Sunday, May 31, 2009

We're heading into June with the promise of a sale and if all goes well, the beach ball bonanza will be ready in two weeks or less!

Yes, we're promising a beach ball bonanza summer sale for June, July and August. We just haven't had the opportunity, because of other work commitments, to get it off the ground! It will be up as soon as is possible though! Promise!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Forming balls

We're gradually getting the new lineup posted for our Bubble mania Bath Bombs.

While there will be plenty of changes in the fragrances, not everything will be new. Sweet Pea™, Sandalwood Rose, Lilac, Lavender, Kai™, Grapefruit Jasmine (shortened to Jazzy), Endless Love™, Karma Chameleon, Lustful Thoughts, Pure Seduction, Queen Bee, Tahiti Temptation and Victorian Rhapsody will remain.

Sensuous has been renamed to Sensual. There's no other name suitable for the fragrance.

Beneath the Stars and Pretty have been among favorites of our customers and those will be added soon -- definitely before we kick off our Beach Ball sale.

New additions are:

Beguiled -- Mysteriously alluring. Amber and vanilla are laced with florals. Colors are confetti green, orange and yellow (the camera battery died, but I'm working on a picture.)

Black Orchid -- Stunningly feminine. Delicate orchids with a powdery finish.

Black Raspberry Vanilla™ -- Black raspberries skinny dipping in pools of sweet vanilla cream.

Calypso -- An exotic floral symphony with a breeze of tropical air. Quite lovely.

Cherry Blossom™ -- About time, eh! Fragile cherry and plum blossoms, delicate rice flowers and hints of the orient.

Desire -- Citrus-laced vetiver, rose geranium, jasmine, lily of the valley, amber, vanilla and musk.

Enchanted -- Night-blooming florals, nectar and mist.

Flirtation -- Jasmine, neroli, bergamot under a powdery veil of vanilla.

Harmony -- A relaxing and calming blend of frankincense and myrrh.

What's yet to come:

Too much to keep this entry short, but Forbidden, Ladies Night, Pigtails & Braces, Moonlight Path™, Satin Gown, Sexy Little Things™, South Pacific, Inspiration, Warm Vanilla Sugar™, Mistress, Oh Foxy Lady and Scarlett will join the line.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

More votives

In the previous post I mentioned we were unveiling some more scents. Right now they're in votive form and when they appear in more than our 2 oz size, I'll add more options to the website.

I realize I still need to get that updated with the current choices.

We have added a Heavenly Blue Lotus, which is not overbearing in its floral components.

Pigtails & Braces is now in votive form as well as Oatmeal Cookies & Raisins, Lustful Thoughts, Herbal Indulgence and Mandarin Coconut.

So what about these fragrances:

Heavenly Blue Lotus has a softly sweet floral bouquet that is balanced with fresh greens and hints of herbs and spices. It was a sacred symbol of beauty in upper Egypt.
Pigtails & Braces is a fun combination of sugars, vanilla and an enticing musk.

Oatmeal Cookies & Raisins. I picked up on the butter and oats with a hint of spices that felt warming. I actually thought about cooking for the first time in years and was fortunate enough to not have oats in the cupboard lol.

Lustful Thoughts. This used to be exclusive to an After Dark collection we had. Now it's offered in its own box. What is it? An incredible river of musk with juicy strawberries. It's heady, rich and irresistible IMO.

Herbal Indulgence. Remember those commercials where women were moaning in the shower after using Herbal Essence shampoo? This is a similar fragrance in that it's a great collection of herbs that delivered a relaxing atmosphere for me.

Mandarin Coconut. This is the OMG fragrance. I took my nose out of the bottle long enough to get the votives made. It's a fantastic combination and great for any time of the year. What comes to mind is just a long mmm sound. The mandarin is quite noticeable, but the creamy coconut adds a little bit of lush to it.

Within another week or so we hope to have Vanilla Bean Noel, Butt Naked, Black Orchid, Misbehavin', Strawberry Shortcake and quite possibly some Vanilla Lime, Iris Padilla and glazed donuts to add to the mix. We're still working on a carnation, tulip and desire.

Restocked: Lavender, Monkey Farts, Cool Citrus Basil, Spring Rain, Zen Tea and Russian Tea. We still have Georgia Peach and a host of fall and winter scents to stock.

Unfortunately we will have a lot of discontinued scents. Some of them we hate to see go, but with the rash of newbies to the line, perhaps we'll both find some new favorites. I know I'll miss the lavender chamomile and maybe one of these days these two will be united again.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


After a successful Wamego Tulip Festival we found ourselves depleted in several categories, of which, votives were one.

We've been working hard to replenish our votive stock as well as get new scents tested.

At this point we have restocked Sweet Pea, eucalyptus, honeysuckle, gardenia, lilac, jasmine, rosemary mint, strawberry kiwi, coconut banana blast, clean cotton spiritual awakening and spring rain.

It may not seem like a lot, but to try to stay ahead of sales, it is.

We still have tulip, red hot cinnamon, monkey fars, lavender chamomile, cappuccino and other coffee scents, fireside, zen tea, Russian tea, vanilla bean, herbal indulgence and mulled cider to get back on the shelves.

As we replenish stock, we've also managed to sneak in some new ones.

Rustic Jeans -- It's a clean scent, yet spicer than the clean cotton and contains a blend of sandalwood, bayleaf, amber and musk with bergamot and a sprinkle of kitchen spices that make this a little sensuous. Keep in mind, to my nose, it's a new twist on clean.

Attraction -- We had this three years ago and it was exclusive to an After Dark collection we offered at the time. Now that the After Dark collection isn't in circulation, we're pulling out some of those scents to offer regularly. This is one. The cold throw, admittably, is a little light to my nose, but when that melt pool forms, oh my. This is a combination of some amber and musks that draws attention and most of people are immediately attracted to it. See the complementing moisturing perfume bar and people will follow you in the grocery store just to try to find out what it is.

Cantaloupe -- Sweet, juicy, ripe fruit. I love this chilled and it's pretty great in wax too.

Wild Mountain Honey -- I'm definitely not a fan of leather scents and this one can be added to the list, but I'll survive. There are days when this scent is beautiful and days when I can't stop sneezing. However, if you love the scent of the honey, this is the one. I just happen not to be a honey fan, except on KFC biscuits. This is every bit a strong honey scent and the cold throw is powerful. This is wild honey combined with hints of wildflowers.

Warm Vanilla Sugar -- Returning in votives after three years of missing from our line. We think we ran into the best there is out there so we have decided to inch it back onto the shelves to see how people react. Soft notes of brown and powdered sugars are mixed with vanilla and pulled together with a musk.

Cinna-Vanilla -- The marriage of vanilla and red hot cinnamon and the vanilla doesn't damper the strength of those red hots.

We're working on a few more scents, which include vanilla lime, oatmeal cookies, Iris padilla, mandarin coconut and other surprises.

If you're following us at shows, we'll be in the Kansas City area next weekend, followed by trips to Tonganoxie and Junction City. Check us out.