Quite a bargain this one !! Just a tenner for a 100ml bottle.
Bottle and packaging are both very pretty.
Stated as a "Floral Fruity Gourmand" ( which isnt my usual cup of tea ).
The notes are also written on the back of the box ( more perfume house's should do this IMO). The top notes of White Tea , Pink Peppercorn and Rhubarb are quite a sharp "fizzy" blast , the olfactory equal of those sour fizzy sweets :). I think it may be this stage that some dont like . Luckily it doesnt last and it quickly settles into a true Rhubarb scent , sweetened up with the sugary base notes. I can detect Jasmine in there too , not so much the rose ( although im not a huge rose fan , so this is Ok with me) .
Middle notes on box - Passion Fruit , Rose , Jasmine
Base Notes - Caramel , Vanilla , Cedar Wood , Cashmere Musk. - This dry down stage is just YUMMY ! There's still a hint of the rhubarb all the way down with this scent though. Could be a bad thing if you dislike Rhubarb. Quite an unusual note in perfumery , but i enjoy wearing something that is a little unusual.
If you like sweet and/or gourmand scents , id give it a try. I can honestly say its one of the best scents of its genre that I've tried. Ive tested scents that are much more expensive and are boring , bland and don't last ( how annoying!) . Hard Candy lasts very well on my skin , days on clothes ! I sprayed some on my dressing gown last night and it still smells of a cosy , warm vanilla /caramel base ....this is 24 hr later!
THis is definitley a cold weather scent |IMO , i thin it would be OTT and sickly in the summer heat . However , the dreadfull stormy wet cold weather we have in Northern England right now , this is the perfect , fun , pick me up , without breaking the bank!
I have not heard of many people wearing this perfume in the UK. Ive had lots of positive comments from both sexes when wearing this , with many of the ladies asking where to buy from. They couldn't believe it was a £10 perfume :)
All in all a very nice surprise for a blind buy at £10 !! I like it so much I've nearly used it all in just 3 weeks , as this price though i can afford to spray liberally ...I'm off to stock up before they sell out.
Hard Candy is warm and sweet with vanilla and carmel. I like it. Men like it. Definitely for a candy sweet fun feeling day or night.
Not sure about this one yet. I bought it on a whim in the shops - 100ml bottle for £14.99. I prefer the dry down smell. On first spraying this perfume it smelt a bit fly spray'ish to me. I need to wear it a bit more but good value for money anyway.
Got me a bottle and I enjoy wearing it.