How do you make that special someone go ummmmmm?! Splash on something that smells like lemon meringue pie!
LaVanilla’s NEW Fresh Vanilla Lemon Collection starts with the The Healthy Fragrance ($58.00 1.7 fl. oz). The first thing you smell immediately, is the brand’s signature Madagascar vanilla scent, but as you wear it, the lemon, emerges, along with clean and fresh notes of fresh bamboo, and lush watery fruits. The thing I like so much about this fragrance is that it attracts people, but it’s not overtly fruity, or overly vanilla, nor is it a “detergent” style lemon. It’s sensual, and yet, subtle.
When my husband said it reminded him of his grandmother’s lemon meringue pie (his favorite), and moved in close to get a lingering sniff on my neck, I knew it was something we would both enjoy. The scent changes as it dries down, and when it does, it’s soft, making it good for warmer weather. If you want to make it last longer, layer with the Healthy Deodorant ($18): A natural deodorant with this lovely fragrance, and touch up during the day with the portable and affordable Healthy Roller-Ball ($19): Housed in a slim, spill-proof bottle, this tote-able flacon lets you refresh your scent any time, anywhere. I didn’t try the other two, but I love roller-balls because they fit easily into my purse, and they won’t leak or be confiscated at the airport. The deodorant looks nice, too, and is inexpensive.
While I think of vanilla centric and gourmand fragrances as youthful, they are also man magnets (all the single ladies, take note). Even better, The Healthy Fragrance is made with natural ingredients with skin loving essential oils and botanicals, without any Parabens, Petrochemicals, Phthalates, Silicones, Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oils, Synthetic Dyes, Sulfates, Chemical Sunscreens, or Aluminum.Alcohol denat. (from Organic sugar cane), What the products DO have are 30 essential vitamins and minerals, 19 amino acids, and antioxidants, plus soothing willowherb, and hydrating olive leaf . These are not only good to smell, they’re good for your skin. In this fragrance, the actual ingredients are: Botanical fragrance blend, Deionized water, Lycium barbarum (Goji) powder, Terminalia ferdinandiana (Kakadu plum) fruit extract, Epilobium angustifolium (Canadian willowherb) extract, Olea europaea (Olive leaf) extract, Alteromonas ferment extract, Chrysanthellum indicum (Chamomile) extract, Oat amino acids, Glycerin (Vegetable), Vanilla planifolia.