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Desert Blush is a portrait of the Western Australian desert at sunset. The harsh light of day softens, turning the red soil to deep pink as the earth exhales, filling the air with a sensual, dry, and sweet aroma. Desert Blush is a heady floral scent featuring wild-harvested Australian sandalwood and a hint of the intoxicating floral note of Australian Boronia. Raw Spirit works with indigenous and marginalized communities, either directly or through partnerships, to sustainably source rare and unique natural ingredients for their fragrances. Available at Anthropologie.com.
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3.4 out of 5
Took some getting used to, I liked it better layered with other scents
So this smelled a bit more woody than I would've liked! I typically like warm, musky and spicy scents with a hint of fruity/floral notes to sort of round it out! This was most definitely a woody and musky scent, but it was missing some elements for me, so I layered it with the sample of Vanilla Abricot that was sent with this, along with some other scents I enjoy (not name brand scents, more small business perfume oils I like) to round the scent out to my tastes! It's a very sexy 5 star scent for me when layered, and on it's own it's sort of "meh". It layered well and most definitely lasted long on me as well, whether on it's own or layered with other scents.
I've tried several of the Raw Spirit fragrance line. Some are ok, others are great. I have to say this one is one of my favorites from them. It's warm, musk & woods, with just a hint of floral. Perfect!!
Not for me
This fragrance was very pleasant smelling at the initial spray, but the die-down was very acidic and peppery. This may work well for others who typically do well with the notes of this fragrance, but it didn't work with my chemistry.
Good not great!
Pleasant and I mix it with another fragrance
Not what I expected
Not what I expected
Exactly what I had imagined....love it!!
Worse scent ever!
This scent is really hard to describe, its just horrible!
soft yet crisp, not powdery smelling at all.
Made for someone else
not what I expected not a bad scent just not for me.
Such a beautiful feminine scent
It smells like it could possibly be unisex but a tad bit more feminine that’s masculine, it’s so fresh and light!
good, but not my fave.
this is definitely not offensive in any way, but I also don't love it more than anything!!
Lovely at first
Smells like the description at first but as it sits it fades till all you can smell is the musk. The other notes disappear quickly
I just got this and am trying it out today for the first time. So far, I like it. Kind of a light floral. Not too strong for summertime wear.
My bottle was faulty but I was still able to use the product. It was as strong as I was hoping and I feel like it didn’t last. I liked the scent though.
Love it, smells great!
Just didn’t like it
Didn’t align with my preference .
I first saw this in birchbox and was so glad to see it on scentbird!! It smells amazing!! I didnt think it was something I would like but its not too intense yet lasts all day.
This perfume was very refreshing I have feminine but it is not a long lasting
desert blush and dark rum are tied for 1st place for me so far.
Wife and coworkers loved it
Not 4 Me!
Don't like it. Too strong. Whoops! Very Macy's mall type vibe. Simply not 4 me.
I like how it smells when I put it on and walk out the door. It boost the confidence up a lot.
Thank s but a lil more aroma
Warm Desert Blush - Yup!
The scent matches the description! I absolutely love it. Sweet and subtle, not too strong. My husband even likes it and is willing to dish out the $85 for it. 😂
yess amazing good
not impressed with the smell
I like more of a spicy scent. For example viva la juicy, Calvin Kline euphoria, Elizabeth and James amethyst, etc
I've liked this scent for awhile and just decided to throw it in my queue. it is amazing with my chemistry! perfect for day or night, excellent summer fragrance.
Blends to my skin perfectly
Awesome scent tons of compliments
I love the note of Violet in fragrances and the way that it’s paired with sandalwood in this parfum is lovely. It’s warm and cozy, definitely a scent I’ll wear in the Fall/Winter or on a nigh out (whenever that can safely be done again haha). If you’re not into powdery scents, this is not for you. But, the dry down in warm, dry, a little woody and ever so slightly sweet. Grown woman sexiness in a bottle.
More love for Raw Spirit!
All of their scents are amazing! I get tons of compliments and guys seem to really like this and Wild Fire.
was okay, everytime i wore it people said i smelled like the bird seed aisle at Paris Farmers Union
Very subtle yet very fragrant and aromatic. Simply intoxicating.
Nice but too strong for my tastes
I expected one thing based on the description but it was too strong and not in a good way. Maybe it just wasn't my taste. I thought it'd be more earthy and it was just floral-ish.
It was the worse smelling fragrance I ever smelt . If I could have given it a minus 10 I would have. I canceled my account because of it.
Doesn’t last very long but smells really good
This says it is unisex but it smell really feminine
The scent is too sweet and flowery for my preference
Great! thinking of purchasing full bottle
the smell reminds me of walking in to a mystic store something magical is about this smell and i love it! you can definitively smell the ylang ylang
Great 👍🏾 scent
Still would like a more woodsy fragrance but thus one smells bomb
I’m a man that likes natural scents. Woodsy, citrus, etc. this is a unisex but I think it leans more on the female side. It’s smells good but just not for me. I gave it to my wife to wear and it smells good on her. Just cause it’s not for that doesn’t mean other men won’t love it.
Nice fragrance could be a little stronger but not to much.
I love this scent!!! smells kind of spicy
My favorite yet
A little too flowery and a bit too strong, but you do get used to it. After a while it isn’t too bad.
Did not smell good
Did not smell good
ylang-ylang strikes again
2.5 stars. If I had paid attention to the scents in this, I would have passed as soon as I saw ylang-ylang. I usually HATE this smell, but in Desert Blush it is light enough. The perfume is not long lasting at all either, so I have been able to wear it without making myself sick.
sandy and light
This is soft and spicy at the same time. Lasts for longer than anticipated.
Not for me
This wasn’t what I was expecting. I prefer youthful and fragrant, not musky and mature.
No my fav
Smells like an old lady...to me
good balance light floral clean scent but wears off quickly
Such a pleasant surprise! So unique!
I am always so bored with some of the scents that sell the best. I put this one in my queue on whim and I am so glad! It dries down on my skin to something sweet, dry, pleasant and fresh. Doesn't overwhelm and fill the room. Almost like it was meant to share just with the person beside you. Love, love, love!
It has a more subtle scent great for date nights
great scent, sticks with you.
i just enjoy the way it smells
25 to 34
*Desert* is right!
Smells just like stepping out of your car into the high desert. Very woody and herbal. It comes out of the bottle very strong, which really didn't work for me. Eventually, the few times I tested it, it settled into a pleasant smell on my skin, but the first impression was just to assertive and unpleasant for my taste.
Great smell, oils didn’t work with my skin
I LOVED this scent, but no matter where I wore it (I tried my neck, my wrists, my forearms, my chest, etc) it broken my skin out. Such a bummer!
Odd, but pleasant
Odd, but pleasant. It has an earthy feel. Not long lasting, but clean and subtle. I liked it, but not enough to make it a regular in my fragrance rotation
One of my favorites
I love this one and my daughter loves it too. There is definitely something sexy in an outdoorsy way about it and it is unique. Don’t judge it prematurely but instead give it a chance because it is different. Not sugary sweet or mainstream for sure but woody and mysterious.
On first spray, I thought it may be a fresh scent. On second spray I realized it smells like a scented tampon. For me, it was overwhelming.
It didn’t smell anything like the description
Nice fragrance. I detected a forest like smell mixed with a smoky aroma. Very unique
Very little sandalwood nose; the odd flowers were dominant, and it just didn't seem to fit into any category I care for.
Barely there woodsy scent. I’ve used unscented soap with more aroma.
Thank goodness it was a light scent. i just sprayed it on because everything else has been amazing. But this stinks......wish I could send it back.
Too much Floral
Another miss. It just does not smell like I think the description should.
Love it but can be a little too much on a few sprays
35 to 44
Dry, sweet, pleasant
Though the scent is based on the Australian desert (which I have never myself experienced) it reminded me of other dry, Sonoran-desert inspired fragrances that I have experienced there in person and also as scent inventions. Good to wear any time, anywhere, any season (in my book).
25 to 34
Omg! This may have shot right up to my favorite Scentbird order of all time! On first spray! This was my first time really exploring musks and I expected it to be challenging to pull off (I'm arguably in super femme mode 85% of the time) but no! Desert Blush is masterfully crafted but not hard to understand, just easy to enjoy. It's just at home on a fancy date, a fun night out, or an early work day (I really wouldn't waste it on the gym, personally, and maybe not, like, church or anywhere you're trying to be terribly demure). Respectable sillage and impressive lasting power. Typically I loathe powdery scents as being stuffy and dated (or really just used as a crutch to overpower more delicate notes) but Desert Blush employs powder as a powerful compliment to the woodsy accords and gives it a place of its own to shine from. I recommend for anyone, anytime. It could definitely be unisex but keep in mind there is a strong floral vibe going on amidst melted tar notes . The right teen could totally pull this off, there's a lot of edge to it in the best way. I don't know what the desert smells like, but if this is it, book me a ticket please!
25 to 34
Excellent desert smell
I enjoyed how outdoorsy this one smelled, while being controlled enough to be an indoor smell.
25 to 34
I wish I would have paid a little more attention to this and realized it was a unisex scent. That being said, I didn’t like it on me or my guy. Too peppery and musky for my liking
25 to 34
This is awful
This scent remind me of my dad's cheap cologne turned rancid. Skip this one!
Soft and pretty
Great soft musk scent, the immediate floral notes dissipate quickly and leave what I’d describe as a cashmere sweater scent. Try it!
25 to 34
I am not sure how to feel about this one. For me, one spray is more than enough, but the fragrance doesn't last long on my skin at all, maybe a few hours at best. It is WAY too musky for me for first thing in the morning but is more bearable later in the day. The more the fragrance settles the sweeter it smells. It is one of those perfumes I can't stop smelling when I spray it on, but I don't love it, either. If you like musky scents you would probably like this one.
This fragrance is definitely for the modern day hippie. The lingering fragrance has strong notes of cedar and sandalwood. It is long lasting and is the perfect scent for the workplace.
25 to 34
Not for me
This smells like a urinal cake mixed with cleaner. There is a floral and vanilla smell also. I did not like this scent. For the first time, I am glad a perfume did not have staying power.
45 to 54
I love the warm scent of this perfume..I do not like flowery...I prefer all types of musk..earthy tones..it lasts quite awhile
I love this scent! It has such a unique smell and it’s one of my favorites. I just wish it had a longer lasting wear.
65 or over
Love all Raw Spirit!
All. Of Raw Spirits fragrances are fresh, clean Andy brisk.Nothing cloying about these scents.
This has been one of My absolute favorites so far.. As much as I like the past scents I've received this one takes me bk to some memories and leaves ya feeling fresh and uplifted! Especially in these dreary winter months lol.. Can't go wrong with the desert blush!!❤
Too feminine for me, smells great on my wife.
Perfect for a night out
Musky, woodsy, gorgeous scent. I feel luxurious wearing this, definitely great for date night, not your everyday perfume. EDIT: Now that I've worn this fragrance everyday for the past week+, I'm in LOVE with it. I kept forgetting to change the cartridge so I kept using this one! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Gross gross gross
I got this fragrance by mistake :( I wanted to like it, because I LOVE LOVE LOVE summer rain by raw spirit. But this? THIS?! It's an abomination lol it honest to God smelled like the inside of a goodwill
I don’t know what it is but I get a million compliments a day and the fragrance LASTS!!
I like this fragrance very much. It’s a very close to the sk9n scent on me. Longevity is not great but I’m thinking of buying the big bottle just to spray it more.
Grew On Me
This was my second order from Scentbird and honestly at first I didn't think I'd be a fan. I'm not big into floral scents but gave it a go. This isn't a traditional floral scent, there are definite woodsy notes, a touch of sweet like maybe vanilla, and on my skin a rich smell like a dark fruit. I do add it to my rota, it survives an office day without being overwhelming and I'd imagine it's a great compliment to date nights. If you're looking to step out of the woodsy fragrance safe spot this is a good step for a more feminine but still sexy warm smell.
Not my favorite
This was okay. I was not wowed by it. But not every fragrance is for everyone. My friend loves it so we traded. :o)
It is a very nice light scent. Not too floral, woodier. I love the idea of this company and was glad that I liked this scent. I found it very inoffensive to other people.
It does smell like the desert
I love this fragrance. I live in the Sonoran desert and it smells very like the desert here. It last for a long time on me. I especially like that it's not too floral or sweet.
Didn’t like it
Too sweet smelling
Smells amazing. Husband loves it too!
Great fragrance! Loved the sent!
it just was not my cup of tea. i'm sure its perfect for someone else though :(
Clean and floral
This fragrance has a clean baby powder floral scent. It's strong when you first put it on , then it dries down to a light baby powder scent. I absolutely love this fragrance. I don't know how long it last yet. But I don't care , I will definitely be purchasing a bottle of this. I can't say this reminds me of anything I have ever worn before. It's very unique.
To strong and musty one small spray and youll stink up an entire room cologne is supposed to be subtle this is just trashy in my oppinon belongs in an aersol can for teenagers
Not a fan of this one!!!
My first impression was not a nice one. I sprayed it on and I thought it smelled like a mans bathroom after someone had just sprayed it with perfume. Strong urine and perfumy don’t mix well.
I love it . I think
When I first sprayed it on , it smelled amazing ... cedar , sandal wood ,and violet were all present but not too strong ... after sitting a moment it started to smell a little spicy and then like something I remember but can't figure out what. I think the ylang ylang threw me off a bit.. on a positive note NO POWDERY SCENT or "old lady smelling " as people say .... but this is definitely a desert lover , hiker , outdoorsy , hippie person... it's great for any time of day I believe, but put with friends, or dinner , or a summer night would be the best time to wear it . I'm still not a hundred percent sure but I'm still wearing it so I must love it lol And my rating was supposed to be mysterious in the second bubble I don't know why flirty was put there
Thank you for the helpful, not-too-technical review! The description you gave was enough for me to know I will like it :)
Very sweet smell of Jasmine softened by powder and slightly spiced with sandalwood. This is too youthful a scent for me to wear alone so I use it as a layering scent to femme up some of my masculine colognes. I like to layer scents and I like to wear men's scents. The scent does not last more than a few hours.
Not My Cup of Tea
I do not rememeber placingi this fragrance in my queue. As it is something I would not choose for myself. I do not use this fragrance.
I really like this scent, which makes Scentbird 2 for 2. It is floral, but not overly sweet, and it has a nice peppery tone that balances it. Overall a nice dry impression that isn't exactly light or heavy. My only complaint is that it does not last very long- very little staying power. Which is too bad, because I kind of love it.
Reminds me of the deserts I’ve visited
I really like this. It’s truly a desert-in-bloom scent. I’ve never been to Australia, but it brings me to Morocco . It also very much reminds me of my favorite dry shampoo—r+co Death Valley dry shampoo, minus the powdery smell that the dry shampoo has.
Perfect for desert babies
I grew up in the desert and, very occasionally, I miss the sage brush, cactus, and wildflowers of home. This perfume has some (but not all) of the beautiful smells of the desert. BUT this is an Australian based perfume, while I grew up in the deserts of North America, which is probably why it doesn't exactly remind me of home. I love the dryness of the perfume and how it wears delicately on the skin. I used the entire .27 mls quickly (it was my very first from Scentbird) and I'd happily buy again.
Not a fan at all. Definitely would say it's more on the manly side than female. Wouldn't consider this a unisex scent.
Raw Spirit Desert Blush
I smelt it right after spraying it but oncr thr fragrance settled it smelt like (im sorry) Raid.
Smell like granny perfume
Not what I thought it'd be, too musky and woodsy for me. I thought it'd be flowery and powdery, it has a sour scent as a top note. After I got it, I have to check my queue to see if they sent me the right one, cause this is not my jam
thrilling and elusive
Perfumes are supposed to arouse feelings and provoke memories, and this is one of those for me. This is time-travel in a 60-spritz cylinder! .I found the woody top notes heady and profoundly nostalgic, and just beneath those there's a vibe so personal, and so hard to describe, that it feels like it was made for me alone. By "time-travel", btw, I don't mean classic or powdery or granny-pants. It is entirely new and unfamiliar combination of notes to me, extremely exciting!. I will keep chasing the feelings it gives me for a long time, and will probably order this one again.
If you like osmanthus
Great scent for everyday, classic osmanthus. Doesn't have a lot of staying power, but very nice.
Love this...now one of my favorites
I love the lightly feminine but not powdery or overly flowery smell. It has a natural scent to it but not woodsy. It's like walking through a meadow of cactus flowers after a cleaning rain...it just makes you feel clean and beautiful.
One of the best I’ve recieved.
Wanted to love this one after two duds in a row, but sadly I didn't. Ended up washing it off after trying it a couple of different times, just smelled musty and stinky to me. Had to throw the whole tester away after a couple of sprays. Sad!
Not sure about this one. I wore it out and it smelled like roses. But the second time, indoors it is definitely more woodsy smelling. Reminds me of a used bookstore or grandma's house. But I don't hate it. Musky. Unique.
After a few failed attempts over my last few purchases, this one is a breath of fresh air. Love it! Something about it really does remind you of Australia. It's warm and earthy and raw like its name. It's boots, jeans and a flannel shirt and it's the confident wedding guest all in one fragrance. Wish it lasted longer.
Clean and earthy. Fresh and complex. No bitting artificial tones or assaults on the senses. I could wear this daily!
Spicy sweet floral
It's was nice, very unique.
I enjoyed this perfume. It’s unique. You can smell floral, musk, fresh green accords, and just a hint of spice all in one. Would I buy a bottle? Yah, I think I just might. If you like florals, give this one a shot, very pretty.
I'm on the fence with this perfume. It's a just so slightly musky. I think this is a good evening out perfume, but I'd like to see how it wears.
Definitely not a fan. It's awfully peppery and spicy.
I honestly hate this perfume. It is very peppery and spicy to me.
I love this scent. I just wish it lasted longer.
My least favorite. This is bad.
Least favorite of my monthly subscription
I would return it if I could. It is harsh to the nose and overwhelming
If i could i would return it to get a different Fragrance, It smells like really old, nasty smell i really didn't enjoy it at all A much much older lady would enjoy the smell.
way too heavy and floral of a scent
This one was a complete miss for me. The cedar tones were initially way too overpowering, and unfortunately did not mellow out once I had worn it for a little bit.