Yes, there is a fragrance to match one of my favourite creams, ever – the infamous Sol de Janiero Bum Bum cream. I procured a travel kit that comes with a little tub of the cream (this is actually my third purchase), some moisturizing shower cream gel (which I imagine is great to use when cleaning up after a day of fun in the sun), and a 30 ml size of the original (there are other variations now) Brazilian Crush Cheirosa ’62 Body Mist.
The Sol de Janeiro bum bum cream fast became a huge hit after its release a few years back, not least because it’s smells fantastic. The cream is also extremely moisturizing and has a silky, thick texture that absorbs well into the skin, and boasts of containing well-loved Brazilian ingredients. The success of the cream spawned a series of other formulas and aromas. I’ve tried the Coco Cabana scent cream as well, which smells like delectable coconuts, but I think I am still more a fan of the original. There are four fragrance mists in the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush collection, which include the one I have – Cheirosa ’62, Cheirosa ’39 Coco Cabana, Cheirosa ’71 – a nutty caramel vanilla, and Cheirosa ’40 Beija Flor – a jasmine and dragon fruit delight. Sadly, I don’t see this on the website so they might be sold out, but for this summer they came out with three attentional fragrances – limited editions.
In any case, the body mist Brazilian Crush Cheirosa ’62 also comes in a traditional fragrance format, which is 78 USD for 50 ml. I imagine the EDP will not be as light and shear as the body mist, and probably will not be as top heavy with alcohol. But if the mist performs just as well (and I have heard it might), there’s not much point to getting the EDP because it’s over three times the price. The regular sized body mists come in 90 ml and 250 ml sizes, selling currently for 20 and 25 USD respectively. I think you can buy all their products in smaller travel sizes. They often have bundled sets like the one I got.
Cheirosa ’62, otherwise known as the original Brazilian Crush, has the following notes:
- pistachio, almond,
- heliotrope, jasmine,
- caramel, vanilla, salt, sandalwood
This is a warm and tasty vanilla and salted caramel scent exploding with crushed pistachio and salted caramel. It’s a yummy, sunny, nutty vanilla caramel bomb that is somehow still fresh enough to be summer appropriate. And of course, it layers beautifully with the Bum Bum cream.
Performance is expectedly not incredible with this fragrance. It does have good sillage and projects a fair bit, but longevity is not great. It is top heavy with alcohol, but that disperses within a minute or so.
It’s in a plastic bottle that’s very vacation travel friendly, and as such I see it performs indeed like a body mist rather than a perfume. And that is OK. It’s summer, it’s hot, and you don’t want to be cloying. As the fragrance version of the cream, to be honest, it is a tad juvenile and cheap feeling, and I do feel the Sol de Janeiro products are generally overpriced for what they are. The fragrance is great fun, though, and I suspect that a lot of men might really appreciate this on the ladies, simply because it smells highly edible. In my experience, men tend to be attracted to smells on women that are desert-like. Which is also great for women who want to be devoured. Part of that love through the stomach thing? Whatever. Just know that you will not smell classy, sophisticated, or even unique with this. You’ll sure smell yummy, though. I plan to enjoy this poor side in a week’s time.