Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Prada Candy L'Eau

I was going to post this review later in the week but I cannot wait to share my thoughts with you :)

Another sample from the hoard I collected on my trips around the town! This time is Prada Candy L'Eau. This is the Eau de Toilette version of their 2011 release of their Eau de Parfum, Prada Candy. This is a sample I managed to get from an extremely polite shop assistant in John Lewis in Nottingham.

With getting so many perfume samples in total, I knew there were a selection of the vials that I was desperate to try myself. This was one of them. Being a sweet fragrance, I assumed I would enjoy it as this is another kind of smell that I enjoy as well as florals. I was looking for a more sophisticated scent to the very young Britney Spears 'Fantasy' which I used a lot in my late teens and gained many compliments. 

Inside the card, this scent describes itself as 'The fresh and joyful allure of Prada Candy L'Eau lies in its mix of zest, radiance and sweetly addictive notes. Vibrant Citrus and delicate Sweet Pea magnify the trinity of Musks, Benzoin and Caramel.' This sample was sized at 1.5ml.

Did this live up to expectation?

Prada Candy L'Eau (sample)

One word that describes this product best is: WOW! I absolutely love this perfume. Although I don't smell caramel, per se, but I do smell a sweet vanilla musk which is absolutely divine. This is definitely a good 'grown-up' replacement for Britney Spears Fantasy. 
It lasted well for a Eau de Toilette. I could still smell it on my wrists at least four hours after I applied it. 

I would definitely wear this. This is my kind of fragrance for sure. Will I purchase this? Yes, at some point. I will probably ask for this for birthday/Christmas (they are both in the same month, boo hoo) as I like it so much. I would love to smell the Prada Candy Eau de Parfum as I would like it as an all day fragrance.

Would this be a safe buy? No. Sweet fragrances are certainly an acquired taste. On some people they smell absolutely glorious on, but with others they can smell as though they have been dipped in treacle. 

Have any of you tried this? Do you love it as much as I do?

This can be bought in John Lewis or Boots (which currently has £10 off any fragrance £50 or more) and any other good perfumeries. 


UPDATE: I have purchased this item and my review is here.


  1. Oh this sounds lovely! I have never tried it but I will definitely go sniff it! Great post hun! :)

    Andrea | RosyChicc

    1. Thank you :) It really is divine. I just want a full size bottle right now lol x

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    1. Thank you :) I'll check out your blog too x

  3. Hello! I tagged you in my latest blog post. Hope you don't mind! x

    Zoe // The Caribbean Flower

    1. Aw thanks :) I shall complete it when I have the time :) x

  4. I LOVE this perfume, it's one of my favourites to wear during Summer! I know a lot of people don't like it, but it's such a lovely girly scent xxx

    Gemma ♥ | MissMakeupMagpie.co.uk

    1. It is amazing. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Now I just need to get my hands on it haha x