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The Spring and Summer are all about being light and airy, fresh and renewed, and I think your fragrances during this time should really reflect that notion, don’t you?

I have tried out tons and tons of perfume samples and purchased many of my own as well and I thought I’d share some of my favorite fragrances for the season with you all!

Parfums de Nicolaï – L’Eau à la Folie Eau de Toilette – This is, hands down, my favorite fragrance for Spring! It’s a mixture of lime and vanilla-esque coconut. You can smells the citrus notes a lot on top, but when it’s dried down after a few hours, you’ll notice the sweeter scents so it’s always changing, but also really light and fresh which I love! I don’t normally care for citrus scents in my perfume as I prefer more deep, amber types, but this one is really pleasant and comes from a really unique brand that I can only find on Beauty Habit. I’ve actually purchased the small bottle of this because I love it so much!

Alice & Peter – Cheery Cherry Eau de Parfum – This is one that I’ve received as a sample with a Beauty Habit order and was surprised that I actually liked it! I thought it would be all fruity and that’s not something I’m particularly keen on, but this one is really nice and not too overpowering. It has floral and fruity notes all through the top, heart and base, but surprisingly isn’t sickeningly sweet and it might be because they balance it out with vanilla and caramel. I’m not sure what it is, really, that makes this so nice, but I love it and the packaging is adorable and cute!

i Profumi di Firenze – Plenilunio (Full Moon) – This is my favorite perfume EVER. It smells incredible. I think it would be a lovely fragrance for Spring and Summer evenings because, though it is light, it’s a bit more on the bolder side of things. The notes are all over the place, but they go together surprisingly well. They include mandarin and strawberries with amber, white musk and soft woods so it’s a nice, seamless blend of that deeper earthy scent with a bit of light sweetness that is amazing to me. I will definitely be purchasing this soon from Beauty Habit ( they have the exclusive on this one ), but it’s quite unique in that it’s handmade in small batches from Italy and you know what that means, right? Yep, it’s expensive !

Honore des Pres – Love Coconut Eau de Parfum – This is another nice scent for Spring and Summer, but especially nice for beachy summer days! It’s very much tropical in character because they’ve included coconut milk, tonka bean, vanilla bourbon, and organic coconut essence, but all of the sweetness is nicely balanced with a bit of white cedar and, oddly enough, coriander. It’s really light and lovely, but has that bit of tropical island coconut scent we all seem to associate with Bahamas and the beach.

What Scents Do You Love for Spring?

♥ Tianna

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Go Green with EkoMiko Luxury Intimate Massage Candles!


I was contacted by the very gracious Bradley from EkoMiko Candles about doing a review on these and, at first, I was a little hesitant. After all, it’s an intimate massage candle so I didn’t know how up my alley that would be, but I am very glad I decided to give it a go and was able to receive this lovely candle with an impressive message!

First off, it’s seriously so much more than just a luxury candle.

It’s made of 100% natural coconut butter wax and other natural, organic and eco certified ingredients to nourish and feed your skin for massage or as a hand / body balm.

Check here to read more about the ingredients.

The candle wax is a lot softer than your typical candle. Actually, it feels more like a body balm than a candle. I used a bit to moisturize my hands and it worked really well, whether the candle was lit or not. The candle I received, EkoHeroine, has a very feminine floral scent that is really nice and uplifting. They also have EkoHero, a scent that seems to be aimed more toward men and/or as a night time scent, that I received a small sample of and which is much more musky and masculine (obviously) than the EkoHeroine scent. I actually prefer the EkoHero scent, to be honest, but they are both really well-scented nonetheless.

The box packaging itself is seeded, meaning it can be planted directly into the ground and wild flowers will grow from it!

How cool is that?!

As if that wasn’t enough, the jar is made of recycled wine bottles, with a thin wood wick, and something I’ve never heard of before; the leaflets that come with this candle are made not from paper, but stone! It’s pretty shocking when you actually get to feel the little fold out leaflets because they are really glossy and very soft. Nothing about it says stone at all. Technology has come a LONG way if this is what they can make with stone!

That’s right; ^ this paper is made from stone!

Crazy, right? I thought so too!

I really love the overall message of this product. It really seems to promote a healthier, greener, more earth-friendly lifestyle and I love that. I only used this once for massage, much to my boyfriend’s displeasure, and only for his hands, but I felt the effect was really nice. I feel like this is literally a body balm in candle form. The fact that it’s meant for couples’ type massage is really awesome, but I love that the massage itself helps your skin soak up the impressive ingredients and the scent allows for a totally relaxing experience.

Although I think that $59 USD is extremely steep for any kind of candle, I do feel that this candle certainly offers more than your typical candle in every aspect. It’s truly an all-inclusive earth friendly product that I really love with a scent I will continue to enjoy during bath time and relaxing evenings at home without worry of inhaling unfriendly chemicals, damaging the ozone, endangering plants or chopping down many trees.

The price truly is the only drawback to this candle…other than their really awkward demo video which I can’t wrap my head around; it just seems bizarre, creepy (especially the staring bit), and a bit ludicrous that a woman would be like that in any situation, ever, and I really hope it’s supposed to be funny. Otherwise, if you are marketing to women, I just don’t really get it. (sorry! Lol. It made me giggle, but then maybe I’m just immature like that.)

I feel like a demo video would be better served if you highlighted the incredible nature that is encompassed in this product as opposed to random chick moisturizing in a suggestive way because, in my opinion, that only works for adult and lingerie type retail sites. I get that it’s an intimate massage candle, but it just seemed a bit off point to me.

Okay, rant over and out!

 Anyway, that aside, I do love the candle and the incredible feat they have achieved with their completely green, packaging and paper included, luxury massage candles that are definitely worth checking out.

Learn more about their message of No Guilt with these luxury eco candles- here! 

Check out the EkoMiko Candles blog – here!

To purchase one of these incredible candles – click here! 

Have you ever experienced these candles from EkoMiko?

How do you feel about eco friendly green luxury products?

What did you think of the video?

Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way other than the samples that were sent to me from EkoMiko Candles for review. My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own.