February 2014 Product Review: Pacific Perfumes!

So it’s that time again – time for a monthly product review!  February has brought me a wide variety of solid perfume samples all the way from New Zealand!

Pacific Perfumes creates unique solid perfumes “inspired by the startling South Pacific and the essential elements of earth, fire, sea and air.”  Their products are 100% Sustainable and 100% natural and contain certified organic ingredients.  Their perfumes are “steeped in certified organic golden jojoba oil, then carefully blended with certified organic beeswax to create each of the hand poured fragrances.”  For an extra earthy touch they come in adorable wooden containers.

Now to start, I’m not a perfume person.  I’m super sensitive to scents, and therefore super picky so my perfume collection is somewhat limited.  I do however, love solid perfumes and I think they are highly underrated.  I have a lemon scented one I got from Anthropologie a ways back and I keep it in my commuter bag.  If a chain smoker (or someone else who’s not so fresh sits next to me on the bus), I can just whip it out, dot it on a few strategic points and have a much more pleasantly scented commute.

So all of the perfumes had the same packaging and consistency.  They go on smoothly and they have a really soft, hydrating feel against the skin.  I’m going to go through the scents and give you a description.

Artisan
Artisan Range
They donate donate $1 from each sale of the Artisan range  to New Zealand Forest & Bird Society
Packaging

The Wild Goddess:  ($50.00)
  A subtle, very refined scent.  It feels very “uptown girl” to me.
Simply Paradise: ($50.00) This one has that herbal + musk scent to it.  I find it a little on the strong side.
Pure Legend: ($50.00)  This one has a bit of patchouli  and an earthy vibe.

Solid Pefume
Other Scents

Hula Lei:($28.00): Very floral with a hint of the tropics.
Love the Mango: ($28.00) My Pick!  This was my favorite of all the scents I tried.  It’s fruity and fresh, without being synthetic or overly sweet.  A perfect summer scent.
Forest of Ferns: ($28.00) This fragrance is a bit sharper , like a not too sweet citrus mixed with a hint of pinetrees.
Pacific Goddess: ($28.00)  This one has those warm vanilla tones, but it’s not super sweet or synthetic.  I think this scent would appeal to a lot of ladies.
Island Passion: ($28.00) This one is a bit spicy with warm and musky tones.  It almost has a unisex feel to it and I think it would appeal to men as well as women.
Frangipani: (28.00) This one is a super light floral.  If you like just having a hint of perfume, this one is for you.

Overall
Verdict: Hit!

I loved the consistency of the perfume.  I found it hydrating and easy to apply.  While I wasn’t in love with all of the scents, I adored the Mango one and would have definitely purchased it at the $28.00 price tag.  I find that solid perfumes last a lot longer than regular ones, so that $28 will go a lot further as compared to a typical perfume spray.  I also totally dug the organic wooden packaging.

If you’re looking for a unique perfume, and you love organic and sustainable ingredients, you should definitely give Pacific Perfumes a try.

Do you have any perfume solids?  What do you think of them?

Once upon a time, long, long ago, Lisa attended Syracuse University where she studied singing in a giant castle surrounded by ice and snow. After she earned her music degree, she headed to the island of Manhattan, down to the West Village, to a place called the New School. There, she earned another degree in the great art of writing stories for children. She currently works on that same island, in the dungeon of an old building, making up stories while she sorts through endless stacks of papers, just dreaming of working somewhere with windows. She is currently working on several novels and hopes to write her way to that aforementioned windowed place. Her first book, “The Ice Maiden’s Tale,” a fairy tale adventure was released on May 30, 2017 and is up for sale on Amazon. In the meantime, she keeps herself occupied by obsessing over subscription boxes and home renovations.

7 thoughts on “February 2014 Product Review: Pacific Perfumes!

  1. I’ve never tried a solid perfume, but the Pacific Goddess and Love the Mango sound amazing! And I’m a sucker for cute packaging and that little wooden jar is adorable! Great review and thanks for posting the information about the other scents! 🙂

  2. Hello from Aotearoa New Zealand! I am Francesca, the perfumer at Pacific Perfumes and its wonderful to see this review of our solid Perfumes. I wanted to tell you all that we offer a great sample pack which contains the 3 Artisan perfumes and 5 of the Original Range including that favorite of Lisella’s, Love The Mango! Perfect for getting to know which scent brings out the Goddess in you 🙂

  3. I forgot to mention that the Original Range (Love The Mango, pacific Goddess, Hula Lei, Island Passion) -all have some elements of Man made fragrance along with Essential Oils with the base being 100% natural. The Artisan Range is all totally 100% natural.

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