A while ago I wrote about Pinrose, a company that uses synesthesia to help you find your signature scent. I had a wonderful experience with their customer delight department and yesterday I received this lovely little gift from them including a personal note. The Pinrose brand voice both online and in person is soulful, open and happy. For example, instead of using the traditional perfumer lingo of top, middle and base notes they have named theirs smile, heart and soul. On each scent card they describe the multisensory experience and traits of the scent.
Based on my synesthetic quiz answers, they recommended the Merry Maker, Campfire Rebel or Treehouse Royal however the scent profile of Surf Siren appealed so much to me I thought I would start with that.
Surf Siren multisensory experience:
SMILE — Lavender, Orange Oil
HEART — Basil, Petit Grain
SOUL — Neroli
As I write this, I am listening to the song they say the scent sounds like, This Must be the Place by the Talking Heads. Initially it seems like a strange song to frame the scent, however, while smelling it and perusing the Surf Siren Pinterest board, it seems appropriate – hopeful, unassuming and breezy. They have an entire playlist for this scent and it definitely feel bouncy and happy and relaxed like a beach holiday.
This scent “sips like” a French 75. The drink is a classic, slightly sweet, citrus champagne cocktail with floral and herbal notes coming from the gin; another very appropriate cross-sensory reference.
All in all I thoroughly enjoyed wearing this scent, the only complaint I had is that it was too subtle at the end of the day. Until tomorrow where I will sample one of the scents they recommended for me.