Rated 4.43 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review So Elegant and Feminine!!!
Ari is good but nothing special, Sweet Like Candy is super sweet in a good way and has great personality, Cloud is my first Ariana perfume, and the love of my life, and now I finally have R.E.M. First and foremost, R.E.M. smells nothing like Cloud. Let's get that out the way. R.E.M. has a clean and dreamy scent. The opening that you get when you first spray it, lasts much longer than Cloud's opening. Both fragrances would work for the same occasions, same outfits, etc. They are both mature and elegant. Cloud is sweeter in the dry down, but R.E.M. is not just some stale cracker. She is well rounded and definitely has some easy to detect sweet notes. I cannot see how anyone would see either of these perfumes as masculine. I think they are confusing "masculine" with "sophisticated". Also, I'm extremely confused with all of the reviews saying that R.E.M. is super strong. I've tested it on my skin and on fabric. In both areas, R.E.M. had a soft to moderate projection. Nothing offensive or easily irritating at all. I sprayed R.E.M. three times on the back of one hand and Cloud once on the back of the other, and still, Cloud projected more.
Again these fragrances are not similar at all. R.E.M. doesn't even remotely make me think that it's a flanker for Cloud. So because they are so different, I don't think there's a reason to choose one over the other for fear that they are too similar. If I absolutely had to choose one, it'd be Cloud but only because of the projection. Apart from the projection, these two perfumes are equals. They are outstandingly beautiful. If heaven had a scent, this would be it.
I have chronic headaches and perfumes often make them worse, but R.E.M., I think because of the soothing and calming lavender, eases my headaches. I was so shocked. All of my bottles are 3.4 oz but I think I'll buy another R.E.M. in a small size just so that I can have it with me to spray myself when I get a headache.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not as impressed as I was expecting
I love Ariana Grande and wanted to love this but I don't. At first, I sniffed the exterior of the bottle without spraying. It evoked memories of Bonne Bell Lip Smackers but didn't love the nostalgia. I wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt so I sprayed myself later. My reaction wasn't that it wasn't horrible but it reminded me of something which I didn't know if I liked. I worked it out with my boyfriend: It smells like a nail/hair/tanning salon. I don't have anything against salons but since it smells like something generic, I don't know if I love smelling like it. Usually I will keep a fragrance even if I don't love it but if my boyfriend doesn't love it, I don't know if I am happy to keep it.
Other things to note:
1) On me, I smell no lavender. Someone thought of Mon Guerlain because of that ingredient alone and as a daily Mon Guerlain wearer, this is not to be compared.
2) I was pleasantly surprised by the sillage and longevity of this fragrance. I got a little on my hair last night and still smell it this morning.
3) White musk was predominant on me personally but I wouldn't call this a fall-only scent.
4) Some reviewers said this was an old lady scent, but this is more of like a little girls scent. The target market has to be 9-15.
5) If you love Ari, keep it! But you may not feel transported to a cosmic world. I was transported to a hair salon.
Reviewed by 441 customers Smells so pretty, not manly!
jae from nyc
Not sure what the "manly, cologne" reviews mean, but I absolutely loved this scent. I like Cloud better for going out during the day, and smelling light and good but REM gives me a mature, but sweet caramely, lavender scent. Not an everyday scent, but deff for when you're feeling sexy & sweet! I agree with the other reviewer that it's more for the 20+ age group, so younger teens probably wouldn't like it.
Wanted to love
Selena from San Antonio, Texas
I love Ari and REM has to be one of my all time favorite songs in existence so I really wanted to love this perfume but I didn't :( to me it smells like musky baby powder. I loved the little video snippet she made for the perfume though and the bottle is absolutely gorgeous so I don't mind having it on the shelf for display.
I WOULD BUY AGIAN IF I HAD THE MULA 😿
Isabella from Not telling u
amazing design is really nice and smell great 😻😻😻😻
Steph from Texas
I get so many compliments when I wear this perfume! Personally, Cloud is (and always will be) my favorite of Ariana's perfumes but this one is a really close second. It's like Cloud's more mature sister. It's just as dreamy but a bit more fruity and mature. I definitely recommend it!
Its such a beautiful perfume!
Phoebe! from Illinois
The product is amazing! The design, the smell, everything! I love it. Its just that the smell fades away very quickly. Other then that, its perfect.
Simon from Bloomington
I love the smell and I'm a big fan of this perfume!
Magical and Ethereal!
Anna from California
This is personally my favorite Ariana Grande scent yet. I absolutely hated Thank u next, way to sweet, sugary, and gave me a headache. When i saw the packaging and name for the new fragrance, i already fell in love. i was so excited when i smelled it at ulta. i love caramel scents, and this smells so heavenly and dreamy. i've owned the other ariana scents but i'm willing to repurchase this one!
PRAISE FOR THE GODDESS OF PERFUMES
Katierose from PA
Ok so I just sprayed this for the first time and O.M.G. I didn't think she could out do the last perfume I got from her and yet some how she has. This perfume is beyond amazing and now my absolute new fav( old fav being the last ari perfume of course😋)
@arianagrande you are such a queen. The fragrance notes of the warm salted Caramel, the sweet floral Lavender and Pear Blossom blended with intoxicating musk and sandalwood is such a powerful and dreamy experience. Definitely one of the best and mature of her fragrances. My new favorite perfume that I'll never go without again❤
My New Favorite
Taylor H. from Louisville, KY
This is a great scent for people who like to feel more elegant and powerful. The caramel accent is prevalent if you like that sort of thing, making it very very subtly sweet (not enough to make you cringe but enough that it is noticeable). Although it has a twinge of sweet, the elegant woody smell takes over. Honestly didn't know if I would like it since I ordered before smelling it in person, but I'm really glad I got it. I wear it all the time and it has become my new favorite.
Samantha from Valencia
This is definitely the most mature scent out of all of Ariana's fragrances. I'm 23 and I would say this perfume targets the 21+ audience. When I first received this perfume I didn't really smell the sweet aspects in the notes. I mainly smelled the lavender. white musk, and even a powdery smell. But as the more I wear it and smell it, I started to smell the salted caramel, fig, marshmallow, and tonka bean. I don't smell the powder anymore, but everyone's sense of smells are different. Overall, I really like this perfume and it has become top 3 out of all her fragrances! It definitely reminds me of cloud and maybe a little bit of sweet like candy since I now smell the sweet notes. I got this perfume once it came out in August, and I definitely think it is more fit to apply during the fall and winter seasons. I apply this even before going to sleep with a lavender/vanilla lotion underneath, it enhances the dreamy experience that this perfume claims to give. I definitely think you could blind buy this if you are in your 20s and looking for a mature but still sweet scent. Also A+ packaging the bottle is absolutely beautiful!
Strong, fresh, clean, manly ?
Priscilla from La
I don't know how I feel about this yet. Definitely in the unique category of perfumes. Never smelled anything exactly like this. It reminds of the green Chance Chanel, fraiche in the way that it smells kind of manly. I don't know what note it is that gives it this vibe but I'm not mad it makes if the perfect unisex scent. Also kind of smells like Carolina Herrera Good boy perfume mixed with freshness. I like it, still not gonna buy the full size until I'm sure about this scent I would say it makes a perfect night scent also it last long!
It's not bad, but it's not the best
Rae from NYC
I agree with other reviewers that this has a more masculine feel. It's not floral or fruity, it's a light clean scent that's the best way I can describe it. Kind of sterile. I didn't hate it, but it's definitely not memorable to me.
I will purchase this again & again. Ariana has done it again
TyraJ from Baltimore
I Love the musky smell of this scent it's a great nighttime scent
HB from Missouri
It took a little bit to get used to, but I absolutely love this smell now. It lasts all day too!
Smells more masculine. Smells familiar like another perfume.
Michelle from redlands
Scent did not match the beautiful bottle
Erica P. from California
I wanted to like this product so much because of the bottle. I also love the song Breakfree. I love Ariana Grande, but I felt like this fragrance was overhyped. The fragrance is like a men's cologne. The bottle is very girly and I did not expect that at all. I love the bottle but not enough to go around smelling like a man. I rather much stick to her first perfume. Ari was the best one by far.
Different from the others
Mar from Michigan
It's a less sweet, Carmel smelling and more powdery, lavender-y :) i love that it's not overpowering and doesn't give me a headache like Ari did.. it's not like cloud and thank u next. I'd recommend the smaller bottle!
The settled smell is more flowery
Amanda from NY
It smells so good! It's one of my favorite perfumes! Ariana does it again!
cj from FL
This is the perfume I get compliments on 24/7. My favorite out of all of arianas perfumes
Smells like men cologne after 2 min putting it on!
Ams from OC CA
It smells good the second you put on but the next minute it smells like men cologne! I wanted to see what my fiance was going to think and sure enough he said the same thing! It's not for me! I wouldn't recommend this one....
This is the best
impluto from Birmingham Al
This is the best perfume out of all the ones she's put out so far. It smells so good and fresh!!
AKB from Michigan
It smells like fresh cut lilacs from bath and body works mixed with warm vanilla marshmallow. I think if you like florals and soft warm scents youll love this. It doesnt smell completely like flowers, it definitely has that sugary warm scent to it as well. Loveeee this. Feminine and soft and I cant stop smelling it!
I smell amaaaazing!
AT from ATL
Love the bottle, love the smell, love the price! Ended up buying it because the entire store smelled like it and I had to have it!
KC from Mesa, AZ
I initially got this for my daughter, but I have found myself using it more & more. Smells amazing!
kat from fl
this perfume is just gorgeous. the packaging is iconic and besides that, it smells like sweet, warm caramel and melted sugar. it's so alluring and yummy! it feels like I've just walked in to a cozy bakery and tasted the most delectable sugar cube with melted caramel all over the top of it... it feels like warm knitted blankets and sugar cookies rising in the oven with a pine tree decorated by lights and ornaments glowing beside me who is on the comfiest, warmest of couches. I don't think i can say much more to convince you to buy this! it's pretty and smells great! it's my first ari perfume and i am so glad i picked this one, it's unlike any other perfume i've owned. i saw some reviews stating it smelled "clean" or like men's cologne but i feel like it's more of a unisex scent, it's unique but so so good. buy it and don't second guess!!