“Beauty when most unclothed is clothed best” – PHINEAS FLETCHER, Sicelides

For the woman who aims to exemplify natural beauty, these are words to live by.

Beauty products sourced from simple origins with only the purest ingredients are highly beneficial not only for one’s exterior needs but for the well-being of the mind, and the health of the planet.

When it comes to fragrance, the philosophy is no different. To scientists, smell is our most primitive sense, affecting our sensuous animal side, and arousing powerful feelings such as sexual attraction, hunger and emotion.

Scientists think our sense of smell is important because it can’t be switched off, and because it is processed in the same unconscious part of the brain as your memory – smell can bring back images of places in a flash.

This summer, we review Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends to bring to you four avenues of sensual pleasure that transport you to the far corners of the world. Crafted with fewer ingredients than traditional fragrances, these unique scents allow the pure notes shine through naturally.  The hard part is to pick one – which Kiehl’s fragrance are you?

ORANGE FLOWER & LYCHEE
Category: Floral & Citrus
Theme: Exotic
Description: A fusion of Orange Flower and Lychee sweetened with a touch of honey, rounded out by Moroccan Rose
Perfect for: that summer night party

VANILLA & CEDARWOOD
Category: Oriental
Theme: Seductive
Description: A fusion of Ugandan Vanilla and Cedarwood, heightened with a hint of Iris, which gives way to a rich amber
Perfect for: That end of year work party

NASHI BLOSSOM & PINK GRAPEFRUIT
Category: Floral & Citrus
Theme: Wild
Description: A fusion of the aromatic essences of Nashi Blossom and Pink Grapefruit, accented by ginger and rounded out with soothing notes of soy milk and white musk
Perfect for: that weekend at the beach

FIG LEAF & SAGE
Category: Chypre & Fougère
Theme: Classic
Description: A fusion of Fig Leaf and Sage with underlying hints of bergamot, citron and thyme
Perfect for: that summer-time picnic

*Images courtesy of Kiehls.com

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