Bath and Body Works Halloween Haul!

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Hi all!  I know it’s barely September, but I’m already looking towards the fall and Halloween!

I caught a sale on hand soaps and the candle an I placed an order for the following items online:

Halloween PocketBac Hand Sanitizers, 5-Pack — includes Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, Wickedly Wild Berries, Petrifying Plum, Boo Raspberry & Caramel Apple.

Vampire Blood 3-Wick Candle — Blood Red Strawberry, Midnight Blooming Jasmine, Dark Transylvanian Plum

I purchased 4 foaming hand soaps:

Purrfect Pumpkin — A purrrfect treat of carved pumpkin, spooky cinnamon & moonlight vanilla

Vampire Blood — A frightful potion of red berries, night blooming jasmine & petrifying plum

Cand-icorn — A ghoulishly good blend of boo-raspberry, supernatural citrus & nightmarish nectarine

Trick or Treat — An all treats, no tricks blend of terrifying tangelo, monstrous mandarin & eerie musk

All of these products are so much fun! My daughter and I both love to stock up on the Vampire Blood scent every Halloween.  All of these smell amazing and will be fun to use this Halloween season!

Do you purchase seasonal bath and body products? What scents do you love for this time of year?

Slatkin and Co.’s Bloom Collection

Slatkin & Co.’s Green Grass

Hope you are well! Vivid greens and first buds begin to break through as crisp mornings give way to bright sunny days. The warmer weather is preparing us for the first day of Spring with its unmistakable scent of classic florals and young greens. Bring the fresh, dewy scent of the season into your home with Slatkin & Co.’s Bloom Collection.

Some of the fragrances available and their descriptions are:

Spring — Like a dream of walking in a lush garden with tulips in full bloom, sweet apple blossoms, yellow daisies and daffodils.

Lilac Blossom — A delightful fragrance blending lilac blossom, lingering muguet, delicate heliotrope and violets.

Eucalyptus Mint — A bright, refreshing blend of mint, citrus and ginger with clear notes of fresh eucalyptus and jasmine.
The one I have is Green Grass — Refreshing as shaded grass on a warm, sunny day, dewy greens and Meyer lemon, infused with Lily-of-the-Valley and a touch of jasmine.
This smells like freshly cut grass and flowers, like your lawn mowed the day after a spring rain.  This really freshens the house if you don’t have time for spring cleaning!

These and more are available at Bath & Body Works Stores nationwide and www.bathandbodyworks.com.  Cost: $19.50 for the 3 wick 14.5oz Candle, but right now there is a 2 for $20 sale going on.  Hurry, I think it ends soon!  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 neimanmarcus.com

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 www.davines.com 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 www.bathandbodyworks.com 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 www.tocca.com or www.sephora.com to purchase.

Enjoy the romance!

Apothia Perfumes and Home Fragrances

Apothia is a stylish perfume and home fragrance line that creates high end fresh and luxe scents. They offer four main personal fragrances. Below are the descriptions as posted on the website:

L ($80.00 50 ml) – Precious and perfectly aged Orris is celebrated at the heart of this unique, feminine fragrance, with soft touches of green violet leaf for tingle, sultry Angelica, earthy musks and woods for nuzzle.

IF  ($80.00 50 ml) A dazzling bouquet of white flowers, IF blooms with top notes of zesty grapefruit and sparkling yuzu, ending in a deep romantic drydown.

Velvet Rope ($80.00 50 ml) Velvet Rope Eau de Parfum, inspired by an icy cold, dry vanilla martini spiked with absolute jasmine and a twist of grapefruit. Pure white musk heats up the background of this super-sexy scent.

Pearl ($80.00 50 ml) Pearl is a simple, precious, polished work of art with hints of shiso leaf, plum blossom, peony, orris and warm golden amber, parallel to the formation of the pearl – a natural quality gem – small, precious and perfectly polished by nature.

My favorite of these perfumes is pearl, because it dries to a warm, sensual scent. They are all very lovely and boast unusual fragrance combinations.

Apothia also creates home aromatics including candles, diffusers and hand and body wash.  They carry eleven scents including Bronzed, Juiced, Verde and Wave, the one I tried that is a blend of white grapefruit, mandarin, yuzu with hints of driftwood and seagrass. It is very light and refreshing on a hot summer day.

You can purchase these scents at www.apothiaaromatics.com and www.ronrobinsoninc.com.  Enjoy