5 Best Ariana Grande Perfumes Reviewed

The best Ariana Grande perfume, Cloud

Welcome to my review of the best Ariana Grande perfumes.

The easy winner here is the original Ariana Grande Cloud. Cloud is one of the best and most popular celebrity fragrances, and also smells very similar to the popular niche fragrance Baccarat Rouge 540.

I have both personally tested and thoroughly researched reviews of these fragrances to bring you a well-rounded top 5 list.

Read on to discover the top 5 best Ariana Grande perfumes!

Top 5 Best Ariana Grande Perfumes

  1. Ariana Grande Cloud (Best Overall)
  2. Ariana Grande Ari (Best Fan Favorite)
  3. Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy (Best Fruity-Floral)
  4. Ariana Grande God is a Woman (Best Woody)
  5. Ariana Grande Moonlight (Best Fruity Gourmand)


Ariana Grande Cloud

The best Ariana Grande perfume, Cloud

  • Scent Profile: Floral Gourmand. 
  • Longevity: Average, 5 – 7 hours.
  • Occasion: Day, night, casual, office.
  • Season: Best in fall and winter, though can also work year-round.
  • Cost ($ – $$$): $$

Cloud is one of the most iconic celebrity fragrances, and in my opinion, the best Ariana Grande perfume.

Cloud has gained massive popularity in the past few years due to its strong resemblance to Baccarat Rouge 540. While Baccarat Rouge 540 comes with a hefty price tag, Cloud is very affordable.

Cloud opens with light, fluffy, sweet sugary notes. This light gourmand sweetness remains throughout the dry down, along with the light musk and creamy vanilla notes.

Cloud has average longevity, lasting 5 – 7 hours. I easily get a whole day out of it when I apply it in the morning, though the projection does gradually mellow into a more intimate, personal aura.

Cloud is very versatile and suitable for almost any occasion. Although it is a very sweet fragrance, it isn’t overpowering.

Top Notes: Lavender, Pear, Bergamot

Middle Notes: Whipped Cream, Praline, Coconut, Vanilla Orchid

Base Notes: Musk, Woody Notes

Pros

  • Compliments: Many people mistake Cloud for Baccarat Rouge 540.

Cons

  • Price: Cloud is slightly more expensive compared to other Ariana Grande fragrances.


Ariana Grande Ari

Best Ariana Grande perfume fan favorite, Ari

  • Scent Profile: Fruity Gourmand.
  • Longevity: Average to below average, 3 – 5 hours.
  • Occasion: Day, casual, office.
  • Season: Spring and summer.
  • Cost ($ – $$$): $

Ari is Ariana Grande’s oldest perfume, but it is still very much a fan favorite and one of the best Ariana Grande perfumes.

Ari’s opening is very creamy and sweet, with notes of marshmallow and raspberry. Ari is similar to Sweet Like Candy, but it is slightly more of a gourmand fragrance, with the creamy vanilla and marshmallow notes coming through in the dry down.

Ari has average to below-average longevity, lasting 5 hours at the most. However, this lightness makes it incredibly versatile. Ari is sweet without being cloying or overpowering. Ari is highly versatile and an easy everyday wear type of fragrance.

Top Notes: Raspberry, Pear, Grapefruit

Middle Notes: Vanilla Orchid, Rose, Lily-of-the-Valley

Base Notes: Marshmallow, Musk, Woody Notes

Pros

  • Versatile: Ari’s light fruity sweet scent makes it suitable for a wide range of occasions.
  • Affordable: Ari is quite budget-friendly.

Cons

  • Limited longevity: Ari has limited longevity, and will require re-application throughout the day.


Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy

Best Ariana Grande perfume, fruity floral, Sweet Like Candy

  • Scent Profile: Fruity Floral Gourmand.
  • Longevity: Average 5 – 6 hours.
  • Occasion: Day, casual, office.
  • Season: Spring and summer.
  • Cost ($ – $$$): $

Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy is a light fruity floral gourmand perfume. Sweet Like Candy opens with bright and sweet berry and pear notes. The dry down remains very much a sweet fruity scent, with the floral notes present in the background.

While Sweet Like Candy does feature whipped cream and marshmallow as key middle notes, I found that it isn’t as gourmand as I expected. It is a very sweet fragrance, but I found it to be more on the fruity-sweet side. 

Sweet Like Candy’s performance falls into the average range. Its light and fresh nature make it highly versatile and well-suited for various occasions such as a casual day out, a brunch with friends, or even a daytime date. While it may not be the longest-lasting fragrance, its versatility and light sweetness make it an easy choice for everyday wear.

Top Notes: Blackberry, Pear, Bergamot

Middle Notes: Whipped Cream, Marshmallow, Black Currant, Frangipani, Jasmine, Honeysuckle

Base Notes: Vanilla, Cashmere Wood

Pros

  • Versatile: Sweet Like Candy’s light and fruity scent makes it suitable for a wide range of occasions.
  • Affordable: Sweet Like Candy is quite budget-friendly.

Cons

  • Limited longevity: Sweet Like Candy’s performance in terms of longevity may not meet the expectations of those seeking all-day wear.
  • Lack of depth: This fragrance has a somewhat one-dimensional scent profile.


Ariana Grande God Is A Woman

Best Ariana Grande perfume, woody, God Is A Woman

  • Scent Profile: Fruity Musk. 
  • Longevity: Average, 4 – 6 hours.
  • Occasion: Day, night, casual, office.
  • Season: Best in fall and winter, though can also work year-round.
  • Cost ($ – $$$): $$

Ariana Grande God Is A Woman is a unique fragrance in the Ariana Grande lineup, while retaining elements of her fragrance brand.

When I  initially applied God Is A Woman, I was reminded of Cloud. The opening has that familiar sweetness combined with a sweet musk note from the ambrette. However, God Is A Woman has its own unique twist as the sandalwood becomes evident in the dry down.

Overall, God Is A Woman is a light, sweet fragrance with a mild woodiness. This fragrance is also highly versatile, as it isn’t too sweet or too woody. Its light, woody sweetness is suitable for any occasion.

Top Notes: Pear, Ambrette (Musk Mallow)

Middle Notes: Orris, Turkish Rose

Base Notes: Madagascar Vanilla, Sandalwood

Pros

  • Unique: God Is A Woman is unique in the Ariana Grande lineup, with a soft woody dry down.
  • Versatile: God Is A Woman’s creamy light, sweet, woody scent makes it suitable for a wide range of occasions.

Cons

  • Price: God Is A Woman is slightly more expensive compared to other Ariana Grande fragrances.


Ariana Grande Moonlight

Best Ariana Grande perfume, fruity gourmand, Moonlight

  • Scent Profile: Floral Fruity Gourmand.
  • Longevity: Average 4 – 6 hours.
  • Occasion: Day, evening, casual, office.
  • Season: Fall and winter.
  • Cost ($ – $$$): $

Ariana Grande Moonlight is another release that is similar to Ari and Sweet Like Candy. Most find Moonlight to be a stronger fragrance than Ari, with a similar fruity floral sweetness.

Moonlight opens with sweet fruity notes and a strong floral presence. Its fruity floral sweetness is similar to Sweet Like Candy, though I would say it is not as sweet. Moonlight has a deeper, richer, creamy, sweet floral vibe to it.

Moonlight has average longevity, longer than Ari and Sweet Like Candy. Moonlight is also a versatile and inoffensive fragrance that is suitable for most occasions.

Top Notes: Plum, Black Currant

Middle Notes: Marshmallow, Peony

Base Notes: Vanilla, Sandalwood, Amber

Pros

  • Versatile: Moonlight’s creamy fruity floral scent makes it suitable for a wide range of occasions.
  • Affordable: Moonlight is quite budget-friendly.

Cons

  • Not unique: Moonlight is similar to Ari and Sweet Like Candy. If you already own either of these scents, Moonlight might not offer enough uniqueness to justify adding it to your collection.


FAQ

What age range is appropriate for Ariana Grande perfumes?

All! Everyone should wear whatever fragrance they enjoy, and Ariana Grande perfumes are no exception. Some consider them to be targeted toward a younger demographic with their sweet scent profiles. But sweet scents aren’t limited to any age group; if you enjoy them, wear them!

What about Cloud Pink or Cloud 2.0?

Having smelled these, I still think the original Cloud is the best version. If you own Cloud, then I wouldn’t consider it necessary to add either Cloud Pink or Cloud 2.0, unless, of course, you are a giant fan of the Cloud fragrances, then buy away!

Are Ariana Grande Perfumes Vegan and Cruelty-Free?

Ariana Grande’s perfumes are known for being cruelty-free, and God Is A Woman has been confirmed as vegan and formulated by using 91% environmentally-clean materials. [1]

How Do I Choose the Right Ariana Grande Perfume?

Consider your personal style and preferences, the occasion, and the fragrance notes that appeal to you. Ariana Grande’s fragrances are all very versatile and they share sweet notes, though the Cloud DNA does stand out from the rest. 

Sampling scents before purchasing can also help you make an informed choice. If you buy from Scent Decant, you have the option of buying a sample size or a whole bottle!

Final Verdict

The best overall Ariana Grande perfume is Cloud. Everyone should at least smell this iconic celebrity fragrance at least once, and if you check it out at Scent Decant you can order a sample if you aren’t ready to commit to a whole bottle.

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