Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Shiseido Ever Bloom

Ever Bloom is the exquisite new fragrance from Shiseido.

Inspired by one flower so graceful that only a single bloom fills the room, Ever Bloom is described as an expression of timelessness.

This musky, white floral fragrance is beautifully feminine and soft and features a unique olafactory structure- this is, the notes follow a rounded rather than traditional, triangular structure of top, mid and base notes.

It comprises of two accords: Radiance and Presence. 

The radiance accord (the outer circle) is fresh and feminine with notes of cyclamen and lotus flower while the presence accord (the inner circle) is soft, addictive and sensual, comprising of orange blossom absolute, gardenia, sylkolide musk and hinoki wood.

The perfumer Aurélien Guichard says of the scent;

‘When creating Shiseido Ever Bloom, I wanted to bring a new fresh sensuality, a new petal blooming sensation that will leave an unforgettable impression. I imagined a transparent floral heart, clean and natural. An abstract flower that you can’t quite identify, a flower with a “blurred” outline… I think this fragrance is about serenity, happiness, sensuality.’

I think he’s got it spot on.

It is a truly stunning floral scent; Light and delicate yet also powerful and sensual.

Even the chic and sleek bottle manages to reflect this duality with its soft, curvaceous lines combined with a hit of pink radiating up through the bottle from bottom to top.

Considering I’m not a fan of florals it’s fair to say that I’ve fallen a little bit in love with Ever Bloom.

It is a feminine, unique and wonderfully sophisticated fragrance.

Shiseido Ever Bloom EDP is available now and 30ml costs £40.

AromaWorks Serenity Body Oil

Life is busy and it can be exhausting and stressful at times so every now and then you need to take some time out just for you.

My favourite thing to do to relax is to indulge in a warm, deep bubble bath and slather myself in a beautiful body oil.

AromaWorks Serenity Body Oil (£32.50) is currently my go-to oil for when I need a special pampering.

This rich yet light oil contains an aromatic blend of Lemongrass, Neroli & Geranium wrapped in organic coconut oil to help restore your emotions and leave your skin nourished and feeling silky smooth.

Warm and citrusy lemongrass combined with exotic neroli and soft, sweet geranium create the most wonderful and relaxing aroma while organic evening primrose oil works to nourish your skin.

The oil literally radiates joy right out of its bottle with its sunny shade of yellow and this sense of happiness and wellbeing is definitely transferred upon application!

The rich but non greasy oil is quickly absorbed, leaving behind a beautiful, delicate and relaxing aroma that stays with you for hours. 

It couldn’t be a more aptly named product with the power of the four essential oils working in unison to free your mind from the stresses of the day and uplifting your spirits to provide a wonderfully serene experience. 

AromaWorks Serenity Body Oil is available now and costs £32.50.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

KISS by Rihanna

KISS is the latest scent to launch from popstar Rihanna.

Sitting alongside RiRi and Crush, KISS is described as ‘the dynamic addition to the RiRi fragrance trilogy.’

Encased in the same, familiar bottle design as her other two scents, Kiss features a baby blue tinted, heavy glass bottle adorned with a gold lid.

 Of the three scents id definitely say that Kiss is more grown up.

It retains the same flirtatious and feminine aura, but it also creates a more sophisticated and light hearted experience.

I feel that this is partly due to its floral elements which are much more in the forefront than in some of her other scents.

Top notes of fragrant freesia blend with juicy plum and neroli while heart notes of orange blossom, gardenia and peony offer a beautiful bouquet before base notes of cashmere wood, ambergris and cedarwood form a warm and seductive base.

It is a pretty, chic and delicately sophisticated fragrance that is perfect for sunny spring days.

KISS by Rihanna Eau de Parfum is available now and 100ml costs £40.
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