Back in the Fall I reached out to a group of ladies whose blogs I had been lurking about for quite some time. Nail stuff, smelly waxy stuff, sparkly stuff, makeup stuff, and then occasionally that annoying old thing we call day-to-day life, it was all on display, and with some kind, funny and thoughtful voices backing it up, to boot. It was through this group that I joined up with the Fall Fun Series, and then through that series that I’ve now joined up with the Band of Bloggers, a fun, friendly and supportive group of mostly wax and fragrance bloggers who get together once a month to talk about all things deliciously scented. Below you’ll find my thoughts on this month’s question, as well as links to the other participating blogs – please do check them out!
Welcome to the February edition of Band of Bloggers! You’re probably getting tired of winter already as we start this new month. Maybe your thoughts are already turning towards spring, or maybe you’re all about Valentine’s at the moment. Hearts and roses, chocolates and cards, and special someones making you smile…with all that love floating around, our question this month is quite simple.
What scent are you *loving* at the moment? It can be anything from wax, to perfume, to body care, to…whatever!
Mango! Mango, mango, mango. Huh, funny how words lose all meaning the more you say them. Mmmmmmmmango!
But truly, after once again burning myself out (heh) on seasonal scents (tree! mint! cookies!) I’m now all about tart and fruity bakery blends. I’m particularly fond of the Mango Sorbet fragrance oil that most vendors seem to use, which is good, as I’ve two custom orders coming my way in the next few weeks, and mango features prominently in both. Sweet and juicy, with a nice little kick of tartness to keep them from becoming completely saccharine, mango scents lean tropical, but without the floral notes that can nudge tropical fruits into pina colada territory (a place I don’t ever care to visit; pina coladas are a waste of alcohol, and virgin pina coladas are a waste of ice!) One of my favourite mango scents is Rosegirls’ Mango Coconut Waffle Cone, and it smells exactly as delicious as it sounds – crisp, sugary, fresh-from-the-oven waffle cones heaped with tart, cool and creamy mango sorbet, sprinkled with a dusting of shredded coconut. It’s friggin’ fantastic.
We hope you’ll join the fun and leave your own answer in the comments below.
And we hope you’ll visit these Band of Blogger blogs and help support the blogger community!
Amanda at Thrifty Polished
Deb at It’s Always Something
Jaybird at The Candle Enthusiast
Julie at The Redolent Mermaid
Lauren at LoloLovesScents
Liz at Furianne
Sandra – me! – at Finger Candy
And if you’d like to join in on the Band of Bloggers fun, please don’t hesitate to contact any one of us!