[productsample] If there are any 8-Flower Nectar fans in the room, the difference with this variant is that it has 24 carat gold flakes in it. Nothing says Harrods Exclusive more than a few gold flakes! So, yes, it’s only available in Harrods to start with, from the 30th September, but heads out nationwide from the end of October.

Darphin 8-Flower Golden Nectar

To be perfectly honest, I can’t see any other differences and don’t particularly want random flecks of gold on my face – is it just me? I’ve tried it on my complexion and hands and couldn’t actually see any ‘goldness’ anyway. But, nonetheless, this is a divine face oil – the smell of it is just delicious and if was easily within my skin care budget, I probably would succumb quite readily. The scent is a kind of ylang ylang and jasmine mix although the oil contains immortelle, ylang ylang, patchouli, neroli, rose, lavender, jasmine and iris.

Darphin

Apparently this oil had 135 trials before the formula was perfected – it’s also got omega 3 and 6 – and took 3 years to develop. Your skin will sing with this oil if it is older, dry or dull – if your complexion is none of those things, you can pass it by without a second glance. The regular (non-goldy) 8-Flower Nectar is – wait for it – £98 HERE but with the bits, it’s £110. There’s a lot of anti-ageing messaging around this product which feels out of step with the more forward thinking skin care market which is a shame, but if you can ignore it (and you should), and you like a luxury product, I don’t think it will disappoint you in terms of skin softening and nourishment.

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