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I have it: 1988 I had it: 471 I want it: 1885 My signature: 99

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Prada Candy is a new fragrance by Prada launched in August 2011. The composition includes an elegant mix of musks in the top, a sensual balsamic vanillic accord of benzoin in the heart and sweet modern caramel in the base of the fragrance.

It is available as 30, 50 and 80 ml Eau de Parfum. The nose behind this fragrance is Daniela (Roche) Andrier.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Musk

Middle Notes
Benzoin

Base Notes
Caramel

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This perfume reminds me of  
Prada Candy L'Eau
40 no yes
Bonbon
29 no yes

Prada Candy Fragrance Reviews

zenbabylove
zenbabylove

I cannot get past the dry down which reminds me of baby wipes and baby powder! Very peculiar,maybe it's just my skin....

Oct
28
2014
KayH
KayH

It is very youthful. it does smell like candy. I do not think this one if for a women but more for a girl.

Oct
28
2014
AngelEuphoria
AngelEuphoria

Great fragrance but for home use: A day/evening at home after a hot bath or purchase as oil for an oil burner. Too candy sweet for anyone over 25. If you are 18-25, please do not wear this one to work. Could be a wondeful evening fragrance for teens, if you're teaching your daughter which fragrances are appropriate for certain ocassions/environments.

Oct
28
2014
Bublegum
Bublegum

I am happy reading that at least some other people think that Candy smells like Kenzo Flower. I was really expecting a caramel gourmand scent but instead, I got something very similar to Kenzo Flower. I was so confused that I started seriously thinking that for some strange reason I tried Kenzo Flower instead of Candy, since there supposed not to be any flowers in the Candy's formula. My paranoia went to the point of believing that I might have tried the Floral version or that they mixed the liquids in the store. So I went to another store to try it. I also sprayed it in the paper (thinking that my skin makes strange reactions). Heck no. This is very similar to Kenzo Flower that I really wonder why it is supposed to be Gourmand. And I don't see any similarity to BonBon at all. If I didn't know the perfume, I could have never imagined that this is a gourmand perfume. More of a flowery type to me. I am even surprised that people can smell caramel, wondering it they really can smell it or just say they can because it is suggested. But any way, if you like Flower by Kenzo you will like this one. If you are a really gourmand lover, I believe that this is not gourmand at all.

Oct
26
2014
ChesterVa
ChesterVa

I think Prada Candy, in a nutshell, smells fantastic. Infusion D'Iris is my favorite perfume (both created by Daniela Roche Andrier)and as mentioned by others, they are similar, if you like one you will most likely enjoy the other.The only problem both share, for me at least, is that both are light and fleeting. I wish both were more intense.I enjoy gourmands and I love powdery orientals and Prada Candy is an exquisite perfume. don't like the name though. This perfume is classy in a way that the name does not convey.

Oct
23
2014
risarii
risarii

I've heard several people call this perfume a Summer fragrance, but to me, it's definitely more Fall-Winter appropriate. It is also not cloyingly, "teeny-bopper" sweet, as it has also been called. On me, it's warm benzoin and caramel. It's wonderful in cold weather whilst wearing a soft sweater or coat because it smells like how a cup of hot chocolate makes you feel; it warms you and makes you happy. Feminine, warm, softly musky, velvety and expensive smelling. This is no drugstore candy perfume, this is luxurious caramel candy wrapped in orange and hot pink wrappers.

Oct
19
2014
PurestJade
PurestJade

I am sad to say that this perfume, on me, had none of the yummy goodness the other lovely people have boasted here. In fact, I found it cloying and it gave me a terrible headache. I think benzoin doesn't work on/for me... But I am thinking of trying it again, because I really wanted to love this fragrance. I'll report back after I've tried it again.

But the longevity is decent, as is the sillage. Both fall into the moderate range (just beyond arm's length, and just beyond 6 hours).

Also, I think it's a tad overpriced. We often pay for the name, and not the product.

Oct
19
2014
MathildaFhyr
MathildaFhyr

I am sorry to say that I was very disappointed by this perfume. After reading the reweivs on this page I had high hopes for it. To my nose this smells like some kind of sweet coughing medicine, which isn't very pleasant. I could not smell caramel at all, which was very sad, since that was what I was hoping for. I could totally see why some people find it appealing, but I wouldn't recommend this perfume as a blind buy. I liked the bottle! xP

Oct
14
2014
Kristinb64
Kristinb64

I'm in love with this. Period. I'll admit the name Candy scared me, as I cannot stand anything that smells too young or juvenile. I'm 27, and want to smell like I'm 27, not 12. This does not smell juvenile to me at all. It is a soft, musky, powdery, and sweet smell. BUT it is not sickly sweet. It is just soft, pleasant and almost cosy. Perfect for Fall and Winter. I do have mixed feelings about the projection and lasting power. It is one that I cannot smell on myself after 20 minutes, but I do receive compliments from others after hours of wearing it. 

I am one of those who loves the idea of having a signature scent, and have been on the hunt for a while now for mine. My twin sister, who lives with me, has complete opposite taste in fragrances as I do. I love powdery, soft, mysterious orientals... and she loves fresh scents. Her signature is Light Blue. So, needless to say everytime I tried a new fragrance, I would hear never ending moaning and groaning from her. Not that her opinion matters... but still... it was annoying lol. She did not like Obsession (smelled like an old man), Rapture (too heavy), NR For Her (makes her nose itch), Classique (too harsh), Tainted Love (too sweet), Infusion D'Iris Absolue (smells like a funeral home), Addict (too spicy)... the list is never ending!

Then one day, I got in the car and she said "OK... whatever you're wearing now smells AMAZING. Please just keep that one and throw all your others in the trash". This coming from her about made my jaw drop. Did she really just compliment my perfume?!? The next day, I walked in her room to get a shirt, and from inside her bathroom she yelled "Yeah that perfume smells REALLY good..." without me even asking. FINALLY!!! One that I didn't have to justify to her! Hallelujah!!!

I've also had several random men ask me what perfume I had on because it was "lovely", "sexy", and "beautiful"... to name a few. Prada Candy may not be for everybody, but it definitely has a fan in me... and my sister! The only thing that could beat it in my book is an Intense version! 

Oct
09
2014
peferrarine
peferrarine

Although i reviewed this one a week ago, my opinion changed enough so i could write another one.

Still, no caramel on my skin. But now i'm appreciating this one without letting my old toffe-y hopes in the way.
I'm honestly liking this one A LOT. I'm not in the "i'm in love" phase yet, but i'm almost there, i guess.

I live in Brazil, so the weather here is mostly hot. Since this one is basically benzoin and musk on my skin, it really gives me the feeling of warm sand and salty sea air. I don't know how to explain. It has a sweet background, but it just gives an edge, a flirty sexy vibe to that warm beach feeling. Almost like you're at the beach, sun-bathing, slyly sweaty (maybe you were wearing a vanilla based lotion? maybe eating some sweats? Don't know, don't actually care, you're just enjoying).

Only downside: really low sillage, longevity ridiculous for and edp that is SO EXPENSIVE (at least here). Turns into a skin scent very quickly.

Oct
09
2014
peferrarine
peferrarine

Not a bad fragrance, but not as good as it could have been.

In my skin, surprisingly, there is almost no caramel, what make me specially upset, since i really wanted to smell like a walking toffee.

In my skin, this is pure Benzoin. It's resinous and warm, although bright, with a salty smoky musk undertone that kinda reminds me of the beach (i live in the shore, so sometimes near the beach the air smells salty).
Reminds me a little of Cologne des Missions (Couvent de Minimes), because of the resinous side, although Missions is much more warm, smoky and sweet (cause of the vanilla).

I honestly tried, but can't get the caramel. I was hoping it would be similar to the caramel in fragrances like Viva la Juicy or Pink Friday (Nicki Minaj), where the caramel makes my mouth water, but nope.

I can't see with all of those people are saying this is a little girl's perfume, since the benzoin is really strong.

As i said before, not a bad fragrance, but not what i was expecting, therefore my disappointment. I recommend to approach this with an open mind, cause it seems to be very variable depending on skin chemistry.

Not a blind buy, could be harsh for some noses.
The bottle looks INCREDIBLE, by the way.

Oct
04
2014
fawnydawny
fawnydawny

I found this very underwhelming. If I mashed my nose to my wrist I could begin to smell the beginning of something magical.... but that is it. I really wanted to love this because I love sweet, sugary scents. Also the price of this is appalling. No one should have to pay so much money for a scent that is barely discernable.

Oct
03
2014
isaland
isaland

The smell is delicious!! Unfortunately, saying that it has poor longevity is an understatement. No lasting power at all. Very deceiving considering the price.

Oct
02
2014
twoteacakes
twoteacakes

This is nothing like I expected at all. I was expecting a deep, gooey, sweet caramel. When I first spray this it definitely reminds me of Infusion D’Iris. The caramel scent unfortunately doesn’t last on my skin (an hour max), then all I am left with is the dry, powdery musk, which reminds me quite a lot of Kenzo Flower. It’s not bad, and despite it’s name and girly packaging I think it’s quite a sophisticated and subtle scent. Nice to wear during the day, it won't offend anyone but I don’t find it particularly exciting and will probably not repurchase.

Oct
02
2014
magnolia_xx
magnolia_xx

Expensive toffee.
This is what this stuff smells to me.
I would not be surprised to smell it on a 12 year old girl, as we all know that girls at that age love sweet fragrances and they would douse themselves with vanilla extract. I also went through that stage, a long long time ago.
But in my opinion it would smell unsuitable for any woman older than 25. Too childish and cheap-smelling.
Which seems very unfair, considering how high priced it is!

Sep
30
2014
Lucy Peach
Lucy Peach

Have always liked Prada Candy especially this time of year as it gets cooler. I keep noticing there's a faint similarity to Infusion d'Iris as it settles. Understated and loveable.

Sep
29
2014
rkirkman
rkirkman

When I first smelt this in the store I wasn't overly impressed. The opening I found a bit too lolly like, but I slipped the tester card in my pocket and tossed it on top of my chest of drawers when I got home. A few hours later, sitting in my room, I thought to myself what is that amazing smell?? Amazingly, I could smell Candy from the other side of the room.
I tried it on my skin about a week later, and found the initial scent I didn't like disappeared very quickly and became this gorgeous warm, sweet, musky caramel scent. I bought a bottle that day. It is admittedly quite a simple scent, but I love it.

Sep
26
2014
gooberskitty21
gooberskitty21

It's taken me a long time to really review this, aside from the occasional jab here and there in other reviews when using it as a reference. Suffice it to say I was (and still sort of am) underwhelmed by Candy. I would have expected it to make more of a statement, be stronger, last longer, etc, etc. I've been wearing it to bed for the past week and I do have to say that it's grown on me.

It's not a bit more or less than the notes listed here suggest to a T. Caramel - not salted, the gooey, buttery kind, benzoin and very faint white musk. It's very warm and snuggly. Very girly, but not ditzy at all....more like a prepubescent 'sugar n' spice and everything nice'. I suppose it would before fair to leave the type of "girly" it is to the interpretation of whoever's critiquing vs. whoever's wearing.

To me though, this is a warm, sugary snuggle scent and I like it after all. Especially after I noticed after the first night that it actually does have longevity, just low silage. When I say longevity I mean that I can still smell it on my actual skin, not only my sleep shirt or sheets. If you're looking for a warm, sweet skin scent that smells like real caramel, Candy's your girl. If what you want is a loud, posh smelling, 'sex in a bottle' statement fragrance look elsewhere.

Sep
25
2014
DarlingNikki
DarlingNikki

I was on the verge of falling in love with this scent, but it became cloying on me. Too much benzoin for my liking. A shame really as it is a well-crafted fragrance.

Sep
23
2014
Jillybean17
Jillybean17

This perfume is ok but it's not something I would wear. To me it smells like sweet sugar mixed with baby wipes. I certainly don't want to smell like that so this is a no for me!

Sep
19
2014
Dar123
Dar123

Very sweet and quite decadent. I do like this but more for fall weather or evening.

Sep
19
2014
pixiewinks
pixiewinks

testing this out today, wearing it now....
It seems to be a little strong for me. The gourmand qualities of it are a bit overbearing and slightly headache inducing. It's certainly high quality, I used one squirt and its filled the room but I don't think I like it much. Going to try the prada candy florale tomorrow, we'll see if that's a better match.
update: i just started to get a little of that dirty diaper smell that others are talking about. It smells like a sticky toddler that's been eating caramels and candy and needs a bath.
It doesn't smell bad but my baby days and those smells are long gone lol, this is not for me.
scent: 7.5
packaging: 7.5

Sep
18
2014
Casi
Casi

Since I can't yet afford diamonds (my birthstone) and I've yet to encounter a romantic interest with the taste, money or generosity to gift me with any fine jewelry, perfume is my one luxury. My latest purchase is a bottle of Prada Candy (Edp). My bottle of Prada Infusion d'Iris is running low, so Candy was a wise choice, as it has that same benzoin base, but with some sort of non-generic, grown-up, expensive-smelling caramel note up top and weaved throughout to the dry down.

This perfume is rather linear and not nearly as interesting or layered some of my other favorites, like Dior Addict (Edp), Chanel Coco (Edp), Estee Lauder Sensuous Noir or Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady. Also, even though it is an Edp, Prada Candy wears more like an Edt, so I can spray myself rather gratuitously without this perfume becoming cloying or thick. It is long lasting and even though it is linear, it is gorgeous on my skin! Normally, I purchase the smaller bottles because I have so many 'fumes, but they only had the largest bottles in stock, so I spent the wad and received some great goodies for doing so. Candy has two flankers and I've tested both. Candy L'Eau is an Edt with the similar caramel/benzoin base found in original Candy (Edp), but L'Eau is much sweeter (thanks to the additional note of sweet pea) and with some nondescript citrus top notes, it's also what some might call "fresh." Candy L'Eau is really pretty, but I prefer the original for having that closer similarity to Infusion d'Iris, as well as a caramel note that manages to be sweet without being saccharine. Infusion d'Iris has a very "cool" finish, like a glass of salty ice water sweating on a cedar chest. The benzoin warms it up and distinguishes it from being just another "clean" and "fresh" scent. Candy has that same coolness, but it's made just a bit warmer with the caramel and some soft musk. Although linear, Candy isn't boring and it's because of that contrast of warm sweetness with cool clean.

p.s. Candy has one other flanker, Candy Florale (Edt). For people that don't understand the business of perfume flankers, the name is deceiving. Candy L'Eau and Candy Edp are sisters. Candy Florale is a boring, run of the mill, straight-up floral scent that smells nothing like either of the other two. Florale isn't even a distant cousin and I won't use up my sample, as floral 'fumes without any sort of warmth in the base (like sandalwood, benzoin, amber, vanilla or musk) smell shrill and terrible on my skin.

Sep
11
2014
Gigi27
Gigi27

Very soft caramel, reminds me a lot of Infusion d'Iris but even more of VC&A Bois d'Iris.

Sep
07
2014
tassh20
tassh20

I just bought the 80ml yday and I am in love with it, its a very pretty smell! The sillage is good and the caramel settles beautifully onto my skin, turning into a sensual yummy smell! I cant wait to wear it this fall which is in a few weeks! So excited! I can definitely smell the caramel in it, I am usually into sweet strong perfumes like Alien edp so this felt a little lighter but nevertheless nice!

Sep
06
2014
one_girl_rev
one_girl_rev

When I first met Candy, I was smitten. Time went on and she got boring; I was resentful because she looked and smelled like she'd been around the block too many times. I gave her away and didn't look back. A year later, I contacted her again reminded of why we worked. She's sweet and warm. Now we're back on and it's going well.

Candy is warm, buttery, and cozy. It is inviting.

What drove me to pick it up again was smelling spun sugar at a fair and being reminded of how delicious it really is.

Candy is great in the fall or winter. Great to wear out on a cold night. My only concern is that it walks the line of smelling cheap like Fantasy or stale body sprays but I think it exercises enough restraint not to. Candy doesn't smell as easy might as you think.

Sep
01
2014
yasmin.mochtar
yasmin.mochtar

It's a caramel that surprisingly doesn't smell juvenile and who knew caramel could be delivered in such a sophisticated, mature way? :)

Sep
01
2014
HanamiTsukimi
HanamiTsukimi

I have conflicted feelings about Candy even as I consider turning in my Sephora Scent Certificate for a full sized bottle.

On the plus side:
1. It smells good to me.
2. It smells good to most people.
3. It keeps things simple.

On the negative end:
1. It smells like other perfumes.
2. It smells like a lot of people.
3. It lacks complexity.

Rather, perhaps I should say a lot of perfumes have now latched on to the caramel that makes Candy so successful even if they haven't executed it half as well. And I can't blame the general public for being so addicted to Candy, it's an addictive sort of scent, focused and extremely well blended to my nose. It's hard to smell that rich, sweet warmth and not think comforting thoughts.

Perhaps I will get that bottle after all.

Aug
29
2014
perhapser
perhapser

Wanted to love it, and it does smell good. However, for this price and with the Prada name, I expected more. The longevity is weak and the sillage is no better than much cheaper celebrity fragrances. I do like it, but I will save my money and just use "Fancy" by Jessica Simpson (which I actually think is better quality!).

Aug
24
2014
loischanricky
loischanricky

Two words for this one: fancy caramel.
If you enjoy caramel, you will love Prada Candy.

Let me show you clearly how I feel for Prada Candy:
I have some "sweet" fragrances,for example, La vie est belle (Lancôme), Valentino Uomo(Valentino) and Miss Dior Cherie(2005 version), every one has its unique way to express the " sweetness". If I must rate them one by one :
Miss Dior Cherie -> 4 and a half stars,
Prada Candy -> 4 stars
La vie est belle -> 3 and a half stars
Valentino Uomo -> 2 and a half stars

However, Prada candy L'eau and Prada Candy Florale are not so enjoyable, at least according to my nose.

Aug
19
2014
LanaDP86
LanaDP86

I love Candy! It's so feminine and pretty!
However, it doesn't last long on me. So sad.
SO, I bring it around in my purse and re-spray it whenever I go to the bathroom or get out of my car.
I'm THAT girl. And I apologize.

Aug
16
2014
charlottesmom
charlottesmom

Awhile back I wrote a pretty darn negative review of Prada Candy, I had finally found it in stores and eagerly tried it, and immediately disliked it. Fast forward to two days ago when I was going through my Sephora perfume samples and found a Prada Candy one, took a sniff of it, sprayed it on and actually liked it! I was headed to the mall anyways so I stopped in Sephora and tried the rollerball, it lasted a grand total of 1/2 hour! Off to Ulta I went to buy the new Katy Perry Royal Revolution, and tried on the Prada Candy spray while I was there. It wound up lasting way longer on me than the roller ball, I got 5 hours or so out of the spray. So back to Sephora I went today and bought the 1oz bottle! :0)

On me Prada Candy is a creamy caramel, vanilla and yes a bit powdery creation, it is creamy, smooth and not the least bit loud. I did think it smelled a bit "oldish" but later in the drydown the vanilla takes over and the powdery smell moves out, saving the whole experience for me. I layered a bit of Pink Sugar (one of my other favorite scents) over the Candy and it smells wonderful!!

Sillage: 3/5 stays fairly close to the body
Longevity: 3/5 on me I get about 5 hours, but I have read other get far less...

Overall: 4/5 quickly becoming a favorite! I have to remember to not overspray as I will get sick of it super quick. Hopefully it will go over well at the wedding I am attending this weekend.

Aug
14
2014
chrissyc15
chrissyc15

A while back I wrote a review complaining that the longevity for this was awful....

I had wore this for a t least a year and was really upset that I wasn't getting the longevity. So I put it on my shelf and moved on to my many others for almost two years.

Well the past week I keep finding myself craving my old friend. Everytime I have put it on I find myself fantasying about being back at Epcot (which is wear I purchased it originally). Its just such a happy place for me..... But what I am also noticing is that it is now lasting INSANELY LONG!!!! SO I am wondering if I might had just been so use to it that I wasn't noticing it any more....

Regardless, the milky, smokey, sweetness of this scent has my nose buried in my clothes and the crook of my elbow. I get so many complements on this and just love wearing it!

Aug
14
2014
chjena
chjena

I expected them to be one of my favourities - caramel, sweets and just little bit of light musk... Well, it's too light at all. For my nose, it's a water worth few cents like any other water in the world, but definitely not houndreds of euros. Longevity and sillage - as poor as the whole composition.

Aug
13
2014
Lizardbreath
Lizardbreath

Oh my! I admit to indulging in Viva La Juicy for its absolute sweetness, but when I was able to count on two hands the number of girlfriends I have who wear it, I gifted my bottle and turned that page. After all, I've held onto my bottles of Ici over the years and I can get my sweet "fix" from them.

But then comes Candy into my life and I'm like, "whoa!" It's rich and creamy- maybe the musk notes (which are smoky on my skin, almost like incense) anchor the uber-sweetness of the caramel to the resinous benzoin, but whatever is going on here is delicious. I feel gluttonous or cannibalistic or look like a psycho because my forearm is glued to my nose. The sillage is decent (infact, some times it's like a bomb) and the longevity is marv because I can spray it before beddy-by and wake with it lingering. So comforting!

Aug
12
2014
greengrl
greengrl

This is such a yummy fragrance. The caramel is very prominent but not overly sweet. Normally I would wear scent like this in the fall but I decided to give it a try on this warm summer day & found that it was not too overbearing. I'm so glad I picked this up.

Aug
11
2014
A2saB
A2saB

This perfume is one of the most beautiful creamy chic sweet perfumes out there it has something in it that makes it stand up among other sweet scents. First time i was in a club and some girl passed by and i as a perfume junkie was like wow I wish I knew what perfume she was wearing and the next time i was in sephora i find out that this was it. Btw no doubt i like sweet scents but i would not fall for any type of sweet scents it has to have something that makes it different from my teen years. Although this perfume could be worn by younger fellows but personally think this is more of a mature 20+ scent. My husbands first expression about this perfume was that it smells like a naked Barbie :-))) I don't know if this is a complement or not but that's definitely the reason that I'm having cold feet about purchasing this.

Aug
08
2014
Alysha
Alysha

I swear I smelt this on another person and liked it. It has a very beautiful lingering scent, not fresh but super feminine and almost baby ish, but in the best way possible. Then, in the store later I tested it out of curiosity, same scent.

I ended up with a bottle, a few months later. I love this perfume. Its sweet, warm and comforting. Vanilla, amber and I guess benzoin ( I haven't smelled straight up benzoin yet) .

It's not a buttery caramel. I wouldn't like that. More of a complimentary caramel.

I read that people got a dirty diaper smell from this. To be honest, yes i can see where they are coming from. If you're going to imagine dirty diapers while wearing this, then you will smell them. I am more reminded of a fresh baby scent, if anything,

Do try before you buy. I doubt this gem will be in the bargain shops anytime soon.

Aug
06
2014
Dioguh
Dioguh

Oh Candy, Candy, why can you last longer? It's gone after 3 hours. It's pretty exclusive though..

Aug
01
2014
Nil3
Nil3

I'm one of the lucky ones with this one. I believe this will be my first Caramel scent. Something I'd like to spritz under my turtleneck when autumn knocks at the door. Creamy caramel..... Creamy musk.... Creamy benzoin. Creamy candy.

Jul
29
2014
BringUsAShrubbery
BringUsAShrubbery

Well, I am going to agree with the reviewer below, in that I smell Play-Doh. Not a pleasant thing to smell like. I am starting to think that benzoin just doesn't go with my skin chemistry, but I'll have to test more to find out.

I am rather disappointed, because I wanted the caramel, and didn't get any.

Jul
29
2014
PrincessofScents
PrincessofScents

I was excited to try this whilst at work yesterday. I am surrounded by so many up-market, expensive, designer and niche fragrances on a quiet sunday shift. I sprayed it into the air and walk through it, and then dabbed a bit on the wrists.

I kept sniffing my wrist, waiting to be shot with a lovely caramel sensation. I found...it...somewhere, it wasn't sweet. I drew my nose closer, and found it had a distinct PLAY-DOH smell. Slightly salted, PLAY-DOH. I used to eat PLAY-DOH as a child, so this brings that distinct memory.

Thanks, but no thanks Prada. I do love your well-designed sunglasses through.

Jul
28
2014
victoria.mei1992
victoria.mei1992

It's evening fragrance, a little heavy in the begining but soft in the end. Very luxurious. Strange, that there are so many dislikes. Soft airy and warm sweetness. Stays close to the skin. I already have it in my perfume collection ;)

Jul
25
2014
auroramaria
auroramaria

For this scent to be perfect it would need an intense or absolue flanker, it is so warm and sophisticated it's hard not to like it however longevity is a big issue,on my skin it lasts about half an hour and then it's gone.
A shame really because Candy is a gorgeous kind of sweet personally I have more longevity out of Candy L'Eau which is amazing too.
I'm jelous of people who can actually fully enjoy Candy on me I can barely smell it

Jul
24
2014
Togiii
Togiii

Too sweet and heavy on me. I like my fragrances with just a hint of sweetness like in Acqua di Gioa

Jul
23
2014
szilvihorv
szilvihorv

To all you fellow unfortunate ladies who can't smell Prada Candy or just barely smell anything:

I had the same problem. It was so frustrating that I could smell only the shadow of what was supposed to be a strong caramelbomb that I started to dig into my problem. I found all the info in the Fragrantica forum: I was either anosmic to one of the notes or a synthetic ingredient was blocking the notes for me. In either case, a simple tricked was advised: Spray a clean, white piece of (cotton) sock or clothing or cotton pad throughout with the fragrance and put it in an airtight bag or container. Leave it there for 2-3 days and then open it and try smelling it. And the miracle happens right then, the sock reeks of the fragrance and clicks something back in place in your nose/brain so you can smell it normally onwards. Actually, I can smell candy so strongly now that it is still evident on my skin after a long shower. I am amazed. I'm not that great in chemistry and have no idea what's been going on in the airtight bag, but I'm not one to question the results.

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Onto the review now:

Miracle mostly doesn't happen with 3-notes-perfumes, and it's quite evident that 3 sweet notes won't put the fragrance through miraculous transformation as it develops. That being said, Prada Candy's beauty lays in its simplicity. Starts off very strong, very sweet and very musky. Then as musk fades and caramel takes the main role, it turns less sweet. Like a luxurious salty caramel kind of thing. Benzoin is always there, a nice duo with the caramel, adds some minimal complexity to it.

Prada Candy is not for you if you're looking for a rich, sophisticated, 3D scent, but it's a charming accessory if you just want to smell simple and delicious. Less is sometimes more, as they say.
Sillage is good, longevity as well. I can catch whiffs of it every now and then when I move around and it also survived a shower, so no complaints from my part.

Jul
19
2014
adorkable_scent
adorkable_scent

This is a veru popular edp so i gave this a try. I blind bought this and was hoping for a miracle. But there is none. An initial blast of spices and sweet balsamic notes, which drydown into a very sweet caramel and brown sugar. Thats it. Oh and the benzoin wrap it all which(sometimes) makes me nausea. The benzoin is just over the top and make this smells so unnatural. This is for a sweet lady. Doesnt smells cheap but doeant smells that expensive either. I could blame the overpowering benzoin for the rest of my life:(
But i didnt regret buying this tho

Jul
18
2014
Mandana
Mandana

Beautiful fragrance, well-balanced, even though there are only 3 notes in "Candy" they complement one another amazingly well. I bought this fragance today, after trying it on, I loved it immediately. The lovely warm caramel note was immediately apparent and it smelled very authentic I must say. I did not get any musk, even after the drydown, but it has to be there to give substance to the caramel. The notes are sweet and light, but stable and the perfume on my skin did not disappoint, even after 2 hours. Although a hint of warm sweetness still remains after a while, the only drawback is of course the poor longevity so I need to respray every 2-3 hours to coat myself again with that beautiful caramel note! I feel in a great mood with "Candy" and the words "edible perfume" came to mind (!) Well done, Prada :-)

Jul
12
2014
mooglebuns
mooglebuns

On me this smells like sweet caramel and sugar mixed with play doh. It give me happy thoughts and puts a smile on my face. I don't consider it sexy, but it's definitely enjoyable in a weird way. It's something I wear for me to enjoy as opposed to something I want others to smell on me. I really enjoy it, especially sprayed in my hair so I can get wafts of it every now and then, it lasts quite a long time that way as well.

Jul
11
2014
shivabglr
shivabglr

If Dior Addict is a dirty vanilla, this one is a dirty caramel! could be the musk and oily benzoin here,
I'm surprised "animalic" isn't listed as an accord here,,

I smell something green and soapy in there as well,
it's so cozy, yummy and warm, but not sweet

caramel is actually very subtle here and to my nose Prada Candy is almost all about benzoin,

I'm confused by reviews complaining about strength/sillage,
not huge, but very good and acceptable

these three simple notes, yet the whole impression to me is an expensive leather bag filled with lipstick!
almost something shalimar-esque in it!

It's long-lasting, comfy and yet feels light and wearable in warm weather too,

pretty sophisticated and classy for only 3 notes!

imho it's totally unisex,

Does it get compliment? it does for me :-)

Jul
01
2014
tahia_loky
tahia_loky

el perfume definitivamente no me gusto, yo soy de aromas dulzones pero este huele a caramelo muy suavemente y es como un aroma para gente mayor. realmente no es lo mio , que pena una decepción.

Jun
30
2014
Antares811
Antares811

Sweet yet not cloying, feminine and warm. I love this perfume. I can also detect flowers, all the notes are perfectly balanced. One of the best sweet scents around.

Jun
25
2014
AHepburn
AHepburn

After reading many reviews I purchased it as a blind buy. I was very excited when I received the package, because the box was so nice and pink. After spraying it on my skin, I was a bit disappointed. The smell was like ordinary sugar water mixed with flowers. The main scent should be caramel, but I didn´t smell it. It also reminds me a perfume that my mom used in late 80s and early 90s, but I don´t remember the name. As it sets on the skin, the trace it leaves, is quite nice, powdery sweet. But unfortunately it does not last long. With the perfume I got a Candy body milk and this smells better and sweeter on the skin than the fragrance does. I am looking forward to winter, just to see how it smells, when it is cold outside.

Jun
25
2014
elaheahsan
elaheahsan

lovely,girly.,chic,sweet,delicious caramel,innocent(but the add shows sth else).My next choice.The best for fall evenings...

Jun
21
2014
raunchy
raunchy

My favourite dessert all time
yumm yumm yumm

Jun
19
2014
ememha
ememha

For me this is all about comfort. So soft, warm, sweet and full of childhood memories. But definately not childlike. In my opinion this can be worn by anybody who's young at heart and does not take herself too seriously and loves comfort. On the skin it does not last very long, about three hours, on fabric it lasts for days. The sillage is moderate and that is the way i want my perfume to be.I refuse to overwhelm people with my presence or ruin someone's evening just because i love my perfume so much. i love the vanilla smell that becomes clearer and warmer and muskier the longer you have it on. This becomes more mysterious when layered with cologne of the missions ( l eau des missions) by le convent des minimes.

Jun
16
2014
bridgette
bridgette

Not bad, not great. Weak as if watered down, low longevity. Not THAT sweet. Very faint.

Jun
16
2014
ChaiLatte2009
ChaiLatte2009

It's not your average sweetness, it's an interesting sweetness. I prefer it much more than la vie est belle, jimmy choo or flowerbomb. It's quite digestible for an openly sweet scent. There is some underlying powderness, so it's not cloying. I think it's going suit brunettes more than blondes. ;)

Jun
16
2014
darksome
darksome

People expect the unexpected from Prada Candy. But that's not the purpose of this scent.

Candy is uncomplicated, but I'm totally fine with that.

Caramel and benzoin, sweet, but deep represent a gourmand dream team; an oily lipstick smell. But there's the third player, who manages to rebalance the sickly sweetness of the first two, making the whole composition more neat, mature and serious.

The musk is a strong player. The dream team splits after few hours, with benzoin leaving the team. Caramel is still there, but stays behind musk at the end. Nice play.

P.S.: Sillage and longevity are totally fine on me.

Jun
16
2014
damfino
damfino

I've received this as a free sample and never been interested in it before. First few minutes I was haunted - not over too sweet caramel, and I waited for more pleasant notes to come, but that was all. The scent reminds me of a caramel puddle on a dusty carpet left in the sun. It's not offensive, just boring. One dimensional projection, sillage is also poor. I hardly can imagine a situation I could wear it, perhaps some party where I want to be lost and unnoticed. It could work for high-school girls who want to wear not so cheap smelling sweet perfume but I would not consider a mature woman to be serious while wearing this.

Jun
15
2014
Ohgollygally
Ohgollygally

This fragrance smells fresh, sweet and yummy!

Jun
12
2014
Geraldine 004
Geraldine 004

It's a nice scent and has a feeling of reminiscence about it. Like eating cotton candy at the fair maybe? I wouldn't get it for myself, but am not adverse to wearing it as it was free, but definitely not worth laying the money down for on this one. It isn't bad, just not special and it fades very quickly too.

Jun
11
2014
seaside
seaside

I picked up one of those fragrance samplers at Sephora that include a redeemable coupon for a free bottle of one of the fragrances included in the box. I picked a sampler of ten that had the most scents (three, to be exact) that appealed to me after smelling them on a paper strip in the store. I could not have been more mistaken as to what would be my final choice.

I forced my husband to be my helper and sniff each one on my skin. His usual response was either "meh" or "okay." Then I put on Prada Candy. Before I even asked him for his opinion, I was in love. I didn't say anything but just asked him once again to sniff. It's the one and only time I've seen him actually react with enthusiasm. He loved it.

I think this perfume is misnamed and might scare away people who might assume that it is a super sweet, juvenile scent. Candy is most definitely not one of those scents. It is a warm, alluring, very sophisticated perfume that just wraps around you and makes you feel good. It is NOT overpowering or overly sweet at all. From beginning spritz to dry-down, this scent remains light and lovely and lingers for a very long time.

Believe me, I have rarely strayed from my florals (pure floral, woody floral, fruity floral, you name it). If someone had told me that I would swoon over a musk/vanilla, caramel blend, I would have laughed in their face. But swoon I did. Prada Candy stands out as a unique scent in a world of fragrances that are often indistinguishable from one another.

Jun
09
2014
Chepet
Chepet

I really adore it, simple and discrete, people say it doesn't last long, but it lasts about 10 hours on my skin, the problem is that it is weak and really poor on sillage. Overall a gourmand for the simple and grown up ones

Jun
06
2014
cheriebeary73
cheriebeary73

Stopped by the Macy's counter today and tried a little spritz of this on my arm. All I can say is wow, this is so nice, and it reminds me of cuddling up in bed on a cool spring or fall day. It's sweet, but not overly sweet to me, and is seeming to last awhile on my arm. I tend to have the problem of scents disappearing on me. So far this one good. The price a little scary to me, so not sure if I will buy, since for $100 I would rather invest in my Chanel Coco M.

Update: Ok so after trying this a few times, and loving it. I could actually smell it the next day on my arm so that's was sold me. I went to Ulta and picked up the 1.7oz size. Smells so good.

Update again: Ok so I tried this one a couple times now and I actually sprayed it on each inside elbows, chest, and 2 on neck so about 5 sprays. It smells awesome for about an hour or two then it becomes very faint. I have to put my nose on my arm to smell it. I think since so expensive it bothers me greatly it does not last! Exchanging at Ulta tomorrow for my Lancôme La Vie Est Belle. That one lasts ALL day on me and get sooooo many compliments!

Jun
04
2014
Fabulous Kevin
Fabulous Kevin

When i smelled this perfume, i felt nothing special, quite boring, it was not strong and sweet as i thought

Jun
04
2014
jazainfeld
jazainfeld

first to forewarn...I am a novice fragrance lover on my quest to learn more about what I like. I really enjoy this fragrance and have got many compliments on how it smells really nice on me. never overpowering but doesn't linger very long. when I first spray on my skin, the smell is incredibly comforting! I don't know why but I could just smell it all day long. I'm a little on the frugal side so I don't do it often, but I love wearing this scent to bed. it makes me feel pretty and secure. I've noticed I'm not a huge vanilla fan but something about this sweet scent I love :)

Jun
04
2014
SzekelyEmoke
SzekelyEmoke

So boring, it does not represent me. I imagined it to be very playfull and cute, but it is just sweet! Blerghh...

Jun
02
2014
eifie
eifie

Is it my problem? I can barely smell weak scent of baby powder and it only lasts for less than 10 mins...i regret to buy this perfume

Jun
01
2014
hippiechick13
hippiechick13

This is a perfect potion.

It's melted sugar and French soap... sexual, sensuous, clean, pretty, sophisticated. I think I have a new favourite.


The muskiness is just lovely, too. As the day progresses so does the scent, but what I do love is that it doesn't stray too far from its original spray pop - it remains smooth and languorous on the skin, and makes a girl feel the same.

What is special, is that while luxe, it also invests a kind of fun attitude to it... perfect for a free spirit as much as it is the Vuitton girl. I think it's a great perfume for work, or for going out with your friends or your man. It's easy to wear and gorgeously girly. Without seeming or smelling cheap. It's got enough power-puff to it that it's elegant.

May
27
2014
lepalm
lepalm

This is not something I would purchase but I understand the appeal of this fragrance. I have a leave in hair conditioner that is very similar to this except the conditioner smells stronger and lasts longer. I can't use it with a lot of my perfumes since the caramel/vanilla smell is so overbearing and takes center stage but it pairs perfectly with my sample of Prada Candy.

I expected this fragrance to be sweeter and younger than it actually is on my skin. I am in my forties and I think that this would be perfectly acceptable for older women who like these types of scents as well as for the younger women this is marketed towards.

May
27
2014
Cochlea
Cochlea

I don't understand why anyone would dislike this perfume. Prada Candy is caramel goodness, it is carefree, and fun! It is a must have for gourmand lovers. I love the caramel, benzoin and the musk in this. This is a cheaper and more sweeter version of Generale Indochine.

May
26
2014
CatherineLaundon
CatherineLaundon

Sprayed a tester, all I got was a candy-floss smell. Must have the been the caramel!

Very linear and too sickly sweet for me!

May
25
2014
viveka
viveka

Twin sister of My Queen (however MQ is darker, sensual and much more interesting maybe violet does it?)- it's surprising how similar they are. I don't find Prada very attractive at all, edible, slightly infantile but in some way (cosy home, fireplace, hot sweet chocolate, big pullover) pleasant. Not for fancy diners, not for parties, not for romantic evenings. Just you, your favorite book & comfy place.

The price is rather from outer space Oo

May
21
2014
Velvet_Touch
Velvet_Touch

Just got a sample of it, and I must recognize that I'm in love! Not so sweet,rather soft, caramel-like scent... I find it perfect for this time, the musky notes make me feel special. A must have in the near future~!

May
21
2014
arenee92
arenee92

I really wanted to love this, but it smells like pure Dr. Pepper on my skin. I'm sure it's lovely on others, but it's too sickly sweet on me.

May
20
2014
MeThePerson
MeThePerson

Has anybody else tried layering this over PRADA AMBER?
Powerfully demure and playfully sexy all at the same time!

May
20
2014
kasslee
kasslee

When I first tried candy a few years back I didn't care for it, I was mostly into super fruity scents then and this was just far too sweet, sickly, musky.
This year I tried it again and I love it. I guess my tastes have changed.
It's definitely sweet, but in a sophisticated way. It's yummy caramel, but the musk and benzoin keep it from being immature. I really love the adorable bottle too.

May
08
2014
Bloodlust
Bloodlust

Prefacing this review by saying I do like this scent. Just "like", not love.

It's very one dimensional, two dimensional at most - the first being sweet, and the second being sweet with a tiiiiiiny hint of something deeper and more musky. (I use the term "musky" here very lightly.)

The semi-adult version of all those sweet "young, girly" vanilla fragrances, but not as strong or poignant as something like Dior Hypnotic Poison or Dior Addict. It is definitely lacking a little bit of depth, but is still an overall enjoyable fragrance.

I would reccommend for someone to buy this if they are looking for a gift for a woman between 14-25, or a very safe, inoffensive day-to-day scent, because if you add it to a very large collection of perfumes, it will fade away to the back.

The longevity also leaves much to be desired - have a rollerball handy if you'd like to keep the smell fresh for more than 2 hours, or you can do as I do, and use it as a clothes/sheets/hair freshen-up. ;)

May
07
2014
Lybarra118
Lybarra118

Caramel, caramel and more caramel. It's delicious, sensual and inviting. I like this perfume a lot, which is surprising since I don't like uber sweet, candied scents all that much. It's sweet but nowhere near Aquolina Pink Sugar. I'll admit that it's on the verge of being cloying, but it misses that mark by a hair.

Longevity is 4-5 hours on my skin, longer on clothes. Projection is soft.
If you like Prada Candy, but want something with a bit more character, try Viva La Juicy Gold. I'm not affiliated in any way, but if you're like me and feel something is missing from Candy, Gold might fill that void.

May
07
2014
RubyRedRose
RubyRedRose

Very nice Caramel/vanilla smell, Despite being called Candy I don't find this perfume very sweet, just a light sweetness, I find the EDT version sweeter and there are a lot of other perfumes out there that are sweeter than this. I find the sillage weak but it has ok lasting power, I would like a intense version of this perfume.

May
06
2014
connossieur
connossieur

The first time I sniffed this, I found it waaayyy to sweet.. I didn't think of it much but a few months later I tried it again and really let it set on my skin. And oh what an experience! I get exactly the scent I love on my skin. Warm, subtle, sensuous.. A tiny bit powdery without going soapy or old lady. Just soft and sweet.. LOVELY!

I actually think its quite different from the "L'eau" kind... This feels younger

I'm so happy how this scent marries my skin, get lots of compliments when wearing this..

May
03
2014
moonprismpower
moonprismpower

Toothache sweet caramel-vanilla-benzoin praline. It smells like the inside of an expensive sweet shop I've been to in Paris. Fragrance is lovely, it smells like a sugary confection without ever smelling cheap. Also reminds me of a vanilla ice cream sundae with warm caramel sauce. The bottle design could have been so much better, it is terribly awkward to hold it in your hand and the juice squirted out in a liquid stream more than a mist. I also think it's rather silly looking in addition to being awkward to actually use because of it's design. I would have bought this if it came in a pretty bottle that was easier to hold and use.

Apr
28
2014
thais.magrinha
thais.magrinha

I tried so hard to like this perfume.
But it is what it promises: candy. Just that. Nothing more. Everytime I wore it I felt like something was missing in the complexion of this fragrance. It is just a flat sweet face. It has no expression.

Apr
25
2014
AmoreProfumi
AmoreProfumi

This needs another review, this personally is my fav. of the 3 that are out (still loving the original over L'eau && Florale)&& this is easily one of my top 5 fav. perfumes, I do agree I wish this was stronger even, I feel if PRADA decides to come out with another flanker the next should be an intense version, hint hint PRADA, this fall would be a nice release ;) already got it laid out for you (reverse the colors on the bottle, black Prada band, make the spray topper a darker pink but a pretty pink) && BAM! VOILA!..."PRADA Candy Intense"! Can you just picture it, oh yes quick! lets all write PRADA demanding it! ;D

Apr
24
2014
pravda48
pravda48

I like this for its simplicity, but the benzoin (heavy vanilla) feel is MUCH more noticeable than the caramel on me =/ musk is prominent for the first 45 mins or so then really gives way to a warm benzoin.

The sillage and lasting power are weak though and that breaks the deal for me, personally. If only it were stronger!

Apr
24
2014
Sarbira Preece
Sarbira Preece

This perfume is delicious. Sweet and fresh,but not too unsophisticated, one of my favourites. Definitely will attract positive reactions :)

Apr
23
2014
spiderleenie
spiderleenie

Now THIS is a gourmand I can get behind. I don't care for sickly-sweet scents like Aquolina's Pink Sugar, as I find those type of scents to be overkill on the sweetness. Prada Candy, however, has just enough sweetness for it to be a youthful and fun scent, without becoming an immature one.

The caramel is quite dominant in this fragrance, but it's mellowed out by the spices and the musk, creating a powdery, sweet, and smooth fragrance. I do recommend spraying this with a light hand, though, as too much WILL be overkill.

Personally, I would recommend wearing this during the Fall and Winter. I think it's too warm of a scent to wear during the late Spring, and especially during Summertime.

Apr
23
2014
ellina1984
ellina1984

It opens up with some kind of citrus, something with an interesting bitter, but not bothering me at all, edge. Citrus is not listed, but I don't think there's just musk in the top notes. Then comes the benzoin - at least I think it's benzoin, according to the pyramid, because I haven't smelt it before. Something reminiscent of a mellower and honey-dipped vanilla, bordering on caramel, with a slight wooden undertone. The caamel stage is nice. It's not toffee-sweet. It has caramel's flowing quality (does that make any sense??), it is pleasantly sweet but not cloying, not clinging. Just comfortingly sweet. At the very end -after more than 10 hours- there's the baby wipe smell so many people have commented on. At this stage it doesn't bother me. It just smells sort of clean and fresh. Overall I think this is very wearable, and would actually call it a skin scent.

Apr
20
2014
Sweelty
Sweelty

Smells like powdery-musky honey. Caramel is not as noticeable as musk is

Apr
16
2014
ameliunim
ameliunim

One, funny thing: I don't feel it. Doesn't matter if I tried on paper or on my skin. I just don't feel the scent. Maybe my nose is disabled, but for such a price it should be more noticeable.

Apr
16
2014
Coconutmusk
Coconutmusk

Oh how I love this! This is a gourmand done right! This is so smooth from start to finish, it never has a "yuck" stage. I don't find this overly sweet at all, in fact I was so turned off by sweet carmel fragrances after Jessica Simpsons Fancy that I have avoided this one until recently because I can still taste the liquid carmel ice cream topping in the back of my throat when I think of Fancy *shudder*.
I cannot say anything about this that hasn't been said before, yes this is a soft, sweet carmely vanilla opening with a beautiful woody/musky/carmel dry down. It stays so soft and elegant through out. Also, Something reminds me very much of Halloween, at first I figured it was the "bag full of candy" thing, but more specifically this reminds me of Halloween time 2007, I think this is very much like a candle I had burning at the time (which of course I cannot remember what that'd be, probably something from Partylite-but I get a very strong memory of my house at that time)
I find this all around elegant and very expensive smelling. I wish this came in a roller ball because it lasts maybe 3-4 hours and it needs a refresh after that.

Apr
12
2014
francess.raymundo
francess.raymundo

my dad gave me this perfume today. (my family has had a perfume business since the 80s, this was a pick-yourself-up gift and it inspires me to walk again.
The perfume smells like a box of chocolates and I recommend it for those who want to smell like something good wrapped up in a box with a very pretty ribbon!

Apr
12
2014
ccee85
ccee85

I didn't like this perfume at first spray. But after it warms up, it is quite pleasant. I got compliments when I wore this.

Apr
12
2014
Jenny-Rebecca
Jenny-Rebecca

I had the opportunity to experience this scent as a present.

This fragrance is very bold, sweet, and distinctive. The caramel note reigns supreme throughout the composition while the Benzoin note is also very strong.

This is a great scent for someone who would like a gourmand scent with a sophisticated twist.

Recommended For:

Evening and special event use

Apr
07
2014
connieiscrazy
connieiscrazy

I was expecting this to be sickly, but I was pleasantly surprised by how nice this perfume really is! It's not a saccharine sweetness; more powdery and musky - reminds me a bit of Chanel No5. It isn't the sort of candybar, overly-sweet perfume that's aimed at the teenage demographic - I can see someone older wearing this. Unfortunately it's a bit of a linear scent, it doesn't seem to open out into anything else - it just fades away. However the perfume itself is so nice that I don't mind.

Apr
05
2014
Velvet_Touch
Velvet_Touch

I have bought this one together with the body lotion from Strawberrynet and in the morning I use the lotion before spritzing the fragrance. I like the caramel mosky scent on my skin. It lasts, I have nothing to object about it.

Apr
04
2014
sygrid29
sygrid29

this scents smells sweet but done properly coz i can smell spices which mellows out the caramel. my only problem is that it doesn't last and very poor sillage. i also think based on my nose is that it has a big resemblance to adam levine's perfume for women with a musky vanilla drydown. i prefer it rather than prada candy coz its more mature and more floral without emptying your wallet.

Apr
03
2014
Quarantine
Quarantine

Gourmand scents usually make me a little queasy if I wear them all day, like I've over-indulged in the candy shop, so when I got a sample of this I didn't expect to be impressed, but I was blown away by how beautiful it is! It's sweet, but also very sophisticated, like expensive luxury candy. It isn't a straightforward candy sweetness either, it changes and develops throughout the day, I kept smelling something wonderful and realising it was me. It's a shame it's so expensive but I do think it justifies the price tag. I want this!

Mar
27
2014
Vesna8888
Vesna8888

Beautiful elegant perfume, sweet caramel vanilla, but sillage is not good at all. I have tried Prada Iris EDP Absolue, and I found it almost the same as Prada Candy, but Iris EDP Absolue has much better sillage.

Mar
24
2014
rita.m
rita.m

This fragrance is a wonderful and distinctive smell very sweet
love it
But it does not last long on my skin(Two hours)
The sillage is very weak...

Mar
23
2014
Silkpuppet
Silkpuppet

This scent took me a few tries to enjoy. For my fellow lovers of gourmand scents, this is definitely worth testing. I do not find it to be akin to BS Fantasy, Hanae Mori, JS Fancy, or anything like that. Those scents all have distinct fruit notes and Candy does not. The benzoin is most prominent on me and I find that the scent sweetens over time but does not get cloying. My SO loves this scent.

I understand that people find the "candy" concept and packaging a little juvenile, but teens don't flock to the department store to buy Prada fragrances FYI, so don't be offput in that regard. (Side note I wish users would stop making ageist remarks in their reviews...perfume is for anyone and everyone)

This scent is comforting, cozy, and sensual. I have no issues with lasting power. I think the drydown of this fragrance is lovely, I love catching a whiff of toffee-musk goodness on my coat or scarf from the day before. This is a new staple in my collection.

Mar
21
2014
Bearbearina
Bearbearina

I am disappointed. I love warm, caramel scents and this one starts off just that. Unfortunately, the caramely smell dissipates after about 20 minutes and I'm left smelling like musk the rest of the day. Yuck :(

Mar
17
2014
Dodyboggs
Dodyboggs

I cannot smell anything when I tested it in multiple stores. I sprayed some on a card and thought it was just a bad bottle. When I tried it again, still nothing. I soaked the card and still did not pick up anything. Hmmmm... Never had that happen. My hubby could smell it faintly. Perhaps I should get a sample and try outside of the store and different times. Coffee beans did not help either.

Mar
14
2014
carriewible
carriewible

I like the scent but it smells manly on me initially. Then I smell the vanilla and caramel. I like it, but it is strong. I wish my other perfumes had this kind of sillage. I will probably buy a bottle.

Update: I bought a bunch of sample sprays and these smell like yummy caramel on me, much more than the last batch of samples I had. I think it is delicious, but the scent only lasts about 30 minutes.

Mar
13
2014
katuliena
katuliena

One doctor wears it without moderation in our hospital. I find it very disturbing fragrance. So overhelming sweet. Could be nice for intimate evening maybe. But I cant stand this smell in her office. Sillage is really strong, too much for myself.

Mar
11
2014
MeThePerson
MeThePerson

@Scentmad...

... Um,...
... I'm not quite sure how to say this,...

... uh,... you see...

... the thing is...

... it's... um,...
... It's called 'CANDY'?...
... and not lower case either...
... full on CAPITAL letters an' all that...

... so,... It's kind of... like... sweet,...

... like,...
... Y'know...
... CANDY.

Calling it PRADA BENZOINCARAMELVANILLAMUSKS might have killed it a bit. Doesn't exactly trip off the tongue.
What are your expectations of Viktor&Rolf Bonbon?... Wet dog after a run in the fields? Back end of a fish market(okay, probably wrong time to reference TommyHilfiger's Freedom for men here?)?
I'm sorry, It's inherent sarcasm. I can't help it. It's in no way meant to be derogatory towards your review.

Mar
11
2014
willsmom
willsmom

Just received a bottle for my birthday. Did not ask for it, but my husband loved the frag at the dept store. I'm sure a sales lady talked him into it. I wasn't expecting much, so when I sprayed it, I was overwhelmed by the late 1980s memories that came rushing back to me. Is it Exclamation? My teenage indulgence? The dry down is a sweet, powdery, grown up scent, pleasant and happy. I do think this fragrance is overpriced, but my husband loves it, and it is a happier, less serious scent than I usually wear. The bottle is beautiful.

Mar
11
2014
Scentmad
Scentmad

Sweet, tooth achingly so in fact. Perfect for the young 'uns. Not for me.

Mar
08
2014
KaleyQ
KaleyQ

I love Prada Candy. One of my all-time favorites, if only it would last. After an hour (or maybe less than an hour) it smells like I forgot to wear perfume. I tried pairing the perfume with the body lotion, but the body lotion had an odd smell that, to me, didn't match the perfume. I gave both away eventually. Would have kept the perfume if it lasted longer on my skin.

Mar
07
2014
LizzieBea
LizzieBea

Prada Candy is a great gourmand for people, like me, who don't normally like gourmands. Its genius lies in its simplicity. The caramel is the star here while the musk anchors it to your skin and the benzoin adds a flourish. It is confection minimalism at long last.

Mar
06
2014
paneradfisk
paneradfisk

Another warm and cozy perfume that I love. Sweet but not cloying, very wearable in my opinion. Disappears very quickly though, which is a shame.

Mar
03
2014
MeThePerson
MeThePerson

As with all Prada fragrances, this needs to be left on the skin to fully appreciate the potential of the fragrance. Candy does what it says on the tin. The Benzoin is the initial blast and puts a lot of people off this fragrance, but it makes the remaining softer notes more noticeable after ten to twenty minutes. The remaining Caramel and Vanilla sit softly alongside a mixture of various synthetic musks which warm on the skin beautifully. I find I cannot help occasionally wearing this myself on the back of my hand so I can nuzzle it for comfort throughout the day. I should point out I'm a male but I'm always caught out when my wife wears this as I forget what it's like to smell this on someone who wears it well. I would say you have to err on relying on re-spritzing CANDY two or three times if you plan to wear it all day and want others to notice it. If you're wearing it for yourself, however, you can allow it to gently radiate with your skin heat and subtly draw people towards you to identify why you smell so good! It's not an overbearing fragrance like YSL Manifesto or DIESEL Loverdose, which I think give you no option but to notice them from twenty feet away, wether you want to smell them or not! CANDY will be noticed by people you allow into your personal space, so they have no doubt it's YOU that smells of elegant but cheeky class. Refined eloquence rather than brash shouting.

Mar
01
2014
StarAnGeL
StarAnGeL

Aggghhh! I have such a love hate relashionship about this one!! It smells amazing! But does NOT last at all! Very disappointed! For this being a Prada brand and the cost is so high for it, you would think it would at least last a couple of hours. I want to love this one soooo bad and Make it my signature. I got a bottle of this, the 2.7 for Valentines day from my hubby and already half the bottle is gone from having to spray it so often. I really hope Prada will fix it. I see a lot of bad reviews when it comes to the lasting power. I know that if they don't change it I will not be repurchasing. :'(

Feb
28
2014
zzMaja
zzMaja

Very nice. Loved the scent, but did not last long at all. I would say it disappeared in about 2 hours. May try again in the Spring or summer.

Feb
20
2014
adriana.rizzati
adriana.rizzati

Today I tried to give to Prada another chance, so I sprayed a hint on my hand (I've got an old sample-tester)...
My opinion is the same as two years ago: I like so much the top notes, savory and crispy, but after a while the scent becomes synthetic and unpleasant on my skin, as I were sniffing an old, dusty plastic toy.
The drydown is more pleasant, a gentle caramel that is not really gourmand, and sometimes reappears that light crispy scent of the beginning. Nothing more.

It's a pity, because the first notes are very special to me.
Anyway, there must be much more than musk among the top notes... I think there is definitely something citrus and something burnt, like crème brûlée. Very interesting, but unfortunately this sensation lasts too shortly.

Feb
20
2014
rainbow4006
rainbow4006

Love, Love, Love this! I do find it similar to D'Iris, but I have that as well, and cant use it as it gives me a rash! Candy doesn't, I got a small sample bottle when I bought another Prada Perfume, Im off today to buy another bottle, its gorgeous! I showered last night and put in on, I can still lightly smell it this morning, it lasts reasonably well on me

Feb
20
2014
katoy4
katoy4

I own Prada L'eau Ambree and agree with a previous reviewer that the drydown of this one is almost identical. It opens sweeter and I do sense the caramel, but the powdery musk is most prominent. Longevity is pretty good. I like it!

Feb
18
2014
katrin1128
katrin1128

I don't normally like heavy vanilla scents or gourmands, but this one is well blended and not too sweet. Perfect for a cloudy cold winter day when I want to stay inside and feel cozy (also better to stay inside so I can re-spray every few hours!). Well done Prada!

Feb
16
2014
DancerForLife
DancerForLife

Not bad sweet fragrance. Not overpowering. Sugary/caremely on me. Minimal staying power though.

Feb
15
2014
AmusedMuse
AmusedMuse

Honestly I cannot smell it! Is something wrong with my nose? Could I possible be anosmatic to all of the notes? I smell very little. I bought it form a great seller, and I will keep trying, and update if anything changes. Maybe it's our chilly weather here in the Rocky mountains.

Feb
15
2014
Christina0065
Christina0065

I got a few samples of this today! I Love it! It reminds me so much of Avon Mark Jewel....Very, very Similar and some of the same notes!! In Fact I have both, so tried one in each wrist and they do smell very similar! Not exact, but similar.

Feb
13
2014
jolantuk
jolantuk

When i smelled this perfume, i realy liked it a lot at a first snif. It is not too sweet, very warm and cosy scent. I was so happy that i found such a warm, representing my personality perfume. But i glad that i didnt buy it, because i spray it on my wrist at the shop, came back home and guess what - no smell!! I couldnt beleave that it has no lasting power at all. So i didnt want to give up. I went to shop after some time and again spray on my wrist, but again came home, asked my husband and he said that he feels no perfume on me...quite expensive perfume and no lasting power...In my opinion lasting power is very important charakter for perfume, so it is only reson why i will not buy this perfum.

Feb
12
2014
crescentsho
crescentsho

Linear and weak. I think it's overpriced. I hope something deeper balsamic caramel. Hey Prada!

Feb
07
2014
Civetted
Civetted

I swear I can't tell these prada scents apart! They top notes smell different but they all dry down to the same base. Luckily, it's a base I like. Candy starts out sweet, ends up well, prada.

Feb
05
2014
ohrite
ohrite

One of my favourite perfumes! It's a more mature type of caramel scent. Not overly sweet on My skin. Stays pretty close but lasts at least 6 hours.

Feb
05
2014
lirael00
lirael00

Okey, I want this, now! I think I won't be soothed untill I get my hands on this bottle. For past few weeks whenever I've entered the drugstore I went straight to Prada's Candy. By now, I think the ladies who worked there are starting to give me those weird looks. Anyway, I thought that something named Candy would only give me diabetes and nothibng else. But I was mistaken, cause this perfume is absolutely fantastic. I usually don't have sweet tooth when it comes to choosing the fragrances I like, but every now and then I do fall in love with a gourmand smell. And this time is Candy. It's all about the caramel, and it's the best caramel I've ever smelled. It's not too sweet or burnt (I have that experience with Jessica Simpson's Fancy), it's like a mature version of caramel and with my skin it works just perfectly. Lasting power is about 6 hours, which is fine by me. I really plan to go and get my bottle of Candy next week, so I can finaly quench my desires. Candy, here I come!

Feb
05
2014
risarii
risarii

I got a sample of this and have been using it very sparingly. I must admit that the only real reasons I was interested in this perfume are the commercial and the bottle. The bottle is girly and adorable and the commercial is unique, French and also adorable.

So anyway, I was expecting it to be very similar to Pink Sugar, which I have a love-hate relationship with. However, I have to say that I was impressed and I love Candy! It's sweet, but instead of the cotton-candy sugary sweetness I was expecting, it's warm caramel goodness. I think it suits the winter time perfectly, but I don't know if I can see wearing it in the Summer-- strictly because I'm afraid the heat will intensify the sweetness and make it overbearing. I'll just have to see!

But for now, I'm in caramel heaven.

Also, don't disregard this in fear of it being too pre-teen; it's sweetness is mature and dare I say it, sultry.

Feb
04
2014
sunnyjim
sunnyjim

I would like to say that Prada Candy is beautiful and is unique and doesn't remind me of any other perfume on the market. It is very sweet candy like but then turns into a creamy, powdery warm vanilla caramel scent. It is not a cheap smelling perfume. Well done Prada!

Feb
04
2014
pxcrunnercat
pxcrunnercat

I find that this perfume bears a strong resemblance to Infusion d'Iris, except substituting sweet caramellish notes for the the florals. Perhaps Prada used the same type of musk for both perfumes. Regardless, I love both fragrances. Candy is light, sweet, playful, and girlish. I wear it during the daytime since I find it doesn't pack much of a spillage punch and is not likely to offend this around me.

Feb
03
2014
lushnight
lushnight

I've worn this for 2 days and had the same result both days: starts off like a candy bar, then on drydown turns to baby wipes. Neither one is particularly to my liking and a strange combination to boot. Not for me.

Jan
30
2014
Hellita
Hellita

This scent is way too much for my taste. Sugar overload!

Jan
28
2014
smitha_r
smitha_r

I accidently sprayed this perfume on myself when I was in Sephora a few months ago and promptly regretted it because it smelled sooooo terrible and nothing like my usual perfume preferences. But a couple hours later when I was home and getting undressed, it had metamorphosized into something almost addictive, I couldn't stop smelling myself! I'm going to give it another shot and possibly make it my next purchase. :)

Jan
26
2014
Juliana6
Juliana6

I was actually very surprised to see this scent has only three notes in it, because it smells much more complexly, much more nuanced than one can think looking at the notes.
This is a "péché mignon" ("cute/sweet sin" in English-something you shouldn't do/wear/eat etc., but still you can't resist) for adult girls, not really for teens.
Warm, delicious, thick caramel ( or maybe some coffee drink with that caramel) for pampering your senses when you crave for something delicious in a cold, sunny winter day. Not cheap smelling, not mainstream (like the sweet celebrity perfumes), not artificial. Comforting and even slightly sensual (because of the musk).
It reminds me Inside by Trussardi.

Jan
25
2014
KisaSlater
KisaSlater

Loved this fragrance immediately when i tried it at the Macy's store. Smells strongly of caramel or some kind of candy. It's a shame it's so expensive though, or i'd keep buying it. The one i have now was a 1 oz and it's sadly empty. Tried buying one on ebay and it was clearly a watered down version. Hope to be able to afford an authentic prada candy perfume at some point. However it will be slow going with it's high price tag.

Jan
23
2014
mystica
mystica

An insult to the name Prada.

There is nothing unique or even "candy" about this fragrance. It may seem strange, but it reminded me of Kenzo's Flower yet in quite a bad way.

Prada Candy is yucky. I cannot see anything pleasant about this fragrance. Extremely cloying, suffocating, cheap juice. Even the bottle is cheeky.

Prada my God, who does the Amber and Infusion d'Iris... I don't wanna believe. This fragrance is not even compatible with Lancome's La Vie Est Belle if you really wanna sweet fragrance which is accurate with what it says it is.

And did I say "chemical" by the way? Very much it is.

Jan
21
2014
nezi
nezi

Play-Doh anyone? I might just be the only person in the world that thinks this smells like play-doh, but funny enough on my skin that's what it smells like!

With that said...I had originally smelled this on taste paper and HATED it because it was soooooo sweet on paper! But I got it as a sample with a Macy's purchase so that I can give it another try. I actually am surprised I liked it on my skin (EVEN if it smells like play-doh) lol. Actually, I really LOVE the smell of play-doh just not sure I want to smell like it lol.

First spray I got a lot of Caramel (which normally smells terrible on me) but here it was soft and not in your face sweet. I then get hit with benzoin!!! But that doesn't last long because once it starts to wear off and the play-doh smell goes away, the musky kicks in and thats my favorite part!!!

It is weirdly addictive for me, which is saying a lot because I truly hate sweet on me! I see some saying it smells like VW Princess and Pink Sugar. I used to use Princess back in the day and this is similar-ish but no way near as young. Pink sugar? NOT AT ALL! Most of my friends smell like pink sugar and its great on them, but pink sugar on me smells AWFUL (my skin literally repels sweet!). This is the grown up, dark, smooth sister that just moved onto the block!

So glad I gave this another try! DO NOT TEST ON PAPER lol. I just might get myself a mini!

Jan
17
2014
River
River

On my skin Candy is cold milk that gets warmer and sweeter as it develops.
It`s not your typical gourmand perfume, it`s reserved, quiet, not too sweet. That could make it a good choice for those who are not into that type of perfumes but are looking for something cosy for cold winter months.
On the other hand those who like gourmands probably found something more interesting and more complex by now.
Nothing cutting edge here but it`s a nice little perfume.

Jan
16
2014
Emilia88
Emilia88

This is my new favorite perfume.
It can be tricky, but I urge everyone to give this another chance if you didn't appreciate it the first time you tried it.

The first time i tried it was in a tex free-shop in an airport. I had already tried a bunch of perfumes all over my hands,wrists and arms, so I sprayed Candy on a paper strip, smelled it, and went "Yuck! I hate it when a really beautiful bottle contains something as horrible as this".

Six or seven months later I decided to give it another try, on my skin this time, because I really wanted to own that beautiful bottle yet I cannot justify buying it solely based on its appearence.

And boy, am I glad I gave it another chance.
I love gourmand scents and I love this type of "grown up" sweet scent.
I have wanted a sweet gourmand for years and many people have suggested Pink sugar which is just too sweet for me. I don't hate it but it kind of gives me a headache.

This truly is a more grown up version.
If pink sugar is cotton candy, this is salted caramel.

I get a hint of benzoin but it's like 99% caramel.
Such a warm, cozy scent.
I wouldn't wear it in the summer but any other time of the year it works just fine.

On my skin it lasts all day and I can even smell it the next day if I press my nose against my arm. :p

Jan
16
2014
smellym
smellym

Tried this today. I should like it based on the ingredients, but alas it ended up smelling like horrible body odor on my arm within 30 minutes. Maybe some day I can try it again, but why? So many fragrances, so little time.

Jan
14
2014
ecerusen
ecerusen

dont get me wrong but i was expecting more than this when i read and heard about the perfume this much.

sillage : nope
longevity : nope
characteristic : nope

just an sugary perfume without cloying. well blended for sure. but this is not enough for a perfume.
i think it would be good if you use it as body mist or something. at home, after bath you can go with it. if you dont want to go wc every hour for refreshing your perfume, keep back.

Jan
14
2014
Chiquis
Chiquis

I REALLY dislike Prada Candy! I first smelled it last year while shopping. I sprayed it on a card and was repulsed! Fast-forward to today when I received it as a sample in a Macy’s purchase. This time I sprayed it on my wrist. The first big whiff was all alcohol, so I gave it a few seconds. Second whiff was sweet, but an oddly scented sweet like… Baby wipes. Not exactly the smell I’m going for. The drydown I can best describe as if Dr Pepper and baby powder hooked up for a quickie… I say quickie because the smell doesn’t last long lol This perfume is not AT ALL for me.

Jan
10
2014
Dee5
Dee5

This smells delicious on my skin and it lasts all day. Definitely worth the price for the quality and longevity. Initially I didn't want anything to do with this fragrance because it just smelled too sweet for my taste when I first sniffed on paper at Sephora but the sales rep gave me a sample and told me to try it out and on first spray, I still wasn't sold but let me tell you the dry down is impeccable! I am already a musk/amber lover and it was a pleasant twist when this fragrance transformed from sweet to a dry down of powdery musk on my skin. I really loved it! And it lasts for hours on my skin. This is perhaps my second favorite perfume. This is another which will always have a spot on my vanity.

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2nd Review - still loving this perfume! This was made for me! It smells like sweet powdery musk on my skin! My 2nd favorite perfume!

Jan
08
2014
naomi.scott
naomi.scott

This smells really metallic on my skin, I'm not sure what's going on. It smells to me like hot copper, burnt sugar and baby powder. Not for me. I know my sister loves it and smells like caramel on her, but on my skin, this is a total disaster :/

Jan
07
2014
johnnyjazz
johnnyjazz

From a male perspective, this one is a real fun one to have ladies. I find it perfect for late fall and early winter for casual days and evenings, including dates. I just wouldn't suggest it for work as it's too sweet and strong. This one reminds many of us males of Christmas at Starbucks, it has a little bit of that Crème Brulee latte and Halloween caramel apple sweetness that literally makes us want to go have desert and coffee at the nearest Italian coffee house (Europe) or chain (USA). If you know your man is paying (lol), you may want to spray this on as it may just get his sweet tooth going and you may end up with a wonderful slice of cheesecake or strawberry wedding cake. Musk can go both ways with women and is generally not a safe bet if wanting to make an impression on men but in Prada's Candy it's so forced to the background and secondary to the sweetness and benzoin that it really only improves the texture and takes away a bit of the sickly sweet element that so many modern perfumes unfortunately have that honestly sickens some of us men away (though we will never admit it to you). This one is honestly a winner for a fragrance so basic and uncomplicated. Seems to work especially well under 40 degrees Fahrenheit/4 degrees Celsius.

Jan
06
2014
candyaddict
candyaddict

The caramel you get when you first spray is nice but I absolutely love the dry down! It dries to a soft musk, a very comforting fragrance! I have noticed that I like it much better sprayed on my clothes. It smells too sweet when sprayed on my skin.

Jan
06
2014
rococozephyr
rococozephyr

When I first sniffed Prada Candy, it was on a paper test strip and I HATED it. It was a very artificial, almost sickening, sugar and reminded me far too much of the cloying cotton candy body spray I used to wear for me to want to try it on my skin. Seeing a few other people's reviews made me reconsider, though, and here we are!

On my skin, Candy starts out (unsurprisingly) like a shot of straight sugar, but gets very musky and VERY spicy (I'm guessing that's the benzoin) fast, like within a minute or two, though it's still quite sweet. After maybe an hour or so, the benzoin and musk mellow out, letting a calmer melted-butter sort of sweetness come forward, though they don't fade away completely. It was quite long lasting, definitely stuck to my skin for longer than six hours, though by the time I reached the six hour mark, it had become more of a warm, intimate skin scent with very little silage.

It's not the sort of scent I would expect to smell on a high schooler, like the name Candy had me expecting, but it's not exactly inappropriate for that age range either. Candy is definitely a sexy scent, but more playfully flirty than outright filthy. Think lipgloss-sticky kisses and fogged up car windows as opposed to rumpled sheets and a room thick with the smell of sex and sweat. Smelling something as sharp and musky on a fifteen-year-old might garner a raised eyebrow or two, but it's certainly no worse than the fishnets and miniskirts I was wearing at that age.

Overall, Candy's not terribly complex or original, but it IS relentlessly pleasant. Excellent for a night spent out drinking and dirty dancing, when you don't really feel like taking anything or anyone too seriously, but would also be quite nice cuddled up indoors, matched with a cozy sweater and a cup of hot chocolate (or maybe a hot body) to fend off the cold. If you're looking for a warm, sweet scent that's maybe a little edible or sexy, but not too aggressive, Candy is definitely something you should check out.

Jan
06
2014
VeeNVegas
VeeNVegas

This is musty, musky, old fashioned powder. Don't be fooled by the first couple of minutes when it smells just sweet and nice..wait a few minutes. I'm an older woman and this smells like something someone even older than I am would wear! Dry down reminds me of Elizabeth Arden Red Door

Jan
05
2014
scarlettcupcake
scarlettcupcake

I was very excited for this fragrance based on the notes. When I sprayed it, it was so very powdery on me. I smell like baby powder and that has always made me feel ill with a headache! Oh well. My search for a signature continues!

Jan
05
2014
DONNA VARSIK
DONNA VARSIK

PRADA CANDY LAST'S ALL DAY FOR ME. I love the scent.its potent but no too strong .just love it.

Jan
04
2014
lyssak
lyssak

I was so excited to test this perfume after reading all of the glowing reviews and comments on here... but when I did try it I was severely disappointed. The caramel is too overpowering as is the balsamic elements

Jan
03
2014
Enomis
Enomis

basenote ist TOTALLY different from the "l'eau"-version. i love this one, but cant stand the base note of the l'eau. better try both before buying!

Jan
02
2014
rc12
rc12

I really wanted to love this, I've been looking for a warm winter scent with either caramel or vanilla predominately. But when I tested it there was this unpleasant note that smelled 'off' on my skin - I'm guessing it's the benzoin as I like both musk and caramel. It ended up smelling similar to musty old houses that haven't been aired. Oh well, the search continues!

Jan
01
2014
MissCupcake1624
MissCupcake1624

I decided to give this a try after seeing so many positive reviews/votes of this fragrance. Walking through Macy's, we stopped at the counter to smell. We both really liked, so I went to Sephora the next day for a sample.
Wore this scent to work one day, and before leaving the house, I wanted to scrub it off. It just does not smell right on me. It reminds me of Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, which I can't stand. Maybe it's the musk in these two scents? Not really sure. So thankful I did not take the plunge & order before sampling. I feel like I smell like an old lady. One of my coworkers described it as "pungent". Just try before you buy!!

Dec
31
2014
moonhaunt
moonhaunt

I have this. It is VERY sweet smelling and deep. Not my kind of fragrance, but I'll give this to my friend who also wears Kat Von D scents and Juicy Couture scents.

Dec
26
2013
Lily2911
Lily2911

It is their famous infusion iris which fell in a big caramel bath :-)
It is not bad but not very original, expected something more innovative. After a while the dry down of Candy is almost identical to infusion iris absolue but the latter has much more character

Dec
26
2013
crysunshine
crysunshine

I'm glad, I'm not the only one, who thinks this perfume smells like lipstc..k when first sprayed. I love this perfume! smells exactly what it's name is...candy. smells a lot like cotton candy.

Dec
25
2013
crysunshine
crysunshine

I'm glad, I'm not the only one, who thinks this perfume smells like lipstc..k when first sprayed. I love this perfume! smells exactly what it's name is...candy. smells a lot like cotton candy.

Dec
25
2013
skylar666
skylar666

For me this was a heavy bath & body works warm vanilla sugar perfume.. and it just smells cheap. I'm not sure what i was expecting, i wanted to like it.. but blah

EDIT: i tried again and i just cant get past the heavy balsamic left on my skin. This smells darling on my friend though :/ i have 2 samples i want to trade, message me!

Dec
24
2013
lafefe
lafefe

Well well, this is good!
I know that it's easy to be said by a gourmand lover, but it really is a very nice fragrance!
I smell a clear citrus opening that reminds me of the Amalfi lemon in Prada l'Eau Ambrée (so typical of Prada!) and I don't think the caramel note is sickening nor too sweet at all, it's quite balanced and interesting. The benzoin, one of my favourite notes, is again a great key player here and gives a warm feeling to the composition, enhancing the lasting power.
Overall a beautiful fragrance, not particularly astonishing, but it's the kind of sweet, comfortable, non-edgy perfume that I usually enjoy so much, it's versatile enough to be worn for a night out, for Christmas holidays or at home when you feel like indulging in a perfumed candy instead of a real high-calorie one!

Dec
23
2013
brightstar
brightstar

It's only caramel, it's sweet and funny if you're under 20. I'm 24 but I can't imagine wearing it. Instead I spray it in the bag and it smells very nice. Very good longevity.

Dec
22
2013
ouimadam
ouimadam

I absolutely love this smell. My husband admire it on me. What can be better? Well I would be really great if it would last longer, as one bottle is for 2 months. But it worth it!

Dec
20
2013
RobLyn
RobLyn

Prada Candy starts off with a nice soft lady-like scent but then it fades to nothing very quickly. I don't think anyone would be annoyed by someone wearing this scent. So if you want something very soft for the office this might be for you.

Dec
19
2013
Miss_Nicole
Miss_Nicole

Don't like this frag. It's basic, lacks creativity, complexity and over all soul. I get a heaping pile of caramel with some cotton candy, mixed together with vanilla and musk. Aside from the actual composition, which in my opinion is weak, it just doesn't last on me. Poor projection and little if any lasting power.
But to each their own right? That's what makes the world go round.

Dec
18
2013
birsen
birsen

Finally i have this beauty thanks to a swap. Gorgeous scent, in love with it..
The sad part is that does not last on me at all, and i don't know if i would spent so much money on it after i know about its lasting power. But it is absolutely amazing and every perfume lover have to have at one point...delicious...

Dec
16
2013
nattonline
nattonline

Oh hey girl... Prada Candy. You are the only women's perfume that I continue to wear day and night. I have you in my perfume closet and extra one in the drawer by my bed. You are so sweet and so mature, and yet you are a little playful. You also seem to work well with me when I go work part-time at a coffee shop, where perfume isn't allowed. Now, Candy. Why can't you be a little less expensive like your sister, L'Eau....uh?

Dec
15
2013
ingridp
ingridp

Candy manages to be sweet perfume in a classy way which is obviously not easy to achieve. Compared to other sweet perfumes popular nowadays, it stands out as Goddess of taste and style. That's why the sillage needs to be moderate, otherwise it would be vulgar but some people will never understand that.

Dec
14
2013
MikaylaCrosby
MikaylaCrosby

LOVE this smell. My guy friend didn't care for it much, but this smell is so comforting and sweet. It makes me feel like I am wrapped in a warm blanket of airy cottoncandy. It also has a slight smell of lipstick to it that I kinda actually like. Weird huh? It doesn't burn your nostrils or overload you like pink sugar or fantasy. Don't get me wrong. I still like fantasy every now and then , but Prada Candy is more of a light sweetness as opposed to the heavy sweetness of Fantasy. This is a scent that you could wear daily or nightly and frequently. It smells warm and cuddly and intimate. It is sooo smooth. It is a sophisticated and subtle gourmand, not so in your face. Oh ya, and the longevity on this is AMAZING. I can smell it still lingering on my skin like 24 hours later (if I don't take a bath, that is) The only downside is that the silage isn't so powerful. This is the kind of perfume that someone would notice only if they were within a foot or two of you I think. Dont' quote me on that cause Ive never actually worn it in public lol. Also, the pricetag is kinda hefty on this one. I just bought a tiny decanted spray bottle of it off of ebay for 14.99. That will last me a while till I can find it cheaper.

Dec
14
2013
ScarlettX
ScarlettX

Delicious scent. Sweet but not overwhelmingly sweet. There are a few notes in it but these notes are composed perfectly. Amazing combination of musk and caramel notes.

Dec
12
2013
SayakaP
SayakaP

This is my second post.

Longevity is 12hrs+. on me.
3 sprays (2 on waist, 1 on forearm) at 7am and I constantly smelled it till I had shower at 8pm.

Sllage is very soft. My husband said he smelled it only when he hugged me.

The behaviour of CANDY makes it ideal for the office. I enjoy the soft Caramel, Benzoin & gentle Musk all day, without tiring my work mates nose.

In my 1st posting, I said CANDY has got something I smell in Frederic Malle's Lipstick Rose.
This one does have Chanel Lipstick scent. Not dissimilar to plastic, like plasticky / rubbery / butterfly scent in real Tuberose.
In CANDY, it's just the plastick, not robber or butter. It's not dense. It is light weight plasticky note.... And this gives this lady-like feeling to Caramel.
Sounds strange, but true.

So, CANDY is NOT an ordinaly gourmand fragrance.
It's unique. it's coquettish.
It has got its own style.

LOVE this!

Dec
09
2013
liiva
liiva

Oh! It is so nice and amazing! So sweet, creamy, soft and delicate caramel !!! It is so sensual and gives sweet and milky feeling! Beautiful!

Dec
09
2013
aisyah syahirah
aisyah syahirah

i love this scent <3 it just so beautiful . i cant wait to have this in my collection end of this month !

Dec
05
2013
rafatramon
rafatramon

very fresh caramel but doesnt last long. I love it anyway and dont mind respraying it. the bottle is super chic.

Dec
04
2013
burgundyaltima
burgundyaltima

Love at first sniff..kind of surprised because by the name I would of thought it would be sickeningly sweet but its not. ..this smell amazing on my skin..it remind of lotion..not cloying or overly sweet..brace yourself for hugs lol

Dec
02
2013
sunshine1616
sunshine1616

Cant help but love this one, i did not when it first came out, but it grew on me to the point that i just had to have a bottle of it.

Dec
01
2013
chrissyc15
chrissyc15

LOVE LOVE LOVE Prada CANDY!!!!!!This is my signature perfume right now. My husband says it is sweet without being overly sweet and the powdery musk smell gives it a woman sent and not that of a teenager. It is definitely a SWEET WOMAN's perfume. I have never been very much into perfumes, BUT this perfume began my love affair with all perfumes!!!!

It starts off smelling like warm caramels and then develops on the skin into a sophisticated, slightly-powdery musk.

I have been wearing it for about a year and simply LOVE it! I bought it at Epcot about a year ago after being spritzed in the store. My husband and I fell in LOVE! I typically am not a fan of Prada, because the smells are to strong and give me a headache, but LOVE this! Unfortunately, after about an hour or two walking around and the money already spent, the smell drastically faded. :( Which is why I am currently on the prowl for something similar but that will last a lot longer for the price. I PRAY Prada will just reformulate the longevity of the perfume and save me my looking, because if it would just lasted longer I would NEVER change. However, I cannot justify paying the price of it since it will not last longer than a couple hours (maybe).

Dec
01
2013
Maddlesbubbles
Maddlesbubbles

Very creamy. Not too foodie, subtle, but still sweet. I get a milky creamy vibe from this, it's like a cream and caramel lolly. Reminds me of the creamy chupa chups. It's unique, I've never encountered a gourmand that's like this. It's got a designer feel, it's not tacky sticky girly girl sweet but it certainly is feminine and sugary, but in a sophisticated way. There's not too much cheekiness or naughtiness to it, but it's nice.

Nov
28
2013
e31g
e31g

In my opinion Prada Candy is saccharine and simple. Caramel notes do remind me of candy, but what attracts me to this sweet scent is the musk component. Given that it is a musky scent, the name "Candy" might be off putting. This synthesis of caramel and musk is dry, powdery soft and almost smokey. In my opinion its a pleasing combination, it will not be overused but once in a while I get a Candy craving.

Nov
28
2013
Annushkalove
Annushkalove

Such a delicious, yummy scent. If I can only make this work on my dry skin. *sighs*

Nov
27
2013
StopHammertime
StopHammertime

This is no exaggeration. After I got out of the shower, I spritzed every square inch of my body with this perfume, then added 2 extra sprays to each wrist, one to each arm crook, 2 under each ear, 3 to my chest, and one behind each knee. We are talking a good 35+ full sprays. I walked into my sister's room and asked her if she could smell anything and she said no. SHE SAID NO! She pulled my wrist towards her nose, took a few deep whiffs and said it kind of smelled like baby powder. Such a disappointment.
The first time I tried it at Ulta I had a similar experience - sprayed it, immediately sniffed and liked, but tried to smell the same arm area 5 minutes later before deciding I might buy a bottle and the smell was gone.
This is my second bottle of the stuff, but both times my bottle cost less than $50. The first time the bottle lasted maybe a month and that is about what I forcast for this bottle. I am hoping this review will remind my future self that this stuff is not worth it - no longevity, no sillage. The initial blast is FANTASTIC but that is all there really seems to be to this perfume. The only way there is any lasting power is if you spray it on your clothes.

Nov
26
2013
perfumejunkie75
perfumejunkie75

I've been really into sweet, amber, warm perfumes lately like Fantasy, Pink Sugar, Fancy Love, etc. and I really liked this at Sephora, but hated the price tag. I kept getting outbid (this was selling like hotcakes on Ebay) on and I was finally able to win a brand new 2.7 tester of this on Ebay for about $60. I had to have this one. I agree with alot of the reviews that it doesn't have a lot going on as far as complexity and a range of notes, but it's just yummy. I don't really think it has some of the staying power that some of the others I have purchased have, but it's still a good one. I don't think it's worth $80., but if you can find it a little cheaper it may lessen the disappointment when it doesn't outdo your other "sweet-tooth" fragrances. I'm still keeping it and happy to own it. This is going to last me a long while so I don't know if I will buy another backup bottle unless I find a deal I can't pass up.

Nov
23
2013
moreorlessa
moreorlessa

First time I tried it, didn't think much of it. But wathcing Katie Puckrik's review of it and seeing the Wes Anderson comercials nudged me into giving it second try, this time on my skin. Now it's in my future purchase list.

As a newbie to fumes, I'm not sure how people pick up on so many synthetic smells, but I would say Prada Candy does smell of artificial candy when first applied, which is what put me off initially. But it quickly settles into a lovely delicate smell, that is youthful but elegant and never juvenile.

If only I had more arms, I would never be fooled by paper strips again.

Nov
16
2013
nightcat23
nightcat23

I'm so in love with this perfume! Smells like chewy English toffees! Delicious :)

Nov
13
2013
Beckylynn8881
Beckylynn8881

Although this is a very light scent, I found that it actually lasted quite awhile on me, about 5-6 hours which really isn't all that bad! I put it on at about 7:00 and could catch sweet whiffs throughout most of the morning. On me it really does smell like sweet caramel candies! I'm a fan :)

Nov
11
2013
Lali_7
Lali_7

After the first spray I could smell something very familiar, a synthetic smell of a new item, which I actually really liked. However, it disappears within seconds and settles to something that just... just smells, in a nondescript way. On my skin the whole smell's gone within half an hour, on clothes it last long but the smell is really really faint, you have to sniff hard to notice it. Not very attractive scent, rather boring.

Nov
09
2013
skysky900
skysky900

I usually agree with most fragrantica reviewers, but I think Prada's Candy is SO NICE. It could honestly just be my chemistry. I normally dislike "young" fragrances that are too sweet.

When I first spray Candy on my skin it was very very sweet. Which was a turn off, BUT then the sweetness lifted away to reveal DEEP beautiful musk and amber. This scent is so evovling on me. Its powdery, musky, not quite caramel, but still something brown and sweet.

I think I can definitively say that one should try this perfume before buying. If you don't, you could be left with a sweet sticky mess!

Nov
06
2013
IceAnge1
IceAnge1

This is the first perfume that sparked my obsession with perfumes. Its just so addictive after I tried the sample my mom got and used it up. I just had to have it. It lasts forever and it smells nicely sweet.

Nov
06
2013
doublevee
doublevee

I kept getting this perfume as a suggestion when I would search sweet gourmand notes I usually like (caramel, etc.). I tried this and let it sit the whole day (smelling the bottle or just smelling within the first 10 minutes just doesn't show much for any perfume in terms of middle and base notes...anyway). It smelled very sweet with a kind of lipstick-sweet smell, then the dry down was pure lipstick on me. This did not work with my body chemistry and left me smelling like candied lipstick :/

Nov
04
2013
sabju
sabju

The SA at Saks (male) LOVES this fragrance and insisted I try it. It smells EXACTLY like someone smeared gummy bears on their arms and the smell never changes. I am not exaggerating. Top notes, bottoms notes= GUMMY BEARS, expensive Gummy Bears at that. I am amused that his next selection YSL amber he decried as being too sweet.

Nov
03
2013
SucceeD87
SucceeD87

I smell 100% Vanilla:) Just Like Aquolina Pink Sugar or Dzintars I Love Dreaming. I love the bottle, the fragrance. It is perfect for any occasion.

Nov
03
2013
deeanna
deeanna

Caramel in a bottle. A bit simple but I like it, but not the bottle and the package, looks cheap, and riminds me of an atomic bomb !

Oct
31
2013
genny17
genny17

Twice it was in my collection and twice I gave it away, nice caramel scent, but generic, no development , young, and overall weak..I feel it is in the 20-30 age group , it lacks complexity, and sexiness..not my cup of tea...it is a statement in the bottle more than the juice itself...
I almost prefer the Eau, which is more refined..

Oct
30
2013
SolangeN
SolangeN

Seems to have some gaping olfactory "holes" as if key fragrance notes are missing. In between those spaces random benzoin wafts will come and go. The caramel is very synthetic. They should have left it out too.

Oct
28
2013
tanzp
tanzp

i tryed this on in farmers and liked it , i bought a 50 mill and a 80 mill bottle and now not so sure , i love heavy perfumes and sadly this dosnt last on my skin ;[ so i have two bottles for swaps i live in newzealand ;]

Oct
24
2013
gmstrack
gmstrack

Prada Candy opens with the expected toffee and candy floss and then settles with a dull thud. I understand that candy is supposed to smell like, um, something that Barbie would wear to casual events and perhaps I shouldn't be disappointed; but I am. After about 15 minutes, the candy note still dominates, and a strange musk starts to emerge--a gross synthetic musk that seems to fight with the cloying c-c-c-c-candy. In 20 years, someone is going to write a review and point out that Candy smells so 2011.

Oct
22
2013
kismetdaisy
kismetdaisy

This is so linear. I don't get any of the listed notes. It's very light, smelling of lipstick and plastic. I thought this would be a win with the name simply Candy. No candy for me:-/

Oct
22
2013
happygeisha
happygeisha

uggh. no i just can't. it's gross. it makes me think of strippers and trophy housewives who only wear the color pink and carry around tiny purse dogs. zero sophistication, zero originality, this scent makes me want to slap someone.

Oct
21
2013
bea_lll
bea_lll

I love this perfume to death!!! The best!

Oct
20
2013
sophiealbarn
sophiealbarn

I fell in love with this perfume the moment I smelled it. So many people think it is so sweet smelling, and compare it to Pink Sugar (which I happen to like a lot) but to me, Candy is completely unique, and complex, and musky/amber/rich smelling rather than super sweet. For me, this is a special occasion/nighttime scent.

Oct
17
2013
tessa2809
tessa2809

I really like the opening notes, but on my skin it fairly quickly turns into an old lady scent. It also doesn't last very long. Too bad, because I really liked the idea of a carmel-like perfume.

Oct
15
2013
lizzie81
lizzie81

This one turns VERY sweet on me, it is all sweet caramel layered over an expensive smelling Prada background (think of Prada 'Infusion d'Iris Eau de Toilette'). Gorgeous quality but not for me, I'm not overly fond of sweet and heavy perfumes and this one is far too sweet, I would rather the original 'Infusion d'Iris'.

This is Prada's answer to the sugar filled rage for expensive sweet/heavy perfumes (which I wish was dying off as I smell Lancome 'La vie est belle', and Gorgio Armani 'Si' absolutley EVERYWHERE I GO! Girgio, I am very angry with u as you also produce my long time favourite 'Code' I expected more!! lol )Katy Perry 'Killer Queen' is doing nothing to help matters either!

Rant aside however, I realise we all have different taste and it's none of my business! Also I think this one is preferable to the above mentioned fumes and would be ideal for a gourmand lover as it is well blended and the lovely Prada base makes itself aparent, this one is also more mellow and enjoyable particularly than 'Si', that one is so damn strong it's like a slap in the face with sugar and overwhelming caramel/spice!

Oct
13
2013
bethany.humphrey.37
bethany.humphrey.37

I just rubbed this on from the latest Glamour, and I know it will not smell the same from the bottle but I actually love it! I did smell the "baby powder" pretty strongly like some of you said, but overall I don't understand the extreme negativity over this scent! Biggest problem is being too weak. Probably won't buy it because of that, but of course I'll have to smell the real thing to decide..

Oct
06
2013
Orsyna
Orsyna

Its simple but nice fragrance.I tried it.Its balsamic musky on me not very sweet.It has a small silliage.I like it but nothing special.

Oct
06
2013
Kione
Kione

I disliked this because it was so faint I could hardly smell it, so difficult to do a review, but definitely try before you buy as I am not the only one with this perception.

Oct
06
2013
raw umber
raw umber

I'll echo Ouch!'s comment that this is WEAK SAUCE. I am repeatedly disappointed by this one. Every time I check it out in Sephora, it is watery, ambiguously sweet, and ultimately devoid of character (and I usually love sweet fragrances). Candy is missing something substantial, and comes off as liquid sweetner with a ton of water in it. It might be a good component to another scent, but on its own it just doesn't make a worthwhile impression on me. I am never even tempted to buy it. For a similar type of sweet, only with more character, I would go for Honey Coconut by Love & Toast, or Ambre by L'Occitane. Both of those are delicious and easy to love sweet tooth fumes.

Oct
05
2013
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

One of the few trendy designer perfumes of past season which I liked.
I was not attracted by the name and the packaging, because I expected the usual confused mix of candy sugar.
Instead Prada Candy is an adorable little thing, sweet but wearable, not too candy factory and with a good woody depth.
Only 3 notes listed? I doubt so.
The caramel is not sickening if you don't spray too much! I especially like the final part which is both sweet and woody like sandalwood or cedarwood.
I used to love departed Guerlain Aroma Allegoria Exaltant and Prada Candy comes a little close but much sweeter. Used with sense in the cold weather is very conforting and very longlasting.

Edit: This got a big NO from bf. He claims to be an amber-hater and he calls Prada Candy amber, still he likes L'Instant and Ambre des Merveilles... So going deeper I discovered that it smells bitter to his nose. That was revelation to me! It is indeed bitter beneath the sweet that all smell, like burnt sugar. That is not sweet.
I like it :-)

Oct
02
2013
mangocherry
mangocherry

I usually like sweet food or sweets smelling perfumes but there's something dodgy about this. Originally I thought of Madagascan Vanilla or toffee but firstly it does not last long and secondly there's this funny tang I smell... Might be the fact that the top note is musk but there's something cloying/stuffy about it... My sister who is younger than me said it smells of old ladies. That said we sniffed it in the summer so it might be that its just too thick for summer. I don't HATE it... now that it's autumn I might try it again and see if I feel any differently about it. Try before buying...

Oct
02
2013
claudja smeller
claudja smeller

(ENGLISH)
I have to talk about it one thing: even when I do not use it I have to feel the smell of it in the bottle, so I'm addicted to the PRADA CANDY. He's wonderful, sweet and fresh, for any season!






(PORTUGUESE)
Sobre ele tenho que falar uma única coisa: mesmo quando não vou usá-lo TENHO que sentir o cheirinho dele no frasco, de tão viciada que estou no PRADA CANDY. Ele é maravilhoso, doce e fresco, pra qualquer estação do ano!

Sep
29
2013
DahliaX
DahliaX

Yummy Light fragrance) Great for Picnic)))

Sep
29
2013
cchbg
cchbg

A little too sweet for me, somewhat similar to Aquolina pink sugar. Be careful, don't put on too much...

Sep
27
2013
lastgoodday
lastgoodday

opens with delicious buttery caramel, closes with warm woods, amber and benzoin. the dryness of the wood keeps it from being overly edible, and the scent manages to avoid being cloying, sticky or heavy despite its obvious gourmand character. all in all, a great scent. not sure i need a bottle at its current price point, but if it ever gets reasonably discounted...

Sep
26
2013
kittenluvxo
kittenluvxo

Smells just like candy! Its caramel-y and musky and it's just delicious! Love it!!

Sep
26
2013
SayakaP
SayakaP

It's caramel. I love it.

It has got something similar to Frederc Malle's Lipstick Rose in it.

It's pretty in the way a woman is pretty in cute dress, high heel shoes, make up & perfect nails.
Not a natural beauty, but we girls can enjoy this sort of pretty self... I think :-)

Sep
21
2013
anna.023
anna.023

Well, an other gourmand.. But this one claims to be differant. It't said that Prada Candy if the gourmand for grown ups. I wish that would be true.. Then I could cancel my search for the perfect and classy gourmand, if such a thing even exist?

It's not easy to keep a gourmand "classy" and Prada does fail. The only thing differant from the normal/common gourmand here is that it totally lacks a good sillage and lasting power. In that way it seems a bit more discret. But it's really just a matter of lesser quality..

I also think this was a bad idea from Pradas side, Prada is associated with luxury, a high end, classy brand for women. Why make a sugary caramel plastic bomb for a teenage girls?

I think Prada is for classy woman with a pretty big wallet and not for teenage girls. The meaning with this so called perfume confuses me.

My bottle is looking for a new home, that's for sure! PM me if you have a one!

Sep
13
2013
nellychick31
nellychick31

I really enjoy Prada Candy. As a lover of sweet, gourmand fragrances, it is hard for me not to! What I like the most is the fact that this perfumes so much more mature and elegant than many of the gourmand fragrances that come across as "young" - ie Viva La Juicy, Jessica Simpson Fancy etc. The caramel is so creamy and delicious smelling, and does not come across overpowering on my skin. This will definitely be added to my collection at some point!

Sep
12
2013
lauren.schwartz.902
lauren.schwartz.902

My favourite perfume of all time. A more mature version of pink sugar. Very warm and cozy for fall. Lasts pretty long.

Sep
10
2013
litr8r
litr8r

I really hoped this perfume would be "the one."
Alas, I had to put on about five sprays of it to smell it on me, and then--unbelievably--the scent was gone within about 10 minutes. :(
So, unfortunately, I'll be passing up this one and moving on to Diptyque Eau Duelle if I can't snag a last bottle of Hanae Mori No. 1.

Sep
10
2013
Chenet
Chenet

It's a very powdery warm scent with an intense note of caramel that overwhelm me. I just discharge a couple of very, very slight sprays on me, and I feel enchanted. It gently last on me from morning until afternoon, I think it all depends on how much you wear, and what do you do to get a positive chemical reaction.

Sep
09
2013
Mikprittie
Mikprittie

I am so upset with myself for not trying this again sooner. This is the perfect vanilla caramel cinnamon cake for me. I know there is no vanilla nor cinnamon note here but that is what i am getting. This reminds me a lot of the victoria's secret sugar and spice seduction.

Sep
05
2013
irenesa
irenesa

To all the "annoying sweet fragrance lovers" such a britney spears fantasy, aquolina pink sugar, la vie est belle or lolita lempika.. I have news for you: This is a mature ish, soft, and classy gourmand. Yes it smells like caramel, but the creamy milky kind of.. not the super sharp in your face loud burnt one. I have to confess that I like extremely sweet fragrances, but I enjoy this one. A relative of mine says that it smells like ice cream. When this fragrance sets in to the skin, the benzoin (which is a resin from a tree and smells like vanilla) come through as a very pleasant "fresh smell" combined with caramel and musk. It's really pretty. I already purchased a back up.

Sep
02
2013
perfume_prince
perfume_prince

i do not recommened this fragrance. my sister tested it and i had to bear it for hours on her. i do not know if the chemistry was not right , but it sure did not smell like perfume at all. it was very musty and rusty!! then again, all perfumes are very personal, one might work for you but not for others... besides, this isn't a sweet type of perfume. it is quite mature smelling even though it supposedly has candy notes. what went wrong? it is probably that combination of caramal with benzoin that didn't work!

Aug
30
2013
SS79
SS79

I think im the last person to give this frag a try. I smelt it when it launched but never really thought anything of it bc it wasnt as sweet as everyone said... I tested it again (receiving it in a swap) and got a bitter note on my skin.. and this time I let it deveop... WOW i love it! Like pink sugar (which i own and love) but more grown up vibe.. Couldn't stop smelling my wrist! Yay cant wait to receive it!!!

Aug
30
2013
zucchera
zucchera

I like this perfume, love the sweet vanilla caramell scent b u t I dont feel classy and feminine wearing it. I feel like a little girl wrapped in cotton candy. I had a 100 ml bottel and I used it all but I don´t think I will buy it again. I would love to have this scent in a big candle burning a cold winter night.

Aug
24
2013
truffles
truffles

This smells like 'floral caramel' to me. Quite like it. It's like they were trying to create a grown-up kiddies frag and I think they succeeded. :)

Aug
21
2013
cmagot
cmagot

I didnt like this at first, casue I thought it is boring and too sweet, but it is worths it to wait for the drydown, the resins are making a soft and alluring appearance after a few minutes which softens the harsh and oversweet start.

Aug
20
2013
LolaLoCer
LolaLoCer

I was not impressed with this at all. I sprayed a sample on me and withing an hour I had to really sniff my arm to smell it. Good thing I didn't purchase it because it's not worth the money in all honesty. It was a nice pleasing smell while it lasted. I think i'll come back to it again to give it a second chance. It really does smell nice. Like a working woman letting her hair down once in a while

Aug
20
2013
happygeisha
happygeisha

i spritzed this on this morning at 8 am. Its now 10:28 am and i can BARELY smell is on my wrists. its faint. so there's that. i loved that this wasn't overly-sweet but it was still too much for me. meh. if you want to blow $80 clams on it, by all means. i just can't.

Aug
19
2013
marily
marily

When I sprayed to my hand in the first snif I thought that was quite similar to Magnetism but the drydown was so caramel,only caramel!!!! The drydown reminds me of some caramels with butter flavour :) So sweet and sugary caramel scent!!!!

Aug
18
2013
sashaineurope
sashaineurope

I gave away my Prada Candy. I tried to like it because of the design of the bottle and my passion for sweet and warm perfumes. It is a flat, one note(caramel) perfume. Not unpleasant but not enchanting, not lingering, not living with the pulse of the body. It is just flat and I have to stick my nose to the points where I applied it in order to feel it. Nobody can detect it although it is supposed to be strong. Also - the caramel is a little burnt - so the candy is not quite yummy. I wonder what is going on with the Prada perfumers. All Prada creations lack the life, the sparkle, the complexity of the high quality perfumes. No expectations for developing, just one flat note - from the beginning to the end. Top note - caramel, middle note caramel, base note - caramel.

Aug
17
2013
denncita
denncita

I finally got to smell it. To me it's very soft, warm, powdery and sweet. I can smell the caramel which is not overly sweet or cloying, it's really creamy and milky. The musk gives it a little twist which to me is what makes this scent addictive. The benzoin gives it the warmth and comfy feeling which makes this fragrance suitable for the colder months. Overall, Prada Candy is a sophisticated scent that I like very much!

Aug
17
2013
incrediblemelk
incrediblemelk

I accidentally sprayed some of this on my hand in a department store while trying to figure out how the top of the bottle worked (!) I was dubious about this because the name 'Candy' made me worry it would be a delirious cakey gourmand like Jessica Simpson Fancy. But I was surprised by how complex and sophisticated it smelled – not nearly as sweet as I'd been expecting.

I'll have to actually apply this properly another time to get more of a sense for it.

Aug
17
2013
LadiesRed
LadiesRed

For a perfume titled "Candy", the title must stick to it.

I was disappointed. No sweetness or hints or gourmand notes, just crude oudy

scent or something that reminded me a watered down men's perfume with a hint

of powder. Shame on you, Prada, its not even worth the price.

Aug
17
2013
SorceressOfTheDark
SorceressOfTheDark

Musk, Caramel & Benzoin at a ridiculous price. Absolutely no benzoin or musk came out, but some sweetness did for a brief moment before it dissipated into thin air. Prada Candy seemed more like a body spray than a perfume for me. Packaging is cute and appealing for a certain demographic, and many enjoy this fragrance. It just doesn't work with my chemistry for it's longevity or mix. I feel there are many other gourmands on the market that are far better mixes to choose from whether on the low-end or high-end that will give you more bang for your buck.
I am a fan of (gasp) Pink Sugar, (yes, I admit it), I adore vanilla and something that is sweet but I also need others in the mix to tone it down or make it interesting for me. I really don't mind if the packaging is or isn't to my liking. I don't invite strangers to my boudoir, after all. I don't buy a perfume according to its bottle. The bottle is cute for those that like it. So are the advertisements behind it. But try as I may, warmer weather and cooler, I just could not get much more than sweet candy out of this frag. Oh well. A good mixer, then.

Aug
14
2013
G00D_Girl
G00D_Girl

Prada Candy + Bvlgari Omnia is amazing!

Aug
09
2013
jessbug
jessbug

When I spray this on my skin it turns dusty-powdery. If I close my eyes I can imagine a little bowl full of stale caramel sweets that's been stowed away in an old cupboard in the living room of a person who smokes indoors. It sounds more disgusting than it is...it isn't a stinky scent, but it's not what I was hoping for.

Still, a funky, old-smokey powdery caramel fragrance could've been fun to wear every now and then; at least it's different! Unfortunately this perfume stays extremely close to the skin and doesn't hang around for very long.

I think my skin pulls out all the worst qualities of this perfume, because it smells quite different on paper. I want to smell it on other people, maybe it smells super delicious on them.

I don't know if I should commend Prada for taking a chance by using benzoin in a way it's really not supposed to be used, or if I should feel offended that Prada charges its customers a ridiculous amount of money for something that I think technically doesn't constitute a 'real' perfume...

Aug
09
2013
MarillaV
MarillaV

A very warm and sexy caramel scent that dries down to amber and soft powder. A great scent in fall and winter, this was made for comfy sweaters, apple cider, and fireplaces. Sweet, but with enough sophistication to be a Prada.

Aug
09
2013
yesyesyes
yesyesyes

why does this smelly waxy to me? anyone else smell it?
i'm not an accomplished nose and so maybe it is the benzoin?
i like this so much in theory but cannot get over that smell : (

edit: a week later and i am in love!!! the waxiness has become sort of buttery.This does stay very close to the skin but i want that with a simple fragrance like this.
This is so so lovely and snuggles sweetly into my skin without being sickly.

Aug
07
2013
AmyEmporiadou
AmyEmporiadou

OMG..This smell is just adorable! So sweet so caramel! I wanna eat this one! Unfortunatelly no ones can notice this great perfume except myself. The sillage is so weak.. After 15 minutes I've sprayed it even I cant smell it. So it is a total waste of money. And it is too expensive!

Aug
04
2013
effect18
effect18

I like this fragrance, sweet without being overly so. Caramel note is pronounced, with other sweet undertones. Makes me want to bite my girls neck when she wears it.

Aug
02
2013
cikonan
cikonan

For me, it smells a bit like Lolita Lempicka. Maybe the vanilla and the chocolate sweet.

Aug
02
2013
risayoung
risayoung

I feel like you either absolutely love or hate this perfume. Unfortunately, I am the latter. Prada Candy was an especially disappointing perfume because I loved the advertising and Lea Seydoux so much!

Prada Candy is a very simple scent. Straight up light liquid caramel. And though that sounds pretty delicious, there is something super unpleasant about the way it smells on the skin. Right after the first spritz, all I smell is baby powder. After a half hour or so, the sweetness really comes out, but in a sickening overly-musky manner.

Overall, I was expecting something buttery and warm, a perfume that would truly reflect the artery clogged heart of a candy lover. And all I got was blah... boring sweet sickening nothing.

Aug
01
2013
butterfly32190
butterfly32190

It surprised me to read people saying this perfume didn't last. I smelled it 10 hours after I put it on.

Jul
31
2013
pyji
pyji

The opening is all caramel, really expensive caramel. The heart notes are a waxy/nutty benzoin with the caramel still lingering, playing a little game of hide and seek on my skin.

I get the feeling Daniela Andrier knows what the modern woman likes to wear. This scent is minimalism at its best. I can see why it draws criticism for being linear, for being a bit boring and a bit too 'good girl', but it's perfect for a date night or even casual wear. I find the projection to be good, better on my neck than on my wrists. It's not overly sweet or cloying, nor does it contain a trace of anything that smells cheap or 'synthetic'. I'd give this 7/10.

Jul
29
2013
Italo Paz
Italo Paz

Did I semell Un Bois Vanille? Oh, wait, it was Prada Candy.

Jul
27
2013
ankama
ankama

I just love this scent! It's sweet and clean and sexy
;) I agree it could be stronger, will try the body lotion, too.

Jul
27
2013
odisse
odisse

I love this overdose of benzoin and caramel! It's so beautiful, I can't stop sniffing it. It reminds me of my grandmother and my childhood. This is my second bottle and it's almost empty!

Jul
25
2013
SparkyMarky
SparkyMarky

Some people says it gives them a headache with the smell but I kinda like it and doesn't give me headache. It's smell sweet but very elegance way. Like expensive candy. It's not smell as cheap as Britney Fantasy. I might buy it again in the future.

Jul
23
2013
fpih
fpih

Everytime I wear this, I'm amazed that I remember it as nauseus and cloying. For the first half hour, this is warm, sweet and comforting, a very nice scent for colder months. However, after the first hour, the sweetness becomes more and more potent, and cloying and downright unbearable. Half of the times I've put it on, I end up washing my hands, trying desperately to take it off me.
And please, please, even if you like it, wear it with care: I have at least two coworkers who use this and you can smell this even standing outside their office:( My advice if you consider buying it: wait a couple of hours after first spraying it on your skin before venturing to the cashier.

Jul
18
2013
Ouch!
Ouch!

Weak sauce! Such a disappointment this fragrance. I mean, looking at the notes I wasn’t expecting an overly complex masterpiece but, it really is just insipid. It smells of generic ice creamy vanilla with a tinge of caramel and that’s pretty much it. Benzoin should no way be used as an actual main note. It’s supposed to be used in tiny amounts to link other notes, or give an overall sweetness to a fragrance. Not sure why they did this...

I love vanilla ice cream, but, ya know after you’ve eaten a whole pint you kind of get bored of it and want to change flavours? That’s how I feel about this fragrance. It could have been so much more exciting....but it isn’t.

Add the fact that it’s incredibly weak and short lived means this is a major MISS in my books. Prada, you tried to jump on the sugary sweet bandwagon and failed. Pass!

Jul
18
2013
LlygaidSerennog
LlygaidSerennog

I received the body lotion through the post this morning and have only just slathered it on after a shower. The first thing that comes to mind is 'Oh my giddy aunt! I smell like I've spent the night at my local!' I was beyond disappointed, but ten minutes later the benzoin fog starts to lift and lovely rays of caramel shine through. My nose is glued to my arm. I'll save this for Autumn I think, when I need a delicious and warm pick-me-up. Oooh I could kill for a toffee apple right now!

I've been sat here for about twenty minutes with my hands cupped around my nose and mouth, I don't think I've ever been so enamored by a scent before. My gosh I want to kiss whoever concocted this potion.

Jul
11
2013
red gloves
red gloves

Really nice scent, sweet and warm, but on me, it doesn't last more then an hour or two..sad about that :(

Jul
08
2013
Kyperkat
Kyperkat

I tried to like it, but it was too . . . something. Sweet, maybe? Cloying, perhaps. Whatever it was, it didn't react well with my skin. What smells divine on some people, ends up smelling bad on others. Not the fault of the perfume, as I can see this one is quite popular. But not for me.

Jul
07
2013
Lakambini
Lakambini

Smells exactly like caramel, specifically a sweet of Spanish origin I loved in my childhood, wrapped in colored cellophane and served on a toothpick. I suppose it's the benzoin in the base that anchors the scent, making it last despite its weakness, and gives it a slight vanilla tone. Like many reviewers have noted, it's very powdery besides. This powdery note, and the absence of that burnt sugar/creme brulee note one often finds in sweet, "confectionery" perfumes, gives this a haute couture feel.

And ultimately that's my issue with Prada Candy. I like my gourmand fragrances to evoke the sensation of having gorged on the forbidden, saving me the weight gain and diabetes down the line. But Prada Candy is thin and zero-calorie. It is pleasure elegantly snorted up the nose, without the gross processes of chewing, swallowing, digestion, et cetera.

Jun
29
2013
Ouch!
Ouch!

When I first smelled this the first thing that stuck me was how underwhelming it was. The second think that struck me was how weak it was.

I like Prada, they have made some interesting scents and this one, is their attempt at something sweet and gourmand.

Hmm, this could have been SO much better. This is so simple and dare I say...flat and boring.

Yes it's sweet, it smells like a simple slightly creamy vanilla. Caramel to me is quite a dark thick sugary smell and this? nope..this is kinda of light, innofensive and vanillary, the benzoin in this (which does smell like caramel usually) is very faint..

It doesn't project far or last long at all so, this is a huge fail in my opinion. I'm kind of bored by it. Great potential but it falls flat.

Sorry Prada! I'll stick to my Amber for men thanks.

Jun
28
2013
Red Rose
Red Rose

I got a sample of this a while ago & I'm thankful for that cause this perfume is nothing but caramel & not much of anything else. I won't add anything other people in here added before. I think this edition from Prada is dedecated to young people or those who're fond of caramel.

Jun
27
2013
bond_girl1979
bond_girl1979

So very very meh. I've got more oomph and liveliness out of sniffing a cup of tea. Every time I see this perfume advertised I get annoyed, I can't help it. Take your overpriced candied water with zero lasting power and your "illuminati" themed advertisements and go shove it up your....it's a shame, as I love Prada Ambre.

Jun
27
2013
laurenchanel
laurenchanel

yummy!!!!!! this perfume is sweet just like it's name candy!!!!! if you like sweet perfumes then you will love candy by prada!!!!!! pretty on the dresser as well (if you like pink fun bottles) i do!

Jun
27
2013
guest_
guest_

I've been crushing on this perfume for quite a while now and I finally got it BUT after wearing it for a few hours I realised that it kind of smells like Lolita Lempicka... and I never liked that perfume, in fact, I couldn't stand it, it's waaaaay too sweet. Ugh!! I don't even know any more. Does anyone else think it smells a bit like Lolita Lempitcka or is it just me?

Jun
26
2013
vanillary29
vanillary29

I decided to get Prada Candy after watching Katie Puckrik's video review on it. The moment I sprayed it on, I knew I've owned something similar to this before. And guess what? It was Estee Lauder Sensuous! Much to my surprise, this smells exactly like Sensuous, maybe a bit softer and sweeter, but still quite similar and just as gorgeous! Love!

Jun
25
2013
Tanyaoxo
Tanyaoxo

One of my favorite winter scents, just wish it had better projection!

Jun
23
2013
LexiOD
LexiOD

This perfume is at the top of my wishlist right now. Once again, the first time I smelled it, it left no impact, but the second time, I liked it so much, I decided to sample it before a date with my boyfriend. I mainly love fresh scents, myself, but he prefers sweet, sugary, or bakery scents. This is one fragrance the both of us happen to adore.
The bottle is really cool and reminds me of aliens. The atomizer is very efficient and doesn't spray more than necessary. This has to be one of my favorite perfume bottles ever and it is very durable.
The scent is DELICIOUS and reminds me of pure candy. It's mainly a caramel fragrance, but to me it just smells of pure sugar, not warm, not raw. I appreciate how this is a true candy perfume, save for the benzoin, void of flowers, fruit, or spice. I can't stress how hard it has been to find a candy perfume that didn't lean more towards a hot cotton candy or cake scent, which I can easily tire of. If you like CANDY, this is for you.
This perfume lasts FOREVER. It's not overbearingly strong, but it does linger and I really appreciate how little it takes to wear it all day, (and the next, if you like). I love this perfume and, for both me and my boyfriend's sake, I need to get it soon. 9/10, just because I need to be able to wear it more.

xx

Jun
19
2013
Annemarie
Annemarie

I don't normally like sweet gourmands but I adore this. Dense, rich and sweet, it conjures visual images of vats of flowing caramel or fudge. And yet by some magic Candy itself is not heavy or loud. Indeed, I have to spritz several strong spritzes to give Candy enough heft to make it last (and then it does last, I get 5-6 hours). For me the sweetness is modulated by something else and I swear it is iris, even though iris is not listed as a note. I get a similar effect in Shalimar Parfum Initial - a lovely shimmering iris. Of the two, I probably prefer Candy. As Candy dries down it loses some of its sweetness, whereas if anything, SPI gets sweeter in the drydown and to my nose that can get a little tiring. Candy is more restrained and sophisticated.

Jun
14
2013
tori15015
tori15015

This perfume is one of the those that works very well on some people, and not so well on others. I tried it when I loved gourmand, sugary scents and was disappointed. The best way I could describe the smell on me, is it was almost like playdough. Very balmy, and was overall unpleasant. I couldn't detect any of the notes I wanted to smell most, and it was- in a sense- a strange scent. However, my best friend wears this perfume and it smells incredible on her! It smells warm, and sweet, but not cloying and is very sensual once it dries down.
Obviously you must try this out for yourself and see if it works with your skin chemistry. If it works, then you're lucky because it smells amazing on those who can wear it!

Jun
13
2013
chirobi
chirobi

Well, this Prada was a surprise for me as other ones from this house haven't worked out that well on me.

Some perfumes I have to get intellectual on, but Candy was a no brainer. I liked it instantly. It has all the usual suspects of what I like in a winter perfume: powder, benzoin and musk. Definitely gourmand, but not overwhelmingly caramely on my skin. A sexy and cozy scent that I want to nuzzle up to--yes, even if it's my own arm.

The projection is low, but it's a very long lasting skin scent. One spray from the perfume counter lasted well over six hours, with the scent getting better and better as the hours progressed.

Jun
12
2013
rollergirl1010
rollergirl1010

Carmel, vanilla, powdery goodness, sweet but not too sweet. It doesn't last long, but it smells amazing! Great fall fragrance imo. Current crush!

Jun
09
2013
MichaelCerasEyebrows
MichaelCerasEyebrows

A grown up gourmand, yes! It's the most softest gourmand ever, and does not scream "candy" like the name suggests! It is so delicate that only in an intimate interaction (like a hug, it does not have to be sexual) would somebody be able to smell this. I love it that way! I think it is very special in that sense. It is a very well-made perfume, caramel, almost medicinal benzoin, and soft musk throughout. Two words: I. WANT.

Jun
02
2013
SzekelyEmoke
SzekelyEmoke

Nice smelling, but does not last at all. :/
I don't hestitate to spritz it abundentely on my skin as often I need.

May
28
2013
TheDiva
TheDiva

I DON'T SUGAR COAT! I GIVE IT TO YOU STRAIGHT! THIS FRAGRANCE IS AMAZING! Like all fragrances IT MUST MIX WELL WITH YOUR NATURAL BODY CHEMISTRY ... Or it will not work for you.
It's light, yet sweet, makes me feel sexy as hell, & I've literally had Men & Women stop dead in their tracks to compliment my essence.

It's a PRETTY GIRL SCENT ... My Boo loves to bury his nose in my neck & sniff hard! LOL ... I love that.

MY ONLY ISSUE: I must agree with many of the other Women ... it could definitely LAST LONGER than it does.
On the other hand ... My Grandmother used to say, "If you can smell it on yourself ... YOU HAVE TOO MUCH ON!" LOL Give a shot, if it doesn't appeal to you it's clearly CHEMISTRY! It smells sensual. & it's definitely a daily scent. ~ DIVA

May
27
2013
Bandit
Bandit

It's a nice, okish perfume. One of the better ones of the last 5 years. Still, it is very pricy and my want-list is full of more sophisticated, more special perfumes. Why should I spend my money on Candy when I can have Santal Majuscule for the same price or Encre Noire Homme for half the price?

Guess, this review is more like a reminder towards myself...

May
26
2013
parfum de l'amour
parfum de l'amour

Tried this today and liked it. Fairly and non-enthusiastically.
A subtle hint of caramel, very well blended in the mix of notes. If you're not very attentive, you could miss it. However, this makes for a perfume of very good taste, especially given that the main note is not exactly neutral and delicate. I find that caramel is a note that's very hard to tackle and I respect Prada for managing to create a refined and subtle perfume using it.
Other than that, my impression was of a versatile, wearable perfume, made especially for the younger age range.

May
25
2013
rosagarcia163
rosagarcia163

I agree with commenters who say this perfume is powdery, it is very very powdery. I was actually suprised to see that their is caramel and vanilla in this fragrence becasue I do not smell it at all.I bought the knocnk of this perfume called "party candy" smelled it and then bought the original bottle they smell exactly the same to me.

May
23
2013
dawn.brooks.391
dawn.brooks.391

Was super excited to try this one.I love caramel,so it was on my want list as soon as I saw caramel.Got a sample and...well, I get a little caramel at first,but it quickly turned into a cloying,powdery mess.All i get is Johnson's baby powder.So,nope,not even gonna finish the tester. Sillage is moderate,so is the longevity. If you're looking for sweet and powdery,here ya go.Not for me,when I want my caramel fix,I'll go for Fancy,so much more, true caramel,and such a warmer,cozier scent.Kinda glad I don't like this,as it's pretty pricey.Saves me in the long run.

May
22
2013
abigaila.dumitrache
abigaila.dumitrache

All in all, I'm so glad I bought this. This is pretty and sensual. But the sensuality is not loud or cheap. It rings to the saying of "Be a lady in the street and a whore in bed". Not a cheap, freak, skanky whore. But a sweet, elegant and dexterous escort.


I love it its so beautiful smooth and elegant it's makes me feel sensual and beautiful I just fell good really good

May
22
2013
followmyscent
followmyscent

When I first sprayed this in my sephora I thought ugh, not what I thought:( then about 20min later I kept smelling something that smelled so darn good,sweet,inviting,warm yet very mature. I'm glad I got a sample vile while I was there! Btw,I sprayed myself at 3:30pm, by 11pm I could still smell myself as well as received many compliments. My fav is Pleasures during the summer months but this one is a game changer for me for sure. I get every single note in this scent especially the caramel!!!mmm this blends so well with my body Chemistry sweet,warm,clean and oh so alluring not overpowering at all. Things may get a little hotter here in Vegas this summer with this fragrance:)

May
21
2013
canadianpetite
canadianpetite

So few notes, so simple, so deliciously good! Sweet woody vanilla that is not cloying. The scent is warm, powdery and creamy. The sillage is big which is good as I love getting whiffs of it as I move around. Initially, I stayed away even though sales assistants have repeatedly suggested this. I assumed it was ordinary and too sweet. I was wrong. This is an addictive and complex scent for any age. My husband and I both loved it on me. Yesterday I sprayed myself with it at Shoppers and could not get enough. Today, I bought a bottle. Shoppers was good enough to give me a Prada Infusion d'Iris body cream as a free gift. Love both!

One spray on me,
Sillage: 2-3 feet
Longevity: at least 8 hours
Rating: 5/5

May
20
2013
ecp
ecp

Gourmond? Absolutely. All I get is caramel...which I love but can easily find or concoct for myself. Even if I were a caramel addict, the light sillage and the quick fade wouldn't satisfy.

Not bad...I like the smell of caramel.
Not very interesting...common caramel.
Vanishes quickly, leaving a trace of something familiar then fading into oblivion.

The name suits it...Candy: good for the couple of minutes it's in your mouth, then it's gone and you're not sure it was worth it.

May
20
2013
BikiniBabe
BikiniBabe

I LOVE Prada Candy! Mmmmmm so scrumptiously yummy and delicious =) And if u want to understand the perfume better i urge u to watch its commercial because it really captures the essence of it. I swear it has a life of its own. U'd think thats because its so sweet, it will be a very docile girly sugary syrup... ohhh u thought wrong =) Its bold, mischievous and loud! It screams at u... then winks... and turns angelic... before ripping your heart out. LOL Its such a bossy perfume and i'm completely in love with it! Can't wait to get my hands on a bottle =) I just really hope it doesn't turn overly commercial and ruin its reputation like my beloved Euphoria CK.

May
20
2013
Raggagirl1
Raggagirl1

Ive got to agree with Wave on this one unfortunately im not getting the notes that everyone alse gets I tried it on a card at the pharmacy and I really thought it was just spicy musk with no caramel... Next time I will try on my wrist and see if I get any of the delicious notes that you are all explaining on here because it sounds divine so will give it another go on my skin this time time and update my thoughts fingers crossed : )

May
19
2013
Deppaholic
Deppaholic

Nothing, I get nothing, you'd think I'd get something. It's so light, doesn't even last 15 minutes on me or my daughter. Can you say SWAP?!

May
19
2013
canadianpetite
canadianpetite

Sweet but creamy and a bit powdery - that is what I get from top notes to drydown. It smells so delicious rather than sickeningly sweet as it is well-balanced by musk. I'm sure at least one person thought me strange as they caught me stuffing my head into my sweater to get another sniff. Prada definitely did a good job attracting the young into their market but I can see others not in their teens/twenties wearing this also. There are others similar to this sweet scent and it wouldn't cost as much as this Prada. Just because this is so widely available, I might one day buy a bottle…it's that good.

One spray on me
Sillage: two feet for first hour
Longevity: two hours for two feet projection then fades into skin scent by seventh hour; amazing longevity
Rating: 5/5 for scent but 4/5 for price

May
18
2013
Germany
Germany

Love this one. But more for winter. My son says it smells like vanilla ice cream. I think it smells exactly like worther caramel candies. Which are my faves.

May
18
2013
StellaXYH
StellaXYH

When I first sprayed it on the paper, it smelt litterally nothing at all. Then I tried on my skin, same effect, nothing. I walked out of store disappointed and sniffed the wrist on my way home, that's when the yummy caramel starts show its charm.

It's creamy, smells almost pure caramel, slightly salty and sour to balance the sweetness. It's straight and doesn't evolve much, not sophiscated that's sure, but very efficient. It's a cheerful scent for autumn and winter. It lasts 8h+ on me and the sillage is not bad. If you're a fan for caramel, you really should give it a try, and be a little bit patient to well savour it.

I thought the bottle was tacky and the campaign looked silly. But after testing the perfume my mind changed completely. It's such a playful illustration for the perfume.

May
18
2013
MichaelCerasEyebrows
MichaelCerasEyebrows

I was at the department store the other day and sniffed so many perfumes but I forgot about this one! Gosh! It just sounds so glam--from the ad, to the juice, to the bottle--very simple, warm, but distinct. The Benzoin? ahhh I'm dying to have a sniff of that Benzoin!

May
17
2013
Wave
Wave

Nothing sweet about it. It's a very distinct smell and I had to spray alot just to smell anything at first. For me it was like men's perfume, or for much older office women. Just some musk and no caramel... :(

May
15
2013
cnotche
cnotche

I was super excited to try this. A musky caramel with some warm spicy tones? Sign me up! First I sprayed a card, just to get a taste of it. The scent on the card was soft, but very pleasant. Balmy, sweet, warm--the caramel was a little hard to detect which was surprising to me as it is the main draw of this simple perfume, but I didn't mind as the scent as a whole was very pleasant. Not knock-me-down amazing, but nice.

When I sprayed it on my skin, I got zero caramel notes. ZERO. Again, I was very surprised by this seeing as there are not many notes to this perfume (not a bad thing) and caramel was supposed to the main one. Especially after reading the reviews which make it sound like this perfume should be worn with an insulin shot due to it's sweet and sticky nature. All I *did* get was powder. Powder, powder, and more powder. In the dry down some sweet, gentle musk hesitantly peeked through, then softly dominated the scent. The powder is sweet, and the musk is sweet, but it is not what I expected. It almost smells like dryer sheets. A warm, comforting smell...but not something I want to wear as a perfume.

The sillage is so soft as to be almost non-existant. Previous reviews state that this is good for the office or any other circumstance in which one would not want to offend the noses of others in close proximity and this is a very valid point. It is good for those who want to smell nice to themselves and to one who would be getting intimately close to them. I've had that experience where someone tells me I smell absolutely fantastic--and they're across the room. But I sprayed this 4 times on myself (two neck, one each wrist), and it was still barely noticeable. That's just too soft for me.

All is all, this perfume is nice to smell, but not quite as described, and the sillage is super soft. Pleasant overall, but like I said earlier, nothing to write home about.

May
13
2013
alchemist1976stephanie
alchemist1976stephanie

At first I didn't like this one. To me, the scent didn't match the name but I couldn't quite figure out why. Then it finally came to me. I can't say I get the gourmand sweet as much as the powder. It has all the right notes for the name, but it lacks a creaminess that I expected to find in the dry down. Instead, all I keep getting is the powder and musk. Not necessarily a bad thing as it is not a floral, stuffy powdery. It's a rather sweet powder. I prefer the complexity of this to something like Pink Sugar. I can see how some find this to be synthetic smelling if they can't quite pick up on the powder and musk.

It's a nice scent but it lacks something that would push it into the buy category for me. I'll leave it for the masses.

May
13
2013
Caist
Caist

A lot of my customers signature. Try YSL "Manifesto" it has the same carmel/floral notes. Only difference being a VERY sexy Jasmine note in the middle.. Prada totally missed out on making Candy's parfum version.

May
12
2013
HypnoticPoison
HypnoticPoison

Caramel, caramel, caramel! If you love caramel you will love this scent.
It is not a masterpiece, I find it very simple but easy to like.
Creamy vanilla with sugar and candy is what it smells like. But unless you're a caramel-lover, there are better things out there for the same price.

May
10
2013
perfumequeen23
perfumequeen23

I agree with the Comment below, this is way to light, when I went in to the shop to try this she sprayed the card when I was browsing other perfumes. I had to ask her if she actually sprayed as I couldn't smell anything literally!! Maybe on the skin it might be stronger but I didn't bother trying it.

May
09
2013
Brenda Legaspi
Brenda Legaspi

This is a very nice light sweet scent, almost to light for me.. Cant wait to try the "L'eau" i hope it is a bit stronger than this..

May
08
2013
torpedama
torpedama

Way too much caramel for my taste.

May
05
2013
gangel04
gangel04

I like this perfume. I may even very quickly come to love this perfume. It was a swap with my sister, on whose skin this was far too sweet, for my bottle of Still by JLo which for me could at times be suffocating but on her smelled light and beautiful. What i like about Prada Candy is how light it is. I get more vanilla than caramel when it's on my skin and the sillage is extremely soft, which works for me. This is something that I could wear to work because of how soft it is on the skin. It really isn't a perfume that invades other people's space, which is something that i always look for in a perfume to wear to work or my law classes (especially during finals, when, let's be honest, ladies, sometimes you just need to forego the shower in favor of an all nighter). As for longevity, well i sprayed myself this morning after a shower at 7:30, went to take a dreaded law school exam, went to a barbeque where i stood around in the smoke for at least an hour, and now it's 1:30 am and i can still smell itif i bring my arm to my nose. Granted, i have to bring my arm to my nose, but i didn't stop getting the occassional whif when i waved my arms around (i gesticulate a lot when i talk...) until about 4pm i'd say. So, ovrall, this was too sweet on my my sister's skin, but smells heavenly on me, the sillage is erfect for my day to day life, and the longevity is more than fair (on my skin anyway).

Edit: guess what just hit groupon! 06/04/2013

May
03
2013
vitabhaya
vitabhaya

Disclaimer: I am a caramel addict.

Immediately, the mouth-watering scent of burnt sugar. Creme brulee. Cotton candy follows. Caramel throughout. I adore this and, like a reviewer before me, have to resist licking my own arm.

I shouldn't like this. I am an adult. This scent is practically juvenile, and yet.. I cannot help myself. It is decadent and irresistible. The benzoin is just enough to give it a depth by which I can excuse my fancy and purchase a FB.

May
02
2013
Sugar419
Sugar419

When I smelled this out of the bottle, I detested it. I thought it was a strong sugar bomb. Then I kept reading reviews. I love caramel. It's one of my favorite notes in a perfume. I decided I'd give it a shot and put some on my skin. It smelled DELICIOUS. I LOVED it. I bought it on the spot. Now, I still love it. I still think it smells so good without being over-powering. However, not over-powering is translating to zero sillage. I could live with that...but even the lasting power is awful. I put on five sprays today. That should be more than enough to last all day. I couldn't smell it anymore so I asked a co-worker, just to make sure I wasn't desensitized to it. She couldn't smell it until she put her nose up to my skin where I sprayed it. Then she said she could smell it and it smelled great. So even though I LOVE this fragrance, I can't recommend it unless it doesn't bother you that it will only be a skin scent. Or, maybe it's just my chemistry. Either way, I'm disappointed.

May
02
2013
kazewayz
kazewayz

I like my women smelling sweet and mature (doesn't smell like and old lady), and this one does the job. On the skin is amazing, couldn't stop smelling it. Worth a try. Maybe not a lot of notes on this, but if you are looking for something sweet, chic, sexy and long lasting this is it. Vanilla, caramel, honey, powder and a touch of wood. Yum.

Apr
30
2013
xVal
xVal

All I smell is candy,candy,candy and .. CANDY.
A bomb of caramel, way too sweet.

Apr
28
2013
KateAnette
KateAnette

Sorry logged me out just as i posted my review, so it shows it as a guest

Apr
24
2013
KateAnette
KateAnette

Wrote a review earlier but deleted it, because i've changed my mind about this.

When i first bought Candy, and used it a few times, i thought that this was the weakest EdP, no sillage or longevity. I don't know if it's because the weather is getting warmer, but now that i've been wearing it, it actually has staying power.

Candy is cleverly done. Although it's really sweet, the benzoin and caramel staying in the front, it stays rather close to the skin. That is why it never gets cloying.
The benzoin was a new note in perfume for me, so i had a hard time placing it, and getting used to it. It's a sweet note, to my nose it smells a bit of vanilla and amber, and has some almost medicinal smell to it (which is not unpleasant in any way, at first it was just a bit strange).

The more i wear Candy, the more i like it. It's subtle, doesn't have a big sillage, but that's what i like about it. Staying power is actually really good, 10 hours after spraying i still can smell it. It just doesn't enter a room before you do, thankfully.

Candy is almost addictive. I don't remember the last time i've been wearing one fragrance this frequently. This morning i decided to wear something else, and during the day i caught my self thinking (more than once) that i wish i had sprayed on Candy instead. In the afternoon, i went for a few sprays. Clashing with what i was wearing or not, i had to :)

Candy is subtle, sweet, a very chic and well done take on caramel. It's quickly becoming one of my very favorites.

Apr
24
2013
guest_
guest_

Wrote a review earlier but deleted it, because i've changed my mind about this.

When i first bought Candy, and used it a few times, i thought that this was the weakest EdP, no sillage or longevity. I don't know if it's because the weather is getting warmer, but now that i've been wearing it, it actually has staying power.

Candy is cleverly done. Although it's really sweet, the benzoin and caramel staying in the front, it stays rather close to the skin. That is why it never gets cloying.
The benzoin was a new note in perfume for me, so i had a hard time placing it, and getting used to it. It's a sweet note, to my nose it smells a bit of vanilla and amber, and has some almost medicinal smell to it (which is not unpleasant in any way, at first it was just a bit strange).

The more i wear Candy, the more i like it. It's subtle, doesn't have a big sillage, but that's what i like about it. Staying power is actually really good, 10 hours after spraying i still can smell it. It just doesn't enter a room before you do, thankfully.

Candy is almost addictive. I don't remember the last time i've been wearing one fragrance this frequently. This morning i decided to wear something else, and during the day i caught my self thinking (more than once) that i wish i had sprayed on Candy instead. In the afternoon, i went for a few sprays. Clashing with what i was wearing or not, i had to :)

Candy is subtle, sweet, a very chic and well done take on caramel. It's quickly becoming one of my very favorites.

Apr
24
2013
juri cela
juri cela

This makes me happy! I really love this

Apr
23
2013
bookerc1
bookerc1

This will sound funny, but this is my dog's favorite perfume.

I've been in search of a new signature scent, and loved the description of this one. Several times, I tried this on one arm, and a different scent on the other arm. My husband and kids are pretty unimpressed with Candy, but my dog loves it! Every time I try it on, she is obsessed with that arm, and keeps trying to lick it. I've never seen her react that way to any other scent. To me, that means it has very natural fragrances in it, as ones with a strong synthetic element make her turn her head away.

In the end, I discovered a scent I liked because of the description of Candy on this website. Someone remarked that it was similar to L de Lolita Lempke, and I found I preferred that one to Candy. Candy seems sweeter and less complex, while L de Lolita had more depth and development over the course of the day.

I still like Candy, but doubt I'll spend that much to add it to my fragrance wardrobe. I have a tester from Sephora, and will continue to enjoy it until it is gone, but beyond that, I have no special attachment to this scent.

Apr
20
2013
smile4m3x
smile4m3x

My signature winter scent. I'll admit, I was about to avoid it because of the name but it's not too sweet or cloying, and lingers just enough to turn heads the whole night. It has a mature sweet and musky scent, with a hint of spice.

Apr
16
2013
jckp27
jckp27

Its sweet and its good. It TOTALLY has the right name. Its like a snickers bar :P

Apr
16
2013
kia.lovesjewelry
kia.lovesjewelry

Love this scent more each time I wear it. When I finally managed to get a hold of Bvlgari Omnia and then wore this scent I realized that they smell a lot alike.

Apr
15
2013
Na0
Na0

First of all :

LEA SEYDOUX, WOULD YOU MARRY ME ?!

Ok. That's done.

Second thing ! Candy is, for my masculine nose, a sweet perfection ! I'm not objective, because I DO LOVE "Papier d'Arménie". I burn one each day !

And that perfume is exactly that ! That benzoin/styrax scent is very intensive, more than the caramel itself ! And that's the perfect combo ! If you love sugar scents, you will love it !

But, one tip, we never know. DON'T DRINK IT ! That's a perfume, not a candy ! It could sounds stupid, but as a perfect candy, temptation is heavy ! :D

Smell : 5 / 5
Versatility : 2 / 5
Longevity : 4 / 5
Sillage : 3 / 5

Overall : 14 / 20

Apr
08
2013
demonicpretty
demonicpretty

I hate to say, I was disappointed with this perfume. It smelled delicious and caramel-y in the bottle, but it didn't translate well onto my skin. It ended up smelling just simply "fake" ... Sweet, but like plastic.

Apr
07
2013
mpbrown
mpbrown

I love Candy! This fragrance is so delicious that it makes me want to lick my arms :)) Best of all it is so warm, radiant and beautiful on my skin that it actually elevates my mood and makes me feel extremely joyful. Like others have said, and I sense as well, it has a sophisticated edge which lifts it out of the realm of all the sweety, sweet, fruity fragrances that are so popular right now in the gourmand genre. For me Candy works and I experience great pleasure in wearing it.

Apr
04
2013
Rainbow Gatherer
Rainbow Gatherer

this is not nice. just sticky candy, like a child's perfume. nothing but candy. A grown up can not wear this, reminds me of someone fell into a bakery's pan

Apr
03
2013
hollyms
hollyms

It's a really lovely scent, especially for a young woman, but my problem is it has a tendency to smell rather cheap. It's just straight sweetness and not much else. For something made by Prada this is practically blasphemy, so I wish it wasn't the case. For the price, I don't want people to think I could be wearing something other than high-end.

Apr
02
2013
BRAHMABULL
BRAHMABULL

I have it and it smells ok. Not too strong but nice enough to get compliments each time I wear it.

Apr
01
2013
Majka
Majka

For all who need a cheaper alternative I can suggest u "Miro-Pretty Flamingo". It's a pitty that this one is not listed here. The perfum was launched in 2012.

Top Notes
-helitrope, iris, musk
Middle Notes
-benzoin, white musk
Base Notes
-amber, caramel, tonka bean

U can buy 50ml edp for 10€ :) Miro is known for it's dupes and this one is my favourite.

In Germany the perfum is available in the Onlinestore from Douglas, Amazon.de and Ebay.de.

Apr
01
2013
DiBonD
DiBonD

Smells too caramelly in my opinion.

Mar
31
2013
Inalovesperfume
Inalovesperfume

It smells like candy apple to me.

I love it and it lasts all day on me.

Mar
30
2013
sensous_5877
sensous_5877

Oh how I love the beginning - the first 20min on my skin...its sort of a heavenly candy-smell then. Which reminds me of:
Burnt sugar
Powder
Caramella

Then the next 20-30min the candy-smell fades away and there's
strong benzoin which takes over, the subtile musk in the background
and a very recognizable caramella, if you take a deep breath.

It feels more of a mystic/oriental/very warm and powdery fragrance - not candy at all. Almost like amber...

If you like that, go for it. If you're looking for pure candy, this might be a little too "dark" or sensual.

Mar
30
2013
lali29bee
lali29bee

I wanted to love this but it only bores me. it's like a weird sweet. like the taste in your mouth when you drink water after eating candy. does anyone know what I'm talking about?

Mar
30
2013
LuxRouge
LuxRouge

I'm torn with this scent!

I do really like it, it has a rich sweet scent which you might not think would make a nice perfume but it actually works!

Now on to the bad points......it's quite weak to me, it doesn't last more than an hour or two on the skin and even when you have just put it on it doesn't leave a lovely warm sweet scent in the air around you, someone will have to get pretty close to smell it which for the price is very disappointing.

I would say that this is more of a edt rather than an edp fragrance and when you are wearing it you are thinking to yourself "oh if only it was stronger and had more depth this would be amazing" but sadly not.

If you are looking for a lighter body splash type of thing then I would suggest it but if you are looking for a warm sweet perfume then there might be better ones out there.

Mar
28
2013
NicoleET88
NicoleET88

Prada Candy...I'm getting a Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar vibe...
But for me, this perfume barely has a scent! I really can BARELY smell it. When I first sprayed, I was under the impression that nothing had happened. I had to search for the scent, which slowly unfolded itself. My first impression, like I said, was B&BW. Over time, it became musk and powdered sugar...and then it seemed to heat up and melt into a buttery, warm caramel. This was delicious, but short lived, and faint faint faint.
Overall, this is nice but it's not mind-blowing and it surely isn't worth the price tag. The potency is insulting. I would gladly receive this as a gift, but I will not be purchasing.

And thank God, too, because I just bought a *huge* bottle of Infusion D'Iris EDP and I really can't afford to fall in love with another Prada scent.

Edit: On clothes, this has a similar sweet floral soapy note to the Infusion D' Iris EDT. In a competition between those two, Candy would win, because I do enjoy the buttery caramel. But, neither is really a stunner for me.

Mar
27
2013
amanda.mcgill
amanda.mcgill

I forego the sweet shop in favor of the greenhouse or florist's. But to my nose, Prada Candy has something tropical to it that elevates it from potentially girly to positively womanly. Must be those well-done musks. And yes, like freddinos in their review below said, I very definitely expected to see others comparing Candy to Infusion d'Iris! To my nose the dry down is uncannily similar.

Mar
24
2013
JemCalico
JemCalico

This is one of the worst things I have ever smelled. It's sickeningly sweet. It smells like old watermelon candy and musk, which is a really bad combination.
It does smell like candy, though; I'll give it that.

Mar
24
2013
lcommisso
lcommisso

I acquired this because of the Sephora fragrance sampler box. The box has a number of vials of different perfumes. After trying them all, you can bring in the certificate to redeem a small bottle (typically 1 oz) of a perfume sampled. Originally, I was going to go with Narciso Rodriguez, but Prada's dry down was the ultimate decider. The caramel benzoin mix is sweet but a little more mature than the typical sugary perfumes.

Mar
24
2013
Monstrous Unicorn
Monstrous Unicorn

I'm a man and i love this parfume, i don't know why it's so appealing to me so unique so unconventional i can go on and on. Whenever i have the chance i smell this parfume, i recommend it to anyone who likes unexplainable.

Mar
21
2013
safia14
safia14

My sis bought this prada candy last month.. she spray at herself, smells just like chocolate! then I try it on my skin... pergh!!!!!!!!
So..........just really different from her, at my skin it smells just like a really high cheap tyre.. >.<" don't really like it at all...luckly I don't buy it.. phew..

Mar
21
2013
Chio268
Chio268

I smell burnt caramel and nothing else. A very one-dimensional, heavy and boring perfume. You get many much more exciting perfumes than this for half the price so definitely not smth I'd consider buying.

Mar
21
2013
freddinos
freddinos

Just received my genuine carded sample in a mini spray vial. I applied 3 sprays and waited for the gourmand heaven to begin. Well, in the opening I do detect a slightly nutty-salty caramel undertaste, but after approx 10 minutes it dissipates and what am I left with? Infusion d'Iris! I'm very surprised that no other review has mentioned it, but Candy and Infusion d'Iris are identical to my nose and skin after the 10 first minutes! Too bad the second isn't my taste at all, so unfortunately the same applies to Candy. At least I'm saving my pennies for something else:)

Mar
18
2013
TeddiesGirl
TeddiesGirl

This was GREAT in the magazine sample (even when I rubbed it on my skin), but when I tried it on in the store it was like I couldn't smell anything. Weird.

Mar
09
2013
CourtneyCakes
CourtneyCakes

i had to wait for my birthday to get this because it is sick expensive and i love it so much but i don't use it a lot because it is so expensive.
this reminds me of pink sugar a little bit only with more caramel in it, this is fun for when youre going out on a date like to the movies or something where you will be sitting super close to someone special.

Mar
09
2013
vdxl
vdxl

I have to admit, that when I heard that Candy would be the next feminine Prada, I was disappointed. I thought Prada went downhill. And (happily) I was wrong, this being a wonderful metaphor of a candy, without literally reproducing the artificial flavour. It does have a benzoin note that smells like "vanilla ice cream", a lactonic-woody accord ( sandalwood and caramel), and an animalic musky note. A fragrance both men and women should definitely investigate: if 1 Million is masculine, this is masculine... Lasting power and longevity are great. The bottle is stunning, the commercial also. Let's not forget the perfumer, Daniela Andrier, she's done a great job.

Mar
06
2013
beperfume
beperfume

Absolutely wonderful fragrance...first spray is very sweet, like cotton candy, but for those who don't like that, you don't have to worry because it quickly mellows to a warm, soft, gourmand scent. I really don't think this is just for young ladies. I'm 48 and everyone tells me I smell great when I wear this perfume. And, even though I find some fragrances give me a headache, this one does not. There is no sharp base note to ruin the warm cuddly caramel and benzoin. Sometimes perfume makers mix gourmands and florals with a sharp patchouli base note or a citrus top note, which, if you like that sort of thing, is great, but for those who like warm, cuddly, soft fragrances, it makes it much too sharp and can produce headaches..at least in me. Prada has got the mixture absolutely right in my opinion, and I love it so much, I'm thinking about making this my signature scent. :)

Mar
05
2013
zelda1805
zelda1805

This is such a nice perfume. It smells delightfully sweet and doesn't smell to strong or overpowering. Even in summer this scent doesn't blow up and overwelm and it is very nonoffensive. I really love it!

Mar
04
2013
babysha
babysha

prada you are disappointed me..i thought it will smell sweet and nice..but on my skin it smell like sugar mint kindda mints..yucks! i dont like it.so regret to buying this.

Mar
03
2013
PricklyAndHot
PricklyAndHot

I'm not impressed with this caramel candy. Not the best caramel scent at all.

Mar
03
2013
Janice1980
Janice1980

I own many pefumes, and I am a huge Givenchy fan, so when I received this perfume as an anniversary present at first, I wasn't too thrilled because I am not too familiar with Prada fragrances; however, the more I sprayed it the more I fell in love. On my skin it opens up with a lovely caramel sweetness and ends with a wonderful powdery finish that lingers on forever!! Only expensive, intriguing, and lovely fragrances last and have many layers like this one. I am very fond of this lovely scent. The transformation of the layers throughout the day are amazing...

Mar
01
2013
yidansheng
yidansheng

cacao chocolate, vanilla, caramel, rose, muguet, grapefruit, sandalwood and musk.

What's the difference between a shower gel fragrance and a fine fragrance? The longevity.

Mar
01
2013
G00D_Girl
G00D_Girl

Candy + L'Eau Ambree = amazing

L.A brings a mature sensuality to Candy, where Candy brings edible naughtiness.
.

Feb
28
2013
irrrin
irrrin

Sweet and pleasant but I wouldn't buy it.

Feb
27
2013
PastelMoon
PastelMoon

Sweet in an unsophisticated way and just not enough to smell 'Prada' . Basic celeb-like gourmand that smells buttery and greasy.

Feb
27
2013
Habanita
Habanita

I had Trussardis' Inside and liked it. To me Prada Candy has got nothing to do with Trussardi. Inside is creamy milky with coffee and has many notes. Prada Candy is mainly caramel plus the other two notes. It's very simple, very linear. I find the other two notes disturbing and somehow they spoil it for me. Caramel is nice but I don't like it much with musk or benzoin. That makes it harsh and is the reason why I don't like this scent. Also the staying power is very weak. I got Candy as a gift and I have to spray it a lot to even detect it. It's almost gone right away, if I spray just the usual amount. With its' strong caramel note it reminds me more of Kimoras Golden Goddess or Lauders' Adventurous than Trussardis Inside. But all of those scents are nicer.

Feb
27
2013
gretavivante
gretavivante

This. Can't say enough how much I love it! I fell in love with this fragrance the moment I smelled that little sample in my Vogue magazine before it even came out. And JUST NOW I finally got my hands on this beautiful sophisticated perfume! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Sweet, but not really like a candy, seriously! It's a sexy sweet - for a young woman - not a teenage girl. I love it so much I don't think I'll be able to go a day without it! Ah!

Feb
26
2013
shanghaifleur
shanghaifleur

Too strong caramel candy smell, true to its name but sickly to my nose...

Feb
22
2013
emsilly
emsilly

Candy is gorgeous drapey caramel. It has excellent lasting power (on me), and it smells like caramel or butterscotch pudding. The name (Candy) doesn't suit this amazing fragrance. The idea of candy brings to my mind lollipops, chewy sour fruity things, etc... Not necessarily rich, deep, luxurious caramel. Except for the name, Prada has created a LOVELY scent, good enough to eat. LOVE it.

Feb
22
2013
nikitajade
nikitajade

sweet, sexy amazing caramel...not too sugary but perfect...i get a small hint of jasmine under the caramel...not pronounced but there--not sure where that's coming from...but i may be in love.

Feb
21
2013
Anna in Sweden
Anna in Sweden

I really love this! I finally got it after sniffing around the perfume store for weeks. I guess perfumes work very different for different people, Prada Candy works very well on my skin.

At first it is sweet candylike and strong, after a while I got warm sweet vanilla and caramel. I think it is deep and sexy, its not sweet in a teenage bubbelgum way, its sweet like a real woman scent. Very seductive, my boyfriend loved it as well.

Feb
17
2013
40plus&fab
40plus&fab

I love a sweet gourmand and vanilla notes. I tested this today and honestly I don't get the hype. All I got was GENERIC semi-sweet weak caramel barely any toffee or vanilla. I was hoping for the freshly made candy shop caramel or at worst a Werthers Original. . . Nothing delicious, mouthwatering or sexy or anything else . . . Disappointing considering the cult-like following this one has garnered . . .

Feb
17
2013
ajkeelty
ajkeelty

If grandma wants a gourmand, get her this one. Nothing intersting here, and while I was wearing it, I kept thinking of grandma. I think it's the powder I smell in there. I kept wanting it to do something interesting. Instead it just developed into something more boring than when it first went on. For the money there are many better gourmands. Skip this one, head straight for Angel or Lolita Lempicka, both of which are very interesting.

Feb
15
2013
rachellecunningham
rachellecunningham

I'll keep this short and sweet. Deliciously seductive caramel scent, and the most sophisticated sweet perfume I have ever smelled. My grandmother (who knows me so well) bought this for me as a Valentines gift and it is so perfect for me. Yet another scent that drives my boyfriend crazy - thank you Prada!

Feb
13
2013
Liberty_Fizz
Liberty_Fizz

Utterly disappointing! Wanted to love this one, but alas, no!
Strong alcoholic medicinal smell as first, then a so-so caramel that faded into a quite anonymous vanilla. Gone after an hour! Glad I didn't blind buy!

Feb
13
2013
MineralDiva
MineralDiva

I wanted to like this one - especially because of the caramel. Unfortunately, what met my nose was a blast of alcohol that quickly evaporated into a puff of caramel - and was gone in 20 minutes. I was astounded by the lack of staying power. For the price, it acts more like a "spitz" than a parfum. Disappointing.

Feb
10
2013
moni4u
moni4u

I love it, it's sweet but warm and kind. For me it's not the typical candy sweet scent, but more of a refined and unique scent. It also dries down beautifully, a creamy sweet scent.
However I do agree that, for the price, the lasting power isn't the best (on me, about 4 hours).
Overall, I would purchase this fragrance.

Feb
10
2013
karenrobert
karenrobert

smells like many food gourmands if only I can get past the nausea induced migraine this perfume triggers. Yummy chemical laced candies all the way. Give this fragrant a try if you love yummy foods gourmands. Run as fast as you can if strong smells provoke a migraine attack.

Feb
10
2013
poppy_vanderbilt
poppy_vanderbilt

So I am back for another review of this. I had reviewed this before below and was not impressed!
I had received a sample of this along with a few others and I now think I may have exhausted my senses before I tried Candy causing a poor experience for me. I was in a Department store the other day and for some reason I decided to sniff this out again prbably out of bordom, but I got a very different experience.
This time around I really could smell the caramel, a very sophisticated caramel with smooth mature edges. It developed into a chic powder aroma that continued on to a most definate Prada-esque floral drydown. So nice.

To me this perfume reminded me of both Kenzo and Flowerbomb and what these two perfumes SHOULD have been.

Even though I will never buy this because it is not my style I still think it is a fantastic creation and I am very impressed overall with Pradas formulas.

Feb
10
2013
JenAirz
JenAirz

This is not what I have expected, it's definitely not the usual caramel/vanilla sweet type, if that's what you are looking for then this is not for you. To be honest I really think it isn't something younger ones would like to wear but as someone who is about thirty it's definitely sexy and warm and gorgeous :-) I dunno, I see there are a lot of feedback that says this doesn't last very long but on me it stayed for I think about 6-8hours and the silage is amazing, my office mate kept commenting how she loved the perfume am wearing whenever I pass by. Caramel is definitely there but with the musk and the benzoin it makes Candy different from all other caramela perfumes I've tried before, she is more sexy than sweet. :-)

Feb
07
2013
lisa.b.radovanovic
lisa.b.radovanovic

I love this one...I smell caramel, warm and sweet. I love caramel. Bottle is unique.

Feb
06
2013
Matthu_Jewell
Matthu_Jewell

On a man, this is deliciously sexual scent. Can't keep your hands off of him kind of experience.

Feb
02
2013
jeanbean7777
jeanbean7777

Sweet low key elegance. Smells expensive and rich. Very sweet and candy-like at first. Then, comes this divine powdery lipstick like scent from the iris which isn't listed....but is clearly there. It has that prada veneer to it and this is non offensive yet very feminine in the way that it seems to know how to hug a woman and whisper its scent. This is not loud at all. I don't think it last more than a few hours on skin....but I would happily reapply this again and again. One of the worst things that ever happened to me happened to me after I tested this fragrance and instead of never wanting to wear this again because of a bad association it makes me crave this scent. It was almost like saying even though its bad you are still a strong beautiful woman and I know it sounds weird but this smells kind of like more of a love sweet scent than a flirty sweet scent. Hope that doesn't sound cheesy. But I love it soooo much

Feb
01
2013
kristinka.87
kristinka.87

Heavenly beautiful scent! Tempting,mouthwatering, yummy!!!! BUT...............

very poor lasting power!!! :(((

Better Longevity would transform it into a gem of a Gourmand Fragrance World.

Jan
31
2013
flalala
flalala

I remember seeing the notes in this one and thinkin "god, what a great idea", and I still think it is, but there's something about the way the notes are mixed together in this scent that just doesn't make sense... all the notes are excessive at the sime time, one trying to cover the other. First time I sniffed it I couldn't identify a single note. Then, after an hour or so, caramel and musk seemed to have exploded like an atomic bomb and it was just suffocating and weird. It's a confusing perfume.

Jan
31
2013
CORCOR
CORCOR

I dont know if I have bought a dud sample but this smells nothing like the notes listed either like candy , neither is it sweet or musky and deffo not caramel - weird, so Im unsure.
My friend used to wear a Prada perfume and she said that was the ambree one and this (the sample I have) smells like what she used to wear, so Im not sure if I have been supplied the right one.....

Jan
30
2013
k.dehaas
k.dehaas

I love this perfume. It's like the good version of Angel. I absolutely detest Angel. I hate the caramel/honey -some smell. Before I sniffed Candy I thought I would'nt like it because it also has that caramel smell in it, BUT like it but it's really great combined with the red pepper, it becomes less sweet en more spicy/edgy, I think prada did a great deal with this one. Totally different and it is a really warm sweet sent! It's candy indeed ! Great perfume!

Jan
29
2013
aveilhe
aveilhe

What makes Prada Candy unique in a market filled with gourmands is the combination of edible notes (mainly caramel) with musk, musk, and more musk!

I have to admit it took some time for my nose to become accustomed to this unusual combination. It reminds me of those bizarre musk candies that are sold in Europe and Australia (yes, there are Musk Lifesavers!). On me, the musk predominates in the drydown, but it is always tempered by the warm, syrupy sweetness of the vanilla and benzoin base.

It is not for everyone, but I truly think Prada brought something new to the gourmand table (so to speak) with this scent. I hope to see more perfumers pushing the boundaries of this category in the future.

Update: I have started hearing that some people are actually unable to smell this perfume after it has been on the skin for a short time. My mother started wearing it, and her boyfriend swears he can't smell it at all (even though she and I both smell it strongly!). I think some people are actually anosmic to the musk note in Candy, so I definitely recommend testing this on your skin before buying to make sure you don't waste your money :(

Jan
28
2013
Spangle
Spangle

Wow, I don't like it...!

I'm so disappointed, I thought this would be one of my favourites.

I never thought I'd not like a sweet caramel candy scent but it literally smells like Pink Sugar with the stawberry removed and then watered down a bit. On me anyway. Just very subtle caramel, that's the only note I get. Smells like I've rubbed some very light diet version of caramel syrup on my skin...

It's so uninteresting to JUST smell caramel and definitely not worth £50 a bottle! I wouldn't even pay £20.

Sprayed it on my wrist twice and I can hardly smell it 10 mins later either.

I like stronger scents I suppose. I thnk I was expecting it to be a lot darker and stronger.

Jan
28
2013
blue_belle
blue_belle

This one reminds me of toffee. Very warm, and surprisingly personal, since it doesn't project much of a sillage.

I'm not sure if I like it enough to get a bottle, but I'll try it a few more times and see ;)

Jan
27
2013
LanaD
LanaD

i love all Prada perfumes, this one smells wonderful, but not for me. I own Ode Parfume bottle, if you want please email me!

Jan
26
2013
Spicy&sweet132
Spicy&sweet132

I bought Candy at Sephora yesterday! I'm usually a flowerbomb addict but I have got to say I'm completely obsessing over this fragrance!!!
I've been in search of mature gourmand, not cheap/young sweet like pink sugar and I've finally found it in Candy! Thank you Prada, I will forever love you for making this amazing smelling perfume!

Jan
26
2013
benpaul12
benpaul12

Smelt it on a friend of mine and thought I smelt a strong leather and musk smell more than gourmand. Loved it. Smelt like a classic fragrance more than a teeny-bopper one the title suggests.

Jan
26
2013
arinmon
arinmon

I expected a gourmand edible scent....I was WRONG. It did not smell sweet to me at all. :/ Actually it smelled like powdered baby diaper. It just didn't sit well with me (or my mom). She did not like the smell either.

Jan
25
2013
lspreack
lspreack

Prada candy was a sweet fragrance, but wasnt as edible as I was expecting. My EDT sample did not excite me as I had hoped. The feeling on my skin was meh, and it only lasted about half of a work day. It must have been the benzonin that gave it such a perfume smell to my nose not the candy treat I was expecting.

Jan
24
2013
lafemmealamode
lafemmealamode

Wore my Prada Candy today again and oh boy, the smell accompanied me all day long and I actually still can smell it, 10 hours after applying! :) So I think the trick is just the right amount of the perfume to use- there is just a fine line between using too little (which will fade away very quickly so that you won't be able to smell anything after 1-2 hours) and putting on too much, hence smelling sickly sweet. So give it a chance and experiment with it a little before complaning about poor lasting power! I literally heard people inhalating it today, so it definitely was detectable! :)

Jan
24
2013
laetitiavp
laetitiavp

I'm quite dismayed by this fragrance. I had a manufacturer's sample I never tried because I figured out I wouldn't like it because caramel is something overly sweet. Yet I adore Alien The Taste of Fragrance which contains caramel. So why shoudn't I like Candy?
At first it smells like the salted butter caramel I cook when I prepare caramel ice-creams. Edible and irresistible! But throughout the day the top notes disappeared and there remained something slightly bitter, spicy with a hint of sweetness. I got whiffs all day, wondering what was that strange smell! Was it benzoin?
It's not what I had expected but it's a good surprise. I really enjoy Candy. I'm now considering buying a bottle. Moreover on my skin, longevity is incredible. I sprayed Candy lightly before going to work at 6 this morning and I still perceive it now at 8 pm! When I read reviews about Candy poor longevity, I realize that it's really a matter of chemistry!
So far I've never been disappointed by Prada!

Edit: I bought it and I thoroughy enjoy its simplicity. It's cosy and warm. I love it!

Jan
23
2013
renatinha
renatinha

Prada candy is a polemic fragrance! A lot of people must say this is a cheap creation of Prada, that is silly and comon. However, if you compare this with other sweet fragrances, you'll notice that is a gorgeous smell, it's not suffocating and even sweet it can be chic! I love it, i use it when it's cold! if you like sweet scents, not vanilla explosion, you will adore prada candy!

Jan
21
2013
filmoyster
filmoyster

Prada Candy is fun, but too sweet for me. I found:

- It brought up memories of toasted marshmallows, caramels, crepes
- Thought of circus and fair foods like funnel cakes, fresh cotton candy
- Surprised it was not sickeningly sweet for something called "Candy"
- The dry down didn't develop the scent much further
- After two hours all the "Candy" left and a faint musk remained.

*5/10 rating
*Headache factor 4/10, Candy gives me a slight headache

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Jan
21
2013
patxaran
patxaran

Blessed are those who can call this loud - what sensitive noses they must have ! This feels like a bright coloured stripy fruit candy (some undefinable tropical fruit) for about 20 seconds and then pulls a complete disappearance act. I could literally smell NOTHING at all for about 2 hrs at least. (Maybe something wrong with my nose?? Help!!) When I had almost forgotten that I had applied it I suddenly caught a whiff of very subtle honey caramel. Yet, I am not sure if I would reckognize this scent on anyone except during the first 20secs. It's pleasant but don't expect to get noticed for it unless someone is hoovering you up closely.

Jan
17
2013
lilyofthepally
lilyofthepally

After finally getting out to the store to give this a sniff, I am heartbroken. I was really looking forward to trying this, as I love love LOVE sweet scents, especially those with a musky quality to them. However, I couldn't smell a thing. It was just plain perfumer's alcohol to me, maybe with the tiniest hint of sweetness in the background, but very light and very much overshadowed by the alcohol smell. I am hoping there was something wrong with the tester I used and that I'll be able to try this at another store and get a better idea of Prada Candy's character.

Jan
16
2013
Deppaholic
Deppaholic

I bought this for my daughter for Christmas. Well, it's sweet and juicy and a very marketable fragrance attending to the needs of the sweet toothed noses out there. It is not very strong and doesn't last very long. I don't mind a fragrance like this on myself in the summer, but goodness gracious for 100 bucks you'd think it would last longer than 5 minutes. Not worth the money. Maybe layered with the lotion would make it more lasting. We both like it, but not love. She will stick to her Chinatown. I guess she has outgrown the bubblegum stage of fragrances. Guess my 9 year old niece will get this.

Jan
14
2013
limbaeck
limbaeck

For me this is a cozy perfume, not too sweet and not too long lasting, like a hot tea you have it in the morning and by lunchtime you need another one...I find it wintery, it would be to sweet for me in summer. Perfect for snowy days! I picked this one together with my husband, he got a gift certificate and we decided to go perfume hunting together, he thinks it is yummy and for me it is comfy, perfect combination...

Jan
14
2013
murasaki
murasaki

I really think that the campaign and the bottle are simply stunning. But I tried the fragrance. It smells like caramel on the skin. It is loud and ordinary. I was expecting somethin more from Prada.

Jan
14
2013
Olia_Aroma
Olia_Aroma

To start with, I don't like neither the bottle nor the advertisment of Candy. Judging by them, I expected just a simple overly sweet girly scent. BUT I was in for a surprise: it turned out to be an adult fragrance, and from the very first sniff I got carried away by its sexiness in disguise. The sweetness of caramel is well shaded by benzoin and musk, so I wouldn't say it feels very sweet (maybe just after 4-5 hours, when benzoin and musk are already gone, but the caramel note is still there).
I fell in love with Candy. Thanks, Prada.

Jan
13
2013
Amberlynn4
Amberlynn4

I smelled it in the bottle and loved the warmth and sophisticated sweetness this exuded. My boyfriend doesn't like most perfumes but he smelled it in the bottle and said, "oh that's a nice one." however, on my skin, the dry down was awful and gave me a headache at work. I kept smelling no loner anything sweet and warm, but spicy and nauseating. I kept thinking how I couldn't wait to wash it off. Bummer because I think it's a really pretty perfume, but just did not mix well with my chemistry over time.

Jan
12
2013
boruvka44
boruvka44

Smells like caramelized almond chips crust with powder, like to walk into a luxury pastry shop wearing cloths washed in Infusion d`Iris. Powdery dry, warm, ambery sweet yet very elegant.
The package looks like stockings from the 70s. The name is misleading, it's not completely teen girls lollypop kind of fragrance.

Jan
12
2013
stephanie.hamrick
stephanie.hamrick

On me, this was not good. Smells synthetic and too-sweet, rather reminded me of a celebrity fragrance. (Not sure which one, but I know some people who wear one that smells similar, and they're the fake-eyelashes-and-long-acrylic-nails crowd.) Dolly Parton once remarked that she spent a lot of money to look cheap; with what Candy does on my skin, I'd be spending money to smell cheap.

Jan
12
2013
sarahjayne.sanders
sarahjayne.sanders

This is a perfect scent for me, I love really sweet gourmand fragrances and that's exactly what this is. It's not a childish scent at all, but a deep, warm caramel. The scent didn't really change much over time, except for getting a bit lighter after about 7-8 hours. I've now had it on for 12 hours and I can still smell it but it's very close to the skin. For me it's quite a strong scent, it made me feel hungry for something sweet! The bottle is really stunning, I'm so glad I bought this perfume, it's definitely one of my top 3 =)

Jan
11
2013
klopgovorun
klopgovorun

This is my second review of this fragrance. I was initially on the fence about it, but now, I am an absolute addict. Prada Candy is my love, my go to scent, my alter ego...it encompasses most of the qualities I crave in a perfume (sounds silly, I know!).

I think the biggest mistake people make (that includes myself) is buying/testing it with an assumption that this is going to be yet another fun, sugary teenage fragrance, with a fancy name attached to it.

Prada Candy violates those expectations more or less immediately.

Just like the recently released Prada Absolue (the golden bottle), Candy is built on a strong, mature, understated, smoky, sophisticated base of Prada Infusion d'Iris (my other love), with a wonderfully rich, luxuriously creamy topping of artisanal caramels de sel.

I find the combination absolutely irresistible! Prada Absolue, is very similar in structure, it's also built on the Iris base with a bit of sweet creaminess, except much more understated in its sweetness.

I love Prada Candy, can't live without it... If you are in the US, and happen to have it for a swap, it's very likely that I won't be able to resist :)

Jan
08
2013
Sassy1
Sassy1

I really wanted to like Prada Candy and at 1st it did smell like a grown-up caramel gourmand. Very intense and sweet but with a mature tone in the background.

After 2 hours it finally hit me...the elusive background note is the same incense smell I have in my L'Oreal EverCreme hair conditioner.

All in all, it's just ok. Doesn't change much over it's 3-4 hour life. Actually, it is very similar to Silk Way, which has no caramel in it at all...funny.

Not BBW for me.

Jan
03
2013
chrismriley@hotmail.com
chrismriley@hotmail.com

An initially dual fragrance which is not a safe blind buy IMHO, which lasts and projects very well...

I applied 6 heavy sprays

0 - 2 hours - 1.5 foot projection This is very odd - it markets candy but what you get is a strange mix of caramel and soapy gardenia - presume the musk - not a nice dual combination, it just does not work IMHO and smells very odd. Just caramel would have worked or just the soapy gardenia musk, which is a little like Lacoste Pour Femme. Sorry this is not nice and synthetic.

2 hour - 8 hours - 10 inch projection which diminishes in potency over time. Thank goodness that the caramel starts to dominate and it gets much better after hours 5 onwards as a little smokey edge comes in

8 hours - 10 hours - 2 inch projection

10 hours - 18 hours. Close to skin. Lasts for ages

If you want a caramel style frag which projects and lasts for ages then I strongly recommend Jessica Simpson Fancy EDP - give it 10 mins to settle down though and please don't judge by the 1st smell

No candy here and it may appeal to lovers of something a little different, but IMHO the first couple of hours are strange bordering on weird..

Jan
03
2013
Bstefcorbin
Bstefcorbin

Blind bought this for my 20 yr. old daughter from the description... Caramel, vanilla, candy? No no and no. I thought it would be youthful and scrumptious. Cool bottle, pink & gold. Almost broke it getting the top off, and the scent seemed old: as in for an older woman. She went back to school leaving this behind.

Jan
03
2013
negasarah
negasarah

This is the closest I have come to finding my favorite scent, I really wanted something vaguely powdery slightly spicy but complex enough not to figure out completely and the caramel was just right not too sweet. I also received compliments on it which was a first! However, the end (which came closer than I would have liked ; )) was a corn dog smell that I remember from a mall I visited ages ago! It's not a bad smell but it is certainly strange : ) So I am intrigued but very curious to find some very similar but maybe more sophisticated perfumes!

Jan
03
2013
genny17
genny17

I used to like it, but now I find it very linear, synthetic and simplistic, I guess I grew tired of it, only for lovers of foody vanilla, and it has really no presence, no projection, so I don't know, will call it real young and overrated. It isn't real classy either, i think I am staying away from it.

Jan
02
2013
bluepistachio
bluepistachio

I adore this fragrance. It's so yummy, subtle, classy, pretty, trendy...I can go on.

It starts with a succulent aroma of warm make up then I began to smell the delicious boozy caramel. A caramel that turns softer, sweeter, and more candy like. This fragrance is subtle though. Gourmand but never trashy. In contrary, it's lovely...sophisticated. No age limitations. Modern.

For a girl that knows what she wants. Playful. One of a kind. I love this, Prada Candy is so good to me. Has to be my signature. Like if it wasn't enough, the packaging is amazing. LOVE. LOOOOOVVVVVVVVVEE!

Jan
02
2013
lafemmealamode
lafemmealamode

At first it smells very sugary, almost putting off but then there comes the drydown... It's sweet, balmy, warm- very sophisticated, very Prada-ish! Every time I spray it I can't stop sniffing my hair and wrists, want to breathe the scent in- it's so intoxicating! It's very calming, relaxing and comforting and I love wearing it when I'm staying in on a cold winter day! Sillage & longevity are weak though, which is why I'd probably not repurchase it... BTW, if you like very sweet scents like Dior Hypnotic Poison or Lancome La vie est belle, you're gonna LOVE Prada Candy!

Dec
30
2012
Angeldelight900
Angeldelight900

I smelt this and it defo smells caramel, and has a certain difference that I can't detect, very unique, not sure if i would spend money on this though

Dec
29
2012
KatBoat
KatBoat

I was so excited to try this perfume and I mean so excited! When I finally Angeles this I thought where is the caramel?! It must smelled like a slightly sweet musk, big disappointment! I don't know how anyone can say that they can smell caramel when there isn't any!

Dec
29
2012
claress
claress

I sprayed this at store and I think it's dull and not classy at all.

Dec
28
2012
fremaux
fremaux

This has become my signature scent over the last year. Everytime I wear it, and I mean everytime, I get compliments. When you first spray it on it seems very strong, almost an overwhelming oriental, then after a few seconds of drying and settling into the skin it softens dramatically into a sexy, warm whisper. I like that the scent stays close to the skin--people almost always have to hug me before they notice. It is so elegant...and deceptively seductive. I could imagine a jazz-era vampire wearing this scent...she draws you in, smiling coyly from her corner table, as the music plays in a candlelit club; by the time you're close enough to recognize what she really is, it's too late, she's got you...

Dec
28
2012
thescenthound
thescenthound

Sickly sweet. This is def a scrubber! I don't get soft at all; just sharp saccharin sweet. Maybe if i smelled it on someone else? But right now my vote is Ew.

Dec
28
2012
nni
nni

i would totally buy it, if my best friend did not already own a bottle...:( For she does not want me to smell like her, which i totally understand!
But this fragrance is so deliscious! it smells warm and sweet, but not in a sharp way, but in a comforting one :)

Dec
28
2012
therealkingbob
therealkingbob

I Honestly got excited thinking it was going to have that sweet caramel scent to it, i mean it says CANDY but no it was very powdery & Floral with a basic perfume scent, even when it dried down it was nothing like what i thought... was just a very mature women scent.. i was expecting a more britney spears fantasy or pink sugar aroma with even a blue sugar caramel scent... nope!

Dec
28
2012
suesue
suesue

I think, it smells cheap and its overpriced. On me its one-dimensional and boring. I would not spend more than 5€ on this.

Dec
28
2012
mich19
mich19

I totally adore this scent! My husband convinced me to buy it a couple of months ago & the more I wear it, the more I fall in love with it. It's sweet but sexy & sophisticated. My husband dislikes pink sugar ( although I love it) and tells me I smell like a teenager when I wear it. However, he thinks candy smells amazing and continuously tells me how good i smell when I wear it. It is by far his favourite perfume that I own, coming second is hypnotic poison & flower bomb. Personally I love Prada candy so much & I'm soooooo glad I ended up buying it.

Dec
28
2012
MrWonderfulxo
MrWonderfulxo

Purchased for my mom, sprayed on myself (26 year old male) and its a beautiful scent. My body chemistry brings out the warmth of the scent. I just want to bite myself.

Dec
27
2012
Snowfairy
Snowfairy

WOW this is boring andso bad. Just get yourself some Pink Sugar because it's a superb version of this and lasts longer

Dec
24
2012
Tati0071
Tati0071

It does smell like playdough at first but then dried up nicely to a fluffy,warm and powdery smell.

Dec
23
2012
simonebel
simonebel

For me it's a wonderful gourmand! The caramel is well pronounced and makes me feel in a candy store if I close my eyes! Only bad is not good fixation.

Dec
20
2012
Inessa66613
Inessa66613

I'd buy it actually mostly because of the cute pink bracelet. Collector's edition or how they call it.

Dec
20
2012
mariafr91
mariafr91

è esageratamente gourmand. sa di cibo! io oltre al caramello,sento addirittura una punta di nocciola. sembra un profumo Aquolina.La durata è veramente deludente.

Dec
20
2012
tenderhearted
tenderhearted

I have never smelled the original perfume of Prada Candy. I have an animal cruelty free imitation oil of it,and I think it is so very beautiful. I have never had a heart for fashion,so please pardon me for not being excited or impressed that this scent was made by Prada. (And I am not knocking those who love fashion:) We all love what we love,which makes us unique and beautiful) The imitation oil is so very soft,yet lingering around like a skin shadow that glows around and makes this thing called aura. It is warm,creamy,velvety,the sweetness molecules are not giving me holes in my teeth,they are gentle in their sweetness. This by turns,smells like a gorgeous pressed powder from 1940,a skin cream to soften dry skin,a black velvet glove holding your favorite vintage fire red lipstick,vanilla powder clouds,warm skin,iris petal,and some warm soft resin of benzoin a little cube of it warming to the skin. This smell has taken hold of my heart,and I am falling in love with it. :) Some traces of the perfume oil are on my clothes from yesterday,and I picked up the shirt and inhaled deeply,wow! Still here this softest candy powder aura. And there is still some scent of it lingering in my hair and on my neck. This perfume oil lasts a great 10 hours on the skin I would say,and countless hours on the clothes and hair :) Please do not be shy to PM if you want to buy the imitation oil for yourself. :) I bought a 1/8 ounce of it and paid 5 dollars:) Peace

Dec
19
2012
addicttoperfume
addicttoperfume

i love sweet scents and i had such high hopes for this perfume. but as soon as i got it and actually tried it i absolutely hate it. soooo sad. it jst smells like powder on me. gross. i am soo sad i have the largest bottle of this and i will never use it. jst looks cute i guess.
Omg!! Ppl keep buying me this perfume I'm so sad...I have 3 full size bottles.

Dec
18
2012
juri cela
juri cela

the best smell ever! but why..it lasts only two min. what a bad surprise

Dec
18
2012
pollypocket
pollypocket

so sickening! way too sweet

Dec
17
2012
antswife
antswife

Very sweet beginning after it settles dry down to me smells identical to Kenzo Flower.

Dec
14
2012
Catnip
Catnip

I was pleasantly surprised by Prada Candy and have been wearing it during the colder winter days for a year now. I am glad it doesn’t smell like other, synthetically sugary concoctions as I was afraid it might. Prada Candy is sweet, but in a refined, complex way. To my nose, it is actually dominated by benzoin, which is almost fluffy in this composition. In fact, after the first initial moments and the touch of musk, what I perceive is more akin to the frothy, milky scent of a cup of latte rather than caramel itself. It reminds me more of DSH Au Lait, for example, than Pink Sugar.

Prada Candy may not have the “wow” factor, but it would be perfect on a quiet, cool day, accompanied perhaps by a real cup of caramel latte.

Dec
14
2012
hunterblu
hunterblu

This has that same powdery Prada note that is in Infusion d'Iris, Infusion d'Homme and all the various Prada Amber's (men's and women's). I like it.

Dec
11
2012
MarissaG6
MarissaG6

very sweet, like candy mixed wiith powdery sccent.
I love it

Dec
11
2012
kirtylou
kirtylou

Mmmm, this is a good one. This is a night-time gourmand that always makes me feel sexy. Sweet caramel with some adult undertones. One of my new favorites.

Dec
09
2012
niecwiecio
niecwiecio

I've tested it in perfumery and.. it smells like paper. Well, that's weird

Dec
09
2012
annettepe
annettepe

this perfume is very sweet but not sickly. i think this is the only sweet gourmand fragrance that can still be interpreted as classy. i dont really smell the musk in it, but mostly just the caramel, sugary sweetness and benzoin which i love! it is definitely a very different fragrance and unexpected since its such a high class brand but still very nice and warm.

Dec
08
2012
eve30
eve30

Generally I prefer perfumes than are more woody-powdery-fresh like Prada infusion d' Iris. But this is the only sweet perfume than I can stand and that smells fresh on me. It does't make me suffer from headaches like all the other sweet perfumes I've tried in the past.

Dec
08
2012
Perfumedsecrets
Perfumedsecrets

Far too expensive for what you get. It's not complex enough for me. It smells nice, but in the way a one note perfume would. All you get is a powdery caramel, but foody perfumes have always appealed to people during the holidays.

Dec
04
2012
sherapop
sherapop

Nihil sub sole novum est.

Okay, maybe a few things under the sun are new, but certainly not Prada CANDY. This smells just like Trussardi INSIDE! (I wrote this review before seeing that 18 other people feel the same way!) I see that other reviewers have compared this composition to a variety of other perfumes as well, so clearly there is some real overlap between scents which combine sweet benzoin and musk in this way. Trussardi INSIDE includes a coffee note not listed in the line-up for Prada CANDY, but there are obviously some mystery notes involved here, since this is clearly more than benzoin + musk + caramel!

I waited a while to try Prada CANDY. Why? Ironically because of the name! Why would I want to wear a perfume that smells of candy when I detest Aquolina PINK SUGAR and other such fragrances? My curiosity was piqued, however, by a few reviews which denied that this creation was a sugar bomb, and as a confirmed Prada-phile and an admirer of the work of Daniela Andrier, I couldn't really believe that she'd launch a synthetic sugar solution as a perfume.

She did not. Prada CANDY is a pleasing perfume. That said, it is not very complex, nor is it original. The good news is that it is infinitely more wearable than most gourmand fragrances at this sweetness level. Prada CANDY smells yummy without being edible, if that makes any sense.

Now I'm going to have to revisit Trussardi INSIDE to make sure that my--and 18 other people's!--identification is correct...

Dec
02
2012
trueblue19
trueblue19

Sad to see so many negative comments. To me, Candy is something of a "not as simple as it sounds/looks" perfume. It's got that Prada gene in its blood. It's rich and well rounded so it has a depth and complexity unlike many other sweet scents out there yet unbelievably clean, not a bit cloying. I wear it for most occasions and have received many compliments. A friend said I smelt like hot chocolate with custard (there is no cocoa or butter in it but he is a man it's just his way of saying 'delicious' lol). It makes me smell young, sexy and sophisticated at the same time. Lasts for at least 6 hours on me.

I don't really expect teenage girls to wear this as it'll be a little 'overdressed' and it's not perky enough.

All in all, I'm glad to have a sweet gourmand not as sharp or 'in your face' as Angel. I own a lot of niche perfumes but now I find myself wearing Candy more and more often due to its versatility. Forget about age, occasion and dress code, wear it whenever you like and enjoy the girly confidence it brings.

Dec
01
2012
mjloria
mjloria

i've already written a negative review about Candy but i changed my opinion about it, i still think it's flat and boring, but it's very pleasent, when i use it i keep smelling myself cause it's very cozy, warm, and inviting.
this scent is all buttery-caramel but in a sophisticated way. i think Candy is very likeable and wouldn't mind having it, but i still think the price is Not worth it, longevity and sillage suck.. and when i wear it i feel disappointed about it, like there's something missing in it to make it great..

Dec
01
2012
katierichardson
katierichardson

I tested this after admiring the art deco (or is it more art nouveau?) style bottle, and I really have tried to love it. This perfume does have a lovely warm caramel scent, but it is very musty too, almost old smelling. I keep changing my mind about this fragrance, because as you wear it the scent does change a lot but in the end it just smells a bit stale, on me anyway. It is the opposite of fresh, and although I can imagine it suiting some people, it's not for me as I am currently looking for something more for everyday use.

Dec
01
2012
celebrity89
celebrity89

Butter fried macaroons.

Nov
30
2012
fobia
fobia

I'm not a fan of the sugary sweet scents, and with a name like Candy, I opted to stay far away from this scent...
I expected it to be super sweet and pink and fluffy lol... and that I wouldnt like it at all.
Well I got a tester and decided to try it and see if it was anything at all like I expected it to be.
Initially, it smelled strange but familiar to me.. kind of like the scent of make up. But I waited a few minutes, and I can definitely say I'm pleasantly surprised. It's not sickly sweet, it's nice and warm and rich... and... Oh wow I think I like it!! I love resins... the benzoin in this makes it wonderful... smells so great and rich. It's mixes really well with the caramel, into a scent I wouldn't mind wearing at all. Now an hour or so later it still smells great. I'm glad I have finally tested it, I would definitely consider purchasing this.

Nov
29
2012
deviation
deviation

Top note is sophistication.
Middle notes is mellow vibrance.
Base note is caramely caramel indulgence.

Perfect scent for a breezy pleasant summer evenings when you are going to meet your date or girlfriends to dine outside.

I adore this scent so much but unfortunately this perfume puts me in a dilemma- on humid summer days, on a sweaty skin it smells like starbucks cafe. So not appropriate for humid summer. On coldy fall-winter days/nights I find this a bit too light and sweet. Not practical again. Then comes the next disappointment, for the price I expected the perfume to last for at least 9 hours but no it stays for maximum 4 hours on my skin.

Well, will I buy again?
Not really sure. But for time being, I'm so fond of this delicious scent. Even when I'm not wearing it I can still smell it. Hmmmmmmmmmm ha!

Nov
28
2012
lilyofthepally
lilyofthepally

That one comment down there essentially amounts to "This reminds me of - gasp - poor people! Gross! Never wearing this again." That took me aback as it is extremely rude and judgmental and I expected better of people who are active on Fragrantica. :/

That aside, this perfume has been recommended to me as being a "step up" from Aquolina Pink Sugar, in the same family but less tooth rottingly sweet, so I'm looking forward to giving this a try... no matter who may think I smell like a "welfare queen" or whatever.

Nov
27
2012
irenesa
irenesa

This is the perfume of my dreams!! Sweet, but mature, playfull yet sophisyicated. One of my very favorites. It just smells like caramel. A little heavy on the beginning but it changes into a fresh smell into my skin, wich is kind of weird, but i just love that. What else can i say? The bottle is pretty and it just looks like a piece of art in my collection.

Nov
26
2012
liliya17
liliya17

I love Candy! I don't think those woman from projects used Prada as previous reviewer stated. It most likely was one of those sticky celebrities scents.Prada is very classy i love there perfumes. It does smell sweet but in a good expensive way i can tell right away its not a cheap scent. That on my next purchase list #1!

Nov
26
2012
ColubineCola
ColubineCola

Blech X(
Expensive price, cheap scent.

Nov
26
2012
goingblonde
goingblonde

Actually smells nothing like candy to me, as I
I was expecting.The name is mis-leading...

was surprised to find that it instead smells like baby powder with just a tiny hint of sweetness.
Definately makes the price tag way to high for me .But would wear it if rec as a gift :)


as an added note,
The staying power is zilch - :( makes the price tag even more absurd to me.

Nov
23
2012
MiriamV
MiriamV

To me this is the ultimate fall/winter perfume! It's so warm and cozy and makes me want to wear a raindeer christmas sweater and walk around in the snow, watching the christmas lights and drink holiday flavoured coffees. Some people have stated that it doesn't last that long, but I find that if i spray it on my clothes it last for more than a day, so that's not a worry for me.

Nov
23
2012
somethingbrighter
somethingbrighter

Nice enough toffee/caramel scent, but perhaps a bit too simple and doesn't last long enough.

Nov
23
2012
poppy_vanderbilt
poppy_vanderbilt

Really confused about this one! I was expecting something that at least resembled its namesake but all I smelled was strong sharp baby powder from beginning to dry down. Not even a nice smelling baby powder but a bitter one?
I am not particularly fond of sweet fragrances over any other but I guess I was expecting something different.
I had high expectations for this one but no matter what the name was there is no way I was ever going to like this juice.
Gorgeous bottle!

Nov
22
2012
perfumebox
perfumebox

A minimalist and rather stylish masterpiece for gourmand lovers who want a change from the usual "throw-in-the-entire-fruit-and-candy-basket" compositions. I was surprised how much I liked it because I have never enjoyed the smell of caramel on its own in beauty products.

To me, Candy is more "toffee" than "caramel". There's a thick, fuzzy, butteriness and a marked lack of sugariness, created by the huge doze of benzoin and musk. I'd say this is a nice alternative if you enjoy vanillas but want to change it up a bit.That said, this is extremely linear so try it on for a full day before you buy it, as it can start to feel cloying or boring for some people.

It's moderately-strong on me AND on others. I've smelt it on a couple of women while out; so the projection and sillage are definitely there. Don't douse yourself!

Nov
22
2012
m321995
m321995

Maybe the bottle I smelled was bad, but I swear this smells identical to play dough.

Nov
22
2012
Jnn
Jnn

Benzoin + caramel. I love Prada Candy and this is the best caramel scent I have ever tried (I had CSP, Profumum Roma, Demeter caramel scents).

Nov
21
2012
Anja_Karenina
Anja_Karenina

I like this scent and I wish I could own it if only the scent lasted on my skin for more than 10 minutes. Such a shame. I hope that one ends on being on sale in Winners in a couple of years from now since I see other Prada scents in the aisles from time to time.

Nov
18
2012
monbonbon
monbonbon

this smell is awful on me... but its funny because i can see it being a nice smell for someone else.... but not for me.

i read about the smell online and was very excited and purchased a small from from ebay.... the second i opened the bottle... i hated it. it smells like something sold at the dollar store, and it reminds me of something old...

i tried it again a few times and i came to be ok with having the smell on my arm for me to sniff once in a while.... but i would never wear it and want to be smelled by anyone else...

Nov
12
2012
Arlene-Beatrix
Arlene-Beatrix

Usually I love sweet fragrances, but this one does not seem to develop on my skin. On paper strip it smells very nice, but on my skin it smells so... cheap, too simple, like a deodorant from supermarket. Actually, I've noticed so far that no Prada fragrance smells nicely on my skin. I love Prada clothes. Why Prada can't produce a fragrance for me????

Nov
12
2012
sumrdream
sumrdream

I went on a testing binge at Nordstrom's and came out with this fragrance $100.00 later. I definitely smelled the top note of caramel and thought it was nice, but after wearing it only once all day, I returned it. This fragrance is cloyingly sweet and something in it made me ill after wearing it all day. Way to sweet and sickly, and I'm someone who usually enjoys sweet perfumes.

Nov
12
2012
TerreMS
TerreMS

I went fragrance shopping today. LOVED IT!!! My signature scent used to be Fantasy by Britney Spears but I've been wanting something more mature and I have found it!

Nov
11
2012
Sangers
Sangers

I really, really like this! It's sweet, but kind of a grown-up sweet. It's also quite flat, I can't notice much change over the hours, but I still love it :) On me, it starts like a caramellized, musky benzoin, and dries down to powdery sweetness.

It lasts a lot on me also, about 8 hours, but other reviewers say it doesn't last as long on them, so that may depend on your body chemistry. Sillage is not great, but I like subtler perfumes so that's totally fine on my book :)

It's more appropiate for colder weather, but I have worn it on hot summer days and it behaved very well, not overwhelming at all.

All in all, a good sweet perfume that you may enjoy if you like this kind of smells. I will probably repurchase, even if I 'cheat on it' from time to time :p

Nov
03
2012
hoppie66
hoppie66

Love, love, love it! My BF can't get enough of this scent. A man magnet for sure! :)

Nov
03
2012
cocotaylor01
cocotaylor01

top notes were ok not overly candy like and the dry down smelt like talcum powder... not particularly a fan. The worst thing was wherever I sprayed the perfume I came out in a red bumpy rash that so far has lasted a couple of days! So obv I would never buy this product

Oct
31
2012
mimikins24
mimikins24

LOVE IT --- and this was a surprise as I usually run away from anything with amber notes.

Delicious caramel and benzoine to begin. Later I detect more of the amber and vanilla notes.

I have to say that this last quite well on my skin, despite many others' experiences. I currently have a sample only, so a splash on the wrists and neck in the morning lasts the work day for me.

I do not like loud scents at work, so the fact that this is low sillage/skin scent is just fine during the week, but I do wish for more of a punch for the weekend.

One of my colleagues mentioned something smelled yummy --- and it was me, but in my experience men are less keen on it than women.

ETA --- I have purchased a full bottle spray, and I must say this scent last a lot better when applied as a splash. Perhaps it is due to the odd atomizer?

Oct
29
2012
dr3amgap
dr3amgap

the dry down reminds me of the perfume Miracle by Lancome

Oct
27
2012
Action
Action

For you who consider this a marvelous perfume should really really Really try to find Alchimie by Rochas. Prada Candy is obviously inspired by that masterpiece!

Oct
27
2012
sharyn100
sharyn100

mmmmmmm....it just smells yummy,wherever i go people say "ohhh you smell like caramel sweeties or yummy vanilla cakes" i love this perfume even if it is reallyyyyyy expensive ;0)

Oct
25
2012
busik
busik

First impression: the F-oo-oo-oo-oo!!! This is what Escada? A couple of hours flying the blotter is unclear what, at first very sweet, but I would not say that the smell of caramel. A mixture of some vigorous armfuls of flowers, and being together. A few hours crawled base, just like Infusion d'Iris, only slightly powdery sweet grandmother powder. Disorder ((((although some people may wonder ...

Oct
24
2012
AmoreProfumi
AmoreProfumi

I love my candy!, this is sweet warm caramel deliciousness, It honestly smells simply like toasted caramel. It's funny I'm going fragrance shopping for my sister && I end up spraying this on myself...&& fell absolutely in love w/ it!, it just worked so well w/ my body chem && was just so cozy && sexxi but still has a classiness to it that makes it grown. So I got just a 1.0oz beings I have so many fragrances to go through && that's perfect yeah I coulda spent 20 more && got .7 more ounces but honestly the 1.0oz is enough for me.

The longevity on my skin is pretty average && sillage I can smell it when I move but for the most part I see this as a sensual skin scent, you know that perfect scent when your being intimate winky wink ;) lol. && agreed Prada seriously needs to come down a bit with the price on this it's a nice scent but unless there's gold in this that's making the liquid that color it's does not need to be that d@mn expensive! This is lovely && deff. worth a try if you're a lover of gourmands && so perfect for those colder months. Also this is nice to layer layer with, a scent with a nice vanilla tone or another nice compatible gourmand works quite well. experiment && enjoy! :)

Overall: 9/10

Oct
24
2012
belletresor
belletresor

WHY am I adding my review when this has been reviewed to death??? It's late & I should be going to bed!

Tried the scent strip in a magazine, and thought it had potential. I have had one Prada fragrance that I LOVED (the discontinued INTENSE), so was hopeful that this might be another hit...plus, I was looking for an updated interpretation of my beloved LOLITA LEMPICKA, which I am afraid I may have worn out over the years!

Anyway, glad I tried it at Ulta before I bought it! It does not last worth a damn. The actual fragrance at first is quite interesting, but it literally disappears after about 45 minutes, so I had no way to develop any true opinion on it. And for nearly $90 for the large EDP, there is no way I will be willing to purchase. I don't want my perfume to strangle everyone within a 50 foot radius, but I at least expect to be able to enjoy it myself for longer than the drydown. I did notice the salesgirls at Ulta loved the way it smelled in the air after I sprayed it - which I did a LOT, trying to get some semblance of presence from it.

Also, HATE the bottle. Way tacky, and not even reflective of Prada's iconic, spare Italian style.

Oct
23
2012
Thandar
Thandar

This perfume seriously reminds me of 'L de Lolita Lempika'.

Oct
22
2012
lmlovespapa
lmlovespapa

IF YOU WANT YOUR HUSBAND/BOYFRIEND/LOVER TO ATTACK YOU......WEAR THIS!


SOOOOOO DAMN SEXY

Oct
19
2012
myjebo2012
myjebo2012

I like prada candy. I had this sample when they first launched it and was impressed not enough to buy it at first. Recently I added this decadent scent to my collections of other valued juices. lol

Oct
13
2012
Margarita1982
Margarita1982

It is a great smell!!You smell like a sweet candy...but for adults...nothing cheap about it!!

Oct
08
2012
bambi1
bambi1

I really wanted to like this since it came out and now, finally, I do. It is gourmandy sweet, but still in a really soft and pleasant way. On my skin, the fragrance does not really develop, it only looses a bit of its sweetness and becomes more powdery and woodsy. Some people talked about similar undertones to Infusion d'Iris and maybe I can detect something similar. I really like it, that the fragrance stays as it is, because some perfumes I really like initially, develop into a cheap men's cologne smell on my wrists after several hours.
All in all to me Prada Candy is really golden caramel; it's not a mind blowing scent, but really comforting and suitable for Sunday cuddling :)!

Oct
07
2012
lady_jackieee
lady_jackieee

It's not as sweet and the name would imply but I would say it's a sweet fragrance for those who normally wouldn't like sweet perfumes. It's delicate and classy.

Oct
06
2012
Thaigirl
Thaigirl

I got a sample of Prada Candy and keep coming back on it. I love it. It is sensual and sweet. Not syropy sweet, it has a nice drydown. And there is also a little freshness in it. strange but there is.

Oct
06
2012
Ana_Raio
Ana_Raio

Sweet scent in the right measure and noninvasive. Delicious!!

Perfume doce na medida certa e não invasivo. Delicioso!!!

Oct
06
2012
m4
m4

Warm yummy capuccino with light creamy foam. That´s what I get when I wear this. The opening is musky and dry and smells so divine, after couple of minutes comes benzoin with vanilla sweetness and in the end the yummy caramel which is to die for. It´s light scent with hint of powder and cream. It´s not complex but I love it for its simplicity. There´s no need to make scent with 30 notes to smell good. This is right example. I think both mature woman or girl can wear it. Cuddle up skin scent with musky intimacy. I love the whiffs from my hair when I move. Adorable even for its price. Very long lasting too. This is innocent seduction in my opinion, no vulgar sweet scent nor sickly sweet scent for little princess. It´s classy and amazing. LUV :-)

Oct
06
2012
asher.jessie
asher.jessie

This fragrance is gorgeous, fabulous, and incredibly suiting for me. When I smell this, I think of fresh lipstick and cream. It lasts several hours for me, and I feel that this Prada endeavor is incredibly worth the money.

Oct
04
2012
littlebirdtoldme
littlebirdtoldme

Hi guys. I just got this perfume and the smell really suits me, however I found that it is weak and doesn't last 1 hour... I was wondering if I'm spraying too little. I sprayed 2 times on my body and once on my shirt. How many sprays do you use, and do you have any idea of where to spray so it could last longer?

Au revoir :)

Oct
03
2012
elenabambi94
elenabambi94

This does smell kinda like candy, but it's quite spicy; I didn't get any caramel vibes from it at all. Unfortunately I found it a bit sour and cloying, and even though it wasn't a terribly offensive scent, I would never want to actually wear it.

Oct
03
2012
vdxl
vdxl

A very nice benzoin-vanilla ice cream fragrance that is both intellectual and sensual. The concept and the bottle are amazing, making them desirable in any collection. The fragrance: a woody-vanilla note, with a smooth musk note and a sweet-tingling note, that, even though it suggests caramel, it manages to avoid the food flavoring department. And that's a very good thing, I do not want to smell like a Hubba Bubba bubblegum or a vanilla ice cream. It is definitely unisex ( men please wear this one lighter- it will be less sweet), it does evoke childhood delights, but it is also sensual and bold.

Sep
28
2012
trice9081
trice9081

I just tried this one today. I really like the scent and the bottle is cute too.

Sep
26
2012
rhunzeker
rhunzeker

Great soft caramel scent

Sep
25
2012
sparris
sparris

Big surprise for me-I never thought I'd like a gourmand, always avoided sweet perfume like the plague(Paul Smith Optimistic-brrr...) but this...THIS.

It's not so much sweet to me as warm. Feels like a lazy Sunday afternoon lounging around the house in track suit bottoms and comfy tee but I wouldn't feel out of place wearing this at work. There's something a little piquant-I keep getting images of salty buttered popcorn or something similar which keeps this from tipping over into full-on sugar fest.

It's warm, comforting and very balanced. Doesn't take over the room while still being noticeable. I fell for it completely and have ordered a full bottle. Good job, Prada!

Sep
23
2012
Inessa66613
Inessa66613

While testing you can really catch smell of milky toffy or caramel but this candy smell is like situated between something else...BENZOIN. So I cannot say that toffy/caramel is the most noticeable component in this perfume, no...it is not as candy as some other perfumes are. Probably not the ideal choice for crazy sweet tooth girls.

Sep
17
2012
personsa22
personsa22

I think Candy smells cheap and overly simplistic. It doesn't even smell like candy. It just smells sweet-ish.

It's a dead ringer for Bath and Body Works' "Rice flower and Shea"

Sep
15
2012
Shimone
Shimone

I avoided this fragrance because I thought it would be overly sweet,loud,and of course too damn expensive(which it is)! If it's not available in a rollerball or purse spray I don't buy em,which by the way is the only way to go when you're a perfume addict lol! Anyway....I gave Candy a try and I really like it! IMO it's a mature sweet fragrance and I'm trying my best to hold out for the roll on instead of buying an ounce for $60! For the time being its killing me that I can't use my mini everyday :)

Sep
15
2012
AlexandraM19
AlexandraM19

Sugary, syrupy caramel. That's all, really. Literally that's all I smell.

Sep
15
2012
katyf
katyf

Caramel caramel caramel. Reasonably sweet. Quite nice but I wouldn't buy it. Nothing special, doesn't have that wow factor for me

Sep
15
2012
persefonex
persefonex

I love vanilla parfums. I have Miss Dior Cherie, Kenzo Amour, Escada Magnetism, Chanel Allure, Burberry Brit and Dior Addict, so if in Fragrantica says that people likes Prada Candy, also like these parfums, i had to try it. I love it inmediately. I tried twice in my skin before buy it, because the reviews that i read in this page. No doubdt. Is very Prada but sweat and vanilla enough for my taste. I don't like Prada Prada or Vera Wang Princess. This Parfum is sensual, vanilla and the benzoin gives it a touch near of wood. My husband loves Kenzo Madly, so, in the end Prada Candy reminds me this with just a little more vanilla that is perfect to me. I am 36 years old and i don't think that i'm an old people, so i'm not agree with people says that Prada Candy is for old people. Is for people that loves vanilla, just like me.

Sep
13
2012
HANDAN86
HANDAN86

i tested prada candy today ... and it is just okay. there is definitey something weird/turn off-ish about the scent. i smell some sweetness, musky incense, and bug spray. not my thing. smells cheap.

Sep
13
2012
poivrerose
poivrerose

Candy and I just didn't get along. I came back to this page expecting to find a floral note in the description that I had missed when I first decided to test it. I love Benefit So Hooked On Carmella, and was hoping to find a denser more powerful caramel for colder weather with Candy. It was sweet and powdery - at first - then all of the sudden it was soapy!? Clean and soapy and no sweetness to speak of. Eek. Caramel who? So, I'd advise not to blind buy this, to avoid the disappointing possibility of clashing chemistry. Try it first. The sillage and longevity both moderate.

Sep
10
2012
caramelsugar
caramelsugar

I also like the bottle but I wish it could smell different (and I'm a gourmand perfume lover!)

Sep
09
2012
malarvizhi
malarvizhi

I like candy. This is very nice,warm,sensual and comforting perfume. I feel sick today,i don't want to use strong perfume,so i tried CANDY. WOW!! This is amazing caramel,candy perfume. Very nice!! Very nice!! Stays more than 8hrs. This is mild,soft,skinny perfume. Good for daily and office use.....

Sep
08
2012
CocoKat
CocoKat

Beautiful fragrance, unfortunately it smells like BO on my skin.

Sep
03
2012
lukkyme
lukkyme

i liked it alot i just smelled it at macy's & thought hmmm? that name is what sooo many use 2 dicribe tween scents that they dilike, so yeah kinda risky that name BUT i DO like the bottle .. i see so many of you saying you dont like it! not sure why? BUT marc jacobs newer perfume DOT was sitting right next 2 this & even though the perfume DOT was beautiful THAT BOTTLE is rediculous . ANYWAY . . . im suprised there is so few ingrediants in prada's candy i really like it & thought that it would be great for the WOMAN who like a sweet perfume & dont want 2 smell like bubble gum, i would deffinantly wear it <3 its lovely

Sep
03
2012
nicolafiore
nicolafiore

This is a great addition to the Prada fragrance family. I find it to smell different on everyone and with great staying power. It is sweet, but not to sweet and can be worn well by a wide age range. This has the potential to be a classic! And to make the next generation of young girls into sophisticated women.
I know the reviews for the bottle are mixed, but it is actually of high quality and sprays a nice and clean mist.
I have gotten compliments on this from people of all ages, sexes and status. Surprisingly versatile for a carmel/spice scent. Go Prada!

Aug
30
2012
Kemerri
Kemerri

Wow, I usually don't like sweet perfumes but WOAH! This smells so comforting.. and warm! Plus, it isn't super overpowering (which I hate with sweet perfumes). It's not even a one-tone scent? Like, it doesn't smell like just caramel.. It's hard to describe. On my skin it smells like caramel and slightly roasted marshmallows (in the best way possible). Would be perfect for autumn. So addicting. I could sniff my wrists all day lol.

Verdict:
10/10, comforting sweet scent. Would recommend to anyone of any age.

Aug
30
2012
LadyRogue
LadyRogue

Inside by Trussardi is a gourmand favourite of mine and I can detect the similarities to Candy, but Trussardi is the more grown up version and Prada's Candy is the sweetheart with a wild-side to her. Candy in crème brûlée that is begging you to eat it....with your fingers. Why not? Finger-food is yum once in a while.

Silage is: "I am dessert in a 5* restaurant" -- Longevity is a bit short: 3+ hours. Sniff before buy! A fun scent for those who love it enough to spend this much for something that is not everyones cup of tea....erm...Candy. But perfume should be fun too! Right?

Aug
22
2012
Allinug
Allinug

Earlier I didn't like perfumes like this one and now I love them. When I first smelled Candy it was a big NO, the second time I thought it smelled better and after a third time I bought a bottle and I love it.

I am not so good at describing notes but on me it smells like a mix of sweet candy and something like Infusion d'Iris.
I put it on yesterday and I can still smell it.

Update!

After I had used Candy for awhile I thought it was to sweet and cloying so I sold it. Now I can't stand it.

Aug
22
2012
Platinum_girly
Platinum_girly

When first sprayed this smelt to me of toffee popcorn, i thought this would be the perfect scent for cinema dates with the hubby, but then it turned to musk very quickly and that is ALL i could smell, literally white musk and nothing else, no candy, no caramal and certainly no toffee popcorn. I don't see the point of marketing this as a 'candy' fragrance when the actual sweet notes only last half an hour max! Disappointed!

Aug
20
2012
kai.laidla
kai.laidla

I love it! At first it's even a bit salty. Interesting and sensual fragrance.
I see that some are criticized the bottle - I actually like it. The bottle reminds me of Lacroix collections from the first part of the 1990s.

I think it suits for a modern woman, who is full of exciting contradicions.

Aug
20
2012
SnowFleur
SnowFleur

I love this perfume!!! I find it full of contradictions though....the commercial is sort of fun but sort of tacky. I do not really like the bottle, it is strange.....but the perfume itself is heavenly!!!! I held out on buying it as it reminds me of the eau l'ambree which I already own. The two are similar but Candy is a lighter, creamier and sweeter one where as eau l'ambree is crisper I think.
I know lots of people have commented on the cute retro bottle but when I see it I think of my Jordache perfume from 1989 when I was 12....and that perfume was nasty!!! I can still recall the smell....ew!

Aug
10
2012
nightcat23
nightcat23

This is amazing! A pure gourmand scent without any annoying florals or citrus notes. I have owned Pink Sugar and many of the sweet Fantasy perfumes by Britney Spears and tried Viva La Juicy however this tops them all.

It is PURE CARAMEL. Smells like chewy English toffees! Not too sugary and sickeningly sweet, it's just perfect. The musk prevents it from being too overly sweet and the benzoin gives it warmth and fluidity and it's very cohesively put together.

I'm not too happy with the bottle design though. It looks kind of tacky and cheap and doesn't do the actual fragrance justice. Prada should have given it a stronger look like Viva La Juicy.

But I love this fragrance no matter what bottle it comes in. The price is steep but I will pay it because I've been searching for a simple classy caramel scent for so long. I also own Jessica Simpson's Fancy which also smells strongly of caramel and almond however that fragrance also contains fruits and florals.

I was surprised that this doesn't last super long however caramel by it's very nature is a strong foody gourmand scent so that's probably a blessing because it doesn't turn syrupy. You don't want to smell like a sticky caramel sundae.

Overall an amazing true beautiful caramel scent that people with a sweet tooth would adore as a gift. I highly recommend it, I just hope this isn't limited.

Aug
10
2012
Safira
Safira

I like sweet perfumes, and this perfume is obviously sweet, but it's really well-balanced and not overpowering in any way. What could have been sickly sweet is actually a pretty harmonious perfume, and I'm a fan. It's staying power isn't incredible, but it will last rather long - and I agree with the reviewers calling this a perfume for the more mature woman.

Aug
08
2012
gembob
gembob

Sooooooo good!!! My all time favourite.
Smells of caramel and lasts all day for me.

Aug
08
2012
CheyenneaRae
CheyenneaRae

I ordered the prada candy body oil and it smells delicious it smells like candy/sweet but then it has a spicy smell, it isn't really strong but it is noticeable :) It has a great before and after smell to it......(Update) I recently purchased the mini bottle and large bottle and it is very delicious it's powdery and sweet! Wonderful fragrance.

Aug
07
2012
verzosa
verzosa

I initially loved this scent, but then I grew to dislike it. There was a review here that mentioned that with perfume had a burnt quality to it and I whole-heartedly agree with that. It faintly smells like that one time I was making carmel from scratch and over cooked it.

If you haven't seen the commercial for Candy you should probably check it out. My impression in the way it is advertised is that "If you wear Candy, you are a woman who knows what she wants.", and I don't totally disagree with that.

This fragrance didn't develop well on my skin, the sillage isn't great, and the smell last a while but gets very faint, very fast. I got this with a blind sniff. Though this perfume doesn't smell like cheap perfume, it indeed smells costly, but it is not at all worth the price. I couldn't resist the thought of a carmel gourmand and chic bottle. It's too bad, I got a great deal from it.

Aug
02
2012
JazzBirdSinger
JazzBirdSinger

trussardi inside vs prada candy
trussardi lasts much longer, costs way less
prada: very expensive, weak, fades too fast
both are the same smell...well, prada is a weaker knock off from trussardi

Jul
31
2012
loonad
loonad

i'm v disappointed as i could not get any of the sugary/caramelly notes.on me it is just water.must be my chemistry.those who can smell the notes are so lucky.

Jul
27
2012
TheMirjam12
TheMirjam12

Very sweet perfume. Littlebit too sweet for me.

Jul
27
2012
vanessavelloso
vanessavelloso

Eu amei esse perfume! uma pena que sua fixação é péssima, em mim não dura nem 4 horas (minha pele é normal e perfumes fixam muito bem, mesmo Edt)
Achei o fundo dele parecido com o Flower By Kenzo, pelo menos em mim.
Não vale o preço que custa, esperava uma fixação melhor.

Jul
25
2012
Minze
Minze

I really love this scent - it's my signature parfume and whenever I don't know what to wear this is what I reach for. It's warm and tender and sooo delicious that I cannot get enough of it. It's sweet but to my nose not heavy. And I also cannot complain about lasting not long enough. A working day is fine, I can still smell it when I come home but I think that depends on personal body chemistry... Buy it, if you don't have it and your fond of gourmand flavours.

Jul
23
2012
happylittleneuronz
happylittleneuronz

oh, i really wanted to love it... and thought i loved it at first sniff... but the scent almost immediately disappeared. so very disappointing.

Jul
21
2012
Cocinelle
Cocinelle

I sampled Prada Candy and it brought my memory back to when I was 14 years old and I came across my first sugary fragrance.
Very sweet, very gourmand, very simple, not groundbreaking regarding the perfume itself, but quiet audacious as a concept from the prospective of a designer brand.
Seems like Prada is stating that sugar is Haute. If so Aquolina Pink Sugar might be a good alternative to save some money and I would really suggest to sample it.

Jul
19
2012
molliedollie
molliedollie

I may sound like a parrot, but I had high hopes for this one, being a gourmand lover. It was excellent for the first two hours of wear time. If Infusion d'Iris and caramels had a lovechild, it would be Candy. However, (and this is a big deal to me, seeing as it is an EdP) it became faint far too quickly. I have dry skin and I realize this is a factor in longevity, but I've never had a perfume disappear so quickly as this one!

I thought at first I was just anosmic to it, but no one else could smell it, either. If you have the money to buy multiple bottles, I suppose that could be acceptable and you could just reapply, but I really don't have the funds to invest in something that doesn't last on me.

Candy is a gorgeous, surprisingly calm scent though.

Jul
19
2012
vinira22
vinira22

I do like it, its sweet and realy warm. But it will not last long!!!

Jul
19
2012
mendosita
mendosita

I don't know how the sale statisctics of Candy look like, but I think Prada shoot her in her own foot with this one...
The name and the bottle strongly suggests that the target should be under 25. The name and the bottle would probably discourage the lovers of the "real" Prada.
The thing is that Candy is not a typical teenage fragrance. If someone is looking for something similar to Escada's summer fragrances will be very dissapointed. Candy is not the more expensive version of BS' Fantasy either.
It is sophisticated, elegant, "adult" fragrance. Very sweet, caramel opening can be mislead. It lasts only about half an hour (that's the "candy" part) and then it becomes musky, airless, with the typical Prada note detecteble in every other Prada scent.

Jul
19
2012
almondbreakfast
almondbreakfast

I'm a guy and I actually find this very attractive and playful.

If only the flaccon was not this girly, I would've bought one for myself.

Hahaha... Thanks Prada, I think either way, it smells really good on the right character.

Be Playful, girls!

-Mr. Almond-

Jul
19
2012
ninive
ninive

I've got a sample of this, I tested it for a couple days and I love it. My first tought was that it smelled like cotton candy, almost too sweet at first but once it settles it's really nice, you can clearly smell the caramel then it turns to a musky-vanilla scent. The musk tone down the sweetness a bit. I love vanilla based fragrances and I really like this one, I'm seriously considering buying a bottle.

Jul
19
2012
shinelle_b
shinelle_b

I was so excited to give this a shot... it is so sweet and strong it is simply obnoxious. I had really high hopes, and what I ended up with was a headache and being sick to my stomach.

Jul
19
2012
nooory
nooory

i was disappointed as this did not live up to my expectations. I expected to smell the Prada touch in this syrupy concoction. Do no ask me what is the Prada touch; but all i know is that i expected more complexity or at least a longer olfactory journey.
it's definitely warm, very suitable for fall when you're kind of chilly but in a playful mood. The sweet notes are far from sugary as they're true to the note pyramid; pure caramel. 5 minutes later, the benzoin manifests and it's all what you get till the end, with some sticky caramel residue, of course.
It's not bad, but it's not great either.

Jul
13
2012
NativeBabi916Lady
NativeBabi916Lady

First Id like to say that I do not own this perfume but I have tested it.

At first glance I wasnt too crazy about the bottle because its so 80's-esque but I couldnt wait to spritz some onto my wrist. I've strolled right past this perfume too many times lol. At first spray it was so suprising and intense for the senses. About half an hour later the aroma was perminating from my wrist the projection was amazing.The sent was very noticable for hours and lasted a full 24 hrs on my skin before it was untracable. This perfume is nice but it really only has three notes that are blended well. If you like more complex sents this is not the perfume for you. Prada Candy is very soft , sensual , warm and a true carmela sent! I will be purchasing this when summer is over because I think this is more suited for the colder months. It works great with my body chemistry so I think I will buy both the edp & body lotion. EDIT: I will write a second review after purchasing and I become even more familiar with the sent. Again , this first review was just after testing.


Age Group: 16-27

Season: Winter/Fall.

Lasting power: Strong 12+ Hrs.

Great for Daywear.

A True Carmela Sent.

Overall Rating: 7/10.

It's absolutly worth trying on your own skin!

Jul
11
2012
beccis80
beccis80

It took some time to figure this one out. I tried it the first time at the airport when it was just released. At that time it was just "No"... I did´nt reflect over it any more. As time paassed by I thought I´d try it again and I did... better this time! However, this is now one of my favourites! On me, its soft, warm, sexy and yet fresh.. I usually dont like perfumes with this heavy yellow-ish colour, but this one get the thumbs up!
It DOES smell very sweet, but in a very subtle and soft way. Not the kind of "teen-candy-like" one.. aqualinas pink sugar for ex...

Jul
08
2012
Radchick
Radchick

This is not nearly as sweet as I thought it would be. The musk is noticeable and it prevents this fragrance from smelling like pure sugar. There is a burnt quality to this that I don't love.

Jul
06
2012
guest_Vie Cafe
guest_Vie Cafe

It's kind of vulgar and I like that. You can't always be classy.

softly smoky and loud burnt caramel on me... I love it. It's strong and out of control. Badly misbehaving fragrance. Sexy!

Jul
04
2012
panda0410
panda0410

A simple, linear, warm winter gourmand. The benzoin probably the most prominent note for the duration of the wear time, the caramel in the top fades quickly to leave the spicy vanillic benzoin accord as the real long standing heart to this fragrance. I cant help but like it, orientals and vanillas are part of my faves, but its not outstanding and there are better on the market than what you will shell out for this little baby. Good for some fun, younger women and girls will probably appreciate it more than the serious perfumista, but I enjoy it still for what it is.

I wanted to add and echo the sentiments of Mendosita's review above ~ "and then it becomes musky, airless, with the typical Prada note detecteble in every other Prada scent", the words I was looking for when I was writing this review, and couldnt have said better myself!

Jul
04
2012
angelic4296
angelic4296

Wanted to add now a bit later: I also own Flowerbomb and these 2 fragrances have ZILCH in common, from top notes to dry down. Zero. Nada. Nothing.

The End.

Jun
29
2012
Sabrina_A
Sabrina_A

Very sweet and a "candylicious" perfume . I like it a lot !

The bottle is GORGEOUS !

Jun
28
2012
rubianeko
rubianeko

The name and the advertisement - candied sweet perfume for a young and energetic audience - totally turned me off at first. Then, one day, I randomly tried it .... and I'm glad I did.

I find it pretty linear but not boring. I love every note, none of them taking too much space: the caramel top notes are sweet without being sticky; it's just like catching a whiff of burnt caramel. The middle notes' spiciness is sensual - I find it a bit masculine, which doesn't make it too daring. Then the dry down is just a very calm and soft vanilla.

It remains close to the skin, very intimate and sensual, yet not loud. I find it more implosive than explosive. Pop? maybe?

If you like sexy fragrances (like I can read in some reviews here), you probably don't like Candy.
Similarly, if you like popular gourmand fragrances, you might be disappointed by Candy which seems too shy (Candy has nothing in common with Flowerbomb) But if you find those gourmand to be too much, just like me, you'll probably enjoy Candy.

I just wished the caramel lasted a little longer on my skin...

Jun
27
2012
Kimmer112065
Kimmer112065

If you're going to name it Candy you need to make it sweeter. I was soooo excited to smell this perfume (imagining something even better than Britney's Fantasy.... which I love!) but was seriously let down! It starts out semi-sweet but then fades out to nothing at all. With the Prada name I was expecting to be enthralled with Candy........ehhhh.... not so much.

Jun
27
2012
Winter Peyroux
Winter Peyroux

I am typically a fan of gourmand scents, particularly sweet ones...but I am not a fan of caramel, usually (for eating or for smelling), and Prada Candy = MUCH too much caramel, to me. To my nose, it is just a huge slap of caramel dip scent, while the vague vanillin and musk background notes do nothing to distract from or alter it. If you love caramel and/or super-sweet fragrances, you will probably love this, but...I am just way more of a chocolate/mocha person.

Though it is excessively sweet, at least the quality isn't bad. It's not worth the Prada asking price (unless you are really into the brand and/or scent), but, if you LOVE caramel, this is superior to most other caramelly fragrances.

Jun
25
2012
Froggette13_02
Froggette13_02

I think I am going to consider buying it as my next bottle...Am hesitating between this one and Escada Magnetism...It's all a question of finances, mind...Otherwise I think I'd have bought both :p

Jun
24
2012
milklizard
milklizard

Tragic.

Jun
21
2012
sweetiepea161616
sweetiepea161616

Flowerbomb?? Are you serious?? This smells NOTHING like Flowerbomb. They literally have not one note in commmon. I wouldn't even put these in the same category! If anything, Candy is in the same family as Fancy.

Anyways, about Candy... first of all, where are the other notes? I definitely smell more than three things.

Second of all, the top notes are amazing, but the drydown is "meh". When I first sprayed it on, I got a whiff of sweet caramel that made me smile. I couldn't stop sniffing myself. About an hour later, that sweet, delicious caramel was gone and I was left with a rather boring musky, flowery scent. Too bad. I really liked it at first, but I'm not gonna buy a bottle just so I can smell good for 40 minutes.

Jun
18
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 Colder seasons
day/night- Day.
the age of the woman who wears it- 24-40
the persona of the woman who wears it: Slightly posh, Mature, flirty.

The balmy impression from this scent definitely matures the dolce de leche beauty. it is very nice maybe you need to smell it after the top notes have disappeared as i only slightly got the smell of lipstick (to me is not entirely a bad thing) it smells like a creamy dolce de leche caramel which is one of my favourite caramels encapsulated in a nice slightly sweet musk with perhaps the very very slight smell of young coconut.
Its more of a lukewarm scent its not "cosy" scent it definitely smells nice. If money is no issue and you don't like something too in your face this one is for you. If you have an issue with getting headaches after smelling the same fragrance for too long then this is for you as this does not last long.

The woman for this scent is slightly posh? what does that even mean? it means IMO someone who doesn't just befriend "anyone" there's more of a screening procedure perhaps? I do not smell young on this scent at all this is a perfect version of a mature, sweet, scent not "all" sweet scents should be aimed at tweenies. This women is not a constant flirt but likes to flirt abit every now and again. this is flirt on a different level, a guy usually knows when they are being flirted with but this woman flirts in a way where the guy doesnt know it until he leaves quite a pro without the practice.

Jun
18
2012
pynkgirl
pynkgirl

I loved this upon first spray, smells like warm vanilla sugar or a burnt vanilla sugar, however this disappears in 3 hours on me, ridiculous!

Jun
17
2012
outofocus
outofocus

I love Prada Candy it is original, sexy, smells expensive, classy.
The only drawback that is not related to the fragance itself is the campaign concept. It is pitched for a very young girl, rich and spoiled, but actually I dont think this fragance appeals to the very young. I think it suits better the young at heart. Also the flacon is like art deco inspiration to me, again not clear the target market.

Jun
12
2012
lisa.m.kasper
lisa.m.kasper

Smells like sugar water. What does that smell like you ask? Well, go put some sugar in a glass of water, and then pour it over your head. Can you smell anything? Nope, not really.

THANK GOD I bought the samples of this first. I almost paid high prices for a bottle of this sugar water. I can't smell it at all. Pink Sugar has WAY more scent than this overpriced stuff.

The emperor has no clothes.

Jun
09
2012
deborahmorais
deborahmorais

Advertising is everything isn't?
Me and my friend were trying perfumes at some store and I decided to try this just to see what was about and GOD, this is so blahhhh.
I smelled and my friend said "it smells funny, like lipstick, those old lipsticks" and yes she read my mind, IT DOES SMELL LIKE LIPSTICK. But no, not like MAC lipsticks kind of way. More like an old bright pink lipstick. I don't have too much to say about this. This should be sold in a cheap plastic bottle at walmart somewhere for no more than $7.99, because it would match the quality of the fragrance. Oh and I'm a gourmand lover and I find this isn't even worth trying.

Jun
09
2012
jordy0119
jordy0119

Love love love this fragrance. Sweet smell of caramel and musk....who knew this gourmand would be so sophisticated. I sprayed it on my wrist and walked around for 15 minutes before realizing that I HAD to have it. It is a bit expensive, but it is truly a gorgeous scent. Prada always impresses me, as their scents are so unique.

Jun
06
2012
Bibsi
Bibsi

Very nice, soft, elegant and comforting frag indeed. I do not agree it is a winter one though - i detect very soft and delicate caramel and a bit of vanilla as well. It is sweet, but not overpowering. It definately resembles Trussardi Inside, which I like but Candy is softer, more pleasant and more elegant IMO. Unfortunately,Candy is not very longlasting - 1-3h till it gets quite subtle and finally disappears. I love that frag, but to be honest I won't repurchase it - it has a poor longevity and at the same time it is quite pricey.

Jun
06
2012
noninoni
noninoni

Saw this last week and still can't get it off my mind

Jun
04
2012
noninoni
noninoni

I am sooooo craving this

Jun
01
2012
OlfactoryOverload
OlfactoryOverload

I own this one, and on my skin it's soft caramely benzoin and just a hint of musk. It's pleasant enough and could very well be wore on a hot day.

It reminds me of a bit sweeter Flowerbomb without the patchouli.

The sillage is minimal with 3 sprays. The lasting power is okay, about 2-3 hours, which one would expect longer with a Prada price tag.

For some reason the bottle reminds me of the robot from the old Short Circuit movie.

Overall, I like Candy, but, I don't love it. It's nice enough, but, I don't think I'd repurchase it after I use all of mine. It's not overly complex or one that I long to wear much.

May
29
2012
Hayven
Hayven

I was so excited to finally test this at a store, so I suppose my expectations were a little too high when I sprayed some on me. I sprayed on my wrist, let it dry, and when I sniffed...nothing. I could barely smell some sugary note, and then it was totally gone within a minute. I envy the noses who could smell the caramel, because mine missed out.

May
28
2012
sweetstar1
sweetstar1

I don't find anything special in Prada Candy. It's very powdery. It's almost a very weak version of Jessica Simpson's Fancy. This scent is too mediocre for the expensive price tag!

May
27
2012
foxy_princess
foxy_princess

Nothing special about this one. Smells just like a celeb endorsed perfume to me

May
26
2012
colorblindlove
colorblindlove

This smells like all vanilla and caramel to me. Unfornately, my chemistry makes vanilla and caramel scents smell like BO so I'm going to be passing on this! It smells really good in the bottle though.

May
25
2012
angelic4296
angelic4296

By the way, whoever the heck is saying this isn't "gourmand-y" or that they can't detect the gourmand notes....good Lord, you don't GET more gourmand than this (oriental vanilla...uh, hello??). Maybe people don't have a clear understanding of what a gourmand IS or how one is SUPPOSED to smell to be called a gourmand fragrance, but saying there's no gourmand factor to this perfume....that's ridiculous! And wrong. Like, really really wrong.

May
20
2012
angelic4296
angelic4296

The grown up version of Pink Sugar...delish. Waiting (IMPATIENTLY) for my 2.7oz bottle in the mail. I tend to get a bit sick of Pink Sugar if I wear it everyday (I usually need to then switch to something OUTWARDLY musky and almost clean smelling, like Narciso Rodriguez EDT), but with Candy, I'm good to go for daily use because again, it's got a more grown-up vibe to it.

If you like Pink Sugar or other strong gourmand-type perfumes (Lolita Lempicka comes to mind or, although they smell NOTHING alike, Angel), you'll love this.

Wish it would just last a little longer, but that's why I have my mini bottle (0.24oz) to stash in my purse for touch-ups ;)

May
20
2012
harini_20
harini_20

This is such a delicious scent:)))) yummyyyyyy:))) seducing and it's got a class of its own! I usually don prefer sweet perfumes but this is very nice blended well with musk:) love the bottle tooo:))) very fancy!!!!! Showy too!!!

May
19
2012
over_caffeine
over_caffeine

Not exactly original (Reminds me of Fragonard's Miranda which I also LOVE), Prada Candy is gourmand without being cloying. Yes, it won't be headache inducing even when worn during sweltering summer days.

Prada Candy is soft, smooth caramel heaven-- fine Panna cotta/ creme brulee goodness as opposed to sticky supersweet melted caramel. Luxurious, smooth and well-blended--no burnt or overpowering notes--a sophisticated, muted type of Candy smell.

May
17
2012
gatsby
gatsby

what a mistake... What a nightmare. Girls, please avoid this stuff. This is really sick.

May
17
2012
CurlyWurly
CurlyWurly

Unfortunately nothing new. It´s not a bad taste, far from it, but just not new. You can smell this notes in Trussardi Inside, which I like a lot, and even in some of these cheap drugstore fragrances of Jeanne Arthes or UdV for example. The lasting power is also poor, it doesn´t stay long. At least a nice smell but that doesn´t excuses the price. Only half of the Prada Candy lovers would love this perfume if there would be written Jeanne Arthes on this bottle. I think only the name gives this perfume these highly references.

May
17
2012
zakalkwe
zakalkwe

If you love caramel, this is for you! I find it very pleasant and not too sweet, still warm and conforting... for me, perfect for fall and winter wearing...

May
16
2012
Cowgirl53
Cowgirl53

This is not "sweet" like you might think because I don't like the sweet, flowery fragrances. It reminds me of the smell of fresh candy, fudge, or caramel being made--very young and flirty. I agree with the reviewer who said if you like Pink Sugar (and I do!), you will love Candy. I would say if you like the fragrance of vanilla and strawberry, you would also like it. It is not overpowering or strong, either. Love it. It's my only fragrance right now although I have Pink Sugar, and Baby Phat "Love Me" by Kimora Lee Simmons, which reminds me of Pink Sugar and Candy.

May
14
2012
lqjlqjlqj
lqjlqjlqj

To me it's like a jar of caramel candies that you're trying so hard to get, but still unable to grab every piece of them. The smell of caramel jumps right into your face after the spray, but 10 seconds later, the musk and benzoin start to build a glass wall between you and the caramel base: you still see it there, it's just muted so you're not allowed to swallow every bit of it at the same time. You keep sniffing and sniffing, trying to trace down the sweetness of caramel. But before you even notice it by yourself, you already become addicted to this perfume as a whole.

May
04
2012
zulukline
zulukline

Caramel, vanilla, milk, and honey, is all I smell. Like those small little golden candies (what are they called???) so light and everyone loves it because everyone loves candy! My cousins always maul me when I wear this because they think I have some candy! This is so expensive, but worth it, especially the other body care items, a special occasion or holiday scent for me.

May
01
2012
elifcandan
elifcandan

BEST perfume I think. Sweet,sugar,caramela mmm delicious :o

Apr
27
2012
pum.ohse
pum.ohse

I dont like caramel a lot thats why i think this perfume dont fit me, but i have to admit that is sophisticate.

Apr
25
2012
Jasmindee
Jasmindee

This smells so good on me! Warm, slightly salted caramel, yum yum! Can't wait till payday :)

Apr
22
2012
blushingblueserenity
blushingblueserenity

Gosh I really love this perfume like no other. This is the only perfume I've ever had the urge to spray on myself before bed. Recently, my husband bought the Mother's day gift set for me because the bottle I have now is almost gone (sadly).

The sad part about this perfume (for me that is) is that it does not last long at all and not one person has ever made a statement (positive or negative) in regards to the delightful smell. I have sprayed over six sprays early morning then by mid morning it is gone. After the Mother's day gift set I will have to move on and find a new signature scent.

Apr
20
2012
katerina.kartsona
katerina.kartsona

AMAZING!!And it lasts for hours!The scent it leaves is sweet and not sickening at all!

Apr
19
2012
mjloria
mjloria

hate this. too sweet, flat and boring.. even thought i like gourmand fragrances,this perfume is like tons of pure sugar in a bottle, ew.

Apr
16
2012
PerfumeEmporium
PerfumeEmporium

I tested Prada Candy and I'm hooked! A delicious smelling fragrance...reminiscent of toasted caramel. I really enjoyed smelling this on myself all day. It's sweet without being toothache sweet. I look forward to getting a bottle :)

Apr
14
2012
cikcik
cikcik

Body lotion- l've tried, and it's not as nice l must say. l think there is usually a difference between the perfume and the lotion; it is not unique to this one. Candy lotion smells more spicy and woody than the perfume.

Apr
13
2012
nananessa
nananessa

I have a tiny sample vial of this & I don't particularly like it. It smells like a bag of hard Christmas candy IMHO. Not for me, maybe appeals to the younger generations but not this "hip ole fart". This grandmother, former hippie in my young days, just finds very common candy smell, nothing outstanding that is memorable...

I won't be buying this one...

Apr
12
2012
fpih
fpih

An obviously sweet perfume, but it looses the heaps of burnt sugar in 30' and then it's an acceptably sweet, gourmand fragrance. On me it disappears after 3-4 hours and stays close to skin all the time, so it's easy to wear anytime. It's ok I guess, but I also find it kind of boring.

Apr
11
2012
greek_goddes
greek_goddes

I tested yesterday and I liked it, I only wish it was stronger.
It could be the summer version of L Lolita Lempicka without the cinnammon!
It gave me a sweet but also a fresh/musky feeling at the same time.
I think the powerful note in this composition is the musk not the caramel.

Apr
11
2012
angelic4296
angelic4296

Anyone who's a fan of Pink Sugar by Aquolina will love this. I can't wear it everyday or it loses it's appeal to me (just as Pink Sugar), but I do wear it at least once or twice a week (I'm a perfume hussy - I rarely stick with just ONE signature scent ha). It does have that strong candy smell - very sweet and pretty - but the dry down is quite musky and more mature.

I'm a massive fan of sweet gourmands, so this scent really appeals to me :)

Apr
11
2012
missk
missk

A majority of women may disagree with me on this point, but I find Prada Candy boring.

Despite the fact that I dislike loud and sugary gourmands, I'm kind of wishing that Prada Candy was one of those fragrances, because this subtle whisper of caramel and musk leaves me feeling uninspired and disappointed.

Prior to smelling this perfume, my fellow fragrant friends kept encouraging me to smell Prada Candy, and in turn give them my honest opinion. Well, here goes: while I certainly don't find it repulsive, it is generic and plain. Prada, while attempting to appeal to the younger market with its sweet accords, has made this fragrance subtle as a means of remaining classic and stylish. The two don't go hand in hand.

I refrain from labelling Prada Candy as a gourmand, because while it's sweet and gooey, it doesn't smell like something I would want to eat. The caramel note actually has a slightly burnt edge, which many have noted as being off-putting.

A hint of spiciness tries to steer Prada Candy towards 'oriental land', but fails. Candy-land is where this fragrance is from beginning to end. I unfortunately find this fragrance headache inducing if I smell it for too long. I am only grateful that this fragrance doesn't have a cotton candy smell.

I agree with Eilismaireg, Prada Candy is indeed one of those fragrances that have been "done to death". Nothing original and exciting to be found here I'm afraid. Despite being amongst the targeted age range for this fragrance, I'll be happily passing up Prada Candy in hopes that there are people that appreciate it far more than I do.

Apr
11
2012
perfumereviewer
perfumereviewer

Caramel extract? Can somebody please explain how can this be natural? Ha ha ha! Never mind! It was just a rhetoric question. Now to the perfume...
Caramel + musk + benzoin, it sounds as if it were a sugar bomb but it isn't. And there's something else that it isn't: the rebel youthful crazy lady perfume image that we are sold. It actually is a lovely sweet oriental gourmand, not overly sweet because of something (maybe the musk) that pinches the nose so that you don't get to believe that your wrist is a cotton candy. As it sets into the skin it resembles a little to L'eau ambree. I love it for any occasion; the only bad point is that it makes me want to eat...a lot.

Apr
10
2012
Whit
Whit

Ok, this is my second review of this and I want to know if anyone else has had this problem. Is is just me, or is there a difference in the smell between the actual perfume and the body lotion? I've sampled the perfume on me, and I love it! However, the body lotion doesn't smell like the perfume, IMO. It seems to have this weird odor, nothing like the perfume. Anyone else have this issue or is there something wrong with my nose? You can PM me if you like as I'm on here quite regularly. :)

Apr
09
2012
flowers_are_evil
flowers_are_evil

I've sprayed it on my hand today in the shop and almost died - it felt like 10 insect repellent cans exploded next to me! Wow what a fragrance! I ran around the shop trying to find something to wipe my hand with. After a while it settled into generic sweet fragrance - nothing special.

Apr
08
2012
Tanyaoxo
Tanyaoxo

The initial smell after spraying I don't care for, smells really spicy, and like a lot of people have said below, some sort of a burnt smell. However once it settles down, the perfume is gorgeous! Smooth creamy delicious caramel, really comforting and sweet, just lovely! The only problem is it just seemed to melt into my skin and wear off. A truly lovely scent- just not strong enough for me.

Apr
07
2012
cikcik
cikcik

On me, it starts with caramel, then benzoin and ends with white musk.. My boyfriend loves it. However, it does not have a good sillage :(

Apr
07
2012
ally.angeliss
ally.angeliss

OMG I got these 3 days ago,and it smells soo good.
It smells rlly creamy,caramel,and musky..also has warm vanilla scent, even though there was no vanilla note in this.
its mostly caramel though :D
Reminds me of Fantasy by Britney Spears.
I feel like candy after wearing it lol
It's seriously expensive but really worth it.

Apr
06
2012
icingsugar
icingsugar

This is a fragrance that gets better throughout the day. It opens powdery but calms down to a creamy balmy scent. Warm abd conforting for winter, snuggled up in your best jumper. My favourite winter scent, always gets compliments and the giftset box is perfect for keeping bits and pieces in.

Apr
04
2012
nattonline
nattonline

Definitely a sophisticated sweet gourmand for adults who are still young at heart. Nothing super sweet with extra calories here. Prada Candy is a delicate animalic caramel with a big volume of benzoin. I am a guy, and I love wearing this very much. Too bad I have to use it sparingly because of it's still quite pricey and I'd hate to run out of it.

Apr
03
2012
sofeaabdullah
sofeaabdullah

LOVE this fragrance! This fragrance is a 'grown-up gourmand', sweet without being cavity-inducing and cloying. I don't understand how it could be compared to Pink Sugar. To me, Pink Sugar is more like a cupcake factory-gone-haywire while Candy is more like Ladurée in Paris. The benzoin keeps it from turning into a typical foody-type oriental, and gives it more depth and earthiness. The lasting power is impressive... I don't know how people did not have it otherwise. It's a fragrance that's warmer and supposed to sit close to the skin. I could still catch whiffs of it on me at the end of the day. The packaging somewhat gripes me, however. The top looks like it insists on being pulled off! Nonetheless, it looks luxurious sitting on my table.

Apr
02
2012
po
po

Candy is a really simple scent: caramel followed by benzoin, followed by musk. A cozy skin scent but doesn't excite me in any way. I have to stick my nose to my wrist to smell a hint of sweet musk after an hour. It's not worth having the (beautiful) bottle for me...

Edit: After a few more applications I can detect a distinctive undertone of smoke, that's weird but interesting too. I finished a mini of candy and I have to say it's never strong enough, you can douche yourself and it it will be still subtle. Irritating.

Apr
01
2012
Moflis
Moflis

it remindes me of D&G 14 La Temperance, which I really really like and it shares somehing with Candy but is a way better!!!

Mar
31
2012
Damag
Damag

I have this perfume and people never fail to compliment me when I wear it, it's a very sweet yet sophisticated fragrance it's not your average cheap smelling sweet the sweetness on this one is very warm and deep I can def. smell the yummi caramel I love it just not an everyday perfume if you ask me I also think It's a LITTLE TOO OVERPRICED but then again what Prada fragrance isn't?!.

Mar
27
2012
ZELJO
ZELJO

A woman yesterday walked down the street wearing that one and, wow, its great, a very elegant combination of what seems to be vanilla, chocolate and caramel, great scent for a modern urban lady

Mar
25
2012
Morticia
Morticia

very poor lasting power,it's like someone added caramel in a bottle of Infusion d' Iris,no balance,very flat and poorly made

Mar
24
2012
DresdenDoll
DresdenDoll

This had a generic sweet smell upon application and then the musk came through very strongly, and it began to smell like a vanilla scented car air freshener. Safe to say I wasn't impressed. However after about 45 minutes when I had stopped caring about it, I got a whiff of something slightly sweet warm and resinous and my nose was intrigued. Was that benzoin? And indeed it was. The appearance of the benzoin saved this one for me, giving it greater depth beyond the little girl drug store scent cheapness it began with. However, while the benzoin made this smell a million times better and it was indeed very yummy without being sickly, it still wasn't very special. There are many more gourmand style fragrances and certainly more oriental vanillas that are superior to this one. Further, staying power is very poor. Just not worth a purchase at all for me.

Mar
21
2012
amber_glow
amber_glow

I recognised some woodsy notes I liked this smell, it has a style.. bottle is pretty also.

Mar
18
2012
sarage
sarage

This is no bubble gum or lollipop, this candy has some warm, caramel scented character. A positive surprise. I thought this would be very sweet and girlish, but no.
The bottle has some special character, too.
Maybe this could be my Christmas time scent, but I would not wear it in the summer.

Mar
18
2012
aschiffm
aschiffm

I was expecting this perfume to be overly sweet and cloying with huge sillage, but it's not. It's just very warm and stays close to the skin radiating heat from it. And surprisingly it blends into the skin quite nicely- the benzoin is what keeps the caramel down to earth I think. It's enjoyable, but I don't think it's unique enough for me to run out and buy a bottle but I'll happily use up my generous sample when I want to feel fuzzy warm and comforted

Mar
17
2012
girlsworld
girlsworld

Not impressed with Candy, smells like burnt plastic ...so not what I expected, the caramel notes have indeed caramalised and burnt !

Mar
17
2012
djgirl1976
djgirl1976

Oh, how I love everything here...the name, the bottle, and Prada....but what a disappointment. Not that it is bad, it's not a t all.
I consider this the frag equal to the Prada black nylon bag. Nothing special. Not bad, anyone can wear it. Anyone can copy it. It's a true basic black for gourmand newbies. It smells good, but it's just not what I expect from Prada with a name like candy. Certainly not for the price. Boo...onto the next hunt.

Mar
15
2012
fleurdelis44
fleurdelis44

The warmth of the benzoin and non-cloying, open-hearted sweetness of this won me over. It has a dry, simple positivity that feels unpretentious yet mature. I can imagine this being my self-indulgent pick-me-up for blah moods that doesn't resort to the immaturity of flat florals or fruit scents.

Mar
13
2012
charlottesmom
charlottesmom

I was so eager to try this one! I was finally able to find it last weekend and spritzed it with gusto (well, 1 spray to my wrist ;0)). I was extreamly disappointed right away, it was nowhere near as sweet as I had expected, it was actually a very flat caramel-ish scent. I detected very little vanilla or much of anything else, it was actually a bit on the "dusty" side, I'm sure it was my chemistry but I just couldn't handle Candy. I love sweet scents, Fantasy, Pink Sugar and believe it or not Snooki are among my favorites but Candy was just too uncandyish for my taste.

Mar
13
2012
pompous
pompous

I'm really on the fence about this one. I think I like it, but I'm not quite sure!

When sprayed on to my wrist it smells like a clean combo of musk and a light caramel. So far so good. After about two hours it has dried down to one single note; caramel. But the caramel scent I smell then smells kind of like butterscotch candy left in the window on a hot summer day. Kind of sour. I can't bring myself to dislike it though.

Mar
12
2012
perfumelover4u
perfumelover4u

Although this fragrance seems soft and without much sillage, I could smell it on my clothes and skin the day after I sprayed it on. It has tremendous lasting power, probably due to the richness of the caramela and complex musk notes. Such a wonderful skin scent, and unlike any gourmand out there, due to its simplicity and depth.

Mar
10
2012
tbozzo
tbozzo

I love most perfumes with a strong benzoin note, and vanille gourmands as well. This is heaven for me. I do get the similarities with l'eau Ambree (they seem to share the same base) and Infusion d'Iris though the latter is much to powdery to suit my nose.

Candy is one I wear to bed dabbed in the crook of my arm at least 4 nights a week. The smell is so comforting and relaxing. I find it does smell very different dabbed than sprayed. It brings out the richness of the scent, and creates only enough sillage to smell oneself occasionally. Sprayed, it can become to sharp for my nose. It's as if the wrong notes come to the forefront, and the lovely base becomes too light.

For those that think this disappears, I guarantee others can smell you! My MIL wears this, and after one spray In the morning, I can smell her later in the day... she smells fantastic! Also, I can smell this on my laundry for at least two days after I wear it.

This will surely be one of my all time favorites long after it's popularity dies down. Send all your unwanted bottles my way, I'm hoarding this. lol

Mar
08
2012
MyNoirBeehive
MyNoirBeehive

I agree with the previous reviewer, I get more than 3 notes from this. The floral note is most apparent on cloth or paper, on my skin, it's very faint-- mostly a warmed (musky) vanilla/butterscotch/ caramel gourmand fragrance. Yes, it is another new candy perfume. But it's a deep, rich smoky candy! I say, YUM.

I'd like t add that it's not a strong fragrance. I very timidly did two spritzes from the tester bottle and it was not enough. It's a soft one!

Mar
07
2012
Nikkiza
Nikkiza

I believe this one is more than just three notes.it gets a little flowery on my skin,sth like jasmin or B-rose i am not sure.but the dominant note is definitly benzoin which i realy like and caramel which i dont mind at all.i smell a little bit vanille but not enough to call this O.Vanille,this frag is more of a floral gourmand than any thing else.any way i realy like Candy and wish they didnt go for teen marketing for a scent that is mature enough for grown up ladies,thats why the bottle dosnt siute its scent.
sillage is great,lasting is average and price is a bit highy.i would love to own Candy but not buying it.

Mar
06
2012
AshDiCar
AshDiCar

I just love Candy and my husband loves it on me too. I always wear this one when I'm looking to get frisky! It's such a warm sweet scent without being a total sugar bomb. The interesting thing is, on my skin the notes open backwards. As Candy opens up I get luscious caramel, then the benzoin takes over and radiates for hours. Finally the musk shows up and leaves a lovely trail that lasts for the rest of the day, or sometimes - in the case of evening application - until the morning.;)

Mar
01
2012
Fmcandy
Fmcandy

I was very tempted on this one, fInally bought it. Mmmm I like it, although I expected a different scent. Is more powdery, less caramel, for me smells like those old & fantastic lipsticks. Its very soft, not longlasting. I would love to have it as an extract. The bottle is great!!!!

Mar
01
2012
Deajessi
Deajessi

I love this! Feels like in the heaven of candy!! LOVE IT!LOVE IT! LOVE IT!

Feb
26
2012
dannysmom
dannysmom

This is a wonderful, powdery, sweet scent. I love it, and it lifts my spirits when I wear it. I have worn it in both cold and warm weather, but it could be a little cloying when it's really hot out. On me, it lasts all day and I can smell it with just one spray.

Feb
25
2012
tigsy
tigsy

Find this perfume very disappointing - especially for the money. To me it was very 'powdery' and not something I would ever buy. It reminded me of old ladies!

Feb
25
2012
cammellina85
cammellina85

Well, if you like gourmand fragrances, you would definitely appreciate Candy, but in my opinion it's not worth spending something like 80 euros for it, basically for two reasons:
Firstly, this is another average gourmand frag like tons of others you can find on the market, nothing less, nothing more.
Secondly, lasting power (at least on my skin) is really bad, and this fact makes me quite angry if you consider that this perfume is very expensive.
Overall, I can't say that Candy is a bad fragrance, but I would recommend buying it only if you really really like it and you don't have a gourmand frag for wintertime in your perfume wardrobe, or if you manage to find it for a very good price.

Feb
23
2012
RedFloyd
RedFloyd

Addictive, exotic, sweet buttery caramel! I love it! Longevity is great on me, but it's not a projection monster. It's not like someone keeps pouring melted caramel over your head all day long. More like little drops of caramel heaven.

Feb
21
2012
kassinator
kassinator

While it isn't complex or original, it doesn't last very long and really has nothing to distinguish itself from others like it, it does smell good. This is a beautifully soft warm caramel scent. I would never buy a bottle of it, as there is nothing that stands out to me at all. But sometimes when I am stressed out in front of the computer working on yet another nursing school write up I find myself spritzing myself with a sample I picked up. It always cheers me up a bit.

Like I said, it does smell good. Just not amazing. Also, the name just gets to me. While I may sometimes want to smell like candy, I never actually want to admit that I sprayed myself with something called candy!!

Feb
20
2012
Prettynightmary
Prettynightmary

I think it`s a skin issue. On my skin this lasts hours. It`s not strong, but I can definately smell it after 3-4 hours.
Enough for me to consider buying this again when I`m out of it, because the scent is amazing, true caramel!

Feb
10
2012
Sloshpot
Sloshpot

After months of sniffing this stuff in the shops and deliberating whether to buy (the price tag was what had been holding me back for so long) i finally bought a 50ml bottle of this stuff after having a glass of wine with lunch. The next day i regretted it soooooo much. why you ask? well the smell is really lovely and the bottle gorgous.. the the lasting power???? PATHETIC. absolutely rubbish. have literally doused myself in this stuff a few times and within half an hour its practically undetectable. Waste of £53!! may as well be toilet water so disappointed and am going to put it up for sale on ebay now. dont bother buying this perfume its pure robbery for the price which is such a shame as it does smell nice for the few minutes its on your skin! :0(

Feb
08
2012
Aspendina
Aspendina

I LOVE this stuff, its just the most amazing scent ever. 1 of my 2 fav scents so far this year. It does smell ALOT like Anna Sui's Sui Dreams that I used to wear and I remember going through about 3 bottles of that stuff and its discontinued so I am glad to have this as a kinda of replacement.

Feb
07
2012
Kaland
Kaland

This does smell like real candy from start to finish, plus some iris and musc. I apply it at 7 in the morning and it stays on for a whole day.

Feb
06
2012
c3c
c3c

I had to revise my review of Candy after wearing it several times.. While initially the opening was off putting I now realize I don't even notice it. It smells the same from beginning to end for me now. Yay! Sweet, but not overly so, soft caramel.
Gentle sillage and great lasting power. You can easily reapply while running errands without knocking someone out if the sillage becomes to soft for you.

I agree it's similar in style to Trussardi Inside. However it's something in the base notes that reminds me of it, they are still distinctly different. Inside has much louder sillage, is sweeter, and of course doesn't smell like caramel. Still they have an underlying common ground. I find that Candy is the perfect counter part for when Inside is a little too loud and sweet for my mood, or I'm just craving caramel.

I would highly recommend wearing it for a bit before deciding it's not for you. I almost passed this one up, now I'm very glad I didn't.

Feb
04
2012
manuela1991
manuela1991

I just love this perfume! It is sweet, but soft and fresh at the same time. It has an interesting composition, not complex, but simple and rich! I'm not a big fan of sweet perfumes, but this surprised me! I like it!

Feb
02
2012
Whit
Whit

I ordered the 2.5oz body milk because I wasn't sure if I would like it and I'm not sure, at the moment, if I do. The opening is rather harsh and stays that way for a while. It mellows out quite softly, but the caramel smell isn't very sweet; I'm thinking I smell more benzoin than anything. To me, this doesn't smell very gourmand at all; I have some scents in my collection that are way more gourmand than this. So far, I tested just a small patch of skin for fear that it may induce a headache. I do agree that it is warm and different from most of Prada's other creations, but I'm just not sure if I really like it so I will update at a later time.

Feb
01
2012
TaniaClamp
TaniaClamp

First notes I get from Prada Candy is somewhat an artificial sweet smell, like plastic from a new doll. The plastic candy scent disappears quickly and a more genuine aroma of caramel emerges. The scents are sweet caramel and benzoin with a base of musk and a touch of vanilla. The scent is feminine sweet and passionate, without being heavy or suffocating. It is a soft sophisticated gourmand, a real winner and one of my absolute favorites! The aroma has a good shelf life of about 6-8 hours.

Edit. Prada Candy may not please everyone, so I recommend to try before you buy...

När jag först sprayar på Prada Candy uppstår en något konstgjord godisdoft, likt plast från en ny docka. Den plastiga godisdoften försvinner snabbt och en mer genuin doft av karamell träder fram. Noterna består av karamell, karamell, benzoin och med en bas av mysk och en touch av vanilj. Doften är kvinnligt söt och passionerad men samtidgt lätt och använbar. Det är en mjuk sofistikerad gourmand, en riktig vinnare och en av mina absoluta favoriter!!! Doften har en god hållbarhet på ca 6-8 timmar.

Jan
28
2012
skeleton
skeleton

smells like hot fudge but with something dry, hard-to-put-the-finger-on-typical-prada, to it which makes it complex and mature in all its candyness. i adore it!

Jan
25
2012
Tubykap20
Tubykap20

BOUGHT IT TODAY...
When I first saw the bottle,last year (2011),I was like : "Oh my God! This must smell gorgeous!" But the bottle it's too...fancy and unique for the soft smell of the fragrance! It reminds me of Bvlgari's "Petits et mamans",like wet baby wipes...After 5 min it reminds me of Kenzo's "Amour",like that creamy-lotion kind of smell,but much more softer! The drydown is a pleasant mix of "baby creamy caramel wipes"...Anyway,I thought it would be something like "Pink Sugar" but it's not!
It's very soft and wearable in all seasons.

P.S. The main fact is that it should have been a sexy note in this to go well with the gorgeous bottle!!!


AFTER 30 MIN: I found the sexy-subtle note in "Candy" ! IT'S AMAZINGLY SUBTLE AND SOFT BUT MAKES YOU WANNA CHASE IT,KISS IT,EAT IT!!! WOW!

I GOT A GREAT PERFUME! I GOT A GREAT PERFUME! TRALALALALAAAAAA....LA!!!
YUUUUUPPPEEEEEE!!!

Jan
24
2012
Miss Mego
Miss Mego

I was so excited to try this perfume from all the great reviews. I sprayed on the paper card and loved the smell so I tried it on my wrist and again love. It was sweet but not too sweet and mature without being "old lady", the perfect scent for someone my age (early 30's) I was in love. I walked around for the next two hours finishing my shopping pretty sure that I would stop back by Nordstrom to splurge on this fragrance. However, at the end of the two hours the scent was gone, I couldn't smell the slightest whiff of it. Disappointed... I just could not justify spending so much on something I would have to reapply every couple of hours.

Jan
22
2012
ANGELICA07
ANGELICA07

I tested it quickly yesterday and it is disappoiting : it should not call itself "Candy" because it has nothing to do with candy.
It has indeed no sugary notes and I can't barely detect vanilla.
It is not sweet : had I to categorize its nearly invisible smell, would I say that it is soft but very light, in a very absent way, and might be a comforting and really inoffensive comforting scent for people who like very light and unnoticed scents.

It even fails to be creamy, as it fails to be velvelty or simply powdery : this one is definitely not an Oriental.

It seems like they put a decent amount of musk, a very tiny amount of benzoin and a not-to-be-detected poor drop of caramel note in a bottle and then watered down the whole thing, like 10% of fragrance and 90% of water.

I don't smell benzoin, nor do I smell caramel in this one, and that is pretty disappointing for the very sweet tooth that I am.
To be sincere, I barely can't detect any notes in this one because of its lightness.

"Candy" leaves me with an "absence" feeling : it is a "barely present" fragrance that is totally in another world, not quite with what you would wait it to smell like.

However that may be, I disagree with the reviews stipulating that "Candy" is similar to "Inside" : I know "Inside" very well and they are not similar.
"Inside" has a distinct personnality, which sets it apart from the "fainted smell" of "Candy". Moreover, "Inside" has a better construction and, amongst others, a distinct floral heliotrope note as well a noticeable soft but not spicy coffee note, which is not the case of "Candy".

Jan
22
2012
jonr951
jonr951

Why aren't you in my collection yet Prada Candy? It's ridiculous how good this fragrance is! If it puts a smile on your face, it has to be a part of your collection! You're next on my list love! Ha! : )

Jan
20
2012
polinkasuperova
polinkasuperova

i love this frag its very sweet and powdery as it settles but i hate the fact that its so popular overall great perfume...

Jan
18
2012
beauty_girl
beauty_girl

It´s in the same class as "Fancy" and "guess by Marciano" but i think this smells better. Not so loud candy, but just enough :)

Jan
18
2012
Vamy69
Vamy69

To me this smells VERY similar to Infusion d'iris....Candy may be a tad sweeter but I can barely tell the two apart. It is nice but not worth spending the money on when I already have a bottle of Infusion d'iris.

Jan
17
2012
lucie-goosey123
lucie-goosey123

i really want this. if someone's looking for an exchange, please contact me :)

Jan
16
2012
kelly_xatz
kelly_xatz

caramela predominates but I also get something of strawberry. it s warm but not strong, fades after a while.

Jan
14
2012
HilaryAppleFace
HilaryAppleFace

Caramel and benzoin overdose! I love this little number! Candy definitely fits the name of the perfume. They say candy is for children, but this candy is oh so grown up. It's sweet, decadent, and smells good enough to eat. This may only be a three-note fragrance, but three notes is all this baby needs. It's sexy, fun, and will bring compliments galore.

Jan
14
2012
betinabetty
betinabetty

questo profumo non mi piace per niente.e decisamente quel tipo di profumo che mi fa venire il mal di testa..troppo dolce

Jan
14
2012
makuna.tomadze
makuna.tomadze

its so nice! my friend had it on and i asked about it!! <3 i want it :)

Jan
13
2012
vaidute
vaidute

smells very nice on my body ,so doft ,so expensive i like it .perfect

Jan
13
2012
RickyBradshaw
RickyBradshaw

It reminds me a lot of a lotion that VS launched as a limited edition about 2 or 3 years ago called Sugar & Spice. Yummy!

Jan
12
2012
Annelien1987
Annelien1987

My latest addition to the out of control collection.

I didn't like it in august, when it first came out. I smelled nothing, absolutely nothing (on the paperstrip and on my wrist). So ofcourse I didn't buy it! So much money for something I wouldn't smell.

Now I tried it again, on my skin and I love it now.
I've sprayed it 7hours ago, 4 times. I still smell it, I really do. I didn't expect it, but I do smell it.

Pure benzoin, sugar and caramel.
Nothing more, nothing less. But I'm really into caramel gourmand at the moment. I love it.

Jan
10
2012
KatyK
KatyK

Wanted to love this - but it is so discreet I can barely smell it only 5 minutes after spraying. It could be very attractive if it had more oomph - and a bit of sillage please. I see Prada is producing an Infusion D'Iris Absolu, which sounds great!

I never thought I'd see myself writing this but I'd like to smell Candy Absolu!

Jan
10
2012
dan.radu
dan.radu

It's identical with Life Threads Silver La Prairie!!!

Jan
09
2012
Prettynightmary
Prettynightmary

I really love Prada Candy! On my skin it smells like everything I hoped for in a caramel scent.

It`s sweet but not sickly or sugary. It`s not a "teen scent", it`s more sophisticated and grown up. The caramel is there the whole time, companied with some powder (although I don`t think it`s a powdery scent) and gentle musk which keeps the fragrance together and smooth.
It`s not the most original scent but it simply smells so good! I love the bottle too, the colors or great.

Jan
06
2012
Tovah
Tovah

The more I wear Candy, the more I love it! Every once in a while I have scent cravings for something sweet, and powdery, and buttery. Certain fragrances "take" to my chemistry and warm into something wonderful. I still adore the original Prada after all these years, and it's still a perfume that people continually admire when I wear it. That's how it is with Prada Candy. If I smell it on a test strip, or from the bottle, it doesn't do much, but when it's on my skin, it makes me feel wonderful. It's just what I need for my own enjoyment. Prada Candy is "perfume" - it's a concoction brewed to have an effect on perception for both the wearer and the audience. The fragrance it calls to mind the strongest for me is E.Coudray Ambre et Vanille. The Prada Candy bottle is delightful as well, and it looks classy and pretty. I want to disclose that I love and adore benzoin the way many others love dessert vanilla, or musks, or coconut, etc. Prada Candy isn't deodorant, or laundry soap, or "you smell shower-fresh like shampoo oh-joy". It's womanly, stylish, fun, and lovely. I am so glad that there has been a resurgence of fragrances developed for those of us who love perfume with every fiber of our beings.

Jan
05
2012
adriana.rizzati
adriana.rizzati

The saleswoman of a perfume shop gave me a sample last week.

The very earliest notes are quite interesting, a nice mix of sweet and savory that I never felt in a perfume: I was pleasantly surprised, and I was hoping for an equally enjoyable extention.
Unfortunately, the rest is a great disappointment: a flat smell of rancid butter. And plastic, too (it smells like the material which BarbieDolls are made of, and this is awful for a perfume)...
Someone said it's a pale copy of Hypnotic Poison, but I would never compare these two fragrances: Hypnotic Poison is great, Candy is rubbish if compared to it.
Thankfully the lasting power is very weak!

Sorry, Candy has been rejected.

Jan
05
2012
meliquel
meliquel

Extremely too much sweetness!
Very weak lasting power.

Jan
05
2012
zemerllahu
zemerllahu

I really liked this when I smelled it at the mall... idk maybe its different when you use it for a while. I really wanted to buy this but it has more negative comments the positive :(

Jan
04
2012
alidak
alidak

lasted on me half an hour, weak sillage and nothing special about it.

Jan
04
2012
RoRoSe
RoRoSe

The benzoin here reminds me of the sweetness of (Cinema .. YSL)..
Pure Caramel .. Cozy and warm one reasonable for winter ..

Jan
03
2012
servana
servana

This is a warm, sickly-sweet scent which smells of caremelized sugar. I like it upon first spray, but upon the dry-down it just becomes too syrupy for me. I don't entirely dislike it, it has its good qualities & I'm sure it has the ability to smell lovely on someone with a different chemistry. Longevity is so-so, average, in my opinion. Sillage is also average & I'd encourage 4 sprays if you really want people to smell you.

PS. The girl in the advertisement really suits this scent. They hit the nail on the head with that one.

Jan
02
2012
cottonpop
cottonpop

It's funny how personal perfume taste is. I think I love the top note of this perfume, very sweet, very me, the sort of thing I just love. And then the cringing point is the rest of the perfume. I smell absolutely like my grandma who wears opium and other lovely perfumes that other ladies enjoy, but not me. I hate how it smells on me. I tried it on the perfume paper, asked the sales lady to spray it on my wrist because of how sweet it was. Then before I know it, it smells like my grandma's old perfume, which I hate. I think a lot of people would like this perfume, just I personally hates it, but to those who love this perfume, it's a very long lasting perfume. I tried washing my wrist from all trace of the smell, using fresh 'lychee sugar' soap, it didn't work. I wash it and wash it and showered, still I smell like prada candy for a day and half, much to my dismay. Enjoy it ladies if you like this perfume, lol.

Jan
02
2012
temo
temo

This fragrance was a big surprise for me. I was expecting another sweet adolescent candy-like scent, but oh no! What met my senses was actually a grown up scent. I love this one about 2 hours into it. Yay for Prada! Well done!

Jan
01
2011
dbrii24
dbrii24

Maybe it's just my nose but to me this smells alot like Taylor Swift Wonderstruck. Very sweet and youth oriented.

Dec
28
2011
TX-in-NH
TX-in-NH

Do not spray too much! It is a perfume I like, but it can get sickening if you spray too much.

Dec
28
2011
Casi
Casi

I must concur with the review by angel6. On my skin and to my nose, Prada Candy presents an unchallenging yet quite beautiful scent. Within a moment of application, I find myself surprised and amused. Surprised because I was expecting something rich and warm, dripping with sweet, buttery caramel. Amused because, not only is Candy familiar, it's formula rests on that of Prada's Infusion d'Iris. Granted, Candy has it's own separate entity, but the nuances are so subtle and subdued. This is not the decadent, candy-esque perfume that I expected. The caramel is not buttery, rich or super sweet. Instead, I detect more of a gentle whisper of the suggestion of caramel. That, along with a barely there trace of sheer, powdery white musk, is sprinkled into what smells identical to Infusion d'Iris.

From start to finish, Prada Candy smells so much like Infusion d'Iris that I challenge anyone to deny their uncanny resemblance. Still, I would be delighted to own a bottle. One could ask, "Casi, if Candy smells so much like Infusion d'Iris, why would you covet a bottle of the former?" That is a great question. For one, and despite my love for it, I don't own a bottle of Infusion d'Iris. I love Infusion. I find it elegant, wearable, long-lasting and inoffensive. But now that I have experienced Candy, I would prefer it. While slightly vague, I appreciate the warmth, texture and subtle sweetness contributed by those notes of musk, benzoin and caramel. I have always found Infusion to have a distinct "salty" quality. Infusion d'Iris is a favorite, but it's beautiful simplicity could grow boring. I could enjoy all that I adore about Infusion, with the added fun of the barely-there musky sweetness of Candy. Hmm...much like a delicious chocolate-covered pretzel. Prada Candy is salty sweet and without a doubt, of very high quality. I quite like this!

Dec
28
2011
FunkyTomo
FunkyTomo

This scent is a huge disappointment to me. Weak , smells of faint sugary water .


I was stopped and asked what scent i was wearing by a man the other day , it was "Hard Candy" which is not well known in the UK. The man misheard me and said "Prada Candy"? I told him that after testing i wouldn't waste my money on that .

From a name like Prada this stuff is a poor effort , and WAY overpriced. Its sad that the 16 - 25 yr old crowd that i saw going wild for this in the stores this Xmas , will think this is a good "perfume" .

Weak toilet water-like lasting power ..If you want a GOOD sweet candy /caramel scent save your money and get Hard Candy :)

Dec
26
2011
baylorbinks
baylorbinks

LOVE this fragrance. It wasn't love at first sniff, but after getting a sample and wearing it a few days, my opinion quickly changed. Give Prada Candy a chance before you purchase it. See how it melts on your skin. Melts is the right word. This is a sophisticated yummy scent.

Dec
26
2011
Jimendrix
Jimendrix

I don't know if its the fragance orsomething is terribly wrog with me... but I was just unable to smell anything when I tried spraying this on. It was like there was nothing there O_O

When I finally picked on the fragance I just thought it smelled like an old boring lady.

Not for me.

Dec
26
2011
TX-in-NH
TX-in-NH

Love it! Smells yummy on me.

Dec
25
2011
nush imogen
nush imogen

Not my kind of candy (which is odd because i otherwise loove everything sweet, both food and perfume-wise :), it smells like bar soap or powder to me :(

Dec
24
2011
icekat
icekat

I did not have high expectations for Candy as based on the advertising and notes I have assumed that this will be another sweet and boring scent. When overly enthusiastic salesclerk sprayed it on a test paper and urged me to try it, I did not find it very attractive. The sweetness was sugary and the scent appeared flat. But I did take a sample home and tried it on my skin. I have to say that this scent transformed into a lovely caramel gourmand scent on my skin which I liked a lot. This was definitely an expected and pleasant surprise.

I will not call this scent very sophisticated or complex but the caramel note is done quite nice here. In the beginning it almost smells like a burnt caramel, a bit powdery and dusty. I know it does not sound very attractive but I actually find it quite interesting and almost addictive. There is also a hint of musk layered with the burnt caramel notes. The caramel notes are prominent from the beginning till the end but towards the dry down the benzoin notes take the lead. I find that benzoin gives it powdery and slightly woody accent and blends wonderfully with the caramel. I can see that many reviewers below mentioned that the two of them clash but this is not how this scent unveils on my skin. The dry down is quite lovely, powdery caramel which is not overly sweet and kind of amber-y. The scent stays close to the skin but it actually lasted for at least 8 hours.

Overall score is 7/10. I find that this one is a bit pricey for the straight caramel gourmand scent but I do not mind getting a bottle if I can find a good deal. My advice is to let this scent develop on your skin before deciding if this scent works for you or not. You might be surprised. The paper test was totally misleading in my case.

Dec
23
2011
TiaTia
TiaTia

everywhere i go i get lots of samples of this. and although i love sweet candylike scents, i didn't like prada candy. and i smell it everywhere. there is a lady in the office i'm working who seems to douse herself in this before going to work. i find it unpleasant, it seems that the sweet candy note does not melt with the benzoin but they fight against each other. or well, maybe it does not go well with her skin chemistry, mine neither and everyone else's...?

Dec
23
2011
Raisac
Raisac

This is so tasteless - sweety, fruity lolipop, not a perfume. Simply crap. Sorry ladies. Prada - shame on you!

Dec
22
2011
paulared
paulared

This perfume is not good at all. I keep on reading everywhere that it has nothing to do with the rest of the Prada perfumes and that it is so shockingly new and bla bla bla. I clearly smell the powdery-violet from Infusion D'iris. Add a base of caramel-vanilla (and not a good one) et voilá: Prada Candy. Seems like Miuccia is saving on the perfume formula and spending on the marketing campaign. I wouldn´t waste my time with this.

Dec
22
2011
joanne.healey
joanne.healey

i tested this instore and have to say its definately not for me. it smelt exactly like a fragrance my daughter had by so? about 10 years ago and both made me feel nauseous!
think of visiting a fairground and you are surrounded by the scent of candyfloss and toffee apples, it initally draws you in with its sweetness but after a few rides you are now feeling your stomach turning...thats exactly how i felt!

Dec
20
2011
elifkle
elifkle

I had actually gone to the store with a different perfume in mind but fell in love with this when the lady there showed me. She had me all convinced that eau de parfum was going to last for hours and days even and that it was perfect for winter. It isn't. The perfume wears off very quickly. So disappointed since it wasn't cheap at all. However it is a very nice scent.

Dec
19
2011
Tulip211
Tulip211

So there I was: arms extended at length, holding the little paper card as far as possible to spray some Prada Candy on it. I sprayed once, and brought it slowly to my nose.....

Nothing.

I sprayed the paper again and sniffed.

Nothing.

Am I crazy? Where is the sugar? The caramel? Finally, I sprayed it on my wrist.

There it is! I am very surprised by this one. I was expecting a huge sugar bomb, and what I got was far from it. It was the lightest, sweet scent, that was almost..dare I say.. fresh??

I like this one I really do. But it didn't last too long, and it was not too original. Verdict? I wouldn't turn it down as a gift, but the perfume was not impressive enough for me to shell out the money.

Dec
17
2011
Killercolours
Killercolours

When I first heard about Prada Candy I was completely turned off by the name. It sounds like a Paris Hilton or Britney Spears scent, and my spontaneous thought was simply "dang, a sellout.. I feel sorry for you Prada".

For some reason I got my ass over to the perfume shelves in the store and tried that Hilton sellout on, and oh heavens! It didn't take long before I changed my mind completely. Prada Candy is one of those scents that I've been longing for without knowing that they existed. A mellow, grown up gourmand with dignity. And the fact that you recognize Infusion d'Iris in it makes it even better. I like Id'I, but there's something with it I can't stand on my skin. Candy picked the golden parts of Id'I up and chucked it into a warm irresistible gourmand blend. Could it get any better?

I understand why many people dislike it though, the simplicity of this scent makes it a hit or miss. Either you like it or you don't. Also my skin tend to pick gourmand notes up very easily and never let go of them, so on me it smells delicious for hours and hours, even though it's quite close to the skin. The sheerness of it might be a problem if it doesn't fit like a puzzle piece with your skin.

My boyfriend has asked me about five times since the day before yesterday what I'm wearing, because I smell unusually good. He almost never tells me that, unless it's Thierry Mugler Angel EdT or Prada Candy. Straight to the top Prada, good work. I'm hooked.

Dec
14
2011
lugosia
lugosia

very nice scent, sweet , like candy floss and caramel. But it flew away in a few minutes.I reminds me of a perfume called " VSIP " by Primark... !

Dec
13
2011
isaland
isaland

Smells good at first. Fades away into a cheap smelling scent. Disappointing because it's expensive!

Dec
12
2011
Mandalila
Mandalila

Wow, I'm surprised at the negative reviews! Went to Myer today and it was sold out. I actually really love this fragrance, it's like a warm soft caramel/cotton candy scent when you first spray it then as it dries down it's more powdery, but still has a young sweetness to it. The underlying powder tones are similar to the Prada Milano..oh and yeah I can feel the warming effect on my skin :D

Dec
11
2011
JazzBirdSinger
JazzBirdSinger

what a terrible joke.
lifeless, generic, simple sweet water.
goen in five minutes, and starts incredibly weak to begin with.
a big pass from me.

Dec
11
2011
vincy_gal
vincy_gal

Whoa that is sweet! Not a fan at all...all I smell is sugar. Actually, I have not found a single women's Prada I like! So disappointed.... :-((

On the other hand, the mens'frags are really nice!

Dec
11
2011
vsmini
vsmini

I'd like to preface this by saying that we all have different likes and dislikes, different tastes and styles and I respect everyone's opinion - especially with something as subjective as fragrance. Ok. Now that that's been said-

This is probably the most disgusting perfume I have smelled in a very long time. I love sweet scents, I'm Queen Gourmand but this just turns my stomach. Caramel and Benzoin just do not go together. It's like when someone wears two different shades of red in an outfit and think it still matches. Goo!

It smells like a burning plastic with some caramel. The name Candy is charming but I've never had a candy that smelled like this before.

Pros to this perfume is that it lasts and lasts - I can't even scrub this off my skin and I'm assuming the scent will linger on my jacket until I get it dry cleaned.

Sorry Prada - I'll keep buying your wallets and bags but I'm staying away from your perfume lines.

Dec
10
2011
SydneyActually
SydneyActually

I love this.
Pink sugar all grown up and without the hideous burnt smell.
This is a young perfume but in a warm elegant way.
It smells expensive.

Not too sweet but sweet enough, we are definitely not talking the sweetshop syrupy Escada or Birtney scent.
It's the perfect mix of sexy, sophisticated and girly.
Men love it and I find it a very uplifting scent to wear.

The bottle is also quite gorgeous!
On the down side I can't seem to figure out how to use this with a Travelo as the pump bit is hidden even with the cap off.

Dec
09
2011
Jellybean
Jellybean

vanilla, caramel and musk. gourmand sweet and warm scent. it has that 'brand new' smell to it too. versatile use >> it can be worn for special occasions and nights out as well. marketed for young generation but it can be worn by anyone, since it has a touch of elegance and seriousness. Also, smells expensive too, just like the price. The name doesn't complete the scent; yes it's sweet like vanilla-caramel sweet. I'll think of "candy" name as a metaphor for sweet.
This one has a moderate strength and longevity, 4-5 hours.

Dec
05
2011
allaboutbeauty
allaboutbeauty

As with all Prada perfumes, this one smells musky on me, but in a pleasant way. I don't find it candy-like as other people describe. It is the sweetest of the other Pradas, but the musk and vanilla notes mask the caramel on me. I do see the resemblance to L´Eau Ambrée, but this one is less intense and wearable. Overall, it's a very nice sophisticated fragrance that I hope to have in my collection!

Dec
04
2011
kelly_xatz
kelly_xatz

I smelled it today. I find it very sweet, young, girly, playful but at the same time you can easily recognize the quality of a prada perfume deep in your nose. It's like iris and lau ambre but sweeter. Like all good sweet perfumes, it stays on your skin without being heavy or strange. just let it corporate in you.
I have a question. I don't believe that there are only three ingredients. Of course caramel predominates but without bothering you.
It would be my next beloved perfume. I keep smelling it all day long and it definitely passed the test.

Dec
03
2011
aqua76239
aqua76239

Nothing to get excited about. I love gourmands and with name like Candy, I was expecting it to smell sweet and perhaps like cotton candy. Yes, there is cotton candy note but its very faint. As another reviewer noted, benzoin gives it a rather odd, almost medicinal note which I really don't care for. Here what it remainds me off-take Pink Sugar, dilute the hell out of it, add benzoin, add Vanilla Fantasy body spray from Parfums de Couer and you will have Candy.
What I also didn't like is how faint this perfume is-I sprayed a couple of sprayes on my hand and could barely smell it.
Prada hasn't impressed me with any of their fragrances and Candy is no different. Despite all the hype, its not really very interesting. Yes, I liked it better than Prada's other offerings but that's not saying much.
UPDATE-I wore my sample several times and while I think its nice enough scent, it didn't blow me away. And lasting power is terrible. I sprayed it three times and could barely smell it 10 minutes later. For something this pricy, Prada, you got to do better than this!

Nov
29
2011
OVincze
OVincze

I was really looking forward to this perfume and the bottle is simply amazing, enchanting, one of the most beautiful bottles ever created, I really wanted to buy Candy for the bottle. Then when I first smelled the juice I was disappointed. I am a fan of gourmands, well, complicated gourmands that is but Candy smelled too faint and not candy-like enough for the first sniff. Somehow, when I smelled it the second time things fell into place. You know how certain things can grow on you? Candy is not a scent that will be instant love or hate since it is too understated for that. It is warm and cozy and very likeable but one of the skin scents in trend today. It is not loud at all but then ask yourself if Prada scents are loud, I find them sophisticated and understated for the most part but very likeable and high quality and that is exactly the way Candy is (yes the base is still there), however, with a twist, made to be a bit more passionate, more young and sweeter for sure and that makes it stand out from the crowd. In comparison to other gourmands it is more sophisticated and complicated than most due to its many facets and balmy tones, the woods, balsam and musks add that very important facet that tones down the sweetness, otherwise it would be kitsch and sickening, even cheap like Pink Sugar but it is not. Also, do we want sugar to scream on us? I do not think so. It is sweet enough to smell very yummy but toned down and complicated enough to become a part of you, your skin and your personality. It takes a refined taste to like it but the genius is definitely manifested in this work. Yes, it is a gourmand and yes, it is a Prada but it is also different. I am definitely buying. Perfect for the season when it is really cold and I want to smell that wonderful caramel-vanilla skin scent on me.

Nov
29
2011
Monika.nemecek
Monika.nemecek

I dont think its typical caramel scent. Its more like rotten apple in caramel crust. Spiced apple and woody than sweety caramel sticky smell. I was soo looking forward to have one, but now I am sorry. - no way :( but the bottle is gorgeous!

Nov
28
2011
Takhaet
Takhaet

no matter what everybody else says I absoulutely love this smell. it has become one of my favourites. Its sweet, very very very sweet..., with a hint of caramel, vanilla and powdery musk . It stays all day on my skin and makes me feel warm in autumn and winter:) it smells like caramel biscuits just taken out from the oven :)

well done Prada !

Nov
28
2011
RRCOOLMAMA2
RRCOOLMAMA2

Bravo to Prada for respecting and owning a true name to it's perfume CANDY...which it's smells exactly 100% of COTTON CANDY. yumm for the eating but not so much as smelling it for 14hrs:)This is for the ULTIMATE super sweet fragrance fans.

Nov
27
2011
Tartangirl
Tartangirl

Reminds me of the smell of hairspray. Don't like it at all !

Nov
25
2011
marcela86
marcela86

I had a very cheap fragrance bought from a supermarket that smelled just like this. Candy is sweet and bitter in the same time, I don't like it, it's very spicy in an annoying way. I like the caramel, but the benzoin ruins everything for me.

Nov
24
2011
bambi27
bambi27

I have never been 1 for "sweet"scents, THEN I saw that this was by Prada! I sprayed, I walked away, I think people thought there was something wrong with me! My nose became permanently attached to my wrist! My GORGEOUS yummy smelling wrist! So - learning the hard way of buying HUGE bottles, then disliking it as soon as I bought it (First by Van Cleef) - I decided to try several times! I woke up the next day & my wrist STILL smelt OH so sexy! So I ordered a bunch on Ebay, Then I went back to the store & sprayed & sprayed & sprayed - I started to choke - but it was worth it! Call me crazy but to me it smells like they have candied up Prada D'Iris! I still smell that distinct deep luxurious Prada smell, that says it all! "I WILL stay with you ALL day & NIGHT for you!" I have had people stop me in the store to ask me what I was wearing! So I have put in my order on Ebay - given specific instructions too my boys AND my husband & I think I'm good to go! LOVE IT

Nov
24
2011
MeganFrankie
MeganFrankie

I tried this scent today at the department store and liked especially its caramel notes - I love caramel! - but... sigh... somehow it just didn't do it. I have Prada Prada EDP 2004, which I call 'screaming queen Prada' because it is such an unsubtle combination of heady spices and heady florals. I wear it from time to time. But there is something both those fragrances have in common that seems to be a kind of Prada stamp. Both scents seem a bit too neat, in a way that is very nice but is nevertheless rolled off the production line of the neat, failsafe, chic-ness that is Prada. Beyond the surface there does not seem to be any evocation of complexity, any chaos, any story that could inspire to something like poetry - Candy is sweet, but not too sweet, Candy is luscious, but not grossly lasciviously so, Candy fits the bill for the perfect complement to an outfit that would make every other female slightly envious. But Candy is - like another commenter observes - a monotone and in more ways than one. For my money, Amber Gris by Balmain is just as classy in an understated way and a much sexier and more interesting warm combination of benzoin, spices, musk and heady (but subtle) floral. Now there is a scent that is capable of having secrets...

Nov
23
2011
TawnyMontana
TawnyMontana

No joke. This perfume smells exactly like those lavander vanilla scented dry swiffers by Febreeze!
Don't get me wrong, it's a nice sweet smell, but I don't think I want my perfume to smell like something I equate with a cleaning product.

And I'm talking about the dry down. When I first sprayed it, I was thinking "Hmm, I might like this." But the longer it was on, the stronger it became and the scent was Exactly those Lavender/vanilla Dry Swiffers!

Nov
19
2011
yantestrs
yantestrs

There must be parts of this that I can't smell. It just smells like L'eau D'Ambre (sp), whichever lovely amber that came out a year or so ago. Terrific packaging, love the bottle but it doesn't smell different to me.

Nov
19
2011
Perfumedsecrets
Perfumedsecrets

Powdery candy, and that's Prada Candy. It almost smells like a candy-like iris flower. My Grandmother used to have one single iris flower in her backyard that had this scent. It sort of reminded me of a candy necklace back then. It's comforting in a way, but it's light. Beware of over spraying yourself with this one. It's will only bring on more powder. They launched it at the correct time of year, since women are looking for scents like this right now.

Nov
18
2011
shoreshells
shoreshells

I received this as a gift from my mom, thank you mom!
I'm a middle age woman and I really like this different warm Prada. Who doesn't like candy; especially one you can wear that doesn't make you sick to your stomach! It's a very nice cozy fragrance that isn't overwhelmingly sweet, so you don't have to worry about offending others around you when you wear it. In, fact, just have fun with it, let go, smile and let your inner child out; just enjoy it yourself, the way your favorite candy can make you smile and troubles melt, and smell exceptional and elegant at the same time.

Nov
18
2011
tisha.bunyi
tisha.bunyi

I love the smell so much... I find it like baby powder to me. Coz the caramel smell just caught my attention. I just had to get my own. :D

Nov
16
2011
javip1
javip1

I absolutely love it it's sweet and full of life :) mmm gorgeous fragrance....

Nov
16
2011
ballerinascent
ballerinascent

It is a nice smell, not so much a good perfume though. They are different and people should remember that just because it smells nice doesn't mean it is a good perfume

Nov
15
2011
abigail5328
abigail5328

Warm, rich, foody, comforting, soft, smooth, cosy fragrance with a touch of class!
Prada Candy is a little bit bakery and a little bit plasticy. Like walking into a shoe store and someone eating a big cookie nearby.
This fragrance really is exactly as the notes say, just a mixture of benzoin, musk and caramel. For me the benzoin note is the strongest note at the beginning of application, which dries down to a delicate musky base.
Candy is not a sillage monster, nor is it a heavy fragrance. It stays close to the skin but I found the longevity to be very good!
This is the sort of fragrance you would wear for the autumn winter time as it has certain ‘warmness’ to it.
The name ‘Candy’ suggests it to be some sort of girly bubblegum teen fragrance, but this is not the case. I cannot imagine anyone under the age of 18 wanting to wear this. This to me is a rather ‘grown up’ scent.
I neither love nor dislike this fragrance! I did however expect it to be more of a sweet caramel sugar bomb! So for that reason I have to say I’m a little disappointed.

Nov
15
2011
CHOCAHOLIC
CHOCAHOLIC

I expected a lot from this perfume but it turned out to be very dissapointing. It smells like a cheap perfume that you can easily find...everywhere. I tested it on my wrist and half an hour later,it's gone ! In addition, I do not like the bottle..it just enforces my belief that this fragnance has been made for little girls and teens without personality.

Nov
15
2011
angel6
angel6

I was so anxious to try candy and when I did I was so dissapointed because it smell so similar to Infusion D'Iris with some benzoin and caramel added to it.Smell nice and if I did not have a bottle of Infusion D'iris I would consider to buy it.

Despite expecting more of this perfume I keep going back to smell this again and again.
In the end that is it I will get a bottle simply because it's sweet caramel and I love sweet perfumes.
I can't help.

Nov
14
2011
tonkabeanster
tonkabeanster

Simply a sweeter and slightly warmer version of Infusion d'Iris. In other words, a watered-down Dior Homme. Redundant.

Nov
14
2011
Helsinki
Helsinki

Daniela Andrier-Roche! What went wrong?

I think someone forgot their pile of sugar on the stove. Melted Sugar Caramel Benzoin Musk... sounds alluring, but ends up being like the diluted little sister of Givenchy Hot Couture. That's the word. Diluted.

You would literally have to bathe in Candy to make it as persistent as Insolence/Angel/Poison is with one spray.

Everyone's panning Candy but still, it has over 4000 fans on Facebook alone. -> My conclusion is that most Fragranticans - aficionados - don't like this. Yes, it's linear, and it certainly doesn't re-invent the wheel. (If someone states otherwise, shame on you. :) But obviously the heavy marketing of this fashion/olfactory giant is doing its job.

(Prada knows this isn't a masterpiece, thus the big advertisement campaign.) p.s. Giselle Viz,
your proud comment made my day!

Nov
14
2011
missymary
missymary

I would not recommend teenagers to run away with a view that perfumes are supposed to be cute toffee-apples like Prada Candy. That's just a trend that's in vogue at the moment. I got tired of Candy in one day. But then I don't enjoy smelling like cakes and toffees, maybe with the exception of that great gourmand, Hypnotic Poison, so I was never going to be a fan. But even so, Candy is singularly unmemorable. Can't see anybody racing to the mall for Candy.

Nov
14
2011
PerfumeWhore
PerfumeWhore

The bottle reminds me too much of Peggy from The Oblongs.

Nov
14
2011
Freia
Freia

I find this perfume horrible

Nov
14
2011
Giselle Viz
Giselle Viz

My 17 years old daughter wore Candy by Prada, yesterday, to her high school homecomming parade and dance. She will always be reminded of that night when she wears Prada, Candy. What made this event even more special, was that she was the "QUEEN". Well desereved my darling! May you always shine on the inside and outside and, be your best! I love you forever!

Nov
11
2011
carinas
carinas

The name is spot on. It is sweet caramel candy. For little girls only.

Nov
11
2011
Giannahazagunaka Buddhizt
Giannahazagunaka Buddhizt

It's amazing what a good advertising campaign can do. Stuff like ...think Sarah Palin would make an acceptable president, and Prada's Candy is actually worth more than 20 dollars ':/

Save yourself alot of money, stop at bath and body works, you might even end up with something better ':/

Nov
10
2011
Madelinne
Madelinne

I love this perfume! It's amazing!

Nov
10
2011
arianperfume
arianperfume

Really gorgeous!! I am in love with this fragrance. It is like a feminine version of Dior Homme. I gave my boyfriend Dior Homme 2 times allready and I loved the way it smelled on him, unfortunately I did not have the same luck when I tested myself. But this Prada Candy is exactly what I want. It is not too sweet in my opinion it smells like a soft balm infused with little caramel. Very classy and interesting. It is like a very nice cute next door neighbour girl that when you get to know her she becomes more and more interesting and you finally get hooked on her. Staying power is very good on me and I usually go for sillage bombs. But it is definatelly a discret fragrance and it does not shout.This suits office and evening as well.

Nov
10
2011
LadiesRed
LadiesRed

I find the perfume name and logo sweet as it's name "Prada Prada Candy". It's scent

is nice and sweet but not long lasting...

Nice first impression.

Nov
10
2011
ralucucky
ralucucky

I don't like it at all. It smells too cheap.

Nov
10
2011
aromamane
aromamane

awful awful awful sweetnes...don;t worth even 1 dollar

Nov
10
2011
Csquare
Csquare

I just tried this from a magazine sample. I am older and it summoned up all kinds of memories -- good ones. Definitely powdery -- which I associate with grandmothers, not Tweens. Vanilla is strong but not heavy. The musk is there in a way I like very much (1970 s in Amherst, MA). My favorite scents are Jessica McClintock, Sung, Trish McEvoy Sexy No. 9 and Acca Kappa, all depending on the season. I think Candy could round out my mix. I put this in the same family as Chanel Allure and Shalimar and Obsession, all of which I like occasionally. I like the comment by Violeta -- I think it is apt.

Nov
09
2011
FreyaMarie
FreyaMarie

I'm kind of surprised that a high-end company would create a perfume that already exists in a million cheaper versions. My first impression of this is that it smells like your standard, pleasant but one-dimensional burnt-sugar gourmand, and while I like it, I wouldn't be willing to pay more than fifteen dollars for this.

However, I might very well be missing something - I will have to go try this on once more.

EDIT: Okay, I kind of get it now. I still find it surprisingly one-dimensional for such a high-end perfume, but for our nordic, cold winter days it's absolutely lovely.

Nov
08
2011
karlovonamesti
karlovonamesti

Candy opens with a nondescript fruity accord that smells like no real fruit on earth, and rapidly transforms into a smoky-sweet caramel scent that is as rich as it is luscious. The caramel bitters into a smooth benzoin note, which is mammoth in proportion to the woody tolu balsam that compliments it. The drydown yields a hazy sweet powder on hints of ambery wood, all quite staid, dignified, yet fun. The scent is very likable and a pleasure to smell, although one could argue that it belongs in 1998 more than 2011. It shares company with Allure Homme, Le Male, and Tommy as a sweet designer oriental that is sure to offend only those who are looking for trouble.

Nov
06
2011
Shyn's Release
Shyn's Release

I so wanted to love this as I love sweet fragrances but I didn't like it.I didn't smell carmel it just smelled like nothing.LOL It managed to smell clean but not at all what I had hoped for.I can see this selling good being its Parada and has a nice bottle but what a huge let down.

Nov
04
2011
jtd
jtd

Caveat: While I love drag queens, I tend not to like dessert-like gourmands. Just not my thing.

Prada’s Candy is in many respects a super-gourmand. It’s cotton-candyish, it’s caramellic, it’s vanillic, and it gains sweetness as it goes. Much seems to have come out of Prada’s PR about the benzoin and therefore the oriental genre. Yes, there’s benzoin, but the name of the perfume tells you about the perfume’s true affiliation: the dessert/gourmand category.

I see people referring to Candy as complex, the complexity implying a big, successful outcome. I find Candy more of a kitchen sink gourmand. It’s a busting-at-the-seems stuffed perfume. It hits the prominent notes of the big players in the gourmand game from the past few years.

But if you’re trying to capture Candy by describing its scent, you run the risk of giving a description that might apply to any other dessert perfume. Here’s how I see it: If you liken a sweet gourmand perfume to a straight, femme women, then Candy is the glam drag queen. The femme gives a certain portrayal of gender. The drag queen and Candy both take that same femininity as a starting place, then turn up the volume until the distortion sets in.

Nov
03
2011
pollen
pollen

It reminds me of Esprit's Night Life which was a summer edition I think that I had at High School.

Nov
02
2011
rainbowbrite106
rainbowbrite106

YUck, for me it smells exactly like Paris Hilton's Can Can! Love the other Prada editions this one was FAIL!

Oct
31
2011
virga
virga

My first thought after smelling this: oh Candy, I would have loved you so much 15 years ago! As a teenager I was desperately looking for a sweet, but not sticky or sugary fragrance. The only thing I don’t like about Candy is the burned sugar note at the beginning. But after it fades comes the cutest drydown ever – creamy caramel, vanilla and soft musc . So if I were fifteen again, I would definitely spray myself to death with Prada’s Candy. But I’m almost 30, so the verdict is: Candy is well made and very cute, on my skin it last long and is not overpowering, but I don’t want to smell like caramel candy anymore. And that’s sad:)

Oct
31
2011
maissaa.zahran
maissaa.zahran

I heard about it a few days ago, I liked the name. So I read some reviews and it sounded like something I'd like. I went and bought it today and I LOOOVE it. It is just what I have been looking for. Something sweet but not vulgar. Something that smells both unique and nostalgic at the same time. Something warm and sexy as well as vibrant and current without being too hip. I just wish they did not have a blond girl on the box... why limit it to blonds, I am a proud brunette and it almost stopped me from buying the perfume. Again I LOOOVVE it.

Oct
30
2011
beatrix75
beatrix75

its very lovely fragrance and strange -the sweet its not this bad syrop sweet ,its in a good vay sweet you now what i meen

Oct
30
2011
Flowercat
Flowercat

I just spent a small fortune on Prada Candy and wish I could say I am in love with it, but the reality is that I'm merely in like with it. The reviewers that mention its subtlty are so right--it begins as a flowery soft creamy powder, and settles into a gentle, watered-down cinnamon-vanilla scent that reminds me of a nice soap scent lingering behind on the skin after a shower. And subtle as it is, it does last throughout the day. I sprayed in all the usual spots early in the morning and could smell it now and then (including when I kept checking my wrists!)all day long. It didn't turn into stale deoderant smell like many fragrances do. Just more soapy than the caramel-vanilla I kept reading about and hoping for. It's not sweet on me either...just pleasantly fresh. This will serve me well as a rather neutral, natural choice for days and occasions when I want to stay under the perfume radar, yet enjoy some essence of soapy soft spiciness at the same time. I may grow to love it with time...sometimes a good friend can turn into the love of our life, right? ;-)

Oct
28
2011
Jillzilla
Jillzilla

This feels very Prada! A buttery, muted gourmand. Rather than being sweet itself, it implies sweetness.

Oct
28
2011
Ohkit
Ohkit

Yes, this perfume smells like candy and nothing else. It's a way too sweet, sugary, almost nauseating scent. I can't imagine anyone over the age of 16 wanting to wear this, unless that woman is a) a Peter Pan syndrome sufferer or b) Paris Hilton. My opinion: there's nothing subtle, nothing playful, nothing new about this fragrance. Just sugar. A bit intriguing when first sniffing; plain and boring afterwards.

now, a year after my first review I can say that I am addicted to it. It's weird how one's taste can change so radically

Oct
28
2011
ojosverdes
ojosverdes

Wearing it today and husband said I smelled really good! This scent is very Prada. I like that they are incorporating their signature stamp into their creations and keeping it cohesive while being a bit adventurous. This is a sweet perfume upon spraying but not overly sweet at all in comparison to others in the market I would just called it a woody sweetness almost resin like if you will. I like it a lot, if you like to smell woody notes in your perfume this one is for you. It has a kind mysterious exotic feel to it that I appreciate. This scent is not loud it gives you an understated minimalistic elegant feel. This smells rich and sophisticated, feminine but also it's a scent you can flirt with. Somebody here mentioned similarities with Sensuous by Estee Lauder I have to agree with them that there are some similarities here although sensuous is way stronger than this one. The bottle is really beautiful original and eye catching. I think the perfume can be stronger and longer lasting that is my biggest disappointment with this perfume. The good side is that you can also spray a lot and not feel like you are going to kill somebody in the room. I know here at fragrantica and for perfume lovers longevity and silage are a must as they are for me too. Hopefully they will come up with a new flanker real soon and make some improvements in order to address these issues. I just started wearing it today and plan to wear it for the rest of the week. To give you an idea I sprayed my self several times and I also sprayed my hair. My husband was able to get close to me right after spraying and put his nose in my neck and not feel overwhelmed or suffocated by it which is a plus. This might be a perfect kind of scent for office, romantic occasions or simply to be around kids and not be offensive. A delicious skin scent I would say! Prada Candy is an attempt to attract the younger market to the Prada brand I believe. The girl in the picture is young flirty and fashion conscious. I see a trend with this type of marketing. SO in love by Oscar de la Renta is also using some similar art to advertise their perfume. I like it, I feels kind of retro but modern at the same time I like that they are taking risks.

Oct
27
2011
CathyGQ
CathyGQ

This is a syrupy sweet confection, far too linear. Very unimaginative, synthetic-smelling and lacking in the focal ingredient.

Oct
27
2011
sweetnspicey
sweetnspicey

The first spray smells like candy, like Falling in Love by Philosophy. The drydown smells ok, like vanilla and benzoin. But somewhere in the middle, there is a yucky, chemical, corn-syrup smell that is a big turn-off for me. Overall, this perfume is really nothing special. It seems like it belongs in the Harajuku Lovers collection. It's very unoriginal and I'm frankly shocked that Prada would make something that is destined to NOT become a classic. People who love this should stock up. I predict this will be pulled from shelves within a year.

Why is there a blond on the bottle? Even bigger turnoff. Not that I group perfume according to blond vs. brunette, but I think a sultry caramel scent would fit a brunette better. Weird perfume and weirder packaging.

Oct
26
2011
lovekova
lovekova

I just bought it after testing it on my clothes some weeks ago. No I have it on my skin and it reminds me so much of Armani SENSI, which is sadly discontinued! So, to all SENSI lovers, this might be for you!

Oct
26
2011
beatrix75
beatrix75

like a huge candy man, funny at begining but undertone its just beauthiful

Oct
26
2011
Miss brokrn heart
Miss brokrn heart

Yesterday test perfume candy in faces
Sweet like cramel toffee .. Pop corn caramel.. Why all perfume sweet sweet
Like either perfume no special
I hate color fragrance yellow
Smelled very sweet not new scent
Same alot scent in shop ..nothing special in this perfume
But good in day and night
Smell not very bad but ok
But no special scent .. Why prada why. .LOL

Oct
25
2011
&lla
&lla

I was so eager to try this perfume after it was launched due to the wonderfully unique bottle and the listed notes. HUGE disappointment! I was expecting a much stronger scent with moderate to large sillage, and one which would probably become a classic. From the name, I really did expect a beautiful and strong gourmand. Maybe I expected it to be something like a variation of Flowerbomb? Not sure.
Unfortunately, just as many other reviewers have stated, Prada Candy is just like Infusion D'iris with a faint caramel smell added in (to my nose anyway)
Don't get me wrong, it's very pleasant, but not at all what I was expecting. I guess I over-estimated it. Won't be purchasing, sorry Prada.

Oct
23
2011
duskangel101
duskangel101

I really like it, and i didn't expect to. when i first saw the bottle and the ad, i hoped to like it but wasn't sure i was going to because I don't usually go for sweet scents and the other Prada scents didn't really appeal to me either. When I finally tried this yesterday, I was shocked. This is the best gsweet fragrance I've ever smelled! Although it's not anything too spectacular, it just agrees with me in a way that's pleasant yet not boring.

Oct
22
2011
Mochahantas
Mochahantas

I read all of the reviews here and was so excited to try this. 1. It's Prada for goodness sakes and 2. I saw people mentioning it being similar to Fancy, which is one of my favs.

I love gourmands. Candy, sweet gourmands is what started my foundation for my interest in perfumes.

When I first received my sample, I literally thought that the company accidentally sent me Infusion D'Iris. However, I got advice to let it mellow down some. Still smelled like Infusion D'Iris, but then I smelled caramel.

It wasn't until I showered and started with completely clean skin that I got what it was trying to offer me. Infusion D'Iris, caramel, and a speck of vanilla in there. That's it for me. I wish I could get all of those "school girl" "sickly sweet" gourmands, and loads of caramel that everyone else got. However, all I got was Infusion D'Iris with caramel drizzled over it. Shocked me, because on another website I go to, I saw one measly review that stated the same LOL.

I understand Prada has their 'unique' underlying scent that they add to all of their perfumes, but I expected so much more. Do not get me wrong, I like this, but I will not be purchasing a bottle of this, unless I come across it in one of my favorite discount stores such as TJ___X Ma_____lls.

Lasting Power on my skin: Was pretty good. However, it's not a big sillage scent for me. On my skin I got a good 4-5 hours, but on my clothes, I got about 12 hours.

Sillage: Not a sillage scent. It clings close to me. Seems safe and inoffensive

Oct
22
2011
talnyc
talnyc

The bottle is very nice. If you are looking for a sweet, caramel fragrance, this is the one for you. Not something I would buy, but in fairness, it is nice. I like it, but do not love it. I think it is a scent for someone who is a sophisticated teenager/young adult. I think of Madonna's Sticky and Sweet CD name...the scent reminds me of a Jessica Simpson fragrance that was released a fews years ago and it also reminds me of Creme Brulee by Laura Mercier.... I love that creme for the body for the fall/winter. So nice. Candy is warm like that, but again, it reminds me of Jessica Simpson, but a little better.

Oct
22
2011
t for two
t for two

Can't smell it! I nose can't detect it? Why is that? Too bad.

Oct
21
2011
nannaje
nannaje

Warm and sweet and nothing special. Staying power and sillage is a disaster. I sprayed twice, both on my wrist and my jacket, in the course of three hours. Almost nothing there...

Oct
21
2011
Kiku
Kiku

I would call this a gourmand, not an oriental vanilla. It does not get off to a good start. It has that weird overly sweet somewhat insecticide note common in so many of today's perfumes. The middle is a real candybomb: sugar, vanilla, caramel, and butter. It smells like the caramel fudge my grandma used to make every Christmas. Oh, but when we get to the drydown: a unique mix of cedar and wood shavings/sawdust. It is warm, soft, and dry. A little bit sweet and a little bit fresh and outdoorsy. Overall, a ho hum perfume but A+ for that inspired drydown!

Oct
18
2011
orchid_84
orchid_84

Prada Candy is quite the subdued comfort scent. I would say the name and advertising don't really match the scent, from my experience. This is more of a soft, elegant scent than the super-sweet, frilly-girly number you would expect with a name like Candy. If you're into confections like Pink Sugar and are looking for something along those lines, this probably won't be what you're hoping for.

The scent opens very waxy and resiny, and actually not sweet at all. A hint bitter and earthy if anything. The waxy scent is unusual but definitely not loud, and I get a hint of something greenish that smells a little like carrots at this stage. As it develops I get a soft citrus with a hint of musk. The sweetness and caramel don't show up until after the scent has been on my skin for a while - at least an hour or so. It has a lightly sweet, warm, caramel-resin scent that is quite delicious. I would describe it overall as a mellow, comforting caramel-benzoin skin-scent.

I like it, but for me it isn't anything strikingly new. I find it similar in feel to Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess, which I already own. Where BG has coconut and more of a warm-weather feel, Candy is more resinous and cold-weather appropriate. They both have a similar soft citrus and caramel note, and a similar earthy undertone.

Also as others have noted, the staying power leaves a lot to be desired...especially coming from a brand like Prada. Another reason I would not invest in a bottle.

Oct
16
2011
CYoung
CYoung

I bought a bottle of Prada Candy a couple of days ago and am still enjoying it.

It opens with a top note that is somewhat like a camarelised version of Infusion d'Iris, but is quickly warmed up with the musky benzoin base. After an hour, what is left on the skin is the light, creamy camarel smell, which I really like.

Overall, a lovely winter scent. Great bottle, too.

Oct
16
2011
ladymillion123456789
ladymillion123456789

this was on my to buy list but after trying it today ive taken it off nothing special just very burnt caramel smell i expected more with all the hype sorry Prada not this time nice bottle i have to say but not worth the price
and a boring plain smell that doesn't last long




UPDATE I HAVE CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT THIS PERFUME I ACTUAL LIKE THIS FRAGRANCE NOW AND I DO WANT TO GET A BOTTLE

Oct
16
2011
feleeni
feleeni

Too much caramel and indecisiveness about what it is trying to do. Dislike.

Oct
14
2011
bloosunshine
bloosunshine

Sweet with an air of sophistication.Dry down is light and smooth with a powdery undertone.Mouth watering caramel,slight citrus and powder follow,this cuts the
possible sugar overload effect.I really like this scent,
I just wish it would stay on longer,perhaps it needs the
matching lotion/cream.

Oct
13
2011
Skydiva73
Skydiva73

I love this new scent. Picked it up in Dubai a couple of weeks ago. Has a nice powderly smell after about an hour. It lasts too. I wear at work. My regular perfume is Jewel by M.Micallef.

Oct
13
2011
Cams
Cams

Very different from what you would expect from Prada but very, very well done nonetheless! It took me 2 weeks to decide that I loved it because I still have nightmares about the horrific Pink Sugar and I was getting a somewhat similar smell - on the tester paper. I tried it in my skin and loved it! Sophisticated, refined and not at all the sickly sweet smell that the word "Candy" conjures up. Well done Prada- thanks for having the nerve to do something different.

Oct
12
2011
Seraphic
Seraphic

I was surprised by this fragrance! The name was very off putting but I decided to take a whiff anyway on my skin. I was expecting a variation of Pink Sugar or something very overly sweet, but it turned out to be a soft sweet fragrance that was very pleasant. This by no means is a masterpiece of a fragrance, not really something I feel is a necessity in my collection of fragrances but it's nice. More for those days where I find L Lolita Lempicka is too much...which is rarely.

Oct
12
2011
lordnuey
lordnuey

Sweet powdery sweet
Start like princess then it developes to smell sweetly-faint like Britney's Incontrol but less faint than B's

Oct
12
2011
LunaPearl
LunaPearl

I think what sets Prada Candy apart from the mainstream 'candy' scents is that it tones down on the sweetness, yet you can still detect the sophisticated touch to the caramel. The caramel you'd detect in creme caramel or creme brulee, rather than the sickeningly saccharine caramel you find in most scents.

Candy starts off with a caramel note with an odd touch of Play Doh. The drydown however brings out a creamier 'milker' side to the caramel.

It's a subtle scent, but you know it's there.
But wear another fragrance over it, and you'll forget you had Candy on in the first place. It easily disappears.

Totally unexpected from the Prada collection, but I do praise Prada for this brave introduction.

Oct
11
2011
suzyk
suzyk

I bought Candy 3 weeks ago and still enjoy it. Somebody described this perfume as a boring one. I can´t agree. Combination of 3 ingredients makes Candy on one side simple and but on other side rich in smell. I consider it very comforting, classy and sophisticated. Definitely not mainstream.

Oct
10
2011
Eliisa
Eliisa

I've been carrying around a sample of this in the pocket of my coat for two weeks now and every day I can still smell the cloud of caramel around me. It's wonderfully sweet and girly but confident at the same time. Definitely going to get this.

Oct
09
2011
hermajesty2009
hermajesty2009

i don't pretend i'm an expert about fragrances, but it doesn't take an university degree to smell caramel and vanilla! went to the store this morning and got to spray a bit on a card, and by the time i was home (in the evening) i can still smell this DELICIOUSLY SWEET perfume! it sooo makes me wanna bite the paper ;) lol definitely gonna buy this one!!! i'm a sucker for sweet sugary scents... :-P

* it's the morning after and i still can smell it! that's another score! *

Oct
08
2011
In Vogue
In Vogue

This starts off with a blast of waxy lipstick, the kind my mother used to wear (Revlon, I think), and I would try on as a kid. It quickly turns to a caramel chocolate smell, but not the cheap kind. This is good quality candy, by Godiva or Russell Stover. I can still detect the old-fashioned lipstick scent in there too. It remains like that for an hour, and then turns into the smell of Play-Doh! So by the name Candy, they mean that this is a fragrance for the little girl in us, who wants nostalgic comforting scents from the carefree kindergarten years. Are times really so tough now? THis is less of a fragrance, than a lesson in regression. Hey, I just rhymed, lol!

Oct
07
2011
zabica
zabica

Too weak! I expected a sweet, caramel, sugar bomb, something that suits this name, but no.

At first, I only can smell something creamy, powdery, musky, clean. Which is not a bad thing, the only problem is it doesn't suit the whole candy concept. This clean note lasts for about 2 hrs, and then I start smelling something like traces of burnt sugar, liked it actually. It still lingers after 4 hrs now, with that same musky, clean note, nothing sweet. Overall - it is ok for an office perfume, people who like their perfumes close to the skin will love this. For my liking, its aura is too weak, and its note is nothing special and original. Dislike ..

Oct
06
2011
apy
apy

I'm loving this, and normally I don't like sweet fragrances.

Take Infusion d'Iris, add something warm, sweet and a little earthy. Dry it up. And there you have Prada Candy.

It's what you'd expect from a fragrance named "Candy" from the house of Prada, really. Candy has that clean Prada signature that all their perfumes seem to possess. It is sweet and warm without being thick or heavy. The benzoin is prominent, and it gives Candy a dry quality to it. It's gourmand, yet it manages to stay soft, clean and sophisticated. I can imagine happily cuddling on a big fluffy sofa, wrapping myself in the warm aroma of Candy on some crazy cold winter night.

Oct
05
2011
LadyNatalie
LadyNatalie

Very sweet and gourmand all i get is candy!! Smells sophisticated and comforting! Perfect for autumn and winter seasons!! Long Lasting alsoo! I like it very much!

Oct
05
2011
hubava
hubava

smell good its similar to prada iris too much benjoin though

Oct
04
2011
yonka180
yonka180

I've sampled this at the drugstore, and it opens up with mellowness, and dries down to a predominant Iris note. I wasn't the only one that got the strong Iris note, even though it isn't listed in the note breakdown.

Oct
03
2011
elena.porcelli
elena.porcelli

To me, it smells like the popcorn and candy corner at a large movie theatre in a big shopping mall. Sweet and cheap. Not my thing.

Oct
02
2011
sweefa
sweefa

The little drowsy caramel scent is soft, warm and creamy, a simple smoothie, not bad but way to overdressed with that beautiful designed art deco bottle which I'd really love to have. The scent does not disturb the performance of the bottle but it's not the star of the show.

Oct
02
2011
UrbanBeautiful
UrbanBeautiful

very boring and flat... smells of caramel, cream and vanilla.... no more, no less.

Oct
02
2011
milala
milala

i loved the firs smell, but after became very different and boring, so bad such a cute bottle

Sep
27
2011
Miffy8900
Miffy8900

I was really looking forward to receive this (blind buy) with the mail today. I am soooo dissapointed! I had expected a sweet, cozy gourmand-ish smell, but all I get is heavy, musky 80's power-perfume. It is not sweet enough to be gourmand, and not that innovative or new at all. Reminds me of what my mother used to smell like in the 80's, when she wore pink nails and large plastic earrings with her powersuits. Would wish it was more caramely. Such a dissapointment :(

The bottle is fantastic, though. So cool and vintage-looking. Adore the bottle !

Sep
26
2011
Anissa
Anissa

Like a mix of L'Eau Ambrée and Jessica Simpson Fancy. Sweet and warm, but really nothing special.

Sep
26
2011
3ood
3ood

finally tried this ...i really wanted to like this but i was disappointed by the smell since prada perfumes are among my favorite scents ... it smells cheap :(

Sep
26
2011
LuluCoconut
LuluCoconut

Candy is not hard to understand, yet it has a decent amount of charm. If you ask me what is the note I crave the most in a fragrance, I’d say benzoin without a doubt. The unmistakable dry and resinous sweetness that will wrap you in its warmth is one of a kind. And there is plenty of it in Prada Candy.
But first you will have to go through a well pronounced gourmand opening that yet manages to stay within boundaries. No spices here, just thick caramel molasses. In a way I feel deprived from a true opening - where's the citrus, or pepper or freshness that is meant to prepare you for the next stage? After all this caramel you're just left with a couple of hours of benzoin/amber/vanilla/toffee.
Bottomline: A grown up dessert that deserves a try, maybe even two or three before being ruled out. Sillage softens after half an hour and the longevity is good. Certainly not for any taste (definitely not my taste anyway) but it melted my initial skepticism with the benzoin base.

Sep
26
2011
ChloeGhost
ChloeGhost

In My Opinion It Smells Like Barbie Dolls.....

Sep
25
2011
Kchild
Kchild

I've decided to update my review on this one.

The benjoin in Candy is without a doubt the focus. It starts out with a sweet edge but soon settles into a roasted, woody fragrance with a touch of musk.

I find it enjoyable but it won't be my go to winter scent.One of the reasons for that is that I already own it's older sister Benjoin and wow are they close. Really, really, you don't need both similiar.

I'm pleased that I bought it because of the bottle mainly. Talk about irresistable! The fragrance however......there's no ground broken here. Sillage 5/10 and lasting power is about 6 hours for me.

Sep
25
2011
bloomia
bloomia

no..no..no... Prada, you've disappointed me with this one! It only shows that today's vibe is to smell sweet, sweeter, the sweetest! Prada is supposed to set new trends, not follow them.. Not my thing.

Sep
25
2011
mademoiselle-c
mademoiselle-c

Hmm, this is a very warm fragrance. I agree with everyone else that it is nothing special. It is quite nice though!

A warm version of Mon Jasmin Noir (or maybe I am crazy)

Sep
24
2011
cocobella
cocobella

i really like it. its warm and sweet.unfortunately (on my skin) its gone after 5 minutes...too bad.. otherwise i would love this one.

Sep
24
2011
sablebombe
sablebombe

I love sweet perfumes, I really do! However, Candy is not as sweet as some I own - I get the benzoin and caramel strongly which seems to stay with me nearly all the way - just fading out near the end. I really don't get any musk at all unless it is there hiding under the benzoin?

I do like this and I am assuming this is what Angel should smell like on me??? It isn't a girly smell and to be honest I am puzzled as to the name Candy - which to me evokes the likes of Pink Sugar et al.

I find this a very elegant perfume and I am glad it suited me as I bought it blind (bearing in mind it would be very easy to offload if I didn't like it!) it has a good silage and thus far has been long lasting on me even after a few hours I can still smell Candy swirling around me - wonderful....! I don't think this is one for the hotter and sticker months of the year as I find it enveloping and cosy I would plump for this as an autumn, winter and chilly spring type of fragrance. Definitely a day to evening fragrance as well. A good all rounder to be honest for work, play, and romance!

My only concern is that in January I'm going to be smelling this everywhere on the bus, tube, overground, tram etc !!! It will lose it's uniqueness. I certainly think it will be the no.1 gift fragrance for Xmas this year!

Upon first spraying it did remind me a tad of Princess Marina de Bourbon but without the edge and having a more softer rounder finish to the nose!

I do like this a lot and will definitely be a keeper for me! I just hope it isn't overkilled by the mass market!

Sep
24
2011
Zoya
Zoya

Caramel + Benzoin in your FACE!
Such a special perfume. definitely not an easy perfume to wear. You must have the class and attitude to wear this kind of perfume or else it might smell really cheap. It is a strong long lasting smell. I also love the bottle.
I really suggest no one to buy this perfume without testing it first. It is an attitude perfume and as such- you must be sure it fits you.

Sep
24
2011
lilou
lilou

At 1st sniff : nothing at all. But then it leaves a delicate perfume with only a few ingredients. Caramel and benzoin are very present and it creates a modern and delicate perfume for pretty women. I love it, it's a lovely surprise for me.

Sep
24
2011
TinyTaupeTint
TinyTaupeTint

Well yes, it's not a total new invention, when you smell it on a paper stripe, but surprisingly on my skin the benzoin pops out in the very first minute and evolves the soft, creamy caramel into a very fruity, juicy raspberry toffee. An amazing effect that becomes wrapped into the warm and cozy coat of musk after hours. Speaking in pictures - it's the last warm day of fall that you spend on a fair, very well wrapped into your favorite cozy-cute pullover.
I like it!

Sep
24
2011
Taliera
Taliera

I find it soft, warm, sweet, but underwhelming... Overall, it has brilliant advertising, but is a boring scent - sorry Prada!

Sep
23
2011
Pamella
Pamella

this perfume smells exactly like a nappy (diaper) sack, its very nostalgic but i'm not sure i want to be spending a small fortune to smell like something so cheap and with associations to poo!

Sep
22
2011
antonpan
antonpan

This is not the girly fragrance. Prada Candy is a 100% Prada scent, but under the contemporary conception. In a whole it reminds me of a sweet woodiness of Estee Lauder Sensuous. Maybe fragrances are not strictly the same, but they share the same mood. Prada Candy starts with a sweet caramel (not loud, but delicate!) accord, but than it becomes woodier and woodier (benzoin begins to play) and simultaneously less sweet. Yes, it has something common with both L'Eau Ambree and Infusion d'Iris (especially in the process of development), but in the base Candy is closer to Sensuous. I'm happy that Prada lives up to its reputation - Candy is a well composed perfume.

Sep
22
2011
framorena
framorena

Worst prada's perfume ever smelt...so sickly sweet...what a pity I've been waiting for it being so exiciting...

Sep
21
2011
Miripiri
Miripiri

Love at second sniff! The first time I tried it, I thought it was just a mixture of L'Eau Ambrée and Infusion d'Iris. But there was something about it and I had to test it another time and what can I say...I fell in love with it. On me it does not smell cheap or overly sweet. For me it is just right - especially in autumn and winter.

Sep
21
2011
klopgovorun
klopgovorun

The scent is quite boring semi-sweet caramel, but the bottle is YUMMY! :) I want it 85% for the bottle, and 15% for the scent... which though not memorable at all, is perfectly wearable as it's neither very strong nor very sweet...likable enough.

I went to Neimans twice to get that bottle, but both times, after smelling and testing the fragrance I went "meh" and got something else instead... (Prada Infusion de Rose, and Voyage d'Hermes)... but I still want that Candy bottle, god damn it! :P

Update: Got the perfume and now I am completely addicted to it!!! It really grew on me... this one! Now I see it as a chic, sophisticated, flirty and very comforting fragrance. It's like the high end caramels de sel (sprinkled with salt)...not too sweet, melt in your mouth joy... it's classy mischief in a bottle. :)) Love it.

Sep
20
2011
HappyShopper123
HappyShopper123

A wondeful gourmand scent (and this from someone who doesn't like gourmand fumes) which lasted about 10 minutes on my skin before disappearing completely.

Sep
20
2011
clairedot
clairedot

I smelt this yesterday and at first it was horrible, harsh and the notes didnt mix well, then it settled and it was sweet like it's name implys but not classy sweet, more like Britney Spears celeb perfume sweet. Dissapointed in this one.

Sep
20
2011
passionata20
passionata20

My reaction to this one is quite mixed. First of all i really like the bottle design. But the fragrance itself must be a joke! I wouldn´t expect something like that under Prada name. It suits much more better the Miu Miu brand, not Prada, really!
Well, back to fragrance. This is actually very enjoyable perfume that is sweet and reminds me of an "Escada Collection", they do share similar caramel notes. But "Candy" has more softer caramel with somekind of fresh undertone, i guess that is benzoine. That makes it not overpowerly sweet like in case with Fendi´s "Fantasia" which is also is same group. I haven´t tried "pink sugar" ever, so i can´t compare. "Candy" is quite linear fragrance with a good staying power but after a while it really becomes a skin scent and quite boring. Sillage could be better, you have to really spray yourself generously to smell it not from your skin but in this case there is a danger of a headache. Even i, who is very much into sweet fragrances couldn´t take much of it. I really wish i would be more complex and developing and not so boring. It is not bad at all, but it is not good either. So i am pretty much undecided whether to like or dislike it. I guess i stay neutral about it, but will still purchase a bottle just in case.
Oh, and this is strictly a colder time of the year fragrance for me. I cannot imagine someone wearing it during some garden party on a summer day (as one of the consequences you might get beestung! :)

Sep
20
2011
Malibu
Malibu

I like a nice vanilla/caramel fragrance during autumn/winter and this delivers. But the sweetness does have a appealing slightly acidic undertone, so it's not a overwhelming sweet, sticky mess.

For me the benzoin note is the strongest note and the scent reminds me of playing dress up and applying Mum's makeup. A lovely cosmetic smell.

Overall I'm really loving this whimsical perfume and will be buying my own bottle as soon as possible.


The lasting power is actually pretty good, it's just that the fragrance is light for a Prada release and is fairly close to the skin.

Sep
19
2011
nada
nada

after all classy perfumes Prada has been known for I could not believe they could "create" something like this. I never owned Prada as it is not my favourite but this Cady thing is horrible!

Sep
19
2011
lat
lat

I'm all about plastic, Barbie-doll weird scents (one of my favorites is Madame JPG, so you get the idea) and this one delivers. It's unusual, hard to describe, but I agree it might appear flat as there's not much going on. So if you're keen on the first notes, then you'll be more than happy with the purchase.

This is Oriental Vanilla, the category of scents I should absolutely avoid by all means, yet this is not sweet in a sickly way, it's deep, warm, comforting like a a mug of hot chocolate. I smell fudge and vanilla, but it's not overpowering. Nothing like Pink Sugar, which I own and absolutely hate. Pink Sugar is like caster sugar, Prada Candy smells like brown sugar and caramel. The difference is obvious.

Close to skin scent, definitely, smells amazing on clothes. On my wishlist.

Sep
18
2011
LaLaPop75
LaLaPop75

Love Prada..do not like. Does not last long at all...too many other great scents out there. Very forgettable....

Sep
14
2011
sacredsiren4mac
sacredsiren4mac

I love Prada fragrance in general. Even the ones that I don't personally like to wear, I can appreciate the work that went into crafting these fragrances. I was quite dubious when I saw the name and promotional materials, but I was eager to see what Prada would create with this name. I was happy to get a sample in a Neiman Marcus beauty week gift, sadly I can't say I like this much. To my nose, this smells like a more refined version of the latest Britney Spears-esque dreck that people pump out to mass market to young girls. The name Candy is very appropriate to this fragrance, because to me that is exactly what it smells like. Sticky sweet (not on the level of a Pink Sugar, but not far) and falling a bit flat. The dry down is a little better, less of that cloying candy smell and a bit more musky, but still nothing I would wear. I also was extremely unimpressed with the staying power. Even after spraying moderately liberally it only lasted maybe 4hrs max.
I had to update my review after reading below that someone thought this smelled akin to Infusion D'Iris, and much like the other Prada scents without being "overly sweet" and I ask that person, did you smell the right bottle? Infusion D'Iris in my nose smells almost dry, floral and only a very mild sweetness with more of a powdery dry-down. This fragrance smacks you upside the head with caramel and candy floss the second you spray it on. I know perfumes smell differently on everyone, but one thing it seems that everyone else is agreeing upon, like or hate the scent, is that it is quite sweet. If anything, I would say this smells more like L'eau Ambree but without as much of an incensy amber dry-down.

Sep
14
2011
anna.023
anna.023

Someone here said it! It smelles like a dolls head! Plastic-barbie-scent. Love a nice gourmand, but "no thanks" to this one..

Sep
13
2011
doglvr
doglvr

I bought this on the first day it was for sale in Bergdorf's because I was so sure I'd adore it based on the description and components. I only wear fragrances in the oriental group, especially oriental vanilla scents. I cannot, and do not, wear florals. On me, Prada Candy oddly smells floral initially (I was not pleased) but fairly quickly becomes very sweet, but not really sugary. The drydown on me is extremely powdery - I get no caramel at all. In fact, the drydown and lingering scent on me is almost identical to Anna Sui's "Sui Dreams" which I used to wear years ago. Candy is a nice perfume, but not spectacular. Very simple, sweet - but not gourmand-y - the major good thing about it on me is that the staying power is unusually long - I am still smelling the drydown 6 hours later. (I guess that's good only if you love the scent though!) I did use several sprays just on the pulse points which may account for its lasting so long.

All in all, a bit of a disappointment given all the hype, but an ok scent for every day. (And I am many decades older than the young girls being targeted for this). However, no comparison to my regulars - Shalimar and Lolita Lempicka. And not even close to being a gourmand scent like Laura Mercier's Creme Brûlée.

Sep
10
2011
kittymoon
kittymoon

It does smell like a sweeter version of L'Eau Ambree for me as well. In my opinion it takes about half an hour to develop into anything at all. It's a bit querky: milky, creamy, has a skin-ambery note, it's a bit woodsy and a bit sweet. But it's hard to get all that, because it smells so light and close to the skin. It smells a little bit like plastic doll heads ...

Sep
10
2011
almond-papaya
almond-papaya

This perfume is almost identical to cathy Guetta's ibiza! it just has longer staying power!

It is gently sweet, with a pretty, dainty dry down. it's the type of scent that puts you in good mood?? lol.

My 8 yr old Daughter said to me that I smell like talcum powder so there's an idea of how this smells.

A big like from me !

Sep
08
2011
Kittycat63
Kittycat63

I just got a mini of Prada Candy and I was curious to try it because from the listed notes I thought it would smell very similar to Pink Sugar and possibly also Hard Candy, which is a perfume I love.

To me, Prada Candy does indeed remind me of both Pink Sugar and Hard Candy. It's not as sweet on me though as Pink Sugar is, and there seems to be a rose'y element to it underlying the sweetness which makes it seem slightly floral, although I don't see rose listed in the notes on here! It smells kind of like a very subdued, dusty rose to me. The caramel aspect reminds me more of Hard Candy (as opposed to Pink Sugar which is more pure sugary). The sweetness isn't overwhelming and, on my skin anyway, is quite subdued. The lasting power and sillage of Prada Candy though was very poor on me and not only could I barely smell it on my skin unless I sniffed my wrist (and even then it was only barely detectable!) but I couldn't even smell it at all when I was moving around. After a couple of hours it had virtually disappeared altogether, so I put my Dana French Vanilla perfume on instead and that's been on my skin now for 8+ hours and is still going strong (and that only costs around $10 for a big 8.0z cologne!!).

I have Hard Candy and in my opinion that's a much better perfume than Prada Candy. Hard Candy is caramel'ish with a hint of fresh fruitness, it's warm, sweet, sexy, creamy, long lasting and has very good sillage. As if that weren't enough it also costs about one sixth of the price of Prada Candy! So, Prada Candy falls way short in my opinion.

For a fairly expensive perfume (I believe it costs over $100 for a 2.7oz (80ml) bottle in the U.S. and around £70 or so for the same sized bottle in the UK, where I live) to smell so similar to several other, much more reasonably priced, perfumes that are already popular and well established on the perfume market is a copout and I think it's taking advantage of customers who they know will just buy the perfume anyway for the 'prestige' element, rather than for the fact that it's actually worth having or spending a lot of money on. Having said that, if people are stupid enough to buy something on that basis then it's their own fault if, in fact, that product turns out to be nothing special at all!

Sep
07
2011
debze
debze

I eagerly waited for this perfume to finally hit the stores, really hoping it would be something special as I love the original Prada but wanted a new signature scent. I have to say on testing this one I was so disappointed. It overwhelmingly smells of caramel and that's about all I get. My son likened it to candyfloss which I suppose yes it is called Candy so the name is quite apt. I love the packaging but won't be purchasing this one. My quest for a new oriental perfume continues.

Sep
06
2011
melia
melia

Very light, dusty and sweet of course. It's hard to say if I like it given the fact I hardly can smell something...

Sep
06
2011
karisma2011
karisma2011

Very, very disappointing, considering im a huge fan of Prada (infusion d'iris and de tubereuse especially).
The bottle is gorgeous but the scent is a very pale copy of Dior Hypnotic Poison (because of the vanilla), the smell lasts about 5 minutes and there is nothing special about it!
They obviously did not use a fortune on research/creation/developing...and the result is this absolute waste...shame as i was soooo looking forward to it!

Sep
05
2011
Ealing64
Ealing64

Difficult to understand whom Prada is targeting with this one. Not candy-sweet enough for young ladies and too burnt-sugary for the more mature woman. Prada has just not cracked it this time. Disappointing.

Sep
02
2011
Timetoski
Timetoski

Definitely reminds me of Pink Sugar. I didn't spray it on, or give it more than 2 minutes however. Sounds like the dry down (which is what you're stuck with most of the day, anyway) could be much better.

Sep
02
2011
cbettale
cbettale

In "The Perfect Scent" Chandler Burr writes about designers striving for consistency and brand identity in their perfumes. I thought Candy was going to be a complete departure from the other Prada scents based on it's design and ad campaign, (and notes) but it smells, to me, very similar to Infusion D'Iris. This could have come in a rectangular bottle labeled "Infusion d'Musc" three years ago. It has the same initial clean and powdery Prada scent, and I only get a tiny amount of caramel sweetness. I would say it is "intellectual" over anything, and yeah, it is a really really pretty fragrance too. Sophisticated without being matronly, and if you're expecting this to be anything like Vera Wang's Princess, it is not.

Sep
01
2011
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

This perfume has this clean prada signature, its sweet but never gets to sweet. The musc is very strong at first spray but settles. I can smell all 3 notes in it. I have to say I don't enjoy this on my skin but liked it on a friend of mine. The caramel was stronger on her . This just doesn't wow me. It's quite strong , but unpleasant to me. Synthetic.

Aug
31
2011
LaPetite
LaPetite

Caramel is not only the base note here, it's noticeable right away . Not only noticeable, it's overwealming !
If you want to smell like a sundae , wear this one !
Funnily enough , i like it a lot, it is young , optimistic , vary sweet (obviously )and rather innocent . Although they apparently have no notes in common , i would call it the angelic twin sister of Diesel's Loverdose , who is the evil one.
I wouldn't dare wearing it , regarding my age . Better for teens imo + sadly it gave me a slight headache , which quickly disapeared however.

Aug
31
2011
marcello19
marcello19

The bottle is interesting, I haven't seen such an interesting bottle before, a real vintage one.
The fragrance is somehow a ture mistery for me. After I sprayed it on the paper card, I could only smell it 5 minutes maybe. Traditional Prada soapiness + some sweetness. After an hour the whole fragrance developed into something musky, sweet but oriental at the same time, it is a pure delight. I think I'm going to retest it on my skin as well in order to find out its lasting power.

EDIT: Last November I tested it on my skin from a 1ml sample. This is a good stuff, but only for winter. It lasts pretty well too, but I think I won't buy this, because it is a bit expensive.

Aug
30
2011
delphine67
delphine67

Smellt this one yesterday, and for me its a waterd down L eau de Ambree, but this is a bit sweeter.
Very low sillage and staying power.
A dissapointment

Aug
30
2011
cleo cupcake
cleo cupcake

So disappointed in this. It sounded like it would be delicious. I was hoping for something more like Loverdose without licorice. I don't in fact get much of anything at all. A tame baby powdery skin scent is all it is on me. No sillage whatsoever, staying power of a couple hours but so close to the skin I have to press my nose to my wrist - not my favourite way to experience fragrance! It's a pity, seemed a good idea and the presentation is lovely but to smell good to me it has to actually smell of something. Won't be spending my hard earned cash on this.

Aug
29
2011
cedriceccentric
cedriceccentric

Prada Candy is like a cross between Infusion d'Iris (for the transparency) and L by Lolita Lempicka ( for the caramel/benzoin accord). Very interesting. See how not all fragrances for young women have to be pink fruity florals.

Yet, it's a pity it stays close to the skin. I'm already hoping for the launch of an "Intense" version.

If you are wondering what Léa Seydoux burbles in the TV commercial, it's the text of a Marilyn Monroe song in "Some Like It Hot" ;-)

Aug
29
2011
leenie1989
leenie1989

Smells ok, not as sweet and young as I hoped from the name, but longevity is terrible.

Aug
28
2011
martynika17
martynika17

I was waiting for Prada Candy so much...but it is one of the biggest dissapointment of the year...
On my skin it smells like L`Eau Ambree Prada for women - not similar - exactly like that. The only positive i can find is that it last on skin for very very long time - i can smell it for more than 12 hours and L'eau Ambree lives on my skin for no more than an hour.
Pretty scent - but why Prada copies itself? Couldn't they think about something new??

Aug
28
2011
chowchow41
chowchow41

Trying this perfum {sample} i love the opening of musk and caramel. It is a sweet but not overly sweet lovable comferting perfum. I like the soft sweetness and in the base i can smell Prada Prada a little bit wich i like.

Aug
27
2011
EauSensuelle
EauSensuelle

I don't know why, but when I smell this stuff, hatred rises in me like anything, and it smells a bit like cat pee. Sexy? Not at all, it smells very cheap and not like candy at all... It smells like insect reppelent mixed with a lod of baby powder... I really hate this... Never my cup of tea.

Aug
27
2011
sky76sky
sky76sky

This review should be short & sweet (much like this prettily packaged perfume) but when a fragrance is a mammoth “hedge-sitter” it is even more difficult to pin down the successes and the failures of the potion in a single sentence.

Starting with the positives:

* the bottle is quirky & cute, sprays well and would appeal to "gals" of all ages

* the scent is not bad...read into this what you will but let me conjure up a scenario for you to gauge how you may react when trialling Candy.

You have just bought an amazing new designer outfit & you ask your loved one/best friend their opinion of how you look. They say “nice”. How do you feel? Do you:

A) Scurry away bristling with anger & promising never to waste money on designer tags & pretty labels promising impossible dreams again. Next time it will be a classic piece, carefully tailored & known for its ability to out-last & out-class seasonal pieces.

B) Hmm. Not quite the rapturous applause you were hoping for. It will probably hang about in your wardrobe being overlooked for most of its life. When it does get an airing you will probably think how nice it looks …& then it will spend another 6 months being overlooked for other more comfortable/fitting/classic/daring outfits.

C) Nice – verrrry nice. This outfit will suit all occasions without trying to make a bold statement. Who wants to be the centre of attention, anyway? You’d much rather be nice/pretty/awfully pleasant.

On the negative side:

*Candy sounds like a call-girl, & not a classy one at that. (On the plus side you reassure yourself that she sounds young, perky & fun.)

* Candy is much more quiet & tame than you’d expect…& a lot less perky & fun. (You check with the escort agency to see, if by some terrible clerical error, you have received mild-mannered-Mary instead.)

*She has no presence & she doesn’t seem to change or develop during your encounter.

* She doesn’t last long. (You wonder why you wasted your money on another over-egged glossy advert. She does, however, linger on the sheets. You feel a bit sorry for her as she did seem terrible “nice”.)

Of course, I am being cruel: Candy really isn’t a bad scent. If you like low-key, vanilla-based sweet-nothings you will love her. She reminds me (start to finish) of inhaling the sweet bits left at the bottom of a bag of caramel-coated nuts minus the nuts, whilst sitting warm-skinned in a very old attic in bright sunlight. Not powdery - more a light, caramel-amber dust. Sillage & lasting power – disappointing.

My friend loved it. Me? Meh. In the end it boils down to this: I won’t pay good money for well-wrapped, sweet vanilla dust.

Aug
27
2011
eilismaireg
eilismaireg

Very 'done-to-death'. Unoriginal, smells like 'The One' and others. Harsh opening, no softness evident at all. Quality ingredients, a good scent, but not a great one. I get a harsh blossom scent in here and hardly any gourmand factor.

Aug
26
2011
movs
movs

To day I finally had the chance to test Candy. From all of the new autumn releases this has been my most anticipated. I was hoping that this fragrance would be somehow similar to Obsession but less soapy. Candy is far from soapy but it doesn't in any way remind me of Obsession - Candy isn't nearly as complex.

The name suggests that this is a super sweet scent for very young teenage girls but it isn't. It's as muted as Infusion d'Iris and as "grown up" as Amber.
Where most toffee scents these days are mainly based on the sugary element of caramel this scent holds a strong note of melted butter. In fact it's the most prominent note in this perfume - almost like heated caramel mass under preparation. I can also detect a vague benzoin note, a little sharp. It's a very linear perfume, a bit powdery without being musky, and it stays close to the skin but the longevity is rather good.

Candy is the kind of perfume that could be a daily scent during the colder months. Personally I don't find it alluring or sexy enough to use as an evening scent. Though Candy is a cosy and warm perfume I can't help being a little disappointed.

In 3 words: WARM - BUTTER - LINEAR

Aug
23
2011
Cmanier
Cmanier

just received samples of this wonderful fragrance! Will be purchasing a large bottle asap!!AS other contributers have stated ,i do smell a bit of Vera Wang Princess.. i don't smell pink sugar but what this does remind me of is a lighter brighter L de lolita lempicke(both prada candy and l de loltia are in the oriental vanilla group FYI) on my skin of course (may be diff for others) but this is a must buy for fall fragrances 2011!!!!

Aug
20
2011
Liz7733
Liz7733

I finally got my hands on a mini of this. All I can say is it's delicious. I know people have said it smells like princess/pink sugar and I can see why they would say this. For me it is not completey true because this may have a hint of that but it smells elegant and expensive at the same time. This is candy like but for me there is no way it can be compared to a cotton candy body spray. The benzoin is not an overdose but you can smell it a great deal in the beginning. The dry down is musky and the simplicity of it is wonderful. The only thing is for me it is very soft and the candy side of it fades away very fast. It not very longlasting in general which is not a plus.

Aug
19
2011
Brigittetolson
Brigittetolson

I made a special trip to Neimen Marcus just to get a whiff of this- I (admittedly) like sweet scents, and and "overdose" of benzoin sounded nice. My initial spray was "POWDER!", which I was informed would develop into a darker, more complex scent. I began a stroll around Rodeo drive smelling my arm every 10 minutes like a weirdo, and the powder wore off quickly to reveal a rather tame caramel/powdery scent. The lasting power was great, but it (on my skin at least) turned out to be a fairly simple scent not to dissimilar for Aquolina Sugar line. This is a younger scent for sure.

Aug
13
2011
ILOVEEEPERFUME
ILOVEEEPERFUME

This fragrance makes me wanna eat my arm!
candy is EXACTLY what it is.
its so incredible!!!!!
its an amazing blend of warm caramel & vanilla pound cake!
dont let these notes fool you into thinking its some kiddy scent

ive never smelt a fragrance like this
mMmMm!


oh this is gonna be perfect for the winter.
ill definately be purchasing the lotion & fragrance!

Aug
06
2011
jonr951
jonr951

My friend APassionateJourney sent me a sample of Candy! I could not be more thrilled! It's delicious! The top note is totally Prada and reminded me of their L'Ambree and Iris. But it quickly transitions to something that reminds me of Estee Lauder's Sensuous. That isn't a bad thing at all because I really enjoy Sensuous. Candy is definitely a bit lighter, like most of Prada's most recent scents. It's a winner for me and I can't wait to get my hands on the beautiful bottle of Candy! Thanks! : )

Aug
06
2011
APassionateJourney
APassionateJourney

Well, the name sure does fit. CANDY! I just smelled this at Neiman Marcus today and it's very caramelly smelling. I was able to get a sample. They didn't have the bottle in. Just the lab testers for people to get a whiff. I just put a dab on my hand and it seems to be transforming. It smells like a caramel dip or something but there's a sophistication to it that keeps it from going too kiddish. This is definitely a fragrance I could picture an older person wearing. I dunno if I could see a lot of really young people loving this. It starts off really sweet but like 10 seconds later it feels like it's warming on your skin and there's a bit of an edge to it. They're going to call me when it comes in so I think I'll be buying a bottle :)

Jul
16
2011

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103.50 USD
Prada Candy Eau De Parfum Spray Collector Edition 80ml 2.7oz
Prada Candy Eau De Parfum Spray Collector Edition 80ml 2.7oz
Sephora.com, Inc.
Eau De Parfum 2.7oz
112.00 USD
Prada CANDY 2.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
Prada CANDY 2.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
Sephora.com, Inc.
Gift Set 2.7oz
116.00 USD
Prada Prada Candy Gift Set
Prada Prada Candy Gift Set
StrawberryNET.com
Eau De Parfum 2.7oz
123.50 USD
Prada Candy Eau De Parfum Spray 80ml 2.7oz
Prada Candy Eau De Parfum Spray 80ml 2.7oz

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