If you judge the Kiehl's Orange Flower & Lychee Aromatic Mist (P2,585) by its name alone, you would think it's the usual cheery fruity-floral affair. It's not. It's a sophisticated, aloof fragrance with quite an attitude. If it were a person it would be someone who has travelled extensively, who has seen it all and is no longer very easily impressed.
Orange Flower & Lychee: An exotic fusion of Orange Flower and Lychee sweetened with a touch of honey and rounded out by Moroccan Rose. Our Orange Flower extract is derived from the Bitter Orange tree - a tree known for producing flowers with an especially distinctive orange scent. This unique scent was combined with a fruity-floral infusion of Lychee, found in the subtropical forests of Southeast Asia.
Nonetheless, Orange Flower & Lychee is a warm fragrance. You'll find hints of orange flower and lychee but the musky rose and honey sets the tone for this concoction. It has a fiery glow to it, a haze that surrounds the skin all day. It's potent for me so I only spritz a maximum of two times per use! It's a great complement to subdued looks because of its spicy, slightly woody finish - mature enough for the office yet bohemian enough for casual wear.
I have to mention that this gives a very fine mist. That's always a plus for me since I hate it when nozzles sputter out drops of perfume! I love that the product is distributed evenly, a must because this particular fragrance is strong.
There are three other scents in Kiehl's Aromatic Blends line, each having their matching Skin Softening Body Lotion (P1,575) and Body Cleanser (P1,220). You should try sniffing Vanilla & Cerdarwood, Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit, and Fig Leaf & Sage to see what matches your personality. ;) My favorite is the Orange Flower & Lychee after smelling everything in the range - it's distinct and memorable, something I always look for in a scent!
I highly recommend this line if you're looking looking to expand your fragrance collection outside of the usual florals, fruity, or acqua scents. :) You'll find complex musks, spices, and wood in Aromatic Blends and they're not too expensive or polarizing compared to similar high end names.
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