Beauty · perfume · sephora

TOP 10 | Sweet Smelling Perfumes

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume (Curly Spring Blossom)

I not only have the biggest sweet tooth,  I also only crave  “Sugary, Candy Like” perfumes. I thought it would be nice to gather all the delicious fragrances that I’ve fell in love with over the years. If, like myself, floral, woody, spicy or oriental perfumes make you smell like a granny (and not in a good way), than these suggestions could help you find a yummy new scent. BTW I’m assuming that a girl (me) in her forties likes to smell like cake batter! 😉



Pink Sugar

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume Pink Sugar

This is the most affordable perfume from this list. Pink Sugar is a warm, delicious & happy fragrance. I would describe it like when cotton candy & vanilla sugar meet maple syrup! Without a doubt a sugar overload that is not just for teenagers!

Bergamot, Sicilian Orange, Raspberry, Fig Leaves, Lily of the Valley, Licorice, Strawberry, Red Fruit, Cotton Candy, Vanilla, Caramel, Musk, Wood, Powder.


Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Extreme

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume-Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanilla Extreme (Curly Spring Blossom)

Layer after layer of vanilla scents, what’s not to love! I like that I smell like I have doused myself in vanilla extracts! I love it. Truly intoxicating!

Vanilla Sugar, Heliotrope, Vanilla Absolute, Milk.


Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Apricot

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume Comptoir - Sud Pacifique (Curly Spring Blossom)

Creamy, sweet and fruity; it’s complete perfection if you wanna smell like a summer treat. Sweet but with a grown up feel to it. Very sophisticated.

Jackfruit, Apricot, Papaya, Vanilla, Sugar Candy.


Yves St-Laurent Black Opium

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Yves St-Laurent Black Opium (Curly Spring Blossom)

Full of notes that evoke the sweetness of vanilla, coffee, with some light floral undertones. The smell of this perfume is very different from the original Opium. This is a winning scent for me! This is like a mature version of Prada Candy.

Coffee Accord, Orange Blossom, Cedarwood Essence, Patchouli Essense.


Lavanila Vanilla Grapefruit 🐰

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Lavanila Vanilla Grapefruit (Curly Spring Blossom)

I absolutely love Lavanila Vanilla Grapefruit perfume! Don’t let the grapefruit in the name trick you – it doesn’t smell fruity at all! It’s a very warm scent with only a hint of citrus.

Pink Grapefruit, Lime, Bergamot, Orange, Cedarwood, Madagascar Vanilla.


Dior Hypnotique Poison

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Hypnotic Poison (Curly Spring Blossom)

I’ve been wearing this perfume for the last 10 years. Definitely not a summery or daytime scent, but you’ll be tempted to wear it all year round. I get a ton of compliments when I wear this warm, vanilla sexy scent that not only warms up as the day goes on but, mixed with the amber and jasmine, it’s just amazing! I am head over heels in love with this dangerously named perfume. I cannot recommend it highly enough. My only word of advice is to spritz yourself sparingly because a little of this certainly goes a long, long way especially in summer when your skin heats up.

Bitter Almond, Caraway Spice, Sambac Jasmine, Cinnamon, Tuberose, Vanilla, Musk, Mosses, Jucarunda Wood.


Viktor & Rolf BonBon

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Viktor & Rolf BonBon (Curly Spring Blossom)

I love this perfume so much. The smell is delicious; when I wear it, it feels like I’ve been soaked in candy. It reminds me of the sweetness that Flowerbomb has… minus the flowery notes.  Definitely a cute, feminine, sweet tooth kind of smell. It starts off a little more floral but becomes all sugary after some evaporation. Definitely smells edible. The caramel scent is the longest lasting part of the perfume with a hint of vanilla sweetness.

Caramel, Mandarin, Orange Blossom


Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Gold Couture

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Juicy Couture Viva La Gold Couture (Curly Spring Blossom)

I prefer Gold Couture over the classic Viva La Juicy perfume. It has more vanilla than the classic one, which is what I enjoy the most about this aroma. The main notes for me are definitely vanilla, amber, and caramel, although there are some notes of berries that come through and don’t make it too overpoweringly sweet. Think warm caramel and honey drizzled over berries and vanilla custard… and you have Gold Couture!!

Berries, Honeysuckle, Golden Amber, Caramel, Vanilla.


Mugler Aura

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Mugler Aura (Curly Spring Blossom)

At first, it’s minty and fresh (Yes like Listerine) but also has a mysterious base note. After a couple of hours, Aura elegantly and seamlessly morphs into a custard bourbon vanilla scent that reminds me of Fresh Pastries. Aura is an exceptionally well engineered perfume that carries you away on a nose-filling journey.

Rhubarb leaves, Vanilla bourbon, Orange blossom, Wolf wood.


Maison Margiela “REPLICA” By The Fireplace

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Maison Margiela REPLICA By The Fireplace (Curly Spring Blossom)

This perfume is my newest obsession. It does have a smoky base to it but it also has a lovely bourbon vanilla side with a touch of cinnamon. Someone told me that it smells like roasting marshmallows on a fire. This fragrance stirs up memories of times shared by the fire in the great outdoors as well as by the fireplace. It does tend to be more of an Autumn/Winter fragrance and it’s especially delicious mixed with Black Opium!

Clove Oil, Chestnut Accord, Vanilla Accord


Honorable Mention…

Mugler Angel

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Mugler Angel (Curly Spring Blossom)

Key Notes:
Caramel, Chocolate, Honey, Vanilla

Elizabeth & James Nirvana Bourbon 🐰

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Elizabeth & James Nirvana Bourbon (Curly Spring Blossom)

Key Notes:
Tuberose, Oakwood, Bourbon Vanilla

Prada Candy

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Prada Candy (Curly Spring Blossom)

Key Notes:
White Musks, Benzoin, Caramel Accord

Giorgio Armani Beauty Si

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Giorgio Armani Si (Curly Spring Blossom)

Pear, Freesia, Amber Wood.

Maison Margiela “REPLICA” Funfair Evening

Top 10 | Sweet Perfume- Maison Margiela REPLICA FUNFAIR EVENING (Curly Spring Blossom)

Key Notes:
Toffee Apple, Orange Blossom Infusion, Caramel Candy


Looking at this list of favorites, you can quickly see that the key word for me is VANILLA. I hope that it gave you, my “SWEET” friends, some great suggestions or possibly made you smile because we have the same taste. Any other perfumes I should try?


Note: I try my best to buy only cruelty-free products when it comes to my makeup, skincare & bath products. That being said perfume that are cruelty-free and smells good on me are extremely hard to find so this list contains only a few CF options! Transitioning is key here…

🐰= Cruelty-Free

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Beauty · cruelty-free · Reviews

Lavanila Rollerball in Vanilla Grapefruit

Project Pan 12 Fall 2016
Welcome to week #3 of the 2016 Project Pan 12 where our main goal is to Pan 12 products before December 1st. This project is a collab between magnificent bloggers Stashy (StashMatters), Jodi (ABrashAttitude), Chanelle (Chanelle Hayley) and myself (of course)!
This week item is Lavanilla Rollerball in the Vanilla Grapefruit scent. During the last year, I can’t tell you the amount of compliments I received when I wore that perfume. I can’t tell you why I stop wearing it either… To think that this treasure was at the bottom of a drawer is just mind-boggling! I’m telling you, you have to do or join (wink!wink) a Project Pan to (re)discover hidden gems … or total crap (yeah, that happens too!).

Project Recap…

I realize that it’s easy to keep using products that I love on a 12-week stretch but it’s very hard to keep coming back to average ones like the Bliss Energizing Mask or the Josie Maran Hair Serum. Then again, I’m almost done with my Lancôme Génifique Yeux and I’m already anxious because I can’t see myself without this eye cream in my collection. All in all, it’s easy breezy and I’m still appreciating using those products week after week; it’s fun not having to choose products when the selection is quite large!

Lavanila Vanilla Grapefruit

Lavanila Vanilla Grapefruit Fragrance


Sephora : On the US website, only $58 for 1.7oz and the rollerball retail for $19. Also on the Lavanila website

Note: Seems that the Canadian site is not holding it anymore… NOOOOOOO!

Lavanila Vanilla Grapefruit



Notes: An Uplifting Citrus.
This invigorating blend of sparkling grapefruit, crisp cedarwood, lime and Madagascar vanilla is created by master natural perfumers who use only the finest pure essential oils. Kissed by sunshine, this unique scent lifts the spirits.


Alcohol denat. (from Organic sugar cane), Botanical fragrance blend, Deionized water, Lycium barbarum (Goji) powder, Terminalia ferdinandiana (Kakadu plum) fruit extract, Epilobium angustifolium (Canadian willowherb) extract, Olea europaea (Olive leaf) extract, Alteromonas ferment extract, Chrysanthellum indicum (Chamomile) extract, Oat amino acids, Glycerin (Vegetable), Vanilla planifolia.

Lavanila Vanilla Grapefruit


♥ Getting a ton of compliments, 😉

Lavanila is Cruelty-free and Vegan (No paraben and No aluminium),

♥ Such a great everyday fragrance, it’s sweet and fruity … Perfection!

♥ Stays on for such a long time.


♥ Just let me think … Nothing !! I even think it’s fairly priced.


Lavanila Perfume Review (Cruelty Free)

I can see myself wearing this fragrance ’til the end of time; I love it that much. It’s not overly sweet but fresh and fruity while still being a tad sensual. I also love that Lavanila is cruelty-free and in the fragrance industry, it’s a rare fact! To my knowledge, brands like The 7 Virtues & Commodity are also Cruelty-Free.

I also own and love Lavanila in Vanilla Coconut aroma and if I had to choose between the two, I would go with Vanilla Grapefruit, but I’m still debating!

Will I repurchase? Yes without any hesitations!

🌸Don’t forget to go have a look at week 3 of Stashy (StashMatters), Jodi (ABrashAttitude) and Chanelle (Chanelle Hayley)

The Schedule & Links …
✤ Monday September 19:  Cake Sugar Cookie Decadent Body Lotion
✤ Monday September 26:  Lavanila Rollerball in Vanilla Grapefruit 
✤ Monday October 3:  Bio-Oils PurCellin Oil
✤ Monday October 10:   Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask
✤ Monday October 17:  Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
✤ Monday October 24:  bareMinerals Complexion Rescue SPF 30
✤Monday October 31:  Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair serum
✤ Monday November 7: Fresh Sugar Face Polish
✤ Monday November 14:  Lancôme Génifique Yeux 
✤ Monday November 21:  Ole Henriksen Rub n’ Buff Salt Scrub 
✤ Monday November 28:  Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer

What’s your favorite cruelty-free perfume brand?

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Beauty · canadians · Makeup

Demeter Fragrance Library

Demeter Fragrance Library Curly Spring Blossom

Of all the products I could ever receive, these Demeter fragrances are right there on top of my Wishlist. If you think for one second that I’m exaggerating, well think again… I feel I’ve enjoyed Demeter Library fragrances since my teenage years (believe me, that’s many many years!). To this day, Demeter Sugar Cookie brought me so many compliments that I still wonder why I change perfume 😉. They are so reasonably priced and fun to play with that you can them wear alone or impersonate a mad scientist and create your own concoction!

Demeter Fragrance Library Curly Spring Blossom

Years ago, some big retail chain stores who were carrying the brand unfortunately closed and then, it became impossible to get Demeter fragrances in my area. Unable to “sniff” them in person, I almost forgot all the love that I once had with this unique brand and all those delicate childhood memories that popped in my head while inhaling their fresh scents.

Note for brainiacs: The sense of smell connects to the part of the brain that also controls memories and emotions. Therefore, smells often evoke strong memories…

Enough about the past… Thanks to Demeter & Canadian Beauty Bloggers, I received some cologne sprays and it didn’t take long for my passion to rekindle! Without knowing it, you both made a girl very happy. Little did you know that I prefer these fragrances over my Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Dior and so and so…

I received 5 bottles: the scents are Hawaiian Vanilla (you all know that Vanilla + Ingrid = ❤️💋❤️), Angel Food & Gingerbread in the first trio and the duo contained Grass & Dirt aromas + an empty bottle to allow me to make our own perfume. I am far from Breaking Bad’s Walter White (his chemist prowesses that is), but I have work hard to create a Curly Spring Blossom unique smelling awesomeness.

Demeter Fragrance Library Curly Spring Blossom

With their blending pyramid, it’s somewhat easy to pinpoint which aromas would be nice to blend together but like in our makeup world, their is no definite rule. And as I said before, you can wear them alone or mix and match to create your own custom scent.

Demeter Fragrance Library Curly Spring Blossom

So far, I have not one but two concoctions to talk about. One is BeardMan’s favorite and the other is totally me. Rest assure, I have tried every combination possible, even some strange ones !!! But, I will continue to experiment and play with different dosages or proportions to refine my formulas…

Demeter Fragrance Library Curly Spring Blossom

BeardMan aka my boyfriend’s favorite & Mine ♥

The Two Concoctions

Demeter Fragrance Library Curly Spring Blossom

Of course, this renewed love made me want some more so here are the ones that are now on my Demeter most wanted Wishlist.

Did you ever tried Demeter fragrances?


Ingrid who smells yummy xxx

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