Essence of Vali | Refresh, Fortify, Sleep

Spring cleaning is sort of a ritual for a woman. If it’s not gussying up her home and its dusty innards, it’s sweeping off the vanity table with that all to familiar feeling in the air – I want something that smells pretty and new. And so, when a fragrance isn’t enough, when a body oil’s Vanilla underpinnings just don’t excite, where can you go to get a scent that emanates as a second skin that only you could have imagined? Point & click Essence of Vali for an affordable spring fling with the tart zing of Grapefruit, a silkened Cedarwood or the tropical flourish of Ylang Ylang. In one oil? In all three?

Yes, Essence of Vali makes it easy to introduce the concept of layering your wardrobe of oils to give you something new to wear everyday. So, if you still haven’t found the perfect body oil with its perfect sink-in texture leaving that oh-so perfect scent you crave, here’s a threesome to begin with that bring a combination of surprisingly graceful and sleek oils with characteristic essences and dimension when blended in the perfect balance and scent symmetry just the way you like it.

Refresh is a perfectly pleasant zest of Lemon, Orange and Grapefruit Peel. A citrus lover’s energizing dream, actually without stirring up any boredom. The opening is tart and green, but compelling on its own. Fortify, in contrast, brings the delicate sweetness of Rosewood, while Cedarwood surfaces from within with a softly woody punctuated with Spruce Needles, which aren’t sharp. Just modest to the scent. And, Sleep brings the ever favourite Lavender set against a plush Ylang Ylang and Marjoram Leaves.

Too much fun is to be had with layering these innumerable variations all blended using 100% Golden Jojoba, especially if you've been hit with Lavender fatigue. The scents are likely to sweep spring tidings into nostalgia as the essentials and basic with their fuss-free feelings of clean, classic scents, while the oils are lightweight (try mixing up a batch for hair) and project a blissful sense of whimsy.

Isn’t that what spring should be about?

Price: $
Scent Classification: Citrus, Woody, Floral
Viscosity: Ultralight viscosity (2/10)