Spring is here and one of the most beautiful work of nature that we can look forward to is the appearance of cherry blossoms. While we can’t all travel to countries where they bloom, it doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in cherry blossom inspired beauty products and bask in the spirit of spring. Here are seven that caught our eyes.
1. L’Occitane Fleurs de Cerisier collection
The essence of the radiant cherry blossom is encapsulated in the Fleurs de Cerisier collection by L’Occitane. Check out the limited edition EDT (SGD70), which has a delicate-looking bottle housed within a beautiful box with cherry blossom motifs.
And if you’d like to take spring with you wherever you go, consider the Cherry Blossom Jumbo Crayon Perfume (SGD25). This solid perfume is ideal for on-the-go touch-ups. Simply run it on your neck, behind your ears, or on your inside of your wrist to refresh yourself.
The collection also includes a Shower Gel (SGD34), Body Milk (SGD48), and Hand Cream (SGD15.50) in the same beautiful scent. The products will be available in all L’Occitane stores and their online store from 1 February.
2. The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Strawberry Kiss collection
If you can’t book a flight for hanami in Japan, console yourself with the products from the new Japanese Cherry Blossom Strawberry Kiss collection by The Body Shop. 100% vegan, the collection consists of an EDT (SGD36.90), Shower Gel (SGD15), and Body Cream (SGD32.90).
Infused with notes of juicy strawberries to heighten the alluring scent of cherry blossom petals, the products are made with ingredients that are handpicked and cold-pressed during springtime. The collection will be available at all The Body Shop stores from 8 February.
3. Tatcha Twilight A Cherry Blossom Lip Balm
Tatcha’s lip balms, which are made with nourishing camelia oil, are well-loved by their fans. They are popular for leaving lips feeling super soft, and to offer a touch of luxury with the 23-karat gold infused in the formula. The gold leaves behind some glitter on lips to make it look even more pouty. The cherry blossom version has a soft pink shade that looks good on anyone, and comes with a pretty cap that has a motif of a sakura.
It retails at USD38 at the Tatcha website.
4. Sephora Collection Hand Wash – Sakura Flower
One way to encourage yourself to wash your hands thoroughly is to get a hand wash that smells heavenly. Look no further than this one from Sephora Collection, whihc has a crisp and subtle scent of cherry blossoms that also provide your skin with a gentle cleanse. A bonus: The beautiful bottle will sit at your basin like an intended ornament.
It retails at SGD9 at Sephora.
5. Lush Sakura Bath Bomb
While this does not contain any actual cherry blossoms, it is inspired by the spirit of spring that the sakura in Japan represents. Formulated with mimosa, jasmine oils, lemon oil, and orange flower, this has a beautiful floral fragrance that evokes optimism – a virtue that spring reminds us of.
This retails at SGD12 at Lush boutiques.
6. Oh K! Cherry Blossom Hand Cream
The first thing that will attract you to this hand cream from Korean brand Oh K! is probably its super adorable packaging that features a panda design. But it doesn’t stop impressing us – its cherry blossom scent is refreshing and pleasant, and its compact size makes it perfect for travelling with.
It retails at £6.50, at ASOS.com.
7. Tamahada Hand Cream – March/Cherry Blossoms
We would have avoided featuring yet another hand cream in this article but this one’s too pretty to skip. Packaged in an elegant tin, this is a moisturising hand cream that promises to be gentle on skin and leaves no stickiness. The charming-looking product carries a sutble scent of cherry blossoms.
It retails at USD20, at Barneys New York. The online store doesn’t ship to Singapore, but you can use a freight-forwarding service like vPost to get your hands on it.