Olivine Amongst the Waves Perfume Oil Review

Olivine Amongst the Waves

The perfume market is filled with “beach” perfumes because people love beaches! The world is filled with diverse coastlines but the perfume market likes to focus on “tropical beaches” using notes of manoï or coconut. And why not? Tropical beaches are paradise! I like “beach” scents but I admit that I get bored with them. I only need one in my collection…or at least that was what I thought until I tried Olivine Amongst the Waves.

It’s not a secret that I’m a fan of Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess. It’s a warm floral with coconut. It’s been my go-to tropical beach fragrance for years (ever since it was Azuree Soleil under Tom Ford’s direction) . However, I may have a new beachy go-to.

This Hawaiian-inspired perfume is a heady white floral with coconut. It reminds me very much of the heart of Tom Ford Private Blend Shanghai Lily but with an addition of coconut tanning oil. This perfume keeps from being too sweet with an addition of salty “warm skin” musks.

It’s has that saltiness and breeze of Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess but it has much more presence, especially with those Asiatic lilies. The dry-down blows my little mind in that it smells like hair dried out from sea salt and sun. It’s musky woods bleached by the elements.

Bruno Bernard

Notes listed include ocean salt, black coconut, stargazer lily, waterlily, tiger lily, musk, tonka bean and Arabian sandalwood. PERFUMER – Julie Wray

Try Amongst the Waves if  you like coconut florals. Or if you like perfumes like Sarah Horowitz Parfums Perfect Coconut Milk, HEELEY Coccobello, YOSH Ginger Ciao, Sage Coral, Tom Ford Private Blend Shanghai Lily and/or Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess. If you are looking for a creamy/tropical “skin scent”, you need to try this one.

I’ve sampled the oil. An EDP is also available. The oil has average projection and longevity. It hangs around much longer than Bronze Goddess. The EDP comes in a prettier bottle 😉

The 5ml perfume oil retails for $48 and the 1.7 oz EDP retails for $80 at Beautyhabit. A sampler set is also available for purchase.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONHeady white florals and coconut “beach scent”. I’m not always in the mood for something like this but when I am, I want to wear something just like this! A mix of product, atmosphere and warm skin.

This one was in my Summer 2014 Perfume Picks.

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*Sample obtained by me. Product pic from Beautyhabit. Photograph by Bruno Bernard from Huffington Post. Post contains an affiliate link. Thanks!

14 thoughts on “Olivine Amongst the Waves Perfume Oil Review

  1. Thanks for the shoutout – I still really like this, need to buy a full bottle. But it’s true, why can’t I get something that smells like my Long Island or New Jersey beaches? They’re not tropical but they smell great too!

    1. I’d be all about those Long Island-ish fragrances! I love ocean/coast scents but our choices are really limited (unless you want to smell like Cool Water!)

      Now I just need a tropical vacation to go with this perfume…

  2. Whenever I try a salty skin musk scent my skin just amps the salt up and I somehow end up smelling not like a smooth coconut suntan oil beach but like a hey, some hermit crabs must have died nearby kind of beach. My absolute favorite scent from this line is “She belongs there” with its creamy gardenia and vanilla. I got a trip to Hawaii instead of a Quinceañera and it smells just like some gardenia oil I bought there. In that way it makes me feel young…. I also really like “Full Regalia” in oil form. If the feeling of rubbing velvet was turned into a scent, that would be it! Smooooooth.

    Btw, the packaging is so elegant. I felt like I was opening treasure. The only thing I’m not fond of is that the perfumes come with atomizers. Very elegant and chic but I do notice the perfume evaporating.

    1. Salty skin? Stay away from The Different Company Sel de Vetiver or Mugler Womanity unless you want to smell like a hermit crab graveyard!

      I actually like all the ones from the line. But, they’re most definitely for people that like white florals and/or vanilla. And I completely agree about Full Regalia, I like it in the oil and it does have this luxe, velvet feel. I see it like a deep aubergine-shade velvet…

      I’m working on a Hawaii “Destination Inspiration” (still haven’t traveled there!) and I wanted to include this one. Nice to know it does smell like Hawaii 🙂

      Atomizers drive me bonkers. They are so pretty and glam but I often avoid them because of the evaporation issues. I do have a few and I have to accept that I’ll be losing perfume.

  3. This definitely sounds like it’s worth a try! I love beachy scents, but sometimes white florals and I don’t get along. I think it’s worth a try! Thanks for the review! 🙂

    1. White florals are so tricky. I think they’re bullies 😉
      I will say that if you can do vanilla, this one may work for you. It’s a white floral but it’s not overwhelming. It has that creaminess that keeps it grounded (and in my opinion, makes it easier to wear).

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