Category Archives: PERFUME


July 19, 2013

Avocado and Cumber Body Cream
Is there such a thing as smelling TOO GOOD?  

Seriously, is it possible for a cream to be so divinely fragrant that it renders me helpless?  Peeps, I'm under a crazy scent spell like no other with Kat Burki's Signature Cream in the Avocado Cream & Cucumber scent ($62).

It's almost, too amazing.

I'm so transported by the scent that it's all I can think about. I am sitting here sniffing my arms all day. Honestly I don't know how to describe something this heavenly.  I was blown about by the Tuberose perfume and now this cream is taking my senses to new levels.

I want to eat it, bathe in it, roll around in it and make furniture out of it. 

Alas, it's simple a nourishing body cream, so I'm gonna have to calm the heck down and just deal with a few dabs a day so I can get on with my life.

I would say give this to your enemies so they will lose their minds in ecstasy.  But then everyone would fall in love with them because they smelled so good. So scratch that idea and treat yourself or someone you love to a whiff of heaven.  

98% Natural/70% Organic

Proprietary Organic Herb Blend, Organic Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe), Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Oil), Glyceryl Stearate, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Octyl Palmitate, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Theobro

Pamper your skin with a silk embrace, in this ultra-rich crème that leaves skin lightly fragranced and moisturized.

  • Organic Herb Blend strengthens skin and builds elasticity, while softening and restoring moisture content.
  • Grapeseed & Tamanu Oils fades stretch marks and appearance of scars through essential fatty acids.
  • Cocoa Butter contains Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E to help reduce scarring and restores moisture.


(side note, the packaging is exquistie and the box top is now upside down on my desk and holding Post It's and Biore Strips)

terveer fragrances – a perfect mom’s day present any time of the year!

May 3, 2013


Gardenia set 

I'm a scent junkie. I put perfume on at least five times a day. Oils are another favorite. I have NO words for this one! From the packaging to the delivery system to the product itself. 


I'm in such awe of it, I'm afraid to use it (yah, makes no sense, I know).  It just feels so special that I want to savor it. I'm mad about the Gardenia that was sent to me to try,  but I HAVE to try the other scents. 

The roll on, the sexy black bottle – everything about this is sleek, sporty, a touch masculine, chic, I'm dying…

Made of concentrated oil in a roll-on vial holding the carefully crafted scent that embodies nature in its most authentic form!

Buy it at Barney's  $185


Style expert Jacqui Stafford’s THE WOW FACTOR – Insider Style Secrets for Every Body and Every Budget

February 21, 2013


“It doesn’t matter if you’re a size 2 or a size 20, or weather you have a small budget or a large one, you can look amazing today,” says Jacqui on what she refers to as the “wow factor”, “And its not about being the prettiest woman in the room or the skinniest; it’s about being the woman people want to be around.”

Well ok, cuz I'm none of those!

Style expert Jacqui Stafford has years of experience working with thousands of real women writing for magazines like Vogue, Marie Claire, and Lucky and serving as the Executive Style Director at Shape Magazine for 8 years. She totally wow'ed my socks off when we met last week as part of her promo tour for “The Wow! Factor: Insider Style Secrets for Every Body and Budget,” an easy to follow guide based on her own insider information. The tour is a cross-promo with Coach's fragrance, Coach Love and the two make an awesome pair. Both Jacqui and the fragrance are sassy, fuss-free, sexy, inviting and every woman can totally relate!!  The book is fun, easy to ready and the no-nonsense style tips are really do-able. I'm loving it! 



And, oh! Coach Love is totally romantic. A fully floral yet senusal scent, rich with jasmine and gardenia and hints of soulful patchouli. The heart-shaped logo design by Milton Glazer of the iconic “I Love New York” logo. A very girly and feminine bottle. Adorbs.


Lavanila Laboratories : Forever Fragrance Oils

December 7, 2011


I have a long-standing love-hate relationship with perfume. I like the idea of finding a scent that's truly "me," but every time I get trapped in the plume of someone else's cloyingly sweet perfume (blech!), I swear off the stuff for good. To me, the best fragrances are deliciously subtle and preferably derived from natural ingredients. So despite my usual hesitation when it comes to scents, I was excited to try Lavanila's new alcohol-free Forever Fragrance Oils. Compact, concentrated and completely untouched by harsh chemicals, they are a joy to wear and slip easily into in a pocket or a purse. Pure essential oils are blended in a base of sweet almond oil for a super-long-lasting and hydrating olfactory experience. My favorite is the Vanilla Coconut–a beautifully beachy blend of young coconut, exotic Tahitian tiare flower and warming Madagascar vanilla bean–it's like an exotic mini-vacation in a bottle. 

New yummy scents:

Pure Vanilla

Vanilla Coconut

Vanilla Grapefruit

No petrochemicals, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oils, silicones, synthetic dyes, sufates or parabens.

$26 each at Sephora, and

– Amelia Glynn


I love Maile Organics from Hawaii. And now a new ORCHID collection. The perfect, refreshing, light and breezy scent.

June 17, 2011


Oh, oh heaven!!

I just loooveee the smell of this stuff!  Light, fresh, clean, barely there, just a hint of beautiful orchid.   Malie Organics just came out with a new exquisite rare & exotic Orchid Collection.  This one sets out to "awaken the soul and uplift the spirit with the vibrant essence of the morning blooming orchid."  And yes, oh yes it does. You know I went bananas over their Plumeria mist and held on to that darn bottle until the very last drop, even when it was, apparently, empty. Now I have a new one to obsess over.

Who knew orchids smells this divine.  Founder Dana Roberts searched throughout Hawaii’s farms, orchid shows and state fairs until finally settling on the purple Cattelya orchids from the eastern shore of Kauai to inspire and create this alluring and captivating feminine and floral line.  It's totally perfect for summer.  Doesn't overwhelm. 
WHAT ::  An organic body cream, organic body wash, organic body polish, organic mist, organic liquid hand soap, soy candle and island ambiance reed diffusers.

Retails from $20.00 – $72.00 and is available at  (or to see a list of retailers go there too). 

Maile's story: From the lush, tropical rainforests and rich volcanic soil of the ancient Garden Island of Kaua‘i, Malie Organics (pronounced mah-lee-ay), creates luxurious natural and organic products for the home, body and spa.  After seven exciting years Malie Organics’ luxurious quality was quickly recognized and the company rapidly grew to offer over 60 products for retail collections, professional spa products, anti-aging products and in-room amenities.