How to Smell Sweet All Summer Long!

Assortment of perfume bottles

I’m one of those people that can’t leave the house without dousing myself in perfume. I absolutely adore trying out new fragrances and updating my collection. However, there always seems to be that scent I find myself returning to – something sweet, flirty, and long lasting.

I recently got the chance to try two of the hottest SS17 scents, Prada Candy Gloss and Valentino’s Valentina Blush. I’m officially hooked, and these have easily become my two go-to scents for not only the summer, but probably forever!

Let’s talk about why, starting with Prada Candy Gloss

The packaging: I love the unique packaging of this fragrance. It’s not your typical plain perfume bottle. It’s got a distinct shape, and overall, has a very flirty and feminine touch.

The scent: Sweet, sweet, sweet! I love how this fragrance smells because it has so many different notes of sweetness. From the vanilla, to the sensual musk, bright cherry and orange blossom – it all comes together so well. It’s a warm, sweet, sensual scent.

The longevity: Aside from smelling amazing, this fragrance literally lasts you all day long (and maybe even longer). Although this can vary from person to person, I found that even the smallest spray of this perfume ended up lasting until the end of the night – even after a gym session. That’s definitely a winner to me!

Prada Candy Gloss Eau De Toilette

30 ml $70 | 50 ml $92 | 80 ml $120

Available August at Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale and Sephora


Valentina Blush


The packaging: This fragrance has the most beautiful packaging I’ve ever seen for a perfume. I absolutely love that evokes that soft, blush tone with the 3D rose packaging and salmon pink shade. It’s definitely one of the most unique and creative bottles I’ve ever seen.

The scent: Valentina Blush also has a very sweet and feminine scent. Similar to Prada Candy Gloss, there is also orange blossom in this fragrance, which is wrapped in notes of praline. This is also a very sensual, warm scent.

The longevity: This fragrance also lasted extremely long. I was not disappointed with this and actually received many compliments throughout the day on what scent I was wearing.

I also found myself having to use less of these fragrances throughout the day because of how long lasting the scents are. I think they’re a wonderful investment as they’ll last you a while.

If you’re looking for a soft, sweet, and long-lasting fragrance – I HIGHLY recommend both of these perfumes. I cannot say enough wonderful things about them.

Valentina Blush

80 ml $132

Available May 2017 at Hudson’s Bay and Nordstrom