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With holiday and gifting season in full bloom, there are so many options to choose from, it becomes so helpful when you get the curated suggestions or recommendations from someone you can rely upon. It is also the season when you can try new products as the brands offer special deals and gift sets curated with best selling products to introduce you to the brand. Here I am with the Essential Radiance Set from Cle de Peau Beaute which is one of my most favorite holiday skincare set till now.

Cle de Peau Beaute Essential Radiance Set

Essential Radiance Set from Cle de Peau Beaute is a limited edition discovery collection of essentials that inspire exquisite radiance and helps protect against visible signs of aging. The packaging is inspired by the timeless opulence of decorative Chinoiserie which is perfect for gifting (yes gifting to yourself too). The set contains softening cleansing foam (35ml), hydro-softening lotion (75ml), protective fortifying emulsion with broad spectrum SPF 22 (30ml), Intensive fortifying emulsion (30ml), and cotton.

Cle de Peau Beaute Essential Radiance Set

The products in the set contain Illuminating Complex EX which helps diminish the appearance of damage caused by dryness and brings visible improvement to the skin by providing hydration and a smooth refined texture.  The key ingredients in the Illuminating Complex EX are Golden Silk Essence, Japanese Pearl, Theanine and Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract. The skin is moisturized, radiant, and the texture is improved with the products. It also helps reduce the dullness, fatigue, fine lines, and helps to maintain skin.

Cle de Peau Beaute Essential Radiance Set

Cle de Peau Beaute Essential Radiance Set

All the products in the set are for complete skincare routine, both for day and night. The Cleansing foam can be applied to the wet face after adding lukewarm water to create the foam. Then lather is applied to the face in circular motions to remove impurities and cleanse. Then Hydro Softening lotion is applied after patting fry the cleansed face, morning and evening for hydration. It can be smoothed gently over face using the cotton pad. For daytime, Protective fortifying emulsion with broad spectrum SPF22 should be used to guard against premature aging and providing the skin benefits. For night time, the Intensive fortifying emulsion should be used after Hydro Softening lotion to help enhance the functions responsible for ensuring the vitality and visible radiance. The cotton can be used to apply all the products in the set except the cleansing foam.

Cle de Peau Beaute Essential Radiance Set

This is a great skincare gift set if you are looking for something for yourself or for gifting someone special. Cle de Peau Beaute Essential Radiance Set is available at Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom.

*DISCLAIMER – These are press samples sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are based on my own experience.


When it comes to fragrances and home fragrances, everyone wants to have something that is near to them and their heart or something that reminds them of that near thing or near one. Fragrances can be very personal, moody and on the other hand, home fragrances need to be something that makes you feel like home at any place, which is comfortable, which has love, and foremost which has feelings. When it comes to the holiday season or Christmas season and those holiday vibes, they cannot be complete without the reference to the Balsam Fir and the smell of it, in a moment, takes you to that beautiful moment and feeling when you are with loved ones and celebrating togetherness.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Mon Beau Sapin scented candle

Mon Beau Sapin is the Emblematic Holiday Candle by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris, whose scent evokes the most traditional holiday trees, the Balsam Fir. The candle features snowy mountains inhabited by chamois, marmots, and wolves. A starry sky and winterscape adorn this candle whose warm aroma evokes the traditional balsam fir. The scent of this candle infuses the living space with a sweet and woody fragrance. The candle is housed in an embossed gold vessel that can be used as a festive ornament after burning.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Mon Beau Sapin scented candle

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Mon Beau Sapin scented candle

This candle has been my companion since so many evenings and this scent is already so close to my heart, perfect holiday scent. I would highly recommend you to check this candle out for yourself and It will also make a great gift.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris scents have already been one of my favorites, I have my recent review of their new scent here if you are interested. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Mon Beau Sapin scented candle(190g) is available at Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris online shop, Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom.

*DISCLAIMER – This is a press sample sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are based on my own experience.


Frassai is a luxury jewelry and fragrance brand which has announced its new fragrance collection for men and women. Each fragrance is a blend of noble ingredients and the inspiration is drawn from life in Buenos Aires, a French fairy tale, and Chinese Mythology. The founder, Natalia Outeda has worked with a renowned floral designer, where she honed her sensibility not only for the smell, but also colors, texture, and nature. That work inspired her to create and pay attention to each detail in this new launch collection. The Frassai Fall Collection includes three fragrances Verano Porteno, Blondine, and Tian Di. All these fragrances are from different Olfactive families keeping in mind a noble blend in each family. The nose behind these fragrances is of master perfumers Rodrigo Flores-Roux, Yann Vasnier, and Olivier Gillotin.

Frassai Fall Collection

Verano Porteno takes inspiration from Buenos Aires and captures the summertime feeling of the place. Crisp citrus notes and green leaves are facetted with petal florals and rich woods to create a bright burst of sophisticated freshness.

Blondine is a sensual fragrance with the Olfactive family of Floral Musky Gourmand. The notes are sacred Ashok flower, spicy Tiger Lily and the seductive allure of cocoa, salted butter caramel, and vanilla in a base of blond musks.

Tian Di is from woody oriental Olfactive family and has the notes of earthy Chinese incense, rich green flowers, peach elixir, and calming woods.

Frassai Fall Collection

The full-size 50ml fragrances are packaged in a sleek Italian glass and crowned with a wooden cap. The 10ml roller balls called touch points which were sent to me are packaged in sleek roller ball packaging and the leather tag on them adds a touch of modern yet classic look. They are great to be kept in the bag to be used on the go or on the vanity. These all, as the name of this editorial, are fall fragrances. Depending on the mood and taste, the fragrance can be chosen. I have used them all a few times in the last month and they do have a nice staying power and well as not overpowering. They let you feel their presence but in a nice way.

The Frassai fragrances can be purchased online at their official website linked here.

*DISCLAIMER – These are press samples sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are based on my own experience.



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