body products

Ayres Soap & Shower Cream Review

vintage Buenos Aires map

Ayres (like Buenos Aires)  is an aromatherapeutic bath and body line inspired by Argentina and created by Argentinian in America, Alejandro Rasic. The line is based on aromatherapy but I find that these products have complex scents that easily compete with more “perfumey” products.


Ayers Shower Cream

Shower Cream in Patagonia

Patagonia’s notes include jasmine, rosemary, lavender, bergamot, ylang-ylang, oakmoss, patchouli and fir. This scent is inspired by Patagonia’s snow-caped mountains… Continue reading | 2 Comments


MCMC Garden Natural Perfume Oil Review

MCMC Garden Perfume

Oh, summer is ending and really the only thing that I mourn is the produce. Fresh basil, plump tomatoes and berries are the only way I’ll put up with heat. MCMC Garden is a perfume oil inspired by Anada Harvest, a group of urban farmers. Fifty percent of the proceeds of Garden is donated to this group. Garden smells like its name.

Garden opens as an herbal blend of thyme and boxwood bushes. It smells exactly like an herb garden. There’s lemon verbena, lemon… Continue reading | 4 Comments


Becca & Mars Refresh Aromatherapy Blend Review

Becca & Mars Refresh

Natural brand Becca & Mars has launched Refresh, an aromatherapy line to help with congestion brought on by colds, flu and seasonal allergies. Usually I have terrible allergies for at least 7 months of the year. Since we’ve moved, I haven’t had any. See, there are some perks to living without trees. Or maybe there are perks to not living in an old house. I did get a respiratory thing a few weeks ago that left me slightly congested (actually, I’m starting to suspect it was allergies). I… Continue reading | 3 Comments

new products

NEW – Pirouette Essentials Soaps in 5 New Scents

Pirouette Black Mission Fig

Seattle local brand, Pirouette Essentials has launched 5 new scents available in their awesome, natural soaps.

White Ginger Julep – “Supportive white ginger with a hint of cool refreshment leaves you feeling restored and clear minded.” – Sounds like a good fragrance for a morning a shower.

Chocolate Love Affair – “Rich cocoa and comforting chocolate aroma embraced in passionate orange and sexy vanilla.” – Yes, please. I love to smell like chocolate.

Midnight Gardenia – “Opens spirtual awareness, evoking


Aftelier Rain Perfumed Bath Oil Review

Aftelier Rain Bath Oil Review Rain. I have had enough. It has been the rainiest and coldest month on record this April for Western Washington. Ever. And it always rains here, over an average of 66 inches a year. This April statistic is saying something. It says “Please stop. I’m going nuts and I think my scalp is growing moss and I’m moving to San Diego“. (Seriously. Talk me out of moving to California). When I think of the “smell” of rain, I think of moss, mud… Continue reading | 13 Comments