Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ’59 Review: Pink…Or Rather, Purple Sugar

Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa '59 review

Welcome to my Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ’59 review!

Sugary sweet with a side of powdery florals, Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ‘59 has Aquolina Pink Sugar vibes with a cozy floral twist.

Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ’59 Review

Value for Money

Cheirosa ’59 is a sugary sweet and powdery, soft floral fragrance.

I am strongly reminded of Pink Sugar with a side of powdery florals added.

Cheirosa ’59 is very versatile with decent longevity for a body spray.

✓ Pros

  • Sugary sweet, powdery floral fragrance
  • Very versatile

✗ Cons

  • Some experience poor longevity
  • Some find it too sweet

What Does Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ’59 Smell Like?

Cheirosa ‘59 is a sweet and powdery floral fragrance, with a scent that is unique in the Cheirosa lineup.

While Cheirosa ‘59 is unique to Sol de Janeiro, it isn’t unique in the world of fragrances. Cheirosa ‘59 very much reminds me of Aquolina Pink Sugar. Pink Sugar with some powdery florals added.

This definitely isn’t a bad thing, as I do enjoy sweet fragrances, and Pink Sugar is a classic. I personally don’t love the powdery florals in Cheirosa ‘59. However, fragrance tastes are 100% subjective, and I have read many reviews written by people who love the powdery sweet florals and find it a very comforting and cozy fragrance.

I have also read many reviews that mention Cheirosa ‘59 smelling like a vanilla cupcake. I’m not sure I agree with that, as to me the sweetness isn’t a baked vanilla goods gourmand type of sweet, but more of a pure sugar type of sweet.

I find the sugared violet, vanilla orchid, and whipped amber notes stand out the most here, creating a soft, powdery, sugary sweet floral fragrance.

  • Top Notes: Velvet Plum, Sugared Violet​
  • Middle Notes: Vanilla Orchid​, Whipped Amber
  • Base Notes: Sheer Sandalwood, Fresh Vetiver


I get average longevity from Cheirosa ‘59, with around 6 hours of wear with low to moderate projection. 

As a body spray, this is to be expected, and for the price you can overspray and reapply as needed throughout the day. 

Cheirosa ‘59 does linger for quite a while though, as I have been able to smell it both on skin and clothes the next day after a day’s wear and a night’s sleep.

When to Wear Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ’59

Cheirosa ‘59 is highly versatile, as it is light and inoffensive. It is a great choice for wearing to the office, or pretty much any other occasion. 

Cheirosa ‘59 also has an interesting scent profile that makes it suitable for year-round wear. It is fresh and light for the warmer months, while also being powdery and cozy for the colder months.


Sol de Janeiro body sprays are priced incredibly low for the quality of scents they provide. Cheirosa ‘59 is available for a fraction of the price of a designer fragrance. 

I realize that these are body sprays, but I find they last as long as many designer fragrances and also smell great! 

Ideas for Layering Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ’59

Body sprays can be a lot of fun to layer, and Cheirosa ‘59 is no exception. Here are a few combos to try out!

  • Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ‘59 + Kylie Jenner Cosmic
  • Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ‘59 + Burberry Her Elixir
  • Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ‘59 + Burberry Goddess
  • Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ‘59 + Marc Jacobs Daisy Love
  • Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ‘59 + YSL Black Opium
  • Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ‘59 + YSL Libre
  • Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ‘59 + Kayali Vanilla 28
  • Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ‘59 + Kayali Yum Pistachio Gelato
  • Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ‘59 + Carolina Herrera Good Girl Blush
  • Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ‘59 + Skylar Vanilla Sky


Is Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ‘59 vegan and cruelty-free?

Yes! Cheirosa ‘59 is both vegan and cruelty-free. Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ‘59 is also refillable!

Does Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ‘59 attract spiders?!

No! A review of the Cheirosa ‘59 body butter claimed that it attracts spiders and that review happened to go viral on social media. There is no truth to the spider-attracting claims.

How can I make Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ‘59 last longer?

As a body spray, Cheirosa ‘59 is priced low enough to be very liberal in application and re-application. Sol de Janeiro also makes a matching Body Butter that you can try layering the body spray with!

Is Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ‘59 unisex?

Yes, as all fragrances are truly gender-neutral. However, Cheirosa ‘59 does lean quite feminine with its sweet and powdery scent profile.

Final Thoughts

Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ‘59 is a sweet, powdery floral fragrance. If you enjoy sweet scents and an updated and softer take on Pink Sugar sounds appealing, give Cheirosa ‘59 a try. For the price, you can’t go wrong!

Thanks for reading my Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ‘59 review!

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