Scentball

It might be the ugliest thing in my office, but it definitely smells the best. Meet Scentball, my superpowered customizeable airfreshening machine!

Better than any plug in fragrance diffuser I’ve tried, basically you put a few drops of scented oil on this felt type rectangle and plug it in. The fabric gets warm and releases the scent all day long. It’s good for small spaces like bathrooms or my office 😦

I recommend Bath & Body works or The Body Shop for great scented oils.

Buy it at http://www.amazon.com/Earth-Solutions-Scent-Ball-Plug/dp/B000Z96YF6

Slatkin & Co – Creamy Nutmeg

The richest, most edible foodie scented oil I have smelled, and if you open my desk drawer in my office, you KNOW i have smelled a lot. This is a very sweet vanilla nutmeg, described on their website as “An inviting and warm blend of fresh ground nutmeg, vanilla and pralines atop a base of dark, rich rum” the perfect description. I have it in the plug in wall flower, and the scented oil.. I wish I could just put this right in my nose so I could smell it all day..

The Body Shop – Lemon Basil Fragrance Oil

I use fragrance oil in my office everyday.. in a little scentball diffuser, and my absolute favorite is the lemon basil oil from the body shop.. Its a kitcheny scent, very fresh and helps wake me up in the am.. One of the cleaner scents – and its not too feminine like many of the fruity scents. I get a lot of compliments when I use it. Good Stuff.

Bath & Body Works Cherry Blossom

My favorite scented collection for the summer from Bath and Body Works is Cherry Blossom. I like the Ultimate Silk Body Lotion because its powdery but not overly drying. Its perfect for the hotter days when you need to stay dry, plus the scent lasts. I layer it with the body spray – and also use the shower gel, and shampoo and condition for complete coverage! And i never smell too strong, it reminds me of the start of spring.. And the cherry is not foodie at all, but fresh and floral. The best of their many scents, in my opinion.

Lea Extreme by Lea St Barth

I picked this one up because they were in limited supply, the company had basically reformulated their perfume and these were the leftovers. Its a very delicate scent.. Notes are: Almond, vanilla, light musc. The combination smells of loukoum without the rose.. Simple and pretty. Its an eau de toilette so it doesn’t last long enough on me. And I am a fan of packaging and the bottle on this thing sucks. But otherwise I like. $95 at http://www.luckyscent.com

Genie de Bois – Keiko Mecheri

spicy cedary cinnamon violet – exotic and sexy. Keiko puts out so many unique and fantastic scents, I’m adding this to my list of favorites. The cedar makes it very vampy. Its got a bit of powder to it too, which I love.. from http://www.luckyscent.com/

the notes are: violet, cedar, exotic woods – it makes you feel very feminine and ruthless. Like something Lara Croft would wear when she got dressed up.. sorry, its the only thing I could think of for the description. Marvelous.

Geisha Violet

Violets and Chocolate, a young, carefree and fun scent by Aroma M. I first put this on, and i thought, this smells like something foody, but couldnt put my finger on it. I love it. I actually liked it more before the drydown.. this is a perfume oil and its pretty lasting, but it changes from the sugary chocolate “purple” scent, to a warmer more floral scent. Very pretty and fun.

scent notes from lucky, are: violet, lilac, lotus, chocolate.

Aomassai

Aomassai by Parfumerie Generale – Let me tell you the notes first, before I describe: caramel, toasted hazelnuts, licorice, bitter orange, spices, wenge wood, vetiver, balsam wood, incense, dried grasses, resins – this scent reminds me of a romantic beach campfire at night.. Its very smoky and mysterious. The incense goes very well with the initial caramel / hazelnut.. Its a beautiful scent and I will wear it all day tomorrow to see how it wears through the day. The last smell i get from this is the incense.. Its so mysterious, hopefully not too gothy on me – but i do like it a lot. A nice smoky gourmand.

Peau de Peche by Keiko Mecheri

this is not a little girls peach fragrance, its much more adult, sophisticated and clean. I just put it on, so Im waiting a little for the drydown. At first, I smell a hint of dish soap – but that is starting to fade. The notes were: white peach, orris powder, sandalwood, amber wood. I like the sandalwood with the peach – i think sandalwood really brings the mature womanly aura to a fragrance.. its nice, perfect for our early summer days.. It hasnt become my signature.. and it didnt wow me like KMs Loukoum, or Montale Sweet Oriental Dream.. but im realizing that once it gets really hot – i cant pull these scents off anymore.. they are definitely winter scents, Peau de Peche would work for spring & summer.

Un Bois Vanille

Un Bois Vanille by Serge Lutens.. I purchased the bottle today while i shopped at ADV (see my post below on the shop).. This is a woodsy vanilla, not foodie to me, more mature.. it makes me feel like im dressed in a really smart suit. I actually walked out of the store with this one on a card, but as i sniffed it walking down the street I came back to buy. While it does not last as long as I would like, its not overpowering like my favorite loukoum can feel if I put it on before i leave the house to get on the bus. This scent is actually more woodsy to me than vanilley, the sandalwood is nice on the drydown..

Un Bois Vanille notes: Black vanilla absolute, licorice, sandalwood, coconut milk, beeswax, caramelized benzoin, bitter almond, Gaiac wood, tonka bean

Nice and sophisticated scent.. but not my signature.. yet, unfortunately.