It’s a funny thing, with fine fragrancers, that they seem to pay far less attention to the ancillary products than they do to the actual perfumes. It’s not good enough to dump some nice perfume into an average body cream or bath foam and hope for the best. Thankfully, this isn’t the case here with the Maison Francis Kurkdjian A La Rose Body Cream which, although light, did leave my skin beautifully fragranced for longer than your average and made it feel very silky, too. I’d say it’s more of a skin-silkener than a proper hydration boost, but there’s nothing wrong with that in the right circumstances.
In terms of the fragrance, it’s a delicate, powdery rose – not too sweet and more rose-buds than full blown rose. If you love a gentle rose, then I think this hits the spot. However, it’s pretty expensive (approx £44) so unless you want the full luxury experience of a fragrance match body lotion you might be as well to use a rose fragrance and any old unfragranced body lotion. I really did love using it, but I’m not sure I’d rush out and buy one. I think that’s hit the nail on the head with fragrance ancillary products – it’s something I might buy someone else as a proper treat but not really for myself.
As it turns out the Maison Francis Kurkdjian A La Rose Body Cream is quite hard to find on-line in the UK although you may have better luck in store (Liberty, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols) so I’ve included a link to the brand site which has this in euros at 55 HERE.
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