I reached out to Xyrena to feature their cruelty free fragrances, and they sent me their Blue Dream and Could No.9 products to try out and to feature for you today. Upon immediate inspection, I found that I very much liked that Xyrena has going on. Their packaging is simple, yet effective, in that they package their perfume bottles in thick plastic cases, much like the old school VHS video tape cases, which has been molded to snugly fit and secure the precious bottle inside. The branding for the Blue Dream is classy, with a man in a suit holding a joint, and since their Blue Dream is modeled off of the infamous cannabis strain by the same name, I found it to be fitting, and aesthetically attractive. And for the Cloud No. 9 fragrance, Xyrena went with a slumbering woman holding lavender, with a quote that describes the scent as what ‘dreams are made of.’
The Blue Dream is a unisex extract de perfum, that’s part of their Reefer Madness collection, which also includes OG Kush and Space Cake. Blue Dream is perhaps the most popular marijuana strain, because of its strong euphoria, blueberry-haze taste, and for its positive effects. While I of course didn’t have any of the original strain to compare by, I did find that the scent of the fragrance was indeed blueberry heavy, with hints of vanilla, floral notes, with a bit of a skunky tanginess that evolves into a peppery sweetness. The smell of cannabis is already distinctive and strong, so making a perfume with that exact scent would likely cause more problems for the wearer than simply smoking once in public, which is why I think their Blue Dream is a successful adaptation, because it doesn’t carry that cannabis scent, but rather evolves on the fruit, natural tones that come out subtly when smelling the herb itself. All in all, the Blue Dream is a really nice, attractive scent that I can foresee being very likened by women who smell it mixing with the natural scent of the man who wear it.
If you would like to learn more about Xyrena, click here.