Monday, April 8, 2024

MAYA No 1 Perfume Oil Review

Press Sample (Affiliate Links)

I recently discovered MAYA Fragrances, a cruelty-free Los Angeles brand that is environmentally friendly and hand-bottles their fragrances here in LA. Their fragrances are a treat to the senses, and a joy to wear.

About MAYA,

You’ve sprayed, you’ve spritzed, you’ve dabbed and you’ve sniffed, and finally found the fragrance of your dreams. And then you start to smell it on others. Clearly, this is not your trademark scent.

Alana Shlenker, founder and creator of MAYA Fragrances, knew this feeling all too well. It was her motivation to launch MAYA, a curated collection of scents that smell different on everyone. Consisting of a revolutionary base and a beach-in-a-bottle scent that can be layered with any other fragrance or worn alone, MAYA fragrances are enigmatically engineered to never, ever smell the same on anyone.

Built on the belief that every person deserves their own signature scent, one that is truly personalized, MAYA formulas completely change as they interact with your own unique body chemistry. Unlike most fragrances on the market, MAYA doesn't wear you - you wear MAYA.

As the go-to fragrance junkie amongst her friends, Alana has always had a true passion for scent. After experimenting with her own concoctions of essential oils and store-bought fragrances for years, she tapped into her product development experience to develop the most versatile fragrance on the planet.


Sustainability, the MAYA way: We prioritize both luxury and sustainability. It is crafted with the environment in mind, requiring no heavy machinery and using responsible techniques to ensure a safe and fragrant product. It's a luxury that feels as good as it smells.

Responsibility: All MAYA products are vegan, cruelty-free and hand-filled in Los Angeles, CA, to be as ecologically responsible as possible.

Formulation: MAYA fragrance oils are thoughtfully formulated using cutting-edge ingredients, balancing advanced chemistry with natural elements.

MAYA No 1 Perfume Oil is a fetching fragrance that is warm and creamy. Its aroma is articulated through the top note of Coconut Water, and it is given a richness from the Sandalwood middle note. This scent expanded and rounded by the stunning amalgam of Amber, White Musk and Vanilla Orchid base notes. On me, this fragrance sits close to the skin and is a complex warm and creamy musky vanilla that is airy and delectable. It is perfect all year long, and such a treat to the senses.

According to MAYA,

Once warmed on the skin, ​MAYA 1 ​will instantly transport you to an exotic destination. ​It’s a vacation without travel, a journey to a sensorial escape that is now more needed than ever. ​Think the beaches of Thailand on a warm, starry night or Kauai on a sun-drenched day. Wear alone or on top of ​MAYA Base ​to create a unique, sexy, and sophisticated personalized perfume.


  • Top Note: Coconut Water
  • Middle Note: Sandalwood
  • Base Note: Amber, White Musk, Vanilla Orchid

Directions: Glide the roll-on applicator over pulse points (like your wrist and neck) to allow the fragrance to gently develop with the natural warmth of your skin.

Founder tip: roll onto palms, rub them together and gently scrunch into your hair for an effortless, lingering aromatic effect.

Overall Assessment: I am utterly delighted by this perfume oil. It is uplifting, yet calming, and it smells so delectable that I constantly smell my wrist. I am in love! A+

$40.00 for 5ml and $72.00 for 10ml from MAYA and Carly Jean Los Angeles (Affiliate Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.

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  1. Oh, I wish I had known about MAYA when we were visiting LA in February. Nevertheless, I will note it for our next visit. The notes in No. 1 sounds right up my alley!

    1. Me too, Allison! I think that you would really like this brand and definitely the notes in this fragrance. I am so happy with aroma!


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