I came across Sow Good’s Happiness fragrance and was immediately drawn to its pretty packaging which would accent any woman’s vanity. The rollerball feature is also a plus and the bottle can fit in even the smallest of clutches.
The fragrance is a bargain at only $16.50 a bottle and the scent lasts all day. The all natural aroma is a combination of lemon, pear, peach, basil, rose and caramelized vanilla sugar. Sow Good Happiness is NPA certified and is FREE of Sulfates, Phthalates, Parabens, Propylene Glycol, Artificial Color, Gluten and Petroleum. Also, it is Vegan, Not Tested on Animals and Biodegradable! If you enjoy sweet smelling fragrances, Sow Good Happiness is a must to try.
I spent my entire high school career watching Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl take the streets of the Upper East Side with their exquisite fashion sense, class, and savoir-vivre. I found myself watching each week for their clothes, accessories, and fragrances. I remember that Blair wore Chanel No. 5, one of the most renowned fragrances to date. After watching the episode, I wandered into Sephora, deciding that I needed a signature fragrance. I was looking for something that I could wear to my econ lecture and also to dinner later in the evening. I wanted to answer the same way to everyone who asked me what I was wearing.
I stumbled upon the Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum and immediately fell in love. Not only did it provide the perfect balance between sexy and easy-going, but also the name had everything I needed. The words Jimmy Choo are synonymous with towering heels that dominate the runway with every strut. Wearing Jimmy Choo, I felt chic, elegant, and ready to take the town. The Jimmy Choo Parfum provides its own pair of invisible stilettos that I spray on each morning. The 1.3 oz bottle is $55, but I would recommend the rollerball. At $24, it’s priced just right and can fit anywhere, even in your clutch before a night out.
I recently had the opportunity to try out some great products from The Soap & Paper Factory. I am definitely a newfound fan of this awesome brand and truly enjoyed trying their products.
Lavender Oil Diffuser
I love lavender! It is such a relaxing and calming fragrance. I was really pleased to discover that the lavender fragrance of The Soap & Paper Factory’s Oil Diffuser ($32… you can get $10 off now with the code DIFFUSEME12) was not overbearing or made with any harmful chemicals. It is vegan and has no additives, paragons, phthalates or dyes. This oil diffuser was not too strong for my small bathroom, which was a plus because sometimes I have had negative experiences with too strong of a scent. Now my bathroom is like a lavender scented oasis. Well, it’s still messy, but at least it smells relaxing!
Bella Solid Perfume
Solid perfumes are one of those products that I am never sold on. I love anything in a rollerball, but there are times when a solid perfume comes in handy. For instance, if you are traveling, a solid perfume is a great option because you don’t have to worry about accidentally spilling your perfume all over your other toiletries or makeup bag. The Soap & Paper Factory’s “Bella” scent is a blend of Grapefruit, Litsea, Bergamot and Black Pepper. It smells citrusy, with a hint of Earl Grey tea. Just apply the solid perfume ($18) to your pulse points or you can even use in your hair (because it is all natural and made of good-for-you jojoba, beeswax and sunflower oil).
Have you tried any of The Soap & Paper Factory products? This brand is seriously so cute. Definitely a good gift idea as well! Check out these items and more at their website.
Fall is definitely in the air! I am so happy that the weather has cooled down here in New Jersey. With cooler weather comes all of those awesome fall outfits, apple cider, beautiful scenery and (for those of you into that sort of thing) football! The changing of the seasons also signifies time to transition your crisp summer fragrances for warmer notes.
I recently had the opportunity to test out Lisa Hoffman’s Tuscan Fig EDP ($65, HSN and Lisa Hoffman Beauty). This perfume perfectly fits into your fall fragrance library. Described as a combination of Vanilla Bean, Honeysuckle, Coconut Wood, and Gardenia, Tuscan Fig is a warm and sweet fragrance with a surprising depth. The perfect autumn fragrances are warm, sweet, and slightly woody or spicy. I think that Tuscan Fig is an excellent transitional fall perfume that is definitely worth a try. If you are not into sweeter scents, Lisa Hoffman also has the below options available:
Japanese Agarwood: This rare, woody scent is accented with Zesty Bergamot, Spiced Ginger, and Warm Amber to inspire feelings of comfort and clarity.
Madagascar Orchid: A modern bouquet of Sheer Jasmine, Ylang Dew, Mimosa Mood & Pink Peony perfectly frame the exotic, unforgettable aroma of Madagascar Orchid.
French Clary Sage: Sparkling watery notes harmonize with French Clary Sage, Yellow Freesia, Cotton and Linen Accords to create a crisp, modern fragrance.
Tunisian Neroli: The rich-floral scent of Tunisian Neroli combines Ylang Ylang, Golden Amber, and Neroli Blossoms with Lemon and Buchu Leaf, creating a rich, sensual aura of opulence.
What is your favorite fall fragrance? Let me know in the comments!
I am in love with this scent! I first tried L’Aromarine Vanille ($19 for 1.6 fl oz) at Anthropologie. They were sold out and only had the smallest amount possible in the single tester that was left. I immediately fell in love with the sweet vanilla and sugar smell of this fragrance. In retrospect, it is very similar to Aquolina Pink Sugar (at a less expensive price). The scent is decently long lasting, and sweet without being overly cloying.
L’Aromarine states that Vanille Eau de Toilette spray is probably the most feverishly pursued fragrance that they offer. The scent is not so much vanilla as mouth-watering sugar cookies, with a design straight out of Paris circa 1920. The design on the bottle is gorgeous, allowing this to easily have a spot on display atop your vanity.
I went back to Anthropologie weeks later to purchase this coveted scent, and was pleased to see they were back in stock. If you like sweet, girly, foody scents, you’ve gotta try this one!
Have you tried L’Aromarine Vanille? Let me know in the comments below.
While I’m not the hugest Rihanna fan, I must admit that I am interested in trying her new perfume, Reb’l Fleur. According to WWD, the name Reb’l Fleur pays tribute to Rihanna’s childhood nickname given to her by her grandmother.
The fragrance is an intense and daring fruity chypre, composed of sophisticated floral notes: tuberose, violet and hibiscus, with a splash of coconut water. I have not tested this out yet, but it definitely looks interesting to me, and there are some good reviews on macys.com. I love fruity scents, so hopefully this does not disappoint! Reb’l Fleur retails for $49 for 1.7oz, or $59 for 3.4oz.
What do you think of Rihanna’s new fragrance? Would you wear it?