How to Smell Absolutely Delicious

Hello gentle reader.

They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. I beg to differ. I think it is through his beak.

Did you know that two of the scents that men respond most positively to in research are pumpkin and vanilla? 'Tis true. My man is no exception. He grooves on vanilla and pumpkin based scents. His favorite candle in my stash is Bath and Body Works Pumpkin Pecan Waffles. If I am perusing, trying to decide what to light up, he will grab that one and stand there, with a hopeful look on his face. Yep. Seems the boy likes him some vanilla and pumpkin. Which is a good thing, since I like to drench myself in sweet, warm, gourmand fragrance, walking around smelling like a bowl of some warm, gooey lovin' from the oven.

This Fall, I am feeling Bath and Body Works Pumpkin Latte & Marshmallow Comfort. They call it creamy pumpkin latte and toasted marshmallow. I think I am picking up some vanilla, a hint of honey, a whiff of crackling fire. This is a sweet scent that doesn't come across as cloying and heavy.

I like to take the layering approach for maximum enjoyment and prolonged scent.


Scent layering starts in the shower or tub. I am new to Bath and Body Works shower gels. Well, I am now a huge fan. The shower gel is fragranced and the lather is soft and cushioning. I have very, very dry skin and this shower gel doesn't dry my skin. It leaves my skin slightly scented and my sanctuary smelling scrumptious for a while.

Next, moisturize. I really like this body lotion. I don't need huge handfuls, it spreads smoothly across the skin and sinks in fast. There is no wet or greasy after feel and I can get dressed, right away. This stuff leaves my skin feeling velvety soft until my next shower. If I am not going out or want just a light whiff around me, I stop here.

When I want to ramp it up, next comes the fragrance mist. All over, head to toe, even in my hair. Yes, I am one of those freaks who wears perfume in her hair.

Now comes the coup de gras... Bath and Body Works is releasing a new signature scent, soon. (It may be out, by now... Not sure) Wild Madagascar Vanilla and it is quite gorgeous. It is vanilla but not too sweet, with hints of pear and fire. I tried the tester, instantly fell in love, bought a preview bottle and picked up a second the next time I was in for more candles. After I layer my Pumpkin Latte & Marshmallow Comfort, I hit my pulse points and hair with Wild Madagascar Vanilla Perfume Spray. This scent is long lasting, I can still smell it on my skin the next day before I shower. Mmmm... So good.

That is how I smell absolutely delicious. When I layer these scents, husband hangs around a little more, lingers a bit longer, sticks a little closer. I don't wear fragrance for him, but it is gratifying that he likes what I wear.

Okay, I set out a Leaves candle to burn on this rainy, breezy day. Husband just put it away and got out Pumpkin Pecan Waffles and lit it up! What did I tell you? Pumpkin. Vanilla. Trust me.

How do you like to smell absolutely delicious? What are your favorite fragrance notes? What makes your sweet one come in a little closer?

Thank you for spending a little of your Saturday with me. I am going to enjoy this very, very rare, cool, rainy day. I hope that you have a beautiful weekend.

15 comments

  1. This scent sounds so yummy! I might have to look into this one, you make it sound so perfect for the fall right now.

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  2. It is perfect for this time of year. Go and give it a sniffie. Even here where yesterday, I was running my A/C. Arizona. SMH

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  3. Yummy yum. My hubby loves my homemade pumpkin pie so I'm sure he will never let me go when wearing any of these :D

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  4. I'm not a huge fan of vanilla scented things and I'm single. Perhaps, there is a correlation between the two, haha! Maybe I need to pick up a few vanilla (or pumpkin) scented things!

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  5. Hee! Hee! You are simply holding out for the perfect one. If vanilla isn't your thing, it isn't. :)

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  6. If you layer up in these, his nose will be very happy.

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  7. That's so sweet that he likes your pumpkin scented goodness! lol. My hubby likes vanilla ok, but hates pumpkin. He loves spicy apple scents, and I don't like them. So, we have a deal that I will buy him spicy apply B&BW air fresheners... and he takes them to his office! lol. Everyone there LOVES them, and stops by his office for a whiff. I like citrus scents here at the house!

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  8. Thanks for the great review! I haven't been in to b&bw in ages, but I need to test both of these scents stat!!

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  9. Not even kidding, this sounds amazing to me. I am a huge BBW fan!

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  10. So am I. It is becoming a tiny obsession.

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  11. Yummy scented air assures lots of visitors. :D

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  12. I sampled the lotion in this scent about two weeks back when I was at the mall and I'm a huge fan. It smells so good! I can't wait to get the triple moisture body cream in this scent when they're on sale.

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  13. I need to try the triple moisture. I think that my skin would dig it.

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