMMMM)

Apr
24
2014
Sorayya
Sorayya

Like it's been said before...this perfume is not to be taken "seriously"...does the name read "sophisticated, seductive, hot, flowers"? No...it's says SUGAR...there for...I do not wear this fragrance at work or out on a romantic dinner! I wear this when I want to have fun and feel girly!

It starts with sugary sents, yes.
Then I smell flowers, sherry.
Dries down to vanilla..sugar...musk.

I love this sent :-)

Apr
24
2014
energia
energia

When it comes to this fragrance, I want to buy 5 biggest bottles because it has such a great quality and the price is pretty low.

I get compliments all the time, I feel great when I wear it, it is so much fun to have it. I think it maybe has to do with the fact that my personality is similar, I love to have fun and enjoy life.

Notes are also awesome. They are perfectly blended and changing on the skin. Different yummy notes all the time.

Longevity is more than 12 hours and sillage is huge.

I simply love it.

Apr
19
2014
ChesleyMusic
ChesleyMusic

I really don't quite get this one... its just sticky and sweet,

Apr
17
2014
chillalot
chillalot

I bought this for my 15 year old daughter who also wears flowerbomb...Pink sugar has become her go to fragrance..she smells delicious..sugary, spicy and yet fresher than flowerbomb...so many compliments...she says that the fellas at school are going gaga!! a couple of sprays last her all day. If you love a gourmand this is a must have

Apr
16
2014
Chiquis
Chiquis

So many people have reviewed this and I want to add my 2 cents:

1. I don’t get a burnt smell from this at all. In fact, I get a mixture of cherry and cotton candy. A very sweet cherry cotton candy. I really like it. The juice goes on light rather than thick, so it wafts nicely.

2. I read a lot of reviews on this site and I have determined that most women prefer fresh, floral scents. However, from my experience many guys loathe floral perfumes and prefer a woman to smell either fresh and clean or sweet and foody. So although some reviewers have commented that Pink Sugar smells “too young” or “too girly” the fact of the matter is that men LOVE this fragrance! It’s sweet and smells like food… So, if you are trying to attract a special someone then try this. Might sound shallow but I don’t care.

3. For a relatively inexpensive EDT this stuff lasts longer than some of my pricier EDPs. That sweet candy smell will be wafting around you all day (or night)

4. Once you remove the plastic wrap from the tube that this fragrance comes in, you don’t have to destroy the tube to get to the bottle. Get a pair of scissors and slowly pry the top circular piece from the tube. It pops right out.

5. I’m usually a proponent of the overspray, but this is one that I wouldn’t suggest overspraying. It will destroy that light, sweet, cotton candy scent and turn it into a toothache. A spray on each wrist and one to your chest… You’re good to go.

6. Purchase from a reputable store as I have a feeling there are quite a few fakes and dupes being offered (thus skewing the reviews).

7. Don’t take Pink Sugar so seriously. Pink Sugar is meant to be fun and youthful. I think it was meant to evoke those childhood memories of fairs and amusement parks. Just enjoy the fun of it all =)

Apr
16
2014
Moonwalk Memorie
Moonwalk Memorie

I've been wearing this for 2 hours and the whole time it has smelled like red candy lipgloss and burnt sugar.

Would not buy.

Apr
12
2014
ccee85
ccee85

I mostly use this as a room spray. It's very one dimensional. All I smell is burnt sugar/caramel.

Apr
12
2014
StellaXYH
StellaXYH

Despite the 'sugar' in the name, Aquolina Pink Sugar is not that sugary upon spraying. I got fluffy cotton candy with a zing from mandarine at first. Later on, it evolves into a caramel goodness while licorice provides a woody, nutty undertone to ground the creamy sweetness. There is a slight hint of fig leaf in the late drydown to further balance the caramel and vanilla.

The sillage is moderate and the longevity is at least 7 hours and still going quite noticeable. Pink Sugar is definitely a sweet fragrance, but not what I'd call saccharine. I quite like the licorice touch that adds more depth into this otherwise cloying concoction. Granted, for a caramel/vanilla + licorice combo, there are other more intereting or more sophisticated fragrances. But considering the price, Pink Sugar is quite efficient for an occasional craving for bakery yummy stuff.

Apr
10
2014
charlottesmom
charlottesmom

I'm also a fan of the Hair Perfume, it smell slightly different, warmer almost, but is getting very hard to find. My go to perfume is Pink Sugar, had it on yesterday and during a Physical Therapy session (bum knee), my way younger male Physical
Therapist was standing right next to me and stated "something smells really good, like cookies" it had to be me as no one else was around. Males love PS, my husband sure does!

Apr
10
2014
sheri.patterson
sheri.patterson

Actually, I use the hair fragrance. Smells so warm & good.

Apr
08
2014
Anahi
Anahi

I need to get another bottle asap! i will forever love this perfume. I get compliments over and over! Knew i should just got this instead of the new Britney Spears Fantasy Naughty Remix!

Apr
06
2014
ellaquintero
ellaquintero

I needed to try this, and someone very kindly sent me a vial :3
Definitely one of the best perfumes I've ever tried. Very sweet, but it's not overpowering at all. In my skin it is very smooth. It starts with a little raspberry or some kind of berry and in turns into a creamy vanilla with cotton candy and the caramel balances the total sweetness with a bit of salt (a tiny bit). I don't get the licorice, maybe some other day it will bloom on me.
Very very very pretty scent, perfect for everyday use or for a very cute date.

Mar
26
2014
Holli
Holli

I don't really understand why people get so rude about this fragrance. If you take it for what it is, it's great. It's not meant to be serious. It's kitchy. It's girly. It's fun. The name and bottle make that pretty clear. As gourmands go, it's pretty much the queen as it's unapologetically sweet, long lasting, smooth and foody. Sometimes I put it on when I hope my husband will make me a dessert. Usually works!

Did this really come out in 04? I really thought it was a 90s thing.

Mar
21
2014
Silkpuppet
Silkpuppet

This is a fragrance that really boils down to individual body chemistry. Nine times out of ten, it has an acrid chemical sharpness that is none too cute.

But if you are someone who wears foody, warm, vanilla scents well, this will probably suit you. When I wear Pink Sugar, it starts with an odd musky licorice note. After an hour or two, I start to smell more of a soft berry scent. By midday, this perfume smells absolutely delicious; reminds me of cotton candy and creme brulee. I expected this to get plastic and chemical-smelling by the end but instead, it mellows out on a delicious caramel note. I wish the end result was what the fragrance smelled like but oh well.

This scent gets a lot of criticism and I have to say I find it a little one-dimensional as I get older. But there is still something very fun and whimsical about Pink Sugar. I will always have a mild fondness for it.

Mar
21
2014
Labaloo
Labaloo

I decided that I don't care who 'Pink Sugar' is marketed for. I like the fairground/carnival vibe, and when I smell it, I'm reminded of that thrill of having a few dollars to spend at an amusement park on a carefree summer's day.

Mar
20
2014
kismetdaisy
kismetdaisy

I've said this before and I'll say it again. To those who don't get the cotton candy from Pink Sugar, try letting it really dry down on your skin, or better yet, on a scarf or an article of clothing. Definitely dismiss the strip papers for pink sugar. If I had tried it on the test paper, I would still hate this perfume to this day, never would've known how delectably sweet and sexy it is. (And yes, this perfume is indeed sexy if it works right on your skin.). I reviewed on gold sugar, basically saying I love Aquolina most for their ability to make girly, sugar sweet foody fragrances, while still keeping them sophisticated and complex enough for adults to wear. Same thing a/ pink sugar. I believe it's a sexy cotton candy that any woman could get away with. Perhaps it seems silly to wear this past a certain age, but I kid you not, I get the most compliments on pink sugar from older women(even senior citizens!,) and of course, men(obviously, men love this stuff) never had a young girl approach me telling me I smell of her favorite treat or candy... Which is everyone's biggest fear with pink sugar, right? This goes beyond the likes of young girls.

So again ladies, when you test this, test it on the skin or clothes and have patience. I admittedly hated Pink sugar at first---that first spray was all cloying, sickly licorice at one point in time. But like I do with all frags, I gave it time to really develop. You can never judge a frag off the first spray. Learned my lesson on that with black orchid, queen latifah,Shalimar, etc. the best is to spray pink sugar on a scarf and come back to smell it the next day. Oh my goodness, it's so yummy. At that point, it's all musky vanilla caramel candy floss. The cotton candy kind of fades at that point, and I find it to be even more beautiful. I'm sure a lot if ppl would get a headache from this, but then there's a lot of ppl that go bonkers for this stuff-/they'll track you down to find out what you're wearing. And best of all, that nasty licorice note dissipates all together ;). Don't pass this up ladies without testing it a few times-/it's one of those frags that just grows on ya;) just trying to help. I just bought the perfumed hair spray and I think it smells even better than the EDT. Just beware of the pink sugar fakes floating around everywhere now days. That's the pits.

Mar
16
2014
Melyche
Melyche

The best word to describe this one is "sweet". It's really sweet. Like walking into a candy shop. I had and liked it but it's not a perfume that anybody can enjoy. I guess under 25 would mostly like this one. (when I had it I was 23)

Mar
16
2014
SweetBabyKitten
SweetBabyKitten

For a girl that likes sweet smells, I thought I would care for this one, but I do not. It is a HIGHLY cotton candy sweet smell and instead of making my mouth water, it makes me want to turn the other way. I have friends who have it and I find that I like it better on them than on myself. I will say that the collection is cute and I admire how you can layer it, but definitely would never buy for myself.

Mar
06
2014
VanillaTabbyCat1963
VanillaTabbyCat1963

Pink Sugar is much more than a sugar rush.It blows me away. This sweet treat doesn't leave you with only a memory. Pink is an Eau de Toilette, but once it is applied, this stuff lasts for the long haul.In fact, Pink Sugar builds in it's intensity the longer you wear it. That fact alone will see me thru a re-purchase.
The fragrance itself is pretty uncomplicated. On my skin, I get straight up cotton candy supported by a creamy vanilla, creme brulee base. Yes, I detect some caramel in there, my favorite candy.

I have been experimenting with layering perfume with hopes of discovering complementary combinations with longer lasting results. My only result has been to remind myself just how ridiculously powerful Pink Sugar is.

I love how whimsical, youthful and free spririted this fragrance is. It connects with the stubbornly childlike, light-hearted spirit that takes control of me, that core of my spirit that has forced me to buck conventionality, and to never follow the crowd.

I give this high marks because it creates a beautifully comforting scent that builds and lasts until you wash it off.

Mar
04
2014
vicknasty
vicknasty

Have patience and wait for the dry down! It's worth it. The first blast is toothachey, but wait for it... wait for it... finally it's soft, sweet, musky, sexy. I could swear I smell a little sandalwood. Found this for $19 at the pharmacy and I'm super glad I added it to my wardrobe.

Mar
03
2014
Miriana93
Miriana93

I am so disappointed by this perfume. I could not wait to try it at the store because it gets so many good reviews and guys seem to love it but when she sprayed it on the tester paper I just gagged. It smells like expired candy. Too sweet, too synthetic and it will give people a huge headache. It smells cheap and nothing like cotton candy. I wanted to love this so much, but I just can't. I still cannot get over my disappointment, I wanted to love this as so many people love it!

Feb
28
2014
Penelope17
Penelope17

At first wiff you will be shocked by its sweetness but when you go back in for another smell you're hooked. And oddly hooked too! It does remind you a lot of cotton candy and caramel, but not in the obnoxious or childish way. But with that being said this isn't a very sexy perfume either. It's like an in between the two maturities feel-good-because-you-smell-good-perfume and people-can-tell-you're-wearing-perfume perfume

Feb
28
2014
schatzrose
schatzrose

Like most of the people have already mentioned there's a slight difference between Hard Candy and Pink Sugar. I was expecting it to smell sweeter than Hard Candy after reading all these comments about its overwhelming sweetness. To me it's like a lighter version of Hard Candy (might be the pink pepper which I find quiet strong in Hard Candy). Luckily the liquorice isn't that dominant on my skin either. And above all, it has absolutely great staying power and sillage for such a low price. In my experience men like these kind of mouthwatering fragrances so..Pink Sugar really takes the cake:)

Feb
26
2014
KellyMills
KellyMills

Pink Sugar and its ilk are my guilty pleasure. I usually reach for heavy, sophisticated scents like Shalimar or very clean and light fragrances. But sometimes I want to smell like a sugary princess, and that's where Pink Sugar comes in. Musky cotton candy darkened with licorice, like some sort of evil, poisoned sweetie. It's how I'd imagine a mischievous, evil little fairy smelling. And sometimes a girl just needs to smell like that :)

Feb
25
2014
erawiel
erawiel

I'll start by saying I wasn't expecting anything from this perfume. I thought the hype was just a hype. Unjustified like most hypes.
Scents made of pure sweetness are few to reach my heart for one. And on top of that, as a food, I despise licorice.
I tried it anyway, for the heck of it.
Wow. Ok. It is sweet. So far it hasn't given me a headache, au contraire, my mouth is watering. I don't even need to have my nose stuck to my wrist and I smell it.
As for the licorice, it's barely noticeable on my skin. The only effect it has is to calm down the sweetness going on. It balances it a bit, and I think this is why I'm not nausiated with this fragrance.
It just made my Want list. For those days I wanna feel like a candy cloud. :3
*edit*
Ok I've been trying it a few more times and I've come to the conclusion that if you're not in the mood, it will get on your nerves. In this case, you'll find that it's nearly impossible to get it off.

Feb
25
2014
bethanylind
bethanylind

I don't know why so many people dislike this perfume. I guess you have to love something sweet smelling- and I do! It is very sugary, very caramel, vanilla on me. I love it and get lots of compliments. Was my signature for a long time but now I have found a cheaper alternative- Soft by Al-rehab. You cannot tell the two apart.

Feb
20
2014
Robo
Robo

This fragrance evokes sensory memories in me like crazy...It works really well with my chemistry and I always get compliments when I wear it. I am not a youngster, but this definitely works on me. It makes me happy and it makes me think of sunshine and warmth and laughter. Lovely.

Feb
18
2014
DancerForLife
DancerForLife

Very-very-very sweet on my skin - almost like being covered in sugar, and not in a good way. It does eventually dry down to a decent cotton candy/caramel on me, but the initial sweetness is just too much. Reminds me of a kid eating sweets all the time...

Feb
15
2014
hanson26
hanson26

Ok, I'm kind of surprised by how much I like this! I tend to go for fresher or more floral fragrances, gourmands aren't really my thing, although I do like vanilla. I agree that this must be completely dependent on skin chemistry because I didn't really like it in the bottle, or on the paper strip, but on my skin, oh my! First of all, this is almost all about the vanilla on me (thank god!). There is a bit of cotton candy which adds to the sweetness, and maybe the tiniest touch of caramel. I get absolutely NO licorice and I'm very happy about that. As for the other notes? Maybe I smell tiny nuances of them but this really is all about the sweet vanilla. And for an inexpensive scent, this is a surprisingly high quality vanilla! My skin usually does bad things to vanilla, or at least cheap synthetic versions. It often smells like plastic, very sharp and cloying. Even Dior's reformulated vanilla-centric perfumes are unwearable to me. But the vanilla note here is pretty darn good, it's a rich, deep vanilla complemented by sugary cotton candy. It's still sort of a yummy, cozy, "just for fun" perfume, I mean I wouldn't wear it anywhere where you need to be kind of dressy, but who cares! This scent is all about comfort anyway!

Feb
13
2014
piggyluv
piggyluv

I really wanted to like this- it sounds fun and cheery but unfortunately I was rather disappointed. The opening is all black licorice and sugar on me- nice and kind of interesting actually. Then it morphs into an awful medicinal smell, like bubble gum flavored children's cough syrup or Tempra. After an hour or so it starts to smell like 'a day at the fair' spun sugar from the cotton candy and an odd rubber/hot machine smell, nostalgic but not something I want to smell like. The dry down is all sweet vanilla amber- pretty but there are literally dozens if not hundreds of inexpensive body sprays with the same smell. The longevity is fantastic, and I do feel that they are using some quality ingredients here, it's just not a smell for me.
I wanted to add that I don't get ANY fruit in this whatsoever, so I think this is a real ' body chemistry' scent.

Feb
07
2014
Ohkit
Ohkit

Pink Sugar... I've had this baby on my wishlist for more than a year ! And when it finally arrived two weeks ago...I fell in love. Licorice, sweet licorice. This is the first note I can sense on my skin. Then, after half of hour or so, it develops into a sugary-creamy-vanilla scent. Pink Sugar is obviously a "love it or hate it" fragrance, and I am definitely a huge fan of it.

Feb
06
2014
MandiPants85
MandiPants85

Smells like pink cotton candy at the carnival, not neccessarily bad, but not good either. Kind of makes me hungry though!

Feb
04
2014
scarlettcupcake
scarlettcupcake

I wore this in my teens/early 20s and loved it. I tried it again tonight from a sample and at first spray it sort of gags me. Very strong sticky burnt sugar. After a couple of hours though it is a nice caramel/vanilla/cotton candy. I'm torn if I want to buy it again.

Feb
01
2014
cyclone1391
cyclone1391

Tried this on and I must say it smells like charred caramel stuck to the bottom of the pan! Metallic notes and all! Disgusting.

Jan
31
2014
lanuitblanche
lanuitblanche

Don't say I didn't try! I gave this three wearings (at home), each for a good 3-4 hours. I really love smelling it on a strip, as I love the combination of burnt sugar and the licorice, I think it's very well done for what it's supposed to be.

But I could never wear it. It reminds me of when I was 13 years-old at a huge amusement park, eating cotton candy as I wait in a long line with my friends, for a ride. I can do perfumes that make me faintly smell like I've been eating a delicious pastry at a favorite pastry shop cafe. I draw the line at smelling like I AM that pastry, waiting to be eaten. Even worse: like I am the raw ingredients used to MAKE said pastry.

And anyway, I was wearing Dior Poison when I was 13 (thanks, Mom!!), so it doesn't even take me back to memories of BEING 13, just the crap that I was EATING when I was 13. Not for me.

Jan
30
2014
jedrzejowskia
jedrzejowskia

Ahaaa so this is Pink Sugar?
It smells exactly like Soft by Al-Rehab.
Soft is in my opinion superior since it project further, has a sligthly more fizzy but at the same time warmer feeling to it.
If you can't get Soft, get Pink Sugar, it's really nice, caramelly and red berry on me when smelling up close.
From a foot away it's wafting like spun sugar. Soft doesn't have this unfortunately, it's a lovely effect but not sure if in that case full bottle-worthy.
I love AL-Rehab Soft and I love Hard Candy so I could love this one too!

Jan
29
2014
Perfume_Lover85
Perfume_Lover85

Sometimes the worst thing about me blind buying is I always buy the 30ml bottle if I'm not sure of a note in it (in this case liquorice) I'm a person who hates everything liquorice but I took a chance with this and I wish I bought the biggest bottle!

When I read reviews/watched youtube reviews I have to admit I expected this to be complete candyfloss/cotton candy but it wasn't to my nose, it's very sweet and don't get me wrong the liquorice note is in there but it doesn't smell like black liquorice to me and it's overshadowed by the sweetness of the perfume anyway, it just peeks through on my skin.

It really does smell like you are walking through candyland, maybe somewhere like Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, apart from the chocolate of course! lol but all the other candy yes!

The strange thing about this one is I can only smell the orange in it when I have the flu/cold! lol

Jan
28
2014
danceforjoy
danceforjoy

Sometimes my niche & vintage fam wonder why I wear the things I wear. But I will try anything. Pink sugar would smell just like a fun, slightly overdone, over sugary gourmand, if it didn't smell so absolutely vile! It's not chemical smells that I have a problem with per se - I expected that; it's that right out of the gate there was this horrifying astringent, bitter herbal smell that just wound through everything like some kind of poisoned toxic river.

Men like this? Um, my SO drove WELL over the speed limit because he could not wait to get me out of the vehicle and leave the house again! So no, not a sure thing.

Jan
27
2014
bacon.
bacon.

Really don't see what people's problem with this fragrance is...I mean, I get it, not every perfume is going to smell good on everyone. It does smell pretty overpowering at first, but the payoff is glorious! It smells like warm chewy caramel candies you had as a kid, mixed with hot, fresh-spun cotton candy from the fair. I'm wearing it right now, and it has lasted up to like 6 hours before for me. The fact that it lasts so long really really surprised me! Usually these sweet candy-like fragrances don't stick around any longer than an hour or two, and especially because it's an EDT, it's not as concentrated as an EDP. Really, I think it's worth it, and men do really love it. I sprayed it on a piece of paper for my coworkers, and they were going apeshit over it. Same with Viva La Juicy, which I also have, and reminds me a lot of this fragrance.

Jan
25
2014
jeanbean7777
jeanbean7777

I like Dior addict and leads candy and hypnotic poison and Angel.....basically the sweeter scents .....pink sugar is the one that is the most down to earth sweet smell there is. Men LOVE this stuff. I met my boyfriend and he loves this pink sugar a lot too. Keep in mind I'm in my late thirties circling forty soon and he is 50. This is a scent that strippers use. It is very sexy. It has a licorice base and I actually smell depth and seduction inside it. Yes it is girly but I think it has that female appeal to it. Another bonus for single WOMEN is that most of the men you will meet will not be familiar with this scent unless they have daughters whereas the younger men will smell this at school, on their ex girlfriend, etc. ...this can be something memorable for a fully grown woman. The key to this scent is not to wear too much which is easier said than done. You should experiment with it based on your personal chemistry in its diffrent forms. In my Opinion the hair mist is the absolute best form of this scent. It also makes my hair soft and shiny and quite manageable. The hair mist is only $15.I would take this in ny purse and spray every few hours. The smell remained soft. The perfume is outrageously strong. Half a squirt on your wrist half a squirt on your knee and half a squirt behind the neck is what I recommend. It's a great perfume. Not childish either ...it's ageless and yes it does transport you to a magical time of sweets and fantastic imagination. Love this! Age doesn't matter with scents or gender. They do not have genitalia or clocks.

Jan
22
2014
Mirachel
Mirachel

Buy this if you want to smell like burnt rubber, alcohol and chemical by-products all the way!!! It has one sweet note-that's it. NO ONE complimented me when I was wearing this to work for half a year.
When I received this as a blind buy, I was checking if I got a fake, as I could not understand how can anyone like this?!

Jan
22
2014
gwmagic77
gwmagic77

Its ok...a little too sweet for me

Everyone knows when I wear it so not very unique

Jan
22
2014
hipsdontlie
hipsdontlie

I loathed this perfume for 10 years and recently just bought my first bottle. You can find it for half price at a lot of places. I always have been put off by the initial blast of metallic burnt sugar and licorice. It was so easy to identify in a crowd especially if freshly applied. For me personally, the key is to wait an hour or so before venturing into any social situations when wearing this. It's cozy and cuddly and over time becomes a soft caramel on my skin that is actually (to my complete shock) kind of fresh! I think I may even experiment with wearing this during summer! I still kind of hate the initial spray/top notes. But the pay off is awesome, as well as very long lasting. This perfume is popular for good reason, and I recieve more compliments (even from people who don't like sweet scents) on this fragrance than any other I have in my collection. Got a 1.7 oz bottle for only $20. Totally worth the long wait!

Jan
21
2014
mgirl1090
mgirl1090

I have never had Pink Sugar but as soon as I ordered it and tried it on my skin, it reminded me of Love's Sugar Kiss dupe of Pink Sugar that I use to wear in high school. It's insane how similar they smell! For some reason I wasn't a huge fan back then, but this winter I've been craving more sugary and sweet smells. As for the notes, Licorice and vanilla are most noticeable on my skin and surprisingly it's not as strong as I expected the notes to be. This is really a yummy scent. I sometimes layer it over with just little bit of Passport Paris to give it small fraction of freshness but either way I was not disappointed. Definitely brings back the days and one little pump should be enough since this fragrance can be too strong if more than 2 pumps is applied. Also unlike the cheap dupe that I used in high school, Pink Sugar has very delicious dry down. It goes from strong vanilla and licorice to soft cotton candy and caramel. Would recommend it to anyone who loves wearing sweet perfumes.

Jan
20
2014
zenbabylove
zenbabylove

I recently reviewed this and compared it to bug spray,because it truly has that strange undertone on my skin.

However,it has redeemed itself in the form of the hair fragrance!

I tried it on my hair at Ulta last night and was delighted at how sweet and soft it is,like a body mist.It is not overkill and concentrated like the perfume.

I recommend this for anyone who likes the scent but finds it too strong.

Jan
19
2014
skylar666
skylar666

Well well well,
yup I gave in as this is my last year being considered a teen (i'm nineteen) I can't believe i just made myself buy this! Mainly because it was on sale.. But every girl should have that really girly occasion perfume. This is perfect for that to set appart my more mature scents. I'm not very fond of how cheap this smells though, but that's how it usually is with perfumes so sweet. I could really emphasize "so sweet" in bold letters. Might try to layer this for some more depth to my liking.. But i'd say it's worth having in a collection for an on the go kind of pick me up. I agree it gets a ridiculous amount of compliments!

Jan
15
2014
Mrs.Hollywood
Mrs.Hollywood

When I first tried Pink Sugar I was disappointed. All I could smell was liquorice and alcohol mixed with cotton candy.

BUT, after using it a few times I noticed caramel, lots of it. Which I love. And the liquorice became sweet and pleasant. I actually started to like it. And then love it.
I was a hater, and now it's one of my favorite gourmands. I am sooo happy I gave it a chance and didn't just get rid of it. I would have been missing out.

Jan
14
2014
Ouch!
Ouch!

This opens with notes of slightly burnt sugar, licorice and a whole lotta marshmallow. There is a tinge of something fruity but on me it's kept relatively simple.

The licorice surprised me actually because it manages to stay noticeable all the way from wet to dry.

When it's dry it turns wayyyy sweeter, more like a marshmallow/vanilla combination. Second to La Vie Est Belle by Lancome, this is one of the sweetest fragrances I've ever smelled. But, you have to expect that from something simply named "Pink Sugar" that's wrapped in a candy cane box.

It's cozy, it's flirty, it's foody and it's yummy. Simple enough for anyone to wear.

:)

Jan
13
2014
naaym.agecra
naaym.agecra

This is not my favorite. But guys LOVEEE this. It's crazy.

Jan
13
2014
energia
energia

It was a blind buy based on notes and comments. Since I liked sweet perfumes, I thought this can't be wrong. At first I didn't like it, but slowly, the more I wore it, it became more beautiful and wearable. Very long lasting fragrance, sweet but it's not sticky, it is also casual and unusual. I'm definitely happy with this blind buy.

Jan
12
2014
TaylaGrace
TaylaGrace

My signiture scent.
Beautiful notes of liquoirice, cotton candy, french vanilla, and caramel.

Most worn and most complimented perfume ive ever worn.

P.E.R.F.E.C.T for dates!!!!! so flirty

When wearing this i often get people saying...
"WOW!!!! can anyone smell fairyfloss?!!!?? OMG!"
or "You always smell so nice..like cotton candy".
I've even had a boy smell my arm continuously aha

Hard fragrance to purchase in Australi although its great to have your own unique scent, even though how popular this perfume is among us pefume lovers aha
retails for around AUD$40-$60

I dont have one bad thing to say about this perfume, the sillage and lasting is amazing, best scent ever.

Jan
08
2014
mrs.haterseverywhereigo
mrs.haterseverywhereigo

I had the sensual version for a long time and i loved it its sweet yet sexy and perfect for layering so i bought the original a while ago because it was on sale. when i first smelled it i thought i was in a weird mood. when i smelled it again the next day i started checking if it was fake. it is nothing like the sensual version i find it really disgusting i was very disappointed i cant smell anything cottoncandyish i smell burnt rubber and alcohol and something super annoying that reminds me of soy sauce. i tried spraying it on my clothes in case it just doesnt mix well with my skin but that didn't help. maybe i got a bad bottle otherwise i cannot understand how anybody can like this stuff

Jan
06
2014
Donaldquick123
Donaldquick123

Oh man where to begin on this roller coaster ride of a fragrance! When you first spray this perfume all you get is cotton candy like BAM! It's also kinda spicy which is very nice almost like if a cotton candy machine has caught fire ;P. After about an hour I just get sweet sweet sugar smell which I actually really love now keep in mind this is a eau de toilette so it's not supposed to last a long time but on me this last about 6 hours which is amazing I love gourmand sickly sweet scents so this one is right down my ally! This is like youth in a bottle! I believe any age range could wear this but it is very youthful but I give it 10/10

Jan
05
2014
b.a.denney
b.a.denney

Tried this tonight at the store. I love sweet perfumes, but this is probably too sweet even for me. I used to have a perfume by BeautiControl called Brown Sugar, it smelled just like Pink Sugar. I couldn't wear that either, but I loved it as room spray. I'd spray my bed before going to sleep and it would smell for a couple days. The longevity on this stuff is pretty amazing. The sillage is pretty decent too. I wish I could wear it but it just becomes too cloyingly sweet for me.

Jan
04
2014
crysdolly
crysdolly

This perfume is youth in a bottle. My high school sweetheart bought Pink Sugar for me on Valentine's Day back in 2004. And I was ecstatic! Looking back, I can see perfectly how Pink Sugar matched the delicious, candy-filled, sunny California days of my youth. It carried me through melodramatic ups and downs of high school and college. And now the bottle sits almost empty in my little perfume cabinet. My tastes have changed and I'm all grown up now... but sometimes when I'm all alone, I pull that tall swirly bottle out from the back of the cabinet, spritz a little into the air, inhale, and remember.

Jan
03
2014
april26
april26

Love this!!!! My everyday perfume and often layer it with others. Always getting compliments and people asking me what it is. I hesitantly tell me.

Jan
02
2014
MikaylaCrosby
MikaylaCrosby

I used to wear this out to bars in my early 20s. I never really got compliments on it, but I see that other people do. Its kinda overbearing really and sickly sweet, but I could see wearing this rarely if the mood hit me.

Dec
31
2014
ChadEric86
ChadEric86

I am a guy and I LOVE this fragrance! It reminds me of spring/summer...fair ground cotton candy and happy times! It starts off very loud with the liquorice and a slight hint of cotton candy. About an hour later it reminds me of a roasted marshmallow, which I love! But later in the day its all cotton candy! Anyone who loves sweet, gourmand scents, this one is for you! This is something Barbie would wear! This scent is for any age in my opinion! Makes you feel young!

Dec
29
2013
thatgirl1269
thatgirl1269

Sugar, sugar and MORE sugar! And what else would you expect from a fragrance called "Pink Sugar"? Actually "PURE Sugar" would not even be too far off the mark! There has never been a more aptly named fragrance. This is one of those fragrances that, I believe, has no middle ground. If you dislike sweet and/or vanilla fragrances then steer WELL clear of Pink Sugar.. it is the epitome of sweetness. It's fairy floss and vanilla and candy and cupcakes with a hint of burnt caramel. It's girly, it's pretty, it takes you back to being a kid and it's not much else. I love fragrances that don't pretend to be any more than they are and Pink Sugar is one such fragrance. Oh, and this is the one fragrance I wear that nearly every man I come in contact with comments on, saying how nice I smell. I'm almost on my 2nd bottle and will continue to have this in my collection forevermore. When I need a smile, I spray myself with Pink Sugar and it does the job. :)

Dec
23
2013
perfumeglam87
perfumeglam87

On my second bottle!! loveeee it

Dec
19
2013
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

WOW! Another Christmas gift to me...This fragrance right here is competing against my Hypnotic Poison and it wins because its quality is excellent.I know i am late on this one but for good reason..man when i first tried this i couldn't handle the burnt vanilla but this time during the winter season everything has changed..i am in a vanilla frenzy! this is a wonderful vanilla slightly burnt, but fluffy and powdery and it gets warmer as time passes and the gift sets at tj maxx are wonderful i got the giant size with the huge lotion..yummy...this is so girly and fun its a must have! As simple as this fragrance is this is going to be my number one its just too good and so me...Pink Sugar is here to stay! I only wish they would make a EDP version i would be closer to sugar heaven! My daughter can't get enough of this stuff i may have to buy her a bottle and she is only 5 but every day since i got it she wants to put it on..i'm afraid she will try to use my whole bottle if i let her..LOL

Dec
17
2013
Aline Ribeiro
Aline Ribeiro

So yummy and sweet! All the notes seems completelly fake, but in this special case, it worked. Very nice scent for a bright summer or spring day. Something on it reminds me of some doll smell. I liked it!

Dec
16
2013
RobLyn
RobLyn

I love Pink Sugar, it is a sweet, warm scent with a slight spicy dry down. I have been wearing this off and on for about two years now but I think I am going to retire this from my line-up. I have a dear friend who loves this but because I wear it she has not been wearing it. So I am going to give it to her for Christmas.

Dec
15
2013
delikate
delikate

This was my signature scent in 7th grade. It's sweet and sharp (I assume from the licorice).

Now I wear it when I want people to stay at least arms length from me. You know, those antisocial days when you don't want to engage in human contact.

Dec
15
2013
Princess Adora
Princess Adora

I use to have this and loved it, a very sweet yet spicy peppery scent which is probably why they had a chilli on the older design of the perfume packaging, it has really good staying power and love the design of the bottle, I would like to repurchase this again.

Dec
12
2013
tonejiinta
tonejiinta

This smells so yummy and sweet. But on my skin its to strong licorice/alcohol smell. But after like 4 hours its smells sweet like cotton candy and it is very good smelling:D
But im not that girl who wants to wait for 4 hours to a perfume to smell good..
it gets 5/10 from me...

Dec
11
2013
oriparfumori
oriparfumori

Very Very Sweet Perfume... like you entering candy shop.. long lasting at me.. i love it but not too much..
But My Friends doesnt like it when i wear this.. she spray others perfume with complaining...

Dec
10
2013
zenbabylove
zenbabylove

It's too strong for me and smells a bit like bug spray or mosquito repellant.

Dec
08
2013
rachellecunningham
rachellecunningham

It's so strong but I just can't say anything bad about Pink Sugar. Yes, it's a loud mix of sugar and caramel and some more sugar, but it's delicious and so nice to wear during those cold days. And just one spritz can last you all day, how can I say no? So I probably won't wear it when I'm going to be around a lot of people, just because it's so strong, but I'll definitely wear it when I want to feel warm and cuddly in my house on a winter day.

Dec
08
2013
Pink_Ruffles
Pink_Ruffles

I remember really, really wanting Pink Sugar when it came out in 2004. I was 19, I'm 28 now. I've grown a lot since then, but I've become a more serous person, for better or worse. Pink Sugar makes me giddy. It offers me a heap of cheer, youthfulness with dash of happy childhood nostalgia. How can I say no to this?

Upon application, I get mostly licorice in the top notes. Pink Sugar's licorice is the sexy, adult bit of the fragrance and is more candied than the herbal licorice in Lolita Lempicka, but not as strong and dark as in La Petite Robe Noir. Not much time passes before the licorice dissipates and the spun sugar starts to emerge. Here, I get warm, cotton candy goodness with some other sweet desserts dancing around in the background and continues in this happy state for the rest of the duration of the wearing. This is my favorite part of the scent as it reminds me of my childhood. I had a doll that smelled like cotton candy (my sis had a coconut one). It smells like that doll. Very girly. The naughty licorice opening keeps it from simply being a child's fragrance.

I'm so wild about this gourmand that I would love to have the whole product line. I can't help feeling that Pink Sugar has come to me at the right time—well into the burden of adult life—when I need it the most. I finally purchased a bottle. It was worth the wait.

Dec
07
2013
Kristina25
Kristina25

I finally smelled this yesterday, courtesy of my eleven year old cousin. It is exactly that. A pre-teen scent. It's sickly sweet, immature and happy. BUT, it blatantly Doesn't pretend to be anything else. Who's to argue? If anything, it's a good thing. It introduces little girls to perfume and let's them experiment with their noses. Hey, I used to wear my mother's Poison...

Obviously, as a 25 year woman, I wouldn't ever dare spray this on my skin, but I do understand why people of any age would enjoy it's nostalgic "teen summer fairground" quality, but I doubt anybody over age seventeen would really want to wear it.

Candy floss, caramel and something of a "scented gel pen" note comes to mind.

Dec
06
2013
flowergirlforever
flowergirlforever

Smells like chemicals and sugar. :(

Dec
05
2013
quea
quea

Blind buy after read so many high review with this perfume. And I regret it. This is too sweet for me. Smells so cotton candy and heavy burnt sugar.

The other bad part is the bottle, the cap loosen after I bring it in my bag, makes the liquid spilled and I can't bring it anywhere anymore.

Nov
29
2013
username101
username101

To me this smells like slightly burnt sugar or very dry caramel, maybe with a hint of spice. If you want caramel with perhaps more moisture and texture you may want to try Vera Wang Princess.

Nov
29
2013
Renata tang
Renata tang

I can't believe it is from Italy,not elegance at all but teens gonna love it

Nov
24
2013
jennylovesjohnny
jennylovesjohnny

This was a blind buy for me, based on the reviews on this website. I love sweet, fruity and gourmand scents, and Pink Sugar seems to be the benchmark. But I am deeply troubled by how strong, synthetic and pungent this perfume really is. Really? This is a perfume? Pink Sugar is not necessarily entirely bad, it does have some pleasant sweet notes... but the liquorice note, to me, is nauseating, and the perfume is so strong that I am able to smell it full strength on my coat even a week later. I suppose the key for me is not to let it touch my skin, because that is when the potent liquorice really is most vivid. On fabric, the smell seems to settle softly.

Hence I have found a use for this perfume: I spray my little stuffed bear liberally and put him in my closet to keep it smelling sweet.

Nov
23
2013
Imadele
Imadele

.. I liked this until I smelt the same but better ..

Nov
16
2013
tracy.debloistalley
tracy.debloistalley

I had wanted to love this because I have always been in search of something very vanilla & warm, but this is so sweet I can't stand it.
I smells of cotton candy mostly to me and burnt sugar? I am not sure if that's the right word, but it reminded me of overcooked sweets. I could smell the vanilla but felt it was overpowered by the sugar smell which I believe might be the caramel. I smelt no musk or orange at all on myself. Perhaps it's my own chemistry that fails to bring anything else out, but the scent did not impress me at all and I passed on it after sampling it many times. I did however LOVE the Gold Sugar & Pure Pink they have and purchased the Gold Sugar since it was exactly what I was looking for in the Pink Sugar, lol.

Nov
16
2013
inchukalns
inchukalns

when I smelled this on paper I thought it was my dream perfume! )) yes, it is really sweet – loads of caramel, vanilla & cotton candy but that’s the way I’d love to smell like.
on my skin, however I can only smell liquorice and yes, that burnt sugar smell mentioned frequently in the previous comments -/
I still love the perfume though, even though I hated the liquorice notes first now I kind of got used to them. besides I figured out that if I just spray the perfume on clothes I get exactly that caramel-vanilla-candy smell I want ^^
if you want to smell like a little mobile candy factory – this smell is for you. I get a lot of compliments from the ladies. only ladies though )) guys seem to react to it neutrally..

Nov
08
2013
aoki83
aoki83

Sugar Candy( The Impression of Pink Sugar) is almost gone. Good Riddance! This Perfume is sugar overload and it's nauseatingly sweet. It gave me a headache and made me want to gag every time i wore it. I am starting to enjoy it now ,so sad to see it go. I will not be repurchasing Pink Sugar again. It was fun and annoying while it lasted.
B.T.W, it smells just like two Body Fantasy fragrances i hate Cotton Candy and Sugar Vanilla

Nov
07
2013
juniorcasemiro
juniorcasemiro

After Britney Spears' Fantasy, Pink Sugar is probably the best sweet gourmand fragrance out there.
It's straight cotton candy, sugar and just a hint of berries.
It smells a bit fake but I really enjoy this.
If you get headaches with sweet scents this is definitely not for you. It can get really overpowering if not used with caution but it's a scent that gets people's attention!

Nov
06
2013
natz
natz

Bought this 2 years ago because I absolutely fell in love with it. I know the scent can be very strong so whenever I wear it, I just do a spray or two as a little goes a long way, my friends get a whiff of it when I'm around and it gets a lot of compliments. Its almost a food/bakery scent that makes them hungry.

Overall, its a very strong, ultimately sweet and long lasting fragrance. I would definitely purchase this again in the future but with maximum 2 sprays on me per wear would make this fragrance last for another year or even 2 which is great!

Nov
06
2013
anakay44
anakay44

I used to love this. However one day I was developing a migraine and silly me thought "hey, let me spray this perfume!" And after that it makes me sick. I have the 3.4 oz like 90% full so if anybody wants to swap or buy it for fairly cheap let me know

Nov
04
2013
SucceeD87
SucceeD87

Sweet. For those who is a fan of Vanilla (like me) :)
Reminds of Dzintars "I love dreaming". Not too intense, with a very good lasting power. I love it:)

Nov
03
2013
Aeternitas
Aeternitas

This is the sweetest, girliest, most gourmand fragrance I have in my collection. I am not ashamed. It is my greatest exception. I love and have very many vanillas, but nothing sweet and whimsical as this. Aquolina Pink Sugar, I could never forsake thee.

I've been wearing this since I was 17. I'm 24 now and have not outgrown it. For some reason I just can't get rid of it! I love it so much. My mouth drools with every spray, every time I wear it. Guys love it, girls love it; definitely one of my perfumes that garners the most attention.

Pink Sugar appeals to a woman's child-at-heart. I feel like I'm in a fairytale carnival eating caramel apples and pink cotton candy, which is only reasonable considering these are the most prominent notes. No, there's no apple, but there is certainly caramel and cotton candy. Along with a little bit of citrus, licorice, and a definite raspberry accord, that is all I can smell; no florals! The florals are sitting in the corner while the sweeter notes steal the show. I wear this all year round, but its impression is greatest during the winter. Dont let anyone tell you its just for teens or that it is immature. The way it smells depends on what attitude and confidence you wear it with :). It's fun, whimsy, and delicious.

Nov
02
2013
fighter
fighter

Sorry but, THIS IS the gourmand cotton candy, caramel fragrance ALL the celebrities (and other brands) are TRYING HARD to copy.

Aquolina is a famous Italian brand that provides perfumes, body sprays, cream baths and body lotions which are all with incredible realistic aromas. This perfume is SO GOOD and so pink. :-)

The only think that I don't like is the bottle (Paris Hilton tried hard to copy this too). This bottle design is just lazy and random with not much creative effort.

Nov
02
2013
CheyenneaRae
CheyenneaRae

I purchased this as a blind buy it smells delicious! It smells identical to delicious cotton candy by gale hayman. Smells like cotton candy with caramel (which makes it more of a deeper mature sweet) with hints of vanilla.... It's more of a mature deep/spice sweet. sillage is heavy, and longevity is long lasting. Great Scent!

Oct
30
2013
elliselove
elliselove

i remember this perfum back in - 2004 or so. that time when a coworker had this on, i wasn't so much into the scent but thought the bottle was pretty cute (with pink lines and stuff). but i started looking for it starting 2011. this year (2013), i am really liking it as ive been searching for anything vanilla for cold weather days. i don't think it's just for the young people. you can wear whatever your heart desires so don't let others change your liking. do not listen to mediocre advices, ladies! enjoy what you want because, life is short! i like how ross sells this for $25. ulta sells it for $60 for the same. i heard some ebay sells for $18 but not sure. there are tons of dups but i'd not trust their ingredient as perfums after all contains some unhealthy chemicals, right? :)

Oct
30
2013
Lapprose
Lapprose

I'm a huge fan of Aquolina, and this perfume is one of my favorites. I actually bought this by accident because I thought this was ''Pink Sugar Sensual''.

It smells just like the name - Pink Sugar. If you're into ''sweet'' perfumes, you won't go wrong by using this perfume.

I personally think that this one is too strong for me, but I must say that whenever I wear it all I get is positive compliments. ''Who smells so good'' and ''You smell so good!'' were actually mentioned more than twice the first time I wore it in public. I prefer ''Pink Sugar Sensual'' because this one really is strong on my skin; you don't need a lot of it and it lasts really long.

This version is a bit more ''bitter'' than ''Pink Sugar Sensual'', but it's still sweet - just much stronger. Again; a good perfume if you're into sweet perfumes!

Oct
25
2013
AlexandraM19
AlexandraM19

YUCK. burnt sugar and caramel. it stings the nostrils. i used to love this fragrance when i was about 14 but thankfully i am no longer a victim of Pink Sugar's candy-coated wrath.

Oct
21
2013
Rianna
Rianna

I wasn't sure whether to try this or not but took a chance and glad that I did. I agree with the other reviews about letting this work it's magic. After you get past the liquorice smell it smells soft powdery clean and sweet and it really lasts and smells great on clothes. I can't stop sniffing it. It is similar to Can Can by Paris Hilton but the liquorice hint makes it different. Although it's a smell you're going to get fed up with quickly and for some reason it stings a bit on my skin!! ?

Oct
18
2013
divasg
divasg

I have a Body Souffle of this that came with the set my husband bought for me. Let me know if you are interested for a sample swap!

Oct
18
2013
sarah.spessot13
sarah.spessot13

Sadly this comes off spicy and liquorice -like on my skin :(

Oct
15
2013
Bflopolska
Bflopolska

Ugh, vile!!! I bought a Pink Sugar solid perfume compact as part of a Beauty Army promotion. It turned into a first-degree olfactory rape of fake burnt caramel and cheap chemical vanilla flavoring. I cannot believe this is promoted as young and sexy. Youth equals a candy overdose? This is the only perfume I have personally worn that has ever made my husband recoil in disgust. It was a valuable lesson in the pitfalls of both deceptive marketing, and blind buying.

Oct
15
2013
husnabakhi
husnabakhi

I have a full bottle of Pink Sugar for swap. PM me if you're interested.

Oct
12
2013
SHARPIEswed
SHARPIEswed

Absolutely LOVE this scent. Definitely get the caramel, vanilla, and cotton candy. Yet, when it dries down for about an hour, it does get this slightly warm, spicy, ALMOST liquorice aroma. It's very sexy, in my opinion, and a grown up scent. I would not by this for my little girl. All in all, you cannot beat the price point, and it lasts all day! LOVE IT.

Oct
11
2013
blakbarbee
blakbarbee

OH & BY THE WAY: THIS IS NOT JUST FOR YOUNG GIRLS/WOMEN....It is for those any girl/woman who ultimately just wants to smell scrumptious, ENOUGH SAID!!!

*How in the world can you put an 'age limit' on a scent this fabulous...(giggling)*

Oct
08
2013
blakbarbee
blakbarbee

This is HEAVENLY! I must admit however, that when I first sprayed it I didnt give it a chance and today was my 2nd time wearing it and OMG!!!!!!! Like a lot of the other reviews that I have come across on this site, it is true: YOU MUST GIVE THIS A CHANCE to do its work and it is truly amazing!!! I will be buying 2 more bottles just to have, I don't ever want to run out. The bottle that I own was found for around $15 on eBay, what a deal! Toodles ladies

Oct
08
2013
Anahi
Anahi

I cannot wait till i receive this! ordered it and should expect it by the end of the week! i really don't know what to expect, but sweet scents really work well on me and somewhat suit me. i love to smell sweet, nice, bubbly, sexy, yummy, fun! :)

Oct
08
2013
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

Since it came out (and it's still around! Sic!) one of the worst perfume ever smelled in my life.
My opinion, of course. It became a social phenomena, which says a lot about society...
First a need for anything sweet and oversweet like burnt marshmallow, fake vanilla and candy cotton, nothing typical of my country as a sweet.
Second: that was the time when sickening sweet became synonimous with "sexy" both for young girls and adult women.
Sure it turns heads, but when it turns mine is not for the best.
Being so widespread I smelled it everywhere and I turned my head to see who was the wearer of this sickening potion. The results were puzzling.
No single category was associated to Aquolina Pink Sugar. It was ubiquitous, anywhere on just anyone.
Not men usually, but I smelled this one on ladies of all ages from 15 to 60, with any kind of outfit from pink jumpers with sneakers to high heels and black skirt. Candies spread out of infancy schools to reach adult women in need of... of? Sweetness in their lives? A perfume that could lift them of hard duties, emotionless husbands, high performance expectations from society? I don't know.
For sure it talked to a part of the wearers. Perfume always talks to us before and then to others.
I don't like it but it's a sign of times, not far as a concept from better made still sickening Hypnotique Poison.

Oct
07
2013
nitschevo
nitschevo

Pink Sugar is not available in stores in Germany anymore so this was a blind buy for me.

First of all - why Pink Sugar? I don't really have any sweet or gourmand scents in my perfume wardrobe and recently wanted to change that. I tried a few and definitely like Wish by Chopard and Angel by Mugler. I think that I will receive one of them for my birthday :) But as I searched fragrantica a bit more I discovered Pink Sugar, Hard Candy, Can Can and so on. I even asked in the forum "which one would you rather" and you guys recommended that I should take the risk try PS and so I did! :)

I just received my bottle and of course immediately sprayed it on. We perfume lovers certainly sometimes look like the crazy bird, ergh perfume lady! :D

So far I really like it! It is very strong so one spray probably goes a long way but I will have to put longevity and sillage to the test a little more.

The scent itself is really interesting and since I wasn't quite sure what to expect this is a very nice surprise. On me I definitely smell the cotton candy but also a little spice that keeps the scent from being syrupy sweet.

It really is a fun scent and one colleague stated that it smells oh so yummy in my office - I take that as a compliment and Pink Sugar for what it is: a delightful, fun and pink little gem.

Happy sniffing!

Edit:
Sooo after a winter and few spring days together I think that while I still love PS my body chemistry and it do not go that well together. At least not how I'd loved them too! On me PS develops into straight up vanilla - the scented candles like. At first I did not recognise it but my boyfriend kept repeating himself and at one point I agreed. Maybe I will try PS Sensual or others of the Aquolina line - they are a league of their own and while on me it does not turn out like I wanted it too, it's still great! Maybe I will keep a little bottle but I'll put the big one up for swap :)

Oct
07
2013
Alita920
Alita920

I have only one thing to say if you like candy,imagine to be on candyland right after you spray it! It makes my day!I LOVE IT

Oct
05
2013
dhya
dhya

I like sweet fragrance but this is very very sweet… it was too sweet for my taste, but I quite liked it..

Smells fresh at the first spritz. Then hours and hours later you will smell burnt sugar blended with vanilla,and licorice and some fruity flavors. Soo very sweet. Dry down very soft like choco-vanilla.

Yummy!

I don’t think it smells cheap of like teen perfume, but if you are not so fond of sweet frag, better stay away.

Oct
03
2013
IceAnge1
IceAnge1

After reading all these amazing reviews I decided to buy it without testing it first. I love sweet sents and this is perfect! Honestly on my skin it kind of gives off a spicy sent so I just spray it on my shirt twice and all I smell is sugary sweet. It lasts on my clothes forever! Even after a day I can smell it. Very great sent. Will buy again. ^^

Oct
02
2013
cake n' cuddles
cake n' cuddles

Why yes, the cotton candy factory has just exploded, and I'm wearing four sprays at once ;).
Pink sugar's top gives an initial pleasant fruityness that is very nice but will vanish soon. I don't notice the fig leaf, it's probably terrified by the crazy gourmand mess below. I can smell cotton candy from the heart right away within seconds. So perhaps for those who sprayed it on thinking that this was just a fruity candy floss are in for a wake up call *evil laugh*. This is like the breath before the storm.
The pink floss has really been thrown a loop when a snappy black licorice is added to the heart. It's like this sweet combination is a party and licorice is the necessary party pooper. They are partying so hard they are burning down the house! Licorice, cotton candy, red berries, and lily of the valley are a pretty strange combination. What a mess. But this fragrance is nowhere near ruined.
The heart never really stands alone. So while many can appreciate how strange pink sugar's heart notes are, they are still being firmly tacked down by a vanilla caramel musk that is anything but unpleasant. The resulting combination is sort of a *sniff* *sniff* that's a little weird but really good! A very loud and heart capturing sugary bomb of more sugar.

Sep
30
2013
Nel Lowen
Nel Lowen

I love sweet (very sweet) scents but this one is different, i didn't like it smells like Can Can by Paris Hilton, i think it was a big mistake to buy it...

Sep
26
2013
vanillamoss
vanillamoss

This perfume will always be one of my favorites for several reasons, but mainly because it smells legit.
Of course cotton candy is an artificial, confectionary, treat, but this perfume isn't meant to smell natural or lady-like. It's SUPPOSED to be fun and carefree and girly.

Aside from the fact that this is an EDT, it lasts forever. Spray it on your sweater, your hair, anywhere, it'll stay for a long long time. And the best part about it is that it's relatively inexpensive. A regular person could buy the biggest size and not worry about breaking the bank. But, my favorite formulation of this is the body mousse. It's whipped and lasts just as long as the EDT :) Oh, and people will love you when you wear this.

Sep
23
2013
guest_
guest_

There is something very provocative about this perfume. Every time I wear it, heads turn.. And name Pink Sugar tells it all; Like a liquid candy spray that sticks on my skin.. it's long lasting and extremely, seductively sweet fragrance that has delightfully many nuances.
This is my hypnotic poison.

Sep
23
2013
DanceMooseDance
DanceMooseDance

This perfume is wonderful, if you like vanilla, sugar and candy. I do and I enjoy every second that I can smell it on me and on me it lasts very long! I'm impressed.
It's not too heavy so you wont suffocate those around you, which is always a good thing (right?).

I can smell the cotton candy, the vanilla and the licorice very well and overall it smells warn and inviting. My boyfriend never complained about it smelling too childish or anything, so I don't know what so many others are complaining about. It's a very nice perfume and I'd say it's for anyone who like sweeter scents.

Sep
22
2013
lalondem
lalondem

Awful- not even like a perfume! C'mon, you have to be 10 years old to wear this!

Sep
21
2013
Newyorkbeats
Newyorkbeats

It's smells very sweet like cotton candy and vanilla!

Sep
21
2013
Sophia666
Sophia666

Although this is not my favourite perfume by any means, I cannot even tell you how many guys have said it is their favourite (they know it by name!) and have swooned as I walked by on those few occasions I have been in the mood to wear it. It is stark candy, cotton candy, vanilla frosting. All those ingredients say "yummy" but I don't know that everyone would want to smell like supersweet candy on a regular basis. For it's credit however, it does leave a mysteriously powerful impression on the opposite sex. So for a cotton candy perfume, I will call this one mysterious. It is honestly, almost identical to "Delicious" Cotton Candy and when placed side by side, it is hard to tell the difference.

Sep
19
2013
frankierosex
frankierosex

my favorite one.people tell me that they think about me when i wear it.they said that it's really me!boys loves when feel it in my hair)

Sep
16
2013
kismetdaisy
kismetdaisy

I've owned pink sugar forever now and never wore it cuz all I smelled was an unpleasant licorice. But now I'm in love! You have to wait for this to really dry down, and I know it smells better to other ppl than it does to myself. But when I smell this on my clothes the next day, it's soo yummy. Straight candy cotton candy floss, vanilla and caramel.. I only detect the licorice in the beginning stages, which is tolerable cause I know the sweet dry down is well worth waiting for. Pink sugar is strong, it'll fill up a whole room! So go light on this edt, you don't need much... I don't find it cloying at all, and I find it suitable to wear all year round. I will say that this is more of a day time scent-but I hear the pink sugar fragrance oil rollerball is very sexy, perhaps a night scent. I'm getting the oil once my bottles empty! But I think I'll need to repurchase the EDT as well. I love this stuff;) makes me happy-and for those who feel silly trying this, it's not strictly for young girls! This perfume smells amazing on anyone who wears it, and that's all that matters! Glad this one warmed up to me;)

Sep
15
2013
The Swedish girl
The Swedish girl

I just bought the lotion for this perfume, and I must say that I highly recommend that one too!

It smells like the perfume, but even creamier. Great sillage and longevity on it also. Not greasy, and not expensive.

Pink Sugar is outstanding.

Sep
09
2013
KIARA85
KIARA85

I love this one! buts its strong therefore I wear it in the winter!

Sep
08
2013
icecube
icecube

This perfume is something really special.
Even if it is candy sweet it has a perfect blended smell that is just wonderfull.
It surely goes under the cuddly perfume categori but it is also wearable during daytime and nighttime out.
This one is a true winner !!!

Sep
06
2013
mewmewmow
mewmewmow

It's not refined or nuanced or cultured in any way, as you could argue a good fragrance should be. But it /is/ delicious. Pure liquid fluff. I unabashedly love this stuff. It's a fluffy, cozy, candy dream.

Sep
06
2013
Kimmy89
Kimmy89

So just got the perfume oil version of this and it's so sweet and sexy. Whilst travelling on the underground I could hear people around me saying 'mmm what is that sweet smell' lol x it's gorgeous. Lasts all day too.

Sep
03
2013
Gockin
Gockin

I bought this a couple a years ago looking for a sweet and long lasting scent. At first I smelled the cotton candy mixed with a burned smell of licorice. Later that day I was fixing at home and as soon as I moved you could feel a sweet caramel wind. This is my no 1 best scent when it comes to sweet gourmands. A bit heavy but very long lasting. With this beeing said I just bought my third bottle. Now I always buy the 3,4 Fl Oz (100 ml). Worth vell the money. I love it! ;)

Aug
30
2013
elizabethari
elizabethari

There's so much going on with Pink Sugar that it freaked me out just a bit...but, in the best possible way!! This isn't simple pink cotton candy to me. There's a lot more here. It's an amalgam of childhood sweets. I adore this stuff!!

Aug
24
2013
ritaramirezz
ritaramirezz

Not a bad fragrance if your into sweet, vanilla, cotton candy, caramel, scents with a dallop of licorice added to it. Strong and long lasting. It will definitely linger in a room if you give it more than one spray. My office used to smell alot of this stuff when I owned it. I like sweet scents, but I moved on from Pink Sugar and prefer to try a new sweet gourmand perfume.

Aug
21
2013
yunvme
yunvme

This fragrance is ok to me. I don't find it offensive, not as good as some sweet frangrances. I don't like Prada Candy, this one is better than that for me, but my husband LOVES this. Even more than Creed Sublime Vanille.
I actually was surprised by his reaction. He swears it must have Pheromones in it ;)

Aug
19
2013
aldal83
aldal83

This is a love or hate fragrance.
I'm a huge fan of sugar, caramel and candy.
I can detect liquorice, sugar, candy floss and vanilla with a hint of something deeper (some say it smells burnt).
It's a fun, sweet one, not for taking too seriously and not for romantic or sophisticated events.
I find is great for an afternoon of shopping, lunch out, and when I need a little lift!
I can see how some say it smells cheap, well it is cheap!! I'd always like to have a bottle in my collection.

Aug
14
2013
macasa04
macasa04

If you love sweets elks, you would LOVE this licorice is predominant on the first spray cannot identify individually what the scents are but I Love it, a cheaper alternative to my favorite prada candy, but much stronger scent

Aug
10
2013
EmilyTheStrange
EmilyTheStrange

This is the most ridiculous perfume - seriously. I love it, my husband HATES it. He says it smells "cheap"...and I kind of see where he's coming from, but I also kind of don't. Pink Sugar is pretty much everything I imagined it would be, but amplified to the extreme.
Fairy Floss (or Cotton Candy), Caramelised sugar and Licorice All Sorts. It is very, very, VERY sweet...probably the sweetest Gourmand I own. But it's so warm, comforting, inviting and sinful without the calories. It really does smell edible. I'm 30 and as I still smell this on me now (hours later), I kind of think that maybe I'm a little old for this? but then again, who the hell puts age limits on perfumes? That's like putting an age limit on candy - it's just not something anyone can really do.
So let's get down to the technical part of this review.
Silage? ENORMOUS.
Projection? HUGE.
Longevity? MASSIVE.
No "cheap" perfume would be able to achieve the above - so I disagree with my husband about that. However, this really does smell like food. I own a small fudge business and yep, this really does smell like caramel fudge while it's cooking...and I love that! As I said, this is ridiculous. Ridiculously GOOD. I totally understand why it's not everybody's cup of sugary tea though.

UPDATE: It's the next day and I'm still easily smelling this on myself and especially on my jacket - my bedroom still smells of it as well. The longevity of this rivals Theirry Mugler's Angel & Alien...without the same expensive price tags.

Aug
10
2013
besska
besska

this is the worst, most awful smelly thing ive ever spent money for. One must not have a nose to use it, if u smell it thats it...ure done with this world. end f story.

Aug
04
2013
justdaydreaming
justdaydreaming

Im a teenagaer and i loved the scent at first but as much as i wanted to like it, it smelt like BURNT Candyfloss.
You may like the scent at first but after a while it get boring and it doesn't smell as good as you want it to.

4/10

Aug
02
2013
Liebchenn
Liebchenn

I really love Pink Sugar. I don't care if its too sweet, I love my sweet perfumes.

Pink sugar is pretty pink cotton candy with caramel sweetness playing around in the background. This is very nostalgic and brings me back to memories of our state fair. The cotton candy circling around in the machines, the bags of homemade melt in your mouth caramel chews at one of the vendors on the way out of the fair for the ride home.

This isn't a scent to be taken anywhere near seriously, but that's kindof why I enjoy it so much. It's an instant pick me up that can change a sour mood and cheers me up during the long winter months when there's two feet of snow outside and you can't WAIT for summer to come back.

It's often imitated and duplicated but it is my cult original and favorite.

Aug
01
2013
Rebecca123
Rebecca123

I'm getting scents mostly of cotton candy with vanilla overlaid (I think the caramel hides with the vanilla). My skin broadcasts the perfume widely - so much so I don't think I'll ever be able to wear it again. Very sweet and very strong it even hides the scent of chlorine that sits on my skin after a swim. It would be best worn by a teenager whose youth would be paralleled by this playful scent or by a grandmother since grandmothers are as sweet as cotton candy.

Jul
30
2013
AriannaSR
AriannaSR

My sister used to wear it. I could detect her presence in the house upon getting in from outside. A strong, sweet sweet sweet scent. All those notes listed don't exist, this is a simple, pink scent, that only smells like candy floss and that is so strong it leaves a taste in your mouth too. Just.. please don't wear it ladies. There's much better things out there!

Jul
30
2013
babycakesbec
babycakesbec

This scent smells so yummy! I get mostly caramel, vanilla and cotton candy. It smells edible, a super gourmand scent. However, it also reminds me of those baby dolls that you can buy from Target and toy shops, the ones that smell Like baby powder and you can also smell the plastic of the doll. That is what this perfume reminds me of (I'm hoping someone knows what I'm talking about!) I don't love this perfume as much as i was hoping I would because I'm a big fan of super sweet perfume. I simply like it :)

Jul
29
2013
Shadowfroggy
Shadowfroggy

Perfume equivalent of comfy T-shirt in your wardrobe that is a shade of baby pink you might see on a Care Bear. Simple, sweet, cozy and casual.

Jul
28
2013
pftuggerah
pftuggerah

I think this scent would attract ants. Discustingly sweet.

Jul
23
2013
naz6
naz6

iam male and i love to wear this fragrance

Jul
22
2013
isabelamattarelli
isabelamattarelli

two words: strong headache.

even when i was younger and used to love sweet gourmand parfums, it was too sweet for me.

Jul
22
2013
jadejoann4
jadejoann4

It smells harsh on the first spray.. maybe the licorice or orange but about 15 minutes later it is all cotton candy and caramel. I LOVE IT. The scent stays on my clothing well but very close to the skin. Its very similar to Sexual Sugar by Germain but much cheaper.. love it

Jul
22
2013
LolaLoCer
LolaLoCer

This used to be my "go to" perfume, but after a while I stopped wearing it because I felt too immature. I love how this smells. I don't get the cotton candy or cupcake scent like everyone says how it smells. I smell just pure sugar, vanilla and caramel with a fruity flare. It reminds me of those really yummy sugar cookies! My husband loves this smell on me and so he bought me one of the largest bottles. To my disappointment, everytime i sprayed it it smelled heavily of alc. behind the sweet smell and I didn't like that. Maybe it was just a bad bottle? This is a cookie sweet smell without being too little girlish. I love it! Best of all, it last quite a while!

Jul
19
2013
mary.dinoface
mary.dinoface

Ok so after giving this perfume another chance, I realize that I do enjoy it :) I will for sure be wearing this a lot! I smell sweet cotton candy now and its AMAZING!!

Jul
18
2013
IsaIsabella
IsaIsabella

This opens up sweet and creamy, which reminds me of caramel and burnt sugar. A mild bitterness can be smelt as well - perhaps the licorice? There are subtle hints of sour, juicy fruits and a greenness that keeps it from being too cloying. As the scent develops, you can smell stronger hints of florals.

A cute gourmand scent, I suppose.

Jul
14
2013
Ttirem3
Ttirem3

I was expecting something sweet and light--it's too heavy ugh. Too much perfume and not enough sugar....well maybe the kind that will rot your teeth!

Jul
12
2013
Boudoir
Boudoir

Opens with extremely bitter licorice on my skin (which I dislike) and then when it dries I still get dominant licorice with burnt sugar and slight sweet nuances coming from the background gourmand notes as well. The licorice is the main player for quite a while & as it dries the licorice softens slightly, losing some bitterness while the burnt sugar scent dominates and the other gourmand notes come from hiding. I get that 'burnt sugar' feeling the whole time, yet it increases throughout the wearing. The sillage smells different to how it does on your skin. In the air it smells of cotton candy and sweets, while on my skin it's bitter licorice which eventually softens somewhat into a basket of burnt sugar & gourmand notes. MARVELOUS longevity & GREAT projection. Do a skin testing first people! It smelled of burnt sugar/cotton candy goodness on paper, but on my skin it's VERY different.

Jul
06
2013
louisminaj
louisminaj

Okay, this fragrance is weird for me. This was highly anticipated for me, so I was excited when I received it in the post! The smell on first spray for me was a huge let down! All I got was this heavy burnt sugar smell! I was gutted! But after about half an hour,bathe other notes came in and this when the fragrance comes alive! After about half an hour, the caramel and vanilla come in, stopping this from smelling overly sugary! It smells divine after an hour!

People need to give this fragrance a chance! Let it sit on your skin for bit, and just let it work! Also, for an Eau de toilette, this fragrance has incredible silage! I applied one spray and my hand and this was pulsing off me, I had applied 6 sprays of Pulse by Beyonce, and one spray of this on my hand was taking over!

People, you really need to buy this fragrance! It is a bit iffy at start, but it really picks up after half an hour!

Jul
05
2013
SorceressOfTheDark
SorceressOfTheDark

Aquolina's Pink Sugar is a pleasant, fun favorite of mine. I'm not a floral person, I love my vanilla scents and will also gravitate towards anything that drys down to my favorite vanilla. Pink Sugar does that for me in a musky way.
On me, Pink Sugar drys down to vanilla, caramel, woodsy, musky and licorice notes. It's more complex than I actually would have thought. As with any fragrance, let its aroma waft through the air and don't let it's initial scent sway you. Wait a good 20 minutes before you decide how it interacts with your own body's chemicals. There are three phases to a fragrance. Delight in all of them. And if you enjoy them all? The fragrance is for you.
I spray Pink Sugar and it reminds me of going into a candle shop and finding just the right vanilla candle. Of opening the candle jar, smelling it and saying that's just the right one. It's not obnoxious to me or cloyingly sweet. It's light enough to wear year round. It transcends age. It's not a young girl's fragrance or a grandma's fragrance, either. If it suits you, it simply does.
After about 30 minutes I do smell the scent of licorice lightly on myself. But it's mixed with a very light muskiness of butter cream caramel vanilla. It has a good lasting power of 12 hours or more, and that's with one spray. I've used the Eau de Toilette and the Parfum.
Frankly, I think the name turns some people off because it sounds young and frivolous so they think it's not sophisticated enough to wear. I'm a firm believer in wearing what makes you feel good, smell good, feel cozy, feel sexy, or whatever you want your mood to be. It shouldn't matter what the price is, or who makes it. After all, are you wearing the label of the parfum on your neck? Or are you wearing a parfum simply to make yourself feel good and lift your spirits?
Pink Sugar makes me feel good. It's a fragrance I enjoy wearing. One of those I'll wear to bed to feel snuggly, too.

Jul
05
2013
yarnmaster
yarnmaster

I love this fragrance so much! Growing up I used to by a body spray that smelled like cotton candy, and I adored it! When I found this scent I was so happy! It has the joy of the pre-teen body spray I grew up with, only in a more mature package. It smells horrible when it is first put on, but half an hour later it smells like cotton candy and sugar, and if you give it an hour it begins to smell like carmel. I love this stuff so much!

Jul
03
2013
nchalabi
nchalabi

I looooooooooove it!!!! It sounds weird, since I am a fan of sophisticated scents. I love classic brands and my new pleasure is the fragrances done by Roja Dove. I can't get enough of them. Nevertheless, this one has conquered my heart. First I purchased the sensual one 30 ml. It was a safer choice and I loved it. I decided to go gor this version and bought a bottle of 100 ml. Guess what??? I cannot get enough of it.

Jul
03
2013
bourgeoismisspiggy
bourgeoismisspiggy

This is my guilty pleasure scent. I'll never be without a bottle, probably for as long as I live!

As a young woman, I must address the age stereotype associated with this and other candy sweet fragrances. I believe that every woman has the right to wear whatever she wants, from clothes to perfume, regardless of age. Limiting ourselves and our fellow sisters to certain fragrance types seems senseless.

I think what separates the women from the girls, so to speak, is the way we apply our perfumes. Once we have reached a certain maturity in life, we appreciate scent more, and have higher expectations. A young girl may not truly know her perfume, but a true lady will experiment with her perfume, layering, combining, observing where and how much she applies, and contemplating/validating compliments or lack thereof, until she knows her scent.

That said, when I wear Pink Sugar, I don’t smell like a candy factory or a pre-teen clothing/jewelry store. I’m subtly sweet, just enough to make me smile. I wear it for myself.

Jun
30
2013
mihaela01
mihaela01

Very strong,and very sweet..for a very cold winter day.Otherwise I couldn t wear it.

Jun
28
2013
Tanyaoxo
Tanyaoxo

This STINKS!! Don't get me wrong I LOVE sweet fragrances, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Dior Addict, Meow, La Vie Est Belle etc. But THIS. This smelt like concentrated cat's piss. Never been so disappointed with a perfume

Jun
28
2013
Edna96
Edna96

I got spritzed by a friend with this perfume, at first spritz, I hated it, it was too sweet and overpowering, and headache inducing. Throughout the day though, once it had settled in, you could smell the cupcakes and all the cotton candy and caramel. I personally believe this is one of those perfumes that smell better after being on your skin for about half an hour to an hour. Out of all of my perfumes, this is my boyfriend's favorite, I've heard men like sweet/sugary scents.

Jun
27
2013
laurenchanel
laurenchanel

when i was younger i loved this perfume. i wore it all the time because it's sweet and pretty. now that i'm in my 20's i seem to be finding new perfumes that are more fruity than candy scented. sometimes i still wear pink sugar for memory of my college days.

Jun
27
2013
lilibaba
lilibaba

I was obsessed with finding this perfume - as it is not sold in my country - because I had read so many rave reviews about it and I love all the notes in it. In the end ordered it from the USA and I was sure it would become a great favourite of mine.

On the plus side, it is the longest lasting fragrance ever. After 48 hours and 3 showers I can still discover it on my wrist. Unfortunately, I really dislike the scent on my skin. It is linear, pure, very burnt sugar, causing me a violent headache. Even more unfortunate - people seem to love it on me, and being the crowd pleaser I am, I still wear it from time to time and regret it for the next 3 days.

It is a completely unheard of fragrance in my country, so I did not have the chance to smell on anyone else, but I am guessing (hoping...) it smells delicious on others <3

Jun
26
2013
OneScent
OneScent

I can understand why some people may be put off by this fragrance because the initial spritz can be overpowering- a burst of sweet, sugary licorice, like everyone else said.

But, if you know how to apply fragrance, then you know you don't really need to apply much to begin with (some people say that this scent doesn't last long). Of course with a lot of the perfumes you wear, the scent isn't going to last as long to you as it will to others throughout the day.

As strong or "sickly" as this is at first, it turns into something soft, warm and delicious when you give it a chance to settle in. It really does. After about 15 to 20 minutes, I cannot stop sniffing my arm! Baked cupcakes, vanilla, caramel, maybe a touch of fruit, and of course still very sweet. Interestingly enough, it smells frutier on my clothes than it does on my skin.

Aside the fact that everyone's chemistry is different, if you don't overdo this, it is an awesome treat for gourmand lovers in my opinion :)

Jun
23
2013
sarah1234
sarah1234

I work in a perfume shop and this is by far one of the most popular fragrances we sell. I also wear this myself, it is a sugary ball of goodness..makes me want to eat my arm! nom nom nom nom :D

Jun
19
2013
sweetstar1
sweetstar1

I recently tried a dupe of Pink Sugar by Belcam called Pink Kiss. It's very strong, especially when sniffing your wrists. One spray seems to last a long time and it does smell like cotton candy. I may have to try Aquolina's Pink Sugar again, to see if maybe the scent will grow on me.

UPDATE: I tried Pink Sugar by Aquolina for a third time and I still don't like it. This time, I could only smell licorice, yuck!

Jun
15
2013
marebear
marebear

It's ok...It's really good in the beginning because it smells like cotton candy and sugar, but after a while the scent is almost sickening and too sweet.

Jun
12
2013
bnporter81
bnporter81

This is my 3rd Aquolina fragrance so far...my favorite by far is Gold Sugar. This one is just "okay" to me. After a while the main smell I'm left with is cotton candy and berry but they are almost more bitter smelling than sweet. Not as good as I thought it would be, but it's alright I guess.

Jun
07
2013
KajiraSuzanne
KajiraSuzanne

I finally decided to add Pink Sugar to my "want list" after much thought. Initially it seemed very much like Britney Spears Fantasy, but it is at once sweeter and lighter(by "light" I don't mean it's a weak scent, I am referring to the type of aura it exudes). The caramel note is not the same as the white chocolate in Fantasy, by any means.
This scent really does have the cloudlike quality which other reviewers have mentioned. It wraps you in a mist of fluffy sweetness with a hint of the slightly bitter licorice, and the fruity notes which are surprisingly realistic (I was expecting something that smelled like a chemistry lab).
The drydown is an interesting mix of a light musk and muguet.
This scent is extremely long-lasting and the sillage is almost toxic!
I think adventurous men should try it! A male relative of mine was accidentally sprayed with this while shopping, and his wife LOVED how he smelled. She thought it was some sexy new male cologne (and, when you consider how sweet Joop is, that's not so far-fetched).
As I stated with Fantasy, "mature" ladies should not shy away from Pink Sugar just because it is marketed to the younger set.

Jun
06
2013
LoveForYMCMB
LoveForYMCMB

Is it getting discontinued?

Jun
05
2013
meama
meama

79) the smell of a cotton candy burning in a plastic bag. Personnaly I use this perfume for the toilet, it's more effective than any deodorizer.
Perfect anti-assault spray, imagine the face of your attacker stunned by a girly weapon, but prudence ladies I think it must be carcinogenic because it is also an excellent weed killer .

Jun
05
2013
Tish CandyCat
Tish CandyCat

Since i am huge fan of cotton candy this was like "must have" real YUMMY paradise to me <3 THE BEST PERFUME EVER <3

Like walking true cotton candy heaven of pink clouds, very cuddly, sweet, warm scent, it last really long on my skin but i can still smell it on my clothes and after 2 days. I love to spray it on my hair too and on wrist so i can sniff all day, i get so addicted :D

I dont think that scent has anything to do with age or gender, everybody should wear what they like and love, what's makes them happy - not what others will think!

Also i don't care if some people say that perfume smell "cheap / synth / young " , i will always be young at heart and spirit and forever will wear sweety perfumes in cute bottles <3

This one is definitely my signature smell, and i looking forward to try out and the rest from the yummy Aquolina's collection <3

May
31
2013
KSGarner
KSGarner

I bought a tester and was looking forward to trying this perfume. However, I really don't like this. I was expecting something so sweet based on the reviews. It opens sweet and pleasant but dries down to an awful burnt plastic smell. Really smells like burnt plastic.

UPDATE: I tried this again - sprayed on after I showered before bedtime. The next morning it smelled really nice. The longevity is AMAZING. I could still smell it 10 hours later. It does take about an hour before you can go out in public after you put this on (unless you want to smell like a burnt plastic trash bag), but after that it really smelled nice.

May
29
2013
Patricia40
Patricia40

Last year I bought Delicious cotton candy and thought that I could handle the sweetness and cotton candy smell but I could not, I gave it away two days after. This is different, this is not too much but still with a presence. The more I smell it the better it gets. Also I am an older woman and this is not too much for an older woman to more than pull off. Although when I purchased it, a young woman gave my the side eye and seemed to smirk, I didn't care though, I don't live my life to please others. Specifically if the other person is so rude.

May
28
2013
stacia79
stacia79

Pink Sugar is like a trip to the state fair where you stuff yourself silly on junk all day until you feel sick. Cotton candy, licorice whips, funnel cake, caramel taffy, raspberry slushie. This is the very definition of the new gourmand. It is for the young or young-at-heart. It's nuzzle worthy and don't be surprised if you get a nibble on the neck wearing it. It's strong so apply it very lightly... if you went overboard on this one you would smell like a stripper.

May
28
2013
Raggagirl1
Raggagirl1

Let me start by saying WOW!! Delicious!! I WILL DEFINITELY HAVE A BOTTLE OF THIS ALWAYS! the first scent I get is a raspberry and candy floss bomb, the dye down comes in about ten minutes and oh I am in heaven!, candy floss infused with creamy caramel If I close my eyes I feel like im on a pink fluffy cloud rolling in vanilla cream with a Ferris wheel in the background beautiful colours and smells of a carnival intoxicating my scences with pure harmonious balance. As the scent goes deeper the vanilla starts to shine with the candy floss and caramel blending together perfectly. As the scent continues to evolve the vanilla and candy floss are in twined with one another and create a soft but noticeable decadent scent with the raspberry peeking through slightly. This scent is beautiful from the pretty box and bottle to the deliciousness in the bottle! I think this scent is for the fun flirty and who like creamy sweet scents! I don't find this cloying at all this perfume has great sillage and longevity. Everything I like in a perfume! I like to smell yummy : ) Will be trying Gold Sugar next!
Update: I always get complemented on this perfume people love it as do I!!

May
20
2013
freddinos
freddinos

I so wanted to try Pink Sugar and was overjoyed to receive it in a swap . I am a gourmand lover and never pass an opportunity to test anything yummy! Well, to my nose Pink Sugar is all about sugar and synthetic vanilla. I do not get cotton candy or burnt sugar/caramel. I do get heaps of sweet and artificial vanilla, almost identical to the vanilla note in Comptoir Sud Pacifique perfumes (Vanille Extreme, Vanille Coco, Vanille Passion). Towards the drydown, it smells exactly like Vanille Extreme. It is much cheaper than CSP too, so I would recomment it to anyone looking for a very sweet vanilla gourmand along the lines of CSP vanillas. I will wear it in the winter or even layer it with other perfumes to give them some warmth!
Now to try Gold Sugar!

May
16
2013
annettepe
annettepe

i used to be so obsessed with this a few years back. i think i definitely overused it because now i really dislike this perfume. i gave my bottle away because i just get so sick of the smell. it is probably one of the sweetest perfume ive ever smelled and a little goes a long way. im not saying it smells bad. if i were to smell it on others i would have no problem at all. i think im just over this fragrance now. i am not going to repurchase this for now but maybe in the future i might when im feeling nostalgic.

the perfume however does have a great longevity. it lasts up to 6-8 hours on me. the sillage is also amazing! people can smell you from meters away in the first hour or two. definitely a great quality perfume. if you wanna smell like a candy bomb definitely check this out!

May
13
2013
Ali565
Ali565

Man, I feel bad writing a meh review for this one because they really did create the prettiest perfume bottle!

But as for the scent...oy.

It did NOT smell good on me. This was a gift from my mom so I really did try to wear it. I figured that maybe it would grow on me. It didn't.

I KNEW that it smelled of cotton candy. I told my mom this and she just looked at me like she didn't smell it at all.

I am not really a fan of cotton candy or of overly sweet fragrances. So this was a no go for me.

This may smell better on someone with a different body chemistry but who knows.

I like the bottle and I like the way it looks sitting on my dresser. I should just gift this to someone who likes it or give it to charity!

May
12
2013
whimsicalpopsicle
whimsicalpopsicle

It's like walking on a cotton candy cloud all day. It is really sweet but comfortable in a I'm wrapped in a cosy cashmere sweater kind of way. Strong & longlasting.

May
12
2013
kismetdaisy
kismetdaisy

I have a 3.4oz new in box bottle of this up for swaps if anyone's interested. Message me

May
11
2013
Mici2912
Mici2912

Amazing perfume :)

May
10
2013
earthrise
earthrise

I decided to blind-buy it after I read many great reviews, and I recieved it today.
After I first sprayed it on my inner wrists, I smelled nothing but licorice and a little sweetness in the background. Now, 45 minutes later, the licorice note is fading and the sweetness of the vanilla pops out. I also sense a hint of caramel. The licorice is still there though, but it's not overpowering anymore.
This scent is actually very similar to Mel Merios Vanilla Spirit, it's just softer.

I guess it depends on your skin chemistry how strong the licorice scent is. I'd say you should test it before you buy it. Also, this scent is very sweet, and it might be too much for some people.

May
10
2013
fire2heart
fire2heart

This just arrived today in the mail and I couldn't wait to put it on!

My first impression was sugar being caramelized and baby powder sort of the way Love's Baby Soft used to smell back in the early 80's (which I loved)with vanilla.

My inner wrist didn't hold the scent so I sprayed it on the back of my wrists and it holds the scent there... strange! Anywhoo....

I did another spray on declotage and I'm very glad I stopped there! Anymore would have been WAY too much.
The reviews that this is a sillage monster is correct.

I've had TM Angel and this smells nothing like it, not even close. I've also owned BS Fantasy and this is slightly similar in the sweetness and vanilla but Pink Sugar is not floral at all.

I also don't get any hints of black licorice.

I'm actually shocked that this is/was geared toward girls! This is too potent and is certainly a grown up fragrance.

It's been on about an hour and I'm getting a slightly spiciness and the perfume smells deeper and richer. Just lovely!

Feminine, cuddly and perfect for warm weather!

May
09
2013
caydesugar
caydesugar

Way way way too cloying. I don't wear this often but every time I do, people love this!

May
08
2013
Nellynoel
Nellynoel

Kismetdaisy this is nowhere near Fancy. Fancy is my favorite fume and has a lot more of an obvious floral note before drying down all yummy. Pink sugar is sweet from the very get go. I suggested purchasing a vial sample off amazon or eBay to see I the licorice note is aparent on you or not. On my I get nothing but caramel and a smidge of cotton candy, others get just cotton candy and some the licorice note. I love mine all creamy and caramel smelling :)

May
07
2013
lauraapadron
lauraapadron

This smells like burnt cotton candy; super deliciously smokey, melting-sugar-granules goodness. Oh god... I wish there were a candy out there that tasted like Pink Sugar... I'd gladly have my teeth extracted.

May
04
2013
Tangerina
Tangerina

Extraordinarily sweet and maybe not quite as refined as I had hoped. I am still looking for the best caramely scent.

May
04
2013
Smyle12
Smyle12

Is it weird that I'm a straight man and really like the way this smells? Any ladies here think this would smell sexy on a man?

Apr
30
2013
chchristyen
chchristyen

Aquolina Pink Sugar is so very sweet. It is cutesy and happy smelling, it reminds me of carnivals somehow, has that "sugar in the air" smell that you get near the cotton-candy and caramel-popcorn stands that so often sit next to each other. But, on my skin the smell of something chemical is also brought out, it taints the sweet sugar; I suppose it is the licorice - however, this prevents one from smelling completely like a glob of cotton candy and lends Pink Sugar some warmth. Personally I cannot get past the chemical smell that may be the same as the "burnt plastic" smell that some others here describe, but I left it on my skin long enough to know that that smell DOES fade with time, and Pink Sugar simply smells better and better over time.

Apr
30
2013
bobo1
bobo1

Every time I smell it I think of my school days. More exactly of my chemistry teacher demonstrating the dehydration of sugar (sucrose) with sulfuric acid. The result is pure carbon (charcoal like). That is how pink sugar smells to me. Not caramel, just charred sugar.

Apr
29
2013
ialwayssmellgood
ialwayssmellgood

I really don't get the hype about this scent. I smelled it and thought immediately that I have better things to spend my money on. I used my sample as a hair perfume.

Apr
29
2013
curliegurlie
curliegurlie

It is the perfect Spring and Summer fragrance. I wear it when I want to feel like I just went to the carnival. It is innocent and sugary sweet - a true gourmand. Yummy.

Apr
29
2013
butterflyblue
butterflyblue

I've been wearing this since it came out. I have repurchased about 3 times over the years. It's sweet and yummy. I don't wear it as often as I used to but when I do I smell so good all day. I have a lot of people mention that I smell like cotton candy/vanilla.

Apr
29
2013
Rachie
Rachie

What a fun, girly fragrance. It's a blast of all things delicious: sugar, cookies, and - of course - cotton candy! The licorice note is enough to tone down the sweetness a bit without being offensive.

It's not a sophisticated smell by any means, but that's exactly what makes it so charming. Pink Sugar is all about being youthful, light-hearted, and fun.

The important thing to remember is that one spritz is enough. Pink Sugar is extremely strong, especially for an EDT! (I did not realize this the first time I wore it, and someone standing quite literally 10 feet away told me I smelled good!)

All in all, it's a wonderful smell that lasts the whole day and is guaranteed compliments. It's one of my favorites by far!

Apr
21
2013
Tamelimul
Tamelimul

This one is new for me. I bought it recently & I admit I got it mainly due to the hype. I found this on sale at a local drugstore, in a gift set, for only $7.49! It's very sweet & warm. I don't think it's just for younger girls. It also last a super long time on me.

Apr
20
2013
marissa.nowell
marissa.nowell

Looking at the notes in this perfume, this would normally be something I'd run far far away from. However, the scent is actually very addicting. Sure, it's sugary sweet and reminiscent of younger teens, but at the same time, I can see myself wearing this and know quite a lot of older adults who wear this and receive compliments. It's definitely worth a try and it DOES smell absolutely delicious!

Apr
15
2013
poppyvintage
poppyvintage

I think this is a great beginners scent for young ladies. Innocent and sweet fragrance which smells like my little sister. Great staying power and sillage.

Apr
15
2013
Zoey Chloe Zender oh
Zoey Chloe Zender oh

AMAZING!! SIGNATURE PARFUME

Apr
15
2013
alanna89
alanna89

I love pink sugar! On my skin it smells of licorice and burnt caramel, with a hint of cotton candy, vanilla, and musk. I know many people who may not like this, but I do! and yes, I believe it depends on your chemistry as well. Also some may not handle sweet scents as well as others and may find this cloying, so people wearing this: do not overspray this one! :) I can see myself wearing this in the summer as well as winter. It makes me happy, and feel young and carefree. That is all.

Apr
14
2013
tc9891
tc9891

Just bought this yesterday, seen it on sale for $17 and managed to grab the last one :D the scent is very girly, strong notes of cotton candy and sugar/caramel. I love sweet scents and this one takes the cake, one spritz is all I need for it to last 7-8 hours. So glad I managed to get this, been meaning to add it to my collection.

Apr
14
2013
fxfxfx
fxfxfx

bought this. extremely satisfied.
really worth the money as u will get a very caramel sugary scent which is so flirty and cute.

Apr
11
2013
perfumequeen23
perfumequeen23

I have just received this today my first thought is the packaging and bottle are gorgeous so sleek and modern I love it, but I don't love what's in the bottle! :( which is a shame as I thought it would be nice as everyone made out. To me all I can smell is a burnt plastic/liquorice. I am not keen on this scent at all I think I might try it again in a few days but I don't think this scent is me.

Apr
10
2013
kwietok25
kwietok25

I wanted to buy this perfume for quite some time but wasn't sure if it would be the right one for me. I've always considered myself to be a fresh-scent lover and the notes in pink sugar are anything but...
But I found it for really good price and I ordered it. today it arrived and I have to admit I constantly fell in love with it...It's just sooo yummy, girly and sexy! It's sweet but not sticky. The sweet notes of cotton candy, caramel and vanilla blend perfectly with the fruity ones...It's the perfect harmony for me!
And one more thing. It's said to work for the young girls, but it certainly works for me even if I'm not 18 anymore (32) :)

Apr
09
2013
LeisaSch
LeisaSch

What a great perfume! This is delicious. The fruity notes blend perfectly and though it's sugary sweet, I find it's complex enough not to be too much. The vanilla really gives it a nice balance and the caramel gives it a lovely gourmand nuance. Lasts ages and projects well, really cheap too - definite winner!

Apr
07
2013
BritXOX
BritXOX

I was hoping this to be a beautiful cotton candy smell pink and all,but no.

I don't get any of that. My friend said I smelled like cotton candy, but I don't smell it at all.

All I get is STRONG licorice and I hate licorice in perfumes. So to me this scent is ruled by licorice with no cotton candy, caramel or sugar.

I guess the lasting power is between weak and moderate.

Apr
02
2013
Ginnie A
Ginnie A

Do love this but sometimes go off it,feel wonderful sometimes but other times feel like ive rolled in all the sugary food at the fairground and then need a shower lol,dont get me wrong,lovely smell,awakens your senses but you have to be in the mood for it,i dont get any burnt note in it though on me,just pure syrupy sugary sweetness,would reccomend for sure,best for cooler weather i think!

Apr
02
2013
Puddy Cat
Puddy Cat

I really like Pink Sugar & mostly get the vanilla on my skin with a hint of burned caramel, I prefer to use this as a soft furnishing spray for my home than a perfume for myself

Apr
01
2013
Voguish
Voguish

Starts off as insect repellent (licorice or fig leaf?) but after 30 minutes, it smells like a SWEET VANILLA CUPCAKE! It reminds me of the Lily Prune Sublime Vanilla Ulric de Varens EDP that I got as a gift from France but less strong. 2 sprays on my neck lasted 12 hours! However, 1 spray on my wrist didn’t last as long (maybe ‘cos I wash my hands a lot...). Anyway, I love to use this for bedtime 'cos I wake up smelling edible!

Apr
01
2013
raw umber
raw umber

Here's the progression of Pink Sugar on my skin:
black licorice---->pink spun sugar---->vanilla caramel

Pink Sugar opens with the strong sweet scent of chewy black licorice candy and little else. After about 20 minutes, the black licorice diminishes significantly and is replaced by fluffy vanilla spun sugar and a sweet milk note, which by a long shot- could translate to pralines, creme brulee or caramel and nougat. Take your pick.

Pink sugar is a unique gourmand because of the heavy and prominent licorice top notes, and even if you aren't a huge licorice fan, just wait patiently until the top notes have dissipated. The dry down is softer and milkier, without ever becoming obnoxious or cloying.

If applied with discrimination (one spray), it does not project a lot, so it's appropriate for any situation where you'd want to smell like a candy ball. It's longevity is considerable. I like it because it ends in sweet milk, as opposed to the dusty shapeless musk so common in contemporary gourmand scents. Absolutely worth experiencing...
for the experience.
Update:
This lasts close to forever on skin. It's like a fragrance temporary tattoo. Be ready for the commitment.

Mar
31
2013
AngelaAngela
AngelaAngela

liquorice blossom and basil (probably the fig leaf) dominate the top notes on my chemistry. Drys down to a musky caramel, with strong sillage. Won't ever be a favorite scent, but could be a nice bed time scent. The strawberry did poke thru about 6 minutes after spplication.

Mar
31
2013
zammreds
zammreds

sorry to say,i dislike this perfume.when i sprayed it the first thing i smelled was a sweet and sour plum like.Then later a woody scent kind like an old wooden furniture smell appeared.What a weird combo

Mar
31
2013
lali29bee
lali29bee

I have loved this for years. there isn't anything I don't love about this perfume. I can wear this during the day, night, before bed, fresh out of the shower, you name it. it always smells good on me and it smells good on anyone I've ever known who put it on.

Mar
30
2013
putripapay
putripapay

same like burned plastic, I regret having bought this perfume...
totally make me dizzy

Mar
28
2013
springdream
springdream

I remember smelling it on a friend after she put it on and thinking it smelt like caramel apples. Bought it on amazon for 20 bucks, fairly priced! I would recomend no more than two sprits away from neck or chest. Its just too strong to keep that close under your nostrils( and thats cause I don't have a strong sense of smell to begin with). I would recomend the wrists, but its still a very nice pleasant smell and lasts all day :)

Mar
27
2013
chrismriley@hotmail.com
chrismriley@hotmail.com

An usual EDT which starts all plastic-candy and ends balmy-candy, which makes you feel care free and relaxed, with extreme projection and longevity...

I applied 6 heavy sprays

0 - 1 hour - Floods the room, this starts a little strange; it smells like plastic squidgy dolls or plastic immitation novelties, mixed with candy

1 hour - 8 hours - 10 inch projection, WOW. It evolves into a more balmy-candy frag and after 6 hours or so becomes close to powdery-candy and now very moorish and cool. I think the colour white, not pink. I have had so many compliments wearing this and I adore using it, its so young - I actually bought it for Xmas for my 6 year old daughter but after initial interest, she discards frags. I love it, plain and simple this is what its all about - relaxing, makes me care free and I feel like Disney. It hit my coat 6 weeks ago and its still projecting. Its so affordable also- about £12 for 30 ML. I don't get any notes stand out; this is more of a gourmand and mixing pot of multiple sweet candy aromas, but I won't disect or analyse it, that would defeat the point of the objective here..

8 hours - 10 hours - 6 inch projection

10 hours - 14 hours 2 inch projection

14 hours -18 hours- Close to skin

WOW, IMHO ignore the plastic opening and sit back.....an antidote to life's stress

Quality

Mar
26
2013
Maggie_Everk123
Maggie_Everk123

I always wore this perfume as a teenager in high school. I feel this smell is more geared toward a younger crowd. I do not wear this item any more because I feel the scent is more for younger people. It has a very cotton candy type smell-very sweet. I remember reading in a magazine that it is Zac Efron's favorite smell on a girl.

Mar
25
2013
TiaTia
TiaTia

i got this one year ago and as a cotton candy lover i was super excited about it. but then i remembered the big disapointment: i only could smell the licorice. nothing more. just licorice.

today i found it again in my "perfumes that i don't like" box and decided to give it another try. i remembered the huge sillage, so i sprayed it in the air and walked through after i had a shower and surprise: what a delicious smell floated my bathroom. sweet, carefree. fluffy!!!! and just a hint of licorice in the back.

here is my key to pink sugar:
one spray in the air and walk through naked after shower and then dress yourself. that makes the perfect effect for me. through clothes. i am really really amazed. such a happy carefree scent!

Mar
24
2013
tterekhova
tterekhova

This fragrance deserves a big applaud. It comes across as girly scent, but it my opinion it's much more than just that. Surely, it smells sugary and sweet, but once settles on you, it feels deep and oriental.

Other bonus; I feel like eating french pastry while wearing it.

Mar
22
2013
jhour
jhour

I love how it is sweet. I bought this at a time when I am envious of young girls who can rock sweet scents. I was about to accept the fact that I can no longer use such, when I chanced upon a tester of this scent. My nose loves the smell! It makes me feel young again. It reminds me of marshmallows or frosting. I would love to purchase the full bottle but all I can find in our country is the sensual variant.

Mar
19
2013
Miss Mego
Miss Mego

I first smelled this years ago on a co-worker of mine. I loved it..sweet and girly on her. It reminded me of cotton candy and fun, carefree summer days. I never did buy a bottle back then because it was her scent. Fast forward 7 years and I came across a bottle of this at Ross. I did not hesitate to buy it, I don't work at the same place so no one I knew rocked this candy sweet scent. I went home opened the pink and white tube and began to spray. I was surprised at the smell, it wasn't what I remembered at all. On my skin I got a sweet, spicy, licorice. I liked the smell but was a little disappointed because I wanted that spun sugar smell. I went on about my day and about 4 hours later got wafts of the cotton candy smell I was craving. This scent transforms from beginning to end so much on my skin. Longevity and sillage excellent. Definitely not a sophisticated scent but youthful and fun...yes.

Mar
18
2013
melindao
melindao

I have to say that I don't like the first scent of this, but after an hour it smells delish. If you like really sweet and vanilla scents like me, you'll love this! And boys like it too, so just spray this on an hour before you go!! ME AND MY FIRENDS LOVE THIS!

Mar
18
2013
Dee21
Dee21

I saw Pink Sugar at Shoppers Drug Mart on sale for $20, so couldn't resist. It was a blind buy for me, and as a gourmand lover I assumed I would like it based on the notes as described in Fragrantica.

First of all, I have gotten a TON of compliments on this one, mostly from men. Apparently this is a winner with them. If I put my nose to my wrist and smell this, I don't like it at all. It's synthetic, intense, and super sweet - instant diabetes. However, if I wave my wrist around, or turn my head suddenly and get a whiff of this in the air, DELICIOUS! I'm not one to describe notes, but I smell a sweet concoction of bakery shop goodness. It's an attractive smell that I enjoy wearing, however not every day. But whenever I do, I always get compliments.

This is a definitely a sillage monster, and one spray goes a long way, so use lightly. I wouldn't pay full price for this, but it's a nice addition to my way too big stash of perfumes, for days when I'm feeling carefree and want to feel good and smell good.

Mar
16
2013
m4
m4

I hesitated if I should write a review because everything important has been said. For this money you get amazing result. It;s fluffy, yummy, soft, girly just great beyond my description. It was a blind buy for me and I don;t regret any cent. It opens up little sharp for my taste and I smell some sour berries and bergamot. I was afraid it turns to a headach-y smell but no. This turns to a sugar with smooth caramel icing and I get the orange. That;s how it smells on me. No sharp edges and fortunately no liqorice or burnt sugar smell. When I used it for the first time I was wondering why I smell oranges the whole day. I feel like walking bakery or like a kid who ate so much vanilla-orange cupcakes and still doesn;t have enough. I;m surprised with its amazing longevity, more than 20 hours and the sillage. Wow it;s enough to spray just once and you;re in the cloud of this yummy smell. It;s very comfortable and cute scent and it really doesn;t matter how old you are. Luv this stuff!

Mar
13
2013
bre.emry
bre.emry

I wish I could smell the liquorice and spice in this but apparently I can't. :( But- Still loving this. :D
Is it bad I love it so much I want to flap my my hands and smack them against a wall? Yes? Okay guys, I have issues.

Mar
10
2013
LittleDragonette
LittleDragonette

Not quite sure how to put this.....but this was THE most synthetic, offensive thing that I have smelled in a long time. Sprayed it; and immediately the back of my throat began to itch. Is this a joke? I mean, I think there must be 2 very distinct batches of this fragrance on the market right now. Maybe that would explain the polarized opinions on this one. Is there a reason the name Aquolina isn't on the bottle? Have they changed formulation or something? I blind bought this, because it was under $30 at Sephora and threw it in the garbage that night. It smelled to me like a sugar-scented cleaning solution. I don't know. Maybe I'm missing something here.

(I'm very sorry if you love this fragrance. I mean no offense, as this is just how it affected me.)

Mar
10
2013
jessbug
jessbug

This is a really sweet, pink cotton candy scent when used in moderation. When I say moderation, I mean both application (this is the only perfume I apply by spritzing in the air and walking through the 'cloud' of perfume), and how often I wear it. I can't wear this scent more than one day a week, or I become annoyed with it.

When worn sparsely it's a cute, girly, somewhat childlike scent, but when applied too heavily, the burnt sugar note becomes very prominent and annoying on me.

I'm glad I have it though, because on rare days it's just exactly what I want!

Mar
10
2013
CourtneyCakes
CourtneyCakes

i have this and it is my super fav for layering with everything else, it is sugar and spice and all things sweet and nice.

try this with love spell when youre going out and watch the compliments roll in!

Mar
09
2013
Jellybean
Jellybean

Sweet sugarwool scent. Sugar, caramels 'n berries sweetness.
It has a quite noticeable smokey note; musky smoke to be exact. It picks up strength once applied.
I was surprised by lasting power, 5 hours and it was going strong.
Good for day or night.

Mar
06
2013
prairies&caramels
prairies&caramels

It's so sugary and reminds me of a carnival. It does smell like cotton candy. You have to love sugar and more sugar to like this one.

Mar
05
2013
themorrigan
themorrigan

I really don't find this super sweet like some say, its creamy and warm vanilla at the same time. Perfect amount of sweetness!
Such a comforting smell :)

Mar
05
2013
bre.emry
bre.emry

This is what I remember from my first impression-
First spray- Powdery Cotton candy, my reaction was like what the heck? (The cotton candy "faded" away) Leaving me with baby powder. BUT- hold the phone, the baby powder was sweetening, turning into sweeter baby powder cotton candy(this was within 15min. The baby powder faded finally, and tiny bits of caramel replaced it, I started smelling something fresh, which I think is bergamot. It faded, leaving me with cotton candy and caramel, mmmmm,it was lasting for about four hours, then the vanilla kicked in. Then I took a shower at 10,(forgot to mention I put it on about 1 o'clock) and so anyways I went to bed and woke up a 6. Guess what, I could still smell it. This is a favorite. My gosh. The cheapest place I found to buy it is Target.com a 3.4 ounce for around 28 bucks. (sorry for all the errors) So, anyways I also like layering P.S. with Pink Chiffon from bath and b.w. and other times with J.S, Fancy. Okay then, thanks for reading, bye. :3

Mar
05
2013
DariDahlia
DariDahlia

This sticky-syrupy sweet fragrance is fun at first. It gets real old real fast, your friends & lovers will get sick of smelling it on you. True.

Mar
02
2013
MichaelCerasEyebrows
MichaelCerasEyebrows

WARNING: The straight up cotton candy, caramel, sugary baked whipped dream that is Pink Sugar MAY CAUSE A DESPERATE NEED TO CONSUME YOUR FAVOURITE SUGARY TREATS! Lol but seriously, this stuff is so gourmand it makes me hungry everytime I get a whiff of it in the first few hours, I'm not even kidding! The notes stay the pretty much the same from first spray to last, cotton candy/caramel/vanillery smell, which warms up a bit later but other than that it stays the same. I'm a bit disappointed as I wish the fruit notes would last longer but they are gone in less than 10 minutes. I don't think Pink Sugar is synthetic at all, like I said, it's very gourmand, and a very realistic one at that. I could see how this could be too sweet for some people, but for me, it is very warm and comforting, it reminds me of cookies during Christmas. Give this baked goodness a try!

Mar
01
2013
johanna.lindholm
johanna.lindholm

I like the smell on other people, or from the bottle, but on me it smells absolutely terrible. It smells like burned sugar and shitloads of licorice. And the smell just wont go away! The day after it smells a tiny bit of cotton candy, sugary vanilla. But the way to get there is just not worth it for me.

Feb
27
2013
PricklyAndHot
PricklyAndHot

Yummy raspberry/caramel fragrance. It's so yummy that it can really make my mood better. I like it, but I feel myself already old for it:)

Feb
26
2013
fyetan
fyetan

Love love love!
Very distinctly cotton candy and sweet, but the licorice is very noticeable on me and keeps it from being annoying.
(For comparison the Prince Matchabelli Cotton Candy was annoying-sweet on me because there was nothing to temper all that sugar.)

I'm using a sample at the moment but on me, one tiny spray on the arm does waft up every so often and make me want to eat my arm. =D
Longevity is about 4 hours of wafting.

Edit: used a store tester to spray twice on one arm before going about my day. Wafted up every now and then, but sillage was weak so no worries about knocking people out with this.
Weak but very pleasant ("ooh, what is that delicious smell that I smelled a moment ago?") sillage for 3 hours, skin scent for another 5 hours.

Feb
25
2013
purifu
purifu

i adore this perfume! such a nice smell, very sweet but really - that is what i love :) everyone i've met who have smelled this on me has actually told me that it smells amazing. definitely seeing this becoming my signature smell!

Feb
23
2013
nikitajade
nikitajade

sweet and warm, almost too much so. very sugary cotton candy. I like it, but I don't see it becoming a mainstay.

Feb
20
2013
reemi
reemi

I have the hair perfume and i really loved it!! it make me feel like a Barbi hehehe

Feb
13
2013
whiteharmony
whiteharmony

I've been so curious about this fragrance and how it would smell on me. I finally purchased it today just for the opportunity to test it. On my skin, I didn't really seem to get the fruit notes at all, but perhaps sugar/caramel and licorice as top notes, a fair amount of musk with the sweetness within the first hour or two (while my husband thought it smelled exactly like cotton candy after an hour). Finally, the musk seemed to leave and the fragrance of vanilla and carmel stays with me still (about 6 hours later). I think this one will be a fragrance that I might like on my wrists alone, or in combination with another perfume (to give it longevity). It might be overpowering any closer to my face. Oh yes, I got a compliment on it right away. :)

Feb
10
2013
efmac
efmac

I don't know what it is, but I have just fallen for this fragrance...hard....and no, I do not fall into the young-girl category, I am early 30's and decided to get a sample of this fragrance from EBay, not really expecting much, but curious by all the hype! I can understand that some may not like this scent, it is very sweet, but heck, this makes me feel really good and yummy, I can't stop smelling myself hehe. It's warm, vanilla, cotton candy and all good things.
I have ordered a full 100ml bottle, and am now stalking the postman.

Feb
09
2013
illumi
illumi

Awful. Cheap smelling, super sweet but really heavy on the licorice note. Cloying as hell.

Feb
08
2013
popka bebic
popka bebic

I love it so much!!!

Feb
05
2013
enna1408
enna1408

I love how sweet this perfume is..
the only strange thing about it "which i love btw", is that it's sooooooo heavy for a sweet perfume i mean ... the one who created this perfume swore he'll make the Earth notice when someone uses it ! <3

so yeah, one spritz's enough :D

Feb
05
2013
kitti002
kitti002

Almost every young girl uses this perfume, and usually overdoses it. I like the sweet perfumes, but this one is way toooo sweet. Simply sugar and nothing more or interesting. 1 spritz is really enough.

Feb
05
2013
londonhermit
londonhermit

Interesting perfume. When I sprayed this on at home with the heat on I picked up serious bergamot, then cotton candy and finally the caramel. When I was outside and at work I scent morphed into a heavy dose of rubbing alcohol first then a sweet odor like shampoo after. I'm not sure if the bergamot morphed into something else. Not sure what to think about this but I like the smell when I wear it around the house. This def won't replace my Prada Candy.

Feb
04
2013
Jayela
Jayela

OMFG! It is exactly how it sounds. TOO SWEETNESS OF EVERYTHİNG. Sweet sweet sweet nothing more..

Feb
03
2013
atiekay1316
atiekay1316

I really wanted to like this because so many people rave about it, but I just hate it! It smells pretty good in the bottle, but once it warms on my skin it smells disgusting and overwhelmingly like licorice. It just smells really cheap on me. I much prefer Prada Candy (not that you can really compare the two), it's sweet and caramel-y, but is much softer, classier, and doesn't have any licorice notes.

Feb
03
2013
ankama
ankama

I'm almost 46 and maybe I'm not too grown up as I like this scent very much. I don't find it too sweet at all, but very comforting and not too loud either. It reminds me of Chia, what is a good thing. The drydown is similar to Lea, but this one stays longer. I'm in love ;).

Jan
31
2013
pattyk
pattyk

There are a lot of reviews on here for this fragrance. I am a total lover of this scent. It's soft, feminine, lightly sweet, expensive cotten candy and vanilla. I didn't realize there was licorice in this and I've been wearing this for years but it must just enhance the good flavors of "yum". When I used to wear this at work, I'm retired now, I would get at least 3-5 people a day asking me what I was wearing and where did I get it. I will not go without having a bottle of it in case I run out. I am a huge fan of "Givenchey Organza Indecence" which has been discontinued so that is the kind of perfume I go for.

Jan
31
2013
luna1234567
luna1234567

I'm doing a second review to describe this fragrance a little more.
At first spray it was sugary but fresh at the same time...I know that sounds odd. For the first 4 hours it was cotton candy...the 5th hour it became marshmallows and by the 6th hour vanilla and sugar. Sillage can become headache inducing if you over spray...a little bit goes a long way people. Longevity is sooo much better than so many pricier fragrances.

Jan
31
2013
luna1234567
luna1234567

I was at sephora today testing perfumes and as soon as I sprayed this one I was in love! I'm not the type of girl who usually likes sweet scents, flowerbomb was probably my first very sweet scent and the main reason I got it was because my fiance loved it so much...for me it's alright...I think flowerbomb smells like white chocolate.....but aquolina smells like cotton candy...now I never knew I would fall madly in love with a fragrance that smells like cotton candy....heck it smells amazing on the skin. My nose has been glued to my wrists ever since I sprayed it and my wrists smell so delicious I can eat them. I disagree with people who say its sickening how sweet it is...I disagree...it's more like an addictive kind of sweet, I think I'm high off of pink sugar today. I also disagree with people who say this perfume is immature or it's only for little girls or teens....what are you people talking about?.. .I'm 25 years old and I love this scent....it's not immature and childish...it's a cute, super feminine, delicious and highly addictive fragrance my friends. ...never in my life has a perfume made my day! =)
I sprayed it 5 hours ago and I can still smell it and it seems like it will be lasting for a few more hours. It's definitely nicer for winter. The price is ridiculously amazing. I Love Love Love everything about it. =)

Jan
30
2013
lat
lat

On me it's cotton candy, vanilla, caramel, lots of musk and then some more cotton candy. For my skin type this is not Pink Sugar, this is White Death. Made me sick to my stomach, but for people who can take it and have the right skin type, this is the ultimate musk-based crystal clear sugar.

Jan
30
2013
Raidell
Raidell

When I first tried Pink Sugar, it didn't quite click with me. I've since gotten used to it, and I realized I was laying it on way too strong the first few times I wore it. I'd say a little goes a long way on this one.

When I first put it on, I was surprised by a rather unpleasant bitter note that reminded me more than a bit like celery. I wouldn't have minded if the rest wasn't all spun sugar and super sweet caramel. It was like trying to enjoy a huge wad of cotton candy, but finding bitter vegetable bits inside! Yuck!

That went away pretty quickly though. In its place was pure sweet sugar! I've seen a few people compare Pink Sugar to Candy by Prada, but I'd say there's a significant difference. Candy is more like creamy sweet white chocolate that you can curl up and fall asleep in. Pink Sugar is a little more...crisp? sharp? (I'm not sure what the right word is here...) It's more like crystal rock candy and bright pink Ring Pops with a little caramel and vanilla swirled into it.

Jan
30
2013
Spangle
Spangle

I had this on with Angel yesterday - wow!, sugar sweetness bomb! :D

Jan
29
2013
Cairo Rose
Cairo Rose

This is a toothache in a bottle...but it is a favorite with young girls. My daughter gets MANY compliments when wearing this. The licorice with the cotton candy is what gives the illusion of burnt sugar on some. I wore this many years ago to school and heard teachers commenting that they could smell cotton candy...LOL I actually use it for layering with other perfumes to make your own unique combo just a drop on the wrist will transform a "Plain Jane" perfume into a gourmand delight!

Jan
28
2013
Spangle
Spangle

Since I tried this yesterday this has become my one of my favourite if not my favourite scent! I think I'd still wear Magetism and Lolita for sexy dress/night time fun but I can't get enough of this at the moment! I think I've changed my mind and would wear it in summer as well. Just simply gorgeous :D.

Jan
27
2013
TinaFlowerPwr
TinaFlowerPwr

Hi, I'm new and this is my first review.
This is my most favorite perfume of all time ever.
I love it and i wear it every day. This smells so pretty, people compare it to warm vanilla sugar from Bath and Body Works, and that's great too, but this one is so much more complex with really great caramel notes. I can't get enough of it, it is so awesome!
My boyfriend loves this on me and I get so many compliments.

Jan
26
2013
Spangle
Spangle

LUSH. Starbucks strawberries and cream frappuccino! This perfume is FUN. It's not sophisticated or elagant but it's bubbly, lively, fruity and creamy.

I've been through so many testers trying to find a gorgeous, creamy-edibly-sweet scent and just smelled wine and florals and spice, even though the creamy notes were supposed to be there....
This delivers eeeexactly what I was hunting for.

Opens with a gorrrgeous strawberry/raspberry fruity blast with a hint of licorice. Then it settles to a starbucks strawberries and cream frappuccino spinkled with fesh nuts... just the perfect balance of cool, light cream..
Perfect for cold days, fun days! In hot weather it'd be very sickly.

Drying down further I get creamy toffee but strawberry notes are still there in the background. It's subtle strawberry though, not heachachy and sickening as you inhale it. Neither is the toffee/caramel.

Over all it's heavy, noticable, yummy, very comforting with a big personality - just how I like to smell.

I will definitely be getting more of this at some point this year.

Jan
26
2013
Jayde<3
Jayde<3

I've never smelled this product, but I'm not a big fan of a sickly sweet scent. i like the whole, caramel and candy apple notes in other perfumes but is this too sweet? is it overwhelming or just subtle?

Jan
22
2013
kathhxoxo10
kathhxoxo10

i do not own this perfume, but did give it a sniff at ulta the other day. at first glance I thought the price was pretty resonable, but my thoughts did change when I smelled it. I thought it was WAY overpowering and sickly sweet. I am a fan of sweet fans, considering I own both of Taylor Swift's fragrances along with Britney Spear's Fantasy, but this scent gave me a headache.

Jan
21
2013
JadynKennedi4
JadynKennedi4

I love Pink Sugar! I think all girls ages 10-20 should have Pink Sugar ( not saying it isnt suitable for any other age) Pink Sugar has a very sugary smell, more than sweet. You can very much so pick up the licorice, caramel, vanilla and of course the cotton candy!! This has a sort-of burnt smell that others complain about, but i think adds depth and finishing elements to the perfume. I love how at the end all you get it VERY RICH vanilla. <3 it

Jan
21
2013
Mochahantas
Mochahantas

I don't mean to be rude when I say this, but it absolutely behooves me how people will buy a perfume called PINK SUGAR, and be flabbergasted about the sweetness if the perfume. People, the second name of the perfume is SUGAR. It is to emulate the sweet sticky, goodness of sugar. If you're not a gourmand person or don't like sweet scents, step A would be to read the name and avoid it.

No it's not a guerlain or a Chanel, or some other aldehyde-rich scent. It's a sugar scent, that aims to please, be light and funky, carefree, and jolly.

On me, smells like sugar and caramel with musk. Dries down to less caramel, still the musk,and strawberry sugar. Doesn't last long, and isn't particularly potent on me, but that maybe because I do 3-4 sprays, including one on clothing. On my clothes I can get 6 hrs, skin a measily 2.

I'd love for this scent to last longer and I HATE the sprayer because after a while it kinda gives out and spits the fragrance at you and dribbles on your fingers while doing so.

Do I recommend? Absolutely if you love sugary, young, carefree scents :)

Jan
21
2013
FranFran
FranFran

I think I should do an update on my review since I have this for a while now. At first, its full of fruity cupcakes and only a little bit of cotton candy to me, and this is my favourite part of the fragrance. After about half an hour it becomes this sugary musk, I'm not such a fan of the musk overdose here but I love the sugar. The drydown is vanilla and caramel, and I don't get burnt notes throughout the fragrance. The top notes and base notes are to die for, a shame the fruitiness fades so fast though. Neverless I still love this, and its not yellow yet. BTW don't believe people who says it will embarrass you, its lies. In fact today, this short boy told me the way I smell makes him horny :| not my favourite kind of comments but it least it isn't a negative one LOL

Jan
21
2013
tropic sugar
tropic sugar

Let me start by saying I have a love hate relationship with this fragrance.I have bought this scent 3 or 4 times and ended up giving it away only to wish I had kept it.The one thing I can't stand is licorice and musk but I love the smell of caramel and cotton candy.If they took out the licorice and musk I would bathe in this stuff.This is the queen of gourmand scents and there is nothing else that smells like this.I have gotton compliments on this more than any other fragrance I own.On me you can smell all the notes but the best way to describe this is candy sweet shop in a bottle.My mom loves this on me and I am almost 34.The key to wearing this is to apply it lightly no more than 3 sprays.one on each side of your neck and one on the chest or stomach.I don't get a burned sugar smell but I get hot sugar spinning into cotton candy like at a carnival.I probably will buy this again and give it away again and buy this again.........................:-)

Jan
19
2013
aamelie
aamelie

I bought this perfume online after waking up from a nap one afternoon and smelling a warm candy smell that surrounded me . I must have been baking earlier in the day. After doing some research, I thought this might be close to that warm smell but it is nothing like the smell of my afternap. It is very sweet and cloying. I don't like it, I will be giving this away to charity.

Jan
19
2013
miatomsic
miatomsic

I love pink sugar...I've tried many sweet, vanilla gourmand scents but i didn't realy like any of them...this is one and the only one...I would realy like to find something that smells as nice, but it looks like I am out of luck....I will repurchase it over and over again....

Jan
15
2013
Neonbullets86
Neonbullets86

i HATE this scent so much! It smells like ribbon candy you find in an old persons candy dish! I was sooo disappointed.

Jan
14
2013
Nourhan
Nourhan

I Truly love it,it smells really nice

Jan
14
2013
Perfumegoddess23
Perfumegoddess23

I like sweet candy perfumes but this one is heavily synthetic for my taste , this smells really nice on some ppl, but when I wore this it gave me a headache & this perfume was the first one I ever got told " whatever your wearing smells to strong & unpleasant " I purchased this for my mom Aswell & she didn't care for it either. Like I said before this smells nice on some ppl I just don't care for it & will not repurchase

Jan
13
2013
TinaQ
TinaQ

Sweet,warm, and sugary scent. I smelled like a cupcake walking around when I wear this fragrance. I had people came to my cubicle asking if I bring in cupcakes.

Jan
11
2013
ngmama
ngmama

This is an amazing fragrance. Many say it is "too sweet," so I would only recommend it to those who like sweet/foody fragrances. It is very comforting and girly. I smell the caramel, vanilla, and cotton candy notes the most. The musk note ties everything together so nicely. I am also a big lily-of-the-valley fan. The fruity notes are not as noticeable to me, but I am glad they are there. :-) This is a perfect February scent. It reminds me of a Valentine's Day bake-off.

Also- It is a bit heavy, but not overly, and it last a really long time which is a big perk. I like my perfumes to last all day if possible. I hope that helps!

Jan
09
2013
derkargy
derkargy

Does anyone know if it's available in Greece;

Jan
06
2013
dsonnier
dsonnier

I tried it in store and the burnt sugar smell was the first thing I smelled. It was sickening. After about an hour the burn sugar smell went away and left a nice vanilla musk. The burning sugar smell prevented me from buying it.

Jan
06
2013
vanillabean23
vanillabean23

Cindy Leffingwell - I love your review. I'm 40 and thought that perhaps I was too ancient to wear such a fragrance. Damn it!! I'm going to buy myself a bottle! I love the gourmand fragrances!!

Jan
03
2013
cindy leffingwell
cindy leffingwell

The product says a fragrance for young girls which like sweets. Who says? I have been looking for days for a fragrance. Test after test. Sample after sample. And,nothing seemed right. And, then this little sample came in the mail. Love at first whiff. Maybe I don't want to smell like a 49 year old. Maybe, i like the fragrance after a long bubble bath, baby oil and powder and a little Earl Grey tea. Seems sweetly sophisticated enough for me. Love it.

Jan
03
2013
mi-jo.sayegh
mi-jo.sayegh

I`m trying to expand from my perfume comfort zone, and when I saw this for 20$ I figured no better time than the present. I must say, I judged this perfume without really giving it a good smell because it is not at all what I imagined. It is sweet, yes, but it also has quite a few fresh notes to balance it out. The opening is fresh and zesty, then the sugar starts to come out, at first its smells briefly of cotton candy and lily, then the lily stays but the cotton candy fades and then it dries down to a vanilla caramel musk. The notes are easy to pick out in this one. Surprisingly the musk and lily stand out quite a bit making this not as sweet as I imagined it would be. More interesting than what a lot of people give it credit for. I am not disappointed.
What is nice is that you pick up the licorice the whole way through, but it comes off as natural licorice (I used to eat that as a child) and not the over processed candy stuff.

Jan
02
2013
JediConsular
JediConsular

If you don't are a teenager keep distance of this. Sweet like cotton candy. This fragrance are not sexy, pleasant, soft or anything good. Why in earth a woman would desire smell like this? It's to teenager only.

Jan
02
2013
Scarlette
Scarlette

Sweet, warm, I think I might love it....I really like it anyways! I have bought 4 bottles, and I love wearing it to bed. One of my favorite "by myself" fragrances.

Jan
02
2013
Thatkid
Thatkid

I enjoy this perfume. It makes me feel very girly.

Jan
02
2013
ananassa
ananassa

Strong perfume. Dries down to a sweet cotton candy and on me it lasts for a whole day.

Jan
02
2013
Angeldelight900
Angeldelight900

I want to purchase this knowing its going to be really sweet,but can anyone tell me if its as heavy as britney spears fantasy or is it a lighter sweet perfume?

Jan
02
2013
ohfroggit
ohfroggit

This perfume is beautiful. It is sweet and innocent, but not in a little girl/teenager popping-bubble gum way. It has a hint of depth that makes it a bit more mature, though not matronly. It is not seductive, but great for every day.

Jan
01
2013
MissMaya
MissMaya

Yes... yes, and, well, yes.
The number of compliments I've had while wearing this perfume is ridiculous.
There is an innocent yet not too bubblegum pop (which the name infers) side to it and the way it absorbs into your skin is beautiful over time. A definite favourite!

Dec
31
2013
Jenae001
Jenae001

I normally like sweet perfumes like selena gomez and just biebers and victoria secrets pink. But this was just ridiculous ! This perfume is extremly sweet smelling and nauseating and just gave me a head ache soon as a i sprayed it. Horrible and sicking!

Dec
31
2013
kmcnutt
kmcnutt

Oh yes, this is a favourite of mine! I wear it at home, in bed, watching a movie, reading a book, it's like a warm blanket of comfort for me! Oh yes, I wear it elsewhere also, but it's my go-to fragrance at home.

I love the warm caramel cotton candy mixture, it's just wonderful.

Certainly not for everyone, and very young, but I looooove it and it so does my husband. :)

Dec
30
2012
iamvivian
iamvivian

This scent is sickeningly sweet to the point where I want to puke.

Dec
28
2012
julia hird
julia hird

it's soft and lucsous and cotton candy like. it smells like summer at the stampede

Dec
27
2012
Vampiris
Vampiris

i got this as a blind buy..

i should have tried this on my skin before investing in a bottle

love love sweet/gourmand scents..but surprisingly pink sugar just can't meet my expectation at any levels..

the opening is sweet, burned sugar/cookie.when it drys down on my wrist all i can smell is this combination of strong licorice and vanilla..i can barely stand it..remind me of some insect spray..

it smells similar to Hard Candy..but event HC smells more yummy/delicious to me..to me, Pink Sugar smells a bit boring and synthetic..i find JS's Fancy way more wearable

Dec
26
2012
MaddieClfd
MaddieClfd

I really like pink sugar, it is ridiculously sweet and strong smelling on me. After I spray it, there is a smell of burnt sugar but it goes away and all I can smell is just vanilla/cotton candy. It lasts really long on me, and people around me can smell it, I get compliments when I wear it but I guess it may be overpowering for some. It is my winter comforter and it is just fun to wear it - btw I am not a teenager ;)

Dec
26
2012
jeannieby
jeannieby

I have owned Aquolina's Pink Sugar since it first launched. I have worn it on a regular basis, and here is why: because I enjoy the smell on myself!
This is one I don't wear for "other people".
However, no one has ever said "Ugh! You smell really awful!"
On the contrary, I have gotten compliments on this scent frequently.
Oddly, though, I do not fit the demographic for this fragrance in any way.

I am what would be considered "wayyyyy too old" to be wearing this.

As I do not wear it to please other people, as I have stated,I do not put a lot of thought into why they like it on 61 year old ME, unless they are preceptive enough to see the 16 year old me underneath!

I do not smell like a burnt cookie wearing this. I think I smell fresh, sweet, clean and not at all cloying.

I can picture Scarlett O'Hara wearing this at her "house party" in the opening scene of that great film, Gone with The Wind. It is a bit flirty in a "who me?" sort of way. As a fragrance, it is a bit assertive. It isn't in the least bit needy.
Question: Who among you knows how to properly open a fan with one flick, and look up at your partner, all doe eyed and with fluttering lashes as you fan yourself?
You don't know how?
Get a pretty fan, and go to Youtube to the tutorials, and LEARN, Pink Sugar girl! ;)

Stay tuned for reappearances of Scarlett O'Hara as she makes her way through the ups and downs of that epic tale. I have figured out every single scent which would suit her for each iconic scene in that movie. Including the final scene with Rhett Butler. But I am not giving it away just yet. It is way too much fun!
Thanks for reading!

Dec
26
2012
TallTales
TallTales

A friend had me try this. I went into it with the realization that it probably wouldn't be for me, but what an understatement. SO overwhelmingly sweet. My body chemistry was really bringing out the floral notes and it was just clashing with the ridiculously strong cotton candy scent. It didn't take long for a headache to ensue. Completely overwhelming on me. Never again; definitely not for me.

Dec
26
2012
ILOVESMELLS&things
ILOVESMELLS&things

why do people say this smells like just ''cotton candy'' i say it smells like burnt cookies. BUT i only smelled for a few sort second. I just dont know where that burnt note is coming from. Just me.. i guess i dont know. AND on another note its yoo expensive like to smell just like plain sugar and ''cotton candy'' like 1oz is 45 and im 15 and kinda like sweeter scents.

Dec
26
2012
Snowfairy
Snowfairy

This is bottled SEX. Super feminine

Dec
24
2012
Pinksugarplum03
Pinksugarplum03

I wish I could eat it! I bought this without knowing what it smelled like and I don't regret the purchase!

Dec
24
2012
odrycoplin
odrycoplin

Not a fan...smell way too sweet...pure sugar..pure plain sugar

Dec
22
2012
wild4shoes
wild4shoes

So many haters...I KNOW I KNOW, a toothache in a bottle, but truth be told, no other scent has garnered such attention for me from men and women. Most people have fond memories of some type of vanilla. For me it was an ice cream parlor in my childhood. Not a complex fragrance....but honestly MUST life ALWAYS be complex? Sometimes I just need comfort :)

Dec
21
2012
meawjai
meawjai

I can only smell vanilla,it's the main scent.Top note a bit bergamot and fig leaf.MIddle note a bit red berry and licorice.Base note is a bit caramel.But all of this fragrance is vanilla.

Dec
21
2012
Arielrose
Arielrose

This is an all-time favorite for me. From reading reviews, it would seem that Pink Sugar is a scent very dependent on personal chemistry. I have never gotten any licorice from this perfume. The warm sugar scent is most dominant and I'd have to say I get MANY compliments from both men and women when I have it on. Lots of people say it's like a Creme Brulee or if they don't know it's me 'something smells so good!'

Dec
20
2012
ApplePeel
ApplePeel

I first caught a smell of this on a girl I worked with at my previous job & I loved it, so much so that I immediately went & bought a bottle myself!

It basically is the name. It smells very much like Pink Sugar! The first spray it smells a lot like Magnetism by Escada or maybe even Fantasy by Britney Spears - to be honest, I was a little unsure at that point. But before long it settles down & by the time you reach the base notes it's a gorgeous sweet toffee type smell.

Despite being an EDT which I usually find lasts very little time, this fragrance lasts all day with just a couple of sprays. Nobody I know has even heard of it before making it unique. You're unlikely to smell it on many people!

Dec
19
2012
lalala45677
lalala45677

I wore it in small quantities for a few months. I tried to love this, but it's too sharp and "loud" for me. I love sugar and food-like fragrances, but this made my head hurt and was so strong it made me a bit nauseous.

Dec
18
2012
addicttoperfume
addicttoperfume

This is just a pure sugar scent with a burnt after scent. its sooo sweet. super fun for casual wear just dont wear too much. can be over powering. it makes me feel like a girl. fun and bubbly fragrance.

Dec
18
2012
perfumebox
perfumebox

Pink Sugar is a gourmand, but not a straight “cotton candy impression” scent. It’s darker and more complex than that, but it can also be cloying and one-dimensional to many people because its dominant notes (caramel, cotton candy, vanilla,) all share that same cooked vanilla-sugar tone. I prefer it in a chill, dry environments, because the "burnt" tone created by licorice becomes stronger when it's hot and humid, and the fragrance loses its lighter, brighter nuances.

This lasts a LONG time while projecting pretty well even on my dry skin. (On me, this matches Thierry Mugler Angel – and no other scent has ever done that.) Nice enough that I’m glad to own it, but not HG in itself.

P.S. I do own a few other cotton candy body sprays, but while they all share a cotton candy accord among other notes, those aren't dupes for PS.

Dec
17
2012
monicapo
monicapo

me gustaria conocerlo por ser una fragancia dulce..mis favoritas...

Dec
17
2012
Macy_Autumn
Macy_Autumn

The first note that you get is definitely the cotton candy. This fragrance smells like burnt cookies but I don't really know how I feel about. Oh, Pink Sugar we have a love and hate relationship!

Dec
15
2012
RGR
RGR

A friend of mine had this and introduced me to it. I loved it then and I still love it now. Why? Because its a sweet and uncomplicated scent for those of us who love sweets.
Its not a scent that takes you to unknown places or feelings, its not grown up or snobby. Pink sugar is not unexpected or risky. To me this is the equivalent of a pink cupcake with sugared berries or a sweet lollipop. It brightens a bad day, it reminds me of sugar and candy, its never offensive or harmful, just sweet.
If you have this and are not happy because its story is not "complicated" I might suggest layering it with something else to give it more twists and turns. But for me this is just perfect any day of the week. Always get compliments. Love it.

Dec
15
2012
Duffy
Duffy

Monbonbon, its new packaging i have the same. and its 100% original. It has swirls next to the tekst pink sugar. Look at the bottle pink sugar sensual it does not say aqualina but it is orginal.

Dec
12
2012
monbonbon
monbonbon

I'm pretty sure the bottle I got is a fake because it doesn't say Aquolina anywhere on the bottle or package... But it looks and smells the same!

I wore this smell for a long time before it exploded...

I love it!!! I forgot how delicious it smells until I re-purchased this fake for 20$ at shoppers.

I find the smell to be so soothing, maybe due to the memories attached. Starts off with some citrus (possibly the bergamot) and some refreshing sugar. I find as it dries down, I pick up the more heavy warm caramel and burnt sugar.... After a few hours, it smells exactly to me like the Aquolina Chocolovers which I also own. I need to drop by Sephora and smell the real deal to compare to my knock-off... Which still smells amazing!

Dec
11
2012
lilou
lilou

Soooo sweet ! What a yummy fragrance, it smells caramel, liquorice and fruits. It reminds me of Showtime - Kylie Minogue, even sweeter.
For girls and women who love "gourmand fragrances".
Good lasting power.

Dec
11
2012
FranFran
FranFran

I recently purchased this because it just looked perfect for me, and I think its time I do a review! I must say, I didn't LOVE this at first. My judgement was clouded by all the "burnt note" talk. But now, after getting that out of my head I LOVE it! It doesn't smell synthetic, it DOES smell edible! It smells so realisticly edible when I first smelt it its like my stomach smelt it more than my nose, its hard to explain. It doesn't smell burnt at all, it smells like cupcakes to me, and I don't get full up cotton candy. I get a lot of vanilla and caramelle, it smells very pink though! And now, it doesn't smell burnt at all. This is definitely my favourite fragrance! Its a fantasy without the woodiness and oris root, also a tad bit fresher(weird right?) And a more childlike Can Can. What's not to like? 10/10!!! And also, the sillage isn't as terrorizing as everyone makes it sound and doesn't really smell spicy at all.

Dec
10
2012
Fragaria
Fragaria

I get told that same exact thing fawnydawny! Not a sole has mentioned cotton candy. It's a very tolerable vanilla for me though. I often don't care much for vanilla in fragrances, it seldom smells like...vanilla to me.

Dec
09
2012
fawnydawny
fawnydawny

This one is almost too much and it ends up just right on my skin. Mostly I get told I smell like vanilla.

Dec
09
2012
MJ1209
MJ1209

I wanted to like this more but it's just ehhh. It smells like a cotton candy stand on the beach to me and I am not a teeny bopper. A little hint of spice but the icky sweetness overwhelms it. Too bad.

Dec
08
2012
Duffy
Duffy

This fragarance is not normal! I get so many compliments when i wear this. People say hmmmmmmm yummy i smell cookies and marshmellow.. i say its mine perfume that you smell. hahah

Dec
05
2012
annettepe
annettepe

i used to be obsessed with this so badly. i used it everyday for months. but its a scent that you can easily get sick of when you overuse it, which is my case. i still like it but i really have to be in the mood for it. its definitely one of the sweetest perfumes ive ever smelled. the thing that annoys me the most is the orange note in the opening. i really dislike orange/tangerine notes. but this note luckily fades away after a matter of minutes and youll be left with a very sweet, sugar scent with a slight burnt note to it that i would describe as caramel or toffee. in the dry down the fruity notes are gone and your left with a pure gourmand scent. can get very cloying if you spray too much.

Dec
05
2012
EmmaEm421
EmmaEm421

This was a blind buy for me as I live in New Zealand and you can't get it here, so I ordered online. Have just sprayed on my wrist and it smells strongly of berries and caramel. I'll update in a few hours, but first impression, I like it!

Update: Spayed two hours ago, the initial strong berry smell has faded and a milky caramel lingers, I do not detect the burnt sugar or candy floss that some have mentioned. Maybe I'll get more notes from it in more suitable weather (summer here at the moment, very hot). Second impression, I want to eat some caramel, or maybe just my wrist! Yum yum!

Dec
03
2012
Nefelisparkles
Nefelisparkles

I just blind-bought this because of the reviews and because I wanted an as-sweet-as-it-gets fragrance. This isn't that. The bergamont is sooooo obvious on me for about half an hour. But then I get this cotton candy masterpiece everyone is talking about. I'm not sure about longevity and sillage, first day-not impressed, but that often changes depending on weather, hormones etc. Will edit soon, but until now the drydown is quite pleasant although I could do sweeter....


edit- 3.5 hours later the berries kicked in, nice!

Dec
03
2012
garrettsmommy520
garrettsmommy520

Worst smelling perfume.. it makes me want to gag. my neighbor let me have a whiff of it and i wanted to vomit. it smells like burnt marshmellows and i could barely stand near her.

Dec
01
2012
perfumequeen2
perfumequeen2

recently got this perfume and i'm in love with it. once u get over the sharpe opening, and the dry down begins gently sweet vanilla appears. reminds me of a bakery, and longevity is the bomb.

Dec
01
2012
yuugainotenshi
yuugainotenshi

I totally used to hate this perfume. The first time I tried it when I was looking for a gift for my friends birthday and all I knew was she liked sweet scents. So i went in the search for the sweetest perfume I could find for her and that's when I came across Pink Sugar. I really did not like it at first. I gave her the perfume and she loved it so that made me happy. Every time I smelt it on her I was intrigued by the scent so I gave it another try. Finally I gave in and bought a bottle for myself XD. I really like it now because it smells like sugar to me not really cotton candy like. When the scent opens up I smell the sharpness of the bergamont and something slightly green which I assume is the fig leaf. The rest of the fragrance is pretty hard for me to break down because it smells slightly different every time I wear. Sometimes I smell a strong vanilla and sometimes I don't. I also pick up the raspberry once in a blue moon. But most of the time I pick up yummy sweetness.One time when I wore this my friend said I smelled like sugar cookies so that made me happy about the fragrance. This a total guilty pleasure for me when I wear this and its something I wear just for myself and I do not care what other people think about it. Though I do avoid wearing it when I'm hanging out with my friend because since it gave it to her its basically become her signature scent.

Nov
29
2012
colours
colours

Anyone who says a perfume titled Pink Sugar is 'too sweet' for them was a little ahead of themselves. Why would you even try a fragrance that consists of the name 'sugar', has all sweet notes besides maybe one, and then complain about how sweet it is?

Anyway, if you want to keep this but you want a cleaner or more smooth/less burnt cotton candy smell(which I happen to love anyway), try spraying this with about two sprays of Clean's Fresh Laundry. It's a flawless mix.

Nov
27
2012
missyasmina
missyasmina

I love this so much, sweet but not sickly and clean, girly but it gave me the worst allergies/ hayfever so I had to give it to a friend, devestated.

Nov
26
2012
alicepolice
alicepolice

Looking for a sweet, nice-girl perfume? Stay away. Aquolina is all or nothing. She's not preoccupied with acceptance - do you see that red chili pepper on the packaging box? Does red chili pepper describe easy, sassy girls?

Hey, she warned you. It's not just about the pink and white stripes you see. You mustn't ignore the pepper.


Aquolina is turbulent in its sweetness; you can almost feel the friction of those sugary collisions, delivering you the burnt note which is prominent after the immediate burst of cotton candy. Don't let the word "sweet" mislead you. Pink Sugar is thick and heavy, and it's taking over. It's not pleasant. But it is damn addicting.

Nov
26
2012
goingblonde
goingblonde

I knew from everything I read this would more then likely not be for me - too sweet.

But there are some scents I am just curiuos to try regardless and this is one.
For the first few hours I knew I was right- it doesnt smell bad(I cant understand anyone thinking it smells bad - too sweet yes not bad)

it is just straight up cotton candy on me .

So imagine how surprised I was later when it turned into a less sweet not so much CC - that I just kept smelling my wrist it was addicting all of a sudden .

I can only describe it now as an adult CC - it has a very alurring quality..
And I will happily indulge myself to it now and then :)

Nov
23
2012
libel
libel

So I bought this perfume because of the so many rave about it. Also I knew that this perfume was supposed to be sweet and stuff, which I like, but honestly..I don't know... it's a bit childish for me (and I'm turning 20 soon if you guess)
I probably would like it more when I was like sixteen or something.
I don't hate it, but nor love it either. I spray it after my my nighttime shower, because it is that snuggling kind of perfume, but for me not much more really.

Nov
23
2012
kankri
kankri

When I was at the store, I saw this and I was curious so I sprayed it on - overwhelmingly sweet, pink sugar, cotton candy! I can smell some vanilla and caramel in the background but this is definitely MAJORLY cotton candy. It also smells a bit burnt - which isn't really a bad thing, I enjoy the smell of burnt sugar. This is definitely not sophisticated, not very complicated - but if you want to smell super-sweet, this will work for you. Also! You seriously can't get rid of this smell, it lasts forever. No matter how hard I scrub it lasts and lasts. Which is good if you enjoy the fragrance, I suppose!

Nov
19
2012
Duffy
Duffy

Hahah i have deleted my message here, I have said that the lasting power was not strong.. but what was i wrong. It last 4 till 5 days. I thought that it didn't last long. Because when you smell a perfume long you dont smell it anymore.

Nov
18
2012
tyekristopher
tyekristopher

I love baked candy dessert fragrances... but this one to me is soo gross... It really smells like somebody put sugar cookies in the oven and forgot about them and they got burnt to a crisp! I will stick to jessica's fancy and it doesn't have that nasty burnt smell also britney's fantasy is better and paris hiltons can can... I will pitch this one...

Nov
12
2012
nnattie30
nnattie30

I love, love, love this fragrance. I now use it as a base for my other fragrances that were sitting on my shelf. It adds a gorgeous warm yummy punch that people compliment when otherwise those fragrances didn't get any notice!

Nov
12
2012
pickledjo
pickledjo

It's a very young scent.
Little girls will love this.

I love sweet perfumes, but this is quite sickly, especially over time.

Nov
09
2012
Mooncatt
Mooncatt

The Italian:just call me a big piece of cotton candy, then:)

Nov
05
2012
the Italian
the Italian

This will turn you into a big piece of cotton candy wondering around.

Nov
05
2012
Nikkieleedavis
Nikkieleedavis

I feel as if I really don't like this! I am the sort of girl that scent is candy bubblegum and yum yum but this just smells fake and like plastic I wish I liked it but I guess I'll sit k to my Britney Spears fantasy

Nov
05
2012
holychristy
holychristy

This was gifted to me, definitely try before you buy. It is sugary sweet and then has a generic, cloying, perfume-y drydown.

Nov
04
2012
libbyanne
libbyanne

When I first put this on I swear I could smell old fashioned bazooka Joe bubble gum then it slowly turned in to the smell of pink candy popcorn.
Needless to say it takes some self control not to walk around with my wrist to me nose like a complete fool.
What? Yes I'm doing it right now...sigh

Nov
01
2012
comfortablynumb83
comfortablynumb83

If anyone would like a full bottle of this and wants to do a swap I would like to do so. Only with other users in the U.S. (sorry) I like sweet and floral scents. If you want to trade just message me! :)
I gave this another try and I just can't get over the burnt sugar smell. That's the only thing I smell. My boyfriend even asked me,"What the hell is that?!" lol. So my bottle was only sprayed a total of 3 times.

Nov
01
2012
RainyDayDaydream
RainyDayDaydream

Finally found this perfume after searching for it, for and being interested in buying it for weeks- eventually found it. My first impression, I wasnt too impressed. But that may have been just because I raised my hopes up so much that it would smell like something I have never smelt before. But, I do in fact like it. Its sugary and sweet, which is certainly the kind of perfume I like. I didnt like the top notes very much, but the dry down smelt good. And the smell settled, which made it less sharp. On my skin however, I find it to smell a bit powdery. I do find the packaging is very cute, too. Will maybe buy a small bottle of it for myself, soon.

Oct
29
2012
raspbaby
raspbaby

I have this, anyone want to swap with me? Message me.

Oct
29
2012
minnt
minnt

Scary start to this fragrance... I used 3 light squirts of the EDT, "smoked out" the car (according to the kids), and set my boyfriend to a coughing fit! It was quite sharp and high, but not quite unpleasant. The sillage was huge; I ended up wiping most of it off with an alcohol wipe, and it was still present.

After the wipe and a few hours' dry-down, it was quite light and sugary; mostly cotton candy and caramel with a little liquorice. Kind of nice, but for me it's more of a "smell" than a "fragrance". I think it would better suit someone in the 15-20 range - I would give it to my 10-year-old, but she prefers Thierry Mugler's Angel!

I'm not sure yet whether I'll keep it for an occasional light spritz when the mood takes me, or if I'll re-sell it. I think I'll try Prada Candy next...

EDIT: about 10 hours later, and it's faded to a kind of sour citrus - I blame it on my acidy skin chemistry, maybe, but I guess this one will be an on-sell. :( Maybe I would have had better luck with the EDP.

Oct
28
2012
bleuciel
bleuciel

I've been wearing this scent for several weeks now and haven't given my two cents, what?!

It's VERY sweet, warm, candy-like, no fruits nor flowers to tame it down. The longevity is amazing, I spray two spritzes on my chest in the morning and now at 4 pm I can still smell it. It's strong, too strong, I can't wear more than those two sprays I use a different perfume on my hair clothes. It would be too much if I used it all over like I do with my usual perfumes.

It's lovely. It's inviting, perfect for cold weather to cuddle up. Makes me happy and in a good mood.

This was yet another blind buy, but a successful one. Nobody here wears this or has heard of it actually, so yay for me :)

Oct
25
2012
stardust808
stardust808

had to share this with fellow perfumistas...i met a woman today and immediately recognized her scent as it is my signature scent as well-pink sugar. no big deal i'm sure but i need to mention this woman was 73 years YOUNG and beautiful =) wonderfully dressed, modern, and young at heart but not in a "trying too hard" kinda way nor was she plastic looking. i could tell it was just naturally HER and her spirit. she gave me hope for the dreaded aging process which (as vain as it sounds) scares me to death! 23, 53, 73 it doesn't matter if i can look 50ish and come across as a 50ish year old woman at 73 like the woman i met today i won't complain for an instant about aging =) let's keep that in mind when we tag scents to age groups because that's here nor there, if something suits you it suits you...period

Oct
24
2012
nuttmeg
nuttmeg

This makes me imagine the idea of a delicate créme brûlée served up with a small drizzle of fruity, berry-like syrup on top.

I was really nervous about this one being too over-the-top but I love it, and it's just what I was looking for to fulfill my want for a gourmand-type scent that had a hint of fruit and floral to mellow it out. Some have come close, but not quite what I was after and I found that I really had to be in the mood for it (Angel, Hanae Mori, Viva la Juicy, etc.); they were either too "young" or foo-fooey or patchouli-ish for me, personally. This is one of the few that I found I like throughout all the stages as well, which is rare. Most of the time, there are certain notes that I wind up not liking while wearing a perfume--whether at the beginning, middle, or end--but wind up toughing it out. Some types I just don't feel confident wearing, but that's not the case with this.

This just makes me want to curl up on the couch with a fire on a cold, crisp afternoon, wrapped under a throw and with a good book in hand...or, better yet, a man to curl up with. Even my mother, who hates the smell of most perfumes, loves this one. I definitely like to use this with a light, light hand; it would be a bit much and likely headache-inducing otherwise. Don't get me started on the gents! Haha!

Oct
24
2012
perfumemad62
perfumemad62

I had been searching for Pink Sugar for months, finally found it and I literally couldn't wait for it too arrive in the post!

The first spray was a little sharp but oh my sweet tooth! this is just gourmand heaven! I smell cotton candy, vanilla, raspberry and a little spicy licorice. Thankfully I don't get any 'burnt sugar' which some other reviews have talked about. It settles to a delicious fruity vanilla scent. My friend said I smelt like strawberry and vanilla ice cream.

Overall, I am in love with Pink Sugar! It lasted about 6-7 hours and the projection was excellent. I highly recommend this fragrance to anyone who loves sweet, sugary and gourmand scents.

Oct
24
2012
Mooncatt
Mooncatt

At first, this didn't smell like much on me, especially compared to Pink Sugar Sensual. Later, this perfume developed beautifully on me. I smelled the orange and licorice notes, musk-never the 'burnt smell' that others have reported. It must really agree with me, just not impressive out of the bottle. That's as it should be. Oh, and I'm considerably older than the teen generation, but the sweet scents really sit well with me. I like to think I'm youthful, but don't try too hard, because I know how ridiculous that can look. Good for the 73 year old woman who wore it so naturally:)
Alara, I can totally relate! I've had a horrible year, involving the very sudden death of my husband in August 2011. I think too, I've been needing get back my joy. I have no children, just a cat. I wish you and your child the best.

Oct
23
2012
comfortablynumb83
comfortablynumb83

I bought this as a blind buy because of the rave reviews. And I love sweet perfumes. When I opened the canister it came in and sprayed that first spray I choked. It smells to me, like burnt sugar. Literally, like someone had sugar in a pan and forgot to turn it off and it burned. I waited a while to see if the dry down was any better but I just have to admit I don't like this one. It smells too fake! So I have a bottle I sprayed twice(once on each wrist) that will sit there and collect dust.

Oct
20
2012
vhelsing
vhelsing

According to many suggestion I've tried this one, and I must say that it's realy sweet scent ( I can feel cotton candy, caramel an vanilla ), but on my skin it's a little bit soapy, like a sweet shower gel. I can't identify this part of perfume which causes this impression. After a while pink sugar becames warm, musky scent, but lasts no longer than 2-3 hours :-I

Oct
20
2012
deliberateangel
deliberateangel

This just doesn't work with my body chemistry. All I get in pink sugar and lots of anise/licorice. I can faintly smell other notes but skin doesn't bring them out. There is nothing cute or sexy about this on me unless one is erotically fixated on black licorice. I can totally see how this would smell great on other people with different body chemistry.

Oct
19
2012
Evengelia
Evengelia

two words...MAN. MAGNET.

yes its sweet, yes its caramely, yes it can be headachey when youre a bit heavy handed with it...BUT, when you know what amount works for you, WATCH OUT LADIES.

*every* time i wear this out i have men practically eating out of the palm of my hand, it can be a silly really.

Its something i wear for when im going out for drinks or cocktails with girlfriends or when ive got a day shopping in town and im feeling girly!!

You have to have the right attitude to wear this i think, youve got to be able to roll with the questions, the compliments, the flattery, the complete silliness it causes!

Oct
18
2012
pbluberry
pbluberry

I bought this for a friend's birthday. I never really cared for this. It smells like pure sugar, I guess hence the name. I have a sample of this, it's nothing I would buy. Smells a little immature and teeny bopper to me. Good for young girls.

Update:
My body chemistry has changed so much through the years. I tried this again and it's mostly licorice and anise when at first application and then fade to a sweet vanilla and caramel smell. Not as bad as I remembered it to be.

Oct
17
2012
graceadlerk
graceadlerk

My friend wears this and it smells so good on her, so I bought it and on me it smells
Ike cigarettes and waffles, lol. So disappointed.

Oct
17
2012
mandy.may
mandy.may

BEST.SMELL.EVER...men love this...

Oct
16
2012
reynoso16
reynoso16

I bought this last year and wore it to class. An older lady next to me wanted to hurl! Exchanged it next day for Rose The One and glad I did

Oct
16
2012
Regina Weaver
Regina Weaver

I don't understand the hype around it. Why do girls want to unifiedly smell like candy floss? This overwhelmingly sugary, cheap smelling fragrance lacks imagination. A girly scent that cannot be taken seriously.

Oct
16
2012
AlexandraM19
AlexandraM19

Pink Sugar is a horrid thing. It assaults the sinuses with a stick of cotton candy drizzled in caramel and some sort of berry that lingers far away in the background. The sugar itself smells a tad industrial... like you burnt it on the stove. There really isn't much to say, it's a pretty linear scent. It doesn't change much as time goes on but good luck staying conscious long enough to see how it develops on your skin- for you may pass out.

My final thoughts:

It is far too strong, far too sweet and far too immature. I do not understand the appeal of this. When they wanted to design a fragrance called "Pink Sugar," they weren't fucking around.

Oct
10
2012
LaniInFall
LaniInFall

Wow so many mixed review on this one! This is a frag that you have to be careful with, but used properly can be wonderful. Before you even try this you have to like sweet fragrances and be ok with a little bit of synthetic. To me this smells exactly like warm sugar cooking. When it is starting to become caramelized. And also cotton candy on and off.

There are a few occasions where this is the perfect Frag but there are many ways this can go terribly wrong. If I was in an elevator with a woman who put on two or three sprays of this I would feel sick to my stomach. It is not a good choice for the office or class.

For me this is the -perfect- choice for a fun date. Not a serious date or a fancy date, but a fun date. This is just begging to be worn to a baseball game or the fair and men love this stuff. Its sweet and not serious. And as for the people saying it is way too sweet... well they did warn you in the name! anything with sugar is going to be ridiculous, and Pink Sugar just screams sweet sweet sweet.

Overall I wouldn't sugest this as an everyday scent. But some times you just feel like you need a little bit of Pink Sugar which is borderline trashy and warmly delicious.

Oct
09
2012
chrisaxp
chrisaxp

I smelled this today at Sephora and it was horrible. too sweet, too strong, and too loud. If perfumes paint a picture, this painted a picture of a cheap stripper eating cotton candy.

I can't imagine an adult wearing this or an adult letting a child wear this.

Oct
06
2012
fairspirit4
fairspirit4

I actually have this in the hair perfume. It's a little bit lighter that way. Lots of good staying power even in that form. I get nice little whiffs of it all throughout the day and even the next time I wash my hair. =0)
If I'm really feeling it, I just use it as a body mist as well.

Oct
04
2012
avg992
avg992

You get the best out of this scent when you let it fade for about an hour... That's when it smells best. Sweet and yummy with a little bit of spice. But within the first minutes of putting it on the spice is very prominent, and the overall smell is a bit off. Doesn't last super long nor is it super strong, but then again gourmand scents aren't supposed to be over powering.

Oct
04
2012
chowchow41
chowchow41

A lovely sweet raspberry, vanilla, cotton candy scent.
its a happy, sparkling and uplifting edt. Im 42 and i love to wear it. It lasts all day on one spray.

Oct
02
2012
sweetstar1
sweetstar1

Pretty bottle, sickly sweet scent. This is like a much stronger, potent version of Vanilla Bean Noel by Bath and Body Works.

UPDATE: I recently tried this on the skin, it isn't as sweet as it is in the bottle but I'm unsure if I'd buy this fragrance.
The hair perfume smells different than the EDT, it is a much lighter fragrance, but is still not for me.

Sep
28
2012
dormir6
dormir6

I wanted to like it, but I can't. It's too synthetic and headache inducing, sticky. There is something in it, that pricks my nose....and everyone is wearing it...all around me...

Sep
24
2012
burgundyaltima
burgundyaltima

HIDE YOUR KIDS, HIDE YOUR WIFE!! ..Ladies this is another boxer dropper..Yes the fragrance is ridiculously sweet and should be called Pink diabetes ... BUT men love this stuff..just be careful with the trigger..I'm not a fan of the initial burnt sugar blast because it can be quite overwhelming but once it settles .. its very warm,sugary, feminine and..BELIEVE ME people will want to be close to you..

Sep
18
2012
peonia
peonia

MERAVIGLIOSO

Sep
17
2012
siying.hong
siying.hong

arrival at a candy factory. a really girly pinky thingy.

as for who i imagine to wear it, a girl who believes in fairy tales, awaiting her prince charming.

somehow i get this feeling.

Sep
17
2012
la_beba
la_beba

I have to be careful with this coz it gave me headache sometimes. I love the smell so much. Just 1 or 2 spritz on my chest & i'm good to go. Last all day. Love it!

Sep
17
2012
Sabrina_A
Sabrina_A

I like it a lot ! On me it smells a bit sophisticated actually (don't ask me why LOL) , not THAT sweet , but it's so "pleasant".

It's very long-lasting (for a EDT) and it's SO affordable . I bought a 100 ml bottle for only 20 Euro's ! (That's like 25 dollars) .

Yummie Yey !

Sep
13
2012
killer__queen
killer__queen

How good does this smell???? Amazing!

The scent lasts a really long time on me too-- I used the frag, in conjunction with the hair perfume and the scent has lasted ALL day! How many EDTs have that kind of lasting power?

For the record, when I used the hair perfume, I sprayed about six or seven sprays in my long hair and wore it in a tight up-style. Sprayed the perfume on my skin after a shower, and a few sprays in between layers of my clothes. That's an 8-hour work day, and I can STILL smell it :D Even my boyfriend who's on the other side of the living room can smell it!

(This is a post all about the longevity and sillage-- what more can I say about the wonderful scent that hasn't already been said) ♥

Sep
12
2012
noninoni
noninoni

This is divine. I have the hair perfume and the EDT and can't get enough sniffing myself

Sep
12
2012
lucifera
lucifera

i have it on now,as a person who always uses edp's i have t admitt that this has pretty good stayingpower for a EDT!! besides the bf seems to like it very much :-p he gives PS a 10! not neccasary a frag for younger ppl..im 27 and i love it!

Sep
08
2012
caramelsugar
caramelsugar

I love this fragrance! it has strong licorice scent but after sometime it dries to a scent more rich in sugar. I like to wear this during daytime. I always get compliments (people really want to eat me)! If you love sweet scents, this one should definitely be part of your collection.

Sep
06
2012
wendyyparty
wendyyparty

Warning: This one can cause a serious sickness/headache.

I've just got "Pink Sugar" from ebay and put it on this morning. A total disaster, I felt so dizzy and wanted to throw my guts up that I couldn't concentrate on work. I don't mind gourmand perfume cuz I already have one that smell like plain candy+caramel and I love it so I thought I'd give this one a try, but those overly-sickly-sweet combination between sugar-caramel and musky-vanilla is killing me!

I wish I had tried it at home so I can rinse myself all out of it.

Sep
03
2012
VqueenLeigh
VqueenLeigh

This is how I imagine Barbie would smell like plastic and sugary.

Aug
31
2012
Amarilis60
Amarilis60

This is disgusting!))))) I thought I 'd faint!)))))

Aug
30
2012
amberdk621
amberdk621

Love this one! I first smelled it on a friend and loved it. Then I got some samples at Ulta and was able to see that it would work with my chemistry. To me it isn't overwhelming or sickly sweet, but delicious with a little muskiness at the end. I love it and am sharing w/ my sisters. Let's see if they love it too.

Aug
26
2012
sharhayad
sharhayad

Por los reviews que leia pensaba que era mi colonia soñada y me arriesgue acomprarla sin olerla antes.... Cuando llego a mi casa y la oli cual fue mi sorpresa al darme cuenta que la DETESTOOOOO!!!! Es la peor colonia dulce que he olido en mi vida. Dentro del dulzor tiene un toque como citrico que la hace penetrante y desagradable. A mi personalmente no me gusto nadaa.

Aug
25
2012
sharhayad
sharhayad

Por los reviews que leia pensaba que era mi colonia soñada y me arriesgue acomprarla sin olerla antes.... Cuando llego a mi casa y la oli cual fue mi sorpresa al darme cuenta que la DETESTOOOOO!!!! Es la peor colonia dulce que he olido en mi vida. Dentro del dulzor tiene un toque como citrico que la hace penetrante y desagradable. A mi personalmente no me gusto nadaa.

Aug
25
2012
sleazenrapture
sleazenrapture

Reading about this frag online excited me! It sounded delicious. I paid through the nose for a sample to be sent from the US (we can't get it easily over here, and I didn't want to buy a whole bottle incase I didn't like it). Loved the cute, stripy packaging the sample came in... Unfortunately the scent made me want to throw up. In the bottle it smelt like sugar that had been burnt to the point of turning into charcoal, and on my skin, it smelt like burnt sugar and plastic. I've never been so disappointed! Perhaps the sample was a bad one, or maybe it just doesn't work for me, but I don't think I've ever found a perfume so disgusting. A shame. Perhaps I'll try it from a tester if I ever go to the US, but for now, I'm locking my little sample safely away so I never have to smell it again.

UPDATE: I got this out again recently, and the strong plasticky smell has gone! Perhaps it's a perfume that needs to breathe a little to lose the synthetic factory scent? It now smells extremely sugary and.. Well, pink. It's nice, but personally too sweet for me to wear (my skin chemistry multiplies the sugar element by ten and then some). I think this would be delicious on the right person!

Aug
25
2012
sw33tcookie
sw33tcookie

Hate this with a passion. I heard so many rave reviews I decided to try it. Its so sickly just smells of candy floss. It is a horrendous scent.

Aug
21
2012
hallucigeniae
hallucigeniae

I purchased this without sniffing it first, ended up selling it right away. Cheap and tacky and it makes me sick. Awful!

Aug
17
2012
Stacierew
Stacierew

Love this one. Wore if often. Was told it made me smell like a stripper. In the right mood, I didnt mind the implication. Over the top sweetness, playful, and young. Definitely enticing. Like licking a sugar cube.

Aug
17
2012
colorblindlove
colorblindlove

This smells SO good! I'm not into vanilla type scents AT ALL but for some reason, this one is the only one that I can tolerate. This smells like a really good cake and this also doesn't smell synthetic like almost all of the vanilla scents that I have smelled. I would buy this but it costs too much :(

EDIT 11/20/2012: The perfume doesn't smell as good as it used to on me because now I can smell the licorice note and I HATE the smell of licorice....so I will stick to the lotion of this scent for now on. At least the lotion doesn't smell like icky licorice!

Aug
16
2012
Ponyfields
Ponyfields

Smells better on clothes than on me. Has musty scent (the caramel...pah) on my skin. Makes a cute room spray though, as it's so cheap, long lasting and with decent sillage. Bottle makes it look like posh room spray anyway.

This lasts more nicely than Britney's Fantasy and smells less synthetic intitially. Probably the best sugary, cookie-type scent on the market.

...It's still not great as a perfume.

Aug
11
2012
catsngunsnyarn
catsngunsnyarn

I'm definitely MUCH older than the target demographic for Pink Sugar, but I love it anyway. I'd wear it every day if it weren't for the fear of burnout. My husband loves it as well. He gave it to me for Christmas 4 years ago. Beneath the sugar and vanilla, I get a tinge of cinnamon and wood. All in all, it's edible and comforting.

Aug
10
2012
fragranceluver715
fragranceluver715

Im not crazy about this scent. It is way too gourmand, smells like burned marshmallows and cotton candy, with some floral notes. When I smelled the tester it smelled kind of sour and awkwardly foodish. If they got rid of the soft spicy notes, It would be much better

Aug
09
2012
beaker90
beaker90

Pink Sugar is pure happiness. It's not overly heavy on me, with about a 5-inch range. I wear it to feel like a kid again, or to call to mind my early teenage days of dousing myself in sugary drug store body sprays. There's nothing particularly intriguing or complex about this fragrance, but I think that's kind of the point. Look at the name, the bottle, and the box - it's not pretending to be anything more than what it is: eau de sticky cotton candy.

Aug
09
2012
Radchick
Radchick

I've tested this a few times just to see what all the fuss is about. At first, I get an almost overwhelming wave of extreme sweetness, with a fairly strong spicy note that I don't particularly like. After a while, the spiciness fades and what's left is a very sweet, syrupy, strong, burnt sugar smell. I'm not a fan of that burnt sugar quality or the odd spicy mix, so I won't be getting this, but I'm glad to have tried it.

Aug
09
2012
JessyScarlet
JessyScarlet

I received a sample bottle and I have to say compared to Britney's Fantasy this one is WAY too sweet. Fantasy still has that fruity smell. When I wore it it started off sweet but then it goes rotten and in the end it smells like burnt caramel. I don't know. Maybe its my body reacting to it. But its just to empowering.

Aug
09
2012
Lovely123
Lovely123

I really like this a lot. I'm more of a sweet floral or citrusy perfume kind of girl, so I didn't think I would like this so much. Pink sugar is my no-candy-fragrance exception. When I first smell this I smell licorice first with some rich sugary sweetness roaming about backstage. After about 10 minutes licorice fades to the back and caramel + cotton candy dance center stage(cotton candy hogs the spot light). Licorice gives this perfume a nice depth and warmth, perfect for winter or fall. I like this because it's not just a sickly sweet perfume for children, the sweetness is very rich and warm. This is definitely not something to wear on a fancy date or event, it's casual day time perfume, at least in my opinion. If you like licorice, you'll like this. I also think you might want to try this on before buying, it seems like a lot of the gourmand lovers were expecting something sweet and light, don't get me wrong, this is pretty sweet. Also, the licorice might come off differently on different people. On me it's a lot more subtle.

Aug
08
2012
BritXOX
BritXOX

I'm not getting the sugary sweet feel that everyone is talking about. It is not nothing like candy for me. It was strong unpleasant smell and sharp! Just couldn't get it off!

So, nothing I thought it would be.

Jul
31
2012
sheridanellis
sheridanellis

This will be the shortest review I have submitted yet. On me Aquolina PS = "ummmm. NO."
The End.

Wait.
P.S. I also had a small vial of Blue Sugar (men's) which I found infinitely more wearable on my skin. It has a strong anise accord which is the only thing stopping me from using it because I don't care for that note. It smells VERY similar to Lolita Lempika's original fragrance.

Jul
30
2012
joip
joip

Sadly, on my skin Pink Sugar totally smells like rotten banana shells!

Jul
28
2012
woiny
woiny

i love this one!!! and it reminds me my honeymoon

Jul
26
2012
Addict2Perfume
Addict2Perfume

Aquolina Pink Sugar is the sweet-sugary heaven that is cotton candy! Gale Hayman Delicious Cotton Candy in an exact replica of Pink Sugar. I was surprised to see that Aquolina Pink Sugar has so many dislikes when Gale Hayman Delicious Cotton Candy has almost none. They are the exact same scent! Anyway, I obviously love them both, but props to Aquolina because they created Pink Sugar in 2004 and Gale Hayman didn’t come around till 2007 with Delicious Cotton Candy. Yumm!

Jul
25
2012
paojaime
paojaime

Yuck... too sweet for me! Cupcake and cotton candy in a bottle, on steroids.

Jul
22
2012
darlingdraven
darlingdraven

I think this smells a lot like Gale Hayman Delicious Cotton Candy except that the licorice in this makes a faint burnt/plastic smell to it on my skin. It has nice longevity but I prefer Delicious Cotton Candy as it smells a little more musky, no licorice smell, and cost less.

Jul
19
2012
Cocinelle
Cocinelle

The name Aquolina comes from an italian word that means having a "watery mouth" over the smell of delicious food. So you can understand why Aquolina Pink Sugar is so gourmand!
When I was 14 years old I sampled it in a boutique and I had the urge to buy it! I found out later that mine wasn't a desire to smell like it, but to be able to sniff the bottle anytime.
Between the gourmand fragrances I had the opportunity to sample, this was one of those I liked best. It doesn't smell synthetic but like all those perfumes with a "big" personality, skin chemistry will give the final verdict and tell you if it suit you.

I occasionally and rarely wear gourmand fragrances and nowadays I prefer perfumes that are more mature. But this one is perfect for playful people. It's naive, happy and young, and it says to me, don't take life too seriously.

Oh.. Pink Sugar definitely resemble the newest Prada Candy.

Jul
19
2012
shinelle_b
shinelle_b

This smells like cotton candy. Way too sweet

Jul
19
2012
samloves
samloves

This was a blind buy, was intrigued by some of the reviews so tried it for myself. Licorice, licorice and more licorice. I wore it for the first week after buying it then it started to make me feel a little nausea so I put it away. Today I decided to try it again and I still don't like it, it still makes me feel nausea but, I have had three comments so far today all good two from females and one from a male. Don't wear on an empty stomach it will make you feel sick. If you like licorice you'll love this. Cheapsmells stocks it in the UK

Jul
13
2012
stefanie.vieweg
stefanie.vieweg

I bought this because of the great reviews and because many people say that it´s similar to my favourite perfume "Fantasy" by Britney Spears.
Unfortionatly it is not similar to "Fantasy" at all in my oppinion.
When I first spray this, I get an alcohol plastic smell. Thankfully this changes pretty fast into a powdery sweet smell. I defenetly get the licorice and musk, which I wasn´t expecting to be so dominant.
After another couple of minutes the orange kicks in and I start to recognize some sugar and sweetness. But still the musk gives it a very powdery smell.
The longer it is on the skin, the more pleasant it gets. After a while the sugary cotton candy becomes noticeable, which is really nice.
A very gentle, musky, sweet and powdery fragrance. Not as fruity as I thought it would be, not "fresh" and less sweet than I expected.
It also isn´t that strong. It´s not overpowering to me.

Jul
11
2012
noninoni
noninoni

Cannot resist.. Just bought my second bottle of this heavenly yumminess

Jul
08
2012
Whit
Whit

This is so freaking tooth-achingly sweet, but man do I love it! On my skin I get cotton candy with yummy caramel that smells so good, it makes me wanna raid my candy dish. Deliciousness aside, I don't think this smells like Candy Baby; it's much more well done than VS's creation, which I have. This scent makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, making it the perfect scent for those cooler months. As of right now, I have the matching shower gel and body lotion and get incredible lasting power with just that. So I'm not sure if there's a need to add the perfume to the mix. I always ignored Pink Sugar because I was under the impression it was similar to Fantasy, which I already own. But it's not, which is great for me because I do love me some Pink Sugar! :D

Jul
05
2012
Lushylori
Lushylori

On the days I want to smell like a sweet Cupcake I reach for this one...Today is one of those days :):)
Long lasting power as well which is a plus.
My Dog loves it when I put this one on...Makes her hungry lol

Jul
03
2012
spiderleenie
spiderleenie

I think this stuff smells horrid, and I'm usually a fan of gourmands! Gourmands, for the most part, tend to work really nicely with my body chemistry, so I like to give all of them a chance. Pink Sugar, however, is the ONLY gourmand perfume I've tried that has given me a headache. It's way too strong.

The caramel, vanilla, and cotton candy notes are pretty much all I can smell in this. I can also pick up on the licorice and a very, very, VERY slight hint of musk. I know this fragrance says there are other notes in this, but the ones I mentioned just devour and massacre them. I cannot pick up on any of the other notes, to be honest.

The caramel, vanilla, and cotton candy make this an overly sweet scent. It's to the point where I literally feel sticky when it's on my skin. Not appealing to me at all. The licorice and the light musk come in eventually, but they add an overly warm quality to it, so the fragrance ends up smelling like really burnt caramel and melted and sticky cotton candy.

No offense to people who enjoy this fragrance, but YUCK.

Jun
29
2012
taylorcyrus13
taylorcyrus13

I sprayed it on in the fragrance store and immediately look for a toilet to wash it of my wrist. doesn't smell good on me but better for someone else. gives me headache. yaicks

Jun
28
2012
mangosunrise
mangosunrise

I love very sweet smelling perfumes, but this is just bad....like a headache in a bottle. Suitable for very young girls. For me it is just way too much!!

Jun
24
2012
kiro686
kiro686

This perfume smells completely different when it's on your skin vs in store. Also, it might have a shelf life or something because the smell goes completely downhill after awhile. I had it on in class one time and the guy next to me completely freaked out in a good way so I guess it does work sometimes.

Jun
21
2012
nightcat23
nightcat23

I liked this when I first got it however I think mine's gone bad. It's turned yellow in color and has taken on a real plasticky, burnt smell. I never left it in sun light, maybe it just has a short shelf life.

Jun
20
2012
EMonika
EMonika

Age: 25
Skin: normal-oily. Medium brown.
Preferences: Fruity, vanilla, watery, sweet, citrus, woody
Perfume nose: amateur
Current season here: winter

best season Warmer Seasons
day/night- Day-early evening
the age of the woman who wears it- 20-mid 30's
the persona of the woman who wears it: Playful, interesting, Outgoing


Wow! i must admit i kinda underestimated this perfume. i thought it would be very one dimensional but this is seriously an interesting perfume. from the nozzle i was like "smells like britney-fantasy" then i sprayed it boy was i wrong! On the first spray I get orange+licorice + berries intertwined. Then in walks the bergamot the sweet is in the background but its... getting dressed up and you're kinda waiting around for her. Then it settles into a candyfloss musk, slight caramel which deepens the candyfloss the vanilla then sets in and starts playing with the licorice. i really thought i'd hate licorice because i dont like the lolly but it is definitely a really good scent which i think seperates this scent from other candy scents. on the drydown the closer you sniff the more you smell the orange. I would definitely recommend this scent as a gift or a blind buy this is good value for money! This scent is not cutesy cutesy and it lasts!

Have you ever met a woman where you start talking then she brings up something out of ordinary conversation which is soo interesting? This is that woman. She is playful in a way where she hides her intellectual capability so well, then when she brings it up your like "oh my gosh, i never thought about it that way" she is not the type who goes out of their way to impress people you either take it or leave it. She is outgoing and can be a ball a spark of spontaneity is what i get from this scent.

Jun
18
2012
vivian.ghaly
vivian.ghaly

in love with this perfume it makes me feel like i am a real sweeeeeeeeeeeeet little girl and a sexy lady at the same time !!

Jun
15
2012
shreyashi
shreyashi

This review will become a poem of love if I had it in me to actually spin that.
If you like sweet perfumes you cannot go wrong with Pink Sugar. Its a head-turner. Monstrous staying power. And depending on the days (humidity and temperature) it ranges from fresh floral sweetness to rich gourmand movable feast. Either way its a delicious addition to your collection.
Be warned though if you don't like sweet perfumes. Stay away. Stay very far away. Then you will have nothing to hate. :)

Jun
14
2012
Hairytrees1
Hairytrees1

BEST.EVER.PERFUME.EVER!!! :O
cakes, cupcakes, sugar, liquorice, caramel, candyfloss, vanilla it smells like all of these things, and you too will smell like all these things! I <3 Pink Sugar so much, and have worn it for over 10 years :)

Jun
13
2012
NYCTiffany
NYCTiffany

LOVE LOVE Love, its like a sugar rush! Men love this! i had a guy literally sniff me and say "mm you smell so good" then another guy said "I smell caramel, what smells so good" This perfume will make you a magnet! men and kids will follow you around lol. I need to rebuy this one. It smells so good! if you dont like the smell of sugar then this is NOT for you. It smells Like Caramel Cotton Candy, instantly gives me happy memories of Coney Island and the Circus, and summer time joy!

Jun
11
2012
Kamaty
Kamaty

This is not just a sweet fragrance. I can smell citrus,fig leaves and caramel.
Of course it is sweet but is rich and deligthfull.
Stays for long time on skin and awseome on hair...
For so many negative reviews i was relutat to buy. But i don't regret my purshase.
I'm loving it !!!!

Jun
09
2012
yunicullen
yunicullen

i love pink sugar! sooo much!!!!!!!!

Jun
09
2012
apetropulos
apetropulos

WOW! This definitely sprays with an explosion of sweety-carmely goodness :) Be warned though! This is very very candy-like.

Jun
04
2012
colorblindlove
colorblindlove

This is a very nice scent and I usually hate scents that smell like vanilla! I think the fruity notes help make this vanilla scent smell better.

The only problem is that it simply costs too much for what it is. This smells like something at the drugstore (a good drugstore smell but still!)

May
31
2012
purpleunicorn
purpleunicorn

With a name like Pink Sugar, you really can't expect this perfume to smell anything BUT super sweet. I got a small spray sample of this a while back. I tried this a couple times and it was just not to my liking in any way, shape, or form. It reminds me of the candy scented lipglosses I used when I was younger.

If you like sweet fragrances, go for it. But I'm starting to think that this has a cult following. A lot of people really dislike it, while some really love it. Try it out for yourself and see.

May
29
2012
OlfactoryOverload
OlfactoryOverload

Over the years, I've heard a lot about Pink Sugar. I like floral gourmands, so I finally got a sample.

When I first sprayed this on, I thought it smelled nice. Then after 10 minutes it took a sudden U-turn for the worst. It turned into pure, burnt cotton candy on my skin.

I hate everything about cotton candy (the taste & smell) so sadly Pink Sugar is one that I cannot wear.

May
27
2012
tygrrrlily505
tygrrrlily505

I strongly dislike this fragrance. Other people smell sweet, whereas when I smell it I smell bug spray. It has a strong alcohol smell. It never turns into anything beautiful or amazing. I ended up taking this perfume back to where I bought it.

May
23
2012
Sweetnsexy
Sweetnsexy

Too strong. Made me sick to my stomach. I like sweet smells but not this one.

May
22
2012
Rebeccastan
Rebeccastan

I love sweet scents, so I figured I would try this one! sadly instead of sweet on me it smells liked sour flowers! So I gave it to my 9-yr old daughter, she loves it, and it smeels nice and sweet on her!

May
15
2012
shiverwithantici
shiverwithantici

Embarrassingly, Pink Sugar is the fragrance that took me a little bit of time to "get". After my not so stellar first impression, I sampled this again, and it really grew on me. The key is to not over-apply and not judge it based on the initial burnt quality (which I presume is due to the licorice note). This is now one of my favorites and one of the few fragrances that I crave! I suppose it's not unlike cotton candy itself - you know it's unhealthy, super sweet, and overindulgent, but its delicious, nostalgic aroma beckons you from several feet away and you simply can't resist. You must have a large, warm, freshly spun, fluffy, pink cloud of cotton candy for yourself. I think what hooked me is the radiance given off by this fragrance - the scent bubble is intoxicating, and in my opinion, smells even better than the way the fragrance smells directly on your skin. The cotton candy, vanilla, and caramel predominate, but surprisingly, I can detect every single note in the description, maybe with the exception of the Lily of the Valley.

This is actually quite a remarkable fragrance and more complex than people give it credit for. It manages to evoke the smell of cotton candy, as well as its temperature, taste, texture, and even color. This might sound melodramatic and lovers of the classic Chanels and Guerlains will scoff, but this fragrance is truly a sensory masterpiece. The projection is outstanding, especially for an EDT (so go easy), and I love that I can still smell it on myself the next day.

On a side note, I find it bothersome that many people (myself included) become irritated by the description, "smells like old lady," but some of those same people would likely have no problem calling this fragrance, "teenage", "for little girls", "immature", or "not to be taken seriously." Ageism is ageism, folks. We all like the fragrances we like. Age shouldn't factor into it.

May
14
2012
Mirthfull
Mirthfull

It smells really really sweet. It's pretty strong too, I didn't even put a whole drop on my wrist (just touched a small wand to it) and I could kind of smell it everywhere. I'm pretty new to perfume so I was trying to pick out notes aside from the cotton candy but I couldn't sniff too long cuz I didn't want to get a headache. Doesn't last too long though, 5 hrs? Not my thing.

May
12
2012
jgirgar
jgirgar

I received my Blue Sugar today and I can see the similarities with PS though it's not as "pink", as in candy-like. I think I'm going to enjoy this. Funny thing is that I ordered BS the same time I ordered Bandit and they arrived together in the same box...they must have fought the whole time while they where in transit! JG 051812

The only reason this caught my attention is because my new found friend here on Fragrantica (sfonativeboy) has it in his collection. I came across this today while out on my weekly "hunt" and giving this a sniff it really does smell like cotton candy. Having said that, I'm intrigued enough to try Blue Sugar so I ordered it today (along with Bandit) - we'll see. Both are technically blind buys! Pink Sugar is actually a yummy-pretty scent. JG 051212

Rating: 9/10

May
12
2012
noori
noori

It is funny, sometimes it makes me smile, it is a girly scent (probably the definition of girly scent). First a very strong cotton candy, with a hint of vanilla, then licorice with a hint of candy, then vanilla and red berries with a hint of cotton candy. It is nice against bad mood, but I would never wear it outside home (I'm not even sure I would buy a bottle). And I think it is terrible for so many people, because, at least where I live, many girls just use too much. Believe me, one or two sprays is enough. With moderate use, I even like to smell it on others in the city. But so many girl uses tons of it, and it is more than too much, even though I love sweet gourmands. Just be careful with it, please.

May
06
2012
Alara
Alara

I love Pink Sugar. Lemmme tell you why. Perfume-wise, I like some gourmands, had a wonderful time exploring some beautiful, lush florals and have found some favourites and love how they correspond with my moods and feelings.
But, I've had a rough year. Been through a bad breakup, am a single parent and it took me some time to get my head sorted and to shine again.
Well, we live and learn and without pain I would never have known the things I know now.
After changing my hairstyle, becoming positively addicted to Zumba and injecting colours into my wardrobe I slowly but surely understood that I've let my silly, goofy, cocky, playful side take the back seat for too long!
That's where Pink Sugar steps in. It's girly, fun, sweet as hell and I am completely enjoying it.
It reminds me of who I forgot to be and how annoyingly long I've been 'without (being) me'.
Ladies, no man is worth you forgetting yourself over and for me it's a lesson I've learned the hard way.
But now I'm wiser, happier and engulfed in a cloud of pink, fluffy sweetness.
For me, it possesses a dose of innocence, the smell of carefree spring days, giggles, laughter and tons of FUN.
Am I being entirely subjective? You bet!
My mood on a scale from 1 to 10 when I'm wearing it? 10, O Yeah!

Apr
28
2012
_daralee
_daralee

VERY VERY VERY sweet. Can be quite nauseating if you put on too much but i like it either way. Also, it reminds me of strawberry shisha.. lol

Apr
28
2012
elifcandan
elifcandan

Pink Sugar = caramel,cotton candy,cake and vanilla. OMG ! If you want all of them in one perfume, you should choose PINK SUGAR :)

Apr
27
2012
mandy.may
mandy.may

love this.guys love it 2,always asking me what im wearing...:D

Apr
25
2012
kryssy4787
kryssy4787

I really like the smell of this fragrance and it lasts on me all day but after 3 hours or so it gives me a horrible headache. I wish it didn't

Apr
23
2012
Loligurl
Loligurl

This perfume was supposedly designed for young girls, yet I am forty years old and love it! It's probably a comfort thing- but anytime I am under the weather I put a little of this on and am instantly lifted. I always wear the body mousse to bed- and hubby loves the smell, too. My next purchase will be the hair perfume.
When going somewhere casual I often wear this layered under other perfumes-like Fantasy and Unbreakable.
First spray always smells like strawberry cotton candy to me. This is followed very shortly by a burnt sugar smell-like when I brown a meringue pie under a broiler. Then a STRONG whiff of licorice. To some people the burnt/licorice smell is too much. If you don't like it-try the body mousse and bath gel. They have the sweet notes and I don't get the "tire fire" smell (as one of my friends described it lol).
Dry down is soft, powdery musk with the initial sweetness still floating around in the background. There is also something else-sandalwood? A little fruit, a little spice- much more depth than expected from a "young girl" fragrance. Sugar and spice and everything nice, that's what Pink Sugar is made of!

Apr
20
2012
AlaskaJennifer
AlaskaJennifer

I have been wearing this for over two years, often in conjunction with other perfumes. I have also tried the deodorant, hair perfume, and hand cream. It isn't quite love, but I really like it.

The notes that are most apparent to me are cotton candy, a light vanilla and then a couple of hours later I will catch notes of a musk that is just enough to make the sweet seem a little more mature and robust. I frequently hear people saying, "something smells yummy!" when I wear this. I have had men ask me to write down the name so they can buy it for their wives or girlfriends.

While I love this scent and usually wear it in my hair (I prefer the perfume to their hair perfume for this purpose since the hair perfume fades quickly), I will admit that I am torn about whether I will replace my almost empty bottle or attempt to find something similar but just a little less sweet. I frequently will pair Pink Sugar with Bvlgari Omni to give a sugar and spice effect that is fantastic- now if only I could find one perfume that smells like that combo.

I do not recommend the hand cream of this line as it is not a good quality lotion and the scent is all wrong. The deodorant is a really good product, though, if you are looking for additional ways to wear this scent.

Apr
18
2012
lalalala
lalalala

Recently got this and i'm on the fence about it. I love the initial cotton candy scent when i first spray this..but don't be fooled this perfume has more depth than most people claim..i can definitely pick up the citrus (orange and red cherries) in this fragrance. Now to the part which i'm not liking..the licorice..not a big fan. It's a bit different to what i'm used to. So in a nut shell, unlike what most people have said it doesnt JUST smell like you sprayed sugar on yourself (can pick up some of the varying notes) HOWEVER for all of those who deteste licorice, stay away!

Apr
15
2012
Lushylori
Lushylori

Just bought some of this finally and I like it.
This is one of the first perfumes that I've smelt that I've been able to actually pick up at least five of the notes listed on here.
Its a very young scent so I'll probably only wear this when I'm feeling playful :)
I'm not picking up on any of the fruit notes listed on here though...

Apr
14
2012
pompous
pompous

After reading all the good reviews here I figured I'd blindly buy this online. Not once in my life have I found a perfume to be too gourmand. This is just.. Holy mother! So sugary. It sure lives up to it's name. The opening is a mix of dominant cotton candy and some vanilla.

Then after about ten minutes the liquorice and musk steps in. It really smells a little dirty..

After thirty minutes the cotton candy has completely faded for me. However, the vanilla stays for the entire ride. The berries also come in.

The perfume then lasts for about two-three more hours on my skin. It really doesn't seem to last for me. Not that it's much of an issue, I didn't like it. The problem for me is a sour scent from the red berries. It kind of smells like rotten fruit.
So, not a big fan! I'll be giving this to my sister.

Apr
12
2012
jacaranda_la
jacaranda_la

To speak to how differently perfumes can wear on the skin, I was surprised to find that Pink Sugar, while completely saccharin in the bottle, smells only slightly of licorice, but hugely of musk on my skin. I almost get a strange peachy note of osmanthus as well. The vanilla is there, but definitely set back- it's not sugary as I had expected from the smell in the air and on a test blotter. How bizarre!

Apr
11
2012
HazelNicoletti
HazelNicoletti

This perfume kinda smells like burnt sugar(is that possible?). Or maybe it just smells like something that's super sugary and sweet got burned lightly. Burnt sugar cookies?Burnt cake?Burnt vanilla bean? Well, it is a pretty sweet and nice scent overall, perfect for winter and cold snow days.:)

Apr
09
2012
kirtylou
kirtylou

Once again changing my mind after wearing my sample for a few days. While it is very sweet and a little young for my 28 years of age, I find this scent to be very relaxing to wear during the day. I kept smelling my wrists and thinking "yummm!" I smell like a vanilla cookie! It was so yummy and cheerful that I bought a small bottle of it at Ross very cheaply. It does not give me a headache at all, as long as I wear one or two spritz's worth. This is a nice indoors day-time perfume that I will enjoy wearing this summer!

Apr
07
2012
lettyb76
lettyb76

I wanted to buy this because I have been smelling it on another girl for the past few weeks. She always smells great, but I always thought she put on too much. I tried it at the store today and two sprays is too much. I think everyone at the store could smell me. One spray is plenty. At first spray, it smelled too much like alcohol and the licorice was very intense. I liked the dry down a lot better. Still, this smells a lot better on other people than on me because wearing it makes me feel like I'm enveloped in a cloud of fumes.

Apr
05
2012
April5092
April5092

Pink Sugar is a rich, and extremely sweet scent. I like to wear it in Winter. The opening is very sugary, nothing special, but then you get licorice in the middle note, gorgeous! The dry down is a warm caramel, which I really love :)

Yes, it can be headache-inducing, but only when you apply too much!

Apr
03
2012
jreyes366
jreyes366

I've been wearing this scent for about 6 years and I can tell you why I keep repurchasing it. It doesn't smell like nasty, cheap cotton candy. It smells like a sophisticated citrus-like sweet scent. On my skin, it wears very close and it smells fresh and sugary at the same time. If you like sweet and fresh scents, this one is defintely for you.

Apr
02
2012
yousoldtheworld
yousoldtheworld

This is one of my favorites.

On me, it smells like sweet cotton candy with a bit of vanilla and licorice, it's not too strong and it just smells sweet. It dries down with a slight powdery musk scent, which keeps it from smelling too young.

Love it!

Apr
02
2012
mayka.esteban diez
mayka.esteban diez

Me encanta!!! cada vez que me la pongo todo el mundo dice que huelo a feria, a dulce!!!! e increible lo que dura el olor y sobre todo lo original que es, ya que no hay muchos perfumes que tengan este olor tan peculiar. Ya se me acabó el ultimo frasco y estoy esperando comprarme uno en breve. Tengo que rconocer que es un perfume estacional, solo me la pondría en épocas de frio, ya que un olor tan penetrante en veranocreo que me agobiaría un poco. Altamente recomendable!!!!

Mar
30
2012
Pink21
Pink21

Caramel, cotton candy , strawberry ;) thats all i smell in this one <3 gotta love this is extremely sweet and i just love it ! Pink sugar please gimme moré ;)

Mar
29
2012
julie.valdalyn
julie.valdalyn

This smells like burnt sugar cookies to me. If you love sweet scents, then I'd say you might want to try this out, but I personally think this is way way way too sweet.

Mar
25
2012
caydesugar
caydesugar

smells like straight up artificial sweetener to me!

when i first purchased it, i got the strong smell of harsh licorice. but i can't smell that anymore?? weird, but i'm glad as i'm not too fond of licorice-smelling scents!

Mar
23
2012
Troodos
Troodos

This isn't in the shops in the united kingdom so wearing it is a bit if a different experience to the US as it absolutely isn't everywhere and is different ti the sea of coco mademoiselle and miss Dior cherie on young people. I like it's sweetness even though I usually dislike super sweet fragrances. The vanilla probably wins me over as I love vanilla and musk. Not bad at all, it surprised me and I am pleased it did.

Mar
21
2012
mayazakiyaa
mayazakiyaa

Bought this a couple of years ago when I was in Ulta one day and came upon it. Wasn't too into perfumes at the time, but I was intrigued by the name and bottle. One sniff and I had to have it. I still love it, but don't wear it that often, have to be in the mood. It's one of the few fragrances that actually has some longevity for me. It's bold and in-your-face, sweet syrupy sugar. Is another one of those that everyone comments about.. really delish!

Mar
17
2012
Efflorescence
Efflorescence

I have this scent, and I think it's very heavy. Smells like a bakery barfed all over me, which I guess is alright if you want to smell like a cookie, but now in the summer it would just be sticky, heady and nauseating . I bought this last year after hearing people rave about it online, but I kind of regret is, because I have worn this far to seldom. I guess I have matured a bit after buying this, as I now prefer scents that are more green and fresh and natural. This just smells like cotton candy with vanilla esscence poured over it, combined with melted caramel. Yeah, it's that potent.

This is a very fun and cute perfume for young and impulsive women, but not my cup of tea as I'm more of a serious and down to earth kind of person who likes the scent of spring and crisp apples... not like I just rubbed my face in with a donut. I guess the donut would have a whiff of lemon, but the burnt sugar would probably overtake it - like the perfume does.

Mar
10
2012
Ditto25
Ditto25

Pink sugar smells like pink sugar! It is a VERY sweet, sugary scent. If you are not into sugar smells this will be too much. This is one of the few fragrances I would consider for a young girl. The scent reminds me of cake batter, sugar cookies,cotton candy and vanilla cupcakes. This was too sugary smelling for me. I didn't get a headache and I wasn't put off by if. It is a young,happy scent:)

Mar
09
2012
garota Fox
garota Fox

Moro no Brasil o clima é demasiado quente para perfumes doces, mas pode parecer contraditório eu adoro perfumes doces!!!!!!!!!!Como moro no Sul do Brasil os invernos permitem o uso de perfumes doces sem incomodar ninguém. Particularmente acho Pink Sugar o melhor perfume doce que conheço realmente causa boa sensação,quando uso todos elogiam. Também gosto muito da Fantasy mas este é bem menos doce.Ambos são excelentes!!!!!!!!!Podem comprar sem medo.

Mar
06
2012
xo_starships_ox
xo_starships_ox

It's WAAYYYY too sweet for my likeing. But I hear that alot of people adore this scent. I love this on my friend's skin but on mine it smells like I just rubbed myself in a tub of caramel and sugar. It depends on who wears it, really.

Mar
06
2012
marielisagrant
marielisagrant

pink sugar is definitely a sweet sugary scent which i normally can tolerate im not into the teenybopper fragrances like brit spears etc but i can tolerate them...this i cannot. to me it smells like an overly sweet scent mixed with rancid body odour, the scent that makes you screw up your nose and gasp for air. too cloying, too sweet and just too...fake.

Mar
04
2012
daisy 12345
daisy 12345

I have a question for you ladies)) I live in Ukraine
and i can't try pink sugar perfume before buying
it. I like sweet perfume- i have BS Fantasy and
MF By Britney and I love these perfumes so much!
But i also have Lolita Limpicka (Original)
ang i hate this,i can't use this,maybe
its licorice maybe tabacco i don,t now.
I wanna to ask you Can I buy a Pink Sugar blind
if i love BS Fantasy and hate Lolita limpicka?
Pleesss help me!!!!! Thanks)

Feb
28
2012
Duckme
Duckme

as they say, it smells very much like cottoncandy/ candy like. i like sweet scents but this was to heavy for me. not fresh just too sweet.
im not the girl who likes vanilla scented perfumes, only when there´s just a hint of it when the perfume dires down but this smells vanilla/toffee trough the whole time. if this is the kind of perfume you like this is absolutly perfect.
Katy perrys purr is as far i can go with the vanilla scent without getting headakes.
otherwise i like gourmand scents!

Feb
28
2012
hpr2010
hpr2010

After trying Britney Spears Fantasy (which I love) I decided to try this one. It is way too sweet smelling for me and gave me a headche, but I suppose if your taste is sweet this would be the perfume for you.

Feb
27
2012
Nicolee
Nicolee

This is hands down, my #1 fun fragrance! It's sexy and fun, and yummy and it just makes me feel like a silly school girl again. Fun for anyone. The only draw back with this one is it doesn't stick for long. Good thing I found a solid perfume that uses the Pink Sugar oil so I wear it under the spray.

Feb
27
2012
sweetnspicey
sweetnspicey

Tastes change over the years, and I'm going to have to eat my words once again. A year ago I hated Pink Sugar, but I've had a dramatic change of heart. I am now addicted to it. Maybe it's because I'm trying to cut sugar out of my diet more these days that the sickening sweetness of Pink Sugar is beckoning to me. It starts out as iced licorice and burnt caramel, but the heart quickly becomes interesting with a touch of lily-of-the-valley, sweet berries, and creamy dulce de leche, so true to life, I can practically taste its milky sweetness. As the perfume dries down, I get more musk. I adore this perfume! It lasts a long time and projection is excellent.

It's funny because the next day my clothes smell strongly of it, but it smells fruitier than it does on my skin. I love the milky, gooey caramel scent that trails after me everywhere I go. This is by far the most realiztic caramel perfume I've ever smelled. My dad commented that he loves my perfume and that it smells like cotton candy. Can't believe I'm saying it, but I'm now officially a Pink Sugar lover.

Feb
25
2012
Xoloitzcuintli
Xoloitzcuintli

i remember I wanted this one badly and when I finally got I was so happy,but when I sprayed it on didn't really like it a little bit later I got a huge headache I realized pink sugar was what caused it. So I thought it wouldn't happen again then I wore it to class once and people were complaining about something smelling overly sickly sweet and nasty I knew it was me because I had another headache. Even my boyfriend hated it he told me to not wear that ever again and I agreed I didn't like it anyway ended up returning it. I wish I did love it though it was just not meant to be.

Feb
25
2012
sweetiepea161616
sweetiepea161616

I really don't care that this is for teens. I absolutely love it. I love the smell of cotton candy and creme brulee, and I think that's exactly what it smells like. I just want to eat myself up when I use it! My husband makes fun of me and says I smells like a stripper, but I know he secretly likes it and thinks it's hot!

Feb
18
2012
aromaticprincess
aromaticprincess

This one is very sweet and makes you smell younger and spunky. Makes me feel like I'm going to the circus or something teenage and fun. Smells a lot like cotton candy and definitely one that will always be in my collection. Makes me happy. :)

Feb
17
2012
carolinedb
carolinedb

If you want the sweetest possible perfume out there, this is it. My sister bought me the rollerball for my birthday a few years ago and when she put it on in the car to try it out, her boyfriend rolled down the window because he couldn't handle the smell. I wore it a few times, but ended up throwing it away because I couldn't stand it. Yuck!

Feb
15
2012
Liina
Liina

I don't get the deal about Pink Sugar why everybody loves it so much. I'm a big fan of gourmands but after testing it I can say I wouldn't buy or wear it.
To me the strongest note is the licorice. It dominates everything else, all the lovely sweet notes that I would otherwise love. Actually, this reminds me a lot of Lolita Lempicka Le Premier Parfum which I tested recently. There's also licorice the leader of the scent. But Lolita Lempicka's perfume was more sophisticated and I actually kinda liked although I'm not a fan of licorice. But Pink Sugar I can't seem to like in any way.

Feb
13
2012
tangerine-tane
tangerine-tane

The name definitely suits it! I love this perfume as much as I love Fantasy Britney Spears (which I really love) and if you want a rich, sweet, or sugary perfume then this is the one for you.

Feb
07
2012
marisacb
marisacb

I heard so many reviews on here saying this smelled just like cotton candy so I was excited. When I first tried it the smell of black licorice was all I got. I totally HATE black licorice. Finally after a few minutes it dryed down to a sweet cotton candy that I LOVE! I just wish the smell was a little stronger.

Feb
06
2012
Jayla_Kent
Jayla_Kent

For me this came off as peppery after the "sweetness" settled down. Not a bad scent - very unique. I eventually grew tired of it and did not purchase again.

Jan
31
2012
mamasgotguns
mamasgotguns

I bought the shimmer roll on for my 3year old while shopping at Nordstroms. I am at the beginning of my perfume journey, hoping to find a signature scent.

Since my purchase will take lots of research and time, I got this for us to enjoy.

It smells SO GREAT! I would not wear it, but it's made for young girls. Perfect. I roll it on at nap time so she has something to smell while (hopefully) napping.

I can see this fragrance being her signature until she is at least 13. BY that time, I will likely be a perfume addict with a huge collection to share with her:)

Yeah! No crap disney perfumes in her future!

EDIT: I love this scent! I am now "stealing" her rollerball for myself sometimes! Sometimes if fun to just smell like a little girl and who cares what others think:)

Jan
22
2012
mandabape
mandabape

i love this perfume.it smells so sweet and makes me feel so fun and happy. it smells a bit like alcohol when you first spray it but it fades away of course and lasts for quite a while. One thing is I bought it at this discounted perfume store but it doesn't say Aquolina anywhere on the packaging. Does anybody have this same issue?

Jan
19
2012
melbritt24
melbritt24

This smells very linear to me. It has a vinyl-like scent (I suppose it's the licorice) that reminds me of Barbie dolls! I get no sugar or cotton candy...so sad!

Jan
18
2012
stephaniearianne
stephaniearianne

My apologies to the Pink Sugar enthusiasts but this will be my exceptional negative review. I hate this perfume. Am I not the only one who is reminded of those "strawberry shortcake" scented dolls? Yes, we all like the smell of food, but can we be a little more original than ordinary carnival fare? At least it lives up to it's name: Artificial pink cotton candy (insulation?) and yes, I am transported right back to the roller skating rink when I was a pre-teen. As to the guys loving this scent, I do not doubt it--I'm quite sure they do, but probably in the same way they would enjoy a perfume smelling of nachos.

Jan
15
2012
Gabriela
Gabriela

I am 30 and I love Pink Sugar...
I dont wear it everyday, because I have come to the conclusion that it will only behave on my skin when its the proper time of the month. If I ever dare to wear it when Im not supposed to (you know when ladies), my skin will amp up the licorice note to intolerable levels...
One must never overspray Pink Sugar, the best thing to do is wear a light vanilla body lotion underneath, dont spray directly on the skin, instead spray into the air and walk through the mist...This way Pink Sugar will work nicely with your skin chemistry and I strongly encourage you to dont give up on it, try walking through the mist first...
On me, this baby opens up with a citrusy note blended with a tangy berry, then the vanilla bursts with some light hints of licorice...the cotton sugar note and the caramel start blooming upon the first 15 minutes...The final result, is a very Pink Cream Brulee with a nice citrusy kick...
I like Pink Sugar and I see myself wearing it for many years to come, I honestly dont feel this fragrance is for young girls only, the same way I dont think Shalimar is suitable for mature women only...

Jan
14
2012
woolseywoo
woolseywoo

I love this fragrance so much because of the way it develops. At first spritz, the licorice, cotton candy, and caramel come out. It almost had a soapy sweet scent that I was not crazy about. However, after a few minutes, I am left with cotton candy and caramel wrapped in vanilla. It's very soft and delectable :) I would never wear this and immediately go out just because of the soapy scent. But after that first few minutes, it's heavenly!

Jan
14
2012
HilaryAppleFace
HilaryAppleFace

I am not ashamed to say that I love the smell of sweet cotton candy and vanilla. I am almost twenty years old and I don't care if I smell like a 10 year old. This fragrance puts me in mind of the Katy Perry concert I went to see in June. The entire collosium smelled of cotton candy. It was one of the best nights of my life and whenever I smell Pink Sugar, nothing but good memories with people I love come to mind. I also love to spray this around my room. The lasting power is fabulous.

Jan
14
2012
Monicabang
Monicabang

I wear 5 perfumes in rotation... Angel , hypnotic poison , black orchid, fantasy and cinema... As soon as one finishes I buy the new bottle so as not to be ever without one... I wanted a new perfume to expand the life of my perfumes but something that I could wear everyday and be likeable-I am a teacher-they adore fantasy... Since I have fantasy and after reading the reviews I was afraid that pink sugar would be a nightmare... It's not!! In fact what comes to mind when sniffing it is sweet whisper!! Not as sweet as fantasy yet sweet but fresh... In my mind fantasy is fuchsia and pink sugar is light pink... I think I'm in love!!!

Jan
07
2012
hpvg
hpvg

just a tip...if you use the lotion and the perfume, a little perfume will just last all day. If you only use the perfume, I find it is easy to "over do it" if you aren't careful.

Jan
05
2012
Fragaria
Fragaria

This is nice, and pink sugar is what it smells like, but to me, I ONLY get pink sugar, no cotton candy scent at all. It's as SWEET as cotton candy but doesn't smell like it. Body Fantasies has a cotton candy scent that is a dead ringer for the real cotton candy at a fraction of the price. I think I might be let down if I'd have spent the full asking price and got this on a blind buy. I got this half price after Christmas as a set with body wash and lotion. It's okay and I like it but I'd never recommend this to anyone. The bottle isn't so pretty, rather plain, but the tube the bottle comes in is really cute. It might be the best part of the buy for me. It might be my expectations were just too high? I'll use this, and it's fun, certainly not a waste. I do think it could have been much better though.
***EDIT***
This is now a LOVE of mine. This turns creamy and is truly a delight to wear! I still don't care for the ugly bottle, that hasn't changed. I surely WOULD recommend this now, and defend it! I still don't think it smells so much like cotton candy, it's more of a cookie sweetness to me. I love the smell left on sweaters and scarves. Most think this is childish, but I find it great even at MY age, 50...ish, but then my taste for scents hasn't changed much since childhood, if at all. So if you like the very sweet happy scents, I recommend this!

Jan
03
2012
miyung
miyung

I bought this perfume, because everybody wrote, it would smell like cotton candy, caramell, christmas cookies or whatever. But it's simply not true. The perfume smells disgusting! The liquorice is so strong and it ruins the whole scents! I love extremely strong sweet and/or fruity scents. But unfortunately Pink Sugar just makes me sick and gives me a headache...

Jan
03
2012
alana.volskaya
alana.volskaya

this is repulsive. its not cotton candy. ITS NOT. stop lying to me. haha. i returned this nauseated. the top note is pleasant and then its disgusting. IM A FLOWERBOMB USER so i know what sweet and gourmand perfumes are. this is nasty. there's this weird note in there that just clashes with the cotton candy and makes it gross. i dont know what it is. maybe licorice? iono.... but its disgusting.

i like fantasy. i dont like this. please dont compare.....

Jan
03
2012
Lozza16
Lozza16

I finally got pink sugar,for me licourice and cotton candy are the main top notes I can smell. I fyou like scents like fantasy,show time and sweet darling by kylie minogue then tou will most likely love this fragrance like me!

Dec
28
2011
nanssi
nanssi

Well, i just can't stand this perumes! It smells horrible sweet, although i like sweet scents for me it's just too much.. I don't know about lasting couse i washed it off as soon as i could.

Dec
27
2011
justicecrow88
justicecrow88

i got a bottle of this today as a belated xmas present and i think it is a knock off as it does not say aqulina on it.i must say if it is a counterfeit it is an amazing one.all of the notes described here are present and accounted for.The cotton candy and vanilla are there right up front followed by the a hard licorice with a whisper of red berries(which i love)and finally it is a subdued licorice soft musk and toasty caramel.(i didn't get the orange ,Lilly of the valley.or bergamont :( )i think it is rather pleasing but i do prefer blue sugar as it has more character.Over all i would rate it at a 7 1/2 out of 10.

Dec
26
2011
maruge62
maruge62

Like this perfume a lot. When I first spray it, for me the licorice dominates. However, the dry down is a mixture of raspberry, vanilla, caramel and sugar. It last all day long on me!!!!

Dec
26
2011
luvyalots
luvyalots

I have the 1 fl. oz. bottle that I got a Nordstrom Rack for $15. I am so in love with this scent. I find it very girly, flirty and fun! Note that if you get headaches easily, do NOT wear this scent. I don't get headaches because of this scent. Oh, by the way, the guys love this scent.

Dec
24
2011
lisa.m.kasper
lisa.m.kasper

I love cotton candy. This smells EXACTLY like standing at the street vendor cotton candy machine, with that warm sweet unmistakable cotton candy scent wafting up! Not too sweet for me. In fact, I might layer this under a few of my non-sweet spicy perfumes to kick them up a notch!

Can't add more to whats been said. If you like cotton candy this is the one for you!

Dec
22
2011
lilax0
lilax0

To me, this smells like a mixture of sweets, sugar, and vanilla. I am a huge fan of sweet smelling perfumes but this can get a little sickly for me. I do like it but i couldn't wear it on a daily basis. I have however recently discovered that if you spray it once or twice in front of you, and then walk into it, it smells lighter and a lot better! Hope this helps people who find it a little too strong :)

Dec
17
2011
mirandaslaysdragons
mirandaslaysdragons

I have a love/hate relationship with this fragrance.

The love: I'm a fan of vanilla/creamy/warm scents, so this fits all of those catagories. Every time I wear it, I get compliments... especially from men. It stays on my skin FOREVER. As in, put it on in the morning after a shower and it stays until bedtime. I feel that the fragrance is at its best when it has had some time to melt into my skin and mellow out.

The hate: Sometimes it smells like burnt caramel. Sometimes it smells cheap. Sometimes I feel embarrassed to wear a too-sweet cotton candy disaster.

All in all, I like it. I enjoy having it in my collection and spritz it on (carefully!) when the mood strikes. I would love to see a lighter version of this fragrance; perhaps something a grown woman could pull off and smell ridiculously sexy without being "too much."

Dec
15
2011
vioversilver
vioversilver

What is the old nursery rhyme about girls being made of sugar and spice and eveything nice? This isn't at all spicy but creamy and very sweet. I love the intitial spray , there's bergamot and I smell apples too. Then lots of caramel and vanilla which is a favorite of mine , so I am very happy with my purchase of this perfume. I do think this is in the order of Hard Candy but my opinion is that Hard Candy is more intense and complex. Both are like sister perfumes,Pink Sugar is softer and cuter if you will.
The licorice note is a nice little pop of spicy sweetness, but very soft.
The name says it all so anyone who dislikes the idea of sweet candy like scents is duly warned by the name, it doesn't false advertise or mislead!
Love this, is sweet and girly, could be perceived as sexy on by some smelling this on a certain woman, to me its' the wearer and the perfume that makes a scent work anyways.
I have to add that when Ive went out wearing this people have asked me what kind of lotion am I wearing and that it smells very vanilla like, I tell them and they swear it smells more like a really nice lotion.
Longevity is great,6 hours and just starts to fade around 8 hours of wear.

Dec
15
2011
theoffbeatkid
theoffbeatkid

A top five for sure. A complex perfume that transforms throughout the day. At first spray, there is a sharp spicy citrus that almost stings the nostrils in a pleasant way. Within the first hour of wearing the licorice and bergamot is dominant and provocative. Later, the dry down is a caramelized raspberry sugar which is the foundation that holds the perfume together. Seemingly innocent but sexy and spicy. My only wish would be if it could last longer on the skin- only lasts 4 hours for me.

Dec
10
2011
xxSniffyThePerfumeBunnyxx
xxSniffyThePerfumeBunnyxx

The name tells you everything you need to know.

Here is THE "pink" fragrance. If you want one, this is the superior, concentrate product.

I can admire its honesty in choice of name, and what it is. Very humble and unpretentious. Unlike those bait-and-switch frags with sophisticated marketing, which turn out to be all "pink" on the inside.

It's warm. It's comforting. It's edible.

When I was a fatty I loved gourmands. Now I'm a little waif and can't stand anything that smells edible. I just wear flowers nowadays.

Pinkie Pie would wear this with joy.

Dec
06
2011
Hilde
Hilde

What you see is what you get with this one. It's pink and sugary when you first spray it, pink and sugary in the middle and dries down pink and sugary. It has other notes like raspberries and secondly licorice, but the vanilla and caramel stays all the way through.
It is truly a yummy gourmand scent with its noticeable notes of caramel and vanilla, it also has a warmth to it. I'm OK with the licorice not being overpowering, because I have lolita lempicka if that's what I'm feeling like.
This was what I was expecting TM's Angel to be. At the moment, I think Angel must be the most vile perfume I've ever sniffed with its migraine inducing scent of Willy Wonka's chocolate river of Styx, and therefore I was happy to find this.

I've tried two versions of it, one being the candystriped EDT and the other being a body spritzer spray. I must say I prefer the EDT and it's not a very expensive one, so I recommend going with that one. The body spritzer seems to mainly smell like cotton candy licorice one me, but in an artificial kind of way.

Nov
27
2011
Hayven
Hayven

This smells sweet like cotton candy with a bite of spice to it. Maybe it's the bergamot or licorice, but for me...I was thinking black pepper! It's kinda nice, sets it off from being too overwhelmingly sweet.

Nov
23
2011
jennifer.herndon
jennifer.herndon

This was the most bizarre fragrance for me. The first few minutes consisted of the sweet sugar scent with an odd underlying synthetic smell, almost like rubber. Afterwards, it was this rollercoaster of sweet sugar highs and burnt sugar lows. Every five minutes, it felt like it switched! It finally (like, 2 hours later) settled to a soft but uber-sweet scent.

The destination for me was like a vacation that you built up too much in your mind, and found boring in the end. The journey was an airplane ride with too much turbulence and a bunch of crying babies.

Nov
18
2011
AWalkInTheWoods
AWalkInTheWoods

I was given 2 free samples of this so I *really* tried to like it, but unfortunately I was disappointed. I found this scent to be obnoxiously sweet for about the first hour, and even after it mellowed a bit it was still very one note. I personally can't stand the taste or smell of licorice, but luckily it faded away as the day went on until all I could smell was vanilla. This was not bad, but if I wanted a vanilla scent I would definitely go with one that did not start out so cloying.

Nov
18
2011
Robo
Robo

I am definately not a teenager and I have to say that I get more compliments when wearing this fragrance than any other that I own, particularly from other women. It definately brings me to a happy place!

Nov
12
2011
Nellynoel
Nellynoel

On me I get the cotton candy note, bur not a whole lot, I get more of the sweet creamy caramel and vanilla which is absolutely delicious! I almost feel like some of the review are a little dramatic, it is sweet, but I don't find it sickening so. I think if you can handle Fantasy by Britney Spears then you can handle Pink Sugar. It is sweet and fun and can be perfect for an everyday scent, on someone that doesn't have a stick in the mud. I'm actually quite appalled by the reviewer that says a woman should smell "upper class." Chanel 5 does not fit my personality at all and quite honestly I don't quite like it to begin with. Pink sugar fits me. It smells good to me. And I'm going to rock it whenever I please because I understand it and it understands me. Ladies, dont listen to those that put themselves on a high horse and try to judge you. If you like something then rock it like no one else in the world can!

Oct
28
2011
cynthiac
cynthiac

At first spritz, the nose is inundated with plumes of sweetness. A violent upheaval of sugar meddles with the senses, as though the atomiser catalysed an explosion of cupcakes and marshmallows. But it soon calms as the reactions complete.

Sniff carefully and you'll notice tangy nuances of orange and liquorice dancing playfully amidst the fairy floss and vanilla.

The dry-down is soft and bittersweet, leaving a gentle veil of aromatic musk and berries.

This is indeed a powerful, sweet fragrance, and it has the capacity to overwhelm. But let it settle down and linger for a while before judging it too critically.

The result is a fine, pleasurable and tantalising gourmand that frolics around you.

I'm more of a floral/fruity person who prefers things to be more on the 'fresh' side, but enjoy this nonetheless. Would recommend no more than one or two spritzes for fear of being obnoxious; from what I've read, sillage is outstanding on both skin and clothing.

Oct
24
2011
almondcookie
almondcookie

If you do not like sweet fragrances. DO NOT ATTEMPT. I find that a little goes a long way. I really like this one because it becomes bearable over time.

Oct
23
2011
maria.de la o
maria.de la o

I love and adore this fragrance I get more compliments when I wear this than any other , including Coco, Chance, sublime etc, this wins them all as for people asking me what I am wearing. I love it, it's a bright Cotton Candy, light and sweet I am used to it so it isn't too strong for me at all in fact I am looking for an oil dupe that can last longer than the original. :)

Oct
18
2011
Turtledove
Turtledove

I don't quite understand all the negative reviews for this, if you don't like to smell like a sugary sweet confection with an extra puff of powdered sugar on top, you shouldn't wear this. Really. It's called PINK SUGAR, and comes in a bottle with pink candy stripes, there's really nothing misleading about it. That aside, I find it fun to smell like cotton candy once in a while, makes me feel a bit more happy and bouncy when I'm having a bad day.

This is all about cotton candy and marshmallows! It actually smells *fluffy*, somehow, maybe it's a tiny tinge of powderiness, like the way scented plastic dolls used to smell. It doesn't actually smell like doll though, it smells like a candy shop, sweet and warm, like vanilla-caramel fluff. It's not fruity at all to me, and I only get a faint hint of licorice at the beginning.

Also, a little goes a LONG way with this one. The sillage is pretty amazing! I tried it on my wrists, and I'm actually more comfortable smelling the little cloud it creates. I agree with anneymn, it's not as nice up close, it starts to bother me if I have my wrists near my face, it has a weird rubbery edge and is way too syrupy sweet at that range. The fluffy sugar cloud it creates is just wonderful though, as long as there's a little distance I don't get that synthetic edge from it.

Update: "Mmm, you smell like marshmallows!" Think this is a winner :)

Oct
17
2011
cheeks
cheeks

The only way I can wear Pink Sugar EDT:
Sprayed Pink Sugar on a clean blouse last month...about 5 sprays I think (I was holding my breath), then stuck it in the closet without wearing it(my whole closet smelled like PS).
Packed the same blouse in my suitcase a week later before travelling to another country, blouse still smelled strongly of Pink Sugar.
A few weeks later, I finally unpacked my suitcase, and the cotton candy scent on my blouse was absolutely delicious, soft, fluffy, noticeable, no burnt/bitter notes.
I finally wore the blouse to meet a friend yesterday and she was practically pulling my hair to get me to tell her what scent I'm wearing (I told her ofcourse, though she doesn't know that I sprayed the scent on a month ago!!). What on earth is in this stuff????? This is some seriously potent sh*t. I actually had to wait a whole month to get it to smell like how I want it to smell lol. Suffice to say I'm not spraying this on my skin, just on my clothes.

Oct
16
2011
Sherry9LeE
Sherry9LeE

This perfume only works in small doses. It's hard to "match", since it's not really a perfume to wear at work or not even at a night out. Smells exactly like candy, and probably fits teenage girls rather than 25+ women. Though, I still like it, but only in small doses like I mentioned. My boyfriend hates it, haha!

Oct
14
2011
sweetharmony
sweetharmony

It took a second try for me to like Pink Sugar. Now, I love it! The notes blend perfectly with my chemistry. If vanilla, caramel, and cotton candy sooth your sences, then give Pink Sugar a try!

Oct
12
2011
raych
raych

I'm a sweet tooth so walking around in cotton candy/ fairy floss/ candy floss with a hint of vanilla is just fine. This smell is for the sweet cute girls!! *^.^*

Doesn't stay on me though, it's quite gentle I layer it with ella mikao yujin paradise and sex in the city kiss mwahahaha I'm a fiend for sweet empowerment!!! :D

Oct
12
2011
anniebanannie
anniebanannie

Holy mother of...It is Charlie Wonka (Johnny Depp version) on steroids. Oompa Loompas. Followed by Nazi Teletubbies, Hansel and Gretel running from some old woman that wants to eat them. Mummy Cabbage Patch Kids, still cute and bright, just ghouling. Candy for flowers. And Friendly's in every corner. Everyone's dying their hair in Manic panic (not just the cool people that can rock those colors). Lady Gaga is President, Britney Spears is Vice president. Nicky Minaj is Secretary of Defense. Katy Perry is Secretary of State. And Barney is Chief Justice. Carnies, lots of carnies. Extreme Cake baking is the national sport, and Duff Goldman is a national war hero. The baker's district is the new "Red Light District". Oh why, oh why, lord have mercy, WHY???!!!!!

I remember the first time I tried this fragrance, I almost chocked and saw everything in double vision. It was a Cotton Candy explosion. I used to love cotton candy, had the cavities to prove it. But ever since I sniffed this, no lie, I've avoided it like the plague. I still can't picture cotton candy without wanting to gag. My nose is so sensitive that if something just overpowers my senses in a bad way, I will do everything possible to avoid it. I don't understand how someone can wear this. Why? I'm a fairly young person, at 20, and find this completely banal. Even when I was a teenager I ran away from this. This is like "gourmet" Bath and Body Works, their recent stuff. BBW used to create wonderful stuff (their Gardenia, which they discontinued, was amazing), but now they are too "teensy".

I can see how it would work if it had less "sugar". I can also see how it would work on some people, but most people can't pull this off. To wear this, you have to decide that you are wearing it for the fun of it. Like the Manic Panic hair dyes, like 6" heeled holographic stripper platforms. Fun within reason.This is another accessory. Albeit, one that might get mixed reviews. Like Couture fashion. The notes here all come out at once, not gradually, hence my description of the madness in the first paragraph. I don't like licorice at all, and it is strong in this one. This is licorice flavored cotton candy. The caramel and vanilla feel sprinkled on top of the cotton candy. You know how after eating cotton candy you feel like you need something salty or water? Like you can't have anymore sweet stuff before your senses of smell and taste become sensitive? This is what I feel with this. It has no balance. It doesn't help that most of the time, the people who wear it tend to over do it. Like they showered in it.

This is evil to my nose. My teeth are crackling and my throat is dries just at the thought of it. However, to each his own. Where would we be if we all had similar tastes?

Oct
11
2011
jade11
jade11

i smelled this one, in Melbourne city.
didnt smell any liquorice at all. just sweet sugary goodness, my boyfriend loved it.
it made me feel good :) and it turned a few heads throughout the city trip.
but im going to have to test it again properly because the liquorice sounds so interesting.

Oct
11
2011
tigerhearted
tigerhearted

I wish I liked this on myself! I get too much of something tangy, and licorice. I can't quite get into it when I wear it.

However I was in a furniture shop yesterday with my husband, and a sales associate came out and was chatting with someone a couple feet away. Gradually this wonderful, subtle, glowing scent wafted over, it reminded me of making hummingbird food or simple syrup. I asked the SA if she was wearing perfume, and she said "Yes, it's Pink Sugar."

! If only it smelled so good on me! So jealous XD I told her that this is the perfect scent to wear to make lots of sales, because it will make all her customers feel happy lol!

So, this does have good sillage without being obnoxious or offensive. On her it was not overly sweet, just a perfect wonderful blend of sweetness. I'm going to try the Sensual version when I get the chance to, it doesn't have the licorice and I'm hoping it will agree with my nose better than the original.

Oct
09
2011
Tubykap20
Tubykap20

FINALLY GOT IT!!! Can't find it in my country so...Yeah...it was a blind buy!!!AND LOVE IT!!! I get a hint of that bergamot at first spritz but in 5 sec the licorice is standing out very strong! The drydown as all the people say: PURE COTTON CANDY AND VANILLA! What I like about it is that it doesn't smell like sticky sugar,it has it's own interesting notes that puts this scent away from that bucket of cheap smells! You must love sweet scents to like this one! Otherwise stay away cause it can give you a headache!

Oct
07
2011
rosembloom
rosembloom

I've been wearing Hard Candy and have been into those luscious 'gourmand' scents. Now this one is definitey a crowd pleaser! I used to get these 'wow! you smell sooo yummy' comments with Hard Candy but i get twice as much with Pink Sugar. It is not so expensive in Canada, it has uncanny staying power, leaves a 'sillage' which gets noticed and i must say appreciated. On my skin, there is no chemical harshness and the berries and cotton candy blend together to create this creamy cashmere fragrance. Personally, i love it. It gets me in a good mood (a definite pick me up for candy lovers like me!) and worn with another fragrance, it is simply delicious (i like combining it with Hard Candy or Can Can) . Plus, my boyfriend always has his nose close to my neck, inhaling deeply: who wouldn't love that? ) :D

Oct
06
2011
valarian
valarian

I don't think there is anything wrong with this other than it is what it is!

Sweet but uninteresting no complexity unless you mention the liquorice twist which some will hate and some will love. Other than that sugar, sugar, sugar, slightly burnt all the way!

It is a bit on the flat side, not bad for layering but not much staying power. It starts out strong but runs out of steam quite quickly.

All in all I've probably found more to interest me in a rice pudding!

Sep
28
2011
SheShe
SheShe

Now this is called hardcore sweetness!

The scent is sweet to the extreme, watch out, it can cause your teeth ache ;) Seriously, if somebody wants a cotton candy scent, here it goes, but there are at least ten cotton candies in one. Actually it's hard to detect most of the notes, I can sniff mostly the effect of cotton candy.

B. Spears "Fantasy" is very similar to Pink Sugar. Maybe Pink Sugar is interesting - it is - but it's not my cup of tea. I understand to spray it on my hand from time to time, but on a neck? No way.

Edit: no way I managed to spray it on a hand too - no more. The scent is sweet to the point of sickness.

Sep
27
2011
lalala45677
lalala45677

I adore this perfume, and I'm a 20 year old college student. It starts off as a warm cotton candy scent, then as it blends with my body chemistry it becomes a lovely deep,vanilla-sugar scent. To all commenting "Ew this is a childish fragrance, no one over the age of 5 should wear it" who are you to tell someone what they can and cannot wear? It's called preference.

Sep
26
2011
queenvic
queenvic

I love this perfume, cant get enough of it!, not over powering atal, you can definatly smell the Licorice in it which I love! when its settled for a while its a realy pleasent sweet candy/Licorice smell, think this one is the best one out of all the perfumes I own!! highly recomend if your into sweey/gourmond perfumes!!

Sep
25
2011
Pamella
Pamella

i bought this unsniffed as it's impossible to find in scotland and i had to have it imported.

i read lots of positive reviews and the notes listed sounded right up my street.

when i spray it i get a very strong hit of liquorice and then it fades out to a bland sort of sweet smell.

it's pleasant and i do wear it now and again, but there's definately something missing in it for me, it wasn't what i was expecting.

i think it's maybe a bit too flat or linear for me, or maybe the sweet smell just isn't fruity like i'm used too?

i have since been told that maybe hard candy would be more my sort of thing, so i may have to give that a try (maybe its more fruity?)

Sep
24
2011
Kylie
Kylie

I think this is a beautiful fragrance for young girls. Whenever I wear this to school, some of my friends will just get really close to me just to get a whiff of Pink Sugar, they'll always say "Mmm...you smell delicious!" and I'll just chuckle.
I love wearing this on a cold day because it's so comforting and warm! I love it!

Sep
16
2011
rainydays
rainydays

When I first smelled this awhile ago I despised it. Really, I didn't get it at all. Then one day for kicks, I had my boyfriend smell it. He absolutely loved it, which made me reconsider a bit. I'd say this perfume isn't for a lot of occasions and settings; it's not for the office or class, or every day wear. But now and then when you're looking for the ultimate in sugar-coated candy gourmand, this might be the one to reach for. I don't love this, and will never love it or understand the popularity (it's not sexy or very intruiging, and it's definitely synthetic), but I just might purchase the rollerball eventually as a novelty. Something I could easily get a toothache with, but now and then would be fun to indulge in. On a more basic note, I don't get any fruit in this at all. The longevity is pretty impressive. Use this sparingly, it has some throw that can be overpowering.

Sep
13
2011
cheerbear8605
cheerbear8605

At first I thought this was for a younger crowd, but I actually decided to get it and I absolutely enjoy wearing this fragrance. I get compliments on this every time I wear it. It lasts all day which is a huge plus since a lot of perfumes tend to not have staying power. I found that it smells just like Victoria secret's soft and dreamy pink with a splash.

Sep
13
2011
riotgrrl
riotgrrl

Maybe I'm just a sucker for gourmand scents with licorice/star anise in them, but this is my current everyday perfume and a pleasant enough alternative to Lolita Lempicka. Pink Sugar is the kind of scent that can be over-applied easily; it's a slippery slope between smelling nice and smelling like a stripper dipped in cotton candy (unless you want to smell like that, in which case, go for it!). At first I found it pretty pedestrian, but this perfume has grown on me. Like sugar cookies, it's sweet, comforting, but nothing too exciting -- but sometimes that's exactly what you need in a perfume.

Sep
12
2011
The Swedish girl
The Swedish girl

When I first tried Pink Sugar I couldn`t stand the strong liqourice.

But now I LOVE this perfume, even the liqourice part!

I don`t care that I may be considered to old for this fragrance - do you hear that, all you pompous sourposs people out there?! My favourite scents are sweet smellers. Anything candy/cookie/vanilla is irresistable to me.

The sillage and longevity when sprayed on clothes is AMAZING. And the price is just as yummie as this little vanilla treasure!

Sep
09
2011
Arrogant_Cat
Arrogant_Cat

I love Pink Sugar!
It was a blind buy based on the notes and the reviews and it did not disappoint. I haven`t smelled anything like it before. The most edible, gourmand experience ever.
Sticky sweet raspberry opening, followed by the lovely combination of cotton candy - burnt sugar - caramel.
It is simple and delicious, a must try for all gourmand lovers out there!
Excellent longevity for an EDT , it gives many EDPs a run for their money in fact!
Sillage is good.

PS. : Please don` t be nasty when reviewing this fragrance - it is different, yes. Sticky sweet, yes. Fun, girly, simple and a lot of us like it. As an enthusiastic fan of Pink Sugar I am pretty offended by some of the reviews saying "why would someone want to smell like sugar" or "it is for 5 year olds". Fragrance is about different tastes, individualism and having fun, not about age. Pink Sugar is hugely popular for a reason, get over it ! :)

Sep
05
2011
anneymn
anneymn

At a whiff I just notice a sugary, caramel, cotton candy, with a little musk. I think its safe to assume that passerby children and guys would enjoy this.

I notice the licorice and red berries while waving my wrist infront of my nose (heh) If i put the wrist to my nose it becomes stingly sweet, chemical like... so I won't keep my nose there because I like it from a little distance.

I think it would be fine for any season really, but imagine it could be cloying in hot weather in a confined place.

Aug
28
2011
almond-papaya
almond-papaya

If you are into your sweet perfumes definately one for you!

Smells more like something you could eat though. Think this bottle is going to stay 3/4 full for me. maybe give it to my 12 yr old daughter it would be suited more to a pre-teen female rather than a woman in her 30's lol!

Aug
27
2011
dreambiology
dreambiology

I put some of this on and started craving flan...then realized it was the pink sugar making me hungry. This smells like flan in a really good way! Vanilla and caramel with some cotton candy sweetness :) I hope everyone knows what flan is :D

Aug
23
2011
Lil Mju
Lil Mju

it's extremely, dangerously sweet. it may probably only be sutable for 5 yearolds that are into hellokitty and barbies and tonns of sweets and ice cream. its longevity is incredible for edt. it may be ok for the winter if you don't overdo it, otherwise it's a killer. out of the bottle it smells like burnt sugar. i still can't make up my mind about it: it's nicely sweet - it's too sweet.. another con: it gives me a huge, horrible headache.. i'd give it 6 out of 10.

Aug
20
2011
cheeks
cheeks

Oh dear! This one I found very appealing the first time I tested it, I was so charmed by it that I purchased myself a 1.7oz bottle on the spot...big mistake. Overtime, I started getting awful headaches because of it, and I started noticing a very pronounced burnt/rubbery note that wasn't there the first time I had tried it. I will stick with the body cream when I feel like smelling of cotton candy, and I'd recommend it to those who enjoy its scent but find this EDT too overpowering and vulgar. The other products from the Pink Sugar line are very fragranced but do not have that harsh burnt edge that is present in the EDT.

Aug
16
2011
zapling
zapling

Oh well too bad it has a cheap name, hah. I (F) love this scent and my partner (M) goes nuts whenever I wear it cos he wants to eat me on the spot.
If you love the scent but are dying to pay more, go ahead and buy Profumum's Aqua e Zuccchero. It's not totally identical, but absolutely close. And yeah, AeZ is a little bit more tangy, more sophisticated. But just a liiiiiitle bit.

Aug
13
2011
charlottesmom
charlottesmom

Just a note to Feeble....I've tried to wear Chanel No. 5 several times before and to say ON ME it smelled like hell would be a compliment, it truely is that bad! ON ME and masses of other non 5 year olds Pink Sugar smells wonderful not fairgrounds or childish at all. Perhaps your wife's chemistry simply did not agree with Pink Sugar.....

Aug
12
2011
rheea oana
rheea oana

Oh the burn ,the burn! The horror! The ho-rror!
Burnt sugar overdose!
All I can say that this was my initial impression, which I can't lie I still have! Nonetheless it is wearable (If you want to overdose anyone in the close proximity with sugar)! Still all joking asides it is a fairly creamy caramel vanilla sugar sweet cotton candy syrupy scent(instant cavity maker)!It is long lasting! I'll give you that! And from my POV no consenting adult should wear this! BUT this seems to have a mind of it's own or some sort of mojo cause all the ladies like it!
My narrow minded osmotic sense cannot wrap its little head around why somebody would want to smell like candy!And why somebody would pay money for smelling sweet, but they do!
It's not really bad, for somebody who likes gourmand sweet, sickeningly sweet -this would be an instant hit!
I could be nasty about this but, meh....bottom end it's the run of the mile, un-original smell that you can find on 9 outta 10 high school girls!

Aug
12
2011
FairyDust
FairyDust

I also love this!! I couldn't say it any better than charlottesmom below. Wonderful review. And it's true, some perfumes are timeless and it doesn't matter how old you are. Pink Sugar is timeless, mysterious, ethereal, unforgettable, cozy, sophisticated all at the same time. My husband and daughter both love this too! And every time, I mean every time I wear this someone says, "What is that wonderful smell?"

Like Chanel #5 and #19, Rive Gauche, and others that have stood the test of time, Pink Sugar will remain indefinitely; it's that good. Like those other vintage fumes mentioned above, they have stood the test of time and are not labeled 'old lady' today because their compositions are perfect and because they work well and adjust to all age groups even though they were marketed eons ago. The same with Pink Sugar; it shouldn't be labeled as a Teen or Tween scent because all age groups can wear this one as charlottesmom says so eloquently.

I think if this had a different name other than Pink Sugar, it would be taken more seriously. If it had been marketed by Guerlain for example and given a more exotic name, there wouldn't be age stereotyping of this one.

It's magical and I LOVE it!! Long live Pink Sugar!!

Aug
10
2011
charlottesmom
charlottesmom

I Love it and I'm 45! if you like a perfume you should wear it regardless of age be you 13 or 85!

On me Pink Sugar is not sweet or childish at all it's just a nice warm spicy vanilla, my husband also loves Pink Sugar on me, it's his favorite.

Perfume is very personal, on some this may smell very sweet and candyish on some warm cozy and spicy, it all depends on your chemistry. Pink Sugar should IMO be tried out before you buy...if you can get ahold of a tester I know that is difficult in some parts of the world.

The perfume in general: 9/10
Sillage: 4 stays very close to the skin (on me) but could be a monster if oversprayed.
Hours percieveable on skin: on me 4-6 hours
Bottle: rollerball 9 unless you drop it on tile, then it's a 1! bottle: 9 nice looking bottle IMO.

A note, I have both the spray and rollerball and I personally think the rollerball is better, warmer and longer lasting on me.

Aug
10
2011
boardbat
boardbat

oh well, i just turned 50 and this is one of my favorite perfumes. it's flirty, fun, sweet and long lasting. i'll be buying my 2nd bottle soon. i'll wear this when i'm 80. there is no age limit on perfumes imo.

Aug
09
2011
itoldyouthiswasgood
itoldyouthiswasgood

If you like pink sugar but it's too sweet and girlish for you, try flowerbomb. it's sweet and light at first, but the drydown is so sexy and warm smelling.

Aug
09
2011
pickledjo
pickledjo

This perfume has grown on me.
Sweet and yummy. It takes me back to playing with my Strawberry Shortcake dolls in the early 1980s and sniffing their scented hair.
It lasts a long time on me too.

Aug
06
2011
angel6
angel6

Just got this perfume this morning and applied immediately, and my husband came to the room and ask me what is this smell, I can smell chocolate.
Indeed is sweet, but very young and soft. I like the smell, but is not very complex and adult, it's just fun.

Aug
04
2011
danaynay
danaynay

Oh, and another person said that it tends to attract compliments from men...that is SOOO true!!! Almost everytime I wear it, my guy friends or even random dudes walking past me tell me I smell delicious ;)

Aug
02
2011
danaynay
danaynay

Pink Sugar has alot of memories for me :) I used to wear it every fall/winter time, and I always got compliments on it. But sadly, I am growing out of it. I've had it for 3 years now, so I am getting a little tired of it.
At first, it smells like strong cotton candy. On my skin, it starts to take a slightly sugary-orange scent with warm carmel. It smells delicious, but the dry down is only blah. It's a bit too heavily sweet for a dry down, and it's too musky. It also almost smells like burnt carmel. But, it is a pleasent scent, if you can take the sweetness. For people complaining it's too sweet, it's called Pink SUGAR. This is supposed to be a sweet scent. This is truly for those sweet-scent lovers. Otherwise, I don't recommend it.
And another plus is it lasts all day :)

Aug
02
2011
ebonyeyes
ebonyeyes

Smells exactly like the Hard Candy perfume no difference at all. I love them both but if you are little on cash get Hard candy because its is cheaper.

Jul
30
2011
jmjm
jmjm

This smells remarkably complex for a sweet, sugary perfume. But it still is sweet enough to give a person cavities! I wore this a lot a couple of years back but now it's gotten to be a bit much. On the plus side, it's got good longevity.

Still, if you love the sweet and complex ones, I recommend this -- as well as Nina Ricci Nina and Vera Wang Princess.

Jul
29
2011
piluna
piluna

I smelled this perfume long ago in a perfume shop. It smelled of straight sugar cotton candy to me.
Since then it has gained popularity and I have wanted that cute girly bottle with pink bow lines.

I bought a roller ball edition that I had heard smelled stronger with better silage than the bottled perfume. First thing invading my nose is alcoholic cough juice and licorice! Wow very surprised. Where is the cotton candy? Overly sweet, it's makes me a little nauseous.

When it settles down a bit, it smells burnt caramel licorice. No cotton candy for me;(

I guess it's okay but not a scent I would buy again since it is a little boring and licorice or burnt caramel is not my thing.

Jul
28
2011
cocobella
cocobella

i think this perfume is not bad, but somehow it is not what i would call a stunning perfume. it was a gift from my grandparents (they bought me the largest bottle). well maybe i just have to get used to it, but now i think that it is really sweet and smells kind of, i don't wanna offend anyone, cheap. not distgusting or something but not really my "style". well maybe my opinion will change when i am wearing it more often.

Jul
27
2011
beautyfan
beautyfan

at the beginning it was too strong for me, but now its better.. a calm and cozy scent..
If its too strong for you I recommend this - only one spray in the air, and then go through the cloud, it makes a big difference..

Jul
26
2011
amandanyc
amandanyc

I have had Pink Sugar for only a short amount of time, and it has already turned yellow! I always thought something about this perfume smelled too unnatural. I googled about Pink Sugar turning yellow, and apparently a lot of people have posted about having this experience. I'm owned many perfumes in my lifetime, some that I still use are more than 5 or 6 years old, and this has never happened to me with any of them! When a perfume turns yellow, it means that it is made with very low quality ingredients. I shudder to think about your body absorbing all those chemicals through your skin!

I'm really sorry to be such a downer about PS! I know what it's like to really love a perfume, really! But I had to post this info. bc being healthy is of course the most important thing!

Jul
23
2011
Scarlette
Scarlette

A fun sweet scent, but is a little better than the rest. Lasts forever. Great for a day at the beach or fairgrounds, not a wedding or a funeral.

Jul
22
2011
umchung
umchung

This is a fun,joyful fragrance.All i can smell is hot cotton candy, carnivals, caramel,crayons......
It seems to be a opposite sex attractor too. Whenever i wear it, i got compliment from males.
For me, though it's extremely sweet. I felt happy whenever I wore it because it reminds me of my childhood.

Jul
21
2011
EllenYaSoHawt
EllenYaSoHawt

Literally every time I've worn this scent, I've gotten at least one compliment that day about it. Seriously. It might be overpowering for some, but if you like being noticed, this is a great perfume for you. And btw,guys love it.

Jul
14
2011
CottonSpore80
CottonSpore80

Smells divine once it reaches the dry down. The first spray smells kinda gross due to the orange, in my opinion. I love eating oranges and drinking orange juice, but I always seem to dislike orange when it's blended as a note in a gourmand perfume. Fresh, zesty summer perfumes = fine. It smells nice in those. But not in Pink Sugar. I understand a lot of people may like that element and that's perfectly fine. For me it just isn't my cup of tea.

Fortunately I don't detect any of that "burnt cookie" aroma a few others have pointed out. It's just the first hour or so of this fragrance that doesn't appeal to me. I want to buy the hair perfume, though. For some reason it smells so much better to me.

Jul
12
2011
LORAFLORA
LORAFLORA

I always come back to this fragrance. I feel edible when I wear it. Just one critique from my end - whenever I spray it on my neck I feel sticky afterwards. To avoid this I generally spray it on my clothes, which is a shame. I went through my first bottle last year and I found that it didn't last very long, however second bottle through I am finding that it lasts for hours - strange...

I love this fragrance though - it's for the girls that want to smell like candy and all things sweet!

Jul
09
2011
agi
agi

This is the perfume when i always get compliments ,people alwayas tell - how great smell its is ! And i agree ,first time when i spary this perfume on me,i dont like,it was too strong and on me lasts forever,but littlebit later after some time..i strat like this sweet perfume !

Jul
08
2011
aquavelour
aquavelour

It is super sweet and v enticing to men. I do love it when in the mood for it. Some scents you wear for others...you enjoy them but wear them for the reaction or feeling they give you...a costume of sorts. This is one of those for me.

Jul
05
2011
orchidlover
orchidlover

I will buy it after I'll finish my Pink Sugar Sensual bottle (buying together them is cheaper).
I love the sweetness and it doesn't smell cheap, but its price is so inexpensive here.
But if anyone would like to give away her Pink Sugar, I'd like to own it with pleasure.

Jun
30
2011
mirandaslaysdragons
mirandaslaysdragons

I have a love/hate relationship with this. I get several compliments every time I wear it, but sometimes I just feel that it is overly sweet/juvenile for me. I'd rather not have every other person within 20 feet of me say "What smells like cookies?" I think I need something darker with more complexity.

Jun
29
2011
domenicamartinello
domenicamartinello

I bought this blind at Winners based on all the great reviews. I don't mind over-the-top scents, especially something that sounds as gluttonous and delicious as this. Unfortunately I really don't like it. I'm actually HOPING that it will grow on me somehow so I won't feel totally bad about buying it.

There's something... boozy about it. It smells similar to a fragrance sample I got at Yves Rocher called "Vanilla Bourbon" that I didn't like either because it literally smelt like alcohol. Maybe it's the licorice note that is irking me too? I definitely smell something "burnt" in there as well. I really don't get the "baked goods" or "cake" or pure sugar smell.

I get a syrupy-sweet girly alcoholic cocktail with a cherry in the glass, that quickly turns in to a flaming sambuca shot.

Jun
27
2011
zabica
zabica

Beautiful! If you like smelling like sweets, donuts, freshly baked vanilla cookies .. and apart from all that, you want it to last, and last, and last .. anddd to get compliments (from men especially) - then this is the right perfume from you! On me, it's quite a linear fragrance, smells the same the whole time. Sometimes, however smells more "donut-y" than "cookie-like" .. I don't know which I prefer .. recommendation for sure!

Jun
27
2011
patchouli1
patchouli1

I have mixed emotions about this one. It smells like a strawberry milkshake to me which is great at times but its not something I want to smell like all day long. I think this would be best layered with something more earthy to balance out the sweetness.

Jun
26
2011
MsRachael
MsRachael

More of a cold weather scent in my opinion, but I love it. Sweet and angelic and coquettish in the extreme. I don't share the opinion that only teenagers can wear a fragrance like this - flirting is fun at any age, and Pink sugar is flirtation in a bottle.

Jun
05
2011
alexanna7
alexanna7

i am on a cloud of cotton candy and caramel! The red berries brings a sweet fruity note to it! Simple:it's sweet like when you go to the fair and smell the cotton candy and candy apple! Wanna ride in the big wheel?Go for pink sugar and it will give you a ride of sweetness!

Jun
04
2011
Angel10
Angel10

Everybody else has said it all! Super fun, sweet as it gets, cotton candy, vanilla, strawberries, just like being at the Calgary Stampede!

Oh yeah, and you can get 'Pink Kisses' at the drugstore for $9.99 and it smells nearly identical. By "Belcam" I believe...

A must for summer fun, but spray and walk through so you don't get a headache or a toothache!

Never wear this to a job interview, unless of course it is at the Fair or somewhere outdoors.

Not to be worn if you want to be taken seriously.

If you have the cash, go for Vanilia or Hanae Mori...

May
31
2011
ujhb
ujhb

It doesn't smell good. When I want a gourmand sweet smelling dessert perfume, I don't think citrus. Alot of times perfumers tend to cut the sweetness with citrus which is what happens here with Aquolina... lemon sugar.... it's not a turn on. Sugar, raspberry, oranges and a very very almost non-existent vanilla note.

May
29
2011
hanipg
hanipg

This really interesting, u can smell exactly cotton
candy. Im more to floral fruity, never like gourmand.
Heavy & headache. But this one make me feel fun. Ha ha.
More appreciate gourmand now;)

May
26
2011
kenberlyc
kenberlyc

i can not get enough of this stuff. sweet, creamy, vanilla, cotton candy. i am a 40 year old woman and i dont care if anyone else likes this on me or not. i love it. reminds me of childhood, being at the fair eating sticky cotton candy.

May
24
2011
romrom
romrom

I think it's a nice fragrance to give to a young girl like 13,14 it's very sweet and pink,I dont see anyone over the age of 25 using it , not because it's bad but because its such a little girl scent.

May
23
2011
orchid_84
orchid_84

Although I am a fan of gourmands, I do not like this one. This smells like straight cotton candy - that's all. Personally, I just find Pink Sugar too obvious - I'd rather not smell like a straight-up ball of sugar. It's not an offensive scent but I do smell this perfume on a lot of people, so in that sense it feels tired to me.

I associate the scent of cotton candy with carnivals/amusement parks, and unfortunately that isn't particularly appealing to me. Wearing cotton candy as a scent just feels too childish and overdone these days, at least for me.

I don't find this scent flirty, sexy or really anything else....just kind of bland and sickly. I also agree that you don't have to be any particular age to enjoy this perfume. But not everyone enjoys smelling like plain ol' cotton candy....and I am one of those people. I DO enjoy PS Sensual, which for me is still very sweet and fun, but less obvious.

May
22
2011
marrojas
marrojas

Pure sweetness!!! Of course it is an overaction and I don't know why but I love it :) If you don't like sweet stuff don't even think about it...If you like stuff like "Honey & Citron from L'Occitane" or stuff like that...give it a try

May
22
2011
Marlies
Marlies

Never smelled anything like this in Holland.
It is very sweet and cany like, but the licorice makes me feel like i can wear it at 41.
Didn't really know what to expect from this one, hard to explain but the revieuws were very helpful and made me wanna blind buy.
It gives a happy feel, don't know how others are gonna react but i wear it for me.

May
21
2011
Habanita
Habanita

I had it when it came out and was quite unknown still and thought the cotton candy smell was great. With time I thought people are looking strangely at me :) And maybe I'm also not in the right age to smell like licorice and caramel. I gave my bottle away and actually quit on gourmand scents as such too.

May
19
2011
Hamano_Chiaki
Hamano_Chiaki

I have a love-hate relationship with this one. Sometimes I find it too sweet and cloying and it gives me a headache. But sometimes in winter and fall it may be nice.

May
18
2011
CandyCat
CandyCat

I ordered this blindly online because of all the good reviews, And also because alot of the notes are generally what I like In a perfume.

It is sweet, yet fresh it's really nice, I get smells of cotton candy sugary and tiny hint of caramel, vanilla comes through now and again which gives it a nice powdery dry down, with fresh bursts of the orange coming through :D :)

This for going out in the day is my favorite time to wear it, If you like sweety smells, this is one to go for. :)

May
18
2011
flowermom
flowermom

This is a truely gorgeous fragrance, warm & fresh smelling, not at all over powering, reasonable silage, i honestly dont know how anyone can find this an overbearing perfume, its really actually light, yes its certainly "candyish" smelling but in no way cloying or headache inducing, & no its not only for TEENAGERS....im nearly 40 & i love it! ive smelt body sprays stronger than this, theres lots of reviews on this perfume with alsorts of "smell discriptions" alot of which seem far fetched to me, i cant smell liquorice, i dont smell burnt candy i dont smell chocolate or lemon...its just a nice sweet smell altho to be fair i wouldnt wear it quite so much if i lived in the usa as i know its way popular there i live in the uk & its not widely known here, pink sugar is a winner!!

May
17
2011
Mayflowerwitch
Mayflowerwitch

I've been told I smell like the following: 1) baked goods 2) cookie dough 3) cotton candy 4) county fair 5) fried twinkie and 6) edible.

Yes, this smells like burnt sugar and is a very girly, flirty fragrance, so either you love it or hate it.

I love it. I've been told I leave a nice trail, so sillage is very good. Longevity is very good too (but that may also be because I spray it on both my body and my clothes).

Bottom line: if you love smelling like cake, then this one nails it!

May
17
2011
jmvv
jmvv

the best review i can give this is that guys like it. not sophisticated guys that know fragrances. it is light and sweet and works to be a good fragrance for an office with men. I love that it is a bit fruity, caramely and then a sugary musky base on me.

May
12
2011
LaPetite
LaPetite

I understand why it is so popular, becasue it's exactly all which is trendy nowadays, it's pink , it's sweet , it's foody and regresive .
Who doesn't like the smell of candy floss anyway ? It reminfs you the funfair , the rides ... childhood !
BUT I wouldn't wear it ! I'm too old for that , it would go very well on a perky teenaged girl , or to a little girl as first perfume.

May
11
2011
Tye kristoher
Tye kristoher

I have a love/hate relationship with this perfume, Somedays I can tolerate it and somedays I just cant. It has almost like a burnt smell to it but still I like it. The lasting power is great but dont spray too much because you WILL get a headache

May
09
2011
NG
NG

really im in love with this cotton candy bomb, however my fiance alays says that it's very stong and nt sexy but i cant stop it....if u like cottoncandy u'll love it!!

May
09
2011
ticalica
ticalica

I can't relate to this and can't see myself wearing it even though I like the individual notes very much.

I am disappointed because it is cloying and gives me a headache sometimes. I sometimes find myself getting annoyed if one of my friends is wearing it. I still don't know why :S

Apr
30
2011
nyoka
nyoka

Well,I did it! Something I thought Id never do.I actually bought a bottle of a sweet,fruity fume! And,guess what? I love it!!! Yes,even this (OLDER) woman.Gosh,I hate that word! Anyway,the notes r different to my nose than those listed.

Upon first spray,I am met with a powerful brown sugar scent that is wonderfully well blended with Dark bittersweet chocklate.It has the makings for a delicious desert without the calories.It is sweet but not cloying.Then,I catch a scent of juicy red raspberries,just enough fruit to give it some zing!

The drydown I swear is kissed with Patchouli! ^Thats one that brings a smile to this ex hippies face.It is well blended with vanilla to make a really good fume.I love it for the spring.I can just imagine it in the summer! It would b like a big scoop of icecream in a sugar cone,to b eaten in the shade while everyone else is miserable from the heat.

I have been converted to sweet fruity fumes! My only problem was that it didnt last as long as I would have liked.Ill take some unscented lotion,put a few sprays into it,mix and apply b4 I spray the fume on.That usually akes ANY fume last longer.

Apr
14
2011
nicolette09
nicolette09

I can't really smell this on me but I feel something warm and sweet. This is definitely draws compliments and it is noticeably and strong. Everyone will know that you came in the room and you only need one spritz, and is pretty cheap. When I want to receive compliments I wear this.

Apr
11
2011
Rhapsody4581
Rhapsody4581

Love this one :O)Have finished a 100ml bottle and will repurchase. The notes that are most prevalent on me are the raspberry and licorice - yum and this one brings in the compliments too - gotta love that !!

Apr
09
2011
Woodelf
Woodelf

I probably can not say much about Pink Sugar that has not been said before, except to say that I am far from being a young woman, yet I really like this scent. When I wear Pink Sugar, I am instantly transported back to the State Fair where I am eating a candied apple and sharing some gooey cotton candy with my sister, or I'm in my kitchen baking iced sugar cookies for Christmas. I find that this scent is somewhat linear, comprised of a sweet slightly burnt sugar aroma mixed with caramel, vanilla, orange and licorice. The musk in the base note gives this fragrance a bit of weight and helps to make it last for most of the day on my skin.

Pink Sugar has moderate sillage. The packaging is charming and the price is right. This is not something you will wear every day, but when you want to lift your mood, Pink Sugar can help. My husband says I smell perfectly edible when I wear it, too, which is always a bonus! :)

Apr
03
2011
funcaramelqt
funcaramelqt

This perfume is so overrated and over priced...buy the dupe Gale Hayman's Delicious Cotton Candy. Delicious Cotton Candy EDT ($10 for 3 oz.) is so much cheaper and smells sweet (like warm sugar cookies) and leaves a warm sensual vanilla sugar scent lingering behind. To me Pink Sugar Aquolina does not last as long (reminds me of a body splash staying power) and has too much of a fruity smell instead of a warm sugar scent.

Mar
29
2011
Kittycat63
Kittycat63

I've been so curious to try Pink Sugar for myself after reading so many conflicting reviews about it and I wanted to know whether I would love or hate it! Well, I finally got my chance today when a mini of it arrived in a swap parcel from another member on here. So, I braced myself and gave it a spritz ....

Well, I love it! It's nowhere near as sickeningly sweet as I was fearing I might find it to be. Yes, it's definitely sweet but it's actually light and, interestingly, a little fresh as well (on me anyway)! The longer it's been on my skin the better it's been getting and it's lasted for ages now - 10+ hours.

So, I'd now like to get a big bottle of Pink Sugar for myself which, no doubt, I will do soon'ish. However, I recently got a bottle of Hard Candy "blind" over the internet and they smell almost identical! Hard Candy is just as lovely and cheaper than Pink Sugar too! They're so similar that tomorrow I'm going to test just how similar by wearing Hard Candy on one wrist and Pink Sugar on the other.

Either way, I really like Pink Sugar and it gets an energetic thumbs up from me. :-)

UPDATE: I have done my comparison test of Hard Candy and Pink Sugar and they are both very, very similar to one another. The difference though, for me anyway, is that Hard Candy lasts longer and is a tad fresher and less powdery than Pink Sugar. Other than that though, the similarities are startling! I love 'em both!!

Mar
28
2011
kandyfluff
kandyfluff

Love at first sniff :) Love this stuff, starts off very sharp but mellows down very quick into a sugary tartness.
Wonderfully strong so you dont need a lot on for it to work its magic. I never want my collection to go empty of this!:)

Mar
25
2011
ashsnyde04
ashsnyde04

OMG!!! I have fallen in love with this fragrance. I just bought some today and it is going on 4 hours and I can still smell it on me. The dry down is amazing... very vanilla and sugary cookie! I haven't been around anyone since I have sprayed this so I cannot comment on the sillage, but I know that the lasting power is amazing.

Does anyone know of any other fragrances that smell like Pink Sugar?


EDIT: My fiance came home from work and said this is the best perfume he has ever smelled on me!!! He cannot keep his hands off of me... this is definitely a keeper :o)

Mar
25
2011
SBunny
SBunny

This opens with the liquorice note on me, which is quite strong and a little unpleasant. However, after a while I can smell caramel and then finally vanilla. At these stages it smells really yummy and lovely.

Mar
24
2011
mil1991
mil1991

OKAY,right now i givin my opinion bout this perfume bcoz i already test it out..1st when im sooo excited to try it i spray on my wrist..i can smell caramel mixed with licorice.4 me licorice is overpowering on the top notes but its a good combination with the cotton candy and caramel notes..i basiclly gets those 2 sweet notes when its dry down..it is very999 sweet fragrance.but its not the same like Britney - Fantasy bcoz fantasy got the very sweet intense and its develope so quickly rather than pink sugar.but 4 me pink sugar are more lasting than fantasy..4 those who got fantasy plz give pink sugar a try..its not actually similar,fantasy got fruity intense smell bcoz it gots kiwi and litci as it notes but pink sugar are totally smell like sugar,cupcakes,caramel,chocolate,vanilla,cotton candy..

Mar
20
2011
mil1991
mil1991

OKAY,right now i givin my opinion bout this perfume bcoz i already test it out..1st when im sooo excited to try it i spray on my wrist..i can smell caramel mixed with licorice.4 me licorice is overpowering on the top notes but its a good combination with the cotton candy and caramel notes..i basiclly gets those 2 sweet notes when its dry down..it is very999 sweet fragrance.but its not the same like Britney - Fantasy bcoz fantasy got the very sweet intense and its develope so quickly rather than pink sugar.but 4 me pink sugar are more lasting than fantasy..4 those who got fantasy plz give pink sugar a try..its not actually similar,fantasy got fruity intense smell bcoz it gots kiwi and litci as it notes but pink sugar are totally smell like sugar,cupcakes,caramel,chocolate,vanilla,cotton candy..

Mar
20
2011
Miss_J
Miss_J

My friend gave me this perfume as a birthday gift. Oh my...this scent is revolting on my skin...smells like burnt sugar and caramel and not in a good way. I'm not a fan of vanilla, but there are certain vanilla scents that I can tolerate. But Pink Sugar is cloying and nauseating to my nose. Definitely not for me.

Mar
17
2011
Malibu
Malibu

PINK SUGAR opens with liquorice: a rich, bitter-sweet aniseed scent that gradually settles into a middle note of candy floss and caramel. Marshmallow is the first word that springs to mind to me.
The drydown is a lingering vanilla, that is lightly wrapped in baby powder.

I can't seperate any of the fruit or floral notes.


Pink Sugar is really long lasting. I wear mine to bed and can still smell it in the morning. For such a sweet fragrance it isn't sickly or cloying, even in hot weather.


I have the large bottle, body mousse & deodorent at home, and the smaller bottle in my handbag. I don't get bored with this fragrance, like I do with everything else I've tried over the years.

The first time I wore Pink Sugar to work one colleague commented on the aroma of drinking chocolate as I was in the lift with her. The next time I was in the lift, everyone commented on my lovely vanilla perfume. After I applied a freshen up spray, another colleague said she could smell cakes! Yet another colleague demanded to know what I was wearing, and where she could get some. Strangers come up to me in the street to ask what scent I'm wearing...

No this isn't a cheesy ad, it really happened!!


If you like gourmand or oriental vanilla fragrances such as Angel, Fantasy or Princess you need to give this a try!

Mar
17
2011
Chantal
Chantal

I bought this the other day un-sniffed, because it was on special and there was no tester, and the cylindrical packaging was sealed in plastic, so I just bought it, basing my decision on all of the positive reviews.

I thought that I would love this. Truth be told, it wasn't quite what I had anticipated. I sprayed, and it started out sour. I didn't expect that at all. it was lemony. It took some time to go away. That burnt note that some describe in the beginning of pink sugar was there, but to me, it smelled less like burnt sugar and more like stale cigarette smoke. This scent brings up a lot of bad memories for me. This is also the reason why I sadly got rid of cashmere mist, which also had this subtle smell that wouldn't fade. And the same happened here. I gave it some time, I was objective, but the stale cigarette smell wouldn't go away and leave the sugar smell alone! I like the sugar part, but something in there was interfering with it. I'm sad about this, because the rest of the scent was great, but this stale cigs note just got to me. I scrubbed after an hour. All that was left after washing twice was that ciggie note. It just refused to leave this girly scent alone. I'm so disappointed. maybe it's my skin, I don't know. I badly want what you all found in this! it just wasn't meant to be for me.

I'm sorry for the bad review, I don't want to ruin it for anyone, but if anyone wants to buy this un-sniffed, sometimes these reviews, written sparingly, can help because it can help someone to see a bit of variety in reviews. I don't think that any of you who like it are wrong. It just didn't develop so well on me. On someone else it can be lovely. Enjoy it if it works on you:)

Mar
11
2011
Inspire0111
Inspire0111

The opening of this one is better than Pink Sugar Sensual. It smells like lemony vanilla (I am guessing the orange and/or bergamont smell like lemon to me). I think the "lemon" note is more prominant in the beginning and I like it a lot because it balances out the sweetness perfectly. Later on the citrus notes fade away giving space for the vanilla to blossom. The dry down smells like rich vanilla ice-cream. Very sweet, a lot sweeter than Pink Sugar Sensual.

This fragrance has a lot in common with L de Lolita Lempicka in my opinion. They both display a combination of citrus and vanilla. I find L de Lolita Lempicka a bit more refined and sophisticated though.

Mar
10
2011
AnaCezar
AnaCezar

I definitively don´t think that sugary scents should be considered teenager´s exclusivity. If I still had my grandma, I´d love to give her a bottle of Pink Sugar! I can even imagine the cosiness of her sweet hugs with this scent!
I simply adore all Aquolina´s perfumes. They´re made without fear of been really sweet, and that´s why they are all so delicious!

Mar
05
2011
Norgirl
Norgirl

Wow ... this is so nice sprayd it one and cant take my nose of it . Smells like Liqoric and vanilla fudge. almost like when you stick your nose in a candy bag ( in a nice way)
It is sweet but not to sweet . it works perfectly i think . this one is a ceaper . love it

Mar
05
2011
Suseken
Suseken

Pink Sugar is a well being scent on cold winter days.It is sweet and a little bit of powdery.It has something in common with Loukhum Eau Poudrée.You can almost taste it in your mouth,it's delicious and long lasting.

Mar
02
2011
dreamyblue17
dreamyblue17

I love this fragrance even though when I spay it on, I can detect a weird note. It smells kind of burnt.But don't let that stop you. After it settles down it becomes a lovely cloud of vanilla, cotton candy and something fruity. It's very soft, soothing and delicate. Right now this is my favourite perfume and I think it will stay that way for quite some time ;)

Feb
19
2011
Lady Love
Lady Love

Sometimes there will be days when I'm just not in the mood to use oriental or complex fragrances. That kind of days i will be a pround Pink Sugar Girl living in Candyland.

I love Pink Sugar, is so simple, sweet, fun and care-free, It smells delicious, it's basically cotton candy with a hint of vanilla. L (Fleur de Corail)by Lolita Lempicka, reminds me a lot of Pink Sugar.

The lasting power of this fragrance is superb!!

Is intense but not overpowering, so don't overapply for any reason.

Feb
18
2011
MDWake8
MDWake8

A little goes a long way and when I seldom wear it, I put it on very sparingly. Its extremely youthful and dries down like you would expect, like candy. We all want to be childish sometimes and wearing this is less embarrassing than wearing pigtails.

Feb
18
2011
jaa456
jaa456

This is one of the perfumes I wear to work on the regular bases. I especially like to layer it over the body mouse. Yes it sweet but totally non-offensive, not like Angel at all. Besides, I get a kick out of it when someone remarks that I smell like bubble gum or candy. A well done playful, perfume.

Feb
18
2011
Aureliev
Aureliev

C'est certainement le parfum préféré de mon chéri. Et le seul qu'il reconnaisse il est vrai!
Quand on pschitte ce parfum c'est la fête foraine toute entière qui s'invite dans un nuage de barbe-à-papa parsemé de caramel et de vanille. Une touche de réglisse, qui ne me gêne pas . Un sillage particulier, et une tenue d'enfer! Un de mes chouchous.

Feb
17
2011
vlann
vlann

Bought this perfume online with a very high expectation from all the reviews.

However, I'm highly dissapointed with this one, because this is sweet, YES, this is sickeningly sweet it would give you tooth-ace for sure just by sniffing the cap.
It gave me a pretty bad headache, while I love vanilla scented fragrances, I couldn't tolerate this one.

Maybe I will change my mind in time, but for now I'll be placing this in the drawer and keep it there at least for several months.

Feb
15
2011
smellynich
smellynich

i love this perfume too bad my friend hates it every time i walk in wearing this she says your wearing it again(w/ the attitude) and every time she discomplement it ill start putting some more then shell shut up.

Feb
15
2011
KitschyKat
KitschyKat

I bought this perfume online as i'm from the UK and had read some pretty good review about it regarding its sugary sweetness. I adore sweet perfumes and although I like this it deffinately wasn't quite the caramel candy floss lovelyness that I was expecting. I deffinately do like it though and got it at a good price so wasn't too dissapointed. Maybe its just my skin chemistry but I get a sort of faint sweet baby-powdery scent similar to that of Vivienne Westwoods Naughty Alice when I tried that out, I think on my part the musk was more prominent than I would have liked. If anyone has a fragrance that lives up to the expections of this i'd love to know. The more I smell of Caramel and Cookies the better :)

Feb
14
2011
boardbat
boardbat

i finally bought this yesterday. i applied it before bed and this morning i could still smell it faintly. its carmel, its vanilla, its cotton candy and then luscious sweet berries. i love this. i would defintley buy this again. its such a girly perfume.

Feb
12
2011
IzzaB
IzzaB

I bought this online without sampling it based on some of the reviews saying it smelled like cotton candy. I was so excited as I have so many wonderful childhood memories involving cotton candy.

When first sprayed it smells sharply of fig and licorice (sort of like a box of Good 'n Plenty). After about 10 minutes the caramel starts to come through and the licorice isn't quite so sharp. If you like the smell of licorice then this is the perfume for you. If you're looking for a cotton candy/sugar scent this is not it. Definitely not what I was expecting.

Feb
10
2011
spensierata
spensierata

Don't get me wrong, this is a very feminine, and yes, "girly" scent, but I had been too discouraged from even testing this fragrance due to all of the reviews which wrote this scent off as being too childish and sweet. However, I finally decided to give it a try, and I was very pleasantly surprised!

This fragrance is the perfect mix of both sugar AND spice, and this successful fusion makes it a very alluring and addictive scent. It also lasts for a long time. So, to people who are skeptical about Aquolina Pink Sugar: give it a try, you just may love it.

Feb
08
2011
perfume rocks
perfume rocks

I love this fragrcne its the best scent ever in my opinion, i know people say its for a younger girls but i disagree im 38 and wear this everyday i love how warm and sweet it is its makes me feel yummy, Love Pink Sugar...it is just like warm fresh cotton candy that has just been made

Feb
05
2011
Eaugirlspirit
Eaugirlspirit

This is a fabulous fragrance. This to me, is Lolita Lempicka's cousin. I love the way it goes on AND dries down. I used to have Victoria's Secret Sweet Craving Eau de Parfum Spray (until it leaked everywhere in a bag, woops) and this smells exactly like that. I have tried several vanilla-based fragrances and this by far beats Jessica Simpson's Fancy AND Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar. I like my vanilla to be sweet and aromatic and I looove this! This is perfect for Valentine's Day. I'm excited to get my rollerball!

Feb
01
2011
Hidden Hermia
Hidden Hermia

A friend of mine is in love with this perfume and the smell reminds me of her. Its not unpleasant but i would never call it sophisticated. I would purchase this sent if it came in the form of a bath bomb or soy wax melt for an oil burner, something like that, but i don’t necessarily want in on me.

On me, it drys down very fast and ends up just smelling like caramel sauce for hours.I must give it credit for staying power though.

Give it a go, you never know, it may work for you. If you find you can’t stand it just give it to your nearest tween-age girl, she’ll love you forever.

Jan
28
2011
Vamy69
Vamy69

I will have to say this perfume has no specific "age group" as my mother who is in her 60's had this and I smelled it on her and loved it so I had to buy myself a bottle. On me this smells like caramel, cotton candy and vanilla. It is also a super long lasting fragrance on my skin. I can put this on at 7am and still smell it at 11pm when I go to bed like I just put it on. When I wake up the next morning it is still there! I get alot of compliments when I wear this. I think it is really yummy!

Jan
25
2011
Pixie-elf
Pixie-elf

First of all, before you buy this scent, go into a store and TEST it out. Everyone's body chemistry is different. This isn't a scent to buy blind!

Second, this is no little girl's scent when I'm wearing it! It starts out citrusy, for a few minutes and then the floral notes come out to play. The citrus fades away and the red fruit comes out to mix with the florals turning it into a wonderful and sweet scent. Everything blends together so well that I can't even describe what it smells like, but it's delicious! The cotton candy finally comes out on top of the scent, but that doesn't make it any less beautiful, it still smells like something a strong, powerful, sexy woman would wear. Eventually the floral scent becomes kinda powdery. The powder, red fruit, and cotton candy is such a lovely scent. It's not overpowering to me at all.

Cotton Candy is my favorite scent, and normally I would mind it being mixed with other things... not this time! This scent is now my signature scent. I've got severe allergies, and it doesn't cause me any problems with them. I'm so happy with Pink Sugar! No burnt notes for me, it's not so sweet it's sickening, it's just incredibly beautiful. I expect my man to pull me into his arms and take a good long sniff when he smells me wearing this!

If you don't do a test sniff, and don't like it, try just dabbing a little on. Or try it at a different time. Your body chemistry changes at different times. This scent is worth a second chance. And if all else fails? You could give it to someone else. There are plenty of pink sugar lovers out there. I'd be happy to give any unwanted bottles a home. ;D

Jan
17
2011
charlottesmom
charlottesmom

What's with the reviews not showing up?!?

Love Pink Sugar and I'm 44! The husband also loves it...

***short and sweet incase this review dosn't show up yet again...

Jan
15
2011
princesshegab
princesshegab

This is a toothache in a bottle. It smells too sweet. Too much of anything is never good. I can't bring myself to put this on me. Even the tiniest squirt makes me feel nauseated.

Jan
10
2011
sfonativeboy
sfonativeboy

Ahhhhh...
A fragrance with the charm of Carnival Rides
.....and "Cotton Candy".!!!!

I like wearing it to bed...
"Sweet dreams"

but it's the compliments I get
from guys and girls...

That's what keeps me wearing it...

Jan
06
2011
darkbeauty
darkbeauty

Never ever thought I would like this, let alone buy it!

BUT I CAVED.

I hesitated for so long to really test this, but now that I have given it a fair try... I love it on me. Burnt sugar, berries, vanilla, powdery cotton candy, carmel & spices. Got a 1.7 oz for a good deal! My first purchase of 2011.

I guess I turned my nose up at it for soooo long because it's way too popular and I didn't want to smell like everyone else.... or smell like a 10 yr old.

But on me Pink Sugar is a creamy vanilla dream.
Reminds me of the sweetness of Hard Candy, which I also love, but not as spicy or tart in the opening. It also has a powdery floral feel to it like Demeter Sugar Cookie which I enjoy.

This has become a new favorite! A must have for the sweet lover :o)

Occasionally, I do feel some nostalgia for my youth whenever I wear it though. It reminds me sometimes of the way my Strawberry Shortcake doll's hair smelled, minus the plastic! LOL

Regardless, I think Pink Sugar is ageless.
From 0-100+ will enjoy it! So please do!

Jan
02
2010
srimati
srimati

I requested it and got it as a gift today. It's very sweet with spices underneath. I like sweet and spicy but I think I'm going to layer this one with Provonce L'Occitane Labdanum, which has a masculine flair so the two should ideally marry well.

Jan
01
2010
sherapop
sherapop

For some reason Aquolina PINK SUGAR smells like coffee-tinged cotton candy to me. I was expecting cotton candy, but the licorice in this composition smells initially rather like the residue at the bottom of an empty cup of coffee. Unfortunately, as this fragrance dries down, it becomes somewhat annoying to me, smelling more and more synthetic, like cheap candy that's bursting with artificial flavors. I'm not opposed in principle to gourmand licorice fragrances, but, as all black licorice connoisseurs know well, there's a world of difference between Panda and Twizzlers.

I did not expect to love PINK SUGAR, but I don't even really like it and will not wear it again--not even to finish up the remaining 1.5ml in my sample vial. Désolée.

***
Update: PINK SUGAR conforms fully to Murphy's Law of Longevity. After three scrubs, with three different soaps and copious ablution, the smell still lingers on...and on... So it looks as though this liquid will be joining INSOLENCE in the Nuclear Holocaust-ready Fragrance Hall of Fame.

Dec
31
2010
mszigetihu
mszigetihu

sweetnspicey: You're right, but i think this is the reason why a lot of women love this fragrance. My sister has this one and i recognized what you mentioned. I did not like it too much for the first time, probably becouse like you, i expected something very sweet. No offense, yeah, it's sweet, but.. not in a "sugary way". But i like it now, far from my favourite women fragrance, but it's kind of unique in it's own way.

Dec
28
2010
sweetnspicey
sweetnspicey

I really dislike this perfume. I was expecting something sweet, clean, fruity, and pleasant, but it smells like sugar that is so burnt that nobody would want to eat it. Throw in some nauseating powdery musk and a piece of black licorice, and voila! You've created a revolting fragrance.

Dec
28
2010
miZZpuRRfect
miZZpuRRfect

the first burst is juicy sugary sweet, the licorice is really strong in the middlenote, but is sooooo heavenly nice blendet with cotton candy and white lily of the valley. the sweet-sour red berries well noticable in the background. all in all the notes are a perfect cream-sugary composition. this is not a girlie-scent at all, yes it could be one but mature woman can wear it easely and without regrets.
I'm in my 40's and i do not like those nowdays very popular simple candylike girlie scents. but this one is rich and opulent, sweet, sexy and musky. love it! it stays on hair and clothes for days. very nice bottle tough.

Dec
22
2010
labbella
labbella

everybody loves it and especially men love it its so sexy and i also got the hair perfume mmmmmh amazing wherever i go they say who smells so good and its me pink sugar is the best

Dec
21
2010
beauty_girl
beauty_girl

It smells better as the roll on fragrance than as the sprayperfume, I dont know why,maybe because it smells softer as rollon. I like the sprayperfume to but it is a bit to strong so as rollon it works perfectly =)

Dec
20
2010
Merri
Merri

I was just wandering around Ulta spraying different perfumes on those tester sticks they have. I know to really "get" a scent it is better to spray on skin but...I just wanted to get the general idea of a few. I literally hated everything I was spraying even some I thought I liked last time I did this. Everything seemed too flowery or perfumey. Pink Sugar however always smells good to me. It is the only one my husband ever likes when I drag him to Ulta too. I had a small bottle a few years ago and used it up...I need to get this again. It can definitely be way too much if it is sprayed with a heavy hand, and it is easily recognizable. I am not in love with everyone knowing what perfume I am wearing but I still think this is super pretty and yummy if it is sprayed lightly once and if your skin wears vanilla and sugar scents well. I sprayed it lightly on one wrist and I have been very happy sniffing it again. Pink sugar starts a little fruity from those red berries and there may be a little licorice scent in there but it doesn't really stand out too much on my skin. It is warm and sugary vanilla with a bit of cotton candy. LOVE IT!

Dec
20
2010
corinmelody
corinmelody

i was so stupid to buy it unsniffed...luckily i only got a small tester from the Net, or i'd be really regreted.
with all those "love"s and "like"s...i thought this would be a great fragrance, and because of the cute pink bottle, i ordered it online. right after it had arrived, i tested it.
"OH NO", this is the first words i said after i wore it. all i can smell is heavy vanila, not the ice-cream taste but the food additives, like the vanila extract used to add in cookies. smell strange and obviously too strong.
luckily i got other testers at the same time, so i can wear other to cover the weird smell!
i'd better do it now....strange vanila smell is lingering around my waist...S***!

Dec
18
2010
Rouu
Rouu

its my 3rd review for PINK SUGAR .. every time i wear it somthing pushes me to review it over again ..

Pink Sugar, in case you couldn’t guess by the name, is geared towards a relatively young market, and promises to “take you on a journey through the pleasures and flavors of childhood with a playful blend of vanilla and caramel”. Other notes include bergamot, Sicilian orange, raspberry, fig leaves, lily of the valley, licorice, strawberry, red fruit,cotton candy, musk, sandalwoood tonka bean and powdery notes.

Pink Sugar opens on an extraordinarily sweet blend of fruit and caramelized sugar. There is a hint of citrus, but the red berries dominate the first 15 minutes or so. if you love the smell of strawberry candy, the top notes may well be your idea of heaven; as the berry notes fade. It is still sweet, but not quite so sweet. There is lots of vanilla sugar, a teensy little whiff of licorice, and a pale, woody-musky base with a hint of powder. It is, as advertised, very reminiscent of cotton candy.

the early dry down is approachable .. a rather odd burned smell — may be um crazy but its pleasant aroma of just-torched crème brûlée as french say :) , something closer to cotton candy that has caught on fire and sizzled down
I’m very much in the majority that loving Pink Sugar..it is the one of most reviewed fragrances, most reviewers said they would buy it again. If you love sweet sugary scents, it might be just the ticket.
the lasting power is good. It is also available in shimmering perfume roll-on, and a plethora of matching body products including body lotion, body mousse, perfumed sugar bath & deodorant spray.

Dec
17
2010
dianacreole
dianacreole

This perfume reminds me of the happiest place on earth - Disneyland. To me, it smells just like it!

This is my guilty pleasure. I only use the hair perfume and I love it!

Dec
15
2010
floof
floof

I really dont like this fragrance... theres something synthetic and alcoholy about it and it smells like prewrapped expired cotton candy with some old black licorice. I love Aqua E Zucchero by Profumum though, its a dead on cotton candy with berry and vanilla and is gorgeous... of course the price reflects that, which will make many pick pink sugar over it. Sigh, I am so tired of smelling this on people and every idiot department store salesperson sends you in this direction if you are looking for a gourmand or foody scent- that is after you explain to them what "gourmand" means. I got a sample of pink sugar to compare with aqua e zucchero, and my male roommate completely agreed with my assessment after smelling both- on 2 different occasions.

An old art teacher of mine explained that anything that produces a strong emotion is art, so I guess it fits THAT description, but this is just... cheap :/ sorry to all the ps fans- not for my nose.

As a side note, I really enjoy the fragrance of the pink sugar body products, and find them to lack the anise note. I also recently got blue sugar, and it does smell like a darker version of this and i prefer that. This one just didn't work as an edt on me.

Dec
14
2010
Pugrag
Pugrag

Licorice and vanilla from the beginning till the end! This smells exactly like licorice ice cream which is really yummy. Weirdly, I don't get any burnt sugar, caramel or cotton candy notes. Because of this, Pink Sugar isn't really that sweet on my skin which is a good thing.

I like this but it's quite one-dimensional because all I can smell is licorice and vanilla. I prefer Lolita Lempicka because it's a lot more complex licorice perfume compared to this. Staying power is good for EDT. It becomes very soft and round after 30 minutes but I can smell it on my skin even after 4 hours or so. And of course the price is pretty great!

Dec
11
2010
Nephiira
Nephiira

I'm not going to lie, and I'm not going to make a long story out of this: "Pink Sugar" is like a security-blanket for me. It's as simple as that. When the world gets too much and I want to go back to being a child again, I marinade myself and the coziest blanket I can find in this scent, and just lay there, smelling the sweetness and daydreaming all the stressful things away.

Dec
01
2010
guest_Licorice
guest_Licorice

I have over 30 fragrance collections. Aquolina Pink Sugar was first to be ever returned and disgusted me. At first the strong alcohol smell doesn't allow me the top notes. Few minutes later when the alcohol evaporates, unfortunately the licorice strongly stands out (this of course may due to my chemistry though, considering I read people's comments saying they detect brunt sugar or candy cotton) The licorice lasts forever and when that settles down there's a distinct barbie doll plastic smell left. I understand people defer from one to another, BUT seriously you'd pay (for all those who're saying that they like the price of PS), to smell cheap?
if licorice is not your cup of ceffee STAY AWAY !

- My first time ever posting hate comments

Nov
30
2010
cloyd42
cloyd42

The most interesting thing about this perfume may be the passion it generates. It would be hard to find another perfume on Fragrantica that has as many long emotional reviews. I'm not going to waste time reiterating what it smells like--burnt sugar with lots of vanilla and a smooth floral undernote covers that. I will say that of my many perfumes that people like and comment on, this one produces giggly compliments with exclamation points from most men who smell it. I wonder how many of the negative comments are quite simply either snobbishness or embarrassment that something so simple could bring so much pleasure?

Nov
13
2010
AMOS' & SNAGGS' MOM
AMOS' & SNAGGS' MOM

If you want a fragrance that smells like sweet sugar cookies - without that dreadful licorice note that ruins Pink Sugar - Delicious Cotton Candy ( Gale Heyman or Hayman ) hits the spot. Even though DCC lists licorice as one of its notes, too, my nose doesn't detect it. Whereas, with PS, the licorice note is so pronounced that it turns PS from a sweet, sugary fragrance into something more herbal-like. Both fragrances are equal in strength and lasting power, about what you'd expect from an EDT. I paid about $4.00-$5.00 less for DCC than I did for PS, same size bottles
( I purchase all my fragrances online and shop around for the sites with the best deals at the given moment ).

Nov
10
2010
jessc45
jessc45

Pink Sugar can be described exactly like the title. The girly scent opens with a strong sweet sugar smell, with berries, licorice, and orange. I love this perfume, it smells very delectable!
Perfect for those 13-25 I think.
Great for young teens and adults who want to reminisce their childhood and indulge in a great scent!

Nov
05
2010
arianperfume
arianperfume

I have this again and I love it. Yes it is very sweet at first but then develops very surprising into caramel and cream sweetnees and just the right amount of souriness from the fruits. It is a better version of Escada Magnetism in my opinion, but this is a perfume that you need to test on clean skin and have the patience to let it settle for half an hour. Of course, it is also longlasting and I always receive compliments on how good I smell, one of my favourites. BTU, my 100 new bottle will last me for a looong time.Price is excellent also!!!

Oct
28
2010
Memi_La
Memi_La

A fun scent for the younger crowd (13-17) that like straight up cotton candy , sugar smells. But for more mature tastes or even those that are borderline mature and still like light florals and some fruity scents I don't think this scent would be a wise choice. Overdo it and you smell like burnt cookies (a note that is rather strong).

Oct
23
2010
guest_girl-ee
guest_girl-ee

How does it do that? Makes you feel so goood!! It's a fun scent to wear. Love the bottle. On me the dry down is a warm cozy drop of musk in a pool of vanilla flavored cotton candy. Just beautiful! By the way, I too am 43.

Oct
23
2010
AMOS' & SNAGGS' MOM
AMOS' & SNAGGS' MOM

NOTHING LIKE ITS NAME!! From the notes and the customer reviews, I wanted and expected primarily a really sugary sweet, vanilla, caramel fragrance with a hint of fruity. WRONG!! To my nose, it smells herbal ... and weak, no staying power ( but, in this case, I couldn't care less because I'm throwing it away, that's how much I dislike this fragrance ). There's $22.00 down the drain!

Oct
19
2010
Contessa01
Contessa01

Yummy! This is a brilliant gourmand fragrance, it's the perfect vanilla. The staying power is great too! Reminds me of fancy but more intense and lasts longer, highly recommended.

Oct
11
2010
guest_Dr.Alice David
guest_Dr.Alice David

Honestly , i coudn't see the point of bashing the respected Melancholy Child member by the so-called jennisaurusrex.

He is completely entitled as we all are, to express his feelings & personal opinions about any given perfume or whatever he may like .

& even if u don't really care about his likings or dislikings , i personally do care & i bet u , alot of others do as well.
& by the way he was extremely polite in his 1st reviews of this perfume & also when he replied to ur bashing & apparently hateful comment .

i wonder, what are all that rage & the use of such language for ?

Do we have to oppress other's opinions & personal reviews so that our's could shine up ?

Oct
07
2010
Sissi
Sissi

Pink Sugar is a Girlish sweet Barbie of a scent with the opening of a plastic synthtic Opening but dries down a bit
with the note of red berries and a scent
of srawberries reminiscent of those Kitchy 80's Strawberry Shortcake dolls
the bergamot is hard to dectect from
the dominace of the unhealhy Foods that
people should eat sparingly Candy!
then it dries to an cloyish note of pink cotton Candy and black Licorice
and the drydown of caramel makes it
a Plastic pink candy Barbie doll carnival wonderland amusment park that is that can be overwhelming and sometimes makes your teeth rot if you use it too much.

Oct
05
2010
Thaigirl
Thaigirl

Anahi. I think you would love Pink Sugar. All the perfumes you mentioned I think Pink Sugar is the best of all. I would suggest getting it on ebay. I personally love Pink Sugar. It is a soft, fun and nice cotton candy smell, really lovely.

Oct
02
2010
Anahi
Anahi

Pink sugar sounds deliciousoo, and I wanna get it online, but I'm afraid I may purchase it and end up not liking it, seeing as they don't have it here in London. i really like scents along the lines of Britney Spears Fantasy, Paris Hilton Can Can, Jessica Simpson Fancy, Avril Lavigne Black Star; they're somewhat a lil fruity yet really sweet...so would anyone recommend I get it?

Sep
30
2010
fluffy_love
fluffy_love

This is the most outrageous scent in the world! Plastic, sugar, toxines and nuclear garbage. If you want to kill somebody, just take Pink Sugar, it will work perfectly!

Sep
27
2010
hathor
hathor

well, you'll never believe this!! Hathor, well known for perfume snobbery, and rather classical tastes, also known for hating sickly pink goo and getting stomach heaves from Miss Dior Cherie and Angel, bought this in a mad moment on holiday in Italy. Of course i know it's pure gunk, but it's got something!!! it's a "feel good smell", rather like you have feel-good films or books, which don't have much intellectual substance but make you feel happy and glad to be alive. my BF said it smelt like a cheap pudding out of a packet, and asked me why i needed a 2cv when i have a garage full of Ferraris (metaphorically speaking, he means why do i want something cheap and cheerful when i've got so many very expensive and special perfumes) well, if this perfume is a car it's a Barbie Pink metallic Fiat 500 (new model). cute, fun and very italian. It's a perfume for an evening walk along the seaside boulevard in my favourite holiday town on the Tuscan coast. only you'd smell the cloud of sugar, turn round expecting to see a 16 year old in a mini skirt and be surprised to find somebody not far short of 50 and built like a brick-layer!! This suits my (quite rare) carefree and frivolous moods, and moments when you need a bit of comforting sweetness. funnily enough i don't find it sickly sweet at all. it has darker undertones beneath. Yes, definitely yes!! and that's the nice thing about perfumes, you can sometimes surprise yourself by buying and liking something completely out of character.

Sep
20
2010
la_beba
la_beba

cotton candy..cotton candy..cotton candy...maybe vanilla? sweet like candy. that is how it smell like.

opening is sharp a bit citrus..then became sweeter & sweeter & sweeter..love this !!

oh this is my 1st fragrance i ever bought..its like love at first smell...

edit: oohh i really love this scent so much..can't live without it.

Sep
12
2010
adele l
adele l

Smells exactly of cotton candy slightly toasted. Reminds me of a body spray by calgon (cotton candy) but maybe a tad more sophisticated...cute but not up my alley.

Sep
11
2010
Robynlovesperfume
Robynlovesperfume

While I have had this fragrance for at least 2 years, I can honestly say that I only really discovered the true masterpiece within it yesterday.

In the past, when choosing a fragrance to wear for the day, I found myself never even considering it an option to wear simply because of that burnt smell(that same note that others have mentioned as well). And it is that note that kept me shying away from it for so long. From the bottle, I find the burnt note smell much more potent than once I put it on my skin, and let's face it, who really wants to smell like anything burnt? For myself, that was the real difference, as on skin, Pink Sugar transforms into the most sweet, caramelly, desert-like WEARABLE concoction I've ever smelt in my life.

It opens with orangey-smelling notes, with lots of licorice and red berries and tons of caramel, sugar, and vanilla.
As it dries down, it becomes less sweet, and the berry note starts to fade, and the orangey notes are no longer detectable at all.
Then, the licorice fades more, and I am left with the most scrumptious combination of vanilla, caramel, and light powdery-like notes ever to touch my skin. It is sooo delicious, one could almost eat it.

In my opinion, this perfume is great for any woman, of any age, as it's much more complex than meets the eye. It's not straight cotton candy as one might assume or think. I can't believe it took me SOOO long to discover it's true beauty. I love and adore it, and it is by FAR one of my favorite scents EVER. Look deeper, and you, too, may smell more than meets the eye, or nose!

Sep
05
2010
Thaigirl
Thaigirl

I love Pink Sugar. It is fun and sweet. I can imagine not everybody likes Pink Sugar, because it is so sweet, the funny thing is, I normally hate sweet scents, this is the only sweet perfume I like.

When you first spray it on, you will get hungry from all the nice gourmand notes you smell.......just yummie, then when the topnotes dissapear, it settles down to a nice, soft and sweet "vanilla" kinda fragrance. It stays with you a very long time, so no need to overdo it.

A lot of people are talking about a "burned" smell, but I honoustly cannot understand what they are talking about ? I don't smell burned sugar. I find Pink Sugar soft and cozy.

I also understand people say it is for teenagers, but I have to disagree..........every woman from every age can wear this. I am 35 and get a lot of compliments about this perfume...........

I just bought a new BIG 100 ml bottle, because I don't want to be out of this "beauty".

Sep
05
2010
smellynich
smellynich

think of this as if you were melting sugar and it got a little burned and you dropped some kind of a plastic thing in it and it melted with the sugar that's how it smells like(sugar with plastic)

Sep
04
2010
hantafromsanta
hantafromsanta

Oh my, I wasn't prepared for this. My tolerance for sweetness is very high, but the problem here seems to be that this offers me a whole new definition of the word artifical.

I get a lot of very burnt sugar in here, and well if truth be told, this sugar burned in hell - along with some licorice candy that was still in its little plastic baggie.

This comes out soo sharp and almost brutal, it's not richness or sweetness overpowering me here, it's.. this incredible plastic harshness.
So sad. D:

It gets more caramelly and softer in the drydown, after several hours, but I still find it very unpleasant in total.
I am really glad for everyone who loves and likes it and who it works for,
however I'll stick to Jessica Simpson Fancy for those rare moments when I want a supersweet, edible, yummy, comforting scent.

Sep
01
2010
LittleFlower
LittleFlower

sweet,but not too sweet youthful fragrance.long lasting tho.its one of my 3 favourites along with Escada Pacific Paradise.It smells like pink cotton candy with touch of liquorice

Aug
31
2010
elusivek
elusivek

Have you ever had one of those crazy love/hate relationships where it was facinating and irresistible but in the end the two of you were just not good for each other? That's pink sugar & I.

I hate it. No, I love it. No, maybe? Aahhh!

It smells a bit like burnt sugar to me at first which definitely puts me off but then it transforms into a warm cotton candy scent with a bit of mouthwatering citrus which I should hate because I don't really like gourmand and it's SO sweet but I LIKE it.

I don't want to like it, but I do. So then I decide, hey, I like it. Then I realize I can't wear it because it's too young/innocent and sweet for me to pull it off, so then I hate it again.

You see how it makes me crazy?

It's a young, cute, flirty, ultra girly, very sugary scent and if you can pull it off, go for it!

Aug
28
2010
DazzlingDiva005
DazzlingDiva005

Even if this isn't my cup of tea, I do recognize this is quite a nice scent. Youthful, SWEET, a reminiscent of cotton candy machines and candy shops... Either you like it or you don't, there's no going in between with this one.

Aug
27
2010
IStriveForPerfection
IStriveForPerfection

I first smelled this in the bottle and i'm not going to lie- it smelled amazing! So I sprayed it on my wrist but unfortunatly with my body chemistry one of the notes stood out far greater than the others- The licorice. Which made me put down Pink Sugar because I despise the scent of licorice. It's a shame that note was so strong. :/

Aug
20
2010
vuelo
vuelo

I smell mostly caramel. Of course, the burst of luminous orange, creamy licorice, raspberry and "fizzy" fig leaf,- all wrapped in pink cotton candy is lovely. But the dominating note all over, to my nose, still remains the caramel.And fortunately, I can smell very very little red berries. Noses are diffrent, I guess.


I love this perfume.

Aug
10
2010
Adrien02
Adrien02

As sweet gourmands go this is my most favorite for summer. I first introduced myself to this via the Pink Sugar Hairspray. It was a new way for me to wear fragrance made especially for hair and I was asked what fragrance I was wearing. I received a sample in a lot sale thru Ebay and went on to buy the full size EDT as it is just as nice as the hairspray. It appears as if it is going to be a very light, non-lingering fragrance so I can see why it would be tempting to overspray but if you think 'light as spun-sugar' you may just be able to resist and see that it may easily last 4-6 hrs. It did for me.

Aug
07
2010
guest_Naz
guest_Naz

Disgusting. The description made me think of delicious raspberries, but the name of the perfume says it all. It smells of sugar. Nothing more, nothing less. Horridly cloying, headache-inducing. I don't understand the popularity of this scent. It's terrible.

Aug
07
2010
guest_debbiecupcake
guest_debbiecupcake

there is something very pretty in this scent but not in a sexy or romantic way when i put this on i imagne clowns and circus acts but nothing more my kids love it my youngest being 8. not really that hot sexy romantic scent in the least good for a day out with the kids

Aug
03
2010
Poca
Poca

If I can sum up in some words based on my experience:

- You want to feel like young girl again, this is the perfume.
- Licorice and cotton candy scents are so strong. It's not overpowering and long lasting.
- Attracts people's attention, especially when you're in air conditioned room. Your scent will be noticed! That's why it's perfect for daily wear, especially in the winter.
- Don't spray too much!
- Before garnishing with Pink Sugar, I lotion my hands with Bath&Body Works' coconut lime verbena. I don't know why, but it does work on me and give such fresh feeling.
- Reasonable price for such fantastic sweet scent.

Aug
02
2010
Mochahantas
Mochahantas

This is my all time favorite perfume! It's sweet, spunky, and oh so innocent. Every time I wear this, I get compliments. This has reigned as my holy grail scent out of my entire collection. It's wonderfully crafted, the vanilla peaking through the musk and sugar!

Jul
24
2010
steen
steen

I find this scent to be positively vile. It's just too sweet, and that's coming from someone who enjoys sweet scents. It's the gourmand aspect that throws me. That and that it smells like something you'd buy for your niece at Toys R Us. Just icky.

Jul
16
2010
guest_Poca
guest_Poca

Finally, this is the perfume that works for me best! Love it for daily wear and you can really notice COTTON CANDY SUGARY LICORICE FRUITY scents. Nothing else but lovely sweet girly fragrance. At first it smells too strong but after 30 minutes it stays warm, deep with wonderful feeling. I got lots of attention by people around asking me what perfume I wear cause it's sweet but not overpowering, it's just perfect!

Jul
06
2010
melia
melia

Woah! This was so strange; I bought this fragrance while I was in the US, but when I came home, I couldn't find it anywhere!!! No trace, nothing. I was starting to think I left it in the hotel-room, which I actually checked very carefully. This evening, after my graduation ceremony, I took the bag of my heels (which I also bought during my trip) and noticed there was something else in it. And TAH-DAH! The white/pink striped box was there! I am SO happy! I opened and used it right away:

the opening has this really floral fruity gourmand smell, and if I sniff with my nose a few centimeters from my skin, I still smell that: vanilla, candy-floss, some orange/bergamot/raspberry... the things I like. But if I touch my skin with my nose and inhale: LA-LA-LICORICEEEEE. For me that isn't really a plus, but if you like licorice, you'll be happy. Then after 10 minutes or so, the licorice fades a little and goes slowly the way I want it to: caramel.

It is a supersweet fragrance... I hope I will be fun and girly enough when I'll be older so I could still wear it :)

Jun
30
2010
guest_MJ IS FOREVER
guest_MJ IS FOREVER

Well I have Aquolina Pink Sugar for 3 months, and yes smells sweet,very sweet most of it you can smell cotton candy and like hot cupcakes,and yes lasts long but gets boring and if you use it every and everyday it starts to fade and you won't feel the smell anymore and wont be like: woow so sweet, but its fun to try:)

Jun
26
2010
clubsauce
clubsauce

I loved this when I was younger. Sickening fruity gourmand on some but on me it bypassed the fruity notes and smelled like a rich chocolaty brownie. The dry down is very much cotton candy. Test before you buy, and if this works for you, it's a decent inexpensive frag. No longer to my tastes as it lacks any sort of edge or haunting beauty.

Jun
19
2010
guest_anjie
guest_anjie

just received this perfume yesterday..when first spray it, i don't like it much,quite strong..but it became sweeter & sweeter & sweeter....love it!

Jun
01
2010
jonr951
jonr951

I finally gave into this tasty fragrance!! I LOVE it!!! Its sweet berries & cotton candy!! Nxt to Flowerbomb and Fantasy, Pink Sugar is the best gourmand scent out there!! I actually like the burn note to it! It gives it some wonderful warmth!! Bravo Aquolina!! Im dying to try Pink Sugar Sensual!! : )

May
13
2010
Haduska
Haduska

I was so so expecting this frag as of all these praises, and it arrived today, but... I´m so much disappointed:((( It is nothing but chemical artificial something that I cannot name "parfum". Sorry to all admireres, I want to like this but I can´t. Still my favourite vanilla frag: Hypnotic Poison of Dior and CSP: Vanilla Extreme...

May
05
2010
njdeb
njdeb

I can't help it – I like this. I like it a lot. I know I shouldn't (I'm a 50-year old woman for goodness sakes), but I'm really kind of smitten with this girly, pink confection. Not entirely surprising though, I get unreasonably excited at the sight of a cotton candy vendor.

When my 14 year-old daughter first smelled this on me she said “what's that called, My First Perfume?” Even she (presumably the target market) found it juvenille. I endure her rolling eyes and wear it anyway. Makes me happy in spite of myself.

May
02
2010
Poetique
Poetique

I love the sugary sweetness and powdery softness of Pink Sugar. The zesty top notes that fade into a a sugary caramel-vanilla softness. It's playful and cute, very girlish and absolutely irresistible. I wear this whenever I want to smell something delicious and "easy", something that makes me happy in an instant.

May
01
2010
LenaBel
LenaBel

I finally got a bottle of this. This was a blind buy as I couldnt find it where I live to test it first.
The opening on my skin smelled very similar to L de Lolita Lempicka-what a surprise! (I love L by the way). The dry down is different though. It is hard to decribe but to me it smells like those sweet-scented erasers I had in my childhood+vanilla+burnt sugar. You know those erasers which look edible and colourful and have that sweet rubbery smell? (well maybe some of you will know what I am talking about!). Just tried it for the first time today, will update if I detect something else. Personally, I expected something much sweeter seeing all these reviews here. It is sweet, but not overly and settled down to be quite soft.

EDIT: My opinion didn't change-it still smells like erasers to me LOL. A very funny smell, yet I like it for some reason. It is cute.
I love the opening, I wish it would last longer-you can smell liquorice and this amazing burnt sugar then....
Strong? What are you people talking about? Maybe Im immune, but although it lasts quite long it is strong only during the first 5mins, then it becomes very soft, even hardly noticeable. It is a scent for yourself not for others.

Apr
23
2010
Rouu
Rouu

SUGAR , sugar , sugar ,sugar and mooore sugar I ADORE IT , one of the most magnificent perfumes i've ever had, its so feminine ,sweet, joyful , interesting and attractive , u cant miss the raspberry note at the 1st sniff sweet sugary raspberry then the candyfloss widely spread in awhile makes u go in sweet cloud , extreme sweet sugar with a fresh fruity note , its wonderful bouquet ended with amazing base makes u dreaming with that chocolate , musk and vanilla notes ,very delicious mix could make the others eat u !!

Apr
15
2010
misscareyann
misscareyann

I haven't worn this in a while. It's a toothache in a bottle. But it's a delicious scent that I want to eat.
It reminds me of a cotton candy machine, when the machine over heats and the sugar smells slightly burnt.
I have to be in a certain mood to wear Pink Sugar. A young, playful, not at all serious mood.

Apr
14
2010
Marisa36
Marisa36

I haven't been able to get this fragrance out of my mind. It is like a scent from childhood you want to try and recapture and hold close to your heart. Come to think of it, it kind of reminds me of those strawberry scented "scratch and sniff" glittery stickers we used to trade as young children. LOL! I tried it again on Friday but this time on my skin. At first I noticed the burnt rubber smell as mentioned by some reviewers, but luckily that went away very quickly and all that was left was a soft lingering sugary smell. Not as overpowering as I thought it would be. Just lovely. Got to have it!

Apr
12
2010
CherryLou
CherryLou

When I wore this my boyfriend used to comment on a good smell "It smells good here", "You smell good" etc. Later on I've come across a statement that men prefer the smell of vanilla on women. True or not this fragrance worked well on that.

Apr
11
2010
kittymoon
kittymoon

I get a sweet synthetic plastic smell first and soon it turns into lemon and then strawberry which is apparently raspberry. I don’t get liquorice (thanks to that!) or caramel (what a shame!) at all. After 20 minutes I smell like a candy cane. Seriously, crunch up a candy cane and have a sniff! That’s pink sugar. Although it smells sweet, it’s not fruity sweet and heavy like many other sweet perfumes I know. It’s more a light, clean, lemony sweetness, very pleasant. But only that: pleasant. Not what I want. I want a perfume to be soothing, comforting, wrapping and warming.

I decided it would suit my 13 year old niece better, who loves it since then.

Apr
10
2010
pinkywithabrain2020
pinkywithabrain2020

This is my go to...who doesn't want to smell good enough to eat?? I know I do...Men love it...but I noticed they smell what they are craving...not cotton candy...I've had people say every other sweet dessert...but rarely ever cotton candy...I love it!!!

Mar
15
2010
Marisa36
Marisa36

Tested this today. The saleslady insisted on spraying it on paper and not on me and I'm kind of happy she did. This smells similar to Fantasy but not as fruity. I must say that this fragrance scares me a bit - Tinkerbell meets Alice in Wonderland. I also tested Parisienne by YSL again today and when I asked my husband which one he preferred he said Pink Sugar. How weird is that? I don't think I will buy this one. In my opinion Parisienne is a bit more sophisticated. Sure you can't really compare the two but let's face it, they are both very sweet. My little bottle of Fantasy will do me just fine for now thanks although lately I do feel like floral fruity gourmands have taken over my life :-)

Mar
14
2010
bloodflower
bloodflower

on the contrary to popular opinion here i don't believe this perfume is sticky sweet. first of all let me say i don't like cotton candy or any artificial food, and i don't get cotton candy from this, at first sniff i get raspberry jam and lemon pie, i love both of these, but you don't smell like food, you smell "eatable" in a very good way. then the licorice, caramel, vanilla kicks in, hmm blissful heaven for sweet lovers..

Mar
11
2010
mwater1
mwater1

I have mixed emotions about Pink Sugar. For me, the beginning of the fragrance smells like a cross between burnt rubber, melted licorice, and scorched carmel. It really is a wonder that I let it have a full day's wear. After about 20 minutes or so, the burning ingredients subside leaving me with a sugary concoction that is indeed reminiscent of pink cotton candy with carmel and vanilla thrown in just to make your teeth ache. I find that rather pleasant. I didn't get the fig or the citrus, or the berries. Just cotton candy, vanilla, and carmel the whole way through. I wanted to experience the complexity of all those wonderul notes and didn't..maybe it's my chemistry. Not that I'm complaining, I wanted a sugary fragrance, but the opening makes this a little iffy for me. I have to agree that Chocolovers is MUCH MUCH MUCH better. Wonder why they kept producing this one and don't sell Chocolovers anymore, it is clearly the better fragrance. I'll finish the bottle, but won't buy more. I rate it 6 out of 10.

Mar
04
2010
deeper_shallow
deeper_shallow

They couldn't possibly have found a better name for this fragrance. It really does smell pink! Sugary, fluffy, a little sticky, so sweet it makes my teeth ache - like rolling around in a field of pink marshmallows.

But amidst all the sweetness, there are also some light, cute floral notes that sets off my hyperactive scent memory. When I was little, I (and most other little girls) collected scented erasers. My favorite one smelled exactly like this!

From this description, you might think that Pink Sugar is the most vile concoction ever to be bottled. But I absolutely love it, and will wear it whenever I need to pretend that everything is happy and sunny and I never have to worry about anything ever again. *twirl, skip and bounce*

Feb
24
2010
Jillzilla
Jillzilla

While normally this would be right up my alley (pink fruits and cotton candy!), there is a note somewhere in the heart (licorice blossom?) that is not working with my chemistry and is staying very sharp. Also, the vanilla note in this fragrance becomes a little too powdery on my skin and borders on "dusty". I got the same effect from the vanilla note in Casmir, but in a much more extreme way.

Feb
06
2010
CUPCAKEDOLL
CUPCAKEDOLL

Wonderful! It smells like strawberry fizzy candy and baked caramel. So original scent, I´ve never tried something like this before. If you like sweet fragrances, this will be a must-have for you!

Feb
01
2010
Beusch
Beusch

This perfume is fantastic!:) So sugary, sweet, so warm and light,so womanly,sexy, so pikant and fruity all in 1! :) some years ago have i searched so fragrance and when i found it, was i very very happy.:))) I found in this perfume myself. Evrybody catch sight of sy me, so prominent i am, when i use it:) complete winter and summer, spring and autumn:) i like it, i bless it, it's my favorit for years!:)i propose for women!:)

Jan
26
2010
kastehelmi
kastehelmi

I acquired a surprise sample of Pink Sugar, and always wanted to try it, knowing I wouldn't like it. Well what a surprise! I hated it. I don't like to smell like food, and I don't like cotton candy, so smelling like it is just no fun!

I would advise all gourmand-lovers and gourmand-explorers to try Chocolovers instead-it's not as sweet and headache-inducing, and doesn't smell so cheap. Plus, cotton candy is as synthetic as "food" gets, so why should synthetic notes try to smell like something else synthetic(marshmallows, cotton candy, Coca-Cola...)Where's the art in that?

Jan
26
2010
ilikethequiet
ilikethequiet

I bought this today and promptly returned it within the first few hours. I loved the cotton candy top notes, but the burnt marshmallow middle notes were positively acrid on my skin. The dry down was somewhere between burnt rubber and the most horrifyingly chemical hairspray smell you can imagine. I'd hoped this would stay sweet and fun through the dry down, but clearly my body chemistry and pink sugar do not mix.

Jan
26
2010
Thaigirl
Thaigirl

It smells exactly like a cotton candy, which is not a wrong smell. It is a fun smell, but for me, you really have to be in the mood for this. I don't see myself going to a fancy restaurant wearing this. But that does not matter, it is nice.

Jan
11
2010
Ldymrmlde
Ldymrmlde

I love Pink Sugar. It's such a fun and sweet scent.

It reminds me of going to the summer Carnival and eating cotton candy and funnel cakes :)

Jan
07
2010
guest_LollIE
guest_LollIE

I have other versions of cheap drugstore cotton candy fragances, But this one is very strong and disgusting, like detergent dishwashing liquid with powder and something like caramel that last a very long time, just make me nauseaus when i remember this kind of plastic scent. I was waiting for a more exciting and interesting product.

Dec
19
2009
guest_xox_pinkkloverrr (;
guest_xox_pinkkloverrr (;

I love this smell its sugary and sweet
and in my opinion the best perfume i have ever smelled- 5 stars. (:

Dec
19
2009
smellysmellycat
smellysmellycat

Everyone who's familiar with the way pink sugar smells also know that it's not everone's cup of tea.

I can't define it as a perfum in an usual sense but it smells woonderfull. It's a dream :)

Dec
10
2009
kirbygal626
kirbygal626

Cotton candy.Enough said. If you do not like cotton candy there is no way you will like this perfume. I personally do. This is my signature scent and i love it! This is by far the best perfume I have ever tried. It smells like cotton candy with a twist of vanilla and caramel. I highly reccomend this.

Nov
29
2009
soniamcalear
soniamcalear

Like the AFLAC goat says: "Na, Na, Na, Na". Way to surgary and not powerful enough for my nose that needs constant attention throughout the day. I need to be reminded what Im waring throughout my day and this one does not do it for me. Its a good teenager scent I imagine though.

Nov
28
2009
thelaurenator
thelaurenator

I loved this when I was 16 (when it first came out), because there was nothing like it back then. It is VERY complex for a gourmand, and I loved that back then, considering myself a budding scent connoisseur. Since then, I have moved on to bigger and better fragrances and I favor a more-grown up aesthetic experience from my perfumes. However, I could see anyone at any age enjoying this, if one doesn't mind an over-the-top sweet gourmand. It's playful while still being a coherent fragrance, which wins it more points in my book.

Nov
25
2009
StephD
StephD

This smells like pure vanilla... the scent is soo strong, you only need one spray. I get many compliments on this. I like to spray it in my hair, and let the scent develop there. It's true that it smells alittle bit like burnt sugar at the start.... but what I like to do, is spray it in my hair, and wear another fragrance on my neck that will compliment the vanilla notes. I think it's a great addition to any collection if you like vanilla !

Nov
20
2009
Adiro
Adiro

Everything, Good and Bad, that was already said about this perfume is true. It is unique and daring.

I bought it because of its popularity, to see what is this all about. It is strong, sweet, and very candy like. Powerful cotton candy licorice vanilla caramel concotion.
Because it is so strictly delineated, it is a love or hate perfume. Many trully adore it. I am for sure among them, but only in certain days.

The projection and staying power are really great, big bang for your money, so it's worth sampling to see if it works for you. Many many children, women and men alike are very attracted to this scent.

Nov
15
2009
guest_Moshi
guest_Moshi

...one more thing, if you're looking for something sweet, without the floral notes, you might like pink sugar. And, if you like sweet scents like me, but don't like Angel from Thierry Mugler, that's probably because of the patchouli note, that brings something old, too femme fatale. Pink Sugar is the sweet feminine girl or woman, not femme fatale. Well, this is just my opinion : )

Nov
04
2009
guest_Moshi
guest_Moshi

Omg, this is so so so damn good! It's my all time favorite.
I don't like it in the paper (blotter?)'cause you can feel the peppery side on it, but on my skin... it's the sweetest thing i've ever smelled, and it lasts, lasts, lasts. It's so confortable and delicate that I really don't understand why some people don't like it. Well, taste is taste. Lucky my boyfriend loved it too! Oh, and for me it doesn't smell synthetic at all...

Nov
04
2009
carolfonte
carolfonte

I first heard about this fragrance watching a 'perfume collection review' on youtube.
Being a huge fan of sweet, gourmand perfumes as I am, I knew that I had to try this one, specially after reading the comments here.
I wanted to smell this so bad that I had to buy it without trying first, because they don't sell it here in Brazil.
And I'm glad I did it.
OH-MY-GOD, what an AMAZING perfume! It smells just like very yummy cotton candy.
I don't know what else to say. I guess it's a perfect perfume to wear all the time! I'm addicted to Pink Sugar.
And I don't agree that it smells like Fantasy. Maybe Fantasy fans (like me) will love this fragrance too, but they have nothing in common!

Oct
24
2009
bartenderbabe
bartenderbabe

To me, this smells like a watered down, generic version of Britney Spears Fantasy. I can smell some of the same elements in the two, however, Pink Sugar is not near as vibrant and special as Fantasy. I have a few samples, but I guess I'll be giving them away.

Oct
19
2009
nezzabel
nezzabel

This is a long and sort of emotional review.

Even being a fan of sweets scents, never, in a million years, could I thought that I could actualy like this fragrance. But, guess what? I love Pink Sugar!

The first time I heard about this fragrance was here on Fragrantica. This scent and the brand are not very popular in my country (at least among my group of friends) and I've never smelled it before.
Yesterday I found this fragrance "hiden" on the children shelf (along with Jacadi fragrances and Tartine et Chocolat fragrances), a shelf that I only pay attention when I'm going to buy some perfume for my adorable young cousins. So I think to myself: "Here it is... the World famous Pink Sugar that no one knows in Portugal! I have to smell it!".

And so I did. At first I sprayedin the papper and then on the skin.
On the papper it's very suggary and candied smell... smells exacly like pink cotton candy. It took me back to carnivals, to fun parks... My only thought was: "How I miss Feira Popular!" (something that only portuguese can really understand because it was the only fun park in Lisbon, right in the center of the city and everyone liked it and wanted to go there... years ago was shutted down).
This sweet scent brought me back to my childhood, to the afternoons and evenings on the Feira Popular... the smilles, the laughts, the merry-go-round, the giant wheel... oh, so nostalgic!
Even if this was a bit sweet and suggary for my taste this scent won me over because of this nostalgic feeling!

Then on my skin... WOW! This is not childish... it opens with sugar but then it dries down to a strong licorice smell combined with a sensual vanilla and musky feeling, settled down with a powdery note. This one blowed me away! Awesome!

Lasting power is great, the price is very affordable (about 15€ a bottle of 50ml/1.7oz)... cheap but not a cheap smell.
The scent is sweet but not sickly sweet and once it dries down is marvelous.
I'm so surprised - this is perfect for cold days, it realy has a warm, cozy feeling and it's so edible, careless and free. In one word: FUN!

Plus, this was the first time that my boyfriend went completely mad about a fragrance (and I'v never would described this as sexy!).

So if you need a little fun in your life and you need a scent to help you out and lift your spirit without spend a lot of monney... this is it!

Happy, fun, warm and nostalgic, a perfect Fall/Winter scent for me! How can I adore Chanel nº5 and Pink Sugar? Well, that's me!
And so, today I bought it and I'm very happy with my purchase.

Sep
15
2009
morningstar13
morningstar13

I received this one as a gift, and love to wear it very often. That being said, I would get sick of it if I wore it everyday! My mom said that I smelt like chocolate one night that I wore it... :P I thought that was funny.

Sep
13
2009
Adriana_87
Adriana_87

A guy doesnt need to be a peadophile to like a sweet scent,i think thats a crazy thing to say.I know a lot of guys who likes vanilla and sugary scents on girls,thats a normal thing.Sweet scents has an afrodisiac effect,that is the reason why they get popular around men.

Sep
13
2009
Adriana_87
Adriana_87

Very fun and very sweet.My sister sprayed it on her hand today and i smelled candy of her all day!Its like putting your nose in bowl full av candies.Liqurice and gum candies,i used to not like this but have changed my mind today.It puts me in a good mood actually and of course in mood for sweets!I bet this makes the guys crazy..

Sep
12
2009
ARIES1983
ARIES1983

Yum! That's all I can say about this perfume. It is the perfect sweet perfume. Good for summer or winter IMO. I only wished that it was an EDP si that it would last longer, but I layer it with the lotion and this last pretty well throughout the day. I will continue to purchase this as long as Aquolina makes it.

Sep
11
2009
guest_guest
guest_guest

When I first tried pink sugar a little while back, I can remember not liking it, but it wasn't the worst thing ever. I walked by a woman advertising it in the mall today, and was absolutely repulsed. The sweetness was cloying, and the scent was about as simple as it could get - burning cotton candy, nothing else. I can stand most fragrances, even ones I don't like, but this I can't even be around. Smells very cheap to me.

Aug
27
2009
mrolfhus
mrolfhus

I'm new to the perfumista world. Usually I wear something I like for years, but lately I've been branching out. I have quickly come to realize that great scent is a partnership between the perfume and your body chemistry.

That said, I LOVE this! The licorice is clear on my from first application all the way through the dry down and really works for me.

If you can get a sample of this to try before you buy, go for it. Everyone is different. On me, it makes my husband want to devour it. We have a friend who wears it, and he commented that she smelled cheap (he didn't know it was the same perfume).

It is definitely worth a try--and forget age! I am 43 and love this!

Aug
17
2009
poppy_vanderbilt
poppy_vanderbilt

continued
who is very nice to look at but bores me and is so superficial when he opens his mouth....i still love the smell though..i think i might just be too old for it.

Aug
14
2009
poppy_vanderbilt
poppy_vanderbilt

I have always been on the fence about this one...on one hand i like it and it was very unique when it first came out with it's pink sugar zing however i think other perfume designers have improved on this concept..their are other pink sugar like fragrances on the market now and several of them i find were done much better...it is a very fun scent and the smell reminds most people of the smell of child hood and cotton candy at the fair..but then again there is no intimacy no real emotion to this fragarnce for me...very superficial...it's like a guy ho is

Aug
14
2009
Casi
Casi

I refuse to conform to the notion that a fragrance is "too juvenile" for me. I am 31 years young and even if I were 61 years young, I would still wear any scent that I find pleasurable, satisfying and fun. I don't need to own an entire bottle of Aquolina Pink Sugar. I have 3 sample vials and they will last for a very long time. I have only worn Pink Sugar out and about a few times, as I have many different perfumes that I prefer more. However, Pink Sugar is something that I love to wear at home. I love to wear it to bed and wake up to the light sweetness of it still lingering on me in the morning. Does Pink Sugar evoke images of eating pink cotton candy and riding the Ferris wheel at the county fair? YES! Does Pink Sugar make me feel like I am a human sweet treat? YES! That is the brilliance of this scent. It is fun, delicious and everything sweet. It is cute cupcakes, happy smiles and a warm summer's night. Some would call Pink Sugar simple, but surprisingly, it is just the opposite. How can I not have respect for an EDT that literally transports me to a place and time that has long been gone? As for the notes, I smell the following: In the beginning, it's all about the strawberries, praline, SUGAR and cotton candy...Give it some time before passing judgment, as this scent DOES develop and change over time...By the end, Pink Sugar has settled into a very light, airy, soft, powdery sweetness on my skin. I love to put a bit of this in my hair! I am quite impressed with how long this scent lasts, considering it is an EDT. All in all, this is a scent that should be respected for it's sweetness and fun.

Jul
07
2009
Amanda79
Amanda79

Pink Sugar shocked me! I sprayed this in the car right after I bought it expecting a childish cotton candy scented perfume but instead I got an overwhelming burst of licorice, pink pepper and something powdery! Almost burns! Despite being one of the sweetest perfumes I've ever smelled I find it to be powerful, strong and heady not really suited for any child I know.

The intense spicy notes last about an hour and finally the cotton candy makes an entrance. Its not as wild and crazy as the spicy beginning. It smells like burnt caramel and raspberry flavored cotton candy.

The dry down is my favorite part, mellow and smooth with vanilla, caramel and lingering licorice. I wasn't expecting so many layers and depth to this one. It changes dramatically from beginning to end..

What a fun perfume to wear and the bottle is very cute! Pink Sugar is strong and really lasts so it doesn't take much. I can see where this would be SUGAR OVERLOAD with too much on!!

Jun
11
2009
missk
missk

In Australia, Pink Sugar is pretty much unheard of, so it actually took me a while to track this fragrance down.

Since testing Pink Sugar I am convinced that by living in a country where this fragrance is extremely popular may change the way one views this scent. When I smelt Pink Sugar for the very first time I was really impressed. I had expected to gag and screw up my face with displeasure, however this scent was unique and very likable.

The reviews I read prior to smelling this were not wrong in describing Pink Sugar as being sugary sweet. However, although there are some similiarities to Fantasy by Britney Spears, Pink Sugar has a much more prominent note of liquorice that creates an undoubtedly unique and intriguing blend.

The scent although a gourmand, is in no way a cheap smelling candy fragrance. There is a certain warmth and attractiveness about this fragrance that I happen to really love.

Pink Sugar smells more like a cupcake shop or a bakery rather than a candy store. If candy is what you're after I suggest you try Showtime by Kylie Minogue.

I can certainly see how this fragrance has become so popular overseas, it's a shame Australia hasn't grasped brands other than Chanel and celebrity endorsed products.

For such a unique and long lasting fragrance, Pink Sugar is definitely worth a try even if you think it might not be for you.

Jun
09
2009
slcallen9
slcallen9

Very sweet smell. When I first bought it I loved it, but I had to switch scents every once in a while because it was too sweet smelling it actually would give me a tummy ache. But it smells just like walking past the cotton candy stand on a warm day.

May
14
2009
luz
luz

Head ache inducing, synthetc... but who cares ? This perfume is everywhere around !!! I purchased it unsiffed and I didn't like it at all. People around me made weid comments about the smell as well. I felt really shy and uncomfortable... It was the last time I've bought a gourmand scent.

Apr
23
2009
Ak.
Ak.

It is a very strong, warm and sweet fragrance and on me it stays for ages! Actually i need to be in a specific mood to wear it - it is good for those cold evenings or nights when i have to work with my studies, etc. because it really makes me feel relaxed but i can't imagine wearing it every day. I can clearly smell the cotton candy and licorice.

And.. by the way, it is really strong so it should be used only in small doses otherwise it can cause unpleasant headache LOL.

Apr
23
2009
sorbearmui
sorbearmui

Nothing could be more sweet than this. But I really love it, it's such an extreme sweet scent and this makes it so remarkable. I don't mind putting on intense scent to make people pay attention to me sometimes, haahaa! I don't care how people think of this sickening sweet scent, I just love it. Sweet scents always cheer me up!

Apr
18
2009
christina~xoxo
christina~xoxo

unfortunately this one makes me sick :( and i LOVE vanilla and sweet smelling fragrances but this smells like burnt marshmellows..yuck!

Mar
24
2009
honeypoppyseed
honeypoppyseed

It's a very rude sent.

A girl sprayed this on her in a public restroom while I was in a stall, and I could smell it. Then as I left the trail was all over the place. We all have different sensibilities, but to me, that is embarrassing. And of course, I didn't care for it so to smell it everywhere, and worry that it would catch on my clothes, is really unpleasant. I think the polite thing to do is to understand what you like about this scent and get one that is more friendly to others, other who don't necessarily share your enthusiasm for a fragrance.

Secondly, the scent is not very well made, and gives me a headache and makes me itch when I tried it a the store. I think some people aren't as sensitive as others but, none the less, it's scents like Pink Sugar (totally appropriate name) that make people hate perfume wearers!

Mar
22
2009
Anna_C
Anna_C

This was so sharp, sweet and strong at the beginning it gave me a vibrant headache. Eventually however, it calms down and starts smelling really pleasant and sugary and it lasts really long too - very girlie tho, Im not too sure if this one is for me.

Mar
17
2009
Makk
Makk

Bottle look like Barbie-toy. Sweet and pink.

But perfumes are a bit defferent. It's simple and sweet fragrance but unfortuntely sweetness is break by licorice (lakritze).. oh, god, it's terrible! My fiance hate it! Licorice is owful! This fragrance has beauty, sickly smell but can kill everybody around when you use it little more. Persistence is not great, for this money sholud be better.

I like it, but rare and in small doses :)

Mar
13
2009
elm0505
elm0505

It is sweet, it is flirty, it's vanilla-y, but to this day I never managed to get the cotton candy and strawberry notes. For me it smells more like nail polish remover mixed with vanilla extract. Unable to repress my nausea everytime I smelled it, I eventually gave my EDT to my best friend who finished it off within a month. Its staying power is amazing, which would be great if I liked the scent. My opinion: sweet and synthetic.

Mar
06
2009
ossini
ossini

Pink Sugar is the perfect fragrance if you like sweet smells.
It smells like Cotton Candy!
Its sweet, but not in a cheap way.
Its a premium perfume that can enrich every cold and boring winter day with a sense of sugar and vanillia.
People sometimes tell me that i smell like cookies, cake or ginger bread when i wear Pink Sugar.
Always when i put it on it raises a smile in my face. Not a lot of fragrances have that abillity :-)
If you like foody flavours, you will love it!

Jan
30
2009
BlackAmberMoon
BlackAmberMoon

If you want something to remind you of a carnival on a hot summer night, this is your fragrance. Smells just like cotton candy. It's a fun little comfort scent, but I would never wear this out in public!

Jan
29
2009
TheFudge
TheFudge

All of the hype surrounding this perfume on all sorts of websites, and its consistent listing as a "best seller" prompted me to overpay for this perfume on eBay. I was super disappointed when I got it. It's like, one squirt and it's ok. It's such a fine mist. I'm not sure if it's just the bottle I got, but the second squirt turns into this bitter nightmare. My boyfriend is like - that's gross!!! It's soooo strong and just sugary to the point of being bitter. I dunno if anyone else experienced this? I wish I had selected something else to spend my money on.

Jan
29
2009
Malibu
Malibu

Pink Sugar makes me feel fabulous when I wear it; it's so light and `warm' with a base of sensual vanilla.


I don't get bored with this fragrence, like I do with everything else I've tried over the years.

The first time I wore Pink Sugar to work one colleague commented on the aroma of drinking chocolate as I was in the lift with her. The next time I was in the lift, everyone commented on my lovely vanilla perfume. After I applied a freshen up spray, another colleague said she could smell cakes! Yet another colleague demanded to know what I was wearing, and where she could get some.
Strangers come up to me in the street to ask what scent I'm wearing... No this isn't a cheesy ad, it really happened!!

What do I sense first? Liquorice, a rich aniseed scent that gradually settles into a middle note of caramel. Marshmallow is the first word that springs to mind to me.


If you like Angel, Fantasy or Princess you need to give this a try!

Jan
26
2009
VioletLily
VioletLily

I adore Pink Sugar. When I wear it my girlfriend says I smell like a big ball of cotton candy...and fortunately, she means that in a good way! It's not just straight cotton candy to me though. First on, it's got a twist of orange and raspberry with a huge helping of caramel and vanilla, and then a hint of licorice and soft sandalwood at its heart – I think these last two save it from being too sweet on me. ♥ it!

Jan
17
2009
leonora84
leonora84

A really lasting sugary fragrance. I don't think it were too childish. It has a great musky base, really not for little girls:). I love the smell of licquorice, and I love the cute bottle of this. I have a 3.4 oz tester, and it is lower than 1/2 now:(:). Fortunately I have lots of other nice frags:) But it is in my top 5.

Jan
10
2009
Chatnoir
Chatnoir

Meh. It's OK, I suppose. It really didn't live up to the hype. For my money, "Hello Kitty" EDT does a much better sweet, girly, vanilla cookies baking in the warm kitchen thing.

Dec
27
2008
snobuni77
snobuni77

I always have my husband sniff me & let me know what he thinks when I try on a new perfume.
He sniffed me & told me I smell like food.Then a little bit later I asked if I should wear this again & he told me "Only if you want to smell like a candle"
He is right.It really does smell like a vanilla candle.I don't get much of the licorice on me but I do get caramel & vanilla.
There isn't much depth to this either.It is a flat scent & it's very thick & stuffy to me as well.Thick as in, the air around it could be cut with a knife.
It isn't a bad smell though.It would be great if you just want to smell like a candle or a cake.

Dec
24
2008
Amythyst
Amythyst

I like this for what it is. I definitely agree that it is waayy sweet, but if that is what you are looking for this is it. It reminds me of being a young girl, full of dreams and expectations. I wear this when I want to lift my mood, and am not trying to make any real statement with fragrance. I also wanted to say that I share this one with my 8 yr. old daughter, she loves it-- and it is not a complicated scent that would be unsuitable for her. She loves the whole grown-up idea of wearing perfume.. ^.^

Dec
03
2008
kokica
kokica

I just love it!!yeah,it is sweet, and yeah it smells like cotton candy,and looks like it's been made for 5yolds, but this is a complex scent...not simple and fun at all...it has this distinctive smell of bergamot and I can smell lily of the valley...and the drydown is very comfortable vanilla with caramel melting..it is not too sweet and it doesn't make me sick (like vanilla scents usually do)....
bought it and enjoying in every drop of this gorgeous perfume...I would say-for sophisticated women, not girlie girls....

Nov
23
2008
cdawnn1
cdawnn1

I cannot handle scents this sweet. Pink Sugar smells like cotton candy and cookies that are baking. It smells good on others at first though, but even on other people it smells sickening to me after being around them for awhile. I love gourmands, but this fragrance crosses the line for me with the sugary sweetness.

Nov
10
2008
sjanira
sjanira

I tried it the other day and was very disappointed. Even my 12 yr old daughter thought it was awful. After put it on I ended up smelling like cheap cotton candy that's been rolled around dirt for a while. Very fake smell and the bottle is cheap looking too. I mean they're sweet yummy fragrances out there and then they're some fragrances so sweet and overwhelming that you can't help but frown, wrinkle your nose and say "Eww" and never wear them again. Maybe Pink Sugar is more suitable for a 5yr old.

Oct
19
2008
Trvevil
Trvevil


I love it very much, the top notes are a bit bitter (Oh, I can feel ginger)then it becomes sweet and really pleasant on me, I just can't sniff enough. I really love sweet perfumes and this one is very good. It has very good lasting power for EDT. i have only 1 oz bottle for few years now. It's pleasure to wear it and I really will miss it when it's over, then I'll order a new one. The 30ml bottle fits into hand perfectly and is nice itself.
Overall the licorice is just perfect. Loads of sugared raspberries with moderate saltiness of licorice. I have just a little bit left in bottle that I have stored for 2 years and now when deciding what to carry to my new place I though to use it up. So I discovered my liking for this unique scent again xD

Oct
19
2008
rebella
rebella

I tried this for some time ago and didn´t liked it. Today I happend to stumble over it and tried it again, and there was still not much in it that pleased me. In the beginning it is really strong and really heavy on the licorice... I kind of like the licoricepart, but then it starts to smell all nasty and sweet, and in the same time a kind of very masculine fragrance... So now I have walked around and smelled some sort of after shave loaded with cotton candy in about 2 hours, not really comfortable with it. Tough not bad enough to go and wash away...

Oct
14
2008
liat
liat

It starts with an incredible boom of sugar and pepper, which were too strong and gave me a headache. After 15 minutes or so it gave up the pepper and became lots and lots of burnt cotton candy on my skin, which I found quite loveable. Please note that it has a very distinct synthetic feel to it, so if you're into floral rather that chemical, it's not for you.

Oct
06
2008
guest_marie j
guest_marie j

There is a less expensive identical version of this called gale hayman delicious cotton candy! Read the notes of the 2 and you will see they are exact! but delicious cotton candy is like 14.99 for a 3.4 oz and it is long lasting smells just like cotton candy!

Oct
02
2008
Silvery
Silvery

Too much cotton candy, I can only smell cotton candy on me after a while. Gives the impression that I'm covered with cotton candy...Not so syntethic, but just too much and too agressive for my taste though I like sweet fragrances.

Sep
14
2008
wildflower
wildflower

I've noticed that as Im wearing this perfume, Im constantly harassed by wasps and that sort of bugs. I guess it's not that synthetic after all, since it seems like they think Im a juicy flower.

They don't bite, but still it's not nice to have bumblebees following you.. I don't use this at nice summerdays.

Sep
12
2008
knics33
knics33

I like pink sugar, but I am not in love with it. I bought the 1 oz. bottle and I am kind of glad I did. While I generally love sweet scents, this can sometimes be too much because it is also VERY peppery. It almost has a burnt note. I think Pink Sugar is fun, but should not be poured on. Overall, I give it a B.

Aug
28
2008
wildflower
wildflower

Not very long lasting, but perfect when I just want to wear a carefree fun and ah! so yammy scent. I dont get a headache from this at all! If you´re like me = you´re skin bears well overly sweet scents, it´s worth trying.

Aug
08
2008
amanda
amanda

i bought it today, my boyfriend likes it a lot but i wanted to wait a better price for it, and it arrived now:) and i dont regret:) i like it too

Jul
27
2008
PerfumeEmpress
PerfumeEmpress

This is candy floss in a bottle. Nothing wrong with perfumes being sweet. As many pointed out here there are sweet perfumes that are great: Louve, Angel, Alien, etc. They are sweet but in a grown-up way. Pink Sugar is sweet in a childish way. It is exactly what the name suggests: candy. By the way, please do not take my comment personally. I simply offer my very personal opinion. This is no reflection on those who like this scent. :)

Jul
01
2008
amanda