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!

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

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?

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

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?

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

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]

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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

Thanks for reading

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


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?

Thanks for reading! have a beautiful day!

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

Weekly Recap to Feb 12th to 18th

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Just a recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to catch up.

Monday, Feb 12th – Andalou Naturals Brighten & Tighten Hydro Serum Facial Mask Review

Wednesday, Feb 14th – Pinrose Secret Genius Review

Friday, Feb 16th – K Voss Cinnamon Lip Plumper Review

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Please see original reviews for product disclosures.

Pinrose Secret Genius Review


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.

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.

Mini Birthday Haul Part 2 – Herbivore, Tarte

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Today I’m reviewing the samples (both deluxe and regular) from my mini haul (descriptions in italics are taken from the Sephora website):

The first of which I got using a promo code – the Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask – this one has been on my wish list to try for ages!

Herbivore Blue Tansy


This mask is designed to clarify and resurface skin with soothing blue tansy, naturally resurfacing white willow bark, and gently exfoliating fruit enzymes. It leaves skin soft and renewed, and skin gains increased clarity and smoothness with continual use.

Herbivore Blue Tansy

This is a lovely blue gel type facial mask. I did a patch test on my arm before testing it on my face, as I wasn’t sure how my skin would react. It really is a cooling and soothing mask, and my skin feels so soft and smooth after using. I’m sure that the increase in clarity will come with continued use. I’ll be adding the full size version to my wish list!

The second deluxe sample I got with my Beauty Insider points – the Tarte Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer.

Tarte Brighter Days Highlighting Mascara

Give skin a natural-looking glow with Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer. This lightweight facial lotion is formulated with 70 percent water and light-reflecting mineral pigments to quench dull, dehydrated skin while delivering a sheer veil of illumination and radiance. The sweat-resistant formula is perfect for before or after the gym, or even for faking an afterglow without the sweat session. It can be worn alone or under your makeup for a subtle sheen. This hypoallergenic multitasker works to soften, smooth, and deliver a long-lasting surge of moisture without clogging pores.

This is a nice light moisturizer with very fine mica in it that helps add radiance to the skin. Very gentle, and non-greasy. Will I buy a full size? It is nice, but isn’t a must have for me.

Now onto the free samples – perfumes – both have rose notes, perfect for spring!


The fragrance transfigures the mythic rose, infusing it with a resolutely urban spirit. Combined with magnolias and generous peonies, the rose becomes both honey-like and powdery; its petals blossom on the skin. Cheeky, free, and sophisticated, the scent breaks every boundary and vibrates with a woody tone—a signature rose that has become a legend.

I’m in love with this perfume, I love the rose notes in this one.


The unique scent opens with top notes of fresh mandarin and frozen lemon, balanced with watery tones of freesia to create a soft, dewy feeling. An infusion of Bulgarian rose essence, crunchy violet leaves, and delicate peony petals brings a freshness to the feminine floral heart, while ambergris base notes reveal a subtle masculine undertone.

This is a perfume that I’ve always liked on other people but never really liked on myself. Until now! This one is also so lovely! I don’t know which one I love more!

Have you tried any of these items?

Disclosure: Items gotten with promo codes, Sephora Beauty Insider points, and free samples with purchase.

Mugler Angel Arty Cover Edition (Thank You Dave Lackie)

Dave Lackie

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I just wanted to share the amazing prize that I won from Dave Lackie Beauty last week – the Mugler Angel Arty Cover Edition Eau de Parfum. Dave Lackie is a Toronto-based beauty editor, and Cityline beauty expert.

I was at a meeting last week, and while I was waiting for the person to arrive, I decided to check my Twitter (which I don’t normally do when I have client meetings). If you follow me on Twitter you probably saw this when I retweeted:

Dave Lackie

I was completely surprised and thrilled! I’m still completely thrilled actually!

The next two photos are screen caps from Dave Lackie’s website:

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Dave Lackie

My package arrived early on Tuesday morning, I had just finished yoga and answered the door all in a hot mess, poor Purolator guy, haha!

Dave Lackie

Isn’t it BEAUTIFUL? I wore it yesterday and oh my, it smells GLORIOUS!

Thank you so much Dave Lackie!

You should follow him on Twitter (@davelackie), and sign up for his weekly newsletter. There is always information on beauty news, events, new releases, and weekly luxury giveaways.

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the very beginning, I won this from Dave Lackie!