There isn’t much more fun than being madly in love. Does Katy Perry’s Mad Love ($29.95 at Kohls.com) fragrance make me feel head over heels?
Mad Love is a sequel to Katy’s Mad Potion fragrance from last year, her first since beginning her collaboration with Coty. The concept is Katy Perry as a flirtatiously mischievous cupid, shooting arrows into unsuspecting mortals with her beautiful perfume. One sniff and it’s not just true love, it’s mad love!
The bottle is super cute and whimsical, that’s for sure. It’s a pale pink flacon with a marble-looking ball-shaped cap. A love arrow wraps around the neck of the bottle, and the body has a heart that contains the name of the perfume. The box is even beautiful, with the same pale pink and white marble.
Called a floriental fruity fragrance, top notes include Lady Apple Sorbet, Mara Strawberry, and Pink Grapefruit.
Middle notes include Peony Petals, Sun-Kissed Jasmine, and Bleeding Heart flower.
Base notes include Coconut Wood, Skin Musk, and Sandalwood.
Mad Love is a sweet, musky, creamy scent. It’s a sugary vanilla that isn’t a sickly sweet, along with a bit of strawberry and just enough bite of juicy grapefruit. The drydown is warm and velvety, with notes of jasmine, sandalwood, and coconut. I really appreciate the excellent longevity of the scent. I know when I have a winner because I keep stealing sniffs throughout the day and I am happy to say that I think this fragrance is true love.
Here’s a fun fact: there was quite a bit of speculation in the media about the inspiration for the name. Many thought it may have come from Taylor Swift’s song, Bad Blood: “Cause baby, now we’ve got bad blood; You know it used to be mad love”. Considering they are both bad ass chicks, I like to think Katy was paying homage to Taylor.
I most certainly do have mad love for this scent. It’s so much fun to be in love and this fragrance has me head over heels. – Lisa
*sent for editorial consideration