Aquolina has introduced Pink Sugar Sensual, a new flanker to the line's popular Pink Sugar fragrance, which originally launched in 2003.
Pink Sugar Sensual is a gourmand fragrance, and is meant to be a sexier, "more adult" interpretation of the original Pink Sugar. The notes feature blackcurrant, mandarin, bergamot, orange blossom, pink jasmine, tiare, vanilla, toffee and sandalwood.
Aquolina Pink Sugar Sensual is available at Douglas in Italy, in 30, 50 or 100 ml Eau de Toilette and in matching body products. (via douglas.it)
Update: see a review of Aquolina Pink Sugar Sensual.
Gee, is that woman OK? She looks as if she’s having a seizure from Pink Sugar overload!
Nonsense, I lay about on the floor like that all the time
When I’m in my underwear I always make sure to have my high heels on too!
And my serious bling.
Gee, what a wild bunch! Glad we cleared THAT up.
Yep, me too
wow, they aren’t kidding about ‘more adult’ are they? LOL. That ad wouldn’t be out of place in Playboy.
They clearly want to be sure their point gets across: this is not your daughter’s Pink Sugar.
Aquolina are Italian, aren’t they? I hate to say it but in Italy if the ads aren’t abstractly high fashion, they’re like this. And ‘like this’ also can be interpreted as the cover of any Italian porn film. Unfortunately, I know this because any time I’ve driven in Italy, the gas stations seem to be happy to display hardcore italian porn where most places display the gum!! Makes for embarrasment if you’re reaching for some gum or candy on autopilot!
Well, in all truth, MANY mainstream fragrance ads are like this, regardless of origin. Sex sells.
Maybe, but she’s a little skinny for Playboy!
I don’t think she would make it into Playboy unless she agreed to have implants first!
Looks like some Photoshop stretching out was done–is it just me, or is the lower half of her body much longer and skinnier than the top half? I would think standing up she would buckle under her own weight. If that was really her body (and it’s not) she would be built like some Amazonian linebacker.
heh, apparently, ‘more adult’ means placing a half-naked chick in the ad. makes sense
That advert is just ridiculous. Bless those advertising creatives; they’ve never seen a half-naked lady they didn’t like, eh? But really, if you’re going to do gloriously derivative and wholly gratuitous skin ads, please see Alan Cumming for further details.
Oh, that was a wonderful ad!
I don’t think I could bring myself to wear that. I could just imagine the look on people’s faces when I told them what I was wearing.
I would tell them, to see their reaction.
Maybe she drunk it and did not know she had to spray it
I have to laugh because her hair on the pink sugar looks like she’s bleeding out from a massive head wound. Why, yes, I *do* watch quite a few crime procedurals, why do you ask?
I definitely will sniff it if I see it though – the original Pink Sugar is what started me on this madness of a perfume addiction. I loved it, the CEO hated it and I started looking for other scents to wear around him. Of course, after a few months of delving in to high end and niche – I couldn’t even stand the smell of Pink Sugar and gave it away.
Oh, the dark liquid under her head! I didn’t even notice that when I was cracking about the seizure! Oh, gross…that intimation of violence thing…ugh!
That is creepy. Reminds me of my early sociology class days, where we watched videos about subliminal messaging in advertising. My favorite was always the skulls in the ice cubes–why would you *want* to make your consumers think of death??
Kitty: I remember that too! It’s supposed to speak our death wish or something Freudian like that. I knew my liberal arts degree would come in handy someday…
Oh, weird — so it does!
It’s Clue! Miss Lotsa-Tan killed in the bedroom with Pink Sugar Sensual!
I’d rather the dignity of being brained with a Lalique at least. I like PS in very, very small amounts though, to be honest.
Cynthia, I thought the same thing – the hair looks like a blood pool (ok, I too watch too much CSI)
I’ll admit I actually liked Pink Sugar and own a (seldom-used) bottle. Fine for when I want to feel like a dork. But a “grown-up” Pink Sugar? I have other grown-up fragrances, thank you.
Oh, many people love it…and they’re not all children.
Strangely, I wouldn’t think many of them would be children. I never got the sense that it was marketed even at the teen set, although I couldn’t tell you why. I guess I always just thought it was a foofy scent for adults. I guess I’m so used to not being the targeted demographic that I don’t even notice it when I’m not anymore.
Amen. This sounds ridiculously sweet anyhow. Looks like an advertisement from a local sex toy shop.
Yes, we have a few around here where I live.
I have Pink Sugar and wear it in secret. Perhaps this version is something I can actually leave the house in.
Oh, it can’t be that shameful, LOL…
I left the house it in many days before it turned cloyingly sweet on me. Now that it’s cold, I might have to pull out some of the samples that I kept and see if I like it again. I really did love it at one time – and so did my first and second graders!
Yeah, well I must admit, I also have a tester bottle, need it sometimes as a comfort scent
See, you’ve got plenty of company.
Wowza! What an ad! Not something I would expect from the Pink Sugar line, even thought it’s supposed to be “sensual”. The first time I sniffed Pink Sugar I went into a a diabetic coma and started dreaming about pink unicorns eating fluffy pink cotton candy.
I’m now deathly afraid of sniffing Pink Sugar Sensual…..
Those dreams about unicorns will have a totally different meaning now…
I hope it isn’t like some people’s fear of clowns.
If PS Sensual can give me THAT kind of a dream then sign me up! I’ll probably be splayed out on the floor like that….ehm, mannequin, dreaming 24/7.
Sometimes a horned stallion is just a… no, it’s pretty much always something sexual.
This photograph looks horribly distorted to me. Her front looks like her back.
I saw this photograph when I logged on and said, “Yes, there are going to be a lot of tongue in cheek comments here, along with a lot of giggling on my part.”. I don’t suppose with a name like that it would make any sense to have an artfully erotic ad instead of this. NAH!
Wow, I’m just really relieved that I wasn’t the only one who saw that ad and felt perplexed. I was thinking, “Man, I want to bitch about that ad, but they’ll think I’m so petty.” Thank goodness for all of you.
Andrea, collective input is so important! I don’t like to bitch either, but I have to give credit where it is due! I admire a person who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is when asked.
We seem to have the snark thing down pat, LOL! I wonder if I’ll dream about unicorns tonight, ahem…
Just be yourself and let the chips fall where they may.
You said it.
Miss Kitty- If you and I had attended school together, we definitely would of been sisters! Love your outlook.
I actually like Pink Sugar, it smells like burnt sugar and musk on me, and I get compliments on it. I’m looking forward to smelling this new one, although I find the ad beyond ridiculous (like many ads nowadays).
See above, you’re not alone!
You know … I hate the original like poison and I think it smells terrible. But I admit I’ve smelled it on a couple of people on whom it was wonderful — like cazaubon said, a little burnt and musky, not deathly sweet. A good skin scent.
I can believe it, although it does smell truly awful on me.
I saw this ad months back. I still don’t know what to think of it. It will probably attract a million teenage girls, so they can feel “sexy”. I’ll test it just to see how it differs from the original… but Chocolovers is still my fave.
I liked Chocolovers too.
Her body is beautiful and who isn’t photoshopped. The ad catches my attention for the sheer perfection of her body and her color.
It is attention-getting, for sure.
I went to a Nordstrom fragrance event ystrday and they advertised that this was gonna be there but it wasnt. They said they should be getting it soon. Pink Sugar is my aunts absolute fav and I was really hoping to get this new one for her. Her Bdays in June so I have a while. I hope it shows up b4 then. I didnt get anything! Could u believe it! I went for Artisan Black but it did nothing for me. I much prefer the original. The new Burberrys were boring. Didnt like the Infusion Tuberose at all. The Vetiver was nice but id get Grey Vetiver over it. Didnt care for the summer Burberrys or Issey Miyakes either. I was gonna get the Angel Sunessence bcuz I really really like it but im gonna wait for it to show up cheaper online. Im bad. : )
Well, glad to know it’s going to Nordstrom at all…was wondering when & where it would show up.
I’ve enjoyed Pink Sugar for sometime. It’s amusing to see some here portray it as trivial; and to be more interested in dissecting the ad for Aquolina’s newest addition, then in discussing the scent.
It sounds intriguing, and I’ll be giving it a test run. Meanwhile, I just might spray the naysayers with it like a department store perfume attack saleswoman.
Some people above said they liked it, some said they didn’t like it — this is a perfume blog, and we generally get a range of opinions on any scent. We also frequently discuss fragrance advertising. And we can’t discuss the scent as yet: none of us have smelled it.
Sephora.com had it. Everything is sold out now. Dang! I hope they get it in stock real soon again.
I smelled Senual today at Nordstrom. I know people compared Britneys Fantasy to the original Pink Sugar but I always thought they were different. Well Sensual smells just like Fantasy!!! They’re the exact same scent. Im kinda bumbed. I LOVE Fantasy but the world didnt need another one. It will probably sell like hot cakes bcuz of how ADORED the original is. Its the #1 reviewed fragrance on makeupalley now! Its taking over the world! LOL! I do prefer it to Angel. : )
So is it actually sweeter than the original?
Well if u think Fantasy is sweeter than the original, then yes. Its Fantasy in a different bottle and name. Which do u think was sweeter, Pink Sugar or Fantasy?
They were both so sweet it’s hard to decide, but PS probably was sweeter I guess.
O and I bought it for my aunts Bday. She LOVES the original so Im hoping she loves Sensual. : )