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Spice Up Your Valentine’s Day With Scentsy

What do you do to add a touch of romance to the room?  Candles used to be my go-to method but since having kids they have been collecting dust in my basement.  It’s just too risky to have candles lit with little ones running around but since I discovered Scentsy a few years ago, I can still have a fabulous smelling house and a warm ambiance glow from the warmer as well.  With Valentine’s Day coming up, Scentsy has some fabulous new products to help add a touch of romance and spice to your household decor.

The February Scent of the Month (a scent not available in the regular catalog) is called Pixie – it’s described as a mischievous moonscape of pink pepper, mandarin, and heliotrope, deepened by exotic teakwood and vanilla oak.

Creating scents, and then their descriptions is something I’ve always been curious about – who has this job and how do they become so creative with their descriptions?  I learned a little about this in October when I visited Scentsy’s head office in Idaho and participated in a Fragrance Training session with Scentsy’s fragrance guru David Weymouth!

I learned how fragrances typically have a pyramid of scents known as top notes, mid notes, and dry notes – so your favorite fragrance (Scentsy or otherwise) is actually a combination of scents rather than one single note.

Scentsy ScenTrendDuring our training, we discussed some of our favorite scents and asked why single note Scentsy fragrances weren’t available.  Little did we know what Scentsy was already working on…

New for 2012, Scentsy introduces ScenTrend – a look at the most up-and-coming scent you’re going to see everywhere in 2012 – Pink Pepper!

A study in contrasts, Pink Pepper’s multidimensional nature exudes sweet, floral yet spicy aromas, giving it appeal as both a gourmand and romance fragrance note. Distilled from the rose-hued berries of the Peruvian pepper tree and used as a spice in cooking, Pink Pepper has a dry, fresh scent with hints of angelica and juniper-like notes. This bold yet warm fragrance stimulates renewed energy in any environment.

Pink Pepper is a single note fragrance – this way you can mix it with some of your favorite Scentsy fragrances and as they warm together, an entirely new scent will emerge.  You can spice up your Scentsy experience by using ScenTrend Pink Pepper with the following Scentsy fragrances:

~ Amber Road
~ Paradise Punch
~ Love Story
~ Hendrix
~ Imperial City
~ Pixie

I received both Pixie and Pink Pepper to try over the past week or two. Pink Pepper definitely has a spicy/peppery fragrance. Of the scents it mixes well with, I knew I had Love Story and was eager to see what could be created by mixing the two since I find Love Story to be a warm, soft, perfume-like scent (I actually have the Solid Perfume in Love Story).

Adding Pink Pepper to Love Story definitely spiced things up – it was a great pairing and definitely great for a bedroom or den.  Mixing Pink Pepper with Amber Road – a fragrance that I find already powerful on it’s own, really amped it up even more.  It was fun to experiment with scents having some direction from Scentsy.

Keep your eyes (and nose!) open for Pink Pepper in 2012 in other brands and products as it’s slated to be THE fragrance of the year.  Of course, by the time your friends are talking about it, it will be old news to you because you’re so on top of things thanks to Scentsy! 😉

To help celebrate the launch of ScenTrend and of course bring some spice to your February, Scentsy is offering my readers an awesome giveaway you’re going to love!  One of my readers is going to win the following from Scentsy:

~ Scentsy Warmer of the winner’s choice
~ Pixie Bar
~ Pink Pepper Bar
~ Paradise Punch Bar
~ Imperial City Bar
~ Hendrix Bar
~ Love Story Solid Perfume

Wow!! Are you excited?! To enter to win, just leave me a comment here telling me what your current favorite scent from Scentsy is!

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This giveaway will end on March 1st at 9PM CT . Giveaway is open to Canadian and US addresses.


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