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Ariana Grande Cloud Reviewed: A Subtle Musky Perfume

The talented pop icon continues to expand her popularity outside of the music realm with an adorable clothing line, makeup, and wonderful fragrances. 

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Ariana Grande Cloud Perfume is her sixth fragrance release. You might expect it to be a fruity, girly scent that would appeal to her 294 million young followers. However, this fragrance is surprisingly musky and slightly masculine but also seductive and sensual. 

While it does have a fruity scent when you first spray it on, it settles down on your skin with a wonderfully subtle musky aroma.

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Lavender, pear, and bergamot are at the top of the fragrance. Whipped cream, praline, coconut, and vanilla orchid are in the middle. Musk and woody notes are at the bottom.

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Who Makes It?

This Ariana Grande fragrance is a feminine flavor with a Floral Fruity Gourmand. This fragrance was introduced in 2018 and created by Clement Gavarry.

Grande partnered up with Luxe Brands, a world-renowned prestige beauty company, to do an exclusive launch of her perfume. 

Scent Notes

Fragrance Category: Oriental Gourmand

Top Notes:

  • Lavender Blossom
  • Juicy Pear
  • Bergamot

Middle Notes:

  • Crème De Coconut
  • Indulgent Praline
  • Vanilla Orchid

Base Notes: 

  • Sensual Musks
  • Creamy Blonde Woods

Who Would Like it 

The ethereal scent has been a favorite of mine as well as many Ariana Grande fans, and thousands of 5-star Ariana Grande Cloud perfume reviews confirm that it has a wide appeal.

The scent starts as a burst of bergamot, pear, and lavender, but evolves into a cozy, mellow scent as it settles into your skin. 

The cloud-shaped bottle caught my eye on display and after spraying it, I was blown away by the lovely scent. I bought both a small and large bottle of it since I liked it so much. 

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The scent would appeal to any woman from all walks of life. It’s also a favorite among men as Ariana Grande perfume has a romantic fresh and musky scent to it. It’s recommended to anyone who likes a fresh, clean fragrance without being overpowering.

The fact that Ariana Grande loves clouds is no secret. She uses cloud emojis all the time and she even has a cloud tattoo. 

There is nothing more welcoming than feeling as though you are floating in a cloud or at least holding one! 

Whether you are relaxing with friends or out for the evening, the Ariana Grande Cloud fragrance will have you feeling inspired and confident.

When to Wear It (Seasons & daytime/ nighttime)

Daytime, casual, dressed up, and brunch are all good times to wear Ariana Grande Cloud Perfume. Also, try the Ariana Grande Cloud body mist which you can get with the Ariana Grande perfume set.

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If you tend to stay away from using scents during the day because they have been a bit overpowering. Fear not, Ariana Grande Cloud does not pose this issue. 

You can throw on a tee shirt and jeans and spritz yourself with this delightful perfume. The scent is perfect for a casual lunch date, an early brunch, or an evening event.

Where to Wear it

It’s not overpowering so it’s okay to wear at work unless, of course, your workplace has restrictions on wearing perfume. 

Since this perfume is so versatile, I can wear it for any occasion, from work to dates, to formal events, shopping, and concert events.

Packaging and Presentation

Considering Ari’s Cloud scent smells like a heavenly dream, the packaging is extremely accurate.

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The clear baby blue bottle of Cloud is simple, but its holder is a puffy white cloud that steals the spotlight. 

Using coconut and praline tones, I immediately pictured spring mornings and a feeling of youthfulness and innocence with hints of lavender and pear.

Could this be my favorite fragrance? Fans and perfume lovers love this scent thanks to its fun and carefree character.

Personal Impressions

Among the 2019 Fragrance Foundation Awards, the cloud perfume won Fragrance of the Year. I was amazed to learn what all the fuss was about when I received my order. 

Initially, you get a burst of lavender, pear, and bergamot, but as it settles into your skin, you are left with a warm musk scent.

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The smell isn’t overtly perfume-like; you just sort of smell like you’ve just stepped out of a nice shower, fresh and clean. From the day Cloud arrived, I wore it every day without fail. With its beautiful scent, I have received daily compliments.


To find the right number of sprays for you, you can play around with the fragrance, 3-4 times is the recommended amount, but you do whatever suits you best. 

As far as quality and longevity are concerned, this fragrance has a good reputation. Ariana Grande Cloud will last on your skin for about 8 hours. There is a rich sweetness to the first two hours, but later it is overtaken by the base notes, and you can smell a smoother scent. 

Pros & Cons


  • Many people who love Baccarat 540, a much more expensive perfume, say that it smells just like Grande’s Cloud.
  • The scent lingers throughout the day/night.
  • Suits any occasion
  • Very affordable. The Ariana Grande Perfume Cloud price is about one-eighth of the price of Baccarat 540


  • Some people say they experienced an allergic reaction 
  • Packaging appeals to young girls – too immature for adults

Many have commented on the comparison to Baccarat 540 and the opinions range from very similar to not even close. There are those who say it is a dupe to BR 540 but lacks the richness as it dies down. 

For fans of Grande and fragrance alike, Cloud is a must-try. 


Selena Marc is a fragrance enthusiast, freelance writer, and dog mom living in Houston, Texas. When she's not writing about her favorite new perfumes, you can find her enjoying yoga or a morning hike.