September 16, 2012

A Few Fragrances I'm Loving Right Now

I love yummy smells. The freshly mowed grass of summer. Orange blossoms in the spring. The burning leaves of fall. Cookies baking on a winter afternoon. Coffee brewing on a chilly Sunday morning. Laundry warm and fresh from the dryer. Mmmmmmmm.

I am drawn to yummy smells, which makes me a sucker for things like scented candles and perfumes. But I'm very picky about the scents I surround myself with. Nothing too strong. Nothing too far from nature. Nothing thick or cloying. Nothing "perfume-y."

In that vein, I have recently come across some scents that I really enjoy...and in a form that I am currently loving: the rollerball perfume-- small, inexpensive, portable, and easy to apply without ever accidentally overdoing it. So, I thought I'd share...

These are my newest finds. I came across them in a cute little shop in Sutton's Bay, MI, called The Happy Woman, while on vacation. They are by The Beehive. My current everyday favorite is Lulu Lemondrop. It is a warm and delicious scent with the sweetness of honey and the freshness of lemon. It is light and subtle, but stays with you and simply makes you smell cuddly-able. The other Beehive scent I love will be for fall/winter: Honey Blossom. It has a little more depth and strength, with a warm scent the equivalent of a cozy sweater. Just lovely.

These two I've been wearing for a while. Fresh Sugar Lemon is all kinds of awesome and makes a great everyday scent, especially in the warmer months. It is super light and fresh and smells just like the name: a sugar-sweetened lemon. Love it (and so does my husband, who got it for me for Christmas). And Clean Warm Cotton smells exactly like freshly washed laundry. If you love the smell of laundry detergents and fabric softeners then you will love this. As you move, all day long, you'll get a gentle waft of fresh laundry. It's sublime.

And, finally, Let Them Eat Cake by Tokyomilk. I found this one in a cute little shop in Southern Pines, NC, while on vacation this spring. And, Oh. My. Goodness. You will smell so divine while wearing this that people will want to hug you all day long (or at least I would). It smells warm and yummy like fresh-from-the-oven cake, without being overly sweet or vanilla-y. Truly edible.

So those are a few of my favorite scents right now. Check them out, if they sound good to you, and maybe you'll find something that you love too. They're a low-risk investment, at less than $20 a pop for the rollerballs...totally worth it.

Until next time, live well and smell good.

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