Karen and I change our wardrobes with every season, so why not have a “Fragrance Palette” for every season too?!  Now we can with our new perfume from Love, Sylvie!  Each season, a palette of three perfect scents is hand-crafted, inspired by the warmth and memories that each season brings. For fragrance enthusiants like us, we just put this palette at the top of our holiday gift giving list! Each scent is beautiful and unique! 

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Here are more reasons why we love our perfume wardrobe…

Each Love, Sylvie bottle contains:

A high concentration of perfume
Free of toxic chemicals
Made with organic sugar cane alcohol
High Amount of Natural Ingredients
Manufactured in the US/ Women-owned production
Vegan & Cruely-free

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Subscription Details:

3 Luxury scents per seasonal collection
Ships 4 times per year (total of 12 new scents/year)
$50 for a one-time collection, OR, $40 for collection with subscription
Each collection lasts 3-4 months of heavy use (3-4 sprays/day)

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To start your perfume wardrobe click HERE for more details! 

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Cologne

Tommy Bahama Maritime Eau de Cologne Spray

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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?

 Are you hosting a holiday get-together or dinner this year? If the answer is yes, then we’ve got a few simple, yet festive, embellishments to make your dining table merry and bright!  Find great ideas for holiday entertaining and hostess gifts right here. 

Christmas place setting

Tablecloths and runners come in all shapes and sizes.  They can add texture, color, and even a little sparkle to your dining table. Place a wine glass filled with seasonal decor, turn it upside down to create a centerpiece, then add a pillar or decorative candle on top.  We used miniature Christmas ornaments in shades of gold, silver, and red to fill our glass.   Votive candle holders work as holders for those extra salt and pepper shakers needed on the table.   Create your own wine glass charms by using any extra miniature Christmas ornaments.  Thread a ribbon through the ornament/bulb, then tie around stem of the wine glass and place the glass on a fancy coaster.  This will allow your guests to keep track of their glass throughout the evening.  You can also personalize by writing their name on the ornament. 

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Holiday Entertaining Links We Love:

Collier Flatware (Gold)
Christmas Icons Boxed Appetizer Plate Set
Glad Tidings Porcelain Salad Plate Set
Certified International Retro Christmas 4 piece dessert set
Better Homes & Gardens Heritage Dinner Plate Set
Season’s Greetings Plates Set of four
Holiday Wine Glasses
Pfaltzgraff Set of 4 Winterberry Wine Glasses
Mikes Cheers Party Wine Glasses

Kurt Adler 8 Piece Santa Hat Place Card Holder Set
Christmas Place Card Holder Set Ball Ornament
Christmas Floral (Hobby Lobby)
Pier1 Holiday Pillar Candle

Bath and Body Works Mini Christmas Tree Mini Candle Holder

Christmas place settingChristmas greenery, twigs, and berries create a warm ambience to the dining table.  The options are endless of what you can do when it comes to centerpieces.  Add holiday flare to the center of your dining table with festive flowers, wreaths, or pinecones.  Our DIY candy cane place card holders will only take you minutes to make.  Use three regular, or mini, candy canes and secure with double-sided tape or glue to make easels for your place cards.  Add the finishing touches by placing a ribbon around the candy canes.  Our mini santa hats serve as the adorable holders for our gold silverware.  Christmas dinnerware with holiday scenes, patterns, words, and phrases are a jolly way to jazz up any place setting and represent the season!

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Don’t forgot to show thanks and gratitude to your host and/or hostess with a special little something.  Wine, chocolate, and candles are well-liked by most and will be sure to get you the invite back!

Hostess Gift Ideas:

Luxe Faux Fur Wine Bag
Brix Chocolate 4 Flavor Gift Set
Apothic Red Wine
Nest Scented Holiday Ornament Candle
Nest Scented Birchwood Pine Ornament Candle

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  Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Ideas- The 2 Orchids YouTube

Our Signature

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Creed Perfume

Creed Aberdeen Lavender-Absinthe, rosemary, bergamot, Sicilian lemon, lavender, tuberose, lily, rose, patchouli, leather, vetiver.

Creed Love In White– Orange set from Italy, Florentine iris, French daffodils, magnolia, Bulgarian rose, Tonkin rice, vanilla, ambergris, mysore sandalwood.

Creed Original Vetiver-bergamot, bitter orange, mandarin, vetiver leaves, white pepper, coriander, pinkberries, mysore sandalwood, vetiver, ambergris, tonkin musk (unisex).

Creed Royal Princess Oud-bitter Sicilian bergamot, rose, sweet violet, jasmine, vanilla, patchouli, iris from Tuscany, benzoin from Thailand, mysore sandalwood, styrax.

 

 

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Kilian Perfume

Asian Tales-Flower of Immortality-Peach blossom, blackcurrant buds, peach, iris, rose, carrot, tonic bean and vanilla.

Asian Tales-Bamboo Harmony-bergamot, petitgrain, neroli, mimosa, mate, pepper, white tea, fig leaves, oak moss

In the Garden of Good and Evil-Good Girl Gone Bad-jasmine, osmanthus, rose, narcissus, tuberose, cedarwood, amber.

In the Garden of Good and Evil-Voulez-vous voucher avec Moi-mandarin, neroli, orange blossom, gardenia, rose, tuberose, ylang-ylang, cedarwood, sandalwood, musk, vanilla.

Addictive State of Mind-Intoxicatedcardamon, Turkish coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramelized sugar.

L’Oeuvre Noire-Love, don’t be shy-bergamot, neroli, marshmallow, iris, jasmine, orange blossom, orange blossom water, rose, Bulgarian rose, pink pepper, coriander, honeysuckle, cistus labdanum, civet, white musk, vanilla, sugar. 

L’Oeuvre Noire-Straight to Heaven, white cristal-lemon, rum, fruits, nutmeg, patchouli, hedione, cedarwood, rosewood, ambergris, musk, vanilla.

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The House of Creed was began in London, England back in 1760 by James Henry Creed.  Creed originally began as a bottle of Royal English Leather, which included a mix of mandarin, ambergris and sandalwood. For over 250 years, they have been handcrafting uncommon fragrances for royal houses and patrons. The purest elements from around the world are brought to their Parisian laboratory where each scent is carefully created.  Choose from many luxurious standout fragrances for him or her.  Kilian is an eco-luxe perfume brand created by Kilian Hennessey, heir to a family of cognac makers.  In 2007, Kilian launched his own perfume house with the philosophy that each bottle can be refilled and kept for a lifetime. Today there are nearly 50 perfumes and 5 different fragrance collections.  With a vision to make perfume visible, some bottles are housed in a snake jeweled clutch, or lacquered wood box, taking perfume and it’s packaging to a new level of elegance. 

Perfume: Creed & Kilian Fragrances Review Part 2-The 2 Orchids YouTube

Our Signature

Keep the heat in your Valentine’s Day by planning an intimate and romantic evening in with all the little touches that set the mood for love. Ignite passion with beautiful red roses and lovely scented candles that speak your affection from your heart. Splurge on decadent sweet treats, like chocolate and rose macaroons while indulging in a romantic movie by a warm fire. Whisper in his ear sweet memories of how you fell in love and what you most admire in your man. Now for the finishing touch, toast to your love with a smooth and delicious Red Velvet Wine that undeniably says…Be My Valentine always and forever…. Sigh…

Cupcake wine with heart candle and macaroons

Macaroons

Glass of Cupcake Red Velvet Wine

Red Velvet Cupcake Candle

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