Fragrance

Escada Moon Sparkle

Escada’s latest scent is available for purchase from Nordstrom!

Count the Muse excited as it has “sparkle” in the name! However, the bottle isn’t thrilling me hmmmm…I like the old style bottles better!

Oh well! I’m still loving the top notes of strawberry and red apple!

It’s in the shopping cart!

Escada Moon Sparkle as seen on Nordstrom.com
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Escada Moon Sparkle Shower Gel as seen on Nordstrom.com
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Starring Fragrances by Ashley Peldon

You’re Muse happens to love unique perfumes that she can’t get in regular shops that sell fragrance! My tastes in fragrance run to the unusual I guess and when I’m seeking something sweet, foody, or unique I visit with the gorgeous Ashley Peldon at Starring Fragrances to get my fix!

I have many, many, a bottle of cocktails that Ashley, herself, has created! The scents at Starring Fragrances are mostly in the foody range so if you’re a grave lover of scents that smell of cookies, cakes, or gorgeous decadent foody items this would be the spot you want to grab some very interesting blends!

Ashley has recently extended her popular perfume line and is now doing custom blended hair and body care items such as lotions and shampoos! I haven’t personal tried any of the new products but I can give my Muse approval to the wonderful perfume blends that are created at Starring Fragrances!

The thing that totally sells me on these perfumes is the incredible staying power and special notes within each perfume! One or two sprays is all you need to smell completely edible and delicious all day long! Upon spraying one of these you can distinctively pick out the notes with the perfume which is so amazing. If I spray myself with my favorite blend, The Scream Queen, I don’t get one particular scent from the perfume I can smell all sorts of notes through the blend all day long! As the day progresses and the perfume dries down and heats up with my body temperature I can smell the tart sweetness of the berries, the luscious vanilla ice cream, and the yummie bubble gum!

If you’re looking for a unique experience in your perfume world Starring would be a great place to start!

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Some of the Muse’s favorite blends:

The Scream Queen
Yummie Berries, Vanilla Ice Cream and Bubble Gum!

Yellow Marshmallow
Yellow Cake with fluffy marshmallow!

Red Licorice
Strawberry and Cherry Licorice! Mmmm!

Who Spiked the Cupcakes?
Yummie cotton candy, vanilla cupcakes, and frosting! Oh my how decadent!

With a Cherry on Top
White Cake, Marshmallow, and of course Cherries!

Starring also does a line of tarts which are fantastic as well! If having your house scented with yummie baked treats sounds tempting do check out the tart line up!

Starring Fragrances is Muse approved and I can’t say enough good things about this great little e-shop!

The customer service is fantastic and packages are shipped in a very timely manner with little to no wait time! Ashley is extremely sweet and accommodating with requests if you should have any! Starring does ship via parcel post which makes the Muse impatient as her goodies normally end up taking from 7-10 days to arrive. This can’t be helped as all liquid must be shipped via US parcel post by law! Starring even has a Frequent Buyer Reward System that offers various discounts with each order you make!

The Muse always tries to get nice goodies for you and Ashley has been kind enough to offer readers of Musings of a Muse a special treat and as it’s Halloween it’s always nice to get a treat or two!

You can try out a 1oz perfume for 1/2 Price from Starring Fragrances by entering code MUSE during checkout! This is a great deal as perfume’s run $26 at the normal price!

Go get yourself a sweet treat for Halloween and tell the Muse all about it!

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DKNY Delicious Night

Allow me to introduce you to the newest parfum in the Be Delicious collection of fragrances.

DKNY Delicious Night as seen on Bloomingdale’s Website
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DKNY Delicious Night is available exclusively at Bloomingdale’s and is the third fragrance in the popular Be Delicious line!

The notes in this sound interesting enough, Frozen Pomelo, Crushed Ginger, Blackberry Martini Accord, and Purple Freesias….

Hmmm!

Could be yummie!

I am a fan of the original Be Delicious but I’m not such a big fan of Red Delicious. Let’s see how big a fan of Delicious Night I’ll be icon wink

The Muse will let you know what she thinks when she’s had a whiff of this!

Want it?
Tell me!

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Love Potion Magickal Perfumerie

The Muse is as obsessed with fragrance as she is with cosmetics and she’s always on the look out for exciting new scents to tickle her nose and make her smell gorgeous!

While wandering around on one of my favorite sites, Wickedly Chic, I came across a review of Love Potion Magickal Perfumerie.

I ended up ordering three oils from Magickal Perfumerie and believe you me that was a difficult task to do! The array of scents available is overwhelming and everything sounds so good that you’ll be tempted to buy one of everything!

The first item to hit my cart was a perfume oil entitled “Candy Pop”.

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This perfume promised notes of Pink Sugar, Candied Apple, Coconut, Cherry, Strawberry, Vanilla, Daffodil, Plumeria. Oh my the Muse likey all those notes!

I haven’t yet tried any of these on my person so this is a first impression from sniffing alone and not wearing the actual fragrance! Upon first sniff of Candy Pop I can most definately smell the fruits in this blend! Cherry and Strawberry are the most prominent with an underlay of coconut and a tiny smidgen of apple! Vanilla is most definately in there as well and it appears to be holding the entire concoction together with a gorgeous layering.

Candy Pop is most definately a favorite for the Muse! As far as lasting power and linger that’s to be determined when I get around to wearing this lovely blend!

As I was wandering and browsing around the site with Candy Pop safely in my cart awaiting purchase I came across a most interesting perfume, Linnea Quigley Summer of Sin. Now I think the celeb factor along sold me on this perfume blend. You may not know Linnea Quigley unless you’re a geek but for me the general idea of a blend that was endorsed by the scream queen of B Horror films totally blew me away and I had to have it. The geek factor did sell me on this but I also happened to glance at the notes in the oil and they also agreed with the Muse’s little nose so into the cart it went!

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The description of the oil contains Coconut Oil, Papaya and Pineapple and a few other interesting tropical treats that most definately appeal to my sense of smell. Upon sniffing this I am a tad disappointed. I was expecting this to be way more tropical than it actually is. I do get coconut and some pineapple but the blend seems to also have a strange (not unpleasant) of chocolate. It’s interesting that’s for sure and my disappointment is only minor as the blend seems quite nice!

My final purchase was difficult to make simply because I ended up running into the “sugared” collection category on the site. The site carries a large list of sugared scents that make my mouth water! I settled on Sugared Melons as my purchase but Sugared Cherries, Sugared Bananas, Sugared Vanilla Mint, and quite a few more tempted me to commit a major sin against my credit card! I refrained and ended up with Sugared Melons as I do adore the sweet scent of Melon!

A mouth-wateringly delicious melon salad of Honeydew, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Mango, Guava and Papaya, with a sprinkling of sparkling sugar.

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The above description sold me on this perfume blend and I’m happy to have picked it as it smells fantastic! Cantaloupe is most definately a high note in this perfume blend and it’s quickly followed by Watermelon. I haven’t yet touched on Mango, Guava, or Papaya but once I try this on my skin I imagine it’ll dry down to a mix of wonderful fruity scents!

Love Potion Magickal Perfumerie are extremely generous with their samples and they included 4 large samples that the Muse is quite thankful for as it gives her a chance to further experiment with some new blends from this fantastic site!

Included with my order was Sugared Orchids, Innocence Found, Nectar du Printemps, and Linnea Quigley’s Rabid.

Love Potion Magickal Perfumerie is making it’s way to the Muse’s favorite list very quickly! Customer Service was fantastic, generous extras, and shipping was super quick (and quite FREE! I love free shipping!).

One other thing that deserves to be mentioned is the artwork on the bottles and the website. The art work is just too awesome. What you see on the site is what is printed on each bottle’s label!

I’m very eager to try these on and can’t wait to make my next order!

My Haul from Love Potion Magickal Perfumerie:

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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Halloween Haul

I got one of my orders from Bpal today! Please have a look at my prior blogs on BPAL here and here for further information prior to reading this blog so you aren’t too confused icon wink

The Pumpkin Patch Set
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The new labels are delightful on this set of oils! Very cute! All smelled as great as last year! The Murder of Crow Imp smells like dish liquid soap to me but aside from that the rest are yummie Pumpkin goodness!

Number 1 is vying for first place as my favorite! The fruity tartness of the pear and pumpkin blend together in perfect harmony!

Number 2 I’m loving least! *burp* The tobacco kills the entire blend in my humblest opinion. It’s wearable but not nearly as good as it’s brothers!

Number 3 is chocolate pumpkin overload with a good dry down scent of creamy fruit!

Number 4 is too green for me! Another loser in the batch! It’s wearable but way to earthy for me to enjoy. Not getting much pumpkin in it!

Number 5 Is all vanilla goodness to me mixed up with yummie pumpkin! The perfect fall scent!

The Perilous Parlor. Libra and Sugar Skull
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The Perilous Parlor is part of the Haunted House Collection and is divine! It’s a boozy pear smell heavy on the vanilla and purely perfect in all ways! I think I need a backup bottle of this gem!

Libra is quite gorgeous as well! Fruity and Floral!

Sugar Skull is pretty much identical to last year with maybe a little more of a heavy hand on the sugar! This is one of my favorite scents and I adore when it’s released around Halloween!

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