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.
Notes listed include lemon, lime, pink grapefruit, orange, bergamot, galbanum, green mint, vetiver and 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 www.fanpix.net.