Wednesday, December 7, 2016

I Smell Like a French Woman

I have an aunt who is a world traveler.  She always brings back the most amazing things.  I live through her travels a little because I'm not able to jet set quite yet.  I'm a single lady with a little one, and stability is my life.
On one of her many trips, she stopped in France.  While there, she was able to visit some of the oldest perfumeries in Europe.  Good stuff.
At any rate, she picked up a lovely scent called Diamant by a brand called Fragonard and gave me a bottle.
Let me explain something.  I am typically a fan of sweet, fruity, floral scents.  I'm talking straight up cotton candy sugar candied vomit.  I like to smell like I walked out of a fantasy bakery.  This is one of the few perfumes that doesn't even fall into that category that I am absolutely in love with. It's a perfect balance of sweet florals and toned down vanilla and patchouli.  It's amazing.  It's slightly peppery and so full without being overwhelming.  It's fragrance art in a bottle.

Because this was give to me as a gift, I have no idea what pricing is like, but I recommend this.  It's intoxicating.  I will be hunting this down and storing for life.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Bumblewood Soap Review

This past Saturday was International Lolita Day.  For those that are curious, just Google it and Lolita Fashion for more information.  I am so excited about soap, and I don't want to get side tracked.

At any rate, my friends and I stopped into a local shop called Pretty+Planned.  It's a lovely shop. We were lured in by a sign that read "Pretty things inside", and they delivered.  It was a shop dedicated mostly to weddings, but they happened to carry some nice skincare items.

Being a soapaholic, I picked up a bar of soap from a company called Bumblewood Handmade.  I decided on the Apple Pie bar because it is a holiday exclusive, and I am all about that holiday spirit.
As the name suggest, it smells just like a fresh baked apple pie, right down to the spices.  Delicioso. It lathers nicely and makes you feel squeaky clean without drying out the skin.  I have my eyes on a few other scents and products I would like to try from this company.  I love how they combine rustic and pretty.  It's highly appealing.

I paid $8.00 for this bar which I feel is a fair price.  One must remember that handmade soaps are expensive to produce and are considered a luxury item. It is indulgent and carefully crafted with love. It is not a massed produced item that you can just purchase from a your local department store. This soap is special. :)

If you would like to try this bar or any other items offered by this company, please click the link below.