Rated 4.41 out of 5 stars
I'll admit that I didn't go into this with super high expectations. I read a TON of reviews that favored Mod Vanilla, so imagine how surprised I was when this ended up being my favorite out of the Mod duo!!
Mod Blush starts off very citrusy and fruity; the bergamot and passion fruit are both very detectable, and they stay prominent through the perfume's lifespan. Very shortly after, the rose and pear join in, and that's when it becomes heavenly to me. I normally don't like rose in fragrances at ALL!! But the rose here is so subtle, smooth and gentle… the way it mixes with the pear is simply divine. When it's fully dried down, you can definitely smell the musk, woody notes and ambroxan. It lasted on my skin for around 6-8 hours, which is above average for an Ariana Grande perfume on my skin!! Overall, while not being the most complex or unique perfume ever, it's fun, done well, and definitely crowd pleasing! I could honestly see myself wearing this all year round. My only complaint is with the bottle; it looks very cute, but it's difficult to find the right angle to hold/spray it from.
Of course, if I'm going to review Mod Blush, I also have to talk about its counterpart, Mod Vanilla.
To me, Mod Vanilla is a mixture of Cloud and Sweet Like Candy, with a hint of a tropical & powdery vibe that makes it wearable all year round… which is perfectly fine! But not something I'd say I need in my collection, considering that Cloud is much longer lasting and a fragrance that I already own. (Mod Vanilla only lasts for around 4 hours on me.)
The two Mod perfumes are very different, but there's definitely something in both of them that makes them feel like sisters, so it makes sense that they were released together! Mod Vanilla is a very powdery vanilla, while Mod Blush is a fruity rose. Both are year-round for me, but I definitely prefer Mod Blush, since it both lasts longer and managed to pull off a rose note in a way that I truly love!! In a weird way, Mod Blush is almost what I initially expected Thank U Next to smell like, if that makes sense.
In conclusion, if you want a fun citrusy/fruity rose perfume, go with Mod Blush! If you don't have Cloud or Sweet Like Candy and want a powdery vanilla perfume in your collection, go with Mod Vanilla! That's all I have to say for now.
I bought the MOD set; both smelled so good in store! No issue for staying power on me, it's every bit as strong hours later as it was coming out of the bottle. That said, the dry down is a cheap cloying plastic sweet scent. If you're in college still doing the dancing/crazy nights/bar scene this is your trashy scent for those occasions. Should go great with sweat and booze. Get it, girl. If you work in an office, hospital, flight attendant, doctors office etc. this does not fit the bill for a daytime professional setting type of scent. Hope this helps 😂
TT from New Mexico
I went into ulta to get the mod vanilla but at the time they were sold out, so tried the mod blush and honestly out of mod vanilla and mod blush, the blush is my favorite. It's sweet, it's feminine, and lasts all day on me. You need this perfume!
Sam from Dayton, OH
I rarely go in ulta and I decided to go in today for something that was not perfume. I decided to browse the perfume section and found this scent by chance and it is literally my favorite perfume. I love it so much it makes me happy and smells like summer. I will be buying it again and again.
Jessica from Houston
My new favorite scent went in the store for a moisturizer and passed by the perfume section I spray some and fell in love and had to buy it.
addie schilf from orlando fl
I have almost every perfume of hers and this one is in my top 3 I absolutely LOVE it
Jules from Chicago
It smells amazing but as soon as you spray it on yourself the scent fades what seems like immediately regardless if i put it on my clothes or skin.
ives from New York
Em from Texas
This perfume smells great, sweet and girly. However, the smell fades rather quickly.
Billy from Tacoma Wa.
You can smelll the pink pepper and magnolia but that's about it. I was disappointed that the other notes don't seem to carry. It could have been a gorgeous scent. The only way I can describe the perfume is generic.
Bella Amore from PENNSYLVANIA
I absolutely loved the scent. It's light, fresh, innocent, with a floral hint to it. It's not overpowering yet. You do get a nice smell from it. Definitely a summer spring scent.
Linda from Chicago, IL
MOD Blush by Ariana Grande is the perfect dupe to CAROLINA HERRERA Good Girl Blush Eau de Parfum! I love the sent! Perfect for Church and day lunches with your friends! It's such a pretty sent!
Brie from Clifton NJ
This perfume smelled so good in the store. I purchased w/ no hesitation. However it does NOT last longer than 2-4 hours, it works best being used as a layered perfume. So disappointed because I didn't have this issue w/ her other fragrances
C from Tx
I loooove the smell, but unfortunately it doesnt last at all and the packaging is really odd to hold. The God Is A Woman perfume is sooooo much better.
Isabel from Houston tx
I purchased this perfume for my 8 years old daughter and we both love it .
lrowen from CA
smells very floral with a hint of passionfruit! i really wish that passionfruit note lasted longer on the skin after the inital opening. overall wear time is just okay. if you're wanting something a bit sweeter but similar, i definitely recommend the original Ari over this one. great perfume overall! not sure if i would repurchase again since im more likely to reach for a gourmand scent rather than a floral. :)
Stephanie from Kansas
I love this scent, it's a sweet floral scent that isn't too overpowering. My one complaint about the scent is that it doesn't last very long (more than 2-3 hours) and the bottle is very strange to hold and spray. The bottle also leaks very easy, everytime I want to use this scent I end up having perfume all over my hands. If you love this scent I recommend using the travel size spray.
GnG from CA
I fell in love with this scent after spraying it at my local Ulta. It's clean, sweet, feminine, and overall very pleasing smelling… however, after using it, I am so disappointed in the scent's lack of lasting power. It will maybe linger for an hour or either my skin or clothes, and this is AFTER using it with Aquaphor and on my pulse points, clothes, and an overhead spray. I haven't returned it bc I love Ari, but I am considering exchanging it for another one of her fragrances.
Paris from Wausau, wi
Smells like strawberries! 🍓
Megs from Cleveland, OH
I am obsessed with this scent. It's a little on the sweet side but is balanced out by some woody, neutrals. I find myself MELTING every time I smell it. The only issue is longevity. I combat this by reapplying but I can understand why folks won't like this but I truly find it worth the effort.
Barla from California
Im a cashier and while i was checking out this customer, her scent was so strong but in a good way. I asked what she was wearing and low snd behold it wad the MOD blush. I RAN straight to ulta to get another whiff and omggggg i fell in love with it unfortunately it was sold out but i bought it online. Now that i have it…. Idk if its just me but it smells different to how it smelled back at the store ? Regardless i dont see myself returning it and will add pn to my collection. Thanks 4 reading this far! Bye
Nikki from Chicago, il
This smells amazing. I like it better than the vanilla one. And it lasts a long time!
Soni from Manhattan
The perfume smells really pretty. It's perfect for spring. It has the floral notes and dries down to a slightly more powdery finish. It's a sexy scent. My only issue is the bottle. I can't stand the way it looks. It's very childish looking like something that belongs in a girls toy box. The plastic is cheap looking and although the shape of it is cool, I feel like she should have went more luxe with the packaging. She could have did a pink tinted acrylic for the bottle. I liked her Ari perfume bottle (minus the Pom Pom it came with) and felt because she's a more mature singer (lyrics with cursing, sexual innuendos) she'd stop trying to appeal to younger girls. I hope her next scent reflects the changes she's made in her style of music.
from Cleveland Ohio
Smells so good and it lasts hours got compliments on it and I just overall love this perfume
Merissa from Ohio
I am a sucker for floral perfumes - when I picked this up I was a little hesitant but am SO glad I got it. It smells soo good with rosey but smooth (not overpoweringly bright) scent. I got the 1oz to try but will be buying the bigger one next!