Today I have a review of a product that was very generously sent to me from Demeter Fragrances:
Snow Cologne Spray.
We had been e-mailing back and forth, and less than a week later there was a package from FedEx at my door. In the package along with the samples, there was a hand written note!! :'D Personal touches like this really make a difference, and I cannot even say how wonderful the people at Demeter are. :) The items were packaged very securely, and the bottles are of such lovely quality. Incredibly polite and kind, the Demeter employees are also very helpful and generous. (I can honestly say that because this whole experience they have a customer for life! :'D)
Not only that, but they are cruelty-free!!
Onto Snow! :D
First off I will tell you that as a Canadian living in Ontario, I have had my fair share of snow ;). Also, I am notorious for being extremely picky with scents.
This fragrance is really beautiful. It is a light fragrance that feels refreshingly cool and watery, like a cucumber! (It doesn't smell like a cucumber, but it definitely has water notes in it that are very apparent.)
I will be 100% honest and say that I do not quite smell 'snow', but I know that a lot of people do when they smell this and it is incredibly hard to make a cologne based on a natural element like water. I also base my memories of snow on what it tastes like (I looove eating snow, strange I know, but it tastes really good when it is clean lol). Not only that, but everyone has a different body chemistry, and what I smell on my own skin will not be the same as what you smell on yours (for example, almost every perfume my sister wears turns citrus on her slightly more acidic skin).
The funny thing is, both my sister and I are reminded of something really nice when we smell this fragrance, but we cannot put our finger on what it is!! :D We have both smelled something like this before but we cannot remember exactly what that was, other than that it is a really lovely scent!
My sister and I both really like this. My sister says it has a watery, slightly sweet, almost fruitiness to it, while also reminding her of freshly washed mittens. :) I would have to agree with her 100%! I think I detect the teensyist hint of a whispered floral.
This would be lovely to wear any time of the year (very refreshing in the summer), but I can see myself loving this in the winter. I cannot deny that this has a huge note of water, which is funny because water normally doesn't smell like anything! XD
If I had to use only a few words to describe this, I would say: cool, refreshing, watery (not watered-down, but smelling of water), slightly fruity/floral (but only slightly!).
My overall impression? This is an extremely lovely fragrance, and while it does not smell exactly of snow to me, it is a beautifully well-rounded scent which conjures up images of cool water. Maybe not snow exactly, but it definitely smells cold with water notes. How does something smell cold?! I don't know how they did it, but Demeter has got serious skills. :) I can see a snow fairy wearing this in a forest, on a brisk winter dusk.
Have you tried Snow or any other Demeter fragrances before?