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Ariana Grande R.E.M. Perfume Review: Sweet & Dreamy

Ariana Grande is one of those celebrities that has an iconic sound, look, style, and aura.

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She is recognizable by even the most out-of-touch from pop culture audiences. Ariana is near the top of the list of celebrities who people would love to replicate their looks.

So, it’s no surprise that Ariana Grande released a new fragrance to help her fans get her iconic look (and essence)!

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The Grammy-Award-winning multi-platinum recording artist has previously made her mark in the fragrance industry and her new rem perfume will be nothing short of another success. 

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Who Makes It?

The fragrance launched in 2020, a year before her r.e.m. beauty makeup line debuted. Ariana first got into the beauty industry when she released her fragrance “Ari” in Sept. 2015.

Each perfume launch since then has been a success! So, judging by her history, fans should not have to worry about picking up a bottle of r.e.m. This is the sixth fragrance in her collection. 

Scent Notes

If you are looking for something sweet and light, r.e.m. perfume is for you. The scent is sweetness, mixed with powdery, lavender, fruit, and caramel.

It has hints of salty, aromatic, and florals. It has a more “mature” smell, but don’t let that deter you! The oriental vanilla will have all noses turn toward you. 

So, let’s break it down. The scent type is a mix of vanilla, salted caramel, sweet marshmallow, and juicy fig. Its top notes are quince, fig, salted caramel, and marshmallow.

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The middle notes are pear blossom and lavender blossom. Lastly, the base notes are tonka bean, musk, and sandalwood. 

Who Would Like it

If you already love Ariana Grande, you will need a little convincing to get you to buy this incredible bottle filled with an inviting scent.

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However, even if you are not a huge fan of Ariana’s music, you will still love what r.e.m. has to offer. The bottle has a sweet, dreamy scent of a fragrance that you won’t be able to put down. You will want to wear it all the time! 

Where to Wear it

This remarkable, sweet scent can be worn during almost any season. With its mature, oriental vanilla smell, r.e.m. is perfect to wear to church, work, dates, nice dinners, and even high-class events.

The only time you may not want to wear this scent is during the winter, since that’s not a usual time for sweet and floral scents. But, it can be worn in winter nonetheless! 

Packing and Presentation

The scent is just as stunning as the bottle and the bottle is just as stunning as the scent. The light purple liquid stands out nicely against the crystal clear bottle.

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It is eye-catching and would stand out in any cabinet. The translucent crystals on the outside of the bottle make for a stunning and classy bottle just like Ariana Grande herself! 

Personal Impressions

Overall, people are loving the product! There are very few people who say that they don’t like r.e.m. Most people either love or like it, while few feel indifferent or dislike it. On Google, it has a 4.4 out of 5-star rating. 

One reviewer said that it is “the BEST perfume” that they have ever used. It even tops Cloud, another perfume Ariana Grande released.

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The reviewer said that r.e.m. is “not too sweet, not too masculine.” We’d have to agree! It’s the right combination of sweet that makes it just perfect. 

Performance

Finding the perfect perfume can be a struggle! It can seem nearly impossible and you may end up spending lots of money on scents you don’t like until you find the perfect one.

To help in your search, it’s vital to know the difference between Eau De Toilette (EDT) and Eau De parfum (EDP). The main difference is the concentration of fragrance oil, which plays a vital role in how long the scent can potentially last.

Eau De Toilette usually lasts for about three to five hours because it only has 8-15% concentration. However, Eau De Parfum has up to 30% concentration and can last anywhere between five and eight hours.

While r.e.m. is of the latter, it will only last around five hours. So, if you are going to be gone for a long time, you may need to pack the bottle with you.

Pros & Cons

Pros 

  • Multi-use: r.e.m. is a scent that you can wear at almost any time of the year. There isn’t a specific time that it can’t be worn. You can wear the fragrance during the day, at night, or during an outing. Again, it isn’t time or event-specific. It can be worn at any time. 
  • Age recommendation: Even though it’s a more mature smell, anyone over the age of 13 can wear it.

Cons: 

  • Longevity: The scent only lasts five hours. 
  • Price: Out of all Ariana Grande’s perfumes, r.e.m. is the most expensive. 

Where Can I Buy This Fragrance?

The sweet-smelling scent is available for purchase pretty much everywhere. Some big carriers include Target, Ulta, Sephora, Luxor Fragrances, and more retailers. 

What’s Next?

Now, you can also buy liquid liners, liquid eyeshadows, lipstick, mascara, and lip glosses from her beauty line, along with fragrances. We can only hope that she adds a ponytail into the mix sometime soon! 

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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.