Since the time I planned my vacation last month, the thing I was constantly thinking about was how will I take my favorite fragrances with me during the trip while making sure I do not break the bottles or do not lose them or even how to have them handy all the time. Yes, I am referring to my favorites from Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Aqua Collection, Aqua Celestia Forte (reviewed here) and Aqua Celestia (reviewed here). I was so happy to find the discovery set composed of six fragrance refills of Aqua Fragrance Wardrobe along with the travel spray case in zinc edition of Globe Trotter.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Aqua Fragrance Wardrobe is a collection of six fragrances (6 x 0.37 oz./ 11 mL) inspired by the tradition of eau de Cologne, Francis Kurkdjian dreamed up as many stories about water as there are possible silhouettes of freshness. Aqua Universalis captures the sensation of an airy and luminous floral freshness, while Aqua Vitae embodies an enveloping and sensual woody freshness, and Aqua Celestia evokes the allure of a soft and radiant musky freshness. For the first time, all the fragrances of our Aqua collection are presented together in a Fragrance Wardrobe. On a short escapade or a longer journey, bring along your favorite Aqua, designed for women or men.
Eaux de Toilette: Aqua Universalis, Aqua Vitae, and Aqua Celestia
Aqua Universalis is a fragrance that is quite simply luminous, to be used by everyone, everywhere and at all times. An exquisite sense of freshness in an all-purpose Eau de toilette. The Olfactory description of Aqua Universalis is Bergamot from Calabria, Citron from Sicily, White flower bouquet (lily of the valley and sweet mock orange), Light and musky woods.
Aqua Vitae is the delicious whisper of Aqua Vitae triggers an irresistible craving for tender kisses on the neck. This eau de toilette awakens the senses, tickled by lemon from Calabria, mandarin from Sicily, hedione, vanilla absolute, tonka bean and guaiac wood. The Olfactory description of Aqua Vitae is Lemon from Calabria, Mandarin from Sicily, Hedione, Guaiac wood, Vanilla, Tonka bean from Brazil
Aqua Celestia forms a seamless bond between the blue of the sky and the blue of the sea, forging a path toward absolute serenity. A heavenly freshness tinted with lime, cool mint and blackcurrant, softened by the generous fullness of mimosa blossoms from Provence. A celestial, musk-scented escape. The Olfactory description of Aqua Celestia is Lime from Mexico, Cool mint (Mitcham), Blackcurrant bud absolute from Burgundy, Mimosa absolute from Provence, Musk accord.
Eaux de Parfum: Aqua Universalis forte, Aqua Vitae forte and Aqua Celestia forte
Aqua Universalis forte is The more pronounced version of Aqua Universalis enhances the charm of this sunny freshness. The fragrance’s afterglow, sparkle and intensity are heightened by green bergamot from Calabria, jasmine and rose absolutes from Egypt and Morocco and light woods underscored by potent musk. The Olfactory description of Aqua Universalis forte is Bergamot from Calabria, Citron from Sicily, White flower bouquet, Absolute of rose from Morocco, Absolute of jasmine from Egypt, Light, and musky wood.
Aqua Vitae forte is Bursting with light and heat, Aqua Vitae forte embodies the power of life. This Eau de parfum forges the invisible bond between the freshness of the nights to come and the heat of days gone by.
Its top notes radiate a sensation of freshness while a bright, floral and woody breeze floats indulgently throughout this scented dream. The Olfactory description of Aqua Vitae forte is Bergamot and lemon from Calabria, Mandarin from Sicily, Ylang-ylang
Orange blossom, Tiare flower, Pink pepper, Cardamom from Guatemala, Cinnamon from Ceylon, Sandalwood from India, Benzoin from Siam, Guaiac wood.
Aqua Celestia forte is described as Gazing at the horizon in an ambiance of absolute serenity, you notice a dazzling space between the blue of the sky and the blue of the sea. It widens to allow a sparkling sun to burst forth, featuring accents of petitgrain and jasmine. Aqua Celestia forte embodies the radiance of a fresh, citrusy fragrance. The Olfactory description of Aqua Celestia forte is Lime from Mexico, Cool Mint (Mitcham), Petitgrain Bigarade from Italy, Blackcurrant bud absolute from Burgundy, Mimosa absolute from Provence, Jasmine absolute from Egypt, Musk accord.
To have my favorite fragrances travel with me, I have the Globe Trotter Zinc Edition Travel Spray Case from the house Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris. Globe Trotter is a metal case with a magnetized cap designed in sculptural and uncluttered shapes. It is created to naturally fit in the hand, it shelters the 0.37 fl.oz. perfume refills from the House’s fragrance collection.
I am so obsessed with the Globe Trotter and having my favorite fragrance refills into it depending upon my mood. It was with me during my vacation last month and also perfect to have in my bag at work and travel during the day. The case fits perfectly in the hand and even in the smallest of the travel case. And the size is perfect to keep in the carry on baggage in the plane. It looks so classic, like a sturdy traditional ornament with the logo of the house on the top of the cap. The refills of the fragrance are easy to pop in or pop out. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Aqua Fragrance Wardrobe and Globe Trotter Zinc Edition Travel Spray Case are available at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, and online at franciskurkdjian.com
With some amazing new launches from Sisley Paris this year, I was so excited about them since I got a glimpse of the product during the Sisley Paris fall preview last month in Toronto. I did try the Sisley Paris Stylo Lumiere cushion pen during the event and was so looking forward to getting mine and no need to say again, I am using this every single day since I received them.
Sisley Paris Stylo Lumiere is an all-in-one cushion pen that captures the light, conceals signs of fatigue and helps smoothes wrinkles and fine lines with a single twist, giving a more radiant complexion, shadowy areas are concealed and eyes are brightened.
The key ingredients and the technology used for the formula are:
‘Spectacular Light’ pigments in the formula help boost the skin’s radiance. It has a refractive index close to that of a diamond, the pigments attract and reflect light effectively. The formula’s smooth surface act like thousands of tiny mirrors to cloak skin in a halo of light.
The pigments are coated with Lecithin (derived from soybeans) to create a formula that melts into the skin and provides coverage. It helps with erasing imperfections and signs of fatigue, the soft focus agents create an even, smoothing and satiny finish on the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by giving blurring effect.
Active ingredients Acai extract (boosts skin’s radiance), Golden Apple Tree extract (enhances reflection of light), Oat seed extract (gives tightening effect), and White Lilly extract (hydrates skin)
The formula consists of two film-forming polymers (Hydrolipidic Polymer and Lipophilic Polymer) to resist caking.
There are four fresh and luminous shades available in this collection and all of them blend seamlessly and have long-lasting wear time:
1 Pearly Rose – Illuminates very fair to fair complexions with pink undertones
2 Peach Rose – Illuminates fair complexions with beige or natural undertones
3 Soft Beige – Illuminates medium complexions with golden undertones
4 Golden Beige – Illuminates olive complexions with golden undertones
Sisley Paris Stylo Lumiere can be applied in three different ways: alone on bare skin, before foundation to refresh features, and after foundation to brighten shadowy areas. Twist to soak the foam tip in the product then apply to brighten and/or retouch with a tapping motion. Blend with fingers for the perfect result.
I have been using this cushion pen every day and been really loving the finish. For just brightening the face on no-foundation or no-makeup look, which I prefer on the weekends, it works great, blends in beautifully on the skin, making it look like second skin, the skin looks radiant, naturally flawless by blurring problem areas, smooth, and soft. On the foundation, it makes the skin bright and the skin looks natural yet flawless with the blurring and smoothing effect on the skin that it provides. I use it around the eye area to brighten up the tired eyes or even works great when kids kept me awake on the previous night. On the center of the forehead, bridge of the nose, under the brow bone, it gives a radiant and lifting effect.
The formula blends in so nicely into the skin, a true second skin effect. It does not settle in the problem areas and is hydrating yet satiny smooth, no oiliness or greasiness. The packaging is so classic, the silver exterior looks so shiny and like a jewel, the soft foam of the cushion applicator helps with an easy application. The twist-on works well to get the perfect amount out on the foam cushion, you get to try a few times to get hold of it. I dot the product on the areas I want to brighten and blur the imperfections, then I blend. I prefer to use my finger to tap and blend in the product after application. Also, I feel the warmth of the skin on the fingers, makes the product melt into the skin. I alternate between shades 3 Soft Beige and 4 Golden Beige, they are going to be on rotation as the season changes.
I was so excited to share my happiness and review of Sisley Paris Stylo Lumiere Collection with you guys, so obsessed with it that I highly recommend you to check this out. I have the new Phyto-Lip Delight for my dry lips this fall and the Stylo Lumiere on heavy rotation. Sisley Paris Stylo Lumiere Collection is available at Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom.
I have been using few products from La Prairie Skin Caviar collection including La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-in-lotion, La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift, La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15, and Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Sunscreen.
I am so excited to share with you two new additions to my La Prairie Skin Caviar Collection including La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream and La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream
A masterpiece lives beyond the limits of time. Its effect is eternal. It has a distinctive style, an exacting technique, a clear balance, and a refined harmony. La Prarie has remastered its masterpiece with their unparalleled caviar expertise, La Prairie reinvents caviar with a new incarnation, Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is remastered with Caviar Premier, a moisturizing cream that offers a unique dimension of sensorial indulgence paired with lifting and firming. Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is remastered with the new form of caviar combined with La Prairie’s Exclusive Cellular Complex, which gives new life and energy back to the very cells for lifting and firming.
The packaging of the cream is in the iconic cobalt blue jar packaged in a silver jar. The richly colored glass vessel topped with a polished silver cap evoke precision and purity. This design became an immediate classic when it was launched and has been preserved as a homage to the heritage of Skin Caviar Collection. To ensure the purity of the cream is maintained, a sleek spatula is included to wipe a small amount onto the fingertips. The cream has the signature caviar fragrance and a rich texture that glides on the skin smoothly, leaving it feeling exceptionally soft.
The key ingredients and technology include:
Caviar Premier, is an innovative blend of 7 active ingredients are designed to augment and enrich natural Caviar Extract with caviar mimetics. It reflects and surpasses natural caviar’s amazing skincare potential. It helps with lifting and firming benefits, and also helps increase elasticity.
Refining fruit acids including alpha hydroxy acids of botanical origin which exfoliates gently to retexturize the skin’s surface. Polyglucoronic acid and microalgae extract complex help stimulate the surface skin.
Soothing, smoothing, and hydrating actives to calm the skin, smooth lines, and moisturize the skin. Shea butter and high molecular weight sodium hyaluronate increase water retention in the skin. Green tea and chamomile extracts soothe the skin. Vitamins A, C, E provide anti-oxidant protection.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is an amazing addition to my skincare routine. It feels so rich yet lightweight, glides onto the skin so easily and sinks in to give a smooth, refined, and firm skin. My skin feels so soft, toned, supple, and tightened. I have been really happy with how my skin behaves when I use this cream, I do see and feel the transformation it has made. There is no residue after applying the cream, there is very natural glow, my pores look so tight and skin looks like a smooth canvas. It works perfectly under my makeup as well as during the night. It has not caused any breakouts or congestion on my combination skin, instead, I do feel my skin is so much toned and firm. This is indeed such an exquisite experience to indulge in this precious cocktail of amazing ingredients remastered into this masterpiece.
La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex
La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex is a firming eye gel which is lightweight, rapidly penetrating gel that firms, nourishes and re-energizes the eye zone, improving tone and texture and leaving the delicate skin around the eyes brightened and hydrated. It helps with the signs of stress and fatigue, and imperfections are erased. It is infused with caviar extract, which helps increase firmness and elasticity, while the brand’s exclusive Cellular Complex uses cutting-edge biotechnological ingredients to help revitalize and energize at the cellular level.
The exclusive formula helps boost long-term moisture retention while helping to soothe the delicate skin around the eye. It moisturizes the delicate skin around the eye. Calms skin and reduces the feeling of puffiness. It also smooths the look of lines and primes skin for makeup application. I use it morning and evening, one dot under my eye, and apply with a light tapping motion from the outer to the inner corner. It may be extended from the outer corner to hairline and applied to the upper eyelid.
I am so obsessed with this eye gel, there is no irritation, no fragrance, and no residue. My eye area looks lighter and tighter, I feel it is getting more and tighter with each passing day. It works well with other skin care products I use, even under my makeup. It has been my go to in my everyday skincare routine to keep my eye area firm, smooth, hydrated, and bright, or on the days I need a quick fix for tired puffy eyes.
I highly recommend you to check the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream and La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex. They are so worth the price and if you believe in taking good care of your skin, not just for today but also for the future, to have good quality skin. La Prairie is available at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.