Nothing really stood out for me with this perfume, mediocre at best
Esmay's comment is more accurate than you'd think! Rio Bikini and Rio Rhythms both smell extremely sweet. This works with Rio Bikini, because sweet coconut and sweet orange go together fine.
Rio Rhythms is another story. When I first sprayed it on, expecting a sweet jasmine and vanilla evening smell... Cabbage, and spoiled fruit! Blegh!
I've tried over the last hour to detect anything else, but the scent doesn't change. If you're looking for a perfume that doesn't change over time and lasts, this is great.
The drydown, at least to me, is still pure spoiled fruit--like a banana left in the back of a cabinet for years, until it's all black and mooshy. Have you ever squeezed a rotten banana? The spoiled, dark yellow goop oozing its way through a hole in the side?
The moment you abandon your inhibitions and decide, against all reason, to taste it, and feel its sickeningly sweet syrup slide messily down your throat, leaving a sour aftertaste?
That moment is Rio Rhythms.
Now for an actual review for this product, I happen to love mark's Instant Vacation fragrances. I absolutely adore the Greek Isle version with it's coconut & gardenia notes so I was excited to see this year's version come out in a pair. Of the two fragrances, the Rio Rhythms is my favorite although Rio Bikini is nice too.
Rio Rhytms is jasmine petals, coconut water, peony, gardenia and lilac with a base of vanilla, warm wood and amber (according to the website). I love anything that mixes gardenia & coconut. But the coconut is very faint. The jasmine & gardenia are more prominent. The lasting power is pretty decent for a fragrance mist. I found this to last longer than the Rio Bikini. I would easily purchase again. continued >>
Professor Snape charged his class with the making of an original love potion.
Ron Weasley threw an old tire into his bubbling cauldron of cabbage and in a wild gesture of self-preservation his best friend, Harry, grabbed a handful of Hermione's carefully diced flowers and tossed them into Ron's pot. The result was what we now call 'Rio Rhythms'!
Harry did a little better with his mixture of boiled yellow vegetables, an orange, and a handful of exotic petals. Voila! Rio Bikini. At least it's wearable with only a very vague sense of soggy veggies masked by floral and citrus notes.
(As an aside, and I'm sure you all want to know, Hermoine's love potion not only won the prize but was so potent that the formula is now locked away in a very secret place. Should WWIII ever break out, crop dusters will be loaded with vats of the stuff and sprayed over all the countries of the world whereupon all living things will fall in love with one another, followed by an outbreak of vegetarianism and much mooning about.)