Highborn Défumé Annointing Oil Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Highborn Défumé Annointing Oil that came in my December Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Highborn Défumé Annointing Oil

This Ritual Rollerball will cleanse and clear your energetic space, focus the mind for meditation or prayer, and prepare yourself for ritual. DÉFUMÉ pays true homage to palo santo while embodying a dynamic fragrance profile. Application is beautiful (externally) anywhere on your body, this fragrance is known to transport. Boasting organic essential oils that are sustainably sourced and extracted, reiki charged crystals and high vibes – DÉFUMÉ will help deepen your self care regimen. Fragrance is unisex. 

Highborn Défumé Annointing Oil

The first thing that went through my mind when I saw this was to ask myself if this was a perfume or an essential oil (or both). The scent is very subtle – lightly smoky and woody. I would use this before a meditative yoga practice,  than to use it as a perfume as I don’t find that the scent lasts on me. I find that nearly all coconut oil based perfumes oils don’t have any longevity on me.

Highborn Défumé Annointing Oil

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Organic Fractionated Coconut Oil, A Proprietary Blend of Wild Crafted + Organic Essential Oils, Reiki Charged Quartz + Black Tourmaline.

Have you tried this?

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.

The 7 Virtues Grapefruit Lime, Patchouli Citrus, and Vetiver Elemi Eau de Parfum

The 7 Virtues Vetiver Elemi, Grapefruit Lime, Patchouli CitrusEau de Parfum

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Today I have reviews of three of the scents from The 7 Virtues Eau de Parfum rollerball collection – Grapefruit Lime, Patchouli Citrus and Vetiver Elemi. I recently won a giveaway via their InstaGram where I won a set of seven rollerballs. [info in italics taken from the Sephora website]

The 7 Virtues Rollerball Collection

Grapefruit Lime

The 7 Virtues Grapefruit Lime Eau de Parfum

Fragrance Family: Fresh
Scent Type: Fresh Citrus & Fruits
Key Notes: Sweetie Grapefruit, Green Tea, Cedarwood

About: This hero scent is as popular for its story as it is for its rejuvenating aromatherapy properties and is loved the world over. Opening notes of sweetie grapefruit, lime, and basil blend with ambrosial, big hearted notes of green tea and petit grain. Its warm dry down lasts through base notes of bamboo and cedarwood. The scent for women and men blends well with Vetiver Elemi for a signature peace fragrance.

The 7 Virtues Grapefruit Lime Eau de Parfum

What else you need to know: This perfume celebrates peace with a symbolic blend of essential oils from Israel and Iran that represents hope for an end to long conflict in the Middle East.

This perfume is so good – very green and bright. The cedarwood balances it out and keeps it from being just a citrus scent. It smells great on both men and women!

Patchouli Citrus

The 7 Virtues Patchouli Citrus Eau de Parfum

Fragrance Family: Fresh
Scent Type: Fresh Florals
Key Notes: Cassis, Rose Geranium, Patchouli

About: This organic, fair trade patchouli essential oil has aromatherapy benefits to reduce tension. It is accented by wildly complimentary heart notes of sweet peony and rose geranium and base notes of sandalwood and amber. This is not the hippy scent of the past, but a modern, sexy rendition that required 25 versions before excellence was achieved. The fragrance is for men and women and blends well with Rose Amber for a sensual and free-spirited effect.

The 7 Virtues Patchouli Citrus Eau de Parfum

What else you need to know: Patchouli Citrus perfume helps restore dignity to survivors of the 1994 [Rawandan] genocide. The patchouli harvest gives widows and adult orphans their economic independence. Over 150 farmers belong to a cooperative that provides a wage three times higher than that of coffee crops, empowering members to buy homes and school uniforms for their children.

This is not a typical patchouli scent – it is slightly floral, earthy, and fresh. It pairs well with several of the other scents in the collection – especially Rose Amber!

Vetiver Elemi

The 7 Virtues Vetiver Elemi Eau de Parfum

Fragrance Family: Earthy & Woody
Scent Type: Earthy Greens & Herbs
Key Notes: Elemi, Geranium, Vetiver

About: Vetiver Elemi perfume features organic vetiver essential oil, and has aromatheraputic and aphrodisiac properties when blended with natural pheromones. The unique formulation with precious elemi offers spicy heart notes of cardamom, cumin, and nutmeg, and is anchored with base notes of warm cedarwood. This fresh and sensual vetiver is a popular scent for women and men.

The 7 Virtues Vetiver Elemi Eau de Parfum

What else you need to know: Vetiver Elemi perfume helps sustain farmlands devastated by the 2010 earthquake. Farmers in Haiti are reducing soil erosion by harvesting vetiver root. Over 2500 seasonal farmers receive fair wages and work in an organic environment to provide what is considered the best Vetiver oil in the world.

This one is very hard for me to describe – it is spicy, woody, and very earthy, but at the same time fresh. It is odd, but I like it!

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I won these rollerball perfumes in an InstaGram giveaway from The 7 Virtues.

 

The 7 Virtues Vanilla Woods, Jasmine Neroli, & Orange Blossom Eau de Parfum

The 7 Virtues - Vanilla Woods, Jasmine Neroli, Orange Blossom

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Today I have reviews of three of the scents from The 7 Virtues Eau de Parfum rollerball collection – Vanilla Woods, Jasmine Neroli and Orange Blossom. I recently won a giveaway via their InstaGram where I won a set of seven rollerballs. [info in italics taken from the Sephora website]

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Vanilla Woods

The 7 Virtues - Vanilla Woods

Fragrance Family: Warm & Spicy
Scent Type: Warm & Sweet Gourmands
Key Notes: Pear, Rose, Vanilla
About: This precious, organic, fair trade vanilla essential oil alleviates stress with aromatheraputic benefits. The intoxicating Vanilla Woods formulation is a classic scent with fresh notes of pear, a big heart note of rose, and base notes of soft caramel, vanilla, and amber. Blend with any of the other peace perfumes to create your own signature peace scent.

The 7 Virtues - Vanilla Woods
What else you need to know: Vanilla Woods perfume helps provide education and healthcare. The fair trade, organic vanilla is sourced from a sustainable cooperative in Madagascar that provides families with fair wages.

If you like vanilla based perfumes, then you will love this one. It is warm and sweet and works well combined with the other perfumes from The 7 Virtues.

Jasmine Neroli

The 7 Virtues - Jasmine Neroli

Fragrance Family: Floral
Scent Type: Powdery Floral
Key Notes: Ylang-Ylang, Orange Blossom (Neroli), Jasmine
About: This natural jasmine essential oil’s aromatheraputic properties help with meditation and remaining positive regardless of your challenges. This evocative blend is fresh yet sexy with healing neroli and soft honeysuckle. Anchored by base notes of labdanum and amber, this will become your favorite jasmine scent. For women and men looking for a new interpretation of the classic note, this scent is as comforting as soothing jasmine tea.

The 7 Virtues - Jasmine Neroli
What else you need to know: This vegan, hypoallergenic, and cruelty-free perfume provides financial assistance that supports agriculture in India. It also fosters college programs for the blind to become perfumers.

I normally do not like jasmine based scents, but this one works. The more I wear it, the more I’m liking it! There’s a underlying spiciness that comes through the jasmine. Love it!

Orange Blossom

The 7 Virtues - Orange Blossom

Fragrance Family: Fresh
Scent Type: Fresh Floral
Key Notes: Mandarin, Orange Blossom (Neroli) , Labdanum
About: Healing neroli (orange blossom) essential oil is known to reduce anxiety and has aromatheraputic benefits. This bright, fresh orange blossom blends gloriously with the lush, juicy freshness of mandarin, tangerine and bergamot. Known as the kind perfume, it comes with a warm heart of jasmine anchored with precious amber as a base note. This vegan perfume is for men and women who want a scent they can wear to work in the morning and layer with a bolder Rose Amber at night.

The 7 Virtues - Orange Blossom
What else you need to know: This peace perfume helps protect girls from forced marriage. Their fathers grow orange blossom crops to keep them safe from the illegal opium trade. This precious neroli (orange blossom) essential oil travels on the most dangerous highway in the world to bring a brighter future to the 1000 seasonal farmers and their families who benefit from our essential oil purchases.

This scent is really pretty, a light and fresh floral with a hint of juicy citrus. It blends really well with both Vanilla Woods and Jasmine Neroli!

Have you tried any of these perfumes?

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Disclosure: I won these in an awesome giveaway.

The 7 Virtues Rose Amber Eau de Parfum Review

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If you follow me on instagram you will know that I recently won a really awesome giveaway from The 7 Virtues – a set of seven perfume rollerballs, and a #makeperfumenotwar t-shirt.

The 7 Virtues Rollerball Collection

That same week, I had the opportunity to meet the owner of The 7 Virtues (Barb Stegemann) at the Montreal Sephora store for a blending atelier – a very cool experience!

While I was there, I purchased a full size bottle of the Rose Amber scent because I’d fallen in love with it. Today I’m reviewing the Rose Amber scent (I’ll review the other scents soon). [info in italics taken from the Sephora website]

The 7 Virtues Rose Amber Eau de Parfum

The 7 Virtues Peace Perfumes are made with natural, organic and fair trade essential oils supporting families in nations rebuilding after war or strife. Founder and author, Barb Stegemann designed her vegan, cruelty free scents for eco-chic women and men who want a luxury fragrance without the harmful chemicals. Good for the world. Good for your skin.

The 7 Virtues Rose Amber Eau de Parfum

Fragrance Family: Floral Scent Type: Warm Florals Key Notes: Bergamot, Rose, Amber

About: The rare and precious rose essential oil is famous for stimulating feelings of love, as well as for its aromatherapy benefits. Adventurous Rose Amber peace perfume is for contemporary women and men who want to leave a better footprint on this earth than they found. This is the warm rose of love. The contemporary scent features heart notes of warm cinnamon and crisp lavender, anchored by base notes of sensual sandalwood and delicious vanilla. Wear alone or blend with the fresh, bright scent of Orange Blossom for your own trademark impression.

The 7 Virtues Rose Amber Eau de Parfum

What else you need to know:
Rose Amber perfume builds communities. Farmers earn twice the income through rose than they would through growing an illegal poppy crop. The purchase of this oil frees 1000 seasonal farmers and their families from illegal opium traders. There are 178 hand-picked rose petals in every bottle of Rose Amber.

This vegan, hypoallergenic, and cruelty-free perfume features ethically sourced rose essential oil from Afghaninstan. The 7 Virtues peace perfumes are made with organic sugar cane alcohol. It forms the best bond with natural essential oils which enhances our natural perfumes. Made in Canada.

The 7 Virtues Rose Amber Eau de Parfum

This perfume is quite possibly the most beautiful rose based perfume that I’ve ever tried! The main notes of rose, bergamot and amber work to make a rose scent that is warm and a little spicy and not at all a flowery old lady scent!

And the fact that it is a clean, cruelty free formulation, makes me love it even more.

 

Have you tried The 7 Virtues Perfumes?

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Disclosure: I purchased the full size perfume, and won the rollerball as part of a larger giveaway prize.

Petite Histoire Envie Desoir Perfume Oil Review

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Today I’ve reviewing the Envie Desoir Perfume Oil from Petite Histoire that came in my August Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petite Histoire1

Violet glistens while gentle rose dances in soft rain. Powdery orris is the quiet, cool whisper of Paris.

Top: Bergamot, Angelica Seed
Middle: Rose, Orris, Violet
Base: Sandalwood, Ambrette

Petite Histoire Envie Desoir

This is a beautiful perfume oil, delicately floral, without being overly “flowery” due to the sandalwood and ambrette base notes. I love the violet notes. Sadly it does not last very long on me – but perfume oils rarely last a long time on my skin. I really like it though, and have been reapplying when the scent vanishes.

Petite Histoire Envie Desoir

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Disclosure: This came in my Peit Vour subscription box that I pay for.

 

My Daughter Fragrances Joyful Perfume Review

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Today I have a review of the Joyful Perfume from My Daughter Fragrances that came in my November Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the My Daughter Fragrances website]

Petit Vour November 2018

THE FIRST IN OUR COLLECTION, THIS FRAGRANCE CONJURES IMAGES OF CHILDHOOD, SUNSHINE, SUMMER CELEBRATION.

Think white bouquets, delicate jasmine, sweet citrus sorbet; think dancing top notes of orange blossom and grapefruit, splashes of bergamot and spearmint. This scent can’t help but make you smile.

With jasmine of Grasse and rose at her heart, Joyful is as ageless as she is cheerful. Mellowing into sophisticated sandalwood dry down, she is a soft kiss after a spirited dance; she is a contented sigh after surprised laughter.

She is love and light. She is Joyful.

Petit Vour November 2018

This is the first time that I’ve gotten to try a scent from My Daughter Fragrances – they are a Canadian perfume company that is both cruelty free and vegan. Joyful is a beautiful floral based perfume, and the citrus notes and sandalwood keep it from being too flowery. I’m not usually a fan of jasmine, but it works well with the other notes.  It really does smell joyful and bright! For me this would be more of a spring / summer scent.

My only complaint is that the sample vial is very difficult to open!

Have you tried anything from My Daughter Fragrances?

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.

Vert Mont Perfumery Cyrena Perfume Oil Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Cyrena Perfume Oil from Vert Mont Perfumery that came in my June Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the card that came with the perfume oil]

CYRENA. Mischievous Mermaid, Sovereign Princess, or Queen? Embrace your inner riches & shine! Gardenia & Magnolia Grandiflora open to a Tonka glazed green Cacao & Pink Peppercorn heart, finishing with a leathery Labdanum Amber.

Vert Mont Perfumery Cyrena

This is such a cool looking perfume oil – it looks almost like a lava lamp due to the cacao absolute. You have to shake the perfume up before each use!

Perfume oils don’t normally last very long on my skin – but this one really lasts!

I find it to be a very complex scent, and very difficult to describe how it smells to my nose. It is floral without being flowery, the cacao and pink peppercorn warm it up, and the amber makes it earthy, yet mildly powdery. Hopefully that makes sense!

Vert Mont Perfumery Cyrena

On the Petit Vour website it is listed at $35 USD for 10ml.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

My next blog post will be on Wednesday, July 18th – I’m taking a small break, but I’ll still be reading and commenting during my break.

Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions June 2018

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Sorry for not posting yesterday – it was a holiday here in Quebec, and I’m still in the process of either testing things out, or waiting for things to arrive in the mail.

My June Petit Vour box arrived a little later than usual this month (it only arrived today actually), so this is just a quick unboxing with full reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to try everything out.

Petit Vour is a cruelty-free and vegan monthly subscription box with four (occasionally five) products. The subscription is $18 USD a month in the U.S., $23 USD for Canada, and $25 USD for the rest of the world. With the exchange rate (1.3291) my box cost me $30.57 CAD this month

Petit Vour June 2018

Let’s take a look inside to see what I got this month. As always the box includes a beautiful informational card with a different watercolour print each month. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour].

Petit Vour June 2018

Juice Beauty Green Apple Cleansing Bar ($3 USD – full size $12 USD)

Renew, revitalize and soften your skin with this cleansing bar formulated with organic, extra virgin, cold-pressed olive oil, coconut oil, and a blend of apple, lemon and aloe juices. Infused with bright citrus notes to leave skin refreshed and glowing.

I’ve really liked all Juice Beauty skincare products that I’ve tried so far, and this soap smells really good! I have high hopes for this one!

MUN Anarose Hydrating Rose Toner ($7 USD – full size $65 USD)

Hydrate, soften and balance skin’s pH with this Japanese inspired toner. Anarose Hydrating Rose Toner offers an essential step to balance the skin’s pH after cleansing. Bulgarian Rosewater instantly soothes even the most sensitive skin while Hyaluronic acid firms and provides long-lasting hydration. Willow Bark Extract contains natural salicylic acid to exfoliate dead cells for a healthy glow and prepares the skin to receive nutrients. Goji Berry Extract helps reduce free radical damage and provides anti-aging benefits. A combination of Rose, Jasmine and Daisy Extracts recreates the velvety sensation of petals on your skin.

I love rose based skincare products and this one sounds lovely.

Petit Vour June 2018

Vert Mont Perfumery Cyrene ($5 USD – full size $35 USD)

CYRENA. Mischievous Mermaid, Sovereign Queen, or Princess? Embrace your inner riches & shine with this roll-on fragrance. Gardenia & Magnolia Grandiflorum open to Tonka Glazed Green Cacao, finishing with Labdanum Amber.

This sounds like my kind of scent – I love florals and amber together.

Goldfaden MD Facial Detox Mask ($20 USD – full size $65 USD)

Dr. Goldfaden’s purifying mask works to draw out dirt and pore clogging debris to reveal skin that looks clear and appears flawless. Developed to use as an overall facial mask, this powerhouse formula works to unveil a clearer-looking, radiant, even-toned complexion.

Sounds great, can’t wait to test it out after my usual patch test!

Clove + Hallow Lip Glaze in Candied Harts ($15 USD)

Formulated with natural olive oil, jojoba oil, and shea butter, the Lip Glaze offers inspired color and a dazzling finish without stickiness.

Really hoping that this is not going to be sticky, and that the shade suits me. I’ll be testing this out right away!

Petit Vour June 2018

Total value of this month’s box = $50 USD ($66.45 CAD). Overall my first impression is that this month’s box is a really good one. Reviews to follow as soon as I test everything out.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

My next blog post will be on Thursday instead of my usual Wednesday post.

Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.

Pinrose Secret Genius Review

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Today I have a review of the Secret Genius Eau de Parfum from Pinrose. Their perfumes are both cruelty free and vegan! [info in italics taken from the Pinrose website, and photo of full size bottle taken from Sephora]

Pinrose Secret Genius

Melt hearts with this romantic blend of vanilla and caramel. Perfect for hatching plans and sneaking kisses.

SCENT NOTES
S M I L E   Caramel
H E A R T   White Chocolate
S O U L   Madagascan Vanilla, Cedarwood, Sandalwood

 

I got a deluxe rollerball sample with my Sephora Beauty Insider points just before the holidays. When I first tested this perfume out, I really did not like it, I found it to be very strongly scented, and overpoweringly sweet. I set it aside and tried it again about three weeks ago, and this time I found it to be lovely.

 

To my nose it is more sweet than spicy, as the caramel and vanilla notes seem to be strongest. I wish that the cedarwood and sandalwood notes were a little more pronounced.

Pinrose scents are meant to be either worn alone or combined with other scents in the collection.

Pinrose Secret Genius

Have you tried any of the Pinrose scents?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I used my Sephora points to get this.