Showing posts with label Marchesa Perfume. Show all posts
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Marchesa Parfum Hair Mist


Parfum D'Extase

Hair Mist

I was so excited when a number of Perfumes started to launch hair mists. As much as I love the smell of Perfume, I cannot wear it because one out of three times it will give me a migraine. So instead of taking the risk of getting a migraine, I will wear lovely scented body lotions. Those don't seem to bother me at all. So when I saw the ads for the Hair Mists, my theory was that the hair mist would not be as strong as the perfume and I would be able to wear it and feel like I was wearing perfume. I came to this theory due to the fact that perfume works by your body heat, when your body temperatures rises, it causes the perfume to heat up, thus the fragrance begins to emit from your body. I figured since the smell would be on my hair, and I don't believe my hair changes temperature, the scent will just gently wear off.  It will not be of such an intense and constant smell. Now when I bought this in the store, the saleslady told me that all hair mists do NOT contain alcohol and that is what makes them different than perfume, once again making my theory seem more logical. Why would it need it? But when I look at the number 1 ingredient on the back of the box, it is Alcohol Denat. Which is basically alcohol made to taste bad. An FDA requirement on all cosmetics that have alcohol so it cannot be consumed. Now I was not going to call the Saleslady out of this and embarrass her, as I have had to school them maybe times and I do not enjoy it. So I am left baffled on why the alcohol is in the product at all. Perhaps it has to be in it for the chemical makeup of the product. I personally, due to not wearing perfume, cannot answer this one without doing some research. The only thing that I can think of now is that a true Eau de Perfum has no little to no alcohol in it and is much more expensive. Perhaps the alcohol is added as a sort of filler or binder. I guess if it had been mixed with an oil base instead of an alcohol, perhaps it could make the hair oily??!! I am not going to worry to much about it...It is just perfume.

Now when I made my choice of a Perfumed Hair mist, I only knew of about four brands that had come out with a hair mist. After smelling three out of the four, my favorite was MARCHESA by far.

Here is the Skinny on it:

MARCHESA PARFUM D’EXTASE opens with light florals, giving way to a combination of fresh and woody notes that create complexity and beauty. Iris is the secret to the fragrance's richness, capturing the delicate essence of its flower petals and the dark sensuality of its precious roots. Freesia, young violet leaves, night blooming jasmine, ambrox, and musks complete the sublime composition of this intoxicating elixir.

This perfumed hair mist delicately fragrances hair throughout the day. Now everywhere you go you will leave a romantic, intoxicating silage.


Iris Flower, Freesia, Black Current, Young Violet Leaves, Lotus Flower, Night Blooming Jasmine, Bulgarian Rose Water, Orange Blossom, Iris Root, Ambrox, Captive Musks.

Feminine. Empowered. Intoxicating.

I will try my best to personally describe the smell, but it will be hard, since I stopped wearing perfume about five years ago. The hair mist seems to be more on the musky side than on a floral side. I have never liked a perfume that smelled very floral. Perhaps that is was why I chose this one. But it is not a manly musk scent, it is very feminine. There is a very light hint of floral. As it is described above, you can absolutely smell the fresh and woody notes in it.

Final Thoughts:

I have used this Hair mist three times now and it has not given me a headache. It defiantly does not seem to last quite as long or be as strong of a smell as a perfume. Too me that is a good thing, because that was what I was looking for and drew me to the product. I absolutely hate it when someone walks by me or sits down next to me just covered in perfume or cologne. Whether it is a nice or bad smelling perfume or cologne, I find it to be rude and sickening. I find with perfume, less is more..;)