by corinne iaia

October 21, 2014

& OTHER STORIES BEAUTY


Perusing the digital shelves of '& Other Stories' beauty section made me feel like a kid in a very fancy and adult candy store. The clean lines and basic packaging scream "Scandi-Chic" so much so that I feel like the obvious next step is moving myself into an all-white apartment with nothing more than a table and chairs furnishing the place. While I'm a sucker for beautiful packaging, I'm even more of a sucker for deliciously scented products that work well and don't cost you the arm and leg that you're attempting to moisturize. 

Word on the street is the brand created the exclusive fragrances of their bath and body range with Ben Gorham, the nose behind cult favorite Byredo perfumes. Does it get any better? They've just launched the previously Europe-exclusive range in the U.S. and are pushing out their beauty products in phases. Naturally, it was bath, body, fragrances, and candles to start - and I hear next year will bring color cosmetics, skincare, and nail laquers. Oooh...

I tested two scents in their various product spectrum - the 'Punk Bouquet' piqued my interest, and naturally so did the 'Fig Fiction'. Any fans of Diptyque Philosykos out there, this one's for you! Punk Bouquet is also delicious; a unique and sparkling scent that smells of roses and vanilla, which is unobtrusively cozy and comforting - perfect for the fall. I picked up two of the 'Body Mist' which is something I would normally stay away from entirely, but lately I find myself spritzing on perfume post nighttime shower, which can be wasteful when it's Serge Lutens. Whoops. These are a great replacement for just that, and they leave you smelling so yummy and fresh I've dubbed them "shower-scent extending" products. 

My conclusion? If you're going to try a few items from the range, go for the candles and body scrubs, both of which look good enough to eat and pleasantly chic. But with the price range of the products ranging from just $8 to $25, why stop there? More, please
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