And I blame Karlene for the whole thing.
It all began about a year ago when I went to her house to try this new thing she was talking about, this Urban Botanic stuff. I had no idea that I was walking into a Venus Flytrap, that I would get caught and devoured by delicious scents, fabulous products and the ability to create them all myself. I came away intrigued, intoxicated and smelling like a rose -- literally. The first scent I created, "Tristi," is a combination of rose and lemon.
Since that time, I have created "Tristi by Candlelight" (if you're nice to me, you can call it by its nickname, "Candlelight") which is linden blossom and white musk. I've also come up with "Tristi in the Orchard" with a heavy accent of peach, and "Tristi in the Caribbean," with pina colada. (Trust me, if I stood in an orchard or went to the Caribbean, that's exactly what I would smell like.)
Last month, I met with the Beautiful Bodacious Babbling Blogger Babes for lunch at Karlene's house and created two more.
First is "Desert." A combination of cinnamon, vanilla and sandalwood, it's my second favorite behind "Tristi." It's exotic and yet sweet.
But, then I had a problem. It was so fun to make "Desert," and it went by too fast, and I still wanted to play, so I came up with "Indulgence," which mixes pomegranate and frangipani.
My favorite Urban Botanic product is the parfum spray. I put it on and feel like I'm giving myself a present. Four of my created scents are in the parfum spray, one is in bubble bath and one is in shower gel, but soon I'll have all six in parfum spray. I like having a perfume wardrobe. I like having scents that are me, that don't give me a headache or make me sneeze or give me a stomach ache or cost a lot of money.
Karlene, I blame you for this. Now, when can I come over again?