Along with the dreamy Rusalka Bath Salt, Jana also sent me five vials of her hand mixed perfumes to try. My nose can be pretty finicky (fickle, too, at times), but I was surprised to discover three whole scents I’d be happy to own in the future.
Ingredients (provided at captainblankenship.com)- All scents are made from a blend of essential oils in biodynamic grape alcohol from California, with the exception of Phosphorescent, which is made from a blend of essential oils and absolutes in biodynamic grape alcohol from California.
Some great things about this product:
1. It’s free of artificial fragrances and colors, parabens, sulfates, and petrochemicals.
Product Description (provided at captainblankenship.com)-
Mantra-”A meditation aid and a grounding green floral perfume. Mantra is composed purely of scents that help focus and stimulate the mind – jasmine, vetiver, sandalwood, blood orange, grapefruit and spearmint. These tones create a lilting floral scent sharpened by citrus and mint and grounded by the smell of fresh earth.”
Phosphorescent-”Glowing lights in the ocean. Neon green meets the depths. Inspired by memories of sitting on a dock in the summer on a warm night, swirling feet in the sea as fireflies radiate in the water. Part ocean and part creamsicle. Briny seaweed melts in green lemon and yellow mandarin. Honeysuckle and ylang ylang rise from the depths and meet the resinous smells of cypress and fir on nearby shores. Vetiver and vanilla create a luscious base. A salty, warm invigorating scent.”
Vrt-”Garden. A scent concocted with the color green at heart. The forest floor is covered in leaves of sage and mint. Vines of jasmine climb up ylang ylang trees wafting their tones over a verdant landscape. In the grove, grapefruit and sweet oranges grow. This scent is fresh like shades of green after the rain.”
Mani-”Jewel. Kadamb is a green spiky fruit whose essence is used as love oil. The sweet fleshy scent is accented by the warm tones of sandalwood and myrrh, and heightened by patchouli and ambrette seed. Spicy cardamom is met by vanilla and finished with sweet orange and grapefruit. A warm, intoxicating musk.”
Jaune-”Yellow. A true rose. Warm notes of vanilla, cedarwood and ginger waft over fragrant climbing roses. Watery waves of palmarosa create ripples. White flowers (camelia and ylang ylang) change their hue with strokes of sweet orange, grapefruit and bergamot. A subtle, simple, fresh and intoxicating scent.”
Price– $30 each for a 1/6 oz glass roll-on bottle.
Performance– Each scent has pretty remarkable staying power, but Mantra, Mani, and Jaune all seemed to linger the longest.
Scent– The order in which I listed the scents under the product description is based on how much I liked that particular scent. For example, Mantra is my absolute favorite so I listed it first. I even put it on my Christmas list! It’s girly and floral and I received at least 4 compliments while wearing it (at which point I stopped counting). Phosphorescent is my second pick. The description from the website is spot on; wearing it is the next best thing to being at the beach! Vrt reminds me of a toned down, greener phosphorescent. It’s lovely. While Mani and Jaune both have a long-lasting scent, they are both a bit too sweet for my tastes.
Rating-Mantra, Phosphorescent, and Vrt all earn 10/10 from me, but I’ll give Mani and Jaune each 8/10 since I probably won’t wear them again in the future (despite their impressive ingredients).
Would I purchase this item again? I would definitely purchase Mantra, Phosphorescent, and Vrt again for myself. Mani and Jaune might not be my cup of tea, but I can easily think of several people who would probably love them.
*Product was provided by Captain Blankenship. Opinions were provided by me.
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