Blogmas Day 5: My Favourite Holiday Scent


I will be the first to admit that I don’t really have the best nose when it comes to perfumes and scents. But I know what I like and I stick to about four or five scents throughout the year; usually only changing it up with the changing of seasons. So with the colder weather and the holiday season in full swing it’s time to introduce you to my favourite holiday scent. It’s definitely an oldie, but a goodie.

It’s the Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum. I’ve been using this scent for at least 6 years now, but it’s only been the last few years that I’ve categorized it as a Winer/Holiday scent. It’s a bit of a heavier, bolder and muskier scent than many of my other perfumes that are a little more light and airy. Not to say that that’s a bad thing; it’s just much better suited to the cold days of bundling up in the cold weather. It’s described as ‘Sexy’ and ‘Oriental’ and is meant to recall the spirit of young Coco Chanel. I’m not the most eloquent with describing scents, but it truly is a luxurious and cozy scent that envelops you in bold elegance.

It’s perfect for the cold weather and even better for the holiday season. As you’re getting ready for holiday parties, dinners with friends and family, and romantic winter outings, find yourself a sensual holiday scent!

What is your favourite scent for this season?


Shower Time Trifecta


My constantly changing shower routine has seen overlapping combinations that just do not work together. But with a few random selections recently, I have discovered the greatest combination with the most heavenly scent!

I am drawn to very fresh scents, especially anything that smells herbal like mint or maybe even lemongrass. It just makes me swoon. The first of the trio is The Body Shop’s Olive Shower Gel, which I’ve been using for quite awhile now. I would have never thought to purchase an olive scented body wash, but this big bottle was gifted to me and I’m incredibly happy to have been introduced to the Body Shop’s Olive line. Along with scrubbing this all over my body and smelling amazingly fresh, the addition of the Herbal Essences Naked Moisture Shampoo creates a scent duo that I obsess over. The Naked collection from Herbal Essences is silicon, paraben and dye free and the moisture collection is infused with mint, doing wonderful smelly goodness in my hair! It’s a new shampoo love. And finally, the third aspect of this scent trifecta is the L’Oreal Power Moisture Rush Mask, which I use about once a week as a deep moisturizing conditioner. I haven’t yet been able to pinpoint the scent of this product but it is absolutely heavenly. Very fresh smelling – something along the lines of lavender or juniper or something of that category. Sadly when you look up the ingredients of this product you’ll find that it is ‘perfum/fragrance’ and is therefore not a natural ingredient that is making it smell so amazing. But my experiences and success with this product allow me to overlook that fact.

This trifecta makes showers exciting, and I love how the scent follows me around all day. Definite repurchases of all these products in the future.

Do you have products that create amazing combinations?