Monday, 5 August 2013

More PRADA Candy - The New PRADA Candy L'Eau

Prada Candy L'eau

I have already written about my signature fragrance - PRADA Candy, which had been my all-time favorite scent and something I never leave the house without. I have been completely smitten with Candy since its launch, back in 2011, so much so that the rest of my fragrance wardrobe has stayed largely untouched for a very long time now.
The sweet, feminine and playful notes dominating the Candy formula fit my personality and look perfectly and for the first time in my scented life, others started commenting about it as well. PRADA Candy might not be as "sophisticated" as some of other the other offerings by the iconic fashion powerhouse but its that exact playful feature that makes this fragrance so unique.
Prada Candy L'eau
My devotion to the original PRADA Candy didn't falter my enthusiasm and excitement one bit when I heard about the new PRADA Candy L'eau perfume. 
Like its predecessor PRADA Candy L’Eau is the brain child of Daniela Roche-Andrier, a talented perfumer whose genius has been behind all PRADA fragrances so far. 

Unfortunately PRADA critics and even fans once again had a lot of negative things to say about both the original Candy and its "sister scent", Candy L'eau. Apparently nobody likes a sequel!

Description;
Prada’s latest fragrance plays on freshness and joie de vivre and brings to life a fictional young female character, Candy. Evoking new expressions of Prada femininity, Candy is alluring, unexpected, pleasure-seeking and enigmatic.

The many facets of Candy’s personality reflect the range of notes that come together to form Prada Candy L’Eau. Playful, elegant and indulgent, the fragrance’s spirit lies in Candy’s optimistic world view as she declares there’s no better time than now to be alive.

Blended by Daniela Andrier, the fresh, joyful sensation of Prada Candy L’Eau lies in its mix of zestful, sweetly addictive notes. High-quality ingredients combine to form the modern and sophisticated fragrance. A trinity of white musks, benzoin and caramel are heightened by the presence of citrus and oriental floral notes to create a vibrant ensemble.

The new PRADA Candy L'eau is described as a lighter and more playful version of the original. The face of both Candy campaigns remains the same, and is fronted by a true French actress Léa Seydoux. I thought she was the perfect choice for the first perfume advertising campaign but she is even more impressive the second time around. 

Just take a look at the mini-film below! A masterpiece by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola



The PRADA Candy L'eau opens with a surprising light citrus note that doesn't last very long, then transforms into a very light floral sweet pea scent which gives this stage a very girly-flirty vibe. The last stage of the perfume development features the benzoin whose presence creates a very strong resemblance of the Candy L'eau to the original Candy but definitively with less intensity. The caramel notes in the L'eau version are a little more subdued and I can almost detect slight milky vanilla traces, which at times gave me the impression that the new Candy was definitively sweeter than the original (i had expected the opposite). 


In terms of longevity, PRADA Candy L'Eau preformed just like its predecessor and was detectable clearly for about six hours with light application but in reality wear time was longer than that because it actually lingered very softly even later on. 
Surprisingly the last note of this fragrance wasn't even recognized until the very end when the dry-out was complete and a wave of milky honey popped up, seemingly out of nowhere. It evoked a sense of comfort , and calm, giving me even more reasons to love my new Candy L'eau perfume.

Prada Candy L'eau
I still adore my signature fragrance PRADA Candy and it will probably be my favorite scent for years to come, however the Candy L'eau has achieved a pretty good standing with me since I received my bottle. I would say that its definitively my second favorite.. for now anyways :-)

To get more information regarding both PRADA Candy & PRADA Candy L'Eau just visit the official website.

To purchase your very own bottle of PRADA Candy L'Eau just visit Amazon, or Nordstorm and Neiman Marcus.

PRADA Candy L'Eau retails for $74.08 for 1.7 fl.oz. and $95.87 for 2.7 fl.oz. (in Canadian dollars)

I hope this was helpful to someone

Have you tried either PRADA Candy scents? What is your signature fragrance?

XOXO

ANJA

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2 comments:

  1. Hi Anja,
    I agree with your comments on both Prada Candy L'Eau, except I prefer it as a signature to the original Candy! The citrus and floral notes make it more refreshingly balanced and more piquant, and I love the warmth of the orange note. I think the bottle is exceptionally classic and iconic, in a cool modern way, rather than trivial or undignified. The longevity is fine, it's just that it's subtle, harmonious and unabrasive, in a way that blends so well as a signature. It's interesting that you review Marc Jacobs Honey edp at the same time - I also rate these two as my top faves, both sweetsy and warm citrussy - the bottle is very cute. But I find Prada L'Eau somehow a bit softer, less citrussy acidic, and more iconic!!

    Anne www.anneseagull.com

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  2. Hi Anja,
    I agree with your comments on both Prada Candy L'Eau, except I prefer it as a signature to the original Candy! The citrus and floral notes make it more refreshingly balanced and more piquant, and I love the warmth of the orange note. I think the bottle is exceptionally classic and iconic, in a cool modern way, rather than trivial or undignified. The longevity is fine, it's just that it's subtle, harmonious and unabrasive, in a way that blends so well as a signature. It's interesting that you review Marc Jacobs Honey edp at the same time - I also rate these two as my top faves, both sweetsy and warm citrussy - the bottle is very cute. But I find Prada L'Eau somehow a bit softer, less citrussy acidic, and more iconic!!

    Anne www.anneseagull.com

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