Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sweets Perfume Review

Sweets Perfume is a subsidiary of the Sweetly You Bath & Body Company.  Sweetly You was established in 2008 with the goal to make quality bath and body products which help our customers feel like they can truly be themselves.  With hundreds of unique fragrances created for our bath and body products, we receive many requests to make the fragrances themselves available as perfumes.

We personally have been frustrated by the lack for perfumes on the market tailored to the sweeter side.  It was just too hard to find a perfume to match a sweeter personality unless you wanted to rub candles all over yourself each morning.  Sweets Perfume has created hundreds of fragrances in all categories, including: sweet, floral, refreshing, etc.  We even have a men's line.  With so many delightful fragrances, you’re sure to find one or more that is just right for you.
One of the questions asked of us is why did you take so long to introduce a perfume line?  It is something that has always been on our minds, but was not sure the best way to do so.  The Sweetly You philosophy has been to not add anything to our products that don't contribute in some way.  Virtually all perfumes are diluted in denatured alcohol, which is not in keeping with our philosophy.  Denatured alcohol is predominantly ethanol with a number of other additives designed to make the ethanol undrinkable.  Not only are the additives all considered hazardous to one's health, the denatured alcohol is the primary cause of sensitivity to perfumes, not the fragrance oil.  In addition, because of the irritation the alcohol causes on the skin, it promotes the development of allergies to the fragrance itself in those with a tendency to develop allergies.  The list of reasons not to use ethanol can go on for a while, so what is the reason ethanol is used?  Predominantly to dilute the fragrance oil so that the consumer needs to use more and the fragrance is not stable as long (shelf life of 1 year rather than many years).  It also makes it less expensive to manufacture, but those costs typically don't translate to the consumer.

After long deliberations, we finally decided the easy solution to our dilemma was to offer pure oil fragrances.  Our fragrances offer the consumer the highest possible quality fragrance without colorings or other additives.  In addition, because there is not alcohol in our products, our perfumes can be shipped by air mail making it possible for us to ship international and for domestic clients to get their packages faster.

Sweets Perfume generously offered to provide me with their Perfume Sampler Set for review. All you do is select 10 different scents you’d like to try and they’ll ship them to you free of charge! 10 different perfume oils for only $10! You can’t beat that anywhere! The scents I chose were Hawaiian Breeze, Pink, Citrus Seduction, New Romance, Essence of Pomegranate, Flirty, Raspberry Chocolate Drizzle, Spiced Apple, Very Sexy, and Watermelon Slices.
Yummy, yummy yummy! Each scent smelled absolutely delicious! I’d have to say my favorites were Essence of Pomegranate and Pink.

Essence of Pomegranate is meant to smell similar to Bath and Body Works, Midnight Pomegranate. Guess what? It does! It is a spicy and seductive blend of pomegranate, anise, patchouli, blackberry and chassis. MMMMMmmmm! I love it!

Pink is mean to smell similar to Victoria’s Secret perfume of the same name. And guess what? Yup you guessed it! It does! I actually already had Victoria’s Secret’s Pink and decided to do a little test. I put Sweet Perfume’s Pink on one wrist and Victoria’ Secret’s Pink on the other. No one could tell the difference! The only difference I could tell was that the Sweets Perfume version lasted longer! Ummm hello??? Why wouldn’t you want that!

So which scent do you think would be your favorite?


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