Monday, June 28, 2010

Seasons Fly By

It's no longer spring, but spring can always be near with our ScentSationals fragrance Spring Green, one in the line-up of our recently realeased seven new fragrances for summer! Fresh, crisp, with a hint of floral, Spring Green will have you thinking it's spring again!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ginger Snap!

My mother is one of my favorite people. She's my best friend and confidant, my caregiver, the woman who gave me life. I don't have many pictures of my mother when she was young, but i have seen the one graduation photo that hangs in my Grandma's house: my mom's sitting in a chair, her long auburn hair flowing down her back in whisps and curls. When i was little, i used to think that lady was a princess. But now i know she's the same strong, beautiful woman, and her name is Ginger.

Here at ScentSationals, there's a new fragrance for this summer, one of seven, that i think captures my mom's feisty hot red-headedness, sweetness, and spunkyness in it's spice, sugar and tang: Ginger Tangerine! Find it in Walmart Stores as well as online at!

Monday, June 21, 2010

One Tasty Pastry!

When we got back from our honeymoon, my husband and i celebrated the beginnings of our life together by opening all the gifts from our reception. Opening everything and keeping track of who-gave-what and duplicates-to-be-taken-back takes a lot more time than you'd think.

As we were taking turns unwrapping different gifts, I opened one particular gift: a beautiful pie pan. Cream, with red vines and leaves weaving around the bottom, it was such a pretty pie dish. I think I would almost feel bad getting such a pretty thing all dirty with pie.

I know! Instead, I'll just pop the ScentSationals fragrance, Key Lime Pie into my warmer, letting the tart limes, smooth and sweet whipped cream, and warm graham cracker crust waft through our house. Than I can keep my pretty pie pan clean and still enjoy the aroma of sweet Key Lime Pie!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Tall Tale

Easter time. Excited kids scattered everywhere, itching in anticipation of that big moment: when the Easter Bunny comes. The older kids were in charge of hiding the candy around the house, while one parent entertained the younger kids in another room. This year, my husband (fiance at the time) was there to celebrate with us. He's a pretty tall man, as in quickly approaching 6'7", if not there already, and he teamed up with my dad to make this past Easter one the kiddies will never forget!

They came into the room, eyes wide and bright, clutching their baskets with sweaty little hands and the search began: under the couches, between the cushions, in little piles hidden in nooks and crannies, candy littered the room, as did the children in their frantic searchings to get their share.

When all the candy had been found, Dad rounded the kids up under the ceiling fan to take a picture. As the little dots from the flash of the camera cleared from their eyes, Dad pushed the button that turns the ceiling fan on. Jelly beans flew around the room in a colorful dance. The kiddies, awe-struck, stood frozen in place, seemingly contemplating what was happening. Then, one after the other, they realized that this was candy flying around! and they jumped into action.

The secret to the flying jellies? My fiance had placed jelly beans on the tops of the fan blades and when my dad turned the fan on high, the beans went flying! Here at ScentSationals, there is a fragrance that captures that moment when the candies were flying through the air: the fragrance Jelly Bean. Available online at, Jelly Bean is the exact smell that rushes to meet you when you open new bag of jelly beans!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea! ...

... You and me, you and me, oh how happy we'll be!
I love to be beside the sea, beside the sea,
Beside the seaside, by the beautiful sea!" I sang uproariously in the car as we pulled into the parking lot of Pacific Beach in San Diego. In all honesty, the only times I had seen the ocean was on the television screen, so to say I was excited would be an understatement!

I could hear the waves crashing against the sand long before I could see them, but what I remember most was the smell, that clear, crisp, fresh and salty smell. Here at ScentSationals, we have a new fragrance for the summer of 2010 that captures that essence of ocean called Sea Salt. Burn it in your warmer and soon you'll be by the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Click, Click, Click

My husband and I were married on Saturday, the fifth of June (so, a week and a half ago) and we spent our honeymoon driving the coast of California. I had moved around a lot as a child, anywhere between Ohio and Utah I'd seen, but I'd never been further west than Utah or further east than Ohio, meaning I'd never seen the coast. But all of that changed.

We traveled here and there, went swimming, went to dinner, went to the San Diego Zoo, and even Disneyland! The trip was lovely, a chance to get away and have no worries besides losing the car keys. The drive back took a whole day, but we still stopped and ate at Peggy Sue's 50's Diner in Nevada. When we finally got home, I felt like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, "Oh, Aunty Em, there's no place like home. There's no place like home." Click, click, click.

Here at ScentSationals, there's a warm and inviting fragrance by the name of No Place Like Home. It's the smell of your home when you open the door after a long vacation and take the first step inside, the smell of happy times and fond memories, with a twist of cinnamon and musk!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Christmas At Tiffany's

Before I met my husband (ahh! He's my husband now!), I was dating this guy for a while in high school. He was in the Marine Corps, had just signed, and consequently was in Basic Training when Christmas rolled around. Due to the strict rules and regulations enforced during such rigorous training, I could only send letters, and he couldn't send anything out besides paper, either, so I wasn't expecting much in the way of a Christmas present from his direction.

Well, without my knowledge, he sent money to his mother with specific instrustions on what to get me. At a Christmas Party, his mother presented me with his gift: a set of sterling silver Tiffany jewelry, including earrings, a bracelet, and a necklace. I wore that jewelry everyday. It was gorgeous and simple, and just me to a tea! When things didn't work out with him, I sent the jewelry back, not out of spite, but just so he could have the option of giving it to someone else if he so chose.

But let's be honest here, a girl doesn't just give up Tiffany jewelry and forget about it. My arm felt practically naked without the familiar chain encircling it, as did my neck and ears. I missed my classy jewelry, and the chic look it added to any outfit.

Just like the silver Tiffany set, the Sterling Warmer here at ScentSationals is calssy and adds a chic look to any room! Sterling silver in color, hence the origin of its name, the Sterling Warmer is elegant with its diamond pattern, and when the light is turned on, it bounces and plays with the silver hues, refracting all over the wall as it makes your home smell great at the same time!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Twas the Night Before Graduation

The night before high school graduation, Syd and I had a pre-celebration slumber party. We'd been friends the whole year, but it felt like much, much longer, when we realized that the year was almost over and we hadn't had a single slumber party! That's definitely against the Best Friends Unwritten Code of Best Frendliness!

Twas the night before graduation, and all through Syd's house
Not a creature was stirring (except me and Syd of course!).

Our sleeping bags were rolled out on the floor with great care
As we brushed our teeth and combed out our hair.

Syd reached for her pillow, and then a fresh case
As I then proceeded in scrubbing my face.

"Syd, what are you doing?" I asked, slightly confused.
"Changing my case, for this one has been used."

"It looks fine to me," I said, climbing in bed.
"I just need a fresh place to lay down my head."

Turns out, Syd likes the fresh feeling of cotton
When her case is changed often and never forgotten.

She likes the smell of it, too, clean, fresh, and nice
And for that scent, she's willing to pay a price:

She changes her pillowcase almost every day.
She even packs extras when she goes away!

Now I think, If only Syd knew what I know.
Then she wouldn't be packing pillowcases to go!

She'd buy some ScentSationals Clean Cotton Scent (,
And she'd know that her money would be very well spent!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Piece of Cupcake

A couple of weeks before my wedding, my three younger sisters threw me a bridal shower and I'm telling you, it was like Christmas in May: cleaners, pots, tupperware, dishes, towels, paper products, personal items (every bridal shower, someone manages to sneak something in and I was beet read every time I came across one!).

I'd have to say, the prettiest things I saw were the cupcake pans. Two different women brought me cupcake pans and my fiance loves his cupcakes! His mom makes some really divine ones, moist with creamy icing, nothing like the chalky stuff at the store. There's just one problem: I don't think I've ever baked a cupcake in my life. Dead serious. I've decorated plenty at birthday parties and other events, but I've never actually baked one. Sad, I know.

Since I can't use my Cookie Plan (see the blog post Cookie Catastrophe) for cupcakes, too, I guess I'll really have to learn how to make them. But there is one comfort: if (and when) I fail miserably, I'll pop ScentSationals fragrance cube Cupcake ( into my warmer, and if that doesn't make me feel better, at least its sugary sweetness will help the house smell better!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

This One's for the Girls

The night before my wedding, I, my mom, my three little sisters, and all the visiting womenfolk had a Girl's Night. We put on an old Esther Williams movie, painted our fingernails, gave each other foot massages, helped set each other's hair (me doing most of the setting, because my hair is so short), and just talked like family (especially women family) do: lots of gossip and lots of giggles!

To help set the mood for our little girl get-away, I put the ScentSationals fragrance Spa into our warmer at home. The cool mint, green leaves, and fun twist of citrus filled the house, adding to the feel of relaxation and comfort. It also helped to take my mind off of any pre-wedding jitters!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Baby, Baby, Sweet Baby

For those of you who follow the blog, you'll know that my grandparents who live in Missouri own a farm. They grow all sorts of fruits and vegetables: broccoli, sweet corn, green beans, apples, peaches, cherries, and best of all, black raspberries. Helping Granny out in the garden, filling your bucket and eating anything extra that you can get your hands on, nothing beats that.

One summer day, my Grandpa needed help in the fields, so all the older kids went to give him a hand. Simultaneously, my Granny needed help in the garden, so the younger kids were comissioned to help her. After an afternoon of hard work, bending and weeding and tending the green bean fields, we came home in the back of Gradad's truck to a hilarious scene: Granny had my baby brother, who was 3 at the time, by the arm and was dragging him towards the house, chastising him in that voice all grandma's have. Upon closer examination, we found that he had emptied his entire bucket of black raspberries over his head and smeared the ones he couldn't eat all over his clothes and face!

Granny stuffed him into the bathroom and refused to let him out until he had bathed because he was not staining her carpet purple if she could help it! We followed close on Granny's heels, laughing at the hilarity of it all, and commenting on the sweetness of the scent, making mental notes to tease my brother about it later. The scent was delicious: warm, yet tart and it just so happens that ScentSationals fragrance Black Raspberry Vanilla captures that same warmth and tanginess!