April 19, 2018

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist Weak but Still One of My Favorites

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I did a rather large Sephora order online during the Spring Sale but I also headed in store and ended up walking out with a backup of my beloved Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist in the larger 8.1 oz bottle. I have the 3.04 oz bottle and I’ve run through it dozens of times already since it is so small and so weak I literally hose myself down with it.

This is actually the first time I’m buying the larger bottle and didn’t even realize it was available. It’s expensive as sin at $32 but with the 15% Off I felt a little nicer about indulging.

If I’m honest, I’d indulge again even without a sale because I just love this scent.

Please, if you’re listening Sol De Janeiro, make us a perfume that’s strong smelling!? We’d love that so much. This is delicious! It’s warm, nutty, tropical, and smells like a hot beach in the Summer. It’s pretty much the scent of tanning lotion but on a much more luxurious higher-end scale.

Apparently the notes are pistachio and salted caramel. I’d have to agree there’s a certain nuttiness here that does indeed smell like pistachio. I’m not sure about the caramel aspect. My nose doesn’t quite pick up on it. I just smell tanning oil, warmth, and a good day at the beach. It’s an exotic scent that’s just divine.

Sadly, at this price you’d think it would have a longer wear but sadly it is rather weak.

That’s why we need a perfume. Please. Now? If not can you slash off a little on this price? $32 is steep for a weak formula! How about $20?

None the less, I’ll still buy this and hose myself down with it so people do ask me on occasion, “What is that you’re wearing?!”

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist is available at sephora.com.

Do you love it too?

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  • Michelle

    I love this too and agree that it is weak. The hand cream smells stronger though.

    • Isabella Muse

      sadness! I love the hand cream! I also adore the rest of the line. I truly wish they’d do a perfume with a higher level of fragrance. I’d buy stock in that!

  • Deb

    I love this stuff, I use the shower gel non stop in the warmer months. I found that if I use a pistachio scented body cream I got on Amazon and then the body crush spray right after, the scent is enhanced and lingers longer.

    • Isabella Muse

      I tend to layer the cream, shower gel, and mist and I get a nice linger ;-D

  • Janessa

    This is my go-to summer spritz. My year round scent is Fresh Cream by Philosophy (I don’t really venture into fragrance much), but this in the summer is the best. Totally agree that it doesnt last long at all. I went through a full sized bottle last summer. Will definitely be picking up another.

    • Isabella Muse

      I adore this stuff year round! Like right now weather sucks in NY but this totally has me in Summer mode ;-D

  • breyerchic04

    I layer it with Demeter’s Pistachio Icecream which is also fairly weak, but they work incredibly well together.

      • breyerchic04

        I have the rollerball, which I keep in my purse for the most subtle little sweet kick mid day with almost anything i wear. I think you’d love it.

  • Amber G.

    This stuff is my jam!! I agree; a perfume would be a welcome addition. I really want to try their new body mask/scrub and foot cream. GIVE ME ALL THE SOL DE JANEIRO!

  • Jessica

    I’ve heard that urban outfitters’ pistachio brulee perfume smells very similar but it’s always out of stock.

    • Isabella Muse

      Does it!? I heard pistachio brulee compared to some Jo Malone scent but never this! Gotta check out UO now and see if I can grab one! 😀

      • Jessica

        I ordered one and I’ll keep you posted lol. I love this body mist but I agree with you about being weak, hopefully they make it into a perfume