I was really excited when I came across a small boutique with bright wooden shelves and dark glass bottles. There was something inviting in the atmosphere, and I felt like the bottles were calling me: enter inside, come see what we are, smell us, touch us (all right, I have a soft spot for cosmetics). So I entered and found a wonderful world of organic cosmetics.
Everything here is made of plants and minerals – nothing artificial or synthetic is added. Everything looks so beautiful, a little bit like old apothecary mixtures made from secret formulas. Everything smells exactly like I would like any cosmetic to smell – there’s a little bit of sweetness and a little bit of fresh lemon. And everything is made with the philosophy of an organic and sustainable business that doesn’t harm the environment which – for me – is always a big plus.
I also like the names of their collections: daily miracles for face, holistic pleasure for body, head in heaven for hair, the very first moment for mums and children.
Phenomé’s certainly a place where the producers have thought about every, even tiny, details from the formula elements, through to the bottles’ design and the aesthetics of the shop’s interior, to the recycled bag with which you leave Phenomé.
I like to discover new things, and I like it even more when these new things are high quality Polish products. Since I first wrote about Phenomé it has expanded (to the Netherlands) and won several awards.