Tata Harper Aromatic Perfumes

I'm hard pressed to find lasting clean fragrances, but Tata Harper's line of "aromatic treatments" fit the bill. They all last through a 9-5, and are refreshingly unique. Her Love Potion has been a repeat buy for me, I can't get enough of its lady-like, violet scent.

But this trio was her first foray into fragrance, and they're all really good:

  • The Stress Treatment has a piercingly green, herbal scent (think geranium and lemongrass). A dab on the forearms and pulse points elevates a yoga session to a supremely indulgent aromatherapy experience.
  • The Irritability Treatment acts more like a complex perfume. It's most similar to the Love Potion, with warm woods, powdery notes and a mellow spicy heart. This one, (unlike the Love Potion), however, reads unisex. I wear it in the morning to ward off an encroaching bad attitude particularly when I've slept in, my house is a mess, I can't find any clean socks, my daughter hid my cellphone and I'm running late to work. Upon first whiff, I swear I feel better about everything. If you're not sure which to start with, I recommend this one.
  • The Bedtime Treatment is incredibly relaxing and comforting, with milky notes of chamomile and muted lavender. This one I wore it while in labor at the hospital, and the scent lingered for hours. The nurses kept complimenting me on it whenever they walked into the room even the next day, and now months later,  my olfactory memory bank has the sweetest associations with this fragrance.

Tata Harper: Limited Edition Night Out Essentials Collection

I rarely find a set available featuring the products I'd cherry pick myself, if I could create my own set. Happily, I struck gold with this one!

Tata Harper's Beautifying Face Oil is one of the more reasonably priced products from her line, as well as the most versatile one. I mix a few drops in with my Gressa foundation and blend it in only where needed -- as a concealer. Or I use it underneath/in lieu of a moisturizer or pat a few drops over my makeup to freshen up mid-day. It's fragranced, but not overtly so. It absorbs in about 10 minutes and feels wonderful onwards.


The Resurfacing Mask is highly lauded for it's instant benefits. It's a gentle exfoliator, and the immediate results are remarkable. Skin feels smoother and fresher and any excess oiliness is mopped up. It's a translucent pink, florally scented gel, and dries within 5-10 mins, but you're advised to keep it on to 20 mins. I'll mist my face with water to prolong the dewy stage before rinsing it off. Before I had a jar of my own, I used to save my sample packs of this for hotel rooms, to offset the effects of dry cabin air. Be warned though, people advise storing this away from bathroom humidity which can compromise the preservation of the product.

The Love Potion is a heavenly, mood-boosting, lady-like scent. Both the initial top notes and dry down stay powdery, (thanks to the ylang ylang), very romantic (jasmine), yet not too girly (sandalwood). While there's no violet in the concoction, that's what my mind instantly conjures on first whiff. A heady, complex posy of violets. 

Very Vivacious Lip and Cheek is one I reviewed earlier. It's a wearable, flattering coral that can be blended out to a muted peach or applied in thin layers for a bright coral statement.