Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Face Shop launches Soul fragrances

What: New Soul Fragrances by The Face Shop
Where: Dimensione, Bonifacio High Street
When: April 23, 2009

I wasn't aware that the third level of Dimensione, one of my favorite home stores, had a loft-like space for events. That was the venue for the debut of the new Soul fragrances of Korean beauty brand import The Face Shop.

There are 4 new fragrances to sniff and select:
Secret Blossom - is floral and fruity, with all of these in its brew: lemon tea, green tea, lilac, red peony, peach flower, wisteria, white sandalwood, amber and soft musk. Designed for the carefree and fascinating woman.
Sweet Pleasure - is musky, floral and woodsy. It's supposed to be adored by young women on the cusp of falling in love. And that smells like violet leaf, wild strawberry, grapefruit, violet, jasmine, gardenia, white wood, musk and vanilla.
Wish Upon a Star - is floral and oriental. Quite exotic really, this scent is created for the sophisticated woman. She's enamored with the mixture of mandarin, orange, lime, Bulgarian rose, white jasmine, sandalwood, white musk and vanilla.
Essential for Men - is fresh, aquatic and yet woodsy. Your man will smell so good in this splash of basil, lemon, mint, cider leaf, lotus, amber, precious wood and musk.

Personally, I quite enjoyed the Wish Upon a Star scent--it's quite sensual but not too heavy for the tropical heat. Sweet Pleasure was okay but it smelled kinda generic. I really did like the Gustav Klimt reproduction prints on the boxes, although the brand failed to explain why they chose that particular artist's work.

If you're looking for a perfume, then do know that each 30mL bottle of The Face Shop Soul Fragrance costs P895. Click here for a store near you.

The Beauty Writer

*product photos courtesy of The Face Shop


jamie said...

I also loved the wish upon a star scent too! haha.. :) but i think, I already saw the scents in their store before even the said date of launch..

anyway, nice blog.. keep it up.. :)

The Beauty Writer said...

Ay, ibig sabihin nahuli yung marketing? Parang palpak =P Thanks for dropping by!

Anonymous said...

secret blossom smells like eclat by lanvin! wish upon a star scent is the best for the womens' line. hope they do release other scents for men.

The Beauty Writer said...

Really? But Eclat is my personal perfume--been using it since '03 and I didn't think it was similar at all. Okay, will sniff again this weekend =)

janicew said...

YES!! I totally agree with Anonymous...I've sprayed the lanvin eclat d'arpege and the face shop secret blossom on the test strips and they smell so alike! Looks like I've found a high-end perfume dupe! Also, the sweet pleasure smells uncannily like chanel chance eau tendre...not sure if it's just my nose haha! Definitely worth a sniff comparison!