I’m back from my adventures in moving!! It was an epic journey, but we made it! Almost all settled in now, and I’m confident that the perfumes have had adequate time to rest from their hot and bumpy car ride.
Along with getting a new house, I have new scenery to take photo’s with. So, please bear with me as I experiment with photo set ups and by all means, if you find/see one you really like, let me know!
Now, onto the perfumes! Cocoa Pink still has my attention and I’m super curious to try more of their catalog. Just as a side note, none of these samples came after the move. I’ve had these for a month or more so they have not only rested but aged a little as well.
April Sun Showers seems appropriate for as much as it’s rained since we got here last Wednesday. We were initially greeted by a severe thunderstorm complete with hail. Not only that, but it seems to have rained at least once a day/night since then. New places, new experiences! Now, April Sun Showers has notes of purple Adonis Tulips, prickly pear cactus, morning dew, ripe kiwifruit, white peach extract swimming in steeped matcha tea. In the vial is a greenish wet scent with a hint of slightly sweet fruits. On my skin the florals bloom and this is very heady and almost overwhelming at times. After just a few minutes this settles into a beautifully soft and slightly sweet aquatic. There is a greeness to this scent, but it not overdone. Peach sits lightly on top, lending that juicy sweetness without being too assertive. Overall this is gorgeous, soft, and aquatic without a hint of that saltiness you sometimes get with some aquatics. I might have to wear this on rainy days to see if it’ll go well into my rotation.
Watermelon Kiwi Pops sounds like a delicious summer treat with notes of luscious watermelon and Kiwi juices frozen into yummy popsicles. In the dram I get an overly sweet almost acidic scent. Watermelon is hard to synthesize, if you look at foods/sweets that try to do it it’s always overdone, too much, and just not right compared to the real thing. Unfortunately, that is the same vibe I am getting here. I love watermelon, but it’s scent is so very hard to capture. There is a hint of it in there, but mostly it’s making my nose and head hurt to smell it. It could be part of the “frozen” aspect that is knocking it off kilter, but either way, I can’t seem to wear this one. Hopefully it works for someone!
Sunkissed Clouds sounds heavenly with notes of blood orange and Satsuma juice raining atop fluffy marshmallow clouds. In the dram I get that beautiful fragrant blood orange with the satsuma juice. On my skin it is much of the same, very citrus-y with that gorgeous and sweet marshmallow adding a bit of sweetness to cut the acidity of the citrus. This is a simple blend, but it is bright and happy, just makes you want to smile.
Next up is Autumn Splendor because my daughter insisted I try it. Who could say no? It’s notes consist of the gorgeous fragrance of bright red autumn leaves swirling around sweet white birch trees, whispers of golden sage, warm amber, rosewood and a drop of honey. In the dram I get an almost apple-like scent, crisp, red, and soft. On my skin it is still there, but it is flanked by a beautiful amber, golden and sunny and a touch of wine. This is a gorgeous blend meant for warm days and cool nights. The honey is clean and just a touch sweet. Nothing in this blend overwhelms and it is perfectly blended. Definitely a scent I want to get to wear and probably in a lotion as well.
Spring Fever will round out this set of reviews with its notes of hummingbird tulip, newly sprouted grass, white moondance rose petals, purple hyacinth, bergamot, juicy red apple and white oak. In the dram this is fresh and dewy grass, green and lush. On my skin the florals bloom with tulips, roses, and a touch of hyacinth. The apple is fresh and just barely ripe. This is a very green scent and reminiscent of new growth, new beginnings, and new adventures. Thankfully the green notes don’t overwhelm, like they can sometimes do and instead just give everything a nice base to work from. As it dries the oak comes out as the first leaves begin to bloom on its branches. Perfectly depicted!