Makeup Wars chooses favorite perfumes

Today for Makeup Wars Marcia and Lisa collaborated to bring you Lisa’s 5 favorite fragrances that have the scent of coconut in them. It might just be a small part of the fragrance but it’s enough to make Lisa happy as that’s her favorite scent. (When I write collaborated, I mean I made Lisa pick and tell me about the fragrances. She did the hard part, I’m just the facilitator. — Marcia)
1.  Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder – This is a beach sunset in a bottle, a little bit of suntan oil, a lot of warm sand, and the soft scent of flowers breezing past.
2.  Viva La Juicy Gold Couture –  This is a fruity fragrance with yummy coconut and vanilla notes. This is a new addition to the Juicy Couture family and has become a favorite to wear for Lisa.
3.  LaVanila Vanilla Summer – This is a totally tropical scent with pineapple, mango, coconut milk, sugar cane, and Madagascar vanilla.  It brings me right back to sipping a pina colada on the beach in Mexico.
4.  Lisa Hoffman Tuscan Fig Parfum – this is a combination of Vanilla Bean, Honeysuckle, Coconut Wood and Gardenia.  It’s a sophisticated coconut scent, and the fragrance jewelry is to die for.
5.  Opus Oils Tropique – Opus Oils has some intriguing fragrance and Tropique really has stood out. It’s an inspired mix of chocolate, vanilla, coconut and coffee.  Delicious!
Are you a fan of coconut in your fragrance? Does it transport you to an island or a favorite vacation where you got away from the world and your worries for a little time?

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent and Shimmering Body Oil

I love summertime. I am constantly wishing I was at the beach so I adore body products that transport me to the ocean. I recently treated myself to two new Estee Lauder summerific items:  the Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent ($62) and the Bronze Goddess Shimmering Body Oil ($40).

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent and Shimmering Body Oil

Bronze Goddess perfume

Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent

The bottle for the Estee Lauder Eau Fraiche Skinscent looks like a bronze goddess, doesn’t it?? It is a gorgeous, substantial bronze spray bottle that houses the perfect summer fragrance. Not that you need to wait until summer to wear it! Spritz some on whenever you want to be instantly transported to your favorite tropical location. The main notes include Bergamot, warm Amber, Tiare Flower, Vanilla and creamy Coconut. Check out the full list:

The Sensuous Heat of the Sun

  • Amber
  • Coconut Milk
  • Sandalwood
  • Vanilla
  • Vetiver
  • Myrrh

The Silky Softness of Warm Sand

  • Juicy Mandarin
  • Sicilian Bergamot
  • Lemon
  • Pulpy Orange

The Radiance of Bronzed Skin

  • Tiare Flower
  • Jasmine
  • Magnolia Petals
  • Orange Flower Buds
  • Lavender

It reminds me of the scent of sunset on the beach – a little bit of suntan oil, a lot of warm sand, and the soft scent of flowers breezing past. This is a very sexy scent that will make you want to wear your teeniest bikini.

Bronze Goddess

Bronze Goddess Shimmering Body Oil

see the shimmers?

see the shimmers?

For day, I wear the Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent. For the evening, I put on my Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil Body Spray. This body oil has the same sensual scent and it moisturizes skin while also dusting it with golden shimmer. The shimmer is not too over the top, so it’s great for any age.

Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess collection has lots of other wonderful, colorful items like blush, bronzer, and eyeshadow, but I am all about the scent of summer. And Bronze Goddess delivers it to perfection.  – Lisa

*I purchased these products