Marie Stella Maris

August 11, 2014 • Food and DrinkStyleTravel

my favorite new discovery in amsterdam was the boutique of MARIE STELLA MARIS. it’s a dutch water label that recently expanded into cosmetics and opened a first flagship store on the keizersgracht – conveniently located right around the corner of the place we always stay at. in the basement you’ll find a cute, french-looking café with a rad faema e61 that churns out amazing espressos. upstairs is like heaven for typography geeks and fans of everything that smells nice.

i’m super picky when it comes to scents. overall, i hate perfumes – most of them just give me a headache or make me feel like i’m trying to be someone else. in terms of scented candles, i’m super loyal to byredo. in bodycare, i always default to either kiehl’s or aesop. but i tried some products from marie stella maris’ line and i gotta say – not bad, people. not bad at all. i was particularly smitten with the cinéma bleu scented candle (which is sadly not yet available for purchase) and the lavender-scented linnen water (which you spray on your sheets or into your closets to make everything smell like it is freshly laundered).

i’m pretty sure at least a few items will make my christmas list come december. (oh who am i kidding, i am already getting slightly worked up over christmas, with all the fall-like weather we’ve been having lately.) nice bonus for those who don’t have a trip to amsterdam planned – the products are available online, too.

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