We have to admit, we’re yet to truly fall in love with a celebrity fragrance. Ok, there have been a few that have taken our fancy, albeit briefly. Who could forget Britney Spears Fantasy, which we’re pretty sure we wore on more than one occasion and we’d be lying if we said we didn’t rock JLo’s Glow, but we’ve never found, you know, the one.
The problem lies in the fact that most of them are reeaaally sweet, like, sickeningly so. You know when someone sprays a perfume near you and it smells like burning candy floss – instantly you get a raging headache? Yeah, that. Sadly it’s happened so many times with celeb scents, we’ve basically just developed an aversion to the stuff.
Anyway, news spread that queen Ariana Grande was releasing a new scent and, being die-hard fans, we had high hopes. Encased in an adorable, blue bottle, which sits in a cloud shaped holder, the aptly named Cloud fragrance is far from sickly sweet, it’s much more on the masculine side, which probably has something to do with the hearty base of wood and sensual musks.
It’s still girly, though, with calming top notes of lavender, bergamot, pear and an exotic coconut heart – this is a definite date night scent or one to use when you’re going out-out.
When testing it out in the office, one of the guys liked it so much, he actually asked if he could have a spritz – so it’s got the stamp of approval from men, too (what did we say about date night).
It’s been a really tough year for Ari, yet she has managed to remain positive, something that she wanted her new perfume to embody. Inspired by hope and optimism, Cloud “imbues a thoughtful, artistic expression of positivity and happiness from Ariana to her fans.”
Unlike most, this sultry scent won’t exactly break the bank either, with 50ml setting you back a very reasonable £33. We’re all over it.