I like how Laurie uses the Vitamin-enriched, easily absorbed, highly stable Marula in her base of Red Raspberry Seed, Evening Primrose, Rosehip, Avocado and organic Vanilla infused Jojoba oils. This roster shows just how on trend perfumers are with body care. Seeing her shrewd choice only serves to fuel my fire for fragranced body oils…the issue that has forefront on this blog is how do I get more perfumers to create flanking body oils?! With fragrance tastes so exacting, it just makes common sense. Another rant for another day…
Laurie gets this and uses her lessons of perfumery to create a highly stylized oil that invites repeat sniffings. The ultra-smooth viscosity of the oil feels like a dry oil. It disappears on its slather and doesn’t leave a weighted feel on skin.
And, like the feel, the scent is a first; the list delicious delights may sound a tad heavy, but are actually subtle. A sainted Frankincense comes forth at the opening thrill, but quickly glides into the sensual Orange Blossom playing with a little nip of Black Pepper. The art here is different as the top notes fade quickly into my always favourite Night and Dawn Blooming Jasmines. The sweet fleeting juices of Orange Blossom and organic Blood Orange Peel lend a tender citrus shine as joyfully as the Rose Otto, but Jasmine fans rejoice! The end result on skin is the sensual veil of Jasmine as your last sniff.
I wanted this oil to last as long as possible, which isn’t long in the world of body oils, but longer than most. A brilliant creation, rich, warm flowers are what Laurie knows best. She has created something true special out of her infatuation…something that transforms skin with a decidedly vintage charm.
An unfamiliar perfumer that I’m looking forward to getting know…
Scent Classification: Floral
Viscosity: Ultralight viscosity