Stila Creme Bouquet - 50ml EDP - $65 - with notes of sweet vanilla entwined with rare lily of the valley and sensual pink lilac essences. If you think the name sounds familiar but the bottle doesn't, you would be correct, that have sleeked up the bottle and gotten rid of the dried flowers you may remember from the old one - one of which I have been hoarding for an awfully long time because I loved this fragrance so much and I thought I would never see it again - now I can start wearing it again with abandon!
Available at Murale and Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques.
mark. Vanilla Cream Bath & Body Collection - vanilla at its most decadent - frothy milk accord layered over cocoa cream, vanilla orchid and vanilla crystals, all laced with ginger, lily, white amber and musk for a vanilla that is sexy, and not girly sweet. Available in the line is: Get Misty Body Mist - 145ml - $14; Three's A Charm 3-In-1 Body Cleanser - 180ml - $10; and Whipped Up Body Butter - 200ml - $20.
Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.
If you like a bit of nuttiness with your vanilla: Giovanni Hydrate Hazelnut Vanilla Body Lotion - 250ml - $12.86 - an illuminating lotion with an exclusive eco-chic technology blend - a complex containing a blend of exotic organic oils, ripe harvested from renewable plants at the peak of their freshness and then cold pressed and refregerated immediately to ensure maximum purity to soothe smooth and regenerate skin's lost moisture. (Also available is a matching body wash!)
Available at Loblaws, Whole Foods, selected Shoppers Drug Mart and specialty health food stores.
Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar 3-Wick Candle - 411g - $20 - is there anything better then taking a bath in a bakery scented environment? I think not and Warm Vanilla Sugar remains one of my very favourite of all the vanilla scents out there - harking back to the days when Canada had no B&BW and I had to beg US friends to ship it to me - it's so much easier to be able to go pick it up at the mall myself!
Lisamarie - the happiest day of my life was the day Sephora opened it's first store in Canada (thankfully in Toronto), second happiest day was before this when Sephora finally started shipping to Canada, third I guess would be my wedding day (but don't tell my husband where he ranks please!)
*** Christelle - I enjoy shoe shopping and drinking martinis...preferably at the same time!