The Scent of Departure DPS Bali EDT Perfume Review

Scent of Departure Bali

If only this were a real ticket to Bali….

The Scent of Departure Bali is a tropical floral. It opens with lime blossoms and tiaré scented coconut based tanning oil. Bali differs from other tropical floral “beach” scents in the way that it’s more citrusy. The top is tarter than most with lemon, lime…all the citrus. With time, Bali becomes more of a warm, tanning oil skin scent. It smells like warm skin covered in product. The scent stays this way at the base, it just gets lighter and muskier. And there’s  more vanilla.

I imagine that many people will smell Bali and think of a functional fragrance – tanning products, air freshener, etc. But, that seems to be the case with all “beach” scents. They smell beachy and like vacation because they remind of us products that we use on vacation.

Dolores Moran

Notes listed include tangerine, lemon, bergamot, tiare flower, frangipani, tuberose, ozonique flowers, vanilla, blonde wood and white musk. Launch date 2012. PERFUMER – Gérald Ghislain

Give Bali a try if you like beachy or tropical perfumes. Try it if you like Lavanila Vanilla Grapefruit, Mémoire Liquide Vacances Liquide, CK One Summer, Bath & Body Works Coconut Lime Verbena, Bond No. 9 Coney Island, and/or Creed Virgin Island Water. It’s unisex.

I find that projection and longevity are average for an EDT. I get about 5-8 hours of wear depending on how warm it is.

The 1.7 oz bottle retails for $45 at Beautyhabit.

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* Sample obtained by me. Product pic from Fragrantica. Dolores Moren pic from www.fanpix.net. Post contains an affiliate link. Thanks!

13 thoughts on “The Scent of Departure DPS Bali EDT Perfume Review

    • Same here. I love the way they smell because they do remind me of the beach. But, they I don’t feel 100% comfortable wearing them. Except for Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess. I wear that one a lot in the summer.

      • Totally feel the same way about Bronze Goddess, it works for me because it pulls off a somewhat green curry like note that keeps it from being super tropical on me. I actually think vetiver and coconut make an excellent combo.

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    • I can’t smell coconut without thinking of a tropical vacation :) And this one has the addition of lime which is nice…smells like it could be a yummy beverage!

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