While out shopping with my best friend yesterday, in the rain, (Not a smart idea but definitely garnered A LOT of laughs) we wandered into Bloomingdales. I had been meaning to try out Creme De Pistache Souffle by Laura Mercier forever. I am a huge fan of her bath and body line along with her fragrances.
Anyway, one whiff of that and I was sold. It is a hard smell to describe but I will do my best. This is one of those fragrances that stops you your tracks upon first sniff. It smells like a more luxurious, unctuous, version of Body Shop's Nut Butter (which I am a fan of. ) The name pistachio is a is however a bit misleading as it is more of a vanilla/ almond smell. Have you ever smelled Marzipan desert? It is very similar to that. This Vanilla Almond is laced with a smell of hazelnut and praline. I also smell a touch of marshmallow or custard. I know this sounds super sweet but it is actually cut with an underlying floral of some sorts. I find this smell to be very unique as this is a distinctively different vanilla due to the nutty scent.
The lasting power on this baby is out of this world, this will last you many hours or through the night. I put it on last night and woke up smelling it this morning. I personally like that, someone that likes a more subtle scent might disagree. I would not recommend layering a perfume with this because it would compete with the cream's scent. The texture is heavy but light at the same time, souffle is a very appropriate name. I like how soft this is without being greasy. It absorbs quickly but leaves you feeling moisturized and satisfied.
The downside? The price, $55 is a lot for a cream. However, this is a true luxury and meant for special occasions kind of cream. I absolutely adore this. I think if Heaven is a place, I am sure that this is what it smells like!
Have you tried out Laura Mercier's Body Souffles? What did you think?