Global superstar and recording artist Ariana Grande reveals a new seductively irresistible scent, SWEET LIKE CANDY by Ariana Grande. The newest pillar of her top-selling fragrance collection in creation with LUXE Brands launches exclusively at Ulta Beauty.
As a force to be reckoned with, Grande shows no sign of slowing down. In the past year, the beloved artist has more than doubled her loyal Instagram following to over 79 million globally, making her one of TIME’s Most Influential People of 2016. Her critically-acclaimed third studio album, Dangerous Woman, reached number one on iTunes in over 70 countries and was the number 1 selling album in the world for the week of its release. Grande’s growing list of successes includes a double-platinum album, two Grammy nominations, and following her latest album, she is the first artist in Billboard Hot 100 history to have the lead single of each of her first three albums debut in the top 10.
For her next beauty venture, Grande shares a delightful daydream sure to consume her growing family of fans around the world. SWEET LIKE CANDY by Ariana Grande captures a new sexy wink of the popstar’s ever-evolving confidence and style. An extension of her personal expression, every element of the decadent scent carries Ariana’s seductively flirtatious character with hints of sugary playfulness throughout the fragrance story. With the launch of SWEET LIKE CANDY by Ariana Grande, the starlet could not be more excited to treat fans to her newest fragrance passion.
“Launching my debut fragrance ARI last year was an absolute dream, so I’m thrilled to announce my new fragrance, SWEET LIKE CANDY, to the world! Just like ARI, I wanted the new fragrance to be something that my fans would love so the vibe is sweet, fun and sexy. I’m also obsessed with the bottle which is the perfect shade of matte pink,” said Grande.
LUXE Brands, a beauty industry global leader, is pleased to welcome the newest pillar to the Ariana Grande fragrance portfolio. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner again with Ariana Grande to launch her second fragrance. Ariana took the beauty industry by storm last year when she launched ARI and we have no doubt that she will do it again with SWEET LIKE CANDY! More units of ARI were sold last year than all other new launches and that is a true testament to Ariana’s connection with her fans and the beauty of the fragrance she created,” says Joel B. Ronkin, Chief Executive Officer of LUXE Brands.
A luscious burst of sugar-frosted blackberry and juicy Italian bergamot sparkles with sweet addiction, while creamy cashmere woods whipped with a delicate touch of pink floralcy will keep you coming back for more. The final wink is sure to delight with velvety layers of crème de cassis, fluffy marshmallow and sexy vanilla blended together to leave a head turning, alluring trail.
Sweet Addiction (TOP)
Delightfully Dangerous (HEART)
Sexy Wink (DRY DOWN)
Crème de cassis
The striking bottle is delectably dipped in a ballet pink, matte candy coating. Adorned with a fluffy almost whipped cotton candy pom pom, the jewel like bottle transforms into a feminine confectionary delight for the senses.
The carton alludes to the unique finish of the bottle with vibrant art-deco lettering collaged around an alluringly sweet and sexy portrait of Ariana. The sultry image paired with the fresh, bright letters capture the essence of both Ariana and SWEET LIKE CANDY’s sexy yet playful nature. For a personal touch, each carton is sealed with Ariana’s lip print and signature.
|Eau de Parfum Spray, 3.4 fl. oz./100ml
|Eau de Parfum Spray, 1.7 fl. oz./50 ml
|Eau de Parfum Spray, 1.0 fl. oz./30ml
|Eau de Parfum Rollerball, .25 fl. oz./7.5 ml
|Hair Mist with Pom Pom Hair Tie 5.0 fl. oz./150 ml (ULTA exclusive)
All prices are manufacturer’s suggested retail prices in US dollars.
Available July 2016 at Ulta.com and July 31, 2016 in Ulta Beauty stores nationwide, followed by a nationwide roll out starting late August with other prestige retailers, including Stage Stores, Lord and Taylor, Bon-Ton, Boscov’s and Macys.com in the US and Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada.
ABOUT ARIANA GRANDE
Within less than a year, ARIANA GRANDE captured #1 on the Billboard Top 200 twice—first with her Republic Records debut Yours Truly and also with its 2014 follow-up My Everything.
Yours Truly yielded the game-changing pop smash “The Way” featuring Mac Miller, which went triple-platinum, landed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, and seized #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs chart. Meanwhile, the platinum-selling My Everything garnered a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Pop Vocal Album” and spawned the six times-platinum hit “Problem.” Upon the single’s release, ARIANA became “the youngest woman to debut with over 400K sold first-week,” while the song ranked as the 5th “highest digital song debut for a female artist” and 9th highest ever. Moreover, it debuted at #1 in 85 countries, topping the iTunes Overall Top Songs and Pop Songs charts for four weeks. During release week, My Everything was #1 on Spotify as ARIANA personally rose to #1 on Billboard‘s Artists 100 chart. She also became the first woman in history and the first artist since Michael Jackson to simultaneously have three songs—”Problem,” “Break Free” featuring Zedd, and “Bang Bang” with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J—in the Top 6 of the Digital Songs Chart. “Bang Bang” went platinum and was Grammy-nominated for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.” By the end of the year, she landed four songs in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, the most of any artist in 2014 ARIANA has enjoyed five Hot 100 Top 10 smashes.
In 2013, she was named “Best New Artist” at the American Music Awards. Other accolades followed with ARIANA winning “Favorite Breakout Artist” at the People’s Choice Awards 2014, the “Young Influencer Award” at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the “Radio Disney Chart Topper Award,” “Choice Female Artist” and “Choice Single” “Problem” at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, and more. At the 2014 MTV VMAS, “Problem” was named “Best Pop Video” as well. In November, ARIANA took home the award for “Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock” at the 2015 American Music Awards.
2016 sees her release her mega-anticipated third full-length album, Dangerous Woman, driven by the title track which captured #1 on both iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and Top Pop Songs Chart minutes after release. “Dangerous Woman” also debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 earning her the distinction of becoming the first artist to debut on the chart with the lead single from her first three albums.
ABOUT LUXE BRANDS
LUXE Brands LLC is a prestige beauty company with a portfolio of brands distributed in over 70 countries. It was founded with the mission to develop world-class brands that will endure. The company plans to continue to expand its diverse brand portfolio and establish a solid foundation in the beauty industry. LUXE Brands’ portfolio includes Ariana Grande, Josie Natori and Hawaiian Tropic and the distribution rights in North America for DDF, Institut Arnaud, Jean Patou and Porsche Design.