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PRE-VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRATION
Reviews + Giveaways
I simply love Valentine's Day for so many reason and thank goodness non of them are for commercial purposes.
My sentiments draw back to my childhood when a simple paper cut-out were given to classmates to show your appreciation and if you had a crush on a certain someone, perhaps quietly and discreetly you were showing affection.
Now, I show my sentiments and affections in the form of reviewing my passion for fragrances-given a nod to niche and natural fragrances.
This year, I introduce my first giveaway for Valentine's Day featuring two natural fragrance houses.
These electrifying perfumeries are Rebel & Mercury created by Nikki Sherritt, a huge success at etsy.com and Anya's Garden created by Anya McCoy, who thrives in all things natural in perfumery and by the way she is the President of the Natural Perfumers Guild.
Nikki describes naturally composed fragrances in the Rebel & Mercury line to be "inspirations of life". I had the pleasure of being introduced to Var en Provence and Cerise en Cocoa.
Var en Provence Pure Botanical Parfum is such a joy because for me it stayed in tune with my own body scent. I love earthy scents and Var en Provence is truly as close to nature as you can get. However, it is not those deep in the forest scents that can get confused with being a scent for men.
It is evenly toned and it blends itself elegantly as a light floral for day with a touch of spice that is just right for the evening.
Nikki composed Var en Provence after spending sometime in southern France.
Notes: Green, Pink and Black Pepper, Peppery Orchid, Lavender Absolute, Mimosa Absolute, Olive Leaf, Orris
Cerise En Cocoa Pure Botanical Parfum is the perfect Valentine's Day gift because it is rich in holsum chocolate that is lively in a floral description with a unique dollop of cherry.
This is my six year old son's favorite scent because he loves cherries. It is indeed a robust scent but the cherry in the center makes it light-hearted and fresh. I love the way it lingers on the skin and the cherry scent never goes away. It has the rose accord that is vibrant and not old-fashioned but it brings the classic aroma of rose to the 21st century.
Cerise En Cocoa is perfect for day and evening and the sillage is a perfection.
The inspiration behind Cerise En Cocoa is Nikki's obsession with "all things cherry scented and a deep love for chocolate".
Notes: Ruby Red Grapefruit, Osmanthus, White and Red Rose Accord, Cocoa, Vetiver
Royal Lotus by Anya's Garden Perfume was composed by Anya for the Brave New Scents Project, a Natural Perfumers Guild exclusive.
Anya's inspiration for Royal Lotus comes from "ancient India brought into the present".
I love this concept because I truly love the culture of India then and now. The bright colors, music, language and history represents a beauty in so many forms and Royal Lotus brings that ambiance with a worldwide view.
Secondly, what I love is that Anya suggest wearing Royal Lotus in the hair as it will give the wearer 24 hours of floral and woody pleasure. How fabulous is this! In addition to its rare ingredients, having a perfume for the hair is not done as it was in ancient Egypt for example. So, Royal Lotus is truly a wonderful experience that provides a healthy and lovely aroma.
Top Notes: Wild Orange from the Dominican Republic, Yuzu from Korea, orange juice essential oil from Brazil, Clementine from the USA
Heart Notes: Blue Lotus Absolute from Thailand, Blue Lotus concentrate from India, Pink Lotus concentrate from India, Queen of the Night absolute from India, Jasmine Grandiflorum tincture from Anya's Garden in Florida, Jasmine Sambac Grand Duke of Tuscany tincture from Anya's Garden in Florida
Base Notes: Sandalwood from Australia, Ambergris absolute from Utah, Tonka Bean absolute from France
It gives me great pleasure to announce the Pre-Valentine Giveaways featuring Var en Provence and Cerise en Cocoa by Rebel & Mercury and Royal Lotus by Anya's Garden Perfume.
Var en Provence and Cerise en Cocoa will arrive to you each in a 1.5 ML Large Sample Vial with a Black Velvet Pouch to protect them.
Royal Lotus will arrive to you as a mini 3.5ML bottle.
There will be two (2) separate winners for each giveway. I want to spread the wealth among all entries and give the best opportunity.
To Enter: Please comment in the Box after the reviews to give your choice of Rebel & Mercury or Anya's Garden. Please leave your email address so that you can be contacted in the event you are a winner.
Thank you so much for reading the article and entering the contest. I truly appreciate your kind spirits and fragrance fascination!
Photo Credits: etsy.com, anyasgarden.com