Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Blue Sugar - Aquolina - Review

Blue Sugar is the men's fragrance answer to the best selling women's Pink Sugar. The huge success of Pink Sugar demanded a counterpart I suppose. And while Blue Sugar is less sweet overall, that caramelized sugar note is present and combined with vanilla and tonka bean, make it definitely sweet. Too sweet? Well that will be up to the man, because I'm sure women will love and wear this and try to get their men to wear it too. But if they will, remains to be seen. Either way there will be a market for it at least for awhile. Attempting to deny the Sugar = feminine name, the ad touts that it is "supremely masculine".

Starting out similar to Pink Sugar, with a carmelized sugar note, this one then takes a turn towards the dreaded celery note. (Dreaded for me, but I hear some folks acutally like that.) Once that is rather quickly passed, it begins to quickly tone down, soften, staying close to the skin. Not much sillage compared to Pink Sugar. But it does linger on the skin. So overall it's a few notches scaled back and not quite so sweet. Nothing here to proclude a woman from wearing this.

Bergamot, Tangerine Leaves, Star Anise, Ginger, Licorice, Patchouli Leaves, Lavender, Heliotrope, Coriander, Caramel, Vanilla, Cedarwood, Tonka Bean.

Available at: SEPHORA

On sale right now at: Parfum1


besotted said...

Hi Vic! I sampled Blue Sugar recently and enjoyed it. Along with the Pink Sugar base (Aquolinaide??) I got a pronounced licorice note, but no celery to speak of. I did think that the lavender was a tad discordant, but overall it's nice to try.
Thanks for the review!

Victoria said...

It is nice, it feels like a lacking Pink Sugar dupe. Maybe some folks will like that it is more subtle. It is nice, but I prefer the original.

The non-blonde said...

It sounds quite appealing. Sometimes one simply needs sugar, and this might do the trick. Doesn't seem very masculine, though.

Victoria said...

No, I don't think most guys will go for this. Unless they love vanilla.