Lierac Sensorielle Multi-Use Oil


It’s a sunny afternoon. I see nippy little buds beginning to blossom from the trees around. They say spring showers bring May flowers. For me, the transition conjures up a sensory journey through  memories of first sniffs.

And, then the whiny rant begins…don't get me started on the few dusky hours I spend sniffing my modest jasmine blossoms before they wither away in silence. Fine, if not the dignified jasmine, why can't anyone get gardenia right? See, gardenia is one of my all time favourite notes in just about any product. And, as any devoted olfactory novelist knows, nary a perfumer who can distill the scent from the flower. Ever.

It’s an extraordinary oil that can combine the hearty notes of gardenia and jasmine in camellia oil. Lierac Laboratories Sensorielle Multi-Use Oil ($34) is a plentiful body treatment for face, body and hair. With such dignified oils, how can you not expect a sublime, sensory experience second to none? The natural antiseptic properties of the indigenous gardenia oil (loaded with methyl salicylate) ensure an intense protection of the epidermis and the scalp against mycosis (persistent dry redness, rashes) and dermatitis. In other words, dryness begone. There is a sincere attention to detail in this white floral infusion. Gardenia is a well-trodden scent; often blending seamlessly with cinnamon leaf, citrus oils, clove bud, jasmine, neroli, rose otto, tuberose, and ylang ylang for a variety of other healing remedies. The 24-hour hydration promised by the oil has the tried n’ true argan, grapeseed and sweet almond oils – all rich in essential fatty acids to re-texturize your skin.< But, new to my obsession is the light, sweet, nutty Hazelnut oil, which is comprised of 85% unsaturated fatty acids. Rich in calcium, vitamins A, E, B1, B2, and B6, Hazelnut oil has proved to be very effective in tightening the skin, thereby acting as a superb toner for the skin. It also helps in the regeneration of cells and strengthening of capillaries.

The oil is almost like the perfect, imagined new scent. Just in time for a flirtatious spring fling.