As a lover of natural products, and a hater for use of parabans, BSQ is one of my favorite companies producing a gorgeous range of natural products and fragrances.
BSQ features exclusive images from the V&A John French ( 1906 - 1966 ) archive to making their packaging look chic, glamours and elegance, bringing the world of art and beauty together.
The new Bsq. Natural Couture collection is a range of premium fragrances and body care products following a
three year collaboration with the V&A.
The range contains no parabens, no mineral oils, no SLES, no harsh preservatives, no artificial colours and no synthetic ethanol perfume bases.
The range has three beautiful fragrances – White Bergamot, White Amber and White Muguet inspired
by the Golden Age of Couture (1947-1957), one of the V&A’s most successful recent exhibitions, and features images from the V&A John French photography archive.
Bsq. Natural Couture White Bergamot fragrance has recently won the title Best New Fragrance of 2009 (silver) alongside Marc Jacobs, Daisy (Gold) in the UK Beauty Awards. The awards were shortlisted by a team of beauty editors and professionals and then by public vote.White Bergamot – a sensual fragrance with floral bergamot & Neroli essential oils.
The runner-ups included Shiseido ZenTM Eau de Parfum, Burberry The Beat, Prada Infusion D'Homme Eau
de Toilette, John Galliano Eau de Parfum, Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau de Toilette, Jo Wood OrganicsEDT and Lanvin Jeanne Lanvin
TOP: Bergamot, Neroli, Mandarin
MID: Rose, Orange Flower, Muguet
BASE: Amber, Sandalwood, Musk.
White Amber – a warming fragrance with amber & Sandalwood essential oils.
TOP: Mandarin, Neroli, Cypress
MID: Jasmine, Orange Flower, Lily, Violet
BASE: Amber, Vanilla, Sandalwood
White Muguet – a fresh floral fragrance with Muguet & Jasmine essential oils.
TOP: Green, Ylang Ylang, Watery, Hyacinth
MID: Muguet, Jasmine, Rose, Peony, Mimosa
BASE: Musk, Tuberose, Orris.
Although the above are EDT's, they are on the borderline of being a perfume and last notabily longer than a standard EDT. The White Muguet is my favorite, and one of the favorites with customers who I have introduced the BSQ range too.
Within each fragrance, there are also a gorgeous product range to go with them. The hand and nail cream is incredibly and have to say it is a good a the Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment. Both the Body Butter and the Body Lotion are wonderful leaving your skin notably soft and smooth. Plus a great way to layer up the scents.
Bsq. Natural Couture Shower Cream– a gently hydrating body cleanser for everyday use. The unique naturally enriched formula is perfect for an early morning wake up call to uplift your senses. No parabens, mineral oils, SLES, harsh preservatives or artificial colours.
Bsq. Natural Couture Body Lotion– a light moisturising body cream perfect for everyday use. Simply apply all over after bathing for a daily tonic to super, soft skin. No parabens, mineral oils, SLES, harsh preservatives or artificial colours.
Bsq. Natural Couture Hand & Nail Cream– keep hands soft and smooth with the moisturising Hand & Nail Cream. The cream is also a great overnight intensive manicure must have to nourish hands as you sleep. No parabens, mineral oils, SLES, harsh preservatives or artificial colours.
Bsq. Natural Couture Body Butter– a fine blend of shea butter and cocoa butter with Anuus seed and Moluccana nut oils to deeply moisturise dry, dull skin. Simply massage into the skin after bathing. The Body Butter will leave skin lightly fragranced and radiant looking.
Bsq. Natural Couture collection is available from House of Fraser Apothecary nationally.