It's hard to avoid catching a whiff of Sol de Janeiro on someone these days. Whether it's the original Brazilian Crush scent with its nutty vanilla notes or the Cheirosa 68 Beija Flor fragrance that's reminiscent of Baccarat Rouge 540, you're bound to encounter it. The brand's scents have become incredibly popular in the beauty industry thanks to their memorable and irresistible aromas. If you're a fan of sweet and fruity floral scents, Sol de Janeiro's range of fragrances will be right up your alley.
Their latest launch, the After Hours Perfume Mist ($24), is the perfect scent to take you from sultry summer nights to the cooler fall weather. This new addition to their collection of body mists is set to be a bestseller, and it's no wonder - according to the brand, they sell one mist every seven seconds, making them a major player in the fragrance game and a go-to for teens and tweens looking for a new scent. In this article, we'll give you all the details you need to know about this exciting new launch.
What Type of Scent Is After Hours?
After Hours is a scent designed for nighttime adventures, as its name and midnight blue bottle suggests. The mist has a rich and juicy blackcurrant top note that is almost tangible. As the scent progresses, it transforms into a romantic blend of jasmine, vanilla, and freesia. After Hours is known for its flirtatiousness, thanks to its amber and caramelized patchouli base that entices anyone in your vicinity to come closer.
This body mist has a light formula, so the notes develop quickly and do not last very long. If you're searching for a scent that lingers all day, this isn't it. However, it can be reapplied regularly throughout the day or layered with lotion or other fragrances to extend its longevity. Although the blackcurrant and patchouli notes can make a strong impact at first, After Hours is not too weighty to wear on hot and humid days.
After Hours Perfume Mist Review
Sol de Janeiro After Hours Perfume Mist, $24
If we're embracing the fashion trends of the 2000s and early 2010s, why not also incorporate the scents from that era? During my school days, Victoria's Secret Love Spell body mist was everywhere, but if After Hours had been available back then, it would have been the top choice for dances and double dates.
When I first smelled After Hours, it immediately brought back memories of the fruity-chouli fragrances that were popular in the late 2000s and early 2010s, like Calvin Klein Euphoria and Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb. The scent starts with a burst of juicy sweetness and settles into a deliciously sweet base. If you love this fragrance category, After Hours is a must-try. It's a great addition to Sol de Janeiro's lineup of vanilla and beach-inspired scents, and it has wider appeal than their other beachy scents.
After Hours lingers on my skin for a few hours before fading, but the secret to making it last is to apply it generously to your skin and hair. You'll catch delightful whiffs of the scent throughout the day. Imagine wearing it on a crisp autumn day with a cozy cashmere sweater or a stylish velvet cocktail dress on a date night. It's perfect for tearing up the dancefloor after a day at the beach.
One thing to note is that After Hours is a limited edition scent, so act quickly if you want to try it. Happy sniffing!