Pacific Rock Moss 2016

Pacific Rock Moss by Goldfield & Banks
Where to buy
Search on
More
Where to buy
8.0 / 10     318 RatingsRatingsRatings
Pacific Rock Moss is a popular perfume by Goldfield & Banks for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is fresh-aquatic. It is still in production.
Scent goes well with Wood Sage & Sea Salt (Cologne)
Search on
More

Fragrance Notes

Australian seaside moss, Italian lemon, French sage, Egyptian geranium, Virginia cedar

Ratings

Scent

8.0 | 318 Ratings

Longevity

6.8 | 293 Ratings

Sillage

6.4 | 285 Ratings

Bottle

7.9 | 276 Ratings

Value for money

6.6 | 45 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 25.02.2021.
  • RateRate
  • CollectionCollection
  • ClassifyClassify
  • NotesNotes

Reviews

8
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
7
Pricing
Augusto
Translated Show originalShow translation
Augusto
Augusto
Top Review    13  
Come back, come, baby, come back
Summer fragrances are for summer and winter fragrances are for winter...
Real summer scents are for the cold winter, and real winter scents carry you through the hot summer.

Sufficiently sprayed on the fragrance arises a spirit of imagination. Like a flying carpet, it carries us back to last summer by the sea or dreams us the next. Citrusy, aquatic, but also slightly bitter, our noses rest in the moss and our olfactory gaze falls on the warm rocks washed by the cool sea water. Come baby, come. Oh come back. Last summer by the sea.

How I look forward to testing the scent in the summer soon!
7 Replies
7.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
Txctny
Translated Show originalShow translation
Txctny
Txctny
   6  
Safe Sage
Very linear perfume with excellent persistence. Sage and moss dominate, in an aquatic environment. A fragrance for very hot days and muggy-warm weather. For young people and the young at heart. Sporty, fresh, not noble, but nevertheless valuable. But in my opinion too expensive as a new acquisition.
8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
5
Sillage
8
Bottle
Leimbacher
Translated Show originalShow translation
Leimbacher
Leimbacher
Top Review    26  
Deliciously casual lightness
Looking for a new niche summer tip, the hype about "Pacific Rock Moss" from Australia was not to be overlooked some time ago, even though I don't care much about such waves anymore, I hardly look for them on the net. Nevertheless, this one got stuck and I hit with percentages - one should slowly revive the corona-bagged economy... So what can this beachboy from Down Under do?

"Pacific Rock Moss" is a very fishy, intimate sun exotic, and I'm surprised that it just went through the ceiling on YouTube, because it's the opposite of loud and crashing and pantydropping, things that are often more important there. But it's nice to see that also quieter people are allowed to make waves, not always only new Tom Fords or sauteur Rojas. "Pacific Rock Moss" is slightly (coconut-)creamy, minimal sea, but all summer and sun and pure sexyness. Very natural, naked, human. Cocktails in the nudist area. Somewhere between Abercrombie & Fitch and superduper niche. Very pleasant, never too sweet or algae, very discreet and reserved, without ever diving too deep or even drowning completely. A light synthetic a la luxurious sun cream or the smurf ice can be guessed, but it never comes off badly, rather it even gives the whole thing character and independence. Absolutely test it on the skin, on paper it brings almost zero. It has to unfold, absorb and make friends. Then sympathy, love or even sex on the beach can develop.

Flacon: simple but chic
Sillage: discreet, slightly floral and summery sweetbread, more for the wearer. Nevertheless, he draws enough compliments.
Durability: not a cross-country skier at all, but also not an asthmatic - 5 hours

Conclusion: hype justified, one of the most beautiful, distinctive and discreet summer scents in a long time. Pleasant around the globe. Be sure to test (at least) the warm months!
5 Replies
10
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Alexxx
Translated Show originalShow translation
Alexxx
Alexxx
Top Review    19  
The calm ocean.
First contact on YouTube, studied at Parfumo, ordered a sample and after some back and forth decided to buy. And with good reason: a few splashes of Pacific Rock Moss will transport you instantly to this imaginary beach with its turquoise sea, where the sun shimmers and breaks through the sun. You close your eyes, take a deep breath of the sea that the wind carries to you and the spray that it blows over to you cools your skin pleasantly. And you say to yourself: I want to stay on that beach. But the scent won't let you stay forever. Pacific Rock Moss is a really nice summer scent, if not the most beautiful summer scent I know. But much of the pleasure it will give is entirely a matter of imagination. Monster surfing is not. Soon it will retreat like the sea under the spell of the tides. And suddenly you know why the Pacific Ocean is called the Pacific Ocean.

And yet I would like to forgive him his rather weak sillage and not excessive durability. Pacific Rock Moss is much too beautiful, much too unusual and - yes - unique for that. What we all didn't have to endure these boring citrus waters summer after summer. Arbitrary, monotonous, smelled a hundred times. This one makes it different and that's a good thing: Pacific Rock Moss starts off with a citrus freshness that instantly becomes softer and sweeter. The green tones of moss are definitely perceptible and it retains its aquatic character throughout. All this makes it an excellent summer scent. And gives the wearer a beautiful, independent character of freshness that is certainly unrivalled in the world of fragrances.

Nevertheless again the hint of the just average sillage and durability. Multiple spraying or filling into a small bottle on the way is almost obligatory. And so this candidate reminds me of many a Goutal fragrance: the initial enthusiastic "wow" turns into a "Where ... has he gone? But so what - then you just get it back with a few splashes, because it's so damn good that it's worth it.

3 Replies
10
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
Condorpilot1
Translated Show originalShow translation
Condorpilot1
Condorpilot1
Helpful Review    10  
Dream beaches, turquoise water and holidays in your head - thanks to Pacific Rock Moss
I don't know about you, but usually perfumes create a scene in my head when I test them. A scenery in which I imagine exactly what kind of place, environment, people, nature or weather I can pictorially see in front of me when I wear a fragrance. Sometimes it's a bit like reading a book - there are scents that tell you a story. That's how I feel about Pacific Rock Moss (PRM) from Australian perfume manufacturer Goldfield & Banks. Goldfield & Banks tries to translate the authentic Australian nature into various scents, from the hot deserts, glittering coasts and deep, fragrant forests. At least that is the philosophy, as you can read on the manufacturer's website. These lines alone promise a lot, even though unfortunately I have never visited Australia before.

With Pacific Rock Moss, Goldfield & Banks have managed to achieve exactly what they set out to do, namely to wrap a landscape in Australia in a fragrance. Yes, about 2-3 years ago there was a real hype in the community "Fragcomm" on Facebook about this fragrance. One of them somehow started to discover PRM, spread the word, suddenly everybody wanted it and felt that everybody had it after a while. Now nobody talks about PRM anymore but wait until summer comes.

If I now try to describe the scene Pacific Rock Moss describes to me in my head, it looks something like this: Imagine the beach of your dreams. Remote, natural, small, idyllic, palm trees, white sand, surrounded by high, barren, pointed and dark rocks. Simple like a typical wallpaper. You hardly expect to feel this perfect, crystal clear, turquoise water on your skin. You take a running start and run with outstretched arms and the warm sea. That first moment is the opening of Pacific Rock Moss. Fresh and at the same time warm aquatic life envelopes you, you feel the salt of the sea on your tongue and dive down for a moment. When you emerge, you feel like new born, you feel and smell everything in your environment much more intense. You smell the lemons, limes, grapefruits from the nearby surroundings, you smell them from the plate on which they are arranged next to your deck chair under the parasol. You want more and get out of the turquoise water. You get closer and the many citrus fruits become more and more noticeable as the warm water on your skin slowly fades and dries. Suddenly you have the smell of coconuts in your nose - yes, actually coconut (and synthetic apple and in between vanilla ice cream although there is nothing about it here but I smell it), coconut accompanies and harmonizes perfectly with the citrus fruits. On the way out of the water you drive with one hand over a small rock on which the green juicy moss grows. Accidentally a piece of moss sticks to your hand but it smells good. In combination with lemon, coconut and turquoise water it smells like a dream beach. You don't want to get away from that anymore. As it is, it is perfect in this moment.

Arrived at the beach couch you enjoy a cold Margarita cocktail: tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, the glass decorated with a salt rim. There is no better drink for this place. Maybe a glass of coconut water to sober you up. You don't want to leave this place, the way it is, it's perfect at this moment.

With Pacific Rock Moss you get a lot and shortly after spraying it on you get, so to speak, everything at once. The individual components are so wonderfully coordinated that I at least smell more than the fragrance description suggests. Every single component plays with another one in alternation and that makes the perfume very exciting. That's why it's not as linear as you might think. Nevertheless, I feel that the fragrance is more citric than aquatic over the whole process. The aquatic is strongest in the first few minutes. Later on it alternates between green-moss and citric. These two characteristics predominate until the end.

There were probably also discussions about durability. Supposedly, many PRM's were underground. Recently I read a rumour that the scent was even reformulated and now lasts better and longer (!). Usually the words "reformulation" and "better" are contradictory and never present in perfumes. But I can't say anything about an alleged reformulation. In my case there are a good 6 hours in it, I didn't expect more. The sillage is quite strong in the beginning and becomes much paler after about one and a half hours. Especially when the skin warms up outside and you walk through the sun, Pacific Rock Moss gets stronger.

In conclusion, I can judge for myself that Pacific Rock Moss has really taken a shine to me. It definitely has the potential to be a perfect summer scent, because it combines fresh citric and aquatic notes just the way it should be. The fact that it also triggers such images in my head only makes it even better. It makes me want to go far away.

PS: The scenery of the fragrance is similar to the one of Whitehaven Beach and Lucky Bay in Australia. If you want to see the two beaches, there are of course pictures on the internet ;-)
7.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
Jambo
Translated Show originalShow translation
Jambo
Jambo
Very helpful Review    8  
Tim Tam Slam for the nose
What are Tim Tams? Tim Tams are chocolate chip cookies from Australia. When I was young the biggest goal for many of my friends was to bake in Australia for a year and many of them did. Eventually the point came where they met again and besides all the adventures in their luggage there was usually always a box of Tim Tams as a present with the remark that you have to try the Tim Tam Slam. You dip a Tim Tam cookie into a glass with milk, bite off a piece at the top and suck the milk out through the cookie. Everyone was incredibly excited and I couldn't wait to try it :)

So said, done. Tim Tam bitten off, mhh good, tasty, put it in the milk, sucked the milk out and then I stood there and wondered...is that it? Cookie was delicious, milk was good, combination of chocolate cookie and milk too, but there was no real enthusiasm. Was that the legendary Tim Tam Slam? And to be honest, I feel the same way with this scent. It is made of high quality, the combination of moss and sage is great and for an aquatic enthusiast really good! However, I don't know if my expectations were too high, if I was hoping a bit too much after all the reviews, if the price is just too gaudy (and I already got a discount by a good online offer) or if I'm just not a typical aquatic wearer. For me it smells more like a very high-quality shower money and not necessarily like a noble perfume which I would wear all the time. However, the spirits are certainly divided here, for fans of aquatic fragrances who are willing to spend a little more than normal, this will certainly find a place on the shelf. But I think I prefer to stay with Chanel Allure Blanche or Varvato's Artisan Pure in the summer - one fulfills my love for sweet summer scents and the other for days when I feel like a bit of the harsher Mediterranean machos.

Conclusion:

+ Good combinations of notes
+ Aquatics fans will get their money's worth
+ For an aquatics enthusiast quite individual

- High price
- Not unique enough for me personally to justify such a price
1 Replies
Interultra
Translated Show originalShow translation
Interultra
Interultra
   4  
Creamy freshness
I like fresh fragrances, like probably everyone, but more aquatic, interesting ones. Interesting is this one, but not clear enough for me. The "milky" is clearly noticeable. That's why on the other hand it looks interesting again and not so conventional.
The fragrance is one of the mild variety, but still a good summer scent. I won't buy it for the price
7
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Sugar80
Translated Show originalShow translation
Sugar80
Sugar80
Top Review    14  
BUT: He could be perfect :)
What you need to know:
My professional competence in fragrances is going against ZERO.
It is quite similar with red wine :)

Nevertheless, I have now dared to write my very first comment. Well-founded the need to give something back, after a very dear perfumer sent me this as a small sample :) Thanks, Flo!

I love to test, to sniff, to capture the feeling of what each fragrance is capable of generating. So much, I can't even buy new shower gel or shampoo without sniffing all the new ones including the one I want to buy and knowing exactly what it smells like :)

This one surprises me. I can't remember ever having a similar smell in this station wagon in front of my nose.
I like the moss and also the freshness and the salty note fits perfectly to awaken associations and wanderlust for the island "Chillin' Lazy" :) It feels as if you are ready to enjoy it to the fullest, to let your soul dangle and switch off with sun on your skin and a smile on your face. This part is gorgeous and I would want to bathe in it! ..

..if it weren't for that indefinable, sweet, building brick sitting in the middle. At first somehow central but isolated, then he connects and takes over control, completely overlays and dominates, not in an erotic way, but in a way that is intrusive to my perception and makes an unpleasant mess of it, similar to a failed layering attempt.

Could it be that this is what I get for my nose in combination with the lemon (but why sweet?) or am I imagining a touch of coconut? - which I don't generally like in perfumes, hmm... maybe a little of both.
A touch of vanilla or tonka instead and he might have been perfect for me :)

Maybe someone is looking for something like that, then he could be perfect! An exciting fragrance experience that was definitely!
5 Replies
10
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
Steee
Translated Show originalShow translation
Steee
Steee
Helpful Review    15  
Third attempt.
So, now for the third time I try to write a comment to this fragrance. I erased all the previous ones. Not because they were bad, but because they don't do justice to the scent.

As the appearance of the bottle suggests, it is more suitable for summer. For those days when you go to a lake or an outdoor pool because it's just too hot for anything else. On holiday in the Caribbean, on Bora Bora or the Maldives it also fits. I've never been there before, but you know what I mean. What I want to illustrate with this is this carefree attitude that you have on days when you simply don't think about anything and enjoy the beautiful weather and the free time. This is exactly what this fragrance embodies for me.

If I had to describe it with one word, it would be "pleasant", but in this case it is much too expressionless for such a fragrance. It's hard to describe how cuddly it smells, so you want to sniff it all the time without it sounding boring.
The interplay of lemon, which has an aquatic touch, with this easily perceived salty note and later with a minimal woody finish, makes it perfect. Anyway, if you're just evaluating the smell. A very high statement to call something perfect, but here it fits. At least from my point of view. One of those scents you just can't get enough of, maybe because of its volatility.

On the subject of ephemerality. Unfortunately there is a big disadvantage and that is in this case the durability and sillage. The shelf life is not so bad if you really look at how long you can notice it on your skin. However, the Sillage becomes weak after relatively short time. On my skin it weakens already after 20 minutes.
This throws the fragrance out of the race as an initiative for a fresh autumn, spring or even winter fragrance. Even on cold summer days, it is difficult to assert itself.

If I think about it carefully, the disadvantage also has something positive. If this fragrance had a monstrous durability and sillage, I would probably reduce my collection by 80% and mostly wear it, which would be sad somewhere.
Although I still have the feeling that I haven't said everything I have planned, I will leave it at that. Some things simply cannot be put into words and perhaps exactly what I would like to describe is just my subjective perception.

This is also the reason why I would recommend at least one sample to everybody despite the weak H/S. You can't wear it often, but it's even nicer if it fits.

The most beautiful things in life are often of short duration.
5 Replies
8.5
Scent
6
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Aglianico
Translated Show originalShow translation
Aglianico
Aglianico
Top Review    22  
Angel blue ice and sand between the toes
There's an ice cream parlor in the town where I grew up. Opposite her: a church. There's a little wood behind it. In summer the queue in front of the ice cream parlour is long because the ice is good. One of the varieties, at least at that time, had been baptized "angel blue" by the operators, perhaps because of the nearby church, perhaps because of the delicate blue tone, which was nevertheless too intense to pass for sky blue. It was a very sweet, very artificial, non-alcoholic blue curaçao syrup ice cream, a sin that was very popular with children and young people. First and foremost with me.

Pacific Rock Moss reminds me of this ice.

Not because this "weird Aquate" would be cute. He certainly isn't. But he is lovely, squeaky (unfortunately only a few hours), playful-juvenile, cheerful and carefree in a way that makes me forgive him that I don't really like this genus at all.

The watery turquoise/blue of the perfume goes beautifully with this fragrance (and probably contributed to my angel blue-ice association). Equally wonderful: that it is an "overseas fragrance" that, due to a lack of long traditions, does not have to take into account a portfolio that has been around for decades and the "pressure of tradition" that weighs on the backs of the established houses. A bit like an Australian Shiraz wine ran "out of competition" for a long time and was mildly smiled at by lovers of a southern French Syrah.

For me, it's a scent for summer. A fragrance that carries me through the years back to the outdoor pool. To the sunbathing lawn. If you let yourself fall on the towel exhausted after one hour in the water, roll around, close your eyes and let the sun see you red. When the previous effort leads to this wonderful vertigo that connects you very firmly to the earth and the world.

For me, Pacific Rock Moss is a fragrance that I (if it weren't so expensive) could well imagine for teenagers and young adults, unisex (and all those who want to remember those times). With his quite pronounced "artificiality" he has a youthful vibe (I have to constantly think of the sweets of the outdoor kiosk while writing). In the best sense of the word. This is a time, in which one - hopefully - does not know many things yet, and many things in one's actions are not yet considered, whereby sometimes a light-heartedness can come about, which will unfortunately not exist later in life (at least not this one).

Speaking of artificiality. Yes, with the lemon I go d'accord. But coastal moss, sage...? I don't know, I don't know, I don't know. It doesn't matter. Maybe that's marketing. Maybe it's supposed to help achieve a fragrance placebo effect (and with my associations above he's obviously done just that, Chapeau!). I smelled "Parco Palladiano XV: Salvia Blu" twice, which is supposed to have a pronounced salvia note, and they divide a bit away. But if this is "natural sage" - I can't say (at least all sage species, which I smelled in nature so far, smelled different).

But I think Pacific Rock Moss is more of a kidnapping scent anyway. A fragrance that wants to take you away into the summer, into the scorching sun, into the convertible, into Capri for my sake, or even to those faraway, empty beaches of the Australian east coast, somewhere between Brisbane and Sydney. One wears white linen shirts, salt crystals in one's hair, the sea bursts and there are no more thoughts, everything is here and now, crunching sand between one's toes.
5 Replies
Show all reviews (17)

Statements

ItchynoseItchynose 2 years ago
7.5
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
9
Bottle
Slightly sweet aquatic with a bit of lemon & a lot of moss. White linen and straw hat by the beach kind of scent. Pleasant but short-lived.
Ernie824Ernie824 2 years ago
From other reviewers is similar to Sea, Salt and Fig by Old Navy sold here in the U.S

Perfume Classification by the Community


Photos by the Community

by Felsn
by Felsn
by Jpxyz
by Jpxyz
by Itchynose
by Itchynose
by Pepdal
by Pepdal
by Royalo
by Royalo
by TheDorn81
by TheDorn81
by Pepdal
by Pepdal
by sebjar
by sebjar
by TheScenter
by TheScenter
by Leimbacher
by Leimbacher
by TheDorn81
by TheDorn81
by TheDorn81
by TheDorn81
by PatWest
by PatWest
by Lah
by Lah

Popular Goldfield & Banks

Bohemian Lime by Goldfield & Banks Desert Rosewood by Goldfield & Banks Wood Infusion by Goldfield & Banks White Sandalwood by Goldfield & Banks Southern Bloom by Goldfield & Banks Velvet Splendour by Goldfield & Banks Blue Cypress by Goldfield & Banks