Pacifica Malibu Lemon Blossom solid perfume is a light, refreshing citrus-floral perfume. It is a nice subtle scent for summer.
I love neroli or citrus blossom scents. They have a tartness that I like. Citrus-florals are flirty without trying too hard. Pacifica Malibu Lemon Blossom is one of those scents. The interesting thing about Malibu Lemon Blossom is that lemon blossom is not a listed note in the perfume. It’s Litsea Cubeba a flowering shrub that I usually do not like used in perfumery. No offense but this note often comes across as cheap like a detergent. When first applied to the skin, Malibu Lemon Blossom is very lemony. It is lemony in a Litsea Cubeba way. Some noses may find this fresh and exhilarating. Other noses may think of furniture polish. This isn’t the fragrance’s fault. Many lemon heavy scents suffer through these perceptions. How many times have you read a review of a fragrance heavy with lemon and people say “Ick, Pledge“? Malibu Lemon Blossom will make some people say that (at least at first). I find that this fragrance is very lemony. But it does start to settle after you rub it in and it settles. The oils start to blend together and you get some floral notes. This makes this scent appear more like a lemon blossom. It is tart, juicy, and energetic with fresh white florals. This adds some green freshness to the blend. I like it when it wears this way on me. When it actually smells of an lemon blossom. Angel’s Trumpet is listed as a note in this fragrance. This is one of my favorite flowers. You really don’t smell “it” in this blend. It plays on the Litsea Cubeba and truly creates something that resembles a delicate lemon blossom. The fresh herbs add a greenness. So even though “lemon blossom” isn’t a note in the fragrance, it smells like a lemon blossom. That’s the wonderful world of perfumery! You play with notes until you replicate something beautiful. This fragrance wears like a fresh, tart, green floral lemon blossom on the skin.
I really like this scent because it ends up to be a nice, light summery floral fragrance. It doesn’t stick in the lemon phase and resemble detergent. It doesn’t smell like a lemon dessert. It actually smells of a lemon floral. It’s pretty. It glimmers.
This solid is close wearing, meaning that it is light wearing. It only wears for about 2 hours before I feel the need to reapply. This doesn’t bother me. I am used to wearing solids. I actually like to reapply throughout the day. The tin I feel has improved and is easier to open in comparison to solids I purchased a few years ago. The perfume is about the size of a Burt’s Bees Lip Balm tin. I feel the formula has improved too. It is so creamy and melts on the skin.The 100% Vegan base includes lots of luscious oils like apricot oil and coconut oil. I think this would make an awesome cuticle cream! These solids can be layered (any scent can be layered!). I’ve mixed this with the Tunisian Gardenia and ended up with an intoxicating white floral mixture. *I also see this as a feminine fragrance. Citrus blossoms can be unisex but this one is very feminine.
Notes listed include Litsea Cubeba, Angel’s Trumpet, and fresh herbs.
Give this a try if you like citrus blossom scents or if you like scents like , Clean fragrance line, Le Labo Fleur D’Oranger 27 , Hampton Sun Privet Bloomand/or Annick Goutal Neroli. Pacifica Malibu Lemon Blossom comes across like “sun in a tin”.
I really don’t mind reapplying the fragrance because it only retails for $9 and it is easy to travel with. I think this is a beautiful fragrance and I really an impressed with it considering the price. It can be purchased at Pacifica.
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