With that being said, it's definitely not a "bare my soul" kind of post. I think I should do those more often because writing in a public forum or even in a private journal is very therapeutic for me. When it's published online, it also forces me to edit and think through what I want to say so that it's coherent instead of babbling (though sometimes babbling can be very relaxing too!). But when it's late at night, it's more likely that I'll post these types of updates!
Recently I signed up for the "First Look" program at Bath & Body Works via an email they sent me. Last week, I got an email with the title "The freebie you've been waiting for!" and saw this when I opened it:
Who doesn't love freebies? I used to love them just because it was something free, of course, but now I do really appreciate them for their intended purpose of being able to try out the product. When it comes to personal care products, it's a great opportunity to test out whether the formula or scent works for me. I was eager to try one of the new Artisan fragrances.
Anyway, I did try the Peach & Honey Almond lotion at the store, but the scent was too overpowering for me. That lasted for hours, and it was too sweet for me. Instead, I picked the Lemon Pomegranate Cream scent in a shower gel because I don't need lotion. I haven't tried it out yet, but I do like the lemon scent I get from the bottle. I just love how citrus is so bright and wakes me up!
As for the candle, I thought I would like the Blackberry Bramble Tea scent since I love their London Calling (Tea & Lemon) and Nectarine Green Tea. The blackberry one wasn't pleasing to me though and neither were any of the other options. I guess I'm not too big a fan of fall scents! The one I didn't mind much was actually the Wasabi Apple, which is the oddest thing because that was the one I thought would be gross based on the name. I guess it wouldn't make sense if it really did have a STRONG wasabi smell as if you were getting a plate of sushi! When I showed Howard when he got home from work, I described it as a fall apple candle since it had deeper, muskier notes as opposed to the light fruity apple scents that their spring candles would have. It'll be interesting to see what it smells like when being burned.