Monday, December 1, 2014

Adult, Zero-Calorie Peppermint for the Holidays...Fragrances!

By Laura Medina

Christmas is here..; and so, is the stress and the pressure and the accompanying dry skin.

Need something to scrub the Christmas crud off your face for relief?

Belli Skincare, the ultra gentle but ultra effective skincare (originally developed for pregnant women but secretly coveted among cancer patients and celebrities) has a green tea scrub that smells and feels like crushed peppermint candy canes because it has peppermint oil  ...mmmmmm.
While soaking up the peppermint oil, an antioxidant duo of  green tea extract and ginseng, soak your skin in antioxidants as you scrub off the the dead, dry skin layers.

No wonder celebrities hoard Belli Skincare.

Speaking of aromatherapy... 
Winter Fragrance,
 Since we're in the depth of Winter Holidays and nothing says "Christmas" like peppermint, the aptly named Winter Fragrance represents this bracing fragrance pack in minty blue spruce, black cardamom, forest pine and french lavender.  WINTER is hand blended and bottled in the hills of Glassell Park, Los Angeles, by the independent perfumer Sam Rader.

Since Winter Fragrance is hand-crafted as it is seasonal, visit as a ideal gift for your upscale Bohemian friends and family from Venice, California to Malibu.   Keep your eyes out for more upcoming season unisex fragrances from Dasein Fragrance.

Velvet Rope,
In the heart of "WeHo" or West Hollywood or Hollywood proper, you drop by Ron Robinson Apothia at Fred Segal Melrose for a quick pick-me-up for a new timeless, classic...Velvet Rope by Ron Robinson.  Don't fret, it's available year-around and comes in many different forms: lotion, candle, and body wash.  The perfume and the lotion also come in handy, TSA-friendly, travel-sized roll-on perfume, 15-mL perfume bottle, and 2 ounce mini bottle of lotion.  
Ron Robinson should know about travel.  This is how he conjured up Velvet Rope.  He was in London, having a vanilla martini...yum.  It tasted so delicious, why not bottle it up as a fragrance?  Now, people can't live without it.
Velvet Rope is inspired by an icy cold, dry vanilla martini spiked with absolute jasmine and a twist of grapefruit. Pure white musk heats up the background of this super-sexy scent.
If you're not in greater Los Angeles, you can always pick Enrique Iglesias' Adrenaline, a super-charged minty fragrance available for the masses.
If you need a nasal jolt to wake up, in addition to coffee, this in-your-face minty blend of
top notes of mandarin, lemon and violet with the hot spicy heart of black pepper from Madagascar, saffron and pomarosa then the base featuring fried tonka bean, cedar and leather, will wake you up.
Now, you can have the scent of peppermint candy canes without the calories.

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