Philosophy Mother’s Day Fragrance Gift Sets

Mother’s Days is a little over 2 weeks away, time to get shopping! I think fragrance is such a sweet gift to give to mom and the other ladies in my life.

I was sent these amazing sets from Philosophy to try out.  I love the variety that the brand offers.  There’s a scent for everyone!

Fresh Cream 3 Piece Set
Fresh Cream 3 Piece Set

Fresh Cream 3 Piece Set ($47 USD) — Give mom a gift as sweet as she is! This is a Philosophy fan-favorite fragrance.  This includes spray eau de toilette with 2 award-winning body formulas infused with the creamy vanilla scent, for a luxurious layering experience that will last. I think this is perfect for any women on your list.  It’s not a strong scent and appeals to so many people. Purchase at philosophy.com and Philosophy retailers.

Amazing Grace 3 Piece Set
Amazing Grace 3 Piece Set

Amazing Grace 3 Piece Set ($57 USD) — This is my signature scent. The notes are bergamot, muguet blossoms and musk. This set includes the award-winning shampoo, bath & shower gel, a hydrating and firming body emulsion conditions and moisturizes as it tones, for skin that feels pampered and renewed. a finishing spritz of eau de toilette will accompany her through the day with grace. Purchase at philosophy.com and Philosophy retailers.

Pure Grace 3 Piece Set
Pure Grace 3 Piece Set

Pure Grace 3 Piece Set ($57 USD) — This scent is a clean soap and water scent, perfect for classic and outdoorsy ladies.  This collection features the scent 3 ways, perfect for enjoying individually or layering for a longer-lasting experience, beautifully packaged for presenting. Purchase at philosophy.com and Philosophy retailers.

 

Amazing Grace Ballet Rose 2 Piece Set
Amazing Grace Ballet Rose 2 Piece Set

Amazing Grace Ballet Rose 2 Piece Set ($50 USD) — This is a fresh take on amazing grace, wrapped in elegant rose, sparkling peony and pink musk. This is for the woman who loves the scent of fresh roses. This  includes 2 sizes perfect for home (2 oz.) and on the go (0.5 oz. mini), wrapped and ready for gifting.  This is available exclusively at Ulta stores and Ulta.com.

Pure Grace Nude Rose 2 Piece Set
Pure Grace Nude Rose 2 Piece Set

Pure Grace Nude Rose 2 Piece Set ($50 USD) —  This new scent has notes of blush rose, orange flower, warm cedarwood and musk. I really like this scent.  It’s soft and warm, so nice for spring and summer! This gift set includes: pure grace nude rose eau de toilette, 2-oz.pure grace nude rose eau de toilette, 0.5-oz. Purchase at Macy’s stores and Macys.com

Have you tried Philosophy scents? Which one is your favorite?

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My Current Fave Bath and Body Products From Le Couvent des Minimes

It definitely is starting to feel like fall in Kansas City. It’s a bit cooler at least.

I was sent the following Le Couvent des Minimes for my honest review. Made in a cloister in the French countryside, these products are crafted with care and love.

Smile Lip Balm Rose and Berries

Le Couvent des Minimes Smile Lip Balm Rose and Berries (Price: $9 USD) — I love the feel and scent of this lip balm.  Inspired by the sisters’ benevolent works, that so often brought a smile back to the faces of convent residents, the smile lip balm rose and berries aroma helps to nourish and repair lips on a daily basis.

The original recipe combines softening marshmallow with nourishing shea butter and protective apricot oil, its formula with a floral rose and berries aroma works to provide lasting moisture and protection for lips!

Botanical Recipe of the Cloister Fresh Moisturizing Body Gel Cream

Le Couvent des Minimes Botanical Recipe of the Cloister Fresh Moisturizing Body Gel Cream ($18 USD)–  Shea butter works with rose oil to help your skin retain its natural moisture while other essential oils exfoliate. This smooths and hydrates my skin amazingly and the scent is fresh and romantic!  I love this on my dry skin when it gets colder.

Invigorating Body Splash, Verbena and Lemon

Le Couvent des Minimes Invigorating Body Splash, Verbena and Lemon ($44 USD) –This is a very fresh, lemony scent and is light enough to spray all over. It combines the invigorating properties of Lemon and Verbena with the firming qualities of prele to revitalize and tone the body.  This is nice after a bath or shower.   

Botanical Cologne of the Morning Orange and Basil

Le Couvent des Minimes Botanical Cologne of the Morning Orange and Basil ($38 USD) — The fragrance opens with crisp notes of apple that mingle with the freshness of orange and lemon. The heart reveals a delicate pear flower, magnified by fig flower and fresh basil. The base notes of woods, cedar and soft musk give a feeling of serenity.

I think this is a fresh scent for autumn with the fruit and wood accords. It is perfect for those who don’t usually wear extreme floral scents!

Le Couvent des Minimes is currently available at Amazon.com and DermStore.com

What are your favorite bath and body products?

Fresh Fragrances To Take You From Spring To Summer

I love switching up my fragrance each season!  I have been wearing soft florals for spring, but am now ready to dive into summer’s tropical and bright scents!

My new (for me) favorites is a beachy, light scent, and sweet and spicy perfume, a bright citrus scent and a summery scent for the man in your life:

 

philosophy pure grace summer
philosophy pure grace summer

philosophy pure grace summer ($48 for 2 oz) — pure grace summer is a limited-edition fragrance inspired by the spirit of a beautiful summer day. it’s a warm breeze on your face, a whisper in your ear, as it beckons you toward the sunshine. soak in its carefree warmth, as each ray of sunlight makes you feel pure, whole and new again. this is freedom. this is grace. because when your heart is filled with grace, every day feels like summer. The notes are Bergamot, Coconut Water, Citron Zest, Dune Rose, Cocoa Absolute, Solar Musk, Sandalwood, Vanilla.

What I think:  Every time I spritz this scent on, it transports me (mentally) to the beach!  You can really smell the coconut water, solar musk and citrusy notes.  It’s very light and fresh.  I will be wearing this all summer long.

Purchase at www.philosophy.com

Lancôme La Vie est Belle
Lancôme La Vie est Belle

Lancôme La Vie est Belle ($66 for 1 oz. Eau de Parfum) introduces a new olfactive story, the first ever iris gourmand. The juice is made with the most precious natural ingredients, a modern interpretation of an oriental fragrance with a twist of gourmand. It entwines the elegance of iris with the strength of Patchouli and the sweetness of a gourmand blend; for an incredible scent with depth and complexity.

Top Note: The elegance of Iris becomes the backbone of the fragrance. It blossoms from the first to the last note like never before.
Middle Note: The strength of Patchouli gives strength and depth.
Base Note: A sweet gourmand adds a burst of unexpected radiance.

What I think: This scent is wonderful for all seasons as it is floral, sweet and a bit spicy.  I think it’s really nice in warm weather, especially at night.  This is the ultimate hot summer night perfume.  And a little goes a long way, it is very concentrated.

Available at http://www.lancome-usa.com

Boss Orange Sunset
Boss Orange Sunset

Boss Orange Sunset ($45.99 1.7 fl. oz., $50.99 2.5 fl. oz) Spritz yourself with this casual orange, white flowers, rose, vanilla and sandalwood perfume, inspired by the summer sunset for modern ladies. It is a fresh, romantic, feminine and enchanting scent that’s perfect for daytime and nighttime wear during the spring and summer months.

What I think: This citrusy fragrance is sweet and romantic.  It is nice for day or night, because it isn’t too strong.  I can see wearing this on summer dates or even for day trips.

Purchase at http://www.fragrancenet.com

The One Dolce and Gabbana
The One Dolce and Gabbana

The One Dolce and Gabbana ($29.99 ) This cologne is a perfect addition to the collection, especially for the warmer months. This cologne is an elegant, unique and classic scent. This is an oriental spicy scent including fragrance notes of coriander, grapefruit, cardamom seed, tobacco, basil, cedar, amber, ginger and orange. You will smell citrusy while still smelling manly.

What I think: Here is a scent for the men in your life!  It is both fresh and spicy.  The citrus makes it perfect for the warmer weather.  The man in your life will love it!

Purchase at http://www.fragrancenet.com

Flash Sale at Lisa Hoffman Beauty!

Lisa Hoffman Beauty Holiday Sale
Lisa Hoffman Beauty Holiday Sale

Today only, you can visit http://www.lisahoffmanbeauty.com and receive a surprise discount on Fragrance Jewelry.  You can save 50%, 60% or 70% off.  When I visited the site, I received a 70% off discount!  That’s a really good deal.

These products smell amazing!  You scent the jewelry and you look and smell wonderful all day long.

Let me know if you visit and what your discount is.

Enjoy!

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Fragrance Gifts for Her

Fragrance is a thoughtful and personal gift.  There are so many different choices out there, but don’t be afraid of surprising her with a new scent.  Check out the notes in the following fragrances.  You might be able to find one that will be perfect for the lady you are shopping for!

Philosophy loveswept holiday collection
Philosophy loveswept holiday collection

Philosophy loveswept holiday collection ($57 USD) — Sweep her off her feet this season with a soft floral fragrance that sparkles with energy and romance. loveswept opens with fresh bergamot and citrus, the heart blooms with pink jasmine, then rests on creamy amber that stays close to the skin. this collection includes the scent in 3 formulas for body and bath that layer beautifully for an indulgent head-to-toe experience. includes eau de toilette 2 oz.; shampoo, bath & shower gel 8 oz. and whipped body crème 4 oz.

Purchase at http://www.philosophy.com

212 VIP Rose by Carolina Herrera
212 VIP Rose by Carolina Herrera

212 VIP Rose by Carolina Herrera ($72.99 for 2.7 fl. oz) features a blend of sweet and sensual notes like pink champagne and amber, making it the perfect finishing touch before a big night out. Champagne, fruity notes, peach blossom, woody notes, white musk.

Available at http://www.fragrancenet.com

Lisa Hoffman Beauty Holiday Serenity Travel Trio
Lisa Hoffman Beauty Holiday Serenity Travel Trio

Lisa Hoffman Beauty Holiday Serenity Travel Trio ($49 USD) — The holiday fragrance trio offers a unique set of our signature scents. Beautifully gifted, each fragrance is designed to envelop you in a scent experience that invites feelings of joy and happiness this holiday season. Wear each one alone or layer them to create your own signature fragrance. Each trio is beautifully packaged in our white gift box, signature wrapping paper and ribbon.

The Serenity Trio includes our fresh and crisp green French Clary Sage, warm and cozy Tuscan Fig, and zesty Japanese Agarwood 15ml eau de parfums.

Available at http://www.lisahoffmanbeauty.com

Katy Perry’s Mad Potion
Katy Perry’s Mad Potion

Katy Perry’s Mad Potion ($49 USD 1.7 fl. oz.) — This magical Katy Perry fragrance unleashes a spell with its notes of bourbon vanilla and sweet white peonies. Notes are Tahitian vanilla orchid, sweet white peony, fresh and crisp apple, musk, Madagascar bourbon vanilla, luminous jasmine petals, soft and whipped fluffy musk, Mexican vanilla bean absolute and glowing amber.

Purchase at http://www.kohls.com

 

 

Switch Up Your Scents This Fall!

I have always thought it was fun to change my scent with the seasons.  As it turns colder, maybe a spicier or sweeter fragrance will match my mood.

Below are three that I have recently tried.  What are your favorite fall fragracnes?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Fragrance in Pure Vanilla
Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Fragrance in Pure Vanilla

Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Fragrance in Pure Vanilla  ($58 USD) — Try this for a yummy fall scent!  the perfect Vanilla. This sexy blend of pure Madagascar vanilla, sheer freesia and creamy tonka bean is seductive and magnetic. Lavanila’s of all-natural fragrances is luxurious and addictive. Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that capture a mood, a memory or a moment in time.

What I think: I like this because it is rich and seductive for fall, but sweet, too!  It’s a perfect everyday fragrance because it isn’t too strong.

Available at http://www.lavanila.com

adidas Born Originals for Her
adidas Born Originals for Her

adidas Born Originals for Her  ($30 USD) — Perfect for fall, this fragrance features virbrant sweet candy apple accord for a sassy yet feminine experience. Juicy notes explode in a fruity cocktail of tangy bergamot, apricot and orange zest and tantalizing notes of exotic coconut and jasmine add a sensual twist enhanced by tonka beans.

What I think: This one is a bit sweet for me, but it is zesty, too. If you like sweet, fruity scents, this one will be great for fall.

Purchase at http://www.kohls.com

Lady Gaga Eau de Gaga
Lady Gaga Eau de Gaga

Lady Gaga Eau de Gaga ($34 USD) — the perfect fragrance to add to your collection this Fall! EAU DE GAGA is built around a beautiful heart of white violet, an intoxicating flower that fuses female and male attractions.  The scent opens with an invigorating burst of sparkling lime to counterbalance the woody-floral intensity, and evolves into a sensual trail based on leather.

What I think:  I really like this.  It is very woodsy so it seems like more of a masculine scent, then the lime steps in and it is fresh, too.  This is one I will wear during the cooler months!

Avaialable at mass market retailers

 

Try A Light, New Scent For The Summer

I love to change up my scents each season.  I believe in having a signature scent, but it’s also fun to have a variety of fragrances to play around with.

Summer evokes tropical scents, light florals and citrus scents.  Below are new scents I have been enjoying this summer:

Wild Essence by Halle Berry
Wild Essence by Halle Berry

Wild Essence by Halle Berry ($28 USD) — A fragrance that truly captures the sensual spirit of a woman and inspired by the idea of connecting women with nature. Desirable and sexy, this multifaceted fragrance has notes of fresh citrus and floral that captivates the raw, natural beauty of a woman.

Learn more at at http://www.HalleBerryFragrances.com.  Available at mass market retailers near you.

DKNY MYNY Eau de Parfum
DKNY MYNY Eau de Parfum

DKNY MYNY Eau de Parfum ($88 USD) — Experience the urban, carefree, spirited new DKNY MYNY fragrance that’s as eclectic and passionate as New York the city we love. Be a part of it! Top notes of raspberry, galbanum, and pink pepper. Middle notes of Egyptian jasmine, freesia, and orris. Bottom notes of patchouli heart, vanilla absolute, creamy musks, and ambergris.

This fragrance was nominated for a 2015 CEW Insiders’ Choice Beauty Award and I can see why, it smells amazing!

Purchase at http://www.dkny.com.

GUESS Dare
GUESS Dare

GUESS Dare ($62 USD) — Inspired by sexy, daring 70s icons like Charlie’s Angels and Bond Girls, the unique blend of notes, including Pear Blossom and Lime flower, captures the young and bold spirit of the GUESS Girl. The vibrant mix of green and fruity floral notes blends together to create a refresh, yet bold signature scent for the confident, seductive girl.

Purchase at www.Guess.com

LOVE2LOVE Bluebell + White Tea
LOVE2LOVE Bluebell + White Tea

LOVE2LOVE Bluebell + White Tea ($9.99 USD) — The latest addition to the captivating range of perfectly paired scents, this enchantingly romantic scent celebrates the bliss of discovering your heart’s true partner with addictive fresh and feminine notes. The fragrance includes notes of blueberry white tea, nectarine, orange flower and bluebell flower to completely draw in your senses.

Purchase at mass retailers

What’s your favorite summer scent?  Leave a comment and let me know!