The Advice Sisters rarely review products for young people, but I recently discovered a unique company, Rosemarys Potpourri with a Scent of Name® line that features a fragrance for every name. The company says that they research the meaning behind each name to create a fragrance that reflects that name. The Rosemarys Potpourri Personalized Perfume $7.00 1/3 fl. oz. comes in all the standard names, but if yours is spelled in a unique way or it’s a completely unique name, the company will still come up with a scent scent just for your name! The Scent of Name® personalized perfumes are oil based so they really last, too. I like the fact that the packaging is a rollerball –an efficient and portable way to wear scent. The Scent of Name® personalized perfumes are oil based and they are strong and long-lasting. You can also get a gift set in a tin for $12.95 with your Scent of Name® in Lotion, Body Wash and Shampoo. The 1oz containers make it great for travel.
Whether or not there was any true research behind the name scents, the idea of a personalized scent is appealing to young and old. My parents named me “Alison” with one “L.” I believe it is the English version of the name and generally reserved for boys (although I’ve never met a boy named Alison in England, or anywhere else) so I don’t know what my parents were thinking! In the United States, Alison is spelled with two ‘L’s not one, so even though as a child, I coveted all those “personalized” pens, pads, mugs, key chains, hats, etc. none were ever available in my name (or with name name spelled correctly).
The idea is delightful, although the scents, (for me), fell a bit short. To be fair, this is a fun idea, not a substitute for Chanel or Dior or even a drugstore scent. The company makes it obvious that it’s a novelty. The girly pink packaging is designed to delight little girls and teenagers and states that the scents are non toxic and all natural (plus the web site says the products are good for ages 3+ –something you’re not likely to find on a designer scent). As a child,I would have been thrilled beyond words to see my name on the perfume label (spelled correctly). I do wish the company had gone one step further and provided some real information about the meaning of my name or why the specific scent was chosen –that would have been a nice touch.
Do you know what your name smells like? I didn’t have a clue what the company would come up with for Alison spelled in one “L.” My “Alison” scent was slightly musky and wouldn’t have been inappropriate for a young girl. The other fragrance rollerball sample I tried was for the name, “Kimberly.” The fruity musk was very sweet, and it reminded me of the fragrance oils that are popular fare with vendors –it persisted even when I scrubbed!
If you want to thrill a young girl, this is the perfect gift, and it costs less than a sandwich and a drink! It’s also a cute idea for sweet 16 parties.
To see the full line of scented products visit www.rosemarysscents.com