From infusing our homes with the lushness of a garden to evoking childhood memories, the Tongue in Chic team has many reasons to love Crabtree & Evelyn. With the launch of the heritage brand’s new flagship store in Pavilion KL, we’ve decided to revisit our favourite products.
Cheri Loh, Intern
I have been on the hunt for a body mist ever since I returned to Malaysia from my studies abroad. We all know how how stifling the weather here can be; and perfumes turn stale and ebb away after a while, particularly if you have been running around all day. Upon discovering Crabtree & Evelyn’s La Source Refreshing Body Mist, I took to it instantly. It’s not overpowering – instead it is incredibly light, yet with each spritz you are left with a lingering scent redolent of the ocean. So whenever I need a pick-me-up over a long, dreary day, this body mist lifts my mood with an additional bonus of evoking a pleasant vision of the beach and swaying palms.
Grace Wong, Editorial Associate
I’m a bar soap kinda gal and I love the citron, honey and coriander one for its zingy fresh fragrance. While honey is a natural exfoliant and herbs purify, the addition of shea butter and evening primrose oil ensures that my skin is kept moisturised. A natural sugar-derived deodoriser is also added into the mix – a huge plus for our weather. But honestly, I’m mostly just into smelling like fruit and honey all day.
Claudia Low, Managing Editor
My dad is a hotelier, so my family spent a lot of time in them, especially as I was growing up. Twenty years ago, jojoba was the it-chic ingredient in hotel toiletries. And in its smell, lies the comfort of a tight-knit family and the memory of learning how to pronounce ‘jojoba’ with my older sister. Also infused with lavender and herbs, the Jojoba Oil Great Escapes Traveller set is a great way of bringing a piece of home with me to hotel stays – complete with an exceptionally moisturising body wash, lotion, shampoo and conditioner, all for the price of RM90.
Jia-Wei Loo, CEO
A beautiful smelling home is essential; it helps you unwind at the end of a long day at work. I also love entertaining at home, and scented candles make a great first impression! I love how the India Hicks Island Living candle has the right balance of earthy and floral scents and comes in a cute rattan basket.
Kathia Sya, Beauty Editor
My first experience of the brand was through the Gardeners Therapy hand cream. I’ve always had terribly dry hands, even as a young person. When I was 15, my aunt Evelyn (of no relation to the brand), had just returned from studying in the UK. She brought this little gem home with her, and introduced it to me. Suddenly, doing the dishes wasn’t as painful anymore. Fast forward a decade and a half later, The Gardeners Therapy range remains to be one of my absolute favourites from Crabtree & Evelyn.
The new Crabtree & Evelyn Concept Store is located at Fashion Avenue, Pavilion KL. Lot P2.0101, Level 2, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang. For more information, click here.