You know when you smell something that is subtle, but so amazing? Like the scent of the ocean in Montauk or a flower lei in Maui? Well, that’s what you get from Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends, but way more exotic. Inspired by ingredients sourced from around the globe, they’re launching with four scents: Orange Flower & Lychee (Morocco), Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit (Japan), Vanilla & Cedar Wood (Uganda), and Fig Leaf & Sage (France). Trust me, they all smell beyond awesome. With simple and clear constructions and far fewer ingredients than a typical fragrance, these scents are pure and warm, but won’t overwhelm you with their fancy complexity. They smell alluring, yet mellow. The line includes a Skin Softening Body Cleanser, $24, Skin Softening Body Lotion, $26 and Fragrance, $75. Maybe it’s my love of travel, but even though they are meant to be layered in one family, I’ve been mixing Fig Leaf & Sage Body Cleanser with Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit Body Lotion to great effect IMO. I dare you to pick just one.
– Carrie Stern Kleiner