One of my favorite perfumers, Sarah Horowitz Parfums (also formerly known as Creative Scentualization) has gone pink for the month of October.
For every web sale of their Perfect Gardenia Eau de Parfum in the 1.7oz size and every jar of their Perfect Gardenia Body Creme in the 9.2 oz size, they will donate 15% sale price to the Sloan Kettering Foundation for breast cancer research. This means they’ll donate $11.25 for perfume and $6 for each body creme ordered through their website.
This line has some great scents and I have yet to regret something I’ve tried from Sarah Horowitz Parfums.
My friend knows that I love Creative Scentualization’s Perfect Veil perfume so she gave me a few perfumes she’d thought I’d like. What she gave me was actually a few notes from their Perfumers Palette series of perfumes, Soft Musk and Clean Musk.
Creative Scentualization’s Perfumers Palette is a series of perfumes you can mix and match to create your own custom scent. When I was younger, I use to visit Garden Botanika and make a custom fragrance… it was the only custom blending we had in Seattle. This series of perfumes reminds me of how much fun that was and this is a great grown up version.
There are no rules with these perfumes, you can mix some of the top, middle and base notes or wear them on their own. It’s up to you. I’ve been wearing the Soft Musk base note on it’s own nonstop for the last month. One thing that really struck me about wearing it is how much is smells like a longer wearing version Philosophy’s Amazing Grace. Now I just need to pick up a few more notes to mix it with.
I was in touch with Marichelle Daywalt of Creative Scentualization on this series of perfumes and she’s suggested a few combinations:
“Secret Garden”: Blood Orange, Violet, Clean Musk
“The Young Sophisticate”: Bergamot, Honeysuckle, Chocolate
“Find Your Zen”: Grapefruit, Green Tea, Clean Musk
“Walk in the Woods”: Bergamot, Fig, Sandalwood
“My Boudoir”: Bergamot, Rose, Vanilla
“Mediterranean Holiday:” Grapefruit, Fig, Soft Musk
“Island Breeze”: Lychee, Gardenia, Soft Musk
I think I might need Green Tea and Rose now. What notes would you mix together?
I didn’t know that I would be taking such a long break from this blog when I published my last entry but that’s how it ended up working out, it’s just something that happened. However, I’m coming back now and what better way than to let you know about my favorite things for 2006? All the cool kids are doing it.
Here are a few of my favorites products I discovered this year, my six for ’06…
From the moment I smelled this perfume, it was love at first sniff. I love powdery scents and this is a great everyday scent for me. It features base notes of musk, vanilla and sandalwood. It also features top notes of lemon and bergamot. All of these notes work beautifully together. This scent has lead me to try more of Creative Scentualization’s perfumes and I’m already hooked. You can find Perfect Veil at La Creme Beauty.
I’m all about low maintenance beauty and this is one of my all time favorite products. I only discovered it this year and it’s replaced every other lip stain I have. Cupid’s Breath and Liquid Kiss are my favorite shades, both are variations of red. The color of your lips can be as low-key or intense as you want it to be, this product provides great buildable color. You can find Vincent Longo’s Lip & Cheek Gel Stain at Sephora.
I can’t thank Colleen enough for mentioning this product to me. This product contains glycolic acid and actually exfoliates all the icky dead skin on your feet. Try slathering this on your feet and cover them up with some nice thick socks for a few nights straight and you’ll be amazed when you finally take a rasp to your feet. You can find Philosophy’s Soul Owner at Sephora.
This is the product that inspired me to try and make my own whipped shea butter. It’s the best I have ever tried… it’s not greasy, has a nice texture to it and smelled so good that I almost wanted to lick myself. You can find Product Body’s Whipped Shea Butter at Product Body.
I seem to be drawn to highlighting products, this one was no exception. I love the lovely pink glow that this product gives my skin. In a sea of gold or silver based highlighters, a pink highlighter with hints of blue is a refreshing change. It’s opened my mind to other highlighting possibilities. You can find Duwop’s Ice at Sephora.
Being a girl with a love for eyeshadow, I couldn’t leave this one off my list. I love everything about these eyeshadows… the bold colors, texture, pigmentation and presentation. What’s not to like? I cannot wait until new shades come out in spring, including new neutral colors. You can find Urban Decay’s Deluxe Eyeshadow at Sephora.
Check out all of the other beauty bloggers recapping their favorite products of the year:
I’ll be back on January 1st with new product reviews and news on upcoming makeup collections including the new MAC Cosmetics Raquel Welch Beauty Icon collection. Until then, stay safe and Happy New Year!