Glade Expressions® Collection

Glade Expressions® Collection

I received coupons for Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist and Oil Diffuser from BzzAgent ( complimentary for review.  Have you heard of this line from Glade?  Here are the details:

The Glade Expressions® Collection is inspired by art and designed to be left out on display. These authentic, easy-to-use home fragrance products release scents that open up note by note, filling your home with lightly layered fragrances and inviting life in. The breakthrough line includes two unique, refillable products:

Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist comes in a chic holder that blends with your décor for a burst of fragrance that’s always out and available. Simply squeeze to release a long-lasting, light mist of fragrance; then refill the holder with your favorite true-to-life scent.

The Glade Expressions® Oil Diffuser releases authentic and exotic fragrances without having to plug it in or find batteries. The trendy holder matches décor perfectly – and is also refillable – making it an effective, stylish option for layering true-to-life fragrances in all of your living spaces.

With four inspiring fragrances to freshen your air, modern holders that complement your (already fabulous) decorating sense and the opportunity to refill scents at your convenience, why not invite the Glade Expressions® Collection into your home before the next round of guests? Your inner hostess knows this is a no-brainer.

The scents available are:

Cotton & Italian Mandarin – Open your home with the bright, breezy blend of cotton and sparkling citrus, honeydew and sandalwood*.

Fuji Apple & Cardamom Spice – A ripe, spicy blend of sweet pears and crisp apple with a dash of cinnamon and clove that warms and invigorates.

Lavender & Juniper Berry – Lush lavender blends with fresh juniper berry, eucalyptus and rose to relax the senses and open your home.

Pineapple & Mangosteen – Evoke a tropical paradise with the blend of freshly cut pineapples and hint of tangy mangosteen, creamy coconut and passionflower.

I have the mist in Cotton & Italian Mandarin and the oil diffuser in Lavender & Juniper Berry and I want to try the other two fragrances as well.  I love the Cotton & Italian Mandarin the most and use the spray all over my house.

I have been using the oil diffuser for about a week.  The first few days, the scent was rather weak, but now I can really smell the Lavender & Juniper Berry in the room that I have it in.  It is a very comforting and homey scent.

The unique, refillable Glade Expressions® Oil diffuser can found at most grocery stores and mass retailers. The stylish Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist can be found at most grocery stores and mass retailers, as well as in some drug stores.



Valentine’s Day Fragrance Gift Guide Part 1

Happy February!  One month down… time to shop for Valentine’s Day!  Get your sweetie, or any deserving lady in your life, the gift of fragrance.  The scents below are fresh and soft, perfect for V-Day giving.  Enjoy!

Love & Toast Classic Pair in Sugar Grapefruit ($37 USD) Includes (one of each) Hand Cream and Eau de Perfume.  The notes of this citrusy scent are pink grapefruit, orange citrus, warm musk and lily.  The hand cream includes the natural ingredients, Shea butter, Macadamia nut, Olive fruits, Avocado & Sunflower oil, and Love & Toast’s “can’t live without it” botanical perfume blend.  You can purchase this at

Roger & Gallet Rose Fragrant Water ($29 1 oz, $49 3.3 oz, $69 6.6 oz) Embrace your senses in a magical bouquet scented with seductive rose and floral notes. The composition of this fragrance begins with fresh rose and bright mandarin orange; the heart contains sweet peony and rosebud; and the finishing base notes are warm amber and almond milk.  This is perfect for the romantic! Available at

L’Occitane’s NEW Cherry Princess Collection brings the iconic cherry tree into blossom in this limited-edition collection with a fruity floral scent. Each product in the collection is formulated with a cherry extract, capturing the signature scent of Provence. The collection includes an Eau de Toilette ($35), Solid Perfume ($10), Silky Body Gel ($24), Pearlescent Shower Cream ($20) and Hand Cream ($10). L’Occitane products are available at and in over 160 boutiques throughout the U.S.

Lavanila’s Vanilla Passion Fruit scent is infused with natural aphrodisiacs! This fragrance is a crisp, tropical explosion of Passion Fruit, Guava and Peach Nectar steeped in warm base of Sandalwood and Madagascar vanilla. Created by master natural perfumers and backed by research, this love-attracting scent is uniquely infused with a romantic blend of powerful aphrodisiacs valued for their seductive properties. The collection includes The Healthy Fragrance ($58), Healthy Roller Ball ($19), 2-in-1 Shower and Shave ($14), and Body Butter ($20). Lavanila products can be purchased at Sephora/ and



New Fragrance Reviews, Including One For The Guys!

Tired of smelling like sunscreen and chlorine this summer? Time to try a new fragrance!  Here are some fun ones:

Eva by Eva Longoria ($45.00 1.7 oz, $58.00 3.4 oz)

Top Notes: citrus, verbena, neroli and shower clean aldehydes.
Middle Notes: jasmine, dewy freesia, tender violet and muguet.
Dry Down: musk, amber and sandalwood.

Available at a department store near you.

Perry Ellis Love ($35.00 1.7 oz,$45.00 3.4 oz) is a feminine fusion of freshness and flowers embraced with sweet sensuality.

Top Notes: citrus and white pepper.
Middle Notes: rose, plumeria, and water lily .
Dry Down: Madagascar vanilla, sugared musk, beach plum, patchouli and sensual Sandalwood.

Visit to learn more.

Joya FvsS Parfums Composition No. 1 and Composition No. 6, are intoxicating perfume oils housed in slipcast porcelain bottle and 22k gold dipped wand ($112.00 75 ml) or a more affordable roll-on ($28.00 10 ml).

No. 6 Top Notes: Fujian cypress, juniper berries and tangy yuzu.
Middle Notes: silken lotus leaves and blossoms, enhanced by a fresh air accord.
Dry Down: lush, green meadowgrass blended with rich cedarwood, saffron, and amber.

No. 1 Top Notes: sparkling Italian mandarin, Brazilian orange and fresh quince.
Middle Notse: heliotrope petals, tuberose, jasmin, camellia and Damask rose.
Dry Down: creamy sandalwood, pale musk and a hint of tonka bean.

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This Summer, embrace your inner superhero with Diesel’s ‘Only the Brave Captain America Limited Edition’ cologne ($15.00 USD).  This fearless fragrance is about adventurous, limitless living inspired by the strength and bravery of Captain America.  This hard-hitting fragrance has been redesigned in cult, Captain America comic strip packaging by legendary illustrator Bryan Hitch.

Top Notes – Lemon Blossom, Mandarin, Coriander Leaves
Heart – Labdanum, Black Rose, Lavender
Dry Down – Amber, Tolu Wood, Ebony Wood

Available at department stores nationwide.


Glam Up Your Home Fragrance With Tyler Candle Company

I love trying new home fragrances in different forms.  I have recently tested candles, lotions and other fun products from Tyler Candle Company.

Tyler Candle Glamorous Suite I Diva ($21.00 USD) — A warm and complex fragrance overflowing with delicious fruits and rich florals. Rich aromatic chocolate and amber complete this luscious blend!! It’s her world…we just live in it. •1 – 3.4oz Prestige Candle•1 – 9oz Chambre Parfum•1 – 4oz Glamorous Wash•1 – Autoglam Auto Air Freshener

What I think:  I thought this might be a bit strong for me, but it is fabulous! The candle imparts and nice scent in the home, as the room spray does — or I think it does but my teenager confiscated it and uses it in her own room!  The only product in this kit that I didn’t care for was the auto air freshener because it didn’t have a scent at all.  Good price for everything you get in this kit!

Tyler Candle Luxury Hand Lotion Diva 2.0oz ($5.50 USD) A warm and complex fragrance overflowing with delicious fruits and rich florals. Rich aromatic chocolate and amber complete this luscious blend. A 2 oz travel size bottle, includes one per purchase.

What I think:  I love this lotion.  It is portable (easily fits in purse or carry-on) and gives soft and  sweetly fragranced hands.

Visit to learn more and to purchase.  Enjoy!

Bath and Home Fragrance Ideas For Mom!

Avon Naturals Banana & Coconut Milk Hydrating Shampoo ($4.00 — $1.99 on sale, 8.4 fl. oz) — I love this extremely moisturizing shampoo. It makes my hair so soft and smells amazing! There is also a conditioner, body lotion, body spray and other bath products that you can purchase from the Naturals line.  Place a selection together in a basket for Mom. She will love it!   To purchase visit

Antica Farmacista 100 mL Home Ambiance Diffusers ($25.00 USD). A miniature version of the signature product in the collection, these diffusers are a unique and beautiful way to fragrance and decorate your home. The delightful fragrances permeate the air through the bottles’ open neck and white birch reeds that are inserted to further diffuse the scent. Simply uncork the bottle and place the reed bundle into the neck. You can enhance the scent by inverting the reeds every few days or as desired. The fragrance will infuse the air and provide a lasting and beautiful scent without ever being overpowering! This petite size is available in thewse Antica scents: Acqua; Ala Moana; Champagne; Grapefruit; Green Fig; Lemon, Verbena & Cedar; Magnolia, Orchid & Mimosa; No. 11; Orange Blossom, Lilac & Jasmine; Sakura; Sandalwood Amber; Santorini; and Vanilla, Bourbon & Mandarin.  They are available at

bodycology® Warm & Cozy Sock Set ($4.99 USD) is a delightfully thoughtful gift set for mom that includes a 2oz body cream, 2oz body mist and a pair of cozy socks. The sock set is available in a variety of soothing and uplifting fragrances that will indulge her senses, such as Sweet Petals, Cherry Blossom, White Gardenia, Cucumber Melon, Sunshine Daisy and Brown Sugar Vanilla. You can Purchase this at Walmart stores or

Great Idea For Spring Scents or Mother’s Day by Crabtree and Evelyn

Crabtree and Evelyn has introduced their Fine Floral Fragrance collection which features four modern single note scents available in personal fragrance, bath and body and home fragrances. The scents are:

LILY — The soft, spirited LILY fragrance is inspired by the delicate lily of the valley that flourishes in woodlands and country gardens throughout Europe. Calling to mind a beautiful spring morning in fresh-scented woods, this sparkling light green floral fragrance features a perfect single accord of lily of the valley surrounded by dewy greens, velvety mosses, and notes of hyacinth and ylang ylang.

LAVENDER — Crafted with a blend of the loveliest lavender grown in Europe, the uplifting LAVENDER is an aromatic fragrance that captures the refreshing spirit of summer in the countryside and the lavender harvest in Europe. This distinctive fragrance features fresh lavender bloom bouqueted with violet leaf, jasmine, exotic tonka bean, soft musk, and a touch of lemon leaf for a delicate, refreshing fragrance experience.

ROSEWATER –With some of the oldest rose gardens in England as inspiration, the classic ROSEWATER fragrance evokes the elegant essence of the hundred petal rose, a coveted scent through the centuries that is as captivating now as ever. This timeless fragrance features a blend of rose, violet, peony, fresh green foliage, and musk accords.

IRIS — The alluring IRIS fragrance pays homage to the Italian city of Florence and one of the most cherished ingredients in the world of perfumery today, the exquisite iris rhizome, which is at the heart of this exquisite modern floriental, and surrounded with soft, velvety accords of violet and jasmine. Top notes of natural Italian bergamot and cassis are added to the inviting base notes of exotic sandalwood, sensuous patchouli, fresh vetiver, natural cedarwood, and creamy musk to create a modern bouquet.

Some of my favorite products that you can purchase with the above scent of your choice are: 

Body Cream ($33.00 USD) — Pamper your skin with this exquisitely blended body cream infused with scent and formulated with moisturising shea butter along with rose hip and evening primrose oils, which are rich in essential fatty acids. Other features are:

  • A blend of grapeseed, jojoba, and wheat germ oils moisturise the skin.
  • Absorbs quickly and imparts a velvety feel to the skin.
  • Free of parabens, phthaletes, propylene glycol, and mineral oil.

I love the incredibly silky feel of this cream. It is very luxurious. Perfect for after a bath or shower, in the morning as a soft scent and in the evening before going out maybe layer it with the Eau De Toilette. Lovely!

Eau De Toilette ($45.00 USD) — Excellent for daytime as well as evening, our Eau de Toilette sprays provide a lighter skin-freshening fragrance experience in a wonderful range of exquisite scents.  

  • An airy, spirited fragrance that captures the freshness of a perfect spring day.
  • Can be sprayed on after bath or shower for a light, refreshing fragrance.
  • Free of parabens, phthaletes, propylene glycol, and mineral oil.

I have this in Lily and it is so pretty. It is fresh and smells like the patch of Lily of the Valley I have in my yard. The only thing that I would change is that the scent lasts a short time and needs to be reapplied frequently.

Lavender Poured Candle ($30.00 USD) — Create luxuriously fragrant moments with this beautifully designed candle scented with uplifting and refreshing Lavender.

  • Non-toxic and clean-burning cotton wick.
  • Contains natural vegetable waxes, including soy.
  • Total approximate burn time: 40 hours.

This is a perfect Mother’s Day gift. It has a long burning time of 40 hours and the scent is pure and makes the room smell amazing.

Iris Scented Drawer Papers ($23.00 USD) — Beautifully printed paper lines your drawers and gently scents your clothing with our exquisite iris fragrance.

  • Generously sized
  • Beautifully printed and fragranced
  • A lovely way to protect and delicately scent clothing

I love these! I have them in Iris and they are very fragrant. I lined my drawers, and now every time I remove a piece of clothing from the drawers, I get a whiff of the Iris. It is so nice — great idea!

Visit for many more products in this line in a variety of prices. Perfect for mothers or yourself! Enjoy!

Great For Traveling — Lavanila Fragrances

Lavanila 1oz Fragrances

Looking for a great, portable fragrance?  Lavanila Laboratories presents the Healthy Fragrance Collection in two pretty, portable, and airplane friendly renditions—The Healthy Roller Ball Fragrance and The Healthy Fragrance One-Ounce Collection. Completely free of harsh chemicals typically found in fragrance, now you can enjoy Lavanila’s fresh, clean blends and revel in powerful, skin-healthy ingredients anytime, anywhere.

Lavanila has changed the way we spray and roll on fragrance with the World’s First Healthy Fragrance collection. The first to fuse luxury fragrance with natural science, all Lavanila scents are free of chemically-laden alcohol, petrochemicals, phthalates, synthetic colors, silicone, synthetic preservatives, sulfates, parabens, and propylene glycol that can dry and damage the skin and are instead formulated with 100% natural ingredients such as pure essential oils and skin soothing botanicals. With each spray or roll, a daily dose of 30 essential vitamins and minerals and 19 amino acids is delivered to the skin and locked below the skin’s epidermis via an exclusive marine technology. 

Lavanila Healthy Roller Ball Fragrance ($19 each): Housed in a sleek, spill-proof bottle, this travel-sized roller-ball perfume eliminates the risk of spills—a must for any purse or cosmetics case.
Lavanila Healthy Fragrance One-Ounce Collection ($39 each): These cute and convenient minis fit in your carry-on cosmetics case so you never have to be without your favorite Lavanila fragrances, even on the plane.
The Lavanila Healthy Roller Ball Fragrance and One Ounce Fragrances are available in the following scents:

Pure Vanilla: a soothing blend of rich Madagascar vanilla and soft freesia
Vanilla Grapefruit: a refreshing blend of pink grapefruit and warm Madagascar vanilla
Vanilla Coconut: an exotic blend of fresh coconut oil, tiare flower and warm Madagascar vanilla
Vanilla Lavender: a tranquil blend of Spanish lavender, rose absolute, violet leaf, and warm Madagascar vanilla

I have tried the Healthy Fragrance One-Ounce in Vanilla Coconut.  I love the sweet, tropical scent that has a warm lasting note. Very nice!
You can purchase these fab fragrances at Sephora, and Enjoy!

Find a New Fragrance For Your Hair, Body and Home For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a great time to try new fragrances for your body, hair and home to set the mood for romance and to make yourself feel sexy.

NEST Fragrances Bar Soaps ($16.00 USD) — These lightly scented French-milled soaps contain shea butter and almond oil to create a rich, luxurious lather while and nourishing the skin with antioxidant vitamin E. Available in: Moss & Mint, Bamboo, Moroccan Amber, Orange Blossom, Wasabi Pear, and Grapefruit. I tried the Orange Blossom and I loved it. This is a flowery, romantic scent that is perfect for this season! Purchase at Neiman Marcus or online at

Designed for dry and frizzy hair, the LOVE Smoothing Shampoo ($22.00 USD) uses prickly pear extract to provide intense moisture to hair and scalp.  Rice Proteins create a protective layer on the hair and Olive Oil acts as an emollient while Indian Fig Extract heals hair cuticles, leaving hair manageable. LOVE Smoothing Conditioner ($25.00 USD) works to replenish both hair and scalp, restoring heat-damaged hair with Vitamin E, moisturizing with rice bran wax and nourishing hair and scalp with borage oil. The blend of moisturizers and silicones leaves hair soft, silky and manageable and loved. The fig scent is fantastic, too. Visit for salon locations.

The Bath and Body Works Black Currant Vanilla Massage Oil ($16.00 USD)  — This sexy oil is fragranced with at combination Black Currant and Vanilla.  Vanilla Absolute soothes and calms to instill feelings of comfort. The soothing oil blend contains Sunflower Oil, rich in the antioxidant Vitamin E, to moisturize skin and help keep it young looking. Massage into freshly cleansed skin or add to warm running bath water for the ultimate relaxing bath. Visit to learn more and to purchase.

Designed to evoke over 19 different moods, emotions and locales from around the world, the moment you inhale one of TOCCA’s Candle ($36.00 USD) fragrances, you are instantly transformed to a place far beyond your current reality. Available in 26 fragrances ($36 each). I love the Bianca Candle. With notes of green tea, lemon and a dash of sugar, Bianca leaves you sitting seaside in Italy, enjoying life and sipping tea. Approximate burn time: 60 hours. Visit or to purchase.

Enjoy the romance!

Fab Beauty Stocking Stuffers Under $10.00 Part 2

Stuff her stocking with really original gifts that are $10.00 and under. Choose natural solid perfumes from Burt’s Bees, a delicious chocolate lotion from Philip B. and new nail polishes from Twilight Beauty — yes, THE Twilight franchise has a high-end makeup line so she can look like her favorite vampire or vampire lover!    

Burt’s Bees has recently released solid perfumes ($10.00 USD) in four scents, Naturally Beautiful, Naturally Happy, Naturally Fresh and Naturally Sensual. The descriptions are:

Naturally Beautiful–  Feel beautiful with this 100% natural fusion of Peach, Jasmine, Black Tea, Ylang Ylang and Vanilla. A perfect balance of fresh fruits and flower blossoms infuses a solid base of skin-loving natural oils, waxes and butters to provide a pure, lovely fragrance for her.

Naturally Happy — Fill your days with smiles with this 100% natural solid perfume bursting with bold citrus-floral notes from Brazilian Oranges, Florida Grapefruits, Rose Petals and Cedarwood. This solid perfume is formulated with some of the best ingredients found in nature – fragrant botanical oils fused with skin-loving natural oils, waxes and butters.

Naturally Fresh — Fresh and energizing, this 100% natural fragrance sparkles with sunny notes of Lemon and Grapefruit mixed with woodsy Cedar.  This vibrant solid perfume is infused with some of the best ingredients found in nature – fragrant botanical oils mixed with skin-loving natural oils, waxes and butters.

Naturally Sensual — Exude feminine sensuality with this 100% natural fusion of Italian Lemon, Sweet Pineapple, Rose-Geranium, Vanilla and woody Patchouli. A perfect blend of fresh fruits, floral and woodsy notes infused a solid base of skin-loving natural oils, waxes and butters to provide a pure, sexy fragrance for her.

Visit to learn more and to purchase.

Philip B. 2oz Chocolate Milk Body Crème ($10.00 USD)  A rich, happy smell – the finest Chocolate and Vanilla Extracts are blended in this subtle and sophisticated crème. This very moisturizing product makes a great stocking stuffer for your sister or BFF! Available at

Nox Twilight nail polish ($6.99 USD) is the newest edition of products from Twilight Beauty. Inspired by the powerful Cullen coven, this line of professional quality nail polish prominently features the enduring Cullen crest on the center of each bottle. Buy your favorite shades or splurge on the Ultimate Collection of all 12 shades at a exclusive price of $65 $40 (a $84 value).

To reflect each unique member of this clan, Nox Twilight provides a wide array of shades:

Red Velvet – Classic cherry red
Chiffon – Soft delicate pink
Debutante – Fresh peachy-pink
Sugar Plum – Plummy iridescent
Disco Darling – Glimmer shimmer
Wine & Dine – Sparkling champagne
Talon – Forbidding navy
Sangria – Vampy bordeaux
Black Tie – Best-dressed black
Poseidon – Sky blue
Crush – Sassy hot pink
Citrus – Energizing bright orange

Right now I am loving Sugar Plum. It is bright and shiny, which is perfect for the holiday season. Afterwards, I can see my self wearing Sangria or Talon for the rest of the winter. This is very good quality polish, but I suggest wearing a top coat to keep color chip-free for longer. I wore it without a top coat and it didn’t chip for about 3 days, which is pretty good! Visit to purchase.

Candle Gift Ideas For The Holidays

A beautifully scented candle makes a perfect gift for the holidays. A pretty votive can be a great stocking stuffer and a larger luxury candle is a perfect hostess gift or a gift for a favorite neighbor. Here are some of my favorites: 

Nest Holiday Votive Candle ($14.00 USD) combines holiday traditional scents such as mandarin orange, pine, cinnamon and eucalyptus. It is boxed is in a pretty red velvet box. Approximate burn time: 15+ hours. Other details are:

  • Net weight: 2.3 oz.
  • Soy blend wax.
  • encased in a shiny decorative gold votive glass

Check out to purchase

TOCCA Brigitte Candle ($34.00 USD) — The Sephora website describes this new scent as, “Brigitte channels the essence of screen siren Brigitte Bardot—an icon of glamorous, free-spirited class. Tocca’s newest fine fragrance invites you into Brigitte’s bike ride in the south of France. The intoxicating scent of the Marseilles spice market mingles with ginger, then folds in the essence of Moroccan Rose petals, blending chic, old-world European style with whimsical and exotic intrigue. Brigitte’s loveliness is deliciously textured—sweet top notes of Rhubarb and Papaya bloom into middle notes of Iris and Saffron. Her depth shines through bottom notes of Sandalwood and Musk.”

Notes: Ginger, Rhubarb, Papaya, Moroccan Rose, Iris, Saffron, Sandalwood, Musk, Pannetone Accord. Visit to purchase

Soap and Paper Factory Patch NYC Stag Candle ($32.00 USD) — This vintage inspired collection of artisan scented candles are crafted by hand. They are 100% pure soy and have a 75 hour burn time. The notes ar {siberian fir, cilantro, citrus, raspberry  and scent is described as, “fresh as a brisk morning walk in the woods, cozy as an evening by a roaring fire, a festive scent for celebrating the season”.

This is a perfect scent for the holidays, especially for those of us who have a fake tree! It will make us feel like we have brought a little bit of the indoors inside. Visit to learn more and to purchase.