Saturday, June 13, 2015

Love & Lotus - Summer Scent Collection

Summer has arrived! Along with the sunshine, warmer temps and pool parties so have some fresh summer scents at Love & Lotus! Today I want to share with you my thoughts on some of the new summer scents I have tried and some of my favorite products that should be in your shopping cart now!

Introducing the Sweet Escape - Summer 2015 Fragrance Collection

Fresh off the tree/vine Fresh Picked Fruits
They smell absolutely fresh, ripe, juicy and just like fruits during summertime!

When I placed a recent purchase from Love & Lotus its creator, Melissa, emailed me to ask if I'd be interested in trying her new summer souffle and a few of the new scents that she created.  Melissa was very excited and nervous to launch these scents because she had taken a considerable amount of time formulating and testing them. Wait till you smell them! I think she is just a genius.

Awapuhi Seaberry: It’s a tropical ocean breeze, A sparkling sea spray, A walk on the beach with your toes in the sand. It’s beautiful Maui in a jar! Awapuhi is a light white floral. This favorite blindfolded pick among over 25 people opens with green fruity notes combined with melon, dewberry, and awapuhi, gives way to bottom notes of musk, vanilla and precious woods. It makes me imagine what Hawaii would smell like stepping off a plane being greeted with a lei.

This smells great! Definitely a salty, summer paradise scent. 

Decadent Dessert: Plump red strawberries, bourbon vanilla poundcake, fluffy whipped cream and just a sprinkle of vanilla absolute gives a new twist to strawberry shortcake.

I actually ordered this scent in the summer souffle and the whipped sugar soap scrub. A little while ago I had mentioned wanting a strawberry/vanilla scent to Melissa and this sounded like what I wanted, only taken to the next level! Obviously this is a personal favorite of mine.  

Papaya Nectar: Papaya Nectar is unlike any other fruit fragrance I have ever smelled. It’s not sweet or citrusy, It’s not melon or berry. It’s sultry, it’s deep, its’ exotic and dare I say it? Sexy.

This is a very interesting scent. Its like the fruit scent thats not sweet. Its very alluring!

Sleeping in a Hut: Out of all the summer scents this is a Love & Lotus favorite. It has a hefty dose of Tahitian Vanilla, a tiny bit of blood orange, mandarin orange and pineapple, and just a whisper of musk. It smells soft and sweet, vulnerable and content, lazy and relaxed. No specific scent jumps out at you. It is all perfectly blended and balanced.

I think Melissa did an amazing job with this scent. I'm not sure I've ever smelled anything like it. Its subtle and soft - sweet but lazy. This is one that I will be picking up in some product before its gone for the summer. A signature scent that's definitely a winner.

**Limited Edition scents will only be available through July so be sure to try them before they are gone for the season!You can find a full list on the Love & Lotus website under each product listing**

Now lets talk about some of my favorite Love & Lotus products that I have been using over the last few months that I would recommend to you in any of these fabulous summer scents (or signature scents).

Whipped Sugar Butter Soap Scrub - Reformaulated!
This super creamy sugar scrub has BUBBLES!!! If you are looking for more of a creamy soapy sugar scrub consistency then this is the scrub you want.  Loaded with tons of sugar for exfoliation and Shea Butter, Hempseed Oil & Grapeseed Oil for skin hydration. Click here to find it online.

I am in love with this product. Seriously I want to sing it from the rooftops. I don't even want to use shower gel anymore since this is like a 2 in 1. This products soaps up and scrubs all in one. I even use it to shave my legs with (you don't need much! Just lather up with a few drops of water/scrub up well then shave). Pick this up in your favorite scent. I have this in both Acai & Mangosteen and in Decadent Dessert to go with my body butters.

Summer Souffle Body Whip - New!
A light and fluffy summertime lotion version of the amazing Love & Lotus Body Butter. In case you prefer a lighter textured lotion in the summer but still want all the benefits and hydration of Love & Lotus body butter then this is for you! I have found this moisturizes just as well but is not as dense as the body butter.  I think it depends on your climate, skin and preference. Since its very dry here in Colorado I need all moisture I can get! Try this in one of the amazing summer time scents!

Obviously I highly recommend her staple Whipped Body Butter as well. I use this on myself and my daughter. I believe I'm up to 4 jars at this time, all in different scents! My personal favorite is Acai & Mangosteen. I also really love the Coconut Lemongrass. Its a very clean, meaty coconut smell. Not like dried sweetened coconut but like a fresh coconut if you were to crack it open ripe.

Photo Courtesy Love & Lotus
Sea Goddess Face Wash - A Must Have!
This face wash is a must have and I have been spreading the word because I want everyone to have clean, soft, clear, healthy skin. You can read the full ingredient list on Love & Lotus's website as this stuff is chalk full of amazing ingredients for your skin.  You only need a small amount mixed with a few drops of water to create tons of skin enriching lather. The crushed apricot kernel shells lend a very gentle exfoliate to the wash. Another version called Sea Nymph is formulated for those with breakout prone skin.

A very honorable mention goes to her Daily Face Cream, Lip Scrub (no crusty lips here!) and her Lip Balm. I got to try the lip balm in two summer scents: Peach Bum and Mandarin Dream.

Since June is Melissa's birthday, the whole month of June she is offering a free 4 oz Sugar Butter Salt Scrub in Confetti Cake with any $30 order (not including shipping). No need to add to your cart, she will automatically include it!!

I really admire this brand and simply adore the quality of her products. The way they make my skin feel cannot be beat. The turn around time for orders is also great, especially for custom ordered products.  I'd love to know if you have tried anything from Love & Lotus or what looks interesting to you! Tell me below!

Shop Love & Lotus on their website and be sure to follow on Facebook for promotions, new scents and products.

*Samples were provided for my review, feedback and testing. Full size products were purchased by me because I'm crazy about them!


  1. Enjoyed reading this. How strong are the scents as too over powerful and it makes me feel sick x

    1. Great question! I should add that I feel the scents in her products show great restraint. I like a heavy scent and I don't feel they are "in your face". What types of scents do you usually like?

    2. I should also mention she has an option to choose your scent "naked" (unscented) and I'm sure you could even note in the comment section that you would want your order "lightly" scented. That is the benefit of custom made products!

  2. These products looks amazing!

  3. The foaming facial wash looks nice!! I love natural exfoliants!

  4. Argh, I want to eat these! I know that is not right, but they look yummy.

  5. I have quite huge collection of Arabian scents and an avid lover of Oud perfume.


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