Really all you need to know about Hierbas de Ibiza is that it is one expensive unisex Spanish Eau de Cologne. This is a fresh and herbaceous fragrance enhanced with “the unique aromas of the privileged Mediterranean island” all in a lovely crisp glass flask.
The actual fragrance of Hierbas de Ibiza is not what turned me off. It was the staying power of it, all ten minutes of it. I could not smell it, nor could anyone else smell it on me at 15 minutes. I had my husband test this unisex fragrance and it didn’t last more than 5 minutes on him. Seriously. That was all. You would have to refresh with this fresh fragrance like 100 times a day.
Now to the actual fragrance. This is what I could make out of it despite its very short life span. The initial notes are of orange and lemon peel and lavender. On my skin it mainly smelled like lemon zest and my skin ate it up like it does most citrus fragrances. I did smell the floral notes of orange blossom and geranium. I smelled herbaceous notes of thyme and sage. I did not smell the notes of cinnamon or vanilla that the Hierbas de Ibiza website lists. Typically, vanilla lasts on my skin but I didn’t even have a chance to smell it. It is a refreshing fragrance and is perfect for summer, but on a hot day it would evaporate in like three minutes! On my husband the fragrance was more herbaceous, citrusy and less floral, but I could smell the orange blossom on his skin. It smelled wonderful on him but it disappeared so quickly.
I just wish I could it to last longer.
Retails for $145 at Aedes.