Brand: Alkemia

Scent Description: A portrait of coastal Maine – balsam fir pine needles and oceanic Atlantic fog tinged with seaweed, bay leaves, saltwater, and charred driftwood.

3 thoughts on “Acadia”

  1. In the bottle, all I can say is BALSAM. On my skin, the balsam hung around (which is fine, because I love balsam), but I also got a lot of other woody notes and maybe juniper (even though it’s not a listed note). As it warmed up, it became more masculine-leaning, and I began to get a bunch of leather. Ultimately, this wasn’t for me, but the description was pretty accurate! Honestly, I was hoping for a bit more of the “charred” smoky scent to balance this out, but maybe that’s the leather note I was picking up? Longevity and throw were good.

  2. As an Alaskan Native, this one reminds me of drying seaweed with my family in coastal Alaska. I love it. In the drydown, it’s mostly driftwood and some distant pine. Be aware when it’s new, the first 20-30 minutes are definitely “cheap blue candle”, but the 5 or so hours of home-smells I get after are worth it for me.

  3. This is a woody scent. I tend to amp driftwood in most scents so this may be what happening here. It’s so woody that it, while being unisex, leans more toward masculine than feminine.

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