So I was very excited to try Kenzo’s Belle De Jour White Lotus Serum ($150.00 USD) which is a day and night serum for a radical effect on the beauty of the face. At the heart of this care is a highly concentrated and enriched White Lotus alchemy which reinforces actions on cellular regeneration. Leaves skin tightened and restored. Belle De Jour, an exceptional product line that enhances the skin’s natural beauty by protecting it from free radicals and the harmful stress hormone – Cortisol. The skin is restored to its natural balance and left luminous and soft.
The key ingredient in this is White Lotus which is one regarded as a sacred flower throughout Asia, white lotus has many soothing and anti-free radical properties. It is cultivated especially for Kenzo in East Asia, an ideal location for this plant to flourish.
To use, take a small amount of the serum and using the fingertips, slowly spread it with a gentle touch over cleansed face and neck. Following with Belle De Jour cream is a complete experience.
I love this smooth, light gel that glides over the skin and absorbs so quickly. It instantly smooths the skin and leaves it so soft. Over a few weeks, I have noticed a difference in the texture and luminosity of my skin. This product is spendy, but it its worth it for the effectiveness. Also, its nice to splurge on a luxury product every once in a while!
Looking for a sexy Fall scent for your favorite man? One of my favorite fragrance companies, Kenzo, has released a perfect men’s cologne for the season, Kenzo Homme Woody ($72.00 USD 3.4 oz, $54.00 USD 1.7 oz).
The Kenzo website describes this scent as, ” An aromatic woody fragrance with an intense and vibrant trail. The energy of fresh, fusing leaves, mint and basil, mingles with the power of woody notes of vetiver and Atlas cedar. The fragrance of a free spirit who draws his strength from nature, between sky and earth.” The scent is:
-Recommended for both day and night wear
-Atlas cedar base blends with black pepper and mint
What I (and my husband) thought: This is a very masculine scent, with a twist — it is not only woodsy, it has a refreshing kick to it. I also think that it is fresh enough to wear all year, not just in the Fall.
The summer season may be winding down (hopefully, it is so HOT), but, you can smell like summer all year round with SummerByKenzo perfume. Kenzo’s description of this sunny scent is:
Emerging from a burst of sunshine, SUMMERBYKENZO blends an array of opposites: Sensual and Modern, Refreshing and Warm, Floral and Sweet to create a sultry and succulent fragrance that caresses the skin. The sun’s rays shine through the golden lines of its leaf-shaped bottle.
What I think: Because of the combination of bergamot, citrus and musk, this sexy scent is perfect for all seasons, not only summer. This is perfect for women who want a lighter scent, but not one that is too fruity or floral. It’s light without being too girly.
The latest in Kenzo’s Eau De Fleur collection, De Plum ($55.00 1.7 oz) is classified as a “powdery almond floral”. The website describes it as:
Plum blossom emerges from the winter chill, scattering a myriad of dainty petals. The spring then hums its powdery floral note with almond verses. Kenzo flower waters are picked from Japanese trees.
This fragrance smells so fantastic. It is a bit sweet, and powdery, and very sexy. It is very light so I spray it all over, even in my hair. People have been telling me how great I smell since I have been wearing it!
Kenzo’s Eau De Fleur collection includes the Plum as well as the other three that were introduced last year: Eau De Fleur De Silk, Eau De Fleur De Magnolia and Eau De Fleur De Tea — which is the other Eau De Fleur fragrance I own. The Tea is a sultry floral musk.
Let’s face it: as we age our eyes are one of the first places to show it. Our lids get droopy, crepey and then there are those dreaded crows feet. Yuck! But luckily, there are many eye lotus and creams to help lessen the wrinkly eye burden that we all must eventually face. My favorite new eye creme is Belle De Jour Angel Eyes ($70.00 USD). It claims to repair and revive skin around the eye contour. The key ingredient, white lotus reduces the stress-inducing hormone cortisol and protects skin from free radicals. All in all, Angel Eyes claims to “enhance the natural beauty of the eyes by restoring natural balance to the skin. The eye contour is left smoothed and regenerated, erasing dark circles and bags beneath the eyes.”
Wow, really? Wow indeed. I LOVE this eye cream. First, there’s the wonderful ritual of application. I place a pump of the eye cream on the tip of the included brush and dab it under on my eyes and on my upper lid. I then flip over the brush and gently sweep the cream outwards until it is blended in. Right away, I see a difference. My eyes look more awake and well rested. I don’t have many line, but my upper lids are getting a little crepey and my lids are drooping a bit. Sweeping the cream up and out opens my eyes right up. I have been using it morning and night and I really see a difference.
You can learn more and purchase this fantastic cream at www.kenzousa.com. Enjoy!
Looking for a sultry fragrance to give to the man (or men) in your life this holiday season? Kenzo has released Kenzo Power Cologne ($50.00 2 oz and $68.00 4.2 oz), a woody citrus that smells fantastic. The notes are:
Top: Verbena, Cardamom, Bergamot
Middle: Geranium, Black Pepper, Coriander
Base: Tolu Balm, Vetiver, Cedar.
I think this is an understated, yet sexy fragrance. When I first spray it on my husband, I experience the fresh bergamot and verbena notes. Then the spicy black pepper and coriander kick in, with a final hint of the cedar and vetiver. So nice, and it smells a bit like the holidays with the orangey bergamot and the cedar.
Also, purchase this scent or other great Kenzo products through November 9th at kenzousa.com, and receive 25% off your purchase with the code 09FAMILY. Enjoy your holiday shopping!
Kenzo’s newest take on its classic FLOWERBYKENZO is the sensual and powdery FLOWERBYKENZO ESSENTIELLE (.8 oz $58.00, 1.5 oz $75.00, 2.5 oz 92.00).
This sexy scent is classified as a sensual floral and is perfect for the colder weather of the fall. The scent is described as:
“A tribute to FLOWERBYKENZO, streamlined and presented through its most emblematic notes. Beginning with a floral accord, essence and absolute of rosa damascena and absolute of jasmine unfold into a powdery accord made up of a unique combination of sensual musks and absolute of vanilla. Finally, incense of the purest distinction, black pepper and pink berries complete FLOWERBYKENZO ESSENTIELLE with a vibrant finish.”
I enjoy the bright rose and jasmine top notes and the sultry musk, incense and black pepper that give the powdery finish a kick. This is an unusual fragrance that would be nice for a night out, or in with the right person!