Perfume review: Nuxe’s Huile Prodigieux, Le Perfume


Fans of the excellent Nuxe multi purpose oil, a real wonder product if ever there was one, will be pleased to know that the deliciously rich, sunny aroma that scents the products has been turned into a perfume. If you DO know the oil, then you will understand that this move to fragrance is a no brainer, because one of the main reasons to use the oil is the lovely fragrance, it’s how you imagine you’d smell if you’d just come back from two weeks in the South Of France.

I love the oil, use it frequently and am really thrilled that the fragrance, launched a couple of weeks ago, is not a disappointment. The perfumer, Serge Majoullier, who was responsible for coming up with the original scent for the oil when it launched back in 1991, has done a great job of producing a wearable fragrance version. For those who aren’t familiar with the Nuxe smell, it smells of hot sunny, sandy, beachside days spent torn between the lure of crashing waves and the desperate need tanned skin. Officially this means citrus top notes of bergamot and mandarin, heart notes of rose and gardenia, with a lingering wake of minerals (sand, in other words).

Looking back through the blog I can’t believe I’ve never mentioned the Nuxe Dry Oil (£28) before, it now comes with a spray for easier application, and if you buy it from the M&S link before Easter, there are a number of offers on multi buys and the like, as a pre-Easter promo.

The fragrance is £43 and has currently sold out on the M&S site (there are many fans of the oil, it would seem) but I’m assured it will be back soon. For those that can’t wait, try the Nuxe site.

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