November 16, 2018

Just When I Thought I Didn’t Have Anything Left To Haul from the Sephora Sale…..

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I totally appreciate the fact that Sephora extended their 20% off sale for the next few days (use promo code ENJOY to snag 20% off your total at if you’re a Rouge or VIB Member) but I actually sort of felt like I’m was pretty much covered as I really did take advantage of the two original weeks that Rouge got to indulge and stocked up on some gifts as well as items I personally wanted for myself and some staples too!

But of course, Huda had to drop her new KAYALI perfumes and I was like OH HELL I need to try these! Am I the only one intrigued as hell about these?

I believe she created these in collaboration with a friend but the marketing is a little bit of a contrast since it says they are made in France yet capture the spirit of the Middle East. Arabic fragrances are very potent with excellent blends (even cheaper fragrance oils from Al-Rehab are incredible!). If you live in Manhattan visit Arabian Oud in Times Square and experience amazing fragrances from the Middle East!

Anyway, KAYALI were created in crafted in France but I believe they are meant to capture the spirit of fragrances from Dubai. They are also actually meant to be layered together to create your own unique blend.

Huda launched them in four different scents and I am guilty of blind buying all four (as hey, 20% off) as they sound amazing!

The first scent is called Kayali Citrus and contains fresher floral and fruit notes like Bergamot, Pink Grapefruit and Rose Centifolia.

The second fragrance is Kayali Vanilla which of course, was an instant purchase for me since I love vanilla! It is descrbed as a warmer, spicier vanilla with vanilla orchid notes missed with amber woods.

The next fragrance is Kayali Musk which I’m a little tiny bit worried about as I’m not sure how it’ll smell. It contains jasmine and I’m not always keen on jasmine but it is described as a powdery floral and I do like powdery scents! There’s musk and sandalwood here too which I hope adds warmth!

The finale fragrance is called Kayali Elixir and seems the most complex and perhaps the darkest with rose, sambac, and patchouli!

The bottles are $118 each ($95 on sale) and I had a gift card for $200 so, I ended up grabbing all four. EEP! I hope I love them!

Anyone else indulging in these or curious about them?

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  • Linda

    I’m very curious about these. Huda has a unique take on makeup and I’m curious about her scents. I like the dark, rich scents (Zoology, music festival by Replica, etc) so the Elixir might be a hit with me.

    • Isabella Muse

      I can’t wait to smell them! My order is coming today! I’m not a dark girl but I do love Zoology’s blends ;-D we shall see how it goes!

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m not sure, I ordered on Friday and my box is coming today! haven’t smelled yet!

  • Ashley

    I was quite intrigued by the vanilla fragrance until I realized B&BWs has the Hot Cocoa and Cream body available for purchase! So I literally just bought over $100 worth of THAT fragrance. Fair trade, since Hot Cocoa has had my heart longer, and yes, I will be smelling like a hot cup of cocoa in the summer! Might even blend well with Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum…I’ll be happy either way.

  • Amy

    Do you have any suggestions for the Arabian Oud store? There are about 400 products to choose from! 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      Amy sorry for the delayed reply!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, if nothing else, get Asalat al Musk! It’s an Arabic white musk like you’ve never tried before! It’ll blow you away! So beautiful! 😀

  • Lisa Marie

    I am intrigued by the Citrus and Musk versions- let us know what you think!

    • Isabella Muse

      quick update, I got them tonight 🙂 The citrus is a go! LOVE it! The Musk mmmmm not quite a I love! Elixir very very nice! And Vanilla is lovely as well and mixes beautifully with Elixir! Vanilla is a woodsy one though imho and not so much a foodie smell! It reminds me of Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille!