Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Undoubtedly you've heard of Mía Mariú, makers of botanically-infused mineral makeup and anti-aging skin care products. They offer sales opportunities for fans of their products, and I've had my eye on their liquid foundation for quite some time.
But did you know that they also carry a line of fragrances? And that they're generous enough to offer one to a lucky reader??
I was given the chance to review a full-size fragrance from their line, and it was genuinely tough to pick one. Their scents are:
mm caoba EDT 1.7 oz for Men
"This rugged, refreshing, strong and sensual fragrance has top notes of citron tonic, violet leaf, dew grass; middle notes are red saffron, crushed nutmeg and fresh vetiver; base notes are creamy sandalwood, vanilla absolute and vintage suede. Caoba’s modern smooth scent creates mystery and sexy confidence."mm magia EDT 1.7 oz for Women
"This deliciously flirtatious fragrance invigorates the senses, creates a mood and sets the scene for unforgettable fun, romance and pleasure. With a medley of juicy strawberry, mandarin, peach and pear that play sweetly atop dewy blooms of jasmine, plum, magnolia and flirty frangipani; makes the perfect playmate and ideal soul mate for smooth and sensual base notes of rich vanilla, musk, tonka bean and warm and enchanting golden amber."
mm acqua EDT 1.7 oz for Men
"This clean, cool and refreshing fragrance offers a sophisticated scent with its unique blend of exotic ingredients. Acqua leaves skin aromatically scented with top notes of sliced ginger, star ruby grapefruit and white pepper, middle notes of warm nutmeg, Egyptian jasmine and skin musk while balancing perfectly with bottom notes of Texas white cedar, Haitian vetiver and Bois de Encens. Acqua embodies the essence of masculinity."
Although I wanted to smell (and use) all of them, I went with Caoba.
It smells cool- as in blue, refreshing, confident, etc. It has a slight citrus scent, and the soft depth of a fur rug. It's not sharp, either- it smells sexy to me, but it isn't jarring or loud.
I like the smell. I like the smell on me initially, on my skin after an hour (perfume changes with your pH, ya know), and after four hours (when it's softened even more to a soft vanilla).
On Fedora, it smelled even better, turning to a slightly spicy, warm scent after about an hour. YUM.
Although it says it's for men, I believe both sexes can wear this scent equally well. It isn't musky (which I tend to think of as a 'man' smell) or fruity (which I tend to think of as a 'woman' smell), but makes me think of Monaco, wealth, and British accents.
Want to win a full-size Mía Mariú Fragrance of your own choosing (retail value of $42)?
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Labels: fragrance, giveaways, mia mariu, perfume, product review