The break of waves, gurgling sea foam, kelp, rain tinged air, sand smoothed driftwood and wild sage.
In the imp, Selkie is a slightly spicy, ozoney scent. On skin the spiciness and the sage are really present - it smells a bit masculine, even. The ozone isn't nearly as strong as it is on cold sniff. And what there is of it isn't your typical ozone - it doesn't have that airy, blue, beach house bathroom kind of scent that's common of oceanic or beachy blends.
As it dries down it starts to smell a bit woody and salty in addition to the spicy sage notes. It does very much remind me of the ocean, but more of a rocky, driftwood-strewn beach than a warm, tropical beach. The former is actually my preferred kind of beach, so this one is a hit with me.
Photo by Flickr user pencrush
This. This is what Selkie smells like.
Misc. Notes: The boyfriend says, "smells very summery."
Would I buy it again? Yes. I'm planning to pick up a bottle of this, because I really love it and it's pretty unique to my collection. The only reason I haven't already is because I want a mini pumpkin butter in this scent too and it's currently out of stock. Boooooooo-urns. Come back, Selkie, I need you on me.
Available from: Haus of Gloi