Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Callio Fragrance Perfume Review - Summer, Melee

PR Sample

See my previous post: 21 Sugarpill Cosmetic Pressed Shadow & Chromalust Swatches

Given the fact that we're getting our 3rd foot of snow in 2 weeks (so over snow!) I thought today would be the perfect time to share these gorgeous, tropical/summer inspired scents. Think warm thoughts for me!



Callio Fragrance Profile 

Callio Fragrance was founded by Melissa Gibson in 2011 after years of mixing her own fragrances. Each fragrance has been inspired by fun elements and has a unique scent. These are phthalate-free and cruelty-free.

Keep in mind, scents adjust based on your body chemistry when worn and the fragrances below may smell a bit different on you than they do in the bottles. I always review fragrances by spraying them on sample swatches of paper (all that beauty retail experience long ago comes in handy!) so that they're accurate to the fragrance and not altered by my body chemistry.

Price

Each Callio Fragrance perfume retails for $28 (1 oz)

Where to Buy

These fragrances can be purchased on Callio's site


Callio Fragrance Summer Perfume Review


callio fragrance summer perfume review
Callio Fragrance Summer 1oz bottle

Product Type

This is a phthalate-free, cruelty-free fragrance inspired by summer.

Scent

This scent is accurate to its description on Callio's site. You can easily smell the blend of freesia and cantaloupe with a little twang of peach. 

On the Body

It's a fairly strong perfume, so if you prefer scents that last throughout the day this is absolutely a winner! 


Callio Fragrance Melee Perfume Review


callio fragrance melee perfume review
Callio Fragrance Melle 1 oz bottle

Product Type

This is a phthalate-free, cruelty-free fragrance inspired by that aromatic scents of Thailand.

Scent

This has a lovely lemongrass and coconut scent with strong floral notes at the end. 

On the Body

Like Summer, this is a nice strong perfume. It's slightly citrus-y from the lemongrass, but rich/smooth (from the coconut) and floral enough that it has a decent amount of depth to it. I wouldn't describe this as a light scent, but it's not incredibly heavy either. I think those that like more complex scents will enjoy this!


Final Re-Cap


Price

Each Callio Fragrance perfume retails for $28 (1 oz)

Where to Buy

These fragrances can be purchased on Callio's site

Final Thoughts

I am really impressed by the strength of these scents and I think the price is amazing for a full ounce. I love how accurate Callio is with their descriptions. Especially when purchasing fragrances online, it can be hard (especially if you're picky like me) to purchase scents if the descriptions aren't on point. Of the two scents, I think Summer is a bit more my preference as I prefer lighter scents. I love citrus so that aspect of Melee really appeals to me as well, but I think it's a tad more floral than I typical wear. That being said, both are beautiful and I think either would appeal to quite a few people!

What do you think? Do either scent sound as though they'd be something you'd like to wear?

Note: Products were provided by PR/the brand for my consideration. All opinions above are my own based on my personal experience and have not been influenced by PR/the brand. 


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