15 July 2014


I admit it, I have a quite substantial fragrance collection, and I just cannot help it but keep adding to it. One brand I’ve always had a fascination with, but never actually gotten around to trialling is the Demeter Fragrances, so when I was asked to trial the *Demeter Sunshine Cologne Spray, I jumped in excitement. Here are my thoughts;


What They Say:

What does Demeter's Sunshine smell like? Think of your favourite, most comfortable cotton T-Shirt left outside and warmed by the sun.

We thought long and hard about what elements we could use to express the idea of Sunshine. After a debate that lasted more than a year, we decided Cotton, warmed by the sun, was the smell that best represented the idea of Sunshine
Now we had a direction, but executing that direction was easier said than done. It took almost another two years until we felt this fragrance was done. Let us know if you think it was worth the wait.

RRP: $27.50 (30ml) – Available from
MU Australia

What I Say:
The Demeter fragrances are available from
MU Australia, which also stocks Tokyo Milk fragrances and body creams, Skeem and Lucia candles, Lollia soaps and Badger Balms. Service and shipping is second to none, and you always get a few samples thrown in as well just check out these samples that I got; 

And if you haven’t heard of Demeter fragrances before, I highly suggest you check them out too – they have over 250 different colognes in their library, so there is sure to be one for everyone. All the colognes are single note fragrances, meaning they are the smallest combination of ingredients that express a single, identifiable smell or idea. All the fragrances are inspired by everyday objects and experiences, and are simple, friendly and familiar scents.

In the range there are some classic scents such as Jasmine, Freesia, Honeysuckle, Gardenia, Lavender and Lime, while some of the more unusual ones include Gin & Tonic, Dirt, Dust, Clean Windows….hmmmm, I can kind of put a smell to Gin & Tonic, but Dirt, Dust and Clean Windows, not quite sure how that would smell. But what about Play Doh or Pizza…. Could you imagine smelling like Pizza…all day!!! Not me! But the far most weird one I came across in the Demeter fragrances would without a doubt have to be Funeral Home….Who on earth would want to smell like a Funeral Home… that is just plain sick and twisted!

Because the scents are made from single notes they can of course be used on their own, but they can also be mixed and layered according to own personal preference, so the scent combinations are endless.

Now best get onto the actual Sunshine fragrance…

The scent is supposed to smell of warm cotton… not sure why, I don’t really associate that with sunshine, unless it’s the scent of my clean clothes when it has been drying outside in the sunshine…but even so, that scent does vary depending on my detergent.

Rather I find that the Sunshine fragrance has a lovely warm vanilla scent with a zesty citrus scent lingering in the background. It is girly, light and fresh, and perfect for a summer’s day.
Generally I tend to buy Eau de Perfume as they last longer on the skin, but although the Sunshine fragrance is only a Cologne Spray, the lightest of all fragrances (after pure perfume, Eau de Perfume, and Eau de Toilette), it actually has a pretty good staying power, and even in the end of the day it is still there, and husband has commented on how nice it smells. No wonder this fragrance was nominated as a Finalist for Fragrance of the Year at the 2014 Cosmetic Executive Women's Awards!

The fragrance comes in a simple yet modern square glass bottle with a silver lid, and it has a simple white label with a yellow band on it, which distinguishes the Sunshine fragrance from the other ones, as each one has a different colour.

At just $27.50 these fragrances are a great buy, and so cheap that can afford to buy a couple so you can alternate, and not to mention layer a few different ones – personally I can easily see myself buying another Sunshine when I run out, and would love to build my own Demeter collection, so I already have my eyes on a few of the citrus scents…

*Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Ever heard of Demeter? What do you think of being able to mix your own personal scents? Or what about smelling like a Pizza? Or a Funeral Home….?


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