August 4, 2015

Giving Katy Perry Mad Potion Perfume A Raving Review

Katy Perry Mad Potion Perfume

I thought today I’d give Katy Perry Mad Potion Perfume a raving review today because I love this new Eau de Parfum! Mad Potion is a very different fragrance for Katy Perry and I think it might surprise many users especially if you own some of the star’s past scents as she is know for creating fruity floral creations but Mad Potion takes on vanilla in a very fun, funky way!

Take a look!

Katy Perry Mad Potion

Katy Perry isn’t a newbie to the fragrance world as the star has several fragrances under her belt and the new Mad Love Perfume joins her fragrance empire for the Fall 2015 season. This is toted as a “sexy vanilla” with vanilla orchid, peony, and apple musk with a heart of bourbon vanilla with a mix of soft musk and jasmine petals. According to the description it’s more of an oriental blend with vanilla, musk, and amber.

This one comes housed in a round bottle featuring a purple juice with glittery ball topper. The bottle is cute and different from the girlish bottles Katy’s fragrances are known for. Blame it on the purple but it feels a little Halloween-ish to me as I can totally see it in a witch’s kitchen with “eye of newt” stamped on it or something.

Personally, it blows everything it says it smells like out of the water in my humblest opinion. It starts out as pure sugary musk, kinda car air refresher on some levels but as it warms up you’ll find the most dominate note is bourbon vanilla and boy is that vanilla creamy, warm, and delicious. There’s some background note that I can’t identify that adds a little tiny bit of fruitiness almost like apricot but vanilla, vanilla, vanilla dominates here so most other notes are pushed way to the back of the fragrance. You know what? I’m fine by that as I like Katy’s twist on vanilla because it smells off and let’s just go there and say it’s kinda mad….! It’s not your typical gourmand but the pure sweetness of the musk and vanilla combination does make it lean in that direction.

I don’t think Mad Potion is going to be a hit for everyone but for me…there’s something I really love about this fragrance. It kinda reminds me of a trip to the candy store! I think one of the best things about this fragrance is its ability to layer and play nicely with other fragrances. If you wear it with another fruity fragrance it’ll add creaminess and warmth to that fragrance. It’s just a really great scent to cocktail and funny enough the name is very fitting in that case as you can play a bit of a mad scientist with it by cocktailing and combining it with other fragrances and seeing what ne creation you can create. Although there’s no need because all its own it smells perfect as far as I’m concerned. It reminds me most of Yves Rocher Vanilla Eau de Toilette so if you know what smells like you might get some idea of what Mad Potion smells like. It smells youthful but the warmth of the vanilla also gives it a rather sexy, comforting finish that’s delicious in a “I wanna lick my arm!” kinda way.

This wears best on clothes versus skin in my experience. My drier skin sucks it up so I need a touch up within three hours. However, sprayed on both my clothes and my skin I can get a nice seven hour linger with a lovely little throw that will have people asking, “What are you wearing?!”

I purchased a 1 oz bottle of it as I wasn’t sure how I’d feel since I was purchasing it blindly online but I’ll be sure to grab the larger bottle as this one I really like!

Katy Perry Mad Potion Perfume is available at Kohl’s and I purchased mine at

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  • Rachel R.

    I love Katy Perry’s fragrances and their packaging. I’ll be checking out this one for sure. It sounds amazing.

  • Michelle Flamingo

    I sampled this today at Kohl’s. It smells great! The wear time is good. I put it on 6.5 hours ago and I can still smell it on my wrist/forearm. The only thing I don’t like is the purple bottle. I like perfume packaging which is elegant. This isn’t elegant looking at all. However, the scent is divine!

    • Isabella Muse

      yay glad you liked the way it smells! Ah yeah, the packaging isn’t for everyone 🙂

  • Brittany

    I saw this perfume today at Kohl’s. I absolutely love the smell but it was very short lived. I sprayed it on my shirt and my arms and before I even walked out of the store, the smell was gone. Maybe there was something wrong with that particular bottle. 🙁

  • Kimmyyy

    I’ve never given any of her fragrances a smell, but I’ll try anything with vanilla! I definitely appreciate the less obnoxious bottle. My only concern is the wear time… I hate touching up my perfume! Wish everything was long lasting!

  • Mona from Hamburg, Germany

    I bought the scent yesterday and really love your description. This perfume is perfect for me and I’m glad I found it 🙂 – I let my husband smell it and he said: “This is YOUR perfume -you have to buy it!” – so I did.

    Have a great day!

    • Isabella Muse

      yay happy to hear you like it Mona! I really enjoyed it too! I love Vanilla scents and this was perfect 😀 Enjoy! have a good day my dear!

  • krista

    I LOVE this scent! It almost reminds me of VS’s Vanilla Lace, I think it is called? But…with a little more dimension. It is definitely a creamy vanilla versus a sugary vanilla….and no complaints with that here!! Kohl’s is the best place to buy a new perfume, too….in case you decide after a few sniffs that you made a mistake, you can always return the fragrance, no questions asked!! I highly recommend this one.

  • Amy

    My girlfriend received this for her birthday and we love it, Katy defentily nailed it on the head for this fragrance. It has a sweet smell oh and purple is our favorite color so the bottle tops everything…it’s the best!!

  • Alysson

    I love it i feel sexy wearing it. My husband LOVES it 😉

  • Donna G

    OMG. I love this. It is a different scent for me but I needed a change. I walked into a chemist last year and could smell something yum! Another two ladies stopped and we all walked around smelling every bottle in an attempt to find it. Another lady found it and I bought it right then. Every time I wear it, people say you smell amazing, what are you wearing. Every time! It’s been quiet a while since that has happened and I only wear parfums. This one is a stand out winner.