Aquolina Pink Sugar

Pink Sugar is as simple as its name. It’s a sweet fragrance made for younger perfume consumers that’s not ashamed of admitting that it’s just a candy-like confection for people who like to smell sweet. And that’s about it. I can respect that. Pink Sugar

In Bottle: Sugar, caramel, and strawberry. Very reminiscent of Miss Dior Cherie but much more tolerable due to the lack of patchouli and the toning down of the strawberry note. This smells like the pink cotton candy you buy at carnivals and little strawberry hard candies.

Applied: Dominating the opener is the cotton candy and strawberry hard candies. If Pink Sugar were a food–it’d be aptly named. As the scent ages, it stays the same but for a caramel note coming up. The caramel note has been toasted a bit too much, smelling burnt. I have a suspicion there’s really only one caramel note shared between this fragrance, Miss Dior Cherie and Flowerbomb and it’s Burnt Caramel #2990. A pox on you, Burnt Caramel #2990! I’m convinced that due to this mysterious caramel note that these three fragrances are related in some smelly conspiracy. But they aren’t the same, Pink Sugar lacks the extreme sweetness and harshness of the patchouli and strawberry. The burnt caramel in Pink Sugar is more muted than in Flowerbomb. Pink Sugar has a not bad licorice note that makes brief appearances in the mid-stage. When Pink Sugar dries down, it’s a bit of vanilla and slap of clean woodsiness and then it’s gone.

Extra: Pink Sugar is consistently one of the most popular and well-loved fragrances among its target audience. If you were ever wondering what young people like these days, Pink Sugar is probably a good guess.

Design: Pink Sugar is bottled in a tall glass cylinder with pink crisscrossing lines on the glass. The presentation itself makes me think of cake. The lettering is playful, a bit messy for my tastes, but I’m not the target audience for the fragrance or–I assume–the design of the bottle.

Fragrance Family: Gourmand

Notes: Bergamot, sicilian orange, raspberry, fig leaves, lily of the valley, licorice, strawberry, red fruit, cotton candy, vanilla, caramel, musk, wood, powder.

From a choice of Miss Dior Cherie, Pink Sugar, or Flowerbomb, I will have to give props to Pink Sugar. It’s the most wearable, the least cloying and at least it’s upfront about what it is.

Reviewed in This Post: Pink Sugar, 2008, Eau de Parfum.

4 thoughts on “Aquolina Pink Sugar

  1. All I know is Miss Dior Cherie smells exactly like urine! So mad I have a huge bottle of it! Thanks for your review!

    • Now that you mention it, Miss Dior Cherie does possess a sort of sour, sharp note underneath its sweetness that could pass off to smell a bit urine-like. I feel your pain for owning a huge bottle of something you don’t really like. I’m looking at my bottle of Versace’s Versense right now. 🙁

  2. Miss Dior Cherie is flat-out awful. It smells nice in the bottle, and on my skin smells of (as the above poster so delicately put it) urine – and beer. Not a pleasant combo! Just to come to the defense of my skin chemistry, lots of other people have had this same experience with Miss Dior Cherie – it sucks to have spent the $$ for (in my opinion) the worst perfume experience I’ve ever had!
    Pink Sugar is pretty and sweet, just a little too young-smelling for me. Reminds me too much of high school!

    • I definitely see where the urine and beer associations come in. The smell in the bottle for me was too sweet there too. I just think Miss Dior Cherie is a mess of a fragrance and I’m glad I’m not alone!

      Pink Sugar, too, is like the mascot fragrance for high school. Hopefully it doesn’t become the mascot fragrance for an entire generation of girls or we might never be rid of it! 😀

      Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment, Samantha!

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