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Guide To Hawaiian Fragrances

Content:

  • About Perfumes and Colognes
  • How to Test Fragrance
  • How to Wear Perfumes
  • Description of the Hawaiian Flowers and Scents:
    *** Popular Hawaiian Floral Scents: Pikake Jasmine -- Plumeria -- White Ginger -- Gardenia -- Hibiscus -- Bougainvillea -- Tuberose -- Orchid -- Carnation -- Rose Lokelani
    *** Popular Hawaiian Fruity Scents: Coconut -- Pineapple -- Mango
    *** Other Hawaiian Womens' Fragranes: Wicked Wahine -- Maui Rain -- Kona Rain -- Kauai Rain -- Hawaiian Night Mist -- Bleu Hawaii
    *** Hawaiian Men's Colognes: Kane -- Kane Sport -- Nalu Koa -- Hawaiian Blue -- Maile (Unisex)


About Perfumes and Colognes
I sell different brands of Hawaiian fragrances, bath & body products because I enjoy things that are heavenly-smelling. All the fragrances I sell are manufactured in Hawaii and will come to you directly from the Islands, packaged with much Aloha!

The perfumes and colognes I sell are authentic Hawaiian fragrances, made from flowers or fruits grown in our tropical paradise. Many of these lovely flowers are often used in lei making for social and festive occasions such as wedding, graduation and when welcoming visitors entering the Islands. The fragrances I carry in my Store are made in the Aloha State. They may not smell exactly like the fragrances that are made outside of Hawaii, such as those from Avon, Bath & Body Works, etc. But they smell yummy nonetheless! Every manufacturer seems to have its own version of a certain scent, even for the same flower. Therefore, the Plumeria cologne by Royal Hawaiian Perfumes Company smells quite differently than the Plumeria cologne by Forever Florals Hawaii. Both colognes are available through my eBay Store and my website.

Currently, I carry a number of brands in various sizes. The brands include Royal Hawaiian Perfumes, Island Bath & Body, Forever Florals, Aloha Beauty, Langer Perfumes of Hawaii and Hawaiian Classic Perfumes. They are very hard to find outside of Hawaii. But now you can find them through my eBay Store and my off-eBay website at reasonable prices.

How to Test Fragrance
Have you ever tried a perfume on yourself and then decide right away that you don't like the scent? I have. Actually, some perfumes take a half an hour or an hour to truly develop. You may not appreciate a scent after first smelling it, but once it has had time to mature with your skin and oils you may find it to be irresistible.

How to Wear Perfumes
Here are some simple tips for wearing fragrances.

Rule #1: Remember that fragrance rises. So be sure to put some in the back of your knees as well as on your other favorite pulse points - ear lobes, throat, the bend in your elbow, wrist and cleavage. Always work up the body as the scent rises.

Rule #2: Do not rub perfume into the skin as this damages the perfume's molecular structure. I often see people rubbing their wrists together when they sample fragrances. That is a no-no. Do not rub wrists together because this crushes the smell. Spray a little cologne or perfume into the air and walk straight into the fragrance. This helps to diffuse it over your body.

Rule #3: Do not spray perfume on your hair unless it is freshly washed. The oils can change the nature of the fragrance.

Rule #4: Do not spray perfume directly on your clothes. The perfume can stain fabrics and cling to them. If you want to scent your clothes, mist undergarments or your nightie.

Rule #5: Layering the perfume will help the scent last longer. To layer, begin with a relaxing bath or shower with bath crystals or bath/shower gel of the same scent. Try not to use a deodorant soap as it can eradicate or weaken your fragrance. Next followed by a body lotion in the same scent. Finally apply the perfume or cologne. I carry bath & body products that will complement most Hawaiian fragrances found in my eBay store. I personally own a small wardrobe of fragrances because to me, each scent defines a different mood or occasion.




Description of the Hawaiian Flowers and Scents:
The following is a list of scents we carry and a brief description of each scent:

Hawaiian Pikake Jasmine

Pikake means both "peacock" and "jasmine" in Hawaiian. As a child, Princess Kaiulani loved the peacocks and jasmine flowers in her tropical garden so she called both pikake. This tiny Hawaiian Jasmine blossom is the fragrance of romance. It is also the wedding flower of Hawaii. For centuries Pikake leis have been worn by Hawaiian brides for the unforgettable fragrance and the ivory beauty of the blossom. The fragrant Maile lei entwined with Pikake and Ilima is usually worn by the groom. Pikake flowers can be entwined with other flowers such as Orchids, Rosebuds or Ilima (the yellow-flowered form of Ilima is the Island Flower of O'ahu -- where Waikiki is). Triple strands of delicate Pikake are also appropriate for the mother of the bride and groom. Pikake flowers resemble pearls and have an elegant fragrance.
Hawaiian Plumeria / Frangipani

Plumeria is a velvety five-petaled flower with a beautiful scent and is among the most popular for leis. The Plumeria is also called the Frangipani in many places. It is known as "Melia" by Polynesians and blooms the year round. Early Polynesians, living close to nature and surrounded by abundant fragrant flowers, always adorned themselves with wreathes fashioned from these fragrant blossoms. Plumeria lei is often the flower of choice to be given to guests as they arrive in Hawaii. It is also the perfect addition to an island style wedding as its addition often brings the tropical island feel right to the heart. Whether in a lei or a single blossom, the clear yellow and creamy white petals yield a clean, delicate fragrance. The Plumeria fragrances we carry are as heavenly, blissful and fragrant as fresh flower leis and are reminiscent of the delightful island custom of lei-giving.
Hawaiian White Ginger

White Ginger or "Awapuhi Ke'oke'o", came to Hawaii from India where it grows wild. It has been popular throughout the Islands for decades as an ornamental and, more recently, as a lei flower because of its fine fragrance. Visitors to Hawaii take home colognes and perfumes of fragrant white ginger to remind them of lovely fresh flower leis. The White Ginger with its moon-white blossoms has a never to be forgotten delicate fragrance. The White Ginger grows wild in the high rain forests of Hawaii and carries with it the warm scent of that tropical stillness. Radiating a bold seductive scent, the fragile flower has long been a favorite of Hawaiians as a lei flower.
Hawaiian Gardenia

The Gardenia of the Hawaiian Isles is a rare beauty in both form and fragrance, growing to perfection in this balmy climate. The warm days and cool nights combine to make this unique Gardenia very white and very fragrant. It is the exotic blossom of Hawaii. Gardenia grandiflora is native to India, China and other countries of the Far East but has been grown in Hawaii for many years. Gardenia is popular in tropical climates because it exudes a strong and heavy fragrance which is reminiscent of Jasmine and Orange Blossoms. This beautifully fragrant white flower is a favorite among island residents. The Gardenia fragrances we carry capture the romance of evenings under swaying palms and moonlight radiating over the blue Pacific Ocean.
Hawaiian Hibiscus

Hibiscus or "Kokio Aloalo" is native to the island of Polynesia and is the State Flower of Hawaii. You see them wherever you go in Hawaii, in every conceivable size, shape and color. Actually, the yellow Hibiscus also known as "Pua Aloalo", and not the red Hibiscus we see so often, is the state flower. The yellow Hibiscus was named Hawaii's official state flower in 1923. Research suggests there were originally only five species of the tropical Hibiscus that were native to Hawaii. Growers began to hybridize these native species with other varieties imported to Hawaii, which produced the huge kaleidoscope of colors and sizes available today. An unusual trait is that the Hibiscus remain unwitted and fresh all day after being picked. Hibiscus are especially lovely for floral arrangements. The Hibiscus fragrances we carry capture the essence of the flamboyant blossom -- bold, alluring and seductive as the tropical dusk.
Hawaiian Bougainvillea

Bougainvilleas are tropical and thrive in full sun. They are thorny, woody vines. They are evergreen where rainfall occurs all year, or deciduous if there is a dry season. Island Bougainvillea is popular ornamental plant in most areas with warm climates and they are found in great abundance in Hawaii. It decorates the Hawaiian Islands in a riot of colors of pink, magenta, purple, red, orange, white and yellow, and add grace to any tropical garden. Experience a colorful celebration of pure paradise with this fruity, floral fragrance that adds a sparkle to the air. This Bougainvillea perfume we sell has a refreshingly fruity scent.
Hawaiian Tuberose

Most flowers begin to lose their scent when they are picked. Tuberose, on the other hand, has a heady floral fragrance that the picked flower continues to produce even after the bloom begins to fade. To many people, the pleasant and powerful fragrance of this exotic blossom is the Scent of Hawaii. In Hawaii, the Tuberose blossom is often used in making flower leis. For millions of tourists who have been to Hawaii, the first scent to greet their nostrils has been that of the offered Tuberose leis. The ancient tradition for a Hawaiian wedding is for the bride to wear a wreath of Tuberose and Pikake flowers around her head called a Haku. The custom is still popular as a part of a time-honored Hawaiian wedding ceremony. The Tuberose fragrances we carry possess the warm, sweet scent of this delicate flower and will bring back beautiful memories of the Islands.
Hawaiian Orchid

Orchids are truly flowers of superlatives. Even a complete layman in botany is awed by the beauty of Orchids. No plant family has as many different flowers as the Orchid family. Although people think of Orchids as being native to the Hawaii, actually only four species are native to the Islands and all of them are so inconspicuous that they are considered uninteresting in the world of commercial ornament Orchids. Growers in Hawaii have been growing, hybridizing and cloning all varieties of Orchids. So we now have more varieties of Orchid in various colors. Orchid is known as "Pua Okikai" in the Hawaiian language. Most exotic and colorful of all flowers, the Orchid most truly symbolizes all that is lush, rare and unusual in the depths of the Hawaiian jungle. The Orchid fragrances we carry are a heady blend of fresh island scents designed to entrap in fragrance the luxurious beauty and intricate variety of these gorgeous blossoms.
Hawaiian Carnation

Carnations have long been a colorful and popular fresh cut flower. Fresh Carnations are cheerful and festive. Known as the "happy flower" of Hawaii, they are grown on the lush mountain slopes of Kula on the Island of Maui. Called "Ponimo'i" in Hawaiian, Carnations are prized for their gentle scent. The blossoms are most often used to make white, red or pink leis given on special happy occasions. Customarily, red Carnation leis are given to men and white to women, but the pink and assorted Carnation leis are also becoming very popular. The Carnation fragrances we carry is slightly sweet and softly spicy, yet sexy.
Hawaiian Lokelani Rose

Two roses, neither native to Hawaii, through the years, have been called Lokelani, meaning "heavenly rose", by the Hawaiians who were fascinated by the color and scent of the blossoms. Soon the Rosa damascena, the pink Damask rose, became a very sought-after plant for Hawaiian gardens. It became so popular in the gardens of Lahaina, Maui, that people finally nicknamed it the Maui rose. Before long, the poets and song composers began to sing its praises and they added the final touch by making the pink Damask rose synonymous with the island of Maui. The Territorial Legislature of 1923 in a joint resolution, officially established the Lokelani as the flower of Maui. Its brilliant color and delicate fragrance have long made it a favorite of Polynesia. You will love this unique scent as you will delight in the scarlet blossom.
Hawaiian Coconut

The Coconut palm is grown throughout the tropics for decoration, and for its many culinary and non-culinary uses. Almost every part of the coconut palm can be utilized in some ways. The delicious Coconut scent has been "infused" into some of the Hawaiian fragrances I carry. I also sell scented and unscented coconut oil which is excellent as a skin moisturizer and softener. The small molecular structure of coconut oil allows for easy absorption through the skin, thus making it an ideal ointment for the relief of dry, rough and wrinkled skin as well. Psoriasis and eczema suffers often see great improvements in these conditions. What coconut oil can do for your skin, it can do for your hair. It is great as a hair conditioner. It softens the hair and conditions the scalp. Some people say that using the coconut oil as a pre-wash conditioner can rid a person of dandruff better than a medicated shampoo.
Hawaiian Pineapple

The Hawaiian word for Pineapple is "Halakahiki", which means "foreign fruit". No one knows exactly how or when pineapple first arrived here in Hawaii, but historians believe that a Spanish shipwreck in 1527 off the South Kona coast of the Big Island brought tools, garments and plants, including Pineapples, from Mexico to Hawaii. Pineapple is often used as a Hawaiian icon not only because the Pineapple is regarded as a symbol of hospitality, but Hawaii is also home to the Dole Plantation which is well known for its fruits especially Pineapples. I have been to Dole Plantation and have to say it gave me the complete Pineapple experience! The Pineapple Garden Maze at the Dole Plantation, officially recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records 2001 as the World's Largest Maze, offers fun and adventure at every turn. The Pineapple fragrances we carry capture the yummy aroma of fresh pineapples. You will smell so deliciously good when wearing this.
Hawaiian Mango

The mango, a tropical fruiting trees, is native to India and Southeast Asia, of which the Indian Mango M. indica is by far the most important commercially. The Hindu Vedas refers to mangos as the "food of the gods". The name is derived from the Tamil word mangaai or the Malayalam word manga. It was popularized by the Portuguese after their Indian exploration. The unripen fruit is green while the ripe fruit is yellow, orange and red. It is reddest on the side facing the sun and yellow where shaded. When ripe, the unpeeled fruit gives off a distinctive sweet smell. The taste of the fruit is very sweet, with some having a slight acidic tang.
The Original Wicked Wahine

Wicked Wahine. Created for a very special woman -- "wahine" is woman in Hawaiian. A secret smile, a flash of the eyes, a sassy, classy look that's as unforgettable as the scent she wears. The Hawaiian word for her is Kolohe. Rascal. Sound like someone you know? The "wicked" in the name means this fragrance is slightly wilder than your average fragrance. Take his breath away! Since 1968, Wicked Wahine has been Hawaii's premier fragrance for the most beautiful and sexy wahines in the Islands and on the Mainland. Wicked Wahine is an exotic and sensuous blend of Floral/Oriental perfume with top notes of Frangipani (also known as Plumeria) and Orange on top of Night Blooming Jasmine. The Ylang Ylang flowers are blended with more Jasmine, Rose and hints of Tuberose to make the heart of the fragrance sexy and unique. The dry down is an unforgettable long lasting blend of Sandalwood, White Musk and Orange Flower.
Maui Rain

Said to be Hawaii's most lovely perfume, the romantic scent of this exotic tropical perfume will bring back beautiful memories of the islands. Maui Rain is a exotic blend of pure tropical fragrance oils. Maui Rain is a soft floral bouquet, a blend of sultry musk’s and serene Lily of the Valley; with a touch of velvety Rose Petal, and hints of warm precious tropical woods, and delicate tropical flowers, entwined with a whisper of fresh Orange Blossom. It is a sheer, light and “friendly” perfume, easy to love, and appropriate to wear in the day or in the evening. It was created by Edward Bell on the island of Maui. Bell has spent years developing exquisite fragrances and their unique packaging. His fragrances often come in collectible porcelain bottles, featuring the ever changing artwork by Maui Artist Linda Bergstrom. The design artwork is exquisite, often featuring tropical scenes and flowers. Many of these porcelain bottles have become limited editions and thus, collectors' items. Edward Bell's perfumes are the finest perfumes in the Hawaiian Islands as they are are oil based and not diluted in SD alcohol. As such, the scents last longer on your skin. Try a drop or two of the Maui Rain on yourself and you will believe it.
Hawaiian Kona Rain

Radiant, sensual, sophisticated, Kona Rain is a fragrance that celebrates the rebirth of exotic femininity and the power of spontaneous emotion with a brilliant bouquet of Japanese and Tahitian Orchid, sensuous Hawaiian Champaca, the velvet touch of California Plum blossom, and the mellowness of Purple Heart (Amaranthe) Wood. Rare as a double rainbow on the rugged Kona Coast, this perfume adds a luminous and shimmering dimension to your fond memory of Hawaii. This was created by Edward Bell on the island of Maui. Bell has spent years developing exquisite fragrances and their unique packaging. His fragrances often come in collectible porcelain bottles, featuring the ever changing artwork of tropical scenes and flowers by Maui Artist Linda Bergstrom. Many of these exquisite porcelain bottles have become limited editions and thus, collectors' items. Edward Bell's perfumes are the finest perfumes in the Hawaiian Islands as they are are oil based and not diluted in SD alcohol. As such, the scents last longer on your skin.
Hawaiian Kauai Rain

Hawaiian Classic Perfumes re-invented Kauai Rain in May 2008. It is a delightfully light and transparent fragrance in the modern style. Fresh as flowers after the rain, it is a delicious sheer floral created from Pikake-Jasmin and Karo-Karounde blossoms, vibrating with the rare essences of Lilies, Peonies and exotic Baie Rose. It is rounded out with light touches of Oakmoss, Cedar, and Musk and finally finished off with a whisper of Balinese Patchouli. This was created by Edward Bell on the island of Maui. Bell has spent years developing exquisite fragrances and their unique packaging. His fragrances often come in collectible porcelain bottles, featuring the ever changing artwork of tropical scenes and flowers by Maui Artist Linda Bergstrom. Many of these exquisite porcelain bottles have become limited editions and thus, collectors' items. Edward Bell's perfumes are the finest perfumes in the Hawaiian Islands as they are are oil based and not diluted in SD alcohol. As such, the scents last longer on your skin.
Hawaiian Night Mist

This is a delightful fresh floral fragrance. The top notes sparkle with Freesia and Rambutan. The power of spice breaks through the middle notes, brightening the fragrance with White Ginger and Pepper. The Heart reveals sensual notes of Maui Pikake and Champaca. A dash of Vanilla rounds out this tour de force. This is Hawaii's Most Romantic Perfume and the creator's personal favorite. Wear this with discretion; it may change your life! This scent was created by Edward Bell on the island of Maui. Bell has spent years developing exquisite fragrances and their unique packaging. His fragrances often come in collectible porcelain bottles, featuring the ever changing artwork of tropical scenes and flowers by Maui Artist Linda Bergstrom. Many of these exquisite porcelain bottles have become limited editions and thus, collectors' items. Edward Bell's perfumes are the finest perfumes in the Hawaiian Islands as they are are oil based and not diluted in SD alcohol. As such, the scents last longer on your skin.
Hawaiian bleu Hawaii

Fresh as the fragrant island breezes, pure as the skies above Hawaii... bleu Hawaii captures all that is Hawaii and combines with it the love which the islanders have in their heart for the fragrant sweet essence of life. bleu Hawaii is the uniquely different essence creation from the Hawaiian Islands. The creator has discovered a Polynesian blend that perfectly captures the romantic mood and beauty of the Islands. The fragrance, decidedly Polynesian, blends the freshness of citrus top notes along with full bodied mossy and woody notes to create an unforgettable Island experience. bleu Hawaii, a rather sensuous fragrance, is available only in the Islands. It has the richness and depth to capture the enchanting romantic feeling of Hawaii. PLEASE NOTE: This fragrance is not available on eBay. It is available only directly through my website.
Hawaiian Kane Men

This is a MEN'S scent. Strong, bold, and masculine, the Kane Men's cologne evokes the natural strength and determination found in the Hawaiian islands. Inspired by the enduring vigor of the island paradise, this cologne is infused with natural and masculine scents for the modern man. Natural, earthy, and infused with a subtle hint of the honored maile leaf... the journey begins with Kane. This musky scent is perfect for evenings. Made in Hawaii, the Kane Men's cologne is a great gift for the special man in your life.
Hawaiian Kane Sport Men

This is a MEN'S scent. Strong, bold, and masculine, the Kane Sport Men's cologne evokes the natural strength and determination found in the Hawaiian islands. Inspired by the enduring vigor of our island paradise, this cologne is infused with natural and masculine scents for the modern man. This fresh ocean scent is perfect for the man who enjoys the outdoors. Made in Hawaii, the Kane Sport Cologne is a great gift for that special man in your life.
Hawaiian Nalu Koa Men

This is a MEN'S scent. Strong, bold, and masculine, the Nalu Koa Men's cologne evokes the natural strength and determination found in the Hawaiian Islands. Inspired by the enduring vigor of the island paradise, this cologne is infused with natural and masculine scents for the modern man. A legendary inspiration for generations of surfriders. Like the unique koa, this highly prized fragrance is genuine Hawaiian, a fresh blend of tropical and wood essences, made here in the Islands. It is infused with coconut, pineapple, jasmine, a hint of lavender, with a splash of cedar and musk, entirely in a class of its own. Nalu Koa. For the man who is driven to take it to the top. And the woman who wants him there. Bring out your inner warrior.
Hawaiian Blue Men

This is a MEN'S scent. The Hawaiian Blue is a fresh fragrance in the classic tradition of men's scents. Subtly masculine and provocatively appealing with just a hint of lime, it was created by "Langer Perfumes of Hawaii" for a lifestyle that embraces the outdoors and celebrates nature. PLEASE NOTE: The Hawaiian Blue Men's Cologne is out of stock at the moment and is NOT available through my eBay Store, my retail website, my various webstores, nor through the maker. I will list the Hawaiian Blue again once they are back in stock. If you would like to be placed on my waiting list, please contact me through eBay's email form.
Hawaiian Maile Unisex

This was originally a MEN's scent but is now considered a unisex scent. From deep in the shady mountain forests of the Islands, Hawaiians have gathered the maile (My-lee) vines for centuries, using the dark-green leaves for leis and decoration. Today, from long tradition, maile is worn on the most festive of occasions. To be presented with a lei of maile leaves is to be shown singular honor and respect. As in the ancient times, maile is still highly-prized for its unique and subtle fragrance. This unique scent from the Hawaiian Islands is created for the adventurous person. So subtle, so unconventional. The creator has captured the mystique and tradition of the Maile in a refreshing cologne. I was told that this cologne was originally made for men because in Hawaii, the groom often wears a maile lei on his wedding. However, some lady users who really enjoy this fragrance have asked the company if this cologne can be used on women. As such, this cologne is now considered a unisex cologne that can be used by both men and women. If you are a woman who enjoys a more adventurous scent, the Maile may be for you. PLEASE NOTE: This fragrance is not available on eBay. It is available only directly through my website.



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