Salvador Dali Laguna Maravilla ~ new perfume

Salvador Dali Laguna Maravilla fragrance

Salvador Dali launches Laguna Maravilla this month. The new fragrance for women is a flanker to 1991's Laguna.

LAGUNA MARAVILLA expresses the spirit and originality that made Laguna such a success, while asserting its personality through its own distinctive qualities.

A new olfactory composition, intense but with even more freshness, transparent but even more sensuous than the classic LAGUNA. And just as exotic as ever.

Laguna Maravilla is a floral woody citrus. It was developed by perfumer Mark Buxton, who also created the original Laguna scent. The notes include lemon, bergamot, mandarin, verbena, lily of the valley, rose, water jasmine, cyclamen, sandalwood, musk, amber and vanilla.

Salvador Dali Laguna Maravilla will be available in Eau de Toilette (30, 50 and 100 ml) and Eau de Parfum (shown, 50 and 100 ml). (via press release)

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  1. Haunani says:

    Sounds lovely to me, if the lily of the valley doesn’t stand out. Somehow I have missed trying Salvador Dali fragrances. What do you all like? The bottles I’ve seen pictured remind me of noses. There’s on that’s actuall like two stacked noses!

    • Alyssa says:

      It’s meant to be a nose and lips. The actual Salvador designed the original bottle which looks just like this, but creepier. (Although I find it kind of creepy in ice blue, too. Cyborg Dali!)

      • Haunani says:

        Ah, so it’s on purpose! Makes sense. Kinda creepy, yes.

        • Tommasina says:

          The nose and lips are taken from Dali’s painting ‘Apparition du Visage de l’Aphrodite de Cnide’.

    • Robin says:

      I have only tried a few so far, and did not love any of them, but don’t think I’ve managed to try any of the ones that are supposed to be good.

    • miss kitty v. says:

      H., I really liked Dali. It was sort of a musky, raspy floral. I keep meaning to grab some online, actually. It’s pretty linear, so I wouldn’t wear it often, but it is a good scent.

  2. Bee says:

    I think it’s the lips subject, that SD often used.. not so sure I’m so interested in this scent, the water jasmine makes me curious, I’ll check that out!

    • Robin says:

      I never see any of them in stores here, too bad…

  3. I wish I could wear the bottle like a mask. (But I’d like to try this though. I’ve never tried the original Laguna either).

    • Robin says:

      Kevin likes it (the original)…I think I have a sample somewhere & will have to look for it.

  4. Nile Goddess says:

    You guys liked this? I thought it was icky.

    The bottle looks great, I love the color, and with wonderful “Sea and Sun In Cadaques” still fresh in my mind (actually I still have the body lotion from the fragrance set) I simply had to give it a try.

    Maybe the target market of new releases have genetically modified olfactic abilities and can’t detect the screechy chemical compound that’s in everything these days. Well, I can, Again, it’s 15 seconds of bliss – a nice fresh note reminiscent of Sea & Sun, then SCREEEEECHHHH!!!! takes over. Eventually it turns very sweet and indistinct, something similar to Lolita Lempicka but far less chique.

    To me Salvador Dali is something like Moschino: poor and somewhat hick cousins of top selling fragrances in bottles far too cool for their content.

  5. Joe says:

    I tried ordering a mini of Laguna after Kevin’s review but later was notified that it was out of stock and I never pursued it. Mark Buxton’s name attached makes this more attractive.

    I have a mini of Dallissime and it’s a well-done fruity floral.

  6. Tara says:

    The color is gorgeous!!

  7. maggiecat says:

    The notes sound lovely – but I agree with nile goddess that a lot of new scents out today seem to have a screechy, chemical-ly, artificial and not in a good way note (or notes!) to them. Sort of chemistry experiment gone wrong. Perhaps someone out there thinks that this is how perfume is supposed to smell??

  8. rosarita says:

    I haven’t tried Laguna yet but I’m intrigued by it and also by this flanker.
    I have a bottle of the original Salvador Dali around somewhere – it’s an old school oriental from 1981 or thereabouts. I acquired it in a swap because I like the nose & lips bottle. If I recall correctly, the juice itself is heavy & smells (unsurprisingly) dated. Both Lagunas sound much more to my current tastes as long as they’re not too harsh/synthetic.

  9. kaos.geo says:

    The original was Ok, it is a favourite of a friend of mine.
    The fact that they are using the same perfumer as the original sounds promising. :-)
    I will try it and let you guys know.
    It is not here still but probably arriving any minute now.

  10. pyramus says:

    The original Salvador Dali was launched in 1983 and it was a gorgeous, massively room-filling oriental of the sort that everyone was doing then–KL in 1982; Parfum d’Hermes and Coco in 1984; Fendi, Anne Klein II, Poison and Obsession in 1985; Teatro alla Scala in 1986; and Panthere in 1987. (And I owned every single one of them.) I have a mini of the parfum in a black glass nose-and-lips bottle, but I think it might have gone off a bit, and also a mini of the EDP which I bought a couple of years ago in the UK; amazingly, they don’t seem to have reformulated it, because it smells exactly as I remember.

    Joe, Dalissime is good, isn’t it? Absolutely one of the best fruity florals on the market, enough to make you reconsider the category.

    • Joe says:

      P: I must give you absolute credit for Dalissime. It’s really nice, and I’d have never tried it if you hadn’t recommended it. I also have some “vintage” CSP Vanille Abricot on the way (a split), also thanks to you. It’s definitely in the old CSP packaging, and I’m looking forward to it. Your rave reviews have an effect … at least on me! Thanks.

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