You know when you fall in love with the scent of a beauty product and daydream about it being bottled? Well sometimes dreams come true…
Caudalie has done exactly this, by recreating the scent of its much-loved (by me and - it seems - anyone who’s tried it) Divine Oil in a perfume. I had high hopes and I wasn’t disappointed… it was bliss at first spritz. I’m a big fan of skin scents for Summer, which is exactly how I’d describe this - warm, sensual, musky, makes me swoon a little - just how I like it.
‘A rose, a little vanilla, musks, something wonderfully smooth... ’
When I close my eyes it reminds me of warm Summer evenings, yet works equally well as a daytime scent. It sprays in a fine, delicate mist and is difficult to overdo - heady but not overpowering; sweet but not sickly - suitable for women of all ages.
‘The queen of roses builds on scintillating grapefruit and spicy pink peppercorn, three rare "Uganda planifolia" vanilla beans, wonderful Virginia cedar and extraordinary musks.’
The elegant bottle reflects the contents perfectly - I love the pale gold ombre effect glass and ash wood lid. It’s heavy, substantial, but doesn’t take up too much space on my dressing table.
So if you already own the oil, do you need this too? I tend to use Divine Oil on my legs, so yes - I need this on my upper body where I can catch a waft of it throughout the day. If you use the oil all over, you’ll know that it’s pretty heady on its own and could probably skip this… *if* you can resist the temptation to spritz yourself in its loveliness.