A SPLASH OF MOROCCAN SUNSHINE: CHRISTMAS AT LA SULTANE DE SABA
Orange blossom can feel more like a summer scent but it really comes into its own in winter when the orange sparkles even more vibrantly against a backdrop of snow-dusted fields and weak winter sun-lit skies.
Hands down, some of the loveliest orange blossom beauty products I’ve come across this year are by spa and scent voyage-inspired brand La Sultane De Saba www.lasultanedesaba.co.uk
95% argan oil, this Argan and Rose Facial Oil balances sebum production so it works for oily skin, heals damaged skin and acts like superfood for dry skin – ideal for all skin types £31/50ml – very luxe
I’ve got a thing about oranges this winter. They’re all over Instagram, from Liz Earle Wellbeing’s sensuously carved oranges spiked with cloves to lots of Scandi-inspired Instagram accounts laden with reindeer and rosemary trees, wooden snowflakes, spiced biscuits, oranges and cranberries.
If you’d rather be in a warm, fleur d’orange-filled garden in the countryside just outside Marrakech rather than a fluorescent-lit office today, La Sultane De Saba’s Fleur d’Orange collection is the next best thing to a Moroccan escape. I just love this Orange Blossom collection – it’s luxe, uplifting and a little heady…like a rich Christmas elixir.
Moroccan Paris-based brand La Sultane De Saba’s scent voyages span the globe, with each exquisite collection offering its own homage to the destination’s natural plants and flowers. These are just a few of them:
Malaysia (tropical flowers and honeyed Champaka)
The Journey of Delight (my favourite – orange blossom)
Japan (neroli and lotus)
The Spice Route and Bali (lotus and frangipani – another favourite of mine and their Milk Body Spray with Frangipani and Lotus is gorgeous)
Voyage dans les Isles (Tiara flower)
I think this brand’s facial oils are exceptional – they’re well priced at around £28-£31 for 50ml, and for prickly pear (barbary fig) lovers (the “new argan”), they do a rich, concentrated facial oil that skin just drinks in – this one made it onto my dressing table this week and I’m loving it – it’s £40/50ml.
You can see all their FACIAL OILS HERE
…and here are some Christmas gift ideas handpicked across the brand.
Drift away to a far off place…
Voyage Dans Les Iles Scented Candle with Tiara Flowers £30
Gifts for Luxe Lovers
La Sultane De Saba’s Gold Face Masque, with 23 carat gold and mother of pearl extracts, £36.50/100ml
For Hammam fans: Black Eucalyptus Soap £26.95/300g
Exfoliates, clears pores, deep cleanses, refreshes, clears toxins
This is the amazing Tiara Flower and Aloe Body Milk Spray…
5 Oil Coffret Travel Set
Winter Rose…last but not least this exquisite body elixir: Rose Body Oil £31 which you can use on dry hair as a nourishing conditioner.