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Description
Golden Hour, January 2016, Sydney. The surf crashes against the sandstone rocks. Your skin glows in the warm sun underneath a blazing Australian sky. As you climb out of the water, a gentle breeze blows through the nearby jasmine and frangipani trees, mixing with the subtle scent of sea, salt and rock. Take the moment to soak it all up, and dive down under with this evocative fragrance.
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Arquiste Sydney Rock Pool main notes

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Scent type
Woody
Personality
Clean
Occasion
Date Night
Season
Summer
Attributes
Strong
Complexity
Intense

Arquiste Sydney Rock Pool rating and reviews

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3.4 out of 5
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/27/2020
very good
very good
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/26/2020
Absolute favorite
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/25/2020
Smells amazing you can smell all the layers
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/22/2020
Unique but not for me
It is not a bad scent, and I can see someone enjoying it in Spring/Summer, but it didn't do anything for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/22/2020
Amazing scent, depending on how you "burn" through scents this one will change with your temperature.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/22/2020
Is very exclusive sweet nice sent
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/22/2020
Smell gave me a headache
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/21/2020
not for me
citrus smell.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/20/2020
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Sensitive
Lovely scent
Very lovely scent. I enjoy wearing it when I go out
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/19/2020
Excellent smell, and nice compliments
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/18/2020
Amazing & Unique! Love this scent!
I did not expect to like this scent so much. It’s very different from the fruity florals that I love. A very clean, woodsy scent with a hint of spice & a touch of citrus. My daughter kept saying that it smelled like a boutique or like the shopping plaza in Qatar. This could be a unisex scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/18/2020
Awesome Scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/17/2020
All time favorite scent!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/17/2020
Top 5
I really like this scent. It smells bold and complex. Very provocative. It’s in my top 5 for sure!
Reviews: 16
Upvotes: 10
Downvotes: 2
Products received: 37
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/16/2020
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Oily
Clean and comfortable
I don’t remember adding this to my queue but don’t mind it. It’s subtle and I get the sandalwood more than anything. It’s a pretty reserved and classic style scent.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/15/2020
To phenomenon
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/14/2020
To me it is a very strong scent, with only one squirt. It does last a long time.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/14/2020
Great scent
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/11/2020
Odd
This fragrance is a little bit odd, and I don’t think I’ve decided if it works or not. So called artificial notes, like minerals, ozone, and aldehydes, are fascinating. They can morph on your skin and create a very beautiful and ethereal vibe. In this case, the addition of coconut creates something earthy and nearly sweet, and it might be too sweet. The result is something a little bit nutty and a bit like walking into a wet cave. Very strange for me.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/10/2020
Like a comfortable blanket
This is a unique cologne. It's a little feminine but not in a bad way. It makes me think of being Bayside on the Atlantic wrapped in a comfortable blanket with your girl holding tight looking out at the moonlight bouncing off the waves. The more I wear it the better I like it, if for nothing else, that sweet imagery.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/07/2020
This is a very distinctive scent. The coconut really makes it pop.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/05/2020
Its stays one ALL DAY!
I was a little nerves trying it because I never heard of this brand however I put two spray. it still in the scarf after 1 weekI def want to buy the full bottleSmells amazing****
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/31/2019
good smell
such a great Cologne I'll definitely be getting a bottle
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/28/2019
Love this scent !!!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/28/2019
Great scent
Nice scent. Like a fresh breeze on a day at the beach
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/25/2019
To strong of a sent
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/23/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Normal
okay scent
I would wear this out to a date or to something nice. Not something I could wear everyday. Can be a little strong. Musky......
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/22/2019
its was great
Women were stopping what they were doing to smell me. But i cant seem to find it any where to boy it
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Jennifer
01/11/2020
This is sold at Barney’s, which is a nice store based out of New York. Barney’s was closing some stores, but you can get this online. Arquiste has a small collection there.
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/21/2019
Just was not a scent I personally liked. I am sure others will like it, just not for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/20/2019
I love this fragrance!
Scentbird introduced me to the fragrance. I absolutely love it! I actually purchased a full size bottle because of Scentbird.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/19/2019
it has that crisp fresh and clean smell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/19/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Sensitive
Delicious
Smells great. Last long, all day scent (not like others). Has a nutty but sweet smell. Its one of my favorites!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/19/2019
This is a quintessential summer scent and - I find - is similar to Juliette Has a Gun Vanilla Vibes, but less vanilla-y.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/17/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Clean yet sexy
I loved this one. I was looking for a wedding scent and I found it with this one.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/17/2019
Smells like old people
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/16/2019
sweet smell but good
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/15/2019
Smells like the sea!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/14/2019
not for me
too strong
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/11/2019
Not my favorite but..
It's not my favorite I would just say it's ok but kinda strong at first.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/10/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Amazing
Truly makes one feel so sexy and seductive!!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/09/2019
Age: 55 to 64
Skin type: Normal
sweet but fresh
Love this one. It is on the sweet side, but not reminiscent of candy or anything cloying. The marine notes are awesome. Just a very well-crafted scent that is totally unisex.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/07/2019
Eh....
It was ok it was very strong to the nose like an alcohol burn smell... but once it dies down a little it isn’t too bad .... not something i would purchase a big bottle of.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/06/2019
NOT A GREAT SMELL FOR ME
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/06/2019
I couldn't stand the scent. It just smelled gross to me.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/05/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Just Not A Fan
Something off about this one and I can't quite put my finger on it. Not very strong, not much longevity, and the scent is just plain odd. Definitely wreaks of summer, but not in a good way. I've seen some reviews of people who love this one. Just not my style.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/28/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Horrible
Smells horrific
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/27/2019
The smell was a little too masculine for my taste. It smelled more like a strong cologne while I like to smell more feminine and clean.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/26/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Combination
Good, but not Great
Unfortunately, this just smells like cinnamon on me. It's nice, don't get me wrong, but I expected a more complex scent. I don't really like how strong it starts out, but the intensity does taper off mercifully fast after the initial spritz. Strangely enough, I noticed the mosquitoes didn't bite as much when I wore this! So I'd say it's good for summer XD
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/22/2019
Like smell
Last on skin
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/21/2019
Beachy Noir.
Really like this overall. Has a very strong start so I was nervous. But if you go lightly with it, it’s a unique unisex scent that is appropriate to its name. It’s beach vibes with a darker undercurrent that makes it more seductive.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/20/2019
Not my favorite
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/20/2019
This perfume stole my heart. Coconut that's not too sweet, plus that mineral tang, equals a delicate, sensual scent. I finally found my signature fragrance ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/19/2019
the smell has too much of an alcohol smell to it. overpowers the undertones of the cologne
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/13/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Pickles and Peppers
Smells like pickles when first sprayed then moves on to peppers. Just ew
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/12/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Normal
Trash.
I absolutely can not stand the smell of this, probably the worse one I've ever been sent and I actually received it twice. As soon as it came in it went to the trash.
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Orlando
11/13/2019
Haha you got terrible taste in cologne
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/10/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Normal
Impression
The product is small then what I was expecting but it smells good and stay for long.i use it for a special occasion cause I try to save it.i wish they can have some more bigger since I can use like every day.
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Lauren
12/10/2019
You can buy a full bottle, if you like the fragrance. The point of these scent subscriptions, is to spend a little bit and get the opportunity to sample different fragrances, before splurging on a FB. ;)
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Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/08/2019
Unique and Alluring
Very similar to DG Light Blue but with a tropical twist from the coconut and minerals. Definitely mysterious as it seemed different every time I smelled my wrist. Very unique scent but I really like it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/07/2019
Good, But Not The Best For Me
I can't really explain why this wasn't a star for me other than the mid notes. It smells great when you put it on, and it's very pleasant. In that middle time it smells kinda sticky, like a note doesn't match the others. I'll wear this one till it's done, but I doubt I'd get it again over trying something new.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/06/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
This product is all I have ever wanted in a parfum.
This is the best product I have used in a long while. I applied small portion to work and 24 hours later, I can still smell it’s relaxing and unique fragrance as I type. Loving it.
Reviews: 1
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 2
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/03/2019
Smells amazing
Love the smell. Not too strong.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/31/2019
too strong
I would give this 0 stars if i could. its my first month and i hate it. it smells almost like a mens cologne when i first sprayed it. would not reccomend
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Orlando
11/13/2019
Well it is a mans cologne ?
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Rebecca
11/22/2019
It's unisex, but nice try.
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/31/2019
Sydney rock pool
Very strong, gave me a headache
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/29/2019
Love it!
Absolutely love this scent and wear it often.
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 10
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/26/2019
Age: 55 to 64
Not for me
So wanted to like this but no. Took it to work and one of the guys there loved it so it has a happy home
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/21/2019
Nope, not for me
First perfume I have gotten that I did not care for. Not only that but it was leaking all over when I received it in the mail.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/18/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Exotic yet familiar
This has a warm toasty, yet beachy aroma. Like incense on the beach. It transitions nicely from summer to fall with it's spicy under layer.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/17/2019
did not like it
this perfume makes you smell like a Jamaican canal street incense stick
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/14/2019
Liked it
Unique smell some like it some dont
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/09/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Not for me
I think some people would like this scent but it just doesn't with my body chemistry. It smells a little sour to me and has a strong alcohol scent. That's my personal opinion about it though.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/06/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Very polarizing: you'll love it or hate it
Overall impression: I believe this is a very polarizing scent - you will love it or you will hate it. This is not a scent for weak of heart or those that are easily affected by strong smells (headaches and such), because it is *quite* strong with a pronounced and long dry-down. If you apply it heavily you'll be smelling it for 8 hours or more. For those who can tolerate (or like) stronger scents, and if applied with care, this is a truly unique scent. I'm a bit of a fragrance collector, and I don't think I've ever smelled anything quite like it. Wearability/Interaction with Body Chemistry: I bought it for myself, but decided it was too masculine for me to wear. That's also quite a statement, since my tastes in perfume span a broad range: I've worn Armani She, Light Blue Dreaming in Portofino, Stella (original), and sometimes VS Bombshell. But my body chemistry tends to play up the "spicy" aspect in any perfume (I can't wear Opium, or I walk in a spice cloud). However, when I did wear Sydney Rock Pool, it did not seem to be impacted by my normal "turn it spicy" body chemistry. On my husband, who has a very neutral chemistry, the initial "boozy" edge quickly burned off leaving a pleasant beachy smell. Sillage appears to be minimal - dry down keeps it close to the skin. Appeal: I did find the scent incredibly addictive, however, and after spraying it on a sample card, kept coming back to it. I decided to give it to my husband, and it's delightful on him. We agree that we can both smell the sea salt and coconut, and it immediately evokes the feel of a day at the beach, or a tropical vacation. Time to wear: This is likely a (carefully applied) summer scent, or early fall, when you want to stretch out the summer days a bit more (or at other times of the year, when you're longing for those summer days, as we do here in the Northeast).
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 1
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 2
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/06/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Smells horrible
It smells like either sanitizer or medical stuff. It’s unique though but nothing like a cologne
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/03/2019
Great smelling!
This fragrance reminds of Guess 1981 Indigo but much more potent. This is a great coconut/ sea salt summer fragrance. I love it!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/02/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Day at the pool
Puts me in mind of suntan lotion and pina coladas. Definitely a more beachy/tropical scent. Its nice, and I'll purchase again.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/02/2019
Didnt like
I did not care for the scent it was very strong and gave me a headache and rash.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/01/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Did not like
It was an odd combination of old man and sporty scents that did not mix well together.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/28/2019
Pairs Well With Sushi Night🍣
I made a last minute decision to go to sushi night at a local restaurant and quickly got ready so I could make it there in time for happy hour. I grabbed this one and put it on before I left and it paired soooo well with dinner. The notes of driftwood, seaweed, sea salt, and minerals played nicely with raw fish, nori, and pickled ginger. As crazy as it sounds, I think it enhanced my meal. I eat there all the time during their sushi nights and this was the best meal I have ever had there. It’s an interesting scent. The mineral accords make it unique. It goes on strong and mellows as it dries down but hours later I was still able to smell it on my skin. Not too feminine and not too masculine. It lies somewhere in between.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/27/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Just what I hoped for!
This was just what I was hoping it would be. It was very clean, but still warm. Loved the coconut in there.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/26/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Great scent
I loved this fragrance, fresh and not overpowering
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/20/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Shanda
I love this scent.
Reviews: 3
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 4
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/19/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Favorite
I smelled someone else's sample and had to have it. Favorite. Very beachy. 😊
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/14/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
wow not your traditional cologne smell
This is one of my favorites because it is so unique.... Starts strong finishes smooth, it claims unisex but I think it is more for a man
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/11/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
New Favorite
Not sure what it is, but I found myself extremely drawn to this one.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/10/2019
Utterly disappointed!!! Made me instantly sick
I am sensative to some sents and this happens to obtain slot of them. It instantly made me sick and my entire body was nauseated for a while. I asked Sentbird if I could replace it with something else because I can't even come in contact with this scent without becoming ill and they unfortunately would not and stuck me with it. I was very disappointed and felt this was not very good service and cancelled my membership.
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Kristy
09/25/2019
I completely agree with you on this scent! I knew Scentbird would never replace it, so I threw it away.
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Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/07/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
I love Arquiste
Flor Y Canto stunned me with the most natural white flowers with a sharp carnation giving it depth...The Architect's Club smelled more like the perfect cologne, nevertheless the spiced vanilla+heavy wood was deep, cozy, triumphant... Sydney Rock Pool is wonderful too. I am not into smelling like coconut everyday--but when I am feeling fond of coconuts, this is top-notch. I was attracted to it because of the description of "mineral notes". I have tried drinking water infused with clay, and it is so satisfying. The smell of the minerals beachside is therapeutic...The mineralic quality here is somehow reminiscent of those pleasures. This doesn't smell like other aquatics, cause there isn't a chlorinated typical "blue" smell. This also doesn't smell "salty". There is salt in this, but the other components round this out. The coconut isn't too sweet, more fleshy. Truly unisex, cause there are both feminine and masculine qualities to it, but in the end it remains androgynous and adaptive.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/07/2019
Headache
I made the mistake of spraying this a couple hours before bed and developed a headache quickly. No matter what I did or how many times I scrubbed my arms, I could not get this scent off of me. It smells like a cheap cologne for men.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/05/2019
Unexpected
I enjoyed the scent.very unique.Definitely night out material maybe not for work
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/03/2019
Age: 55 to 64
Skin type: Normal
A True burst of Summer!
I love this fragrance, it reminds me of sunset at the beach. Very sexy and different. I also wear Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue Intense. which smells close. Will purchase the bottle )
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/03/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
A marine masterpiece
This is an interesting aromatic portrait of the beach: sand, sun, salt, seaweed, skin, and sunscreen. Very refreshing.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/02/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Unexpected favorite
Upon first receiving this sample, I thought it was leaning too masculine. My friend and I both spritzed it expecting to hate it, but wow! It definitely evokes a fall day at the beach - a cool, fresh atmosphere with a saltiness not interrupted by the scent of sunscreen. Sadly it disappears into a skin scent within an hour or two, but this is an unexpected love at first scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/02/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Awesome scent!
Has a very clean smell. Definitely would get this fragrance again. My boyfriend absolutely LOVED this scent!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/30/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
I love this scent
Upon first spray, it smells kind of harsh. Give it a bit to mellow and turn softer/sweeter. I just wish it had a bit more staying power.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/28/2019
Arquiste
It was ok
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/28/2019
Chris b
Loved this scent. So fresh and sexy!!!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/28/2019
Marie
It’s ok. I think it’s a little bit to woods for me. Not so much a date night scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/25/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Normal
Winner
This one is a winner for me. I love perfumes with minerals and/or ambroxan because it really cuts down any super sweet scent. This is not too overpowering, just a pleasant, clean smell. I catch a whiff of coconut every now and then as I move. Very refreshing. If you like to smell clean and not have your perfume enter the room a few minutes before you do, then this one is for you.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/22/2019
Threw it out immediately
I just couldn’t stand this one, I was excited but it smelled really chemical-y to me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/21/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
Good pick!
I was very surprised by this fragrance and had actually removed it from my queue a few time. It is a lovely smooth coconut and salty aquatic scent. I like it better than my MM Beachwalk. It is sweet but not sickeningly so. Long lasting with great projection.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/20/2019
Scrumptious summer scent
Scrumptious. Clean lime and hint of coconut. It reminds me of something that I can’t put my finger on yet. But I love it.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/16/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Not for me
not sure how this was suggested for me based on my past choices - WAY too strong
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/13/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Sensitive
Wood Beach
A clean breeze of coconut and driftwood pass you as you sit on the beach at sunset with a hit of floral. It's light and refreshing and can be worn whenever.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/09/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Combination
Not what I expected
Very strong smelling and linear, definitely woody. I can smell the coconut at first spray, but not the narcissus. The coconut quickly fades away, just leaving a woody smell. Not really what I think of when I think of the beach. Itll grow on me Im sure.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/08/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
👌👌👌
It's the perfect summer beach scent I was looking for. It wears off nicely on me.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/06/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Special Occasion
This is a beautiful fragrance but not something I would wear everyday. Very classy and strong but a great scent!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/06/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Sensitive
Summery
The initial smell is coconutty, summery-then it takes on kind of an odd smell, and then it gets nice again. I don't feel that it lasts too long, but I do like it. The coconut is not too overpowering, either-it doesn't smell like sun tan lotion.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/05/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Sensitive
Smells like a vacation
This smells like a day at beach, tropical vibes, coconut but not overwhelmingly so. A good summer fragrance for men or women
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/04/2019
Just ok
Smells like alcohol at first, after drying it smells better.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/29/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Sensitive
powdery
much more powdery than I expected...didn't quite get the other notes as described.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/27/2019
Salty and Intense
I love this fragrance!! It is an intensely beachy and salty smell and surprisingly It is perfect for everyday and It is definitely one that I need to buy in full size! My granddaughter loves to smell my wrists when I am wearing this perfume!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/27/2019
Great for summer
I adore this! I'm not usually into gourmand notes, but the coconut is neither foody nor sweet. It's more about the coconut water and skin than the meat, and is balanced by the mineral and wood notes. Performs very well for such a fresh fragrance... I was still getting whiffs of it 8 hours after applying.
Reviews: 16
Upvotes: 13
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 7
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/23/2019
Age: 55 to 64
Skin type: Oily
Clean and powdery
I like this scent. Good for everyday. Has under notes of powder/woody scent. Similar to Architect's Club by same maker.