The perfume market is filled with “beach” perfumes because people love beaches! The world is filled with diverse coastlines but the perfume market likes to focus on “tropical beaches” using notes of manoï or coconut. And why not? Tropical beaches are paradise! I like “beach” scents but I admit that I get bored with them. I only need one in my collection…or at least that was what I thought until I tried Olivine Amongst the Waves.
It’s not a secret that I’m a fan of Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess. It’s a warm floral with coconut. It’s been my go-to tropical beach fragrance for years (ever since it was Azuree Soleil under Tom Ford’s direction) . However, I may have a new beachy go-to.
This Hawaiian-inspired perfume is a heady white floral with coconut. It reminds me very much of the heart of Tom Ford Private Blend Shanghai Lily but with an addition of coconut tanning oil. This perfume keeps from being too sweet with an addition of salty “warm skin” musks.
It’s has that saltiness and breeze of Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess but it has much more presence, especially with those Asiatic lilies. The dry-down blows my little mind in that it smells like hair dried out from sea salt and sun. It’s musky woods bleached by the elements.
Notes listed include ocean salt, black coconut, stargazer lily, waterlily, tiger lily, musk, tonka bean and Arabian sandalwood. PERFUMER – Julie Wray
Try Amongst the Waves if you like coconut florals. Or if you like perfumes like Sarah Horowitz Parfums Perfect Coconut Milk, HEELEY Coccobello, YOSH Ginger Ciao, Sage Coral, Tom Ford Private Blend Shanghai Lily and/or Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess. If you are looking for a creamy/tropical “skin scent”, you need to try this one.
I’ve sampled the oil. An EDP is also available. The oil has average projection and longevity. It hangs around much longer than Bronze Goddess. The EDP comes in a prettier bottle
The 5ml perfume oil retails for $48 and the 1.7 oz EDP retails for $80 at Beautyhabit. A sampler set is also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Heady white florals and coconut “beach scent”. I’m not always in the mood for something like this but when I am, I want to wear something just like this! A mix of product, atmosphere and warm skin.
This one was in my Summer 2014 Perfume Picks.
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