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NEW: Joya Army Candle Fall 2011

limited edition Joya army candle

My inner riot grrrl is very attracted to this new Joya limited edition Autumn 2011 launch. The Army Candle is a candle housed in an antique 1945 British Army soap dishes. My husband would call this a “mantique”, antiques that men dig. The metal containers are wrapped in British DPM camouflage. Only 100 of these have been produced.

Joya Army Candles

Candles are a soy wax blend and each antique soap dish… Continue reading

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Joya Composition No. 6 Perfume Oil Review

Joya Composition No. 6 perfume

Joya Composition No. 6 is a fresh, woodsy-green, slightly masculine perfume oil that can be summed up as “invigorating”. It’s gin-like juniper, cold water lotus, and frigid fresh air layered over cedarwood shavings and saffron.

Composition No. 6 is very foresty but not in a Christmas scented candle or “sporty” aftershave wave. It really does smell like sniffing cypress and juniper needles. There’s a spicy-freshness to this that reminds me of the aroma of gin. Composition No. 6 is more gin-like with… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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NEW: Joya & Vane Perfume Lockets

Joya & Vane Perfume Locket Collection

Personal and home fragrance house, Joya, has paired up with design collective, Vane, to make hand-crafted solid perfume housed in charming jewelry. This amulets are to be worn. The heat of your body releases the perfume or you can apply the solid perfume directly to  your pulse points. This collection launched this month features Timepiece, Pin, and Brooch.

Timepiece with Royal Jasmine This antique filigreed styled pocket watch with a long chain houses the solid perfume, Royal Jasmine. Royal Jasmine is… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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Joya FvsS Composition No.1 Perfume Oil Review

Joya No. 1 Perfume Oil Review

Joya Composition No. 1 is one of two luxury fragrances recently launched by niche brand, Joya. When I first applied Joya Composition No.1 perfume oil, I had a flashback. It took me back to my younger perfume counter days. Joya Composition No.1 reminded me of an epic floriental but I couldn’t name it! This of course, like forgetting a familiar word, is driving me crazy. I couldn’t focus on the fragrance because I was too busy trying to compare it to an “obvious” fragrance. Givenchy

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NEW: Joya FvsS: Parfums Composition No. 1 & Composition No. 6

Joya has launched 2 new unisex fragrance oils in hand cast porcelain bottles with perfume wands dipped in 22k gold. Decadent, huh? This collection also features 2 travel size roller-balls and soaps with porcelain trays.

Joya Composition No 1 Parfum

Composition No. 1 (the white bottle) contains the following notes: Italian mandarin, Brazilian orange, fresh quince, heliotrope petals, tuberose, jasmine, camellia, Damask rose, sandalwood, pale musk, and tonka bean.

Joya Composition No 6 Parfum