Rated 4.42 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 587 customers Smells great but doesn't last
Jen from Arizona
I really love Ariana and I wanted her perfume. It smells great but wears off quickly. I couldn't smell it anymore after 30 mins
Smells like the cloud
idk from apex
smells like the cloud one 💕☁️💜
Smells like the cloud
idk from apex
smells like the cloud one 💕☁️💜
JS. 💙 from New York
I love the smell it's so lovely and it does last a long time ! And the packaging is so beautiful.
i love ari & her perfumes but this is a huge no
kayla from atlanta
i love ari's perfumes, but this one smells like an old man's old spice deodorant. it doesn't smell good at all. i can't smell any of the listed notes except sandalwood and it's very musky. don't waste your money on this one, try any of her other perfumes. they're all so good, my fav is thank u next!!!
My favorite perfume!
Mimi from USA
I'm not a huge Ariana fan or anything, but I tried this scent on a sample strip from the Ulta magazine that was mailed to me. When I tried it, I knew I needed to get it. This is hands down my favorite perfume out of all the perfumes I have. It lasts on me but isn't overpowering in my opinion (which I'm happy about), and it smells lovely. I'm very happily surprised with this fragrance, and my husband loves it on me. I would definitely buy this again!
Mari from Chicago
This perfume did not last long!
Ley from NY
It smells so amazing when you first spray it. But after it sits for a couple of minutes it smells completely different. Disappointing.
Dark woody and seductive
Lyd from Connecticut
This is my fourth perfume from Ariana Grande. I currently own Sweet like Candy (2016), Ari (2015), and Moonlight (2017). I bought R.E.M because I believed it would smell like Moonlight, one of my personal favorites, and I must say this perfume smells a lot more masculine and spicy than I would've thought. It's not a floral, feminine perfume but rather a spicy fragrance with some zing. Overall though it's a nice fragrance, it's a little stronger than I would've liked, it'll probably be a perfume that I'd wear on special occasions or on a date night. I definitely can pick up on the white musk, the tonka bean, and the sandalwood, however I can't pick up the lavender. This is definitely a more mature scent, I'd say for at least a 20-30 year old. It's not like Ariana's other flowery, sweet girly perfumes, this one packs a real punch, still not sure how I feel about it.
must have !
staple from edinburg
absolutely LOVE this perfume ! At first I was skeptical because i'm really picky but i decided to just go for it and buy it and it ended up being my favorite scent i have ! it's now my go to
Smells Like Middle School
M from New York, NY
Smells like Aquolina Pink Sugar, which is fine if you're into that. I was hoping for something more woody!
I would buy this product again!
May from San hose California
It smells amazing! When you first spray it you get lavender vibes, but after you let it sit it smells like a sweet marshmallow. It isn't that fruity but it is a little sweet and the packaging is so pretty!
Smells like men's cologne on me
Anna from Orange County
I love the way this smells when you first spray it, I loved it so much! But as it settled into my skin it took on a very woodsy sharp scent like you would smell in a men's cologne, but not in a good one. It's very sharp after settling into my skin. I prefer scents that stay on the floral or vanilla, not smelling like my boyfriend. I recommend you wear this first for a while to let it settle before purchasing!
Hannah from MI
A friend gave me a sample and I fell in love with it, and I'm usually really picky with fragrances. It's floral/sweet but not too much of either. I think it's the best in her line so far.
Rose123 from Kentucky
Such a great scent it's sweet but it's not overbearing at all. I get a lot of compliments.
I would buy this perfume again
Della from Salisbury, MD
I love the scent of this perfume. I had to wait about a week to buy this perfume.
Doll who saves from Md
I love her perfumes. This one was a more mature smell I was hoping it was more fruity but I do like it.
It's a nice scent
Aprilbaby from Sacramento
Even though there is no coconut in this scent. I do get a little bit of coconut vibe with this. I do like her scents that end up having coconut in them. It smells warm, cozy, fresh, sweet, a little deeper with the notes. It makes me feel calm and relaxed .
One of my favs from Ariana
Kiki from Mn
First of all, out of all the perfumes that I have from Ariana, this one has the prettiest packaging. It looks so elegant. Second, this perfume has an amazing smell. When you first spray it smells woodsy but when you let it sit, it smells of vanilla and sandalwood. It also LASTS. I'll wear it all day and go to sleep and when I wake up, I can still smell it on me. So amazing.
Love this perfume!
CourtneyG9110 from Davisville, WV
Sweet but not too sweet! Smells young without being preteen. Great everyday scent especially for the price tag! Grab it, you won't be disappointed!
angelper92 from Utah!
I got it for Christmas and it smells soo good! Lavender is my favorite and when I run out I will definitely but more!! 100/10 would recommend!
Scent reminds me of cinnamon sugar
E from New York
I keep smelling my wrist because it smells so good. It's like a sweet cinnamon scent when you first put it on. My new fave Ariana perfume.
Its a no for me
Mariam23 from Nj
All I could smell was cheap shaving cream or aftershave. It sucks bc I had read so many great reviews and couldn't smell it in the store first. :(
I love Ariana but I'm disappointed..
Kellie from Missouri, USA
This smells musky and powdery. Not in a good way. It's way too strong. It smells like an older man's cologne.. :( The bottle and stand are pretty. I know scent is very personal and has a lot to do with body chemistry but this isn't good.
I LOVE ITS AMAZING
danna from clint,texas
the smell is feminine neither two feminine neither too sweet its between also love the design