I am a real fan of fragrances these days, and one of my favourite things to do to train my nose (so to speak) is to just smell something new and do a brain storm of what I think is in it and what kind of feelings it evokes. So I really enjoyed sniffing the entire range of Aura-Soma Pegasus Parfum.
Aura-Soma Pegasus fragrances are made of natural and organic materials (essential oils) and the alcohol used in the scents are certified Organic by the Soil Association. Their scents are also free from synthentic fragrances, preservatives and petrol-chemicals, and the ingredients used are not exposed to pesticides or pollution.
There are 8 scents in total and in their full sized bottles, they are a real visual treat with blends of colours – the fragrances are supposed to show visual energies of colour and enhance a wearer’s mood – I found myself drawn to certain bottles depending on the colours I found soothing.
I have a sample of each scent, so WITHOUT reading about them first so I could be fair, I did a brain dump so to speak of each fragrance, and then looked them up. So here goes!
Note – the rating system is just my personal view on how much I like a scent – everyone is of course different.
Wow this smells like gripe water at first spray – that drunk aniseed-y smell is what I get first. That fades, but aside from the still boozy like base, I pick up a mixture of essential oils, I am sure there is my old favourite bergamot in there which gives it a masculine edge. This reminds me of a lovely spa candle! It has a sweetness to it but I can’t get over that slightly medicinal-herbal edge which I would love as room scent.
Visual – The moment you are about to have a back massage and your therapist uses a beautiful spicy warm body oil to spread all over you.
What they say:
This is a pink bottle and is for ‘lovers of light’. Helps us not to judge too harshly.
Notes: Lemon, Bergamot (ha!), Neroli, Rose and Vetivert.
I didn’t pick up my favourite floral, Rose, at all in here. I found it more masculine than feminine, and also quite heavy rather than ‘light’. Despite that I really like this scent, it’s quite sexy.
Bottle – Pink and clear
Rating – 8/10
Wow, this one is like sherbet (again, I said wow because these pack quite a punch at first sniff!). Baby powder. Sweetness, softness, cotton candy. I am getting love hearts sweets again. It is so sweet and powdery and yet, there is something woody in there to pull it back little so that it doesn’t just smell like pure baby powder. Something a bit smokey, peppery…as this rested on my skin it became like Perfume 11, quite a sexy warming scent. Something you want to move closer in to smell. If someone else wore this I would be thinking, what on earth is that?
Visual – Like a baby’s first worn baby gro that has been left to the side for a while.
What they say:
‘An opportunity to bring us the reminder that it’s ok to have our he’d in heaven providing we have our feet on the ground.’
Notes – Bergamot, Oilbanum, Oud, Jasmine, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Amber, Vanilla, Vetiver, Musk, Saffron.
Bottle – Blue and red
Rating – 8/10
Fruity! I can smell peaches at first spray, apples, sweetness but a touch of freshness in there too. I can definitely smell lovely vanilla in there with ylang-ylang, but there is again a woody quality, that warmth again I have smelt in the other two scents that stops the fragrance from being boring or monotones. Again I can’t stop smelling this complex scent although it is so different to the other two. Fruity, but warm and slightly peppery, with some rose in there. Again a sexy scent and warming, like a hug.
Visual – Fresh fruit in a baked pie.
‘When we have been worried or anxious then this combination has created some relief returning joy to the life, when joy was missing. A combination that helps us stand up for ourselves when we feel we haven’t been listened to…’
Notes – Bergamot, Lemon, Geranium, Pepper, Nutmeg, Ylang Ylang, Vanilla, Cedarwood.
Bottle – Purple and orange
Rating – 8/10 (this rating system is not going so well)
GRASS! Fresh and orangey. These fragrances are so interesting to smell and describe – I find them so complex and familiar at the same time, so forgive me if I am not finding quite the right words. This smells warm and woody, again, with a burst of floral (I can’t place the flower). There is something in this I can’t place but it is a familiar green balmy type smell – I can’t think of any other perfume I have that smells like this.
My least favourite scent so far – something in this perfume is a bit prickly to me, but still such an interesting scent.
Visual – Walking through a woody park with sweet Autumn flowers.
They Say: ‘A scent often worn by those seeking pure, high, aesthetic values – often perfectionists’
Notes – Orris, Cedar Wood, Violet, Precious Woods.
Bottle: Lilac and soft blue
Well this is very sweet again – violets and ylang-ylang are overwhelming to me in this, and the powdery touch. This must be the sweetest most powdery scent so far and as that starts to fade I can smell musk and perhaps a bit of amber. There is still the woody touch in there like with the other scents but it is not that strong in this scent. The sweet violet and powdery notes remain strong in this perfume and it’s a very feminine, pretty scent. There’s almost a clean soapy quality to it.
Visual: The sweetest bunch of violets for your best friend
They Say: Violet stands for loyalty, truthfulness and the sensitive thinker. The perfumers have wrapped this predominantly deep purple flower in notes of musk, warm sandalwood, Amber, nutmeg as a top note as a refreshing contrast.
Notes: Nutmeg, Violet, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Powder Notes, Sandalwood, Amber and musk.
Bottle: Pale violet
I pick up quite a strong masculine scent here, a touch of flowery lavender and definitely geranium. It reminds me of those roll ons you apply to your temples when you have a headache. This reminds me the first scent (11) which also has that medicinal edge to it. There’s a hint of black pepper and sweetness underneath I find really pleasant and warming.
Compared to Scent 11, I find these two very similar although that ons has the powdery touch, 58 softens and really smells quite herby, woody, masculine and spicy. This would be my choice for Mr C as it’s really a very sexy scent for a man.
Visual: Khal Drogo
They Say: This colour combination is also one which shakes together as pale violet and so has to od with deep transformation of ourselves. Perhaps changing the chemistry changes the way we think about things or how we feel.
Notes: Bergamot, Lime, Geranium, Basil, Lavender, Black Pepper, Rose, Sandlewood, Vetivert.
Bottle: Lilac and pink
Ok I smell a fresh juicy orange, plus something floral – it is reminding me loosely of Jo Malone’s orang blossom. Not my favourite by far, this scent is very juicy and invigorating (why is there almost a chocolate creamy note in there?) but it’s just notify kind scent if I have the choice. Quite an energising scent.
Visual: An orange muffin
They Say: If there is a desire or hope for a solution in the relationship in our lives, it begins with putting the care and attention into the small things so that it then may be available in the bigger things.
Notes: Orange, Jasmine, Neroli, Patchouli, Vanilla
Bottle: Magenta and turquoise
Rating: 7/10 – actually the more I wear it the more I appreciate the depth the orange even if orange isn’t really my thing.
Ah, a lady’s scent. Reminds me of how Chinese wedding invitations used to smell when they arrived through the door (they are always perfumed). Florals, but not cheap flowers, all the beautiful ones. I smell rose, vanilla, lilies…very very floral, and sweet. The alcoholic edge is slow to fade away.
Visual: The Empress of China would wear this.
They Say: ‘An almost regal (HA!) combination which inspires deeper level of love and compassion….To breath in a new life, a new love’
Notes: Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Lily, Carnation, Cinnamon, Benzoin, Rose, Vanilla
Bottle: Deep red and pink
Rating: 6/10 – I love florals but I prefer a musk or woody base to mine, and this is more of a sweet full bodied floral.
I had so much fun smelling these scents – obviously with 8 in the range I wasn’t going to love all of them but there wasn’t a single one that I hated. I particularly love 11, 30, 39 and 58. Between 11 and 58, I would go for 58. These scents are long lasting and get better as you wear them, plus they have so much character and don’t remind me of anything else I already have. Visually, bottles 39 and 58 appeal to me the most, which is strange because I prefer how they smell too!
The Aura-Soma scents are £85 each for 50ml – as they are quite expensive I definitely recommend buying a tester set which is around £15 for all 8 scents (with a spray top too so easy to transport)!
Check out the range here.