Perfumes are keys to our memories, if I lined up all of my perfumes, I would be able retell a memory from wearing each one. I have always believed I was born with an old soul, I just love vintage beauty and fashion. I just love visiting a vintage fair in Brighton where you can browse rails upon rails of clothing items from years before, the beauty stalls mostly from the fifties and breaking the day up with tea and cake. I have been gifted two vintage perfumes to share with you all! The 60’s classic, Aqua Manda.
The Aqua Manda is a perfume that every woman was likely to wear in the sixties and seventies, originally launched in 1947 and was eventually discontinued in 1975. In 2008 there was a call for the perfume to make a come back so Beauty Brand Development took the necessary steps including meeting with the original creator Christopher Collins to ensure they re-created the perfume as close to the original as possible.
There are two fragrances, Manda which is a sweet orange base and the citra (above) which is Lemon based. Out of the two I do prefer Aqua Manda, it has a long lasting sweet smell that makes you think of classic floral notes. Honestly a little goes a long way, so a spritz on the wrist and the neck is enough, one day I spritzed some into my hair brush and brushed it through my hair and it equally did the trick and left me smelling sweet all day.
The perfume is packaged in a strong vintage brown glass spray bottle, with a gold cap and the boxes are brightly coloured with floral patterns. Everything about them oozes retro, and can be found online for £39.99 for 100ml bottle (bargain!). I can imagine this 100ml lasting me a very long time.
Disclosure: I was gifted the Aqua Manda perfumes in return for an honest review and feature.