By the way, before you start imagining some sordid, smutty testing sessions with bf, let me squash that thought LOL. Sorry, but it's just me sitting in my room, un-sexily taste-testing edible massage oil and scribbling down notes.
I'm seriously considering decanting this into an empty polish bottle to use as cuticle oil. The problem is that it will probably look really strange if people catch me smelling my nails constantly :P
As you might expect from a perfume from a couture intimate cosmetics collection, Lily wears close to the skin, so only people who come close to the wearer will catch the scent.
The concept is interesting, but ultimately I like Lisa for the oils, and not the salts. The funny oil/salt separation was maybe a windfall for me--I treat it more as an in-shower body oil treatment than a scrub. I think it would actually be pretty nice if used as a bath salt--dissolve a few spoonfuls into a hot bath to infuse it with the ingredients' hydrating properties, as well as the pretty scent of Wild Orchid/Sweet Chérie.
Overall I wasn't sure what to expect from a brand whose products are mainly carried by lingerie and adult retailers. However, I discovered that these products are full of hydrating ingredients for soft, smooth skin; they're lovely products even beyond the sexy massage angle! The scents of Sweet Chérie, Wild Orchid, and Marrakesh are available across most of the products, allowing for layering to create a fragrance that lasts all day, if you wanted. The minimalist packaging with fashion design-style illustrations also makes them beautiful additions to a vanity.
What do you think? Would you use Luz de la Riva's massage products with your partner?
Lulu massage oil ($28 USD / 2 fl oz); Lulu 24K massage oil ($40 USD / 2 fl oz)
Lulu edible massage oil ingredients: organic Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, organic flavor
Lulu 24K edible massage oil ingredients: organic Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, organic flavor, 24K edible gold flakes
Stella massage oil ($29.50 USD / 3.58 fl oz)
Stella massage oil ingredients: Prunus amygdalus dulcis (almond) oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, Sesamum indicu (sesame) oil, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), isopropyl myristate, fragrance
Zoë body lotion ($27 USD / 5.25 fl oz)
Zoe massage lotion ingredients: Oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil, Helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Olea europaea (olive) oil, Rosa canina fruit (rose hip) oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, quanternium-79 hydroluzed silk, vegetable glycerin USP, emulsifying wax USP, citric acid, tocopherol (vitamin E), sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol
Sophia massage candle ($29.50 USD / 8.5 fl oz)
Sophia massage candle ingredients: Glycine max (soybean) wax, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), fragrance
Lily perfume ($70 USD / 3.58 fl oz)
Lily pheromone perfume ingredients: purified water (aqua), Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) leaf extract, propylene glycol, polysorbate 80, fragrance, sodium benzoate, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Yellow #5
Lisa salt scrub ($28 USD / 16 fl oz)
Lisa salt scrub ingredients: Alaea Hawaiian salt, Himalayan salt, Bolivian rose salt, magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt), Prunus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, Sesamum indicum (sesame) oil, Vitellaria paradoxa (shea better), isopropyl mistrate, fragrance