Above: Aquolina Pink Sugar Eau de Toilette Natural Spray
I love vanilla and fruit based scents, as I love smelling like a dessert. I find vanilla and fruity notes give me energy and put me in a good mood. Many people think this scent is too teeny booper, but I am drawn to sweet smelling scents. Pink Sugar is supposed to evoke memories of childhood or for those feeling young at heart. I am a fan of Aquolina scents because I have their Aquolina Chocolovers au de toilette and I love that one too. I have been wearing Chocolovers often since I got their 50mL spray about 3-4 years ago. Before Sephora opened Aquolina is hard find in my city, as the only places that sells it is out of my way in the opposite side of town. Even when Sephora opened it keeps on selling out! In addition, I didn’t want to pay $67 CAD for 100mL bottle of perfume, as I was on a budget. Trying to be frugal, I found one on good old Ebay for cheaper .
The 100mL bottle should last me awhile, as the 50mL Chocolovers lasted me four years. This scent reminds me of lemon sugar cookies, it is sweet but as a tanginess to it. I like that it is cute and sweet with just a bit of naughtiness too it. The scent lasts me about 3-4 hours before it fades away. When I wear Pink Sugar, I feel happy and invigorated.
At first scent, I can smell the vanilla, citrus and licorice scent. I am not too crazy about the licorice scent but as it fades away it smells distinctively of vanilla and a light floral scent. The floral scent gives it a bit of sophistication and the citrus scent gives it a sexy youthful energy.
Notes of Pink Sugar: Bergamot, Sicilian Orange, Raspberry, Fig Leaves, Lily of the Valley, Licorice, Strawberry, Red Fruit, Cotton Candy, Caramel, Musk, Wood, Powder.
Below: Aquolina Pink Sugar Sensual
Image Credit: Eleven
Image Credit: Eleven
In September 2009, Aquolina introduced a new scent to its line up: Pink Sugar Sensual. Since I am a fan of the original, I was on a hunt for this since its launch. While the original edition of Pink Sugar is youthful and cute, Pink Sugar Sensual is more sophisticated, mature, passionate and sexier. The name of the game is “seduction,” as the scent is stronger and more sensual. Who doesn’t want to be the sexy bad girl once in a while? If you think the original Pink Sugar is a bit too young for you, but you like vanilla/floral scents, Pink Sugar Sensual might be a nice alternative. I like the lacy motif in the packaging, as it mimics the look of lingerie. I think they should extend the lacy motif to the actual bottle because it would compliment the design and theme of the fragrance better. It would distinguish the “sexy” scent from the “cute” scent better. My nozzle has not taken a whiff at this yet, as it looks like it is only available in Europe at this time. I can’t even find it on Ebay! The only site that has it in stock is from Denmark and it is crazy expensive. I don’t think they even ship out side of Europe. Sephora, please bring this to the North American market!
Pink Sugar Sensual notes
Top Notes: Black Currant, Tangerine and Bergamot
Middle Notes: Orange Blossom, Pink Jasmine petals and Tiare Flowers
Base Notes: Vanilla, Black Sugar and Sandalwood