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Thursday, May 16, 2013
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This is one of the new fragrances that came out with the Italian line. I was super excited to hear about this scent because I love coffee scents even though I really haven’t expressed that on here.  It’s hard to find a coffee scent that I use…they typically are too strong or they are mixed with some other notes that I don’t care for…maybe I don’t like their (random company’s) pumpkin or gingerbread. 

 

 

Bath and Body Works describes this fragrance as:

In Italy, you never take your coffee “to go” – instead you stop and savor the aromas of roasted espresso beans and sweet vanilla froth that inspired this fragrance

I love this fragrance!!!  It’s bold and strong! It’s so strong… I have it sitting on my kitchen table/bar and it’s not even lit and I can smell it!!  Rich roasted espresso beans with slight creaminess….totally in love! I have 13 of these!!  I love how it smells like a coffee shop …yes even if it has a hint of chocolate.  I have heard others say that and I agree it does but I like Mocha drinks so it’s all good! 

Rating (0-5): StarStarStarStarStarSo in love!!

Throw: Strong!

Worth It:YES! 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

6052670461254022Golden Sands is one of the new fragrances from Yankee Candle for the summer.  It is listed in the Fresh category even though I get some floral in this as well. 

This fragrance is not strong by any means but that doesn’t mean rule it out.  I totally picture a nice evening stroll on the beach while the sun is setting however it does not have a “beachy” smell to it.  I don’t get even a hint the salty water, sea air or sun tan lotion smell.  I actually smell vanilla…not like a baker’s vanilla but a softer feminine vanilla.  I can smell the sandalwood and I do get a sweet floral note in it as well.  Yankee Candle’s description of this scent is:

Your private beach awaits, where time pauses in soft breezes of soothing sandalwood, luminous orange flower and warm tonka beans.

IMG_0219I personally won’t be buying this in a jar or anything but it was nice to try.  I wouldn’t turn it down if it was offered as a gift.  

It’s not overly floral which is nice because I’m pretty picky about floral scents.  I can’t handle them if they are too powdery. 

Rating (0-5): StarStarStar1/2 

Throw: light to medium

Worth It: Not something I am running to the store to pick up three jars but I’m sure there are people that really would enjoy this fragrance.