June 24, 2016

Pink Flower by Pink Sugar Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Pink Flower Perfume

I think I might have been delirious when I purchased Pink Flower by Pink Sugar ($65) Eau de Parfum blindly online the other day. You see, I hate Pink Sugar with a passion. Remember a few years ago when everyone was absolutely bananas about Pink Sugar? Please take no offense if this is your signature scent but I can’t stand it.

It’s funny because you likely know already I really, really love sweet, gourmand fragrances. But something about Pink Sugar just makes me gag. It’s a fragrance that gets caught in the back of my throat and makes me want to cough. But of course my love of great packaging got away with me and I ended up purchasing a bottle of Pink Flower simply because the bottle was adorable. Well, that’s not entirely true! I also purchased it because I had some deep hidden hope that I’d suddenly become a Pink Sugar fan girl because somehow I feel like I’m missing out.

Pink Sugar Pink Flower

Aquolina created this fragrance with Pink Sugar in mind and it’s supposed to be a more sophisticated sweet floral blend. Basically, it’s supposed to be a bit more floral than the original. So, take Pink Sugar, throw in a few floral notes, and you have Pink Flower.

Pink Flower by Pink Sugar

Pink Flower comes housed in a gorgeous cream barrel decorated with soft to the touch velvety roses. The bottle itself screams teenager but I love it. It’s a bright pink translucent bottle with a ribbon wrapped around neck of the bottle and a blooming rose-like cap. If you like frou frou princess-y packaging you’ll likely love this. It’s a bit juvenile but I never claimed I was any good at adulting!

Pink Sugar Pink Flower EDP

I can’t tell you which but this fragrance reminds me of some Britney Spears fragrance or perhaps I’m smelling a bit of Ari by Ariana Grande here. It’s definitely a generic sweet floral fragrance so, unfortunately there isn’t anything terribly unique about it. There’s a layer of Pink Sugar here mixed with a good deal of raspberry. Although it contains different notes I can never get passed smelling a very sugary raspberry which is why it reminds me so much of Ari.

There are other notes in the fragrance such as mandarin, rose, white flowers, vanilla, and patchouli. The fragrance is supposed to start with top notes of raspberry and mandarin with a heart of rose and white flowers and a dry down of vanilla and patchouli. I can honestly say my nose picks up none of that. There’s a bit of spiciness from black pepper and plenty of sugary raspberry but aside from that I never really smell much else. The first mist of notes is the same as the dry down ones. And even after 5 hours the notes remain the same and never change. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but I like a bit more complexity to my fragrances.

The wear is quite good. I purchased the body lotion as well as the perfume. And whether worn alone or layered with the lotion I got an excellent seven hour wear with very good linger.

I have little doubt Pink Flower by Pink Sugar will be a beloved favorite by fans of the original juice. I thought it was ok but nothing I got terribly excited about! It’s a lot more wearable for me compared straight up Pink Sugar that’s for sure. It’s a bit generic but if you like sweet, fruity florals you might just enjoy this one. It has great lasting power as well.

Pink Flower by Pink Sugar is available now at Ulta.com.

Are you a Pink Sugar fan?

Will you be indulging in Pink Flower?


This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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  • Dora

    I’m with you on Pink Sugar. I have this OCD need to finish all the fragrance samples I get, but had to toss Pink Sugar.

    • Isabella Muse

      It makes me cough! It just gets into the back of my throat and makes it itch. I know people adore it but it isn’t for me at all! pink flower is a little more wearable but very generic, I likely have 100’s of fragrances from celebrities that smell just like it!

  • Adrienne

    I completely understand you (people feel like that about Flower Bomb too). I only wore pink sugar twice. The first time-someone asked me for a piece of bubblegum because they thought I had some. The second time I walked into a meeting and someone 4 seats away said-someone smells like cotton candy and that was enough for me. Maybe its geared more towards teenagers? I love sweet, citrus and floral and have every Marc Jacobs fragrance with the exception of the original Daisy. Maybe its just us 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      yeah, flower bomb is nice when worn lightly but man it can make you choke at times! haha I love someone said they smelled cotton candy! I’d likely own that! lol!

  • Robin

    I love Pink Sugar!!!!!!!! I have the perfume, roll on, shower gel, and the lotion- not a fan of the lotion. I even got reed diffuser Pink Sugar in my bathroom!!! I know Muse, you just passed out, but it’s a scent that makes me happy. One of my BFF’s said I smell like birthday cake when I wear it. 🙂 Maybe that’s the reason I like it lol. It just makes me happy. It’s in my top three favorite fragrances of all time: Behind Elizabeth and James Black and White Nirvana.

    I did not like Pink Sugar Sensual and I don’t think I will buy this one blindly, but will sniff out of curiosity.

    • Isabella Muse

      haha Robin! Hey if you like it, that’s all that matters! Let me know when you sniff, curious what you think!

  • blee

    I’m a Pink Sugar girl too! I like to mix it with Pink Petals ( old scent from Ulta) I would love to check out the Pink Flowers. 🙂

  • bya j kakley

    I am another “Pink Sugar” fan! I wear it quite often, to me it is a comforting scent.. I always get compliments on it. I like a lot of different scents though. This is just one of my faves! I tried a sample of the Pink Sugar Sensual & that wasn’t for me, I can’t wait to smell “Pink Flower”!!

  • Cindy

    I am with you regarding the original Pink Sugar. The licorice note in it really puts me off. I like licorice, but licorice mixed with cotton candy and flowers just doesn’t work. What is wierd is that I hate Pink Sugar when sprayed on a tester strip, but when its on my skin for a little while, the licorice note dies down and the scent seems to morph to the point where I actually like it, but not enough to buy it though. I admire you for blindly purchasing this new flanker, that takes a brass set. I’m going to wait until its in stores so I can test it out in person first. But that bottle…..omg……love the design. So much more cute and classy than the original.

    • Isabella Muse

      the cotton candy is what gets me, I just don’t like the smell of cotton candy 🙁 Maybe I should give it time to dry down and I’ll end up liking it!? I’ve never worn it, only misted it in the air or smelled someone else wearing it. Maybe it’ll be nicer on my skin! I loved the bottle too Cindy 🙂 I thought that was one of the selling points for me 😀

  • WendyE

    I wore Pink Sugar to work one day and two people asked me if I had been smoking cigars! LOL