[productsamples] National Geographic is all about far flung places and exotic locations which is reflected in the fragrances and inspirations that Tisserand has created. I know that Tisserand is a favourite brand on BBB for feeling more luxurious than the price suggests. This time of year (as I stare out at the sheets of rain) has to bring self care into focus – transition months can play havoc with mental well being as we all adjust so anything that eases you into the darker evenings and chilly days is good in my book.
The ranges are split into Retreat (relaxing and nurturing), Paradise (exotic and dreamy) and Explore (wake up and energise). My immediate first try was the Paradise Shower Wash, and if I’m honest, it’s just a little bit light on fragrance – I wanted a proper whack of jasmine and grapefruit. It’s there alright, but just not at the level I expected.
On the other hand, the Mood Mist is a proper perk up – it’s nicely minty at the start with a warm cardamom finish making it fresh and soothing at the same time.
Paradise Roller Ball does a lot better on scent – in fact, all the Roller Balls perform well although you need to give them a few minutes to start releasing the essential oil fragrances. Retreat is absolutely about the hot bath and warm blanket – it’s gently citrussy and enveloping. The thing about these is that the very choosing asks you to identify what you most need and that’s important to recognise. Bath oils etc, in themselves, don’t really solve anything, but the accompanying rituals, the sense of embracing your mood and allowing yourself to acknowledge you need nurturing is worth it’s weight in peppermint or jasmine. This way, you choose the scent that speaks to you most as an olfactory addition to all of the other things. You can find this collection, starting at £9, HERE.
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