A daily go-to: The CLEAN Reserve Rain

There's nothing quite like the smell of rain flooding your senses on a quiet day. In a moment, your mind brings you forward to new possibilities, your troubles drained away as the sky waters the earth. You feel lighter, calmer; the rain is like a balm you didn't know you needed for your soul.

The CLEAN Reserve Rain (P4,600) is an invigorating scent inspired by the freshness and pureness of rain. It's a lush combination of bergamot as the top note, white flowers as the middle note, and patchouli as the warm base. It's simple as with all CLEAN perfumes and is designed to be unisex. You can also layer this with other fragrances as it's unobtrusive yet able to add a green floral dimension to scents in a similar family.

This is my go-to scent when I know I'll be having a casual day. It has no pretensions to complexity or guile; some days, I just want to smell good without thinking overmuch about it. Reserve Rain fits the bill! It lasts for about 5-6 hours on me, which is a decent time for an EDP. 

I also love the packaging, from the thick white box, the solid flaccon, and wooden topper. It always sits pretty in my perfume collection!

If you're a fan of CLEAN scents or just a minimalist way of life, I think you'll enjoy the Reserve Rain. You can get it at SM Makati, SM Aura, Rustan’s Shangri-La and Rustan’s Makati. For more information, visit www.cleanreserve.com and follow Twitter: @clean_reserve, Instagram: @cleanreserve, and Facebook: www.facebook.com/cleanreserve.


Photography by Samantha Gonzales