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Pink sugar by aquolina I bought this perfume for the first time in 2008 when I first started getting into perfume seriously and am now almost finished me second bottle I wanted a super sweet, sugary young smelling perfume and I was not disapointed! when wearing this I have been told that I smell like a cake, popcorn oh and sugar. This is a very strong scent, especially since it is just an EDT. Can sometimes be slighty overpowering, I normally fin that a spray on each wrist and a few in the hest area lasts all day and night. I always receive comliments when I wear this and as its not as readily available in the uk its not really that common, so its nice to be smelling different from everyone else. Its fairly inexpensive too. There are various matching body products to layer with the edt. I would recommend this perfume to lovers of sweet scents who do not take themselves too seriosley.
Aquolina's Pink Sugar is a dressing table perfume must have. If you are a girly girl who likes all things sweet and pink, sugary and fluffy then Pink Sugar is definately for you! I had never heard of Pink Sugar until a couple of friends started raving on about it to me. I never got round to buying a bottle of it but when my birthday came around last year, I was sent a bottle by a friend and I have never looked back since because this perfume is truely fabulous and it is as girly as you are ever going to get! Pink Sugar is available in three sizes - 30ml, 50ml and 100ml and it is priced at £15, £20 and £27 respectively. It is worth having a little look on eBay for as it can be picked up on there quite cheaply sometimes. Pink Sugar comes in an attractive box. It comes in a long tube shaped box which looks like a candy cane. It has pink and white thick stripes going all the way around it. On the front there is a little white block which has "Aquolina" and then "Pink Sugar in a pink box. "Pink Sugar" is printed in red and it is in a fun and flirty type of font. The Pink Sugar bottle is simple but it is girly. It is a tube style bottle made of glass. The glass is clear and there is a metallic printed pink ribbon which runs around the glass of the bottle in criss cross patterns. The criss cross pattern continues on to the frosted pink lid and you can match the criss cross pattern up so that it looks perfect. On the bottle, just underneath the lid it has "Aquolina" printed in black and a bold font and underneath that it has "Pink Sugar" printed in the same flirty font as on the box but this time it is pink. This is one of my absolute favourite scents and I am in desperate need of some more as my bottle has nearly run out! It has a variety of scent notes in it which are bergamot, sicilian orange, raspberry, fig leaves, lily of the valley, licorice, strawberry, red fruit, cotton candy, barbe-a-papa, vanilla, caramel, musk, wood and powder. Personally when I smell Pink Sugar the only scent notes I can truly smell are the cotton candy, vanilla and caramel. Pink Sugar is really girly and smells exactly like the fairgrond when you can smell cotton candy being made. It is absolutely gorgeous and just smells edible when on the skin! The caramel has a slight brunt element to it which I think is down to the musk in the perfume. I find that I wear Pink Sugar all year round but it does smell more fitting in the winter as it creates that dark winter's evening fun at the fairground feel. Pink Sugar is not a heady scent, it is very easy to wear but it is strong enough that people all around you will be able to smell it. I always get plenty of compliments when I am wearing it. It always lasts all day when I wear it. In fact I can even still smell it when I am in the bath! If you are looking for a girly smell then this is it - it is perfect.
- - - - - - - - - - - The fragrance - - - - - - - - - - - PINK SUGAR opens with liquorice: a rich, bitter-sweet aniseed scent that gradually settles into a middle note of candy floss and caramel. Marshmallow is the first word that springs to mind to me. The drydown is a lingering vanilla, that is lightly wrapped in baby powder. I can't seperate any of the fruit or floral notes. - - - - - - - - - - - Scent notes - - - - - - - - - - - Bergamot, Sicilian Orange, Raspberry, Fig Leaves, Lily of the Valley, Licorice, Strawberry, Red Fruit, Cotton Candy, Vanilla, Caramel, Musk, Wood, Powder. - - - - - - - - - - - The bottle - - - - - - - - - - - The bottle is a clear glass with a pink ribbon motif. Rather plain and cheap-looking, but don't let that put you off. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Other buying considerations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Pink Sugar is really long lasting. I wear mine to bed and can still smell it in the morning. For such a sweet fragrance it isn't sickly or cloying, even in hot weather. - - - - - - - - - - - My opinion - - - - - - - - - - - I have the large bottle, body mousse & deodorent at home, and the smaller bottle in my handbag. I don't get bored with this fragrance, like I do with everything else I've tried over the years. The first time I wore Pink Sugar to work one colleague commented on the aroma of drinking chocolate as I was in the lift with her. The next time I was in the lift, everyone commented on my lovely vanilla perfume. After I applied a freshen up spray, another colleague said she could smell cakes! Yet another colleague demanded to know what I was wearing, and where she could get some. Strangers come up to me in the street to ask what scent I'm wearing... No this isn't a cheesy ad, it really happened!! If you like gourmand or oriental vanilla fragrances such as Angel, Fantasy or Princess you need to give this a try! - - - - - - - - - - - Price - - - - - - - - - - - Pink Sugar is available in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml bottles, as well as hair perfume, body glitter, 20 ml perfume pens, solid perfume, deodorent, body lotion, body mousse, shower gel and bath pearls. As it's only available to buy online in the UK, price and product availability varies. 30ml and 50ml bottles are usually around £20, while 100ml bottles are available for around £25.00.
Aquolina Pink Sugar ~ Eau De Toilette I had never heard of Aquolina branded perfumes or beauty products until I received a gift set for my birthday last year. Aquolina Pink Sugar is just one of the perfumes manufactured by Aquolina, in total there are three different Aquolina fragrances available all with their own matching body lotions, deodorants and shower gels to compliment and layer the scent of the perfumes. As I received the Pink Sugar perfume and matching bath and beauty products as a gift I am unsure where you could buy it from and how much it would cost. I did a search on Yahoo and found a few online retailers who sell the Aquolina range of perfumes which I will list at the end of this review. As you can see from the picture at the top of this review the bottle of Aquolina Pink Sugar is very plainly designed and looks more like a can of impulse deodorant rather than a perfume bottle. The only thing I like about the design of the bottle is the fact that it has what looks like a pink ribbon tied around it; I think that this gives the bottle a more girly and feminine appearance. The Scent As soon as I applied the perfume onto my wrist the first thing I noticed immediately was the sweetness of the scent. It had a very sugary and fruity sweet scent; I was half expecting the scent to be sweet because of the name of the perfume. The scent from the perfume wasn't too overpowering, it was strong but I wouldn't go as far as saying that it was overpowering. I normally don't like fruity sweet scents because I find them too sickly sweet at times, but I actually liked this one because the fruity tones seemed to give the fragrance a more refreshing aroma. The fruity notes which I could detect from the perfume were Oranges and Blackcurrants. The blackcurrant top note had more of a sweet aroma rather than a fruity one and I think that it was the blackcurrant that gave the perfume its sweet aroma. After approximately an hour or so the Blackcurrant and the Orange aroma had faded somewhat and were barely identifiable. The fragrance still had the very sugary sweet aroma although this was accompanied with a very subtle floral undertone which sort of gave the fragrance a little bit of depth. The subtle floral note which I could detect was that of Lillie's, but the floral note of the fragrance is very subtle and barely visible because it is masked by heavier fruitier tones which give the scent an even sweeter scent. The sweeter notes which I could detect were Berries of some sort, like a mix of blueberries, strawberries etc. I actually began to like the fragrance at this point because the berry tones seemed to give the whole fragrance a more uplifting summery aroma. The scent had died down quite a lot since the top notes had blended with the middle ones, but the scent had a more powdery musky aroma which seemed to give the perfume a much sweeter aroma. At this point I actually thought the perfume smelled good enough to eat because it reminded me of raspberry ripple ice cream. I think that the Musk and Vanilla base notes sort of complimented the Berry middle notes and gave the scent slightly more muskier aroma. Fragrance Notes Aquolina Pink Sugar is described as Having Top notes of Sicilian Orange, Raspberry, Fig Leafs and Bergamot The top notes are scents you can smell as soon as the perfume has been applied. The first smell will normally be the alcohol content of the fragrance which evaporates quickly. The top notes are normally a lot lighter than the other notes which are used to make up the fragrance. Middle notes of Lily Blossom, Liquorice, Strawberry and Red fruits The middle notes are known as the heart of the fragrance and the other notes centre on this layer. The middle notes define the character of the fragrance as it's normally this layer that settles on the skin Base notes of Vanilla, Candy and Musk The base notes provide a base for the middle notes to linger on. The base notes determine how long a fragrance lasts. As there are only a few notes that last long, the majority of fragrances use the same base notes. The base notes are the ones which last longer than the middle and top notes. Staying Power Aquolina Pink Sugar has really good staying power considering it is an Eau De Toilette fragrance. Eau De Toilette scents are less concentrated than Eau De Parfum and usually last for about 4 or 5 hours on your skin. I would say that Aquolina Pink Sugar lasted for about 5 hours on my skin before I felt the need to reapply it again. I was expecting the fragrance to last a longer amount on my skin because it wasn't a really light and airy perfume. If the perfume notes of the scent were a little heavier then this would have made the scent last longer on my skin but then again this would have ruined the fragrance and give it en even more sickly sweet scent. The fragrance notes used in this perfume are nice but I think that maybe there were too many sweet fruity tones and not enough floral tones to give the scent a less sweet aroma. Aquolina Pink Sugar is an Eau De Toilette perfume which means that it contains between 4-10% perfume oils. An Eau De Toilette perfume is most commonly bought because it is cheaper than an Eau De Parfum, an eau de toilette scent usually lasts for about 3-4 hours on your skin although some others do last a lot longer it just depends on the different oils in your skin. Perfume Information All perfumes smell slightly different on different people, and this is due to us having different oils in our skin. The staying power of a scent also differs from person to person because we have different types of skin oils too. I said in the review that this perfume lasts for about three or four hours on me, but it could last a longer or shorter amount of time on you. If you like the sound of this perfume then I advise that you go into your local perfume store and test it before you buy it. When testing the scent spray it onto your wrist and wear it for a few hours before you decide whether you like it or not, because the scent changes the longer you wear it due to the different notes which make up the fragrance. When testing a perfume don't smell the scent on a perfume card because it might smell lovely on the card and when you buy it and wear it at home it might smell totally different and you might not like the scent you are wearing. I made this mistake a few times in the past and wasted £30 on a fragrance which I didn't wear again and put in the bin. Price And Availability Aquolina Pink Sugar was a gift so I am unsure where it was bought from and how much it cost. I did a search and found a few prices and online retailers who stock the fragrance and the matching body products. www.fragrancex.com 100ml bottle = £17.64 50ml bottle = £13.16 30ml bottle = £9.57 www.hqhair.com 100ml bottle = £18.95 EBay and Amazon also sell the fragrance too although all their prices differ, so shopping around for a cheaper deal is probably best My Opinion I like the scent of the perfume although it is not one of my favourite scents. I fond the whole scent a little too sweet and full-bodied because of all the different sweet notes which are in the fragrance. I think that Aquolina Pink Sugar falls into the sweet/fruity perfume category. I think that the scent of this perfume will not suit every one and is most probably suited to those who like the sweet fragrances I think that Pink Sugar is more of a casual wear perfume because of its staying power. I'm not too sure if I would like to buy another bottle of this perfume when I run out because of its sweet aroma. © Butterfly-Wings 2008 ~~~~Review written by me and also posted on Ciao~~~~