Saturday 3 January 2009
Aod means Seashore in Breton. This scent is quite different to Lann- Ael (reviewed yesterday)and much more what I expected scents from a fragrance house named after a beach to be like.
The Lostmarc'h website lists the perfume as follows: Head note of fresh grapefruit, floral core: gardenia, coconut, seashore aromas
From the description I suppose I was expecting quite a 'normal' beach scent. Grapefruit, coconut, gardenia: these are the ingredients to transport you to sun tan lotion, beaches and cocktails with umbrellas in them (nothing wrong with any of that of course!).
However to me Lostmarc'h have made the scent of sitting on a beach as the sun is going down when a chill has settled in the breeze and you start to want to put you clothes on. As they themselves say this is the snap of your towel in the wind, I would add it is perhaps the smell of your towel, your hair and skin when you get back home after a day at the beach and you need a hot shower. It isn't the scent of a cold beach you walk along with a scarf wrapped around your neck- but there is a suggestion of coolness in it that is refreshing.