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WATERMELON ~ Water magic, fertility.

SAGE ~ Healing, prosperity, cleansing. Wisdom, longevity, protection, wishes granted.

BLUE CHAMOMILE ~ Prosperity, calming & soothing. Love, peace, meditation.

SPEARMINT ~ Stimulates, energizes and uplifts. Love, purification, healing, psychism, creativity. Protects the home.

ROSEWATER ~ Self confidence, strong aphrodisiac properties, attracts affection & love, fertility, divination/clairvoyance.

LIME ~ Healing, love, protection.

BALSAMIC AMBER ~ Fertility, creativity, love, luck, riches.

 

 

 

This smells like real Agua Fresca de Sandia! It smells EXACTLY like freshly cut watermelon with icy water and sugar, it is incredibly sparkling and vibrant!

 

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It opens with a fresh splash of juicy Watermelon and Rosewater followed by an airy, zesty note of lime that gives me an instant energetic lift! I think the Rosewater adds to the watery texture of the watermelon, it gives it a realistic depth if that makes sense. Then a very mild spearmint kicks in with an energizing minty tingly freshness, making me feel awake and refreshed. The addition of spearmint and sage do remind of a fresh Mojito.

 

Agua Fresca is as fresh as it gets, it is a totally uplifting and invigorating scent! This potion would be perfect in spray form, a few spritzes of this stuff and I bet you’ll instantly feel like you just took a refreshing bath infused with bright crisp watermelon and rosewater tonic…It is perfect for a hot summer! I liked it the first time I tested it, but now that I’m re-testing I think this is FB worthy!

 

I’ve drank Agua de Sandia every summer since I was a little girl, and I’m amazed at how perfectlywell Mara re-created this awesome beverage in wearable perfume. I expected to smell some watermelon jolly rancher, but instead I was surprised by the most accurate scent rendition of Agua de Sandia...

 

It has an amazing throw, but longevity is average so you may need to re-apply in extremely hot weather. I wouldn’t mind re-applying this one!

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Gaby I grabbed some watermelon from the LA KINGS BUFFET BREAKFAST celebration we have going on at work because your review left me salivating. This is indeed Agua de Sandia! I love how clean and how good for me it smells! I was scared the balsamic amber might get vinegary on me but Mara and El Wiz know exactly what they are doing because it balances the scent and I don't smell any vinegar at all. Is balsamic vinegar vinegary ?

It does fade a bit fast, but as Gaby noted, I don't mind reapplying this one because it feels and smells so good!

This would be amazing in bath bubbles or shower gel!

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LOL, the Balsamic Amber is not vinegary, and I was wondering why it was called that too. I think it's probably balsam - tree balsam. Amber is tree sap. Maybe it's a level of sappy maturity? Anyway, it's actually a very powdery amber.

 

Gaby, your reviews this month are WONDERFUL! I love your writing style! :)

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Aww, thanks girls! Mara is to blame for making so many wonderful and inspiring potions!! :bow:

 

Lady V, I'm glad to read you like Agua de Sandia, it is salivating right? :019-[Drooling]-[EmoticonKing.co Just like you said, and exactly like Mara's Agua Fresca!

 

Goddeslynne, yay for getting the whole sampler! This month and last month's releases have been INCREDIBLE! Usually I had 2 scent hits tops, but from the latest monthly samplers I've been liking up to 5 or 6 scents out of 10, that's a real bargain I think!

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If you could perfume a version of fresh water and bottle it, this is what it would smell like, or at least this is what is smells like on me. I tend to be leery of watermelon as a rule but this just outshone all my expectations. There is a burst of fresh watermelon (not the candy type) at the beginning with a bit of spearmint, but everything settles down into a really airy, refreshing scent that takes on a "cool water on clean skin" feeling with the soft amber coming into play on the drydown. An unexpected winner for the warmer days ahead!

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This is extremely fresh, watery, minty, and actually SMELLS cold, if that were possible. It reminds me a bit of anti-piggy but without the apple. I'm undecided if I like it or not, on one hand it is nice to smell fresh and cool, but I would rather smell "delicious". Maybe I just need to layer it with something. After all, with a mermaid on the front I'd better not give up on this one too quickly... ;)

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actually SMELLS cold, if that were possible.

 

It's totally possible, I agree! I'm testing this scent today and I'm a bit bummed that the lasting power wasn't too long (I applied it 4 hours ago) but I have no problem reapplying this scent throughout the day!

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I LOVE this one in the vial, and wet on my skin - it smells like watermelon water! Sweet, refreshing, cool... but unfortunately, it dries down to powdery nothing on my skin within minutes. I applied an hour ago, and there's practically nothing left. Certainly no fruitiness, just a slightly sweet powder. :(

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This started out as fresh and juicy watermelon on me, then was replaced by a soft, herby powdery scent. I really wanted the watermelon part to last.

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Yeah I love the way this starts out, it's totally that scent of a freshly-blended agua fresca! Very cool and refreshing. But the herbal aspect takes over fairly quicky for me, and then it turns powdery in the drydown. Based on that I would say this is absolutely unisex. It's not something I think I could wear, but I encourage the fellas to give it a try for summer.

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  • 2 weeks later...

The watermelon is a blast at first, so true I can feel that distinctive soft-crunchiness in my mouth. And that's all i get up front. Within about 15 minutes though it loses its literalness and it turns into a floral version of itself - very cool, feeling something THAT specific morph like that! I mean, imagine there's a flower called a watermelon-flower because it smells like watermelon..but the flower is definitely a White Flower. At least on me. The other notes come out and it melds into this very harmonious flower-powder thing, very conservative smelling. I could see this being an Estée Lauder summer scent. That isn't an insult- I've worn lots of EL varieties over the years.- but these days all my smellytime are belong to foody gloppy stuff so will be passing this little pretty on to others...

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I thought I'd reviewed this already, but it must be in my journal.

 

At the start I get strong sage - so strong it has a pine-like element. In under ten minutes, this softens. It sort of sparkles on my skin - I'm guessing this is the effect of mint and lime - and it has a pretty, cool feeling. When it finally dries I get an almost equal measure of rosewater and watermelon - both extremely sheer. This is the kind of perfume I'd want to wear when I *know* the weather will be cruelly hot, because it feels so light, and makes me feel a bit livelier, which is always a plus when the heat is oppressive.

 

I keep thinking this would be great paired with Open Windows.

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  • 4 months later...

I still have my sample of this. I haven't gotten a full bottle (it's on The List), but I loved it 'cause it even *feels* cool going on, and it's not too strong for my workplace. I kinda thought it might pair nicely with OW.

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I have been eyeing this one as a nice refreshing summer scent! My sample did not disappoint! As my skin licked it up, I smell sweet light watermelon, mint, and a hint of citrus. I am going to have to look this beverage up now that my skin likes it so much... I bet my stomach will too! This is the perfect scent to cool you off during the summer heat.

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