Saturday, February 09, 2013
Aftelier Perfumes Cacao
I don't remember the exact year that natural perfumer and author Mandy Aftel (Aftelier Perfumes, www.aftelier.com) made a huge splash in the top beauty magazines with her artisanal perfume, 'Pink Lotus', which was famously worn by Madonna, but her awe-inspiring line of all-natural perfumes has continued to shake up the scene among the perfumistas-in-the-know. Pictured above is a gorgeous little French heart-shaped perfume pendant filled with someone's favorite Aftelier fragrance creation, a unique and lovely Valentine's Day gift idea. You might choose 'Cepes and Tuberose' featuring wild porcini mushrooms and Italian tuberose, but my scent choice would be 'Cacao', an intoxicating and decadent blend of tinctured cocoa beans, Tahitian vanilla, blood orange, pink grapefruit and a luxurious combination of jasmines Sambac and Grandiflorum.