Unlike my extensive makeup collection, and my forever growing skincare collection, my perfume collection really isn’t up to much. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good bottle of perfume and I am always trying out new fragrances but I never seem to buy any for myself. When I’m out shopping I’m always drawn to the cosmetics section and spend my dosh there instead, but recently I have been on the look out for some new perfumes and a signature scent!
So when my lovely Nanny (Hi Nan!), gave me a beautiful bottle of Prada’s Candy Florale it was love at first sight. The bottle of this perfume is definitely my favourite in my small (yet meaningful collection) for the design of the bottle alone. Pink is my absolute favourite colour, and I am instantly drawn to anything that resembles it. I am also a big fan of gold, so these two combined are a match made in heaven in my eyes. It feels so luxurious and well made, but then would you really expect anything else from Prada? Lets be serious
“Prada Candy Florale evolved from the concept of an imaginary flower created especially for Candy. Of course, Candy cannot simply have any flower, her flower has to be wonderous and sophisticated, unlike any other. Prada’s quest for this perfect flower takes us on a voyage around the universe, where a myriad of floral notes come together to create a scent as full of vitality as Candy herself.”
I love this perfume because its floral but not the type of floral that is commonly associated with the older generation, if you know what I mean 😉 It’s refreshing, with notes of Peony, Limoncello, Benzion and Caramel, which makes such a lovely uplifting clean scent. Limoncello is pretty much made up of lemons, sugar syrup and vodka – which sounds rather yummy to me…
If you are familiar with the original Prada Candy, I have to say, it really isn’t anything like that, at all. The main focus of the original scent, was the vanilla scent, which has vanished in their Candy Florale offering. If they weren’t given the same name, and very similar bottles, I wouldn’t have even guessed they were ‘related’.
Have you tried any of Prada’s Florale range? What do you think?