Over the summer, I was sent samples of Sarabecca Day and Night perfumes. I love the look of their packaging, and their concept of all natural oils and essences was really intriguing. (I also saw photos of a new candle in the works on their Twitter - interesting!!)
I'm terrible at describing fragrances, so I thought I would share Sarabecca's descriptions of the fragrances and my thoughts on them!
Sarabecca Night Perfume*
"An alluring blend of vetivert, patchouli and amber with highlights of lemon, bergamot, sage and ginger."
Those of you who have read the blog for a while probably know that I enjoy light citrus scents as well as light and fresh florals, so this scent was a bit outside of my comfort zone to try! I'm not typically a fan of patchouli but I find it to be really refined and nice in this fragrance. Perhaps it is because of the pairing with citrus notes that makes it work for me.
To my unskilled nose, I can smell the citrus notes along with the patchouli and vetivert. I think the ginger and sage also make it quite unique, and on me the fragrance dries down slightly sweeter and almost powdery. I find this scent to be a really wearable, slightly spicy scent!
Sarabecca Day Perfume*
"Exquisitely fresh white floral blend with subtle notes of jasmine, tuberose and muguet. Delicate, charming, pure and romantic."
Day is definitely a light floral, though it has a hint of something spicy - perhaps an underlying ingredient that it shares with Night? While Night is almost woodsy, Day is crisper and lighter. I read a review that described Day as a summer's day, and though I'm not sure I know what scents I associate with a summer day, this one is definitely appropriate for wear on your typical hot summer day. I often can't handle anything but the lightest, freshest of citrus or floral scents in the summer, yet this one is somehow fitting and has depth and spiciness too.
In general, I do need a few spritzes for all day wear on both of these, but the scents do wear well over the course of the day. Because they are natural, I wasn't sure how long they would last, and I'd estimate that they wear at least 6 hours on me without fading. If I apply a few spritzes, I get longer wear, though those who like an aura of perfume may want to reapply for evening. (Hey, maybe then you can apply Night over Day?! I need to try this.) Me, I like them just the way they are - different than anything I own, a bit spicy, yet delicate to wear!
All in all, I am really enjoying these while they last but I don't think I will purchase full sizes anytime soon. I have a huge bottle of Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis that I'm obsessing over right now as well as a number of other fragrances to use up first. Plus, I'm suddenly wanting to try all kinds of perfumes and stalking LuckyScent (inspired by Jessica's fragrance collection/obsession and my recent visit to their LA store.)
For more about the Southern California based brand (and to see pretty pretty photos of their full size packaging) visit sarabecca.com! They do also sell sample sizes on their site, and the range is carried at a few boutiques in California as well as one in Brooklyn.
What do you think of Sarabecca perfumes? Are they something you would try?