Nomaterra is a line of perfumes inspired by destinations and traveling. To this date, the line consists of various cities in the United States. I thought I would review DC because it’s cherry blossom season.
DC opens with an aquatic breeze with tart blossoms. DC has an herbal quality that is fresh yet vegetal-musky with a spicy pepper. However, this never interferes with the “breeziness” of the fragrance. DC continues to wear as an ozonic floral with a crisp herbalness. There’s a “fresh air” quality to DC. The dry-down is a clean musk with herbs and a hint of boozy vanilla.
I’ve never been to Washington, D.C. so I have no olfactory memories to compare this perfume to. When I think of D.C. I think of it as more conservative and playing it safe (don’t know if that’s true but it’s what we think on the Left Coast). I will say that this fragrance is clean, fresh and by American standards, that equals “safe”. I’m not saying this is a boring scent. I’m saying that you could wear this to work or class without “intruding”. It’s great for “day wear”.
Notes listed include citrus, cherry blossom, bay leaf, nutmeg, black pepper, vanilla, musk and tobacco. Launched 2013.
Give DC a try if you like fresh scents. Or if you like perfumes like L’Occitane Cherry Blossom, The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom, CK One, Guerlain Cologne Moderne du 68 and/or Sweet Anthem Lolita. DC Cherry Blossom is unisex. If you wear traditional masculines but want to flirt with florals, try this one.
In an oil medium, projection and longevity are average.
The 1/3 oz perfume oil retails for $55 at Nomaterra. This perfume is also available in an EDP (alcohol based) and fragrance wipes.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Ozonic, unisex cherry blossom. Worth trying if you like fresh scents.
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