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Which Sol de Janeiro scent are you?

January 1 | 4 minute read

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Words by Sherine Youssef

Originally published on | June 27

Cheirosa: it's the poetic Brazilian Portuguese term that means, ‘to smell absolutely delicious’ – and that’s exactly what you’ll think when you smell Sol de Janeiro’s scent collection!

But did you know four of Sol’s cult-favourite body mists (Cheirosa ’39, ’40, ’62 and ’68) are designed to layer with their body care favourites?

From the bestselling Brazilian Bum Bum to Beija Flor, pair your body care with its matching mist to amplify the addictive fragrance and bring the cheirosa vibes to a whole new level!

Why you’ll love layering

In the same way that layering primer, foundation and powder helps your perfectly applied base last longer, layering your scent is the secret to ensuring it doesn’t pull a disappearing act come 3:00pm (don’t you hate when that happens?!). Layering body products with a similar scent – like a body wash, moisturiser and fragrance – intensifies and amplifies its effects, which in turn helps to boost its longevity so that it lingers on the skin for longer.

And there’s another good reason to layer your fragrance with numerous body products: dry skin doesn’t ‘hold’ scent as well as hydrated, moisturised skin. To simplify the technical reason: scent molecules like to latch onto oils, and if there isn’t enough of it on the skin, then the scent will fade faster. Mist your favourite fragrance on well-moisturised skin and you’ll get a much longer-lasting scent experience (it’s why layering your favourite Sol de Janeiro body product with its complementary fragrance just makes scents).

Why you’ll love layering

In the same way that layering primer, foundation and powder helps your perfectly applied base last longer, layering your scent is the secret to ensuring it doesn’t pull a disappearing act come 3:00pm (don’t you hate when that happens?!). Layering body products with a similar scent – like a body wash, moisturiser and fragrance – intensifies and amplifies its effects, which in turn helps to boost its longevity so that it lingers on the skin for longer.

And there’s another good reason to layer your fragrance with numerous body products: dry skin doesn’t ‘hold’ scent as well as hydrated, moisturised skin. To simplify the technical reason: scent molecules like to latch onto oils, and if there isn’t enough of it on the skin, then the scent will fade faster. Mist your favourite fragrance on well-moisturised skin and you’ll get a much longer-lasting scent experience (it’s why layering your favourite Sol de Janeiro body product with its complementary fragrance just makes scents).

Find your fragrance

Sol de Janeiro has a wardrobe of four fragrances, with each inspired by – and named for – an important year in Brazilian culture. Where is your nose leading you? Read on to find out!

The year is 1939, and Brazilian music and dance superstar Carmen Miranda is captivating Hollywood with her instantly iconic fruit hat (not getting an instant mental picture? Google it, you won’t regret it!). Think: blue skies and retro vibes – bottled.

If you like: A cocktail of coconut cream, toasted praline, tropical orchid, sandalwood and vanilla.

Layer it: Start with the Coco Cabana Moisturizing Body Cream-Cleanser in the shower, then follow with a generous serving of the replenishing and hydrating Coco Cabana Cream. Finally, finish with a spritz of the Brazilian Crush Cheirosa ’39 Perfume Mist before you leave the house.

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The most iconic celebration in Brazilian culture? Rio Carnaval! Sensual, exciting and downright intoxicating, this fragrance is named for the year of the first Carnaval Ball, held in Rio de Janeiro in 1840.

If you like: A heady floral gourmand – this mixes black amber plum, créme de cassis, vanilla woods, jasmine and musk.

Layer it: Clear the way for seriously delicious-smelling (and feeling) skin with the Bom Dia Body Scrub, formulated with both AHA and BHA exfoliators. Get ready for even more glow with the retexturising and radiance-revealing Bom Dia Bright Cream, then spritz the Brazilian Crush Cheirosa ’40 Perfume Mist all over for a scent that moves with you!

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This is it: the scent of the cult body cream we simply can’t keep in stock (you’d recognise that sunshine yellow tub anywhere!) that makes it feel like summer all year round. Inspired by the beach culture of Brazil, this delectably sweet fragrance is named for the year 1962, when the smash hit ‘The Girl from Ipanema’ took over the airwaves.

If you like: A sun-drenched blend of pistachio, almond, salted caramel, vanilla and sandalwood.

Layer it: Spent a day on the sand? Refresh in the shower with the Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Gel-Cream and Bum Bum Body Scrub, before smoothing on the lifting, tightening Brazilian Bum Bum Cream and finishing with the Brazilian Crush Cheirosa ’62 Perfume Mist.

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A tribute to the Tropicália movement that began in the late 1960s, this scent captures the incredible vibrancy of this shift in Brazilian culture, music and art. Exciting, colourful and uplifting, it’s an unexpected yet captivating scent that bottles the essence of a tropical paradise.

If you like: A sun-dappled garden of fruity florals, with notes of pink dragon fruit, Brazilian jasmine, lychee, hibiscus, vanilla and sun musk.

Layer it: Smooth in the collagen-rich and elasticity-boosting Beija Flor Elasti-Cream all over your limbs, then top with the Brazilian Crush Cheirosa ’68 Perfume Mist.

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