You see, on a sunny Saturday afternoon last year, I met my friend for brunch and couldn’t get over how good she smelt. I immediately asked her what perfume she was wearing, and it was none other than Brazilian Crush Cheirosa ’62 Perfume Mist by Sol de Janeiro. I asked her if I could spray some myself, and the way this fragrance made me feel was enough to have me running to buy my own bottle straight away. If you like escapist scents, then trust me when I say that this will transport you to a tropical island far, far away.
In terms of the actual notes, it’s warm pistachio, creamy sandalwood, sweet caramel and sensual jasmine. Much like many popular gourmand perfumes (the fragrance “family” for synthetic edible notes), it smells good enough to eat. Aside from the delicious fragrance and fun packaging, one thing that really stood out to me after trying it myself was the staying power. Body mists don’t often last as long as actual perfumes, but I was surprised by how long this one lingered on the skin. In fact, I sprayed it on in the morning and I was still receiving compliments by the time I got home. Don’t get me wrong—you definitely still need to top it up more than you would an eau de parfum—but compared to other body mists, it’s seriously impressive.
If you want to give my Sol De Janeiro perfume mist a go for yourself or are curious to hear which other scents I recommend from the brand, keep on scrolling for my top picks.