In this post, I will be reviewing Pacifica’s solid perfume Gold Collection Box and more. At Pacifica’s website, you can buy the solid perfumes for $9.00 a piece or you can get them for $7.20 a piece in the Gold Collection. The only drawback to the Gold Collection Box is that it’s non-customizable. However, it’s a great way to sample a large number of Pacifica’s fragrances at a discounted price.
A solid perfume is a solid, weaker form of a liquid perfume. I find that they last 1-2 hours before the scent disappears unlike spray perfumes which tend to last all day. A solid perfume is ideal for travel (TSA friendly) or for sensitive work environments such as schools or hospitals. I’ve noticed that the fragrance of a solid perfume starts off strong but becomes subtle after around 15 minutes of wear to the point where nobody really notices that I have perfume on. I can only smell the perfume if I’m putting my nose directly against my skin.
P a c k a g i n g a n d S i z e :
Each solid perfume comes in a small metal tin containing .33fl oz of product. The actual size of the product is fairly small which would explain why the price is so low for the solid perfumes. However, I absolutely love that containers don’t have any plastic stickers on the outside. It makes things a little bit easier for me when I hit pan on a solid perfume of if I receive a sample and want to add it to another container. I’ll just take a lighter and hold it underneath the tin to melt the solid perfume and I won’t end up damaging the tin. I can mix fragrances, combine partially filled solid perfumes into one container, or I can simply melt the product down so I don’t have to scrape the sides of the pan.
H o w t o U s e :
Unlike traditional perfume, I prefer to use the solid perfume on places that aren’t warm on my body. I’ll apply this product to the backs of my hands, my upper chest, my cuticles, in between fingers, etc. I feel like the scent lasts longer if it isn’t placed on pulse points. The product contains coconut wax and natural oils which is why I like to apply it to cuticles. This product provides a lot of moisture as well as a nice scent throw. My preferable method of using the solid perfume is to nourish my hands and fingers.
S t r e n g t h :
The strength of the solid perfumes aren’t the best but I expected no different. The solid perfumes are subtle which makes it perfect for work spaces for people who have jobs where they need to work with patients or customers. I have a job where I meet around 500 people a day and I haven’t gotten a single complaint about my perfume being too strong since using the solid perfumes.
F a v o r i t e s :
My favorites from the solid perfume line are Island Vanilla, Mediterranean Fig, Brazilian Mango Grapefruit, Tuscan Blood Orange, and Hawaiian Ruby Guava.
G o l d C o l l e c t i o n B o x :
The Gold Collection Box contains 9 full sized solid perfumes with pre-chosen fragrances. The set looks visually appealing but the price is steep. I think $65 for a gift set of hit or miss fragrances is a bit too much. Right off the bat, I was confused as to why Island Vanilla wasn’t included in the collection. The collection is said to contain the best-selling fragrances that Pacifica has to offer but I feel like that list is outdated. Island Vanilla has to be one of the best selling fragrances because it’s one of the few fragrances that came out in mini body butter form as well as lotion wipe form, so I was disappointed that it wasn’t included in the set. I think it would be a better solid perfume choice than California Star Jasmine or Mediterranean Fig.
O v e r a l l :
The solid perfumes are a great buy if you’re interested in having perfume that isn’t too strong. I’d feel fine using the solid perfume if I worked at a hospital or in some kind of sterile medical facility. It’s also an awesome buy for those who like to travel. The solid perfumes are TSA approved. I don’t see too many companies releasing solid perfumes so Pacifica definitely has an advantage in that area. If you want something to touch up your fragrance and you want it to last long, I’d suggest avoid this product.