Monday, January 3, 2011

Sea Inspired Scents

Since it's January - and cold, gray and snowy here - I've been escaping the cold with daydreams of beachy, summer days. And nothing gets me thinking warm summer thoughts better than a spritz of my favorite summery scent! So I thought I'd share some of my favorites with you today!

Inis (Energy of the Sea) has been my signature scent for years. It's an Irish cologne for both women and men with a scent that "embodies the coolness, clarity and purity of the sea." It has top notes of lemon, bergamot, neroli and marine notes blended with lily of the valley, and sandalwood.

I love Inis because it has a really unique scent, and since I can only get it at my favorite little family-owned Irish shops, I'm supporting local businesses each time I need a refill! And Inis Cologne also contributes to the protection and conservation of whales & dolphins. Love it!

I'm currently maxed out on perfumes and body sprays, but the next time I start running low on fragrance, I'm looking forward to adding Lilly Pulitzer's Beachy to my collection. Beachy has notes of watermelon, citrus, marine air accord, jasmine, tiare flower, frangipani, salt crystals, amber and vanilla. It's light and smells amazing! A great summer scent!

Escada Ocean Lounge is another great summer scent. Ocean Lounge has notes of strawberry meringue and lychee blended with plum and Anjou pear nectar. Definitely gets you daydreaming of blue sky days spent lounging on the beach with a tropical drink in hand. And who doesn't need a dose of that this cold, gray winter?!
And I don't want to leave the guys out, so I'll share a scent for the handsome ones as well... My hubby has been using Ocean from the Signature Collection for Men, from Bath & Body Works. The key fragrance notes are Bergamot, Cypress, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Cedarwood and Vetiver.

It has a nice, refreshing scent and is easy on the pocketbook too, at just $10.50 for the Body Wash, $12 for the Body Spray, or $29.50 for the cologne. Plus Bath & Body Works is always running those "Buy 3, Get 2 Free" deals so you can stock up!

What are your favorite ocean inspired scents?

1 comment:

  1. Hello and happy new year! I've missed reading your posts! It sounds like you really know your scents, and what a great idea to get you into thoughts of warmer times!


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