Bath and Body Works – Henri Bendel Scented Candles

This is what happens when you try to resist the temptation.

I love things that smell nice! Anything that has a pleasant scent just brings me such joy! Perfume, Shower Gel, Wallflowers, Soaps, Body Lotion, Lip Balm, you name it! Scented Candles, obviously fall into that category. Unfortunately, as Cardi B so eloquently put it, “these expensive” (granted she meant Louboutins, not Candles, but same thing). I mean, even with their usual Buy Two Get One Free “deal”, at KD 7/500 (exactly $25 U.S. Dollars) a piece, it kinda’ adds up. It’s fine if you buy a (as in one, as in single) Scented Candle, every once in a blue moon (for special occasions, birthday gift, whatever) but when you buy several at a time (practically stockpiling them), during every single visit, as I tend to do, it becomes a problem. Especially when you consider the fact that not every scent I buy is a “win” (pitiful throw, burns all weird, smelled nicer in-store, etc…). Factor in my tendency to break them (they literally keep slipping out of my hands), the latest victim being a virtually untouched (as unburnt as Daenarys) Tiki Beach Candle (hauled here) and I’m practically hemorrhaging money (okay, maybe I’m exaggerating… slightly). As such, I decided to boycott Bath & Body Works (as mentioned here).

I stayed away from Bath & Body Works for about 7 or 8 months (since the start of March up until the end of September 2017), before finally caving and going back for some Handsoaps (hauled here). Like someone who’d quit smoking for years, but got sucked right back in, from a single drag on a cigarette, I was back with a vengeance! After forgoing Scented Candles for so long, I kinda’ went cray and overdid it, especially considering these Henri Bendel Signature Candles (why are Henri Bendel Signature Candles being sold at Bath & Body Works again?) were actually KD 10/500 (exactly $35 U.S. Dollars) each, which is pretty steep, but there was a Buy 3 Get 3 Free “deal”, so there’s that. Plus, these are Henri Bendel Candles after all, so there’s that too. Truthfully, if Scented Candles make me happy, in this cold and cruel yet beautiful world, then by God, Scented Candles I will buy!

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Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Haulage

Invigorating Sicilian cedar melds with the crisp vibrancy of apple and the guileless charm of the bluebell, to evoke the essence of a South Italian summer.
The freshness of bamboo nestles amid a glorious feminine bouquet of decadent jasmine and delicate white rose.
Redolent citron wood is entwined with voluptuous amber and a suggestive caress of musk.

Summer just isn’t summer without my beloved Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue! I’d run out of Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette (reviewed here) so I picked up a new one, at Harvey Nichols. As a gift with purchase (gwp) I was also given a rather large Messenger Bag that had 007 embossed on it and a deluxe sample of Hugo Boss Red Shower Gel (pretty sure it’s for men but that’s ok because as long as they’re either woods-y or oceanic, I tend to enjoy certain masculine scents). The Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Body Scrub Gel was purchased at Mishref Fair Grounds during the Perfume & Makeup Exhibition.

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Jo Malone Orange Bitters Cologne

Limited Edition Orange Bitters Cologne
Recipe for a warming winter cocktail: take two dashes of bright citrus, add sweet orange and a burst of ripe mandarin. Finish with a splash of bitter orange to reveal rich prune and a base of sensual sandalwood and amber.

Top Notes – Sweet Orange, Mandarin
Heart Notes – Bitter Orange, Prune
Base Notes – Sandalwood, Amber

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Anfasic Dokhoon January 23rd Eau de Parfum

January 23rd is an Oriental Fougere fragrance for men and is part of the scented diary collection by Anfasic Dokhoon. With a vibrant, ticklish top note of Saffron that hides the exotic heart notes of Frankincense, January 23rd evolves into a powerful Amber and Agarwood base note. By far one of the most successful and luxurious creations by Anfasic Dokhoon, January 23 is the extraordinary fragrance of pure luxury. Dedicated to spread awareness of Heart Diseases, January 23rd is a perfume close to the heart!

Top notes- Lime, Lavender, Saffron
Middle notes- Exotic fruits, Frankincense
Base notes- Amber, Wood Notes, Agarwood (oud)

“Making sense… making incense” Anfasic Dokhoon means “breathing incense” in Arabic. The new Arab world is sophisticated and modern, yet rooted in its strong traditions. To mirror this great history while retaining modern elements, Anfasic Dokhoon presents a unique collection of perfumes, oils, lotions, incenses, dokhoons and ouds to be cherished as an inseparable part of every occasion.A trendy, vibrant fragrance brand that represents our continuous search for everyday luxury and elegance, Anfasic Dokhoon was born as a concept in 2006 and opened its first store in April 2007.

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La Perla J’Aime Eau de Parfum

La Perla has launched another pearl in the line of the very sensual company’s fragrances. The producers have announced it as floral chypre, with fruity and sweet notes. It therefore continues La Perla‘s tradition of seductive fragrances, sweet exactly enough to evoke gourmand associations that will lead the thoughts to more intimate spheres… La Perla J’Aime (translated from French, I love) is a universal language that goes straight to the heart. J’Aime was launched in 2007.

Top Notes- Pepper, Lychee, Bergamot
Heart Notes- Egyptian Jasmine, Water Lily, Raspberry
Base Notes- Caramel, Patchouli, White Musks, Amber

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