Rated 4.12 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Ehh...?
Very conflicted on this one. I want to start out by saying that I personally believe this actually deserves more of a 3.5 rating, but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt because it smells half-good and the bottle design is absolutely adorable and probably one of my favorite bottles on my shelf, appearance-wise (and I have Kim K's cherry fragrance, which say what you will but ish is CUTE). And, by the way y'all; I've loved Ari since "they didn't say I couldn't sing", so I really want to be on board with this more than I am.
Okay, so, flashback to Christmas this past year (2019). It's close to the end of the thank u, next era, and this era in my life as well as Ariana's was similar, so her music helped me through a lot, plus Ulta had a deal going on where you could get a pair of fingerless gloves with any Ariana perfume purchase, so I figured why not give this one a chance? I ended up ordering it based on reviews, without smelling it beforehand; always a huge mistake, but I REALLY wanted those gloves (they're cute and comfy by the way lol so I don't totally regret it, especially since I ordered the 1 ounce only).
Again, let me reiterate, this bottle is ADORABLE on soo many levels. The little "x" on the cap, the broken heart holder that it pops in and out of, the simple design of the bottle itself; it's all very well-designed, and extremely appealing to eye. It also lasts a long time; hours, honestly! At least five or six hours, I'd say, after my usual three spritzes.
What ruins it is that darn pickle smell! I really wanted to like this one, and while I can definitely smell the little bit of sweetness mixed with sassiness, I personally can't escape the pickle scent. What's the worst is that there are instances after I've sprayed it on myself and it wafts back to me an hour or two later and it catches me off-guard because I'll initially be like "oh, wow, why don't I wear this more often?", but then within a few seconds all that lingers is a dill aroma and then I'm like "oh, yeah, right."
I mean, I'd say it's definitely worth a try, because I feel like with the right body chemistry this scent could be wondrous, but unfortunately it's not for my body. I'll keep it because of how precious it is, plus I wanted the gloves and the broken heart holder it comes in, but other than that, definitely not my favorite aroma by any means. I tend to let my eight year old use it, but even she tells me, "Mommy, I only like to use it because it's Ariana. It smells too spicy for me."
Most Helpful Critical Review Don't smell the pickles, but...
I do not smell the pickles scent everyone smells and I've even had friends smell this... and they also do not smell the pickles. My beef with this perfume? It does not last!!! It is the weakest perfume I have EVER had. You can spray this on yourself and literally within minutes the scent is completely gone. So for you ladies who smell pickles, it will only be for a second. However, when you smell the tester... it is so strong and lasts ALL DAY. I literally tried the tester out TWICE before buying this perfume to make sure I liked it. Then made a separate trip to purchase and bought the biggest one, because of the tester. Well, the tester is NOT THE SAME. Unless I received a defective batch... to me this is FALSE ADVERTISING. I googled this and apparently this is common with perfumes; however, I have NEVER experienced one so blatantly different. It is two different perfumes. On a scale from 1 to 10 in scent and strength, the tester is a strong 9 or 10. The product you buy is negative 30. So disappointed and honestly disgusted that the tester is placed out when it is clearly not the same.
So in closing.... 80% of the comments say you will smell like pickles.
I do not smell pickles, but what is in the package is NOT WHAT IS IN THE TESTER.
This is false advertising and honestly I think a valid reason for me to avoid this brand from here on out.
Reviewed by 582 customers This has to be one of Ari's best fragrances yet!
AriGrande89 from San Antonio, Texas
I currently own every fragrance Ariana's ever released and I tend to use this fragrance more than the others. Her other perfumes are just as awesome as this one but "Thank You next" is my favorite!
Kelso from Chicago
Cute packaging BUT it smells like one of those cheap perfumes you get at the mall aka rue 21
julia99 from New Jersey
Literally the best of all her perfumes in my opinion. It's a mature but sweet scent which dries down to a sexy musk. My boyfriend is obsessed with this whenever I wear it. You'll literally get stopped with people complimenting you asking what it is. Cloud was my favorite UNTIL I tried this one.
arianator from LA
very subtle but nice. I think this one would come low on my scale as opposed to her other perfumes but still nice to have
Ana from Phoenix, Az
I started off with really low expectations because i had read so many reviews that this smelled purely of pickle. I must admit, though there is a slight pickly scent at first whiff, it turns into a very relaxing tropical scent. The scent reminds me of fun at the beach.
My new favorite
Jo from Van Nuys
Amazing love the smell. Going to get all her perfumes
5 STARS FOR SURE
ilovearianagrande from ummm y
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH I 100% RECOMMEND THIS!
Tayler from Visalia,ca
Love this perfume I got it on the Sunday the 4 of October and I'm so happy I got it. I love the smell of it the broken heart bottle is super cute.
One of my favorites!
Kayla from PA
I'm not sure how this smells like pickles to some people. I've been debating on purchasing it for awhile because of that. I finally tested it for myself and I love it! I even asked my boyfriend and he doesn't think it smells like pickles either. It's strong, but not overwhelming. I also feel like it also lasts awhile. I'm so glad I finally decided to buy it!
Something Magical About It
Em from AZ
I went in and had to sample all of Ari's perfumes. First off, you really can't go wrong with any of hers. Cloud was a wonderful scent as I found REM as well. But Thank You Next set me aback. It's the perfect mix of a fresh feeling pear, romantic raspberry & rose petals, and finally a sensual coconut & musk. I find the scent very addicting and reveals all the notes slowly as you sniff. The scent reminds me of a mature but young divine woman. It's perfect. Also I think it's so interesting that some smell pickles! I can't say I do but every nose and every bottle is different. Overall, I'm just in love with this. Thank you Ari.
Love the smell
Annie from Placentia Ca
I've gotten so many compliments
anna from california
honestly the scent is just not for me. it smells like cheap coconut hand sanitizer. i usually like a coconut scent but this just smells cheap. i don't smell the pickle like everybody else is talking about, i just don't like this scent at all. i recommend sweet like candy or r.e.m
Nicolevfxx from Philadelphia
I love Ariana grande so much but this has to be one of her worst scents. At first I smelt a mix of r.e.m and cloud but now I smell pickles which is really sad because the packaging is so pretty
Bay from Jax
Honestly I do like the smell a lot. It's close to perfect but it does have an oddness at the end. My main problem with it though is the fact that it DOES NOT last at all. By the end of the hour the scent it gone. For the price point, the scent should last for numerous hours. I'm sad because I did really like the scent but it's just not financially reasonable when I have to spray it so many times a day. I'm getting close to the halfway point and only purchased it 2 weeks ago!
Tams 0423 from San Bernardino CA
I sprayed this on me in the store as a joke because im not necessarily a fan of ariana. The smell lingered all day and i fell in love with it. I had to have it. Bought the biggest bottle and i love it so much i use it everyday. I get SO MANY compliments on this smell. It stays and it makes heads turn, im constantly asked what im wearing. Jokes on me because now i am a fan!
Kyasia from Asheboro, NC
I just love it
My favorite perfume!!
Bellissima from Orange County
This perfume makes the boys go wild!! And I get so many compliments! It's extremely long lasting smells sophisticated but sweet. I havnt used a different perfume since I bought this one, it's amazing!!!!
sunny from Pennsylvania
100% smells like vinegar... I sprayed it and my husband straight up asked if I opened a jar of pickles because he wanted one. So upset because the bottle is so cute and now it just sits on my shelf for display and to make fun of. Oh well. It also lingers FOREVER so good luck.
galaxy 🌌 from denver, CO
i would like to start out by saying i LOVE the fragrance! do not listen to the negative reviews. i was so scared to try this perfume because i was afraid of the pickle thing. but i was drawn to the bottle so i ended up trying it. at first i got a spice, but after a while it goes away and transitioned in to this beautiful rose-coconut macaroon scent! i could not stop thinking about the perfume so i caved and bought the biggest bottle. and it lasts a long time too. i sprayed some on me before bed, and in the morning i could still faintly smell the coconut. and the next day i sprayed some on myself again and it lasted about seven hours. not as long as cloud or sweet like candy, but it does last for a pretty long time. and the packaging is so pretty and the bottle is adorable! i would definitely recommend getting the biggest bottle because it'll last for months! but like i said, this is a beautiful fragrance and i'll definitely purchase again. but i shouldn't worry at that because i got the biggest bottle and it'll last me for awhile!
My new favorite fragrance!!!🤍💕💓
❤️ from ethiopia
smells soooooooooo good! i was between rem and this one, but people have said this scent is sweeter and i love sweet scents. so glad i bought it. (also it does NOT smell like pickles at all. it smells like roses and pear on me)
Best Perfume Ever
Erick from Newport News, Virginia
Everywhere I go, I use this perfume. Got this as a gift and now I just keep buying it.
Smells amazing 💗
Denivi7 from Caldwell,Idaho
I was honestly scared on how it would smell on me since I've seen mixed reviews about it smelling like pickles and vinegar or floral and such. When I purchased it it smelled amazing and floral, I really like it. It's kinda strong smell. It certainly stayed on the whole day
Rihanna from San Bernardino, CA
This perfume smells so amazing. This is my favorite perfume of all. Now i was a little reluctant because it is a little pricey but it is worth it cause it smells so good. Plus the scent last long. When you do spray it at first it does have a weird smell but then once you let it settle for a couple of second it smells so good. The only reason why I gave it 4 stars was only because of when they delivered it the box had a whole on the top which sucks cause I like to keep the box for display.
N from Cali
I love how this smells, lasts a long time!
Alyssa from California
This smells a very girly high school scent. It's not sugary scent but more fruity!