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When Mandy told me she was launching a Jasmine Face Elixir I was more thrilled than words can begin to describe. Jasmine is one of my very favorite scents of all time, and the jasmine sambac that she chose for Aftelier Perfumes Organic Jasmine Face Elixir is of the highest quality available. The aroma is otherworldly, warm, captivating and utterly hypnotic.
Aftelier Perfumes Organic Jasmine Face Elixir features jasmine sambac, a very high quality essence, that Mandy sources directly from a grower in India whose small batches are only available for sale once a year.
Mandy describes this intoxicating permutation of jasmine sambac as one that is "naturally fresh and spicy," and stated that its aroma is "uplifting and relaxing." This is an understatement of the highest order. There is no luxury face oil that feels or smells anything like this anywhere. The raw resources that she painstakingly selected for this luxury face oil represent the best ingredients available. However, it is undoubtedly Mandy's visionary juxtapositions, of the select ingredients, that account for its exceptional quality, otherworldly aroma, and its unparalleled sensory experience.
Organic Rose Face Elixir (reviewed here) and her Organic Honeysuckle Face Elixir (reviewed here), render skin soft, supple and ultra-hydrated. Replete with the quintessential ethereal glow, sought by luxury face oil aficionados, this elixir gives skin an enviable luminosity seldom experienced at this level. Furthermore, fine lines are softened and the overall complexion appears more healthy and even in tone.
Mandy creates them from a blend of the following seven organic oils:
- Organic grapeseed and organic sweet almond, rich in vitamins and minerals, can help tone the skin
- Organic rice bran oil and organic apricot kernel oil are known to nourish and smooth the skin
- Organic squalane can help hydrate and protect the skin
- Organic camellia oil, rich in anti-oxidants and vitamin E, is nourishing and soothing to the skin
- Organic rose hip oil has been known to have a rejuvenating effect on the skin
I should add that I also use Aftelier Perfumes Organic Jasmine Face Elixir during the day, and not only does my skin look and feel fantastic, but the veil of scent offers a perfect way to greet the morning.
I began making facial oils for my perfume line in the early 1990’s and included recipes for making them in my book Essence & Alchemy (2001). Since then facial oils have grown more and more popular. The selection of organic base oils to choose from has grown exponentially over the years, which has allowed me to consistently improve my formula. My criteria for using an organic oil in my formula include its ability to promote cell regeneration, be quickly absorbed into the skin, and to have no scent. Because you smell a nighttime facial treatment product even more than you do a perfume -- and fall asleep inhaling it, I feel that it is of paramount importance that the fragrance be beautiful.
Mandy Aftel is an award-winning all-natural perfumer and author. She creates each extraordinary Aftelier Perfumes fragrance by hand in small batches in her Berkeley, California studio.
Aftelier Perfumes Organic Jasmine Face Elixir is available in a 15 ml dropper bottle ($65.00), and a sample size ($6.00) at www.aftelier.com. Click on the image below to visit Mandy's website. (Unaffiliated Links).
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