fragrance

A Dozen Roses Perfume Blog Event

A dozen roses

I’m a rose lover. I love this flower’s versatility. It doesn’t surprise me that thousands of years after its cultivation that we are still drawn to this flower and its eternal beauty. I love everything the rose symbolizes. I love its flavor and smell. Yep, I’m a rose lover.

With A Dozen Roses Perfume Blogging Event, I’m sharing my favorite rose products from perfumes to spray lavishly to jams to sweeten tea. I find that as soon as January hits that I’m in a “rose… Continue reading | 18 Comments

body products

A Few LUSH Bubble Bars Review

 Rose Week 2013

So the new place is small but it has features that keep me from complaining about its size. One of these is an amazing super-sized bath tub. Another is that I’m a 10 minute walk away from LUSH. This has resulted in me spending too much on LUSH Bubble Bars, Bath Melts and Bath Bombs.

LUSH Rose Jam Bubble Bar

Rose Jam with notes of rose, lemon and geranium. Retails for $6.25.

It’s the jam. Seriously. This is a “Bubbleroon” meaning it’s… Continue reading | 5 Comments

fragrance

DSH Perfumes DAWN Pretty & Pink EDP Perfume Review

DSH Perfumes Pretty in Pink EDP

DSH Perfumes Pretty & Pink is a relaunched perfume. And I’m delighted that it has been relaunched since I missed it the first go around.

Pretty & Pink opens as a floral marshmallow. It’s soft and sweet. It has a dewy freshness from freshly sliced apples and stone fruits. The florals are vanilla-almond heliotrope, sheer rose and a thick mimosa. When I smell Pretty & Pink, I’m reminded of hookah tobacco -apple, rose, strawberry, molasses, vanilla. I imagine if all of these… Continue reading | 7 Comments

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Boadicea the Victorious Intense EDP Perfume Review

Boadicea the Victorious Intense EDP Perfume

Boadicea the Victorious is an extensive line that verges on overwhelming, but I have liked the very few that I’ve tried. Intense is described  as “creating the impression of a scented Mediterranean garden at night.” Now here’s my impression…

Intense opens with a strange but pleasant blend of licorice, honey, and fruity gumdrops. It’s like being in an old-fashioned candy store. Gummy fruits and sugar and sugar. On my skin, the fruity gumdrops intensify. I still smell like a candy shop but this time… Continue reading | 7 Comments

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Annick Goutal Ce Soir ou Jamais EDP Perfume Review

Tonight or never…I absolutely love Annick Goutal Ce Soir ou Jamais EDP. It’s a scent for the rose lover. It covers all aspects of a rose: the greenness, the fruitiness, the gourmand qualities, the floralness, and the romantic imagery of a rose. Annick Goutal considered this one of her prize fragrances and it took her 15 years to complete (launched in 1999). It’s her top-secret formula and it is supposed to make one’s head spin. I love this fragrance, but I must say that I love rose scents. This Turkish rose… Continue reading | 2 Comments