A few things I'm loving right now all have a rose theme in common. I haven't always been a fan of heavy rose-scented beauty products. It took me a while to get used to the floral fragrance in Chanel and Burberry beauty items. My current obsessions are all rose-themed.
Aerin Rose Hand and Body Cream ($40 for 4.2 oz) is the biggest splurge I've made for a hand and body lotion. The price is a bit steep but worth every penny. The tube is fairly large and it works wonders as a hand cream. I love the scent which smells like candied roses with very soft and feminine feel. The cream nourishes the hands and absorbs quickly but still keeps the hands feeling moist but not greasy. It's a total must for me as a hand saver during the dry fall/winter months.
Diptyque Roses Candle ($28 for 2.4 oz approximately 20 hours of burn time) is a warm rose scent. It's perfect for fall to winter. I like burning this by itself but it also burns nicely alongside Baies or Mimosa. I love that this gives a warm fuzzy feeling.
By Terry Baume de Rose ($60 for 10g/0.35 oz) is a cult classic. I've been eyeing this for years (literally years) but could never bring myself to splurge since I tend to avoid lip products that come in pots. (I prefer tubes for easier application.) However several beauty enthusiasts and friends insisted I try this and they pushed me over the edge. I'm happy to report that it's every bit amazing as they claimed. The Rose Balm doubles for lips and nails, but I've only tried it for lips so far. It has a smooth texture and a unique luscious feel that I've never felt in any other lip balm. There is a rose scent but it's very faint. How does it compare to my other two favorites? I'll have to do more testing, but for now I can't live without all three. The texture of the By Terry is slightly thicker and adheres to the lips better and feels like absolute heaven on the lips. My favorite part of Jo Malone's is the scent (it's heavenly) and packaging. I love the Hourglass because of how it performs combined with the spa-like scent it has. I'm hard pressed to pick just one - but will report after a bit more testing. Bottom line is the By Terry is worth every penny. I don't ever want to be without this lip balm. (I keep wondering if the gloss version is good too?)
Chanel Rose Moire Le Vernis ($27, limited-edition) was previously reviewed here and here. There's something so lovely about a shimmery rose-mauve pink. I've worn this numerous times since I first bought this color. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend you check it out at your next trip to the Chanel counter.
Dior Enchanted Rose #451 Addict Gloss ($29.50, limited-edition) is a new shade from the holiday collection. It's an irresistibly gorgeous neutral peachy pink infused with gold shimmers. It's sheer on the lips alone but works wonders when layered over an opaque lipstick. Review and swatches to follow very soon for it's own feature.
Are you fan of rose-scented or rose-colored beauty products? What are your favorites?