I’ll admit: the pharmacy just isn’t normally the place I store for perfume. I fairly simply justify the price of costly bottles, since they’ll final years. And, although completely hypocritical of me, I’ve all the time felt a sure manner about drugstore perfumes: they need to not final lengthy, they will need to have harsh substances, the scents are very one-note… however Pacifica’s new Moon perfumes have introduced me down from my perfume excessive horse and have me eager to discover extra.
I just lately determined to offer the Pacifica Dawn Moon and Neon Moon perfumes a shot and I used to be pleasantly stunned at their advanced notes, lengthy lasting impact and the “goodness” of the formulation. The Pacifica perfumes are 100% vegan and cruelty free, made with corn grain alcohol, and pure important oils.
The glass bottle is recyclable, and doesn’t embrace a cap in an effort to decrease packaging waste. I personally would have appreciated a cap in an effort to make this bottle extra journey pleasant, however I love the mission and the model claims the sprayer is “air tight.”
Dawn Moon and Neon Moon actually give off two totally different vibes, which is why I wished to spotlight them aspect by aspect.
Dawn Moon is bubbly, dreamy, and contemporary with notes of peach, cardamom and mandarin. It’s bought a smooth, candy citrus scent that positively jogs my memory of a heat, sunny day spent ingesting a spritzer. I like the stability that the cardamom offers, which is delicate however rounds out the scent in order that it’s not sickly.
This isn’t a one-note perfume as I discussed earlier than, it actually layers and develops such as you’d count on a high quality fragrance to. On first spritz you get the candy peach, the florals begin popping out a bit as soon as it dries, then the spicy undertone mellows it out a bit for its longer lasting, effectively rounded impact.
Neon Moon is sort of totally different to something I’ve smelled coming from the pharmacy. I’d say lots of drugstore fragrances stick with fruity, floral, or what I name “smooth heat” (vanilla or cinnamon scents) however that is fairly placing in distinction.
The notes are sandalwood, jasmine and smoky cardamom and total it has a really spicy and woodsy aura. It’s alluring in its uniqueness, and I’d most likely categorize it as a “night time out” or night perfume.
Neon Moon smells like a mossy backwoods strolling path after rain to me. There’s actually no sweetness to it, and the floral be aware is so delicate solely to take the sting off the sandalwood and cardamom, so should you choose musky scents, you’ll most likely actually get pleasure from this.
Within the evaluations, this one particularly appears to be a bit polarizing amongst buyers— some evaluations say the sandalwood is overpowering, which is attention-grabbing as a result of I feel the jasmine actually mellows it out. That’s the factor about perfume: your private physique chemistry can really have an effect on how one thing smells on you!
For $22, you get 1oz of fragrance, which is about half the value of Clinique’s 1oz bottles, for reference. The inexpensive worth, distinctive scents, clear system and inexperienced packaging make this a real drugstore gem of a perfume discover!
You may choose up Pacifica perfumes at Ulta Magnificence.
Do you may have a drugstore fragrance you’re keen on?