Thomas Carlyle “Tom” Ford is an American fashion designer, film director, screenwriter and film producer. He gained fame as the creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. In 2006, Ford launched his own “Tom Ford” label. And after that, he has been everywhere, he is loved for everything he does in his line. Tom Ford White Patchouli is a fragrance created by Tom Ford in cooperation with a perfumer of the house of Givaudan. I bought this perfume a few months back and is my first perfume from this line.
The perfume is a mix of white flowers, coriander, peony and bergamot as top notes, Rose, Jasmine and Ambrette as middle notes, Patchouli, Incense and Woody notes as the base. This fragrance is described as “With its sensuous heart of patchouli, Tom Ford White Patchouli is surrounded by sleek wood notes with luxurious elegant white flowers. The Modern Fragrance with Retro-Classic Influence is a Sophisticated Interpretation of Bohemian Chic.”
First of all the packaging of this fragrance, as you can see in the pictures, is in a very beautiful heavy white glass bottle with a golden plate having the brand name engraved on it. There is also a golden string around the top which looks very elegant on white. This fragrance is a very classic everyday fragrance that can be an approachable option for people who want a patchouli fragrance but are not looking for candy. I can’t think of many other fragrances that provide this option.
It is a beautifully balanced between tradition and modernity. It is a strong floral in a nice way and can be referenced as Fresh, Chic, Subtle, Sensuous, Captivating and Exotic. The longevity of this fragrance on my skin is over 7 hours which is pretty good. It is perfect for all weathers. Again, the combination of the patchouli with white flowers is in a way that does smell elegant and sophisticated and not very girly. It is classified as a women’s fragrance but after using this I think it should be classified as unisex.
This EDP retails for CAD $160 excl taxes for 50ml which I bought and the other option is 100ml for CAD $224 excl taxes. It is available at Sephora, The Hudon’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and other major retailers.
Do you like patchouli fragrances? What is your favorite floral perfume?
Physicians Formula was created in 1973 by Dr. Crandall, a leading allergist in Los Angeles, out of love for his wife who had sensitive skin. The brand changed the face of cosmetics by developing hypoallergenic, fragrance-free and dermatologist-tested makeup, free of over 150+ known skin irritants. Since then, Physicians formula has maintained a commitment to product purity and quality. Physicians Formula celebrates 80 years of beautiful “firsts” in 2017. This Physicians Formula 80th Anniversary Collection is limited edition and encompasses Hypoallergenic Lipstick and Le Velvet Foundation.
Le Velvet Foundation offers high-coverage, waterproof wear for a flawless complexion that lasts. It is reformulated without parabens. This creamy foundation boasts 40% pigment for customizable coverage that melts into the skin. It minimizes skin imperfections and discoloration for a radiant, balanced complexion while non-pore-clogging SPF 15 ensures skin is protected. IT is available in 4 shades – Cream Ivory, Ivory, Honey Beige and Sand Beige.
Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls Highlighter is designed to deliver a long-lasting, luminous glow. This highlighter features pearlescent pigments that accentuate natural light to help blur, soften lines, color-correct imperfections and enhance skin’s radiance for a flawless finish. It is available in one universally-flattering shade called Pearl.
The Eyeshadow quads have four shades with two finishes. These can be worn alone or can be layered, wet or dry based on your mood and preference. They are highly pigmented and ultra-creamy, with either matte or shimmering finish. The shadows are buildable and very easily blendable. They are available in Classic Nude, which features a combination of Nude, Champagne and Brown Shades. The Smoky Plum features a combination of lilac, plum and dark brown hues.
The Hypoallergenic Lipstick and Lip Gloss are ultra creamy high pigment color payoff lip colors which have ultra-gentle, long lasting wear and gives a perfect flush of satiny color without drying or settling into the fine lines. Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid in it provides moisturizing benefits so lips look and feel decadently hydrated. It is available in Nude, Coral, Red and Berry shades.
From top to bottom – Hypoallergenic Lipstick Red, Nude, The healthy lip Raisin Immunity, All Natural Nude, Vitamin Beet
This Limited Edition collection will be available at the drugstores and mass merchandisers from September 2017.
Since I started taking my love for everything beauty seriously, the most important thing I have noticed for a product to be a hit is the packaging, same like when you see a person, you get a vibe by looking at that person which makes your thoughts or impressions even before talking or knowing the person. Same is in beauty, the product which appeals to your eyes, you check and try that product which starts the reaction which includes your liking or disliking something. When it comes to Burberry, you can rely on the brand name, whether it is the packaging or the product.
I bought the Burberry First Love Palette Blush Highlighter and Burberry Face Silk and Bloom Blush Palette last month to add them to my every growing collection of luxury beauty.
Burberry First Love (CAD $72 excl taxes) is described as a combined blush and highlighter palette for a fresh and luminous rosy-cheek effect. It is inspired by the playful prints and fabrics from our womenswear collections, the limited-edition blush is set within a bold heart-print design fusing bright, matte pink shades with a softer pastel hue. Illuminating pearls are infused in the silky smooth formula to add subtle highlights to cheeks. Easy to blend and build, the two shades can be applied together for a customizable finish.
This is a very pretty pink blush, I know it is difficult to use two shades separately due to the size of the little hearts with darker shade but if you are able to swipe across with a smaller brush, you will love it. The highlighter shade is really pretty too, it does show up nicely on my skin.
Top is the darker shade in the little hearts, middle is the outer shade and bottom is the blended shade of two
When the brush is swirled in both the shades, it comes out as a nice pink glowy shade which works both as a blush and a highlighter. As usual, my first concern is the product to show up on my medium tan skin tone, which it does beautifully. The staying time is nice for over 6-7 hours on my cheeks. The texture is soft and very silky, which makes the blending easy.
Silk and Bloom Blush Palette (CAD $72 excl taxes) is described as an illuminating face powder, for a soft glow with a hint of color. Taking inspiration from runway designs and fabrics, the palette is set within a geometric print pattern referencing antique wallpaper sourced from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Combining subtle rosy color and illuminating pearls, the soft-as-silk powder creates a glowing, flushed effect on cheeks. The lightweight and easily blendable powder formula can be layered for custom intensity, with a non-chalky finish.
This palette can be used as a blush or as a highlighter for a soft glow. The shade is medium mauve, very similar but different from pink. The staying power of this blush palette is 7-8 hours and it is very soft in texture which makes it very easily blendable and it is easily buildable too. This blush does have a shimmer and shine, like a noticeable sheen which did not emphasize pores or skin’s natural texture but gives a radiant finish.
Top is Silk and Bloom Blush Palette, Bottom is Burberry First Love
Overall, I am in love with the packaging and the product in these two palettes. Both are beautiful shades of pink. As they are very much buildable, they would work on all the skin tones giving a radiant, glowy pink finish which does stay on for a quite long time.
These both are limited edition. Silk and Bloom Blush Palette is available at The Bay and Burberry First Love is available at Sephora and Burberry Canada.
What is your favorite pink blush?