I discovered the FILIPINO LOVE POTION.
It is so makamandag that I'm on my THIRD bottle!
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POCION D' AMOR (love potion)
PHILIPPINES' FRAGRANCE CO.
Made and Developed in the Philippines
This is the FIRST Filipino themed fragrance line marketed towards Filipinos.
This is the most AWESOME concept ever! The name is local term for LOVE POTION.
The spanish PACION D' AMOR is a link to our Spanish colonial past (I love history!).
I chanced upon their branch at SM NORTH (Food Court, just past the escalator).
The name caught my eye and I had my first bottle in my bag within 10mins.
They don't have perfumes. Instead, their entire line for now is EAU DE TOILETTE.
In the fragrance scale, this is between cologne and eau de parfum.
Even though it's not a perfume, the lasting power is FANTASTIC.
Sprayed behind the ears, this lasts a good 6 hours.
Here's what's on the print-ad:
(from the blogpost of their model, the beautiful Kath Madula)
Gyuma Fragrances are proudly local, potent and magical designed to increase the wearer’s attractiveness and define one’s personality. Their fragrances are inspired by “gayuma”, a magical potion used in Filipino folk belief for invoking love and attraction.
See more at: http://kathmadula.com/2013/02/fragrance-gyuma-the-philippines-love-potion/#sthash.xQDfES3V.dpuf
I have to say that this so true.
The guy scents really defines PINOY masculinity. Maginoo pero medyo bastos! LOL
They have the coolest names for their fragrances.
I had two bottle of DONYA then I switched to another with a guava (yes, guava!) undertone. I forgot what it's called!
Other fragrances are Miss Makulit, Taray, Tala, etc. They're really creative!
They also have guy scents.
The one that I love on guys is DAHON. I also like KIDLAT.
They keep updating their scents! The third time I went there, I there was a new girl scent and several guy scents.
The guy scents have black labels. Very retro vintage.
The fragrances are all so affordable.
PLUS! It gets cheaper!
You are able to buy "refills". Just bring your empty G'YUMA bottle to a stall.
Not only can you choose a NEW fragrance to try out, they will hand a NEW bottle!
It's not like a watering station where they'll use the same container.
G'YUMA will give you a sealed bottle of the fragrance of your choice!
The bottle I have is the smallest one (10ml) so that I could take it with me, just in case I need to be... more attractive!!! BWAHAHAHHA!
I haven't tried the other bottles. But the packaging I have is sturdy.
The body is made of glass and it doesn't look or feel like it costs only P41.
The packaging, as well as the product, is quite substantial. It's worth more than what you pay for - REALLY.
If you have a more active lifestyle, the pocket spray is much better packaging as it is made of hard plastic (the pen spray is also glass if I remember correctly).
It is very important to smell good in the Philippines.
That's why we have terms like "amoy araw". Smelling good is part of good hygiene and good manners (respect for others).
Filipinos are quite sensitive about smell.
You don't have to break the bank to smell good - thanks to G'YUMA!
LIKE THEIR FACBOOK:
*unfortunately, G'YUMA does not have a working website*
One of the sales persons I talked to kept trying to sell
me on how the scents smelled like *insert expensive perfume here*.
I kept insisting that I do NOT want anything that smells like a famous perfume.
I wanted something unique! That's why I was there!
The scents may have a hint of a famous smell, because the base tones are similar.
But they are totally different.
G'YUMA scents are sharp at first. When it calms down, it becomes a full-bodied scent.
Go grab a bottle!