I’m a big fan of Bobbi Brown, the brand and the lady herself. Beach is the only perfume in the brand portfolio, inspired by Bobbi’s favorite place (the beach, of course!), I knew it had to special. Before I tell you what this actually smells like, let me tell you what it doesn’t smell like. This isn’t a typical summer/beach/tropical scent. It doesn’t smell aquatic or ozonic or fruity like other scents in this genre. The notes are very few and very simple but the combination is lovely! When I first smelled it, I thought was very earthy, fresh and clean, and very unexpected in the way that its not very perfume-y, it that makes sense! The notes listed on the website are sand jasmine, sea spray, and mandarin and while its hard to pin point the exact notes when you sniff it, it definitely has that saltiness that reminds one of the ocean.
This is a fresh and clean scent but quite atypical, like I already mentioned. The mandarin does give it a slight fruitiness and there is a soft floral undercurrent too from the jasmine. The dominant note though is the sea spray which makes it a very easy perfume to wear. Whenever I’m confused or not in the mood for anything particular, I reach for this and it always lifts my mood. Its uplifting without being too sharp and there is something very natural about this scent which makes it so special. The scent isn’t too strong so it doesn’t stay for more than 4-5 hours on my skin, but spraying on clothes helps with the longevity. The bottle is clean and simple, keeping up with modern aesthetic of the brand.Its a fabulous perfume for the humid Mumbai weather and Indian summers in general. It is one of my favorite perfumes and I can see myself repurchasing once I run out!
Bobbi Brown Beach is available across Bobbi Brown stores in India.