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Latest Obsession: Carol’s Daughter Jamaican Punch

Meet my latest obsession:
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I was wandering around the Sephora at Herald’s Square on Sunday trying to find some Stocking Stuffers for my sister and came across the Carol’s Daughter display. I’ve passed this display up more times than I can count on two hands but for some reason or another that day a bottle of “Almond Cookie” caught my eye!

Now the first thing to enter my mind when I seen Almond Cookie was Lush’s Snowcake! I was thinking a bit of cherry with maybe a hint of marzipan icing. Mmm…dead wrong. Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Eau de Toilette smells heinous to say the least. I don’t get much of a “bakery scent” to this but just musk and musk and more musk! It’s quite strong and very overpowering. I guess the sandalwood overpowers the sweetness of the cookie and vanilla I’m not entirely sure but I gagged when I took a sniff!

Which leads me to say that I almost walked away but another item caught my eye and I decided to tortue myself a bit more with Carol’s Daughter.

I very cautiously opened a bottle of Jamaican Punch, took a sniff, and soon after fell deeply in love.

Mmmm now this is perfection. It’s quite fruity with a faint underlay of sandalwood and bayberry. It has all sorts of yummie fruits like peach, banana, orange, apple, and raspberry!

It’s tropical yet sweet and fruity and did I mention it lingers like crazy!

My body chemistry doesn’t work well with Eau de Toilette and normally my skin just sucks it up and the linger, throw, and scent don’t last at all. Basically within 30 minutes or less you can barely tell that I squirted myself!

However, two quick squirts with Jamaican Punch had me smelling yummie from 2 in the afternoon all the way to 11:45 that evening when I hopped into the shower!

This has amazing throw and lingering power and well worth the $25 I shelled out for the 2 oz bottle!

I’m now utterly obsessed with this gorgeous scent! I nabbed the shower gel and the Eau de Toilette and I’m lemming everything else in the line!

I highly recommend going into Sephora to sniff it for yourself! Mmmm tropics in the winter! Pure perfection!

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The Gift of Perfume Oil

You must know by now that unique gifts are always in Fashion with the Muse! I adore unique gifts and what better a gift to give then a unique perfume oil that your friends and family can call their very own!

Why perfume oil?

Perfume oils are normally a blend of 50% (or sometimes more) of fragrance oil to base which means they are potent, long wearing, strong, and have wonderful throw!

Now your Muse has gathered together some lovely places to purchase oils from! Places I’ve tried and found true and places that have offered to gift you with a coupon code for trying them out! Sweet right? Your Muse does her best to get you good deals icon wink

One of the first places you can score some amazing oils would be from Woobie. Woobie offers an array of Bath and Body wonders and delights but the Muse adores the perfume blends that are available!

Woobie has a main catalog of scents available and special Holiday editions that change with the season!

You can purchase oils at Woobie as follows:

10ML Bottles $6
5ML Bottles $3.50
Sample 5 Pack Vials for $6
Sample 10 Pack Vials for $10

I can’t begin to tell you the deal you’re getting on these! These are high quality inexpensive oils that are available in an array of funky scents!

Currently Woobie has three catagories to choose from for the Holiday Season which are Dysfunctional Holiday Oils, Holiday 2007 Blends, and the 12 Days of Christmas! I have some Dysfunctional Oils from last year and I can honestly say the names not only make me laugh but I smell amazing using these!

Here is just a few of the scents available from the Dysfunctional Category:

Elf Farts – The scent of short, flatulent toy builders. Apples, candied yams, marshmallows, sweet cream butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and of course, fresh cloves

Socks & Underwear – The dreaded holiday gift in my family. The ONE thing we asked NOT to get each holiday, and usually got it anyway. (Thanks Mom. You have scared me for life) A soft, clean scent. Slightly fruity (for those Fruit of the Loom holiday curses)

Blitzed – What are the holidays without a few overly indulged relatives? This is the time of year when the best kept secrets and past mistakes are brought out into the open to argue and fude over. This blend has a touch of this, a touch of that and every bit of it is alcohol based.

Lump O’Coal – Let’s face it, it is so much easier to be naughty all year. More fun, too. A naughty blend of fresh patchouli, herbal sandalwood, and hints of strawberries, raspberries, and a touch of mint and vanilla.

Holiday Coma - It is always an interesting thing around our family. Presents are opened, dishes done, and everyone lays about the den with the game on the big screen. I always thought it looked like a geriatric ward. All the hustle and bustle is finally at an end as the day calmly comes to a close.Chocolate and peppermints.

The lovely owner, Penny, has issued a coupon out for readers of Musings of a Muse! You can get 10% off your order by using coupon code MUSINGS.

Woobie ships worldwide so if you happen to be in Europe, Asia, or elsewhere Penny will gladly package up your oils to travel to you where ever you are!

Thanks to Penny for extending a lovely discount to the readers at Musings of a Muse.

Woobie’s Dysfunctional Holiday Perfume Oils from 2006′s Collection
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Moving on the line you can also nab yourself some pretty sweet Holiday goodies from the Lab (but you might not receive your order in time! Buyer beware!)! If you never heard of the Lab you can drop by my previous posts to read all about it! You can find a helpful post about the Lab by clicking here.

Tis the Season for yummie perfume oils from our favorite Lab! Sadly, it’s a bit late to order as normally orders take from 2-4 weeks to process but if you can wait that long you can wander over to this year’s Holiday Collection and nab such wonderful scents as Egg Nog, Gingerbread Poppet, Christmas Rose, Lick It, Mistletoe, and More!

You can purchase Yule Blends from now up until January 15th when they take their exit not to reappear until new Christmas!

BPAL Yule Perfume Oils from year’s past! Gingerbread Poppet, Snow White, Snow Bunny, and Sugar Cookie
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If it’s cute and inexpensive you seek you can run over to Because I’m a Princess and indulge your sweet tooth with an array of funky perfume oils! You can get Three, 5ML Perfume Oil Roll Ons in your choice of scent for $5.75! These are one of my favorite indulgences! The scent lingers all day and they fit snugly into your purse for touch ups on the go! If you’re not loving the idea of purchasing three grab one for $2!

Because I’m a Princess Roll Ons in Orange Juice Cake, Orange Chiffon Whipped Pie, and Pink Flamingo
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Not so long ago I did a blog entry on Love Potion Magical Perfumerie if you missed the entry you can click here to have a peek!

These blends do not come cheap at $24.95 but I can assure you they are some of the best oils I’ve had the pleasure of trying and a unique and funky gift for your good friends or family!

I’m eager to place a new order for the Holiday Blends!

Some Holiday Blends the Muse is wanting to try rather badly:

Sugared English Toffee
The Scent of the Finest English Toffee – lightly sweetened and subtly nutty!
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Frosted Mulberry, Cranberry, and Plum
A combination of Holiday Fruits frosted with icy peppermint and pine!
The newest Holiday blends can be found by clicking here! An array of goodies await you such as Christmas Cookies, Gingerbread, and more!
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The generous folk at Love Potion extend a wonderful discount to readers of Musings of Muse! $5 Off Your First Order of $24.95 or more by clicking here plus you must enter the code MUSE on the Paypal invoice section when paying!

Love Potion Roll On Perfume Oils in Candy Pop and Summer of Sin
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If you join Love Potion’s forum you can also recieve 2 generous size samples of oils of your choice! Visit Love Potion’s site for further info about joining their forum!

Thanks to Mara and everyone at Love Potions for extending this discount to the Muse’s readers!

Last but never least would be something I’ve babbled about in the past as well! Which is Starring Fragrances! Starring has a wide array of scent and fragrance available and one of my favorite items would be the Roll On Perfume Oils! For $5 each you can’t beat the price! Tuck a few into a stocking and give your mate a unique gift!

Starring Roll of a Lifetime Roll Ons in Pink Rhapsody Marshmallows, Berry Red Vanilla Beans, and Baked Marshmallow Mint Cake
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There you have it! Five Fantastic Shops with a zillion different perfume oil options to give as unique gifts or grab for yourself!

Tried these before?
Love ‘em?
Want ‘em?

Tell the Muse!

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Juicy Couture Holiday Dresser Set

This is a cute set if I ever did see one!

Juicy Couture Holiday Dresser Set Available from Nordies and Saks
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An exquisite little dresser that’s filled with a decadent array of Juicy Products!

$150 grabs you the following items:

  • Eau de Parfum with atomizer, 1 oz.
  • Travel ready Royal Body Creme, 3.4 oz.
  • Sumptuous Sugar scrub, 3.5 oz.
  • Precious solid perfume compact, 0.13 oz.

  • Plus a cute Juicy Couture Dresser for storing it all in!

    The Muse wants it but I may have to forsake it and give it as a gift since my mate Jason would absolutely flip over it (sure hope he returns the favor! It’s on my Christmas list!).

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    B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful Inhale Perfume

    You may remember my previous post about B perfumes if not you can click here and have a look and a read!

    I just noticed (I must be out of the loop) that B’s site has been updated with their latest scents Inhale and Exhale.

    B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful Inhale Body Spray
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    Exhale is the men’s version of the scent while Inhale is the women’s version. I’m hearing rave reviews about Inhale so I’ve ordered the Body Spray for myself to try it out (I never met a B scent that I didn’t love…well..maybe one or two…).

    I’m pretty excited about this scent as I’ve heard it carries a nice underlay of fresh melon and I adore fruity scents so I’m curious what sort of blend this is!

    Inhale is only available in Body Spray at the moment but I’m sure it’ll extend to Eau de Parfum at a later date but I can assure you, if you’re interested in this, that B’s Body Spray’s are very potent, have excellent throw, and linger a very long time with a spray or two and the best part is the bottles are quite large for the price!

    Inhale is available for £18.00 from B’s website now (They ship worldwide).

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    Lush Perfume Party Details, Times, Dates, and Ordering Info

    A special note from Katherine at Lush Mailorder NA!

    Here’s the details for ordering the perfumes I had mentioned in my previous post!

    Let me know what you get!

    I’m only getting Bathos (Although I already have V I’m curious how this will be), Black Pearl, and Lily since I have stockpiles of Candy Fluff and Snowcake I’m skipping on those!

    LUSH UK has invited LUSH NA to participate in their limited-edition fragrance round in conjunction with their IF Forum Party. We are still working out the details, but this is what we know so far:

    WHAT
    Six atomizer fragrances offered in 30ml/1.0 fl..oz. size (prices TBD).
    1. Olive Branch $49.95
    2. Candy Fluff $34.95
    3. Snowcake $34.95
    4. Lily $44.95
    5. Black Pearl $39.95
    6. Bathos $42.95

    All prices are the same for CAD & USD

    WHEN

    International Forum Party
    Friday, Nov. 30 — 9 am to 9 pm GMT (1 am – 1 pm PST)
    Saturday, Dec. 1 – 9 am to 5 pm GMT (1 am – 1 pm PST)

    LUSH NA Online Fragrance Sales www.lush.com/fragrances
    Starts: Friday November 30th 1:00 am PST (to coincide with start of party in UK)
    Ends: Saturday, December 1st 11:59 pm PST (so we can get started on the manufacturing…)

    WHO
    Open to all LUSH customers, but will only be promoted on the LUSH NA and LUSH UK Forums.

    WHERE
    To join the party, visit the LUSH UK website. If you are not a member already, we suggest you sign up well before the party starts.

    OTHER STUFF
    * All orders to be shipped to US or Canada must be placed through LUSH NA websites. (UK will not accept orders to be shipped to North America.)
    * We don’t have a “ship date” yet. While we are certainly trying to get this order to you as quickly as possible, we do not know if we can get your order to you in time for Christmas or other holiday celebrations (details to come…).
    * We will process your payment at the time your order is placed.
    * Our current offer for Free Shipping with orders of $99 or more will apply to qualifying orders placed during this time.
    * Ordering will be for these six fragrances only. It cannot be combined with any other order.
    *No promo codes can be used during this event.
    *More details to come. Check the website for details.

    See you at the IF Forum Party!
    The LUSH Team

    A big thanks to Katherine at Mailorder NA for the details!

    Just a note the link is NOT yet working and probably won’t work until the dates and times listed above! Remember that this is an NA order NOT a UK order as UK is not shipping to the US this year!

    If you have any questions just let me know! I’m happy to help icon wink

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