From the Front Lines
Ah! Tax Season! It's the time when I feel like my life isn't really my own. A lot of my "fun stuff" goes by the wayside this time of year while I work. This year is better than last, because I only committed to part time, so even when I add extra hours, it hasn't gotten unmanageable. But, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and I'm afraid I'm That.Girl. The hobby girl. The putter-in-the-house girl. The play-with-the-grandbabies-girl. I'm most definitely not a work 60-80 hours a week doing taxes and answering tax questions kind of girl. I'm grateful to work for a wonderful company, but even more grateful they let me work part time.
But, regardless, there hasn't been as much time for scintillating scent reviews. With the new catalog launching March 1st, that's going to be a problem, lol. Today, I'm squeezing two reviews into one: Sparkling Citrus Pear and the latest Scentsy scent "Thank You."
Sparkling Citrus PearSparkling Citrus Pear is "Sweet nashi pear, enlivened by citrus zest and bright lemon verbena." SCP, the February scent of the month, is a very fresh, springy fruit scent---not too sweet. I mostly smell the citrus and lemon verbena, which I like, although one day I did pop in a cube of Simply Nashi Pear along with the SCP and that sweetened it up a bit and drew out the pear vibe substantially, so consider mixing if you like sweeter fruity scents. Sparkling Citrus Pear is like walking out on my parent's Arizona patio on a cool desert morning and getting a big whiff of the citrus bushes in their yard. I can see this as a go-to when I want to cool down a warm day, or get rid of some nasty cooking smells. I do have to add, though, that it is fresh without smacking of lemon-scented cleaner.
Some folks have found Sparkling Citrus Pear to be a bit on the light side for them. It hasn't been too light for me, although it is not a knock-your-socks off scent, in case you're the type who likes their scents strong. I found it to have decent throw and lasting power. All-in-all, it is a solid thumb's up for me, although I'll no doubt be using it more in the spring and summer than on a cold, rainy winter's day.
Scent Rating: 7
Scent Throw: 6
Scent Lasting Power: 6
Thank YouThank You is March's scent of the month. It is a celebration scent, since Scentsy is celebrating its 10th year this year. Scentsy describes Thank You as being a mix of Chamomile, Lavender, Jasmine, and Vanilla. That worried me a bit---talk about a powerful combo, but I was relieved to discover that Thank You is predominantly chamomile and lavender. One of my favorite aspects of scent is their ability to affect mood--and for that reason I love calming, zen scents like this (especially during tax season). This is a love for me. I know I'll will turn to it again and again. Can you say aromatherapy? Yay, Scentsy for anticipating tax madness and scending (sic) me a scent that is perfect for this time of year.
If you don't like lavender or chamomile, you won't care for this one :)
Scent Rating: 9
Scent Throw: 8
Scent Lasting Power: 8