Red Flower Orange Quince Steam Mist


Green beauty blogs these days gush over the sensory and measurable benefits of using a hydrosol - a spray toner for the face to refresh. This is very similar, only it's for the face, body and hair, plus packs a stronger scent.

Red Flower Orange Quince Steam Mist

Part of Red Flower's Hammam line, the Orange Quince Steam Mist  is the fourth in seven products/steps in a ritual inspired by the traditional hammam sequence, a purification ritual still practiced in Turkey (where Red Flower's founder has roots). To borrow from Red Flower's website, this line traces "its roots back to the ancient roman thermae–the body treatment traditions of the hammam can still be experienced from the far-reaching costa of andalusia, spain to the hot springs of turkey, tunisia and morocco." Think saunas, invigorating scrubs, oil massages, dips into hot and cool pools before finally, lounging on limestone slabs wearing nothing more than a cotton robe and sipping sweetened apple tea.

Back to this spray, it's not strong enough to be a perfume, but has more fragrance than your average toner. It's sweet, spicy and walks the line between exotic and clean. The top notes are floral and fleeting, sweet neroli, rose and bright orange blossom give way to clean citrus notes (quince and grapefruit) that are warmed up with cedar atlas wood.

Designed to be an uplifting aromatherapeutic experience, the spray also boasts natural extracts to balance out the skin. What I love it as, as a quick last step before getting dressed or running out the door, particularly when misted over the hair.

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