If you’ve read Scent Hive over the past several months, you know that I adore Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Face and Body Frostings. (You can find my praise for Kashmir Rose here, and Tuberose Gardenia here). Although I have not given Tuberose Gardenia the full attention it deserves, nor have I reviewed V&SP’s Orange Blossom,until now.
The common scented thread amongst all of them, is the vanilla infused organic jojoba oil that is sublimely smooth and creamy, and very sensual. Tuberose Gardenia benefits from this milky velvet base as it grounds the unbelievable tropical decadence of tuberose and gardenia enfleurage. (Enfleurage is a very expensive and lengthy process that you can read about near the end of V&SP’s web page here). The blend of pure gardenia, tuberose and Tahitian vanilla beans that have been infused in the jojoba oil for at least 6 months is intoxicating, and only a tiny amount is enough to send me into a blissful stupor.
But I digress. The focus of this post is Orange Blossom, another incredibly gorgeous Frosting that Laurie Stern, the artist behind V&SP, has created for us orange-loving fools. Orange Blossom is a bit of a chameleon. One moment she has me sitting on a comfy couch, ’round the fire at a holiday party… hints of mulled spices in the air. Neroli sometimes has that effect, it can be slightly herbally and aromatic. Then within a moment, Orange Blossom will hasten me away to a beachy holiday that’s all tangeriney and breezy. I love that about Orange Blossom, its dichotomous nature.
Of the three Frostings, Orange Blossom has the smoothest vanilla quality. It is luscious. It’s easy to think Creamsicle because of the orange/vanilla duo, but don’t. All of them have a very sophisticated vanillic base that lean gourmand, but never in a foody or cloying manner. Only in a swoon-worthy, I-hope-I-can-always-get my-hands-on-this-stuff kind of way.
Matisse Odalisque at galanart.com
7 thoughts on “Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Orange Blossom Face & Body Frosting”
I too am a fan of Velvet and Sweet Pea’s and appreciate knowing of more delicious offerings! You make these sound truely good enough for the dessert plate!
I am in love with them all. I like to use them at night on my hands, and Kashmir Rose was my choice last night. It’s amazing how well Rose and a hint of vanilla spice go together.
It sent me off into a restful sleep!
The Orange Blossom was my favorite of her frostings (but they really are all beautiful). I even tried it on my face which is really sensitive & unpredictable & it was great. It smells heavenly & is a great stress reliever imo! I really need to find a job soon so I can stock up on some of Laurie’s goodies! 🙂
If you enter the drawing here:
the odds are really good right now at winning one of the $25 off coupons at my “shop” 🙂 I have all of Laurie’s Frostings up and the large sizes will be coming soon!
I have such a hard time deciding which one is my fave. I think right now it might be Kashmir Rose, but frequently it’s Tuberose Gardenia.
Thanks for reading,