Aesop in Seoul

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I don’t even know why it took me a year to blog about Aēsop. I do have a bad habit of forgetting certain things and currently, I was missing Seoul so much that I decided to scroll through my archives and then the idea of blogging about my experience with Aēsop in Seoul had struck me like a lightning bolt. Maybe the longing I feel in my heart wasn’t so bad after all.

  An Aesop shop somewhere in Samcheong-dong.

An Aesop shop somewhere in Samcheong-dong.

I don’t really have any idea how many Aēsop shops there are in Seoul but I did encounter two of them in my three-day stay there. The first branch that I encountered was in Samcheong-dong. Before going to Seoul, I did know that there was an Aēsop shop in Garosu-gil but I didn’t know there is one in Samcheong-dong so just imagine how surprised (and ecstatic) I was when I stumbled upon this particular branch. We were just randomly walking and window shopping in Samcheong-dong with absolutely no plan on where were going so I was really really happy when I came upon this shop.

Note: I did talk about Aēsop in my Seoul pt. 1 blog post (click here) but I just really want to elaborate further on my experience in this post.

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I seriously loved the whole ambiance of the place. I really regretted letting my shy self dominate me again so I only got to take a few photos /sighs/ but I promise when I do get to go back to Seoul, I’m gonna be taking lots of photos and hopefully buy the products that I really wanna try.

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I actually didn’t bought anything that was much bigger than 100 mL because I was scared all my stuff wouldn’t fit on my luggage anymore but seriously, next time!

 An Aesop shop in Garosu-gil, Gangnam.

An Aesop shop in Garosu-gil, Gangnam.

The second branch that I managed to go to is the one in Garosu-gil which is also the one I originally plan to visit and buy the famous Aēsop hand balms that i’ve been eyeing for ages.

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Their customer service really is A+. When I first entered the shop, there was only one shop attendant and he was already attending to a customer. It wasn’t really a big deal though haha so I just browsed through the whole shop. When I finally got to pick the stuff I was gonna buy, the shop attendant gave me tea when I was waiting for my turn to pay as if to apologize that he wasn’t able to help me with anything since he was already helping another customer. I have never been offered tea at a shop before so I was really impressed.

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I really suck at giving directions lmao but just basically walk along the main street of Garosu-gil where there’s a bunch of trees lining the street and you’ll be able to spot Aēsop easily!

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Okay so for the things that I got, I basically just got two hand creams and one pimple spot treatment.

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Superb minimalist packaging from Aēsop as usual.

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Aesop’s Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

The texture of the hand balm isn’t too light or too thick which I like. It’s also slightly yellow in color and just like in its name, its very fragrant which I think is one of Aēsop’s distinguishing features when it comes to their products. I’m not really a big fan of hand creams and to be quite honest, I rarely use hand creams but whenever I do feel like using one, I do reach for the Aēsop ones more compared to the other hand creams I own.

Scent: Citrus, woody & herbaceous.

Main ingredients: Mandarin Rind, Rosemary Leaf & Cedar Atlas.

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Aesop’s Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm

Just like the resurrection aromatique one, the texture of this hand balm isn’t too think or too light, slightly yellow in color and very aromatic. I don’t really notice any difference with the effect of this one from the resurrection one but they do both soften my skin.

Scent: Woody, earthy & smoky.

Main ingredients: Bergamot Rind, Vetiver Root & Petitgrain.

© Aēsop

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Aesop’s Control

I actually bought this product on a whim plus I was also suffering from a pimple breakout during that time. It has a very lightweight gel texture and also has a particular scent which, since I really do suck at describing scent (LOL), is kind of minty with a little dash of fruity (?).

I actually didn’t like this product though. It didn’t really do anything on my pimples.

Works with normal, sensitive and blemish-prone skin too.

Main ingredients: Niacinamide, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate & Salicylic Acid.

© Aēsop

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If you ever got the chance to go to Seoul, don’t miss the opportunity to visit an Aēsop shop. Links for more details on their Samcheong-dong and Garosu-gil branches are down below.

Aesop Samcheong | Aesop Garosu-gil