Saturday, December 7, 2013

Claire Burke 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

 by Philippa Lane

I love the holiday season, especially Christmas with all of the sights, sounds, and the wonderful smells that delight the senses and this year Claire Burke has a great selection of home fragrances that can bring the beauty of this special season into your home.
Claire Burke is a company that specializes in creating lasting memories with fragrances that you will never forget. It was 56 years ago when Claire Burke, who was an interior designer, launched a fragrance line infused with real botanicals for the home.

The scents I usually enjoy smelling this time of the year is pine, warm vanilla, apple spice, and peppermint. Even though these types of fragrances are readily available from a variety of companies, I recently discovered some of the most realistic, long lasting, and aromatic home fragrance products by Claire Burke and today I would like to share with you my favorites for this holiday season.

Applejack & Peel Home Fragrance Room Spray and Oil: I love the scent of apples and spices baking in the oven at Christmas time and during the winter season, however, I do not always have time to bake, so the next best thing to do is to spray Claire Burke’s Applejack & Peel Spray, which smells just like fresh, juicy apples baking in an oven. The spray comes in a 3 oz. aluminum container. Whenever I spray this fragrance, my entire home smells like I have been baking fresh baked apple pie! Price: $8.50. It is a delectable fragrance that also comes as a fragrance oil, which can be placed in a warmer or mixed with potpourri. If you place the oil in the warmer, it is good to place 15 to 20 drops from the bottle.  I personally prefer the spray, but the oil is good to use as well for better disbursement of the fragrance.  The oil comes in a 15 ml bottle and is $7.95.

Fresh Royal Fir Home Fragrance Room Spray and Oil: Okay, I must say that this is my favorite fragrance, because it smells just like a real Christmas Tree, in fact, it is the most realistic pine scent I have ever smelled.  It is very strong and lasts a long time after being sprayed. I also like Fresh Royal Fir, because I have an artificial tree and when I use the spray or oil, it seems like the fragrance is coming from the tree. The spray comes in a 3 oz. container and is $8.50. The Fresh Royal Fir Home Fragrance Oil is strong as well when put in a warmer, but I found that it dissipates very fast, so I suggest adding a small amount of candle wax with 20 drops of the oil to make the fragrance last longer. The oil comes in a 15 ml bottle and is $7.95.

Vanilla Bean Home Fragrance Oil: I love the scent of vanilla, because it is a calming, pleasant fragrance that can be used all year long.  I usually put about 15-20 drops of the oil in a warmer or mix with potpourri. This oil is made with vanilla butter cream, caramel marshmallow fluff, musk, and Tonka Bean. Because of the oil’s unique blend, I think it is great all by itself, but to enhance the scent a little bit, I mix it with a spicy scent, such as Claire Burke’s Christmas Memories. Vanilla Bean is such a neutral fragrance that it can be blended with a variety of scents or simply enjoyed as it is. The fragrance has a great throw and fills every room with a sweet, welcoming scent.  The home fragrance oil comes in a 15 ml bottle and is $4.50.

Christmas Memories Home Fragrance Room Spray and Oil: Cinnamon and spice and everything nice is what this fragrance reminds me of as well as sitting next to a warm fireplace and drinking hot cup of apple cider with cinnamon and cloves on a cold evening. This is a wonderful fragrance for the holidays and the spray comes in a 3 oz. container and is $8.50.  Just like the spray, the fragrance oil is just as strong, long lasting, and a little goes a long way. Because I am fond of scents that have top notes of cinnamon and cloves, Christmas Memories has become one of my favorite scents this year. The oil is 15 ml and is available for $7.95.

I have just shared with you some of my favorite Claire Burke Fragrances for the holiday season. Remember, memories can last a lifetime and you can create new ones today with Claire Burke Home Fragrances. I did and I know that you can too!

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Elizabeth Taylor Violet Eyes Perfume

by Philippa Lane                                                    

A lovely and mysterious floral fragrance for women.

Elizabeth Taylor was a beautiful woman, mother, prolific actress, and business woman. She also loved flowers so much that she created a perfume that would fit both her unique personality and style. I was given this exquisite fragrance as a gift and it is truly one of a kind. The Violet Eyes Perfume comes in a 1.7 fl. oz. spray bottle and has a band of simulated diamonds which surrounds the upper portion of the atomizer. The box that the fragrance comes in looks very feminine and is purple in color with a beautiful violet flower embellishing the box.

The name of the perfume, “Violet Eyes”, is very fitting, because of the rare and beautiful violet eyes that God blessed Elizabeth Taylor with. She truly had the most extraordinary, stunningly gorgeous violet eyes.
The essential oils that are in the perfume are White Peach, Jasmine, Violet Peony, Purple Rose, Warm Amber, and Cedar.

When I first sprayed the perfume on my wrists, I could smell the distinctive essences of jasmine and violet peony.  As time when on I could smell the white peach, then a little later during the day, I smelled the warm amber and cedar wood. I felt wonderful wearing this fragrance. It is the type of perfume that is not overpowering.  It is also versatile and can be worn both during the day and in the evening. Violet Eyes perfume is perfect for all seasons, but especially during the spring and summer seasons, because of the strong peach and peony notes.

Violet Eyes Perfume makes a perfect gift to give for a birthday, anniversary, Mother’s Day, Christmas, or just for you. I am very pleased with this fragrance. It is a soft, light scent that can be worn everyday.
I am so glad that Elizabeth Taylor created Violet Eyes Perfume. It is truly a timeless, feminine, and sophisticated fragrance with a touch of elegance that should be worn and it is a fragrance to be remembered.

If you like the scents of flowers, amber, and white peach like I do and if you admire Elizabeth Taylor, then Violet Eyes is the fragrance that you should have, wear, and feel beautiful!
You can find Violet Eyes Perfume by Elizabeth Taylor at fine department stores around the country for $52.00.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Kai Beauty Products Gift Guide

Are you looking for that perfect gift to give someone or to get for yourself?

Kai Beauty Products was founded by Gaye Straza and has a wonderful assortment of beauty products to choose from.
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These foods are very rich in vitamin A, so they help to prevent aging and repairs the outer layer of your skin.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Kohl’s 2012 fall and winter Gift Guide


Are you thinking of giving a gift to someone special this time of year?  Maybe you just want to treat yourself to some of the season’s most fashionable apparel wear.

I have a few personal favorites from Kohl’s that I would like to share with you.  These beautiful clothes are perfect for the fall and winter season with a classic look, sleek lines, eye pleasing colors, and a style that is timeless.  

Wednesday, July 11, 2012