I’ll admit: the pharmacy 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 components, the scents are very one-note… however Pacifica’s new Moon perfumes have introduced me down from my perfume excessive horse and have me desirous 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 embody a cap with a view to decrease packaging waste. I personally would have appreciated a cap with a view 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 completely 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 received a gentle, candy citrus scent that positively jogs my memory of a heat, sunny day spent consuming a spritzer. I like the stability that the cardamom provides, which is refined 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 completely different to something I’ve smelled coming from the pharmacy. I’d say lots of drugstore fragrances keep on with fruity, floral, or what I name “gentle heat” (vanilla or cinnamon scents) however that is fairly hanging in distinction.
The notes are sandalwood, jasmine and smoky cardamom and general 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 refined solely to take the sting off the sandalwood and cardamom, so when you favor musky scents, you’ll most likely actually take pleasure in this.
Within the critiques, this one specifically appears to be a bit polarizing amongst consumers— some critiques 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 truly 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 reasonably priced value, distinctive scents, clear components and inexperienced packaging make this a real drugstore gem of a perfume discover!
You possibly can choose up Pacifica perfumes at Ulta Magnificence.
Do you could have a drugstore fragrance you’re keen on?