I am now officially hoarding Guerlain's Terracotta Eau Sous le Vent ($55). I just purchased my second, and I'm considering a third. I think it's a limited edition, and I don't want to run out - ever. This is the most heavenly hydrating mist I think I've ever used.
Described as a hydrating, tan-enhancing body mist, which might lead you to believe it's tinted or can't be used on your face, Eau Sous le Vent is instead a mist that will make you glow, without adding color. As if that weren't enough, the fragrance is so divine I've even been spraying it on my body before I go to sleep at night.
I've found different descriptions of the fragrance, and the Guerlain product specialist at Neiman Marcus was no help. She said it was jasmine. It's not jasmine. Nordstrom's Web site says it's enhanced with the scent of tiare flower. I read somewhere else it's sweet orange extract/orange blossom. Maybe it contains both. It doesn't matter to me. It's intoxicating.
Eau Sous le Vent's lightweight mist hydrates the skin and is said to amplify your tan (thanks to the Tan Booster complex). I won't be figuring out that tan-boosting quality since I avoid the sun. I can envision it, though, because it adds a slight glow.
Enriched with a vegetable protein, an abundant source of hydro-regulation, its formula helps protect skin against dryness and the intense heat of summer days (or late winter gloom). Guerlain suggests you apply it in the morning to moisturize, after sun exposure to soothe, or as a generous splash of summer fragrance to refresh the skin. I suggest you apply it anytime you want a treat - for your skin or your senses.
As an extra-added benefit, the bottle is very pretty. I like the wooden top that coordinates with the printed design on the clear glass.
I purchased both of mine at Neiman Marcus. I suspect all Guerlain counters have it, but it's selling out quickly. Make sure to try it before it's too late to buy one.
Update 3/21: I finally found and read the package insert, and the fragrance is Tiare, or Tahitian gardenia.
Photo courtesy of Nordstrom