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Phoenix Botanicals Triple Vanilla & Cocao Noir Perfume Oil Reviews

Phoenix Botanicals Triple Vanilla

I feel like I’ve spent most of the month of March recovering from the flu. I’m just now wanting to smell things again. Natural fragrances like these from Phoenix Botanicals are great for “reintroducing” fragrance into my life.

Triple Vanilla

Notes listed include Mexican vanilla beans. Launched 2013. PERFUMER – Irina Adam

Triple Vanilla smells exactly like vanilla extract. That may sound simple, but it isn’t. Vanilla is naturally complex. This one smells sweet yet balsamic. It reminds me of vanilla… Continue reading | 5 Comments

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Sage Machado Onyx Perfume Oil Review

Sage Onyx Perfume

In the summer, I put together an updated guide to coconut perfumes. At the end of this post, I included my “must try” coconut perfumes. Sage Machado Onyx made the list. I realized that I have yet to review what I consider one of my favorite coconut perfumes.

Onyx, like its namesake, is “dark”. It’s unlike a lot of other coconut perfumes and perfume oils in that it showcases a darker side of coconut.  Onyx pairs the lactonic sweetness of coconut with smoke. It’s coconut with… Continue reading | 15 Comments

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Terveer Incense & Gardenia Perfume Oil Reviews

Terveer Incense

A few months ago, I was introduced to the Terveer line. It’s a line of perfume oils housed in a a luxurious refillable vessel. I reviewed Green, a fragrance that really lives up to its name. There are two more in the line and here’s my impressions:

INCENSE 

Incense is like a smoky, sweet incense. It’s exactly the sort of fragrance that I’m craving in late fall. It’s an effervescent, citrus-hued frankincense over exotic smoky woods. What I like about Incense, is that there’s… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Terveer Green Perfume Oil Review

Terveer Green Perfume Oil

Terveer is a line of perfume oils inspired by the founder’s mother, “an unusually cosmopolitan farm girl with a passion for beauty“. When I was introduced to these perfumes at NY NOW, I was attracted to their cosmopolitan simplicity. The scents The best way I can describe that is by comparing it to food, like how sometimes a simple caprese salad can be better than anything else in the world. Terveer is like a market fresh caprese salad served on a gorgeous serving ware… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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NY NOW Summer 2015 Wrap-up

NY Now Logo

Last week I went to NY Now which is a large home, lifestyle and gift trade show. I call it the “Acres of Soy Candles Event” because that’s why I go. I go for the candles.

Let me start out by apologizing for the lack of pictures. My phone’s battery was so low and honestly, when I’m at these things I get so distracted by stuff that I forget to take pictures. Plus, some exhibitors don’t like for photos to be taken.

Here were some highlights… Continue reading | 16 Comments