in Bath and Body Works
, C.O. Bigelow
, Carol's Daughter
, Dianne Brill
, Estee Lauder
, Fab Favs
, Harajuku Lovers
, Jo Malone
, Soap and Glory
, Victoria's Secret
, Yves Saint Laurent
As we head towards the closing of this month I’m catching up on all my favorites this year. Some are oldies but goodies and some were released in 2009. Whatever the case may be they ended up on my year end review list because they stood out and were a favorite for me throughout the year, an item I reached for daily.
Join me today as I give you the run down of some of very favorite scents this year.
Jump ahead for it!
The Muse is still very much a kid at heart which is why the new Carol’s Daughter Princess Tiana Beauty Collection is calling out to me. Last year Disney approached Carol’s Daughter to launch a hair and a bath line for their new movie, “The Princess and the Frog”. Today that dreams comes to life with The Princess Tiana Beauty Collection line.
The collection includes Beauty Within Shampoo ($10), Inner Shine Conditioner ($10), Dream big Hair Detangler ($10) and Sharing Means Caring Bubble Bath ($8).
The line is quite affordable and sweet for little ones in your life or in the Muse’s case she’s all about hauling it for herself.
I like cute stuff, sue me.
Visit www.carolsdaughter.com for complete collection details.
Carol’s Daughter has been known to capture my heart a time or two with their incredibly unique fragrances. So the case may be with the brand new fragrance introduced from Carol’s Daughter.
Carol’s Daughter Pearls is one of the best scents to date I’ve tried from the collection. According to Lisa Price she loves creating fragrances that are unique and unforgettable and truly that’s something she does well. Pearls is a soft blend of lemon verbena with a beautiful finish of apricot and peach. The blend has a complex way of morphing from a fruity scent to a warm sugary blend to a soft floral with hints of jasmine, rose, and violet and plenty of warm vanilla and caramel too! It quite reminds me of Fresh Lemon Sugar but far more complex with it’s various notes. The scent is very warm, sweet yet nothing too crazy, and very feminine and flirty. I love the scent of lemons in my perfume and this is a heavy note of lemon with a nice underlay of warm vanilla, sugar, and hints of caramel which slowly morphs into a fine floral. It’s quite interesting, very unique, and truly a special fragrance. Even though the fragrance is an EDT it still manages to have great throw and lingers quite strongly as most Carol’s Daughter fragrances do.
I’m reviewing Carol’s Daughter Pearls today since Mother’s Day is right around the corner and there is a very special limited edition collection available that’s a steal, a deal, and something that will make your mum (or you…hey we all need spoiling!) very happy.
Available for a very limited time is the Carol’s Daughter Limited Edition Pearls Gift Set for $49.50 which includes a Carol’s Daughter Pearls Eau de Toilette 2.5 oz and a Carol’s Daughter Pearls Body Creme 1oz. The two items come housed in a gorgeous little keepsake jewelry box with a dome lid and a little gold clasp. I still have the creme and perfume stowed away in it but you can remove them and use the box to stash away your jewelry or small treasures as it’s really a nice, sturdy keepsake box.
Carol’s Daughter Pearls Fragrance is actually $45 USD so you can spend a few dollars more and get the gift set with the body lotion for a better deal. It also ships free when purchased from Carol’s Daughter directly. Sephora also has it in store and in stock.
Carol’s Daughter Pearls is very Muse Approved for purchase. Do head to your local Sephora to check out, I’m positive you’ll fall in love with it as much as I did. It’s simply a gorgeous scent. It makes a rather great gift for Mother’s Day but the Muse can understand if you want to keep it all to yourself!
Discover more about the Pearls collection by visiting http://www.carolsdaughter.com
Meet my latest obsession:
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!