Wednesday, December 5, 2012

christmas charms 2012

Christmas Cottages

*bisou* bonbon CHRISTMAS CHARMS exclusives no.1: Christmas Cottages

Christmas Cottages house 1 solid perfume (Provence / Paris) and 2 lip balms (Rose + Grapefruit). Open and take a peek at their warm interiors :) This will definitely bring smiles! And they are coming to Markets!

SOLD OUT


A Lump of Coal

*bisou* bonbon CHRISTMAS CHARMS exclusives no.2: A Lump of Coal

We think this is the most hilarious stocking stuffer ever! The lump of 'coal' is an all natural handmade bamboo charcoal soap scented with eucalyptus and pine for detox and minor skin irritation. Wonderful for the holiday season!

SOLD OUT


Xmas Kisses


*bisou* bonbon CHRISTMAS CHARMS exclusives no.3:

Xmas Kisses is a festive jar of cinnamorange-mint bodyscrub that will leave you singing silver bells by the time shower time is done! Come give yourself (and friends) some christmas lovin'!

SOLD OUT


Joy tags


We've been crafting up a storm! These Christmas tags were baked with love and we hope they bring much joy to your loved ones. Use them to decorate your gifts, tie around wine bottle necks or hang up as ornaments! The possibilities are endless..

RM 8 for a pack of 5 tags

AVAILABLE



HoHobags


Giftwrap made easy! Our HoHobags come in 4 sizes. Inject some personality into your gifts by dressing them up in our dapper pouches. Your giftee would surely be impressed!

L (keep calm and hohoho) 4 pcs rm15
M 1 (eat pray jingle) 4 pcs rm10
M 2, smaller than M 1, (mistletoe kisses) 4 pcs rm8
S (naughty / nice) 6pcs rm10

p.s. they go very well with our joy tags!


AVAILABLE

Monday, November 26, 2012

*bisou* rose spice of life: szechuan peppercorn

*bisou* rose presents you: Szechuan (Sichuan) Peppercorn! 

A wonderful gourmet Christmas gift or stocking-stuffer for that Masterchef wannabe friend or just regular people you love who find joy in cooking and experimenting with exhilarating new flavours and spices ! 

For a limited time only, while stocks last :)






Szechuan peppers is native to the Szechwan province of China. Though they bear some resemblance to black peppercorns, they are not actually of the pepper family, but the dried berry of a tree of the rue family. Several Zanthoxylum species grow throughout the temperate belt of China, Japan, the Himalayas and North America. They all have similarities, being aromatic and used in herbal remedies. Only the pipertium variety of the East is useful for cooking. In Japan the wood of the prickly ash is used to make mortars and pestles which impart some flavour to the substances being ground. The Japanese also use the wood for tobacco pipes

Szechuan  peppercorns are rust coloured with hair-thin stems and open ends. The dried berries resemble tiny beechnuts measuring 4 – 5 mm in diameter. The rough skin splits open to reveal a brittle black seed, about 3 mm in diameter, however the spice mainly consists of the empty husks. It is available whole or ground.

The berries should be gently roasted to release aromatics before crushing with a mortar and pestle or electric coffee grinder. If a fine powder is desired, sieve to remove the husks and stalks. Store in airtight containers, out of sunlight.


Originating from the Szechuan province of China, Szechuan pepper is associated with dishes from that region which feature hotter and spicier cooking than the rest of China. Duck and chicken dishes in particular work well with the spice. Star anise and ginger are often used with it and figures prominently in Szechuan cuisine.

The berries are carminative and anti-spasmodic. The North American prickly ash is known as the ‘Toothache Tree’ because the powdered bark was used as a toothache remedy and to heal wounds. The bark and berries are stimulative and used as a blood purifier and digestive.

Other names: Anise Pepper, Chinese Pepper, Fagara, Japan Pepper, Sichuan Pepper, Suterberry, Szechuan pepper, Toothache Tree, Yellow Wood

Scientific Name is Zanthoxylum piperitum Fam: Rutaceae


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Thursday, October 18, 2012

so argan oil

Featured here: 15ml

Argan oil:
♥ Best used in its pure form ♥ Nicknamed 'liquid gold' and hailed as an anti-aging oil as it aids with wrinkles by helping the skin maintain elasticity and moisture ♥ High in natural nutrients ♥ Packed with tocopherols: vitamin E compounds, polyphenols, phenolic compounds, carotenes (antioxidants) and essential fatty acids ♥ Rich in squalene: helps keeps skin soft ♥ Luxurious hair and skin conditioner ♥ Absorbs quickly, leaving minimal oily residue within a minute or two ♥ Soothes irritated baby skin ♥ Helps prevent stretch marks in pregnant mothers: prevents the breakdown of essential structural proteins like collagen and elastin, helps rejuvenate the skin by improving regeneration of elastin and collagen at the cellular level


Drop 1-2 drops between palms to warm the oil slightly. Smooth and apply on skin (face and body), hair and nails daily. 


Made of Argania spinosa (argan oil) ♥ lots of love + *bisou*


For external use only. Use within 6 months of opening. Keep out of reach of children. Do a skin patch test prior to use in case of allergy. Keep out of sunlight and heat. This is not a medicinal product.


20 ml : RM 35 (Not Available)
50 ml : RM 60


AVAILABLE




Customer Review:


focus pls salve



Losing your concentration?
Take deep whiffs of our Focus Pls Salve and let the natural essential oils promote clarity and help you collect your thoughts a little better!


Rub small amounts under nose, onto temples and hand. Take deep breaths, inhaling in the balm blend. 


Focus. Memory. Concentration. Embrace your emotions.


Made of Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond oil) ♥ Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil) ♥ Theobroma cacao (cocoa butter)  Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) ♥ Cera alba (beeswax) ♥ Leptospermum Scoparium (manuka honey)  Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary oleoresin) ♥ essential oils of Citrus limonum, Boswellia carterii, Mentha piperita, Ocimum basilicum, Rosmarinus officinalis ♥ lots of love + *bisou*


For external use only. Avoid eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Use within 8 months of MFD. Do a skin patch test prior to use in case of allergy. Keep away from sunlight, heat and moisture. This is not a medicinal product.

Approx 6g


RM 20


Available 

stress away salve




Sometimes life can be overwhelming! 


We get frazzled too sometimes, which is why we came up with a Stress Away Salve to help you get zen-ed before continuing... life! Oh.. and yoga poses help too.


Rub small amounts under nose, onto temples and hand. Take deep breaths, inhaling in the balm blend.


Peace. Calm. Joy. Embrace your emotions.


Made of  Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond oil) ♥ Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil) ♥ Theobroma cacao (cocoa butter) ♥ Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) ♥ Cera alba (beeswax) ♥ Leptospermum Scoparium (manuka honey) ♥ Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary oleoresin) ♥ essential oils of Citrus Bergamia, Rosa damascena, Citrus Aurantium, Cananga Odorata ♥ lots of love + *bisou*


For external use only. Avoid eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Use within 8 months of MFD. Do a skin patch test prior to use in case of allergy. Keep away from sunlight, heat and moisture. This is not a medicinal product.

Attention: Bergamot essential oil is photo-sensitizing, so avoid exposure to direct sunlight / UV rays for up to twelve hours after applying topically (in this product however, the essential oil has been diluted to a safe level and if use as directed - rinse and remove - such consequences may be avoided).

Approx 6g



RM 20


Available 

solid perfume


Alluring as her garments and garden, Marie Antoinette is a scent blend of Lavender with a hint of Geranium.




A woman of beauty, power and charm, Cleopatra is a scent blend of Rose with a hint of Ylang Ylang.




An homage to our Malaysian heritage, Puteri Saadong (local folktale queen) is a scent blend of Kaffir lime, Sweet Orange with a hint of Cedarwood.




Exuding elegance, Elizabeth is a scent blend of Bergamot with a hint of Patchouli.
Pop this handy tin into your handbag/clutch/pouch and just dab on when you want to smell lovely! 


Apply to pulse points i.e. wrist, behind ears, décolletage etc. 


Now, go run the world.


Made of  Prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel oil) ♥ Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil) ♥ Theobroma cacao (cocoa butter) ♥ Cera alba (beeswax) ♥ Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary oleoresin) ♥ essential oils of Rosa damascena (rose) + Cananga Odorata (ylang ylang) / Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) + Pelargonium graveolens (geranium) / Citrus Bergamia (bergamot) + Pogostemon patchouli (patchouli) ♥ lots of love + *bisou*


For external use only. Avoid eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Use within 8 months of MFD. Do a skin patch test prior to use in case of allergy. Keep away from sunlight, heat and moisture. This is not a medicinal product.

Attention: Bergamot essential oil is photo-sensitizing, so avoid exposure to direct sunlight / UV rays for up to twelve hours after applying topically (in this product however, the essential oil has been diluted to a safe level and if use as directed - rinse and remove - such consequences may be avoided).

Approx 6g


RM 20


Available 

cuticle kiss



Nail polish removers and contact with harsh detergents always leave cuticles in a drought. 


Apply daily to nails and cuticles to keep them moisturised and happy.


Made of Persea gratissima (avocado oil) ♥  Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil)  ♥ Theobroma cacao (cocoa butter) ♥ Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) ♥ Cera alba (beeswax) ♥ Leptospermum Scoparium (manuka honey) ♥ Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary oleoresin) ♥ Argania spinosa (argan oil)  Calendula officinalis (marigold extract) ♥ Camellia oleifera (camellia oil) ♥ essential oils of Citrus Cinensis, Citrus Reticulata, Melaleuca Alternifolia ♥ lots of love + *bisou*

For external use only. Avoid eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Use within 8 months of MFD. Do a skin patch test prior to use in case of allergy. Keep away from sunlight, heat and moisture. This is not a medicinal product.

Attention: Sweet Orange and Mandarin essential oil is photo-sensitizing, so avoid exposure to direct sunlight / UV rays for up to twelve hours after applying topically (in this product however, the essential oil has been diluted to a safe level and if use as directed - rinse and remove - such consequences may be avoided).

Approx 6g


RM 20


Available 




Customer review:


shh-sleep balm




Rub Shh-Sleep Balm onto temples and hand and take deep breaths. Let the relaxing essential oils lull you to sleep. 


Rub small amounts under nose, onto temples and hand. Take deep breaths, inhaling in the balm blend.


Sweet dreams a bonus! 


Made of Olea europaea L. (olive oil) ♥ Prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel oil) ♥ Theobroma cacao (cocoa butter) ♥ Cera alba (beeswax) ♥ Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary oleoresin) ♥ essential oils of Lavandula angustifolia, Pelargonium graveolens, Cananga Odorata, Santalum album, Anthemis Nobilis ♥ lots of love and bisou

For external use only. Avoid eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Use within 8 months of MFD. Do a skin patch test prior to use in case of allergy. Keep away from sunlight, heat and moisture. This is not a medicinal product.

Approx 6g


RM 20


Available




Customer review:



Friday, August 31, 2012

merdeka weekend offer




We may be French-inspired but we are proudly Made In MALAYSIA (as stated in Going Places)!

Here's wishing you babydolls a great National Day and a blissful holiday weekend.

For all orders / purchases over RM 20 made during the Merdeka weekend 31.08-02.09.12, we'll throw in a complimentary Hair Spritzer (worth rm16) in conjunction with our feature in Malaysia Airlines' Going Places magazine :)


Thursday, August 30, 2012

lavender sachet




Lavender sachets helps deter moth and insects. They also perfume drawers which is wonderful when placed in lingerie / sock drawers. Most of all, they make such lovely little just-because gifts for loved ones!


Place in drawers, little cupboards / closets / larders, in between shoes, etc. When scent gets weak, crush some of the lavender buds to release the oils and help increase the fragrance strength.


Made of lavender buds ♥ lots of love + *bisou*


For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Keep out of sunlight and heat. This is not a medicinal product. Kindly note that the longevity of the scent is subjective (to temperature etc) but the estimation is that the scent could last up to 3 months and hopefully more.


RM 14


Available

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

we are on GOING PLACES!

What a spectacular welcome home!! 

It was thrilling seeing *bisou* bonbon featured in Malaysia Airlines Going Places August / Merdeka 2012 issue as we settled into our seats. Our heart skipped a beat and we almost forgot to breathe. We wanted to shout to everyone on the plane, "THIS IS US! THIS IS US!". We're loving the label: 'growing beauty cult'! Being great fans of beauty cults ourselves it's such a dream come true to be regarded as such. It almost feels like we've won the Golden Globe  :D


Special thanks to Elaine for the feature. We're so stoked!


So yes, we are home bonbon babydolls! We'll get to your orders and other email / facebook enquiries as swiftly as possible. 

Merci beaucoup for your patience and most of all tres merci for YOUR WONDERFUL support!! At the risk of sounding like a broken record player, we cannot emphasize enough how crucial you all have been to the progress of *bisou* bonbon & *bisou* rose. We will not be where we are if not for your love and kisses. We are indeed very blessed and fortunate on to working on more bonbon goodies! 

We  Going Places @ Malaysia Airlines!


Sunday, July 22, 2012

bespoke: rice paper and stripes

Our Eté precursor soaps have been getting alot of attention lately. As they do not have a permanent skin, as do Hiver and Printemps, this gave us liberty to get creative with the soap wraps! 

Personally, soap wrapping is our favourite part of the process. It's just magnificent to watch a bar of soap transform into an item of luxury (or so we'd like to think), a token of affection.. a gift. 

We had particular fun with this custom order. It was for an intimate party that was Geisha-themed. There is just something so subtly seducing and fragile about rice paper. With Eté being a 'lurrrve' soap, it is only appropriate that it gets dressed in such delicate wear. 

This was a custom order of Printemps. It was for a gentleman's club member . He was putting a kit together for a couple of friends as party favours. Inspired by Thomas Pink, we dressed them up to the nines in stripes. And my don't they look dapper?

Friday, July 13, 2012

why we do what we do



"I am a doctor but what people fail to remember is that I'm also human. I, too, have skin qualms and the desire to improve my outlook. Even more so considering my passion for beauty, botanicals, fashion and esthetics. I don't just treat chapped lips, acne or eczema. I have chapped lips, acne and eczema. I deal with them with the education I have been given, continuous research and trials. It's not just about prescribing what supposedly works, it's about sharing with you what have worked for me. And I sincerely hope they work for you too."

Dr Shelby on why she came up with Hiver, Printemps and other *bisou* bonbon goodies.

Monday, July 9, 2012

little loves especially for lebaran 2012






An extension to the Little Joy family, we made Little Loves especially for Ramadhan & Raya to happify tudungs, selendangs, kurungs and kebayas. Not limited to local cultural wear, they make wonderful conversational pieces when attached to vests, hair elastics, blouses, hats or bags.

RM15 each.

Available

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

hello deer market weekend

It was such joy when we received an invitation to join the wonderful peeps at Wondermilk at the Hello Deer Market!



We've always felt an affinity with Wondermilk and Hello Deer with their whimsical love for all things cutesy and eclectic. Inside we're closet hipsters and this is probably the closest thing we can do to express the rad in us! The market was held in an intimate little space just beside Wondermilk Cafe - we call it the Wondermilk Walk - that was beautiful, just beautiful. 


We had such a merry time. Most of all we were filled with such warmth and glee to see Jartastiques set of for new homes. We just know they will be loved.


That's us over at 3,2!

jartastique

Jartastique is our range of handcrafted wonder jars. 

Fill them up with cotton balls, cotton buds, love notes, candies, confetti, buttons, spices.. heck fill 'em up with earth and turn them into terrariums! The possibility is endless  :D

Bebe Chouette ♥ RM 15 (AVAILABLE)
Bebe Poussin ♥ RM 15 (AVAILABLE)
Bebe Lapin ♥ RM 15 (AVAILABLE)

La Chouette ♥ RM 30 (AVAILABLE)

Le Lapin ♥ (SOLD)

Le Blaireau ♥ RM 25 (AVAILABLE)

Le Pegasus ♥ (SOLD)

La Licorne ♥ (SOLD)


Do email / Facebook msg us to inquire regarding remake availability.


Sunday, June 24, 2012

bespoke: customer appreciation gifts

We got a request from a customer for a couple of thank you gifts for HER clients. She's an insurance agent and we thought it was mighty sweet of her to give her clients tokens of her appreciation. This is what we came with and we sealed them up in biscuit tins. We hope they love what we put together for them.

 Custom thank you gifts (or shall we say tins) for an insurance agent's clients.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

shimokitazawa market @ tokyo street market

We were in Shimokitazawa Market over at Pavilion the other day. It was definitely a different setting from what we're used to. We had a lovely view of the 'Spanish Steps' and the height was mind-blowing! Merci to all those who came to encourage us and merci to new faces that we hope will learn to love *bisou* bonbon as much as we do!


This is us in minimalism *giggle*

Friday, June 1, 2012

more little joys

Je suis Pascale. (SOLD)

Je suis Mitte. (SOLD)

Je suis Marie-Pierre. (SOLD)

Je suis Solange. (SOLD)

Je suis Peridot. (SOLD)

Our little cupcakes off to new homes!