Rated 4.41 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 661 customers Personally it's a hit or miss or a occasion smell
Dani from Fort Collins
Personally for me this is an occasional smell, meaning I would only wear this if I were ever in the mood. I went and bought the travel size because I liked it but I didn't love it and I didn't want to Waste money on something that I won't use as much. Many people love it and many don't, go off of your instincts and what smells you like!
my new fave perfume
Sol from Brownsville TX
I wear this perfume everywhere i go. I have received many compliments from both men and women on my perfume, i love it!!!!
Unique but not for everyone
Emily from PA
The first few times I tried this, I thought I had wasted my money because i thought that it was giving me a headache and I didn't love it. But after a few weeks, I have REALLY grown to enjoy this fragrance! I would describe it as a lavender musk. It is almost reminiscent of a grandma perfume but in a comforting way lol. I love spraying this after a nighttime shower or bath. It lingers just enough, but with a few sprays it is not overpowering. It is so unique and I have never smelled another perfume like it!
Llov5760 from Tucson, AZ
I have all of the Ariana Grande perfumes and love them. There's just something about this one that does not appeal to me. My husband got me the large bottle for my birthday and after trying it a few times, I still hated it, so, I returned it. I'm assuming that there's something in this that just doesn't mix well with my body chemistry.
Emma from OK
I walked into Ulta looking to restock on Cloud. I already knew I was in the mood to add new perfumes to my collection, and I only buy if I absolutely adore a scent. I incredibly picky as well.
I looked right REM, picked the bottle up to take a whiff and instantly fell in love. I would describe it as calming, luxurious, enchanting, mature. It's truly an addictive scent.
Tay from Indiana
So weird when I first bought this perfume it smelled cheap and was nauseating smelled like random chemicals. But after 2 months it finally smells great like baby powder and lavender but unfortunately the scent is wayyy to light and doesn't last on my clothes or skin for more than a few minutes even when I spray a lot.
Love the scent of this
Rita from MS - Mississippi
Get a lot of compliments about it
This scent is horrible!
Nurse777 from Louisiana
I ordered this because of the great reviews it got. I do pay attention to the reviews, and can honestly say that this is the worst scent I have ever smelled! I did so much want to love this scent. I sprayed a small amount on my wrist thinking that once it dried down the scent would change, but it did not. All of her other scents are great, but not this one! Buyers beware. I suggest you go to Ulta & try it on before purchasing. I ordered it online, and I was so disappointed!!! I had gotten a gift card for my birthday so I was excited about trying it based on the reviews it got. If I could have given it a 0, I would have. Luckily Ulta has a great return policy, so I will definitely be returning it!! I have to say that I have never left a negative review on anything I've ever purchased from Ulta, but I felt like the perfume was so bad that I had to do a review on it.
Absolutely beautiful frangrance
CVTA from League City
This is an amazing perfume. I just turned 30 and seeet scents arent my thing but this perfume is incredibly good. It doesn't make me feel nauseous, it's seeet but with a touch if freshness and something sexy about it. Can't stop smelling my wrist. had to buy it and I might get the full size once i ran out. give it a shot!!
I would buy this as a gift and for myself again
Andrea from Fresno ca
Loved it smells really good after spraying
need more stars!
warmhoneyqueen from usa
like a salted carmel smell 😍 definitely my favorite by her 🤍
chacha from phoenix
This perfume smells so incredible. It's the perfect blend musky and sweet. I've gotten compliments from family members and strangers have approached me to ask me what i'm wearing (even with a mask on!) It does smell very masculine when you first spray it, but the dry down is very soft and feminine. My only complaint is the lasting power of this perfume! I found that spraying this into my hair or onto my clothes instead of my skin makes it last longer. It lasts maybe 30 minutes before I can hardly smell it.
Mandy from Pittsburgh, PA
This perfume is amazing. it literally smells like creamy lavender vanilla caramel.
Because it smells so good
Jamie from Balitomore Maryland
Spray yourself on your clothes or your neck
Great scent but....
Nikki from CT
I love this scent so it's really a shame that it does not last at ALL! I have to use it multiple times through out the day and even that doesn't do much.
Non-binary they/them here from Austin, Texas
This perfume is my absolute favorite I'm buying the bigger bottle 😭 she knew what she was doing making this fragrance it's *chefs kiss*
LUSH Twilight vibes
heartflood from Massachusetts
This perfume is a less harsh version of LUSH's Twilight fragrance. It has a much softer edge, a rounding out of the sometimes nose-tingling astringency that Twilight tends to have. It's personal and powdery and soft, the perfect lavender and vanilla. Lovely in the evening after a hot shower, misted into silk pajamas. A solid five stars.
Lexy from Tampa, fl
Definitely smells like a replica of curve crush!
Maria from Canton, GA
Purchased this for my granddaughter's birthday. YES, she loves it.
new staple to my collection
bree from MN
i have to admit. the reviews had me nervous. some say its very manly. i must say i disagree. its a very powdery/ lavender cozy scent. i do get the caramel as well (very light caramel) now im a gourmand/ bakery/ vanilla type of girl. i usually stick with victoria secret or bath and body works for the scents i like. i do like arianas sweet like candy. the others im not a fan of. so all i can say is dont listen to the reviews. we all have different body chemistry and things smell different to all of us. its one of my new faves
it's good but not long lasting
sarah from coon rapids
smells nice but it's not amazing. there's much better you could get from her. it lasts for like 10 minutes.
Similar to Cloud
Skye from OKC
Very similar to cloud, but different enough that I couldn't go without either of them! I'm so picky when it comes to perfume, and this one smells beautiful.
Not a very strong sent at dll
Kbast from Minneapolis Minnesota
I love perfume this just was not strong enough to really smell on myself really
ari from usa
i love all of her fragrances so much, but this one hits different. you can smell it for a couple of hours on you from a distance, but after that, you have to like sniff the shirt where you sprayed it bc the smells kinda wears off quickly. but that doesn't bother me bc i spray it on my outdoor clothes and then changed for bedtime so i just spray more on a new set of clothing. definitely recommend buying all of her perfumes, especially this one!! 🛸🤍
Lovely Bed Scent
Loren from NC
Lovely perfume for bedtime. It's comforting and soft, like lavender marshmallows mixed with the faintest hint of cologne.