Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Kiehl's Aromatic Blend

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

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