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Hey dude, what’s up? I hope you don’t mind me calling you dudes. It’s the California girl in me.

I know you’re like, ” Wait, it’s not Monday what are you doing getting all willy nilly with the posting? ” Well I wanted to share something with you because it’s awesome, and I’m kind of obsessed. Also it’s on sale so I figured you might want to check it out.

This past weekend I went on a little trek to Bath and Body Works. I was looking for new candles and a room spray. Well I kind of bombed on the candle front, but I did find a pillow spray and this amazing scent that I am addicted to now.

Disclaimer: I’m not usually a fan of Bath and Body Works fragrances. Well that’s not completely accurate. There have been a few specific scents that I enjoy, but as years go on I just don’t find myself drawn to many of the new scents they bring out. So when I saw the new America’s Sweethearts line I wasn’t expecting much. First of all the packaging is a little tween-y. But don’t let that distract you. I picked up the Honey Sweetheart scent and I just … I don’t know. I’m not a girl who really likes sweet smells. I’m much more into sophisticated florals, water scents, and woods. But for some reason this scent just called to me.

Honey Sweetheart includes notes of honeyed violets and pink sugar. Yes that’s right honey, flowers, and cotton candy. Definitely not my go to kind of fragrance. I’ll admit that I can’t see myself wearing this for a super dressy special occasion. But there is just something lovely and sweet about this that makes it perfect for everyday. It feels especially girly , but not in juvenile way. And the best part  is that the scent isn’t cloying. You won’t be driving people crazy walking down the hall smelling like the dessert booth at your county fair.  It’s the kind of scent that just makes you want to smile.  Ever since I purchased it, I’ve been spraying it on at least 4 times a day. It’s kind of crazy.

There are two other scents in the Sweethearts collection: Daisy Dreamgirl and Berry Flirt. When I  was in the store they were buy 2 get 2 free, so I picked up the Daisy Dreamgirl  fragrance spray and body wash as well. It’s a very refreshing and subtle floral scent, and I enjoy it. But Honey Sweetheart has captured my heart. Right now you can get these Buy 3 get 2 free on the Bath and Body Works website. I’m not sure if these are limited edition or not, but I’d snatch them up while you can!

Have you ever been surprised by a fragrance? What are your go to feel good smells?

 

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The other day I was in a local CVS, perusing the beauty section, when I came across a little gem. Love’s Rain Forest all over body spray. I know you’re thinking, “Um, Brandyne, aren’t you a little old for things like that?”  Well yes, and no.

What you need to understand is that when I was younger I would always get a new “scent” every Christmas. From the time I was about 10 years old until I was 15 I was in love with the Love’s scents. I was never really a fan of Baby Soft,because it was much too sweet, and basically smelled like you just dumped an entire bottle of baby powder all over yourself. My faves were the Rain (original) and Jasmine scents. These were not really fragrances, as much as they were inexpensive body splashes meant to make little girls feel pretty and grown up. And I can tell you that for me, they did just that. I couldn’t wait for Christmas to receive my bottle of Rain, Jasmine, or Frenzy. I can still recall each scent and they tie me to certain place and time. They represent my earliest experiences inventing and reinventing myself.

So now you can imagine why my knees went a little weak the moment I rounded the corner of the fragrance aisle in a drug store on a Thursday night and saw the bottle of Rain Forest on sale for $6.25. Who wouldn’t pay that much to re capture a bit of childhood magic?

Sadly this new, what I can only imagine is “updated”, version of Rain was not quite the same. But it never really is, right? The scent is not as clean, or fresh as Rain, which smelled exactly like having showered in a spring rainstorm. This new scent is a sweet floral, almost a little fruity. It is very light and doesn’t last long on the skin. To be fair the scents didn’t last all that long back then, either.

I’ll probably reserve this spray for those hot summer nights when you have to take a cold shower just to get to sleep. It’s the kind of thing I wouldn’t wear out or on a special occasion, but something I could find comforting while drifting to sleep between cool crisp sheets.

If you know a pre- teen girl looking to get started on her scent journey, this may be a good place to start.

Do you have any “scent memories”? If so, I’d love to hear about them!

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