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Make summer your scent with Rituals Cosmetics
The fresh and smokey aromas of summer remind us all of fun under the sun and romance under the stars. Why have it end in August when you can have summer all year round?
Summer Limited Edition Oasis de Fleurs
Inspired by a fragrant, lush oasis hidden in the wilderness of ancient Arabia, this scent is refined by rose, Indian sambac jasmine, heliotrope and Indonesion orchid. The fresh coolness of spring water and bamboo makes this perfume the best fragrance for every occasion.
Express Your Soul Summer Collaboration with Artist MadC
Foaming Shower Gel $15.00
Combined with the invigorating properties of verbena with the floral and citrus scent of petitgrain, this shower gel creates a refreshing, summery feeling. It hydrates your skin under the shower and leaves your skin perfectly soft great after a long day at the beach.
Leave the marshmallows at home and bring the bonfire inside with this luxurious, richly fragranced scented candle based on Rosewood known for its relaxing and elegant fragrance. Enjoy for up to 60 hours!
Available at rituals.com
Today is National Fragrance Day!
Whether you are looking for a super sweet & sexy fragrance or a summery fragrance mist, we’ve got you covered!
Sweet Like Candy by Ariana Grande (1.7oz, $49 – Ulta.com)
A luscious burst of sugar-frosted blackberry and juicy Italian bergamot sparkles with sweet addiction, while creamy cashmere woods whipped with a delicate touch of pink floralcy will keep you coming back for more. The final wink is sure to delight with velvety layers of crème de cassis, fluffy marshmallow and sexy vanilla blended together to leave a head turning, alluring trail.
Sweet Addiction (TOP)
- Italian Bergamot
Delightfully Dangerous (HEART)
- Jasmine Sambac
- Dewy honeysuckle
Sexy Wink (DRY DOWN)
- Crème de cassis
- Cashmere woods
- Sexy Vanilla
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Mist Fragrance ($32, Sephora.com)
As Brazilians, we use all of our senses to attract. One of our essential beauty secrets is being cheirosa (sheh-rō-zah), which means to always smell incredibly delicious from sunrise to sundown. Brazilian Crush, our Body Fragrance Mist, instantly transports you to the sultry beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Inspired by our addictive pistachio and salted caramel scented Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, Brazilian Crush is a delightfully sunny, daily immersion for use on body, hair and lingerie.
They say your first crush stays in your memory forever. Brazilian Crush is the one you will never forget.
How to Use:
Use all over the body any time, anywhere
Spray on hair, clothes and lingerie for that lingering scent of pistachio caramel
Top: pistachio, almond
Mid: heliotrope, jasmine petals
Dry: vanilla, salted caramel, sandalwood
Nights are getting cooler, the sun is setting earlier and rising later. Toward the end of the month leaves on the trees will begin to change colors, which means many things- one being that school is around the corner.
Soon enough, 'back to school shopping' will begin – and while it's easy to pay attention to the more obvious things that enhance your external attire, what about the more subtle items that bring your look together?
Having the perfect fragrance to spritz on in the morning is crucial – not only is it the finishing touch to your outfit, but it's also a direct reflection of your personality. And with Fragrance.com (AKA FragranceNet.com), you can find nearly every fragrance under the sun to kick start the school year smelling fresh!
Marc Jacobs Lola ($61.99 at Fragrance.com ) - This fragrance is a grown-up version of Daisy. Lola is for the flirty, fun, free spirit. Lola is innocently sexy with dazzling notes of pink peppercorn blended with subtle vanilla, musk and tonka bean.
Vera Wang Rock Princess ($30.99 at Fragrance.com ) - Rock Princess is the older, sexier sister to Vera Wang's original Princess fragrance. It contains some of the same sweet notes as Princess, but settles on the skin a little darker than its predecessor. It has notes of red raspberry, white peach, creamy coconut, jasmine and more.
Lacoste Pour Homme ($22.99 at Fragrance.com ) - Edgy notes of cinnamon, juniper and plum make Lacoste Pour Homme the ideal fragrance for the sophisticated guy. The wearer is most likely to succeed, but still knows how to have a good time. Its notes consist of cinnamon, apple, juniper, plum, and woods.
Guess Seductive Homme by Guess ($20.99 at Fragrance.com ) – This fragrance is intended for a charming, charismatic and magnetic gentleman. It is a crisp fragrance that gives off a woodsy and musky scent—mixed with a hint of black pepper—it'll make your masculinity go up a solid 10 points.
Although I am not going back to school, I do require a sexy Fall fragrance to help me adjust to the new season. What better way would there be than to find an alluring new fragrance to go with all of my new fall fashions? My newest favorite fragrance that I will be sporting this autumn is Vera Wang Rock Princess.
It is feminine, flirty and smells soft and sexy! It just seems to remind me of fall, and I have no real clue why! I just know that it smells heavenly and I LOVE it!
For more information or to place an order go to: http://www.fragrancenet.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Introducing Katy as the flirtatiously mischievous cupid. She shoots an arrow and casts a spell on everything around her. Whimsical and fun, her powerful love potion is irresistible with Katy Perry’s Mad Love.
Addictive from the start, this playfully sexy floriental fruity fragrance opens with the succulence of Lady Apple Sorbet and Mara Strawberry blended to perfection with freshness of delicious Pink Grapefruit.
Middle notes of Peony Petals, smooth Sun-Kissed Jasmine, and the hypnotic pull of the Bleeding Heart flower captivate the senses.
Indulgent warmth builds in the background with the allure of Coconut Wood, Skin Musk, and ever so sensual Sandalwood.
The essence of the Bleeding Heart flower is said to purify and strengthen the Heart Chakra, bringing an open-hearted attitude, soothing emotions, and and re-inviting the spirit of love into one’s body and soul.
I received a sample of this fragrance to review and I love it! It is so sweet, uplifting and feminine!
Katy Perry’s Mad Love is now available at Kohls.com for $29.98
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
With summer weather underway, update your vanity with these sunny scents. From White Pepper to Coconut to Dragonfruit, these fragrance picks feature notes that will surround you with sweet aromas you won’t be able to resist.
KORRES Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper Eau de Toilette features a woody yet oddly sweet aroma with a charming powdery finish. Essence of violet releases modest, sweet powder accords balanced by the sharp and spicy nuance of White Pepper ($38.50; Sephora.com).
LAVANILA Laboratories The Healthy Fragrance in Vanilla Coconut combines an exotic blend of young coconut, Tahitian tiare flower, and warm Madagascar vanilla created by master natural perfumers who use only the finest pure essential oils. Carefree and tropical, escape to the island of healthy delights. Lavanila’s collection of all-natural fragrances is luxurious and addictive.
Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that capture a mood, a memory or a moment in time. Hailed as the world’s first Healthy Fragrance, organic sugar cane alcohol is infused with skin saving antioxidants for a modern twist on the classic art of perfumery ($58; Lavanila.com).
Beyoncé Heat Kissed captures sensual intensity in a bottle. The heart of the scent is surrounded by fruity top notes – Sri Lankan dragonfruit, lychee, and ripe mango – together giving Beyoncé Heat Kissed it’s lively vibrance. Exotic woody notes of natural patchouli and African sandalwood combine with an infusion of vanilla, creating an enchanting love potion ($19.99; Walgreens).
In celebration of Beyoncé’s upcoming Super Bowl Halftime performance, I was given the opportunity to give away her newest fragrance – Beyoncé Heat Kissed.
Beyoncé’s newest addition to her best-selling Heat fragrance franchise, Beyoncé Heat Kissed, captures sensual intensity in a bottle. The heart of the scent is surrounded by fruity top notes – Sri Lankan dragonfruit, lychee, and ripe mango – together giving Beyoncé Heat Kissed it’s lively vibrance.
Exotic woody notes of natural patchouli and African sandalwood combine with an infusion of vanilla, creating an enchanting love potion ($19.99; Walgreens).
Enter to win! One winner will receive a bottle of Beyoncé Heat Kissed fragrance. (ARV: $19.99)
How? It's easy! Just fill out the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this post.
Warm weather is here and what better way to start the summer season than by changing your scent. Give yourself a new fragrance with fruity and citrus notes to keep you feeling refreshed all summer long.
Wild Essence by Halle Berry : A fragrance that truly captures the sensual spirit of a woman and inspired by the idea of connecting women with nature. Desirable and sexy, this multifaceted fragrance has notes of fresh citrus and floral that captivates the raw, natural beauty of a woman. ($28, HalleBerryFragrances.com)
This scent is so sophisticated, feminine and lovely. I wear it on dates with my husband, and he loves it!
GUESS Dare : Inspired by sexy, daring 70s icons like Charlie’s Angels and Bond Girls, the unique blend of notes, including Pear Blossom and Lime flower, captures the young and bold spirit of the GUESS Girl. The vibrant mix of green and fruity floral notes blends together to create a refresh, yet bold signature scent for the confident, seductive girl. ($62, Guess.com)
Guess Dare is my all time favorite! This is my daily go-to fragrance. It reminds me of fun, carefree and happy summer days!
LOVE2LOVE Bluebell + White Tea : The latest addition to the captivating range of perfectly paired scents, this enchantingly romantic scent celebrates the bliss of discovering your heart’s true partner with addictive fresh and feminine notes. The fragrance includes notes of blueberry white tea, nectarine, orange flower and bluebell flower to completely draw in your senses. ($9.99, mass retailers)
I love this fragrance because it is soft, subtle and like a summer breeze. I also love the pretty bottle and the serene blue color.
Disclaimer: I received samples of these fragrances to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Looking for a special gift for someone who’s truly one-of-a-kind? There is nothing more personal than giving her a scent she can call her own. Embellish is perfect for a best friend’s birthday, special occasion or “just because I love you,” and makes a lovely gift for bridesmaids--or even the bride!
At an early age, creator and founder of B Fragranced, Marilyn Jones, lost her mother to breast cancer. Her only true memory of her mother was her mother’s scent. This sparked a passion to create a fragrance as unique as the woman who wears it. Marilyn believes her desire to create a signature fragrance was the blueprint her mother left her to run a successful business. Marilyn Jones’s desire is to create quality products that will ignite women everywhere to embrace and celebrate who they are.
If memory and smell are intertwined, then B Fragranced brand, ME will make her unforgettable. B Fragranced is committed to creating scents that completely capture the essence of a woman’s individual beauty. Their brand ME’s new tantalizing scent, Embellish Eau de Parfum Spray, accomplishes this vision, making her memorable long after she leaves the room.
Embellish Eau De Parfum embodies classic sophistication with a dash of glamour and romance. It mingles sparkling notes of apple and peach with a splash of citron. Soft amber and sandalwood give a sultry base while jasmine and honeysuckle balance it out. Once sprayed on, the scent melts into your skin, combining with a woman’s natural body chemistry to give her a one-of-a-kind scent that she can call her own. When one asks what she is wearing, she simply reply's, “ME!”
My thoughts: Wow! I really love this fragrance! It is perfect for Summertime. To me, it has floral notes, but also some fruity notes. It is a light scent and very feminine. I have been wearing it as my daily fragrance because it is cheerful and uplifting. Embellish is my new "Happy" scent because I am very happy when I wear it.
Featured in Focus Magazine and given out in the coveted Emmy Awards SWAG bags, Embellish retails for $54.00 for the 1.7 oz bottle and $78.00 for the 3.4 oz bottle and can be found online at www.bfragranced.com.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this fragrance to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Give yourself a sexy scent this spring with a fragrance that will steal your man’s heart – GUESS Dare Limited Edition. Floral, fruity and woody, this scent will leave you feeling desirable and sexy with an aroma that captivates every room.
This tempting scent opens with juicy grapefruit and crunchy lady apple. Middle notes of pink jasmine and pear blossom balance out the bottom woody notes of sheer cedarwood, white musk and a touch of vanilla.
I love GUESS Dare! It is my newest favorite fragrance. It absolutely perfect for Spring. It has an uplifting,beautifully feminine scent that is perfect for every day. I just spritz it on and I feel pretty! I love the gorgeous bottle, too! It looks great on my vanity.
Price: 50ML /$52.00; 30ML/$40.00
Where to buy: GUESS, guess.com
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Seasonal Floral Must-Haves
This season, floral prints are everywhere. From bags to midi-skirts; and from hair accessories to wedges, complement your newest spring must-haves with one of these fun, floral fragrances!
Disclaimer: I will be sent product for review in exchange for this post.