The ever popular Turquatic fragrance from MAC Cosmetics is a perfect summer scent which ha finally landed in my perfume collection. Originally launched in August of 2011, this fragrance was always on my list, but became a priority since it perfectly complements the look and feel of the MAC Alluring Aquatics limited edition make up collection introduced this summer. Beautifully designed bottle featuring the colors of the ocean and see is very suggestive of the aquatic and fresh scent you are about to experience. Unlike other summer fragrances out there, like Beach by Bobby Brown, Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder or Neroli Portofino by Tom Ford, the Turquatic is delicately shy and softly alluring.
This unisex (in my opinion) fragrance features the aquatic notes of Amalfi Lemon, Water notes, Anemone, Lotus, Orris Root, Virginia Cedar & Corsican Blue Cedar. I only wish MAC would offer body care items with the same scent, like a shower gel, a scrub and a body lotion. The closest lines of body care items to match the Turquatic scent would be Bamboo line from the Canadian brand Fruits & Passion or L’Eau d’Issey Body Lotion from Issey Miyake.
The only downside of the Turquatic fragrance is that it is an Eau de Toilette and hence does not last long. So, if you want this scent to linger on your skin you have to reapply during the day, which is not a problem if you spend a day on the beach or by the pool and you constantly in and out of the water, you would need to reapply it anyway. Another idea is to layer it another fragrance, which could be very interesting and complementing. This summer, I layer my Turquatic with Molecule 1, or Neroli Portofino by Tom Ford, or green L’Eau de Chloé Eau de Toilette for amazing olfactory combinations.