Kiehl’s Aromatic Housewarming Journey At Plaza Singapura


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kiehl's aromatic blends

A while back, I was invited by Kiehl’s Singapore for an Aromatic Housewarming Journey to preview their latest scented body collection – Aromatic Blends™ – at their newly opened store at Plaza Singapura.

kiehl's plaza singapura

This grand store, located at the new wing of Plaza Singapura #01-66, was officially re-opened on 29th October 2012.

Due to expansion plans of Plaza Singapura, the previous store was closed in May 2012.

kiehl's plaza singapura

kiehl's plaza singapura

kiehl's plaza singapura

The exclusive feature at the newly refurbished store is the 5.4m high ceilings of framed photographs displaying the long-standing history, heritage and spirit of Kiehl’s over the past 161 years.

kiehl's Mr bones

Say hi to Mr. Bones, Kiehl’s signature friendly skeleton.

Peixian, myself, Joey and Mag.

Kiehl’s boy (turning bartender) blended refreshing cocktails for the guests.


Aromatic Blends™

kiehl's aromatic blends

New York-based Kiehl’s Since 1851 introduced Aromatic Blends™ with 4 distinctive scents – Fig Leaf & Sage, Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit, Orange Flower & Lychee and Vanilla & Cedarwood.

Each Aromatic Blends™ (found in the fragrance, Body Lotion and Body Cleanser) was formulated with fewer ingredients that found in traditional fragrances, using higher proportions of each key ingredient from Morocco, Provence or Japan.

kiehl's aromatic blends

Fragrance – a pure and sensual fragrance crafted with a strong focus on the quality of two unique key ingredients for a simple, clear, yet sophisticated construction.

Skin-Softening Body Lotion – inspired by the hydrating performance of Kiehl’s iconic Créme de Corps body lotion, this superbly hydrating and soothing body lotion is proven to deliver 24 hours of hydration and nourishment to the skin – without the use of silicones.

Skin-Softening Body Cleanser – this rich, lathering, foaming body cleanser, formulated without sulfates, gently cleanses and conditions the skin. Proven to offer 24 hours of skin softness.

kiehl's aromatic blends fragrance

Do you know?

At the turn of the last century, Kiehl’s was concocting many different essences – 122 to be exact – that were blended by hand for its customers. Kiehl’s first fragrance, Original Musk Oil, was introduced in 1921.


Orange Flower and Lychee

kiehl's aromatic blends orange flower & lychee

kiehl's aromatic blends orange flower & lychee

Orange Flower and Lychee collection was the second stop of our aromatic world journey. This collection is formulated using three different parts of the Bitter Orange tree vs the typical single orange essence.

Orange Flower

Origin : A flower from the Bitter Orange tree native to Morocco.

Aromatic approach : The Bitter Orange tree is known to produce oranges that deliver a more potent “orange” aroma. By incorporating the stem, leaf and flower in developing the orange flower aroma to ensure the purest scent expression.


Origins : A subtropical, sweet, refreshing fruit native to China.

Aromatic approach : To capture the juicy, freshness of a just-opened lychee. This fresh fruit cannot be removed from its natural habitat so to preserve the scent’s purity.


Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit

kiehl's aromatic blends nashi blossom & pink grapefruit

Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit, our first stop of our aromatic world journey, is my most favorite scent of all and I’ve selected this collection as my complimentary set. Kiehl’s uses a unique extraction technology with a more durable ingredient Ginger, whose aroma helped to strengthen the reproduction of the Nashi Blossom, making it an absolutely pure interpretation of the bloom.

Nashi Blossom

Origin : The flower of a pear tree that blooms in many traditional Japanese gardens in Kyoto.

Aromatic approach : Due to the delicate nature of this flower, Kiehl’s uses a unique extraction technique of other naturals to recreate this plant’s unique aromatic qualities – soft, floral, fresh.

Pink Grapefruit

Origin : A refreshing and juicy citrus fruit native to Brazil.

Aromatic approach : Both the rind and pulp of the Grapefruit deliver disparate aromatic qualities – bitterness and freshness.


Fig Leaf and Sage

kiehl's aromatic blends fig leaf & sage

Here’s our 3rd stop. Fig Leaf and Sage has a unique scent that is best described as spring in Provence, reminiscent of the French countryside.

Fig Leaf

Origin : A fruit with unique aromatic qualities native to the Provence region in France.

Aromatic approach : The figs of this region were chosen for their green, pulpy qualities – unlike those from other regions that are usually milky and sweet.


Origin : A green herb native to the temperature climates of the Northern Mediterranean coast.

Aromatic approach : Known for their sweet, nutty scent, the sage in Kiehl’s blend was extracted to deliver a unique herbaceous quality to the fragrance.


Vanilla and Cedarwood

kiehl's aromatic blends vanilla & cedarwood

Here’s our last stop. Vanilla and Cedarwood uses a high quality vanilla from Uganda that is smooth, smoky and just slightly sweet.


Origin : A vanilla bean sourced from sustainable farms in Uganda.

Aromatic approach : This Ugandan vanilla bean has a smooth, nearly smoky quality compared to traditional, commercial vanilla beans that are sweeter and almost floral.


Origin : This sustainably sourced ingredient is native to the dense Cedarwood forests of the southern United States.

Aromatic approach : Adds a distinctive woody aspect. The varieties from this part of the world give off a smoky, almost tobacco-like scent resulting from proximity to many tobacco farms in the area.


Each guest was presented with an arrival card upon the tour and we got to select our favorite complimentary Aromatic Blends™.

kiehl's aromatic blends nashi blossom & pink grapefruit

I was torn between the Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit and Orange Flower and Lychee. Eventually, I have chosen Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit for its refreshing citrus soothing scent that smells nice on my body. Orange Flower and Lychee smells a little too sweet for me.

kiehl's aromatic blends sampling

Stay true to Kiehl’s “try before you buy” sampling philosophy. Every visitor will receive complimentary skincare or body samples of their best-sellers to try!


Kiehl’s Since 1851 is available at:

Aromatic Blends™ collection is retailing @ Fragrance 100ml S$82, Body lotion S$43, Body Cleanser S$33.

Robinsons Raffles City t: 6338-3457 | VivoCity #01-11/12 t: 6376-9017 | TANGS Beauty Hall at TANGS Orchard t: 6732-5394 | Tampines Mall #01-29 t: 6785-7610 | Takashimaya S.C., Ngee Ann City, #B1-33 t: 6732-9695 | ION Orchard #B3-54 T: 6509-8941 | Plaza Singapura #01-66 t: 6454-3457| Parkway Parade #01-29 t: 63461276| Bugis Junction #01-13 T: 6336-9022 | Robinsons Marina Bay Sands t: 6688-7254

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