You no longer have to head to Paris to stock up on gorgeous smelling Diptyque candles, or traipse the streets of Stockholm for a sniff of a Byredo bottle. You could, of course, still do that if you wanted to. Or, you could get clicking and visit the newly launched escentials.com e-commerce site and have your favourite beauty products delivered right to your doorstep in under two days—yes, it's already been tried-and-tested by yours truly.
For those familiar with the Escentials brand, you'll know that besides Byredo and Diptyque, the Luxasia-owned retail concept also carries cult brands like Annick Goutal, Eve Lom, Lipstick Queen, Serge Lutens and more.
(Related: Escentials gets a facelift)
Wolfgang Baier, Group CEO of Luxasia, says, “It is all about giving customers more shopping options and greater accessibility to cutting-edge fragrance, skincare and beauty products. Escentials.com marks the exciting start of brands under Luxasia breaking into the digital space.”
Here are a few lovely things we've got our eye on.
3Lab Super Eye Treatment
Skin is naturally thinner around the eye area and most susceptible to wrinkles. For a powerful yet lightweight option, reach for the 3Lab Super Eye Treatment. It's infused with firming enzymes that promise to 'lift' the skin around eye area and de-puff dark circles.
Diptyque Le Redouté Scented Candle
Can't decide between sugar or spice? Why not opt for everything nice with the Diptyque Le Redouté Scented Candle. A potpourri of scents ranging from flowers to cinnamon clove and amber, this candle is housed in an elegant matte porcelain holder that's been crafted entirely by hand.
Byredo founder Ben Gorham may have grown up in Stockholm, but it's India, the home country of his beloved mother, that has inspired many of his scents. Saffron, for example, is one of the most expensive spices in the world, and also the national symbol of India. The Byredo Black Saffron Eau de Parfum, with its citrus notes of pomelo and berries, and warm notes of blonde wood and vetiver, is a heady mix.
By Terry Baume De Rose Lip Balm
If you love the scent of roses, get your hands on the By Terry Baume De Rose Lip Balm, pronto. This lip salve, infused with shea butter and essential oils, is super nourishing and can be applied to both your lips and hands. More importantly, it also contains SPF15 and Vitamin E, two ingredients which will protect you from harmful environmental aggressors.
As boring as it sounds, there are few things we look forward to more than winding down and getting ready for bed. For a treat you don't have to feel guilty about indulging in night after night, the luxurious Eve Lom Cleanser, packed with plant oils derived from cloves, hops, Egyptian chamomile and eucalyptus, is ace at cleansing and removing makeup gently.