Fragrances attract me a lot. I have a habit to sniff diffuser oils/perfumes at shopping malls or shops wherever possible. A few months back, I came across a beautiful brand named Annmarie Gianni through a blog and the unique essential oil blends from this brand immediately grabbed my attention. I could not resist myself from purchasing the samples and few other products. I absolutely love some of the blends.
About the brand
Annmarie Gianni skincare line was found by couple Annmarie and Kevin Gianni in 2009 when they were researching. They define their skincare line in 3 simple words: honest, wild, beautiful. All their products are derived from Mother Nature. They are completely pure. No synthetic fragrances, no artificial colours, no artificial preservatives, no nasties, in short no fuss but pure nature. Some of the products are edible too! Isn’t it amazing?
I heartily appreciate the fact that this brand refunds 100% money if you don’t like the products or the products don’t suit you. Have you ever heard of any other brand doing this? I haven’t till date. This gesture shows how pure, honest and faithful they are. All the products except samples are housed in miron violet glass bottles. Right from the cardboard box to the glass, everything is recyclable. How thoughtful is that! I have utter respect to the brands that provide and believe in sustainable packaging, emphasize on cruelty free, vegan formulas, listen to clients and focus on top notch natural ingredients.
Essential oil blends sample kits
Annmarie Gianni offers two kinds of sample kits. One kit has 2 EO blends named love and passionate (earlier passion) and the other has calm, grounded and vibrance. Love and passionate EO blends designed to uplift and energize your mood whereas calm, grounded and vibrance blends are designed to calm down your temper.
The blends are housed in tiny amber glass bottles. These are the tiniest bottles I have ever seen. Both the kits are well packed in cute little jute bags. The packaging already won my heart even before opening the kits.
How to use?
- Add to carrier oil (such as pure coconut, olive, or grapeseed) and apply like a moisturizer.
- Use it in your diffuser, or add it to water to make a room spray.
Essential oils should never be used undiluted. If you are adding it to oil/moisturiser, a small patch test is required before using. I mix EO blend with moisturiser and apply.
$20 for 5 samples. Although you get $10 as discount on first time purchase.
Full size product costs around $45-$50 for 5ml.
Where to buy from?
Here is the link to their online store.
Availability in India
Unfortunately, they don’t ship anything except sample kits of skincare free. They do ship to various countries but the shipping charges will burn a hole in your pocket. I got my kits from a friend travelling from US for 10 dollars.
Let’s have a look at ingredients, benefits and other information in detail.
Passionate (earlier Passion):
Benefits: Indulge. Embody. Ignite.
Concoction: Sandalwood, vetiver, frankincense, morocco rose absolute, sweet myrrh, amyris,Buddha wood EOs.
Purpose: A warm and sweet essential oil blend to help you relax and awaken your sensuality. Earthy, grounding notes of vetiver and buddha wood provide a base for the passion-igniting aromas of rose and sandalwood.
Benefits: Adore. Embrace. Open.
Concoction: Fractioned coconut oil, and EOs of sandalwood, jasmine sambac absolute, frankincense.
Purpose: A heart-opening blend of natural, sensual oils to inspire you to be your most loving self. Sweet jasmine and classic rose are balanced by sandalwood and frankincense for a scent that’s nothing short of irresistible.
Benefits: Relax. Unwind. Release.
Concoction: Spruce, frankincense, rosewood and lavender EOs.
Purpose: Create a sacred space for yourself where you can breathe deeply and release negativity. Spruce oil lends freshness to this blend of florals, tied together with comforting frankincense for a clean and crisp scent.
Benefits: Strengthen. Center. Balance.
Concoction: Sandalwood, amyris, peru balsam, cedarwood, vetiver, copaiba, galangal, patchouli, ginger, buddha wood and turmeric EOs.
Purpose: Find peace and clarity in this balanced blend. Woody and earthy base notes with a touch of sweetness give you a beautifully understated, scent that emanates warmth and wisdom.
Benefits: Energize. Uplift. Awaken.
Concoction: Ruby red grapefruit, italian lemon, bergamot, lemon verbena, lavender, clementine, jasmine sambac absolute, rose geranium EOs.
Purpose: This light and vibrant oil blend will lift your senses with classic, romantic florals and lively notes of citrus.
When it comes to essential oil blends, very few brands/blends have impressed me. It is really difficult to find pure ingredients and the right combination. If I talk about Annmarie Gianni’s essential oil blends, these blends are just beyond everything I have sniffed till now. I can confidently say that these blends are made with at most quality, purity and expertise. These blends are expensive but they are worth every single penny.
Annmarie Gianni skincare line provides excellent sample kits to test out the fragrances. Love and passionate are my favourite blends and I absolutely love these fragrances. If you like pampering yourself with therapeutic benefits of pure essential oils, do try out the sample kits from Annmarie Gianni. I wish products from this brand become available on giant platforms like cult beauty, ulta, yesstyle, asos.
References are sourced from official website of Annmarie Skincare.