Hi there Posse. Over the holiday period I grabbed a mixed bag of unwanted fragrances from a fellow perfumista on an Aussie FB page. She didn’t want much money for the lot, just to get them out of her sight. Mostly department and drug store C19 blind buys she bought super cheap as an escape from the tedious humdrum of lockdown and working from home. Two things in the bag are among my most used faves, Calvin Klein Contradiction Woman and Cacharel Amor Amor. The whole bag cost half of what one of these would cost, even on the discounters. Thank U, Next was one of the bottles included and I’ve loved the bottle from pics and crossed my fingers. Ariana Grande is one of my faves from the 21st century crop of divas. She sings, speaks and even acts well, seriously LOVED her in Don’t Look Up.
Thank U, Next by Ariana Grande 2019
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Raspberry Pear
Heart: Coconut Pink Rose
Base: Macarons Musk
Can we talk about the bottle? I thought that cool broken heart was a part of the bottle. It’s not. They come apart and are awkward and annoying to try and spritz together. It’s just a big, dumb, ugly, useless waste of petroleum product. So I’m kinda bummed about that. A spot of glue or a ridge to hold it all together doesn’t seem like a hard ask. On its own the bottle is remarkably like the CHANEL Chance flacon. So I’ve put the extra back in the box and have just kept the insert out for super sweet spritzing.
Thank U, Next by Ariana Grande the fragrance? Sparkling candy with that ubiquitous base note that so many fragrances have in the 2010s+++. Jin immediately noticed it and asked what that unbelievably sweet perfume was. It seems to have enormous projection and even with only one spritz filled the living room and dining room, in moments. I cannot stress enough how sweet this perfume is, 1% sweater and it would be nauseating. Imagine an even sweeter version of Baccarat Rouge.
Does it smell good? Yeah, it does. If you are a longterm perfumista though it might smell a bit dated and over the top.
While I rarely offer sex suggestions Thank U, Next is so sweet that it seems unlikely most blokes would want to wear it. Go for it though.
Even now, nearly 10 hours later I can smell candy floss and ambroxan. This is so tenacious and has only lost 1/3 of its heft.
So, would you try, or do you love, Thank U, Next?