Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love it! Mature and a little sweet!
I was nervous to try a perfume without smelling it first, but I sniffed three other Ariana perfumes on the store displays and loved them all. I thought they were a little too sweet, but almost perfect, and I was afraid they were too young for me (in my 30's), and I was insecure to wear them. The other reviews said this smelled masculine, but NO! Not at all! It's simply a more complex formula and not just a run of the mill celebrity perfume targeted mostly to young fans anymore, but it is still young, so she has found a way to cater to new fans and the fans that are growing with her! But it is definitely more mature, though! It still has the signature sweet/young and ultra feminine scent as Candy, Cloud, and Ari, but I don't smell the sweet at first like it hits you right away with the others. I was actually wishing it was sweeter at first. Mostly I smelled the lavender and tonka bean (vanilla smell kinda) at first. It was more flowery. My husband said he loved it and offered up his compliments as it wafted his way, and he usually doesn't do that. After a while of sniffing my wrists here and there, I could smell the marshmallow/caramel/salty scents in it as the hours stretched on, and it was soooo addictive to keep sniffing my arm! Then it stayed on there all night and I could faintly smell it in the morning! It was never overpowering, and my cat didn't sneeze angrily at me when I walked by him or snuggled him off and on, and I could still smell it.He was only mad at the first initial spray! I get migraines triggered easily. No headaches here! It's the perfect blend of enough there to SMELL something, but not punch you in the nostrils kinda strong. I may fight my insecurities and try some of her other sweeter perfumes. So, if you like Ariana perfumes and are looking for something more mature but you don't want the 1930's era pure gasoline smell, here is her grown up perfume and it's divine
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 331 customers Delish!!!
Fabi from Peekskill ny
Yummiest perfume ever!!!! It's just delish. Love it, love it, love it
Nicole from Sammamish, WA
I highly recommend. I am a fan of SLC and this one smells a little darker to me, which I definitely love. It's sweet, but mature. Definitely best for high schoolers. I sprayed this in store before I got it, and it stayed on me all day, and I could smell it on my pillow when I woke up. Incredibly impressed and surprised, especially considering the flop that was TUN.
Cari from San Diego
I love the scent the dry down is lovely it just Doesn't last for that reason a gave it 4 stars
morgan from seattle
if you like black opium i'd suggest this perfume too. they have very similar smells and this one is cheaper but slightly sweeter.
SMELLS LIKE A DREAM
anna from California
This fragrance smells like an absolute dream. i love the caramel scent in it, and the packaging is ethereal.
What are these people talking about?
Ashnicole from Nebraska
Okay, first off, the smell? Devine. Is it potent? EXTREMELY. I'm not sure how these people say "it fades fast" are delusional. It STICKS to my skin and body for a solid 24 hours. So badly, that my boyfriend makes me go outside to put it on. The smell attacks any open space, don't get me wrong I LOVE the smell. It's just very. Very. Very. -you get my point yet?- very strong. I think it would do better strictly as a roller. The packaging, I was expecting to be a bit nicer, as it is a nearly $70 bottle. My go to is Gucci in bloom -pink bottle- and that alone is $120. If you're making young girls shell out nearly $100, make the packaging a bit more "luxurious" but what do I know. Overall, this scent is built for "young/older adults" and not her targeted market -preteens/midteen- but nonetheless will last you a LONG time, and is a nice layering scent.
𝓛𝓲𝔃𝓫𝓮𝓽𝓱 from Los Angeles, California
I love the packaging, the smell wasn't what I expected but it dose smell really good and dreamy and a lot like lavender. It's worth it!!!
Hannah from Highland Village
This is probably one of my favorite Ari fragrances. When you spray, you smell a lot of lavender and musk which I love. Smells very aromatherapy-like. The dry down definitely has more vanilla, lavender, pear and Sandalwood. I love this combo it smells divine and I've gotten so many compliments when I wear this. It's more mature than most of Ariana's perfumes but it's for sure my new favorite ever.
Susie from Crystal lake, IL
I have purchased all of her perfumes and love them all but this one is my absolute favorite! It's perfect for everyday and is soft but has a mature smell. ❤️
vivi from east coast
smells very similar to prada candy. musky sweet
sofïa from honeymoon ave.
I love it I totally recommend it :)
Dreamy, Stunning, Perfect.
Ariana BIGGEST Fan from Atlanta
This perfume. OMG it's truly amazing. One of her best perfumes ever created!! Promo was excellent, beautiful bottle/packaging, adorable free gift, overall PERFECT!! So happy and satisfied with this fragrance. :)
Mikayla from Oregon, United States
Love the bottle. I'm extremely picky on perfume just because companies overdo the girly smell, the smell on this is amazing!! Would recommend to anyone. And I love how it's not super expensive for being prestige. Will be buying again.
Would not purchase again
Mommy VV from Michigan
Bought for my teen daughter, loved the bottle but the perfume was very strong not for a teen, maybe an older generation. Store we bought at was out of the free LED light they were offering and so were about 6 other Ulta's I called.Disappointed. Smelled like musk, vanilla very heavy.
Daniexa from Los Angeles CA
Love it. Thank you next had a little of a pickle smell so I was nervous about this perfume! It's the best by far better than cloud.
Mature but nice
Sugarpuffairy from Los Angeles
I bought this inside the store but could not sample it (thanks Covid) so I bought the 1 oz travel size bottle or REM just in case. I read the description of the scent and I figured I'd like it but just like how others have mentioned in the reviews, it smells like cologne and very mature. I absolutely love "Sweet like candy" and "Ari" perfume and rem is way different. I wouldn't wear this on a night out but maybe for work or a more formal event. I do like the smell of lavender but I barely smell the marshmallow or caramel. It's not bad, but it'll take some getting used to. It does last long which is a plus.
kind of disapponted
anna from denmark
i spray 2 sprays on my neck, and by the end of the day it is very much gone
This parfum smell so good and also long lasting smell
serg from hoenymoon
so good long lasting smell and a really petty bottle
LOVE IT BUT DOES NOT LAST!
TRACY from Virginia
I USUALLY BUY CLOUD BUT I DECIDED TO BY REM IN THE ROLLER BALL BECAUSE I LOVE THE SMELL BUT WAS DISAPPOINTED IT DOES NOT LAST LIKE CLOUD AT ALL. IF IT LAST I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND BUT I LOVE STUFF THAT LAST AT LEAST MOST OF THE DAY AND AFTER ABOUT AN HOUR IT WAS GONE.
Test out first before you buy
SayNav8 from San Antonio, TX
The product itself is purely plastic. When I opened the box the crystals were already scratched. R.E.M is a strong and mature scent compared to other Ariana Grande fragrances. I used this for the first time yesterday, it last longer on clothes. However I took a shower too and I can still smell this on my skin; therefore long lasting.
It's really nice but not for me
Natalia from Harker Heights
it smells like a clean bath mixed with vanilla bean. it doesn't smell very good on me / it doesn't really fit with me? i'm more of a sweet like candy kinda gal! great perfume and it definitely lasts!
Do not recommend
Cat from Columbus, OH
This smells exactly like Victoria Secret Pink body spray from 2008. Very cheep and youthful. I also did not realize it is a plastic bottle and looks quite cheep. Disappointed, I should have looked in person before buying online. I suppose her market is much younger teen girls
I absolutely LOVE this sent
Cass from UT
My boyfriend loved cloud so I got it, but i wasn't a fan. I dont love the super sweet scents they just make me feel dirty. I saw this in the store LOVED the packaging and was IN LOVE with the smell it's like super yummy but not too sweet. It's the kind that I'd want to ask someone what they're wearing if they walked past me. It smells so good! It lasts all day! And my boyfriend loves it too! I'm so happy I finally found a great sent that we both love. This is my favorite perfume I've ever gotten!
A fig based Cloud
kars from New Jersey
I feel like a lot of people who were saying it's masculine are smelling the alcohol from the first spray. Like her other recent ones, you have to wait for that to dissipate before you get the actual smell. To me, this smells like a fresher less sweet version of Cloud that's fig based instead of coconut based. It's lighter in sweetness but smoother and more rounded. It's a fruitier sweetness as opposed to a lactic, whipped cream sweetness that dries down to a Tonka bean base. On me, the notes also smell more blended than how Cloud did on me. Overall, a fresher, lighter fruitier fig version of Cloud.
Kristen from South Carolina
I am an insane Ariana Grande fan but even if you are not you will LOVE her perfumes! Still hasn't failed yet when it comes to amazing scents! Totally agree with everyone who says R.E.M. smells like a mature version of Cloud. It smells sweet with lavender, caramel, and even some marshmallow which is my favorite smell. But it's not TOO sweet and balances out with a bit of a musk. R.E.M. is now in my favorite of Ari's perfumes along with Cloud and Moonlight! Must buy!