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A 2011 Holiday Gift Guide for Your Sweet Niece

Last month my husband’s sister gave birth to a girl (she already has 2 boys). This means that I finally have a niece. But, it will be a few years before I can have fun buying the adorable niece gifts that I’ve always wanted to buy. Last year, I put together a Holiday Niece Gift Guide¬†for girls 10 and up. Without shame, I found myself wanting 90% of the items on my guide. And I’m finding that this year will be no different ūüėČ


Smell Bent SheWolf Perfume Oil Review

Smell Bent SheWolf

Happy Halloween!

SheWolf is a limited edition perfume in Smell Bent’s North by Northwest Collection. This is the fall 2011 collection inspired by the ruggedness and awesomeness of the Pacific Northwest. It seems¬†appropriate¬†to post a review based on a female werewolf on Halloween. But, there’s nothing to be scared of with SheWolf unless you are terrified of patchouli.

SheWolf opens as with a sweet vanilla musk. It’s like a “heftier” and “thicker” Coty Vanilla Musk. SheWolf is so sweet that… Continue¬†reading

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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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NEW – Villainess Bad Apples 2011 Fall Collection

Villainess Bad Apple Soap and Candle

This autumn, Villainess is launching 4 new, limited edition scents based on a corrupt orchard: Bad Apples. These scents are available in Soaps and soy wax Votive Candles. Here’s the newest fruits in the Villainess line-up:

Discord – “Golden apples fairly glowing in a resinous haze of amber and myrrh and dripping with dragon’s blood.” – FYI dragon’s blood is a legit resin, not some headshop incense ūüėČ

Just Right – “Apples done up in honey and grandma’s own buttery


Smell Bent Fuzzy Teacup EDT Perfume Review

Smell Bent Fuzzy Teacup EDT Perfume review

Fuzzy Teacup is a fragrance in Smell Bent’s Spring 2011 Radio Dada Collection, a perfume collection inspired by surrealist art. Fuzzy Teacup is inspired by Oppenheim’s 1936 “Object”, an¬†ordinary¬†but PETA unfriendly cup, saucer, and spoon covered with Chinese gazelle fur. Smell Bent Fuzzy Teacup is what happens to a fragrance covered in lactones. Lactones like¬†fur smothering ordinary objects.

Fuzzy Teacup is odd at first. It reminds me of chamomile tea and peaches but with some weird sourness. Think low-brow… Continue¬†reading | 5 Comments