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.
How to Smell Absolutely Delicious
Posted by Erika Costello at 12:14 PM
Hi, I'm Erika. I'm a wife, empty nester mom, beauty blogger, wannabe amateur photographer and full time staff to a frowsy orange tabby cat. Join me as I explore the wonders of the beautiful things that land on my dressing table.