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

TOP
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.
HEART
The freshness of bamboo nestles amid a glorious feminine bouquet of decadent jasmine and delicate white rose.
BASE
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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Loewe Aura Loewe Floral Eau de Parfum

Aura Loewe Floral
The most floral variant of Aura Loewe. An Aura full of secrets and subtleties, contrasts and contradictions. A feminine and inspiring eau de parfum where a floral bouquet based on violet, rose and jasmine stands out. The unique and unmistakable essence is brought by the carrot seeds, used for the first time in a LOEWE fragrance, as well as the emblematic note of LOEWE leather.

Either you have it or you don’t.

Head : carrot seeds, bergamot, lemon, green chord
Heart : violet, rose, jasmine, orange flower
Base : vanilla, musk, patchouli, Loewe leather

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Zara Fragrance Haul

Since I’d just finished up the bottle of Black Peony that I’d purchased from Zara (ages ago), I went in there to pick up another one. Sadly, yet understandably (it had been several years, after all), I couldn’t find the one I wanted, but I did end up getting these two, instead.

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Lolita Lempicka L Eau de Parfum

The salty kiss of the Everlasting Flower
Elixir of abandon, the oriental freshness of this fragrance caresses the skin with the salty kiss of Everlasting Flower. A delicately spiced Everlasting Fragrance with woody vanilla oriental base notes. Bergamot creates a luminous opening, which is accompanied by a burst of Bitter Orange. The salty and spicy notes of Everlasting Flower merge at the heart with the sensuous and woody notes of Musks and Cinnamon Bark. It leaves a sweeping wake of Vanilla that lingers, underscored by mellow Tonka Bean and Mysore Sandalwood.

Top Notes – Bitter orange, Bergamot
Heart Notes – Cinnamon, Immortelle, Musks
Base notes – Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Vanilla


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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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