According to *some* science…*some* women are super into the smell of cucumber. I am not one of those women.
I don’t hate it. But I really have to be in the mood to smell it. Even real cucumbers sometimes smell a little fake and off-putting to me. Also. I went through a little bit of a cucumber phase—eating, not wearing—and I tend to overdo it on the phases, ruining things for the future.
The description of AHAVA Dry Oil Body Mist Sun-Kissed says, “a refreshing, uplifting scent inspired by the cool sea waters and the salty sea air.” In case you were curious, cool sea waters and salty sea air = cool cucumber cucumber and cucumber air.
BUT. The smell does not linger. And I would smell it if it did, due to my extreme sensitivity to fragrances (despite my inability to describe them very well). If you love cucumber. Too bad. Because the scent disappears almost instantly. And if you don’t particularly care for cucumber, you’re in luck. You will only smell it for the briefest amount of time.
Putting aside my aversion to cucumber…this dry oil really does feel wonderful. Not oily, but so, so moisturizing. Powdery smooth. Soothing and hydrating if you’ve been out in the sun and maybe forgot to put sunscreen on your arms after zealously applying it to your face, neck, ears, hair part…what, my body doesn’t just carry around my head? The sun can touch it? A person who did that might say in astonishment. In a person’s defense, it’s been so long since going outside was bearable, how could one be expected to remember what the sun can do in even a short time.
AHAVA has other flavors of dry oil, such as Dead Sea Plants and Prickly Pear & Moringa which I am likely to try after I finish Sun-Kissed. Because, despite the cucumber, I really, REALLY like the way it feels.
What part of cool sea waters and salty sea air sounds like it will be cucumber!?
Dead Sea Plants reads funny—I know they mean Dead Sea…Plants. But it kinda seems like it could be Dead…Sea Plants. Which would potentially/probably be a far worse aroma experience than cucumber.