Archive for the Designer type Scents Category
Until I smelled this fragrance and started researching it, I didn’t realize there was such a thing as an actual chocolate orchid, which apparently smells like a gorgeous fresh floral with undertones of real chocolate. This fabulous fragrance is exotic and very wearable, and it’s gorgeous in wax.
Top Notes: lemon, orange, bergamot, lime
Mid Notes: raspberry, peach, jasmine, orchid
Base Notes: chocolate, vanilla, patchouli, amber
Photo credit Alice Fiskind
No, it doesn’t smell like a frog. 😉 It does have a lot of personality though, just like this little guy. Avobath is a sweet & clean blend of lemongrass, lavender, musk, soft woods and a hint of clove. To me it smells both fresh and almost candy-like. A very interesting scent indeed.
Photo courtesy of: David Clode
A soft and subtle scent with floral notes of Bulgarian Rose, Amazon Lily and Egyptian Jasmine lifted by a touch of citrus and a hint of green character on a long lasting musk. I’m not always a huge fan of floral scents, and this one knocked my socks off. A must smell.
The perfect scent of a sunny, autumn day with notes of fresh air, leaves, oak, amber and a touch of citrus. Very fresh and inviting!
Sweet pumpkin pancakes drizzled with maple syrup and topped with candied pecans and brown sugar. Rich, cozy and delicious.
Similar to Pumpkin Pecan Waffles (type) fragrance from B&BW
LOVE! Wow, this is an amazing fragrance. It’s a fruity, spicy bakery delight that quickly fills a room. Plump blueberries mixed with a rich and savory-sweet bakery pumpkin. As soon as I had it in my warmer, I knew I had to have it. Due to the spice content, it’s really meant mostly for home (non-skin) scenting, but it’s skin safe in small quantities, so if you really want to try it in a lotion or soap, use the “SPECIAL REQUEST” option from my scent list. Just don’t choose a triple-scented or perfume product, or it will likely irritate your skin.
A lush tropical blend of pineapple, coconut and melon with notes of citrus, berries, white floral, aquatic notes and vanilla. This has amazing hot throw in wax.
Wow. When I tested this in my oil warmer, not only did it fill the whole second floor of my house, it kept going for well over 24 hours. Very fresh and inviting, this is a gorgeous blend of fruity and floral, with highlights of watermelon, peach, orange blossom, and jasmine, on a base of water notes and musk.
A pretty fair duplication (though not exact) of Love’s Baby Soft, this scent really takes me back to hours spent pouring over teen fashion magazines, giggling on the phone with friends, and roller skating every Sunday afternoon. This iconic fragrance will likely stir up scent memories for anyone who went through puberty from the mid 70’s even until some time in the 90’s. For anyone not familiar, this is a blend of violet, baby powder and light florals.
A lightly sweet, fresh scent with notes of blackberry, lemon and buttery vanilla. This is kind of sugary, but not in a cake-y or overtly bakery way. Very pretty and memorable. Wearable and great for home scent as well.
This faithful interpretation of the popular Claire Burke fragrance is so refreshing yet warm and cozy at the same time; the crisp, tart goodness of apples is first and foremost. Added is the zingy tang of orange peel, and topped off with just the right amount of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove to enhance but not overwhelm the fragrance.
VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES.
I seriously considered renaming this scent “For External Use Only” or “Wear Me, Don’t Eat Me” because it REALLY smells good enough to eat. This is sinfully rich and sweet, and I can’t find a good reason to stop smelling it… From our perfumer: “Positively addictive! This scent is an elegant fragrance confection infused with eroticism. A grounding base note of the aphrodisiac Cocoa Bean makes this scent a must for sharing. Passionately warm, unsweetened Dark Chocolate playfully dances with Vanilla and the surprise lilt of Star Fruit. A bright and delectable Orange Zest completes the intoxication with the warmth of a sunlit, Mediterranean grove. This is a scent so beautifully balanced and delicious, it will become your favorite sinful indulgence…staggeringly seductive in leave-on products.”
This smooth and sexy interpretation of the popular scent by Donna Karan is lustfully spicy and woody with full-bodied patchouli, jasmine and heliotrope.
From our perfumer: “It is based on a bouquet of the most exotic, rare wild flowers background, with notes of caramel and musk on the dry down.” I don’t really smell the caramel note in this blend so I wouldn’t call this a bakery scent by any means; it’s more like an innocence touched by sweet seduction… Very wearable indeed! For those of you who are familiar with the Akron Ohio based (I believe) scent boutique “Honey Gold”, this reminds me of their signature scent, which was my favorite scent to wear during my early college days.
Much-requested and perfect for summer, this version of Bobbi Brown’s popular ‘Beach’ fragrance is a summery blend of warm sand, sea spray, salt, jasmine and mandarin.
I’ll admit I’m not always impressed with Avon’s fragrances. So when I got a sample of this from my perfumer, I was very pleasantly surprised. The fragrance house says this is a blend of eucalyptus, lime and coconut — and I don’t doubt it — but the synergy of this blend is incredible. If I close my eyes when I smell this, I’m poolside. This is not an ocean scent, but rather a blend of hot summer air, what I’ll assume is a mix of suntan lotion scents (though the coconut does not take center stage as you might expect), and that clean, invigorating scent you get from a chlorinated pool. At least that’s my interpretation. I just know I keep coming back to smell it again & again.
I’ll admit, when I saw the name of this scent I wasn’t expecting to like it. I’ve never been a big fan of “baby” scents (you’ll notice I don’t have a baby powder scent on the site — I’m not sure I could stand to work with it). So when I took my first sniff of the sample we received from our perfumer, I could hardly believe my nose. It’s FABULOUS! Truly! It’s innocent, sure, but with a subtle seduction that means business! Many of our customers have told us our version is much better than the original. I can tell you for sure that it really lasts, especially in a roll-on perfume. From our perfumer: “Want to regress back to childhood? Start with our wonderful duplication of this Cristina Carlino classic! With the clean, sweet scent of innocence, our Baby Grace® duplication is powdery, feminine and soft with notes of Poppy, Green Accord, Pink Mimosa, Pepper, Creamy White Woods, and Musk. A slice of heaven!”
VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES. I will be bringing in a new version, but it won’t be quite the same.
Sweet (but not too sweet!), fruity, juicy, rich, creamy and positively irresistible, our version of Bath & Body Works’ Black Raspberry & Vanilla will make your mouth water! From our perfumer: “Inspired by sun-sweetened, delicious dark berries warmed by Vanilla… Very true to it’s Bath & Body Works namesake… only stronger!”
VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES.
Rich & sultry, this smooth blend is like nothing else I’ve ever smelled. The dulcet, harmonious wood notes take center stage, sweetened by amber, rounded out by a hint of deep, dark coffee and anchored with musk. From our perfumer: “A woody and ambery blend with a hint of citrus followed by notes of red cedar, sandalwood and musks.”
It’s probably pretty obvious that I’m partial to blackberry scents, and this one is exceptionally nice. Rather than a tart & juicy blackberry like my Citrus Blackberry scent (which I also love), this one is smooth and rich, balanced with light floral notes that make it irresistibly wearable.
You know I’m an amber girl, and this is a beautiful blend – I can smell both the fresh, lightly herbal blackberry and the sensual, warm amber. It also contains notes of red raspberry, jasmine, heliotrope, caramel, vanilla, patchouli, sandalwood and musk. Very wearable, and excellent for home fragrancing.
RETIRED 10/18/17 – MAY STILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SPECIAL ORDERS
This is a really interesting fragrance that’s both sensual and clean. This is not a sweet or bakery brown sugar scent; the focus is on fresh figs. Very nice!
This Bath & Body Works duplication is a lovely clean scent that reminds me of their popular Lemongrass Sage fragrance (which I also sell – look for it in my scent list). This starts with a blend of ozone notes and light green florals. At the middle is a subtle blend of lily and sage, and the base is sweet amber, crisp orange flower and a light musk. Fresh and very pretty.
This is the type of fragrance that really appeals to me: it’s clean, fresh & has rich undertones of musk and warm woods. Floral, yes, but so complex that non-floral fans will like it too.
From our perfumer: “Chinatown starts initially very sweet, with oriental floral notes in abundance. But the almost cloying sweetness gives way to a fresher floral. Although Gardenia and Tuberose are abundantly evident, they do not overwhelm the basenotes of warm woods, patchouli, tonka bean and spices. Orange blossom and peony are less obvious supporting elements. Overall, the impression is that of a woody floral, very exotic, but sweet and accessible. Very unique, and very feminine. Bottom notes of Sandalwood, Patchouli, Teak, Guaiac Wood and Cedar; middle notes of Ginger, Tonka Bean, Cardamom, Cedar; and top notes of Peach Blossom, Bergamot, Peony, Gardenia, Tuberose, Orange Blossom.”
Our interpretation of this discontinued scent by Donna Karan is an alluring blend of myrrh, nutmeg, bergamot, suede and tonka, sandalwood, musk, vanilla, and patchouli. It’s refreshing, feminine, fun, sexy, mildly spicy & so wearable you’ll wonder how you lived without it.
VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES. Though I can bring in a new version of this if there’s interest.
This is a green and earthy rose that’s fresh, not cloying. Top notes are Bulgarian Rose, Pomegranate Flower and Italian Bergamot. The mid notes are an herb-y Cannabis Sativa, Confederate Jasmine and Rich Dark Chocolate, and the basenotes are White Musk, Patchouli and Oolong Tea Leaves.
It doesn’t get much cleaner than this! Very bright without being overbearing, this is a scent that will make “fresh scent” lovers say, “Mmmmm”. Delightful as a linen spray, this is also great as a personal fragrance. From our perfumer: “Fresh top ozonal notes blended with clean heart notes offers the fragrance of fresh folded laundry.”
A fresh & subtle blend of jasmine, violet and gardenia with a sparkle of lemon zests on a drydown of vanilla and musk. Fresh, fresh, fresh!
ECONOMY SCENT – Clean and refreshing, this is a cool blend of hyacinth, hydrangea flowers, and lily of the valley; rounded out with ozone-y notes of fresh green ferns, vetyver, and cyclamen. I love this scent!
Summer! Even those who don’t usually dig florals will want to give this one a try. The top notes are jasmine and tangy lemon, the middle notes are daylily, rose petals and african violet, and the base is cedar, patchouli and musk (none of which overpower the blend, for those of you who aren’t into patchouli or woodsy scents). Try wearing this when you want to feel extra pretty and soft.
From my perfumer’s description, I wasn’t really expecting to like this scent. After wearing it for an hour, I knew I had to have it. This is a sweet & creamy blend of vanilla, pink lilac and lily of the valley. I may be wrong (because it’s been years since I smelled it), but I’m going say this reminds me a bit of the old Love’s Baby Soft perfume. Innocent & sexy all at the same time. What a combo. 🙂
I think what’s crazy about this fragrance is that it doesn’t really smell much like caramel — but it’s a spot on duplication of hot, buttered movie theater popcorn. I got this as a special request for a friend of mine who just loves it, and I’m glad I did. This is a really strong scent that makes an exceptionally nice Scent Sack.
A refreshing blend of eucalyptus and spearmint. This blend is beautifully well-balanced; the eucalyptus doesn’t overpower or smell too medicinal. Great for stress and sinus relief.
New version as of August 2016
I really love Philosophy’s fragrances. They’re just… so wearable. They’re sophisticated and playful at the same time. This is our 4th Philosophy scent duplicate, joining our incredibly popular versions of Amazing Grace (type), Baby Grace (type), and Pure Grace (type).
From our perfumer: “Our duplicate of Philosophy’s Falling In Love® fragrance is a faithful rendition of the scent that was ‘created for one reason and one reason only… to make a woman feel and smell absolutely, positively, sexy.’ This intricate scent is a blend of sweet vanilla top notes, with a floral heart and a blackberry musk base with a touch of amber…
‘You need this product if…
– you like lacy lingerie but don’t wear it- now you can!
– you want to add a sensual evening scent to your fragrance collection
– you want to feel and smell sexy
– you are a hopeless romantic’ “
Remember the Fizzy Pop incense we used to sell? We loved that scent, and so did a lot of you. We got requests for this scent in bath and body scents, even back then. I tested a lot of fragrances, looking for one that would come close to that citrusy, tangy lemon-lime-grapefruit scent with just a hint of bitter and the effervescence of soda water. This is it! This is more tart and complex than the other “lemon-lime soda” scents I tested.
With a name like “Flowerbomb” you might expect an overwhelming blend of sharp florals that assault your nose. That is NOT the case with this exquisite fragrance based on the original by the Dutch fashion designers, Viktor & Rolf. Instead you get a fresh and sweetly innocent blend of light florals, teas, bergamot trending down to light musks and patchouli.
A clean, fresh & inviting blend of spearmint, green lettuce and rain. Smells like a walk in an herb garden!
To my nose, this doesn’t really smell like either honeysuckle or patchouli, but rather an interesting fusion of the two. This is a warm and seductive blend, very upscale and dramatic.
I have a not-so-secret love for the aroma of clean laundry. Not only do I like to wear fragrances that make me smell like my outfit just came out of the dryer, but I also like to make my whole house smell clean. Call me crazy. 😉 This particular scent blend has ozone top notes, with fresh green notes, lavender, vanilla, rose, jasmine and melon, all on a tidy base of fresh air.
Instant Karma isn’t just the name of this kicky Patchouli blend — it’s also a rockin’ John Lennon tune. It doesn’t get much better than that. 😉 From our perfumer: “Clear and focus the mind, reawaken the senses with this fragrance based upon the Lush® Karma perfume. A meditative blend of patchouli, sweet orange, lavendin, pine and lemongrass, with notes of incense, amber and musk to ground it. You’ll love the tenacious and hypnotic effect of this sensual fragrance and real essential oil blend.”
August 2016 update: New version, now available in wax products! I will be using my original version for bath & body products while my supply lasts.
This is one of my brother’s favorite fragrances, and in our opinion it’s a nice unisex scent. A blend of purple passion fruit, burgundy Tuscan grapes, sun-kissed yellow peonies, fragrant vanilla orchids, and just a hint of fresh greenery. This is outstanding as a personal fragrance as well as for home scenting.
Don’t let the name fool you — this is NOT a syrupy sweet fragrance. It’s more like a fresh lemon with just a smidgen of sweetness — very fresh & clean, like a cold glass of lightly sweetened lemonade on a hot summer day. It doesn’t smell like furniture polish, like some lemon fragrances do.
By special customer request, we’re very pleased to add this breathtaking scent to our product line. This light floral a balance of Sicilian Citron, Granny Smith Apples and Bluebells, with middle notes of Jasmine, Bamboo & White Rose, with base notes of Cedar, Amber & Musk. Another scent that’s just right for summer!
Flirty, fun & very upscale! Tropical flowers including hibiscus and Hawaiian orange blossom are smoothly blended with melon, sugar cane, black currant, grapefruit, peony, and cashmere wood. I really like this scent!
A sweet bouquet of mandarin, bergamot and orange enhanced by hints of peach and berries with an undertone of musk. A dead-on duplication of Love Spell from Victoria’s Secret. If you like Love Spell, try our Magnolia Marmalade fragrance!
My duplication of the Bath & Body Works scent is a blend of juicy, ripe tropical mango rounded out with hints of raspberry and lemon.
I love this. Unlike many other sweet pomegranate scents (which I really like a lot), this has something sexy and mysterious about it. This is a blend of juicy pomegranate, bergamot, iris and jasmine; boldly balanced with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg, all on a base of precious woods and cedar.
The name of this fragrance means “Morning Cuddle” (roughly translated), and I agree that wearing it will inspire a hug! “Lait Sucre” means “sugar milk” (again, roughly translated), which is a bit more descriptive of the scent. This is lightly sweet, but not too sugary. The warm milk notes in this scent are more prominent than in our Sweet Cream fragrance, in which the sweet sugar notes take center stage. I love them both! I’ve even worn both together & the aroma is quite soothing and, yes, cuddly. From our perfumer: “With a buttery note of milk and the sweetness of sugar candy and vanilla pod, this Comptoir Sud Pacifique® fragrance was rendered especially for us from the original, now-discontinued perfume, and this interpretation is true to it’s name. This is a comfort scent like a mug of warm sweet milk before bedtime. What more could a “sweet scent” lover want?”
We fell in love with this amazing & exotic vanilla blend and just had to add it to our product line! From our perfumer: “A MUST-HAVE for Vanilla lovers! A rich blend of Madagascar Vanilla Orchid and Vanilla Bean with a sensual amber background. Madagascar produces the world’s finest vanilla. The process of converting vanilla into a spice is very long and complicated; hence, vanilla is one of the most expensive spices in the world. An irresistible fragrance, this is heady, luscious and very sexy stuff.”
A light musk bouquet enhanced by exotic woods, with a hint of flowers. Words cannot do justice to this exquisite and haunting fragrance!This does NOT smell exactly like the Bath & Body Works version, but it’s a wonderful scent nonetheless.
By request, here’s a lovely peony scent that’s elegant and pretty. Subtle and somewhat rose-like, powdery and delicate with garden-fresh green notes.
LIMITED EDITION – This is technically a floral-fruity blend, but it’s much more mysterious and layered than you might expect – and to me, it smells more like a water scent. The top notes are peach and red apple, the middle is cyclamen, freesia and lily, with a gorgeous base of amber and musk . Despite all the fruits and flowers, this is a surpringly unisex scent.
This delicate scent is a skillful blend of pink florals, vanilla orchid, sweet musk, and a touch of whipped vanilla chiffon icing. It’s very pretty, feminine and fresh.
This blend of cake, strawberries, buttercream and vanilla sugar is actually much more subtle than it sounds. Yes, it’s a sweet scent, but it has a surprising freshness to it that makes it very wearable even for people who don’t like heavy bakery scents.
I have to admit, I never thought I’d want to smell like cotton candy (well, past 4th grade, that is). But…WOW! Our dead-on duplicate of Aquolina Pink Sugar is phenomenal! Sweet & playful — and incredibly wearable. This is a really complex blend, and it’s by far the very best Pink Sugar out there. From our perfumer: “A duplication of [the] very popular Aquolina fragrance, this is a delicate scent, sweet, light-hearted and innocent. It smells of Cotton Candy, Vanilla and Caramel. But it’s also lightened with a fresh Bergamot and orangy citrus top note, with touches of Berries, Muget, Strawberry, Plum, and a dry-down of Dry Fig Leaves, Musk, Anise, Musk and Woods.”
Tart, crisp and citrusy, this is a clean and refreshing blend of sweet orange, juicy lime and a touch of smooth vanilla.
I have to admit, I’m not usually a big fan of floral fragrances. That said, this is quickly becoming one of my new favorites — it’s that good! A light and refreshing floral with hints of jasmine, violet and lily of the valley set on a velvet musk background. Fresh, sweet but not overpowering… simply delightful.
This fragrance is very similar to the popular Bath & Body Works scent, but my duplication is a bit more earthy and has more emphasis on the amber notes (which I love). No offense to B&BW, but I like mine just a touch better. 🙂 This is an earthy blend that includes citrus and eucalyptus top notes, moss, patchouli and sandalwood middle notes, and woody, amber and musk bottom notes. This scent has tremendous sex appeal.
Our interpretation of this Calvin Klein favorite is a refreshing, oriental, woody fragrance. Timeless and feminine, it contains a blend of fresh, natural rich woods that react to individual skin chemistry.
My new favorite coconut scent! I’ve searched & searched for a really sweet coconut scent, and I finally found it! This Comptoir Sud Pacifique duplicate brings vanilla to the party, making the coconut really sing. Absolutely gorgeous & mouthwatering!
A spicy citrus uni-gender blend of light Bergamot & Jasmine, combined with exotic notes of Cedar Wood, Sandalwood & warm Musk. It has top notes of tangerine, pink lime and bergamot leaves. The heart mixes Limewood, Cinnamon Bark and Sage. Vetiver and Orange Flower comprise the dry-down. This fragrance is often listed as a men’s scent, but many women claim it as their own! It’s as sexy and unexpected as the person who wears it.
A rich and mysterious blend of dark vanilla bean, black amber and exotic spices.
Just wait till you smell what all the hubub is about! This Comptoir Sud Pacifique duplication is a stunning blend of sweet, creamy vanilla and fresh apricot, with hints of tropical papaya. I LOVE this scent!
This is truly an amazing banana cream scent. It’s a blend of rich, warm vanilla, banana cream and rum with just a hint of orange for balance. This is more like a banana cocktail or possibly taffy than a fresh banana, and I can’t get enough of it.
African vanilla beans sweetened by a touch of sandalwood and coconut on a subtle background of white flowers. We’re told this luscious fragrance is similar to the fragrance by the same name from Bath & Body Works (though we’ve been told our version is actually better!)