Category: Perfume


 Hello lovelies,

an event with FLOWERBOMB by VIKTOR&ROLF has been held last week and I’m one of the guest speaker invited ^__^

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This is the first time I went to Kota Kasablanca and love to see the big space there. The venue has been set in front of C&F Perfumery, the store that sell the perfume in Indonesia.

The design of VIKTOR&ROLF perfumes is set to be unique, pay a visit and see what I meant.

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Now, back to the place where it all gonna start, a pinkish hue and delicacies.

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In a matter of minutes the seats are filled with media.

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The highlight is FLOWERBOMB and SPICEBOMB. One for the ladies and the other for the men. I’ve share a review about FLOWERBOMB before, and at the event I sniffed the SPICEBOMB, it was surprisingly fresh and like a zest to the zing. Unlike most men’s perfume which is heavy and woody or musky. SPICEBOMB is delightful and add a twist to the men’s world.

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But mainly, I’m here for FLOWERBOMB ^__^

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I love the flowers theme and even went in with a peachy pink blouse.

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Everyone can take pictures at the backdrop.

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Soon the event began with the MC greeted the guest.

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He wore a tight tux like Viktor and Rolf themselves.

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Before filling the seats up in front, Ms. Novi share the idea of the perfume with us and how L’Oreal embraced the collaboration with them and C&F too.

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Near the set is the C&F Perfumery ^__^

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Then, a contemporary dancer coming out with their freedom of abstract movements, unorthodox, no rules applied.

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Dressed in grey and pink, the two dancers comes with a face painted in squares.

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After that is our turn to share about the perfume. A representative from L’Oreal (Ms.Novi), beauty blogger (me), and fashion stylist (Kesia).

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In front we share how FLOWERBOMB inspires us. Ms. Kesia shares on the signatures of V&R in the fashion and it flows to the perfume as well. I share on how to use it with confident and their seals does means approval from V&R. Bottom line, it’s a scent that anyone can use, suitable for Indonesian and easily loved.

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FLOWERBOMB and SPICEBOMB now ready in C&F Perfumery near you.


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And all the guests invited has a chance to win 8 prizes woohoo!!! Super easy questions are shared and it was after all a giveaway meant for just raising their hands 😀

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Thank you so much everyone!!! 


See you soonnnn.



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Hello ladies,

most of us know Jimmy Choo and probably own a pair. Since couple years ago, the brand start developing fragrance. And the newest one? FLASH is on the market now.

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The event is held in Moovina, a photo booth has been prepared and a conference room with a touch of a club’s light.

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Here’s the product, the one that call us all here and graced by her presence.

Without further ado, let’s welcome, the press release:

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Inside we are presented with the ingredients, how they stand alone or when beautifully mixed together in a bottle called FLASH. You’ve read the 5W above and let me share with you the experience of me with FLASH.

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I think the box and the bottle pretty much represent the scent inside it. Young, fresh, vibrant, and alive. Not just living in a dimmed light, but spotlight and glamors. Destined for the young or young at heart the scent itself is not too heavy, but embrace the glams of flashlights.

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Bling bling anyone ^___^

I’ve tried the body lotion at the event and it is a much more calmer nuance and softer as well. But the team assured me, layered all three (shower gel, lotion and perfume) and you’ll get a dimension of FLASH EDP all over. Experience the freshness and softness in one, and end it with an extravaganza burst of romantic flowers, a touch of heat from the pepper, and whole lotta coolness from the woods. I’m having an euphoria of strength and softness all at the same time. Feminine yet not girlie, evoking yet delicate, it’s a mixed of both in harmony.

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Thanks to all the blue inside the event I can’t hardly see the original color of the fragrance, it was actually blue. I thought the idea of a clear perfume would be nice since on the box and everywhere (invitation, press release, etc) are like in diamond or crystal-like form.

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Final words:

An EDP perfume that deserve attention on their own, I imagine someone whose using it is a young lady, perhaps 23 or 25. In full confident make her way into the hottest club in the town dressed like a disco ball, very attractive and full of confident. Not in a snob way, but as in she is in the time of her life and embracing it. Everyone is looking at her for she is gorgeous.

The scent last 4-6 hours and I’m getting more and more comfortable using it, I love it!
The bottle is so cute and impressive at the same time, attractive and fun to look at and definitely deserves some goggling eyes every time I let it out from my bag. The scent shows confident, youth, femininity and intensity of a passionate fabulous aura.


Hello ladies,

who loves fragrance? Raise your hand! Meeeeeeeee \-^0^-/ I raise both of my hands for that. It’s like the scent is the completion of thew whole look, I feel completely different when I’m with and when without fragrance. They’re like creating an aura surrounding me, either a mystical one, romantic, sweetness or just about anything I want it to be according to the scent as well.

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Come knocking on my door is FLOWERBOMB by VIKTOR&ROLF and alongside are all the necessary details.

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The seal can be found on the box (image above). It’s like those back in the old old days where they used to seal everything with candles.

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And beside the FLOWERBOMB they also made one for the men called SPICEBOMB (which I’m not going to discuss).

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 Inspiring isn’t it? The concept, background and ideas behind the fragrance which made the perfume as it is today. Here’s mine and how it embroiled my life with an eau de parfum bomb-full of flowers.

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Ready, set and burst it into the air, allowing the fragrance to fly and touches my skin, clothes, hair and gives me a presence of sweetness, delicateness and a whole lotta flowers. Like I’m bathing in nectar of the flowers, the core the essence and it feels so alive. The scent continually teasing the senses, the one that stays long after the first spritz is the sleek cotton candy smell.

High alert to the girly girl and everyone who embrace femininity in the most lovelies way possible. Careful, the ants might thing your so sugary.

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Here’s my interpretation of the scent, don’t I look super sweet?!

Curious? Interested to find out more about the scent? Look below, an invitation for anyone to come and be among the firsts to get the goody bags =^__^= (psst, maybe win prizes too!).

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See you soon!

Au Revoir Magnifique



Bonjour dames!

This item is called Magnifique, a perfume by Lancome. The red eau de parfum is … magnifique in terms of color, aura and the bottle too. Now does it have au revoir in front of the name? Nope, I put it there since it is discontinuing.



I’ve been having it for months and starting to really enjoy being magnifique \^0^/  and now, they are disappearing. Bummer!

The perfume I must admit, it’s not a scent that easily fall in love too, at least by me. The first spritz reminds me of something woody and oriental at the same time. Almost like one brand of pesticide, in fact. But when it’s soften, after more than 30 minutes (or so) the flowers will start emerging and blossoming. Very aromatic and fragrant.

I love the crisp and strength yet fully understood it’s the fragrance you either love it or hate it, there’s no middle way.

After the scent settling down the gorgeousness will commence blooming like roses during summer to fall and create this lovely ambiance in the air. The sandalwood gives a sense of depth and many many ingredients create an atmosphere suitable enough to be called magnifique!

On me the scent last for hours and hours.

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Close the curtain, Magnifique is leaving, the show is over.

(Audience applauding)


Energizing Fragrance by Shiseido is a Floral fragrance for women. Energizing Fragrance was launched in 1999. The nose behind this fragrance is Claudette Belnavis. Top notes are carnation and pepper; middle notes are iris, jasmine, heliotrope, lily-of-the-valley, anise and rose; base notes are woodsy notes and white musk.

My review:

The very cute packaging in an energizing color is definitely an eye candy. This fresh floral scent reminds me of spring and a bit of summer where the freshly cut flowers on the table or perhaps a bouquet is presented. It’s not in a romantic kinda way, more to the free spirited aroma where we embrace the new season, open field and run free in the flowery meadow. The scent turn milder on the skin, while on the clothes smells fresher and a bit sharp as well. Almost like the scent of a scented tissue ^__^

(When I was a kid there’s this one brand of tissue that smells really good, it have flowers printed on each sheets and they were very very thin and super soft.)

Energizing Fragrance is an EDP, so it stays for more than 4 hours and hmm the scent also reminds me of Japan … for me Japan in spring smells like this. Flowery, in fact, very flowery and fresh. I like it. I think this is a perfect everyday fragrance and feels the lightness of musk and abundant of floral to follow me all day long.

However I’m not 100% agree with the word energizing, for me energizing always means citrus, this is more like invigorating and inspiring.

 

Boss Nuit Pour Femme

Hello everyone,
 
especially all the ladies out there. A very exciting perfume has landed in Jakarta and making the night irresistible.

Boss Nuit Pour Femme.

“This will be your night.” With a timeless little black dress you can look forward to the evening ahead with the confidence of being ‘perfectly put together’. BOSS NUIT Pour Femme provides the ideal complement, putting the final, uplifting finishing touch to your effortlessly perfect evening ensemble. Reinforcing the duality of strength and sensuality that defines the successful modern woman, BOSS NUIT Pour Femme delivers a boost of confidence and femininity that keeps you feeling at your best.

BOSS NUIT Pour Femme is a perfectly balanced scent that complements your individuality, embracing you with a self-assured excitement as you prepare to enjoy your night to the fullest. The scent is designed to put the essential finishing touch to your perfectly put together evening look, wrapping you in an aura of feminine elegance before you embark on your big night out. Featuring a modern composition of feminine florals blended with sparkling top notes, the new BOSS fragrance is the ideal companion to the little black dress.

Top note:

White peach, Wet aldehydes

Heart note:

White violet, Jasmine

Base note:

Crystal moss, While warm woods, Creamy sandalwood

 

And everyone know, the face of Boss Nuit Pour Femme, the lovely, Gwyneth Paltrow.

Somehow I imagine the perfume and she’s wearing it. Represent the classiness, sophisticated, beautiful and powerful yet still so gentle and having the time of her life.

 

All the media and bloggers invited are enchanted by the gallery, it’s a woman’s room, she is getting ready for a night out. With Boss Nuit Pour Femme as the finishing touch, elegant, beautiful and ready for anything.

 
 
 This is me, Nisa and Carryn 🙂 Boss team made sure we have a wonderful night, and we did.
 

She is ready, with her black dress, she is going to have her night as perfect as possible.

In fact, all of us have a perfect night with Boss Nuit Pour Femme in our little black dress as well.

 
Center of attention? I think so.

In my opinion,

the packaging looks very high class, black in majority with gold linings is always beautiful, somehow reminds me of that black cat from Cleopatra’s era.

the bottle is gorgeous as well, shiny black with gold accent on the stopper. Clear cap, like diamond, a precious gem.

the EDP, at first spritz the scent is a bit sharp but immediately turn soft and gentle. Like a bit of musk or powdery, very flowery, like a mixture between white flower and one unique blend of violet. I love the EDP on the skin more than on the cloths. Somehow on the skin the smell is fresher and stays on the top and middle note longer than on clothes.

The scent itself for me is highly addictive, like I want to keep sniffing it, so gorgeous and perfect for a night out or on a very romantic dinner with your loved ones.

The EDP last around 4-6 hours depends on the activity.

Boss kindly give me one with my name on it. It’s mine and mine only!


Thank you Hugo Boss Indonesia, I’m ready for the night now ^__^

Aura by Swarovski


Greetings everyone!

Here’s a sniff from Aura by Swarovski.


Details from http://www.swarovskibeauty.com

Through crystal Swarovski creates an AURA of Light…Aura by Swarovski: a luminescent fragrance.
The starting point: the crystal, cut and faceted with Swarovski’s exclusive know-how, captures light, diffracts it and sheds it in a thousand and one luminous vibrations. The signature scent of Aura by Swarovski is directly inspired by this magic.
At the heart of the fragrance is a prism of energy, a fusion of amber, benzoin, and white musk. Three pure and noble olfactory vibrations become charged with energy, transforming into more intense, luminous rays of clear light.

The scent is sharp at first, it’s like when taking a picture and the bright light from the flash come to the eyes, or when opening a window when one just waking up in a bright morning, the sun shine so bright as if everything was pure white in an instant. Then the fragrance start settling down beautifully, like gems, like crystal. The scent is pure and clean with added sweetness to it.

Beautiful, strong yet airy, powerful, intense and gorgeous.

The scent last for around 4-6 hours (EDP) and remain wonderful until the end.

Overall, it’s a scent that I can honestly say, a breath of fresh air.

Hello everyone,

Yesterday, I was invited by Anna Sui Indonesia to attend a very lovely event welcoming the new fragrance called Fairy Dance Secret Wish.

The event held at Taman Menteng, they have successfully transform the venue into a home for fairies.




Walk into the leaves of pink flowers, where through it, we will meet fairies.




There she is, a beautiful fairy dressed in pink with pink flowers on top of her head. Wings and beautiful aroma of a fairy with a secret wish.



Sheets colorful pastels in peach, pink and creams, this is not just a glass house anymore. Details become real and so lovely.



Oh look even the glass are touched by fairy.

 

Soon the event began with a pretty ballerina.

dancing around followed by 2 of her friends.



Then they freeze and Ms. Melissa opened by greet the whole guess with her perky voice.


Followed by the Marketing Manager from Anna Sui Indonesia and representative of Anna Sui Singapore. They look so pretty too. Oh look! The ballerinas are still frozen, we need a touch from fairy to wake them up.



Here come three little fairies, waking the ballerinas and all of us before welcoming all of us inside her home.


Where fruits and flowers are dangling from the tree.

Anna Sui Fairy Dance Secret Wish is here and ready to dazzle you and give wishful hopes.

With mango, rose, sandalwood and many other beautiful concoction, the fragrance become very interesting, a bit seductive and lovely.



But wait, there’s something more, it can grant your wish.



So I opened the box, heehee, cute isn’t it?! Two fairies dancing on top of a rose.



On the cap, there’s a fairy sitting, waiting to be called and be free.





The 3 sided bottle is unique and by rubbing each side and dance a fairy dance, the wish made may come true. The scent also liberating, ageless, both me and my daughter really enjoy using it. The EDT last around 3-4 hours, I love the top and middle note, and as for the bottom note, I love how they keep the sandalwood in tame mode as I’m not a fan of sandalwood.

Overall, it’s a comely fragrance to be used day time and suitable for those with free spirit in mind.




The series comes in lotion as well. I haven’t try it, I wish someday I can try it ^__^



Make my wish come true, please.

Oh well, at least one of my wish has come true, I won the best wish, as I wrote down ” I wish I have all Anna Sui’s perfume and be the happiest girl on the planet & smell good too”


And given a pouch from Mystical Masquerade Holiday Beauty Collection 2011, the Magical Princess.

Inside there’s a lip gloss and eye shadow palette. 





Adorable!! All Anna Sui’s products are so attentive in all the little nibble on the side, flowers on the cap, the tea rose scent and everything in between, just like the perfume bottle, everything is so dainty.


The product is from 2011 o2, the scent is a bit off then the new ones, but it seems like it can be used for 3 years unopened and 12 months after being opened.

Here’s the swatches of the eye shadow. I’ll be using it soon for another look, maybe a princess look ^0^

Thank you Anna Sui Indonesia.

Hi all!

How are you? It’s been almost a week since my last post, I’ve been traveling a bit and so busy with Indonesian Beauty Blogger (IBB), do you know we have a lot of things prepared for the members in IBB? The Monthly Make Up Challenge is already on and soon another giveaway ^0^ so my schedule is packed like nuts, but still, I won’t missed sharing this great news about the latest range from Kiehl’s: The Aromatic Blends …. yums!!!

Inspired by our longstanding tradition of sourcing the world over for the most unique, efficacious ingredients, we are delighted to introduce Aromatic Blends, our new scented body collection complete with a fragrance, cleanser, and lotion. With each scent pairing, prepare to be guided on a wonderfully fragrant journey to the source of our aromatic ingredients — the lush countryside of Provence, a desert oasis in Morocco, the dense jungles of Uganda, and a tranquil garden in Japan.

What’s so special about the Aromatic Blends from Kiehl’s? From the naturally derived and sustainably sourced ingredients the scents comes in 4 range: Orange Flower & Lychee, Vanilla & Cedarwood, Fig Leaf & Sage, Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit.

“Aromatic Blends is made from the finest, naturally–derived ingredients — without parabens, silicones or sulfates — pairing two concentrated ingredients together. To deliver the purest scent expression, Kiehl’s utilizes a variety of responsible sourcing methods to craft aromas that represent each unique ingredient in their most authentic, natural state.”

When I arrived at the event, it’s already started, the media and bloggers are so keen and pay attention to all the details given. That’s Priscilla in white shirt. The settings is somewhat like in a tent with African jungle surroundings. So earthy.

A presentation from Givaudan explaining about the notes inside the perfume. Later, we are able to make our own perfume, this is so exciting!

Givaudan provided some scents there, Orange Flower, Lychee, Sandalwood, Honey, Plum, and a few more. I made mine with the freshness of Lychee, the beautiful Orange Flower, Plum, and the sweetness and warmth from Honey.

 

Fig & Sage,


Fig Leaf & Sage: A stimulating fusion of Fig Leaf and Sage with underlying hints of bergamot, citron and thyme. The notes of fig conjure up images of the south of France with its lush countryside, where an unusually distinctive fig essence renowned for its uniquely fresh green, crisp aroma is found.  This fig aroma was blended with the essence of herbaceous sage – an evergreen herb with a sweet, nutty scent, evocative of the northern Mediterranean coast.


Every scent comes in a range of Shower Gel, Lotion and Spray.

Aromatic Blends features four unique scents, each of which is complete with a fragrance, skin softening body cleanser, and skin softening body lotion. Our pure and sensual fragrance is crafted with a strong focus on the quality of two key unique ingredients that the formula requires less ingredients than is found in traditional fragrances. Our skin softening body lotion indulges skin in 24 hours of hydration and soothing nourishment without silicones. Our skin softening body cleanser is formulated without sulfates that transforms into a rich, lathering foam to gently cleanse and condition skin.
Use your Aromatic Blends cleanser, lotion, and fragrance spray for an enhanced sensorial experience.
Cleanser: For use in the shower, apply cleanser directly to a wet body sponge or washcloth; or, foam up several palmfuls over the body and rinse off. For use in the bath, allow two or three capfuls (or more, if desired) to disperse under running bath water for a sheerly delightful foaming bath experience.
Lotion: Apply after bath, shower or anytime, as often as necessary. Gently massage this skin softening lotion into dry body areas. Allow to remain and soak in several minutes before dressing.
Fragrance Spray: Spray fragrance directly on the skin, avoiding the eye area.

And how does Fig & Sage according to my senses? Sorry, I don’t like it. It’s too … traditional, too countryside for me and an unfamiliar countryside to be exact. Perfume is indeed personal so find the one that not just smells good on you, but brings those memories as well. Fig & Sage is definitely not for me, how about the others?

Please do check out their website HERE and play around while learning about the ingredients. It’s interactive and very interesting as well.

The result? 3 out of 4 is my favorite and I use them every day.

Start with Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit.


Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit: A surprising blend of Nashi Blossom and Pink Grapefruit, accented by ginger and rounded out with soothing notes of soy milk and white musk.  This harmonious aroma evokes imagery of the Kyoto Gardens in Japan – a peaceful place where dewy, white flowers of this pear often flourish.  This fresh, floral aroma was mixed with the Brazilian-born Pink Grapefruit, which heightens the sensory experience with a rich sweet scent, imbued with hints of tropical Mandarin Orange.

This is the first scent that actually captures me and easily loved. The scent is fresh, delightful and an easy pleaser. The whole family love it from the first spritz. Like I found myself in the middle of a spring in a flower garden. The fresh fruits and flower scent is collaborating beautifully. Instant rejuvenation and uplifting the feeling. Perfect for a day perfume and whenever I’m feeling down.

One big bottle for around Rp. 590.000.

Next is Vanilla & Cedarwood.

Vanilla & Cedarwood: A seductive fusion of Ugandan Vanilla and Cedarwood, heightened with a hint of iris, which gives way to rich amber.  The creamy vanilla in our blend owes its unique aromatic character to the exotic vanilla orchid grown on small, sustainable farms in Uganda.  This warm and sensual aroma was fused with smoky Cedarwood to add a complex, balsamic character – reminiscent of tobacco farms in the southern United States.

And I love it. It’s like very warm and comforting, like those nights when it’s cold outside and I’m snuggling inside my blankets, watching a TV with my family, a Christmas show in a lovely eve right before Christmas. It brings a whole lotta memories for me and I found it irresistible wonderful. Contradiction from the Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit, like day and night.

Last is Orange Flower & Lychee,

Oooh! From the ingredients alone, you’ll notice the juicy fruits.

Orange Flower & Lychee: An exotic fusion of Orange Flower and Lychee sweetened with a touch of honey and rounded out by Moroccan Rose. Our Orange Flower extract is derived from the Bitter Orange tree – a tree known for producing flowers with an especially distinctive orange scent. This unique scent was combined with a fruity-floral infusion of Lychee, found in the subtropical forests of Southeast Asia.

Sweet! Delightfully sweet. Familiar and easy to be recognized as well as in Asia lychee drinks are everywhere heehee! I found it to be unisex and a great universal gift as most people do like the scent and according to the KCR in one of the branch of Kiehl’s, this is the favorite scent. It’s just the one that couldn’t go wrong since the fresh juice is always welcome.


I’ve mentioned that each scent comes with lotion and shower gel as well, using all in one range will enhance the scent to be deeper and last longer, but I’ve tried with different scents and it creates this layers of multitude ingredients that’s unique and fun.

I’ve used the Orange Flower & Lychee Shower Gel and Lotion. The perfume? Vanilla & Cedarwood. I like how the warmth starts at first and over the hours goes by, comes the juicy scent from the Orange Flower & Lychee.

The shower gels and lotions I’ve tried is from Orange Flower & Lychee and Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit. Both of the shower gel lathers easily and feels soft to the skin. Cleanse without drying. The lotions also gives my skin a rich pampering feeling without being too greasy or overwhelming. It gives my skin protection and hydration almost all day long.

You may try the product one by one or . . . all at once


I like them either way.

Don’t forget in Kiehl’s asking for a sample is always encouraged. So do ask for some before purchasing.


And enjoy them! For a scent-addict like me, these collections are indeed the most appealing collection from Kiehl’s.

All the details made possible by kiehls.com

Ooh, I love this thing, it’s solid perfume.

I’ve been using a lot of solid perfume because it is convenient to put inside the tiniest purse and carry it everywhere, incl inside a plane. Imagine you travel solo and the people next to you, ehm, just doesn’t smell that nice, dab a bit of these solid perfume and voila, gorgeous smell all over.

Liquid can be trouble some at some times so having a solid perfume have it’s own perks 🙂


Product Details from thebodyshop.co.uk:

Our irresistible fragrance in a compact, portable solid perfume. Love Etc…™ is a heart-stopping fusion of jasmine, vanilla and sandalwood notes.
  • Notes of jasmine, vanilla and sandalwood
  • Lasting fragrance
  • Compact and portable



The smell is wonderful, calming, sweet but not overly sweet, delightful, with a hint of floral and just enough sandalwood without being to heavy, it defines Love ^^

A must have item for LOVE ETC fan and enjoy!!

The scent last longer since the texture and material of the solid perfume itself, so it evaporate less fast than liquid. Practical and cost less too, I think it’s a new way to smell great ^0^ use it with the fragrance in the same scent to make it last longer or different spray mist to create a lingering dimension of your own.



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