fragrance

INeKe Idyllwild Perfume Review

INeKe Idyllwild

The newest perfume in the Alphabetical Series from INeKe is a fragrance inspired by the natural beauty of a little mountain town in Southern California, Idyllwild. It’s an aromatic fougère bringing together the fauna of the San Jancito mountains – evergreens, more evergreens and sage.

Idyllwild opens as lemons and evergreens. The evergreens are fresh, bright and living. There’s a a fruity tartness (rhubarb) and a freshly ground black pepper. I also get hits of fresh ginger. But, it’s most definitely “evergreens”, especially fresh Douglas fir (which is… Continue reading | 2 Comments

fragrance

Masque Milano Terralba EDP Perfume Review

Masque Terralba perfume

When I first wore Masque Milano Terralba I was reminded of a place that I’ve never been. It’s a place on the Mediterranean coast. A little house with terracotta pots filled with herbs. A little house on built on a cliff. A little house surrounded by wiry evergreens and bright blue saltwater. The sun always shines on this little house.

Terralba opens as aromatic and peppery with balsamic greens. Yet, there’s an aquatic quality to Terralba – fresh and salty. It’s like where sea air meets… Continue reading

body products

A Beautiful Life Mermaid’s Kiss Body Creme & Body Scrub Review

Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore

Now that I live in a place where the beaches aren’t just piles of rocks being hit by massive waves, I need to step up my mermaid game. This summer I’ve actually went to a beach…in a bikini. During this time, my skin saw more sun than it ever did over the eight years of living in Washington (still slathered in sunscreen, of course). And it’s time to step up my mermaid game. And A Beautiful Life is here to support me after my epiphany.

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home scents

Voluspa Makara & Moso Bamboo Candles – Mini Reviews

Voluspa is a line of home fragrance that I find to be very solid. And their prices are great. Here are my mini reviews of Mokara and Moso Bamboo:

Voluspa Mokara

Mokara – Notes listed include Mokara orchid, white lily, and spring moss.

Cool lily fragrance with some headiness. Gorgeous. It reminds me of having fresh lilies in the home. However, this candle is even better than having fresh lilies in the home. It isn’t suffocating and it doesn’t die or get pollen all over the place… Continue reading | 4 Comments

body products

Juniper Ridge Siskiyou Cedar Soap Review

I’ve fallen hard for the Juniper Ridge line. This makes sense since I love woodsy and evergreen fragrances. And…Juniper Ridge is a West Coast brand with products scented from the lovely forests that we have here. Being that I split my free time between fragrance boutiques and the woods, it would make sense that I would love this brand.

Juniper Ridge Siskiyou Cedar is scented with Port Orford Cedar that grows in the Klamath Region. Port Orford Cedar is really unique because it smells like… Continue reading | 10 Comments