I swapped some items with a friend recently, and she included a few Firebird Bath and Body perfumes. One of them was Saltwater, and I fell in love. I had to order a larger size of the perfume, and decided to try some other things as well.
I ordered a perfume and lotion in Saltwater, a trio of perfume samples, and four soap samples.
The main notes in Saltwater are ocean water, salt air and driftwood. The description states:
“When I first introduced this fragrance it was a bit of a departure for me. Up until that point, my fragrances were generally more literal and based on simple recognizable notes: mint, fig, grapefruit, honey, and so on.
This one is more conceptual. Which is not to say it doesn’t smell like it’s name. There is something unmistakably oceanic about it- a watery, ozonic quality and a touch of something salty and almost a little spicy, that brings to mind sand and driftwood and sea air. But I wouldn’t say it smells exactly like the ocean. (Would you even want it to? Dead fish, seaweed, and all?) It’s more like… a memory of the ocean. You know how familiar places become distorted through memory- certain aspects take prevalence while others fade away…
Perhaps I’m getting a little too out there. To put it simply- a non-floral, non-tropical ocean scent consisting of marine notes, cedar and myrtle, that softens and mellows on the skin and becomes ethereal and almost haunting. Definitely unisex, definitely unusual- and worth a try, if the idea intrigues you.”
The sent definitely reminds me of the ocean. I grew up in Massachusetts, and still go back to Cape Cod with my family every couple of years. This scent is my current addiction, and I love layering the lotion and perfume.
I ordered a trio of perfume samples in Black Tea and Mint, Blood Cedar, and Grapefruit Ginger. I can’t describe perfumes to save my life, but I enjoy all of these. Blood Cedar is my favorite. I think it was worth $5 to be able to sample the scents.
The last thing I purchased was a soap sampler, because I just cant resist bar soaps. I chose Wasabi, Ginger Tea, Pomegranate Rose, and Cedar + Mint. I have’t used the soaps yet, but they each smell great. $6 for four little bars is perfect.
This was my first purchase from Firebird, but I will be ordering again!