Phlur Mood Ring Review: Unique Fruity-Floral

Welcome to my Phlur Mood Ring review!

Phlur’s new 2023 release, Mood Ring, had me, and most of the fragrance community, intrigued with its gummy bear note. 

This sweet fruity-floral is worth a smell, especially heading into spring and summer. Check out more details below!

Overall
76%
Scent
80%
Longevity
50%
Versatility
100%
Value for Money
80%

Phlur Mood Ring is a unique take on the fruity-floral scent profile.

The gummy bear note adds a fun twist, and I think that any one who enjoys sweet fruity-floral fragrances will enjoy this one!

Phlur Mood Ring Review

✓ Pros

  • Unique take on fruity-floral with the addition of the gummy bear note
  • Versatile
  • Uplifting spring and summer scent

✗ Cons

  • Some expect a sweeter, sugary candy-like scent profile
  • Poor longevity

What Does Phlur Mood Ring Smell Like?

Phlur Mood Ring is a bright and uplifting, sweet, citrus, fruity-floral fragrance topped off with a hint of gummy bears. How fun is that!

In the opening, I pick up on the sweet and juicy fruity gummy bear note, which gives Mood Ring such a happy vibe. 

I saw some concerns that the gummy note would smell too synthetic or cheap, but that is not the case at all. The gummy bear note is sweet but not too sweet, and it takes a backseat to the citrus and white flower notes.

The opening also features sweet citrus and white floral notes, and these are the main players as Mood Ring dries down. 

As for the base notes, the patchouli is present throughout, in a very light “fruitchouli” type of way. I don’t find the patchouli or musk heavy or overpowering at all.

Overall, don’t be expecting a sugary sweet gourmand type of candy fragrance, but more of a slightly fresh, sweet fruity-floral with a fun gummy bear surprise in the opening.

From Phlur’s website, “This fruity floral fragrance starts with the nostalgic sweetness of fruit gummies bursting through bright orange zest and dragon fruit pulp, while sunny blooms of marigold and orange flower add a dreamy ambiance.” [1]

  • Top notes: Dragon Fruit Pulp, Sweet Orange, Fruit Gummies
  • Middle notes: Orange Flower, Jasmine Sambac, Marigold Bloom
  • Base notes: Patchouli Prisma, Glazed Musks, Sheer Amber

Performance

I get about 4 hours of wear from Mood Ring, with moderate projection for the first 2 hours. This is in line with most Phlur fragrances, which are known for being on the softer side. 

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as Phlur has a very large fan base, and not every occasion or day calls for a loud, overpowering fragrance. 

Spraying on clothes usually helps to extend the longevity as well.

When to Wear Phlur Mood Ring

Mood Ring is highly versatile as it isn’t overpowering. Its sweet, fruity-floral scent makes it a great choice for spring and summer, or even in the cooler months when you need a pick-me-up!

Price

Mood Ring is a reasonably priced niche fragrance. It is priced slightly lower than average designer fragrances.

About Phlur 

Phlur stands out in respect to their transparency and honesty. Phlur discloses the full ingredient profile of their fragrances on their website, which is quite rare.

Phlur has long been known as a “clean” fragrance brand, however, they have recently chosen to not use “clean” in branding or marketing any longer. 

As eloquently stated by Phlur:

“Our philosophy on formula, ingredients, transparency and sustainability will remain the same.

What I think may change though is the language used around who we are as a brand.

I know Phlur is known as a “clean” brand, but that is a word that means different things to different people. And within the beauty industry the word “clean” isn’t regulated.

As opposed to focusing on what ingredients are not in our formulas, I’d rather focus on the ingredients we choose to use and why.

To me, that feels Modern and Intentional…maybe that’s the best way to describe who we are as a brand now.” [2]

FAQ

Is Phlur Mood Ring vegan and cruelty-free?

Yes! Phlur’s entire product line is vegan and cruelty-free

Is Phlur Mood Ring unisex?

Yes! All fragrances are gender-neutral and Phlur specifically markets their fragrances as being gender-neutral. If you enjoy a sweet, fruity-floral fragrance, go ahead and wear it!

Can Phlur Mood Ring be worn year-round, or is it more seasonal? 

Mood Ring is a great choice for spring and summer, with its light, sweet, fruity-floral scent profile. However, it is incredibly versatile and can easily be worn year-round.

Can I buy a sample of Phlur Mood Ring before splurging on a whole bottle?

At the time of writing, Mood Ring is still very new and not available at any online decanters yet. I will update once I see that samples are available for purchase! Phlur also sells sample sets, though Mood Ring is not included in the set yet.

Final Thoughts

Phlur Mood Ring is an uplifting, sweet, fruity-floral with a twist! It is worth checking out if you enjoy citrus floral fragrances, and will make a great addition to a spring and summer fragrance collection.

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**Fragrance note infographic obtained from www.fragrantica.com.