The Beach Eaus – A month of beach and ocean inspired perfumes.
Long story short, I didn’t get to publish this review in August, the month I focused on beachy perfumes. I got busy but I really wanted to cover my favorite in the Nateeva line before wrapping up this series. And now I’m posting this review after the Bahamas have been devastated by Hurricane Dorian, the most damaging hurricane reported in the country. It feels really off to post this now, but it was in the queue. Maybe I can say this is a perfume review and also a friendly reminder to make sure you are prepared for emergencies and have a plan.
OK, now to the perfume, which is my favorite in the Nateeva lineup. Bahamas is a citrus floral but not like citrus and florals, it’s like citrus blossoms. It opens with a bitter neroli and sweet, honeyed linden. To me it this perfume smells like June in a bottle. It’s linden trees in full bloom and the last of yellow jessamine (a poisonous flower that smells amazing and is the state flower of South Carolina). The heart is a heady floral, like jasmine but accented with lime. The dry-down of Bahamas is a soft floral musk. It’s one of those “my skin but better” scents. It’s like clean skin that has been scrubbed with fancy French orange blossom soap. For me Bahamas is summer in a bottle. It’s happiness. It’s the color yellow. It’s polka dots and sunshine. It’s so optimistic, I feel like it could be obnoxious…but it isn’t. It’s just a classic, beautiful, and uplifting scent.
Notes listed include elder flower, neroli, orange flower, linden blossoms, white woods and skin musk. Launched in 2016. PERFUMER – Laurent Le Guernec
Give Bahamas a try if you like linden perfumes or honeyed citrus florals. Or perfumes like TokyoMilk Waltz (discontinued, which is a great shame, really), L’Artisan La Chasse aux Papillons, Jo Malone London French Lime Blossoms, D’Orsay Tilleul and/or Annick Goutal Eau du Ciel.
Projection and longevity are average.
The 3.4 oz retails for $125 at Nateeva.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Linden and jessamine…it’s June in a bottle. I love it. It’s my favorite from the brand and the one I’d like a full-size bottle of. These days, maybe I should invest in a little more “optimism in a bottle”.
Speaking of Bahamas, there are many aid organizations that one can donate to that help with clean-up, medical supplies, etc. Just do your research to make sure it’s going where you hope it’s going.
*Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Product pic from the brand. Anne Gunning by John French pic from fanpix.net.