Kelly in Prada

Kelly Mittendorf

Kelly Mittendorf (Marilyn) wearing Prada. Photo by ITG.

Prada Candy is an intoxicating blend of musks, caramel, and an “overdose of Laotian Benzoin,” a resin collected from the styrax tree in the forests of Laos.

It’s sweet, sexy and definitely not for the faint of heart. Don’t be fooled by the cheeky, retro-Pop packaging: this is a bold, heady fragrance that definitely has Miuccia’s hand—or nose—behind it. French actress Léa Seydoux is perfectly cast in the campaign, which includes a video “inspired by the Apache dance, performed by street gangs of 1900’s Paris,” but mostly reminds me of something I would have loved doing with my high school theater group—wardrobe by Prada, please.



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  • Laura

    i smelled this the last time i was at neimans... adore the packaging but it was too strong for me. i prefer other prada fragrances over this.. it's quite "young" seeming

  • Louise

    Please tell us about her makeup - it's beautiful!

    • Kaitlin

      I agree. Please!

      • Emily

        Hi Kaitlin, Louise and Eva! I just evened out Kelly's complexion with a bit of Koh Gen Do foundation, then added some YSL Creme de Blush and a bit of Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream as highlighter. She's so gorgeous on her own, she doesn't need much! xE

        • chic noir


          I've seen elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream for lips and another that can used all over. Which of the two do you use most often when making up models. I noticed you used the 8 hour cream on the lips of model(name starts with a H) a few posts ago.

          • Emily

            Hi Chic Noir! I use Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour all the time...on almost everyone. It's fantastic and can be used anywhere for some sheen. xE

  • laura

    I think this perfume is really surprising, especially when I think of the past Prada-scents. It reminds me of funfairs mixed with something boudoir. Playful but sexy.

  • Ashley

    I would love to have the opportunity to smell this fragrance. I really like a sweet smell that also gives a punch. By the way, I love who they cast in this campaign, Léa Seydoux just has this beautiful and mystifying look to her.

    The I on Fashion

  • Lisa C

    The packaging and concept seems so predictable and not very Prada!

    The jacket, though, just makes me sad...did someone skin a Wookie? Then again, I think I'm one of those people who *gets* Prada, I just don't like it.

    Kelly being so stunning redeems it all, of course.

  • Joy

    this fragrance looks really interesting! can't wait to go smell it!

  • David

    Definitely need to try that perfume! :D

    Have a Good Day!


  • Sherry

    I love Kelly Mittendorf! Amazing face.

  • Ally

    Oh la la I'd love to give this a smell! I'm going to view that video asap!

  • Kaye Schneider

    I don't know much about the fragrance but the model is stunning! Those eyes and cheekbones are amazing!

  • tamsin

    her face is beautiful... what top is she wearing? x

    • Emily

      Hi Tamsin! Kelly is wearing a coat by Prada. xE

  • Eva

    Love that blusher Kelly is wearing, looks like it would really suit my complexion too, am so curious what it is! Could you please tell? This is absolutely my favourite beauty-related blog, btw. Simply genius. :)

  • Camille

    Really nice new fragrance !
    Your website is always so trendy ! Congrats'.
    I just create one so don't hesite to have a look and give your opinion ;)

  • ana carolina

    aii que embalagem linda!