As a blogger, I’m extremely fortunate enough to receive gifts from brands and retailers so I can feature them here on my blog. Occasionally a package will turn up in the mail that I wasn’t expecting, and the guys over the Feelunique very kindly sent me the Amkiri Original Scent Charcoal Wand and Stencils, and I have to admit, I had absolutely no idea what it was. They also included an mage which was is a portrait of me, using the wand which is a nice touch.
Amkiri are the world’s first visual fragrance with their product, which combines the senses of smell and sight, and enables the complete freedom of multi sensory self-expression. I’ve never really been onboard with the whole temporary tattoo thing, but this is a whole new concept and one I was intrigued to try. You can purchase the wand individually to create freehand designs, but you can also purchase kits where you get the wand as well as some stencils to use with the wand too.
“AMKIRI Visual Fragrance™️ fuses the senses of sight & smell with a smooth colored ink infused with our premier long-lasting fine fragrance. AMKIRI Original is a genderless fragrance that is both sensual & sophisticated – crisp & clean. AMKIRI’s Freehand Wand has a fine tip for maximum artistic expression. Paint elaborate designs or ink your favorite quote. (Stencils not needed.)”
- Long-Lasting Fragrance & Design (12H+)
- Water & Sweat Resistant
- Vegan & Cruelty-free
- Easy to Apply & Remove
I have the Amkiri Original Scent Charcoal Wand and Stencils which includes the freehand wand in their ‘Original’ scent, as well as a pack of stencils which retails for £54. The wand has a rounded base, with a long plastic handle with a rubberised coating. The wand has a thick, slightly wide brush similar to a nail polish brush and this specific version has a charcoal colour, but Amkiri do offer other shades.
The directions are quite simple, and I’ve included the instructions which come inside the stencils pack so you can see how simple it is to use. The stencils which come in the pack are basically lots of different stickers which you stick onto the skin, and then brush ink into the gaps of the stencil.
The stencils can’t be used by those with an allergy to adhesive, which I do have so it’s not something I’ll be able to use going forward but I did use one of the stencils for a couple of seconds to test them out. There are so many different stencils within the pack, with more feminine and more masculine designs to choose from.
I’ve included photos showing a small stencil on my wrist before using the wand, and then the stencil with the ink applied, and then the ink on my skin once the stencil has been removed. This was just one single layer of the link as I could only use the stencil on my skin for five seconds max, but you can apply more than one layer of the ink for a more intense effect.
Whilst the whole ink designs on the skin thing isn’t really me, I can’t describe how amazing the scent is. The scent really did last for twelve hours on my skin, and the ‘tattoo’ lasted for around ten hours before fading. I can’t put the scent into words, but here’s a description:
“Refreshing iced spearmint blends with rich and spicy notes of ginger oil and juniper berry for an energizing and stimulating effect. Pure minerals and lush aquatic characteristics transport creators to the depths of natural springs while warm undertones of musk and cedarwood round out this dreamy scent. AMKIRI Original is both sensual & sophisticated – crisp & clean.“
If you have festivals or events coming up, I think this would be a cool idea to make patterns on the skin but also to scent the skin. The price is quite high, so it could be something you split between friends so you can use it together. You can purchase it over on the Feelunique website.