When the spa moved to 16th and Walnut, it expanded its services (hello, Best of Philly 2014 winner for blowouts!). But we really love the new location for its bigger, better selection of beauty products, now organized in a huge display section worthy of the luxury brands it carries. Here you can score hard-to-find products like Valmont and Biologique Recherche skincare, Keiko Mecheri and Serge Lutens perfumes, Chantecaille makeup, makeup shampoos and conditioners, and James Read self-tanning lotions. It’s basically the best of all European beauty brands in one sleek space.
Better yet: Their website makes it easy to shop online, too.
- Valmont Nourishing Hand Cream
- Jason Wu Orchid Rain Candle
- NEST White Narcisse Candle
- Antica Farmacista’s Tuberose, Hyacinth, and Lily of the Valley Hand Wash
- Antica Farmacista’s Tuberose, Hyacinth, and Lily of the Valley Moisturizer
- White Petals Eau de Parfum by Keiko Mecheri
- Sa Majeste La Rose Eau de Parfum by Serge Lutens
Free spirit creatures, flower children and mystics altogether celebrating the enlightenment of life. A get-away to the sun infused Goa beaches in India. Feminine. With notes of Indian limette, bergamot, jasmine, tuberose, Bourbon vanilla, sandalwood and musk.
Les Zazous were the rebellious party boys of their day – nattily dressed in oversized plaid, listening to swing jazz and bebop, wearing their hair long and making their way about town with a feisty attitude and a syncopated step. Keiko Mecheri has taken inspiration from these dandies and the tumultuous mix of influences in post World War II Algiers and created a fragrance to suit the jaunty rebel in all of us. Leading with the trumpet blast of bright, peppery lavender, Les Zazous leads us into a jazzy mix of honeyed wood, incense and soothing balms. This has the mesmerizing scent of the marketplace – rich spices and deep incense, hints of sweet tobacco, dried flowers and sharp herbs, luxurious oils and balms, something warm and rich and soothing brewing in a kettle. With so much going on, it could smell chaotic, but it doesn’t. It smells rich and exotic and exciting. It smells like endless possibilities and invitations to forbidden places.
Attar de Roses by Keiko Mecheri: A single perfect rose given to you by a brand new love at a magical romantic moment. The sort of rose you press in a book and keep forever. This is a very wearable take on rose – warm and soft, with delectable berry-like undertones. The base of musk, wood and leather is understated and gives this a bit of a skin-scent feel, as if rose petals had melted on your skin. While many rose scents are quite grand, this one strikes us as fresh and pretty. It’s not the whole garden – it’s a single, honeyed rose, newly picked and drenched in happy memories. Simply lovely.