Rasa 2020by Therapeutic Fragrance
Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance
Where? I Use the Fragrance
Creative, Aged Passion Frui
When? The Season I Use the Fragrance
All Year Long, Winter
What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance
Escape, Meditation Fragrance
Price Per Millileter
Extrait de Parfum
1 to 2 Feet/
Up to 4 Hours
Short to Medium
How? I Apply the Fragrance
Rasa's 2020 batch is a bit different from the 2019 version. There are batch variations because Rachel tinctures ingredients herself. She's taken wine-making skills and brought them in, to put fruit into perfumery. She uses the concept of terroir (using materials available in a specific region) to build her perfumes.
You are not going to get the passion fruit note that I fell in love with in the 2019 version. You are, however, going to get a lot of other stuff (you'll get your money's worth, and then some. It costs the same, but it's worth more). There is some seriously good oud in here.
This perfume is alive. There is just something in there that your body wants more of. Yes, it is expensive, but she is doing something with natural perfume that no one else is doing. Most of the natural perfumers are using isolates to get those natural smells. Isolates leave the bright smell of the natural ingredient, help it last longer, but there is no benefit from the natural ingredient with this method (there is no negative effect, either, but it's worth pointing out). Here, you are getting some of the best natural perfume in the world.
Rasa 2020 would be great as an attar. I see Rasa 2020 as a winter edition of Rasa 2019. You get a smoky, resinous, beautiful dark oud. There are five ouds in here (from just one in Rasa 2019). She added oud from Ensar Oud in addition to the Rising Phoenix oud. There are no barnyard or fecal oud notes here. The pink lotus is not as aromatic as the 2019 version, but adds a touch of sweetness along with the osmanthus. It's a complete oud session.
In the 2021 version, she will be bringing back the passionfruit at the top. She has samples available of her perfumes on her site; it's worth checking out.
|Company:||Pomare's Stolen Perfume|
|Classification:||Extrait de Parfum|
|Country:||California, United States|
|What:||Escape, Meditation Fragrance|
|Where:||Creative, Aged Passion Frui|
|Projection:||1 to 2 Feet|
|Longevity:||Up to 4 Hours|
|Sillage:||Short to Medium|
|Short Description:||Smoky Oud|
Therapeutic Fragrance Score Chart
& Price per ML
An awesome review Brandon. Sounds like some quality stuff. Love that 'session' moniker.
Appreciate it much. As long as these fragrances are working for us!
Been looking at this.Gonna sell a couple bottles to get this.
LOL and thus the game goes.:)
2021 wont be released until 2021 but I will be releasing rasa smoke this fall and 2021 Rasa will be more similar to 2019 but with additional longevity and the oud bomb will go into the Rasa smoke which I’m making with my aged redwood extractions. Thank you so much for this review!
Wow a lot good stuff going on here. @Philip will need to be trying that tincture:)
@Ryan Nice Pickup
@Therapeutic Fragrance I'll send it over in the near future. It's currently just on its 3rd fold.
@Pomare5 Thanks for the advice, that was super helpful! Looks like I'll have to go foraging for redwood sap =). Given the fires and how little the trees produce oils, it might take a while.
Would appreciate that. I absolutely love what Rachel has done. She has her tincture in Piano Tuner I believe as well.
And here Brandon keeps pouring gasoline onto the burning wreck that is my bank account. All kidding aside, keep the great content coming brother, I just placed an order and can't wait to check it out!
LOL Ryan. I am afraid we are going to look back on this year as the greatest releases from Indie houses ever. As demand grown there is almost no way to keep the quality of materials. Materials will eventually be sacrificed for volume. It's an unfortunate truth.
sounds amazeballs. I finally had to make an instagram just to keep up with these releases to make sure I get the bottles I want!
LOL, I am still fighting creating a personal Facebook account so far I never have.:)
This sounds amazing, would love to talk to her as a winemaking student! Unfortunately I’m allergic to passion fruit :(((
Oooh that sucks on the passion fruit front. She is very easy to talk to and so knowledgeable.
Great review! I agree, it does seem fittingly to close your bottle coverage with this… The purity of what this is, the positivity and realness of your review… Living perfume, no cheating… Thank you for saving the best for last.
Thanks Jason appreciate it.
May skip Kashmir Nuit and hop on this beast instead.
Is Kashmir Nuit still available only asking because I have a ton of people wanting to know. Both are great.
@Therapeutic Fragrance Ill PM you on IG
Thank you much
Can’t wait to get my nose on this one!
I tried a sample of this! I love my indie people but unfortunately it was a major let down. I must have gotten the batch with less passion fruit because I got none. I'm from the Caribbean and very familiar with and love passion fruit but none to be found. The oud was legit but the perfume overall lacks character.. maybe those isolates would have helped ???? would have loved to try the 2019!
Just because I have both I can tell what the passion fruit is doing in the 2020 yes not the same. I don't know if you wear oud or not, but 2020 is like wearing an oud. 2019 undoubtedly you would be able to smell that Caribbean love. What part of the Caribbean I've only been to Trinidad and Tobago. BTW she says 2021 will guarantee to have the passion fruit top back and I'm sure I see a sample being sent your way:)
Thanks for the video – I wasn't aware that the 2020 was going to be such a different perfume. The 2019 is fantastic…
Dear Brandon, just wondered if you had tried any of perfumes from Gather? Would be interested in your feedback if you get the chance to get your hands on some. Thanks The website is: gatherperfumes.com
One of those companies where I go to order and never pull the trigger been about four times now. Eventually will make it back.
2020 is like wearing Oud, beautiful in it's own right. A lot more expensive to make, but yeah I do want that top and then all the oud. I'm greedy I want both:)
@Therapeutic Fragrance sounds like you might get your wish next year
You are killing me dude, your very high standards and glowing review of Rasa caused me to blind buy a full bottle.
If I did not like it as much, I will ask you for a refund 😉
Can not wait to smell what you did
Be sure you watched the whole review it is what it is. The 2020 is like wearing Oud it's packed with Oud in it. 5 kinds both Ensar and Rising Phoenix. It's a different wearing like wearing oud. Your new so I need to feel you out, but if you buy and wear oud you should love it.
Also it did end up winning at the art and olfaction awards.
@Therapeutic Fragrance I sprung for a small bottle of the 2020, just to try it. Like you said, the opening is totally different from the 2019. In fact, it took a bit before I could even recognize the OG Rasa DNA. Really good stuff, though. Whichever oud(s) she chose for the 2020 pair so well with the other notes.
The channel has grown beautifully Brandon. Good work. The price is unbelievable, she’s under sold it. Will this be slightly different to the limited edition one¿
Ikram thank you for the kind words as always. I am two versions off from what she currently has. I do have some of the new coming to test out will let you know.
@Therapeutic Fragrance It’s a pleasure. Yes, that would be nice, thank you. I hope the ltd edition won’t be sold by end of this month.