Monday, July 2, 2012

Scent Bar for Target

Scent Bar is the LA bricks and mortar store outpost of  the amazing online niche perfume website . Luckyscent is a  main go to for anyone who  seriously loves fragrance. They have  almost all of the harder to find , well crafted lines  you could want like Heeley, Francis Kurkdjian, Serge Lutens and more.  They also carry home fragrance.

  The people behind Scent Bar/Luckyscent have now partnered with Target  to release their own  line of Scent Bar bath and body products later this month. There are 4 scent choices and 4 product types.  And while the perfumes  mentioned above can be very pricey, all of the  Target line is under $10.

Naturally I went right for the citrus based Sunswept and then the tropical Cabana. Both smell really nice. Sunswept is for us citrus lovers.  Very orange  with a little of the bergamot so that it's not simply fruit. Thankfully they didn't feel the need  to add musky  notes or the like , which you often see . Just zippy citrus.  Having perfume people behind this helps. Cabana is coconut and vanilla.  It's a bit like a good tropical blend sorbet and reminds me of a drink I once had on the beach in Aruba.

I tried the lotion, shower gel and  body mist. The lotion is extremely moisturizing and creamy  with a  good scent trail. It has shea butter and grape seed oil. The body wash lathers up well, isn't drying and leaves a little scent. The body mist is just that, a nice light mist that leaves you smelling good and has decent lasting power.

The two other scents are detailed here as well as prices.  

-Forbidden – Ruby pomegranate, blackberry and amber create an air of mystery
-Sunswept – Sicilian orange, lemon and bergamot capture the inescapable joy of a sunny day
-Cabana – Coconut, Tahitian vanilla and papaya transport wearers to a tropical destination
-Blush – Sugared peony, cassis and pink champagne are a toast to the modern flirt

-Body Wash ($8.99)
-Body Lotion ($8.99)
-Body Mist ($8.99)
-Body Butter ($9.99)