Magical toiletries – Tokyo Milk
If Willy Wonka made the world of chocolates magical by creating a chocolate factory then American designer Margot Elena has brought an undeniable magic into the otherwise mundane world of bath, body and home products. Elena is the brainchild behind American based Tokyo Milk, a romantic line of beauty and bath products and magical perfumery.
The edgy lifestyle brand, known for individual fragrances, vintage packaging and luxury toiletries, is coveted by beauty connoisseurs. Elena has meticulously designed each product describing them as “objects to desire”. But the line does not end with crèmes and bath gels; there are also quirky cards, curious collectibles, divine cosmetics and scented candles. The wonderful hand-crafted perfumes, hand creams and lip balms are created in Denver, USA, and shipped all over the world.
What’s more, the body products are made with all natural ingredients. And the eye-catching packaging, with retro images and a hint of whimsical musings, gives the line an added edge. Elena’s idea is simple: give customers a neat surprise from start to end.
Our favourite is the perfume French Kiss (£17.87). Like most things French (or inspired by France), it’s the ultimate classic. The perfume has delicate romantic notes that include mandarin, tuberose, gardenia, and vetiver.
We also like the Dead Sexy (£11.49) body cream. Like the name suggests, it’s sexy without trying too hard. Romantic and ethereal, it combines unexpected essences with extracts of Japanese green tea, mimosa bark and dandelion, and is enveloped in moisture-rich shea butter. Deep vanilla, exotic wood, white orchid and ebony are some of the wonderful scents also included in this lotion.
Let Them Eat Cake lip balm (£6.38) is another favourite. The balm, made of sunflower seed oil, beeswax, aloe vera and shea butter, will give you the most kissable lips. Flavours like French vanilla, shredded coconut and cocoa will keep him coming back for more.
The luxe line of Tokyo Milk is also available at John Lewis. However, you might have to shell out a lot more.
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