Beauty Counter Intelligence: Cobra Sex in a Bottle

In Fiore’s Night Queen Body Oil has a slithery thing going on
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How hypnotic can jasmine be? If you ask the founder of In Fiore, Julie Elliott will tell you how night queen jasmine oil from South India is “so exquisite and intoxicating that the flowering shrubs of blossoms actually attract cobras.” She says that harvesting the essential oil is very dangerous and that the local farmers have to do it at night under bright lights to protect themselves from the snakes. That explains the hefty price tag of the Night Queen Body Oil ($118). The highly fragrant floral combo of jasmine (three varieties are infused) and Bulgarian rose smells incredulously sexy and really lasts. The avocado-based oil coats the skin like silk and is so mega-hydrating that it made the dry patches on my legs disappear without leaving a filmy layer behind.


A native Angeleno, Nav is a Leo, hates cilantro, and has been testing beauty products for print and digital magazines for nearly a decade. She spends her days working in media and strategy and her nights sniffing out slightly quirky yet impeccably pretty things along with her German Shepherd, Le Tigre.

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