I love this stuff! These huge bottles of light colognes will always remind me of my childhood and my mother. I remember growing up with these Spanish colognes in Manila. Then we moved to Canada and no one cared about baby cologne scents until we all got our first Calvin Klein eau de toilettes. Now that I’m a mother living in Manila, I find that light colognes are the best scents for daily use. My own mother splashes these scents after every bath and even before going to bed. And I have turned into my mother. I still love fancy perfumes. But these light colognes from Spain and France are something I can share with my little girls.
Rica de Jesus of Heart to Heart blog and of the Rustan’s family loved these light colognes so much that she and her husband brought in a few brands to share with the Philippine market. They are sold at very convenient spots like groceries, hospital shops and country clubs. See full listing below. The 750ml bottles are huge but reasonably priced below P300 per bottle. I like transferring them to smaller spray bottles and leave them in the car, bathroom, purse and baon for my kids in their school bags.
From left to right – Cadentia L’eau des Colins eau de cologne in Naturelle scent 50ml glass bottle with spray only P225. This is my favourite of all the light colognes here. It is staying in my purse. Bebe eau de cologne with glycerine 250ml glass bottle P295. And perhaps the most relevant scent for us in the tropics facing the threat of dengue fever, Nature edc AntiMoustiques 125ml spray for P275.
Nature anti-mosquito eau de cologne. This is a refreshing eau de cologne with essences of tea and citronella, enhanced by a strong repellent. Very effective against biting insects and suitable for children from 36 months and above (do a patch test first).
All these scents imported by Jaric Marketing Inc are available at — Rustan’s Supermarket, Shopwise, Robinsons Supermarket, Saddlebrown Manila Polo Club and Rockwell Club, Mpulse Makati Medical Center, Rustan’s Flower Shop and more at St. Lukes Bonifacio Global City and Quezon City.
Do these light colognes bring back some childhood or teenage memories? I’m curious to know what scents you grew up with and what memories do they evoke? Share your stories with me. Leave a comment below.