Let’s talk about Ariana Grande for a moment.. Everyone seems to have an opinion on her these days. That’s so funny to me, because years ago when I would drop her name people would look at me confused.. ‘Who is that?’ And then I’d have to explain that she’s an adorably silly redhead in this teen show called Victorious. I loved her back then and I still love her to this day.
When I heard she was bringing out her own perfume a few months ago, I just knew it would be a sweet scent. Might sound weird, but her taste and mine seem to be so similar! So since I’m a sucker for sweet scents I was sure Ari would come up with something sweet. And she totally did! Last month I decided to finally treat myself to a flacon of this ‘ARI by Ariana Grande’ and I am being completely honest when I say that this is my favorite scent as of right now (yes, it’s tied with my all-time favorites Chanel Mademoiselle, Lancôme La Vie est Belle and Gucci Guilty Diamond)!
Top notes: pear, grapefruit, raspberry
Middle notes: muguet, roses, vanilla orchid
Base notes: musk, blonde woods, marshmallow
Reading about the top, middle and base notes made me really happy — I love me some fruity and flowery scents! And can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that one of the base notes is marshmallow.. MARSHMALLOW!! Who would’ve thought that’s even possible?
Overall, ARI is a very cute and girly perfume, with a hint of ‘feminine’ and ‘flirty’. The durability differs per person, but for me this scent lasts a very long time! Of course the intensity decreases after a while, but the base notes are noticeable for at least the rest of the day. The other day I could still smell the perfume on my wrists the day after applying, when taking a shower (is it just me or does the smell of perfume intensify when you’re taking a shower?).
Have you tried ARI by Ariana Grande yet?