I must admit one of my biggest fears: smelling bad. With the water shortage that Nashville has just witnessed, that fear became a little stronger. I washed my hair last Tuesday morning in Virginia and held off to wash again until Friday morning here in Nashville….and that was SO HARD. But, considering what I could have been dealing with, I figured the water was needed for others much more deserving than myself. So, in the midst of this I got an email from Karee Hays, an aesthetician at Retief Skin Center. Karee samples tons of products and then sends out her favorites; the list includes drugstore and high-end brands. My immediate interest were the products that smelled good, as that was on the mind. I’ve NEVER been a perfume wearer, but I think I may try some of the following soaps, lotions, essential oils, and yes, even a perfume, as suddenly the thought of adding some nice smelling product to my not feelin’ so clean self sounds pretty nice.
Here is the portion of Karee’s list devoted to nice smelling products:
- Bath and Body Works $9 Pink Grapefruit Body Lotion. Just get ready to buy stock in the company. I started using this during facials for the arm massage and got so many requests that I contacted the company and they now send it to me to make samples for my clients. It is Spring in a bottle!
- Molton Brown’s, White Mulberry Hand Soap, $22. My husband John, who never notices any type of smell, always makes a comment about this hand soap. So for Spring I keep White Mulberry on his vanity and the Rose Granati on mine. It takes me back to a vacation in England and staying at this charming Bed and Breakfast in the country. The Cosmetic Market has it in their stores. There are many scents to choose from in this line.
- Amber Oil. I have a high profile client that came in for her monthly facial, she walked in my room and I was blown away by her scent. It was not a perfume-y smell; it was so soft and subtle. I asked her what in the world it was. I was expecting some high dollar fragrance name from L.A. She smiled and said, “Karee it is my secret scent.” Of course I begged her to tell me with a little extra facial bribe. Lo and behold it is $9 Amber Oil from Whole Body. All I can say is it has a gold top with a green and red label and I buy five at a time. I also like $8 Persian Garden oil. You may have to sample a few to see which ones are for you. I mix oils all the time. Water Goddess mixed with Vanilla Musk is heavenly. Another similar story also led me to The Perfect Pair store in Green Hills for my #2 scent, $149 Molecule. Just be ready for people to follow you around like crazy trying to figure out what that marvelous smell is…YOU! It is very SEXY!
If you would like to be added to Karee’s Facebook notes (she sends them out every few weeks – every couple of months) then sign up here (you’ll see the “subscribe now” button). If you are not on Facebook, you can email her at [email protected] and plead to get the notes emailed your way!
To see a the complete Facebook note that Karee sent out, see the Facebook StyleBlueprint Fan Page where I posted it Sunday night.
Here’s to smelling good!