I haven’t reviewed a fragrance in ages on my blog. I honestly have really been struggling this summer to find the perfect scent after running out of my usual Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue. I’m a creature of wanting to always try new things so I’ve been testing out fragrances all summer including the popular Replica: “Beach Walk” by Maison Martin Margiela.
Fashion house Margiela created this curated line of niche fragrances meant to evoke a memory from a particular time and transport you back. Other scents include “By the Fireplace”, “Jazz Club”, “Lipstick On” and “Flower Market” to name a few. Most of them are eau de toilletes rather than eau de parfums, however they have a ‘Replica: Fantasies’ line that are eau de parfums (and more costly at $200CAD each). These fragrances are expensive at $30CAD for a 10mL rollerball and $145CAD for the 100mL. I opted for the rollerball to test out the scent and see if I really like it. Where I live (Vancouver, Canada), I have only seen these at Sephora.
-Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Ylang ylang, Coconut milk, Heliotrope, Musk, Cedarwood, Benzoin.
-Very long lasting
-Smells like a beach walk at sunset without notes of cheap sunscreen
-Beautiful, minimalistic packaging
-Expensive (the rollerball only contains 10mL)
-Just a tad stronger than I would like for everyday use
I really enjoy this fragrance but it is a tad strong for me for everyday use. I like to wear it every second or third day and switch it up with citrus-based scents in between. This scent is on the stronger “womanly” side rather than being light and girly, but it’s nothing as strong as Chanel No. 5. I do really enjoy this and it’s become one of my most worn scents all summer.
The price is on the higher side, however this scent really lasts all day! For an eau de toilette that’s superb and it shows that they used quality ingredients. I really do think of the beach at golden hour with this scent, and think it’s definitely more night time suited. “Beach Walk” is sexy and very unique. I recommend getting your own rollerball and trying it for