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Jo Loves and Le Labo Product Review

Superyacht luxury product reviews

Well, what a lovely surprise, I’ve just received some Jo Loves & Le Labo Christmas Cheer. The beautiful Ruth from Superyacht luxury sent me some delicious luxury beauty products to reviews for you all.

Now before I start off, I would like to say that  I fall into the 35-45 year old demographic and my skin is typically dry and very sensitive.

Further,  I am not paid to review these products, and the opinions are solely mine.

From joloves.com: “Jo loves was created by Jo Malone.  Jo Malone MBE has been described as an ‘English scent maverick’ and the woman responsible for creating some of the world’s most loved fragrances.

Originally a facial therapist, Jo fell in love with fragrance while working from her discreet skin care clinic which she set up from her London home.

Discovering an instinctual talent for creating scented products by hand in her kitchen, word of her exceptional potions quickly spread and soon Jo was unable to keep up with demand.

From these artisan beginnings, Jo launched her first brand, Jo Malone London, which gained cult status around the world. In 1999, Jo sold the business to Estée Lauder Companies and remained Creative Director until she left in 2006.” www.joloves.com.

A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future. – Coco Chanel

Before I give you my opinion here is what jo loves has to say about their product:

A luxurious foaming gel for hands and body, designed to be used every day as a hand wash or shower gel to gently cleanse and scent your skin.

In my opinion, the product and packaging present elegantly and would sit nicely in the bathroom on board any superyacht.  Further, the soap offers a delicate and familiar fragrance which is reminiscent of a bygone era.

Jo Loves Pomelo  Hand & body cleanser 200ml.

I was happy to find that the soap didn’t dry out my sensitive skin, and I will happily continue to use this product.

On a less constructive note, I could not find an ingredients list, so I’m really not sure what I was putting on my body, which is something that I always consider when choosing beauty products.

 

La Labo – Santal 33

Moving onto the La Labo – Santal 33, I received the 60ml hotel size body lotion which is packaged in a standard bottle.

Without doing any research on this product, in my opinion, this product oozes masculinity. Just think of the Marlboro man mixed with an American retro Barba shop, and then you will find this delightful elixir.

Sure enough, when I did look to see the who, what, where, why and how behind this product, I found the whole website is geared towards the male consumer.  

Some other reviews disagree and have stated that this range spans ages and genders. The founders themselves have said that “We never thought about who was going to wear it regarding gender at Le Labo. We are more thinking of the souls — perfumery has to be sexual to me — it has to create an attraction, an addiction.”

For me, this is a man’s fragrance, and there are many other beautiful scents out there that will appeal to your female guests.

So if you are looking for a gender-neutral product for the guest bathrooms then perhaps this product isn’t for you. If you are looking for his and her line, then I would recommend this range for him.

The lotion goes on with ease, and it is far from greasy, The fragrance was not to my liking, but my husband found it quite nice. The scent does stay on the skin for a while, but some people do not mind that either.

On the positive Le Labo claim to be “Plant-based, genderless, claimless, cruelty-free”.

Free of any promise other than making you feel good while using it”. Which is a massive plus in my book. Further, I did find the ingredients to Santal 33  which are:

“Enriched with vitamin E, vitamin A, aloe vera, coconut and olive oil, this paraben-free hand and body lotion perfumes, softens, and smoothes your skin”. For better results, have someone else apply it to you… gotta love the sexy marketing tactics here)

 

 

 

The Stewardess Bible

Bamford Geranium Collection Product Review

Superyacht toiletries

Here at The Stewardess Bible, we love offering genuine reviews of the superyacht amenities that we receive.

It’s been a long time since I wrote a product review, but last month the good people at MH Boutique sent me these glorious Bamford products to review.

I would also like to state that I was not paid for this review, and all opinions of the products which I reviewed are solely mine.

I was sent a broad range of the Geranium collection to review, and I was not disappointed.

Here is what Bamford had to say about the collection:

Herbaceous heart notes of Egyptian Geranium and twin lavenders, with spicy vanilla hints of Tonka, lifted by peppermint and blue gum eucalyptus. Uplifts mood and promotes inner harmony.

 

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These products have been made with naturally sourced and certified organic ingredients that nourish and re-energise body and soul.

The range is also certified by the soil association which means that the ingredients are organic and are free from parabens artificial colourings, mineral oils and synthetic fragrances.

This is great news for me as I fall into the 35-45-year-old age group. My skin is super sensitive, dry and damage from years spent on yachts and in the sun.

I always struggle to find products which will do what they say, and quite often I find myself with a red, painful rash after using products which claim to be safe for sensitive skin.

I was a little apprehensive about trying new products for this reason, however, with the Bamford body range I was happily surprised.

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I received the Bamford hotel amenities in a white muslin bag. The products themselves will sit handsomely in Superyacht cabin. The products are available in 50ml and 100ml sizes.

The soaps were mild and the body lotion was moisture-rich, without feeling greasy.

The Botanic pillow mist and the body splash have the most inviting fragrances, without being overbearing and the heart shaped soap and the rosemary candle are simply divine.

For more information on the Bamford hotel amenities, please contact MH Boutique.

If I tried to find any negative elements to these products, then I would have to say the fragrance. At first, I thought the aroma, was a little overbearing when I open the box, as I was hit with a gush of delicious geranium smells, which could possibly be too much in a guests cabin.

That said,  the fragrances are organic, they don’t smell artificial and it does uplift you… so, In my opinion, it’s not such a big deal.

The last point that I would like to mention again is that Bamford is a certified member of the soil association which just makes my heart sing.  Below is a little excerpt is taken from their website, which explains what they do:

The Soil Association, its standards and activities, and the practice of organic farmers are all based on a set of internationally recognised principles. These principles are the roots from which organic agriculture grows and develops. They express the contribution that organic agriculture can make to the world, and a vision to improve all agriculture in a global context.

Agriculture is one of humankind’s most basic activities because all people need to nourish themselves daily. History, culture and community values are embedded in agriculture.

The principles apply to agriculture in the broadest sense, including the way people tend soils, water, plants and animals in order to produce, prepare and distribute food and other goods. They concern the way people interact with living landscapes, relate to one another and shape the legacy of future generations.You can read more here: www.soilassociation.org

In conclusion, Bamford products are truly wonderful.  I am super impressed with their philosophy, and staying true to their mission statement:

Bamford is a way of life. We create beautiful clothing and body & Skincare products that are natural and artisan made.

 

 

 

BVLGARI: Eau Parfumeé au the’ bleu

BVLGARI: Eau Parfumeé au the’ bleu – Product Review

Last week the lovely people at the Moncada Hispania Boutique asked me if I would like to review the new, BVLGARI Eau Parfumeé au the’ bleu range that BVLGARI has recently launched.

“Yes.. Of course, ”  I said.

I mean… who would l love to get their hands on this amazing product.

Now, I know most of you would have heard about this brand before, but this is the first time I actually took the time to find out exactly who and what BVLGARI is/are. So off I went to the internet to do a little poking around…

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About the company:
“BVLGARI (Italian pronunciation: [ˈbulɡari]) is an Italian jewellery and luxury goods brand that produces and markets several product lines including jewellery, watches, fragrances, accessories, and hotels”

The company was founded in 1884 and is owned by the French multinational luxury group LVMH who incidentally also own another 70 luxury subsidiaries. So it really is no surprise to find out that this luxury brand conglomerate operates on a colossal scale with profits soaring into the billions (source: https://www.lvmh.com/group).

EAU PARFUMÉE AU THÉ BLEU
Here is what BVLGARI have to say about the fragrance:

“Inspired by the finest Chinese Oolong Tea, an airy luxury Eau de Cologne for men and women.
A precious fragrance with floral and aromatic tones, a new sensation of Renaissance for the body and the mind”. (Source: http://www.bulgari.com/en-us/products/47370-e.html)

  • Olfactory family: Floral – Aromatic – Blue
  • Top Notes: Lavender – Shiso Leaves
  • Heart Notes: Blue Tea Accord – Violet
  • Base Notes: Iris – Musk

BVLGARI Eau Parfumeé au the’bleu: Review by The Stewardess Bible

 

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