I think I first started getting interested in niche or should I say, “cult classic” perfumes around the year 2000. It started with Demeter and then I started to hear things about California brands like Child perfume, Kai and Sarah Horowitz Perfumes. Almost 15 years later, now look at me.
I do think of Perfect Nectar as one of those perfumes that now define indie Californian perfumes of a certain era. It’s a fruity, ozonic fragrance that is all surf and sand – very laid-back.
Perfect Nectar is fruity which I expect from a name like “Perfect Nectar”. It opens with grapefruit juice. It’s a lactonic mango-peach that isn’t 100% Jumex. There’s an addition of an ozonic, melon-like note and neroli that keep the scent from being a syrupy fruity juice. The dry-down reminds me of hay and jasmine tea with an aquatic “melon”. Perfect Nectar is more clean that it is “tropical fruit”.
I remember trying an oil-based version of this perfume many years ago. I remember it being syrupy and fruity and being 100% Jumex. This EDP doesn’t smell like how I remember it being. This is more floral, lighter and breezier. If you tried it years ago like I did and found it too fruity, give this EDP a try. If you tried it years ago and liked it because it was fruity, you may be disappointed by the EDP.
Notes listed include papaya, ylang ylang, tangerine, green tea and white florals. Launched in 2000. PERFUMER – Sarah Horowitz-Thran
Give Perfect Nectar a try if you like sheer fruity, florals. Or if you like perfumes like Pacifica Bali Lime Papaya, limited edition Escadas, Neil Morris Zephyr and/or Bath and Body Works Mimosa Orchid. Being that it is a “clean” perfume, I view it as unisex. It sort of smells like a “tropical” soap.
Projection is below average. Longevity is average.
The 1.7 oz retails for $75 at Beautyhabit. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Tropical fruits and ozonic white florals. It’s not something that I’m interested in these days but I appreciate it because it was stuff like that this that introduced me to niche perfume. I feel like people like Sarah are why niche is as prevalent in the U.S. as it is today.
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