Rated 4.1 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 600 customers Yuck
Bcm from WV
Anyone else think this smells like pickles??? 🤢 I've convinced everyone who smells it at my ulta that it does. I can't stand it lol.
SMELLS LIKE PICKLES
Plit plat from Redding CA
IT SMELLS LIKE PICKLES I DIDNT SMELL IT AT FIRST BUT EVERYONE AROUND ME TOLD ME IT DOES AND NOW I CANT UNSMELL IT!! Dont buy this unless you love the smell of pickles
Best perfume I have
Moonlit from Farmerville, Louisiana
I use this perfume whenever I'm going out somewhere. It is a perfume that you'll absolutely fall in love with. The scent is so amazing and it makes me feel more confident about myself. The packaging is so beautiful and I love the heart shape that it has. The scent is so long lasting because once I put it on while I was wearing a jacket and the next day it still smelled like the perfume!! And I was wearing it all day. This perfume is something I would definitely buy again. The only thing that I don't like about it is that the top can sometimes be a bit hard to take off. It's not too big of a deal though so I don't mind it much. Would I recommend to someone else? Yes I definitely would.
Different but still smells good
Homie Carlie from Ohio
So upon the first smell, it smells STRONGLY of pickles. Knowing the perfume works with body chemistry I applied it to my wrists and it started giving off a sweet, floral smell. Not very strong but it does have a pleasant, light fragrance.
Cotton Candy but make it sexy Dahhhling.
Mariah.C AKA (MIMI) from New York
Smells so good reminds me of cotton candy but make it sexy. I know my perfumes; received it as a gift from Jermaine.
Expecting that collab soon XOXO from MIMI.
PollenAndSalt from Oregon Coast
I tried this on in a store like 6 months ago and loved it. I went to purchase online, and saw reviews about it smelling like pickles. I ignored and purchased anyway. Upon first squirt I could totally see how people say it smells like pickles! I recommend spraying on skin (I did on my chest under my shirt), and within like 15mins it's mixes well with my natural oils, and the pickle smell goes away to reveal a coconut, marshmallow, rose scent. More mature than most sweet scents I've owned. My bf really likes it too.
smells SO GOOD
Alex from TX
This is like my favorite perfume. I get so many compliments from my friends on it. This lasts like ALL DAY if you spray it on your clothes, but it's also very strong at first so I only do like 2 sprays. This perfume also lasts me through my gym class where we have to do HIIT workouts in our normal clothes, so I'm sure itd last you through anything. LOVE LIVE LOVE this perfume
Smells unique and amazing!
Peachy from Somewhere in LA
Ok so saw reviews saying this smelled cheap, gross and a lot of people saying it smelled like pickles. So I opted to buy the small sample set to try it. I think this one was the best smelling one out of the others! It smells sweet, fresh and floral all in one, without being too over powering and the pickle smell I'm assuming people refer to is the pear and musk, which not a lot of perfumes use, but I love this smell because I feel it blends fresh and sweet amazing and gives it that unique smell. I would know because I work with fragrances. If I had to compare this scent I would say it's a mix between jimmy choo floral and Versace Dylan blue. It has a very sweet yet fresh scent. Another similar fragrance this smells like this Moschino Toy 2 because they both have pear so that pickle scent is the pear which gives it a unique scent ! I think this is a great scent for the winter because it is so sweet but the freshness balances it from being too over powering and giving you a head ache. Well I guess my review is I'm very impressed and surprised it and I'm ordering the full size now!
Why does it smell like Rosemary
Rae from NYC
I wanted to like this, but I was immediately repulsed by it. It smells like rosemary the spice. Which is not an awful smell I guess, but not for wearing all day.
I love it!! it is amazing
sofia from Hidden hills California
I own all Ariana grande perffumes!!! I love them!! this one smells rlly good!! it smells like vanilla o coconut idk but it smell amazing. At first it might smell bad but the like 14 or 15 minutes later it smell amazing
< 3 This perfume!!!
noah the fake from lexington kentucky
Smells Sweet and Feminine
Bree from Atlanta
Okay this perfume smells really light, feminine, and sweet. The initial spray does smell like pickles a bit but once it settles you get a really sweet and pretty coconut/ light flower scent. I get compliments on this fragrance all day. Spraying on the skin helps the better notes come out on this. I recommend you try it out in store and wear it on your skin for a while but all in all I recommend!
It was okay
Brittany from Glenville, PA
I liked it, I thought I was really going to like it, when I first used it it had a weird smell, but then after a few more sprays you can smell the vanilla or something like that, that was the best part, it does last long tho.
Jen from Idaho
Didn't take the "pickle reviews" seriously until I smelled this in the store. Smells like dill. My mom thought so too. Love her other perfumes though!
Don't know if I would buy again but I do love it
Carls from North Carolina
I really really love it. The middle and end scent is my favorite. I do think at first it smells like cologne but after about 15 minutes it smells amazing. Even if you don't like the smell it makes an AMAZING decoration it looks soo pretty.
How I Imagine The Song Smells
Floral from Columbus, GA
This is my 3rd favorite Ariana perfume. It smells AMAZING. Floral, but not too strong. The smell lasts all day, and I always get compliments on it. And like the headline says, this is how I imagine the song smells, haha.
The worst perfume scent ever
Brooke from Canada
This perfume has a weird burnt food smell when I put it on! Nothing like the notes listed such as white raspberry or creme de coconut! This perfume is honestly the worst smelling perfume, so happy it was in the sample set and not a full size.
Cara from US
Highly recommend. Smells and looks amazing !
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!