Hi everyone! So most of you seemed to enjoy my recent “beauty tips", or at least didn’t razz me too bad for posting them, so I thought it would be fun to do a few posts on some of my summer favorites. Plus I was feeling a little crazy and wanted to do a mid-week giveaway just to throw you all off!
So today we’re talking fragrance, body sprays, and lotions.
If you’re a man reading this, these are great gift ideas for your wife, or skip it and scroll to the bottom for my favorite men’s cologne and a giveaway!
I’m not really a perfume type of girl, but I almost always have on some sort of yummy smelling lotion or body spray. I tend to be really picky when it comes to ‘smells’, so I don’t have a ton that I love. Most make me sneeze, or just plain smell WAY too much for my tastes.
But, I do have a few favorites and I’ll be really sad if they’re ever discontinued, so I thought I’d better share ‘em now while they’re still available!
So let’s get to it shall we!
One of my absolute favorite scents as of late is the Pink Chiffon collection from Bath & Body Works. I’m absolutely TERRIBLE at describing scents, but I’m going to give it a try since this is a fragrance post and all.
I like Pink Chiffon because it is a really light scent that’s kind of a mix between soft sweet flowers and vanilla icing. According to the website it has Sparkling Red Pear, Vanilla orchid, and Whipped Chiffon Musk. Although I’d say there’s nothing “musky” about it. But hey, that’s from the makers so…
I was gifted this scent from a friend and it’s been my favorite one since! I also love the body spray, you can spritz it on mid-day for a scent refresher. And you can also spritz it in your hair too! It’s a really light mist so no worries of it making hair go flat or anything. It just gives you a nice scent when you flip your hair around like in those commercials.
I know you know what I’m talking about!
Next up is a new scent from Bath & Body Works for this summer. I love coconut in summer time, it always makes me think of being at the beach! The Aruba Coconut scent is like a mix of citrus and coconut. According to the website it has Mango, Vanilla, Coconut Cream, Tahitian Vanilla, and a few other things.
I’m thinking it might be getting close to being gone since summer is coming to a close, so if you’re interested in coconut you might want to head there now. The only thing I could find was the body spray left online! But they had a whole collection in our store, body lotion, fragrance, body wash, etc.
Whatever it is, it’s a lovely summer coconut scent, like you just put on that yummy smelling sunscreen! Only it’s really moisturizing and not sticky like sunscreen.
Moving to a new store, one of my all time favorite scents is from the Victoria’s Secret PINK collection. They all smell awesome, but my favorite one is Warm & Cozy. I more wear this in fall and winter, but who knows if I’ll do one of these posts then, so I thought I’d throw it in now.
This one is a mix of toasted vanilla and peony and smells simply divine!
If you like light and sweet scents that is.
Clearly I do.
One of my brand new, as in just bought it last week, favorites is Taylor by Taylor Swift. As you can see, I got the small roller-ball version. I do this for a couple reasons, they’re small and can fit well in my purse. Also they’re less expensive, so if I don’t like them, I don’t feel so bad!
But this one is literally delicious! I think it’s like a combination of clean smell plus a candy bar. Not like an actual wrapped candy bar, but one of those bars with a ton of different candy to pick from… Oh forget it… that sounds weirder than it is.
Okay, so online it describes the scent as being a combination of luscious fruits, blushing florals, and soft woods. If that helps you out at all. I prefer my cotton candy description better though. Either way, I LOVE IT!!
I found it at Ulta in their fragrance bar section with all of the other little roller-balls.
Another one of the roller-ball purchases to add to my collection of two now…is Pink Sugar by Aquolina. I love love love this one too! And I’m noticing a propensity towards sweet smells as opposed to florals which, as I mentioned before, make me sneeze.
Apparently I like smelling like candy.
So this scent fits the bill exactly with a super sweet cotton candy scent, and hey, this time I wasn’t that far off! In the list of ingredients it mentions Sicilian Orange, Raspberry, Fig Leaves, Strawberry, a few others…and, yep you guessed it…cotton candy!
As you can see from the picture below, I’ve used quite a bit of it. Actually I liked it so much, I have one in my bathroom drawer for getting ready in the morning, and also one in my purse to put on randomly when we’re on the go!
If you happen to be a dad and you’re still reading, all of the above are great gift ideas for your wife! And I have one for you too…
I bought this for my husband last Christmas and I really love the scent. It’s the American Eagle REAL cologne. I have to admit, quite a few of the “men’s” cologne I’ve smelled lately has been a little…um…girly in my opinion! I like my men to actually smell manly, and this one does just that. It’s not super overpowering, but just a nice spicy woodsy type smell to it.
The official description mentions citruses, balsam fir, Brazilian rosewood, amber, etc. etc.
So that’s it, all of my favorite summer scents, plus one year-round one for my husband.
And as I said before, I’m really picky on scents. Plus I don’t really care what season it is, so I’ll probably still wear these year round just because they’re…well, yummy!
Have a favorite summer scent to share?
Fill out the rafflecopter below with your favorite scent and best description!
Just because I love it so much, I’ll be giving away a FREE Taylor by Taylor Swift scent to one of you to try!
Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for this post, all of the products were purchased with my own money including the giveaway.