Are you missing hot summer days on the beach already? Then you'll love Ensoleille-Moi. Fittingly housed in a beautiful bijou of a bottle, the first scent from jeweler André Gas virtually transports the wearer to a tropical island. It features top notes of Tahitian gardenia and Bergamot, heart notes of coconut and ylang-ylang, and base notes of vanilla and white musc.
Compared to Bobbi Brown Beach, it's a sweeter, more natural-smelling scent. At first, it reminds me of suntan lotion, but it soon develops into a more nuanced scent. Yum liked the vanilla (of course!) but I enjoyed the light floral. Now, I'll be honest: Some of you will enjoy the lightness of this scent, while others will find it cloying. Y'know, if you love pina coladas and margaritas, you'll love it; if you're more of a whiskey-and-Coke girl, it'll be too soft for you. I wouldn't wear it every day, but I'll definitely be bringing it out as a pick-me-up on the dreariest days of winter. (If you can't go to the beach, bring the beach to you, I say.)
Ensoleille-Moi is $68 online, and in the States, it's available only at Gas Bijoux boutiques in New York and Los Angeles. For the store addresses,
238 Mott Street
New York, NY 10012
8012 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046