Monday, September 3, 2012


Do you like Bay Rum fragrances, but wish they were stronger and longer lasting?  If this is you, then you have to get yourself a vial of Pele by Auric Blends.

Pele is a Bay Rum powerhouse.  I'm not a big fan of Bay Rums, but I like Pele.  True, there is no bay leaf or rum contained in it, but you could have fooled me with the way it smells.  If you like a lot of clove in your Bay Rum, then you'll freaking love this scent.  I don't think I've ever come across a fragrance with this much clove.

Pele is sharp, aggressive and potent.  The clove alone is enough to knock you on the floor, and when you consider that there are loads of cinnamon and fir needles added to that, you have to wonder if overapplying Pele could damage your sinuses.  The piercing spiciness tones down after about a half hour, revealing a patchouli-heavy heart and drydown, which I like.

Auric Blends claims that this fragrance is made of all natural ingredients, and it smells like that's true.  Unfortunately that's the one problem with Pele.  The lack of any synthetics makes the drydown smell kind of mushy and cloudy.  It's not terrible, but Pele after an hour or two smells like a confused fragrance.  This lack of solidity in the drydown often occurs with all-natural perfumes.

Being a highly concentrated perfume oil, Pele comes in a small vial with a roller applicator, and that's all you need to acheive room-filling sillage.  Just a few swipes of the roller on your neck and wrists will solve all of your Bay Rum woes, providing you with hours of strong, spicy aroma that projects like crazy.  You've never smelled a Bay Rum with this kind of strength.

Oh, and a vial only costs $11.95, so if this sounds like something you'd like, there's no reason not to get this.

MY RATING:  7/10

Fragrance House:  Auric Blends


  1. I've purchased quite a few of these rollerball perfumes - I've just bought Al Rehab 'Lord' which smells very similar to Lapidus Pour Homme!! It was only around £2 and it is REALLY strong - room clearing, nuclear sillage with a tiny smear - what's in this stuff?

  2. Pele, according to Auric's website, contains clove, cinnamon, patchouli, fir needles, geranium, lavender and vanilla. Except for the vanilla, this brew is enough to make your nose bleed.