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Noteworthy Obsession: Jasmine Beauty Products

Jasmine is a spiritual scent, known to relieve melancholy and have a soothing effect on the inner self. It can be intensely floral, and is so feminine. As the winter to spring transition takes place, I find myself clinging to the scent of jasmine. It’s powerful yet light and I think it is soothing my inner self. That, and the hot yoga I’ve been doing!

Here are some jasmine beauty products worth taking note of:

Pacifica California Jasmine Perfume Roll-on – This scent is everything you’d think with “California” in the name – it’s laidback and has a “I walk along the beach” vibe. The jasmine is more subdued here, woven in with driftwood and a pop of orange. I love the ease of the rollerball, and find that while it starts out strong it dries down to the softest scent almost immediately.  And I usually throw the solid version in my purse for touch-ups throughout the day.

NP Set Jasmine Body Lotion - As if you needed another reason to love Target…well, here’s one. A giant tub (16.9 oz) of body lotion infused with jasmine essential oils, available for $14.99. This lotion has a lovely thick consistency but feels light as a feather on the skin. The jasmine scent is a little deeper and long-lasting on the skin. Days I use this, it doubles as my perfume.

Korres Jasmine Lip Butter - Korres Lip Butters are a constant staple in my beauty regimen. They soften my lips, and the Jasmine Lip Butter is the most perfect milky pink lip color. Plus, the scent, a vanilla jasmine, is to die. I can never get enough of this.

Oscar Blandi Olio Di Jasmine Shine Spray - Oscar Blandi’s Jasmine collection is easily the best-smelling line of hair care on the market! It’s addictive, really. I use the Olio Di Jasmine Shine Spray to give my hair some shine (used sparingly, and not on the roots!), and  spritz it on just before a swipe of the flat iron. It keeps my hair healthy-looking and feeling, thanks to the Italian Olive Oil housed in the bottle. Did I mention how GOOD it smells?!

I think it’s fair to say I’ve developed a penchant for jasmine this spring. What’s your go-to signature for this time year? Any scents you’re loving?

Summer Beauty: Fresh & Light Perfumes

I’m sure I’m not alone here but usually in the summer, I reach for my lighter fruit and citrus note based perfumes. There’s just something about a clean fresh fragrance in the summertime that makes everything better. Sometimes all I need is just to smell one of these fragrances on my skin to feel better when it’s hot and muggy outside… which granted hasn’t been that often here in Seattle this but nonetheless, it is about freshness for me this summer and these fragrances fit the bill.

I’ve already told you about Dior’s Escale Aux Marquises, it’s my current tropical floral escape fragrance. If you like your summer fragrances to be more on the floral side of things, I bet you’ll like this one.  The notes of blood orange, tiare flower, pink pepper and vanilla create a beautiful breezy bouquet.

Last year I was looking for suggestions for a new summer fragrance and turned to Twitter for ideas. God Bless Heather Park (check out her new website) for suggesting Jo Malone’s Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne, we have been inseparable ever since. This is now one of my favorite fragrances of all time. When you first smell it’s beautiful nectarine notes, it’s like biting into a fresh, ripe nectarine. It’s mouth watering with notes of  nectarine, peach, plum and blackcurrant. I am complimented almost every time I wear it and I have even been known to spritz it on for a little pick me… it’s just a happy scent.

Pacifica’s Malibu Lemon Blossom Spray Perfume is another happy scent I’m loving this summer. I’m love it so much that I’ve picked up the Lemon Blossom soap, body butter and candles to layer and fill my life with the scent. Imagine a soapy lemon scent with a touch of salt and lemon blossom thrown in, that’s Malibu Lemon Blossom. It is a unique and long lasting scent that wears all day.

I received a sample of Orange Sapphire from Bath & Body Works back in May when I was in New York. I smelled it at the time and liked it but didn’t love it until I discovered the bottle among some of my makeup after I moved last month. As the name suggest, there’s definitely some orange to this fragrance but there are also some floral and darker notes in it as well. The result is a very clean, refreshing fragrance that almost crosses into unisex territory.

What are your favorite warm weather perfumes? Leave a comment and tell us what you’re wearing these days.