This week, we're welcoming a naughty new perfume from Andrea Maack: Lightsource, inspired by the down-and-dirty rave culture of the 90s. Let's take a look at the perfume, the perfumer, and similar scents to enjoy.
Who is Andrea Maack?
Andrea Maack is an artist and entrepreneur based in Iceland. Since 2010, her perfumes have built a dedicated audience of fans due to their modern attitude, luxury ingredients and international inspiration.
Like all the best perfumers, Andrea Maack can be controversial. Some fans love her intensely natural fragrances with their notes of earth, green plants and wood; others find them a little too real. This is not a pretty floral perfume, but it has a lot of power.
All about Lightsource
Lightsource is one of the latest fragrances from Andrea Maack, released in 2020 as part of an eight-part collection. It's a unisex fragrance that leans heavily on citrus and pepper notes. Then there's just a twist of green fig, crystal rose and star jasmine to paint this scent in color.
Other perfumes to try
While Andrea Maack is still a relatively well-kept secret in the United States, we're seeing her perfumes grow in popularity. Reviewers love her clean, minimalist scents with a hint of mystery. If you like warm, musky fragrances, try Birch; or for a wild, dark clove and earth scent, try Coven.