Well, if you don’t know yet, Laura Mercier not just makes amazing makeup. They have got amazingly delicious body and skin care products too. In fact, Laura Mercier’s whole bath and body line is inspired from luxury gourmet desserts – Fresh Fig, Creme Brulee, Almond Coconut and Ambre Vanille. I was gifted Laura Mercier Ambre Vanillè Soufflé Body Crème ローラ メルシエ ホイップトボディクリーム アンバーバニラ along with the loose powder and a stick face color at HARE runway show during Amazon Tokyo Fashion Week.

For the Ambre Vanille collection, the fragrance combines two of Laura Mercier’s favorite notes to create a unique interpretation of luxury. The mix of the sensual Amber and warm soothing characteristic of Vanilla creates an elegant and sophisticated scent.

According to Laura Mercier website, “Just as milk nourishes your body; the key ingredients in Laura Mercier’s Soufflé Body Crème instantly nourish your skin. This silky smooth crème, with its lightly whipped feel and unique scent, enriches the skin with much-deserved Vitamin A, C and E derivatives. Grape Seed and Rice Bran Oil condition the skin while Vanilla Extract and Honey offer soothing benefits. Sweet Almond and Hydrolyzed Rice Proteins, along with Pro-Vitamin B-5 provide moisture balance and protection. For skin that deserves the ultimate luxury, indulge in this luscious Body Crème.”

And luxurious this product surely is! In fact, I can confidently say that this is the most luxurious and good feeling product ever!

Scent

One of the most unusual points of this product is the scent of this soufflé, which is guaranteed to get you many compliments (And I am not even kidding about that! I receive a minimum of five compliments every time I use this!). The quiet sensuality of Amber blends with the warmth of Vanilla, and is enhanced with fresh notes of Tangerine and Tiger Orchid, delicious notes of Almond and Brown Sugar and a final hint of musky Sandalwood for a finish that is soft, intimate and of ultimate luxury. 

It smells warm and inviting, but at the same time, it’s not overpowering. Whoever smells it will definitely fell in love with this scent – it reminds you of French pastries and cookies! But, Amber helps keep the vanilla in check making the sweetness not overwhelming. That is why I really love this scent for both a summer day or for a cozy winter night.

Texture

This souffle has a rich, creamy texture but absorbs into the skin very quickly and locks in moisture all day, making the skin feel moist and supple. The consistency is ultra-whipped and super soft. Although it appears thick, it is not heavy-duty or greasy; therefore, you feel moisturized without that sticky feeling. 

Where to buy

You can buy this at Sephora, but it’s also available through all other major department stores at Laura Mercier counters and online as well.

Packaging

Sadly Laura Mercier has discontinued their glass jars and now It comes in a plastic jar with a matte silver screw top. However, it still looks sophisticated and luxurious.

Price

It retails in Japan for around ¥7000, but it is worth every penny. It comes with a lot of product and it is thick so a little goes a long way. And it does last – I apply it at night before sleeping and could still smell it the next morning.

My thoughts

This is the best body cream/ moisturizer I have ever tried. It smells delicious and feels luxe and creamy. Additionally, this soufflé has Vitamins A, C, and E for nourishment, shea butter for moisturizing, and a ton of other good ingredients. It hydrates, sinks into the skin without feeling sticky, and smells irresistible. It absorbs quickly leaving the skin feeling soft and gentle.

I’m in love and totally addicted to this product. Laura Mercier hit the jackpot with this product and scent. The only con I can think of is that this product is not moisturizing enough for harsh Tokyo winters and I have to reapply sometimes! Still, I would buy it over and over again! It’s heaven!

Best Luxury Skin Care Product: ローラメルシエ Laura Mercier Ambre Vanillè Soufflé Body Crème Review

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