Monday, December 23, 2013

Aftelier Perfumes Ylang Face Elixir Review

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Aftelier Perfumes is a visionary company whose handcrafted creations are unlike anything else in the marketplace. The marriage of the highest quality ingredients available coupled with Mandy Aftel's brilliant and innovative juxtapositions of raw materials and scents makes Aftelier Perfumes peerless. Anything imagined by Mandy is unlike anything else that you have tried, and when a nuanced perfumer of this caliber turns her attention to the creation of luxury face oils-- the results are mesmerizing. I find myself repeatedly transfixed by each of her otherworldly creations, and her new Ylang Face Elixir fits right into her tradition of creating extraordinary nourishing luxury face oils that are so special and unlike anything else that you have ever tried.

According to Aftelier Perfumes, their Organic Face Elixirs are:

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 is a luscious, decadent and utterly tantalizing luxury face oil. The warm organic yang ylang is given a greater depth and complexity at the hands of the creamy floral blend, and then brightened by the pink grapefruit and blood orange. The result of this commingling of scents is the perfect equipoise, and one difficult to find when attempting to balance such assertive scents. 

The formula itself is feather-light and sinks into the skin effortlessly. Skin is left deeply moisturized, delectably soft and supple, and with an unbelievable healthy glow. The aromatherapeutic benefits of this magical formula will calm the mind and body while deeply nourishing the skin. Everything about  experiencing Ylang Face Elixir is extraordinary from holding the beautiful jewel-like bottle in your hand, to using it, and then finally to carefully returning this precious elixir back to a place of safe-keeping. The entire ritual is the epitome of modern luxury because the tactile experience is so extraordinary that if encourages you to slow down and savor the entirety of the experience. 

This fresh and floral organic 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. 
Delight in the glowing warmth of this otherworldly creation!
Suggested use: "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." If you warm a few drops of Ylang in your hands and then apply it to slightly damp warm skin after cleansing you will find that you will not only use less, but that it will sink into the skin deeper and faster.
Overall assessment: Simply extraordinary. Unlike anything else that I have ever tried. Mandy has even outdone herself in creating this masterpiece.

$65.00 for 1/2 oz. and 1ml. sample $6.00 from Aftelier Perfumes

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  1. I’m amazed and grateful for your fantastic review Helen, I appreciate your superb insights and writing so much, and your pictures are simply gorgeous!
    xo Mandy

    1. Hi Mandy-- I'm so happy that you enjoyed the review! Ylang Face Elixir is an extraordinary achievement-- I'm not sure how you are able to capture such pure golden magic in this gorgeous bottle, but this is an amazing luxury face oil to be reckoned with! xoxo, Helen


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