My new favorite scent, and if you hurry – get it for 20% off!
Crabtree and Evelyn may be best known for their English floral scents, but let me share a little secret with you – they’re my go-to spot for deep, earthy fragrances. Rose, Lily, Iris; they do them beautifully. But Sandalwood, Myrrh, Amber; these are the unexpected dark horses that they do fabulously…
So it’s with great pleasure that I introduce the Smoky Amber Holiday collection. Perhaps the most perfect example of why Crabtree and Evelyn has me coming back again and again.
Smoky Amber is an “exotic blend of crystallized ginger, golden amber and cardamom, accented with mandarin and sandalwood”. Go on, read it again, I’ll wait. And yes, it smells as amazing as it sounds. Spicy, a tiny bit of sweetness, all enveloped in a richness that is more Moroccan lair than Kensington garden.
And can we just talk about Packaging Porn for a moment?
The Smoky Amber large poured candle ($30) comes in a rich purple box, accented with orange, teal and gold plant illustrations and an embossed vine pattern on the sides. And what’s that you see peeking out of the box?
A sheer protective layer over the candle, with a portion of their description printed in script. Gasp-inducing, I tell you.
The vessel itself is frosted deep purple, with a shiny tone on tone version of the illustration from the box. The candle is divine, infused with a high concentration of perfume oil, it absolutely fills the room with it’s scent. And promises a hefty 50 hours of burn time. Though I won’t reach that anytime soon, I’m hoarding this like the limited edition junkie that I am!
Candles somehow not your thing? (As if!) Crabtree and Evelyn also make a Smoky Amber hand wash ($18). It’s gentle, a bit moisturizing and leaves the scent lingering on your hands for quite a while. Be prepared to explain why your sniffing your hands for the next hour!
Perfect for holiday gifts, even better for yourself – snatch up the Smoky Amber collection while you can!
Deal Alert: Now through Dec 15th, 2011 (hurry – only 48 more hours!) get 20% off at Crabtree and Evelyn with code: SHARING20.
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skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
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