This is another goodie I bought from Pacifica’s website during their secret sale. I bought this perfume without smelling it because my local store did not stock this scent and I was interested in trying some rose scented perfumes. The description on the Pacifica website sounds so lovely and wonderful. With the description, I can imagine myself strolling through an exotic rose garden with a cute boy. Pacifica’s creator, Brooke Harvey-Taylor probably had romance on her mind creating this as roses are used for seduction and love in the Persian culture. She based Egyptian Rose Bergamot on an ancient Arabic perfume recipe with notes of Mediterranean Bergamot, Egyptian Rose, Amber and Patchouli, Labdanum.
On me, the scent is exotic, spicy and warm but the rose is very subtle. I actually don’t really smell the bergamot at all on myself. At first, I find that there is a bitterness and muskiness to the scent. I thought the patchouli was much too strong and overwhelms the rose. It is almost too musky for my taste because I would have prefer the rose to be a bit stronger; but as the muskiness and spiciness dries down, the rose starts to come through making it a more feminine and floral scent.
At first I wasn’t sure if I would like this perfume because I find it too herbal and spicy but as the rose starts to come through more I start to like it better. With the rose coming through more, it smells fresher to me. Egyptian Bergamot Rose is definitely a stray from some of my sweeter scents. I imagine myself wearing this more often at night because it is warm, spicy and strong. It is definitely a more “mature” and sophisticated scent to me that I hope to grow to like more because I do like the smell of roses. This scent lasted me approximately 3-4 hours and the lasting power is the same layered with the matching body butter. Stay tuned for the review on the Egyptian Rose Bergamot Body Butter.