Thursday, 12 September 2013
Roger & Gallet Fragrances
I love a good fragrance, especially one from a brand that I'd not heard of previously. Roger & Gallet are just such a brand and when I was offered some of their perfumes, I had to do my research. Offering a natural touch of emotion and luxury everyday, R&G create perfumes and body care for the discerning individual. My first impressions were that of Penhaligons or L'Occitane, both brands I have loved for years so looked forward to trying some new scents.
First up is the Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Perfume with a head note of mandarin, also containing caraway seeds and grapefruit. A little longer on the skin and you smell fig leaves, musk, cedar, fig milk and fig pulp. All these wonderful ingredients mixed together makes for such a heady experience that it's fast become my go-to perfume for day to day. For those who don't like fig scented fragrances, this one is worth a spritz: gaining insight from the fig flower, this concoction draws from the delicate, much more subtle end of the fragrance scale and comes away with a modern twist on an old classic. I've had a love affair with figs since a young child and this adult fragrance is unlike anything I'd smelt before.
Then there is the ripe and fragrant Roger & Gallet Huile Sublime Bois d'Orange Perfumed Dry Oil. For body, hair and face, this nourishing oil is perfect slipped on after a decadent bath for an instant pick me up. The ridiculously overpowering smell of citrus (mandarin, orange and bigarade petitgrain), jasmine and cedar mix to form a delightfully intoxicating scent that lingers on the skin for much longer than expected. I've taken to slipping a little of this over my pressure points, along the ends of my hair and massaging into the neckline for a sumptuous, invigorating scent to fall asleep to. Not only does it smell good enough to eat, Huile Sublime Bois d'Orange has natural essential oil and vitamin E leaving skin feeling moisturised and hydrated. Perfect for my dry and sometimes irritable skin.
Have you tried anything from Roger & Gallet?