The Beach Eaus – A month of beach and ocean inspired perfumes.
Earlier this month, I kicked off the beach theme with a line of perfumes inspired by islands, Nateeva. As the month ends, I’m close to reviewing them all. ₁ Our next stop is St. Martin:
Saint Martin is a tropical floral. It opens with a breeze of jasmine and hibiscus mixed with tart, fresh raspberries. The fragrance starts out as a white floral but eventually turns into a yellow floral. It’s a cucumber-like mimosa and pollen-y, heady freesia. It dries down to a jasmine musk. I ended up wearing this on an incredibly humid day and noticed that this is a rather musky fragrance (in the way that Narciso Rodriguez is). It was wild to me that before I was focusing so much on the hibiscus flower instead of the hibiscus seed…or ambrette. St. Martin’s dry-down is a jasmine that really throws in the entire hibiscus plant.
Notes listed include hibiscus flower, orange flower, mimosa, jasmine, amber and musk. Launched in 2016. PERFUMER – Laurent Le Guernec
Give St. Martin a try if you like mimosa or “tropical florals”. Or perfumes like Comptoir Sud Pacifique Felrus des Caraibes, Bvlgari Omnia Coral, Marc Jacobs Hibiscus Splash (discontinued), Gallivant Tel Aviv and/or Estee Lauder Beyond Paradise.
Projection and longevity are average.
The 3.4 oz retails for $125 at Nateeva.
VICTORIA’S FINAL EauPINION – Mimosa, hibiscus and a vegetal musk. The first few times I wore this, I liked it but I felt like I had this base covered. As I wore in 90+ degree heat and oppressive humidity, something clicked in me. I really enjoyed smelling like breezy florals and hibiscus musk. It’s not a ground-breaking fragrance, but it’s pretty.
₁ My favorite one is coming up soon! I promise.
*Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Product pic from the brand. Debra Paget pic from fanpix.net.