A heady scent featuring wild-harvested Australian sandalwood and a hint of the intoxicating floral note of Australian Boronia.
Prior to getting Raw Spirit’s Desert Blush fragrance into my hands and (immediately, because OMG) onto my skin, I had never experienced the scent of Australian Boronia. As someone who is not really a fan of the earthy and woody fragrance of sandalwood, the sweet and floral aroma of the boronia literally MAKES this perfume. The floral scent is the perfect complement to the sandalwood, creating something so utterly inviting.
Desert Blush, like all of Raw Spirit’s fragrances, comes in both a rollerball and eau de parfum. I’ve used both, but definitely like the convenience of the rollerball to be able to have control over the application amount as well as it being small enough to fit into my purse.
Desert Blush (and all Raw Spirit fragrances) is marked as unisex, however, I do feel like this is a feminine scent. But as all perfume oils interact with everyone’s body chemistry differently, you may find it smells differently for you.
While the perfume is simply encased in nondescript glass packaging, it really is the outter box that lures you in with its muted hues, gold embossed font and canvas texture. You feel like you are about to open something of substance. And more so, something you can’t live without.
The Raw Spirit brand was inspired by Australian photographer Russell James’ collaborative art project, Nomad Two Worlds, which explores the clash of ancient and modern cultures and celebrates the richness of Indigenous and marginalized communities around the world. You can learn more about how this brand came to life via their about page.
Other fragrances from Raw Spirit include:
Fire Tree: a sensual, unisex, smoky and sweet fragrance oil
Wild Fire: a dry, woody, sensual scent
Bijou Vert: a fresh fragrance with sensual depth
Citadelle: a clean, refreshing fragrance
Winter Oak: a smooth, creamy, warming scent
Summer Rain: a fresh and invigorating citrus fragrance
If you’re not sure which fragrance would best suit you, they do offer a Discovery Set. If you have a Barneys New York nearest you, stop by their fragrance counter to experience these scents for yourself.
Disclosure: Press samples
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Shannon began A Girl’s Gotta Spa! beauty blog in 2005 to morph her love of beauty and in educating women on what truly works and what does not. In 2013 she launched a bath and body line as an extention of the beauty blog. One thing she always has on her at all times? Lip balm.