Holiday Scents: Part 2 ~ I Heart Heels

Friday, November 13, 2009

Holiday Scents: Part 2

So, a couple of days ago I told you there were more of my fav holiday scents to come. Since baby C.'s impending arrival is so soon, we've hauled out all the Christmas decorations already and even plan to get our Christmas tree next weekend (we do the tree farm thing every year!). So, while we're putting up the holly and stockings (there's an extra one this year!), we put on the Christmas tunes and light our new
Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Deluxe Candle ($130). D. and I both agree this has to be the best-smelling candle ev-er. Fruity notes of raspberry, pink pepper and pomegranate combine with pachouli, frankincense and spicy woods. This candle is huge (!) and should be the holiday candle you purchase this year. (I can even smell the remnants of it the next morning.) What makes this deluxe edition so special? The engraved silver lid, plus the signature Jo Malone gift box. Divine, darling.

So, did you know November is National Healthy Skin Month? Since I'm no longer in my high-stress job, I feel so much better. And my skin might show if now I wasn't pregnant! Since I am, I've tried to stay away from exotic beauty ingredients (hey, better safe than sorry!), so I had D. test this one out. His mom has this scent everywhere in her house, so we knew upfront the aroma was a keeper. From the Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief Lemongrass Cardamom Collection, the body lotion ($13) is infused with the most wonderful scents of lemongrass and cardamom essential oils, perfect after that long day at work. The natural soybean oil and glycerin soothe and moisturize skin. Apply after a shower just before bed and snooze off to la-la land very happily (it really does work - D. was snoring in no time).

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