Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 17 August, 2015

Noblesse Luxe Publication
Fragrance Review

                                                   KIORI PERFUME OIL
                                             A BLEND OF SCENTS & THE ARTS
                         

 

      I discovered a natural perfume while doing research on the internet. I was struck by one of the ingredients listed and that was "dark vanilla". I am totally in love with the scent of vanilla on so many levels but "dark vanilla" peaked my interest, so I wanted to know more.

    KIORI PERFUME OIL is the name of it and as I read more, it was founded by Lisa Wallos and her brother, David Cantor. It was such a pleasure for me to have a brief conversation with Lisa via email about our connection with ballet. You see, Lisa studied classical ballet at the School of American Ballet in New York City.

  The birth of KIORI NATURAL PERFUME OIL became a reality when Lisa saw the prima ballerina in the troop applying fragrances of their own.

  I studied ballet at Boitsov Classical Ballet in Chicago when I was much older but the passion of this beautiful art still stays with me. It truly becomes a beautiful performance when the cast is dressed in costume. I remember particularly loving 'character dancing'. It was a time I could express myself a little more and be free to wear makeup and fragrances that coincided with the costume I was wearing.

Lisa gladly accepted my request for a sample of KIORI. While waiting to receive my sample, I began to imagine what could the scent of KIORI represent.

To me, I thought of light and airy with a hint of spicy oriental vanilla or maybe a powdery mixture of white floral that reminds of me of the world famous romantic ballet- Swan Lake.

Swan Lake (Royal Opera House)


Shortly thereafter, I received my package. First of all, I must say the packaging is absolutely beautiful. I got a chic and elegant box that slides open from one end to reveal a satin material inside which is perfectly layered on the box that reveals an opening to see the bottle of KIORI.

Lisa was too nice to me. All I wanted was the 1/2 sample vial but instead I got the 1/8 ounce. Inside the box is an pretty silk fuchsia colored ribbon.When gently pulled up helps release the bottle for easy access.

The 1/4 ounce and 1/8 ounce bottles are in the form of a roll-on and when I put it on my wrist, I immediately didn't think of a ballet but more of a gala!

KIORI is the perfect fragrance to wear to The Met Gala. The extravagant annual fundraising gala that benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York.

I took another sniff and I said, "Bravo!" KIORI NATURAL PERFUME OIL is captivating and it is created with so much depth. Its showered with blossoms with a sweet and engaging scent that will sweep you off your feet.

I love the undertones of dark vanilla and patchouli that commend attention and that is needed in a performance.

KIORI is a beautiful asset to the gorgeous gowns worn by the celebrities at the Met Gala. I immediately thought of singer, Rihanna with her choice of costume for The Met Gala 2015.

Rihanna at The Met Gala 2015

Rihanna's costume was described as imperial yellow, fur trimmed cape and it was created by Guo Pei who refers to the costume as "Chinese Couture".

KIORI would accompany Rihanna's costume so perfectly due to its soft Oriental aroma. By the way I only rolled my wrist with KIORI once and it lasted until the next morning.

Usually a natural fragrance will not last as long but KIORI defies the norm because a little goes a long ways. KIORI allows you to savor the moment, be free and to enjoy being a woman.

KIORI NATURAL PERFUME OIL created by Lisa Wallos is still creating beauty in the performing arts of perfumery.

FRAGRANCE NOTES:
  KIORI is a 100% vegan Oriental Vanilla fragrance for women and men. Handcrafted with pure perfume, resins and essential oils. Composed of dark vanilla, patchouli and floral in a base of jojoba oil.

                           KIORI NATURAL PERFUME OIL launched in 2014


                                                       www.mykiori.com

RETAIL INFORMATION:
1/4 ounce  $78.00 USD
1/8 ounce  $48.00 USD
Sample Vial  $15.00 USD


Photo: Photo of Kiori Natural Perfume Oil bottles via www.mykiori.com; Rihanna at The Met Gala 2015 via US Magazine www.usmagazine.com and the photographer is Larry Busacca via Getty Images; photo of Swan Lake Ballet via www.roh.org (Royal Opera House) London.







FMH




  

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