It is Friday and I’ve decided to give my brain (and my wallet) a rest, so here are some brief impressions of the Body Waters from Korres, the Greek brand of natural bath and skincare products. The Body Waters are light fragrances that are described as "half perfume, half toner". They are reasonably priced and I would guess that they are targeted at a fairly young audience. I recently tried two of them:
Lemon Basil is a nice, zesty lemon with a touch of basil. It is very fresh and tart, and it is just as well that Korres has replaced the old glass tube packaging with plastic, as it is also very short lived – you will have to take it with you and refresh frequently. It is a fun scent, and nice pick-me-up for a hot day.
Vanilla Cinnamon starts out candied cinnamon, rather like Red Hots, with a slight woody undertone. It gets sweeter and more vanillic as it fades, but is otherwise essentially linear. It does last longer than the Lemon Basil. A warning: cinnamon is a potent skin allergen, so you might want to dry a few drops before you spray with abandon.
Other fragrances in the line include Citrus, Nutmeg, Bitter Almond, Mint Tea, Coriander and Cedar. I am especially interested in the Nutmeg and Coriander fragrances, which sound perfect for layering, so please comment if you've tried them. The body waters run $18 for 2.5 oz. There are also body oils available, and perhaps they last longer?
For buying information, see the listing for Korres under Perfume Houses.
Tomorrow: Jo Malone Vintage Gardenia