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    Default New Fragrance: Prada Candy

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    Prada will launch Prada Candy, a new oriental fragrance for women, in August. The new scent is reportedly excessive, impulsive and passionate, and marks a break with the existing Prada perfume line.

    The notes feature a cocktail of musks, caramel and an overdose of benzoin.

    Prada Candy will be available in 30, 50 and 80 ml Eau de Parfum and in matching body products. (via parfum-femme.prime-beaute)
    Sounds fab!
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    Sounds like it will appeal to the mass market which is no bad thing I guess . Ive always thought that Prada womens fragrances were always so much better than the boring everything smells like soap mens ones they do

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    Musks, caramel and benzoin sounds great to me - however what's with the name ??
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Prada Candy

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    Musks, caramel and benzoin sounds great to me - however what's with the name ??
    It's an odd name for a Prada fragrance isn't it? I'm also very surprised that nobody has used the name Candy before. I suppose my username is going to take on a new meaning now LOL.
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Prada Candy

    It is , Perfume Candy Boy !
    It's a bit of a break from their norm .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    Musks, caramel and benzoin sounds great to me - however what's with the name ??
    Mimi, I also wondered about this. I think Prada is trying to reach a younger female market.

    This is not a bad thing. Guerlain's La Petite Robe Noir scents are sweet and yet refined.
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    Sounds promissing, i liked the notes.

    Is Drew Barrymore in the Ad??
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    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    Sounds promissing, i liked the notes.

    Is Drew Barrymore in the Ad??
    I'm pretty sure that's Léa Seydoux, who's getting an unbelievable amount of hype at the moment.

    Hmmm, this is such a 180 for Prada's perfume, when they as a brand are pretty ruthless with their image, unlike others. Even the name in that font seems too silly-looking. Not to over analyse, but seems like they might be desperate for some profit.
    I'm not sure I like either the bottle or her but if it's going to smell good, who cares.

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    The better view of the bottle plus the box from Fragrantica. Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by les*lucioles View Post


    The better view of the bottle plus the box from Fragrantica. Meh.
    Thanks for that! I like the bottle (and box) much more now that I've had a better look at it. It all seems quite 'chic'.

    I'm looking forward to this one Prada, don't let me down!
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    The box looks a bit cheesy. There's something both mod (the blunt bangs?) and excess 80s about the marketing image of this fragrance. Overall, however, I'm interested enough to give it a sniff. While I'm not wowed by all of Prada's fragrance offerings, I quite like the original Prada EDP and Eau Ambree.

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    The "umbrella" in the sprayer looks live VERY fragile.

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    This looks like bad top-down design; the name, the bottle, the packaging color and font all seem to have very little to do with one another.

    Of course, if it smells great, all will be forgiven.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Prada Candy

    I think it's about time Prada tried something new with their bottles, but I'm not sure this is the way to go.
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    CPB, the name Candies have been used before with the feminine and masculine versions, both are overly sweet and synthetic and normally I can pull both sweet and synthetic.

    I will go against the mainstream and state the new Prada does not sound good at all with "cocktail of musks" -- what an eternity down from Prada di Prada.

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    Oh, yay! I can't wait to try it. I love sweet candy scents.

    Quote Originally Posted by Emlynevermore View Post
    Of course, if it smells great, all will be forgiven.
    Indeed!

    On the other hand, this almost feels like an April Fool's Day spoof. My first thought on seeing the box/bottle pic was..."Are they kidding?"

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Prada Candy

    Has anyone tried this yet? I believe Neimans has the exclusive of it in the US.
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    Tried it at Neiman's at King of Prussia a couple weeks ago. It is very sweet. I like gourmands and this was too sticky sweet to me. It's not awful, but it's not great either, imo. I'm sure they'll reach their target market and do pretty well with it. But I won't be buying a bottle--or a decant for that matter.

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    I can't wait to try it. I haven't tried La Petite Robe Noir either. I need to do some sniffas! Sweet is my thing.

    Still don't care for the box. I'm tired of everything looking like Hello Kitty for little girls. I don't mind the bottle.

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    Does anyone know when and where Prada Candy will be available in the UK? I really, really want to try it as musk and benzoin are two notes that I love.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Prada Candy

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagfish View Post
    Does anyone know when and where Prada Candy will be available in the UK? I really, really want to try it as musk and benzoin are two notes that I love.
    Towards the end of the month, I believe Boots will have it on 28 August.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Perfume Boy View Post
    Towards the end of the month, I believe Boots will have it on 28 August.
    Excellent news, it means I will be able to get to try it locally. Thanks very much for the info.

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    I went into my local department store (Beales) yesterday to ask if they would be stocking Candy, and the lovely SA said that they would be, and that the Prada rep had been in the previous week to demonstrate the perfume. She said she was really surprised by both the packaging and the scent, it being very unlike the normal Prada pefumes, and she was interested that I was so keen to try it as she was thinking that it wouldn't be very popular because of its young and girly packaging. She didn't know when it would be coming in, but took my number and said she'd phone when it arrived.

    Imagine my surprise when I got a phonecall this morning, Prada Candy had arrived and there were samples available and they would keep one for me. So I went in at lunchtime and have finally got to test Candy.

    First impressions: soft, with caramel and benzoin notes but not as sweet as the name and packaging would have you believe. On drydown, the caramel note pretty much disappears leaving a very soft musky skinscent with a hint of the earthy vanilla of benzoin, it's very lovely and very subtle. But after only two hours, the scent has nearly disappeared from the original spray, and the spray on my other wrist from the tester is fast drying down to a lovely skinscent, with wafts of benzoin occasionally appearing.

    I do really like this, but it seems quite short lived (although it wasn't a particularly generous spray). It may be one of those scents which creeps back up on you after a while, and part of the problem was the SA aimed the spray wrong and it went mostly on my hand so it's probably rubbed off a bit. Despite the lack of longevity, I think I would like a bottle of this as it's so warm, huggy and comforting, nothing like the image of the sharply dressed Miss on the front of the box and will be lovely for winter.

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    Just sniffed the scent strip - definitely not for me. Candy is an appropriate name.

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    I tried this yesterday, and it reminded me very much of Dior Homme but without the lipstick note. Almost like the iris was sweetened and sharpened.

    It was pretty nice, actually. I was surprised. I can't think of anyone I know offhand who it would suit but I enjoyed smelling it (on paper).

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Prada Candy

    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Perfume Boy View Post
    It's an odd name for a Prada fragrance isn't it? I'm also very surprised that nobody has used the name Candy before. I suppose my username is going to take on a new meaning now LOL.
    Yeah - I was hoping this wouldn't be a stinker for your sake. The username is too cool to abandon under any circumstances!

    Quote Originally Posted by les*lucioles View Post


    The better view of the bottle plus the box from Fragrantica. Meh.
    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Perfume Boy View Post
    Thanks for that! I like the bottle (and box) much more now that I've had a better look at it. It all seems quite 'chic'.

    I'm looking forward to this one Prada, don't let me down!
    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    On the other hand, this almost feels like an April Fool's Day spoof. My first thought on seeing the box/bottle pic was..."Are they kidding?"
    Yeah, I thought it was a joke, too. My response was going to be "Woo-hoo! Chick it out!" I think somebody at Prada must have read some public image report that amounted to "Prada fragrance = predictable = uptight rich businesswoman" and decided to run totally in the opposite direction.
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    I cannot wait to try this. I'm almost ready to purchase blind, but I won't. I'll wait.

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    It's pleasant enough, but comes across as kind of wimpy and mushy - not my style.

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    Tried it on friday after spraying it on a strip. When I smelled it on my skin I thought "But I know this!" - and remembered. At least on my skin Candy is the twin of the Plaisirs Nature Vanilla scent by Yves Rocher (at least of the old version, I see it's been reformulated with organic vanilla - wahey!). So I was rather underwelmed. Especially since the Rocher lives in my bathroom as an airfreshner which I never use as the scent reminds me of a plastic cookie.
    Pity, I liked the dinky flacon of Candy.

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    Don't be scared off by the bottle and the silly imagery: it has the lovely woody/floral topnotes of L'eau Ambree and the benzoin is a dry, powdery riff on it. Not as thick and sweet as you'd think, it's more subtle and good-humoured. I was very surprised how much I like it; nothing earth-shattering, just pretty and comforting and warm. I think the name is a trick for mass appeal...

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