Gourmand fans all over the world are always asking if there is a perfume that smells like cotton candy. All the fun of the fair can be experienced with just a few sprays of a delectable and delicious cotton candy scented perfume; all you need to do is decide which one you like best.
There are a lot of perfumes with a cotton candy scent but for me, Demeter’s Cotton Candy Eau De Cologne is the purest and has an incredible likeness to the real deal. If you’re looking for something a little more sophisticated and balanced then Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Intense would be a great choice.
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Best perfumes that smell like cotton candy
If you are a lover of sweet, enticing fragrances, then some of the best cotton candy scented perfumes are probably high on your list. Let’s look at a rundown of my top picks.
1. Prada Candy
If there was ever a fragrance that epitomized the aroma of candy, it would be this one; but what does Prada Candy smell like? In short, Prada Candy is an elegant, sophisticated take on an Amber Vanilla scent that would suit a more mature gourmand fan.
The fragrance begins with sweet and creamy caramel followed by powdery notes and musk, giving it a welcoming accord. At the base, vanilla and benzoin leave an aromatic and warming projection throughout the day but not one that is overly pronounced.
If you’re looking for something that could be easily incorporated into your day-to-day life, the sweetness of Prada Candy would be a great choice.
2. Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Intense
To look at the dark and mysterious bottle of La Petite Robe Noire, one could be forgiven for thinking that this was more of an Oriental, sexy scent. But upon opening, you are treated to a fruity floral gourmand that is anything but timid.
While cotton candy is typically a more feminine scent, there is a subtle masculinity about La Petite Robe Noire Intense that lends this to be a warming winter fragrance. At the top, cotton candy blends with cassis, blueberry, raspberry, and bergamot so it feels very fresh. But as it moves through its floral heart, a musky, vanilla and sandalwood base is revealed.
For daring and outgoing ladies, La Petite Robe Noire Intense would make the ideal statement fragrance.
3. Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy
Many people are curious to know what Sweet Like Candy by Ariana Grande smells like, especially when they see the pastel pink bottle adorned with an OTT pompom. This tells us that what is within is sweet, girly, and flirty, and that is exactly what you will get.
Sweet Like Candy is an ultra-feminine and super sweet scent that is perfect for young ladies who want to feel free and sexy. The perfume starts with black currant, pear, and bergamot before moving through a floral heart with whipped cream and marshmallow. The base is filled with cashmere wood and vanilla, transporting you to a sweet shop boutique.
That said, Sweet Like Candy isn’t overpowering and is an excellent choice for a delicate signature scent.
4. Victoria’s Secret Candy Baby
While some cotton candy perfumes aim to blend the sweet scent in with other accords, Candy, Baby by Victoria’s Secret delivers a much sweeter and noticeable hit. With sugary notes and vanilla, there is a certain warmth to the fragrance but not one that is unsuitable for summer wear.
Candy, Baby suits a strong and sensual woman; someone who wants to seduce with her flirtatious ways. While not in your face, Candy, Baby does have an easily noticeable projection and I think it would be perfect for a first date to the fair or lunch on a sunny day.
5. Demeter Cotton Candy Eau De Cologne
What makes Demeter fragrances so outstanding is their simplicity. What is on the bottle is exactly what you will find inside. This pure cotton candy fragrance will immediately take you back to summer evenings at the carnival, enjoying this sugary treat and laughing with friends.
There is a large strawberry accord so if you’re into fruity fragrances, this will likely be pleasing to your nose. But Cotton Candy by Demeter is not a heavy or cloying fragrance. It is very much a skin scent and will delicately project throughout the day, leaving a delicious and enticing aroma behind you.
6. Juicy Couture Juicy Couture
While this fragrance doesn’t have any direct cotton candy notes, it has plenty that emanates it perfectly. Take the creme brulee, caramel, and vanilla at the base, which after drying down through several fruity accords, gives Juicy Couture a very sweet and creamy finish.
Juicy Couture by Juicy Couture is a fragrance that has a great deal of versatility. It manages to be fresh, light, and sexy, all at the same time. But that sexiness isn’t too much and so I feel that this scent would work excellently for a young woman on her quest for love. There’s a hint of quiet confidence and femininity at the same time as demonstrating that this girl knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go get it.
7. Lush Snow Fairy
Snow Fairy is a seasonal fragrance that perfume fans go crazy for around the festive period. As the Snow Fairy arrives each year, she brings with her the delicious scent of cotton candy mixed with fruity notes like pear and cherry, with rich, creamy vanilla.
While this is a lighter fragrance that comes in the form of a body mist, don’t let that fool you into thinking that it doesn’t stand out from the crowd. Using the scent with the body products in the range will leave you with a delicate yet incredibly noticeable cotton candy fragrance throughout the day.
This vibrant, youthful perfume is perfect for ladies who are outgoing, fun-loving, and free.
8. Roja Dove Candy Aoud
Roja Dove Candy Aoud comes in a stunning pink flacon that makes you think of a super feminine princess in a fantasy kingdom. It draws you in with its romantic, fairytale vibe and doesn’t let you go. This is an intense and outgoing fragrance that is ideal for people who want a hint of candy combined with luxe notes.
With a fresh opening and an insanely fruity heart with significant banana accords, Candy Aoud moves through to a rich and complex base. Oud plays a major role and is blended with leather, amber, rhubarb, patchouli, oakmoss, labdanum, cedar, and a whole host of others. If you like your candy-scented perfumes to be layered and unique, Candy Aoud might be precisely what you have been looking for.
9. Ralph Lauren Ralph Love
One of the first things to catch your eye about Ralph Love is the beautiful and bright bottle, decorated in pink and blue. It has an almost childlike and playful feel that continues with the fragrance inside.
Ralph Love is an intentionally sweet fragrance that begins with red apple, moving through a pink rose heart. At the base, we can find sweet, sugary cotton candy that is not backward in coming forward. The scent lingers effortlessly, leaving an enticing trail. If you are looking to get noticed and show off your most feminine qualities, the Ralph Love is a fragrance that will help you do that.
10. Aeropostale Tokyo Darling
Imagine sitting in a crowded city park on a warm summer day, cherry blossom trees all around and a champagne picnic on the grass. This is the image that immediately sparks in my mind when I catch a smell of Tokyo Darling.
Tokyo Darling is a simple scent that brings the freshness of tangerine together with spicy pink pepper and floral gardenia and ylang-ylang. To complement these notes, we are treated to the sweet warmth of tonka bean and cotton candy in a perfume that goes on and on and on…
But Tokyo Darling is not in your face. This is a much more delicate fragrance that is ideal for intimate moments and day-to-day wear.
A Guide On Choosing The Right Cotton Candy Perfume
If you are looking to find a perfume that smells like cotton candy that will suit your personality, preference, and budget, there are lots of things you can do. The first thing I would suggest would be to heavily research the topic online using guides like this one to get a feel for what each fragrance smells like.
Also, be aware of the various notes that typically fall alongside cotton candy and how strong each of these are. A lot of perfumes use cotton candy with things like vanilla and musk, which give them a very sweet accord. If these notes are used too heavily, this can cause the fragrance to be cloying.
However, if you want just a slight hint of cotton candy, you might choose a perfume that blends this scent with a range of other fruity and sweet notes. Things like apple, pear, cherry, strawberry, and orange are all common in cotton candy scented perfumes. But you might also steer towards a more floral aroma with orange blossom, neroli, or rose.
Younger ladies, perhaps those in their teens, may appreciate a much sweeter and more fun-loving fragrance. Conversely, more mature ladies may want the scent of cotton candy to be subtler. That said, the event to which you intend to wear the fragrance may dictate which you choose.
For everyday wear, perfumes that smell like cotton candy need to be gentler and lighter. However, if you want to stand out in a nightclub, at a party, or even at an important business meeting, wearing a cotton candy perfume that is loud and outgoing is sure to get you noticed.
Frequently asked questions about cotton candy perfume
What does cotton candy smell like?
Cotton candy is a hugely sweet scent that is very close to that of strawberry jam but with a much less tart accord. Usually, you would find that the smell has a noticeably vanilla layer which makes it much warmer. Additionally, heady notes of caramelized sugar come through.
What is the name of the perfume that smells like cotton candy?
Many perfumes smell like cotton candy, but the most obvious is Demeter Cotton Candy, as this is a very simple yet effective scent that perfectly captures the true nature of this sweet treat.
What does Winter Candy Apple smell like?
Winter Candy Apple is a fragrance from Bath & Body Works that has a deep floral-fruity vibe. It features fruity top notes of orange and candy apple with middle floral notes, paired with maple and cinnamon. At the base of the fragrance, musk, orris root, and moss provide a sweet, warming glow.
What does Prada Candy Kiss smell like?
According to user feedback, Prada Candy Kiss is like being wrapped in white cotton and orange. The fragrance is an Amber Vanilla and is a playful gourmand that smells heavily of musk and vanilla.
What does candy floss smell like?
Candy floss is the British name for cotton candy and has a sweet, sugary scent with hints of red fruits and vanilla.