Cynthia Rowley has done two exclusive fragrances for Avon recently! One is entitled Flower and the other is called Petal.
From what I understand Flower is a Woman’s Parfum while the Petal is an Eau de Toilette for younger girls. I was generally curious about these as I had such a raving review for the Cynthia Rowley for Avon Cosmetic Collection that was released in the Fall.
I ended up purchasing both on E-bay for a ridiculously, obscenely low cost. Flower retails for $30 USD on the Avon site and Petal is $15 USD. I paid about $25 USD for both on E-bay including shipping. Can’t go wrong for the price. The fact that Petal is made for younger girl’s did not really sway me from wanting it!
Both are floral blends which isn’t something I typical like but one of the key notes in the blend is Lily of the Valley and I adore the scent of Lilies so this might be right up my alley!
I’ll be reviewing these for you as soon as they arrive!
Flower by Cynthia Rowley
Petal by Cynthia Rowley
Click here to read my review on the Cynthia Rowley for Avon Cosmetic Collection if you missed it!
I needed serious retail therapy this weekend. Honestly, I did. I’ve been so upset the past week that my friend Jai decided I needed a day of shopping (as if either of us needs an excuse to shop). So away we went on Saturday afternoon.
We stopped at Bath and Body Works not only because I had a thirst to sniff the new Hello Sugar! Collection but also because Jai has a thing with tanning and bronzers and all that crap so he had to peek at the new dial a tan thingy (or whatever it’s called) that BBW has out right now. According to him tan is sexy and his boyfriend think he looks amazing with a tan so I guess that means Jai has to do everything he can to get a sexy glow for his significant other. I say whatever floats your boat but I’ll be in the shade, under a palm tree, thanks very much!
It wasn’t difficult to locate Hello Sugar! as it was right up front on a huge display. I was scared that if I picked one bottle up the rest would tumble all over the place since they had them stacked so high.
And the verdict is in. The Muse is both delighted and disappointed with Hello Sugar!
I picked up the Body Splash and the Three in One Shower Gel to start. First of all I should take note and mention that the Body Spray came in an ultra cute bottle with little faux rock candy dangling from the top. It’s a plastic bottle but it can easily pass for glass! I like it! Very cute and different for Bath and Body Works!
I’m a disappointed because this smells nothing like I imagined. I was seeking something fruity with an underlay of sweet for the Summer. I associate sweet and fruity smells with Summer and adjust my fragrance wardrobe according to that. This is fruity but not so much sweet. Turns out this is more of a foody scent. It smells to me like lemon cake or lemon meringue pie. The sugar is there and the lemon is there but it’s somehow been combined with some sort of cake or baked good smell.
That’s the bad news….however the good news is even though it’s disappointing that it isn’t fresh and fruity it is a delightfully beautiful scent! The sweet and sour scent of lemon combines wonderfully with the underlay of cake I’m getting and the entire smell transforms into a very light bakery scent. It’s so very difficult to describe but it’s as if I am smelling some sort of lemon tart or pastry.
I’m not entirely sure I’m loving the idea of Hello Sugar! for the Summer but it’ll make a beautiful Fall scent or even Winter!
Overall I like it. It’s very interesting and different for Bath and Body Works. I’m enjoying the fact that they have dipped their toes into something new and exciting and aren’t keeping with the normal scheme and theme of things!
Cheers to Hello Sugar! The Muse enjoys veering off the well walked path on occasion!
Hello Sugar! is available now from Bath and Body Works! $12 USD for the Three in One Shower Gel and $12.50 USD for the Body Splash.
Tell the Muse!
A little bird whispered into my ear about possible updates to the Neil Gaiman Selections on Bpal.
If you’re a collector of Bpal or just a general fan of Gaiman this may be exciting to you!
If you’re unsure what Bpal is have a click over here for some info! If you have no idea who Neil Gaiman is you suffer the dire consequences of possibly being kicked off my blog permanently, ok maybe we’ll forgive you but just this once! k? k.
The Muse worships at the shrine of Gaiman so anything Gaiman related is always great!
The little bird told me about a scent being released entitled Snow, Glass, Apples. Oh Joy! My heart literally stopped when I heard this! Can you imagine such a blend as this? I’m picturing something cool and refreshing with bits of fruit and and a beautiful underlay of ozone! Snow, Glass, Apples was written over 10 years ago and is a twist on the age old story of Snow White. I actually have a copy of it that was purchased from BDP at the time. I believe, don’t quote me, you can find a few copies laying around on Amazon that collector’s are selling if this is something that interests you. In all honesty if you’re not a Gaiman fan you’re sincerely not going to want to shell out the money for a copy so maybe stick to his newer works that are readily available and about.
The good news though is now you can purchase a perfume oil that captures the story! I’m very eager to hear if this is true. According to my little bird it appears that the scent was available at Bpal Will Call. Whether it was allowed to be purchased I’m unsure of as the details are foggy but it does seem that the Gaiman selection on Bpal at the moment, which consists of 7 blends, will be updated soonish!
I have high hopes for this new blend because really the ones available at the moment aren’t entirely Muse approved.
In other Gaiman related news…The Graveyard Book is completed! Squeal! Around 12:55pm (UK Time) yesterday Neil updated his blog to say a few nights ago he completed the book and is now busy tweaking it (CLICK!). Needless to say I’m excited!
A new perfume oil, A new book, a new film (Coraline is being released in 2009)…..A great start to Monday morning me thinks!
Demeter is busy getting ready for Valentine’s Day it appears! They’ve released three new Cologne Sprays inspired by Sweettarts Candy!
Each 1oz bottle is $20 USD each and the scents are available in body lotion, shower gel, etc…if you’re wanting to layer!
As cute as these are I doubt I’ll be indulging! Descriptions for the scents was taken from the Demeter website.
An unusual combination of lemon zest, jasmine, honeysuckle, water lotus and white rose, this scent is simply irresistible to anyone who comes in contact with it.
The most delicate of the Necco Sweethearts, this is a transparent and light fruity floral containing orange, lemon, bergamot, peach, white rose, ylang, subtle skin musk and soft vanilla, to be shared, but only up close and personal.
Be My Valentine
A unique, sparkling scent with peach skin, strawberry leaf, caramelized sugar and ylang ylang that captures the magic of Valentine’s Day itself in a bottle, all year around.
Bath and Body Works is slowly sneaking new Temptation bits and bobs onto it’s site! What have I come across?
So far the line has pretty much stayed the same however they stuck three new Body Sprays on the site in the last few days which leads me to believe we’ll see some more new items pop up slowly over the course of the next few weeks!
Right now I’m seeing three new Body Sprays! Two are new and one has been released a few seasons ago! Yay! Exciting!
Frozen Daiquiri Body Spray (Repromote) $8 USD
Forever Frosting Body Spray (The Three in One Body Wash is very popular and I’m sure the Body Spray will be delightful!) $8 USD
Banana Smoothie Body Spray $8 USD