Scented body products ~ 3 summer favorites for 2016

Quick reviews of three scented body products I’ve enjoyed using this summer, and do add your own recent favorites in the comments!

Tauer Perfumes Rose Delight Body Oil

Tauer Perfumes Rose Delight Body Oil

Tauer Perfumes introduced Rose Delight Body Oil early this summer, and I was sent a bottle for review. Normally when I am sent a full bottle of something, I try it, then give it away, but I’ve used so much of this particular bottle that at this point I might as well keep it, so I will.1 It’s essentially jojoba oil (90%) scented with rose. Tauer describes it as “rose petals on a gourmand base”, and it is lightly sweet…

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REN Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil & Lush Rosy Cheeks Fresh Face Mask ~ scented body product reviews

It’s that time of year when I can no longer deny the discomfort of late-summer heat and humidity, and my wardrobe is temporarily pared down to my very lightest dresses and a pair of sandals. Similarly, I can only tolerate my freshest and lightest fragrance standbys, like Diptyque L’Ombre dans L’Eau, Clarins Eau des Jardins and Lostmarc’h Iroaz. If the weather is truly oppressive, I may even just reach for a scented body product and skip perfume altogether.

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Fragranced body oils always feel luxurious, and REN’s Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil satisfies my need to wear something scented, even on the sultriest days….

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Aftelier Chocolate Saffron Body Oil ~ body product review

Aftelier Chocolate Saffron Body Oil

Call it a Christmas Miracle, but last week at a reading by Mandy Aftel at Cacao in Portland (Portlandia fans snicker here),1 I won a bottle of Aftelier Chocolate Saffron Body Oil and Hair Elixir in a raffle. A Cacao employee proffered a deep ceramic cylinder for Aftel to dig in for names. She grasped one card, but it slipped away. I held my breath. She grasped another and lifted it from the cylinder. It was me! Friends, this never happens. I had the choice of a chocolate parfum or the body oil. Fragrance is wonderful, and although the parfum would have made a delightful choice, let’s face it: daily body products are often more important than the occasional dab of perfume. Especially in winter, when skin can be so dry.

The Aftelier Chocolate Saffron Body Oil comes in a tall, rectangular glass 100 ml pump bottle with a cap. Its notes are chocolate, saffron and ylang ylang. Aftel says that it’s one of the oldest things she makes and continues to make…

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Aroma M Beauty Camellia Body/Bath Oil ~ scented body product review

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Last autumn I wrote a review of two new beauty products from Aroma M, Camellia Hair Oil and Camellia Face Oil, which smelled as beautiful as they felt. Aroma M has just added another item to its beauty line, a Camellia Body/Bath Oil; now, in an ideal world, you could anoint and scent yourself from head to toe with these elixirs.

The Camellia Body/Bath Oil, like its two sister products, is crafted from thoughtfully selected, all-natural ingredients. Its base is a blend of camellia seed oil, grape seed oil, jojoba oil, and vitamin E; its scent is a bouquet of essential oils of jasmine, neroli, geranium, Moroccan rose and frankincense. The scent of these combined oils (which are all beneficial to the skin) is similar to that of the Camellia Face Oil, with the addition of a bewitching rose note…

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