Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pink Sugar - Dupes!!

Hey Chicas,

So Pink Sugar is THE popular scent, and at Sephora they always seem to be sold out.  Its on their top sellers list, so needless to say its hard to get.  But I have come across two very very similar alternatives to the famous Pink Sugar Scent: Hard Candy, and Delicious Cotton Candy.

I have made a youtube video discussing it, if you would rather hear me discuss this then read the actual notes that make up the perfumes...check out the video below ( could always subscribe to me too...thanks)

The rest of this post discuss the notes that each perfume has...I'm gonna use colors to show the ones that are similar between them.

Pink Sugar & Hard Candy will be blue.
Pink Sugar & Delicious Cotton Candy will be Purple.
Pink Sugar, Hard Candy & Delicious Cotton Candy will be fuchsia.

If you want to buy Pink Sugar from Sephora, you can check it out on their website .  Sephora’s description of Pink Sugar scent is "Stylish and lively, with a distinctive personality, Pink Sugar takes you on a journey through the pleasures and flavors of childhood with a playful blend of vanilla and caramel.” 

The actual notes that make pink sugar are: Bergamot, Sicilian Orange, Raspberry, Fig Leaves, Lily of the Valley, Licorice, Strawberry, Red Fruit, Cotton Candy, Vanilla, Caramel, Musk, Wood, Powder.

Hard Candy can actually be purchased at Sephora, or they say that they carry it, but then doesn't show any I don't know. I know that Wal-mart carries thier makeup, I'm assuming they will have the perfume too?  Guess that I should have checked on that

Just so that you can compare the notes the site states that Hard Candy contains:
Top notes are: white tea, rhubarb and pink pepper;
Middle notes are passionfruit, jasmine and rose;
Base notes are cashmere musk, vanilla, caramel and cedar.

Obviously they are slightly different, but the end results are soo similar (4 notes), the way they are organized the smell comes off the same...basically.  The base notes make them similar, but it is the top and middle notes that make Hard Candy a little more floral (maybe more mature?).

Delicious “Cotton Candy” is another option that is created by Designer Gale Hayman Fragrance. The actual notes include: citruses, bergamot, cotton candy, lilly of the valley, fig leaves, brown sugar, licorice, vanilla, caramel, cedarwood, and musk.

So Delicious "Cotton Candy" is almost idential to Pink Sugar,  the citruses, is very similar to sicilian orange, so really the difference is so minute.
Pink Sugar scent is a wonderful scent for all year round, no matter the season.  Hard Candy and Delicious Cotton Candy are wonderful alternatives.  As I said in the video, (at least I got rid of the orange face!) I'm not even gonna bother looking for Pink Sugar anymore, I have the Getaway kit, and the two other perfumes (that are almost exact duplicates)...I'm set, and I don't feel that I'm missing out on it at all.

Just wanted to present you guys with an alternative to Pink Sugar, if you couldn't get your hands on it.

Caitlin xoxo


She Likes To Pretend said...

Where did you get Delicious Cotton Candy? Can't wait to smell these

Caitlin said...

I picked mine up at Winners, and I still see it around there. They also have some awesome prices on them on Hope that helps, and you will love the smell, I'm sure of it!:)

iamglamourpuss said...

Hey, I know this blog is pretty old now, but I wanted to let you know that the Hard Candy fragrance division was NOT part of what was sold off to the company who makes the line you see in Walmart. The original Hard Candy people (who are owned by the same company that owns Urban Decay) produce the fragrance, which is why there is so much confusion. ;)

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