Bora Bora. Bali. St. Barts. Novato, California.
Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Body Oil has got me like, “I don’t even care what you say, this tiny hamlet on the edge of Marin County IS a tropical destination!” As any $74 body oil should.
This one’s from the new Winter Soleil collection, and the amber, gardenia, caramel and vanilla notes radiating off my skin temporarily eases the freezing pins and needles in my toes.
Yes, dude, it DOES get cold in California. It’s been below freezing at night!
Soleil Blanc feels thinner and less hydrating than my usual fancy-schmancy tropical body oil, NARS Monoi Body Glow II, which is $59 and also has a prominent gardenia note, but Tom’s oil smells cozier, richer and deeper to me…and the scent lasts much longer on my skin.
It smells sooooo good, but you’ll probably need to also use it with a heavy moisturizer if you’ve got le legs de lizard like me.
If you’re in full-on treat yourself mode, just stay away, ’cause one sniff will tempt you. Or…you could just give in and risk your frugal, emoji-happy mother texting you the following sentence: “Who needs a $74 body oil? Really? 🙀 😳 😡 I know your skin’s really dry, but stop being silly. ✋ 💭 ”
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,