Trick or TreatThis is so not my usual thing. I thought I would hate Prada Candy but it's actually pretty yummy.
Prada Candy opens with a big sweet caramel note and lots of fluffy musks. When I first sniffed it I thought "Oh, this is going to be very popular." It has decent sillage and smells like a perfume that is sure to "pull" in crowded club. Sure enough, all the girls in the store raved about it; it's their new favourite.
But Prada Candy is more than a simple sweetie. The middle notes of the perfume are all about benzoin, an ancient resin that smells of soft honey and vanilla. The benzoin saves Prada Candy from being a cloying kiddie perfume by adding complexity. It has a dry almost herbal facet that reminds me of chamomile.
After a few hours, Prada Candy is back to being delicate caramel and musks clinging to my skin. With its powdery, musky skin note and its milky-sweet candy note, Prada Candy walks the line between comforting and sensual. Think of it as both a warm, caramel-coloured cashmere sweater coat, and as silky sweet lingerie.
The cooler weather is the perfect time to wear a gourmand perfume. It's even more fun to wear perfume and eat some complimentary food. Here are some yummy perfume/food combos for fall:
Perfume and Food
- Prada Candy and Kraft caramels
- Ormonde Jayne Ta'if and medjool dates
- Etat Libre d'Orange Like This and pumpkin spice lattes
- Serge Lutens Five O'clock au Gingembre and gingerbread cookies with earl grey tea
- L'Artisan Parfumeur Havana Vanille and rum raisin ice-cream
- Lolita Lempicka and black licorice
- Bvlgari Omnia and apple pie
- Frederic Malle Bigarade Concentree and cognac (What do you mean that's not a food?)
If you've tried Prada Candy, let me know what you think or tell me your favourite perfume/food combos.
Nose: Daniela Andrier
Notes: white musks, benzoin, caramel