Katy Perry's Mad Potion fragrance: A quick review

Katy Perry's Mad Potion fragrance: A quick review

What it is: The newest fragrance from pop star Katy Perry that evokes her playful personality in a sweet-smelling spritz.

Beauty bonus: With three different vanilla notes, this fragrance is warm and sweet.

Beauty bummer: Add in all the other sweet notes (vanilla orchid, peony, apple musk, Bourbon vanilla, jasmine petals, musk and amber!) packed into this pink-bottled scent, and it's all a bit saccharine for our noses.

Overall: With its bountiful vanilla notes and quirky packaging, this fragrance makes us think of the carnival — conjuring up memories of sugary cotton candy and sticky, syrupy sodas.

But while we enjoy our fond memories of admiring the lights and smells of those summertime nights, we don't necessarily want to smell like them all day.

Combine all that sweetness with floral and amber notes and, we have to admit, we just couldn't fall under this potion's spell.

Would recommend? Probably not — if you're looking for a first-time scent, this is a great place to start. But otherwise, this sweet scent might just turn sour for those with a more refined nose.

Price: $60 for 50mL
Where to buy: Shoppers Drug Mart

— Review by Covet and Acquire Beauty Editor Kirsten Harris