Fragrance brand, Scentsy, announced their ScenTrend™ for 2012. Drum roll, please… It’s pink pepper! Perfume lovers have been aware of this zesty note for years now and it’s gaining even more popularity. (rejoice or sigh) I’ve read in a few different places that pink pepper is predicted to be a popular fragrance note in 2012. It’s like cupcakes, you’ll be seeing pink pepper around for a long time.
I know pink pepper has its haters since it was overused in numerous mainstream “pink” fragrances, but I’ve always loved the fragrance and flavor of pink pepper. Pink pepper is zesty, dry, spicy but it has this fruity, juniper berry-like complexity to it that gives it more depth than just “fire”. Plus, pink peppercorns themselves are very visually pleasing with their rose tone. One more reason I like to use them in cooking.
Here are reviews of the new Scentsy scents:
Pink Pepper – This is a single note pink pepper but that doesn’t mean that it is boring. Pink Pepper is dry, spicy with a natural fruity sweetness to it. I find that this fragrance as a great “pick-me-up”. Pink peppercorns are a spice; they are stimulating. I like to burn this fragrance in the afternoon when I’m fatiguing and losing some of my mental focus. This scent can also be mixed with other Scentsy waxes. I actually like it by itself but I could see it doing well with creamy scents like vanilla or white florals or even with chocolate scents. I do find this scent “lighter” than the other Scentsy blends.
Pixie – This will be introduced in February as Scent of the Month. Pixie is a blend of pink pepper, mandarin, heliotrope, teakwood and vanilla. This is a creamy, spicy blend that reminds me of a home fragrance version of Lempicka Si Lolita!, a fragrance that I adore. This fragrance has more throw than Pink Pepper.
Scentsy will continue to promote pink pepper fragrances in their Spring/Summer 2012 catalog. Visit ScenTrend for more details. I hope to post my review of the Scentsy warmer and how to use Scentsy warmer in the near future.