Olympic Orchids Arizona EDP Perfume Review

Olympic Orchids Arizona

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

Frances Rafferty

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 EauPINIONDry 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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*Sample purchased by me. Product pic from Fragrantica. I believe the bottles will be changing soon. Frances Rafferty pic from

4 thoughts on “Olympic Orchids Arizona EDP Perfume Review

    1. It’s too much pine for me it’s just enough pine for someone else.
      I think it’s worth trying and I’m sure if one has a connection to that area that it probably does smell like a dry, pine desert-y place.

  1. I have this line on my to try list. I have Incense Pure and adore it. I mix it with her Velvet Rose for a scent that is very much like Tauer’s Incense Rose. I can understand the reference to home fragrance. We have a place in Tucson and the desert air has the resin and sage smell. No pine really. Have to go a little higher for that. For my line I have MCMC Hunter. pine, vanilla and tobacco. And more pine. And Pine!! I’m tempted to give it away.

    1. I can see fans of Incense Pure liking this one as well. They both have the same “dry” resins to them.

      After trying this, I’ve decided I need to plan a trip to the SW. I’ve never been! I’d like to smell the sage and pines 🙂

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