Friday, December 28, 2018

Exploring Kierin NYC

When it comes to beauty, there’s almost nothing I love more than trying out a new fragrance. Sometimes it’s an instant hit, but more times than not, it’s a pass. This nose sniffs a lot of samples, from when I visit the mall/Sephora to checking out indy brands when I can. Who wants to smell like everyone else or have everyone know when you're wearing Flowerbomb to death? There's just so many scents out there so make 2019 the year you find a unique one for yourself.

One I came across recently is the eau de parfums by KIERIN NYC. What I like about this brand besides all four scents being genderless is how different each one is from one another. Each is hypoallergenic, vegan, cruelty-free, free of parabens & phthalates, and formaldehydes, among others. The brand also keeps a close eye on sourcing all their ingredients, only choosing to work with suppliers that share their sustainability views. 

And how about the sleek white bottles? The art is on each scent is very gorilla street art and will stand out sitting on your shelf.

As the name states, each is inspired by NYC stories and available in the following:

  • 10 a.m. Flirt – fresh, flirty, magnetic.
  • Sunday Brunch - floral, cheerful, luminous.
  • Nitro Noir – spicy, intoxicating, hypnotic.
  • Santal Sky – woody, intimate, serene.

Overall, I vibed most with Nitro Noir and Santal Sky. Nitro Noir is really sexy and woody. While this will not be for everyone, for those it resonates with, it will be lovely and could get quite a few complements and I can see this on a man or woman, for sure! This is a Chypre floral, which from what I understand was rare in a fragrance just a few years ago but becoming more common.  

The Santal Sky seems a little more every day for me and has a really nice dry down to it. What’s funny is that one of the top notes reminds me of tzatziki sauce! The nose is a funny thing.

Each is $78/1.7oz @, or check out their Discovery Set and try all four scents before you buy for just $18.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.


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