Daniel Barros Perfumes: NEW!! NEW!! NEW!!

Hey there Perfume Posse. I have an internet mate who has recently created his own line of fragrances. Daniel Barros by name, his idea is to take some favourite cocktails and give them a perfumista swirl. The idea is fun and I asked him to send me some samples to try. Well, they arrived a week or so ago and if you like thoroughly Indie fragrance then these might be right up your alley.

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Daniel Barros writes for Fragrantica, lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil and is a generally affable fellow, not to mention totally cute.

Daniel Barros Perfumes

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OK, so lets meet a couple of the fragrances shall we?
Recently I reviewed Cuir Mojito on Australian Perfume Junkies so you can go over and read that if you want.


Tobacognac: A chocolate booze opening with honeyed sweetness that skirts pissy but is saved by a gourmand-esque sweetness. The cognac is ripe, warm and a little feral. Ferocious, raw and untamed Toacognac is almost oudh-ish in its depths. The tobacco has me thinking of mucking out stables, sweet, hays, animal and yes, a little pissy. Ends up amber booze.


Jasmina Colada: Think of all the super fun tropical fragrances with their ylang, coconut, white flowers, cream, fruit and rum. Add some sweet smelling suntan lotion, a whisper of hairspray and some expensive lipstick. Put it all poolside towards the end of a hot summer day and you have the lush, overripe swinging spritz Jasmine Colada. I seriously love this. MMMMM. Ends up smelling like creamy vanilla.


Sex On The Peach: I nearly didn’t spritz Sex On The Peach because the name is so stupidly awful that it reads like a nail polish. It opens strong a boozy, like Schnapps crossed with confectionary. Almost, but not quite, marshmallow sweetness with a cool, airy, spacious feeling. Sex On A Peach smells like an ambient ascent for a very expensive hotels foyer. Ending is a sweet musky something, quietly creepy.


Ginsenso: This is by far my favourite of the four I’m showing you today. All of them are interesting, wearable and fun but Gincenso is fabulous. It starts out all dry, sparkling, greenery both tangy and fresh. There are lovely soft resins that keep it from being too ethereal and I really like its punch. I want a 100ml bottle of this baby. Finishes still spiky green but smoother and more Nag Champa powdery resins.


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US$45 for a 30ml bottle
US$65 for a Daniel Barros Discovery Kit with 4 x 9 ml small bottles

Let me finish by saying that all of Daniel Barros Perfumes I’ve tried so far are far more interesting that almost all the dross that’s being peddled in the department stores. Yes, they have an Indie vibe, there are some clunky gear changes and surprising elements. If you ONLY like the smooth, ultra conservative wash of a CHANEL Exclusive or an Hermès Jardin range then these will freak you out. If though you are open to the enjoyment of fragrance across the board. If fun innovation and weirdly wearable scents fit your bill then I say go try the Daniel Barros Perfumes.

Which one reads like it might be you?
Portia xx


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  • Diana says:

    I like these indie perfumers. Fell in love with a couple scents from another indie creator–Olympic Orchids–when I tried a sample pack. Will probably try this one as well, because a few of the above sound yummy.

  • Rafael says:

    Here in Brazil we love gourmand scents, and the TONKACCINO is being very well commented and appreciated. Bythe way Jasmina STUCK is also fantastic!

  • Ann says:

    Howdy, Portia! Thanks for sharing all these with us. They all sound pretty cool, but that incense one piqued my interest the most. Glad to see an indie perfumer getting some love!

  • GrandmaGaga says:

    Jasmine & cosmetics, ending with vanilla…my dream scent! Jasmina Colada sounds perfect.

  • rosarita313 says:

    I like the sound of all of them, I’m craving off beat, fly your freak flag perfume lately. Gincenso sounds the best to me, too.

    • Portia says:

      I think Daniel may just have the set of fun, freaky fragrances for you. they are wildly OTT and super weird in places. They are also totally wearable. Killer combination.
      Portia xx

  • HeidiC says:

    Cuir mojito definitely sounds the most intriguing — I love leather, and I love mint — I can’t decide if the combination sounds marvelous or disastrous, but I want to smell it! I also love the sound of Gincenso, since I love green/herbal scents.

  • Christine says:

    Cuir mojito sounds up my alley although the lime/mint kind of throws me, the promise of leather is always enough to get me to sniff. The Gincenso sounds interesting but sometimes I amplify green scents and turn them GREEN.

    • Portia says:

      Hey Christine,
      Lucky you on the green scents, they tend to soften out on me, though if they are really overtaking it must be a bummer.
      The lime/mint is fun. Totally OTT.
      Portia xx

  • Marie says:

    Interesting! I headed over to your blog and think that Cuir Mojito sounds like something that I would like. The others seem to play with interesting notes as well but they are probably covering my usual scent preferences (but then again, there is no “usual”….)

    • Portia says:

      Hi Marie,
      Cuir Mohito is really special, weird but good.
      Believe me when I say Daniel has turned usual on its head.
      Portia xx

  • rickyrebarco says:

    The jasmine and peach flavors sound like fun.! I would like to try those.

  • jenbat says:

    I love indies! I think Jasmina Colada would be my first try, I’m way into coconut all of a sudden.

    • Portia says:

      Heya jenbat,
      I am a coconut fan too. It adds so many facets to a fragrance, can’t think of one I don’t love it in.
      Portia xx

  • Laurels says:

    Cuir Mojito and Jasmine Colada do sound fun, and I will give anything with a tobacco note a sniff, as long as it just skirts pissy.

  • Marianna says:

    Cuir mojito or Tobacconiac