Last year, Aquolina introduced a new scent to its line up: Pink Sugar Sensual. In was only available at European retailers at first but Sephora has been carrying this since early this year. When I received Sephora’s VIB holiday gift card of $20, I decided it is time for me to pick it up.While the original Pink Sugar is supposed to be cute, sweet and youthful, Pink Sugar Sensual is more sophisticated and feminine. The original is bombarded with vanilla and lemon notes but the new scent is floral, orange, slightly bitter and musky. As PSS starts to dry down, the bitterness and muskiness lift and it becomes more floral and sweet.
To me, Pink Sugar Sensual reminds me of Viktor and Rolf’s Flowerbomb but not as sweet. Flowerbomb is more vanilla and PSS is more floral and fruity but the dry down is very similar. Aquolina sells PSS as a “sexier” scent then PS but for some reason I feel sexier with PS because I like the stronger vanilla notes in the original. PSS is a pretty scent not extremely original, but I like to wear it when I want something floral. The wear time of PSS on me is about 6-7 hours.
The packaging is clean and simple and it compliments the original Pink Sugar. I like the lacy motif on the pink and black tube packaging: pink background with black lace; however, I think it would be better if they used the black lace motif on to the bottle too and use a more sophisticated font for the label. I think it would make the packaging design more coherent and would sell the sexier and more sophisticated image better.
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