Rated 4.38 out of 5 stars
I bought this perfume on a whim after smelling a few in the store. Now, keep in mind, I was wearing a mask, and I have slight congestion, so my nose isn't the best right now. (I couldn't even smell Cloud when I tried) But this was by far the nicest smelling of the perfumes in store. (My mom and I all smelled God is A Woman, Thank U Next, Moonlight, Cloud, and I believe Sweet Like Candy along with this one.) Maybe it's just my stuffy nose, but I can smell this without it being overwhelming or too much to give a headache. Lavender is a scent I'm neutral on, and I think depending on the other notes it can feel powdery and old ladylike. This is not the case for R.E.M. at all! I think the salted caramel and marshmallow notes help sweeten the scent, giving it personality. I feel that this is a scent for any age, even younger teen girls who are Ariana fans. This isn't too mature, but it's not overly sweet where it seems juvenile. The scent is a nice mix of feminine and sugar, but not in a way that's too cavity inducing. To me, I think of a dream or fairytale, it's very elegant, but definitely something that can be great for every day wear. I sprayed two sprays on my arm to test it's longevity while I worked. The smell has lasted 13 hours now, and I can only tell a slight fading towards the latter half of the day. The scent seems subtle and I couldn't smell unless I pressed my nose to my arm, but again, I only did two sprays and I'm slightly ill. I'm not even a "stan" or a particularly huge fan of Ariana, but I heard great reviews of the scent, and the bottle happens to be my favorite color, as well as R.E.M. being my favorite song by her. I would recommend this even without having the other party smell it. But I always recommend smelling yourself, since particular notes may not vibe with your own preferences for smells, but I think this has mostly tame notes that blend gracefully together with a nice balance of tones, that a blind buy shouldn't be a regret if this sounds enticing.
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.
Nikki from Florida
Love how fresh and sweet this perfume is. Lasts all day too.
from St. Louis
Wonderfully subtle scent, very girly smelling if that makes sense
B from Charlottesville, VA
I loooove this perfume!! I think it's the first perfume I've used an entire bottle of and want to repurchase. It's kind of cinnamon smelling to me, musky/floral. One of my faves!
Sha from New york
I love love love this perfume. It is my go to for everyday use. It smells even better when you spray it on your clothes rather than your skin. Long lasting as well . I can't get enough of the smell because it's so unique!
hannah from pendleton or
I've never seen a perfume that lasts as long as this one, i'll spray it just a few times and i can still smell it at the end of the day. I got the mini versions of all of her perfumes and this one is definitely the best.
Kate from Conneticut
Today I put on this perfume for the first time in awhile. Usually I go for a floral scented perfume, but I'd say this one is more musky tones with some floral mixed in, and surprisingly I love it. I was walking around today, and I could literally smell it ALL day long which is rare for my perfumes. It's truly incredible not to mention beautiful packaging.
Ari from California
The fragrance itself is nice. Most perfumes of Ariana Grande that I have smelled are sweet and fluffy. This one really surprised me! The smell is musky and in shot, sort of like a cologne. Overall, it's a nice smell. The base on the other hand was not really it. The base feels cheap and the bottle fits a little loose in the base. Either way, 8/10
paige from ny
im not usually into musk scents but i really like r.e.m. the bottle is really pretty and looks nice on my vanity, light reflects out of it in an interesting way. the scent is warm, musk and sophisticated. however, i don't think it lasts very long and i can smell the alcohol in it which was a letdown but it's a celebrity fragrance so you can't expect top quality. i don't think i would purchase a full bottle again (i got it when it first came out). i still have more than half left and i used to wear it everyday. i never got any compliments on it but i love the scent anyway. i'll probably keep the bottle once i use it all since it's so pretty. i'm going to go put it on now lol
David from San Fernando
I love this perfume so much. This is the perfume where everybody would say "oh my god you smell so good what is it" and I tell them the name and they're so shocked because of who made it, Ariana Grande! The best perfume ever along with the others as well.
marley from lindenhurst
i love this perfume and i feel like it's very unique and wonderful. it's the perfect amount of perfumes and floral y. i would highly recommend it!
Maya from Manalapan
Crystal from Texas
Very light but last forever . I get so many compliments and people asking what I am wearing
angie from new hampshire
Out of all of Ariana's perfumes this one has to be my favorite! Too be honest not really good at describing "scents" tier by tier but I'd recommend for anyone looking for a bit more of a musk scent but not something so heavy on the skin. The scent gives me a very warm and cozy feeling personally it has a woody scent with a bit of fig to me. Only problem is it doesn't seem to last that long. It seems to smell quite strong from the bottle but applied to the skin it's white more airy and vanilla notes shine through but for the price the long levity isn't so bad.
ldfrfdmslvfds from idk
omg this smell so amaing :)) trust me its worth it
Amy from Michigan
Love the smell of this, but after I spray it, it's never smelt again! Disappointing to say the least.
Isabel from Las Vegas
Scent isn't bad. My husband likes it. But I will be honest for me this smells exactly like a car freshener..
I got it as a gift and won't purchase my self. I guess I'll keep spraying it in my car until is done.
one of my fav perfumes of all time. This is my new everyday perfume I love it so much x
wurfunk from Chicago
this smell like my big mama perfumes it stink of white shoulder an red door
Kasey from Cincinnati
Pros: It has a very familiar scent which is one of the first things that I look for in a perfume. I like wearing scents that take me back to a particular time/place/memory that I can never quite put my finger on. I have ALOT of perfumes and for some reason my boyfriend says this is his favorite. It does smell good- I adore the initial scent. It starts warm and indulgent I love sweet gourmand scents and the longevity is good.
Cons: it's not really unique. The familiarity of this perfume is very "something I smelled at the mall" if you know what I mean. The scent also dries down somewhat powdery but masculine. I don't necessarily mind cologne type scents though. It's just a completely different smell from the initial spray.
Overall: I wear it a lot because my boyfriend likes it. It's great for someone my age (25) or younger. I would've totally drowned myself in this perfume at 16. This will not be my forever perfume as I think I am reaching the age threshold for this one (and I'm only getting older lol). I have all of Ariana's EdP's and I would give every single one 4-5 stars. This one is one of the good ones she has, although I prefer GIAW because I think it's a bit more sophisticated. If you're contemplating and you have the money to spend, I would buy this.
Calicupcake707 from Vacaville Ca
Stop. I sprayed this once into the box n it's following me everywhere. Gross! It smells like a Dog Groomers cologne for dogs, mixed with Grandmas White Diamonds perfume she wears to church dusted with talcum powder and dried flowers. How do I get it off? FFS it's called REM bc it knocks you out immediately with its pungent odor and sends you into REM sleep you can't wake up from. I do not recommend this at all. I LOVE cloud and the reviews for this were great so I thought I'd try it. My bad. It's going back STAT
Bruny from Chesapeake, Va
Not powerful but smells so good!!
Damariaa from Montgomery,Al
Literally the best scent ever. Stays on long and is a very soft scent.
Amanda from San Diego, Ca
Ooh this one is my favorite! I have used a lot of her perfumes and I think this might be the best day to use one. I love it!