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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

5 Favorites … I Can’t Stop Smelling!

Have you ever had a product that you just can’t stop smelling? Like every time you walk past it, you have to stop, open it and give it a whiff? My nose loves a few and it seems to be all over the map these days. One day I’m into flowery smells and the next it does a 180 with mint. I don’t know what that’s all about but here are the ones that have come out on top.

1. LALICIOUS Extraordinary Whipped Sugar Scrub in Sugar Tiare Flower ($110/68oz, $34/16oz, $9.50/2oz @ – this brand always nails it when it comes to great and unique scents. If you’ve never been to Hawaii or need to feel like you are there, this one delivers the vibe.

2. SWEET HARVEST FARMS Amore’ Artisan Soap ($6.98/7oz bar @ – I seem to be collecting soap these days. I mean I have so many that I don’t exactly use but just like to pick them up and smell them and this one currently falls in that category. It’s modeled after “Very Sexy for Men” by Victoria’s Secret.

3. L’OCCITANE Vitόria-Régia Day Flower Shower Gel ($20/8.4oz @ – this one is best described as aquatic floral and is infused with vitόria-régia extract from the Amazonian in Brazil. I’d never heard of this flower before and was delightfully surprised. And this one is so fitting for this time of year!

4. THYMES Rosewood Citron Whipped Body Cream ($30/6.5oz @ – I must always have a luxuriously feeling cream or butter on my dresser so depending on what mood I’m in, if self-care is on the menu, one like this fits the bill. I’ve never smelled rose and citrus together but it’s pretty nice! And this one is thick and rich.

5. AQUA SPA Bath Soak in Eucalyptus + Mint from the Soothe Collection ($9.99/10oz @ – it’s not quite bath season for me but I have a friend who takes a bath each Saturday religiously, so I’ll be sharing this post with her. This combo of eucalyptus and mint really cleans the sinuses! Their whole line contains their Marine Mineral Complex that harnesses the power of sea minerals by including such ingredients like Antioxidant Zinc, copper, and iron among others.  

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

4 Spring Scents

How do you apply your scents? Here are four different ways to scent your skin this season! Body wash, cologne spray, eau de parfum and body lotion. Which do you use?

Clockwise from L to R:

DEMETER new Pixie Dust Cologne Spray ($20/1oz, among other sizes @ next month) – looking for a really fun and simple scent? This one is a little fruity, a tad sugary and as light as Tinker Bell’s dust, which it was named after.

BODYCOLOGY Flawless Glow Luminous Lotion in Sheer Bloom ($7.97/16oz @ – load up the smell of white peaches and jasmine on your skin this season with this one.

L’OCCITANE Privoine Flora Eau de Parfum ($62.1.2oz @ – named after the Mediterranean legend nymph Paeonia, this springy fragrance blends top notes of bergamot, grapefruit, green with a heart of peony, magnolia and rose on a base of vanilla, cedar and musk. Sexy.

LULAH Body Wash in Citron ($11.25/10oz @ – created for the stylish woman of today from the Thymes brand, this scent represents everything the season is – fresh, crisp, and clean with notes of pink pamplemousse, tart lemon, sweet basil and herbal leaves and is a true wake-me-up in the shower. 

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Spring (Scents) Are in the Air!

Everything is coming up … springtime scents right now and here are just a few that are at the top of my list. Each highlights a floral or fruit we often associate with spring. Are any of these your favorites?

Spring-Scents-2013-Part-1EMINENCE ORGANIC Apricot Sugar Scrub ($48/8.4oz @– this one smells like the definition of Spring and it’s made of all things good for the skin like Alpha Hydroxy Acids, apricot juice and pulp and their signature Biocomplex, which is a concoction of antioxidants and vitamins.

INEKE Hothouse Flower ($95/2.5oz @ and – If you are all about gardenia, this is a good one to investigate. Know that this is not your typical gardenia though; it’s a little complex with the mix of notes like earl grey tea, green foliage, fig, frankincense on a base of guiaiacwood and musk.

THYMES Temple Tree Jasmine Body Wash ($19/9.25oz @ – another one you have to have to really welcome Spring and that’s jasmine. This one puts it front and center with a mix of jasmine, honeysuckle, ylang ylang, damask rose and coconut milk.

HOUSE OF HOUBIGANT Orangers en Fleurs ($180/3.3oz eau de parfum, $600/3.3oz parfum @ – how could you welcome Spring and not do it with orange? This one highlights orange but really steps up the sexiness by adding Rose Absolute, Egyptian Jasmine Absolute, middle notes or Tuberose, Eau de Brouts, Ylang Comores and Nutmeg on a base of Cedar Wood and Musk. Really unique! It also comes in a lotion and crème for layering.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fall Body Cleanser Picks

Do you prefer a liquid body soap or bar soap? I oscillate between the two throughout the week with no real favorite rearing its head. Here are four new ones that just came out that are in full rotation in my shower.

Fall-Body-Cleansers-2011 BODYCOLOGY Shower Gel & Bubble Bath in Enchanted Forest ($4.99/16oz @ for locations) – using real honey and aloe vera, this one smells of jasmine (my favorite) and nutmeg on a base of musk and just really clean smelling.

THYMES Triple-Milled Soap in Bergamot Vert ($13/7oz @ – this one is a dash of floral, a dash of woody and two dashes of citrus. Yes, it’s officially fall but this one seems to delight all year round.

SOAP & PAPER FACTORY Handmade Shea Butter Soap in Close ($8/4oz @ – now you and your man can enjoy the same soap as this one is a tad masculine – sandalwood, cedar and a hint of citrus.

BATH & BODY WORKS Shower Gel in Paris Amour ($10.50/10oz @ - this scent collection just came out and it’s surprisingly nice this time of year – French tulips, apple blossoms and sparkling pink champagne.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Review: Thymes new Agave Nectar Collection

Thymes-Agave-Nectar-Soap THYMES just put a new scent out, Agave Nectar, and now every time I go into the bathroom I have to stop and smell the soap! Picture ruby red grapefruit, tangy guava, lemon blossom and agave nectar and you have the scent of this collection. It comes in quite a few types of products but mine have to be the Soap ($13/70z), Home Fragrance Mist ($16/3oz) and Bubble Bath ($20/12.25oz). All @

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided to for review purposes.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Spring Scent Picks

As I come to the end of the Spring Scents feature, I’m wondering what the distinction is between scents that are good for spring vs. good for summer. As I ponder that thick question, below are some more recommendations.


L to R clockwise:
PADDYWAX Jasmine Candle from the Garden Crush Collection ($13/6.5oz @
Whipped Souffle Body Wash
in Peach Cream ($6.49/15oz @
Oil Diffuser
in Jasmine ($32 @
Triple-Milled Soap
in Naia ($14/8oz @
Eau de Fleurs
– Lavande EDT ($135/3.4oz @
Spa Wisdom Polynesia Monoi Moisture Balm
($24/6.77oz @


Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided to for review purposes.


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