Monday, September 08, 2014

Needs More Depth: Replica Beach Walk by Maison Martin Margiela

I don't think this is a bad scent. I don't mind smelling it or wearing it but I have some issues with it and the price tag. This is perfectly nice smelling, I can see why people like it, but at the price of $125.00 this is a real over sell.  When you spend that much money on a scent I hope you end up with something with depth, lasting power, and stages. What you get with Beach Walk is a very nice ozonic coconut musk white floral that reminds me of a really good candle. The opening is fresh and smells like a nice breezy beach this quickly dissipates to a heart of coconut milk and clean smelling white florals with an ozone musk support. At best I really like the mix of a coconut milk and ylang ylang because it is not sickly sweet but it is so light and half an hour later you left with clean ozonic musk that hints at the white florals but for the most part smells a lot like a scent that is coming off fresh laundered clothes. The thing is none of this is bad smelling but at $125.00 I expect depth, some oomph to this scent, but what you get is a little ditty that in an hour and half is down to a base that is very easy to find somewhere else cheaper. My vote if you want a nice beach scent that isn't absurd in price and easy to find go with Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude or Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess.


Marzipan said...

Agree that the price is a real over sell. I got a sample for free from a Sephora niche collection and it reminded me quite a bit of Coty's Sand and Sable which I wore in the late 80s/early 90s(?). Because of its resemblance to Sand and Sable and knowing how inexpensive Sand and Sable was back then I would never buy a full bottle of Beach Walk. However, from what I've read Sand and Sable has been re-formulated so perhaps they are not so similar anymore. Still, $125? I think I will pass :)

Jennifer Koth said...

Yeah, a $125 just way too much for an example of this type of scent. A way more affordable variation on this type of scent is Lolita Lempicka's Elle L'Aime, sold absurdly cheap at the online discounters.