Rosewater: Jurlique, Mymoné, and Nielsen-Massey

Monday, September 26, 2011 5comments No tags Permalink 0

Received an email from Alice asking if I made my own rosewater after this post. It’s always been on my to-do list, I just haven’t found a reliable source for fresh rose petals. So if you know of a source, please do tell! Until I do, these are three great brands of rosewater that I use for both culinary and beauty needs. The one from Jurlique is reserved for beauty because of a higher price point. Theirs is the most gentle and light of the set (cheaper rose waters can have a harsh scent). Mymoné and Nielsen-Massey both make rosewater that is intended for culinary use – that’s actually how I first learned about their rosewaters. But they do equally well when poured into a spritzer bottle. Store it in the fridge, and you’ll have cool rosewater to spray on your body or face throughout the day. It’s especially nice right before you go to sleep. Sweet dreams, guaranteed ;)

P.S. If you live in Asia or Europe, Kiehl’s has an amazing French Rosewater. But they decided to discontinue it in the US because, “Americans just don’t get the concept.” Seriously, that’s what the salesgirl said. I wrote about it here and always stock up on a few bottles when we are in Paris. Absolutely luxurious. They get used up so fast!

5 Comments
  • miss brooklyn snapshots
    November 30, -0001

    I get back in Paris for 13 days for Christmas. If you need some, let me know.

  • miss brooklyn snapshots
    November 30, -0001

    i thought of you today, i was in Kinikuniya and i saw a book "L'est rose". There was one left and i am sure that this book is for you. I don't remember if it was a mook book. Let me know if you buy it.

  • Kathy YL Chan
    September 27, 2011

    Hi Valerie! Thanks so much for the sweet offer!! :) We'll be back in Paris in January though, think I can hold out till then, don't want to weigh down your suitcase, hehe :D

  • anonymous
    September 27, 2011

    I've only heard of rosewater but i didn't know what you could use it for! Your description sounds lovely. Do you order them online when you can't visit Paris?Also, I was wondering if you changed your camera recently? your pictures seem even better these days:-)

  • Kathy YL Chan
    September 28, 2011

    Hi Bangsil! All three rosewaters shown in the photo I can find in stores in NYC (though sometimes I get lazy and order online ;). It's just the Kiehl's one that I have to save for Paris visits. Makes it more exciting hahah.And thanks for noticing the camera change (I was hoping someone would! :) It's on loan for the time being, but I like it so much, am tempted to switch back to a dslr!

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