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Scentbird: A Fragrance Subscription Service HERE

A signature scent can say a lot about your personality and current mood.  It can make you feel beautiful, happy, and powerful! Inspired by Scentbird, a fragrance subscription service, we’ve pulled together fragrances from our current collection that will help us build our Ultimate Spring Wardrobe.  For a more in-depth look into each category:  Go Seasonal, Keep It Classic, One For All, Embrace Indie, and Day & Night, we’ve put together a “Building Your Fragrance Wardrobe” video to help you along.  We selected perfumes that we felt would compliment each category right from our own stash!   

2 Orchids Selections:

1.   Go Seasonal– Add a scent reminiscent of the current season.  Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall.  Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming is a floral delight for Spring with notes of Red Berry Accord, Grasse Rose Absolute, Peony,  and White Musk Accord.  Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Parfum is a daring floral scent with notes of Red Berries, Pear, Exotic White Datura Flower, Creamy White Musks, and Patchouli. 

2.  Keep It Classic– A timeless, and classic scent should always be a staple in your fragrance wardrobe.  Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum is a luxurious and sexy oriental fragrance. 

3. One For All- These are unisex scents that are unlike no other.  Discover something completely different with Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 Eau de Parfum and Glossier You by Glossier.  Molecule 01 is an aroma chemical, not a perfume, that works with your own body chemistry to create your own personal scent.  Glossier You is the ultimate personal fragrance that smells like you!

4.  Embrace Indie– These are unique scents that offer quality ingredients and tons of creativity. They can often be carried into the home as well.  Diptyque Tam Dao Eau de Parfum will wow sandalwood lovers with notes of Goa Sandalwood, Rosewood, Cypress, and Ambergris. 

5.  Day & Night- This is your lighter, everyday fragrance that you wear to work or running errands.  A stronger more prominent scent can be would worn for a night-out-on-the-town. Examples are Derek Lam 10 Crosby Drunk on Youth with notes of Honeysuckle and Crisp Apple. Ralph Lauren Woman is the perfect choice for date night with notes of Bold Tuberose Accord and Vibrant Woods. 

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Scentbird

Scentbird

Scentbird

Scentbird (Fragrance Subscription Service) HERE

Frequent readers know we love smelling good and trying new fragrances from designers that we are familiar with. Unfortunately, like everyone else, sometimes we can get bored. We have a solution for when we want to discover the newest, hottest scents without risking too much.

With a subscription service like Scentbird, which is available for women and men scents, you get about the size of a rollerball for half the price! Out with the excuses not to try a new fragrance.

Scentbird is a great way to explore new designer fragrances. Based on a monthly subscription, this service allows clients to receive a 0.27 oz/8-ml perfume refill (30-day supply) for $14.95 per month. The shipping is free which is a major bonus.

Just visit their website and choose from over 450 authentic perfumes. Pick the fragrance you want and get it delivered to your doorstep: a perfume per month, with a sleek sprayer. On your first order, you will receive a black pouch and a travel size portable sprayer.

In the subscription process, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire about your favorite perfumes/scents, we thought of it as a way to take a retrospective look at our perfume history. To give you a sense, we annotated some of the fragrance assortment and a few of the top designer fragrances that they carry: generous sprays of authentic fragrances like Tom Ford, Prada, and Gucci niche finds like Nest and Montale.

It’s common sense that, in-store fragrance shopping experience can sometimes bring challenges. It’s hard to tell the difference between scents when in a store because after testing some many fragrances it can get confusing to realize what will smell good on our skin. And there is also that inner voice telling us: remember perfume smells different on everyone.

When you purchase large bottles, it comes with an expensive price tag and the perfume lasts forever. You feel obligated to use it, even if you’ve outgrown the scent. With Scentbird tiny sample vials you can get samples that don’t last that long.

Finding the signature scent, you’ve been dreaming of for ages doesn’t need to be complicated. In that matter, we love how the company’s tagline approaches your own point of view: “date” perfumes before “marrying” them!

Scentbird

Scentbird

Michael Kors

Michael Kors Wonderlust Eau de Parfum

Michael Kors There’s no way around it: this one is all about the journey. As the name states, this fragrance is inspired by the need to go into the unknown and discover beauty around the world.

If you ask your 2 Orchids, Michael knocks it out of the park once again with another amazing, fun, and sexy fragrance. Instantly it became one of Lauren’s favorites; now she wants them all! If you love Sexy Amber, you will love this fragrance as well.

Here’s a quick update on the main notes to give you a hint: on top, there’s pink peppercorn, and almond milk, followed by dianthus and heliotrope as heart notes. Cashmeran wood, benzoin siam and sandalwood make the base.

It really has a unique combination of notes: fruity versus citrus, oriental versus spicy, and earthy versus woody. It is long-lasting and will draw compliments for sure. As good for the office as for date night, this is the perfect scent for everyday use without being too overpowering.

Wonderlust’s luminous gradient bottle portraits the richness of this very sophisticated fragrance. Wear it with confidence and conquer the world!

Cologne

Tommy Bahama Maritime Eau de Cologne Spray

Cologne
Summer is here and with it comes that craving for fresh, classic fragrances that send us right to the heart of the ocean. Both men and women know what we mean. So today, in a not-so-common subject, we will tackle cologne.

If you’ve been with us for a while, you know that usually, we don’t write about fragrances for men. Well, today’s blog post was born from what we call a 2 Orchids coincidence: both Karen and I were deciding between amazing colognes and we ended up selecting the same cologne for our husband’s without knowing. It’s rare enough to deserve special attention.

With the abundance of fragrances to choose from for men, we find it funny that both our sniffers, would seek out this appealing fragrance: Tommy Bahama Maritime Cologne. Notes reminiscent to the sea air put this fragrance in a class of its own.

Initially, Lauren was looking for something like Cool Water by Davidoff that would have a clean fresh scent and would be suitable for everyday use. But she was drawn to Maritime at first whiff.

A summer classic, this cologne has top notes of citrusy bergamot, sweet lavender, fresh pink pepper, and clary sage, followed by a floral bouquet of water lily, jasmine, violet leaf, geranium, and ambergris. To round it up: cedarwood, sandalwood, musk, and moss, for a long-lasting scent. It dries down to a soft cashmere.

We thought this was the perfect summertime fragrance which reminds our husbands of a day at the beach. Do we dare to brainstorm on how good they smell wearing it? Sexy, fun, fresh, energetic, powerful, and the list goes on. Is it obvious now that we can’t stop drooling over this cologne?

Vibrant Sexy Hair Rose Elixir

Sexy Hair, Vibrant Sexy Hair Rose Elixir

Vibrant Sexy Hair Rose Elixir

Ahh, now we can smell the roses everyday with Vibrant Sexy Hair Rose Elixir by Sexy Hair.  A spray oil with the lovely scent of a rose that we can use from our heads to our toes!  You know that we are suckers for a good fragrance. So many times, the scent alone is enough reason to purchase a particular product. Talk about reaping the benefits of an oil, mist, and elixir all from one simple spray. Our hair care and body care this time of year definitely needs a little TLC, so the timing of being introduced to this product couldn’t be better.  Let’s start with the hair. As you already know, Karen and I have two different textures of hair, with Lauren’s being thick and Karen’s more fine.  Due to the cold winter season, our hair is feeling dryer than normal.  We both sprayed The Rose Elixir with Rose & Almond Oil to the ends of our damp hair. It provided just enough moisture to keep it looking healthy and full of life, with the sexy scent of a rose and just a hint of almond.  After styling, and another spray on dry hair, the finish was smooth and silky, not heavy or greasy in any way. Surprisingly, it did not weigh down the hair, which was a concern for Karen.  We’ve now incorporated Rose Elixir into our daily skincare routine as well.  For that extra boost of hydration to the skin, we apply directly after towel drying.  It’s so easy, just spray and go. Plus, the scent is fresh and amazing! It is definitely our new essential that will carry us well beyond winter!

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