April Aromatics Ray of Light EDP Perfume Review

April Aromatics Ray of Light

It’s hot. It’s summer and I want to wear things that cut through mugginess without making me gag. April Aromatics Ray of Light is one of those fragrances that works for this.

Ray of Light opens as a neon citrus with a day-glo brightness from lemon, lime and galbanum. And if that wasn’t energizing enough, here comes the cold mint. The heart of Ray of Light is more like a lemon and mint cocktail. It’s sweeter; yet, still cool and refreshing. It’s like a lemon mint julep. It dries down to a bright, green vetiver.

I don’t really think of Ray of Light as a ray of light but more as a laser beam of light. It’s that intense and that’s not a bad thing. It’s a bright lemon mint with fresh green notes. It’s perfect for summer or when you wanted to be reminded of sunshine. Most of the summer, I wear what many fumeheads would call “boring” scents. I love fresh in the summer because I’m out walking around and riding mass transit. Scents like Ray of Light are *exactly* what I want to wear.

Ann Blyth

Notes listed include lemon, lime, pink grapefruit, orange, bergamot, galbanum, green mint, vetiver andย blond tobacco. Launched in 2014. PERFUMER – Tanja Bochnig

Give Ray of Light a try if you like citrus scents or lemon fragrances. Or scents like Lostmarch Din Dan, Atelier Cologne Cedrat Evirant, Miller Harris Citron Citron, Balmain Monsieur Balmain and/or any of the Guerlain colognes.

Projection and longevity are above average for a natural composition like this. I’m actually surprised by how “potent” this citrus is.

Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Iced lemon mint cocktail. I can’t wait to wear this one on a really hot day. I think when nothing else will feel right, this one will.

I have a Mint Perfume Guide that I should now update. Ray of Light should be added!

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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Product pic from Fragrantica. Ann Blyth pic from


8 thoughts on “April Aromatics Ray of Light EDP Perfume Review

  1. This sounds great, I feel the same in summer, I want to smell citrusy clean or somewhat beachy. I purchased Mugler Cologne the other day due to your mentions ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I really crave “easy” in the summer too (same with clothes, food, etc.).

      I do love that Mugler cologne!

    1. On my skin, it’s not prominent. I get the vetiver only. But, you never know until it’s on your skin ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Thanks so much for this spot-on review! It reminded me to use my sample on this hot muggy day, and I agree with you in every particular. Have you ever eaten lamb with mint jelly? It resembles kelly green jello and smells quite a bit like this perfume. I think that’s keeping me from loving it (in truth I don’t love the jelly either), but Ray of Light gets credit for being interesting, appealing, and usable in a sauna or steamroom. I wonder what it’s like in winter. It might play even mintier in cold air. Sounds nice, for the right sort of day.

    1. I’ve actually never had the jelly despite being a person that tends to be attracted to gross gelatinous things. But, I’ve had mint and lamb which I’m taking isn’t the same experience.

      Tanja said on my FB page that she had made this to be uplifting in winter. I’ll pull out my sample then. I can actually see it working well with cold air.

  3. Tanja Bochnig is brilliant. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ray of Light and Liquid Dreams are perfect for the fridge and then to spritz!


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