Reviewed: A Jasmine Floral Water That Smells Better Than Perfume
As beauty editors, we get bombarded with a ton of new products every day (we know—tough life). Reviewed is a series where we report on some of the best products we’ve tried. Whether it’s a drugstore lipstick that lasted all day or a hand cream that saved us this winter, you’ll find all of our favorites in this column. Enjoy!
Jasmine the Disney princess is beautiful beyond comparison; jasmine the flower is reverent and fragrant. Jasmine the floral water is all of the above, plus exquisite, intoxicating, and totally hoard-worthy. My co-workers have been wondering why my general vicinity smells so strongly of the small white flower when all that’s on my desk is piles of beauty products and the occasional half-eaten cookie, and the answer is this: I’ve found the most heavenly smelling face mist, and I’m never letting go.
The mist in question is from Lake & Skye, an all-natural, beautifully packaged line of products from yoga instructor and aromatherapist Courtney Somer. The collection consists of heady roll-on essential oil blends (indie fragrance enthusiasts, take note) as well as magical sounding floral mists. The latter comes in three scents, each of which features just one ingredient: hydrosol, the fragrant waters co-produced during the steam distillation of essential oils. But I’m getting ahead of myself. First, the packaging: The floral water comes in a sleek white tube that features a black-and-white cloud pattern at the bottom (a reference to the name of the brand, no doubt). No label, no branding—no hint of the magical tonic inside. I chose the Jasmine scent (the others are Frankincense and Rose), and I cannot. stop. spraying. The bottle looks oh so chic sitting on my desk, and I find myself itching for it like the addict I've become. Since the only ingredient is jasmine hydrosol, it smells like you’re inhaling an actual jasmine flower—or rather, a field of them, which you’re standing in, as the lightest rain mists down over your face. The water leaves your skin looking glowy and soothes dryness or tightness instantly. I spray it anytime I need a pick-me-up, which equates to about once every hour, and pray for the day it gets released in perfume form (which probably means I just need some jasmine essential oil in my life?).
Now to the downside: the price. At $69, it's not exactly wallet friendly, especially when you consider the fact you're paying for fragrant water, but think of it this way—you’d probably pay that much for a nice perfume, right? The scent of this mist will give you just as much joy, albeit a shorter-lasting one. Sidenote: The packaging and quality make it a great gift option too. Give this mist a try, but prepare to be unreasonably obsessed and possibly tempted to spend a month of your Starbucks budget on a jar of flower water. Don't say I didn't warn you.
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Opening Image: Isabella Behravan