Olympic Orchids is a Seattle-based perfume house with a rather extensive selection. The “Scents of Place” are a destination collection and we can all figure where Arizona is supposed to transport us.
Arizona opens with fresh pine needles and spicy anise seeds. Dry sagebrush. Black licorice. Arizona dries down to gummy resins. It’s a dry evergreen forest scent and I’m sure if you have a connection to this ecosystem, that you’ll like the familiarity of this fragrance.
Notes listed include ponderosa pine, juniper, sagebrush, chapparal, and desert wildflowers. Launch date 2011. PERFUMER – Ellen Covey
Give Arizona a try if you like forest or pine fragrances. Or perfumes like Serge Lutens La Fille en Aiguilles, Sonoma Scent Studio Incense Pure, L’Artisan Parfumeur Fou d’Absinthe and/or the Juniper Ridge fragrances. Arizona is unisex in my opinion but it does lean more towards the masculine end of the spectrum.
Projection and longevity are average on my skin.
The 1 oz EDP retails for $40 at Olympic Orchids. Travel sizes and samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Dry pine forest and resins. I prefer a scent like this as a home fragrance, something more environmental than personal. But, that’s me. I know there are people that want their person to smell like pine trees and open skies.
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