I Want *Prada* Candy

In Beauty on August, 15 2011

After spending 10 days in the Hamptons, it still doesn’t feel like enough.  The weather was gorgeous just about the entire time I was there, leading to many relaxing poolside afternoons at my house, and then fun evenings out. I love the tranquility of Southampton’s town and Coopers Beach on the week days, but then there are always the vibrant, fun, and exciting weekends to look forward to: it’s a great mix.

Now back in the city, and just two weeks before September, I’m starting to shop for fall.  Whether for clothes, shoes, accessories, or beauty products, I shop by the season.  There’s always something fresh and new, especially with the ongoing development of trends.

Before shopping for those heavy winter jackets, stylish boots, and fun-colored J Brand corduroys, my eyes are currently set on Prada’s new perfume that I’ve been waiting for all summer long: Prada Candy.  After smelling the tester at Bloomingdales right at the beginning of summer, I knew this new Prada fragerence would be the perfect fall/winter scent for me.  The composition includes an elegant mix of musks in the top, a sensual balsamic vanillic accord of benzoin in the heart and a sweet modern caramel in the base of the fragrance.  I always tend to gravitate to the sweeter smelling perfumes: Vera Wang’s Princess, Marc Jacobs’ Lola, and Bond’s Andy Warhol.

Not only do I love the smell of this haute Prada scent, but I’m also loving the packaging.  The hot pink and orange bottle combo makes for a girly yet vintage look, perfect for adding onto your perfume bottle collection.

The perfume comes in three different sizes.  I always like to start off with the smallest because a small bottle can last you a long time (for sure over a year, unless you apply more than three times a day, which is still a lot).  So go to the closest department store near you, and take a sniff of Prada Candy, and before you know it, you’ll be saying I want candy!