Clean Reserve

by - May 19, 2016

Fresh, minty, powdery and light is what I look for when it comes to my perfumes. I am very particular about the scents that I wear and would often go for something that has a powder-like smell.  The reason for this is that I easily get dizzy with strong floral, candy-ish scents, so I stay away from those. But I remember getting my very first bottle of Clean Rain (from the original line) three years ago and it has been a favorite of mine. 

Now Clean launches their new line CLEAN RESERVE. :)

Since 2003, CLEAN has been an innovator in the world of fragrance that works from a simple and eco-conscious philosophy. A pioneer of simple and eco-conscious perfumes, CLEAN believes in sustainable beauty. 

CLEAN renews its commitment to producing perfumes through more sustainable and responsible processes. Whether it's ensuring replenish natural resources, harvesting and planting more responsibly, or supporting the communities and farmers by protecting their livelihoods, CLEAN abides to its promise of being an eco-conscious brand. 

You're buying more than just a perfume, but something that is concerned about it's surroundings and people. :) In fact, its partner manufacturing facilities are all 100% solar powered, ensuring that CLEAN is able to lower its carbon footprint to protect the earth. In addition, all product packaging, from the box to the cellophane, is biodegradable and recyclable - even the alcohol used from the perfume base is corn derived.

The event was held at Black Bird and hosted by our good friend Say Alonzo. :) We also had the pleasure of meeting the President of Fusion Brands USA, Sir Greg Black. :) He flew in to the Philippines just for this event and left a few hours after. So much dedication!

"CLEAN is a 'non-perfumed' perfume loved by those who don't want an overpowering scent, and for those who don't want to make a statement when they walk into a room. But they want to smell good for themselves and the people close by." - Greg Black

The scent of CLEAN was initially inspired by a bar of soap, but has since evolved to evoke simple and very familiar memories. They remind you of warm cotton, clean linens, and fresh towels being pulled out from the dryer. These classic fragrances from the original House of CLEAN line have garnered their own cult following. But CLEAN has imagined new scents for the new generation. In its latest incarnation, the brand introduces CLEAN Reserve.

And the beauty of CLEAN Reserve perfumes is that you can layer it with other CLEAN Reserve scents. You can pair at least 2-3 when wearing it. :)

For this new line, CLEAN Reserve introduces 9 fragrances made from the perfumers' reserve collections. 


 CLEAN Reserve Velvet Flora is a sophisticated and alluring fragrance that exudes brightness and confidence through a blend of effervescent bergamot, bright tangerine, exotic saffron, patchouli, and leathery woods. The perfumer was inspired by an aura of effortless elegance and poise that's indescribably alluring.

Fragrance pairing: Sueded Oud, Amber Saffron and Terra Woods.


 Amber Saffron is an irresistible fresh blend of delicate florals, soothing musks, warm amber, and exquisite saffron. The result is a beautiful contrasts of fresh and spicy, exciting yet comforting scent that leaves a lasting impression. The perfumer was inspired by the seductive tension that from what's desired and what's forbidden.

Reminds me of Romeo and Juliet, right? 

Fragrance Pairing: Sueded Oud, Smoked Vetiver and Velvet Flora.

What I'm holding is my most favorite CLEAN Reserve scent - WARM COTTON. :)

 Warm Cotton brings the ultimate feeling of luxurious comfort to life with a blend of beautiful floral cotton accords, elegant plush lily, amber and three dimensional musks. The feeling of deep comfort and ultimate coziness that's irresistibly fresh and inviting inspired the perfumer.

Personally, the scent reminds me of when my lola does laundry and fresh sheets! ^_^

Fragrance Pairing: Rain or Skin.


  Rain blends Amazonian rain with a sparkling freshness from bergamot, chilled cucumber and dewy water lily. The perfumer was inspired by a world renewed and refreshed after a lush rainfall.

Fragrance Pairing: Warm Cotton or Skin

Terra Woods

 Terra Woods captures the Scandinavian sensibility of inviting nature into the home, with bright and elegant florals that bring the fragrance to life. Crisp and zesty notes paired with the creaminess and woody base create a beautiful and unique contrast. The perfumer was inspired by nature's imperfections and the ability to see them as beautiful.

Fragrance Pairing: Sueded Oud, Smoked Vetiver and Velvet Flora.

Sueded Oud

  Sueded Oud is a sophisticated interpretation of the tension between transparency and complexity. The fragrance is a balance of freshness and deep incense, surrounded by warmth and earthiness. It is a fresh and creamy approach to a traditional oud. The perfumer was inspired by CLEAN's deepest instinct to explore and discover their individual destinies.

Fragrance Pairing: Unisex fragrance that can be layered with all CLEAN Reserve fragrances.


  Blonde Rose is a true feminine balanced floral that is a subtle yet sophisticated and sexy. Watery freshness and zesty lime exhilarates and uplifts, while rose, soft jasmine and peony reveal a simple yet beautiful purity. The perfumer was inspired by an escape to a warm bubble bath infused with rose petals and a daydream.

Fragrance pairing: Sueded Oud and Smoked Vetiver.


  Skin captures a cozy bouquet of vanilla orchid and sun kissed peony, creating the sensation of a comforting warmth, complimented by delicate notes of orange blossom and a touch of sweet honeysuckle. The perfumer was inspired by the feeling of a warm embrace and a loving touch.

Fragrance Pairing: Rain or Warm Cotton.


  Smoked Vetiver is a sophisticated interpretation of the polarity between cold and warm that is inviting and sexy. The heart is filled with soft woods to create the feeling of being lost in a forest, accompanied by earthy and citrusy characters that ignite the senses. The perfumer was inspired by the remarkable experience in life that leave a lasting impression.

Fragrance Pairing: Unisex fragrance that can be layered with all CLEAN Reserve fragrances.

We enjoyed a good lunch and flower picking as well at the launch. :)

Angela, Sarah, Ana, Ysa and Me. :)

CLEAN Reserve is making a choice to change the way we "experience" fragrance. Enjoy the simplest pleasures in life through fragrances that leave you feeling fresh, rejuvenated and ultimately CLEAN. :)

CLEAN Reserve retails for Php 4,600 and is available at SM Makati, SM Aura, Rustan's Shangri-La and Rustan's Makati.  But just a little tip, went to SM Makati last week and they were having a sale, so do check that out! You might get a discount. ;)

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Artsy Ava

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  1. It seems it was a wonderful event! I like your blog, would you like to follow each other?:)


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