I was at Whole Foods the other day with my kids (I am obsessed with their salad bar for lunch) and as per usual, I needed to check out the beauty section before we left. #cantstopwontstop. I am always and forever looking for new beauty products and discovering hidden gems is my absolute favorite. So naturally, I wandered over to the perfume oils. They were under $10 so obviously a very reasonably priced treat for myself if I could find one that I loved! And what I discovered was a new favorite and so cheap that I knew I needed to share with everyone!
The row of perfume oils I sniffed were all a little too fragrant for me, until I stumbled upon Nemat Vanilla Musk. This is the most delicious fragrance I think I’ve ever smelled. It’s so warm and sensual and a very natural smelling vanilla that I just want to eat. I’ll be honest that I don’t know much about the line besides that they are cruelty-free, vegan, and Leaping Bunny Certified. Is it organic? Is it natural? Are there nasty chemicals in it? I have literally no idea. This is also the part where I admit that when I go grocery shopping at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s I don’t read ingredient labels or look at fat content, because the whole store is supposed to be healthy right?
I immediately bought the bottle, which is itty bitty but very strong so only a tiny bit is needed. The one I linked to online is $17 but a much bigger bottle than the one I have. This scent is so yummy and really throws it back to my college days when I used to keep a bottle of Warm Vanilla Sugar body spray from Bath & Body Works in my car. I wanted to smell unique so anything I would wear for perfume I’d just mix with vanilla to make it slightly different. Isn’t it funny to look back at things you used to do in the name of beauty? Why did I keep that in my car? Was I just dousing myself with it all the time? Crazy.
If you are at Whole Foods, give this a sniff. It’s pretty dang great. I’ve been keeping it on my essential oil rack and I’ll mix it up with whatever I want to wear that day. Vanilla + orange = creamsicle. Highly recommend.
What do you wear for perfume these days? Link it in the comments! I have so many favorites (like these by Phlur) but also obsessing over things I customize so adding vanilla to everything lately!
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