Beauty Trend: All About Oranges


To start your day as energizing as possible, choose beauty products with uplifting scents and powerful ingredients. Oranges are definitely part of a healthy eating plan, with their high amount of vitamin C. The significant antioxidant properties of this fruit are amazing and also used in the beauty industry.

Not so healthy, but extremely yummy is blood orange jelly (see photo above to the left: Blutorangen-Marmelade available in Switzerland at Globus for CHF 5.90). At the moment, my favourite breakfast treat at the weekend…


EAU DES BIENFAITS Fragrant Body Mist by Roger & Gallet

Nourish and scent your body with this stimulating treatment fragrance of essential oils and natural active ingredients that hydrate and soften the skin. Inspired by the journey to the heart of an Italian garden, the Eau des Bienfaits fragrance includes a reviving dose of blood orange essential oil which is combined in harmony with mandarin, bergamot and lemon.
Perfect for hot summer days!

Available from June 2013 for CHF 48.00 (100ml).

guerlain nerolia bianca

Aqua Allegoria NEROLIA BIANCA by Guerlain

The latest addition to Guerlain’s famous Aqua Allegoria range is according to in-house perfumer Thierry Wasser, a fragrance that evokes a nap in the shade of an orange tree.

Top notes: Petitgrain, bitter orange and peppermint
Middle notes: Neroli, orange blossom and ylang-ylang
Base notes: Musk, white amber and cedar

Available as Eau de Toilette for CHF 109.00 (125ml).



GOMMAGE VISAGE Radiance-Boosting Face Scrub by Bourjois
Bamboo beads & orange pulp

Bamboo beats are often used in Asia as they help exfoliating your skin in a delicate way. Thanks to the orange pulp, the product comes with a beautiful scent which makes it fun to use. Suitable for all skin types. A great face scrub for less money.

Available for CHF 8.90 (75ml).



This 2-phase skin care composition with valuable first-pressing botanical oils and blossom extracts helps skin to regain firmness and vitality. It stimulates the formation of collagen while providing intensive moisture for long-lasting results. The special mix of vitamins protects from free radicals and slows down skin aging caused by environmental factors.

Available for CHF 26.50 (50ml).

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht, Stills: Courtesy of the Brands

A Magical Christmas with Roger&Gallet


For the past 150 years the House of Roger&Gallet has been celebrating the magic of Christmas and has shared the joy of giving with fragrance connoisseurs from all over the world.

To celebrate its anniversary year, Roger&Gallet is introducing a collection of colourful and festive Christmas box sets. And I have some very good news for my Swiss based readers, 15 OF YOU CAN WIN ONE OF THE BEAUTIFUL GIFT BOXES EACH. All you have to do is send me an e-mail to with the header “Roger&Gallet Christmas” and your postal address.

Contestants MUST live in Switzerland. All entries must be received until November 30, 2012. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. By entering this contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these official rules.


For her. A cascade of appetising floral notes, with citrus fruit and wood transport you into a Chinese Garden of Eden, in quest of the rare and mysterious flower of happiness. The bunch contains a heart of mandarin, grapefruit and benzoin essential oils.


For her. Nepalese roses, sparkling mandarin and peonies combined with the mysteries of amber and the velvet of almond milk lead you to a magical walk through the splendour of the palaces of Bengal and their delectable gardens.


For both him and her. The essence of mandarin meets the soft, green accents of basil-verbena: an original blend with an orange theme and a base of musky notes of clear amber and woody depths of palissander and Atlas cedar take you to an olfactive journey into the Andalucian gardens of the Alhambra in Grenada under the orange trees of the Generalife Palace.

This year, Roger&Gallet’s eaux parfumées (100ml) are accompanied by a delightful duo: a shower gel (50ml) and body milk (50ml), to add extra magic to your gifts. Also available in the following scents: CÉDRAT, THÉ VERT, GINGEMBRE.

PRICE: CHF 59.60 each


The four soaps in this box set are delicately wrapped in “sun-shaped” pleated silk paper, in colours reflecting their fragrances: Jean Marie Farina Eau de Cologne, Bois d’Orange, Citron and Rose. Roger&Gallet soaps are produced using the traditional “cauldron” method and perfumed to the heart.

PRICE: CHF 27.40

All gift sets are available in pharmacies now.
Don’t forget to enter the contest! Good luck!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Roger&Gallet