I’m obsessed with candy. No, for real. I am. I have a designated candy basket in my room that must have candy in it at all times. ALL TIMES. It’s bad.
As long as I can remember I’ve always had Skittles in my bag. I was known for it in school, so needless to say I gave out a LOT of Skittles. I probably kept Skittles afloat in the early 2000s with how much I was spending on that sweet deliciousness.
And my obsession with candy doesn’t end there. I’m also obsessed with candy-smelling perfumes! Basically, if it smells like I can eat it, I want to wear it.
I worked at Sephora over Christmas one year and I worked in the fragrance section for a few shifts, and let me tell you… I must’ve smelt all of the perfumes they had available AT LEAST five times. I probably would have done that even if I was just in there shopping, but working there gave me even more reason to indulge.
In order to be good at my job, I had to know exactly where everything was and how everything smelled. Since I’m forever on my search for my favorite perfume, this was a task I was totally cool with.
So with all of the information I’ve gathered, I have picked my top 5 favorite candy-smelling perfumes for any other sweet freaks who want to smell like candy all year round!
1. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Noir ($84 1.7 oz)
As soon as I smelled this I HAD to have it. It smells like caramel-infused berries! If I could eat this, I would. It’s a combination of fresh and sultry. The fresh part of the scent comes from its top notes which are berries and mandarin with a little blend of floral (honeysuckle, gardenia, and jasmine). And the sultry side comes in with the base notes which consist of amber, caramel, vanilla and sandalwood.
2. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Gold Couture ($84. 1.7oz)
Can you tell I love Juicy Couture scents? This one is similar to Viva La Juicy Noir, but different enough that I also HAD to have it. This scent seems more like a sultrier version of Noir as its less about the berry notes and more about the caramel.
It’s a VERY decadent scent. The notes are similar to noir as the top note is berry, with middle notes of sambac jasmine and honeysuckle finishing off with the more pronounced base notes of sandalwood, golden amber, caramel, and vanilla elixir.
I wore this to work one day and my co-worker smelled it on me and then immediately went out and bought it the same day. It’s THAT good.
3. Dot by Marc Jacobs. ($85 1.7 oz)
For a lighter, more girly candy scent I opt for Dot. It just smells fresh and light and sweet which I LOVE. Its notes are similar to those of Juicy Couture’s Viva La Juicy Noir and Gold Couture, but the payoff is a lot lighter and fruity. The top notes are red berries and dragon fruit, with middle notes of honeysuckle, jasmine and orange blossom. It’s base notes consist of coconut water, vanilla, driftwood and sensual musk.
4. Ralph Lauren Big Pony 2 ($45 1 oz)
This just smells like Christmas to me. Seriously, if Christmas had a designated smell, this would be it. Its notes consist of cranberry (maybe that’s why it smells like Christmas to me?) and tonka mousse. Simple and light. I love it.
5. Daisy by Marc Jacobs ($85 1.7oz)
Ah, Daisy. Who doesn’t love this perfume? (No, seriously. I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t love this perfume). This has been my go-to scent for YEARS. It just smells so fresh, fruity and light. It really is the perfect everyday perfume.
Its top notes consist of strawberries (berries, again!) violet leaf, and blood grapefruit. The middle floral notes are gardenia, violet, and jasmine. And its base notes contain musk, white woods, and vanilla.
There you have it! The similarities to these scents are definitely the notes of berries, florals, vanillas and musks. But the different blends create enough variety for your different moods and the changing seasons. With these you’ll never have to go a day without smelling delicious!