I haven’t written about perfumes in awhile, but the truth is – I really love them! I have quite a few natural-based perfumes, and have been using (and loving) Juara’s Candlenut Perfume Oil the past couple of months. I guess it’s time I review it ;o)
Juara describes Candlenut with “Whisk yourself away to a secluded, tropical beach with a single breath of an exotic Indonesian bouquet. Let the scent of lush greens, delicate freesia, white blooming jasmine, sparkling bergamot and gentle rose – with just a hint of fresh coconut – delight the senses. This portable perfume oil encompasses JUARA’s signature scent and offers an instant escape to the tropical beach.”
Well, I think that is pretty accurate! I would say this is tropical, but in a warm and spicy way – not suntan-lotion-fake-coconuty way. I’m not a fan of fake coconut or super vanilla-types, so am happy to report this does not have any fake sort of smell to it. It has a warm vanilla base and then a floral note with some spiciness to balance out the vanilla. It even has a hint of cleanness to it. After about 30 minutes or so, the floral notes lessen and I’m left with a warm, spicy vanilla with a small hint of clean/green.
While normally I would say a tropical-type scent is for summer, I have been loving this scent this winter. It reminds me a lot of Burberry Brit, which traditionally was my winter go-to fragrance. When I smell them side-by-side, I actually prefer Juara to Burberry. Not only because it’s natural (a huge plus of course), but I like Juara’s scent more. I had my boyfriend smell them side by side and he also prefers Juara. Burberry Brit smells powdery and “perfumey” next to this.
I’m also impressed with how long this lasts. It is a rollerball (which is kind of a bummer I can’t spritz it on my clothes), and after applying to my wrists, I find the scent is still there a couple of hours later. Any time I can get natural perfume to last over an hour or two, I’m super happy.
And lastly, the price! I have become used to having to pay a pretty penny for perfumes, so getting a good size rollerball for $28? Yes please!
Ingredients: Neopentylglycol Dicaprylate/ Dicaprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vegetable Oil/Huile Végétale, Fragrance/Parfum
The base of the perfume is oil, which makes it nice and conditioning for skin. Neopentylglycol Dicaprylate sounds kinda scary but its not, it’s a skin conditioning agent and is totally safe (EWG score of zero). Same with Capric Triglyceride, it’s just a fatty acid (part of a fat molecule) that is used as a skin conditioning agent. The fragrance portion of the perfume is phthalate-free, yay!
So overall, I really love Juara’s Candlenut Perfume Oil. The scent has been a favorite this winter and I know I’ll be wearing it this summer as I imagine myself on a tropical island.
What has been your go-to fragrance this winter?
Disclosure: A sample was provided to me. Opinions and the choice to review are 100% my own! I’m not compensated for anything I write.