Clean Reserve ‘Nude Santal & Heliotrope’ Perfume

Clean reserve avant garden collection nude santal and heliotrope

Clean Reserve ‘Nude Santal & Heliotrope’ Perfume

“A kindling comfort. Secure peacefulness. Notice the refined notes that are ever so faint—like running your fingers against an exquisitely fine silk.”


Top Notes: Lemon, Cinnamon

Middle Notes: Orange Flower, Heliotrope

Base Notes: Vanilla Madagascar, Cedarwood Virginia, Clearwood, Sandalwood

Clean reserve avant garden collection nude santal and heliotrope


My friends! In case you haven’t noticed, I’m ALL about the Clean Reserve Perfumes right now!! They are exactly what I need; Clean, fresh, luxe and sustainable. I’m a big fan! Anyway, Today I want to share a little review of Clean Reserve ‘Nude Santal & Heliotrope’ with you and continue my one-woman mission to make you all CR super fans! Anyway, let’s chat!

Clean Reserve ‘Nude Santal & Heliotrope’ is a creamy Oriental fragrance and it’s truly unique. Whilst it opens with lemon, it’s less fresh and citrusy than you might expect, instead it has more of a lemon bitters vibe; less playful, more aromatic and mature. The lemon quickly lifts and you are left with a touch of spice from the cinnamon and oodles of warm, slightly sweet woods and cherry-like heliotrope and orange flower. At the base, there is a beautiful blend of aromatic woods and rich vanilla. And before you ask, the vanilla isn’t sweet and cakey, it’s more like treacle and bourbon.

I’m always a big fan of the use of Heliotrope in fragrance and in my opinion, it’s a massively underused accord. However, Clean Reserve have used Heliotrope in a very different way, they have twisted it’s cherry-almond-powder-floraliness into something warm, woodsy, comforting, luxe, creamy and fabulous. It has slight solar accords, hits of floral, a touch of sweetness and almost a hint of bourbon, and yet, it has a freshness and a lightness which makes this warm, woodsy fragrance suitable enough for a summers’ day. A delight and another fabulous fragrance from Clean Reserve! Seriously, if you don’t know this brand already, you need to explore the collection for yourself!

Clean Reserve ‘Nude Santal & Heliotrope’ Perfume is part of the Avant Garden Collection and it is available from Clean Beauty, as well as Space NK. This post contains press samples and affiliate links. If you want to read more about their wonderful products, you should check out this Clean Reserve post.

Clean reserve avant garden collection nude santal and heliotrope


1 Comment

  1. cdadams
    October 16, 2020 / 2:43 pm

    I haven’t use Clean fragrances in a long time. There were some that I loved a lot. But their new Reserve line seems really interesting. While their current line of fragrances are nice, it didn’t feel luxe. And how perfect is the Nude Sandal & Heliotrope for the fall?! It’s already giving me autumnal vibes.