Counting down to the launch of Tom Ford Summer 2016 Soleil Collection in Singapore! It’s launching on 3 May at the TANGS Orchard counter, so be prepared! I know everyone will be rushing for the makeup items, and in case you missed them before, I have reviewed and swatched the entire collection here and here. Today, I would like to introduce 2 other items that are also part of the collection, and equally deserving of your attention – Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Eau de Parfum and Tom Ford Radiant Moisture Souffle.
Soleil Blanc is the latest fragrance from Tom Ford, and is essentially summer in a bottle. It comes in the chic white and gold packaging that marks all the summer releases, but this will be a permanent member of the Tom Ford Private Blend Collection.
Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Eau de Parfum starts out with a big burst of jasmine topped by some sparkling notes at the opening. But unlike typical white florals, Soleil Blanc drips with amber’s warmth, giving it a coconuty-feel. There is a touch of pistachio in there which is hard to detect, but adds a certain sweet nuttiness to the brew.
When I first heard Tom Ford is releasing Soleil Blanc, I was really excited because I had envisioned it to be the fragrance version of last year’s Shimmering Body Oil [see here] which I loved. However, when I spritzed Soleil Blanc on myself, I found it is sweeter and has less warmth. Unlike the golden warmth of Guerlain Terracotta Le Parfum [reviewed here] which was all suntan lotions and pina coladas, Soleil Blanc reminds me more of Miami – hardcore partying in tight designer minis and sugary fancy cocktails. It is not a bad direction to go, certainly more cosmopolitan and easier to wear in the city, and much more appealing to a more broader market. Soleil Blanc has fairly large sillage, and a small spritz is about all I can take without feeling overpowered. It lasts about 5-6 hours before starting to fade gently, and becoming completely close to the skin after about 7-8 hours.
Moving in a completely different direction, Tom Ford Radiant Moisture Souffle is a limited edition facial cream from this Summer 2016’s Soleil Collection. This is a hybrid product that not only does lovely things for the skin, it also preps it well for makeup application. As with all of Tom Ford’s skincare, the Radiant Moisture Souffle is formulated with the Infusing Complex, which is a cocktail of nutrients to rejuvenate skin and kickstart the natural repair mechanism.
Even though it is described as a souffle, the texture is more like a heavy cream but it spreads out easily and does not leave skin feeling greasy. In the swatch above, I had first spread out a little of the Radiant Moisture Souffle on the back of my hand before placing another small dollop there so you can see the texture. As you can see, when completely spread out, the Radiant Moisture Souffle leaves behind a golden sheen on the skin that gives it a healthy, luminous glow.
On my dehydrated skin, this feels just fine for day wear, even layered under a full face of makeup. It keeps my skin hydrated, and is emollient enough to keep flakes at bay. Also, the golden sheen awakens even the dullest skin from lack of sleep, and also smoothens my skin in a way that makes me feel good enough to venture out of the house without any makeup! This almost never happens, so it is quite a feat of miracle! On the other hand, those with oilier skin may find this a bit too heavy especially in our humid climate. For me, I have taken to slathering this on my neck because it just looks sooo good!
For the full ingredient list and another perspective on this, please head over to Liz’s blog.
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