Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Candy Florale description
For gourmand perfume people, Prada’s Candy line is a godsend. Each perfume in the Candy family features a strong caramel note at some point in their olfactive journeys.
If you need your caramel up front and fast, Prady Candy L’eau is the way to go. If you like your caramel to blend into the background until it has your total attention, the original Prada Candy is a must-try. And if you need to balance your sweet side with softer, more refreshing notes, then Prada Candy Florale will light you up like a pinball machine.
Prada Candy Florale starts out with a completely unexpected combination of peony and limoncello sorbet that is to die for. The sorbet note is expertly done; it’s sheer, airy, light and delicious. And when paired with peony’s cheerful powdery feel, the opening of Prada Candy Florale is pure joy in a bottle.
And doubly so when you know this is a Candy perfume, so that yummy caramel note is going to pop out at you eventually. So you get the Big Limoncello Sun beaming out of the top notes to keep you happy and warm until the honey note appears in the heart, to signal that the caramel is on the way.
But there’s no rush at all – the rays of limoncello sunlight pour into this fragrance for a long while, so you can bliss out as much as possible. (The powdered sugar and lemon opening stays present for at least 20 minutes when we first tried it.)
Yet that honey note does finally enter the picture, along with a tiny amount of benzoin resin for contrast. Slowly the lemon fades away and the rich, dark caramel and honey take over and you get what you came for – yummy, sticky, sweetness – yay!
The drydown is minimal in Candy Florale – just a slender ribbon of musk to hold all the notes together, so there’s no big finish to this scent. But you won’t care – the limoncello opening is what Prada Candy Florale will floor you with, and it lasts long enough to almost have this be two perfumes in one.
Plus you get the delicious payoff of the Candy signature caramel, and a honey note as well, so temptation hits you from all sides. Prada Candy Florale is a joyous, fun and textured scent that gourmand fragrance lovers will absolutely go for, and even if you’re not a dessert fragrance fan, this perfume will fill your spirit with bright, lemon-yellow sunlight.