The scent of sunny Southern France: Graine de Pastel
I don't think I've ever described a beauty product as 'Proustian' before, but appropriately enough it's a French brand that's driven me to do so. Graine de Pastel, a range that's new to the UK but a huge hit across the Channel, is made using ingredients that are native to Southern France, and for anyone who's spent any time there, the scent will take you right back.
The key ingredient is Pastel or Woad; a flowering plant known for its blue tint. The seeds of the flowers are naturally high in Omega oils that work wonders for your skin condition and radiance. The products, which include a rich body moisturiser, luxury bath oil and room fragrance, are all made without parabens or other harmful chemicals.
Graine de Patel products are available now at Urban Retreat at Harrods and www.beautique.com