Rapper Nicki Minaj has released her debut fragrance, Pink Friday, through Elizabeth Arden Fragrances, and I finally am ready to review. The fragrance has been out since September 2012 for reference and is described as an intoxicating floral and fruity fragrance. I have many thoughts about this fragrance but it can best be summarized as ‘Right fragrance, wrong time, wrong bottle’. Keep reading for photos and thoughts.
Let’s start with the obvious- the bottle. Which I hate. I just personally find it to be a little too vain, in addition to it’s resemblance to Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance bottles. It’s a big, heavy, sturdy bottle that I personally would not be proud to put on my dresser. It’s ugly to me, and a copy of a great. Plain and simple.
The fragrance itself is very floral and fruity with a light musky drydown. Through the musk it is still a very light, youthful fragrance. It has top notes of boysenberry, Italian mandarin, and star fruit. Middle notes of lotus and star jasmine, and bottom notes of vanilla, pear, and musk. It comes off to me as a candy-ish fragrance. Let me also say that this fragrance is eerily similar to Justin Bieber’s Someday… really similar.
It does not last very long on the skin, give or take five hours max.
This fragrance does not stand out to me, or let me say it stands out for the wrong reasons. This would be a great perfume for someone young or very young at heart. Candy themed fragrances are hard to work in any season in my opinion, and this just does not mesh well with my craving of a fall fragrance.