Let's put this out in the open, I'm not an Ariana Grande fan but she doesn't half have some catchy songs doesn't she? Well if you open to the odd Ariana Grande song perhaps you could also be swayed by her début fragrance - Ari by Ariana Grande Eau de Parfum, admittedly it is aimed at pre-teens (nothing wrong with that, we are entitled to smell great) but it is deceptively addictive. Sweet, cute with just the right amount of floral kick.
Ari by Ariana Grande Eau de Parfum comes presented in a vintage inspired bottle, a multi faceted glass bottle complete with a detachable pom pom. Bizarrely all I can think of is the movie Grease and the Pink Ladies when I look at the bottle, perhaps there was something similar on one of their vanity tables? It also has a certain boudoir chic feel - the pale pink hue of the perfume, coupled with the pom pom decoration reminds me a little of fluffy, fur trimmed pumps (like the ones Carrie from Sex and the City wore). Either way this a beautiful bottle that will look great be it on your dresser or in your hand for a quick mist on the morning commute.
The perfume itself is sweet, it has a certain soft, sugary yet not at all musky vanilla note which I believe is being disguised as the Marshmallow accord. Oddly on paper this sounds sickly sweet and perhaps overbearing but it is actually very easy to wear, it doesn't overbear and is dare I say it familiar and comforting. Madness I know. The rest of the notes are somewhat ambiguous with the official listing merely stating that Ari by Ariana Grande Eau de Parfum is fruity gourmand features hints of sparkling fruits with hints of musks, woods and floral notes. Less than helpful, I know so perhaps now is the best time to state that this does have a certain Viktor & Rolf Flowerbom quality, albeit this is softer and less floral based but there is a somewhat similarity.
I'm rather enjoying wearing Ari by Ariana Grande Eau de Parfum and would recommend that you don't knock it until you've tried it! I also think that this would be the perfect gift for any Ariana Grande fan come the festive period.
Ari by Ariana Grande Eau de Parfum £23-£31 via The Perfume Shop - link.