Darphin's Sweet Bliss


At BeautyHuile, a Vanilla body oil rarely goes without notice.  Well, a good one at least. It’s clear if I’m not waxing poetic about the vibrant array of rich Roses I find to sniff, I'm seeking out the perpetual bliss of a cuddly Vanilla. And, one of new favourites is Darphin’s Nourishing Satin Oil ($45), which has an air of mischief with its mesmerizingly provocative Jasmine accented with traces of Vanilla.

I’ve been a Darphin and its formulaic naturalism for as long as I can remember. The Water Lily gel is a mainstay in my bathroom. It’s the brand’s clean and uncluttered packaging and bottles that keep me coming back for refills as the exceptional scents are so quintessentially French that keep hoping the brand will launch a coordinating ultra-sophisticated scent soon enough. Airy and gentle, the Nourishing Satin Oil doesn’t disappoint.

You'll be hard-pressed to furrow a brow over this Vanilla variation. The oil is soft and romantic from the slightest hint of the sweet Vanilla and is easily wearable by those looking for a luxury splurge without the triple-digit tag attached.  The oil has a smart combination of equally impressive oils - Safflower, Sesame, Sweet Almond and Sacha Inchi – the last one rich in essential and non-essential amino acids and Vitamin A. Red Ginger essential oil enhances the antioxidant work and hydration. Though not wholly organic, the oil is 99% all natural in constitution.

It seems every skincare line has a body oil these days, thanks in part to the huile hysteria taking place in the beauty space. But, you can always count on the French and their rich expressions of scent for a refreshing change of pace. They always know how to evoke the joys and pleasures of scent and sensibility in one sleek bottle.

Price: $$
Scent Classification: Floral
Viscosity: Ultralight Viscosity