Sunday 6 June 2021

Kayali Sweet Diamond Pink Pepper | 25 - a new fragrance launch from Kattan sisters powerhouse

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The new scent from Huda and Mona Kattan’s luxury fragrance brand Kayali has launched in time for summer 2021. Building up from its core collection, the new Kayali Diamond Pink Pepper | 25 promises us a bit of spice and a lot of sweetness housed in a beautiful pink mirrored bottle. But is it worth the premium price tag? Let’s chat.

Let’s start with the packaging, since it’s so out there and beautiful - how can you not love it? Mirrored pink bottle catches the light just right. It follows from the standard brand’s packaging in terms of design, but it’s a little more wow this time round. It looks and feels luxurious and so it should since we are paying a premium price here. I’ve managed to grab mine from E-Bloggers so it was a little cheaper, but standard RPR starts at £23 for 10ml and sadly not as fancy bottle design or this beautiful bottle from £79 for 50ml going up to £98 for 100ml. 

There’s something surprising about Kayali’s new launch Diamond Pink Pepper, sure we’ve seen the notes before but the way they transcend from one to another is simply stunning. It’s made for spontaneous days out in the sun, or a date night on a warm summer night. The warmth of spices (pink pepper & saffron) goes well with the floral notes of rose and lilies. Don’t worry, there’s nothing old about the florals here - they feel modern and sexy!

A collaboration between Huda and Mona Kattan with renowned Hirmenich fragrance house from France promises luxury and it delivers. It may be quite floral, but the add-on of bergamot to the top notes of pink pepper, royal lily, and saffron give it a bit of an almost citrus feel. It’s potent and sweet from the get-go but then develops into its heart where Bulgarian rose, magnolia, and vanilla orchid linger for a bit longer - it’s not out there, but you’ll recognize it until it then settles in the woody feel of patchouli, musk, amber, and sandalwood - it reminds me of a fire on the beach on a humid summer night when I was younger. We used to get together on an abandoned beach by the Baltic, with music and friends and summer loves.

Kayali Diamond Pink Pepper | 25 took 25 tries to get just right and it certainly did that. It has the potential to be your next signature scent - a very feminine and long-lasting scent - try applying it to the usual spots and then at the back of your neck, so it travels with you. As you walk, they'll notice. I can still smell it after a good 12+ hours on me, on my skin, hair, and clothes and you can still get that surprise whiff after 16-18 hours, similarly to Tom Ford’s perfumes, but at a fraction of their price tag!

I’ve written about Kayali Citrus before - read here - which to date continues to be my absolute fave too. Well done to Huda and Mona on the incredible new launch - you’ve smashed it again!

Have you tried Kayali fragrances before, or planning to? Let me know in the comments <3

Buy now:

Boots - 50ml available for £79.00

Cult Beauty - all 3 sizes available from £23.00 to £98.00

Feel Unique - 50ml available for £79.00

Until next time my Queens,

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