Bath & Body
There’s something terribly darling about perfume solids that come packaged in a nut…
The Cream Perfume Company looks to nature to create it’s unique organic line of cream perfumes. Each tiny perfume solid is packaged in a environmentally friendly Canadian birch jar that looks like half of an acorn shell! Genius packaging the Muse thinks.
Unlike many mass-produced perfumes that contain large quantities of ethanol and water, The Cream Perfume Company makes a highly hydrating product that’s made up of 20% parfum blend, 63% moisturizing sweet almond oil, and 15% beeswax. All these ingredients come together to create a beautiful green friendly perfume that’s portable, travel friendly, long wearing, and most important, sweet!
Although the Muse isn’t a fan of perfume solids she must say that she thought these were terribly adorable and well worth checking out as the scent morphs and wears very well. For some unknown reason I was thinking these were creams when I first seen them advertised on Sephora but when I got my shipment I was quite relieved that they were a solid perfume as the idea of a cream didn’t sound like it would hold fragrance well.
Although they are a solid perfume it doesn’t stop the formula from being quite moisturizing and fast absorbing onto skin. I did fear my skin would suck the fragrance up completely and I’d be left with little to no throw but surprised am I that a few dabs here and there lasts for hours on end. The scents are unique in that they morph and become stronger as your body temperature rises, this also allows the notes in the parfum to become deeper, stronger, or even to separate and create an entirely new scent. For example when I started out wearing Ylang Ylang this morning it was a soft floral but as the day progressed it became more of a sweet candy blend on me! Interesting to say the least.
Nuts Cream Perfume is available in 10 scents that range from flirty florals to sweet fruity blends and beyond. There’s a little something for everyone in the collection and you’re sure to find that perfect scent that’s especially about you.
I tried out Raspberry des champs, Ylang Ylang d’amore, and Mango poudré.
My favorite of the three is unquestionably Mango poudré due to it’s sweet, fruitiness. The notes include mango, cassis, jasmin, candy sugar accord, sandalwood, musk, and vanilla. I don’t get any musk or sandalwood from it but the mango is quite strong and the candy sugar accord obviously adds a twang to the blend as it comes through clearly and makes the mango note twice as intense. It dries down to a wicked fruitiness but the cassis kicks in slightly as well which creates an interesting effect. I think for the most part the sweetness of the blend was my downfall.
Ylang Ylang d’amore was a delightful surprise as I wasn’t sure I’d like it. It’s a mix of ylang ylang, mandarin, jasmine, apricot, cerdarwood, orange flower, patchouli, and musk. Thankfully the patchouli DOES not dominate the blend. It’s quite mysterious and with a strong base of ylang ylang but plenty of the jasmine and cerdarwood come through as well. I wouldn’t call it a floral as it’s too unique for that label. Quite nice and different.
Raspberry des champs is a mixture of raspberry accord and bitter almonds with rosewood, mimosa, rose, and vanilla. Plenty of raspberry in this with hints of rose and vanilla that come out to play as it wears on. I’m not getting the almonds but I get a tiny hint of mimosa. It’s dominate note of raspberry makes it fruity but it’s other notes make it unique.
Each blend lasted quite a few hours and you may get through an entire day using these depending on your body chemistry. For me I get about 4-5 hours of wear before I touch up a bit with a dab here and there. I place a bit on my wrists, behind my knees, on my the back of my neck, behind my ears, etc…..The scent does linger quite nicely and has a decent throw, enough so that your friends or colleagues will ask what you’re wearing. I’m particularly loving these for the travel value as airlines are so terribly strict lately! Pop a few of these in your train case and you’re good for travel plus quite a few of the scents available are wonderfully tropical (good for those getaways to the Caribbean)!
All in all Nuts Cream Perfume are really a cute product and I’ll definately be indulging further in the line. I see Melon d’eau making it’s way into my shopping cart soon! If you’re a lover of organic lines this is by far a wonderfully green friendly product.
Nuts Cream Perfume is a new brand at Sephora and some of the line can be purchased there however I highly recommend going to the source and visiting www.kaponga.com to learn more about the brand and do your purchasing as it has the entire collection available for purchase!
Nuts Cream Perfume are Muse Approved for purchase! The Muse is loving these cute little jars of fragrance.
I sincerely love Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Body Double Mists
with a passion. They smell so scrumptious!
So of course I was completely excited to see that they extended the line recently and are now featuring Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush 3-in-1 Body Wash.
The new body wash comes in Candy, Juiced Berry, Coconut Craze, Honey Do, Slice of Heaven, and Appletini.
You can use these as a shower gel, bubble bath, or shampoo a la Philosophy 3-in-1′s! Awesome right? Plus they are priced at 3 for $25 USD so you won’t break the bank too much by indulging!
I seriously do NOT need another shower gel but lord knows I really want to haul some of these.
Anyone with me?
Tired ‘em already?
Tell the Muse!
Demeter Fragrance Library is a vast un-ending array of unique fragrances that are sure to please just about everyone but are they a Yay or a Nay?
Jump ahead to tell me your version of the story!
Tricky, tricky, tricky is the question today! It’s so difficult for the Muse to figure out if she’s on the yay team or the nay team when it comes to Demeter Fragrance Library.
One of the perks of Demeter is the ridiculous amount of unique blends available and how much product they put out over the course of the year. Tons and tons of LE blends are added daily some of which are borderline strange, unique, and terribly fun! Think Playdoh, Lobster, and Dirt for example!
As fun and fabulous Demeter is one minor problem plagues the brand which would be the linger of each EDT. The scents are all extremely fun but some suffer from a rather short burst of fragrance that lasts an hour if you’re lucky or less if you’re not so lucky. Sadly, it seems the amount of “toilette” that goes into each fragrance versus the amount of perfume oil is a pretty high ratio which means little to no scent time. My skin happens to suck these up at a crazy speed so within 30 minutes at most I’m having to reapply. However, the good news is that some are mighty strong, the Muse just wishes they all were.
So the question remains are they a Yay or a Nay?
I can’t help but say I’m on the Yay team for these as the variety outweighs the formula in this case and I do so adore quirky perfumes plus they aren’t terribly expensive that spraying yourself every hour on the hour won’t hurt the bank too much.
Yup, it’s a firm yay for me! I loves ‘em! Can’t help myself!
How about you?
Demeter Fragrance Library in your Yay book? Or Nay!?
Tell the Muse!
There is something so terribly brilliant about a perfume that comes housed in a cigar box….
The Muse adores uniquely glamorous beauty finds and the Dianne Brill Ea de Parfum successfully gives glamour a new name…oh and it comes housed in a cigar box….bloody brilliant!
Dianne Brill Eau de Parfum is the Muse’s newest signature scent. Decadent, wicked, and glam all come to mind when I spray myself with this incredible perfume.
Housed in a keepsake cigar box with faux Cuban-seal, the packaging alone should steal your heart and make you think of the treasures that lays within. Opening the box you’re presented with a uniquely shaped bottle reminiscent of feminine curves, holding a peach liqueur colored parfum.
Explaining what Dianne Brill Eau de Parfum smells like will prove difficult but the Muse is always up for a challenge. Considering that the perfume will react strongly with your body chemistry and temperature chances are you’ll experience several scents throughout the day. This normally starts out smoky on my skin and deepens into a warm spiciness with hints of smoke, clove, wood, and musk. As it dries down the spice remains but mellows out and creates a certain sweetness that slowly takes over the fragrance and creates a hazy smoky spice as your body temperature rises through the day. It’s a tad masculine but the feminine side dominates to create an irresistible sexy scent that has an air of playfulness.
The scent’s glamorous side of the blend reminds me of Bettie Page, Dita Von Teese, or some long forgotten pin up girl. It also manages to evoke the smell of a smoky burlesque club with notes of cigar smoke and hints of expensive perfume.
It’s truly unique and for lack of a better word, gorgeous. I was very deeply impressed and moved by the blend. It wears extremely well and makes you feel sexy and seductive. The throw is wonderful and the linger goes on for ages. The scent will last all day as it obviously contains a healthy dose of perfume oil. One or two sprays will get you through the day and into the evening without a hiccup in between.
At $96 USD it’s not cheap but it’s price tag is well worth it as it’s simply beautiful. The packaging is charming and sophisticated and the scent is stunning.
Truly a keeper.
If you like unique blends that you can call your own and will have people asking, “What ever are you wearing!?” then Dianne Brill Eau de Parfume is for you. This easily replaces my love of Agent Provocateur, move over Mama has a new best friend! If you’re a fan and lover of the Agent Provocateur perfume line this is just as incredible maybe even more so!
The Muse likey. Alot! This one comes with my highest approval for purchase. You must try it for yourself.
Learn more about Dianne Brill and her full cosmetic collection at www.diannebrill.com
Purchase her line at Beauty Habit
The Muse is terribly obsessed with the Crabree & Evenlyn Distillations Collection. I recently reviewed the Crabtree & Evelyn Aromatherapy Distillations Revitalize Conditioning Body Lotion which was love at first application. Today I’ll be bringing you a review of the Crabtree & Evelyn Aromatherapy Distillations Soothing Body Lotion and Gentle Cream Body Wash.
Jump ahead for the deets!
The new Crabtree & Evelyn Aromatherapy Distillations line up combines the benefits of 100% essential oils and natural ingredients to create a relaxing blend for both your skin and your senses. Each blend contains no parabens, no mineral oil, and absolutely no additives.
Although I’ve already tried out the Crabtree & Evelyn Aromatherapy Distillations Soothing Body Lotion that version was a revitalizing blend which contained tart lemons to wake this tired Muse up! The blend I’m currently loving is filled with relaxing lavender and rosewood essential oils which makes it the perfect sleepy time body lotion. The lotion absorbs on contact and melts into skin beautifully leaving behind a lovely herbal scent that’s soothing and healing to my dry skin. The scent is relaxing and quite comforting which makes it an ideal lotion to use just before bed. I’ll save my other lotion for early morning wake up calls!
This is my first time trying Crabtree & Evelyn Distillations Gentle Cream Body Wash. This too is scented with lavender and rosewood essential oils which makes it a perfect companion to layer with my body lotion. The formula is a creamy, dreamy moisturizing body wash that cleanses as it moisturizes my dull, dry skin. The lavender does a wonderful job of soothing my skin and locking in moisture and of course, it’s simply relaxing to breath in the scent while I shower!
I’m really enjoying this new collection and think it’s well worth checking out for yourself!
Visit www.crabtree-evelyn.com to check out the Crabtree & Evelyn Distillations line up for yourself.