So, I have been hearing a ton about a new line of cosmetics by the name of Tokyo Milk. It has been blowing up in the blogosphere and I’m seeing it everywhere on instagram. When my friend Vanessa showed up for dinner a few weeks ago smelling lovely of softly pressed, powdery flowers and claimed it was a Tokyo Milk fragrance, I deemed it time to find out more.
Tokyo Milk was founded in 2008 by Margot Elena Companies & Collections. You may also know Tokyo Milk’s sister company, Lollia – an amazing line of fine bubble baths and soaps packaged so beautifully that I never opened mine. The Tokyo Milk packaging is equally beautifully designed: the Femme Fatale eau de parfum bottles are square, jet black with white writing. Very minimalist and if not sombre, I’m pretty taken with the names too: Dark, Bulletproof, Dead Sexy, La Vie La Mort (translation: Life Death).
The line is comprised of perfume, candles, hand and body cream, and lip balm. For those of you who want to know, the perfumes also come in rollerball format which is handy for travelling.
I tried out the hand cream a couple of months ago and it was really nice. Very moisturizing, but not greasy and the scent I tried was amazing. Not too strong – just right.
I picked up a bottle of the Everything & Nothing eau de parfum (part of the Femme Fatale collection) yesterday at Sephora I absolutely LOVE it. It’s light and sweet – totally reminds me of spring. To me, it smelled strongly of violets – a favourite of mine, but after checking out the fragrance description on the website, its scent make-up is sweet orange, pressed petals, desert moss and tea leaves. The tea leaf note is quite strong…almost a soft earl grey note. I can also smell white musk, rose, vanilla and maybe lily of the valley? The scent is seriously romantic and right up my alley for spring.
Now, online reviews state that Tokyo Milk is not known for its staying power. I will test this out today and report back in a later post.
One more thing, the price. Incredible at $44 at www.sephora.ca. Can’t go too wrong even if it doesn’t last all day.
Have you tried any of the Tokyo Milk products? I would be very interested to know if anyone has tried the lip balm and what you think of the product! Let me know in the comments!