Fragrance Wish List 2017

My fragrance addiction is real… I’m constantly wanting to add new scents to my collection. In the last half of this year I’ve smelled perfumes that I must own! Here’s a list of all the scents that are currently making me weak in the knees.

black-orchid Tom Ford Black Orchid- I first caught a whiff of this perfume last December, but unfortunately it was way out of my price range. Hecks, it’s still out of my price range, but I need it! In November there was a promotion on Facebook, and I signed up to get a sample of Black Orchid, and received it a few weeks later. Black Orchid smelled as hypnotic and intoxicating as ever. I sprayed some on after a bath, and the scent lingered all night. Twelve hours later I could still smell the scent on my skin. Black Orchid isn’t for everyone because it isn’t your average fragrance. The notes that make up this scent are black orchid, patchouli, black plum, and black truffle. Black Orchid is floral, woodsy, and a bit intense; definitely a complex fragrance.

orchid-soleil Tom Ford Orchid Soleil- Orchid Soleil was also included in the fragrance sample promotion. It is a beautifully scented fragrance that’s warm, spicy, and undeniably floral. I would rock this on a cool Fall, or Winter night. The fragrance notes are tuberose petals, black orchid, spider lily accord, vanilla, and patchouli. Orchid Soleil is also a bit on the pricey side, but I think it’s worth it.

deep Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria- I loved the original Euphoria when it came out in 2005, and once I smelled the fragrance insert in Essence magazine, I knew that I had to have Deep Euphoria. This scent is so pleasing to my senses. I love it! The fragrance notes are black magic rose, musk, and cascalone. Black magic roses are my favorite flowers, so I was pleased to learn that it was one of the notes. Upon first sniff I smelled the musk right before the black magic rose was formally introduced. I can’t wait to get this!

helloBath & Body Works Hello Beautiful- My Madre bought me the body cream for Christmas, and I have to have the shower gel, and body spray in the collection. The notes are white gardenia, jasmine petals, magnolia blossom, pink nectarine, and cotton musk. The white gardenia and the cotton musk are what I smelled first, but then there’s a hint of tangy nectarine that actually worked. Usually, I don’t like citrus scents, but I loved the nectarine in Hello Beautiful.

What’s on your fragrance wish list?

Cheers, homies!

 

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My Top 10 Bath And Body Works Scents

Bath & Body Works is the most magical company on earth. Lol. I’ve worn their products since I was a teenager in the nineties; and now as a thirty-five year old I’m still hooked. B&BW is crack! Here’s an overview of the scents I adore the most. I’ll include the notes, and the best time of day-or season, to rock the fragrance. *You can technically wear a fragrance whenever, but I believe that some scents just pop more during certain times.

10. Black Raspberry Vanilla- Fragrance notes: blackberry, black currant, creamy sandalwood, vanilla orchid, taffeta musk. Black Raspberry Vanilla is an unstoppable mix of sweet and warmth. In my opinion BRV is a nighttime fragrance, and is perfect for Fall or Winter. It’s available online only and comes in a fine fragrance mist, a body cream, and shower gel. BRV

9. Mahogany Teakwood- When I found out that my fav candle sent was also available as a body care item… I seriously lost my shit. Fragrance notes: mahogany, delicate lavender, teakwood, feathered musk. MT has a heavy musk scent, but is balanced out by the lavender. Honestly, it smells like a men’s cologne, but that’s probably what I love most about the scent; it’s really unique. MT should be worn at night and is perfect during the cooler months. This amazing scent is available online only in a fine fragrance mist, body lotion, body cream, shower gel, and in the home fragrance line (candles, room sprays, hand soaps, etc.). MT

8. Beautiful Day- Fragrance notes: sun-kissed apple, dewy pear, sparkling cassis, white peach. B&BW are known of course for their fruity scents, and Beautiful Day doesn’t disappoint. BD is an ideal Spring/Summer scent; it can be worn at any time of the day. BD can be purchased in stores, or online. It comes in a fine fragrance mist, an eau de toilette, and in the home fragrance line. BD

7. Violet Lily Sky- Fragrance notes: violet blooms, sparkling bergamot, lily petals. I was debating whether to include this one or not; unfortunately it’s unavailable. Trust me, I’m holding on hardcore to what I have. I don’t get why this scent was discontinued because it smells heavenly. I’m still brokenhearted over the situation. VLS can be found on Amazon or Ebay, but folks are overcharging (surprise). Man, it was such an boss scent. RIP, VLS. VLS

6. Twilight Woods- Fragrance notes: juicy berry, wild freesia, musk, vanilla milk, warm wood. A heroine in an erotic romance novel would use TW. She would spray it on to feel extra desirable. The floral and wood notes makes TW an intoxicating scent. I think you can get away with wearing this whenever the mood hits. TW is available online only in the fine fragrance mist, body lotion, shower gel, and body cream. TW

5. Enchanted Orchid- Fragrance notes: calypso orchid, pink grapefruit, fresh gardenia. Enchanted Orchid is a lovely and lush scent. I fell in love with EO upon the first sniff; and I wore it every damn day for a week. It can be worn at any time of day during any season. EO is available online in the fragrance mist, and body lotion. EO

4. Moonlight Path- Fragrance notes: sheer lavender, bergamot, star rose, sandalwood, soft musk. Moonlight Path was introduced to me by my best bud during our trip to Las Vegas. Once I smelled it I instantly had to have it. Baby powder and soft musk may not traditionally go together, but with this scent it’s a marriage made in fragrance heaven. MP is considered to be a “heavy” scent which is why nighttime wearing is best. I loved spraying it on during the Fall/Winter. MP is available in stores and online in the fine fragrance mist, a golden sugar scrub, body cream, shower gel, and in the home line. MPath

3. Midnight Pomegranate- Fragrance notes: ruby red pomegranate, jasmine, iris, raspberry, blackberry spice, patchouli, musk, sandalwood. MP is the equivalent to a Sade jam; it’s alluring, sensual, and lingering. The mix of fruit, florals, and musk is everything! MP should exclusively be worn at night, but you can wear it during any season. It’s available in stores and online in a fine fragrance mist, body cream, body lotion, and shower gel. Mid

2. Sea Island Cotton- Fragrance notes: crisp white cotton, clean linen, lily of the valley, ocean musk, sandalwood, vanilla bean. SIC has a really fresh and clean scent that’s long-lasting. I can imagine wearing this during a late night stroll on the beach. You can wear SIC anytime during any season. It’s available online and in stores in a fine fragrance mist, body cream, body lotion, shower gel, and in some items of the home line. SIC

1. Japanese Cherry Blossom- Fragrance notes: Japanese cherry blossom, Asian pear, Fuji apple, butterfly lily, Kyoto rose, vanilla rice, sandalwood. Warning!!! Spraying on JCB will make you feel like a seductress. You can’t help but feel sexy when wearing it. JCB should be worn at night, and it was made for cooler temperatures. Yass! JCB will have potential lovers falling at your feet. Lol. It’s available in stores or online, and it comes in a fine fragrance mist, body cream, body lotion, shower gel, eau de toilette, and in the home line. JCB

Cheers, homies!

The Woman Who Loved Candles

Candles are a great mood setter; plus they engage the senses. I adore a delightful, bossome smelling, and long-lasting candle. Personally, I love for my bedroom to smell like a bakery, or a men’s department store fragrance counter. That gives you a little insight into what I dig scent wise. In this post I’m sharing a few of my candle staples.

     Bath & Body Works candles give me life! They’re a bit on the expensive side, but they usually have good sales. All candle lovers should sign up for the B&BW emails. At the right time their coupon discounts are on point. Normally the three wick candles are $22.00, but sometimes they go as low as $10.00. Mahogany Teakwood is my fav B&BW candle. The key notes are mahogany, oak, and frosted lavender. Basically the scent of Mahogany Teakwood reminds me of a man coming out the shower. And the candle is so potent because it’s heavily oil concentrated. This candle isn’t for someone who doesn’t dig strong scents. The way the delicate lavender notes mixes with the woodsy notes is unbelievable. Ooh wee, I love this candle!

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     Wal Mart never came to mind when I thought about making candle purchases; but they have fantastic candles. 719 Walnut Avenue (located by the Glade candles) is Wal Mart’s answer to B&BW’s three wick candles. The price point is just under $5.00 so you can fill up that shopping cart! There are three scents that I’m overly obsessed with: Pumpkin Waffles, Rustic Lakehouse, and Mahogany Driftwood.

Pumpkin Waffles has key notes of maple syrup, brown sugar, and of course pumpkin waffles. The candle makes any room smell like a decadent dessert. The scent is long-lasting, mouthwatering, but not overwhelming.

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Rustic Lakehouse is everything! I’ve gone through two candles since November, and I’m getting more. Rustic Lakehouse is another cologne type scent, with key notes of cedar, citrus, and green moss. Citrus isn’t usually my thing, but it’s a subtle background note of this candle. Long after you’ve blown out this candle the scent lingers.

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Mahogany Driftwood is an obvious rip-off B&BW’s Mahogany Teakwood. Driftwood with its key notes of mahogany, cedar, and florals has a slightly lighter scent than Teakwood. With Driftwood the floral notes seem to run the show, which is totally fine with me.

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For a future post I’ll talk about Scentsy. I’m wanting to try out some of their wax melts. A consultant for Scentsy that I watch on YouTube, sent out a catalog, and I know I’m in trouble.

Cheers, homies! 🙂