Scent is such a personal thing. For me a certain scent can bring back major memories, instantly make me happy or at the other end of the spectrum gross me out or give me a headache. Needless to say ordering a new scent online is almost a pointless activity. Unless you know what to look for. Historically I like clean scents that are light and fresh. Which is why for the past 4 years the favorite perfumes in my collection are all from the mark. Instant Vacation collections. Knowing that I’ve liked so many of their past scents when mark. released the Instant Vacation Saint Barts Soleil fragrance duo I knew I was going to take a chance and order it without smelling it. It did not disappoint.
Saint Barts Soleil Eau De Toilette Spray is described as a luxe blend of fresh, breezy Caribbean waters; rich, exotic coconut milk and bold beautiful frangipani flower takes your senses on a journey to a glam island resort. Paired with the eau de toilette spray is the Saint Barts Soleil Shimmering Body Lotion. Inspired by the shimmering waters and silky sands of Saint Barts, this hydrating luminizer leaves your skin with a radiant glow and a wisp of the Saint Barts Soleil fragrance. Layer under the eau de toilette spray for a luxurious, total-scent experience.
Personally this is right up my ally. If you are familiar with past mark. Instant Vacation releases, its like a combo of the Marrakesh scent mixed with the original Instant Vacation scent. I adore anything coconut and this gives just the right amount of it to not smell like you just applied Hawaiian Tropic (which by the way I also really enjoy). Its sophisticated enough for all ages and just like I like fresh, clean and light, like a summer fragrance should be. Because it is a Eau De Toilette I do re-apply hours later if its going to be a long 15 hour type of day. The shimmering lotion is the same formula as the past mark. Hamptons lotion but obviously with this new scent. Its not as moisturizing as my typical Whipped Up Body Butter I use daily, but as a nice, light lotion it works. The shimmer isn’t glittery but a nice, well, shimmer. I really like it on my legs. And just like any other fragrance duos layering helps the staying power. At $24 for the Eau De Toilette Spray and $14 for the Shimmering Lotion this is a super affordable duo. You can get them at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger
Word Of Alicia Review: My new go-to must have scent. At a super affordable price point I won’t mind wearing it everyday and everywhere. The shimmer lotion is just a summer must have in general but also having this killer scent is win win. Not to strong for work/day but intense enough to wear out at night. Definitely a scent that instantly takes me to a warm summery happy place. Shop the mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts Soleil Eau De Toilette Spray and Shimmering Body Lotion at my eBoutique.
BONUS: Now until May 15th get the mark. Get In The Shade Sunglasses ($18) for ONLY $5 with any $20 mark. Instant Vacation purchase! I LOVE the tropical print on the trendy slightly cat-eyed shaped sunglasses. These are perfect for your summer activities like lake days or being active or just to leave in your car when you don’t want to ruin your super expensive ones but still look really cute. Shop it: http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger
Be sure to check out all my mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts posts so far… and more to come!!!