Be still my beating beauty heart: Omorovicza’s amazing Queen of Hungary Mist has just launched in the most gorgeous limited edition packaging! Inspired by the architecture at the Rácz spa in Budapest, the pretty pink box and glass bottle are embellished with tiny silver stars.
If you’ve been reading A Model Recommends for any length of time then you’ll already be fairly familiar with the Queen of Hungary Mist from Omorovicza; over the years I’ve raved about it relentlessly. It’s one of my favourite luxury beauty products, with its incredible rose and neroli scent and its hydrating, soothing effects. During the summer months I use it as a sort of portable personal atmosphere, spritzing it liberally about my person to keep my spirits high, but it’s just the most wonderful facial treat after cleansing, during a skincare session or for refreshing makeup throughout the day.
I find the scent so uplifting, but the rose, orange blossom and sage waters also help to tone and balance the skin as well as providing a bit of much-needed cooling relief when the temperatures rise. I’ve been spritzing like a madwoman for the past couple of weeks, tying my hair back into a bun and making sure I mist my neck and my chest for maximum indulgence.
Apparently, the Queen of Hungary Mist formula is inspired by the Queen of Hungary water, which was a perfume formulated in the 14th Century for the Queen of Hungary. That’s a lot of Queen in that sentence, but it is a royally brilliant product. And I love the history behind the Omorovicza brand; it goes all the way back to the 1800s when the Omorovicza family (ancestors of the founder, Stephen) commissioned the building of the beautiful Rácz spa in Budapest. They built the thermal baths on the site of a medieval healing spring and used one of the most celebrated architects in Hungarian history, Miklos Ybl. Just look at this ceiling:
You can certainly see where the inspiration for the limited edition mist comes from…
I would love to visit the Rácz spa one day, it looks incredible. And Omorovicza have their own luxurious standalone spa and boutique in Budapest – maybe I’ll go and do a sort of spa-crawl. Like a pub crawl, but rolling in and out of various treatments all day instead of drinking booze. Though if there was any bubbly on offer, I’d probably indulge. It’s been that sort of week. Month. Year. Give me strength.
You can find the brand new Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist on their website here – it’s £25. It says that it’s perfect for dry and dull skin, but if you’re on the oilier side then don’t be put off; I’ve been spritzing this stuff for years and my skin has been through the full spectrum of types!
The wonderful people at Omorovicza have also offered readers a 20% discount that can be used on any full-sized product and a deluxe sample of either their Thermal Cleansing Balm or Ultramoor Mud Mask. Just use the code BALM20 if you’d like the cleansing balm, or MASK20 if you’d prefer to try the mask. Both are in very cute little glass pots and are brilliant for travelling with. The award-winning cleansing balm (here) is an all-time favourite – great for a luxurious, lengthy cleansing session – and the Ultramoor is a feisty little number. Very brightening on dull skin! You can read more about that one here.
Ts & Cs: Available on full priced items only, cannot be used in conjunction with other offers, one sample per customer. Valid from 30th June 2017. Expires 31/07/17 11.59pm BST