Home fragrance brand, Scentsy has expanded their line to include personal fragrances called Layers. I’ve smelled home fragrances before in the past and wished that I could get them as a personal fragrance. Scentsy has done that with select fragrances. I think it’s great for the brand and their consultants to enter the personal fragrance market.
I was able to sample 3 products in the scent Love Story.
The Scent – Love Story: This is one of those sweet gourmands with pink jasmine, amber and dark chocolate. I pick up on fruits and musk which are not listed. The scent does vary very slightly from product to product. This scent reminds me a little of Cacharel Amor Amor or other “sultry red” gourmands. I could see one liking this if they like Cacharel Amor Amor, Victoria’s Secret Amber Romance, Britney Spears Fantasy, and/or Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy. I also see the Layers layering with any of the fragrances that I listed.
Shower Cream Review: The Shower Cream is a moisturizing, creamy formula that lathers wonderfully and rinses off easily. It does not dry out my skin. Huge plus. The formula reminds me of Dove’s Cream Oil Body Wash but with a better scent. I notice that the scent of this one is a little “soapier”, not a surprise being that this is soap 🙂 But, it’s a little more ambery and muskier than the other Love Story products. This retails for $12.
Body Lotion Review: The Body Lotion absorbs quickly into my dry skin. It’s not greasy or sticky. It’s good for my skin in warmer weather. The Love Story scent in the body lotion is my favorite out of these 3 products. It reminds me of chocolate cherry cordials. The scent does linger in the way that Victoria’s Secret body lotions do. The formula is very fragrant. This retails for $10. FYI – This scent layers nicely with va-va-voom tuberose perfumes.
Scent Pak Review: This is a fragrance sachet that can be thrown into drawers, lockers, cars, closets, anywhere. I opened this Scent Pak when I had the flu and had no sense of smell. I threw it in a lingerie drawer and forgot about it. When I finally got my sense of smell back a week later, I had a brief freak out because of this sachet. I thought a bottle of perfume had fallen and broke in the bedroom. However, I couldn’t identify the fragrance. I looked under the furniture, nothing. <sigh of relief> No perfumes were broken. But, what was this scent? Where was it coming from? Ends up this entire Scent Pak was fragrancing my bedroom. Some little thing thrown in a draw of slips and nylons was scenting my entire room. I’ve never owned such a fragrant sachet. The scent of this one is fruitier and “juicier” than the other 2 Layers products. These retail for $7. I’d like to buy more of this to throw in linen closets and the basement/laundry room.
My only complaint with the Layers products is well, an odd one. But, hey, I give honest reviews and I say what I’m thinking. I have an issue with the packaging. The packaging works fine and does its job. But, it’s the colors, font, etc. It looks like it could possibly be the packaging for, um, a personal lubricant or some type of flavored, novelty massage oil. I personally don’t want this out by my dresser when the super conservative in-laws visit. And I know I want be gifting these to squares (read as super conservative in-laws) because of the packaging.
Scentsy products are not tested on animals. The Layers line also includes Body Spray, Solid Perfume, Hand Cream, Shower Gel, and Body Butter. They have also launched laundry products as well. I feel this is a great line for those that already use Victoria’s Secret or Bath and Body Works products. You can get very fragrant body products and support local consultants (many are women and from my experience, many are women that stay at home with their children with autism or children with other disabilities). More info on the new Layers collection on the Scentsy site.