Rated 4.21 out of 5 stars
i'm fairly new to the perfume game, so needless to say, i'm no expert. layering is also a new thing for me. i know, i know, "yOu DoN't NeEd To LaYeR," but hey, to each their own. i digress.
for some context, V&R Flowerbomb has been my favorite perfume for YEARS. so, after learning a little about layering, i was on a mission to find something that paired well with it. and yes, FB is VERY STRONG on its own. i have and will sometimes continue to wear it on its own. but i thought it'd be a fun experiment while learning about layering.
anyways, there wasn't really a whole lot that came up in my research. however, a few people said to pair FB with the OG Cloud. so, i set off to find myself a bottle of it. to my disappointment, it was sold out at a lot of the stores i went looking. but, Cloud Intense was available. i was nervous to try this, as i know that intense scents can differ greatly from their OG scents. i recently got YSL Libre Intense because the OG Libre felt like it was missing some things, and in my opinion, it is very different from its predecessor. despite my concerns, and due to lack of another option, i went with Cloud Intense. and i was not disappointed.
to me, i feel as though Cloud 2.0 balances FB perfectly. the lavender in Cloud 2.0 pairs exquisitely with the florals of FB, while also intensifying the more spicy vanilla scent. it almost calms FB down, but not at all in a bad way. it also kind of ages it down. mind you, i'm 20, about to be 21 next month. i've heard a few of my close friends/family say that FB by itself smells a little like old lady. i couldn't care less because i love FB with my whole heart. but Cloud 2.0 definitely adds a more sweet, sultry aspect to FB.
speaking on the longevity of Cloud 2.0. i know perfumes preform differently on everyone. but for me, i think it lasted quite a while. but to be completely honest, after just buying it today, i didn't really give it a chance to see how long it lasts with only one application. i loved the pairing so much that i just couldn't stop applying it. and it wasn't for a lack of smell, i just couldn't get enough of it lol.
all in all, i think that Cloud 2.0 is a very lovely scent on its own. it's feminine, with a slight bit of masculine hidden within, which i am obsessed with. and with FB, it only gets better.
First off, the packaging is so ugly and cheap lol. I hate that the bottle is all white cuz you can't even see how much you have as you use it. It could've been so much prettier of a bottle as an intense version. Now the juice inside which is what really matters! This smells the exact same as the original lol. I know it says they've added two new notes, but if it's there it's so faint that I can barely tell. When a fragrance comes out with an intense version, typically it's richer, has a bit more depth, and is more potent. This is none of those things lol. I guess this one smells just a bit sweeter than original. I don't think it's worth having both cuz honestly if you were blindfolded you prob would have no idea they were different. There's definitely nothing intense or different about this lol. I still love the fragrance and will happily be using it, just was disappointed that it doesn't live up to the name "intense" and came across as almost the exact same. It has so much potential to have more depth than original cloud. I wonder if Ariana even knows about this lol she hasn't mentioned anything or promoted anything surrounding cloud intense!
Jess from Cleveland, OH
Been wearing Cloud for years now, it is my go-to scent everyday! Im a vanilla scent type girl, so this is right up my ally. Not too sweet, not too musky, just perfect! The 2.0 is a little bit stronger and lasts longer than the regular cloud! I get so many compliments!
Emma from Colorado, Denver
Its a great perfume it's exactly cloud just intense. Doesnt last long, coconut scent, it's a great perfume overall honestly but I wished it last longer.
Crc from Indiana
I get so many compliments!! Majority being men. I pair this with the Ariana grande god is women body oil and get sooo many compliments, I can't really tell personally bc im wearing it, but I get way more compliments when I pair them together compared to just the perfume alone. I came to write this review just to tell people!!! Please try that combo!!!!
Kimmbree from Newcastle OK
I love this perfume so much everyone tells me it's my signature scent which is a great compliment I have been buying the cloud perfume for 2 years now and it's the first time I bought the intense LOVE IT!!!!
G from San Diego
I wear this every day!! The bottle has lasted me well over 2 years! Its a sweeter version of BR540!!!! Honestly smells better imo! Feminine, amber, vanilla. Honestly underrated! 10/10 would recommend
LT from Sacramento
The scent is absolutely incredible. I couldn't stop thinking about it. I just wish it lasted longer.
Margret from My mothers house somewhere in Petersburg
Smells amazing horrible pricing could be much better but meh
from Miami, FL
I hate how it smells unnatural and the brand behind it is just completely gross.
Rays thinking from Bensalem, PA
So yeah its cute but thats not the point. I bought this because it smelled more creamier and mature than the OG cloud which i found the coconut scent too pungent and sharp (think cheap coconut scented hand sanitizer). This lasted so long to the point I ended up getting a headache. I sprayed this on my left wrist and Kilian love dont be shy on my right (couldnt decide which i wanted more). They both lasted 8 hours on me but i was sick of it after 2. If you like strong musky sweet scents then this is for you, but I personally felt like the dry down musk scent was giving "i havent showered, i stink and im going to spray perfume all over me"
Jessica from NH
I get so many compliments every time I wear this. Have been using for years
O from Nj
This perfume is similar to cloud but i can tell the difference between the two because the 2.0 smells slightly better. I tried this out in the store around 5 and did ONE spray on my chest and it lasted the rest of the day!
LE from Kenosha, WI
I love this scent but I feel I have to constantly apply it throughout the day. For the price point it should last longer. I have body sprays that are deeper and longer lasting. I could do without the cloud base, I guess its cute but I wish it was an optional add on as I threw it away when I opened the box.
Dee from Baltimore, MD
I love this sent it might go to. I get lots of compliments. I'm coming back to buy more.
Sarah from Michigan
My fiance says it smells like candy. It last so long
Natalia from Dayton oh
A little bit spicy but still cloud
Manar from Chicago IL
Run!! Dont walk!! Everytime I wear this everywhere I go I get complements. Also it's perfect for students cuz its very budget friendly too.
Melissa from La
I get compliments everytime i wear it
jenna from michigan
i love this scent so much. i think it smells like "cloud" but much more intense. if you love cloud, you'll love cloud 2.0
from Asheville, NC
This is awful, way to sweet and gave me and my boyfriend a headache
Kaylee from Atwater, Ohio
Jasmine from San Jose
smell lasts and way better than cloud in my opinon
Alex from Fresno,Ca
I always smell it on other people. I asked other people what perfume they're wearing they always said ariana grande cloud. This doesn't seem to last on me . Smells amazing and heavenly but doesnt last
Bella from Santa Clarita, CA
Smelled sweeter in store than when i put it on at home. Not really much of a Difference from the first one, at least for me. Still smells nice and definitely will buy again.
Christina from Peoria, IL
This smells amazing.
VeryVirgo from KS
I love the way this smells, but for me it doesnt last more than an hour or so :(