23.02.17. Smile ! You are on Miss Ferling !
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Baume des Tigresses
Le Baume des tigresses 

Creator’s comments

A sort of homage to the original Baume du Tigre®, the Asian eucalyptus balm that cures just about anything… My Baume des Tigresses only takes care of hands and nails!

Technical commentary from the formula specialist

“I avoid silicones as much as possible. Sandra and I have decided not to use them and achieve the same comfortable feel without them. This constraint has boosted our creativity, especially when we started with hand creams (their evaluations by users are very reliable). From that decision on, I developed a “very Miss Ferling” feel as I worked on one creation after another- an activity I have been involved in since 2006 – It is this feel that makes the quality of the formula stand out.”

Commentaries from Mademoiselle Parfumette

A poetice take on Mademoiselle Parfumette’s revisited marshmallow fragrance for the Tigresses line of products

 At first the scent evokes the edible marshmallow, then the flower becomes discernible. The most delicate noses perceive recreated almond blended with orange blossom, a magic combination which enhances the sweet but not heady marshmallow fragrance. Green anise and bergamot, toned down by woody, quiet notes, are also detectable. Yet one can savor with relish a hint of sugar almond, a quick dash of violet and elegant vanilla.


Baume des Tigresses Bling-Bling
Le Baume des tigresses Bling-Bling

Creator’s comments

Being submerged in gold, there is nothing like it to feel good! I was looking for a chic finish of the skin, without an excess of glitter. An understated and elegant bling-bling !

Technical commentary from the formula specialist

“Sparks flew in the lab for many days until we found the right blend of mother-of-pearl that would look pretty on the body and the hands while keeping its chic appearance! This is always a challenge with iridescent finishes: you have to use mother-of-pearl but not overdo it, or the skin becomes shiny! I think we found just the right dosage…”

 

Le Pattes Arrières

Creator’s comments

I was dreaming of a glamorous foot care product that would not smell of menthol. And then I conceived this superb emulsion with vegetal butters, sharing its fragrance and name with the hand cream.

Technical commentary from the formula specialist

“After it had been on the market for a while, we made the formula thicker. It was a challenge to come up with a very nourishing product, rich in vegetal butters, with a hopefully luxuriant but non-sticky and non-oily finish. The structure, in any case, is totally different from that of the hand cream.”


Baume de Dalmatie
Baume de Dalmatie 

Creator’s comments

Dedicated to true fashion animals !!!

Technical commentary from the formula specialist

“The success of this texture rests on the incorporation or microcapsules (the famous visible spots) that can stand the turbulence of the machine during the fabrication process and can still, paradoxically, melt on the skin. Those are in vogue today, but we started working with this raw material in 2007. With Miss Ferling, we even received an innovation subsidy. Yes, we at the lab are very proud of this product!”

Commentaries from Mademoiselle Parfumette

A journey that starts and ends in a biscuit – just like Proust’s

Fashioned like a dainty pastry, the note of biscuit with almond powder is dominant, yet not overdone. The scent cannot but evoke the seasons in Aquitaine: fresh pine needles, mimosa, and end-of-Winter sun, the small violets and tall irises that brighten up our gardens with purple touches. This is a journey without borders; your sense of smell takes you right away to an imaginery forest, warm with scents of licorice, tonka pods and sandal wood – brought back from Katmandu long ago!

In your imagination, you have visited a thousand places – maybe Dalmatia, the land of a hundred islands…?

 


Kiss Me Sweet Mona
Kiss me sweet Mona

Creator’s comments

Mona Lisa deserves a lip balm fully dedicated to her famous smile!

Technical commentary from the formula specialist

“For this first lip balm I developed an almost 100% natural formula. Used in high dosage, shea butter has a vexing tendency to crystallize. We had to go through a long trial and error period to finally discover the right one. Natural, as always, means surprises…which, at the lab, soon translates into complex and problematic techniques…”

Commentaries from Mademoiselle Parfumette

Hardly a timid violet

Though it is both a scent and a taste, this violet is not discernible right away. It has to wait till the impetuous coriander, a small but vigorous seed, and the self-assured bergamot have taken their turn. One likes the taste on the lips of that restrained but sensuous note, similar to its close partner the sugar almond. The violet created by Mademoiselle Parfumette is quiet, resting on two tranquil, perpetual enchanters – musk and vanilla. No excess of sugar, here, but there is definitely a desire to go back for more…


Baume du Dodo
Baume du Dodo 

Creator’s comments

When I launched this product, I was immediately told the « Pyjamas for the lips » sounded too child-oriented. I argued it was loaded with plants used for grandmothers’ herbal teas all over the world.

Thus is increased the age range of our targeted customers.

Technical commentary from the formula specialist

“We took the natural formula further when we used a raw material I thought was “funny and sassy”. The supplier created an oily mix imitating vaseline – that much-maligned by-product of petrochemistry! The risk paid off, for this totally vegetal ingredient is quite beautiful, reliable and active. The film it leaves on the lips is not sticky and the Baume du Dodo (Beddy-byes Balm) has restorative virtues, a claim well supported by tests. Which goes to show, you can innovate on products such as lip balms, a rather competitive field.”

Commentaries from Mademoiselle Parfumette

Orange blossom at night…

It took quite a bit of daring to reinvent orange blossom, a constant dreamy presence in Mediterranean lands since the beginning of times and a frequent companion at weddings.

Here it is, surrounded by the noble rose and jasmine, and topped with the other orange scent, the scent of the fruit, not about to be eclipsed by this flowerlet. And yet, how serenely this small sweet breath of a flower rests on a bed of rosewood, musk and vanilla. Touches of scent bring a fragrant breeze in the night…


Suivez-moi Jeune Homme
Suivez-moi jeune homme

Creator’s comments

This old French phrase (“Follow me young man”) is a tribute to my grandmother who was elegant and trendy. This ribbon was a classic hat ornament, floating in the wind, behind a lady…

Technical commentary from the formula specialist

“The magic dye is very complex, and that is why it is rarely found on the market, or else, it often is part of a petrochemical formula, a vaseline base. I knew it had a very drying effect, and my dilemma was to find a formula as natural as possible for a texture as nourishing as possible. I am happy I solved the problem, but it took me weeks of trial and error. Belying its rock star appearance, this hybrid balm was extremely challenging to create.”

Commentaries from Mademoiselle Parfumette

A sensuous, elegant mood

Just as the story of the balm is centered on the rose colour, so it had to be with the perfume: we wanted a scent evoking a beautiful love story on the lips, as suggested by the name of the product. Such was the audacious challenge facing Miss Parfumette. She invites in the scrumptious, pearly lychee, the blending bergamot, and the sometimes very classic almond. The rose risks a friendly partnership with the somewhat green violet and the enticing heliotrope, spicing up the combination of tonka bean and vanilla. To be savored with white musk…

 

Les Filles en Fleurs

The Perfume

Floral abstractions

Here is a fragrance that speaks of flowers, inhabits the flower-based products but does not overdo it. For those who expected a classic bouquet, here is for starters an unexpected tangerine opening the way. The nose is tickled by a velvety petit grain and my signature bergamot. Then appear still damp water flowers, an unpretentious hyacinth, a frank lotus, a jasmine and a rose, restrained in the presence of such unconventional appearances. And finally, no more hesitation, the safe bet notes, almond, white musk, sandalwood (Not the  1970s made-in-India one!) send their warm message of sweetness.The result? A fragrance that evokes a thousand things without being able to name one precisely! In any case, it won almost unanimous approval. It must have told each one present a nice story.


Capucine & son Eau des Beaux Jours
Capucine & her Sweet Days Water

Why a water?

Creator speaks

Most of the active ingredients are soluble in water. So why not create a superior water, saturated with active ingredients bringing a strong effect yet bearing a name evocative of Spring, joy, morning dew?

Technical commentary from the formula specialist

“What was needed for face care products was something obviously efficient and quick but not damaging to the skin. The brand has a lot of respect for its users, its relationship with them is honest, and I did not want to betray that. I went heavy on the chemical actives and had to reach a compromise with the exfoliating flower acids… I needed to be sure to achieve efficiency and a high degree of softness. A product not at all simple, and definitely active on the skin!”


Églantine et son Fluide étonnant
Rose & its Astonishing Fluid

Why a fluid?

Creator speaks

This intriguing product called for an uncommon young girl’s name. Rose is both a first name and a beautiful natural flower. The perfect name for an elegant and different product.

Technical commentary from the formula specialist

“I had to reinvent a serum with a texture that could hide under a classic cream, or be used by itself in the Summer months or on a somewhat oily skin. This fluid contains a maximum dose of sophisticated actives difficult to stabilize. I think this texture is ahead of its time. This hybrid serum is not ordinary. It appears watery but rich in actives in the watery as well as the oily stage. I love its super soft feel… and always without silicones!”


Gelée d'Eau de Bleuet
Blue Flowers Lathering Gel

The creator’s comment

I did not want a “basic” gel, but an ultra-soft gel with a comfortable skin finish after makeup removal.

The formulator’s technical word

I added moisturizers and soothers in the very gentle cleansing base to get a care that cleanses without stripping. Its quality is demonstrated by the easy rinsing (no residue) and the resulting extra soft skin (the natural hydrolipidic film of the skin is left intact).


Crème Compter Fleurettes
Loving Flowers Cream

 

The creator’s comment

The spelling mistake in the French text is intentional. The idea was to count the benefits of flowers in the care: 1, hydration, 2, softness, 3, radiance….

The formulator’s technical word

This emulsion had to sublimate the emollience (a wish of Sandra’s …). This uncommon benefit gives the impression one can feel the process of hydration in its entirety and I think I have managed to meet this demand (but I will not give my formulation secrets). Again, the presence of flower acids is blended with soothing ingredients for the sweet enjoyment of a glowing complexion and a very soft skin with a nice and smooth finish.


Crème Cœur de Guimauve
Marshmallow Flower cream

The creator’s comment

The marshmallow is reminiscent of the delicately scented candy, so tender, so fluffy… A very gentle cream was needed to comfort the most mistreated skins.

The formulator’s technical word

My formula is very moisturizing (and even nourishing), rich in fatty plant-based ingredients, but the touch of the cream is not heavy at all. It penetrates well, without shine, to suit many types of skins.


Masque bon thym
No Complex complexion mask

The creator’s comment

I’ve been thinking for a long time about surviving life in the city with beautiful skin despite the pollution. And I had wanted for a long time to take advantage of the pronunciation of the word for the plant (“thyme” = sounds like “complexion” in French) and of its astringent and purifying virtues. Its extract has naturally found its place in a mask that clarifies the complexion.

The formulator’s technical word

Sandra wanted a mask “that quickly acts like a sponge for impurities!”. After trying several combinations of clays, we favored kaolin (purifying white clay) in combination with zinc oxide (without nanoparticles!) to absorb impurities of any type, in the blink of an eye.


exfoliant-500
Smooth Moss Scrub

The creator’s comment

I would like all women to (re)discover this simple and ultra-effective routine. Practiced regularly, I am convinced that the exfoliation will make unnecessary at a later date a visit to the dermatologist for an extra-strength peeling. In addition, this care requires a massage of the face, inevitably followed by a sense of well-being (provided you use my product!).

The formulator’s technical word

I had for brief to “reinvent the exfoliation of the face with a never-seen-before texture “. This one is indeed almost weird with its transformations and the double yet very gentle exfoliation process.