Scent of a Baker Reviews
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Aromas from the kitchen, scent from the boudoir, flowers from the garden: fragrances everywhere....As a baker girl/chef, it is no surprise that I am seduced by scent. In addition to working with fragrance and flavors in the bakery and kitchen, I also dabble in candle making, personal and custom perfumes, and hand milled soaps as well as home fashioned incense and potpourri. I am happy to share what I also sleuth out in the way of the best in special and unique scents (in toiletries, perfumes, aromatherapy oils, soaps, cosmetics, and incense) for my BetterBaking.com visitors. Sometimes, I stray to related niceties, such as books on the subject, or chimes, and other softer-side-of-lifestyle products. Here is where you will my reviews and special discoveries on scent, perfumes, soaps, candles, home fragrance, cosmetics, even men's scents, and sometimes a recipe or two for potpourri, homemade cologne, vanilla or lavender sleep pillows. Scent of a Baker is an oasis for your senses and it is moving to http://www.mistressofscents.com/
May 2016 Great Gifts and Products for Spring
Perfume Review : Marina de Bourbon
Gold Canyon Candles and More
Vanilla Smoke by Mandy Aftel
Vanilla & Gourmands Perfumes
Perfume Review: Estee Lauder: Aerin Lilac Path
Perfume Review: White Linen, Estee Lauder
Perfume Review: Unconditional Love & Falling In Love, Philosophy
Perfume Profile: Oriens, Van Cleef and Arpels
Perfume Review: Womanity by Thierry Mugler
Perfume Review: Summer Essence, David Yurman
Perfume Review: Eau de Musc Narcisco Rodriguez
Perfume Profile: Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude
Marcy Goldman Wheat Siren Perfume Oil
Perfume Review: Jean Piguet Baghari and Fracas
Perfume Profile: Clean, Skin
Perfume Profile: Love, Chloe
Perfume Profile: Elizabeth Arden
Perfume Review: Narcisco Rodriguez
Perfume Profile: Angel Perfume, Thierry Mugler
Perfume Profile: Jean Paul Gaultier
Perfume Profile: Guerlain
Perfumes and Fragrances
Cosmetics, Moisturizers, Lipsticks, Powders....and Pretty Things
Candles, Fragrant Oils, Essential Oils, Soaps, Aromatherapy Supplies
Hair Stuff, Treatments, Coloring, Shampoo, Etc.
Pixie Glass Works Perfume Vials
Home Ambiance Scents, Incense, Sachets, Potpourri and More
One Woman's Journey in Perfumes
There's always something new and unique at Avon - where the award-winning, legendary cosmetics and scent company continues to mop up magazine and industry praise and awards. Stay tuned for our reviews as new products are profiled. In particular, check out Avon's skin care and anti-aging products. Some of them are about the best, state-of-the-art products, at the best prices. I try each product that is reviewed and many new launches are on-going. Avon is also tops at best scents at best prices - so stay tuned! And always check with Avon (in the U.S. or Canada) for their sales -there are often deep discounts on fabulous classic skin care products.
Avon Clinical Line Eraser
We found this effective for something that is relatively mild. Recommended!
Anew Clinical Pro Line Eraser with patented A-F33 (Amino-Fill 33)—the anti-aging breakthrough of the decade! A-F33 works unlike potent anti-agers AHA, retinol, injectable collagen. The look of deep wrinkles begin to fade in just one week. 100% of women showed visible improvement in fine wrinkles in 2 weeks. Over time, 27% improvement in the appearance of fine and deep wrinkles. Designed to work with any ANEW skin care regimen to help optimize results. 1 oz. net wt. TO USE: In AM and PM, apply to cleansed face and neck avoiding the eye area. Follow with ANEW moisturizer. WARNING: Some individuals may not be comfortable using this product especially in the eye area. Try using more sparingly or less frequently until your skin accommodates. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. SUNBURN ALERT: Use only as directed. This product contains retinol, a basic in anti aging skin care.
Avon Treatment Concentrate
ANEW GENICS Treatment Concentrate
Another bargain in a product that does what the high priced department brands do but for a fraction of the price! See expression lines visibly softened instantly.* 86% of luxury-brand users said they saw the most dramatic improvement with Genics.** 2x the concentration of Youthgen Technology.*** Over time, improves the look of wrinkles, improves the look of discolorations by 32%, and improves the look of age spots by 26%.† Lightweight serum is great for summer. Look almost 6 years younger.
We loved this mild, apricot cream that smoothed our the skin and light spots began to fade after a few days. 2X the concentration of Pro 7 Sirtuin Technology*. See deep wrinkles and age spots visibly diminished. Use AM and PM before Ultimate 7S moisturizers
Terrific Skin Care from Avon
Avon Clinical Eye Lift
There’s a reason Avon’s Clinical Eye Lift is a bestseller. It seems to defy gravity and in a few applications, your eyes look fresh and dewy and yes – they seem to sit a little higher or else the brows puff up in a youthful way. Either way, this is a subtly scented product that is a joy to use. The gel is for the brow area and the apricot-hued cream (it comes pack as a duo application of two difference substances). A pleasure to use and wonderful results.
Avon Absolute Even
These are the product claims:
Virtually erases the look of skin discolourations, including spots, freckles, sallowness, blotchy red or brown patches, uneven skin tone and some post-acne marks. Here is what I discovered with actual product use: overnight, this lightweight (it’s not greasy or oily or drippy) moisturizing cream with a very subtle, pleasant fragrance, sloughed off a whole layer of skin on my face and neck. This continued for a few days and then I was left with a whole new surface of skin. I looked brighter and more awake and my skin was smooth as silk. This is a must-buy!
Also recommended - Avon's New Scents
Outspoken by Fergie
A gorgeous floral that is young and sexy - balanced by a hint of sweetness and greens.
A light, upbeat youthful after-gym-work-out-don't want anything that's over-the-top sort of scent - Avon's Instinct is perfect from work to after work party or post sporty times.
Tried and true is one way to consider Avon but there is far more than that to recommend the brand, whose products I’ve tested for years. You cannot be the research and development, the price point, the hygienic production and the packaging (nor the wonderful catalogues).
Most recently I picked some treasures from Avon and wasn’t disappointed. They include:
Amazingly scented anti-bacterial hand gels that fit in your purse
http://shop.avon.ca/avonshop_en/default.asp?line_id=54&department=fastfind&src_page=random_product_list.asp (I opted for Vanilla, Cucumber Melon and Pomegranate)
Avon's Sweet Honesty, Perfume Classic
Sweet Honesty was launched by Avon in 1973. The fragrance features honey, musk, vanilla, hyacinth, lemon, lily-of-the-valley and rose. It is still innocent and beguiling all at once, and a steal-of-a-classic perfume.
Anew Platinum Cream, aka Youth in a Jar
This is youth in a jar. It is a light pink light night cream that smells like cucumbers and spring water. In the morning, having applied it to your neck and face, you will notice your skin top layer peeling off. It sounds horrible and painful but you don't feel a thing and it simply is a gentle, at-home peel. I had no idea until I started getting wonderful compliments. It transforms your face (one week is all you need and then give it a rest) and neck into baby-skin softness. Totally incredible - best kept secret.
Anew Clinical Luminosity Brighting Hand Cream
Like Anew Platinum, this is a similarly incredible skin product. About a week's application garners you soft hands with a more even surface.
Outspoken Eau de Perfume by Fergie
Only Avon could interpret the Fergie spirit in this wonderfully bold but feminine cocktail of black leather, iced berries, and the warm notes of tuberose absolut. For all ages, this perfume would take you nicely through summer into Fall and even the winter holidays. Check out the companion Outspoken Body Lotion.
Incredible Great Energy Multi Wear Fragrance from Mark - a terrific line of upbeat fragrances and make-up from Avon
Mark Great Energy is a world-changing scent. It is an exlixir that can be worn as a perfume or just inhale it while you are in traffic for an instant benefit - almost like a spa in a bottle. Made with lemongrass, mandarin and ginger it's good enough to eat but it's one of the most gorgeous things Avon ever came out with.
Herve Leger Homme, Eau de Toilette Spray
A bold, sophisticated cologne for men that opens with crisp Indian ginger, then Japanese Yuzu, contained with more exotic woods and spices. A terrific sensual scent for Autumn for the office or after hours.
For more on scent, enjoy my other features:
- Colonial Candle - July 2012
- More Perfumes for 2008 - December 2008
- Scent of a Baker Holiday 2005 Round Up - December 2005 - Bake It Forward, Gift Baking Issue
- Best in Scent For the Holidays - December 2003 - The Sugar and Spice Issue
- Scents on the home front - scented possibilities are all around... - July 2003 - Memories of Summer Music Camp or Baking to Birdland
- Perfume Profile: Elizabeth Arden
- Perfume Review: Narciso Rodriguez
- Scent of a Baker, Valentine's Day Special Edition
- Perfume Review: Youth Dew, Estee Lauder
- Best in Girlie Girl Stuff, Make Up etc.
- Hair Stuff, Treatments, Coloring, Shampoo, Etc.
- Cosmetics, Moisturizers, Lipsticks, Powders....and Pretty Things
- Lotions and Treatments
- Perfume Profile: Love, Chloe
- Perfume Profile: Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude
- Perfume Review: Summer Essence, David Yurman
- Vanilla Perfumes Feature
- Perfumes and Fragrances
- Home Ambiance Scents, Incense, Sachets, Potpourri and More