Travel By Scent: Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Florale

You know what was never on my radar? Oil as a bonafide day-to-day beauty tool.

I know baby oil and other glimmering liquids have been used by people to enhance their forms during photoshoots, and that some people use them to tan/cook while out in the sun. However, I never knew that people would seek this kind of item out (and good quality versions at that), in their droves!

ELLE even reports that the product I’m currently loving, is the “number 1 in oils in France,  Belgium , Spain, Italy and Poland” (Marie-Noëlle Vekemans, 2019).

I never thought of oil as something to use, to not only beautify, but also sensually transport. Turns out, that’s just what this cult favourite Nuxe product I’ve been using recently, is capable of.

The recently refreshed Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Florale (first created in 1991) is an oil moisturiser that is designed with seven 100% botanical precious oils in its DNA, and retains the orange blossom typified in this NUXE line.

One of the immediate perks I picked up from using it for the first time, is the scent.

I may not have always loved floral scents – rather favouring the better regarded refreshing citrus scents out there – but I’ve never shrugged away from the feminine ones that settle delicately and prettily over my skin and clothing.

I like a perfume that lasts on the clothes, my skin, and leaves a good impression on peoples noses.

I only recently got acquainted with the culture of switching scents day-to-day depending on one’s mood. I’ve always cycled through a month of one perfume and then another.

I usually go from sophisticated Carolina Herrera fragrances to Amalfi coast adventurer with Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue. I have also even found my wanderlust momentarily satiated by the peaceful Berdoues Somei Yoshino scent recently.

Today, my mood alignd with the romance of the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Florale.

I felt transported – oddly enough back to Los Angeles…

The fragrance reminds me of visiting eclectic art galleries and contemporary museums in DTLA and mid-town. It reminds me of Matcha Tea as I walk down the Santa Monica beach. The perfume takes me to photoshoots by daytime and partying in the Hollywood hills at night. LA tends to have that combination of bustle and glam.

Deconstructing the scent reveals Calabrian bergamot (as you know I love Bergamot to the high heavens!), and essences of lemon and orange. The white musks are a heady presence, and merge well with the citrus zest of the grapefruit, as well as the magnolia.

Nosed into being by esteemed perfumer Irène Farmachidi, the floral signature of this Nuxe perfume, made with 96.9% of ingredients of natural origin, is an accompaniment to:

  • Moisturising Tsubaki oil
  • Repairing Argan oil
  • Nourishing Macadamia oil
  • Softening Almond oil
  • Smoothing Borage oil
  • Moisturising Camellia oil
  • Protecting Hazelnut oil

After showering, the oil is actually quite effective in moisturising on days when I don’t feel like my usual Coconut oil. On those days, I give my skin the gift of radiance I didn’t have to use makeup to get. The oil makes me shimmer, and I love the overall glowing effect it has on me.

I seem to be drawn to Musk scents recently, with this Nuxe perfume having notes such as that of Grapefruit zest, Musk, and Magnolia.

Apparently, there are different oil bases, which is how you get very dry, and even very thick or watery oils in the market. My particular oil of the day, is a dry oil with a silky, non-greasy finish. This is perfect for not staining clothes, not leaving me feeling sticky, but still providing my skin with a glow that lasts for hours.

It’s a very feminine fragrance, with just enough spice to match the kind of energy I usually maintain – especially while travelling!

I’ve gone to the beach smelling, looking, and feeling good – having lathered up with a light coating of the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Florale, which really only requires you to use a few drops.

The benefits of this product actually extend far beyond its ability to transport me places with scent:

  • It is formulated without ingredients of:
    • animal origin
    • mineral oil
    • parabens
    • silicones
  • It is said that its “anti-pollution shield” means that it has anti-oxidant action, which does a good job of reducing stretch mark appearance.
  • People with dry skin are able to use this as a moisturiser
  • The brand recommmends the product for caring for Split ends on your hair too
  • It is a great way to boost confidence when you smell a little better – so you can use it throughout the day to touch up your scent if you’re on the go and dont want to carry perfume around.

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