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Reviewing Ouai's North Bondi Eau de Parfum

Testing out Ouai’s Stunning Perfume Line

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So let me start this by admitting I have a general (yet frequently broken) rule (frankly it’s more of a guideline) to buy products from brands that specialise in one thing.

So for that reason, I was initially slightly sceptical of the idea of a perfume line by haircare brand Ouai.

Led by celebrity haircare specialist Jen Atkin, since this is a line dedicated to hair products (albeit seriously yummy-smelling ones), I wasn’t entirely sure whether this would translate to a long-lasting and high-quality perfume.

After finding out that North Bondi shares the same scent as my much-loved Wave Spray, however, I couldn’t resist giving this a go. And I’m so glad I did…

Ouai North Bondi Eau de Parfum

Light and slightly citrus on first sniff, this settles down to a seriously sophisticated and woody scent that Wave Spray fans will be familiar with.

Despite its slightly summery-sounding name, too, North Bondi smells almost like it was actually made for autumn/winter- thanks to the base notes of cedar wood, amber, patchouli and blackberry.

As well as smelling ridiculously warming and complex, this also lasts for absolutely hours (particularly impressive on me- since I have that weird type of skin that perfume doesn’t seem to cling to), with one spritz lasting from post-morning shower until the end of the day.

PS. If you want to boost the scent of your Wave Spray but don’t want to damage hair by spraying perfume directly into it, I like to spray this onto my brush before letting the alcohol dissipate for a few seconds and combing through hair.

Great for: Fans of berry and sophisticated scents.

Not-so-great for: Putting directly into hair (which would have been a great bonus to see from this hair care brand).

Ouai’s North Bondi Eau de Parfum is £46 for 50 ml, Feel Unique UK and $64 for 1.7 oz/ 50 ml, Sephora US





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Sally Underwood is a journalist, *serious* beauty fan, and Editor-in-Chief of Live That Glow. Formerly Editorial Director of one of Europe's largest newspaper groups, Sally has been a beauty obsessive since her teen years spent dragging her long-suffering (but immaculately-groomed) friends around every beauty counter in London. She now leads Live That Glow's editorial operations.