There’s power in a scent and I know most women like smelling good. So much so that most of us have made wearing perfume a part of our beauty arsenal. I for one love wearing different scents. I have a few favourites and each one reminds me of a particular moment or memory of my life. Whenever I forget to wear one, I feel naked! Is it just me or do you feel the same?
Recently I discovered a local brand that is all about offering luxury scents for affordable price. Soleil Et Lune, French for Sun and Moon, believes beauty goes beyond one’s wardrobe and accessories. A woman can feel beautiful, confident and alluring, through the power of scent.
Crafted with the finest oils and essences from Grasse, France, Soleil et Lune has launched six unique fragrances that embody women’s unique personalities and moods. Envisioned to be worn in our tropical climate from morning until night.
Totally loving the Parisian vibe of the packaging–the box and the bottle are both effortlessly chic. If I didn’t know, this could pass as a global brand!
The six perfume scents are named after some of the most popular Parisienne names.
Exhibits fresh citrus with a hint of musk, for the life-savvy woman whose strength emanates from the inside. Herbaceous bay leaves, vibrant grapefruit, and subtle floral accords with moist and sharp blackberries in the opening. The intoxicating drydown is filled with the smokiness of vetiver and the distinctive warmth of cedarwood.
Bursts of fruity essence for the woman who uplifts like the sunshine wherever she goes. The opening is fresh with crisp, dewy green notes, blackcurrants and petit grain. This is followed by a lusciously ripe heart of succulent nectarines and acacia honey, all resting on a warm base of vetiver, peach and plums.
Gives out the scent of spring blooms, for the classic woman who is always ready to greet the day with confidence. She has a tenderness tinged with a voluptuous sensuality. The fragrance opens with a juicy burst of red apples, followed by a blushing bouquet of pink peony, jasmine and carnation, and delicate rose. The drydown is filled with the smooth, gentle softness of suede.
A delightful concoction that opens with bright mandarin and juicy pear notes. Elegant rose and transparent jasmine are combined with tropical solar notes in the heart, creating an indulgent effect; while sweet peach and dry amber notes linger in the hypnotic drydown.
A celebratory recipe that blends sparkling bergamot and mandarin with soothing marine tonalities in the head notes. Velvety rose petals and warm spices complement the earthy rawness of fig leaves in the heart. The drydown is both sultry and balmy with vetyver, dry amber and musk.
Inspired by the coastal resorts that line the Mediterranean Sea, this scent opens with the summery liveliness of bergamot, mandarin and crisp green leaves. A potpourri of florals: rose, honeysuckle and jasmine create a nostalgic provocativeness in the heart which leads to the beautifully relaxed drydown of orange blossoms and creamy solar notes.
Soleil et Lune is at Php 780 for 30ml and Php 1,180 for 50ml.
Can you spot one of Soleil et Lune’s perfumes, Gabrielle?
Not that I am biased but it’s my favorite from the bunch. I named lil’ Ms. JG Gabrielle because I’ve always loved the name. Now there’s a scent to remember me of my daughter. It’s floral yet musky, something that I never thought I’d like but now has become one of my daily scents. If you have a copy of October-November 2017 issue of Working Mom, you’ll see our feature on holiday dressing! 😉
Current faves: Lily Jewerly statement earrings, Dyptique Baies candle, Tom Ford lipstick in Indian Rose and Soleil et Lune in Gabrielle.
#EverydayLuxury doesn’t really have to be expensive, sometimes looking good and feeling good only requires you to put on your best smile and positive attitude. But it doesnt’ help to have a few things to make you effortlessly chic too! 😉
Soleil et Lune is available at The Park in Shangrila Plaza Mall East Wing 4th Level, CO/OP Manila in A. Mabini San Juan City, Firma in Greenbelt 3, Te Amo in Active Fun Building BGC, Chimes Boutique in Davao City.