Aesop releases a series of much-anticipated gift kits every year. The designs linked by a theme of significance to the innovative and philosophically inclined brand. The six gift kits released this year focus on birds; each is named for a specific aspect of avian life, and profiles the history of an extinct or endangered species.
For Aesop, birds are symbolic of freedom, admirable idiosyncrasy, and being at ease in one’s own skin; while the fragility of their habitats is testament to the constancy of change.
Perch references Newton’s Parakeet, a large, greenish-blue bird once endemic to the island of Rodrigues, near Mauritius, off the East coast of Africa. It offers four wonderfully compatible products from Aesop’s Classic Skin Care range, ideal for gentle cleansing and toning, and optimum hydration. Fabulous Face Cleanser removes grime and makeup thoroughly without drying the skin, while B & T Balancing Toner refreshes, soothes and balances; Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream provides immediate relief from dryness, and leaves the skin soft and supple.
For regular deep cleansing and mild exfoliation that leaves the skin exceptionally clean and smooth, the kit also includes Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste.The kit is presented in an elegant, practical grey case made from RPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate) – a plastic fibre created from used PET products.