Maja is a wonderful scent for a great price. It retails for about $19 to $25 depending on the size and where you buy it from. It has a beautiful stylish bottle and logo. I am seriously in love with the vintage packaging. I mean have you seen the adorable soaps? I purchased the EDT spray and the lotion yesterday in a gift set.

Maja, aroma de seducción. Pasión española. Maja, the scent of seduction. Spanish passion.

The scent is described as a “mysterious blend of rose, jasmine and other flowers.” This is not Tabu, this is a pretty delicate blend of roses, but not over rosy. It is clean because it has hints of oak moss with the dry down. The jasmine is there but it is not overwhelming or as pungent as most jasmine. The other flowers are a “family secret”. A family secret of other popular ingredients from the day. I would describe this as a “clean floral” or a “chypre floral”. The EDT does not last long on my skin. It is strong at first but I feel I can’t smell it after 15 minutes. I mix mine with L’Aromarine Mousse de Chêne for a little more lasting power and a cleaner smell but it also mixes well rose or jasmine oil too. I really like the Maja fragrance but I wish it would last longer or that I could find an EDP spray for the cooler times of year.

The Maja Perfumed Body Lotion with Oat Extract is for normal skin. It is a bit too runny for my body butter/cream tastes. It smells wonderul on and really does help the EDT stay on. The lotion is liquidy, silky and absorbs quickly. The lotion retails for about $12. I’m not disappointed with my purchase, I just wish I had it in the summer. This is a very summer set because it is an EDT and the lotion is so lightweight.

This scent has been around for over a 100 years. It is still a family business located in Myrugia. The creator was Esteban Monegal, an artist, sculptor, and violonist, and well, perfumist. The scent is a bit old fashioned for some people’s taste but it is very classic and well done in my opinion. It smells no “older” than Chanel Number 5. It can be found pretty much anywhere. I’ve seen it at Target and Big Lots, smallflower.com and tienda.com sell it too if you don’t feel like searching. I just happened to stumple across a set at Big Lots, glamourous I know. The kit had the lotion and EDT for $7. I’ve been searching for it since the move. Our Wal-Mart and Target used to carry it but I couldn’t find it anywhere in WA. I finally did. I just wish I found it a few months ago in the summer when I really wanted it.

Really all you need to know about Hierbas de Ibiza is that it is one expensive unisex Spanish Eau de Cologne. This is a fresh and herbaceous fragrance enhanced with “the unique aromas of the privileged Mediterranean island” all in a lovely crisp glass flask. This fragrance really wasn’t my cup of tea and I would not pay the price of $80 for 100ml or the $120 for 200ml. It is made from natural ingredients and is free of artificial colorings.

The actual fragrance of Hierbas de Ibiza is not what turned me off. It was the staying power of it, all ten minutes of it. I could not smell it, nor could anyone else smell it on me at 15 minutes. I had my husband test this unisex fragrance and it didn’t last more than 5 minutes on him. Seriously. That was all. You would have to refresh with this fresh fragrance like 100 times a day.

Now to the actual fragrance. This is what I could make out of it despite its very short life span. The initial notes are of orange and lemon peel and lavender. On my skin it mainly smelled like lemon zest and my skin ate it up like it does most citrus fragrances. I did smell the floral notes of orange blossom and geranium. I smelled herbaceous notes of thyme and sage. I did not smell the notes of cinnamon or vanilla that the Hierbas de Ibiza website lists. Typically, vanilla lasts on my skin but I didn’t even have a chance to smell it. It is a refreshing fragrance and is perfect for summer, but on a hot day it would evaporate in like three minutes! On my husband the fragrance was more herbaceous, citrusy and less floral, but I could smell the orange blossom on his skin. It smelled wonderful on him but it disappeared so quickly. If this was a $5 body splash I would buy it and not complain but because this stuff is a body splash that sells for over a hundred dollars I won’t be ordering one. If you want to know more about this product and the other items in the line go to the hierbasdeibiza website.

Id rather save my money for the real thing.

I'd rather save my money for the real thing.