Thursday, October 24, 2013

Aftelier Perfumes Launches a New Face Elixir! Ylang is Heaven Scent!

Press Release
When Aftelier Perfumes launches a new product, the world listens- as well it should. Mandy Aftel's carefully crafted Atelier creations are celebrated worldwide because of her deft skills, unparalleled creations, inventive juxtapositions of disparate elements, and uncompromising quality. Thus Mandy's newest Face Elixir Ylang will undoubtedly take the niche atelier luxury oil market by storm- leaving all of the loyalists wondering how they got along without this beautiful luxury oil before its creation.
Ylang boasts a new formula, a new size and a gorgeous and elegant new bottle with a dropper. As an aside, I must share my glee with you that Mandy bestowed upon me the notable distinction and honor of being the recipient of the very first bottle ever made, and in fact the stock photo above is actually the very bottle that she sent to me. I am honored and humbled beyond words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Mandy! xoxox

My full review is forthcoming, but I will tell you right now that Ylang is a truly phenomenal Face Elixir. The scent is an intoxicating and tantalizing marriage of ylang ylang blended with bright pink grapefruit and blood orange- the result of which is a warm creamy floral punctuated by luscious citrus notes. It was love after one prolonged inhale, but one application resulted in unmitigated and unwavering devotion. Try to be patient while I use it for a while so that I can give you a full review-- I have only had it since yesterday late afternoon, but that is enough time to declare that I already covet it! If you can't wait- then order it- you won't regret it!
Have you ever seen a more beautiful oil?!

Face Elixirs
Perfect for both men and women, these anti-oxidant rich face elixirs comfort your skin and promote cell regeneration. This lightweight formula absorbs easily, immediately moisturizing, softening, and conditioning. Use on your clean face before bed, and drift off to sleep in a light veil of fragrance that promotes relaxation. When you wake up, your skin will feel wonderfully nourished and revitalized. For men, use after shaving to nourish your face. 

Mandy creates them from the following organic oils:
- Organic grapeseed and organic sweet almond, rich in vitamins and minerals, helps tone the skin
- Organic rice bran oil reduces the formation of wrinkles and slows down aging
- Organic squalene helps hydrate and protect the skin, encourages regeneration of healthy skin cells, and prevents premature aging of the skin
- Organic camellia oil, rich in anti-oxidants and vitamin E
- Organic rose hip oil improves elasticity and has a rejuvenating effect on the skin

Ylang Face Elixir
This fresh and floral nourishing treatment for the face is immediately moisturizing, softening, and conditioning. 

Featuring organic ylang ylang, a creamy floral blended with bright pink grapefruit and blood orange both known for their toning and softening properties. The soothing aroma is both fresh and floral. Our face elixir is in a base of the following organic oils: rice bran, sweet almond, apricot kernel, camellia, grapeseed, squalene, and rose hip seed. These oils are chosen for their ability to promote cell regeneration. 

Add some drops of the elixir to your fingertips and gently pat into your clean face before bed. This lightweight non-greasy formula absorbs quickly into your skin as you drift off to sleep in a light veil of fragrance that promotes relaxation. When you wake up, your skin will feel wonderfully nourished and revitalized. 
$65.00 for 1/2 oz. & $6.00 for 1ml. sample. Exclusively from Aftelier Perfumes. (Unaffiliated Link).
Press Sample (but really more of a gift!). All views expressed are categorically my own.
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  1. I need. I want. I crave all your face oils, Helen. Lola's secrets are my doom.
    I have a troublesome relationship with ylang ylang, after a misencounter with M Micallef Ylang in Gold that still has me a bit reticent to all things ylang ylang. But coming from Mandy's hands I just feel all scented wounds can be healed.

    1. You might want to have me locked up if you saw how many I have amassed! I don't blame you for feeling reticent to try anything with ylang ylang given your prior misencounter. You could always an order the sample size next time you place you have a planned purchase with Mandy. That way if it doesn't agree with you- then you can use it somewhere far enough away from your face so as not to have a reaction. It would be one decadent foot oil for a cold NYC winter night (especially accompanied by thick wool socks)! Of course you are quite right-- anything from Mandy's hands is magic! All scented wounds healed, indeed! xoxoxox

    2. I envy, with white envy, your serums, elixirs and face oils collection. Its fantastically cold here in NYC and I am wearing all my woodsy, dark, spicy, balsamic scents but big flowers, specially white ones, are always part of my night rituals.
      Continuing with the theme of beauty products fetishism, I was wondering if you can take some pictures of your whole face oils collection for our voyeurism. I am going to enjoy them vicariously.
      Have a lovely weekend!

    3. wefadetogray, you know that there is no way that I could ever deny your request! I will take some pictures today and post asap! I am happy to comply to all fetishistic requests-- whether theoretical or visual :-) This will be fun for me!!!!!!!!!!

      The cold weather in NYC certainly makes your woodsy, dark, space, balsamic scents sprinkled with white flowers a perfect choice!

      You have a lovely weekend as well! <3

  2. Thank you for your wonderful post Helen - I love the gorgeous light coming through in the stunning photos!
    xo Mandy!

    1. Absolutely my pleasure, Mandy! I'm so glad that you love the pictures! All the stars aligned perfectly because I was able to get precisely the type of shots that I was seeking! Have a lovely weekend! xoxox, Helen


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