Monday, July 16, 2012
Kiehl's new Aromatic Blends - Fig Leaf & Sage review
I had a Ratatouille moment when experiencing Kiehl's new Aromatic Blends fragrance in Fig Leaf & Sage. You know, the moment in the movie when top food critic Anton Ego takes a bit of Remy's ratatouille and is immediately whisked back to his provincial childhood? My skeptical nose took one whiff of Fig Leaf and Sage and I was transported to the countryside.
Fig Leaf & Sage is one of four scents in Kiehl's new Aromatic Blends line (the other three being Orange Flower & Lychee, Vanilla & Cedarwood, and Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit). All the scents are naturally inspired and focus on sustainable sourcing. Today I have a review of the Fig Leaf & Sage line, which includes a Fragrance, Hand & Body Lotion and Liquid Body Cleanser.
I also had the chance to try Kiehl's Fig Leaf & Sage Hand & Body Lotion and Liquid Body Cleanser. Both products were well scented and smelled just like the fragrance. Both body lotion and body cleanser are packaged in plastic bottles with botanical and informational appearing labels, which is a nice touch. The body cleanser made a nice lather while while preserving a gentle and not too drying feel. The lotion had just the right moisturizing feel. It sank in quickly, but not too quickly. At $26 and $24 respectively, the Kiehl's Fig Leaf & Sage Hand & Body Lotion and Liquid Body Cleanser command a luxury price tag, but do deliver on quality.
As I mentioned above, Kiehl's Aromatic Blends are available in four different scents. I've provided the official descriptions below:
Orange Flower &Lychee - "The Orange Flower and Lychee recreates the atmosphere of late afternoon in a Moroccan garden. The Orange Tree absorbs the warmth of the sun during the day then exudes its strong distinctive essences as the air begins to cool in the evening, while the lychee lends a soft and sweet aroma reminiscent of the roses growing nearby."
Vanilla & Cedarwood - The Vanilla & Cedarwood scent is a delicate balance of ying & yang, one part feminine from the Uganda Vanilla, smooth, smoky and just slightly sweet; one part masculine from the Virginia Cedarwood, raw and earthy. Together they blend to form a fragrance that is dynamically simple and irresistably universal."
Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit - The Nashi Blossom is too fragile to undergo any form of processing. We used a unique extraction technology with a more durable ingredient, ginger, whose aromas helped to strengthen the reproduction of the Nashi Blossom, making it an absolutely pure interpretation of the bloom."
Fig Leaf & Sage - The Fig Leaf & Sage unique scent is best described as spring in Provence, reminiscent of the French countryside. The scent expression is not merely that of a fig, but is a combination of the scent of the air beneath the fig trees and the delicate aromas of herbs in the surrounding fields."
Kiehl's Fig Leaf & Sage was literally and off-the-beaten road scent from nature. I certainly recommend taking a whiff the next time you're near a Kiehl's boutique. I'm quite curious about the rest, myself. I think Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit sounds like something I need to check out! Thanks for reading! Have you experienced Kiehl's Aromatic Blends line yet? Which of the four scents above appeals to you most?
P.S. The herbs in this post are from my friend's mom's absolutely amazing garden!
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration by PR. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.