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The Worlds Favorite Natural Fragrances

Whether you have a love for lavender or an obsession with opium, here at ScentSationals By Ms. Carmen we have an enormous range of wonderfully natural fragrances to choose from including some the world’s favourites. Naturally sourced from locations around the world, natural fragrances are the fundamentals behind some of the most loved perfumes in today’s shops. From flowers to new-born babies, we have a huge collection of various incense products including candles, incense sticks and microwavable soft toys. The perfect treat for any of your loved ones this Christmas, give them something they will use time and time again.

Lavender

One of the most popular, if not the most popular, natural fragrance around, Lavender is a lovely and delicate scent used in areas such as medicinal, culinary and especially in perfumes. Often, associated with a feminine scent, its clean and fresh aroma is infused in many fragrance products and loved by millions around the world.

Vanilla

Only really discovered as a perfumery product in the early 1990’s, Vanilla is now a significant ingredient in popular perfumes today. Bringing back fond childhood memories of a busy kitchen and a warm home, vanilla is seen to be a very positive scent in our lives and has now been transformed into an everyday fragrance used in many different ways.

Jasmine

Believed to have a euphoric calming effect, the wonderful note of Jasmine is a beautifully delicate fragrance found in many of today’s fragrances. Thought to be an enchanting scent, Jasmine continues to be a firm favourite in households all around the world and can be found in hundreds of different varieties.

Nag Champa

Nag Champa is considered a truly spiritual fragrance and can be found in many different forms all around the world. The most notorious form of Nag Champa are incense sticks and incense cones. Due to their important mixture of pure extracts and fine scented oils, these incense products are commonly burnt during religious ceremonies such as Poojas and Aartis.

Here at ScentSationals By Ms. Carmen, we have an enormous selection of fragrances to compliment any personality and any home. From pretty floral notes to hard-hitting woody scents, you are sure to find our own personal favorite in the way that’s right for you.

How to Choose Home Fragrance for Yourself or for a Gift

The great news is that home fragrance is much easier to buy than personal fragrance because you don’t have to contend with body chemistry changing the scent as it contacts the skin. This makes giving gifts of home fragrance highly desirable and more foolproof.

There are 6 popular scent families and almost all fragrances fit into one or more of these families. We’ve cross-referenced the fragrance families with popular colognes and recommended scents for each family:

Floral~The largest, most popular fragrance family makes up more than half of all cologne sold

  • Cologne: Beautiful, Miracle, D&G Pour Femme, Joy, Pleasures, Island Michael Kors, Ungaro
  • Personality/Lifestyle Traits: Light-hearted, romantic, youthful, playful
  • Time/Season: Round the Clock, Spring/Summer to Year Round

 

Woodsy-Mossy/Chypre (sounds like SHIP-ruh)~Dry fragrance with minimal sweetness

  • Cologne: Lovely, Cashmere Mist, Pure Turquoise, Fendi for Him, Envy, Romance, Narciso Rodriguez, Prada, Green Irish Tweed, Aramis
  • Personality/Lifestyle Traits: Classicly elegant with a twist, sophisticated, unconventional, uninhibited, natural
  • Time/Season: Round the Clock, Fall/Winter

Oriental/Spicy~The heaviest of the scent families includes cloves, amber and musk

  • Cologne: Le Feu D’Issey, Escada, Gucci, Bijan, Shalimar, Obsession, Opium, Youth Dew, Princess, Paco Rabanne for Men, Joop! Homme
  • Personality/Lifestyle Traits: Sensuous, decadent, exotic, daring, independent
  • Time/Season: Evening, Fall/Winter

Citrus/Fruity~Tangy, refreshing and gender neutral—these are among the oldest known scents

  • Cologne: Happy, Burberry Brit, Acqua di Parma, D&G Light Blue, DKNY Red Delicious, Acqua Di Gio, D&G, Armani, Drakkar Noir
  • Personality/Lifestyle Traits: Creative, decisive, honorable, irresistible, tantalizing
  • Time/Season: Round the Clock, Spring/Summer

Food~Eat dessert first! Research has shown that men are particularly drawn to food scents

  • Cologne: Angel, Pink Sugar, Hanae Mori Butterfly, Chocolovers, Serendipitous, Angel Men
  • Personality/Lifestyle Traits: hedonistic, adventurous, alluring, innocent, sweet, sassy, welcoming
  • Time/Season: After Dark, Year Round

Green~Clean herbal, grassy, leafy scents

  • Cologne: Green Tea, Jess, Escape, Sung, Safari, Chanel No. 19
  • Personality/Lifestyle Traits: Energetic, sporty, outdoorsy, down to earth, fresh
  • Time/Season: Daytime, Spring/Summer

Fragrance blending notes: I often get comments from customers that they usually don’t like vanilla, but in our combination with lavender, they love it. Frequently, I get the same type of comment about lavender, fennel, coconut and ylang ylang. This is no accident, and therefore one of my favorite compliments to receive. The sweetness of vanilla knocks the sharp edge off lavender and vice versa. I did the first round of scent blending based on the principles of aromachology, but took it the next step further working with a master perfumer until the scents exactly matched my vision—mood balancing scents with wide appeal.

These fragrances are available for your room diffusers at www.scentzsogood.com

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Make your home irresistible to family and friends with scents

When we talk about “home fragrance,” we often think of kitchens, baths and living spaces that we like to keep smelling fresh. It’s important to remember that we spend the majority of our time in our workplaces (if we work outside the home) and in our bedrooms. Many of us spend time traveling for work or leisure and many spend hours commuting each week. So as we venture further afield, so must our “home” fragrance.

Fragrance adds a rich, luxurious dimension to life and is an important aspect of the spa lifestyle. Instead of just letting smells happen, it’s empowering to put a personal stamp on indoor environments by choosing fragrances that soothe the spirit, sharpen creativity or lend excitement to a time or place

In the typical home here you will find room sprays, toilet sprays and cheap fragrance dispensers. These do a really basic job of masking odours. However, they do not purify the air or ‘beautify’ it very well. In fact, many of them have a rather harsh or unpleasant smell of their own.

The more exclusive diffusers and fragrances available in the United States – clean the air in your home and, at the same time, impart a lovely fragrance to the room.

There is a range of fragrances available so you are able to choose the one which will create the precise ambience you want. Or you can choose to influence the mood you wish to be in.

We’ll start with the simplest form of home scenting – a perfumed candle.

These come in all shapes and sizes, the more refined ones in a glass container and with a very sophisticated fragrance.

Next is a simple diffuser that normally consists of a glass container filled with fragrance essence.

Rattan sticks help vaporise the scent into the air.  The top end diffusers of this type have an elegant bottle design which complements the décor of your entrance hall, living room, bathroom or toilet.  Their fragrances, too, are out of this world.

Next is a Smelly Jelly diffuser that normally consists of a glass container filled with fragrance essence beads

Next is the  popular electric room diffuser that normally consists of a decorative glass container that heats up your with fragrance essence by way of a halogen bulb

These are just a few ways that you can scent your home. Always keep in mind, the fragrance describes you.

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Gentlemen…..Do you know which are Fall and Winter fragrances?

There is something to be said for the onset of winter. As the days draw in and the temperature plunges below freezing, there is a real sense of melancholy in the air.
I often enjoy strolling outdoors at this time of year, taking in the smells of the neighborhood and being a part of a bleak landscape painted in hues of gray and midnight blue. The colder months tend to have me reaching for all things that are comforting, familiar and warm. And perfume is no different. I love to smell a great scent on a gentleman, it takes me to another world.

Here, we’ve compiled a short list of fabulous fragrances for  men that are cozy and informal, and are perfect to wear when the mercury plummets below zero.

Bath & Body Works Dark Amber

Earlier this fall, Bath & Body Works launched Dark Amber, a new fragrance for men…

Armani Code Ultimate

Armani Code Ultimate is an intense, luxurious, and more sensual version of Armani Code Man with increased leather notes. A symbol of strength and elegance, seductive and bold—that is the kind of man Giorgio Armani is addressing with this sumptuous scent revealing addictive powerful notes.

Notes:
Grapefruit, Mandarin Orange, Star Anise, Cedar, Cypress, Heliotrope, Olive Blossom, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Guaiac Wood.
Style:
Intense. Luxurious. Sensual.

Hermes Terre d’Hermès

The eau de toilette is a vertical structure built around woody notes. The roots anchor the fragrance while the resins embrace it.
The Pure perfume is a new density which underscores the woody and mineral facets. The vivacity and sparkle of citrus scents enhanced by a note of shiso.

Notes : Woody, Vegetal, Mineral.

Calvin Klein Encounter

Encounter Calvin Klein redefines modern masculinity. It undeniably captures the essence of being a man in all its complexity—the sophisticated layers of confidence, power, and mystery. This distinctive woody fragrance is a new expression of sensuality that is truly addictive and unapologetically masculine.

Notes:

Mandarin, Cardamom, Rum, Pepper, Egyptian Jasmine, Patchouli, Cognac, Agarwood, Atlas Cedarwood, Musk.
Style:
Masculine. Intriguing. Seductive.

Cartier Eau de Cartier Essence de Bois

The new olfactory variation of Eau de Cartier reveals its unexpected ardent woody freshness. Essence de Bois is the unexpected combination of the freshness of water and the warmth of precious wood. This alluring fragrance leaves a lingering trail for him and for her, both fresh and sensual.

Notes:
Yuzu, Bergamot, Violet Leaves, Oud, Violet Flower, Lavender, Ambergris , Patchouli, Musk.
Style:

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme

Made for the man who knows what he wants, this fragrance is a powerful mix of excitement, allure, and sensuality. It awakens the senses with a burst of zesty lemon, cool lavender, and spicy pink pepper. The subtle heart notes then reinforce the fragrance’s clean freshness, creating a bridge to the sensual and provocative woodiness in the base. As it dries down, the scent focuses the hallmark of all Gucci fragrances, patchouli, and mingles alluringly with cedar, sandalwood, and amber. The overall effect is young, stylish, and sexy—a bold and uncompromising fragrance that captures the essence of Gucci.
Fresh. Sensual.

Vanille Insensée Cologne Absolue



Vanille Insensée, an electric current runs through the subtle sweetness of vanilla, jasmine, and fresh lime to bond with rich oak moss, woods, and spicy coriander. Complete with a handcrafted leather cap and a removable pump that allows for splash or spray use, this cologne brings to mind breathtaking and magical moments.

Notes:
Lime, Cedrat. Coriander, Jasmine, Vetiver, Oak Moss, Vanilla, Oak Wood, Amber.
Style:
Magical. Evocative. Electric.

Ralph Lauren Polo Black-This modern, daring fragrance is a bold fusion of iced mango, silver armoise, and patchouli noir.

Notes:
Iced Mango, Silver Armoise, Patchouli Noir.
Style:
Modern. Daring. Bold.

Burberry London for Men -A timeless signature scent for the modern gentleman who exudes natural confidence and a sophisticated manner. This understated and refined amber woody fragrance is fresh and masculine on top, creates a seductive, natural sexiness at its heart, and combines unique base notes to create a timeless, signature scent.

Notes:
Bergamot, Lavender, Cinnamon Leaves, Black Pepper, Mimosa, Leather, Port Wine, Guaiac Wood, Oakmoss, Tobacco, Opopanax.
Style:
Elegant. Refined. Timeless

Calvin Klein ck one Shock For Him

The ck one kids are still in the box, but the lights are off. Add neon glow sticks and glow-in-the-dark lights for a night of fun, excitement, and skin.
Notes:
Sparkling Clementine, Lavender, Cucumber Mid Notes: Osmathus Absolute, Black Pepper Cardamom, Black Basil, Tobacco Absolute, Patchouli, Cashmere, Musk.
Style:
Smooth. Energetic. Sexy.

 

Fahrenheit Absolute by Christian Dior
Here, the masculine Dior favorite Fahrenheit has been reinterpreted and the volume turned up to 10! With sensual notes of violet, oud, sandalwood, incense and myrrh, this is the perfect scent to wear out on a date, or at home in front of a cozy fire!

 

M7 by Yves Saint Laurent
There is nothing shy and retiring about M7! Feel the rising warmth summoned by notes of mandarin, amber, mosses, oud and other precious woods. Perfect for romantic nights out.

So, as you begin pulling your winter coats and scarves out of storage for the season, spritz on something reassuring and warm – just to see you through until the vibrant colors and aromas of spring are around us once more.

Ladies….Do you know which are Fall and Winter fragrances?

When the air starts to get a little nippy and my sweaters come out of the closet, I start thinking about cold weather perfumes. I put away my summer scents and find creamy, spicy, deep fragrances with the rich, comforting notes of cinnamon, cardamom, labdanum, almond, Tahitian vanilla, bergamot tea, and warm woods.

From heavy-hitting classics like Penhaligon’s Bluebell (woody, earthy and soft, with a few sweet florals) to inexpensive but delicious scents like Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie (just plain yummy), there are fragrances here for every taste and budget, but all of the entries promise to make you feel like you’re curled up under a comfy throw with something warm to sip on. Click through to get a little

Here, we’ve compiled a short list of fabulous fragrances for women that are cozy and informal, and are perfect to wear when the mercury plummets below zero.

The One by Dolce and Gabbana is a perfect winter perfume thanks to its contrast of strong and warm sweetness. Classified as an oriental yet with a modern style, The One will satisfy even the most demanding women. With a classical touch of glamour look, The One by Dolce and Gabbana is a feminine fragrance with notes of bergamot, mandarin, peach, plum, jasmine, vetiver  vanilla, amber and musk.

Angel by Thierry Mugler has a cold look and an unusual design. It an ideal perfume for energetic and flirty perfume lovers. Possessing notes of chocolate, vanilla, caramel and juicy fruits this perfume becomes sex-appealing and eye-catching.  Thierry MuglerAngel preserves its charm alive for long time.

212 VIP by Carolina Herrera is a chic and outstanding fragrance – one of my favorite winter perfumes form one of my favorite brand. This sophisticated and feminine perfume possesses exotic notes of gardenia heart, musk, vanilla and Tonka bean. Carolina Herrera 212 VIP will make an ideal perfume for young and ambitious people – who love attention and popularity.

Juicy Couture – Viva La Juicy La Fleur

Viva la Juicy La Fleur is a sheer veil of sparkling mandarin and wild berries, combined with luminous florals of lush honeysuckle, gardenia petals, and soft jasmine. A whisper of creamy gourmand reminiscent of the Classic Viva la Juicy elicits an addiction that envelops the skin.

Notes:
Wild Berries, Mandarin, Honeysuckle, Gardenia Petals, Soft Jasmine, Vanilla, Caramel, Sandalwood.
Style:
Sheer. Modern. Addictive.

Givenchy Dahlia Noir

Dahlia Noir, a feminine and mysterious name referring to a flower that does not exist: the black dahlia, a flower of paradox. The dahlia is a flower that is very symptomatic of Givenchy’s style, structured and rigorous, yet very feminine and soft. The black color in the name adds a mysterious effect to the fragrance.

Notes:
Pink Pepper, Mandarin, Cedrat, Rose, Peach, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Amber.
Style:
Elegant. Feminine. Mysterious.

HERMÈS Eau des Merveilles


Eau des Merveilles tells the tale of an imaginary journey at Hermès, the feet on the ground, the head among the stars. A modern fairy tale, bursting with charm and mystery. The perfume of enchantment, capturing the spirit of wood, the memory of the oceans, and the sparkle of a constellation.

Woody, Amber.

Escada Sexy Graffiti

A magical summer moment, when the late New York afternoon sun gives way to a fun party atmosphere, inspired this fragrance. Sexy Graffiti is a bright and wearable fruity floral fragrance. At the top notes, you’ll inhale wild strawberry and raspberry, a fruity sorbet brought to life with the sharpness of grapefruit and a subtle minty note. Its happy heart pulses with enlivening notes of lily of the valley, red peony, and violets. The base notes draw one in with cashmere, vanilla, and musks.

Notes:
Wild Strawberry, Raspberry, Pink Grapefruit, Blackcurrant, Lilly of the Valley, Red Peony, Violet, Cashmeran, Vanilla, Musks.
Style:
Bright. Happy. Sexy.

JUSTIN BIEBER GIRLFRIEND

GIRLFRIEND is an enticing fragrance made to get your heart racing as you experience that feeling of getting personal with Justin. One spray and you’ll finally experience the exhilaration of holding on and never letting go. Every touch, every breath—all captured in a flirty, new scent. Dare to get closer?

Notes:
Sparkling Pear, Crisp Mandarin, Rich Blackberry, Mara Strawberry, Pink Freesia, Star Jasmine, Apricot Nectar, Orange Blossom, Vanilla Orchid, Luminous Musk.
Style:
Flirty. Personal. Inviting.

Hanae Mori No. 6


Bergamot and mandarin blends with blackcurrant to intensify the fruity freshness of this delicate fragrance. Thebouquet of jasmine, orange blossom, and peony highlight the elegant floral notes, while modern musks fuse with sandalwood to enhance the warmth and sensuality of this feminine scent.

Notes:
Bergamot, Mandarin, Blackcurrant, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Peony, Musk, Sandalwood.
Style:
Delicate. Feminine. Sensual.

Guerlain – La Petite Robe Noire

Its simple signature enhances and romances several exceptional materials in a bold overdose—black cherry blinks the first wink. It is illustrated by a clever blend that extends exquisite almond and delicious berries. The second wink takes place as rose enters the stage. Finally, the shadowy temptations of licorice and smoky black tea are ever-so-revealing and lead to irresistible seduction. For the ultimate temptation, the entire creation is wrapped in Guerlinade—fresh, enigmatic, and exhilarating, mischievous and captivating.
Style:
Fresh. Enigmatic. Exhilarating

Fendi Fan di Fendi -Fan di Fendi is the fragrance you just adore to adore. Like a hit refrain, it’s insistent, addictive, and irresistible. Electrifying you, possessing you, haunting you. Getting under your skin, inhabiting you. Notes:
Pear-blackcurrant Accord, Tangerine from Calabria, Pink Peppercorn from Reunion Island, Damascena Rose, Yellow Jasmine Accord, Patchouli from Indonesia, Soft Leather Accord.
Style:
Luminous. Sensual. Addictive.

Gucci Guilty Intense- An intensified olfactory experience, Gucci Guilty Intense adds a twist to Gucci Guilty, making it more provocative, more sensual.

Notes:
Mandarin, Pink Pepper, Peach, Lilac, Geranium, Ambery Notes, Patchouli.
Style:
Audacious. Provocative. Alluring.

Taylor Swift Wonderstruck-Taylor’s personal life experiences inspired this fragrance. Just like her creative approach to songwriting, every element is authentic, embracing all that is special about Taylor.
Notes:
Freesia, Green Tea, Apple Blossom, Raspberry, Dewberry.
Style:
Sparkling. Blushing. Enchanted.

Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola! – Flirtatious, charming, and sparkling with lighthearted personality, this fragrance leaves you flirting with your senses! It bursts open with a bright and whimsical effervescence. At the heart of the fragrance is the playful scent of peony. As the scent dries down, a flirty and elegant trail gives you an unexpected touch of fun that makes you smile!
Notes:
Raspberry, Vanilla, Peony, Pear, Cyclaman.
Style:
Vibrant. Flirtatious. Lighthearted.

Dior Addict To Life –For the confident woman who knows what she wants, she lives life fully and intensely. Dior Addict to Life is an addictive floral that opens with a bouquet of precious flowers. The bouquet has a natural freshness with sparkling rose, vibrant jasmine, lilac, and white musk.

Notes:
Jasmine, Lilac, Rose, White Musk.
Style:
Captivating. Intense. Fresh. Floral.

Lola Velvet by Marc Jacobs is the perfect accessory for those women who are glamorous, sexy, stylish and modern. Thanks to its nice design, Lola Velvet evokes warm memories of sunny summer days full of colorful colors. It is a seductive fragrance with notes of pink peppercorn, Ruby Red Grapefruit, rose, geranium, vanilla, Tonka bean, and musk. Lola Velvet by Marc Jacobs has a truly feminine bottle perfect as a Valentine’s Day gift and for winter days.

 

Youth Dew Amber Nude by Estée Lauder
This creation – overseen by Tom Ford – is a modern twist on a rich, opulent classic. Youth Dew Amber Nude is a soft amber floral with fresh tea, magnolia, ginger, black rose, jasmine, red carnation, and boasts one of the most enjoyable autumnal dry downs of patchouli, amber and dark chocolate!

Flowerbomb by Victor & Rolf
Lavish in the cotton-candy gourmand lusciousness that is Flowerbomb this winter! A tender opening of bergamot and beautiful florals including jasmine, freesia and rose, linger over a delicious patchouli vanilla heart.

Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
A resolutely timeless perfume, YSL’s Opium is still a smoldering blend of exotic florals and lush, ambery resins… its sumptuous, rich and complex heart of incense and spices will bewitch and bedazzle as the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Insolence by Guerlain
There are few fragrances that evoke a tender moment of reflection quite like Guerlain’s Insolence. Delicate notes of violet, rose, red berries, dry iris, creamy tonka bean, sandalwood and musk will envelop you like a soft cashmere blanket, and evoke fond feelings of nostalgia and remembrance.

Do you have a Favorite Calvin Klein Scent?

Calvin Klein has been introducing his fragrances for men and women over the years and has remained a top seller among the market of fragrances. Calvin Klein’s fragrances entice us with refreshing blends of exotic flowers, herbs, spices, and scents of the woods that create the distinct aroma of Calvin Klein’s perfumes fitting the various moods of a men and women all over the world. A favorite among many, Calvin never seems to keep us excited and in love with his perfume collections.

His collections include the Eternity perfumes that were introduced in 1988 for men and women designed with the scents of vitalizing blends of fresh flowers. Eternity is the perfect touch to inspire any day. In 1985, Obsession revitalized the senses with a refreshing blend of aromas of the orient. This collection is also recommended for invigorating your day and carries the scent of the most exotic oriental scents. Included is Obsession Night that has a smooth blend of patchouli, cardamom, leather, black suede, and the warm scent of the woods. The fragrances of Calvin Klein can bring warmth and nature into your day. The latest, Euphoria collection is a seductive and brings new meaning to the modern day idea of sexiness. The fresh blends of oriental accents carry the fragrance of a modern freshness. Ginger, sage, black basil, cedar leaf, and amber are just some of the exotic plants used to create this seductive fragrance.

Calvin Klein is dedicated to only inspiring the best of fragrances. His fragrances will always be a classic to many and bring inspiration to lives through his natural and contemporary scents. Major shops and specialty shops prize the collections of Calvin Klein. Known all over the world for his wonderful aromas, people will continue to fall in love with the wonderful fragrances created by Calvin Klein.

The Fall Season is here….Do You Like Spicy Scents?

As the weather is getting cooler, a spicy, woody fragrance is something I’ve been looking for, for say, the past week or so.  What fragrance are you warming up to this season as the weather gets cooler?

Here are some scents I think will work best to cozy on up to with the chilly upcoming season.

First up on the list is ALIEN by Thierry Mugler.  Alien is a gorgeous scent, mysterious and magical, with a composition consisting of warm white amber, woodsy notes, and Indian Jasmine.  What I really love about this one is the combination of vanilla, amber, and orange blossom notes with the hint of woods to create a spicy, oriental scent that is not too overpowering.

Next up on the list…..Sensous Estee Lauder perfume, a woody, floral yet sweet scent. Like the bottle, the fragrance is very simple and elegant, with notes of magnolia, ghost lily accord, honey molten woods, jasmine petals, sandalwood, amber, juicy mandarin pulp, and black pepper.  The woodsy scent is subtle, but sensuous.

Next? This hard to find fragrance, Kenzo Jungle L’Elephant is a warm, sweet and spicy scent that is considered a ‘spicy floral’ fragrance.  The combination of airy mandarin, cumin, clove, ylang-ylang, licorice, mango and heliotrope wrapped in patchouli, vanilla, amber and cashmere, create a lovely  intense and sensual trace.  Is this the ‘one’?

Lastly, this woodsy, oriental fragrance by Prada is based on amber.  This is the kind of fragrance that sweeps you off of your feet. It’s a very heavy, sharp yet balmy, woody scent, and might I add, is quite long-lasting. The four main ‘essences’ of the fragrance are Indian sandalwood, Indonesian patchouli, French labdanum resin, and Siam benzoin.