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CLEAN Skin: A warm and sincere scent for everyday

CLEAN fragrances are a lot like Jo Malone - the brand doesn't come with much fanfare and it's probably not something you'll read about often in a magazine. They are quietly popular, with a loyal fanbase that speak of it excitedly if the topic comes up. It's one of those things that people in the know just know about.

I first tried CLEAN a few years back and found myself liking the honest, soap-based smell of it. It is sincere. There is no pretension, no complex story. CLEAN is about smelling clean, and everything from the simple packaging down to the actual notes of the fragrance embodies that.

The brand released a couple of new scents recently called Skin and Rain. Rain is supposed to capture the essence of a rain shower, with notes of melon and dainty florals in the aqua fragrance. CLEAN Skin (P1,650 for 30ml), which I have here, sets out to express the smell of clean, warm skin. Is it successful?

I think it is! Skin's top notes are composed of lotus blossom, honeydew, and fresh air accord. Mid notes are warm with aquatic notes, blue rose, and dewy petals. The base adds even more warmth - white musk, amber wood, and creamy vanilla settle on skin for hours on end. I wouldn't call this a light fragrance. It's much too rich to be so, but I wouldn't say it's heavy either. 

I like CLEAN Skin. It's a great daily scent, not too attention-grabbing yet not too weak either. It's the kind of fragrance that allows one's personality to show through instead of defining it! It also wears well throughout the day. The musky/woody base notes develops nicely on the skin and clothes as hours go by.

So there you go. ;) Have you tried CLEAN before? What do you think of Skin?


CLEAN scents come in 60ml/ P2,950 and 30ml/ P1,650 bottles. You can find them at Rustan's, The SM Store, Robinsons, Landmark and other leading department stores.



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Reader Comments (11)

I've only been hearing about this brand but i haven't really gotten smelling or trying this. The packaging looks manly and serious! You are such a pro in describing scents and this one seems like a good one. If i get to come accross this product, i'll definitely try this out. I'm also interested on clean rain. :) Have a great day ahead, Liz! Voted! <3

August 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Thanks Marie <3

August 27, 2013 | Registered CommenterLiz Lanuzo

I love how you describe fragrance, this and in your past reviews. It's like I'm able smell the perfume while reading! Good job!

August 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbeauty_follower

I cannot smell anymore due to my nasal polyp so I really love when you post about perfume and describing about the scents. Please do keep posting more so I know which ones to get. Thank you and more power!

August 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRochelle Rivera

CLEAN reminds me of my baby cousin (she's not a baby na, she's just younger than me so she will always be a baby to me). She uses three of their scents and I love how she always smells so clean and huggable! I bought a rollerball version of the CLEAN Shower Fresh scent once and I like it but I think I should have picked warm cotton instead.

August 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMariana

Is this for both men and women? And I'm pleased to see that it's an EDP, not an EDT as I initially thought.

August 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAviva

I like to try this one.. i love mostly floral scent and fresh scent.. But I never saw this kind of product on some of the mall I visited maybe I always pass them through hehehe

Voted! Everyday! I want you to win. I almost think to create super many accounts just for you to win LOLZ >:'p (just kidding) hehehe #medyoBadGirl

August 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRose

Mmmmm... Can almost smell it :) I haven't tried Clean before but you sure make me wanna. hahaha You have badass writing skillz. :) Voting and rooting for ya! :)

August 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercaterwauler

i have Clean Fresh Laundry, it's one of my favorite scents.. haven't seen Clean Skin yet, but I guess they're on the same range of scent.. i'll surely try this one.. :)

September 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercor

I love the scent of CLEAN. I almost bought a bottle, but I decided to take the tester on a trial run first. Good thing I did. It seems that this particular formulation does not interact well with my skin. I've never had the same reaction with other scents before. For some reason, it turns into something icky on me. :(

The closes scent I found that works for me is Philosophy's Amazing Grace. Parang freshly laundered rin. :)

September 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatromao

I have always been curious about the selection of CLEAN scents. I wanted to smell clean but I would not want to smell as if my perfume is part of the new fabric softener line too. This is a descriptive review of the scent offering, and thank you for describing scents as close to how they would smell off the bottle.

If you also like scents that smell clean, you could also try Acca Kappa's Muscio Blanco (about PhP 1950 for 100 ml in Rustan's) - it's a white moss scent that could be used by both men and women, and you have that subtle clean, fruity-white musk scent everytime you spray it! I also like Calycanthus which is a jasmine type of scent. They have soaps in these scents as well.

October 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnna Florence

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