The Smell of Summer!

I know I have been posting a lot lately about how much I love this season! The hot weather, the constant fun that is happening and the leisure life are my absolute favorite! I do not know about all of you but sometimes smell is one of the most powerful senses for me. I can just smell something once and I am right back where I was the first time I ever smelt it. Here are my favorite summer smells:
– I get a lot of candles as thank you gifts for speaking on a campus… and I LOVE it!  Candles are kind of hot right now and I feel like they are making a comeback in the boutique world. I like to use different candles for different times of the year and right now I am loving these two candles I recently received as gifts. The first is a Pineapple Cilantro Candle by Illume. I found this for the first time at one of my FAV boutiques in Stillwater, OK – Peck’s Lodge. My other favorite is a Makassar, Ebony & Peach candle by Voluspa… I would eat this if I could… I want to smell like this SOOO BAD! I found this for the first time in a boutique in San Louis Obisbo when I was visiting Cal Poly in the Fall. (Sorry forgot the boutique).


– I read in a few magazines that the fragrance smell of the summer is coconut. So run, do
not walk to get all of the coconut lotions, perfumes and body washes you can discover! I found this sea salt spray at my friend Kirstin’s house and it not only is the perfect product for giving you great summer body, but it also smells like COCONUT! The product is Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturaising Sea Salt Spray. I am OBSESSED with Illume IMG_2961products this spring but the Coconut Milk Mango perfume and body lotion are all that I am wearing right now. It is the perfect combo of fruity and rich.
– For body wash, I have always stuck with the citrus like smells but I just discovered a line called Deep Steep. It is PERFECT. I am in love with their Passion Fruit – Guava Sugar Scrub. It is super moisturizing but not too heavy and leaves a
light sweet scent great for the season. I also love their Honey Blossom body wash. I have always loved the smell of honey and this company nailed it in a bottle!

Everyone has their own favorite summer smells wether it be the smell of a grill, fresh cut grass, the smell of pavement in a hot parking lot or the honey suckle that is blooming everywhere right now. These are all my favorite smells!  I wish I could wear them year round!



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  1. Caitlin
    July 7, 2016 / 8:02 am

    KJ- my obsession is the voulspa mokara candle. If you go to the voulspa website they have room/body sprays for most of their scents!

    • July 7, 2016 / 11:05 am

      Thanks! I’ll have to check them out!

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