As many of you may remember I am currently working my way through the Sample Collection of Eau de Toilettes so graciously sent over to me by the brand Zents. There are ten samples in the collection, each with enough product for two weeks’ worth of wear. I am currently wearing each of them for a week. Partially to give them each a full test, but in part because the scents are supposed to be able to be layered and blended on the wrist so I am restricting myself to only one week of use. That way I still have enough of each sample to try my hand at blending once I have formed my opinions about each of them individually.
Each week I reach into the pretty little bag and extract the sample for the week. This week I came out with the scent Water. I was quite excited by this as I am currently using the Water Conditioner. I am almost half way through the Zents Shampoo and Conditioner set they sent over so I will be doing a mid use review soon (probably next week actually). The shampoo is from the Mandarin line and the Conditioner is from the Water. The scents of their Eau de Perfumes are also carried into their bath products so if you like one then you can pair the scents. After trying the Anjou Eau de Toilette last week I have put the bath products in that scent line onto my personal wish list.
As I found out with the Mandarin Scent, the Eau de Toilette is more pronounced and more nuanced than it is in the bath products. with the shampoo the mandarin scent comes through clearly and you can tell that there is some earthier element keeping it from being too sweet, but the scent is so light and fades so quickly that it is difficult to tell. With the Mandarin Eau de Toilette it is easier to pick out the nuances of the spices that go into the blend and it really has a much deeper and richer scent. Admittedly as the bath products are designed to be lightly scented so they aren’t overwhelming to those with sensitive noses, it is completely understandable.
But what about Water? I have been using it in my conditioner for a while now. In the shower it is a light clean scent with just a hint of floral. The florals just sort of drift off as more of a memory of a scent than an actual scent and the fresh scent is the overall impression. Which is very good for a bath product in my opinion. But what will the eau de toilette be like? After all the Mandarin was markedly different yet still complementary.
According to the description Water is…
Refreshing & Renewing
blue chamomile, coriander, lemon, mint, anise
Sparked by the fusion of healing and art, ZENTS WATER Eau de Toilette becomes a potent potion as it reacts with your body’s natural chemistry. You are the artist, crafting a unique essence that invokes what is in your heart, inviting love, beauty, and joy, and drawing all of life’s most cherished gifts into the present moment. Apply WATER Eau de Toilette on pulse points and heart area. Your radiance and warmth will bring the scent to life and make it uniquely yours.
ZENTS WATER Eau de Toilette is pure perfection on its own. It is also fully compatible with other scents and products in the collection.
Create your signature blend by spraying each scent in the same spot on your wrist. Then, rub wrists together to blend.Zents
I believe in the shower, the lemon and mint contribute to the fresh scent the conditioner applies. When I sprayed the Eau de Toilette on my wrist, the blue chamomile was very much the forward scent. I think I also get the scent of anise in the Eau de Toilette as well. It is however more floral than the conditioner.
I know this is a poor description, but the scent reminds me of the fancy soaps my Aunt always kept in her bathroom. I am aware you don’t know my aunt and have therefore probably never visited her bathroom. Which is a shame as it is a lovely place. It has a green and gold color scheme. And a dish of fancy soaps that as a child I was told not to touch. This Water Eau de Toilette reminds me of those soaps.
Now I do like the scent of the soaps and there is the feeling of being grown up as I am now allowed to use the soaps, but I am not certain it works for me as a scene. At least not on it’s own. I really like it as a conditioner and I am putting it on my list of bath truffles to try out, but to me the scent is more bathing product than perfume. In fact I will probably end up getting the soap in this line for my Aunt as well as a few bath truffles in the scent to try out. It is in the bath that this scent shines. However I am curious to see how it blends with the other scents in the collection and so will keep the remainder for that.
As a scent, Water behaves as all of the Zents Eau de Toilettes have thus far. When first sprayed it is kind of intense and you have a moment of, ‘oh I think I sprayed too much’ then a heart beat later, that thought fades as the scent fades back into something that hugs the skin and creates your own personal scent scape rather than a cloud that covers the office.
All of the scents thus far have been very office friendly. They may come on strong but once given that moment to settle they really are only creating scent in your personal space. Personally that is my favorite sort of perfume. I’ve worked with so many people who are scent sensitive or who just have different tastes than me.
I like wearing scent and I like wearing it for myself. I feel that if you are inhaling my perfume then you really need to be close enough for me to allow you into my personal space. I don’t mind other people getting teasers of scent, but I don’t want my perfume to make an entrance before I do. Thus far all of the scents I have tried from Zents have that close personal scent to them which I appreciate. However I think I will appreciate this scent more in conditioner, soap and bath truffle than I do in a perfume. I am looking forward to seeing how it blends with some of the earthier scents in the bag. For now, I am putting it to the side and reaching in for the scent of the upcoming week.