ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends

Kiehl’s introduces a sensorial journey around the world through the launch of Aromatic Blends, a scented body collection. Each scent composition is representative of an exotic location where Kiehl’s sources its fair trade ingredients for various formulations. Vanilla and Cedarwood from Uganda, Fig Leaf and Sage from Provence, Orange Flower and Lychee from Morocco, Nashi Blossom and Pink Grapefruit from Japan.  The Aromatic Blends scents are formulated with fewer ingredients than traditional scents so they’re cleaner and more representative of the underlying main ingredients.

 Keihl's Vanilla & Cedarwood Range

The Aromatic Blends line has three products: skin softening body lotion, skin softening body cleanser and fragrance.

The Keihl’s Skin Softening Body Lotion is formulated without silicones  but instead uses Squalene and Crprylic/Capric Triglyceride to provide and lock in moisture  without leaving a greasy residue. The body lotion delivered enough hydration that lasted through an entire summer day. My best results  came when I did an entire  body application immediately after bathing and towel drying, then a second application to my elbows, knees and feet after a few minutes. The fragrance in the lotion is subtle yet distinctive. Suggested Price $26

The Kiehl’s Skin Softening Body Cleanser provided light lather and did a good job of cleansing without over drying my skin. If you are used to fruity/sweet smells in the shower, mix it up a bit and try Fig Leaf and Sage — it’s great in the evening.  The Orange Flower and Lychee is awesome in the morning, a nice way to wake up. Suggested Price $24

The Fragrances are simple and clean – perfect for summer. I tried the Vanilla and Cedarwood which started out very sweet but  after an hour faded quite a bit and I was left with a hint of woody spiciness. For my next application of the Vanilla and Cedarwood fragrance, I layered with a citrusy fragrance after about an hour – amazing! Starting at $40 for 30ml.

All Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends products are made from naturally–derived ingredients and formulated without parabens, silicones and sulfates. This collection is a great way to experience a myriad of exotic scents. Try mixing and matching the various scents to create your own unique blend or try all the items from a particular scent to create a more intense experience.  Either way, you should definitely experience Kiehl’s sensorial world tour.

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Christene Carr About Christene Carr

Christene is a marketing and social media strategist who has worked with start-up companies as well as established brands. She takes a practical approach to beauty and her reviews and comments often focus on ingredients as well as efficacy. For Christene, being bored is never a concern...when she is not busy running marketing campaigns, testing beauty products and concocting new beauty potions, she is creating food and drink recipes, writing, making dresses, eating, or any one of a myriad of random things she thoroughly enjoys. Find Christene on her blog,, and follow her randomness on Twitter @ChristeneCarr

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