Sunday breakfast at Ladurée Bonaparte, « I want this one… this one… and this one! » – and three little « marie-antoinette » cakes and a glass of ice-cold sparkling champagne appears on a little table; a raspberry suddenly disappears from the first cake and the soft caramel icing of the second gets broken with a little spoon, oh it’s a mess now but a beautiful one!
The fragrance starts with the notes of salted caramel and white musk which is particularly beautiful here. When it settles down, you can feel benzoin and amber joining the olfactory game. The perfume doesn’t change dramatically as you wear it, it just becomes more rich, woody and velvety. However Candy is not a « mysterious drama queen femme fatale » kind of scent. It’s luminous, intimate, charming and soft. But it’s also not as plain as its name is. This fragrance is more creamy than sweet, that is the engaging secret.
Nowadays, I lean more towards the perfume classics: L’Heure Bleue, Tabac Blond, Shalimar,.. but when I wake up and feel like the hardest decision I want to make today is choosing between Saint Honore Rose Framboise and Ispahan, I reach for my hedonism in a bottle – Prada Candy. And I decide to take both.
Prada Candy is created by Daniela Roche-Andrier in 2011. Among her noticeable (and loved by me!) works are Angélique Noire for Guerlain (2005), (untitled) for Maison Martin Margiela (2010) and Prada’s Infusion d’Iris (2007) which now started a whole Les Infusions line. Daniela Roche-Andrier is famous for her sophisticated and refined style.
Prada Candy Eau de Parfum comes in three sizes: 30 ml, 50 ml and 80 ml. There is also a mini 20 ml version of it – Prada Candy Kiss, as well as a range of body care products.