Give A New Fragrance This Christmas

Do you need a fragrance for a unique lady who doesn’t want to smell like everyone else? Try a fragrance from one of the companies below and the lady will love being different! Try:

Rosie Jane Leila Lou Holiday Gift Set ($52.00) includes 2 oz. Body Lotion, 12 Hour Candle and 5ml fragrance oil. Made with 100 percent essential oils and certified organic ingredients, the Leila Lou Body Lotion offers an easy-to-wear fragrance with hints of fresh cut grass and notes of tangerine and pear. The scent became a cult-classic with the 2009 launch of Leila Lou’s Roller Ball Oil Fragrance Рa favorite of celebrities including Jennifer Garner, Rachel Bilson and Vanessa Hudgens. Available at

Krigler¬†Extraordinaire Camelia¬†¬≤09 (100ml: $265; 50ml: $185) — Created in 2009 to celebrate Krigler‚Äôs 105th Anniversary, Extraordinaire Camelia¬†¬≤09 gathers two sorts of Camellias flowers, corsican¬†lemon, pink peppercorn from florida, indian cardamom, Bourbon Vanilla, Musc¬†de Baur, Cedar, Chinese Tea. In the flower’s language, Camellia symbolises excellence, pride, abnegation and modesty. To offer Extraordinaire Camelia ¬≤09 means to declare the perfect love, to recognize an ideal relationship. Visit¬†to purchase.

Alvarez Gomez Madrid is synonymous with tradition, distinction, fine quality, unique style and the authenticity of the Spanish perfume industry.¬† Family owned and 100% Spanish the company has reigned Spain‚Äôs number one perfume house since 1899.¬†¬† A pioneering brand harnessing the benefits of essential plant oils and floral essences, clean and natural combining Mediterranean plants, flowers and fruits. Agua De Colonia Concentrada ($28.00 100ml)¬†‚ÄĒ Their signature perfume combining extracts of Lemon, Spanish Lavender, Geranium and Eucalyptus with essential oils of Rosemary, Thyme, English Lavender and Bergamot.¬† The line is expanded into a full line of bath and body from soaps to deodorants.

Enjoy your new scent!

NEST Fragrances Project Art Collection Creates Fantastic Fall Candles

Legendary home fragrance expert Laura Slatkin is renowned for her sophisticated scents and luxe design, infusing her signature aesthetic into every NEST Fragrances collection. Now she introduces PROJECT ART by NEST Fragrances, a new collection that brings Slatkin’s extensive expertise to everyday fragrance consumers, making superior scents and sophisticated packaging accessible to everyone. Along with PROJECT ART scented candles, NEST Fragrances will simultaneously launch coordinating home fragrance and personal care products with the introduction of the PROJECT ART Reed Diffuser and Liquid Hand Soap and Hand Lotion.

Featuring the work of several world-renowned photographers noted for their still-life artwork, PROJECT ART’s product labels and packaging display stylized, vibrant color photographs of various flowers, fruits, herbs and food against crisp, white backgrounds. While PROJECT ART began as an internal company project name, Slatkin soon realized that the phrase underscored
what she set out to achieve when developing her latest collection.

‚Äú I am extremely excited to introduce a breathtakingly beautiful new brand, PROJECT ART by NEST Fragrances,‚ÄĚ said Slatkin. ‚Äú PROJECT ART is an important new home fragrance collection consisting of 12 outstanding core fragrances. PROJECT ART combines the art of home fragrance with the art of sophisticated packaging ‚Äď an expertise I have perfected over the last two decades. PROJECT ART is a truly unique home fragrance collection; I am very proud to finally bring this collection to fruition!‚ÄĚ

PROJECT ART candles are crafted using NEST Fragrances’ proprietary, cosmetic-grade wax blend, formulated with the finest ingredients available. The fragrance is blended throughout the candle to ensure that the scent will infuse a room or environment until the candle is extinguished.

The PROJECT ART by NEST Candles Includes:

Scented Candle, 22 oz., $24.99
Single Votive Candle, 4 oz., $9.99

Available in Apple, Cinnamon Spice, Juliette Rose, Lavender & Sage, Lemon Verbena, Mint Leaves & Lime, Orange Kumquat, Pear,
Pumpkin, Tulip Garden, Winter Forest, Vanilla Glaze, and two holiday fragrances, Holiday and Peppermint Twist.

What I think: I have tested the Cinnamon Spice candle, which is a perfect Fall scent. The 22 oz candle will last a long time, and the twin wicks help warm up the whole candle and scents the air completely.

PROJECT ART by NEST Fragrances are now available for purchase at select and Hallmark stores in September 2010. For more  information, visit NEST can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Try STEAMCREAM, A New Natural Hand Cream

Have you been searching for a new hand and body lotion that is natural and incredibly moisturizing? STEAMCREAM offers the latest concept in skin-care. High quality, natural, traceable and ethically-sourced raw ingredients are bound by a steam-infused manufacturing process to create a hydrating, easily absorbed and luxurious vegan cream for face, body and hands. 

STEAMCREAM has pioneered the use of a steam technique to create this unique, gentle, and loosely-bound compound. This looseness allows each ingredient Рincluding a blend of moisturizing and soothing oatmeal infusion, orange flower water and calming lavender oil Рto break down and deeply penetrate areas of the skin that other creams find hard to reach. 

The scent is a natural blend of pure essential oils that are extremely effective on the skin. The blend includes Orange Blossom Absolute, Neroli Oil and calming Chamomile Blue Oil. Uplifting Rose Absolute adds toning and soothing qualities.

These fab creams comes in¬†eco-friendly limited edition aluminum tins give a funky twist to an otherwise serious cream.The tins are available in a growing array of design choices making each tin a collector’s item. The perfect on-the-go product for today’s busy lifestyles – it’s even hand luggage friendly at just 2.6 oz!

What I think: The cream is glossy and light and is absorbed into the skin right away. The tin is gorgeous, and perfect for traveling. I’m going to Mexico in about a week and I plan on taking my STEAMCREAM with me. The scent is very soothing and reminds me of lavender.

You can purchase STEAMCREAM at Enjoy!

Apothia Hand and Body Wash

Apothia Hand and Body Wash

Sheer curtains dance in an open window.
Polished wood floors glow in a sunlit room.
Fresh cut flowers scent the air. Welcome home.   

This is the lovely description of the Casa scent¬†from Apothia. I was lucky enough to try Apothia’s¬†new Hand and Body Wash ($28.00 USD) in this beautiful, crisp scent.¬†¬†¬†

The modern formula in this wash is paraben and sulfate free. Using agents naturally derived from glucose, apricot kernel oil, oat and coconut oil, it leaves your skin clean yet feeling smooth and moisturized. It also includes sweet almond protein, aloe vera and vitamin E to moisturize, emolliate, and  soothe your skin.   

What I think: I think this is a great quality wash. It leaves hands clean and soft, not stripped of moisture. The Casa scent is so nice, too. It is green-smelling like cut grass and very crisp. The wash is also available in seven other fresh scents.    

Visit to learn more about Apothia and all of their fab-smelling products!    

Design Features:     

Paraben and Sulfate Free
Sweet Almond Protein and Coconut Oil
Band for gripping
Sleek and modern design     

Casa Notes:     

Casablanca lilies, newly cut grass, fresh air

Oh Happy Stress Relief — Bath and Body Works Aromotherapy Line Can Help

… and happy sleep plus energy when you need it! I really enjoy the Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy line because the fragrances are soothing and complex at the same time.

My favorite so far is the Lavender Chamomile scent, especially the pillow mist ($10.00 US). I spray this on my pillow every night and let it dry. Then when it’s time to go to sleep, the soft fragrance helps so much. And since it’s had some time to dry, it is not overpowering.

I also like the new Warm Milk & Honey scent. This fragrance includes notes of cinnamon and cloves, and is very comforting. Pour the Luxe Bath ($16.50 US) in your bath water and breathe it in. This will surely relax you!

I have also been using the Mandarin Lime Energy hand wash ($6.00 US). It is quite an invigorating scent. The new Orange Ginger is also fun, and has a kick to it from the ginger. It would be nice to use the lotion and shower gel right before a night out.      

Another thing I like about these products is the packaging. The bottles have an old-time apothecary feel to them. The pillow mist actually comes in a blue glass bottle, which gives it a substantial feel.

I highly recommend these products because of the wonderful scents and the benefits they bring to your mood. As a busy mom, I need lots of help!