Sage Machado is a California-based jewelry line. The line expanded to include perfumes inspired by gemstones that Sage uses in her designs. The aesthetic of the line is the epitome of Cali-boho. It draws from both West Coast and global inspirations. Diamond is the newest addition to the perfume collection.
There are other perfumes inspired by diamonds, but I love the direction that Sage went in. This is inspired by raw diamonds. This isn’t a dazzling, affluent Marilyn Monroe “Diamonds are a Girls’ Best Friend” sort of diamond. This is an unpolished diamond meant to “conduct both heat and light”.
Diamond is a clean ozonic musk. Now if this sounds familiar, it isn’t as “sharp”/green as China Rain. Diamond is soft with a subtle breeze of lily of the valley in the background. In the heart, the perfume begins to show its warmth. It’s what I’d call a “clean” amber. Being an oil, this perfume wears linear. It’s a clean, sheer white musk with a “polished” amber.
I’ve never been able to explain my attraction to things like Egyptian Musk but I’ve always been drawn to these sort of delicate musks. I’m a fragrance flirt but these compositions like Diamond will always speak to me. I do think of this as the raw diamond inspiration. Simple, versatile and beautiful as is. And like a diamond, you can emphasize its beauty by pairing it with platinum, gold, emeralds or rubies. Perfumes in this line can be layered and I see Diamond emphasizes the “clarity and warmth” of other fragrance notes.
Notes listed include Indian sandalwood, crisp amber, oceanic musk and rain dew. Launched 2014.
Give Diamond a try if you like clean musk fragrances. Or if you like perfumes like Serge Lutens Clair de Musc, J. Lo Glow, Philosophy Amazing Grace, Child Perfume, Essential Faith, Sarah Horowitz Perfect Veil and/or Laila. I do want to say that if you are anosmic to some musks that you may have issues smelling this one.
Being a perfume oil, it wears closely to the skin. Longevity is above average. This is the epitome of a “skin scent”.
Being attracted to global items, I like the packaging. The roll-on itself is rather simple but the Japanese yuzen wrapped tube is awesome. Or so thinks the person that hoards yuzen paper yet does nothing with it…
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A crisp, clean and “clear” musk. I’ve already confessed my love for these sort of transparent musks. They’re not for everyone but I’ve been reminded that they sure are for me.
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