A Girl’s Gotta Spa! Soar Perfume Review
A Girl’s Gotta Spa! is an indie self-care brand started by a fellow beauty creator Shannon Smyth to provide women with a daily escape from everyday stress. Her highly curated line of SPA-inspired products taps into the power of pure botanical extracts and butters for the ultimate pampering experience. I’m already in love with the brand’s signature body lotion, but this is my first time trying one of the fragrances.
A Girl’s Gotta Spa! offers five mood-enhancing scents, and, judging from the description, Soar ($24.99) seemed like it would suit me best. Soar has many notes, but the most prominent ones are the Meyer Lemon, Wild Orange and White Musk. It’s a fresh, summery fragrance that to me smells like garden flowers, fresh laundry, sunscreen, ice cold lemonade, and a wooden deck heated by the afternoon sun. Now picture it! These summer memories are the essence of Soar to me, they are nostalgic, comforting, and uplifting. I love when a fragrance puts a smile on my face – and this one certainly does.
The formula is made of natural essential oils and lab-made fragrant molecules to provide vegan alternatives for notes that are normally animal-derived [ like honey or natural musk, for instance]. The perfume is suspended in grapeseed carrier oil, which tends to absorb into the skin pretty quickly, leaving it soft and beautifully scented. As with any fragrance, you want to apply it to pulse points: on your wrists, neck, behind the ears, in the inner elbow area, and behind the knees.
Soar comes in a compact 10ml glass rollerball bottle, making it easy to carry in your purse or in a makeup bag. Another reason I appreciate the smaller bottle is because unlike typical synthetic perfumes, the natural fragrances have an expiration date and having a smaller bottle ensures I will actually use it up in a reasonable amount of time.
A Girl’s Gotta Spa! is Leaping Bunny certified, natural, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. All products are formulated without the use of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, petrochemicals, formaldehyde and synthetic dyes, in case you are sensitive to any of those. In an effort to give back to the environment, A Girl’s Gotta Spa! also partnered with rePurpose Global to fully offset all the plastic used in the brand’s packaging and shipping materials, achieving the Net Zero Plastic Footprint.
Grab this little treasure on Amazon to enjoy the summer season all year long!