Prada Candy Perfume Review: LOVE !

by mehak on February 14, 2013

in Grade A, perfumes, Reviews


As i was watching Kate Hudson and Anne Hathway turn into mega bride-zilla’s for their big day in the movie ‘Bride Wars’, I realised something. We need a wedding gift registry system in India dammit!. You know like how abroad, the bride and groom go and pick their gifts and create a registry and then the nice generous guests come and buy those gifts for them! That  in India , will ensure, you don’t recieve items such as ” The Roti Maker” on your wedding day (Trust me. I got one. Still lying somewhere inside) But you know what some nice guests also gave me- this absolutely amazing perfume by Prada called Prada Candy. I don’t even know who gave me this, but just in case you read my blog …THANK YOU! I absolutely adore it, the box, the perfume itself , everything.  I’ll make sure if I ever attend your wedding, ill never give you the Roti Maker ok?

K so then, apart from the obviously cute pink box complete with a fluffy cushion, what else is special about it. LOTS!!!

First of all, lets talk about how this  smells. You would imagine a perfume called Candy to be one of those sickly sweet-fruity scents that sixteen year olds wear, but this is Prada Dah-ling, they don’t make stuff that’s tacky! This is like the grown-up womans version of a warm, slightly fruity, sweet caramel scent. The first whiff, you get a sharp burst of a slightly candy like fruit  flavour, which settles down into this gorgeous, vanilla-caramel smell in a few minutes and about fifteen minutes later, it  has this musky, soapy  kind of texture which balances the sweetness perfectly . This is the perfect scent for me- not sickly sweet, but flirty enough to make you feel like a princess !!

Secondly, this lasts ages. I can wear it to work in the morning (though i don’t like wasting it on my colleagues !) , and just around my evening snack time say six hours later, this is still lingering on my wrist. Just a whiff of musky vanilla, but it’s there all right!

Thirdly, well I love the packaging too ! The bottle  may not be anything overly exciting compared to the kind of shapes we see, but the box and the cushion and everything else more than makes up for it !


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Verdict: A+

Price: Rs 4950 but can be bought for Rs 4000/- online (Price for 80ml)

Recommendation: Prada Candy, is the perfect ‘ME ‘ scent. It’s subtle, and very soft. Its girly, with just a slight kick of fruity and has a warm vanilla vibe to it, but it’s not too sweet . The muskiness balances the sweetness and ensures this is still a sophisticated womans scent ! If i had to sum it in one life: Its like the Grown Up Girl’s Playful Fun Perfume!

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Ikya February 14, 2013 at 1:50 pm

haha you got a roti maker? We NEED a wedding gift registry in India man!! Well before I decide to get married! I’m only now looking at sweeter scents. I’ve always liked the fresh aquatic scents till now! D&G Light Blue is what I wear everyday! and Elizabeth Arden Green Tea and the slightly musky yet fresh and aquatic Escada Into The Blue! But nowadays I’m drawn to sweeter scents so checking this out!! Phew! My comments are always almost longer than your post!


mehak February 14, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Hehe ! Your comments are always welcome…
Yeah im the opposite- you go for cool aquatic, i go for warm, fuzzy..


Shriya February 14, 2013 at 2:03 pm

I want this as my Vday gift .. Such a lovely bottle :)
I love minty and fruity fragrance :) This bottle is for me !


mehak February 14, 2013 at 4:33 pm

yup yll like it if you like fruity


Tina February 14, 2013 at 2:37 pm

I tried this at one of the airport duty-free shops, the smell is awesome, but the price tag out me off.. :(.
And with you on the gift registry thing. I got numerous fluorescent colored tea sets and bowl sets that are so tacky that I am ashamed to pass them along to someone else. Also, 4 copies of Two States by Chetan Bhagat and many many satin bedcovers.


mehak February 14, 2013 at 4:32 pm

4 copies? Are you kidding me?


Tina February 14, 2013 at 6:35 pm

nopes I am not kidding. 4 copies of the same book. :D


MissBoPeep February 14, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Talk about unwanted gift at wedding. I have an attic full of these till date. I am 2 yrs married now. You can find loads of tacky show pieces with doves and hearts and to forget flasks and casseroles. ROFL!!


mehak February 14, 2013 at 4:31 pm

OMG ! I know what is it with doves and hearts made on glass ware? I absolutely hate it !


Ansh@Vanity No Apologies February 14, 2013 at 4:12 pm

roti maker..haha!! trust me even i have seen people gifting onion cutter, juice maker etc :P


mehak February 14, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Haha onion cutter..OMG, thats like the worst thing you can even give someone !!!


Richa Saxena February 14, 2013 at 5:19 pm

hahaha…A Roti Maker is so funny…I have seen people receive tacky crockery and crazy heart shaped jewelleries..Anyways loved your review!


Aruna February 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Not my type of fragrance or packaging. I like OTT cute bottles and ocean-y smells.
I remember that at my bhaiyya’s wedding a few years back, there was a family with ten grown up kids! I kid you not! Who brings 10 grown up kids to a random wedding? and who has 10 kids! We really really wanted to know what they’d given since my aunt and mum kept calculating how much the food for their family costed (like only Indian women can!) Don’t remember what it was but we had a whale of a time teasing bhaiyya that they gave an empty envelope ;)


Rajvi Bhow February 14, 2013 at 6:57 pm

lol! i can understand what you mustve felt after receiving those gifts..infact in our family we don’t accept only gifts from anyone. and the ones who are close they usually give cash.. so no complaints from my end..

As for the perfume sounds very my types but can’t spend 4k..


Sukanya February 14, 2013 at 8:56 pm

I can totally relate to that feeling mehak ! Every single time I watch this movie.. I so want this gift regisrty system..! wats the point on stuffing a bride with blingy sarrees, bedsheets ,rice cooker n other blahs :/


abhi February 15, 2013 at 10:09 am

yeah a gift registry would be great…atleast it would stop people from dumping their gift wrapped junk on u :)
such a lovely gift…


Embellished February 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Sounds amazing!


Aarthi February 15, 2013 at 5:45 pm

The bottle is absolutely adorable and of course the color.. It is already in my wish list but your review tempts me even more that I can’t wait even for a month !


Preeti Kaur February 15, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Great review and you are spot on about the wedding gift registry system in India :P I think I am gonna add a ‘P.S.” on my wedding card that buy my gift from the registered place or don’t bother coming ;) Anyways, this perfume is on my wishlist now :)


Vineetha February 16, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Oh Nice one Mehak! Will check this out !


Nisha MS July 3, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Hi Mehak,

I am regular reader of your blog, started a year back or so. Must say very good blog. I do read other blogs as well, but your blog I have to check every alternate day. It has all the info needed for a girl :) ..

You know finding a right perfume has been such a pain. Everytime you go to a Mall and ask for it, the sales ppl start showing you thousands of them and ultimately u end up confused. From long time I was looking for a nice perfume, and then recently I read your review about Prada Candy, and next thing is, I went to chk it out. Loveed It. Thank You. My Search has finally ended. :) :) .. Also your review of Nina Ricci-Ricci Ricci was helpful. I was like, if Mehak is saying its good, I must chk it out and I liked it too :) .. Both are in my list now :)..


mehak July 3, 2013 at 10:34 pm

try it out..not my absolute fav, but definitely worth cjecking out…specially test it after 10 minutes


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