Raw Spirit Mystic Pearl is an aquatic floral inspired by Bali. As you may already know, I’m not the biggest fan of aquatic florals. I guess since I’m longing for a seaside escape, I was drawn to the thought of an aquatic perfume inspired by Bali and pearls.
Mystic Pearl opens as a sharp, squeaky clean aquatic floral. It starts to remind me of water lily or water lotus – a cool, wet floral. The heart is this wet, lotus floral with an aquatic sea mist. There’s a dewy lily-of-the-valley and a heady, yet clean jasmine. The dry-down is a like horchata, peppery freesia and white musk. Now, I know that sounds gourmand and the base really isn’t. It still has aquatic florals. They’re just less cool and dewy than they were before. The base adds more spice and a little bit of driftwood warmth.
It’s not a beachy floral (no coconut, no warmth like perfumes such as Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess), but it’s definitely an oceanic floral. It does smell how a pearl looks (if that makes any sense at all). Or at least one of those perfectly round, glossy imitation pearls.
Notes listed include white florals, jasmine, frangapani, sea notes, coconut, cinnamon and clove. Launched in 2016.
Give Mystic Pearl a try if you like aquatic florals. Or perfumes like Issey Miyake L’eau d’Issey, Yves Rocher Ming Shu, Alfred Sung Shi, Avon Haiku, Gucci Bamboo and/or Carolina Herrera 212 for Her. Mystic Pearl is one of those unobtrusive “office-friendly” perfumes.
Projection is average and longevity is below average. The brand sent me a sample of the body butter in this scent. I was surprised by how much I liked it. It has a nice feel, subtle pearl shimmer and the fragrance was more jasmine-y in that medium. It does layer wonderfully with the perfume and helps with prolonging longevity.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Cool, clean aquatic floral. Aquatic florals aren’t perfumes that I wear very often. They just aren’t my thing. However, Mystic Pearl is pleasant enough and it does wear nicely in the heat. There are others that I like better in the brand, but I do recommend this if you like aquatic florals…or beachy scents that don’t smell like coconut crème!
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