Ariana Grande Cloud 2.0 Intense vs Cloud - Review and Comparison

Hi, dolls!
Cloud by Ariana Grande has to be the number one known celebrity scent out there. It's become popular because many (including myself) find it to be a great dupe for MFK's Baccarat Rouge 540. It was a nice surprise to see Ariana release a more intense version for the scent - Cloud 2.0. If you're interested to find out more about it, let's get right into the review! 

Check out my previous Ariana Grande fragrance reviews:

Cloud 2.0 Intense is a new amber vanilla fragrance, launched in 2021 in America and is currently only available to purchase from Boots in the UK for a limited time. It will be launching in other retailers such as The Perfume Shop and Superdrug shortly!

Top Notes: Lavender, Bergamot, Pear
Middle Notes: Whipped Cream, Coconut, Praline, Vanilla Orchid
Bottom Notes: Ambroxan, Cashmeran, Musk, Woodsy Notes

I find the opening of Cloud 2.0 to be similar to the original, however it's the dry down that's definitely different. Cloud 2.0 is much more creamier and less sweet due to the two added notes - Ambroxan and Cashmeran. Ambroxan is a modern synthetic compound with a dry amber musky smell and Cashmere is a popular synthetic accord with a soft diffusive warm woody musky amber scent, reminiscent of cashmere wool. These two additions help to make the scent a little bit more masculine than the original Cloud. 

Cloud 2.0 is an Eau De Parfum Intense fragrance meaning it should contain a super strong concentration of oils. Intense fragrances promise a luxuriously rich, long-lasting scent for the ultimate sensorial experience. For this exact reason, I expected Cloud 2.0 to be longer lasting than the original but it's just not the case here. While Cloud is a 'loud' fragrance, meaning everyone around you will notice it and ask what you're wearing, Cloud 2.0 is more intimate. 

I enjoy the white design of the Cloud 2.0 bottle - it's very elegant and pretty. Both fragrances also come with a stand shape like a cloud but due to personal preference, I like to keep the bottles without the stand.

Final Thoughts
I have to be honest - I am pretty disappointed by Cloud 2.0. Having Cloud as one of my favourites fragrances I simply expected more from it. If I had to pick between them two, the original would be the winner for me. However, it all comes down to personal preference - you might love Cloud 2.0 if you're not into the original. I do think it's not necessary to have them both in your collection unless you are a collector of Ariana's scents. 

I am interested what you think of Ariana's Cloud 2.0 Intense version. Do you prefer it over the original Cloud? Are you planning to buy this limited-edition scent? Let me know down in the comments and stay tune for my next review!

PS. Head over to my instagram to enter my Cloud 2.0 giveaway! Ends 09/10! 

Love, Olivia xo 


  1. This bottle is really pretty but since I like the og Cloud so much I might end up feeling the same as you

  2. Its very interesting how 2 notes can change a fragrance so much! Great review :)

  3. Omg perfect review and photos!!
    Thank you for the give away its my birthday next week I really want to win this 😊😊😊

  4. Wow, you always give such an informative review and I love that!! I’ve not tried either of these, but both sound amazing!!! Thanks for sharing this Olivia!

  5. This bottle is one I need to add to my collection regardless the scent. I love to collect Ariana’s Limited Edition bottles. Currently got Frankie, Sweet Like Candy Limited Edition and Thank You Next 2.0.

  6. You’re so kind for hosting this giveaway and making it international 🀞🏻❤️

  7. Ari is one of my favourite perfumes from Ariana. I enjoy Cloud too but not enough to buy Cloud 2.0 for £50! I wish they did it for cheaper.

  8. I really love reading your reviews on her perfumes. You do a really good job of describing how something smells. I'm not really a huge fan of the original because it's too sweet for me, so maybe this one would be better suited for me since it's a bit less sweet and leans more masculine (I love musky scents). I'm going to have to check this out in person! Thanks so much for the helpful review :) xxx

    Melina |

  9. Prefer cloud 2.0, less sweet

  10. I tried this recently but wasn’t blown away by it sadly, I much prefer the new Mod duo set

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