Are there perfume notes that you don't like? Mine are tobacco and really fruity scents like peach, apple, and plum. Hint: this doesn't bode well for BPAL's Sugar Plum Fairy, which has a plum note (duh) and apricot, too. Sigh...
Despite that, and the description of a "watermelon Jolly Rancher" scent on the BPAL.org forum, I actually like this one! Trust me, no one is more shocked than I am.
The opening is wet and lush and doesn't smell a whit like Jolly Ranchers or candy to me (praise be!). It smells like an apricot and a plum had a little perfume baby.
Once that burst dies back, sweet and sugary vanilla lies over the plum, snuggling it sweetly. Tiare flower is present, too, giving a slight hint of creamy flowers.
My favorite part, though, is the bit that lingers... Yummy vanilla hangs around long enough to meld with a lovely amber with a hint of cocoa. I love musky, chocolatey amber!
The throw is moderate; you're not going to knock people over. The undulating base (the plum pops in and out of the cocoa-amber yumminess from time to time, then ducks back out) last for ages.
This is like a grown up version of a Bath & Body Works scent. That's not an insult to B&BW, who make great, saleable products (ask the gazillion people in lines there this month!), nor to BPAL, who clearly are not aiming for "mainstream". Sugar Plum Fairy is bound to have mass appeal but with that tell tale BPAL twist that I adore!