A clutch-your-pearls subversive beamed into the 21st century from a time when perfumes didn’t shy away from celebrating the nooks and crannies of the body with an animalic radiance. This one might make you blush a bit. Or a lot.
Pure beach blanket bliss! Bain de Midi is a perfume that makes us smile from ear to ear. Tiare, coconut, and gardenia within a sun-baked glaze of vanilla. A joyously unpretentious delight.
Bain de Midi is a reminder that not every fragrance needs to be complex and deeply nuanced to be powerfully transportative. This one takes us straight back to those first exuberant strides to the sea after mum coated our shoulders in sunscreen.
WITH THE PURCHASE OF ANY 50ML MAISON MATINE PRODUCT YOU WILL RECEIVE A 2ML SAMPLE OF THE SAME FRAGRANCE TO TRY. IF YOU DON'T LOVE IT, YOU CAN SEND US THE FULL SIZE BOTTLE (IN IT'S ORIGINAL PACKAGING) BACK FOR A FULL REFUND.
Playalinda: a perfume about memory
The day you'll encounter in Playalinda is dreamy, witnessed through the haze of memory. It leads with hyper realistic, sun-warmed peach rendered through generous doses of osmanthus and full-bodied jasmine sambac. Also featured is the dirty-hair aspect of ambrette seed undergirded by familiar, grounding patchouli and vetiver. A gentle touch of sulfuric white grapefruit affords the composition a deeply human smell of skin bronzed and kissed with sweat under the day's hot sun.
And it's in Playalinda's musty base full of smoke, the inky heft of oakmoss and brine of fresh seaweed washing ashore. The glorious yet underutilized choya nakh, made from crushed and toasted seashells, reinforces Playalinda's dreamy memoryscape by the sea.
The real Playalinda is a nude beach sat on immaculate and pristine land's end. Among its many charms is a paradox: it is so untouched by modern development, yet so close to some of the most advanced technology on earth—rocket launchpads—that it seems to exist independent of time.
Live Copper Wire,Ambrette Seed, White Grapefruit, Suntanned Skin