July 15, 2013

Le Soft Perfume in Emballe Moi and La Reine Soleil

Le Soft Perfume in Emballe Moi and La Reine Soleil

Summer is the time to keep things simple.  Instead of lugging around my Zara Office City Bag, I’ve switched to a much smaller summery alternative from ASOS.  My poor shoulders will welcome the change but the 5 notebooks, 4 lipsticks, 3 Rimmel Stay Mattes and 2 perfume bottles I’ve convinced myself are essential have to go.  While I can downsize on the other stuff, I do like to have a multiple choice of perfumes to use and instead of the big glass bottles taking up space and weighing my bag down, these lovely perfume sticks from Le Soft Perfume* have been a welcomed change into my everyday bag essentials.

Basically perfume in a stick form, who knew it was possible? These beautiful products have recently hit the Cult Beauty shelves from the French countryside with a whole range of fragrances to choose from.  Each perfume stick comes in its own beautiful packaging, with a little door opening to display the perfume with some quirky words to describe the fragrance story which is a really nice touch.  The packaging alone makes me want to own the whole range!

Le Soft Perfume in Emballe Moi and La Reine SoleilLe Soft Perfume in Emballe Moi and La Reine Soleil

The two scents I have from the collection are Emballe Moi and La Reine Soleil.  Emballe Moi is a gorgeous musky scent with “Bergamot, Mandarin and Pink Peppercorn before mellowing to lingering base of Amber, Patchouli and Almond, via Raspberry, Rose and sweet Lily of the Valley”. I’d say amber is one of my favourite scents so this one’s absolutely perfect for me and the mandarin makes it a really uplifting scent.  It’s also made from a Shea Butter base so it feels really nourishing on the skin.

La Reine Soleil is much more energetic with “Citrusy top notes (Lemon and Bergamot) with a comforting base of Vanilla, Patchouli and Musk via Honey, Ylang-ylang and Heliotrope."  The citrus notes make it very summer appropriate but I like how the musk tones it down from being overwhelming.  It also has a mango butter base which actually gives the skin a lovely subtle glow.

My biggest concern with stick perfumes initially was the strength of the perfume and how it would compare to spray perfumes.  Luckily the perfume comes with a very detailed leaflet inside and with a little bit of strategic placement, the stick perfumes are just as strong as spray perfumes.  After some testing I found the best places to apply the perfumes were at the fold on the other side of your elbow and behind the knees.  It might sound a bit silly but every time you move your arm or legs you get a lovely burst of the perfume.

I was really impressed with the range, at £19 each they’re cheaper than your average perfume and a little goes a long way.  A huge bonus is that they’re also cruelty free, free from parabens and free from alcohol.  If you find that the alcohol in perfumes really irritate your skin, these are a perfect solution.  My birthday is 9 days away (where has the time gone??) so I might pick up another for my birthday.  I have my eye on the Umabel scent as it seems to have all my favourite scents in the one perfume!

*PR Sample
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