Prada Candy - perfume for women

Candy by Prada - "Prada Candy, the new feminine fragrance of Prada enriches the Prada brand's fragrance universe with another vision: colorful, pop and explosive. Prada Candy incarnates the new Prada woman: she's daring, sensual, full of life and implosive. The perfume is named after this seductive and joyful girl who is running wild."

Prada Candy Fragrance

Prada Candy Perfume

Prada Candy - fragrance info

Perfume House Prada
Introduced August 2011
Perfumer Daniela Andrier
Scent Classification Vanilla Oriental
Fragrance Notes Caramel, musks, powdery notes, vanilla, benzion
Package Design Francois Berthoud, box art illustration.
Print/TV Campaign Models - Lexi Boling (2019)
Models - Lea Seydoux (2011)
Director - Jean-Paul Goude
Available Products Eau de Parfum 1.7oz / $80, 2.7oz / $108
Body Lotion 5oz / $50, Shower Gel 5oz / $42, Body Scrub 6.75oz

Prada Candy Perfume Campaign

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Prada Candy

The Fragrance
Candy is Excessive
The pure indulgence and enjoyment of Prada Candy lies in its excess. Prada Candy is a fragrance with a novel olfactory balance combining exceptionally high-quality ingredients in excessive proportions. Magnified by White Musks, noble Benzion comes together with a modern Caramel accord to give the fragrance a truly unique signature.

A Cocktail of Musks
A refined veil of timeless Musks drapes the Benzion and Caramel notes, revealing an irreverent combination defying convention. The silky, powdery texture of the Musks brings a sophisticated and elegant character to the fragrance.

An Overdose of Laotion Benzion
Benzion is a resin collected from the styrax tree, grown in the forests of Laos. Found here in an unprecedented concentration of 12%, it is addictive and sensual, with warm, wet, sweet, balsamy notes evoking delicately vanilla-scented honey.

An Explision of Caramel
In an unexpected Prada twist, a synthetic pop accord of Carael is playfully jostling with the natural note of Benzion. This Caramel accord is delicious and nostalgic joyfully feminine and sweetly addictive.

Source: (Oct. 2011)

Prada Candy - perfume editorials

Prada Candy Perfume editorial Cosmopolitan
Cosmopolitan - April 2018
Prada Candy

Eau de You
You know that "signature scent" thing? For so long, it meant finding the one...for life! But let's be real: The average Cosmo girl wears up to four fragrances because you know the power they possess. One spritz can make you feel happier; another, drop-dead sexy; then there's that confidence booster, stress reliever...the list of feels goes on.

Confident & Sophisticated - You've got life on lock. What you need is a fearless fragrance. Look for cashmere, sandalwood, and musk.

Find them all @ Macy's, - Learn about more Signature Scents

(Wyar, Leah. "Eau de You." Cosmopolitan Apr. 2018: 86-89)

Prada Candy Perfume editorial A New Fragrance for Free
Cosmopolitan - Dec 2015
Prada Candy Perfume

A New Fragrance... for Free
The average woman in her 20s and 30s owns eight perfumes. Master this scent hack -- layering the ones you already own -- and consider your options quadrupled. Not a collector? Try our recommendations instead.

Dream Job Interview
Airy florals won't suffocate a potential boss, but those woody notes will convey confidence.
DKNY Be Desired
JO MALONE Wild Fig & Cassis

Squad Brunch
The rich, juicy combo creates a cool, in-the-know vibe. Your BFFs will ask what you're wearing - and all about the latest dirt.
BRITNEY SPEARS Fantasy Intimate
BATH & BODY WORKS Beautiful Day
GUCCI Guilty

Third Date Perfumes
Desert-like notes put an irresistible twist on a sophisticated p.m. perfume -- the scent equivalent of sending a PG-13 selfie.
LANCOME La Vie Est Belle
PRADA Candy Eau de Parfum, $114,

Meet the 'Rents
The sunny citrus notes balance the warmth of musk for a mix that's nuzzly but not OTT sexy...totally Mom-approved.

Read more about: Layering Perfumes

(Pai, Deanna. "Beauty: A New Fragrance... for Free!" Cosmopolitan Dec. 2015: 104)

Prada Candy Perfume editorial Beauty Awards
Marie Claire - Oct 2015
Prada Candy

Most Wanted Beauty Awards
The results of our 3rd annual reader survey are in - and you were not shy about sharing. Here's what's making your world more gorgeous in 2015...

Celebrity you most want to smell like:
TAYLOR SWIFT Incredible Things Eau de Parfum ($40,

Must have beauty solution @ work: HAND CREAM
AERIN Rose Hand & Body Cream ($40;

Classic fragrance that never gets old:
CHANEL Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum ($122;
This fresh, sexy scent from the house that Coco built squeaked out a win over worthy runners-up Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb and Prada Candy.

(Goldstein, Jennifer. "Most Wanted Beauty Awards." Marie Claire Oct. 2015: 218-225)

Prada Candy Kiss Marie Claire Sweet Life
Marie Claire - June 2015
Prada Candy

What We Love About June
What you need to do, see, hear, and talk about this month.

Sweet Life
If pretty were a smell, this would be it: Prada, with artist Vahram Muratyan, is launching a limited-edition Prada Candy fragrance trio this month.
(Prada Candy Kiss, $38 each;

("First - What We Love About June." Marie Claire. June 2015: 22)

Prada Candy Kiss Collection Allure Editors' Favorites
Allure - June 2015
Prada Candy

Editors' Favorites

Prada Candy Kiss Collection. The classic caramel scent becomes squee-worthy when it's miniaturized and wrapped up with two other variations in a box designed by graphic artist Vahram Muratyan. $80 for three .68-ounce bottles.

("Beauty Reporter - Editors' Favorites." Allure. June 2015: 36)

Candy Prada Perfume
Marie Claire Magazine - Jan. 2013
Candy Prada Perfume

Color Theory - "Using very colorful makeup is an expression of doing something purely for fun and pleasure -- very innocent," makeup artist Tom Pecheux said backstage at Peter Som. He wasn't the only one tasting the rainbow: Wella colorist Aura Friedman tinted hair extensions... For the spring collections, color indisputably ruled... What's more inspiring than sporting all those brights during the dead of winter? It's a bold, much-needed reminder that eventually, all those pretty spring flowers will bloom again, even if we have to slog through in furry boots a bit longer.

Prada Candy Eau de Parfum, $108,

Royal Apothic Conservatories Eau de Parfum in Velvet Dahlia, Field Poppy, and Noble Carnation, $55 each,

Isaac Mizrahi Fabulous Eau de Parfum, $78,

(Flaherty, Erin. "101 Ideas: Beauty Moment." Marie Claire Jan. 2013: 50)

Prada Candy Perfume
Marie Claire - Dec 2012
Prada Candy Perfume

The Mix - Marie Claire's monthly concoction of all things you will be trying, sharing, shopping, and talking about.

Shop - Prada Candy
Prada Candy is instantly seductive -- pure pleasure wrapped in impulsive charm. In an explosion of shocking pink and gold, Prada Candy takes us on a walk on the wild side, showing us a new facet of Prada femininity where more is more and excess if everything.

("The Mix." Marie Claire Dec 2012: 82)

Prada Candy Perfume
Redbook Magazine - May 2012
Candy Prada Perfume

5 Tricks to Smell Gorgeous - The right fragrance can lift your mood, entice your guy, and boost a blah workday. Just follow these steps to find a scent even a perfume-phobe would love.

Smell Sexy (not vampy) - Yann Vasnier, a senior perfumer at Givaudan fragrance house, says that "men find food notes, like grapefruit and vanilla, attractive." Try Prada Candy ($80 for 1.7 oz.).

Perfumes referenced in article:
DKNY Be Delicious
Demeter Baby Powder
Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely
Prada Candy
Marc Jacobs Lola
Burberry Body
Yves Saint Laurant Parisienne

(Mueller, Cristina. "5 Tricks to Smell Gorgeous." Redbook May 2012: 60)

Prada Candy Perfume
Marie Claire Magazine - May 2012
Prada Candy Perfume

Beauty Awards - Prix d'Excellence de la Beaute 2012
International perfume winners, chosen by a panel of MC editors.

Best Concept - Prada Candy Eau de Parfum, $108.

Why We Love It
Leave it to the legendary fashion house to take the idea of a supersweet scent and make it cool, thanks to the unusual twist of mellow caramel and a musky dry-down.

Perfumes referenced in article:
Chanel No19 Poudre
Burberry Body

(Dupre, Isabel. "2012 Beauty Awards." Marie Claire May 2012: 132)

Prada Candy Perfume
Seventeen Magazine - Nov. 2011
Prada Candy Perfume

Sweet Kisses
This mouthwatering mix of caramel and vanilla honey scents is yummier than a brownie sundae after movie night!

Prada Candy Eau de Parfum, $80 for 1.7 oz., Neiman Marcus.

(Gray, Meredith. "Love is in the Air." Seventeen Nov. 2011: 139)

Prada Candy Perfume
Cosmopolitan Magazine - Oct. 2011
Prada Candy Perfume

This mouthwatering caramel scent is sweet and saucy.

Prada Candy, $80,

Also see: Guess Seductive I'm Yours

("Fun Fearless Fashion." Cosmopolitan Oct. 2011: 112)

Prada Candy Perfume
Vanity Fair Magazine - Oct. 2011
Prada Candy Perfume

Sweet Scents
Miuccia Prada, whose fashion house is synonymous with chic minimalism, takes a turn toward excess with her latest scent, Candy, an alluring cocktail of silky white musks, balsamy benzoin, and caramel. For the campaign, Prada sought a decidedly French twist, enlisting the visionary director and photographer Jean-Paul Goude and actress Léa Seydoux to collaborate on a provocative television short inspired by the passionate, early-20th-century apache dance, named for the Parisian street gangs who first performed it. (

(Rotunno, Anthony. "Fanfair: Sweet Scents." Vanity Fair Oct. 2011: 160)

Prada Candy Perfume
Allure Magazine - Oct. 2011
Prada Candy Perfume

Purists might scoff that this newish group of fragrances doesn't deserve a category of its own, but its growing popularity speaks to the sensual connection between smell and taste. They won't make you lick your pulse points, but they have strong hints of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, run, and cotton candy.

Prada Candy: A new arrival, bursting with caramel and vanilla.

(Van Gelder, Lindsy. "All in the Family." Allure Oct. 2011: 263)

SWEET - Prada Candy is a titillating surge of caramel with a tinge of vanilla -- the world's chicest sweet shop. Women's Scent - $80 to $108, depending on size, Neiman Marcus.
(Devash, Meirav. "Best of Beauty." Allure Oct. 2011: 242, 290-291.)

Prada Candy Perfume
Glamour Magazine - Oct. 2011
Prada Candy Perfume

A Refined Take On a Sweet Scent
Prada Candy eau de parfum spray ($80 for 1.7 oz.,

("Top 10 Beauty Investments." Glamour Oct. 2011: 136)

Prada - "If Prada Candy were a film, it would be a musical comedy!" -Lea Seydoux. "We used extreme proportions to create something new, unexpected, and optimistic," says perfumer Daniela Andrier of Prada Candy. Lest you assume it smells like Pop Rocks, it's a cool take on the sweet concept, utilizing Benzion, a creamy-smelling resin of the Laotian styrax tree (no joke) and a synthetic "pop" of caramel. Design-wise, the team looked to the house's signature saffiano leather and colorful accessories. Fashion illustrator Francois Berthoud sketched the box art, and art director Jean-Paul Goude dreamed up a video and print ad starring French actress Léa Seydoux as a naughty piano student. The soundtrack wisely avoids the Bow Wow Wow song. Prada Candy eau de parfum, $80.
(Flaherty, Erin and Chu, Ying. "Beauty: In the Mood for All." Marie Claire Sept. 2011: 294.)

Scent & Style - Speaking of mischievous: Prada Candy. From the moment French actress Lea Seydoux impulsively careens acress the screen -- a variation of the combative Apache dance performed by Paris street ganags in the 1900s -- in the short film by Jean-Paul Goude that Miuccia Prada commissioned about the fragrance, you know it's going to be good. And it is, especially if you like candy. The Deco/Pop bottle, which is fun just to look at, contains an over-the-top blend of powdery musks and warm, balsamy benzoin (a resin from Laos's styrax tree), capped off with sticky, sweet caramel. -- How Sweet It Is: Prada Candy.
(Brown, Sarah. "Beauty - Fragrance: Scent & Style." Vogue Sept. 2011:606-612.)

Delicious Treat - Confectionery caramel gives it an almost edible sweetness. Prada Candy eau de parfum, $80/1.7 oz.;
("Beauty, Fragrance: Waiting to Inhale." InStyle Sept. 2011: 436.)

Prada Candy eau de parfum - Don't let the name fool you: Unlike fragrances that leave you hungry, this blend of musk, benzoin, and caramel smells refined, not sugary. $80 for 1.7 oz.;
("Beauty Reporter: Editors' Favorites." Allure Sept. 2011: 62.)

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